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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - November 19, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 273 it. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening november 19, 1970 Price to cents Snow Jeffrey Hart arms for South Africa the debate the time is rapidly approaching when the conservative tory government of Edward Heath a and of course parliament a must make up their collective minds on the Issue of Selling helicopters frigates naval armaments and seaborne missiles to South Africa. The Campaign against a decision favourable to South Africa is mounting in in Tensity. Thus Anthony Lewis of the new York times has devoted his column to denouncing the idea and has filed several news stories from London purporting to show How disastrous such a Deal would prove clearly much More is at stake Here than the Transfer of a few coast guard Type vessels and so on to the South african government. The official tory argument is palpably absurd. Foreign Secretary Douglas Home argues that Britain will sell South Africa Only equipment to be used externally and specifically equipment useful in protecting sea routes around the Cape. He adds for Good measure evidence that the soviet Navy has seriously increased its strength in the Indian Ocean. To this the opposition labour party answer is crushing first what difference will a few frigates make in the face of a genuine naval Power do you fight cruisers and aircraft carriers with frigates second do you risk the certainty of an Adverse Black african response to forestall Only the probability a or possibility of a soviet threat to the vital Cape routes and third Isnit the morality of Selling any kind of arms to the White South africans doubtful too the labour party arguments in my opinion utterly destroy the a vowed conservative position. But the Heath governments real argument has not been avowed. It is a profound one a Radical one and in conventional terms an outrageous one. The tories mean to provide arms for South Africa not in spite of White supremacy but because of it. The tories to be sure do not much like apartheid and they certainly do not approve of the police state methods often used to enforce it. Nevertheless they consider White South Africa warts and All to be part of Western civilization. Whereas labour party opinion thinks that racism internationally is a major problem the tory View rests on the opinion that internationally Russia is the major problem. It is a profound difference. The tories think that White South Africa can be counted upon to stand with the West a and finally with England a in any confrontation with the principal communist Power. They do not think the same can be said of any of the Black african nations. Were the White South african government to be overthrown by some Black Quot liberation movement the country with All its resources and strategic location would become just another Quot third world Micro Power. Too tory strategists i have talked with in London argue forcefully that the real Power contest in the world the one that matters pits the technologically advanced Western nations plus Japan against eurasian communist Power based upon land mass and upon mass populations. They have a sense of English history and they do not think that masses and land armies necessarily have to Triumph Over advanced and Clever minorities. All of the British experience is against it. Nor do they think that the third world is going to close the technological Gap in the near future if Ever. They also perceive that the backward countries do not have any particular stake in Western and european survival. Many such countries in fact look to International disorder and to revolution to solve their problems. To the labour party desire for global racial Equality there is a Tough tory rejoinder. This holds that such Equality can come about not through raising the third world countries to the Western level which is impossible but Only through lowering the advanced countries to the third world level. The tories reject this implication of labour party goals. Too but does the tory position concede the entire underdeveloped world to the soviets not necessarily. The tories argue that if the advanced nations particularly in Europe achieve some sort of com Mon Market Type consolidation they can deploy such overwhelming economic Power that the third world nations will have to remain cooperative and Swallow their re City cooperates in cd District study the City Council wednesday night appropriated $3,500 for the recommended study of the Central business District which will Cost $6,500. The chamber of Commerce will take Cane of the nest of the Cost. Gary Williams head of the cd study committee was present at the meeting and recommended that the Council sign the contract for the study by a Chicago 111., firm William 3. Lawrence associated. The chamber of Commerce had indicated earlier that it would provide workers for a required Survey thereby saving $1,000. The original contract called for $7�?z500. Too tem Hamill of it. Madison was 15 marines killed in crash of helicopter Saigon up a a u. S. Marine ch46 sea Knight helicopter crashed wednesday Southwest of Danang killing 15 marines including a battalion commander the u. S. Command announced tonight. The officer was it. Col. William q. Leftwich jr., 39, of Memphis tenn., one of the Best known Marine battalion commanders in Vietnam the u. S. Command said. The crash occurred while the twin Turbine helicopter was lifting a Marine patrol from an area 22 Miles Southwest of Danang and East of the 1st Marine division combat base at an Hoa 18 Miles Southwest of Danang. In the actual fighting a Force of 1,000 South vietnamese infantrymen and artillery units drove into Cambodia and pushed toward an area where u. S. Troops last Spring uncovered the biggest munitions and weapons caches of the War. Cars collide Al intersection considerable damage occurred in a two oar collision at the intersection of South main and Green streets at 3 40 pm wednesday. There were no injuries. A 1968 Oldsmobile driven by Sheridan Farley it. Pleasant was headed South on main and a 1965 Pontiac driven by mrs. Alan Caldwell it. Pleasant was westbound on Green. In an attempt to miss the Caldwell car Farley went Over the West curb and his car knocked Down a school Stop sign then collided with the right Side of the Pontiac when they struck a Light pole on the Southwest Comer of the intersection cracking it part Way up. The right Side and left front on the Pontiac and the left front on the Oldsmobile were damaged. Mrs. Caldwell a two children were Riding with her and there was one passenger in the Farley car. Police investigated and charged mrs. Caldwell with failure to yield the right of Way. Sentiment. It is a profound thesis debated among British intellectuals on its merits without the gooey american moralist. And of course it is Worth noting that in the Middle East the United states finds itself More naturally in Alliance with the technologically advanced israelis than with the revolutionary Arab nationalists. Distributed by King features Syndicate present to explain the Progress of the Cable television project Here. The franchise of the City is now to the american television corp. Which absorbed Iowa video which was awarded the original franchise Here Over a year ago. Hamill said that the firm is trying to have two Chicago stations transmit Here and to do so Micro relays must be used and permission must be obtained from the Federal communications commission which will take Between 30 and 60 Days. He said that the at firm will soon act on the construction of a Tower and building Here. Too the Council received a report on the Progress of the new City sanitary Landfill and Learned that Donld e. Whaley who has the contract for the project is presently building a new Road West of the City dump where the Landfill will be located. Too the City approved paying Ron Pur key $42 a month for maintain ence of the homing service at the Airport. There was discussion by the Council about the need of a new hangar at the Airport. The Council indicated it is interested in Selling a building lot West of the log Cabin in Saunders Park. Too the Low my of Shafer motors of of $2,395 for a new truck for the City cemetery was accepted. It included a Trade in of a 1951 Model truck. The other bids were de tee la motors $2,703.11 and sheets motors $2,224.66. The City treasurer was instructed to re invest sums from certain City funds in certificates of time Deposit. The Council adjourned to meet As the Board of health and renewed Mobile Home Park permits for Willis e. Miller Lilly Scarff and Levi Kincaid. Lanterns new in decorations thirty two red and Gold lanterns adorn downtown it. Pleasant for the Holiday season. The lanterns and the 14 it. Candle to be erected in the Square next week were obtained by the it. Pleasant chamber of Commerce on a three year lease plan from a California firm. Under the new arrangement the decorations will be exchanged every three years to provide a variety of new decorations each period. The other decorations in the City Are owned by the chamber of Commerce. Note All the leaves have not fallen from a nearby tree. Defense Calls no witnesses Moon robot on longest walk Moscow up a Lun Khod i the soviet Moon walking robot ventured Forth today on its longest exploratory trip yet reported and had a peek at what Lay just beyond the next Hill a Quot a not very High lunar in a Progress report on the Moon Walker that landed aboard Luna 17 tuesday the Tass news Agency said the self propelled vehicle covered a distance of 300 feet during about four and one half hours of exploring that began late wednesday Moscow time and ended at 3 40 . The longest previous journey reported by the soviets was a 65-foot Jaunt which the eight wheeled re Mote control vehicle took on its first Day. A the route passed through comparatively even terrain with depressions and elevations with an Angle of inclination up to to degrees a Tass said. Quot the self propelled vehicle encountered rocks and comparatively Small craters and a not very High lunar Ridge was the Days adventure Tass said achieved a a Check up of the methods of controlling the vehicle and a panoramic Survey of the terrain and its characteristic it also said a the mechanical properties of the lunar soil were sampled. Los Angeles up a the defense announced today at the Tate murder trial that it wished to rest its Case for Charles Manson and three Young female co defendants without calling a single witness to the stand on their behalf. In a startling and dramatic episode defense attorney Paul Fitzgerald Rose As the defense was expected to begin its Case in the 19-week trial and announced a the defense the other three defense lawyers also stood and announced that they wished to rest their Case on behalf of their clients. Patricia Krenwinkel one of the three Young women charged with the seven murders Rose to her feet and announced that she wished to testify in the presence of the jury. Charles Manson said nothing but sat stolidly in his chair. Too Fitzgerald added that the provision that the defense wished to rest subject to being Able to Quot introduce certain it was not made Clear what he was referring to. Superior court judge Charles h. Older summoned the defense and prosecution attorneys to his Bench for a conference and then the trial was recessed briefly. There was pandemonium in the courtroom when Fitzgerald let Loose the Bombshell that the defense would Call no witnesses at All. Fitzgerald had said previously that he had subpoenaed Between 15 and 30 witnesses and that Manson would probably be one of the last to testify. Too the totally unexpected defense tactic came after older had rejected defense motions for directed verdicts of acquittal for Manson miss Krenwinkel Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Neuton on grounds that the state had not presented sufficient evidence to convict them. The defense had argued that key prosecution witness Linda Kasa Bian was an accomplice in the crimes and therefore that under California Law substantial additional evidence was needed to corroborate her Story and bring a conviction. Older ruled that mrs. Kasabian was an accomplice but his finding indicated that he Felt there had been sufficient additional evidence. Will continue flights Over North Vietnam Paris up a the United states informed Hanoi today it would continue its reconnaissance flights Over North Vietnam and would take Quot whatever measures Are necessary to protect the planes and pilots. The statement by ambassador David k. E. Bruce followed last weeks incident in which North vietnamese gunners shot Down an unarmed reconnaissance phantom Jet too Miles North of the demilitarized zone and presumable killed the two pilots. Before today a session began North vietnamese peace negotiator Xuan Thuy told reporters North Vietnam will not allow the United states to carry out reconnaissance flights Over its territory. In doing so he rejected a statement by us. Defense Secretary Melvin r. Laird that the United states halted its bombing raids on North Vietnam under a 1968 tacit agreement allowing the reconnaissance flights. Strong typhoon lashes Manila Manila up a the most powerful typhoon in Manila a recorded history lashed the City with 120 mile an hour winds for three hours today causing extensive dam expect margin for n. China United nations up a nationalist China appeared headed today for majority support in the United nations by the narrowest margin in years after a general Assembly dogfight about seating the chinese communists. The showdown vote was scheduled in the . Friday morning and observers predicted the nationalists would win by three or four votes. La Nixon May replace three in Cabinet Washington up a High administration sources confirmed thursday that president Nixon is considering replacing three Cabinet members particularly Interior Secretary Walter j. Nickel As part of a port election House cleaning. The other two department chiefs expected to quit around years end Are Treasury Secretary David m. Kennedy and agriculture Secretary Clifford m. Hardin. The mid term elections gave Nixon a Chance to protect his political flanks against criticism Settle old scores and Reward losing Republican candidates by making High Echelon personnel changes for the next two years. Would Quot junk property tax Des Moines up a a Northeast Iowa legislator recommended today that the states entire personal property tax system be a a junked with the loss in Revenue replaced by an additional i cent sales tax. Sen. Roger Shaff r Camanche told the legislative tax study committee the personal property tax is unfair and inequitable and is making a liars out of honest arrest three More As result of fights Waterloo up a Waterloo police have announced the arrests of three More youths following a series of fights that broke out in connection with the Waterloo East Waterloo West football game nov. 6. The arrests late wednesday of Leo White Gregory Walker and David l. Creighton All 17 years old bring toll the total of youths arrested following the Melee. Sad tale of do it you selfing or making something for Hospital Bazaar terse verse by a. C. Gordon appearances Are often cause of so much Pride that people never think to look at what a inside. Commends Chest fund agencies Elmer h. Krueger manager of j. C. Penney store has been a it. Pleasant resident for the past six years. He and his wife Carol have three children Mark 14, Laurie 12, and. Barry to. The family lives at 511 East Green. Or. Krueger is a member of rotary and serves on its Board of directors. A a Al supports the United Community fund Campaign because Quot it deals in benefiting organizations that otherwise would have to stage individual campaigns or none at All. It also benefits the individual business or persons in that less time and Money is spent a gives the needed leadership such a drive commands and the hundreds of volunteers needed to put one Good Effort across. A Side Benefit is Quot Community Elmer h. Krueger by Sandy Williams in the fall the bazaars cometh and old Fumble fingers gets another Chance to demonstrate inability at nearly everything. Its depressing to realize that As the leaves fall and Winter sets in ladies All Over the land Are Coily curled before their cheery fireplaces putting together this a that to manufacture perfectly Lovely whatchamacallit for bazaars and Home decor. Every newsstand offers several do it yourself idea magazines featuring items a even children can make. Children maybe but not me. Too i mean Well. Come Early september i dig out All of last years idea magazines which i did no to use last year either. Then i Purchase new offerings. Then i Start looking for appealing ideas that will use up what this a that i do have on hand. Then i cry a lot. Part of the problem might be Lack of proper atmosphere. I get leg cramps when curled up Coily and we done to even have a fireplace. The trouble is i never could build a decent fire when we had one. Anyway there i am Cross legged and uncomfortable the very picture of in Domestic Bliss looking for ideas. As the Bleak and dreary skies get Ever bleaker i get Ever Dre Arier. Too those Doggone Magazine take too much for granted. That i have the i patience of Job for one thing. That i have oodles of scraps of this a that sitting around waiting to become Beautiful. That i am creative and artistic. That anyone really might want some of the few things i might be Able to manage and some of the ones i can to for that matter. Some of ideas which i find Are doomed from the Start. Its like those fascinating recipes i never try because i done to normally Stock the Larder with Chutney and scallions and such. Neither do i just happen to have tin snips Goose feathers Twenty varieties of dried weeds and Flowers or 60 Yards of variegated bal fringe. Too last year i took Stock of items on hand. I considered using old scraps of torn underwear and my useless a collection of unmatched buttons plus some partially destroyed Windup toys. The creation would resemble a Pekinese dog w hich i when wound up would run under the refrigerator As a do it yourself dust mop. I scrapped the idea As unsaleable because i figured no one else has the accumulation of dust anywhere that i do. Then i tried making the Clever Little magnets made of tiny stones painted to resemble ladybugs. My attempts resembled tiny painted stones. Mitchell says he killed no one at my Lai it. Hood Tex. Up a s. Sgt. David Mitchell with tears streaming Down his Cheeks onto a double Row of combat ribbons fastened to his Chest told a seven Man court martial panel today he killed no one at my Lai. Mitchells attorney called the 30-year-old St. Francisville la. Soldier to the stand for one question. The defense rested its Case after prosecution attorneys completed their Cross examination of Mitchell. The prosecution rested a month ago after calling Only three witnesses but the defense Case was delayed by the illness of Mitchells attorney. The Case was expected to go to the jury panel Friday. A did you shoot any vietnamese people near the ditch in my Lai on March 16, 1968?�?� defense attorney Ossie Brown said. A no sir or. Brown i did not a Mitchell said. Quot i am positive that i did not shoot too on Cross examination Mitchell was questioned repeatedly about his position during the alleged massacre and the positions of the men in his combat unit. At one Point he stopped to wipe his eyes with a White handkerchief. His wife and Mother sitting in the court room also cried. Mitchel said he took a group of villagers to the ditch on an order from it. William Calley on trial at it. Benning. Ga., for alleged murder of 102 civilians that Day. Mitchell said he left two men at the ditch to guard the group and then crossed the ditch to set up a perimeter outside May Lai. A a in be been thinking this Over for a year now and in a still not sure what happened and who was in my squad that Day a Mitchell said. A but i am positive that i did not shoot anyone. I know what i did and what i did not Mitchell is charged with assault with intent to murder 30 South vietnamese civilians at my Lei. Brown had hoped to bring Calley Mitchells commanding officer in Vietnam to testify in the trial today. Several years ago i knitted a sweater for my husband. The result was Large enough to fit Alex Karras or King Kong. I done to know How to Crochet and i know better than to learn. Plants Are out and sons the culinary line. I Pride myself on never serving guests Home baked goods. My family is not so privileged but they love me. Besides they Are so used to crumbly cookies Rock like Rolls and Tunney pies that they done to know any better. Too its a sad situation. Anyway come november and Bazaar time All i have to show for time spent is Well thumbed idea magazines and a Beautiful Case of frustration. Done to get me wrong. I love bazaars and the causes they Benefit. And i do want to do my part. So i have a system for Bazaar Days. In be discovered that if i go very Early to take my offerings no one will know who did it. Then i pretend not to hear any a what on Earth is that a comments. I console myself with the thought that i do have one invaluable asset to offer any Bazaar. I can to do much so i m an excellent customer. I ask just one favor. When you attend the Henry co. Hospital auxiliary Bazaar this saturday please be careful what you say about the Christmas tree made of Brown and serve Cartons and tin can lids. I tried. Farm City week starts on nov. 20 president Nixon has designated nov. 20 to 26 As National farm City week and has called on All citizens to participate in its Observance reported Richard l. Thuma co. Extension director. Thuma said that the importance of agriculture to our personal Community and National a welfare cannot be Over emphasized. A your health and the economic Well being of our society depend upon our efficient productive farm operators a he stated. Thuma reported that the president of the National Academy of sciences or. Philip handler 1970 Atwater memorial lecturer says that science has provided the knowledge necessary to make Many a dream for verdant Fields Clear lakes and streams abundant water and the absence of disease come True. In his lecture a can Man shape his future a or. Handler said a biological and physical research can permit us to refashion ourselves and our world. The real question is whether Man can learn to live with National farm City week is a Good time for All citizens to resolve to seek solutions to the social and political problems which threaten to keep us from achieving our dream of verdant Fields Clear lakes abundant water and the absence of diseases for All men everywhere. Thuma said that it will take understanding and teamwork Between Rural and Urban citizens to make this dream a reality in the United states. Age and widespread flooding. The government declared a state of calamity. The government disaster Agency put the death toll at nine As of 10 30 . 10 30 . Est. Another 17 persons were reported missing and 77 were injured. However there were no reports yet from outlying areas where previous typhoons have caused heavy loss of life. Government officials said 23,009 persons were homeless in Manila when late season typhoon Patsy roared in uprooting Trees and Power lines and destroying Homes and churches. Manila was blacked out for hours tonight when the government Cut off electric Power because of downed High voltage wires. The government put the strength of the typhoon As 120 Miles per hour and said the worst one in recorded history was in 1882 when Manila was hit by winds of 118 Miles an hour. This time the Eye of the typhoon passed directly Over Manila. The presidential Palace declared a state of calamity existed in Manila and a spokesman said it probably would be extended to other areas when reports Are in from the surrounding provinces. Describes devastation in e. Pakistan by Kent b. Potter Dagga East Pakistan up a the starving peasants scrambled in the Earth for Rice Between the carcasses of cattle dead six Days. It was the Only food available. United press International television news cameraman de Van Kan and i walked carefully Between the thousands of human and animal bodies littering offshore islands which we visited in the Wake of the Cyclone and tidal Waves which last week killed by unofficial estimate 300,000 people. Devastation was everywhere As we looked Down from the Small 25-year-old seaplane which first landed on Mansura Island 160 Miles South of Dacca. There people crowded around a Relief boat that was making its southernmost Stop so far. The boat Captain said the voyage took three Days from Dacca and he could not carry enough to do Muon Good. He gave our Pilot a Long list of items to be Given to the Dacca Relief commission. The coastline was littered with hundreds of bodies swollen grotesquely by the Sun. Survivors said that of a population of 30,000 Only 5,000 were alive on the Island. The dead included 80 per cent of the women on the Island. There is no food no water no shelter. A survivor said Quot i lost 22 of my family. My Mother. Everything. What shall i do what can i do a Farmer killed by Combine Fairfield up a a Fairfield Farmer apparently strangled today when the jacket he was wearing became entangled in a Combine. Jefferson county sheriff Bui Angstead said Marvin Chapman 45, was killed when he caught his jacket in a spoke in the combines Hopper. Angstead said the Accident occurred on the driveway of Chapmans farm Home five Miles South of Fairfield on Iowa i. The body was discovered by Chapmans wife. Parsons names two to positions Fairfield up a Parsons College wednesday named two staff members to assume the duties of Robert Williams the Parsons vice president who was killed in a parachuting Accident. President Carl w. Kreisler appointed or. Spencer e. Martin to take Over All recruitment at the College and or. Wessier a a special administrative assistant
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