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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - October 1, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news partly Cloudy vol. 92, no. 231mt. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening october i 1970 Price is cents these Days by John Chamberlain the soviets mean to take Suez president Nixon wants to see the arabs and the israelis agree on a workable peace for the Middle East with Security All around whether it is attained through a redrawing of strategic boundaries or by the signing of pacts that include automatic sanctions. But the soviets want the Suez canal. And since the communists never really Compromise when they negotiate we Are left with the cold Choice Between continued conflict and a a a peace that would deliver half the world into the hands of an implacable enemy. What the soviets intend to get is spelled but in the Blurry Aesop an language that they habitually use when posing their strategic Aims. Moscow As the israelis Point out in their own official analysis of the supreme soviet statement a is not merely engaging in a policy of support and Aid for the israelis Are Clear eyed about the ultimate soviet desire to throw the West out of the Middle East and to replace it with a formidable communist naval Power a capable of free movement around the arabian Peninsula through the Suez such is the israeli deduction from a paragraph in the supreme soviet statement that reads a israeli aggression in the Middle East supported by Neo colonialist circles is aimed not Only against the Arab states. What happens in that area at the Junction of the asian and african continents has a direct bearing on the destinies of the Peoples of All the countries of Asia and Africa on the destinies of Universal peace on the Security of nations. Passiveness in the face of the aggressor would unite the hands of the imperialists for new aggressive actions against other Peoples. Too As the israelis say this places the israeli Arab dispute on a global footing. The destinies of All Southern Asia and Eastern Africa will be decided in favor of the communists if Israel is Cra Venly a a neutralized or allowed to go under. The soviets according to the official israeli a policy background paper Are willing to a tailor and cosmetic zen their tactics to assuage Western fears but the strategy i Quot j not affected thereby. Moscow Bec j been closing in on Suez from t to directions. It has connived with the egyptians to move the a ii and the a Iii missiles up to the canal Bank despite the terms of the ceasefire agreement. And the soviet naval presence is made doubly Strong in the Eastern Mediterranean by the port facilities which Moscow has acquired in Latakia Syria and port said and Alexandria in Egypt. This nails Down the approach to Suez from the North. Meanwhile despite the Long sea haul around the Cape of Good Hope the soviets have also been establishing their a a presence in Yemen Aden Somaliland Mauritius Basra and the Andaman islands. As or. Stefan Possony of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University Points out none of this activity makes sense save on the supposition that the Suez canal will some Day be opened under russian control. Or. Possony says a the Suez canal is the main missing link. If the user Breaks through at Suez it would be Able to outflank Europe As Well As Asia and it would follow through with major moves in the Par too a complicating Factor for Moscow is the red chinese reaction to the soviet blueprint. The maoists have been Active in the fedayeen attempts to overthrow King Hussein in Jordan. According to the Hoover Institute information George a Bash the Leader of the Palestine liberation front receives $10,000 plus family allowances from peking each month. Red China has also been moving to counter the soviets on the Indian Ocean Side Southern Arabia has its maoist guerrillas and there is a real red chinese a a presence in Tanzania. However the Western communist proximity to Syria and to Jordan and the fact that the red chinese Lack naval Power mean that the soviets Are not seriously menaced by peking in their take Suez strategy. How the u. S., which clings to the Hope of a peace that will preserve Israel As a balancing Factor in the Middle East can pull some brands from the burning is not apparent from anything that Washington is doing. We might As Well know and face the worst. Distributed by King features Syndicate millions gather for Nasser rites Cairo up a Gamal Abdel Nasser for 14 years the ruler of Modem Egypt was buried today in a simple Black shroud. Millions of egyptians who had turned the six mile Long funeral procession into chaos walled and shouted a Nasser Nasser a and a goodbye the body of the 52-year-old president who died monday from a heart attack was taken from its wooden coffin during a 10-minute moslem rite in the Stone mosque renamed the Al Nasser mosque and committee to the Earth of the desert nation he freed from 5,000 years of Rule by Kings. Too Cairo was overwhelmed with grief and the agony of his death was Felt throughout the Arab world Nickel is one of the most widely used elements in Tine world. Start plans for Unicof Calls oct. 31 a children helping other children will be the motto for the 1970 Unicof halloween trick or neat collection. A it is important that our children share their treats with those less fortunate than themselves a stressed mrs. Warren Blankenship chairman of the 1970 planning committee for the Campaign she added that the Unicof collection gives children a unique Opportunity to help others while collecting treats for themselves. The planning committee held an organizational meeting yesterday september 30, at the presbyterian Church in it. Pleasant to discuss plans for the coming month. The official night for a trick or treat Quot and a trick or treat for uni Cefi will be halloween night october 31, and it pleasant schoolchildren will be out in Force that evening. A we Hope that every child will carry a Unicof Box this year a stated mrs. Blankenship and reported that la6 Var a the children of it. I Arat tto collected $696.79 for uni a 7. A this year there will be an Eoy contest for grades five through eight and a poster contest for children in kindergarten through the fourth Grade. Details on these will be forthcoming in the Public schools soon. During the final week before halloween a film on Unicof will be shown in the re Emen tary schools to give every child an Opportunity to learn about the organization and what it Means to children All Over the world. As in previous years the ministerial association is sponsoring the a trick or treat for members of the planning committee present at the meeting were mrs. Warren Blankenship chair Nan Rev. Gerald Roseberry from the ministerial association and or. James Burnham of Iowa Wesleyan College. Also planning for october 31 Are Waldo Sutton principal of Van Allen school o. C. Bunting Harlan school principal and Don Gartin representing the rotary club. College student members include Cathy Garretson i Beta Phi Tom Jacobs Phi Delta Theta Chris Edgerley Alpha Kappa Aloha and Tom Hilmart Phi Kappa Tau. Planning for f. B. Rave event each year Henry county and other farm Bureau organizations sponsor a rave event. This is an activity in which local Talent May present numbers for the Public. Rules include being farm Bureau members and being willing to present their number at a District and state event. Any Type of entertainment is eligible a dance acts vocal groups readings skits and instrumental numbers. Local prizes Are awarded. If you Are interested please Contact the Henry county office at 385-3174 or mrs. Lloyd Myers 365-3686. Tape player and tapes Are taken Terry Duncan Iowa Wesleyan student reported to police at 8 36 Arn. Thursday that the Wing vent on his 1967 Ford was pried open Between to . Wednesday and 7 . Thursday and a tape player and two tapes taken. The car was parked near the menus dormitories at the College. Where there were Miles Long processions of women who wailed said Tore their handkerchiefs and men who fired Volley after Volley of gunfire into the air. Many watched on television throughout the Middle East a even in Jerusalem. The old comrades who with Nasser carried out the 1952 coup that overthrew King Farouk bore the coffin into the mosque. Prayers from the Koran were read As the body was placed in the ground. Too mourners in the mosque jostled and pushed to kiss the coffin and the egyptian Flag in which it had been draped. The last note of taps echoed through the sob wracked mosque at 1 55 pm. 7 55 . Edt a to heaven Gamal a shouted the mourners. A to heaven a too the funeral prunes Salon took three hours. Describing its final stages the Middle East news Agency said a people went out of their minds As they saw the Hearse approaching the mosque. They broke into hysteria sobs. Many Cairo radios announcer repeatedly shouted a Wallah acc bar god is greater As the son of a peasant postman went to his grave. Too Black Clad mourners waving White handkerchiefs and White flags clogged the streets of the six mile funeral procession from downtown Cairo to the suburban mosque. The overwhelmed police and soldiers trying to contain them and at one Point almost spilled the coffin from its gun Carriage. The millions of mourners strained to touch the coffin and Many succeeded. At one Point they lifted the Carriage wheels off the ground. The six Black arabian stallions pulling the gun Carriage were Cut off from the armoured oar escort sent into ease the passage through the multitude. Too conservative estimates said More than four million egyptians had poured into Cairo by train by bus by Donkey and on foot for a glimpse of the funeral procession for the Blue eyed revolutionary who became the Arab worlds greatest heir of Modem times. Scores fainted in the 90 degree heat including Nasser a widow to Hai who found herself surrounded by Well meaning egyptians wailing their sympathies. There were so Many they almost covered the coffin and the egyptian Flag was lost to View. Policemen and troops Manning barricades dropped their rifles and collapsed tears running Down their faces As the mourners overwhelmed them with sheer numbers. As the Black garbed mourners crushed into the line of the funeral March officials brought in four armoured cars to precede the gun Carriage. But that failed to hold Back the throngs which pressed in Ever closer. Cairo radio announcers describing the procession wept loudly. Some overcome with emotion had to turn Over microphones to their colleagues. Shuman attacks farm measure Atlantic up a american farm Bureau federation president Charles b. Shuman said Here wednesday the Nixon farm Bill amounts to a a welfare program for Large farm industries. A the administrations farm Bill is concerned with the welfare of politicians Cotton textile Mills the Grain Trade and the big operators in agriculture a Shuman told the Cass county farm bureaus annual meeting. The House version of the farm Bill he said contains no program designed to assist the Low production Low income Farmer. A the principal Battle Over the farm Bill in Congress was Over the limitation on payments whether it would be $55,000 or $20,000 per crop a said Shuman. A this is a Clear indication that it is a Money Bill for the big boys a he said. Shuman said the Nixon farm Bill is essentially a three year Extension of the present farm Bill. A the parity ratio under the current farm program fell to a Low Point of 71 in Augusta the lowest in 22 years a he said. A the administrations farm Bill is bad legislation Quot Shuman said Quot and no one has challenged that install new soil conservation District signs a recent project of the Henry county soil conservation District commissioners was replacing the Well worn District Boundary signs at the West South and East county lines adjacent to highways 2 18 and 34. Cost of the new signs was shared with the soil conservation districts of Jefferson Lee and Des Moines counties and the name of the cooperating District appears on the reverse Side of each sign. Commissioners Mark Fitzpatrick left and Robert Hunting after they took Down an eight year old weather beaten sign installed this new one. Nixon and Tito discuss peace in Middle East Cross lines explained at area meeting a where people have been building barriers Cross lines is building Bridges this was the theme of the program presented at Mhz auditorium tuesday afternoon when Over 200 people from the 4-county area were privileged to hear Rev. Donald Bakeley executive director of Cross lines cooperative Council Kansas City Kan. He is a methodist minister and Heads this interdenominational Council which is backed by 20 churches. Cross lines is a creative new approach to inner City problems. It sponsors the Community action program and has seven other divisions of labor with which it attempts to meet every kind of need physical mental spiritual especially the Low income people in the area. There Are no special rules in volunteering to help in Cross lines. Everyone can help the Church and the Community to link arms to better serve people in All their needs physical mental spiritual. This is planned to help people to help themselves Cross lines has no a Center building to Cost Money or compete with other agencies. It works in buildings that already exist and in agencies that need strength rather than Competition. Mrs. Violet Lundquist director of Southeast Iowa Community organization inc. Gave recognition to the Many volunteers who have helped in the program. Glenwood Tolson president of Southeast Iowa Community action organization welcomed the group which included More than 50 from Henry county. Rev. Gerald Roseberry minister of the first United presbyterian Church gave the invocation. Henry county republicans conducting voter Survey seven released in Exchange by up seven palestinian guerrillas released by Western governments in Exchange for the hostages of three hijacked airliners flew to Cairo today in time for the funeral of egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser. The seven included Leila Khaled a pretty 24-year-old palestinian who failed in an attempt to Hijack an israeli eur Al jetliner near London sept. 6. Her companion was killed in the attempt but miss Khaled who had participated in an earlier successful hijacking became a hero to the guerrillas. Miss Khaled was released by the British government while three other commandos were released by West Germany and three by Switzerland. All were flown to Cairo aboard a Royal air Force plane which arrived in the egyptian capital shortly before Nasser a funeral began. A voter Survey is being conducted by the Henry county republicans. It is hoped that All voters republicans democrats and independents will be interviewed and recorded. A Hie intention is to interest the voters in the county in their great citizenship privilege and responsibility a that of voting in our american elections states the county chairman of the Survey. The county chairman for the Survey is or. Donald e. Young a curriculum director in our Public schools. Jiose serving under him Are Rev. Dennis Nicholson and Dean Bagby co chairmen for it. Pleasant county treasurer Arnold Lindon chairman for the municipal corporations outside of it. Pleasant and Lloyd Jones of Jackson township Rural precinct chairman. In each voting precinct the Republican chairman and committee woman Are co chairmen for their particular voting area. Too to Date the following voter precincts have completed their Survey Marion Tippecanoe Jackson and Ward Iii it. Pleasant. Too the precinct officers designated to participate in this voter Survey Are the following Republican committeemen and committee women Baltimore mrs. Leslie Phaney Canaan or. And mrs. Carl Byrum Center William r. Smith and mrs. Jean Van soc Hillsboro Craig smart and mrs. Kathryn Hixson Jackson or. And mrs. Lloyd Jones Jefferson Arthur Davison and mrs. Lucy Hesseltine Marion or. And mrs. Warren r. Bums it. Pleasant Ward i Calvin Crane and mrs. Edward m. King it. Pleasant Ward ii James May and mrs. Dennis Nicholson it. Pleasant Ward in Roniald e. Young and. Mrs. Gary Williams it. Pleasant Ward in David Mccoid and mrs. Ross Lane new London corporation j. Anthony Schroeder and mrs. Kenneth Rayner new London township Wilbur Saber and mrs. Doris Strothman Rome Hugh White and Ada Frances Anderson Salem George d. Smith and mrs. Alene Brill Scott Richard k. Johnson and mrs. Roberta Logan Tippecanoe township George e. Means or. And mrs. Dana Williams Trenton. Richard Burns and mrs. Mildred Young Wayne j. Bernard Hultquist and mrs. Viola Crawford. The number of Industrial workers in Hong Kong Rose from 234,-533 in 1960 to 561,563 in 1960. Identify three in truck blast Springfield to. Up a police said today the snipers who fired on a truck loaded with 21 tons of dynamite were poor marksmen actually aiming for the trucks tires. The shots exploded the dynamite and literally disintegrated the truck and its Driver. Two teamsters Union members and the wife of one of them were scheduled for arraignment today on second degree murder charges in the death of the truck Driver John a. Galt 48, of Oklahoma City. The suspects were identified As Gerald Lee Bowden 27, his wife Sharron Lynn 27, and Bobby Shuler 29, All of Joplin to. Police said Bowden and Shuler were both employed As Drivers for tri state motor transit co. Of Joplin one of the nations largest haulers of explosives. The firm has been the object of a teamsters strike since sept. 15. Galt a Veteran Driver who completed two million Miles without an Accident was on his first assignment for the strike plagued firm. Wednesdays explosion ripped a too foot Crater in interstate 44, shredded the tractor trailer Rig destroyed a farm House damaged two gasoline stations and a Candy store and shattered windows in Springfield to Miles away. Highway patrol officers theorized the snipers were firing at the trucks tires or Radiator on the earlier pattern of shootings in the area. Also officers said one of the suspects told police the gang had no intention of blowing up the cargo. 2 escape with minor injuries Carroll d. Calhoun. 26. It. Pleasant and Burton Dewitt 21, Columbus Junction escaped with minor injuries when the car in which they were Riding overturned and went into a ditch on the Trenton Blacktop South of Highway 78 wednesday about la . Calhoun was treated at memorial Hospital for lacerations and dismissed thursday. A tire blew out and the car flipped end Over end. It was totally wrecked. The Accident was investigated by the Highway patrol. Dewitt who was released from the Henry county jail wednesday noon after serving a term on a bad Check charge was arrested on a nother bad Check charge after the wreck and is in the Washington county jail. Belgrade up a president Nixon asked president Tito in lengthy private discussion today to throw Yugoslavia a nonaligned sunny Days big help to marching band the recent sunny Days Are most Welcome to or. Keith Thomas mph band director and members of the marching Panther band As they work of their contest routine which will first be presented at a demonstration in the evening of Burlington band Day festival saturday oct. 3. Other schools invited to give their routines include new London Monmouth 111., Wapello and it. Madison. These demonstrations will be presented preceding the massed band concert at Brace Well stadium at 7 30 pm., saturday. Guest conductor will be or. Christopher Izzo director of bands at Western. Illinois University. The evening performance which also includes introduction of each band and their candidate for Queen is open to the Public with no admission charge. Crowning of the festival Queen will follow the introduction of each Queen to the audience. The mph Bondsmen selected miss Christie Smith daughter of or. And mrs. William Smith red 4, it. Pleasant As their representative in the Queen contest. Miss Smith a senior at mph in a member of concert marching and Pep bands. She is also a member of Booster club and Gra having received awards in clothing and member of 4-h club Christie has received awards in clothing and horse projects. Christie is a member of the United methodist Church. Queens Are selected on appearance As Well As participation in school activities. She must be a member of the Bawd she represents. Christie plays a flute in tile mph band. Gifts and Flowers will be presented to each candidate. A very full Day of activities is planned for the participating bands with a Parade. Each bands candidate for Queen will ride in a convertible preceding her band. Other activities planned1 for the Bondsmen All handled and sponsored by the Burlington chamber of Commerce include a free noon meal for the bands Queens directors and bus Drivers at the new High school cafeteria rehearsals in afternoon. The evening performance will Commerce at 730. Mph band members and chaperones will leave the school parking lot by 8 00 am., returning hopefully by 11 00 . Weight behind ubi. Efforts to bring peace to a Middle East free of foreign intervention. In a change of plans Tito then escorted Nixon under Rainy skies on a tour of the Federal state of Croatia and the town of Kumro vec some 250 Miles West of Belgrade. Kumro vec is where thai Independent com must ruler was born 78 years ago. A state dinner Given by Nixon in his hosts Honor Back in the capital tonight Caps the first visit to Yugoslavia by a . President. Nixon flies to Spain Friday morning. The two leaders joined their wives for drinks after their morning talks that touched on the dramatic change by the Middle Baal Power Structure brought tor Gam Abdel Nasser a death. They met in the Adriatic Stone and Marble Federal government building an the Sava River. Too White House officials said Nixon sought Tito a advice of getting Arab Israel peace negotiations moving despite confusion following Nasser a death. Nixon also was said to have stressed that the United stat wanted Only to ensure that people of the Middle beet could live their own lives without foreign influence. After their meeting Nixon had a Glass of red wine with a Jemp twist. Noticing the Antler cat areal liquid in Tito a Glass he asked a Are you Haring a soothe a a when you get Ald whiskey in much better for the blood then milk a Tito ripped. Too Tito flew ahead to do one Nixon when he landed in Zagreb the croatian capital and was at the Steps of the Federal government building when Nixon a who had to used along the Way to shake hands with Friendly yugoslavs a arrived for the talks. While their husbands met the two first ladies visited a Modem educational and recreational a Pioneer Center for children in Belgrade. Secretary of state Wib Tim p. Rogers and or. Henry a. Kissinger Nixon a National Security of flairs adviser accompanied Nixon to Hie meeting which took place around a Long table covered in Green blab. Arrest suspect in officer killing Atlantic City n. J. Up a a patrolman was shot and killed wednesday night when he was called to a bar to Check out a report of a two suspicious about two hours later police arrested a suspect. John Burke 27, was shot at close Range by a Shotgun hidden in a Green laundry bag held by one of two Black men who escaped on foot police said. Clarence d. Holmes of Atlantic City was arrested about two hours after the shooting police said. They said Holmes was a Only a suspect and would be Given a polygraph test by state police. Detectives said one of the suspects had a a Efu Manchu Mustache and a slight afro haircut and that both wore Trench Coats. Search for abducted Deputy Sioux Falls so. Up a planes and patrol cars concentrated on Back roads along the big Sioux River South of Here wednesday afternoon in search of an escaped mental patient and the Deputy sheriff he allegedly abducted. Harold Dean Halseth 30, has been the object of an intensive three state search since a kidnapping spree began monday morning. Halseth is reported by authorities to be an Escapee from a Seattle wash., mental institution. He also was wanted on a murder charge in the state of California. A Minnehaha county sheriffs Deputy Merlin Vander Mia ten about 40, was abducted Early wednesday morning when he stopped a Man for questioning near a cafe in Corson . Gen. Abrams in Good condition Saigon up a Gen Creighton w. Abrams us. Military commander in Vietnam spent a quiet night and was in Good condition at the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon american military spokesmen said today. Abrams 57, was hospitalized wednesday after becoming dizzy at a military ceremony to Vung Tau 40 Miles Southeast of Saigon. Buddy poppies on sole saturday buddy poppies made by disabled veterans of four Ware will a offered for Sale to the local Community saturday october 3rd, by the Henry county veterans of foreign wars Post no. 2561 and its laches auxiliary. A men now fighting and dying in Vietnam a and their dependents Wall be helped by the funds raised from the annual Sale of the . Buddy poppies a . And auxiliary officers have stated. Funds from the Sale of the symbolic Flower Are used solely for the Relief and welfare of needy and disabled veterans their widows and orphans for maintenance a expansion of the . National Home for widows and orphans of veterans at eaten rapids Michigan for Hospital or individual assistance and entertainment veterans for rehabilitation welfare and service work for necessary expenses for military funerals of deceased veterans for acquisition improvement and maintenance of burial plots and decoration of Graves of veterans and service men. Mph of the Money received locally from the Sale of the buddy poppy will remain right Here to our own Community to be used to the interest of local veterans. The . And auxiliary organisations Are dedicated to serving disabled and needy veterans regardless of what War they May have fought or whether or not they Are . Members. Hospitalized veterans making the buddy poppies Are paid a nominal amount for each Flower made. The making of the Flowers serves As a helpful therapeutic rehabilitation. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon inflation reigns when prices once appalling have now become increasingly appealing
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