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Ithe it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 235mt. Pleasant Iowa tuesday evening october 6, 1970 Price to cents showers Jeffrey Hart editors note a today a governmental activities have become so Complex that Only men of special expertise can accurately interpret them. Such a Man for All seasons is Jeffrey Hart. . A professor of English at Dartmouth former speech writer and political consultant to both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. This is first column in the news. His next will appear thursday. He will write three Days weekly and John Chamberlain will write three Days weekly. Too by Jeffrey Hart where Are the illusions of yesteryear Dartmouth is Back in business a gain this year after the longest vacation in the history of the College the regular summer vacation plus the half of the Spring term which was More or less cancelled Over the cambodian caper. As we begin again it is instructive to look Back upon the issues that created spasms in the Community last year. If i had to pick the big three Issue sin chronological order i would choose the abm. Cambodia Vietnam and the panthers. How have they turned out during the intervening months too first the abm. A year ago just about everybody on the Campus having presumably tested the component parts while strolling beneath the elms was assuring me the thing work. It was a fraud a Boondoggle it was a sort of retirement fund for rep. Mendel Rivers it did no to matter that the soviets were deploying Abms All Over the place the thing was unthinkable. George Wald had said so. Hans Bethe had said so. Imagine my astonishment then when several weeks ago i happened to read in the los Angeles times of the first a and successful a test firing of an abm. A minuteman abm zoomed some 4,000 Miles out Over the Pacific from Vandenberg air Force base. On Kwajalein atoll a prototype of safeguards radar hummed away. An abm took off. And what do you know Zap it intercepted the minuteman somewhere outside the Earth a atmosphere. The unthinkable had occurred. Too later in the year there was Cati Bodia which on the Campus was almost universally regarded As a outrage and a Blunder. President Nixon i was solemnly informed by a Friend Well known for sobriety and solid judgment was crazy. The Campus was gripped by a kind of hysteria. Classes had to Stop. In dozens of discussions and a a workshops the infamy of the whole thing was explored. Strong men wept. A determined team of undergraduates descended upon Washington to advise the government on global affairs. Well How does that stand Cambodia seems to have been a limited but effective operation. The Supply dumps have been destroyed and to even As Nixon said. American troops Are now out of Cambodia. And a gain As he said americans continue to withdraw from Vietnam. The Lon nol government contrary to the prevailing assurances last Spring continues in office and the port of Sihanouk Ville been curtailed As the main entry for communist supplies. Meanwhile in Vietnam where. John Kenneth Galbraith assured us two years ago the Thieu government last another six weeks the communists seem remarkably ineffective the combat performance of the South vietnamese been a pleasant Surprise and american casualties Are at a four year Low. The tyrant Thieu even held an election in which a Mirabile dictum opposition Buddhist candidates campaigned and sometimes won. How could that have happened with Thieu being. As everyone was saying last year. Such amp a evil old fascist amazing. Finally the first trial arising out of the Alex Rackley murder is now Over in new Haven. Though Yale a president Kingman Brewster had publicly doubted that any Buck Panther could get a fair trial in the United states and though virtually everyone on the campuses nodded and said this was so and Wasny to Brewster a Gem for speaking out so courageously and braving the Wrath of Agnew a Well now it turns out that even the defense counsel hailed the trial As a Marvel of fairness. A but never fear. This academic year will generate its own illusions. I am beginning to get the Point. Conventional Campus opinion is highly reliable and though Only in a certain sense a reliable guide to the truth. It indicates infallibly that Call off search for kidnapped Diplomat Montreal up a Montreal police said late monday they had called off their search for British Diplomat James r. Cross in order to keep kidnappers from getting nervous and endangering the victim. A a Many a life is at stake a said a police spokesman a we done to want to make the terrorists in Ottawa the Canadian government maintained a Tough stance Egypt acts to install interim head Cairo up a Egypt moved swiftly today to install interim president Anwar Sadat As successor to Gamal Abdel Nasser. Sadat May be sworn in oct. 17. Sadat a 51-year-old socialist was approved by the 150-member Central committee of the Arab socialists Union As Egypt a Only political party monday night after he was proposed by the unions eight member executive committee. His nomination now goes to the National Assembly which is expected to discuss it today and then give its approval wednesday. Too the final act provided for by the Constitution is approval by a majority of the egyptian voters. Under the timetable Laid Down by the Asu leaders the balloting will take place oct. 15 and Sadat will be sworn in two Days later if he is approved As expected. The Asu executive committee which includes Sadat said in the nomination Quick action must be taken because of the three pronged threat to Egypt. The three dangers it said were i israelis occupation of the Sinai and other parts of the Arab nations Tif the a forces of world imperialism led by the United states which will do everything pops Hie to break the steadfastness of the egyptian people a and 3 a Adful a of reactionary exploiters Quot who suffered with the introduction it a Ckon list. A we should expect that this limited clique will attempt to emerge again from oblivion to put the clock too at the same time they said politicians who did not support Nasser and policies during the entire 18 years he was in Power until death of a heart attack sept. 28 would not be considered for positions in the new government. This would appear to include former Premier Zakaria Muhieddin who quit the government after the 1967 War with Israel. He along with Carat and Aly Sabry was considered a top contender for the presidency. Sadat was one of the original members of Nasser a officers group thet engineered the overthrow of King Farouk in 1952 and seized Power changing Egypt from a monarchy into a socialist state. He twice served As vice president and once As speaker of the National Assembly. Sadat was vice president whoa Nasser died and was the Man who went on Cairo radio to announce the death. Apparently hoping to track Down the separatist terrorists without submitting to their demands a a development contrary to the expressed policies of prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Too credit for the kidnapping was claimed by the front de liberation quebecois Fly an underground group seeking separation of French speaking Quebec from English speaking Canada. In Montreal mrs. Cross asked local radio stations to broadcast a plea to the kidnappers to make sure her husband gets twice daily dose of Medicine needed for a High blood pressure condition. Too Cross the senior British Trade commissioner a the equivalent of the British Consul in Montreal was abducted Early monday by four men three of them armed with sub machine guns in Canadas first diplomatic kidnapping. In an eight Page letter to the news Media the Fly claimed credit for Tine kidnapping and made a series of demands in return for Cross release. Too they included a release of to jailed separatist political a a prisoners a payment of a a voluntary tax of $500,000 in Gold a an Airliner and Safe passage to Cuba or Algiers a identification in Quebec newspapers with a photo of the informant the Fly believes turned in to police one of its Cedis a a no police action to track Down the kidnappers. The government was Given 48 hours to meet the Fly demands a deadline which will expire at 8 30 am. Edt wednesday. After that tame a we will not be responsible for what happens a the ran some note warned. Prize Winner in halloween howl the grand prize $15 in the a halloween howl Homecoming Parade at Farmington saturday went to pack no. 98 of the Farmington cub scouts. Nixon to Tell new proposal to end War Washington up a pres will be carried on nationwide radio Dent Nixon said today he would and television announce wednesday night a a Nixon visited the White House Jor new us. Proposal to end the press Center to Tell reporters that War in Vietnam. The new Vietnam peace proposals a it will be the most comprehend would be presented at the Paris Sive statement Ever made on this negotiations thursday by Ambas subject since the beginning of this Sador David k. E. Bruce Long difficult War a the president he said they had the approval of told reporters at the White House. The report to the nation a two Days after he completed a 12,000 mile tour to five european countries a will be made by Nixon at the South vietnamese government. Nixon stressed the sincerity of the new proposals. A we do not consider this to be a propaganda gimmick a he said. A we Are not just american bombers strike in Waves enjoy t and a entertainment 9 . Edt wednesday. The speech saying it for the Nixon met with Bruce new top negotiator at Paris and the Deputy ambassador to the talk Philip Habib in Ireland on sunday. At that time it was disclosed by White House officials Nixon gave new instructions to the negotiators to try to break the impasse in the balks. The president told newsmen that in report wednesday he would discuss All the major issues involved in the Southeast Asia War. Color pre Tang Kauk Cambodia up a american b57 twin Jet Canberra bombers struck in Waves today to disperse vietnamese communist elements threatening this Bat struck by car at intersection mrs. Alice Mason 81, it. Pleasant suffered cuts and bruises when she was struck by a car at the intersection of Washington and Jefferson streets at 10 15 am. Tuesday. She was taken to memorial Hospital by ambulance and is in satisfactory condition. Mrs. Mason was crossing Washington Street when an eastbound car driven by mrs. Dorothy l. Ricketts 39, Little York 111. Struck her and knocked her Down. Police said that mrs. Ricketts ran a red Light before striking the woman and filed a charge against her. She was fined $3 and costs in Justice William smarts court. Now mailing Absentee ballots one of escapees still at Large fort Madison up a one of two inmates who escaped from the Iowa state Penitentiary Here monday night was at Large today after police captured companion in Ottumwa. Authorities said Fred Grier. 28, Ottumwa was apprehended Early today. Larry Stewart 31, Des Moines who was serving a one year term for larceny of a motor vehicle was the subject of a state wide search. The men were reported missing after failing to return from a work twister kills four persons Iii Oklahoma Shawnee okla. Up a seconds before the disaster Bob Brac keen and jes Ikard hid under a desk. John 30, and Roy Lee Coats 23-believed to be Brothers a and Charles Brodt just stood there. Then the Southwest Wall of the building housing Brackeens automobile showroom collapsed showering Down tons of debris and Concrete. 0 to o the Coats Brothers were two of the three persons killed Here monday when a Tornado ravaged the City a business District Cut a three mile Swath up through Shawnee a newest school building and then skipped 15 Miles to the Northeast where it descended again on Prague and killed one other person. The third victim was mrs. Allen Roberts 25, killed in her Home just before the Tornado lifted skyward three Miles from where it first touched ground in addition to those killed the Shawnee medical Center treated 31 persons for injuries and admitted to of them. The Mission Hill memorial Hospital treated 49 injured persons and admitted five. Tired town 52 Miles North of phenom penh. As i watched the Canberra made 12 bomb runs during which Thoy poured clusters of Small bombs into communist positions and followed this up with four More napalm runs against suspect i de communist strongholds. Too the communists in the Tang Kauk area have blocked a cambo an entertaining Story in pictures and narration was seated by Robert q. Ostlund As the kiwanis sponsored travel and adventure entertainment monday evening at the Iowa Wesleyan Chapel. Ostlund and three boys one of them son took the audience with them As they cycled through Germany under the title a hosteling in viewers called the entertainment a a Good and James Morrison president of the Dian government offensive the Lar kiwanis club the past year Intro the county add torn a office at the j release Job monday night courthouse started mailing out j a a Absentee ballots for the nov. 3 elec pleads guilty Lorn to those who have requested them. Applications must be made a Dezz Demerit so there is time for the ballots to be mailed out and Back before the election. Anyone interested in securing applications for servicemen should do so As soon As possible. Relatives May pack them up. A voting Booth will be set up in the office oct. 19 so those who can to vote nov. 3 can do so there. Grand jury in session the grand jury for the fourth Quarter of the Calendar year went into session tuesday morning. The members Are Dale Piper Foreman Elmer carrels Hazel Green Pauline Maher James Miller Joyce Molander and Roland Moureau. Des Moines up a a former employee of the Highland Park state Bank Here monday pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Richard g. Of Connor 36, who is scheduled to be sentenced before . District judge Roy Stephenson oct. 16, was indicted for embezzling $22,872 Over a period of a years which ended july 13, 1970. His guilty plea was entered on a charge of embezzlement in excess of $11,000. The maximum penalty for the charge is a $5,000 Fine five years in prison or both. Gest of the War toward the Viet Cong held town of rom Pong Thorn. Some communist forces were trying to encircle the cambodians and air strikes were called in. Coordination of the air strikes was carried out through american ov10 observation aircraft which fired marking rockets into the Viet Cong positions to guide the air strikes. Too before air Power was called in the communists launched an attack at Midnight on a key defensive position on the outskirts of Tang Kauk and battled government troops until Dawn. Senior military officers said the Viet Cong struck first with mortars and rockets and then followed up with at least three separate ground assaults. After the last ground assault the communists withdrew but not before showing the cambodian positions with rocket and mortar fire again. Diced the speaker for the second in the series of six entertainments to be presented this season. The third entertainment will be on november 16. At Brackeens showroom Brodt survived the ordeal which lasted less than half a minute relatively unscathed. A everything just fell Down on us a he said. A but somehow it missed both Brackeen and Ikard were buried under six feet of Concrete but managed to survive. It took 60 volunteers and National guardsmen j twin engine 45 minutes to dig them out. Rescue workers were blocked by the rubble from moving in heavy equipment and each piece of Concrete had to be removed by hand. Plane charter service Mav j face criticism Corn Harvest ahead of 1969 where the truth does not lie. Distributed by King features is j Syndicate. Elizabeth Taylor s son wed she steals show London up a Michael Wilding. 18-year-old son of actress Elizabeth Taylor wed an afro haired girl from Oregon today. But Mother As usual stole the show. Des Moines up a the Pace of the fall Harvest of Iowa scorn crop was Well ahead of last years rate crop officials reported monday but Corn Borer damage stalk rot and breakage were causing concern to Farmers around the state. The Iowa crop reporting service said dry weather and mild temperatures helped put the Corn Harvest into full swing last week. Fifteen per cent of the states Corn acreage had been harvested As of monday compared with 5 per cent a year ago. The soybean Harvest also was underway last week due to the favourable Field conditions. Soybeans Washington up a the charter service flying the Wichita state University football team in a plane that crashed in the Rocky mountains killing 30 persons May have violated its License the Federal aviation administration said today. I the Faa also said the 20-year-old Martin 404 aircraft which crashed May have been taken out of Mothballs just prior to the flight. Faa spokesman James r. Greenwood said a preliminary investigation indicates Golden Eagle aviation co. Of Oklahoma City which supplied the Crew for the flight was not authorized to a operate this Type of the Craft crashed Friday near Loveland pass 55 Miles West of Denver. Thirty persons were killed and to survived. Investigators in Denver and Oklahoma City today questioned the Mountain flying experience of the Crew supplied by Golden Eagle. In Wichita the University a president revealed that the charter service. Golden Eagle had been selected Over bids from two major airlines when the airlines could not guarantee planes for the entire 1970 season. To open party Headquarters Henry county republicans will officially open their Headquarters at 114 East Monroe tonight at 7 30 with or. John b. Crane As the speaker. Henry county county officers will be honoured and it will also be a special Salute to Clark Burns candidate for supervisor of Henry county. Or. Frank v. Coles Henry county chairman will be in charge of the program and Rev. Paul Krause pastor of the Donnellson United methodist chinch will give the invocation. Jim May and David Mccoid Are general chairmen for the Republican Headquarters and or. And mrs. W. Frank Wright or. M. D. Linder and mrs. Frances Bainter will serve As chairmen for the hospitality and calling. Committee honouring county officers or. And mrs. Jim May mrs. Helen Virden or. And mrs. Committees for . Homecoming Homecoming week 1970 is in full swing through the hard work of several committees of the it. Pleasant student Council. Many members of the faculty and the Community have also devoted their time and Effort to making this year s Homecoming a Success. Steve Savage senior and Helen Hallowell student Council advisor Are serving As general chairmen of the 1970 Panther Homecoming. Student committees include the following Pep meeting Amy Nesbitt Paula Swink Shiela Roth Terri Dame Wood. Mark Mccoy Ron Yaley. Dance decorations sue trite Scott Boal. Cathy Weigert Scott Kauffman Maria Dicenzi Marvin Brown Roger Rose Sheridan Farley Chuck Evans. Dance otherwise Janet Jim Moehle Doni hand Biggs Rondee Anderson. Shook. Tickets Allan Woline Morrow Jane Tollefson Glover Margaret Kinney. Queen Bonnie Barney Rodd. De Ann Lamm Teri Debbie Cornick. Publicity Steve Savage. Art Rawlings Joe Garretson Craig Long Dan Mccabe Jayne Hayward Nancy Nelson. Mahle Debbie Becky Shirley Sherry Denise alter to Lead 7-8 band at my Homecoming Lana Leuellen daughter of or. And mrs. Richard Leuellen an eighth grader in the it. Pleasant schools will Lead the 7-8th Grade band in the Homecoming Parade this Friday afternoon oct. 9. Miss Leuellen attended a special training school for drum majors at augustan College this summer. She received instruction from the nationally known Leader in the Field of bind leadership or. R. Cassa vant. She is also head of the first Cornet Section in the band. She was Gary Wiegel Calvin Crane Rev. Chosen to represent it. Pleasant in and mrs. Dennis Nicholson or. The South East Iowa Honor band and mrs. William smart or. Aud mrs. Carroll Crane or. And mrs. A. L. Brill or. And mrs Phil Hix son or. And mrs. Arthur Davison or. And mrs. Lloyd Wonderlick or. And mrs. Harold Toia Noer or. And mrs. Herman Wolf or. And mrs. Kenneth Rayner or. And mrs. Glenwood Tolson or. And mrs. Gordon Glenn or. And mrs. Bill Bankston or. And mrs. Dean Bagby or. And mrs. J. D. Schim Nel pfennig or. And mrs. Charles Fricke or. And mrs. Leslie phoney or. And mrs. Ben Ellett or. And mrs. Maurice Strophe and or. And mrs. Sam Biondo. Last year. Her responsibilities As drum major Are particularly demanding As she leads one of the largest or. High marching bands in recent years. It is now known As the a marching too plus. This will Mark the first Public appearance of this organization this fall. Their next performance will be at parents night oct. 16. Ovando resigns to Avert War in Bolivia la Paz Bolivia up a president Alfredo Ovando resigned today to Avert a civil War. Unofficial military sources said he was replaced by a military Junta headed by Gen. Rogelio Miranda bitterest political rival who tried to oust him on sunday. Ovando a resignation was announced by bolivian information minister Carlos Carrasco who read a note from the ousted president who said he resigned to avoid bloodshed and a a clash Between the army and the too the move came As forces Loyal to Ovando and those who backed Miranda aligned themselves for a confrontation. Instead Ovando backed Down and informed sources said he had left the presidential Palace for an unknown destination. The threat of civil strife was so great that a group of Young officers met in urgent session monday and asked both men to resign. Meetings Between Ovando and Miranda at the same time failed to end the impasse. Too late monday a group of ranking bolivian military officers meeting in an Effort to Avert civil War voted 317 to 40 for the resignation of both Ovando and Miranda. Cando 52, took Over the presidency 13 months ago in a coup which toppled the civilian government of president Luis Adolfo Shes Salinas. He started Bolivia on a leftist nationalist trend which appeared to be reversing itself in recent months. The rebels have demanded an immediate return to democratic government through free elections. Davit be. 111. Up Treasury agents said today they have seized 700 pounds of explosives enough to level sections of downtown Chicago which an undercover investigator Harvest was 20 per cent Complete i told a group of teen agers he want compared with to per cent last year. I de to destroy. Injured in fall on Chapel Steps mrs. Porter Forbes suffered a Skull fracture and head lacerations in a fall on the Steps at the Iowa Wesleyan Chapel monday evening following the t and a entertainment. She was clutching the Arm of or. Forbes As they descended the Steps and fell from three Steps from the Bottom striking her head on the sidewalk. She was unconscious for a Lime and was taken to Henry county memorial Hospital by ambulance. Or. Forbes fell also and glasses were broken. He suffered minor cuts and some bruises. Area College Board meets the Board of Southeast Iowa area Community College met monday evening and attended to the following business election of officers for the 70-71 school year Alan Lee of Keokuk was re elected for another year As president Bill Dickinson of it. Madison was re elected As vice president re approved Bill Gehrman of Burlington As Secretary re approved Clair Penney of Burlington As treasurer read a Resolution of tribute to or. William h. Megorden. Board member from it. Pleasant who suffered a fatal heart attack sept. 19 and approved the Burlington Black Hawks boosters club and the Keokuk Komets boosters club a acceptable sources of Revenue to help support the athletic program at both centers. They will appoint a replacement for or. Megorden from District i at the next regular Board meeting which Wie be held at 730 . Monday Ort. 12, at us career Bah cation building in burling fir
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