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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news a dirt in vol. 92, no. 249 it. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening october 22, 1970 Price to cents Jeffrey Hart 1970 hinge of history president Nixon and his closest political advisors regard the . Senate As now constituted not Only As a cautious nuisance a As on Haynsworth Carswell the abm the Cooper Church Hatfield Mcgovern charades and so on a but in fact As an outright political aberration even a monstrosity. A generally unknown bit of Nixon biography shed an interesting Light on All this and upon the significance of the 1970 congressional elections. I Learned from Robert Finch the presidents advisor on Domestic affairs that the Only time Nixon coolly and seriously considered retiring from politics was in 19,58. Several others times in the passion of the moment he had said he was through in 1952, during the fund uproar he had actually written out his resignation from the Republican ticket but Murray Cho Tiner Tore the paper up recognizing it for the momentary impulse that it was and in 1962, in his last press conference he had loudly bowed out. But in contrast to these emotional moments his reflections in 1958 were a matter of sober professional judgment. The off year elections in 1958 were a Republican catastrophe. Ike reigning High above party off somewhere in the empyrean had allowed the Republican political organization to decay. In the closing Days of the Campaign his intervention was widely recognized As the pro forma exercise it in fact was and naturally it proved futile. Too Richard Nixon had campaigned furiously but the elections proved to be a democratic landslide. In governorships the democrats shot up from 29-19 to 34-14, despite Rockefeller a notable win in new York. More typical was the coup de Grace administered by Pat Brown to the eminent Bill Knowland in California. In the House the democrats transformed a respectable 235-200 count to a lopsided 282-152. But the Senate was the payoff. There they went from a squeaky 49-47 to a dominating 62-34. After this election Nixon wandering disconsolately through the ruins of the Republican party wondered aloud to Finch whether the Republican nomination in would be Worth anything. In Quot a Good Deal about the history of american political parties and in historical perspective he knew How difficult it would be to recover from a defeat of these proportions. He seriously considered getting out of politics altogether. The democrats who entered the Senate in 1958, moreover were smiled upon by destiny. They had gained office during the Indian summer not to say senescence of the Eisenhower administration they were up for re election in 1964, another bizarre year when Johnson sandbagged Coldwater. And now again six years later Many of them Are up for a third term. Some of the 1958 democratic victories were indeed aberrations. What was All out Liberal Vance Hartke doing As the representative of normally Republican Indiana what was Stephen Young doing in normally Republican Ohio Long the secure seat of John Bricker Philip Hart picked up the chips in once Republican Michigan Gene Mccarthy came in for Minnesota and William Proxmire named to Joe Mccarthy sold seat in Wisconsin was elected for a full six year term. If most of these names sound familiar and Well similar they ought to they constitute the hard Core of Ultra liberals who have Given the administration such a hard time on so Many important issues who have made the Senate indeed so grotesquely imperfect a reflection of National sentiment. The 1958 election As Nixon saw clearly at the time constituted a turning Point politically. The huge democratic majorities gained then and sustained in 1964 were the foun Dation of ten years of Liberal government. They made possible the new Frontier the great society and All the rest of it. Represent students at in c inauguration the students of Iowa Wesleyan College will be widely represented at the inauguration of or. Louis a. Rase layer As 23rdi president of Iowa Wesleyan College at 3 ., sunday in the Chapel auditorium. David Johnston president of the students will bring the official greetings of the students during the ceremonies. The four assistant marshals will be students Michael j. Perelman Boyce Rosemond . Ready to discuss . Proposal Paris up a u. S. Ambassador David k. E. Bruce told communist negotiators today the United states was ready to discuss an eight Point Viet Cong peace proposal As Well As a plan set Forth by president Nixon but that the communists were resorting to threadbare propaganda. Bruces statement deploring the Lack of a reasoned discussions followed a Hanoi charge at today a negotiating session that the Nixon plan refused to negotiate a Complete withdrawal of u. S. Troops but instead was aimed at a prolonged american occupation of South Vietnam. Bruce for the second consecutive week told newsmen after the session that a we of course do not take these Hasty generalizations by the communists As their final instead of joining in a search for a negotiated settlement at the peace table Bruce told the communist negotiators a unfortunately you have chosen instead to denounce the presidents proposals in their entirety resorting to threadbare propaganda slogans rather than engaging in reasoned there is evidence now that we May be at just such a turning Point again Only in a Republican direction. A recent voter Survey commissioned by the new York times for example finds that in new York the most Liberal state in the Union More people characterize themselves As conservative 34.98 percent than Liberal 22.9 percent. Conservatives and moderates constituted a huge majority As against the liberals Barry Coldwater was obviously premature in desiring to saw off the state from the rest of the nation. The analyses of Kevin Phillips and of Scammon and Watten candidates caravan in District Davenport a the Schwengel for Congress committee is Spon a org la Republican candidates caravan which will tour the first District on tuesday october 27 and wednesday october 28. Heading the list of candidates on the caravan will be congressman Fred Schwengel. Mrs. Schwengel will also be on he tour. Governor Robert Ray will be represented by two a Ray it. Governor Roger Jepsen will be represented by his wife Dee Jepsen. Secretary and mrs. Melvin Synhorst will be on the caravan As Well As state treasurer Maurice Balinger. Secretary of agriculture l. B. Liddy will be on the caravan on wednesday. State auditor Lloyd Smith will also join the caravan. Mary Louise Smith Des Moines Republican National committee woman and mrs. Pat Pardun Brandon Republican state vice chairman will be on the caravan As Well. On tuesday october 27 the caravan will begin in Davenport and will be in Tipton Wilton Junction Muscatine Columbus Junction in the morning. After stopping in Washington for lunch the caravan will be in Kalona Iowa City Marengo and Williamsburg. The group will attend the Chili supper at Swedesburg on tuesday evening being sponsored by a friends of Fred Quot and honouring congressman Fred Schwengel. The Public is cordially invited to attend the Chili supper at the Swedesburg Parish Hall. Serving will begin at 6 pm. And the supper will be 75 cents. The caravan will spend tuesday night in it. Pleasant. On wednesday october 28, the caravan will be in Fairfield Keosauqua Farmington Donnellson Keokuk fort Madison morning Sun and Wapello. The caravan will end in Davenport on wednesday evening at the annual Northwest Turner rally for Republican candidates. Robert Scott Hebden and Thomas Zgela. In addition every student organization on Campus will be represented in the procession by its president or official Delegate. Student organization representatives will be turn Killoran co chairman of the student Union Board president of business and economics club. Patricia Seaman co chairman of tile student Union Board. Michael Rosen chief Justice of Superior court Alpha Psi Omega. Marcia Henderson chief Justice of Sheaffer Trieschmann Hall court. Archie r. Jones jr., chief Justice of Hershey Hall court. Thakoor Persaud chief Justice of Mckibbin Hall court. Nardine Pekarek president of Sheaffer Trieschmann Hall. John Sloan president of Mckibbin Hall Chol Schoonover associate editor of Iowa Wesleyan courier. David Lee editor of the croaker. Edward j. Bolden manager of Kama student radio. James Campbell president of Blue key National Honor fraternity. Judy a. Bethmann president of qui est president of a Cappella choir president of Delta Omicron. Holly and John Boucek president of religious life Council. Barbara Bishop president of panhellenic. Faye Terrell Dean of pledges of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Mona Goss president of Alpha i Delta. Barbara Beck president of i Beta Phi. Rozella Lister president of Zeta Tau Alpha. I Jack Haggerty president of in Ter fraternity Council. J. Roger fix president of Lamia Chi Alpha fraternity. Duane both president of Phi Delta Theta. Joseph h., Shaffer president of Phi Kappa Tau. Ctm Albert president of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Dwight Barnett president of Black student organization. John Cody president of Beta Beta Beta. Archie r. Jones jr., president of Iowa Wesleyan chemical society Pat Lueder president of Kappa i. Richard Dewein president of Phi my Alpha sinfonia. Carl Frank Secretary of Psi Lambda. Marie Spinozzi president of Sigma Tau Delta. Mary Weidmer president protein of Adam Smith club. Susan Rose president of Ellen Richards club. Nancy Van waning Secretary of International club. Fred Chenevey math physics club. Cathy Erickson masques. Beth Slater vice president of Oxford club. Pamela Fetter acting president of student Iowa state education association. Susan Weller president of Young democrats. Jim Jones president of menus intramural Council. Linda Collins president of women a recreation association. Dan Kelly president letter men a club. Donna Meek president of Perm Carol Campbell president of tigers Pride. Donna Ladin cheerleaders. It. P. City Council authorizes sanitary Landfill agreement would you believe smokeless a the Blue flame makes a pass Over the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where it has set its sights on bettering the world land Speed record of 600.601 . It Burns smokeless fuel that Cloud is vapor and Salt. Nixon and Gromyko in private meeting Washington up a presi j Gromyko chatted amiably while Dent Nixon met with soviet foreign photographers recorded the event. Minister Andrei Gromyko for More newsmen overheard Nixon ask than two hours today and the White the soviet foreign minister when he House said the discussion a was help was last in the presidential Oval Ful for laying the basis of improved office relations tween the United states and the soviet press Secretary Ronald Ziegler characterizing the meeting a Nixon a first with a top ranked soviet official since he took office 21 months ago a said a for our part i can say the discussions were Ziegler added that the president would devote a major part of his address before the United nations Friday to the subject of .-russian relations. Too before getting Down to substantive bargaining the president and two years Gromyko replied. A that was while or. Johnson was president a Nixon said. A the last time i remember you being Here was in �?T59.�?� too Sittin in on the meeting were Secretary of state William p. Rogers Nixon a National Security adviser Henry a. Kissinger soviet ambassador Anatoly f. Dobrynin and a soviet interpreter. Among items on the Nixon Gromyko Agenda were the new . Indochina peace plan and limitation of strategic nuclear weapons. Postmasters of District meet postmasters from Iowa District f met in it. Pleasant wednesday for their annual regional meeting with a general Assembly during the morning session and seminars in the afternoon. The meeting and luncheon was held at the Iris 103 attended from the District which includes most of Southeastern Iowa. William Mcdonnough Deputy regional director from St. Louis mo., was the principal speaker and Joseph l. Cooney District f. Chairman was in charge of the program. Wendell t. Smith postmaster of the it. Pleasant postal facility served As official Host. The City Council approved a contract with Donald e. Whaley owner of the Don Whaley construction company for the operation of a sanitary Landfill at the regular Council meeting wednesday evening. Under the terms of the agreement Whaley will be paid $1,200 per month by the City and also make the following charges for dumping City Rural Resi residents dents car Load $ .50 $1.00 pickup too 2.00 pickup a rack 2.00 3.50 truck 4.00 6.00 Brush 5.00 7.00 the difference in charges Between City and Rural residents will be credited Back to the City by Whaley As a credit against the Basic $1,200 monthly management fee. Up Agnew cites Culver As one not speaking for Iowa the Landfill will be located at the site of the present City dump and will extend North to include acres owned by Whaley. It will be operated in accordance with All local state and Federal Laws which includes covering All trash and debris within 24 hours of dumping Whaley will Start stripping and Stock piling dirt Early in november and the Landfill is expected to be in operation in december which includes cleaning up and sealing the present City dump. Too the Council sanitation committee met with the Henry county Board of supervisors on three occasions in a futile attempt to obtain county financial participation the same As those established fat City users. Edward King chairman of the sanitation committee stated that the county will Levy a a Mill tax for Landfill operation but refused to utilize any part of these funds to participate in the Cost of the new Landfill. The three trailer courts located outside the City limits were mentioned As among the Rural residents who were being penalized by a double dumping charges due to the Lack of consideration by the Board of supervisors according to King. Too the Council also expressed concern Over the increased Cost that business firms will have in disposing of their trash and refuse. Commercial haulers will receive a 20 percent discount from Whaley bub their a user charges will be charged Back to the business firms in the form of increased pick up rates. The Council also authorized City attorney Roger Galer to write a letter to Frank Vandersnick instructing him to remove his dog Pound from the area of the new Landfill. Cedar rapids Iowa up a vice president Spiro t. Agnew encountered heavy heckling today on the first Stop of a Cross country Campaign tour where he charged that democrats in Congress Are dominated by a a Little band of unwilling the hecklers at Cedar rapids Airport interrupted agnews speech several times with chants of a peace now peace now a Agnew responded directly to the hecklers. Referring sarcastically to men who dominate the opposition a will a Little band of Radical liberals in Washington with no constituency but each other succeed in frustrating the will of the new majority of the american people a Agnew asked. A for will that majority its membership no longer silent its cause just its strength increasing Rise up and reject the men blocking the Way to Progress and property a Agnew was to speak in Tucson ariz., later in the Day and in Hart Berg tend to confirm the shift nationally. In 1958, Nixon at length decided to stay in politics he survived the lean the Locust years and he is doing everything within his Power to reverse the results of that election 12 years ago. Distributed by King features Syndicate w Oman injured in Accident Helen Cotter 74, Columbus Junction suffered a broken right Arm head cuts and possible other injuries when the car she was driving went off a Road two Miles East and two Miles North of Winfield at 3 . Wednesday. The Accident occurred near the Myers Rossiter farm. Rossiter took her to a Winfield doctors office and she was taken on to memorial Hospital Here by ambulance. Miss Cotter was driving West when her car left the Road and went into a ditch. The 1963 Stude Baker was totally damaged. The Accident was investigated by Henry county authorities. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon the greatest liar that appears can often be our self made fears. Their a a peace placards the vice Ford Conn Friday and return to president said a i appreciate your support very much but your signs speak with a forked Agnew apparently was not upset by the protesters who were As vocal As he has encountered in his campaigning. In his speech he said a a Little band of unwilling men who dominate the opposition Congress has been fighting the Nixon administration every step of the Way. A in the last six weeks i have been moving quietly about the country suggesting softly to american voters a Agnew said a that the time has come to rid Congress of the Radical liberalism that is deliberately and consciously frustrating the mandate the american people grave president Nixon in the fall of 1968.�?� Agnew applied the a Radical Liberal designation to rep. John c. Culver one of the two democrats in the Iowa delegation in the House of representatives. He endorsed the candidacy of Republican Cole my Martin a broadcast newsman and said a any television newscaster who gets my endorsement has got to be quite a Agnew said Culver a does not speak for he compared Culver with other political figures a who do not speak for their people at Home because they Are too Busy reflecting the political views of their soulmates in Georgetown and a respect for America respect for Law respect for the dollars you earn that a what this administration has been fighting for a Agnew said in prepared remarks. A and who has been fighting us every step of the Way a Little band of unwilling Washington saturday release four to save four Mexico City up a a plane arrived Here today with four leftist guerrillas released by the Costa rican government to prevent the murder of four . Citizens aboard an Airliner hijacked to Cuba. The identities of the . Citizens have not been disclosed. A special Lacsa dc6 plane flew the related guerrillas to Mexico City from san Jose Costa Rica. Six secret servicemen accompanied the guerrillas. The americans were among 44 persons aboard a Lacsa Airliner hijacked by guerrillas on wednesday. Kidney foundation offers special trick or treat Candy Home owners who enjoy giving special treats to neighbourhood children out for a halloween evening of a trick or treat can Purchase a Large sack of hard Candy for $1.00 from the kidney foundation. Mrs. James hitch Henry county chairman for the National kidney foundation has received a Large Quantity of the Candy in special halloween sacks and the 50c of the Purchase Price goes to the foundation for kidney research. Two years ago the citizens of it. Pleasant and Henry county raised nearly $15,000 to Purchase a Haemodialysis machine for installation at memorial Hospital and to help treat Bobby hitch. Persons who wish to Purchase the Candy should phone 385-4116 or 385-3979 during the evening for free delivery. Earlier in the meeting Burton Mahle and other residents in the North part of it. Pleasant discussed the flooding following heavy Rains and serious sewer problems. The biggest problem according to City superintendent William Hayward Are the Large number of Homes dumping storm water into the sanitary sewer system. These Homes Are being checked one by one he said and where these conditions exist the Home owners must in the Landfill project. Such parti i direct the flow of Down spouts into citation would have made it pos-1 storm sewers rather than the a in sible to reduce the Rural charges to tary system. In addition. B. E. Seeley j Well known citizen Dies Benjamin e. Seeley 74, prominent Stockman Farmer and banker died on thursday morning at the being made by the City to improve Hayward said the City intends to construct an underground overflow Between the storm and sanitary system to relieve the Back up of water during periods of High run off and flow. He also is investigating the use of High capacity pumps and mentioned the 500 gallon per minute capacity of the old fire truck which could be utilized. Mahle and the others expressed their appreciation for the efforts Complete program against rubella Des Moines up a Iowa health commissioner or. Arnold Reeve today announced the statewide immunization program against rubella has been completed. As of wednesday when 1,850 school children in Iowa county were vaccinated against the German measles children in All 99 have their children immunized a against the disease. Reeve said it will now be the responsibility of Iowa parents a to have their children immunized against rubella when they Are 1-year-old.�?� Harlan House where he had made his Home since the death of his wife two years ago. Members of the hotel staff realized that or. Seeley had not appeared at breakfast and found him in a coma in his room. A doctor and ambulance was summoned but death came before they had arrived presumably from a stroke. Or. Seeley was born at la Crew Iowa on june 8, 1896. The son of former senator w. B. And Eliza both Ketcham Seeley. He attended it. Pleasant schools and received a a degree from the University of Iowa in 1922. The b. E. See Leys bedded for Many years on their farm Row owned and operated by the Theodore Hueners and later resided at 400 Broadway and on Park Avenue in it. Pleasant. He had served As a director of the Henry county savings Bank for Many years and was a director at the time of his death. Survivors include the three children Susan mrs. Darrell Barke Dubuque Judson Seeley Donnellson Nancy mrs. Robert Beattie Coyanosa tex., twelve grandchildren one sister mrs. Florence Lodwick Burlington and several nieces and nephews. The conditions and eliminate basement flooding. Too in other action the Council a passed a Resolution which will vacate Railroad Street located just East of Cherry Street North of Van Allen school and convey the property to adjoining land owners. A passed a Resolution feeding a Small tract to Vega industries and releasing the Industrial mortgage on this parcel so Vega can finance the construction of their new addition a adopted ordinance which would prohibit parking in front of the High school Annex Suring school hours and make other parking changes about the City a approved a building permit to the Eugene Smith construction company for Interior changes in the former Spurgeon building owned by Iowa business investment. The changes include an 8 Inch Concrete Block Wall on the first floor which divides the building ads to the East and Vamp re to the West. A noted that the Airport runway lights Are Back in operation. Too councilman King reported that he was preceded in death by his the committee and other cloy of wife Martha in april 1968. Funeral arrangements Are pending at the Crane Ewart Young funeral Home High interest and unemployment planned says Mezvinsky congressional candidate Edward Mezvinsky contends High interest rates and wide scale unemployment were planned. A they did no to Democrat said. Just happen a the while asserting that expansion of the Economy was the cure for inflation Mezvinsky outlined his plan for relieving wage earners a threatened with the loss of their Homes. The government ought to establish a loan program for people Laid off work and unable to meet their he said. A the government would lend the Money at Low interest with the wage earner paying the Money the ways available for Back upon returning to his Job. Government must do something Mezvinsky speaking at Iowa Wesleyan College Here today said interest rates Are a crucial Issue in this election year because it is the result of the Nixon administrations economic policy. A of All reports thefts from his car James Smith 609 Lombardy reported to police at 5 p Wednesday that four Magum Type hubcaps a stereo player and one tape were stolen from his car while it was parked in the metro mail parking lot. The hubcaps Are valued at $80 and the stereo and tape at $79. Fighting inflation the administration chose tight Money at the Cost positive to help relieve the Price of of joblessness and foreclosure said. He inflation and recession a Mezvinsky said. Returned to Mhz Robert Martin. 104 Wapel i county who walked away from the mental health Institute tuesday was taken into custody at Ottumwa thursday morning and was to be i returned to the Institute. Facials met with a or. Vander Iam Highway commission Engineer at Fairfield wednesday afternoon concerning the excess water problem at the intersection of East Washington and Cherry streets during heavy Rains. The Council is interested in getting the Highway commission to share the Cost with the City in constructing a 36 Inch sewer which would run East from the intersection to Highway 218 and South Down a grader ditch. The possible project will be brought before Tim Highway commission in Des Moines for consideration. Too Sexton Ernest septer reported to the Council that the old mausoleum at Forest Home cemetery Iwu been razed and the area cleaned up. It will be used for a baby land he said. A class o Beer permit was renewed for the Gulf 7-11 Quick shop. A cigarette permit was granted fog the pester Derby station
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