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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - October 8, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 237 it. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening october 1970 Price to cents drizzle Jeffrey Hart j the reality of Agnew by Jeffrey Hart in some circles the name a bag new a seems to be a synonym for All that is stupid and discreditable. Thus one columnist in an All out attack upon the political sentiments of Al Capp. Called him a the thinking Many a he other Side of that remark is that Agnew himself is the boobs Agnew. As we ease our Way Back into the real world two things become Clear at once. Spiro t. Agnew virtually single handed has revived the Art of political oratory made the political speech in and of itself a political event. And if you take the trouble to read his speeches you find that they Are any thing but stupid a that actually the vice president has something to say. Agni we a speeches have been such an enormous Success because he end no doubt his highly skilled writers Bill satire and Pat Buchanan understand the special nature of Campaign oratory. Unlike an essay. For example a political speech is not primarily instructive or informative. Nelson Rockefeller among Many other politicians does not fully grasp this. His set speeches arc often full of instruction new knowledge research about pollution the Economy and so Forth a a confusion of genres. And he bombs. No a genuine political speech crystallizes perceptions already Felt in some form by the audience it articulates things they know from their own experience. If not a Good political speech at least puts sharply and memorably what everyone is thinking. Here to choose one example is Agnew addressing himself to the anti Vietnam demonstrations that brought hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to the streets of Washington a a Little Over a week ago i took a rather unusual step for a vice president. I said something. Particularly i said something that was predictably unpopular with the people who would like to run the country without the inconvenience of seeking Public office. I said i did not like some of the things i saw happening in this country. I criticised those who encouraged government by Street carnival and suggested it was time to Stop the now that is not bad. It is nol the Cross of Gold speech or the Gettysburg address but it has some wit and Force. Too Agnew and his writers also have the ability to come Back at their critics by deploying a Good Deal of erudition. Is Agnew hard on the Campus activists Well a today or. Sidney Hook writes of a storm troopers on the Campus. Arnold Bichman writes of a Young jacobins in our schools who a have Cut Down University administrators forced curriculum changes halted classes closed campuses and sent a nationwide chill of fear through the University Walter la queue writes in commentary that the a cultural and political idiocies perpetrated with impunity in this permissive age have gone clearly beyond the Borders of what is acceptable for any society however liberally it May be George Kennan has devoted a Brief cogent and alarming Book to the inherent dangers of what is taking place in our society and in our universities. Irving Kristol writes that a our Radical students. Blandly a approve of injustice and brutality committed in the name of the a now. Again no one is claiming that this is the equivalent of Burke on the Nabob of Arcott a debts but when was the last time a vice president cited Sidney Hook. George Kennan and Irving Kristol and with no Small wit used them against his a a intellectual critics too the second important Point is that Agnew has revived the sheer fun of Good political oratory. The audience Waits for his alliterative zingers and it loves them his a vicars of vacillation a his a nattering nabobs of negativism and a hopeless hysterical hypochondriac of he brings Down the House. How Many can he string together Here he goes again a a paralysing permissive philosophy pervades every of course this is campy As Agnew himself Well knows but there is a legitimate element of Camp in politics of performance for performances Sake even an element of the put on. The humor is also reassuring for fanatics Are Nevei humorous. Agnew is also Tough and competent As he demonstrated on a to talk show with a representative group of Campus radicals. It was the Baltimore Colts is. P. S. 8. Even North Vietnam attacks most of peace plan Paris up a North Vietnam and the Viet Cong thursday condemned most of president Nixon a peace plan As gunboat diplomacy and charged it was a a a gift certificate for the votes of the american the United states appealed to Moscow to try to persuade the communists to accept it. While strongly attacking the Nixon plan both communist delegations to the Paris talks said they would continue discussing the american proposal and specified that their comments were in Washington a state department spokesman told newsmen a we would like the soviet Union to use its influence with the North vietnamese and the provisional revolutionary government Viet Cong for acceptance of the new United states president Nixon exuberant Over favourable world reaction to his new peace plan stepped off at Hunter air Force base ga., Enro Ute to key Biscayne fla., thursday and voiced Confidence that a a the right kind of peace will come to Vietnam. The chief Hanoi and Viet Cong negotiators in Paris denounced Nixon Scall for an Indochina wide cease fire As a move designed to deprive the indochinese people of their right to self defense against a american the communist negotiators attacked four out of the five Points in the Nixon plan. Both however remained silent on Nixon Scall for a wider peace conference that would Deal with the related conflicts in Laos and Cambodia As Well As the War in Vietnam. Much of world reacts with Praise by up much of the world reacted with Praise today to president Nixon Scall for an immediate cease fire in the search for peace in Indochina. But some governments and statesmen expressed doubt of its Success. South Vietnam said it was in agreement with the proposals. The Saigon government said its statement followed after discussions with the american government. Too the South vietnamese reaction a favouring the Nixon plan followed by several hours an unfavourable response by some South vietnamese official Quot. A where in Southeast Asia the South korean and australian gov Quot a a rents issued statements praising proposals for ending the War in which their troops also Are fighting. A too australian prime minister John g. Gorton whose country has 8,000 men in Vietnam said a the australian government holds strongly to the belief that a just and permanent settlement can Only be finally achieved around the conference new zealand also endorsed Nixon a proposals. Prime minister Keith j. Holyoake said he approved of All five major Points Nixon made. Japan welcomed the plan and said it was ready to play a every possible role in bringing peace to Indochina. Chief Cabinet Secretary Shigeru Hori said the Nixon proposal represents a a great advanced from the previous . Stand. Too Korea called the plan a sincere and constructive and called on the communists to accept the offer in order to restore peace in Southeast Asia. A your government welcomes such an initiative of president a Nixon a said foreign minister Choi Kyu hah. Shafer tells what cd study would do a the Basic purpose in preparing a study of it. Pleasant scentral business District is to provide property owners merchants and the City government with a Short and Jong Range growth and development program that is economically practical and possible for a Community of this speaking before a joint meeting of City Council and the chamber of Commerce Board of directors at the Iris restaurant wednesday evening Don Shafer vice president and associate partner with William s. Lawrence and associates of Chicago told the group that a planning provides a sense of direction for Community Shafer was responsible tor the preparation of the comprehensive plan for the City of it. Pleasant which was started in 1964 and completed in 1967. A was a result of the comprehensive plan the City of it. Pleasant has received about $200,000 in Federal Grants the most recent being the $130,000 Grant for sewer construction a Shafer said. A o o a cd study at this time would have suggestions and recommendations that with minor revisions should carry the City a development Over a period of 20 years. The study would include detailed traffic pattern studies land usage parking requirements today and projected into the future a Survey of it. Pleasant shoppers and shopping patterns suggestions to remodel or remove certain buildings drainage problems discussed by Council some 25 citizens attended the i and Board of supervisors there is City Council meeting wednesday a Strong possibility one of them night and complained about water will be accepted within the backing up in sewers during heavy Rains Here. The areas with the biggest problems Are in Northeast it next 30 Days. The Council accepted the Low bid they la be leading Homecoming cheers these a pics varsity cheerleaders will cheer the mighty Panther it on to Victory in the Homecoming game Friday night at 7 30. They Are kneeling or Joy Wells Barb Gibson. Standing Becky carrels Messer Bonnie Barney Joan Mcdowell Sheila both Brenda Turley and Teri Elgar. Pleasant East Washington Cherry of the Johnson construction co. Of Hamlin Broadway and South Jefferson. Most of the persons present voiced their complaints to the Council or were represented by a spokesman. Mayor pro tem Ray Gisser presiding in place of mayor Charles Hanna who is on vacation told them that everything possible will be done by the City to alleviate the problem. Highlights Nixon Senate group # kills welfare initiative tor peace comparisons Washington up a highlights of president Nixon a broadcast to the nation on a a major new initiative for peace in Indochina Washington up a Here is cease fire a a i propose that All a comparison of proposals by the armed forces throughout Indochina communists at the Paris peace cease firing their weapons and re to ski previous . Stands and the main in the positions they now hold. New proposals offered by president Reform Bill this would be a it would not in itself be an end to the conflict but it would accomplish one goal All of us have Nixon withdrawal of troops the communists want total withdrawal of Allied troops by next june 30 free been working toward an end to the from yet Cong attacks. The United the radicals knew they had been annihilated. But the pros Are getting More prudent. Says one democratic strategist a we Tell the people we work with that if Agnew comes into their state done to tangle with him. Just lie Low and let him distributed by King features Syndicate. And architectural sketches of the changes that could be accomplished. A 12 Block downtown area would be within the scope of the study. A every suggestion we make will have alternate solutions a Shafer said. A for example we would recommend two or perhaps three architectural themes. A your recommendations and suggestions will be geared specifically to it. Pleasant Iowa. You have tradition heritage and an excellent record of growth and Community enthusiasm. We would not make any suggestions that violate this past performance nor we Ould we make suggestions that Are prohibitive because of Cost to retailers property owners and the City a Shafer stated. Too the purpose of the cd study is to provide a sense of direction and provide you with the basics to get the Job done to maintain a healthy and vigorous downtown shopping area he said. Shafer was introduced by Gary Weigel president of the chamber of Commerce. Gary Williams and Arnold Dejaynes co chairmen for the cd fund drive spoke briefly and stated that their workers will be out the next few Days winding up the fund drive. About $1,200 is required before a contract can be executed with the Lawrence finn to Start the cd study which will require some nine months to Complete. Guests at the dutch treat dinner included mrs. Shafer and Don French of French and associates in Fairfield. A j is terse verse by a. C. Gordon the biggest problem of them All was better solved when it was Small. Killing. Principles a the cease fire a must be effectively supervised by International neither Side must build up its strength during the truce. All kinds of warfare including bombing and acts of terror a just Stop. It must apply not Only to the fighting in Vietnam but to All of Indochina including Laos and Cambodia. Peace conference it h e Paris talks seeking peace in Vietnam Are too narrowly based for a War that now encompasses Laos and Cambodia As Well. He proposed the convening of a an International conference to Deal with the conflict in All three states of Indochina. U. S. Troop withdrawals ready to negotiate an agreed timetable for Complete withdrawal of All u. S. Forces a was part of an Overall settlement in Indochina. Political settlement a the United states is a prepared to be flexible on Many matters in negotiating a peace settlement but will insist on two Basic principles. First there must be a political solution that a reflects the will of the South vietnamese people rather than one which imposes a predetermined regime upon them. Second the settlement must a reflect the existing relationship of political Forcash a that is the realistic balance of Power Between the contending parties. Prisoners a a finally i propose the immediate and unconditional release of All prisoners of War held by both this includes a fall journalists and other innocent civilian victims of the allies a he presented his peace proposals on behalf of the governments of South Vietnam Laos and Cambodia As Well As the United states. Thus every nation involved in the War except North Vietnam has declared its readiness for a cease fire. States previously proposed withdrawal of forces by both sides 12 months after a cease fire agreement and now proposes a Complete withdrawal As part of an Overall settlement. Prisoners of War a the communists would discuss it after the United states agrees to the june 30 withdrawal Date Nixon called previously for the earliest possible release of All prisoners and now proposes a immediate and unconditional release of them. Cease fire a the communists want it to be arranged after agreement on All other Points Nixon previously proposed that it be a we Are Quot ranged on an agreed timetable and under International supervision but now proposes an immediate ceasefire and standstill without interim provisional government the communists want the Saigon regime out of Power before negotiating with a new government the United states said previously it w ill not abandon the Saigon government nor Force it to resign and now Calls for a a fair political solution which should reflect the existing relationship of political elections a the communists called for free elections supervised by an interim government the United states previously called for open elections under International supervision and now reiterates Only that the South vietnamese people should have the right to determine the kind of government they want. Washington up a the Senate finance committee voted today to kill president Nixon a welfare Reform Bill a the administrations top priority Domestic proposal in Congress. The House approved measure was turned Down by a one sided 14-1 vote in the committee. The group then voted by a 9-3 margin to simply permit test runs in a few communities of the far reaching family assistance plan. Not All members were present for either vote. Nixon a $4.4 billion proposal would guarantee an annual income to every american family whether or not the family had worked As Long As he was willing to take Job training. It could have provided government checks to As Many As 25 million americans. A the Council discussed with Bill Hayward superintendent of streets the possibility of buying a 500 gallon pumper which will remove excess water from sewer lines and the possible use of the City fire trucks with pumpers to remove the water. Hayward said that Many j roof drains dump into sanitary sewers water that should be on the surface. The Large sewer line being constructed in North it. Pleasant from Broadway to Palm Avenue is expected to alleviate the problem to some extent. The Council went Over several Landfill proposals and after another meeting Between the committee it. Pleasant of $881.94 for putting new roofs on the two dressing rooms at the swimming Pool. Resolution abating the tax levies of $97,000 and $150,000 of Street construction bends and $160,000 of sewer construction Bonds were passed. The Money will be paid out of several City funds. Too the City and Ray Breazeale entered into a lease for the rental of the Airport Hanger for $85 a month. The Council was informed that an attempt is being made locally to get the runway lights at the Airport repaired. They were knocked out when struck by lightning recently. The Centerville firm which installed the lights can to repair them at this time. Too the City treasurer was instructed to reinvest $5,000 from the Public safety sinking fund. Too the re appointment of Dan Welcher to the police Force was approved. He worked As a police officer before taking other employment As an ambulance Driver and now rejoins the Force. One break in two attempts one business firm was broken into and attempts were made to enter two other business places Early thursday morning. An undetermined amount of Money was taken from the Leyden Shell station including Money from the pop machine. Entry was gained by forcing open a rest room window. The Alley door Glass at the b amp b i hat cafe was broken but no entry was gained. At the Anderson Skelly station a window in the grease room ten feet from the Trio of bombings along West coast up the first blast wrecked the san a Trio of bombs up and Down the Rafael. Calif courtroom of Superior West coast Early today rocked a court judge Joseph g. Wilson who courtroom a National guard has been holding some hearings Ory and the basement of a univer within san Quentin state prison sity building which houses Navy inspector Bowen Bridges of the and Roth offices. There were no Marin county sheriffs department injuries. Homecoming Parade Friday hold on to your hats amid the cheers As the 1970 Homecoming Parade starts at 3 . Friday october 9. The Parade will Start on Monroe Street in front of the High school and go West to the insurance plan savings and loan turn South to go around the Square then North on main to the Library to end up by the parking lot of the High school gym. Many organizations and clubs ground was broken out but no in will enter floats into Competition try gained. J first prize will be a travelling Tro there was much blood at both i Phy which will be awarded at the places and police theorize that game Friday night. Second and whoever did it received Cut third places will be presented with and wrists. Two thefts reported to police two thefts have been reported to City police. At 4 55 . Wednesday Vicki Betts who lives at the girls dormitory at Iowa Wesleyan reported that the left front Wing on her 1966 Chevrolet was broken and a stereo player and three tapes were taken. George Rivoli residence director of Mckibbin Hall reported that two Snow tires owned by him were taken out of a storage room at the dorm which was locked. The tires Are valued at $30 each. Fire Points Washington up a Here Are the five Points composing president Nixon a new peace proposals for Indochina 1. A a i propose that All armed forces throughout Indochina cease firing their weapons and remain in the positions they now 2. A a i propose an Indochina peace conference. An International conference is needed to Deal with the conflict in All three states of 3. A a we Are ready to negotiate an agreed timetable for Complete withdrawals As part of an Overall settlement. We Are prepared to withdraw All our forces. A 4. A a i ask the other Side to join in a search for a political settlement that truly meets the aspirations of All South 5. A a i propose the immediate and unconditional release of All prisoners of War held by both Leaf colourings change rapidly Leaf colourings have developed re j Mark ably fast this week along the j Skunk River Valley. Drivers into the Countryside sunday were Digap i pointed for at that time the Maples mostly in town were the Only Brilliant Trees. The change has been exceptionally fast this week and hould be even better this weekend. Ribbons. The National guard color guard will had the Parade followed by mph band cheerleaders ouse no a float coaches car football players Cadet band Spence club float Library club float Gra float drama club float fat float Booster club float Junior High band called it a quite a it occurred at 1 27 . In the Marin county civic Center the same location where another Marin county Jurist and three other persons were killed two months ago in an unsuccessful attempt by three convicts and an accomplice to escape from a courtroom. At 2 44 ., a single bomb exploded in the basement of Clark Hall at the University of Washington in Seattle. The blast sent a Shower of Glass 40-50 feet from the building. A janitor who was in the building managed to get out before the explosion after Security officers were told 22 minutes before that a bomb was set to go off. Too the third blast hit a National guard armory at Santa Barbara. Calif., blowing out a door and several windows in the West Wing of the building and ripping out chunks of Concrete. The 4-15 . Explosion rocked the entire downtown area. Files big suit local property sales and moving the Clarence Van Amerongen have moved to their new Home at 1201 Linden drive in Linden Heights. The Ken Krabill have purchased the Van Amerongen Home at 803 Lucas and will move to the property. The Ernest Dunlavy have purchased the Roy t. Ward property at 304 North Van Buren and will move to the location. The Dunlavy have sold their farm in the Salem area. Mph band in Parade Friday the it. Pleasant High school i marching band will March in the annual Homecoming Parade octo i Ber 9. The Parade will Start at 3 15. Junior drum majorette Debbie Cornick will Lead the band. Twirlers Sharon Roth Regina Williams Becky Bates and Margaret Kinney will assist her. The Panther Bandi under the first no Lead if Asoline Here co the Voss Petroleum company announced today the introduction of a new gasoline called a Shell of the future which is the first no Lead gasoline to be sold in this area. The 91-octane is formulated by the Shell Oil company and is specifically recommended for All 1971 Model automobiles. About 20% of the 1960 to 1970 models can also utilize Lead free fuels. The removal of Lead from gasoline is in keeping with the objectives of Many pollution control authorities. Wayne Humphreys with Iowa delegation parked car damaged Irma Haft residence director at Sheaffer Trischman Hall report j de to police wednesday that her new York up a a free-1903 Cadillac parked at the rear of Lance photographer who claims in the Hall was damaged by another j Tererence in his efforts to take vehicle sometime tuesday night or photographs of Jacqueline Kennedy e n e a y 1 a Ocipa wednesday morning. Onassis has filed suit against her auditorium next tuesday the Driver did no to report the Acci for $1,300,435, court papers showed Friday Dent. A j wednesday. A candidate for National office Wayne Humphreys of Winfield is in the Iowa delegation to the National convention of the future Farmers of America Frato be bid $51,500 for Carl Roberts farm through he is a former Iowa state vice president of the a group composed of p j. Burns. Robert Burns and Dan Merton of it. Pleasant and Kathleen Ca Fine direction of or. Keith Thorn Nacua of port Madison submitted the As who is in his second year at High bid for the 200 acre Carl mph won a rating i at the state farm at the estate Sale marching band contest last year. Dead by Roger s. Galer executor on saturday the band will travel to thursday afternoon. The old of Williamsburg for this Tai s state j51 50q must be reviewed by the marching band contest. 1 court in october 20, 1970. The the mph marching unit will Jann is located 3 Miles South of be going for their fourth straight m pleasant on old Highway 218 in division i rating. If you can attend Center to whip. Do so. The band will greatly Apple other responsive bidders were Date your and Robert Mickey Anna and an Fra state Public speaking Martin Ken Rogers arid Morris organization Winner in 1968. J Meade of Iowa City
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