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The it pleasant news fair vol 92, no. 261 it. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening november 5, 1970 Price to cents Jeffrey Hart i tells vie tvs modified apartheid replying irritably to the busing arguments of a civil rights lawyer Justice Hugo Black recently remarked a you people Are trying to rearrange the whole indeed. And yet the irritated perception of the Liberal Justice May give us grounds for guarded optimism. It is surely a symptom of the invincible Fatu Ity of american liberalism that even As we debate endlessly about racial integration and Muse upon the Best Means of achieving that blessed state the whole idea of integration is in fact quite dead. For while the supreme court Laocoon like struggles in the toils of its own glosses on Brown is. Of Board of education spinning out Scholastic subtleties a bout busing about How Many Miles it is proper to bus about what racial a balance is desirable in the fourth Grade in some school in Podunk while the court goes through this entire fantastic process experience is teaching us that integrated schools Are re segregated again faster than you can say Earl Warren. Too the judicial metaphysician fastening upon this phrase or that in the Constitution have utterly forgotten the goal of that document As set Forth clearly in the preamble a where you will notice the need to a insure Domestic Tranquility is Given equal syntactical weight with the need to a establish the Constitution is a masterly commonsense document establishing a workable system for imperfect men in the last ten years we have striven mightily to turn it into a Pandora a Box of moral absolutes. Reality however has a Way of breaking in and the negro destiny in America seems quite definitely to be taking two distinct forms neither of them recognizable As the first and More traditional route is the a a ethnic one. The various american ethnic groups have each struck a kind of bargain with the rest of american society often indeed entailing a Good Deal of separateness. The variations have been numerous. A member of group a a a May work downtown with other groups but he goes Home to a neighbourhood where group Quot a is completely dominant. A member of group a a a a in contrast May enter an occupation or a firm which by tacit agreement has been reserved for group too a substantial number of negroes Are working out their bargain in these terms mixing separation and cooperation in some empirical rather than principled modes Visendi. In new York for example several of the established labor unions Are in the process of becoming in effect negro unions. But another substantial body of negroes seems destined to become what can Only be called a nation or at least a quasi nation which will ency St itself within the larger National entity. The entire movement of a Black culture in recent years a Black Power Black is Beautiful Black studies afro styles Etc. A Points not toward the traditional ethnic bargain but to a sort of de Facto apartheid. Too nor do the doctrines and attitudes of Black nationalism exist in a vacuum. Already a number of cities Are substantially Black a territories a and in Large parts of a great Many other cities the Ordinary writ simply no longer runs a As in much of Harlem for example. It is therefore Only a question of time before the Black nationalists begin to contrive a substitute writ. In a de Facto Way which could later become de Jure the nationalists Are quite capable of collecting taxes administering Justice issuing permits to taxis and to White businesses that will guarantee Security and so Forth. The nationalists clearly desire to staff and administer their own schools. Such a development would surely be a novel one in american demography but it might work it might provide a modes Visendi anyway it seems a much More Likely development than widespread homogenization via Liberal a Winte on tax Outlook election results by Harrison Weber Des Moines a idea a with the election Over the political spotlight in Iowa will now focus an the legislative tax study committee. Governor Robert d. Ray successful in ids bid for re election is hoping the tax study committee will not tie itself to any specific proposal but instead will recommend several alternatives. The committee is scheduled1 to meet in Dee Moines thursday and Friday nov. 5-6 to Start hammering out a program for presentation to the 1971 legislature. Too who there be a major tax increase a i cant predict what the legislature will do a Ray said in an interview. A but i think we re talking about two different things. One is raising taxes the other is adjusting the tax Structure. A the Hope of course is to live within1 our Means. Our economic growth which we have been Able to do on the state level. A i think that any tax increase would have to be coupled with solving the tax problem so that every time the legislature meets it is not confronted with the same he recalled that the 1967 legislature raised More than $100 million in new taxes largest single tax bite in the states history with the Promise this would relieve the property tax base. Ray said this Hasni to worked. Too what a the answer a a in be been interested in the foundation Type approach on financing education with some control on spending so we Are not faced with this problem every the foundation concept Ray explained would result in the state providing a number of dollars toward the education of each child in Public schools anything beyond this level would have to be provided locally. A we can to afford a one cent increase in the sales tax every year and at the rate of the increased spending even with declining enrolments that a what we Are faced with too in winning re election by 35,000 votes Over Democrat Robert Fulton Ray conceded he did no to receive any a a mandate from the voters. But at the same time Ray feels committed to do everything in his Power to a hold Down in reviewing his past two years Lyon Lindsay May i introduce to prime minister Vorster str buted by King features terse verse by a. C. Gordon advice is wonderful and does you lots of Good t helps you make mistakes the Way another would. Rick Morgan to appear in recital sunday the music department of Iowa Wesleyan College will present Rick Morgan in an Organ recital at 4 00 pm., sunday nov. 8. At the first presbyterian Church it. Pleasant. The program will include compositions by Pachelbel Bach Brahms and the contemporary african composer Victor Togni. The Public is cordially invited to this recital for which there is no admission charge. Rick Morgan is the son of or. And mrs. Harris Morgan route 5, it. Pleasant. A student in the preparatory department he has studied Organ for the past six years with prof. Carl Mohlman. During the summer of 1970 he attended the Drake University Organ symposium As a scholarship recipient. He has been Active in the Waco High school band chorus and drama programs. For the past two years he has served As organist director of first Baptist Church it. Pleasant. In office Roy said he always has looked every place else before going to the taxpayers for increased Revenue. Ray thinks this philosophy has carried Over to the tax study committee As indicated by the research the committee has put in on the subject. A they Are not shooting from the hip with generalities. Instead they Are trying to find out where the Money is going and what it is doing. A i done to feel you Cen slice off one part of the tax Structure and pick it apart and say Well these people Ane spending this much Money or it is going in a certain place i think you have to look it the whole too in reflecting on the Campaign Ray feels a in most cases people reported the news fairly and accurately and did a Good Job. But i can Tell you it was disappointing when charges and accusations that were unfounded and not factual were played out of proportionate by some. A Good example a he continued a was the charge the state was broke that the state was not paying its Bills and those they were paying were delayed. That was not the governor concedes that the state is going through the throes of a tight financial Pinch. A but a he noted a we started out with an empty Treasury and through innovations we be met our obligations we be done it with the Cash flow. We re just like a family or a business. We pay our Bills with the Money we be taken in and its not easy when you done to have a surplus or extra Money sitting in a Bank too Ray acknowledged that the financial Pinch will continue some political observers think the Pinch will be the greatest in february. But Ray is confident that the state will continue to operate in the Black and will have a balanced budget at the end of the current biennium on june 30th. He also is anticipating some legislative inroads an implementing recommendations of his Economy committee. The committee made nearly 600 recommendations which if implemented could in the words of the committee save the state $23 million annually. On the election outcome Ray thinks he May have lost some votes in the Rural areas because of a drop in farm prices. He agreed that people have a tendency to a vote their while he personally voted against holding a constitutional convention to revise the states Constitution Ray thinks the legislature and the state has a moral obligation to hold one if that is the wish of the people. A i think it is presumptuous on the part of legislators a governor or anyone else to say that we have one because people really did no to want it. If they did no to want it they have voted for Rick Morgan accept completed sewer installations a Quot Quot Mimi this room at the National guard armory is used for the Day care children and was attractively decorated As shown recently. Conversing in the room were Esther Savage left outreach worker responsible for enrolling the children Waunita Aldrich of the mainstream program in charge of Parent involvement. Phyllis Stull in charge in the county is at the extreme right. The City Council wednesday night accepted the completed two phase sewer project Here on recommendation of Donald French of Fairfield Engineer for the project. The total Cost of the construction is an estimated $267,000. The project includes a 5,000 feet Extension South from metro mail to an East West sewer line along Highway 34 the East Monroe Street Extension and a Large storm sewer which runs East West from East of Lincoln Street to Broadway. The Large storm this is the Headstall room adjacent to the Day care room at the National guard armory. Unusual combination at armory proves satisfactory by Sandy Williams a tricycle is parked by a military j vehicle. Tiny cots and miniature i playground equipment Are set in the Rifle Range. It seems at first glance that child play and the military Are strange bedfellows but the combination is proving to be most satisfactory at the newly dedicated National guard armory on South Walnut. Too parts of the armory Are used daily to provide space for the 30 children enrolled in the Day care and head Start programs for Henry county. The Rifle Range serves As play and Nap room and tiny chairs and tables where the children have their daily noon meal occupy part of the space of the Large Drill room. Two gaily curtained guard classrooms boast colourful fall decorations serving As classrooms for the Day care and head Start programs during each week. The Kitchen facilities with mrs. Derrell Goddard As Cook provide a warm nutritious meal each noon As Well As a place for the children to prepare their daily snack and party time specialities. Too the National guard unit is footing the Bill for the clean new and spacious quarters As Well As paying for the utilities letting the two childrens care units use the facilities free of charge. One of the members of the staff Phyllis Parker mentioned another Side Benefit from the new housing a a the guardsmen Are wonderful about repairing broken the regular daily staff includes teacher Janet mrs. James Jennings and aides Carolyn mrs. Charles Woods and Phyllis Parker in the Day care unit teacher Mary Ellen mrs. Henry Biggs and aide Dorothy mrs. Bill Birdsell for head Start. Stiles to head Lincoln nebr., health Center several ladies serve each week As full or part time Volunteer helpers but several More Are needed on a regular or substitute basis. Extra helpers Are needed for special events such As Field trips. Too Many in the Community have Given generously of time Money materials toys and other items needed by the two units for child care. Certain specific items Are still needed such As a Hall tree wooden bookcases with backs doll dishes and wooden puzzles. Other contributions of clothing toys food and special treats would also be appreciated. The combination of military and child play no longer seems so unusual when the facilities Are examined personally and visitors Are always Welcome. After All the guardsmen Are also family men and they care about the future of the youngsters they have taken under their Wing. Industrial future 1 to Kille l looks Good locally car demolished on county Road Victor. Vasquez 43, it. Madison suffered cuts and bruises when the 1970 Chevrolet he was driving went off a Blacktop Road a mile East of the Salem stub at 9 30 . Wednesday into a ditch. The car was totally wrecked. According to Deputy sheriff Ron Elmore who investigated Vasquez was driving West and the car went out of control on a curve and went off on the North Side. It struck a Field driveway and flipped Over it into a ditch. Vasquez was treated by a it. Madison doctor. Reasoner going to Abc to network new York up a Harry Reasoner lbs tvs news staff is leaving the network to become new York Anchorman of Abc tvs evening news program it was Learned wednesday. Reasoner 47, who joined lbs in 1956, begins his new assignment dec. 7, replacing Frank Reynolds who has been named As a special correspondent. Reasoners resignation from lbs is effective nov. 14, when his contract expires. The Henry county Industrial development corporation is still a very important organization in the Community. This was brought out at the annual meeting held wednesday evening at the chamber of Commerce office. Inquiries Are coming in from week to week about it. Pleasant As a possible site for industries. Some of these Are followed by visitations of company executives. These facts were related by e. A. Hayes chairman and Don meth who gives part of his time to Industrial development in addition to serving As chamber manager. At the present tune a Small Industry is expecting to come to it. Pleasant and it appears that announcement May be made within a few weeks. A larger one has placed it. Pleasant at the top of the list and May be locating Here. It. Pleasant is still being favourably considered by others. Those which May come and several of those which have made visitations Here and have located elsewhere were discussed one by one. Too considerable time was spent in discussing the Industrial development s finances. Some ten years ago financial drives were held when the Community was eager to get new industries. The response was Good but More recently there has been Little Money contributed and the corporation is operating on borrowed funds. In in crash the Community is ready for ad-1 Dit ional Small Industrial plants. An organization that is ready to handle the Many details relative to requirements for land water and sewer connections and the like is an essential. A going organization can mean the difference Between getting approval from the Industry or failing. To keep the organization going costs Money it is evident. Too the expansion plans of Vega industries and Blue Bird were reported also the transitions at metro mail and Emerson and their Bright Outlook for file future. The Good Progress by other local smaller industries was also discussed. Expansions probably will require 50 to 60 additional persons in the months ahead meth reported. A surplus labor Supply is available in the area a recent Survey showed he said. Too the it. Pleasant manufacturers association and the Fairfield manufacturers association Are planning a joint meeting. There Are areas in which cooperation in supplying products Between plants could be beneficial to both cities. In the election of Industrial development directors for the five terms which expire this year the following were named Orville Al Lender William Bankston Alanson Elgar Ray Gisser and a. M. Patterson. Tecumseh neb. Up a one Burlington Northern freight train slowed into the rear of another at the Southeast Edge of Tecumseh late tuesday killing two persons. The dead were both in the cab of the westbound engine which struck the other freight train. They were identified As the Engineer c. L. Pierce of Firth neb., and a brakeman h. J. R. Conklin 24, of Lincoln neb. Conkling a wife lives in Kansas City Kau. A spokesman for the Railroad said the 107 car freight which was halted was struck by the Falls City to Lincoln freight which consisted of Only three cars and a caboose. The conductor of the halted train w. J. Hobleman was hospitalized for Shock following the mishap. A total of four cars was derailed. Lincoln. e. Stales administrator of the Spalding rehabilitation Center hi1 Denver colo., has been appointed executive director of St. Elizabeth Community health Center sister m. An Tonette announced monday. Sister Antonette president of the Lincoln hospitals governing Board said Stiles will assume the top administrative Post on nov. 30. Stiles has been administrator of the Spalding Center since it was founded in 1965. A native of Iowa Stiles holds a bachelors degree from Iowa Wesleyan where he now serves on the Board of trustees and earned a masters degree in Hospital administration from Cornell University. He later joined general Rose memorial Hospital in Denver As an assistant administrator and coordinated a building program which expanded that institution from a 250-bed to a 416-bed facility. The Spalding Center has 80 inpatient Beds but it is also a major Center for outpatient care. Recently a cardiac reconditioning and work evaluation Wing was relocated there from the University of Colorado medical Center. Stiles has been Active in comprehensive Community health planning efforts in Denver and serves As president of the Midtown Hospital association an Alliance of six Central City hospitals. The association has developed a shared services program among the hospitals As Well As a six Man management engineering program. A it is probably the most Community involved health care activity that any administrator could Hope to take port in a Stiles was quoted As saying. St. Elizabeth officials also said Stiles has been Active Iii tile metropolitan Denver Hospital Council United Community services and the Denver chamber of Commerce. He is chairman of the committee on delivery of rehabilitative health services of the Colorado Hospital association and a member of the stroke committee of the Colorado Wyoming regional medical program. He is also associated with the american Hospital association the american heart association and the american Public health association. The pending appointment of St. Elizabeth a first Lay administrator was announced last week at a meeting of the hospitals Lay advisory Board. Stiles his wife Nancy and three children Margaret 16 Kent 13 and Mark 8, will move to Lincoln soon. Editors note Stiles formerly resided in it. Pleasant. Mrs. Stiles the former Nancy Rogers is a daughter of or. And mrs. W. K. Rogers. Sewer was installed to alleviate surface water problems in the area. The City will pay for 50 percent of the costs with general obligation sewer construction Bonds which were issued the first of the year. The other 50 percent will be paid by Federal funds Hud. The sewer construction was done by the Nickol construction co. Of Dyersville. The Council and French who was at the meeting indicated they thought the firm did a Fine Job for the City. Too a hearing was held on the vacation of Railroad Street and there were no objections. The parcel of land was sold by the City to the Iowa Telephone co. And or. And mrs. Virgil Riley for $75. Richard Mcbeth was named to the City plan commission by mayor Charles Hanna replacing Virgil Hileman who has resigned. Mcbeth resigned from the Board of adjustment to take the other Post and Robert Bontrager was named to replace him. There was a discussion on the Cable television franchise for it. Pleasant. Attorney David Mccoid was present representing the american television corp., which has absorbed Iowa video of it. Madison the Council was informed. Mccoid said that an agreement has been reached for the use of poles with the City utilities Board and the Iowa Telephone co. City attorney Roger Galer stated that there Are Legal entanglements involved. The Council plans to Check into the situation with at and attempt to learn when Cable to will be installed in it. Pleasant. Too four bids were opened on a pickup truck for the cemetery. The City Sexton and the Public grounds committee is to study the bids and make their recommendation at the next meeting. A total of about $40,000 from various City funds is to be invested or reinvested in certificates of time Deposit. The Council instructed the City treasurer Warren Fye to do so. Unpaid tax list to be published county treasurer Arnold Lindeen said today that the Henry county delinquent tax list will be submitted to the news at 5 . Nov. 13 for publication. Any taxes paid prior to that time will be removed from the list and the delinquent names will not appear Lindeen said. After the list is submitted the names will remain for both publication dates he added. All delinquent real estate taxes and special assessment taxes Are included and All personal property taxes in excess of $5. A tax Sale will be held in the county treasurers office at to . Dec. 7. Four stage productions it. Pleasant has much going for it on the stage in november. There will be four productions in two weeks. Saturday through saturday. They Are it. Pleasant Community Thea it re nov. 7 and 8, inc science i Hall. It. Pleasant High or. Class play nov. 13 and 14, mph. A night of january 16th�?� i repertoire americana nov. 14, inc Chapel. A a where a my Teddy a i inc nov. 20 and 21, inc Chapel. A the say officers to be released Moscow up a three american army officers and a turkish colonel held in Armenia since their aircraft crossed the soviet turkish Border will be released within a few Days unofficial soviet sources said today. They said there appeared to be Only a few a technical details to be cleared up before the four men Are allowed to Fly Back to Turkey from Len Nakian Armenia where they have been held since their Light aircraft a Beechraft u8, landed there oct. 21. Two of the americans Are generals maj. Gen. Edward c. D. Stirrer and Brig. Gen. Claude m. Mcquarrie. The other captives Are maj. James p. Russell and turkish col. Cev dad Deli. New London acts on Low rent housing new London a the new London City Council took action monday evening to establish a Low rent housing commission. No local Money would be involved. The project would be financed from Federal funds which would be retired from income from the project Over the years. The mayor will appoint the members of the commission
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