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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news partly Cloudy vol. 92, no. 246 it. Pleasant Iowa monday evening october 19, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain Agnew and the democrats dilemma this is by All Odds the strangest political Campaign year within memory. Vice president Spiro Agnew stalks the land like a great cat. People love him or hate him. He is accused of polarizing our society hut if you look at the effect he has had on the political races you Are bound to reach a most singular conclusion he has effectively Depolarized or homogenized the candidates both in the major parties and in the splinter groups in new York Connecticut and Virginia. Never have we seen such a me too gang As we now have running for office. They All talk exactly alike. By their behaviour the candidates Are saying that they consider Spiro Agnew too per cent right. When the democratic nominee for governor in California Jesse Unruh rushes to the colleges to match the incumbent Republican gov Ronald Reagan in denunciations of Campus violence he is saying a Spiro knows when the democratic no Mirilee for senator in Texas Lloyd Bentsen jr., vies with Republican Bush in making a pitch for the conservative vote he is campaigning on Sprio s terms. Its the same thing in Illinois where Democrat Adlai Stevenson the third tries to Budge the incumbent senator Republican Ralph Smith to one Side for a seat up front on the Law and order bandwagon. Adlai knows that Sprio has been articulating the Hopes and fears of the Illinois electorate. In Connecticut the three senatorial candidates Republican w e i c k e a Democrat Duffey and Independent Dodd All come up with plans for rehabilitating narcotics addicts. Spiro has been plugging the narcotics Issue too. Everybody is against crime permissiveness rioting arson filth in the air and in the water. Well Hasni to Spiro been the voice of everybody Why then should the Man be condemned1 As a a a polarizing influence Why should he be so hated too partly it is because Agnew has been Able to show that Many of the democratic candidates Are Johnny come late lies in exploiting what has been called a the social and partly it goes Back to the rather dead Issue of Vietnam Cambodia. What Many of the democrats Are up against is their identification with a the kids in the Campus Ruck uses Over Cambodia last Spring and the Vietnam moratorium marches last fall. It May be unfair to identify Joe Duffey in Connecticut or Jesse a Junruh in California or Adlai Stevenson in Illinois or Joe Tydings in Maryland All of whom Hope to win seats in the next . Senate with Campus violence. But they were All doves on Vietnam and therefore sympathetic to the students. This is of course guilt by past association. Maybe it play any part in this Campaign. But when a politician has just made a record for himself of guessing wrong on an Issue he can hardly blame the opposition for making use of it. The a kids a in the minds of Many of the Over-30 voters Are rightly or wrongly synonymous with the permissiveness and the Unes thetic appearance that Spiro Agnew 1ms been denouncing. So if a political was Busy supporting the kids just six months ago How can he be trusted to be for a rather strict Law and order position now this is the question that Agnew has planted in Many minds. Despite the squeals of the democrats that they Are being wronged the suspicion can hardly be erased in the last two weeks of a vituperative Campaign. Too the reason Agnew is effective now is that Richard Nixon guessed right on the vietnamese Issue last Spring. He said he had ordered the cambodian operation As a measure of limiting the War in time which is a More important consideration to american mothers and fathers than limiting it Iii space. He promised that his action would pay off in a Vietnam izing the War and bringing Home the a a grunts a the frontline . Infantrymen. If the South vietnamese should prove incapable of exploiting the advantages which the cambodian incursion has handed to them president Nixon will ultimately suffer from the resulting disillusionment. But As of the moment a and it is a moment that will extend past elec Lon Day a a he looks to be right. So the great cat Agnew can stalk the land making the democratic doves of yesteryear look like inept politicians. It May not be fair. But if the shoe were on the other foot Agnew himself would be the victim of unfair tactics. After All it Wasny to convicted murderer killed in courtroom Chicago up a a convicted murderer sentenced to death in the electric chair tried to Force an escape monday by holding a revolver to a Deputy sheriffs head but was shot and killed i a courtroom shootout. Two other men were also shot. A too Gene Lewis 28, described by police As a one of Chicago a most dangerous and cunning criminals a was hit by four bullets. He died in heavy attack on cambodians Rice bowl phenom penh up a Viet Cong and North vietnamese units today launched their heaviest attack in cambodians Rice bowl in the seven months of the War but cambodian forces killed 42 of the attackers in the ensuing Battle cambodian Field reports said. The reports said the communists attacked at Samrong 162 Miles Northwest of phenom penh in the largest Rice producing area still under cambodian government control. Too the u. S. Command in Saigon said Field reports showed no american troops killed in Vietnam sunday the first time since sept. 27 the command had issued such a no fatality report. But three crewmen were missing in a helicopter crash a presumably As result of hostile fire a military spokesmen said. The command did not say where the copter was downed because search and Rescue operations were still under Way. Too Viet Cong and North vietnamese gunners struck with mortars six Miles Northeast of Saigon Early today in their closest bombardment to the capital in three months. Only Light damage resulted in the attack against a South vietnamese in a a tion. Field reports Reading the Cam Nurhan High command said cambodian troops at Samrong also captured three communist soldiers two machine guns one b40 rocket launcher 30 bags of plastic explosives and Large quantities of ammunition and medical supplies. A seventh floor corridor of the Cook county criminal courts building. An assistant states attorney and a court Bailiff were wounded in the gunfire. One was hit in the hip the other in the hand. Too sheriff Joseph i. Woods said preliminary investigation indicated a gun had been passed to Lewis by another prisoner in a a a bullpen on the sixth floor. Lewis put the gun to the head of a Deputy and forced him to accompany him to the seventh floor by a rear elevator. When Lewis reached the seventh floor Woods said he forced another Deputy to give him a gun. The shooting started almost immediately afterwards. Too witnesses said Lewis was Cut Down by four bullets when he tried to break out of the courtroom into the corridor his hostage apparently had freed himself in the Exchange of bullets. Lewis was convicted of the nov. 8, 1962, slaying of a guard on a Check cashing truck during a $38,-000 robbery of a Des Plaines iu., firm. He had been convicted of murder and had been sentenced to die in the electric chair. Break in of hormone school Farmington a a break in sunday night at Harmony Community High school netted thieves nothing but Small change taken from the pop and paper vending machines in the commons. Entry to the building was gained by breaking a window in the Home economics room. Glass was also broken in the general office and supt. Donald Walton a office but nothing was taken there. The break in was discovered by a teacher on sunday afternoon. Van Buren county sheriff Orville Lee is investigating. Sample ballots in this Issue Sample ballots of the three that will be presented to voters in Henry county when they go to the polls on november 3 Are published in this Issue of the news. They include the general ballot the ballot for election of judges and a ballot on amendments to the Constitution which is divided into four parts. Of one of the four amendments is relative to changing the Constitution so that the length of time of residence before voting can be changed. Another is relative to the number of senatorial and representative districts. Another is relative to calling a constitutional convention. The fourth one in third place on the ballot is a mystery unless you have a copy of the Constitution or have been told what it Means. It asks a shall the following amendment to the Constitution be adopted Section thirteen 13 of article five v of the Constitution of the state of Iowa As amended by amendment four 4 of the amendments of eighteen Hundred eighty four 1884 is hereby the Section referred to Calls for the election of a county attorney every two years. Repealing of the Section evidently will in effect eliminate the county attorney from being an elected official. Lawnmower stolen John Vandenberg 604 n. Lincoln has reported to police that a Lawnmower had been stolen from his Patio while he was on vacation. Dignitaries from distance to speak at inaugural ceremonies five commanding officers present for ceremony the five commanding officers of the local National guard Over the years since it was first established were present for the dedication and open House saturday. They Are from left capt. Roger Galer it. Col. Derrald Martin major William Tackenberg capt. Richard Roach and capt. Larry e. Lam be the present Garrison commander. Search for three suspects in kidnapping those seated on the platform and several of them taking part in the dedicating program at the new National guard armory saturday were from left brigadier general Ronald Woodin state senator Richard Stephens e. A. Hayes speaking for it. Pleasant congressman Fred Schwengle who gave the principal address major general Joseph g. May Iowa state adjutant general who introduced the speaker capt. Larry Lampe who presided state senator Wilson Davis and col. Thoma Hannum who spoke on behalf of brigadier general Joseph b. Fiat commander of troops state of Iowa who could not be present because of illness. Dedication and open House held at armory some 300 persons Many of whom were present for the dedication ceremony visited the new National guard armory at the saturday afternoon open House. They saw the excellent new facility and also equipment which the guard uses. Some of the pieces Are regularly kept Here and others were brought in for the special showing. Congressman Fred Schwengel in the principal address briefly reviewed the history of the predecessors of the guard from Early Days in . History called attention to the dangers of a Strong military taking Over in some countries and praised the National guard. E. A. Hayes called attention to the importance of the National guard in the Community aside from the military from a payroll Point of View but emphasized the importance of the unit because of the people in it and what they do for the Community. He cited some of the benefits in working with Young people for example. Major general May spoke about the facility and commented that rep. Schwengel is a Friend of the guard. Father Spiegel gave the invocation and Benediction. Capt. Larry Lampe presided. A temporary platform had been erected in the Drill Hall and chairs placed for the ceremony. Supreme court hears 18-year vote Case Washington up the Congress could not deprive them of this authority. The nine justices asked Only a few questions As they and a mostly Youthful audience listened to dignitaries from a distance and from the local Community will form the inaugural party St speak at ceremonies for the inauguration of or. Louis a. Haselmayer As 23rd president of Iowa Wesleyan College sunday october 25, at 3 ., in the Chapel auditorium. Or. Willard l. Boyd president of the University of Iowa will bring greetings on behalf of the regents institutions. Or. Ralph c. John president of Simpson College will speak for the private colleges of Iowa and or. C. W. Callison superintendent of the Southeast Iowa Community College Burlington will speak on behalf of the Community colleges. Or. Robert Formanek superintendent of schools of it. Pleasant. Will be the speaker for the secondary and elementary schools so Many months ago that the democrats were gleefully exploiting a couple of Spiro a gaffes to make him seem like a Clown. They showed no mercy when Spiro Agnew was Spiro who distributed by King features Syndicate of Iowa. The Hon. Charles Hanna mayor of it. Pleasant will bring greetings from the Community. The Rev. Or. Fred Miller Iowa Wesleyan 1930, administrative assistant to Bishop James s. Thomas of the Iowa annual conference of the United methodist Church will speak for the conference since Bishop Thomas is on an evangelistic Mission to South America. Speaking for the trustees will be or. E. A. Hayes Iowa Wesleyan 1925 for the faculty professor Burton p. Mahle chairman of the faculty for the students David Johnston president of the student body for the alumni Roger d. Williams Iowa Wesleyan 1960, president of the Iowa Wesleyan alumni association. The invocation will be Given by the Rev. Or. George shells a trustee of the College and superintendent of the Muscatine District of the Iowa conference of the United methodist Church. The Benediction will be pronounced by the it. Rev. Or. Russell t. Rauscher Iowa Wesleyan 1938. Bishop of the diocese of Nebraska of the episcopal Church. Supreme court listened a mostly in silence a today to arguments that Congress violated the Constitution by passing a Federal Law to allow All 18-year-Olds to vote. The prime argument used by arguments. Representatives of states Challenge Congress relied on the 14th ing the new Law was that the right amendment s guarantee it equal to set voter qualifications rested Protection of the Laws As the firmly with the states and that prime basis for the legislative a tion taking the position that 18-_ year Olds were denied equal protect tion in states where they were not allowed to vote. Montreal up a police today discovered the House where they believed Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte was held for a week before his assassination by the French Canadian separatists who kidnapped him. Authorities converged on the now deserted White Frame Bungalow just South of Montreal Early this morn pm Murf ii i i sgt. Derrell Goddard whose leadership has had much to do with the Success of the local National guard Over the years holds a plaque presented to him in Observance of the open House saturday by his wife and their daughter. Donna. Two arrests in Kent Case Texas attacked the reasoning in its arguments against the Law. Prof. Charles Alan Wright of the University of Texas representing Kent Ohio up a a sociology the state in the High court Amu professor and a drug Pusher were ments said a it is hard to visualize the first two persons arrested today any other act of Congress tha under indictments handed Down could not be justified just As easily to Wright said no one Ever seriously argued that Congress had such authority until it passed the voting rights Law last Spring. Robbery at Iowa Bank by a special state grand jury which investigated the shooting deaths of four students at Kent state University. Or. Thomas s. Lough 42, an instructor at Kent state surrendered voluntarily at the Portage county courthouse in nearby Ravenna. Lough was indicted by the special state grand jury on a charge of inciting to riot. Randall up a Early morning conviction on the charge carries burglars stole an undetermined a maximum penalty of a $1,000 Fine amount of coins negotiable Bonds j and one to three years in jail. And travellers checks from the Randall state Bank in this Hamilton j Richard c. Felber 21, Akron county Community today. Ohio a Kent state dropout was thieves apparently disabled the served in his cell at the Portage Banks alarm system and forced the county jail where he was awaiting front door lock t0 Gan entry shortly Transfer to the mansfied state re a before Dawn. For Matory on a drug Selling convict an act Tylene Torch was used to j tion. Cut through doors leading to the j safety Deposit boxes and the Cash vault but an attempt to Cut into Small Safe containing the Banks currency failed. The thieves ransacked the Cash vault strewing the i Waukon up a a Rural floor with papers and coins of eve Waukon Man was killed sunday1 cry denomination when he slipped and fell about 20 Hamilton county sheriff e. R. A feet from the top of a Corn crib on j Lear stated that the intruders were his farm. Apparently frightened from the authorities said Leonard Steele i scene. Fri and Iowa state Bureau 54, was a installing a Grain elevator of criminal investigation agents Chute on top of the com crib when have been called in to Aid county he lost his footing and fell. 1 authorities in the investigation. Open House at schools next week american education week will be observed oct. 25 31 this year. It. Pleasant Community schools will have open House at All centers the schedule is As follows elementary schools within it. Pleasant monday evening oct. 26 pleasant Lawn and Salem tuesday evening oct. 27 7th and 8th grades and High school wednesday evening. Oct. 22 this offers the Public a Fine Opportunity to visit the schools meet school personnel and get a View of each learning environment. It is hoped that All parents and the Public will make plans to take advantage of this Opportunity to show their interest and support of it. Pleasant Community schools. High court to Rule on gun control Washington up a the supreme court agreed today to Rule this term on the constitutionality of the Federal gun control Law. It accepted for review and eventual decision a lower court Case from California which held that the controversial 1958 Law was unconstitutional because its registration provisions subjected a person to possible self incrimination. The government appealed the . District court decision arguing it would Render ineffective Federal control Over a variety of dangerous weapons. The controversial Law enacted in 1c68 requires registration of the Sale or Transfer of firearms other than Hunting and sporting guns with the Treasury department. Too i in other actions before hearing opening arguments on the new Law extending the vote to 18-year-Olds, the court agreed to hear an Appeal of Vincent f. Mcgee jr., a divinity student who claimed he was illegally classified 1a and convicted of draft evasion after he mailed his partially burned draft card in 1967 to president Lyndon b. Johnson. Accepted for review the conviction of a new York Art dealer accused of Disho Noring the american Flag by a window display which converted the Flag into a sex Symbol. Refused to decide whether the United states violated the u. Ireland treaty of Friendship by taxing Irish and scotch whiskers at a higher rate than similar Domestic products. Turned Down a Challenge to the authority of the Federal Trade commission to prohibit future acquisitions of companies by a firm in the same line of business. Ing after receiving a tip from an Anonymous caller who warned the House was Booby trapped. There was no immediate word on whether. Traps were found. Too with the discovery the search for i three suspected kidnappers focused on the area despite the chilling knowledge that finding them could Cost the life of their second hostage British Diplomat James r. Cross. Police set up Road blocks of i Bridges Between the City and the j South Shore of the province across the St. Lawrence River. Killed in fall from top of crib dismiss charge against Seale Chicago up it a u. S. District judge Julius j. Hoffman who once ordered Black Panther Leader Bobby Seale bound and gagged in the trial of the a Chicago seven a today dismissed riot conspiracy charges against him. Seale had been still scheduled to face trial Here on charges of conspiring with seven other persons to incite riots at the 1368 democratic National convention. However Hoffman dismissed the riot conspiracy charges today without comment at the request of us. District attorney William j. Bauer. Seale National chairman of the Black Panther party is also facing murder conspiracy charges in Connecticut. New form for Community theatre something new a for actors and Aud erne alike a will be presented november 7 and 8 at Iowa Wes Leyan science Hall by the it. Pheasant Community theatre As striation. Curtain time will be 8 . For the readers theatre production a new form of theatre production for the local group. Two play readings will be presented a a it a hard to be hip Over thirty and a the Brick and Tho Rose. Many definitions and variations Are possible of readers or chamber theatre. Essentially it is a production without costumes set or movement. The actors read their parts often while seated. Such a production Calls for great skill for the actors must capture the audience with their voices and facial expressions alone. Many plays have been written for this theatre form. A John Browne a body and a Don Juan in hello Are two Well known productions of the readers theatre Type. A a it a hard to be hip Over thirty is a comedy subtitled a and other tragedies of married life. Burt and Marilyn Mahle will present this dialogue concerning the Pitfalls and pratfalls of married life. A the Brick and the Rose is called a a collage for it is a drama of Ding addiction with ten actors playing 46 roles. These actors Are Larry Peterman. Al Rodee Linda Williams Darrell Rodd Dale Winters Kay Young Marty Lange Dave Rabedeaux Terry Neil and j John Burrow. Remnants of food and clothing were found in the House located less than half a mile from the military Airport in St. Hubert quec., where the Quebec liberation front Fly car containing Laportes bloody body was found saturday authorities said. A Young girl who lived in the neighbourhood said three men and a girl whom she described As a hippie types a moved into the House in april or May. She told a radio interviewer they drove the same kind / of car used to Kidnap Laporte. Cross pleaded sunday for the government to capitulate to his captors demands. Too but Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau who observed his 51st birthday sunday in a Day of National mourning and crisis indicated no willingness to bargain with the two Small bands of terrorists who hold Cross and already have assassinated Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte. Denouncing the Fly As Quot a Small band of twisted men who offer Canada a no solutions except Muar Der a Trudeau said in a television report to the nation a we must expect that these vicious men May attempt again to shake oui but he predicted they would fall. A the Fly has sown the seeds of their own destruction a he said. Suming the demand of the Quebec liberation front which seek an Independent and socialist Quebec nation for the release of Jet Fly agents and the payment of $500,000 Ransom in Gold Bullion Trudeau would not go beyond his earlier offer of free passage to Cuba for Cross captors if they would release the 49-year-old briton. Too Laportes bloody body his hands bound behind him was found saturday night in the trunk of the car in which he had been kidnapped oct. To. The discovery plunged Canada into despair. The Fly Kidnap suspects sought by police were cab Driver Mare Carbonneau 37, and teacher paid Rose 27, who wears a Castro style Beard and is known to have twice visited Cuba. A plea from Cross in two Handwritten notes left in a Telephone Booth sunday echoed the pathetic message Laporte addressed to his close Friend and political Leader Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa five Days before his murder. A the Success of this search a he had written a would be my death lights damaged at old armory Light bulbs and fixtures in the old National guard armory on South Walnut were riddled by a person or persons who broke into the building sometime in the last month. The damage to some 40 to 50 fixtures mostly of the Floures cent Type was discovered a few Days ago when sgt. Derrell Goddard happened to go to the building. Many of the fixtures Are High in the building and the damage evidently was done with Pellet. Rifles. Glass was scattered widely Over the floors. Entrance was gained by breaking open a Back door. The building had been locked securely or what was thought to be securely after a previous break in had been discovered some weeks ago. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon kissing shortens life a that is single life
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