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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - September 12, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol 92, no. 215mt. Pleasant Iowa saturday evening september 12, 1970 Price to cents Cloudy these Days by John Chamberlain the businessman and a social responsibility Munich professor Milton Friedman of the University of Chicago whose advice is eagerly sought in Washington even though it is not always followed is one of those refreshing characters who Are willing to stick their necks out on any occasion. He horrified some of his conservative friends when he proposed the a negative income tax a an idea which to his own discomfiture has been perverted to form the Nixon administrations inflationary a family assistance plan. Now Friedman is taking on the Henry Ford los among our businessmen who in their desire to be a progressive a speak of the a social responsibilities of in a controversial speech at the opening session of the Mont Pelerin society of International economists Friedman accused business executives who spend their stockholders Money for social purposes of harming the foundations of the free society. They were he said assuming the Power to impose taxes on stockholders customers and employees which is clearly the function of the politician not the corporate executive. Put this Way there can be no argument about it. The executive is supposed to be the agent who serves the interest of his principal and if this principal or any portion thereof prefers profits to the exercise of corporate Charity at the stockholders and wage earners expense then the executive is obviously betraying his Trust. The Friedman thesis is that the a socially conscious executive is setting himself up As a civil servant even though he remains in name an employee of a private Enterprise. It is no sin to be a civil servant but if one is to impose taxes and make expenditures for a social objectives a then so Friedman says a political machinery must be set up to guide the assessment of taxes and to determine through a political process the objectives to be if the Friedman analysis is valid then our big corporation executives Are indulging in a species of fraud when they try to help the government by hiring a hard cores characters who in the nature of things cannot be As efficient As other people who Are in the Market for jobs. The company executive who decides to put up a Plant in a slum or who makes a general commitment to improve the environment May be inspired by Noble motives but actually he May be playing a subversive role that will undermine the system by which he lives. This is hard doctrine to take and Friedman himself is a Little appalled at his own analytical rigor. A it would be inconsistent of me a he said a to Call on corporate executives to refrain from this hypocritical window dressing because it harms the foundations of a free society. That would be to Call on them to exercise a social responsibility if our institutions and the attitudes of the Public make it in their self interest to cloak their actions in this Way i cannot summon much indignation to denounce even so Friedman went on to say that a there is Only one social responsibility of business a to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so Long As it stays within the rules of the game which is to say engages in open and free Competition without deception or in defense of the a socially conscious corporate executives whom Friedman criticizes it might be argued that they Are responsible to the stockholders for preserving a psychological environment that will enable business to function without incurring the destructive and possibly revolutionary Wrath of the mob. Who knows the corporation that appears to be a a soulless May be inviting a visitation from a a Nader a raiders a or even from a group of nihilistic weathermen who Are adept in the Art of planting bombs. No businessman it can be plausibly alleged can afford in the contemporary anti business climate to neglect his Public relations even if it involves losing Money by hiring the incompetent. Nevertheless we have come to a strange pass when corporations to serve their a image a Are expected to act the Good Samaritan. That As Friedman says should be left to the individual whether he invest in a corporation or is paid by it or buys its product. Friedman has posed a problem that needs much More clarification than has been brought to it and in so doing he has fulfilled his own social responsibility. Schwengel tells of help to communities new London a while attending a treat Day activities Here today congressman Fred Schwengel said a one of the major responsibilities of the first District congressman is to help Small communities take full advantage of development assistance available to Schwengel said in november and december of 1968 he met with mayors and City Council members in each of the twelve first District counties to gain a a better appreciation of their problems and to help them get information on Federal programs which can assist their a we have continued a program of keeping local communities informed. Congressman John Kyi and i sponsored a Community officials conference in Washington d. C. Last february where Federal officials gave first hand information to first District City Schwengel stated communities not represented were sent full summaries of the entire conference. A Southeast Iowa a Many Small communities a said Schwengel a do not have the resources to have Fiill time people to keep track of Federal assistance programs. That is Why As a congressman i have done my Best to be of a my experience and background have equipped me to be effective for Small communities. That is one big reason i want to continue to serve in Congress a Schwengel said. V in. S Fhi f v a it quakes shake wide area of s. California hcs Angeles up a a series of earthquakes Shook a wide area of Southern California today knocking out Power at several locations and breaking windows at others. The strongest Shock began at 7 3 am. Put and lasted 30 second. It was preceded by a lesser Shock and followed by several aftershocks. Radio stations were knocked off the air briefly at san Bernardino and Riverside located about 60 Miles East of los Angeles the largest cities near where the quakes were believed entered. In downtown los Angeles tall buildings swayed. Power also was disrupted in the Santa Monica mountains Section of los Angeles located Northwest of Hollywood. Residents along the Beach areas reported the quake As no major damage was reported. Wreckage cleanup it was a big cleanup Job near Kennedy Airport in new York to Clear up remains of this trans International airlines dc8 that banked and a a disappeared after Takeoff. The la Crew members including seven stewardesses were killed. The charter was in route to Washington to pick up 250 europeans. Blow up planes after removing ast hostages stolen postal Money orders cashed Here nearly $300 in stolen postal Money orders were passed at three super markets Friday evening according to it. Pleasant postmaster Wendell t. Smith. The postal orders were stolen from the South Des Moines Branch Post office and the dating stamp used was Ames Iowa with a Date of september 3rd. The orders All valued at $95 were passed at Walgren a and by Vee food stores in it. Pleasant and Walgren a in new London. Joe Casanova of Walgren a was suspicious of the unidentified subject and obtained the License of the Polk county car. Iowa Law enforcement agencies and us postal inspectors were conducting an intensive search for the car saturday morning. The serial numbers of the stolen postal orders had been distributed to local retail merchants earlier in j the Day Friday. Change taken at Gas station Gary a Shell station was broken into during the night Friday and $10 in Small change was taken. Entrance was gained by breaking a window on the West Side and the Glass out of the door Between the grease room and the office. The break in was discovered at 5 50 . By Herman Whaley and reported to police. Drop bombs Over Jungles Saigon up a Waves of . B52 bombers and Jet fighters Friday and today dropped hundreds of tons of explosives Over Jungles near a strategic South vietnamese combat base expected to come under an All out communist attack. Three . Sailors were killed and to injured when a five Inch gun mount aboard the destroyer Lloyd Thomas exploded while the ship was shelling communist positions on the coast of South Vietnam the Navy announced today. Air Force spokesmen said b52 Crews flew five strikes near artillery base of Reilly hitting the Region 390 Miles North of Saigon and 12 Miles East of Laos with upwards of 500,000 pounds of bombs. The u. S. Command also announced today the pending departure for the United states of the first american combat unit to face the communists in Battle in Vietnam. Two killed near Keokuk Keokuk up a two youths were killed and one injured Friday night when their car went out of control on a rain slicked county Road and slammed into a tree. The victims were Robert Owen lord 17, of Burlington and Susan Jane Brookheiser 16, of Wever. Craig Titus 18, of Burlington was hospitalized with a broken leg. Authorities said the Accident occurred on a curve at the North Edge of Keokuk. Alpha i Delta buys property a transaction has been completed in which Alpha i Delta sorority has purchased the David h. Burr property at 414 Broadway for a sorority House. The burrs who moved from it. Pleasant some months ago had bought the property while he was serving a a drama instructor at Iowa Wesleyan College. The Purchase by Alpha i Delta was one of three transactions which took place. Alpha i Delta which owned a lot at state Street and Broadway sold the lot to Iowa Wesleyan College and Iowa Wesleyan exchanged the vacant lot with the Art Salt mans for a vacant lot adjacent to the Campus at Broadway and Broad streets. Fairfield girl sees tension filled Mideast Fairfield a Deanne Gabbert Fairfield a stewardess for pan american world airways is Happy to be out of the Middle East after a tension filled flight in and out of Beirut Lebanon earlier this this week. In a Telephone Call to her parents Early Friday morning miss Gabbert said her plane landed in Beirut sunday at the time that two other airliners were being hijacked by Arab guerrillas. One of them was another pan am aircraft which was blown up at Cairo after the passengers had been evacuated. Miss Gabbert had a 24-hour Layover in Beirut As part of a round the world assignment which began in Tokyo. A i never saw so Many policemen in my life a she said. A it was after stops at Istanbul Frankfort and London she arrived in los Angeles Friday morning Enro Ute to her base in Honolulu. Miss Gabbert said flights were delayed at All locations while passengers were searched before boarding the plane. At London the Airliner was held on the Field for five hours. Deanne is the daughter of or. And mrs. Dean Gabbert 905 South main Street. S. E. Iowa College rates fourth in priority for funds an announcement made today by Norman Kladstrup acting director of the higher education facilities commission of the state of Iowa May have a serious effect upon phase i developments of facilities to House the educational programs of Southeastern Iowa area Community College. Kladstrup announced a priority ranking for the receipt of Federal construction funds by certain Iowa area schools for the present fiscal year. The Burlington Campus of s e. Iowa area Community College received a priority ranking of 4, being outranked by Ankeny Estherville Emmetsburg Campus and Marshalltown Ellsworth Campus in that order. The amount of each such Federal Grant will not be known until mid october however it is quite unlikely that Southeastern Iowa area Community College will receive the full $500,000 for which they have made application. Amman up a Arab guerrillas today blew up three hijacked planes valued at $20 million after freeing the hostages held aboard under a death threat. Sixty men were kept aboard the dynamite Laden planes until the last possible moment. One group of 124 hostages arrived in Amman this morning in a Convoy of eight jordanian army buses led by a female guerrilla who shouted palestinian patriotic songs Over a Loudspeaker from her jeep. Tonight the remaining male passengers arrived in two heavily guarded convoys apparently the last of the refugees. Too the three aircraft were blown up at five minute intervals in a series of tremendous explosions the smoke from which could be seen in Amman 45 Miles away. There were 414 persons aboard the three hijacked planes. Of these 128 had been allowed to leave the country. Women and children were placed in the inter Continental hotel but it was understood the men and israelis would be placed in separate quarters until Ransom negotiations Are completed. Too negotiations for release of the 286 remaining hostages reached such a critical stage that the International red Cross dispatched vice president Jacques Freymond 59, a Brilliant but Tough mediator sen. Miller to speak at local dinner terse verse by a. C. Gordon an Ideal wife and partner to a husband i is any woman with an i Ideal husband. It. Pleasant Community school election when monday september 14, 12 noon until 8 . Where an eligible voter residing anywhere in the District has a Choice of voting at any one of the five polling locations 1. High school gym North Entrance 2. Salem elementary building West Entrance 3. Trenton Community building 4. Green Mound Community building 5. Pleasant Lawn elementary building who All eligible voters entitled to vote on All issues and for the candidates seeking election to the Board what there Are three issues to resolve 1. To vote a a yes approval or a a not rejection on the question of continuing the % Mill property tax to finance the area 16 Community College building program. 2. To vote a a yes approval or a a not rejection on the question of increasing the it. Pleasant Board of education from 5 to 7 members by adding two More at Large. 3. To select two new members to the Board of education District i candidates Mary Lou Myers Richard Cornick District 4 candidates j d. Schimmel pfennig Richard Roach note All voters Are eligible to vote on one candidate i from each District since they Are elected by a majority of All votes cast within the total school District. 3 accidents Are reported three accidents have been reported to police. All occurred Friday. At 12 07 p. In. A 1953 Ford driven by Jennifer sue Long it. Pleasant route 5, was going West on Madison Street and collided with an Iowa Telephone co. Truck stopped for a Stop sign in a line of traffic at Adams Street. The truck was driven by Herbert j. Stone House it. Pleasant. Damage was minor. Jennifer Long was charged with failure to Stop within the assured Clear distance ahead. At 6 55 p. In. A 1967 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Randy Pickle it. Pleasant route i was going West in the too Block of East Washington and attempted to change lanes and collided with a 1967 Camaro driven by Dominick j. Arcamone Brooklyn n. Y. Both machines were damaged some. Pickle was charged with making an improper Lane change. Elvin Swailes North Lincoln reported that his parked pickup was struck by another vehicle during the night and damaged an estimated $50. The Driver did no to report the Accident. Money and guns stolen Gary Olson 301 e. Webster Street reported to City police at 8 40 . Saturday that someone had been in his House while no one was Home Between 7 30 and 10 30 . Friday and took $300 in Cash and a number of articles. A 357 Colt revolver a six Mille meter Rifle a tool Box full of tools and a tape player were also taken. Streak of paint sprayed on car Marion Marr 410 n. White Street reported to police at 5 30 pm. Friday that someone had sprayed a j Streak of Black paint on the Side of his 1970 Chevrolet sometime since i thursday. Honorable Jack Miller United states senator will be the guest speaker for the Henry county republicans fund raising dinner on saturday sept. 16th at the first methodist Church it. Pleasant. Senator Miller is considered one of the outstanding legislators in our rations Capitol and is a Senate member of committees on agriculture and armed services. He also serves on the Senate House committees on the problems of the aging and Economy. He served the Iowa House 1955-1h56 and quickly Rose in popularity with the people of Iowa my Wuh his colleagues. He was elected to the state Senate 1957-1960, and was elected to the United states Senate in i960 and re elected by one of the highest majorities in Iowa history carrying every one of the 99 counties. Congressman Fred Schwengel will also bring greetings to the group. Ticket chairman for the dinner is William smart and he has As his co chairman attorney Donald Gar tin. Or. Frank v. Coles chairman and Kay Rogers vice Chapman of Henry county republicans have announced that there will be a reception preceding the dinner at 6 00 . Giving people an Opportunity to visit with the senator. The dinner is scheduled for 7 00 pm. Ticket sales Are limited to 375 so tickets should be purchased now to insure a reservation. To Amman to take whatever action he considers necessary. The situation was serious because jews and israelis of military age were separated from the main group and taken to a secret hideout apparently to be held until Israel releases an unspecified number of arabs held in Israel jails. Too the Twa Boeing 707 blown up i today was valued at $8 million. A Swissair dc8 was valued at $5 million and a Boac vc10 valued at $7 million. On monday guerrillas destroyed a hijacked $24.5 million pan american 747 jumbo Jet at the Cairo Airport. Previously the guerrillas demanded the release of seven Arab commandos held in european jails. Britain and the United states have demanded a package Deal that would release All hostages and not discriminate against the israelis. Too the . State department reported that a Baghdad radio broadcast monitored in Washington today said the guerrillas would release All hostages by a this no precise time was reported in the iraqi broadcast. With the negotiations at an admittedly crucial stage the israeli Deputy Premier Yigal Allon said today in Tel Aviv that Israel should keep a wary Eye on developments in Jordan because Jordan a sovereignty is at stake and the government totally helpless in the face of the Arab guerrillas. Israel has said it could not sit idly by if the Arab guerrillas overthrew King Hussein. Too from the Start the guerrillas had threatened to blow up the three planes and the hostages unless their demands were met. On Friday they loaded several Hundred hostages Back aboard the planes and attached dynamite charges with percussion Caps to the planes. They relented and freed the passengers but loaded 60 men a Board the planes today in another cat and mouse operation and once again threatened destruction of All. This time they relented Only moments before the planes went off in a series of loud blasts that filled the desert sky with flames and Black smoke. Too Ltd Nice a Ami for the Radical popular front for the liberation of Palestine told newsmen in Amman that none of the hostages still in the desert was injured. The entire area was sealed off by iraqi troops who have sided with the guerrillas in their near civil War with the jordanian army. Witnesses said Israel men were loaded aboard a special bus and taken to a secret destination where the guerrillas say they will be kept during negotiations with the red Cross the United states Britain West Germany Switzerland and Israel. Throughout the six Day ordeal on the blazing desert the hostages on the Twa and Swissair planes my later the Boac plane lived n what the red Cross called a inhumane there was a Lack of food and water at first and no sanitary facilities at All. Those taken into Amman and the inter Continental hotel were Only a Little better off. Near civil War broke out Between the guerrillas and the jordanian army and the hotel was hit by mortar shells and machine gun fire while the hostages huddled in a basement nightclub. The hostages brought in today travelled aboard eight desert camouflaged army buses preceded by a jeep bearing a female guerrilla revolutionary who shouted songs through a microphone including a revolutionary tune that sounded like an Arab version of White Christmas. Two escape injury in mishap Mike Egan of London England and his passenger Busan Kingston of Boston mass., escaped injury saturday morning when their it ten pickup went out of control mid rolled Over near the Henry Lee county line on Highway 218. A Egan was headed North and was passing another car when his pickup was sucked onto the West shoulder skidded across to the East shoulder and ended up in a Cornfield owned by Clarence Holtkamp on the West. Egan was Enro Ute from Champaign 111., to Seattle wash., and miss Egan is a student at the University of Illinois. There were no injuries although two ambulances were called to the scene. Many planes now carrying a guard sen. Jack Miller Washington up a an unknown number of the nearly 15,000 commercial air plane flights Over and out of the United states today had an extra passenger a gun carrying guard stationed in the Cabin on president Nixon a orders. But it was doubtful the average airline traveler would know if his flight carried the Jet age version of the Shotgun rider and even if he did know he probably could not Tell which of his fellow passengers was the guard. Too in announcing the preemptive attack on airline piracy the president Friday declined to say How Many of the 14,730 Domestic and 125 trans Atlantic flights each Day would be guarded. He said the first contingent of guards would be drawn from government agencies such As the secret service and the Federal aviation administration. The effectiveness of the program the government said depends on its secrecy so the potential Hijacker will now know which flights Are or Are not guarded. It was presumed the air marshals would try to be As inconspicuous As possible. O a o the Pentagon said military personnel a perhaps As Many As 1,000 of them will join the Force in a few Days but it said it was not known if these soldiers would Repart aboard the planes dressed in their uniforms. The Pentagon also said military personnel will not carry Bulky weapons such As the Standard mid Rifle. No Reserve troops or National guard personnel will be used. Too the airlines welcomed the presidential edict. Trans world airlines said it would cooperate fully and United air lines the biggest Domestic Carrier said it had expanded its ground surveillance program As Nixon recommended. United said a substantial number of ground detection devices designed to catch gun and bomb carrying passengers at the Gate were being installed at added locations i an undisclosed number of airports. Too Nixon is expected to ask Congress next week to help pay for the project by authorizing a Small in crease in the $3-a-Tlcket tax on International fares and a slight increase in the 8 per cent excise tax on All Domestic tickets. John Shaffer head of the Federal aviation administration said the guards would All be sophisticated and highly trained men whose conditioning would head off any rash of airborne shootouts
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