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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - November 24, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa God we thank you for our food Jeffrey Hart our next major novelist d. Keith Mano still Way under 30, is quite certain to be a major novelist of the 1970�?Ts and beyond. His first three novels were smashing critical successes a names like Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene were at hand when the reviewers reached for comparisons. Yet these famous names do not quite locate Mano. is very much his own kind of thing. His novels Are intensely contemporary and Deal with things like Black Power and counterinsurgency. Try his latest novel War is heaven. There can be no doubt a bout his hold upon the most present sort of reality. And yet pervading the whole thing almost miraculously is an older kind of sensibility altogether something reaching Back to the roots of the West. Mano is a great anomaly an artist and a Young artist who is a deeply traditional Christian and a Friend of America and the West. On a recent weekend Mano who is an avid football fan and who was a student of mine at Columbia came up to Hanover n. H., for the Columbia Dartmouth game he being a connoisseur of tragedy. But we had a marvelous weekend and on sunday afternoon plenty of time to talk about what he is doing As a novelist. I set Down some of his reflections. Q How did you get to be an orthodox and serious Christian were you one at Columbia i done to seem to recall that this bulked Large in your work there. A the initial thing the opening was my Sophomore course in contemporary civilization. I Wasny to religious at All. But the teacher would come to someone like St. Augustine and say something like a of course we can to bother about his religious views but let us consider him As a this struck me As absurd. Augustine was simultaneously a thinker and religious. I looked into his religion. Q How do you approach All this As a novelist at it seems to me i am different from most of the novelists i know. I feel that to write and speak out you have to say something valid something finally valid. I done to mean you have to be moralistic and preach sermons. It has to be there in the Story. But it cannot be just a Story. My problem is to show How the Christian deals with the modern world. My first novel deals with the Christian and Progress specifically medical Progress. Horn with Black Power. War is heaven with a Vietnam Type War. My fourth one with death and so on. Q what sort of statement does War is heaven make about a Vietnam sort of War you know that Many christians Are against the War on specifically Christian grounds. A probably what it says is that War As such is not that important to an understanding of god. You May ask a How can god condone War a the Book begins with the Story of Christ and the Blind Man. The disciples ask Why he is Blind. The answer is so god can show his Power through him. The Book says something like War concentrates the human condition makes Man face death immediately. But War is not fundamentally different from Ordinary life. In a Way it is a test situation. Death is real everywhere. But in War you done to pass q did no to you feel that Vietnam was a terribly risky subject for you to Deal with that Way a i know what you mean. But i chose it because the really Tough problem for the Christian today is that it is relatively easy to keep yourself pure by not involving yourself. You can say a get out of Vietnam let it not touch me my soul is but in War is heaven sergeant Hook sees that the ultimate selfishness is to refuse to defend a Man who is being killed because a i am too pure to do q How successful do you think you have been in getting these Points across a the reviews flabbergasted me. They loved the novel but they thought it was an anti War novel. The reviewers Are so geared to seeing the artist As anti War Liberal that its hard for them to see what i actually wrote. Q aside from misunderstanding have you found that there is any professional danger in being a no Liberal novelist a i thought there would be but give them credit there Hasni to been any trouble. My publishers have been upset by my christianity. La Bishop s Progress i have an evil character and when the publishers read the Book they said a look the the humpty dumpty pre school children spent the morning tuesday learning about thanksgiving not Only with stories about the pilgrims but also planning their thanksgiving Day dinners. The children Are cutting out pictures of delicious food in the above photo and pasting them on paper plates. The children Are left to right Bonnie Gates Kurt Broeg Judd Shumaker Pat deck Becky Warth Susan Fitzgibbons Jeff Sloan Robbie Swailes and Cyndy Leyson. Thanksgiving is a Day for a giving thanks and we think everyone should remember the words these children recited today at their pre school a god we thank you for our the humpty dumpty pre school is owned and supervised by mrs. Jean Wiley and she is assisted by mrs. Robert Shepp and mrs. Leroy Johnson. Mrs. Walker named Public health nurse Public health nursing in Henry i the nurses salary office expenses county will begin december 1st. After a two week orientation period referrals for service will be accepted. Mrs. Dorothy Walker registered nurse has been appointed to fill the position by the Henry county Board of health and the nursing advisory committee. Her husband Lawrence is a retired it. Pleasant businessman and they have two children at Home Sarah 16 years and Kelly 14 years old. A married son Larry lives in Burlington and is employed by the police department. Too she is a graduate of St. Francis Hospital school of nursing in Peoria 111. Previous professional experience includes being supervisor of surgery at memorial Hospital office nursing Iowa Wesleyan College nurse and an area nursing supervisor at the mental health Institute. Mrs. Walker is currently serving As president of the second District nurses association and has been Active in the girl scouts and St. Al phones Church. Her office is located in memorial Hospital and the service will be available 8 00-4 30, monday through Friday. A Grant has been received by the Henry county Board of health from the Iowa department of health for symbolism Here is too heavy its too symbolic of the i said a the is not symbolic of the Devil. is the then they went away and had a conference. When they came Back they said a that is your View of the world. Go ahead and do now i happen to believe in the existence of the Devil a Rock hard Force. Long before god died four years ago. The Devil passed away a some time during the seventeenth Century. But without sin what is the need for salvation Manors next novel his fourth is now in Galley proofs and is due out next Spring. Its a Black humor affair about death and the scenes in be heard him recite Are both hilarious and profound. had to hire a warehouse to store the Advance he got from his publisher. Travel and secretarial help. The Grant covers a three year period after which the Board of supervisors will assume financial responsibility. A generous contribution has also let Oen received from the Henry county tuberculosis and respiratory disease association for the initial office expense. Public health nursing service has been endorsed by the Henry county Board of supervisors the county medical society tile dentists of Henry county the county nurses association the county ministerial association the mental health Institute and Many interested citizens. The Henry county tuberculosis and respiratory disease association and local chapters of the american cancer society and Iowa heart association have also actively promoted Public health nursing service. Serving on the nursing advisory committee Are or. Warren Scott m.d., chairman of the Henry county Board of health Landon Larsh Secretary treasurer mrs. Alae Peterson . And mrs. Connie Gartin . Too in All Lier activities the Public health nurse works under medical direction. This May be in the form of general medical policies for education programs. However when bedside nursing care is involved tile nurse follows specific orders for each patient. A fee according to a sliding scale is charged for bedside nursing care Given in the Home. This fee is often included in health insurance policies and in medicare programs. The Public health nurse will continue the aftercare of Henry county psychiatric patients released from the mental health Institute. This program was militated by the mental health Institute four years ago. Completing City decorations for holidays City Crews were completing the decorating of the it. Pleasant Central business District tuesday for the thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season. The chamber of Commerce arranged for new candles around the Square and brightly coloured Bells accent the Side streets and Highway 34. Orval Zickafoose left and Mike hummed were High in the City utilities Boom Basket placing Evergreen streamers on the South Side of the Square when this photo was taken. Thanksgiving recess at Iowa Wesleyan the thanksgiving recess at Iowa Wesleyan is scheduled to Start at 12 20 . On wednesday. Classes will resume at 7 30 . Monday. Commends Chest fund agencies Lyman sheets a it. Pleasant businessman for the past 18 years strongly urges support of the United Community Chest fund. is a member of the Henry county Industrial Board the chamber of Commerce and kiwanis club. Or. And mrs. Sheets Are the parents of four children Lynn a Sophomore at Drake University Ann a Leigh school senior Bob a freshman and Jim in Junior High. In support of the Community Chest fund or. Sheets said a with our family we have been very conscience of the Many privileges and opportunities available to youngsters through scouts Little league recreation programs and the Stu Lyman sheets Dent Center. We have always been Happy to give our fair share to these associated with the United com and the other worthwhile agencies i Unity Neil Heads c of c retail committee William Geil was elected chairman of the retail committee of the it. Pleasant chamber of Commerce at a meeting held tuesday noon at the Harlan hotel. succeeds Gary see. Or. Geil is the owner of the coast to coast store in it. Pleasant. Reseeding the election the retail promotion calander for the coming year was presented by Larry Marlow and Paul Dennison for consideration. Copies of the new calender will be mailed to chamber members and final action will be taken at the december meeting. Gary Williams chairman of the Central business District committee reported that the City Council had approved $3500 for a study and that work on the Survey would Start about january i and will be completed in about eight months. The Christmas decoration lights in it. Pleasant will be turned on thanksgiving evening to open the Christmas season in it. Pleasant. The annual Sleigh of gifts promotion sponsored by the retail committee will begin on Friday with registration in All participating stores. Elmer Frank chairman of the it. Pleasant Community fund hearing on nursing Home at the City plan commission meeting monday night a hearing was set for dec. 14 relative to the issuance of a special use permit to h. Eugene Smith who plans to build a nursing Home for the Hawkeye National investment co. On land owned by Smith. The land is located South and West of the a amp w drive in. Will observe thanksgiving Day thanksgiving Day will be observed generally As a Holiday in it. Pleasant. Public buildings Banks and savings and loan and most stores will be closed for the Day. There will be no Carrier service or window service at the local Post office. The usual collection and dispatch of mails will be . Lock boxes will be served and special deliveries . Rotarians will entertain teachers rotarians will by entertaining local teachers tonight tuesday at a dinner meeting in the Iowa Wesleyan student Union. Time of the meeting is 6 45. Urged everyone to turn in the solicitation cards As soon As possible. reported that the total now stands at $11,600. This Issue of t he news announces opening of the Holiday season save for some suggestions Money taken a at Salem school the Salem elementary school was entered sometime during the night monday and $30 in lunch and milk Money was taken out of a Cash Box in the principals office. It Wasny to known How the thief or thieves got into the building. Entrance to the principals office was gained by breaking the Glass in the door. The Cash Box was pried open. Sheriff Van Crawford was notified at 7 30 . Tuesday and went to the school to investigate. No comment on future . Prison raids Washington up a defense to libations against american prison Secretary Melvin r. Laird declined today to indicate whether additional commando raids Are being considered in an Effort to liberate american prisoners in North Vietnam. Laird after testifying at a closed meeting of the Senate armed services committee told newsmen that . Military authorities know the location of other communist pow Camps but added they Are located a in areas where it is difficult to make helicopter the first american liberation attempt was disclosed by Laird monday. reported that while the raid just outside Hanoi was successfully executed no american prisoners were found at the site. Sen. John Stennis a miss a chairman of the armed services committee said the Effort demonstrated . Ability to conduct such forays. Sunnis did not Rule out raids. A i done to Rule them out in my mind but that a another matter for the determination of the Secretary and the president a he commented. A we really did t go into it too the White House pointedly warned North Vietnam against any re ers in their hands. Acrimonious debate flared anew today in the Senate Over president Nixon a latest Vietnam War tactics a both the raid 20 Miles West of Hanoi and bombing forays against the North last weekend. Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield questioned the reliability of . Intelligence in Vietnam Taos much As the american prisoners had been removed from the communist Camp prior to the raid. In a Senate speech. Mansfield said a i Admire the courage of the commandos. It was a bold stroke. But i raise questions As to the reliability of our Laird said the raid a caught the North vietnamese completely by a their entire air defense system was caught completely off guard a further he told reporters at the Capitol. Stennis termed the operation a a Brilliant military Man Euver a the getting in the getting out the Dinning the exactness of time. It we an amazing performance. A it was a District achievement to every Way except of course that our men could not be rescued due to the fact that the Camp was Over $1800 in merchandise in Sleigh full of gifts there Are Many Good reasons for shopping in iday season. Two of the Many stand out As especially important. One is that the stores have a wide selection of merchandise from which to make your selections. The other is that while you Are in the stores you will have Opportunity to Register for some of the $1,800 Worth of gifts to be Given away in the annual Sleigh full of gifts sponsored by the it. Pleasant merchants. There will be 19 Lucky whiners this year of the prizes which have a value of about $40 each. The first prize Winner will receive $560 Worth of gifts second prize $320 Worth third $160, fourth and fifth $80 each and sixth through 19th, $40 each. All you have to do to be eligible for possible winning is to Register in any or All of the co operating stores once or As Many Days As you visit the stores. Persons 16 years old and older Are eligible. Too the participating firms and the prizes they have donated Are As follows Steele lumber co., 50 carpet tile Home furniture store swag Light buds super Valu acrylic wig and accessories or Schlens farm and Home store aluminium combination door Supply Coop two and Snow tires fire damages new service station City firemen responded to a fire at the new pester Derby service station at 1200 East Washington at 4 20 . Tuesday. The fire started in the Furnace room and was discovered by Duane meth while on his morning paper route. The trucks returned to the service station at 5 30 . When the ceiling started burning again. There was substantial water and smoke damage to the Interior of the station and fire damage to the Furnace room. Fire chief Bill Alvine said that the Furnace became overheated because it Wasny to getting enough air to operate. Dejaynes jewelry 16 pc. It of China Walgren Market $40 in meat Harrison a variety dept. Store $40 in merchandise Williams clothing store $40 in merchandise. Seifertt $40 gift certificate fashion first fabrics $40 in fabrics and notions a. K. Crane furniture co., Boston rocking chair Henry county savings Bank two $25 u. S. Savings Bonds Tompkins family shoe store dress shoes slippers and overshoes coast to coast store Power saw and steam and dry Iron Hoaglind 5c to $1-00 store $40 in toys vans to amp radio $40 merchandise certificate Montgomery Ward $40 in merchandise Benda appliance tape recorder. Brown Lynch Scott $40 in merchandise Nesbitt a vacuum cleaner insurance plan savings de loan association one half of $70 Christmas club of Connor clothing $40 sport coat s. E. Iowa cooperative electric assn., $30 cup Percolator j. C. Penney store $40 in merchandise Panther retail drugs Candy jewelry set perfume menus Cologne camera Western Auto pm table radio Brau pharmacy solid state tape recorder. Kyle prescription drugs instamatic camera Braggs Davis paint store $40 in merchandise it. Pleasant news 4 years subscription to the news Sears Catalon store floor polisher Iris restaurant $40 gift certificate by Vee store 20,-000 regal Stamps Crane hardware Rod reel and line Iowa Southern utilities Home Gas Light Rod is $40 in merchandise Bates office Supply grouping of Tajma brass sheets motors two Days free rent a car free expense paid for 300 Miles surgeons Magnus chord Organ Becker Jewerly Wall clock Browne a shoe fit co., Samsonite Luggage and Roederer a men do boys clothing Slacks sweater shirt and tie. Report boys soliciting for cancer fund persons residing in East it. Pleasant have reported that Young boys were soliciting funds for the cancer society in that area monday evening. There were two boys at one Home and three at another about the same time. Their Aget were estimated at to to 12 years. Dale Long Well county cancer society chairman said Soctt Taloni Are not authorised. A there ii no cancer crusade in program in this area at the present time a he mkt pour sections Section one partly Cloudy news Price to cents. Vol. 92, no. 277 pleasant it. Pleasant Iowa tuesday evening november 24, 1970

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