Des Moines Tribune from Des Moines, Iowa on July 3, 1958 · 1
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Amusements b Page 10 Editorials ,w,ho,.-,, Page 6 Daily Magazine -. . . . .Page 11 Radio, TV . Page 9 ?ag 14 Women's Features .....Page 12 1 - . Gammack TiPfltouDEa This column will be found on Page 7 today. Sees Step Toward The Paper With the Pictures Entered u mceni clan mattar Tc 10. 1)31, at tin pott afftca at Dm Uclnea. Iowa, undar tl-.t act of March X 1ST. DES MOINES, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1958. 20 PAGES THE WEATHER Local S h o w e r s, thunderstorm! through Friday, with chance of heavy-rain Thursday sight. . SINGLE COPY , PRICE 7 CENTS-VM Almanac .uu,Fag;s 15 Along the Way Page IT Arms Talk Dulles' View on NikitaNote WASHINGTON, D. C. MP) Secretary of State John Fos ter Dulles said Thursday that . new Russian proposals on the . problem of preventing surprise attacks might lead to technical military talks be tween Russia and the West. The new Soviet ideas on doing something to make it more difficult for the great powers to launch massive ' surprise attacks were set forth in a letter Wednesday from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev io President Eisenhower. The Khrushchev letter, re leased at a news conference at the Soviet foreign ministry Thursday, suggested that Russia and the United States take the initiative in calling a conference of military and civilian experts on the surprise attack problem. The Soviet chief specifically named only his country and the United States to take part, but said others possibly might sit in. Dulles who talked with newsmen after conferring with Mr. Eisenhower, compared possible military talks with the Reds to the East-West scientific conference iust started at Geneva on problems Involved in policing any future agreement to suspend nuclear tests. "Some Promise" Dulles said "there are cer tain aspects of the note which seem to be unacceptable, but on first reading the note does seem to contain some promise that we might do in the' area of inspection against surprise attack ... In. response to questions Dulles said problems of pre venting surprise attack which would require elabor ate international inspection systems are primarily tech nical military problems. He agreed with a questioner that in view of Khrushchev's latest note and earlier proposals on this issue by President Eisenhower, the exchange of letters "might now lead to technical military talks." SHERIFFS WORD TO SIGHTSEERS Stay Out of the West Iowa Flood Area!) By Robert Spiegel (TribiiM Staff Writer) AUDUBON, IA. No sightseers are being permitted in flood - stricken Audubon county. National guardsmen were turning back all motorists without emergency business in Audubon, Hamlin and Exira. Audubon County Sheriff Jack Hilsabeck and County Attorney Dale 'Levis issued this joint statement to all travelers: "People without official passes will be turned back. There is too much clean up work to allow sightseers in the area. '"Regular traffic approaching from the west on Highway 64 is being told to turn north at Harlan." Search The search for additional victims of the flood went on Thursday. Sheriff Hilsabeck asked for 500 volunteers. Levis said that creameries and fire departments from towns including Carroll, Manning and Omaha had sent in truck tanks loaded with drinking water for the area. Blue Grass creek, which caused the flood damage in Audubon, was back in its banks Thursday. "You could jump across it here this morning," Levis said. However, new rains fell during the day. There were reports that perhaps as much as 4 inches had fallen about 10 miles north of Audubon. By noon, there were rises in the East Nishnabotna river and in Blue Crass Creek at Hamlin. Real Misery One of the most saddening sights in this stricken land comes on the nine-mile drive from Audubon south to Exira, part of the flooded territory. The real misery of the flood is upon this area. Up to now there have been few tears. Ronald Spoo, Exira dis aster chairman, g a I d : "There has been no time for tears. That comes later." The first shock of meeting the terrible flood waters early Wednesday is gone. Now, the townspeople are searching for their dead. The skies Thursday were gray and occasionally filled with rain showers as the search proceeded. Search Just below the Hamlin intersection on Highway 71. midway between Audubon and Exira, perhaps 200 to 300 men were scouring the sodden lowlands in search of the body of Max Cornish of Bag-ley, believed drowned early Wednesday. Cornish was with three other persons in a car that was caught by the flood-waters early Wednesday. Bodies of the other three have been found. They are Mr. and Mrs. Carrick of Bag-ley and Camille Buckner of Scranton. Ironically, the car they abandoned was found with motor running, windshield wipers still moving and headlights still on Wednesday morning. Four pairs of shoes were placed in a neat line in the car. The flight by foot failed. The men in the search party don't make much noise. They probe tangled debris gently with sticks, knowing they have to find the body somewhere. This search party, oper Audubon Continued on Page Seven CREST IS NEAR for iliaccooE By suggesting a preliminary conference of experts to work out a formula, Khrush chev went one step beyond the standing Russian proposal for an agreement to head off surprise attack. He tied in the proposal with a renewal of talk about a summit conference, sug gesting the findings be re ferred to a meeting of chiefs of state. Summit conference discussions have been in virtual recess since the Russians last month released Information on proposals advance.! in diplomatic negotiations aimed at setting up a summit meeting. American officials took the view that the Soviets had torpedoed the whole idea by giving out confidential material. Deadline Demand By their interpretation, the Russians were trying to get credit for urging a meeting to settle East-West differences without actually getting down to cases at the conference table. Khrushchev renewed the Soviet demand, standard with them in regard to negotiations preliminary to any summit meeting, that the experts on surprise attack work against a deadline date agreed on in advance. He said conclusions reached by the experts "would undoubtedly facilitate the adoption of decisions at such a (summit) conference." Goldfine Balks at Queries on Uncashed Checks Not Vital To Probe, He Says Total Still Out Set at $776,000 Blast Damages Musgrave Home (Story on Page 7) Up to Adams Thus far, says Alsop, President Eisenhower has left the Sherman Adams case up to Sherman Adams himself Page 6. WASHINGTON. D. C. UP Bernard Goldfine resisted efforts by house investigators Thursday to pin down what happened to $776,879 of cashier's checks bought by his enterprises. But he acknowledged sending small checks to numerous federal employees. The 67-year-old Boston industrialist said they were Christmas gifts to "poor workers" in the White House and in congressional offices. One of those listed as get ting a check the amount was not brought out was identified as Laura G. Sher man, a secretary to presiden tial Aide Sherman Adams. The house committee is in vestigating charges denied vigorously by both principals that Adams got federal regulatory agencies to pull their punches in dealing with Gold- fine enterprises. Tells Rumors At the conclusion of Thurs day's hearing, Chairman Oren Harris (Dem., Ark.) told re porters he had heard rumors that lawyers and public re lations men had been trying to intimidate his committee. He said mysterious tele phone calls inquiring into his past have been made to his constituents, and that there were "rumors all over Wash- ngton that his telephone lines had been tapped. "But I make no charges," Harris said. Incidental The story of the checks to small fry government em ployees was developed more or less incidentally as part of the attempt to learn the dis position of the $776,879. Robert W. Lishman, com mittee counsel, brought out long ago in the hearings that this sum had gone into cashier's or bank treasurer's checks from Goldfine businesses, and said the checks never had been cashed. He questioned Goldfine as to whether these checks might have gone to federal employees "who may have been too bashful to get them cashed." Such checks, even though not cashed, could be useful as collateral for loans, Lishman suggested. "Irrelevant' Goldfine insisted the checks had been part of his business Goldfine Continued on Vagi Three -' : f:. v- .- y ; .-v v - -X . v . v . , " " -" .- .... . " ir,. A River on the Rise Tnbuna Staff Photo by Jervai Baldwin This was the scene 1 1 miles upstream from Des Moines Thursday as the flood-swollen, debris-filled Raccoon River roared under the Booneville bridge over Highway 90. Emergency crews of the Iowa highway commission used a crane to keep the debris from piling up at the bridge and It withstood the crest't onslaught Fog that shrouded the area through most of the morning cast an eerie light over the highway commission employees as they toiled. These floodwaters are expected to reach the S. W. Eighteenth street (Fleur drive) bridge here some time after 6 p. m. Teen-Agers Tell Home Discipline Yes, today's teen-agers do receive punishment at home slaps, spanks, scoldings, restrictions ..Page 5 "Sold motor," reports Frank Geisler, 621 Locust, Des Moines, as a result of this recent Des Moines Register and Tribune Want Ad; FEA KiE 5 -hp Twm O. B. AT. R-xxxx. xxx Locust. "Very happy with results." says Mr. Geisler. What hav YOU got that you no longer need? Sell it quickly and at low cost with a fast-actinff Register and Tribune Want Ad. To order yoyr ad. Dial CHerry 3-2111 Register and Tribune Want Ads Bring Results! A Dancer's Lament TV dancer June Taylor laments the fact that "U. S. toes don't twinkle like they used to." See Page 12 Stock Market Makes History The trend of the stock market in recent months advancing in the face of a business recession will put the performance down in the record books regardless of what happens to the trend in the future. This is the opinion of Sylvia Porter Page 11 Opportunity Lawrence foresees great opportunities in Alaska for United States youth .... Page 6. Please, No Sightseeing On Fleur Drive Police Chief Howard Eide appealed to sightseers to avoid driving on Fleur drive Thursday night "for their own protection" and as a help to city work crews on flood duty there. "We would appreciate people refraining from a sightseeing trip it will help us by not tying up our officers for traffic control," Eide said. Emergency "no parking" signs were p'aced along Fleur drive -ThursJay morning t keep sightseers from tying up traffic. Country I'nrson Water Safe M. K. Tenny, manager of the Des Moines Water Works, said Thursday the city's water supply is safe and will not be affected by the Raccoon River flooding. "Our pumping plant should not be touched by high water," he said. Bulletin WASHINGTOV, D. C. '?) The small Business Administration Thursday designated Audubon, Cass, Montgomery and Shelby counties in Iowa as disaster areas as a result of flood damage. ..The designation applies only to the owners of homes or businesses damaged or destroyed by the flood and enables them to apply to the SBA for reconstruction or rehabilitation loans at 3 per cent interest. Loan applications may be filed at the SBA Kansas City field office (1006 Grand ave.) or at the Omaha office (Fifteenth and Dodge streets). "That the majority approves something doesn't mean that God approves it, too." Residents Here Get Warning Evacuation Plan Is Mapped Residents along the Raccoon River in Des Moines and West Des Moines were warned Thursday the flood- swollen stream will reach a record - breaking crest of about 20 Yt feet here tonight. That level Is a half a foot above the record set here during the disastrous floods in June, 1947. As the swift-moving crest surged toward Des Moines, city officials, police and health officers mapped plans to evacuate several hundred persons from the low areas in southwest Des Moines and southern sections of West Des Moines. Bulletin The weather bureau, in a special river bulletin, said the Raccoon crested at 21.75 feet upstream at Van Meter about 3 a. m. Thursday. That crest nearly a foot above the 20.9 foot crest reported there in the 1947 floods. "The steep flood crest Is expected to reach Des Moines at the S. W. Eight-eenth Street bridge (Fleur Drive) about 9 p. m.," the weather bureau said. "All interests along the Raccoon river are advised tn use extreme caution," it added grimly. Sandbags Police alerted merchants long Fleur drive to prepare for the record crest. The flood threat was being met at Meredith Publishing Co.. Seventeenth and Locust streets, Thursday afternoon by placing a sandbag barrier n a railroad yard behind the plant. Maintenance crews piled 2,000 sandbags between the plant and a spur line of the Rock Island Railroad. Plant officials estimate the rail embanKment and tne sandbags will contain water from the river if it doesn't go higher than 20.8 feet. Kiddicland Park At Kiddieland Park, on the north edge of Gray's Lake, most everything that was movable was dismantled and hauled away. Boats on Gray's Raccoon Continued on Page Seven The Flooding Raccoon As Seen from Air and in D. M. Preparations for Crest PICTURE PAGE

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