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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - September 17, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news partly Cloudy vol. 92, no. 219mt. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening september 17, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain Why can t we laugh any More from the Vantage Point of Europe during a Short period in which one is dependent on local newspapers you get a picture of the United states As the land of chronic Bellyache if there is a smile among the demonstrators for women s lib or the hippies in search of Rock and pot or the student radicals who think that dynamite has a pragmatic Sanction because it a works a or the thirty nine senators who supported a fixed Date withdrawal from Vietnam or the University of Virginia undergraduates who voted to take a 20 per cent Black enrolment without considering that quotas Are hardly Liberal then the european correspondents who cover America have most certainly missed it. The idea that the classic land of Opportunity has become a nation totally committed to continual griping about anything and everything cannot be True. Even so the picture is not greatly distorted. As one who was brought up on or. Dooley s Sage observations on Teddy Roosevelt s antics in the White House and pm the behaviour of those two wonderful cats mehitabel and crazy i miss the salutary effects of lubricating laughter. This women a lib business now must its partisans take it with such All fired seriousness True women should get equal pay for equal work. They should not be treated As objects. But Are they really suffering so two of the greatest newspaper correspondents of my time happened to be women. They were Dorothy Thompson and Marguerite Higgins and nothing stopped them from rising to the top of their profession. They had ability and they made it count and they did better than the men when it came to telling the truth about wars and revolutions. They did no to need i happen to be married to a remarkable woman and i am not saying this to get my Toast buttered in the morning. She runs a dance company. She teaches Modem dance in two widely separated communities in Connecticut. She writes. She also brings up a family with humor and skilfully concealed discipline. If she were interested in politics she would have a much effect on it As any Rra-1 does she need a a lib its obviously absurd even to raise it As a rhetorical question. Prom my observation women get what they want provided they know what they want. If there Arentt More women corporation Heads in a sure that is because they Arentt As individuals just wild about running general motors. Of As for the students Whas has Ever stopped any Princeton undergraduate from campaigning for his chosen political candidates it is part of the human condition that if you Haven to an Independent income or must work to get an education you must do your politick ing in your spare time. So Why should the Council of the Princeton University Community vote to give students two weeks off this autumn to Campaign for Quot peace candidates Why should they get preferential treatment that is denied by the forces of circumstance to plumbers subway Motorman taxi Drivers and Stock brokers How could the Council of a great University Community have been so lacking in a sense of proportion closely Allied to a sense of humor As to think their Young charges Are entitled to something that the general run of humanity must whistle for and that world Council of churches that recently voted to give funds to four terrorist organizations in Africa. Whatever gave them the idea that they Are entitled to support murder gangs in the name of christianity if they had More humor they would see the Witles Ness of their attitude. I came Home from a three week european interlude with a feeling that i was returning to a society that had lost its perspective on itself. And what do i find on my desk it s a clipping from the stars and stripes in Tokyo in which various comic strip artists complain that a America has forgotten How to laugh at one said he sees hippies wearing outrageously funny costumes a but he never sees them laugh. Cease fire for . Withdrawal Paris up a the Viet Cong and North Vietnam said today they would decree a cease fire in South Vietnam if the United states agreed to withdraw its armed forces by june 30, 1971. Simultaneously the communist vietnamese announced their read Nixon would like to visit More campuses Chicago up a president Nixon says he would like to make More College Campus appearances if he could get a fair hearing. In an informal Chat with newsmen wednesday night the president bemoaned student dissidents who refuse to listen to those they done to agree with. A the time is coming when great universities can Only have no entities a cannot have controversial people a on campuses a the president said noting that All politicians and men of stature Are controversial. Nixon flew Here wednesday following a speech at Kansas state University to boost Republican sen. Ralph Smiths election Campaign and do some quiet lobbying among the Midwest news executives for his foreign policy. Senate rejects attempt to limit debate iness to set up a joint administration for South Vietnam with the participation of the current american backed minister but not president Nguyen Van Thieu vice president Nguyen Cao by and pre Mier Tran Thien Khiem. Too returning to . Delegation Headquarters after the session the chief . Negotiator David k. E Bruce said the Viet Cong peace initiative a did no to seem to depart markedly from what we be heard in the past. A my immediate reaction was that it was new wine in old bottles a Bruce said. The proposal was put before am Crinan and South vietnamese negotiators by Viet Cong foreign min ister mme. Nguyen Thi Binh at today a 84th session of the Vietnam peace talks. Hanoi a Xuan Thuy promptly endorsed it. Mme. Binh ending a five week Boycott of the talks told Bruce she was authorized by the Viet Cong provisional revolutionary govern ment to conclude a settlement of the War if the United states agreed to a number of paints. Terse verse by a. Cd Gordon Betta far to risk a nearing out than to run the Chance of rusting hit Washington up a the Senate displaying again a distaste for making members Stop talking today rejected a motion to halt a Southern led debate against a Constitution i amendment to provide popular vote election of or a its. Rejected was Senate democratic Mike Mansfield a petition for cloture a the Only device by which the Senate can Clamp a limit on debate and Force a vote on an Issue. It has Seldom been invoked the last time on March 4, 1968. Mansfield indicated he probably would try on More time to end the debate which began on the Senate a return from the labor Day Holiday. If that fails too he Likely will Lay aside the legislation. The proposed amendment would abolish the electoral College and let the people elect presidents on a one person one vote basis. Thefts reported to local police Richard labs Iowa Wesleyan student has reported to police that two stereo tapes clothes a microphone and two Candle holders were taken from his room at 706 is Broadway sometime Between sept. 9 and 16. Two traffic conies were reported taken from outside the Henry county shops during the night wednesday. Suggests limit on spending by schools Des Moines up a in a Strong departure from the opinion of most education officials state superintendent of Public instruction Paul Johnston has suggested clamping a limit on the spending Levels of local school districts. Johnston a comments to members of the Iowa farm Bureau were aimed at lessening the Burden of school financing now placed on the local property tax. Throughout the past several years school District spending has increased at an unprecedented level despite a substantial increase in state Aid to Public education Johnston said with a limit on spending the entire Cost of Public instruction could be financed by state wide taxes. He suggested a uniform property tax throughout All districts to finance half the education costs with the other half coming from an increase in other statewide taxes such As sales and income taxes. Johnston said any school District exceeding the limit would have to finance the excess through local property tax. It is doubtful however that Iowa lawmakers would approve of such a situation. Several leading legislators have said stricter penalties would be necessary to a void placing a Burden on the local property taxpayer. Injured in fall at . Crossing mrs. Dean Boal it. Pleasant route 3, fell while crossing the Railroad tracks on Broadway about i . And suffered a possible leg fracture. She was taken to memorial Hospital by ambulance. Mrs. Boalts foot became caught in the tracks As she was crossing them causing her to fall. School levelled by killer typhoon an elementary school building left and nearby structures Are devastated after typhoon Georgia struck Kasiguran Philippines killing at least 300 peasant Farmers fishermen and their families in a Valley or the Central Luzon coast. Radio photo us concerned about cd dds Iet a hostages in Jordan committee pres. Haselmayer opens in cd a 128th year at convocation president Louis a. Haselmayer assembled students faculty staff formally opened Iowa Wesleyan College s 128th school year during c o n v o c action ceremonies this thursday morning in the Chapel auditorium. In the conclusion of his convocation address a privilege and responsibility a or. Haselmayer told the Washington up a the state department declined today to Rule out the possibility of . Military intervention in Jordan. A spokesman said there were still no plans for such action but that he would a not get into statements of total self denial because it was a obvious we Are facing a serious the spokesman Robert j. Mgt Closkey was asked what he meant by a total he then made it Clear that the United states was primarily concerned Over the Fate of the american and other hostages being lie id by Arab guerrillas. He would not foreclose the right of the United states to take any action necessary to save their lives if such action appeared necessary and feasible. The american spokesman at the same time declared that any foreign military intervention in Jordan would run the risk of making a serious situation worse. That assertion came in reply to a question As to How tile United states would View any military intervention in the struggle Between jordanian government troops and guerrillas by neighbors of Israel Syria has indicated it might intervene on behalf of the guerrillas. P a o a White House spokesman had said earlier today in Chicago that the United states was a More apprehensive today concerning the safety of the american hostages. Mccroskey asked about that said it was because of the general deter ration in the situation within Jordan rather than any specific information of the Host David Mccoid local attorney is chairman and James May manager of Emerson electric is the co chairman for the Republican Campaign Headquarters committee for Henry county announce or. Frank v. Coles county chairman and i s. Kay Rogers county vice chairman. Their committee will have charge of the decorating of the Republican Headquarters for the 1970 election. The Headquarters will be open with several prominent state District and county office holders As the featured speakers on each monday evening of october at 7 30 . It is planned to open on monday october 5th. Mccoid and May will be assisted by a committee composed of mrs. Clark Burns m. D. Linder Donald Ages or the peril in which they May Young Ralph Carnahan mrs. Be. President Nixon warned that the guerrillas would be held responsible for the safety of american citizens being held hostage in Jordan. Jordanian army lays Down conditions ask Community committeemen in county named in election Farmers of Henry county have elected 60 Aso Community committeemen and alternates in a mall election conducted earlier this month according to Gerald Anderson chairman of the Henry county Abos committee. Aso Community committees assist the county Abc committee in administering farm programs in Henry county such As wheat acreage allotments feed Grain bases and agricultural conservation Cost sharing measures. They also help keep local producers informed of farm program provisions and regulations. The newly elected committeemen Are chairman vice chairman regular member first and second alternates in that order. Baltimore a Harold Tucker Burton Thornburg Roy Dustman Virgil Erickson John Meneeley. Canaan a Glen Brown Warren carrels Robert Johnson Walter Miller Robert Burden. Center a Robert bums Hazen Stipe Herbert Stonehouse Ora Riepe William r. Smith. Jackson a Robert Hunting Linus Rauenbuehler Homer Williams j. L. Mosher Dale Watts. Jefferson a Kenneth Clark James Meyer Sidney Brooks Allen Rich Dale Clark. Marion a Everett Taylor Harold King James Bates Ralph Wickham Wilbur Long. New London a Mark Fitzpatrick Ronald Denning Loren Reif Bert thornes Floyd Shelledy. Salem a j. Herman Moeller Joe Olden Ralph Almond Hugh Breuer Merald Bailey. Scott a Merle Gibbs Warren Cockayne Maynard Hill Glen Payne Guy Meeker. Tippecanoe a Richard Oldt Warren Housel William Scott Ralph Meade Norman Moehle. Trenton a Guy Messer Elmer Wagler John Hunzinger Warren Brewster Vernon Conrad. Wayne a Paul Abrahamson Harold Olson Raymond King Charles Messer Harris Morgan. By up the jordanian army apparently winning its civil War with the palestinian guerrillas said tonight it was prepared for a cease fire and Laid Down a series of stiff conditions. Guerrilla leaders in broadcasts Over Damascus radio called on their allies to intervene and a Stop this horrible the army announcement came shortly after the jordanian government warned Syria and Iraq against intervention and said it now controlled three quarters of Amman. It had battled with tanks and artillery throughout the Day against guerrilla rifles and machine guns. Too the army made these three demands of the guerrillas a an immediate end to the guerrilla shooting retention of the army within the cities and withdrawal of guerrillas from the cities. It said it would help them go to any Point along the cease fire line with Israel. Amman radio said a four Man Arab league mediating Mission was urging an immediate cease fire in Amman and four other major jordanian cities that were scenes of major fighting throughout the Day. The cease fire Appeal came amid increasing indications the guerrillas were getting the worst of it in fighting which began before Dawn today. A spokesman for the Al Fatah group in Beirut admitted a the situation is the guerrillas Damascus based a voice of the palestinian revolution radio called on the Arab revolutionary Powers to a act to Stop the bloody it said the Arab people were waiting for the decision. Too in an emotional voice the announcer cried a Amman is burning. Smoke is seen everywhere in Amman. The agents government troops Are shelling the populated areas a liberals of the Arab world liberals of the whole world Stop the horrible massacre that our people Are facing in Jordan a the broadcast said. A Stop this massacre the like of which history has never witnessed Amman radio then detailed the army a cease fire demands the general committee of palestinian organizations must order its men to Stop shooting immediately. Helen Virden Donald a Gartin William a smart Lyle Shella Barger miss Edna Michener Gary Wiegel mrs. Kenneth Rayner Lester Meeker Wilbur Sater mrs. Lloyd Jones and mrs. Phillip Crawford. The committee besides the above mentioned duties will have the responsibility of the maintenance supervision and approval of All materials and literature placed in the party Headquarters. The Henry county Federated Republican women will be hostesses in Headquarters each afternoon from 1 30 . Until 5 00 . Beginning october 5th until election states miss Edna Michener president. Tile Headquarters will be located in the Sheila Barger building 114 East Monroe Street. The Campaign Headquarters committee will have its first meeting at the Mccoid Law office on tuesday september 22nd at 8 00 . Griest promoted at Post office Raymond l. Griest has been promoted to the position of superintendent of mails at the it. Pleasant Post office. It was announced today by Wendell t. Smith postmaster. This was due to the promotion of r. E. Boghian to assist and postmaster after the retirement of c. C. Cantwell. Or. Griest was first appointed to the postal service september 22, 1947, As a substitute City Carrier was reassigned to a clerk position on August i 1955, and has served in that position up to the time of his promotion. Or. Griest served in the air Force during world War ii. Time set for orchestra audition Southeast Iowa symphony orchestra auditions for All new personnel will be held tuesday sept. 227 30 9 ., in room 22 of old main on the Iowa Wesleyan Campus. According to conductor Ruth Ker aus associate professor of music at inc auditions Are open to any musician in the area who is interested in playing with the orchestra. The orchestra rehearses on tuesday evenings 7 30 9 30 ., in in cd sold main beginning sept. 29. The first of three season programs is scheduled for nov. 15 at 3 . In the Burlington United methodist Church and at 8 . In the it. Pleasant United methodist Church. The program will also be presented nov. 22 at 3 30 ., in Ottumwa first presbyterian Church. And guests too a was president of Iowa Wesleyan College i have two major tasks. The first is to see the total picture of Nixon warning to palestinian guerrillas Chicago up a president Nixon today framed palestinian guerrillas they will be held responsible for the safety of american citizens held As hostages. Winfield pastor moving to Bloomfield Winfield a Rev. Charles Tipton has accepted a Call to the Bloomfield Iowa open Bible Church and will a preaching his last Sermon at the local Church this coming sunday. He will assume his new duties at Bloomfield on sunday september 27. The family will be moving from Winfield next monday. No assignment has been made to the Winfield Church. The tiptoes have been Here months. Lav make j new census count locally 15 pvt. Wright killed in action word has been received locally that pvt. Bruce Wright son of or. And mrs. William Wright of Des Moines has been Kik lied in action in Vietnam. Earlier reports stated that pvt. Wright was missing in action and members of his unit had stated that he was last seen in combat with the enemy. Military officials have notified or. And mrs. Wright that their songs body will be returned to the United states in the near future and funeral arrangements Are being made in Burlington. It is understood that he will be buried near his maternal grandparents or. And mrs. Walker who at the City Council meeting wednesday night councilman l. W. Van Winkle told mayor Charles Hanna and the rest of the Council that the chamber of Commerce has agreed to be the guiding Force behind a locally sponsored census which would confirm the one conducted by tile . Census Bureau. The chamber would be in charge of contacting other local civic organizations about helping conduct the census. Mayor Hanna indicated that he will make a request of the census Bureau for forms for a new census if it is properly organized at the local level. Some persons believe that the number of residents May be greater than the Federal census showed and that the Cost of a new count would be More than repaid by the added income to the City from state funds Over the next to years if the total population can be proved greater. A number of routine matters were discussed by the Council such As the water drainage problem sewers and the Airport hangar setup. Money from two funds were reinvested in certificates of time Deposit. A proposed ordinance prohibiting parking on certain streets in town was read for the first time. Were former it. Pleasant residents. Pvt. Wright was the grandson of it will be published next week then mrs. Merton Wright and has Many read two More times at future other relatives in this area. Council meetings. Cancer society to hear talk by or. Gulesserian Hrayr Puzant Gulesserian md., is amp instant professor of surgery in i Verv hospitals Iowa City will be guest speaker for the fall meeting re the Henry county chapter american cancer soc Ety Iowa Divi Ion inc. Or. Gulesserian will use for his topic the meeting will be held on september Al. At 8 00 . At the first Bap a t Church it. Pleasant. Tora Shaw and the play pals will it Ive several musical numbers at the meeting. The Mobile unit for the Iowa division american cancer society will be on display at the meeting for everyone to View. This is an open meeting and everyone is Welcome to attend. The meeting is a Way of showing appreciation to the people of Henry county who have assisted the american cancer society with furthering research education and service. A a Chi a in sep i h. P. Gulesserian mid. President Louis a. Haselmayer our College life. I am ultimately responsible for everything that happens on this Campus the courses taught the faculty dedication the student response and participation the Public relations program and fund raising activities. I see All of these factors As part of a single educational reality to provide the nation with responsible citizens in the next generation. If i see factors in our student faculty or administrative life which do not seem to be contributing to that goal i must hold them up for Public a my second task is to present this total educational Complex to the Community in which we reside to our alumni throughout the world to our friends and benefactors to state and Federal government to the Church to which we Are related to the parents of students yet to attend the College and to say to these persons a a this is Iowa Wesleyan. Support it with i Pride and a this Challenge i place before myself As i begin my first full year As president. This Challenge i give to the administrative officers the faculty members the students the secretarial and clerical staff the maintenance department. This Challenge i will take to the Board of trustees and every person in the outside world who has exhibited any interest in the College or from whom i Hope to elicit future interest. I will try to be responsible and accountable in what i seek to do. You have the Opportunity to be responsible and accountable As too mrs. W. Stevenson Glanton assistant regional counsel for the Small business administration Des Moines awarded the first Belle Babb Mansfield pre Law scholarship for women to miss Susan Weller an inc senior from Springville Iowa during the convocation. Mrs. Glanton is a member of the panel of distinguished women lawyers that selects recipients for the annual scholarship established in Honor of the 1866 Wesleyan graduate former inc faculty member and the country a first woman lawyer. Too or. Donald j. Ziegler academic Dean presided Over the ceremonies introduced or. Haselmayer and the following academic officers student leaders and guests Burton Mahle chairman of the faculty or George e. Lemore chairman of the humanities division who also gave Benediction or. Emma Layman chairman of the social sciences division or. R. W. Poulter representing or. C. Clinton Rila chairman of the natural sciences division prof. Joseph Mauck chairman of the applied sciences division Harold Renwick registrar Carol nem Itz Dean of student personnel services Jerry Richards head of the responsible social involvement and religious life programs David Johnston student body president mrs. Glanton miss Weller who is also chief Justice of the student supreme court and professors Olan Ruble and d. D. Millspaugh faculty marshals. Carl Moehlman Wesleyan music professor and the College organist presented the prelude processional and recessional or. Richard gave the invocation
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