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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 236 it. Pleasant Iowa wednesday evening october 7, 1970 Price to cents showers these Days by John Chamberlain the Dos Passos who should be remembered the death of John Dos Passos novelist biographer and student of history brings an acute sense of personal desolation. But along with the sadness one feels a surge of anger at the Way the Liberal obituary writers treated his career. Quot Dos a As he liked to be called was for 30 years the victim of a a monstrous cliche. He had earned his Fame in the twenties and earliest thirties As a Radical novelist who could catch All America a and a Good part of the rest of the world As Well a in a wide panoramic net. The cliche would have you think that when he turned against the communists in the Middle Nineteen thirties and Feigan to worry about new Deal bureaucracy he lost All his skill As a writer. There is a deceptive semblance oif truth in this but Only if you think of Dos Passos As a novelist and nothing else. His fiction after the Early thirties lacked the amplitude and the depth of his Radical trilogy even so one looks Back to some of the later novels a a adventures of a Young Man a a mid Century and a chosen country a with fond recollection. The ironic disillusion with the Radical world in a adventures of a Young Many slowed new ground a mid Century dealt with the effect of a labor Union bureaucracy on an idealistic worker with great knowledge and compassion and a chosen country was a lyrical tribute to an America that Lay beyond the sophisticated Eastern Seaboard. The main pc tent about the Liberal obituary writers a and who among them Isnit a Liberal a is that they did nothing with the whole evolution of Dos Passos a mature career As a writer which saw him turning More and More to historical portraiture As his prime interest. Dos had never been a communist his sympathies were with the radicals of latin countries who chose anarchy syndicalism As their Means of expressing a left Wing philosophy that would leave the individual with some defences against bureaucratic centralization. When he went to Spain during the civil War he was outraged at what the stalinist were doing to the anarchy syndicalists. He broke with his old Friend Ernest Hemingway on this Issue and or returned to America convinced that old world radicalism had nothing to teach anybody on the . Side of the Atlantic. He had never paid much attention to our Orpi revolutionary tradition and when1 he first delved into the lives of the Pounders of our Republic it was with a sense of wonder and refreshment. There followed As the years went by those marvelous historical works a a the ground we stand on a a the head and heart of Thomas Jefferson a a the men who made the nation a a prospects of a Golden age a in which the Eye and ear of the novelist collaborated with the research skill of the trained investigator to produce some of the most memorable books of our time. It is this Dos Passos that the obituary writers have almost totally ignored. Why is it that writers who foe ome disillusioned with the left and have the courage to say they Lave changed their minds after a lose up look at communist tactics eem to encounter nothing but rouble from Liberal commentators Jeorge Orwell was never forgiven or ceasing to be a communist Ven though his fictional venture n prophecy �?o1984,�?T and his satiric animal farm Are clearly better Han anything he wrote As a col activist Radical. Max Eastman after watching life in Russia Haren into the unspeakable stalinist old ventured to Trade the Philo Ophi Cai roots of stalinism to Lena a ideas and to those of Marx himself. As a result a a liberals who lad never had the courage to go Ive in Russia or the linguistic vilify to get a Good working know Edge of slavic languages never hissed a Chance to denigrate Eastman As a though Dos Paseos s evolution after his own rips to Moscow and to civil War Spain was obviously a matter of inhere conviction based on first land experience and slow paced Badnation the a a Liberal tendency As been to treat him As one who sold much interest in presidents proposal Washington up a president Nixon tonight plans to announce Broad new Indochina peace proposals which Are understood to Call first for an Early cease fire in Vietnam Laos and Cambodia. The president will disclose his suggestions aimed at cracking the lengthy deadlock in the Paris be grand jury cites condition of county Home attitude on the part of our i critics denies. Any a right to live to expert compare systems and to from growing older and he Liberal Way of dealing it be who As Arthur Koestler Whittaker Chambers have to hell and not returned landed is absolutely stupid. Ien does no tour a big press Quot the Henry county grand jury met at the courthouse in it. Pleasant on oct. 6, considered automobile larceny charges and returned no indictments. The grand jury inspected the it. Pleasant City jail and the Henry county jail and found them to be in Good order. The grand jury inspected the Henry county Home and recommend that an additional to set be provided so that there will be one in the menus sitting room and one in the ladies sitting room. Two of the bathrooms Are in a very poor condition and fixtures should be replaced floor covering is bad plaster is in bad condition faucets leaked water has leaked into the ceiling and there is risk of plaster falling. The linoleum on one of the Hall floors is in very poor condition and could cause someone to fall. The floors in the staff Kitchen and the Sun porch need new linoleum. The Interior of the Home is becoming Dingy and should be re painted and lighting in some rooms and Halls is inadequate and could cause an Accident. We recommend that some arrangement be provided for transportation so that patients can go to their churches on sunday mornings. Drapes Over windows in Many rooms Are torn appear to be of a highly a Lamable substance and be a serious fire Hazard. The acutes for washing clothes Are Titi rated and inefficient and ser Hus consideration should be Given to installing new equipment. Heavy fire doors Are difficult to open especially by older people. The Home is old and inefficient and will need increasingly costly repairs. The grand jury recommended that the Board of supervisors commence planning for the not Distant Day when the Home will have to be replaced or the Cost of annual repair becomes excessive. The members of the grand jury were Dale Piper Elmer Garrels Hazel Green. Pauline Maher James Miller Joyce Molander and Roland Moureau. They were dismissed. Got nations on a nationwide television broadcast at 8 . Cot. The proposals will be presented to the communists at the Paris talks on thursday. Nixon told newsmen tuesday he planned a the most comprehensive statement Ever made on this subject and declared that his proposals should not be brushed off As a a propaganda officials were usually tight lipped concerning details of Nixon a plan. They indicated however that in addition to the sweeping ceasefire proposal he might announce that the . Combat role in Vietnam will be ended by the Early part of next summer. This goal although never publicly stated As such is the objective of Nixon a previously announced troop reductions. The presidents proposals also Are expected to Call for Early consideration of the release of prisoners of w a a subject which the Viet Cong Brough up in the revised peace plan it submitted at parts on sept. 17. However the Viet Cong insisted that discussion of captives and work on a political solution to the War could come Only after the United states had pledged to have All its troops out of Vietnam by next june 30. Torres emerges As Strong Man of Bolivia la Paz Bolivia up a leftist Gen. Juan Jose Torres backed by the air Force students left Wing labourers and a ragtag army of peasants emerged today As the new strongman of Bolivia in a series of i Power plays that just skirted civil War. Torres who admires but does not actively support cubans Fidel Castro apparently won out when troops Loyal to him seized the government Palace today and a three Man military Junta set up tuesday collapsed in disorder. Roads and streets in county classified a Public hearing on the classification of roads and streets in Henry county was held at the courthouse wednesday morning with Virgil Butler District Engineer for the Highway commission at Fairfield presiding. The purpose of the nearing was to acquaint persons with the manner the roads and streets have been functionally classified. After Butler went Over the details of the classification he asked for questions and comments but there was no persons at the hearing with the exception of the Board of supervisors Clark Burns Wilber Sater and Lester Meeker county Engineer m. M. Doggett and e. E. Wessel superintendent of traffic for new London. The latter two men Are members of the classification Board along with Butler. Sater made the comment that the classification of the roads and streets is a major operation and it will be a chore to carry on their regular business besides the classification project. The hearing was started at 10 10 . And ended at 10 18 . Vega industries located in the West Industrial Park of it. Pleasant conducted Brief ground breaking ceremonies wednesday morning for their new 30.000 so. It. Expansion. Among those taking part were left to right Russ Rawlings head custodian Fred Wohlleber administrative manager and Joe Prazich production supervisor in the welding department. Torres Victory was assured when Gen. Fernando Satori chief of the air Force and a member of the Junta. Threw his support to Torres and with it a handful of world War ii p51 Mustangs which buzzed the Palace and strafed a recalcitrant military Barracks. The other members of the Junta simply disappeared. They were Gen. Efron c Rachalla. The armed forces i chief of staff and vice . Alberto Albarracin head of the Navy in this landlocked country which has a few gunboats on its lakes. Nausea Gas is used in Cambodia Nixon Long ago proposed gradual withdrawal of . And Allied forces Over a one year period if the Viet Cong and Hanoi agreed that All North vietnamese troops also would leave during that period. Break ground for Vega expansion too some diplomats speculated that Nixon would in effect turn the latest Viet Cong plan around to make withdrawals and discussion of a political solution contingent upon a cease fire and prior discussion to the release of prisoners of War. Nixon a curiously defensive remark to newsmen that he would not be indulging in a a propaganda gimmicks presumably arose from the knowledge that his Vietnam proposals have been labelled in Advance by some of his critics As a pre election gambit for the midterm balloting which takes place across the nation in less than four weeks. First step towards Iowa regional jails Boom night 7 30 thursday hurry out to Mcmillan Park to the annual Boom night festivities on thursday night. Naturally the traditional Bonfire will be blazing. The mph varsity cheerleaders will be leading the panthers cheers and will surely give the Maroon and Gold the spirit and Confidence they will need to beat Davis county. The master of ceremonies will be Steve Savage student body president. Guest speaker will be mph teacher and former Panther quarterback Tim Procter. Coach Robert Evans will again make the announcement of the 1970 Homecoming Queen and her court and May receive his traditional kiss. The Parade around the Square will include the band cheerleaders and the mighty Panther football team. Des Moines up a a legislative study committee took the first solid step tuesday towards committing Iowa to the regional jail concept by directing staff members to draw up legislation to implement the new system. The legislative committee voted to recommend the construction of five regional jails to the 1971 Iowa legislature but set no Date or Price tag for the project. The legislators action tuesday was contrary to a recommendation by the governors Economy committee which urged the construction of to regional correction centers to replace the present county jail system. Ground breaking ceremonies were held wednesday morning at Vega industries in preparation of their new Plant expansion Fred Wohlleber the administration manager with 37 years of service with Vega presented a Gold shovel to Joe Kru Zich the welding Foreman who has 27 years of service with Vega who i had the Honor of breaking ground. I the shovel was then turned Over i to Russ Rawlings who seconded the honors. The construction of the planned 30,000 Square feet of sex i pension got underway soon after the ground breaking ceremonies j were held. Completion dates have be a set for the first of the year. Keeping state budget Iii tile Black marching band to compete in state contest on saturday the mph marching Panther band will compete in the Iowa High school state marching band contest at Williamsburg on saturday oct. To. Tie Panther students have their eyes set on their fourth consecutive division i rating and will be trying very hard to achieve this total of 85 students will participate in this colourful event. Twenty two High school bands Wall compete in four classes depending on the size school their band is representing. It. Pleasant is in class a and will be competing with Washington Grinnell and Albia. Tho contest begins at 10 00 am. And will continue until 5 00 . Wit it. Pleasant scheduled to perform at 3 00 . Prior to that time the local contestants will have the Opportunity to practice on the Field for fifteen minutes. All band fans Are invited to attend this carnival of color and sound and boost their marching Panther band. In addition to regularly scheduled practices this week the band will be quite Busy As they perform at Quot Boom night Bonfire Parade around the Square thursday even ing and participate in the Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon and then add their touch to the Homecoming football game and the crowning of the Queen at halftime. Bondsmen will need to be a up and at a Ems saturday morning As the buses will leave the High school at 8 00 . And return at approximately 7 00 . Des Moines a Marvin r. Sci Den state comptroller after presenting figures showing the state general fund has a surplus close As it is admitted the delicate balance will be exceptionally vulnerable to mass economic changes and that his office will be forced to Check the general fund status on a nearly Day to Day basis until june 30. Quot we re going to make it a said Selden a but that does no to mean we Wuant have Day to Day big and Small departments alike have been informed of the tight surplus estimates and asked to avoid unnecessary expenditures. Selden said the projected surplus includes c return of 3.5 million in unused appropriations from state departments. We started this biennium with virtually no surplus. In utilizing our funds for necessary services we knew there would not be surplus built at the end of the biennium a governor Ray said. Ray stressed the state is utilizing Revenue wisely and that Selden a estimates have been traditionally accurate. Phenom penh up a communist troops used nausea Gas for the first time today in the six months old cambodian War in an attack against rearguard positions of a stalled government offensive. Front dispatches said they also dragged civilians out of hiding and shot them. The attack hit the Village of Parkham 48 Miles North of phenom penh and four Miles behind the operational front line up correspondent Kate Webb reported from the scene. She said the attack started at Midnight behind a barrage of mortars rockets and heavy weapons fire. Miss Webb said one of six dead civilians was a Young girl killed when her Flimsy Palm thatch House received a direct hit from a b40 rocket. A senior Field officer said the other civilians were dragged by the hair out of trenches where they were hiding and shot in the head. When the fighting ended at Dawn three cambodian soldiers and six civilians were found dead. More than 20 cambodian soldiers were wounded but it was not known How Many civilians were wounded. The North vietnamese attack Force estimated at 200 men left 12 bodies behind. The 2nd session of Iowa 63rd general Assembly in 1970 passed the Highway functional classification Bill hf-394 which provided for the classification of All Public roads and streets in Iowa according to their functions Butler said. When completed it is intended that All roads and streets will be grouped in their system according to the character of service they provide. The functional classification of Iowa roads and streets is to be a joint Enterprise of state and local government. The functional classification is to he done by a county classification Board appointed for each individual county. The selection of the three Board members is specified As follows the state Highway commission shall appoint one from the staff of the state Highway commission the county Board of supervisors shall appoint one member which shall be either the county Engineer or one of its own members and the third member shall be a municipal official from within the county who shall be appointed by a majority of the mayors of the cities and towns of the county. The mayors shall meet at the Coll of the chairman of the county Board of supervisors who shall act As the chairman of the meeting without a vote. Extend time Congress decides on lame Duck session Washington up a Congress has decided officially it will j meet again after the november elections the first such Quot lame Duck session since 1950. Desks will have been Defeated and will be conducting the Public business even though their mandate from the voters has been withdrawn. Selecting jury terse verse. By a. C. Gordon we need As much of brother love As sure we need of Mother love. The to centers were expected to Cost about $18 million to construct compared to estimated construction and Upkeep costs of $23 million for the county jail system. The construction of five correction centers would probably Cost the taxpayers around $10 million. Although no decision was made on locations for the new jails legislators hinted the first would be constructed in Central Iowa. Get a new7 Bunch of critics you can explain it by the old concept of a cultural but does no to this prove the Case for Dos Passos a distrust of big institutions which by their nature can to keep up with the needs of human beings As individuals Dos never changed in his feeling for the individual and the Young on1 our campuses need his historical perspective almost As much As they need food and water. Distributed by King features Syndicate regional correction centers Are symbolic of a new philosophy toward treatment and rehabilitation of offenders and the concept has been endorsed by both gov. Robert d. Ray and social services commissioner James Gillman. The 1970 Iowa legislature halted construction of a minimum Security facility at Anamosa in anticipation of regional jail construction. During a morning of discussion legislators said it would be expensive to change to regional jails but in the Long run no More costly than repairs remodelling or replacement of the county jail systems. The legislative committee suggested financing initial construction at the state level then letting the counties take Over and pay for operation and maintenance. The a flame Duck tag is put on such meetings because some of the j lawmakers who will return to their under the schedule announced tuesday Congress will recess oct. 14 so those lawmakers up for reelection can go Hunting for votes. They will come Back nov. 16 in a session that could last until dec. I or later. It. Hood Tex. Up a jury selection from a disputed panel of officers began today for the court martial of s. Sgt. David Mitchell the first u. S. Soldier to go on trial for the alleged my Lai massacre. Ossie Brown chief attorney for Mitchell said he May try to delay the trial because he has not been allowed to examine an army intelligence a Reading file Quot on the my Lai incident. Brown said for release of Diplomat Ottawa up a a 48-hour deadline set by French separatist kidnappers for the Safe return of a British Diplomat expired at 8 . Today and was extended 24 hours. The Canadian government called the Ransom demands a unreason but but offered to open negotiations with the kidnappers. The kidnappers said the hostage was healthy but they were prepared to kill him if necessary. The d Plombat senior Trade commissioner James r. Cross a the equivalent of the British Consul in Montreal was abducted from his bed monday morning by four gunmen from the front de liberation quebecois it Fly Clandestine terror Frodo devoted to achieving Independence for French speaking Quebec province. In turning Down the Ransom demands the government invited the kidnappers to open negotiations. The kidnappers telephoning Montreal radio stations said they would hold fast to their demands and left a letter for the government in an Ottawa bus station. The county representative of the classification Board is m. M. Doggett county Engineer for Henry county the municipal representative is e. E. Wessel superintendent of traffic of the town of new London the state representative is Virgil Butler District Engineer for the Highway commission located at Fairfield. At the first meeting Butler was appointed chairman and Doggett was appointed recording Secretary. Maps have been prepared in color codes to show the classification of the various roads and streets. Two killed near Grundy Center Grundy Center up a two Dows men were killed in a head on crash Early today nine Miles West of Grundy Center on Iowa 175. Grundy county sheriff Francis Gutosky identified the victims As David e. Denio 22. And Kenneth r. Akers. Gutoski said the two victims were tile Only occupants of a car which collided head on with a vehicle driven by Ronald Sapp 22, Eldora who was hospitalized in Grundy county Hospital. The sheriff said one of the cars crossed the Enterline but it was a impossible to Tell which goal line club meeting tonight the goal line club will meet at the National guard armory tonight at 7 30. Films of the Iowa Wesleyan Illinois College game will be 1 shown and the College and High school coaches will talk on their i football teams. Takes lot of Good kids and lot of hard work to win games a Evans prepare float for Homecoming Parade there a fun in this kind of work of. Pleasant Alfh school students Hod As their prepare the Frida afternoon Lomec Onnink Parade. Shown placing paper Napkin in the wire from left on Wagon Beek Steffens. Joan Mccoy. Rim Keuhnle. Rho Dee Anderson and Kathy Stull. In foreground from left Sara Walker Cheryl Orr and Debbie Orr. In a recent interview with coach Evans the head football coach at mph we found a Little nervousness with a lot of Pride. Coach stated that the Ball club reflects the student body. If the student body is up for the game the team is too. After our game with Washington. The boys know they have a Good Chance to win the conference. It will take a lot of hard work and Effort. Coach Evans said that it is hard to say what the potential of the Ball club is Quot Only the season will Tell. We Are not a Large Ball club nor do we have blinding Speed. We work very7 hard for every Yard we when asked what his formula for i Success is. Coach Evans answered j Quot a lot of Good kids and a lot of hard before Homecoming it. Pleasant will have scouted Davis county three times. According to coach Quot they Are a Good Ball club and Are Well coached. To win our Homecoming game. Its going to take Quot Good hard Effort on everyone a part and the right attitude. With this we re going to win this Bali this is coach Evans 21st year at mph. In these years he has won 17 Homecoming games and lost three. Quot we Are going to make it 18 wins this year. We Are trying to win the conference As Are Oiler teams. We must use our maximum Effort a he said
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