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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - May 23, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 122 it. Pleasant Iowa saturday evening May 23, 1970 Price to cents showers these Days by John Chamberlain is it still possible to recruit heroes Francis Gary Powers the Pilot of the u-2 plane a the Black lady of espionage a which was shot Down Over soviet territory and captured on May i 1960, has just published his Long suppressed account of the famous a a incident that allegedly wrecked a scheduled Summit meeting Between Premier Khrushchev and president Eisenhower. It is a thrilling Story of a daring period in cold War history in addition to being a fascinating and revealing personal Memoir of what it is like to face a soviet court and survive in soviet prisons. The contents of the Book however Are something to be dealt with in the literary supplements. What interests me Here is a strange conjunction of circumstances or. Powers is coming before the Public with what amounts to a chapter of patriotic heroism at a time when the military Virtues Are Selling at an even greater discount than our common stocks. Or. Powers was in new York City the other Day making himself available for interviews. I had one single question i wanted to ask him Quot How in the emotional condition of this country As we enter the Nineteen seventies will it be possible for the army the Navy the air Force or the Cia to recruit Young people to do the sort of protective Job you did ten and fifteen years ago a or. Powers answer was qualified but it was fundamentally heartening. He allowed that recruitment for dangerous missions might be difficult in the College circles that look Down on University Welcome to the . And carry on like dervishes when patriotic corporations such As Dow chemical or Minneapolis Honeywell try to interview prospective employees on the campuses. But he had no fear that the de Facto anti patriotism of some of our a a better people would conquer the whole country. Recruitment of grave individuals outside of the a a Liberal orbit would still be possible. Too or. Powers confessed to a preference for the a Eisenhower years to what has gone on in More recent times. A it was a thrill to me a he said a that we had a president who was willing to take positive Steps to meet make no mistake about it the u-2 program which so displeased our so called liberals was absolutely vital to the u. S. At the time it was undertaken nobody not even the most experienced russian expert in the Cia had any idea of what was happening inside the soviet Union to Render the u. S. Vulnerable to intercontinental missiles armed with atomic warheads. The u-2, the product of the inventive Genius of the Lockhead company a Clarence l. A a Kelly Johnson was a bold answer to the need for something that could Fly Long spy missions above the Range of All known rockets and interceptors. As or. Powers puts it the u-2 had the body of a glider and the Power of a Jet. When it first took to the skies it was considered a Hazard. To keep it Light each piece of Structure had to be a Little thinner than a Pilot would have liked. It had to be landed with what a mounted to bicycle balance on two wheels. As originally constituted it had no ejection seat a Pilot to bail out had to climb out. The pilots who volunteered to take the u-2s Over Russia with delicate photographic equipment in the planes bellies had been led to believe that the eighteen month period of their contracts would outlast what they were flying. A too nevertheless Young men with a flying in their blood and patriotism in their hearts volunteered to Pilot u-2s Over Russia from Pakistan on the East and South to to do in Norway on the North and from German and japanese bases going East and West. Russian missile installations were thoroughly mapped the . Had what it took to preserve itself through the years of the cold War Between the hot wars in Korea and Vietnam. Today luckily the necessary photographic espionage is done by satellites that Fly without human pilots. We done to need a constant Supply of Nathan Hale like courage to Tell us what we need to know about Russia. However robots can to do everything. If amid the acrid smoke coming from those burning . Buildings we can to find new Francis Gary Powerse our Days Are surely limited As a Sovereign nation. Distributed by King features Syndicate Send More men into Cambodia Saigon up a the South vietnamese army sent 7,000 More men into Cambodia As reinforcements for a new drive today against a battalion of communist troops holding the Mekong River town of tone bet. It brought to nearly 60,000 the number of Allied soldiers in Cambodia. Military sources reported the in defector May be highest ranking turncoat of War Saigon up a a communist financial expert who was studying ways to undermine South Vietnam a Economy has defected and May be the highest ranking turncoat of the War South vietnamese officials said Friday. Allied sources said the defector was based in the cambodian capital of phenom penh. He was reported to have slipped into South Vietnam with a group of refugees during the confusion of the Allied offensive earlier this month and to have turned himself in to the South vietnamese government on May 12. The defector identified As to Thanh Tong was said to have been Given the Mission of advising North Vietnam on ways of wrecking the South Vietnam Economy by such Means As flooding the country with counterfeit Money. One source said Tong was thought to carry a civilian rank which would be the equivalent of brigadier general in the military. Agitators imported to Osu Campus Columbus Ohio up a professional agitators some from California have been imported onto the Ohio state University Campus by hard Core radicals intent upon closing the school Columbus police chief Dwight Joseph said today. Josephus charge came As about 3600 Ohio National guardsmen aided Ohio Highway patrolmen and local police officers in maintaining strict Security on and around the sprawling Osu Campus. The police chief made his charges in an interview with the Columbus citizens journal. Joseph said hard Core radicals at Osu have called for assistance from a a professional troublemakers because a majority of Osu students have polarized against a student strike. Try of additional government troops into the cambodian offensive As South vietnamese spokesmen were saying their troops were under no obligation to return Home by june 30, president Nixon a deadline for the removal of . Gis. A on several occasions president Nguyen Van Thieu and vice president Nguyen Cao by have said we will stay in Cambodia As Long As our presence is necessary a one of the spokesmen said. Too Field reports from the estimated 15,000 americans in the Cross Border offensive listed two skirmishes from Friday. Military spokesmen said a total of 13 gis were killed and 14 wounded against Viet Cong and North vietnamese losses of 18 dead. This brought to 190 the number of americans killed in Cambodia and to 731 the number wounded. South vietnamese losses have been placed at about 600 dead and 2000 wounded with communist casualties estimated at 8.5c0 killed. The new South vietnamese drive to Rescue tone bet involved 13,000 of the estimated 47,000 government troops in Cambodia 7,000 of the new reinforcements shipped in especially for the Relief attempt. Field reports said the column of tanks and men was pushing northward up the making River and had closed to within 12 Miles of tone bet 50 Miles North of phenom penh and 64 Miles from the Vietnam Border. Cambodian troops including mercenaries trained by the u. S. Special forces in Vietnam have been unable to dislodge the estimated 600 Viet Cong and North vietnamese troops from tone bet across the River from Kampong Cham cambodians second biggest City. Reports from phenom penh said Friday the cambodian army had encircled the town and was bombarding it setting fires. Baccalaureate service at Mph sunday night the baccalaureate service for the it. Pleasant Community High school graduating class will be held in Cottrell gymnasium sunday at 8 . Rev. Glen Richard will give the Sermon a a a great open door. Commencement exercises will be held in Cottrell gym thursday at 8 . The Junior senior prom will be held tonight at the High school with a dinner at 7 and the dance at 9. Eagles Jill broken into tile eagles club on West Washington Street was broken into Between 2 15 a in. And 8 45 . Saturday and $35.33 and three Cartons of cigarettes were taken. The break in was discovered by Jerry Wells and reported to police. Entrance was gained by breaking plywood out of a window in the rear garage Tojie door. The Money mostly change was taken from a Cash Register. Indicate outsiders planted dynamite a handsome couple Bill Kirk and Velda White Are two of the models in the style show at the first presbyterian Church on monday May 25th at 7 30 . The 50c admission charge will be donated to the new student youth Center. Fri rushed in to Jackson state College memorial service at pleasant Hill Church is set the memorial worship service will be held at the pleasant Hill Church at la a. In. On sunday May 31st. The memorial message will be Given by Marshall Monthei pastor of the pleasant Hill Church. A cordial invitation is extended to visiting members in the Community who returned Here for memorial Day and All interested persons. The entire program for the Day will appear later. Knight former governor Dies Inglewood Calif. Up a former California gov. Goodwin j Knight a popular and colourful campaigner whose political career has intertwined with those of Richard m. Nixon and Earl Warren is dead at the age of 73. Knight died Friday at Daniel Freeman Hospital. Doctors said the immediate cause was listed As pneumonia but added Knight had suffered a Long illness which included diverticulitis an inflammation of the intestines. Finch ordered to take Complete rest Washington up a welfare Secretary Robert h. Finch hospitalized five Days ago with some loss of feeling in his left was discharged Friday with orders to take a a Complete rest for what his doctors termed a extreme the health education and welfare department in a Brief statement based on information provided by Walter Reed army medical Center said a a multiplicity of studies show the Secretary to be in Good health,.�?� the statement offered no specific explanation for the weakness in his but said it was a completely Jackson miss. Up a assistant . Attorney general Jerris Leonard and an Fri agent rushed co Jackson state College before Dawn today when they heard reports of a possible confrontation Between students and state authorities. A group of students has been holding All night vigils since tuesday to prevent the removal of pane s from a girls dormitory peppered with state police bullets during a Rock throwing demonstration last week. Two Black youths were killed in the gunfire. Leonard chief of the Justice departments civil rights division conferred with student body president Warner Buston and negro Leader Charles Eves for about 15 minutes explaining a Federal court order regarding the removal of the panels. Too about 130 students including 30 Whites milled around the dormitory when Leonard arrived. There were no incidents. No state authorities were in Evi Dence and there was no immediate indication whether they would remove the controversial panels windows and doors bearing Bullet holes. An angry crowd of students accusing the state of attempting to destroy evidence blocked workmen earlier in the week when they tried to take the panels and the controversy went before . Circuit court judge j. P. Coleman. Coleman ruled th#., the state could remove the panels but said they must be turned Over immediately to the Fri for safekeeping. Anyone attempting to interfere. Coleman said could be held in contempt of court. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon there a none so narrow brained its True As he who disagrees with you. The Mountain lion May from too to 225 pounds. Weigh cars damaged in collision a 1967 Buick driven by Valerie Eckles 17, it. Pleasant and a 1963 Ford driven by Mike Boal 17, it. Pleasant route 3, collided on West Washington Street near the dream drive in at 20 . Friday. Muss Eckles was driving West and stopped near the drive in to turn. Police said she did no to signal and when Boal attempted to pass her on the right she turned right and the collision resulted. The right rear door of the Buick and the left front fender of the Ford were damaged. Police charged miss Eckles with making an improper turn. Ames up a mayor Stuart Smith Labelling the Friday bombing of the Ames City Hall an a unnecessary and futile act a has indicated outsiders planted the 12 pounds of High powered dynamite that caused the blast. Quot we Are not striking out blindly at whomever May have done it Quot said Smith. A we have some clues and that naturally is the first item to tile Ames mayor said there is a no evidence to show that any group or any persons in Ames had anything to clo with Smith called on City residents to Quot keep this situation As Cool As we can a three persons were hospitalized israeli guns kill civilians by up the lebanese government said today israeli guns firing into Lebanon in retaliation for the Arab guerrilla ambush of a school bus have killed 13 civilians and wounded 32. Many of them women and children. An announcement from Beirut said the israelis opened up on four lebanese Border settlements Beirut s report came As israeli officials from Premier Golda Meir on Down were vowing revenge for the Border ambush which killed la israelis blaming the lebanese government for harbouring the guerrillas. Lebanon a president Charles Helou discussed the Border crisis with his Cabinet Friday night. Drug user guilty of two murders Rev. Volkmann to speak at memorial Day services Rev. Max Volkmann pastor of the Olds United Church of Christ will bring the memorial Day message to those attending local observances on May 30th, at the memorial Marker in Saunders Park. Services will begin at approximately at 9 45 . Plans have been completed for a Parade of patriotic groups from downtown it. Pleasant leaving the area of the american legion Post Home on West Monroe at 9 30 . Sgt. Derrell Goddard marshal for the morning activities advises that the Parade participants should assemble in their respective marked locations on Monroe Street by 9 15 . The Parade will move cast a Long Monroe to Jefferson South to Warren West on Warren through the Park Entrance to the Marker site. In a meeting this week the memorial Day planning committee members finalized Parade and program plans. The service at the Marker will be As follows invocation Rev. Dennis Nicholson first United methodist Church associate pastor National Anthem i pleasant High school band general Logan a orders read by Maxine Rich senior girl scout special music Richard Murphy soloist Gettysburg address Joe Williams sixth Grade student at Van Allen school memorial Day address Rev. Max Volkmann pastor Olds United Church of Christ placing of wreaths by patriotic groups Benediction Rev. Nicholson firing squad and taps Jim Wright recently completed the construction of 30 White crosses which were needed for replacements and additions. Painting of the crosses was done by Roy Craig. Representatives of patriotic groups meeting this week also made an additional 35 sprays which Are also needed for replacements and additions. Groups having representatives present and assisting with the project were the National guard v . Post no. 2561 and ladies auxiliary american legion Post world War i Barracks daughters of Union veterans daughters of the american revolution and girl scouts. Boston up a a 25-year-old Carpenter an admitted drug user who was a popping pills Uke they were Candy a was found guilty of murder Friday for the slaying of i two 23-year-old women whose bodies he buried in Woods on Cape cod. Antone c. Costa of Provincetown was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole after an 11-Man. One woman jury found him guilty of first degree murder a but with a recommendation of the jury deliberated 62 hours. The bodies of Patricia h. Walsh and Mary Ann Wysocki both of Providence r. I., were found mar 5, 1969, in a lonely stretch of Sandy Woods in truth adjacent to Provincetown at the tip of the Cape. Since when have children ruled this article by professor Toole has appeared in several newspapers and magazines across the United states. Because of the unprecedented response the news is printing the article for our readers by k. Ross Toole i am 49 years old. It took me Many years and considerable anguish to get where i am a which Isnit much of any place except Eurbia. I was nurtured in depression i lost four years to War i am invested with sweat i have had one coronary i am a a Liberal a Square and i am a professor. I am sick of the younger generation hippies hippies militants and nonsense. I am a professor of history at the University of Montana and i am supposed to have a a Liaison with the Young. Worse still i am father of seven children. They Range in age from 7 to 23�?and i am fed up with nonsense. I am tired of being blamed maimed and contrite i am tired of tolerance and the reaching out which is always my function for understanding i am sick of the total irrationality of the Campus rebel whose bearded visage dirty hair body order and tactics Are childish but brutal naive but dangerous and the essence of arrogant tyranny the tyranny of spoiled brats. I am terribly disturbed that i May be incubating More of the same. Our household is permissive our approach to discipline is an apology and a Retreat from standards a usually accompanied by a gift in Cash or kind. Its time to Call a halt time to live in an adult world where we belong and time to put those people in their places. We owe the younger generation what All older generations have owed younger generations a love Protection to a Point and respect when they deserve it. We do not owe them our souls our privacy our whole lives and above All we do not owe them immunity from our mistakes or their i own. Every generation makes mis a takes always has and always will. I we have made our share. But my generation has made America the most affluent country on Earth it has tackled head on a racial problem which no nation on Earth in the history of Mankind had dared to do. It has publicly declared War on poverty and it has gone to t he Moon it has desegregated schools and abolished polio it has presided i Over the beginning of what is prob Bably the greatest social and Eeo-1 nomic revolution in Many a history.1 fewer mistakes it has begun these things not finished them. It has declared itself and committed itself and taxed itself and Damn near run itself into the ground in the cause of social Justice and Reform. Its mistakes Are fewer than my fathers generation a or his fathers or his. Its greatest mistake is not Vietnam it is the abdication of its first responsibility its Pusil-1 Lanious capitulation to its youth and its sick preoccupation with the problems the mind the psyche the Raison d etre of the Young. Since when have children ruled this country by virtue of what right by what accomplishment should teenagers wet behind the ears and utterly without tile Benefit of having lived Long enough to have either judgment or Wisdom become the sages of our time the psychologists the educators and preachers say the Young Are reeling against our archaic mores and morals our materialistic approaches to life our failures in diplomacy our terrible ineptitude in racial matters our narrowness As parents our blindness to the Root ills of society. Balderdash most Are Fine society hangs together by the stitching of Many threads. No 18 year old is simply the product of his 18 years he is the product of 3,000 years of the development of Mankind a and throughout those years injustice has existed and been fought rules have grown out nailed and been changed doom has Hung Over men and been avoided unjust wars have occurred pain has been the Cost of Progress a and Man has Perserver de. As a professor and the father of seven. I have watched this new generation and concluded that most of them Are Fine. A minority Are not a and the trouble is that that minority threatens to tyrannize the majority and take Over. I dislike that minority i am against that the majority takes it and allows itself to be used. And i address myself to both the minority and the majority. I speak partly As an historian partly As a father and partly As one fed up Middle aged and angry member of the so called establishment a which by the Way is nothing but a euphemism for society. Continued on Page six judge upholds new narcotics Law Clinton up a judge lower Phelps of Davenport has upheld a new narcotics act under which a 21-year-old Clinton Man was charged. Robert a Long was arrested april 8 in Clinton and charged with Possession of marijuana in such a Quantity it May logically be inferred that it was for resale. Long claimed the narcotics a was unconstitutional saying that in the manner in which it was written ii was too vague to enforce. However judge Phelps a sitting n for regu Arclinton county District court judge m l. Sutton a in holding the Law constitutional said the information filed again Long was a Surplusage of words. H suggested rewriting the information deleting Tho words a in such a Quantity to make the act More enforceable. One in critical conditions and six others treated and released from a local Hospi Al gov. Robert d Ray who toured the bomb site with Smith Only two hours after the explosion also said the damage resembled the Des Moines bombing. A prisoner who was being detained at the City jail remained in critical condition following surgery. He is Ramon Wicks 54, of Ames who was standing near the area of the blast. A Highway patrolman Charles Elliott was listed in serious condition at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames and mrs. Esther Scholf an Ames meter maid. Remained in fair condition. The bomb threat w aimed at the office of Ames municipal judge John Mckinney who several weeks ago found a fire bomb in his garage but was Able to have the device dismantled before any damage was done. In viewing the site Ray said. A it is indeed tragic the regu Lable disregard for human life like cry. Laird Calls for a a god a help Chicago up a defense Secretary Melvin Laird today called for a a god a help to Lead us along the Way to peace and love among All his Laird at a meeting of the presbyterians United for biblical concerns pub said modern Man Quot somehow feels that the Quality of human life is he said a we cannot ignore the divine Power that alone will enable us to remove the scars afflicting our nation and the Laird son of a presbyterian minister and himself a ruling elder in the Church told the group that a Christian in Public service is a dual servant of a both god and of the people. And the responsibility he exercises must be used for the Benefit of the people and in conformity with the divine noting that Many so total Mastery of the forces of nature appears ultimately to be inevitable a Laird said modern Man a despite his phenomenal material Progress. Sees violence erupt where order should exist Aud he somehow feels that the Quality of human life is deteriorating. A when Man forgets his ultimate dependency on his creator he violates his nature when Man perceives himself in the place of god and relegates god to the Tomb As some would do then Man is indeed in serious danger a Laird said. The pub meeting was part of the 182nd general Assembly of the United presbyterian Church. Computer re matches divorced couple Budapest. Hungary up a Imre Borsody divorced after years of matrimonial strife decided to consult Hungary a match making computer to get a line on a new mate. He paid the $13 fee and data on his likes and dislikes were fed into the computer. The machine digested the information and came up w Ith the name of Bod Sodys sex wife. Sharon Graber is extremely critical the condition of Sharon Graber. 12. Critically injured when her go cart Scooter was struck by a panel truck thursday was reported As a extremely critical late saturday morning. Sharon the daughter of or. And mrs. Willis Graber Northwest of Trenton received multiple injuries in the Accident. She was Riding her go cart near the Graber Home and drove it onto the gravel Road into the path of a panel truck driven by Richard Hulme who swerved into the grader ditch but was unable to avoid striking the child. Sharon is in intensive care at University hospitals in Iowa City. Divorces soar in California Berkeley. Calif. Up a now hat it is easier to get a divorce a California a record number of couples Are doing it. Or. Louis f. Saylor state Public health director reported Friday hat almost 30.900 divorces now ailed dissolution were granted n the first Quarter of the year As compared to 17,230 for the first Quarter of 1969. A new Law passed in september and effective january. 1970. Permits a irreconcilable differences to be listed As a cause for a marriage breakup and cuts the one year waiting period in half. Terse verse by a. It. Gordon the Man who gets a parking tag can admired apace because at least the ticket shows he found a parking place
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