Iowa City Press-Citizen from Iowa City, Iowa on June 19, 1950 · 11
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Iowa City Press-Citizen from Iowa City, Iowa · 11

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Monday, June 19, 1950
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IOWA' GITY P1RESS-CITEEN tm Local News, Sport Want Ads, Comics1 , a i i II ; It M 14 1 U IT : ; if :, It M . tt St ; tt M W M 1 M N MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1950 IOWA CITY, IOWA PAGE ELEVEN a River Rises After Drenching Rains Driver Escapes Injury in Crash KOSERIOUS ml iTOiMGIlT Llic Hearing posed Street facing: Work caring: on a proposed t surfacing program la a the city council meeU u. today in City hall. ect. with an estimated aching $190,000 calls for of resurfacing for vlr of Iowa City 'a badly asphalt streets. n Charles Smith, who die program, has sug- it the resurfacing cost 7 bonding a portion for share of road use taxes st 10 years. section with tonight's J ohn R. Banning, area en r the Asphalt Institute va City today at the re ft local Chamber of Com- : meet With the chamber Urectorslst 5:15 p.m. to-will attend a 6:30 p.m. Te and several members mber are expected to at- council meeting later. Finish elizing .Railroad id Iowa City are Included of Rock Island lines to its entire railroad "net September 30, 1953, ac- to John D. Farrington, , president oraplete changeover from comotlves to diesel In Iowa n major changes In reund-cilities at Des Moines, El-sily, Cedar Rapids, Council nd EstherviUe and will cost ated $15 million, hangeover is not expected a any appreciable lay-off ioyes.' Diesels, according to rington, will require fewer akers, ? for Instance, but mechanics and electricians, line now has about 70 per iesel equipment on passenger a and 70 per cent In yard op-na. In- May, the Una used a to move 58 per cent of Its ,ht tonnage. wa City is part of the line's 1 Moines division, which may be pletedly dleselized by January xt year, according to Mr. Far- .on. - English River Overflows v. IP J; ' OUT OF ITS BANKS,aa tt usually U after heavy rains, to the English river In the Riverside area. This scene is not far from the 'river's mouth, where it flows under the Highway 118 bridge. The overflow water has spread out fat the ditches along the highway and, farther upstream, onto a eon siderable amount of river valley farm land. (Press-Citbzea Photo.) .... Area's, Crop Ouvlooli Still Good, uui" Rains Cause Some Damage Barring more unfavorable weather like this area has had in the : last ; few days, Johnson county still has ex cellent prospects tor good crops In 1950. That 8 the opinion of Coun ty Extension Director Emmett C. Gardner,, who said the warm days and nights earlier this month push ed corn upward until It's only about JsyFund rive -Here - ts$905 a Citya fund-raising cam- 1 for cerebral palsy victims, icted at the five local theaters last month, netted a total of .71, Mrs. J. K. Schaaf, general man, announced today. a drive was sponsored by the ten of the Moose in Iowa City. "ost of the money raised In the I phase of the national cam' n will remain in Iowa to the .t - of - this - community - and ity to help cerebral palsy vic- he national chairman of the paign was Bob Hope, and the -ion picture industry gave ass la ce to the effort. nfessed Rtibbsr -;ntenced to Prison : .i Wisconsin Charge Jerome H. Harrett, Canton, Mo. uth who last week confessed to May 24 armed robbery in Iowa ty, has been sentenced up to 25 ars in the Wisconsin state prison : waupun. . . i.owa vity ponce, who have a irrant outstanding for Harrett, ?re notified of this today by Mil' lukee. authorities. Harrett was rested there about June 1 after shot and wounded a grocer in 1 attempted hold-up. ; Harrett recently was Identified the man who held up the John Alberhasky grocery store here May 24 and escaped with about 3. xcal authorities were uncertain ay if attempta will be made to e Harrett returned here after !s released from the Wisconsin on. vid Stanley Attends 7F Council Meetin? avid M. Stanley, of Iowa City, ided the United World Fed- 3ts' national executive coun eetlng in New Tork City Sat. y ana Sunday. . Stanley was to a group of " leaders who discussed world nment with Raymond Swing, 1 radio commentator. It HC3 E3S3 n Day, !nco Iowa City l a Treble Death 8 PROMOTED 111 GUARD UNIT List ,5 New Captains, Boosts in Grade -For Three Enlisted Men Five first lieutenants have been promoted to the rank of captain in the national guard clearing com pany of the 109th medical battalion at Iowa City, it is announced by lowa Adjutant ueneral Charles H. GrahL - ' - Three enlisted men In the dear tag company also received promotions, It was announced today.' The four men promoted .to captain are: Robert A. Wilcox, 805 South Summit; Garfield Tourney, 308 North Linn street; Donald C Za vala, 25 West Harrison street; George E. Scott, of University hos pital; James A. Clifton, 202 East Bloomlngton street -v- .-, .-. Melvin U Parker, 812 South Gil bert street, was promoted to sergeant first class, grade E-6; Robert P. Thompson, of Mt Vernon, was promoted to sergeant, grade E-5; Maynard Parker, 1829 F street, was promoted to corporal, grade June Social Welfare -. Payments, in Coanty Total Over $27,000 : More than. $27,000 was paid in aid this month In Johnson county to the aged, needy blind, and de pendent children, the Iowa depart' ment of social welfare has an' nounced. - A total of 123,680.90 was paid out In old age assistance to 473 cases in the county, an average of $50.08 per case. Twelve needy blind cases In Johnson, county : received .$66.17 each or a total of $794 during this month. Aid to dependent children in Johnson county totaled $3,653.50 this month. This is an average of $71.64 per case ' and $29.23 per child. . . s- Receives Degree at California University Kenneth E. Walsh, 224 North Johnson street, was one of the 6,000 students , who received de grees Saturday at the University of Southern California graduation. He was awarded a master of science degree In public administration, ; -- : - - 3 PMA Employes to Attend State School Three employes of the Jo a unty Production and Marketing administration office will attend training school at Des Moines Tuesday and Wednesday this week. . . . They are Betty Schintler. secre tary-treasurer, Mary Michel and Juamta Fountain. a week behind last year's crop at this time. - Oats also are about a week behind last year's, but are starting to head out on most farms In the Iowa City area, be said. Cooler weather and moisture in the last few days. In fact have helped many oats fields While the plants were heading out . However, in some areas where heavy v rainfall caused water to stand deep In fields,: oats are sub J ect to damage, as are the legume seedlngs with them. The same Is true of corn In flooded fields. Corn In Johnson county now averages about 16 Inches In height or noticeably shorter than that of many areas of Iowa west of here. Jurors Dismissed As Damage Suit Is Settled Oat of Court Out-of-court ; settlement was reached today In the district court auto damage suit brought by Arlo Barnes, of Malcolm, against Vern on Willis, of Muscatine. ' v The suit resulted from a car- truck collision on June 15,1948, on Highway 6 east of Iowa City in which Mrs. Willis and Robert CrosH were killed. j. ,. Barnes, who was driving a semi trailer loaded with cattle, also was injured in the crash; He had asked $5,250 for damage to the truck and loss of its use, $4,750 for personal Injuries, and $661.85 for lost livestock. Terms of the out-of-court settlement were not listed in court Presiding Judge Harold D. Evans had called the jury panel at 10 a.m. today to hear the case. The jurors, however, were dismissed for' .the remainder of the current term of court , Attorneys at the , Barnes case were; McFarlin and McFarlln,, of Montezuma, for the plaintiff, and Messer, Hamilton, CahiU and Barl- ley for the defendant . - Former Professor to Serve as Consultant In Norway, Sweden Ralph M. Barnes, former nroferf. sor of engineering at the University of Iowa, will go to Oslo. Nor- way, and Stockholm, Sweden, this summer as a consultant for several Norwegian and Swedish federations. . . ' -. . , T. . rruieasor jjarnes. wno now teaches at the University of California at Los Angeles, will help Scandinavian manufacturers plan oeixer management and production methods.; . Auto Seat Damaged isy maze in City Fire partially destroyed the rear seat in an automobile in a blaze which occurred Saturday after noon near 320 River street Iowa City firemen were called at 12. -5 p.m. when the fire was dis covered in the 1950 Studebaker owned by Robert McCormlck. August E. Helm Will Admitted to Probate Esther Burr has been appointed executrix without bond "for the will of August E. Helm, who died June in Iowa City. The will was admitted to probate today in Johnson county district court. Attorneys handling the estate are Clearman and KnoepCer and Carl S. KrinjeL j Mr. Gardner, checking one field of corn near North Liberty about 20 inches tall, found only 10 corn borer egg masses per 100 plants. The egg laying activities of corn borer moths have been delayed by the same weather factors that have slowed the corn crop, Mr, Gardner continued. : There la every Indication, none theless, that Johnson county should get ready for another heavy borer infestation " this year, he added. The extension director believes borer egg, laying will reach Its peak' late 'this week or" early next week, assuming warm weather be tween now and then. Farmers should Inspect their corn every day after It reaches the height of 24 inches, measured with leaves extended, he Urged. :; Iowa State college entomologists reconv mend Insecticide spray treatment when . infestation reaches 50 egg masses per 100 plants on corn 35 inches or more high. ' A state college' report for Sat urday gava average height of corn in southeast Iowa as 34 Inches, with 35 egg masses per 100 plants , lne county Farm Bureau and extension sendee will hold field demonstrations soon to show fanners how to Identify and count borer egg masses,' Mr. Gardner said. Frequent rainfall recently has further damaged an already small hay crop, Mr. Gardner said. The rain caught much hay after It was cut and lying on the ground or in unprotected bales. However, the plentiful moisture should Increase pasture tonnaees considerably and allow areas to carry more livestock. Soybeans in Johnson county seem to be up to normal in height and were growing rapidly until two or three days ago, These too may be damaged somewhat by water standing in fields. Henry Briskey, 77; Retired Farmer, Dies Near Kalona THREATENED 4.5 Inches of Rain ' Y At Lone Tree; Fair, . Warnter Is Forecast . Summer is scheduled to bring welcome fair weather here Tuesday after hard rains drenched towns in this locality and sent a h number , of streams out of. their banks late Saturday and Sunday. ' The Iowa river is expected to. reach a crest of nine or 10 feet Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, but no serious flooding is threatened, officials at the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research said today.- ' : " .With fair and clearing weather in sight the Iowa river began rising slowly from its early morning stage of 5.61 feet today. The expected crest Wednesday or Thurs day will be just a few feet below the Highway 21S flooding level of 12 feet institute officials estimated. ' -'C--V j A total of 2.S inches of rain, the moat for any one day this year, fell In Iowa City Sunday, while other nearby towns got up to S Inches of rain. Many small creeks tributary to the Iowa river are running bank-full today, and In various parts of the county, particularly Fremont township, crop land and roads are flooded. ' v '- , ; A total of 48 inches of rata 'fell in approximately three hon time Sunday In Lone Tree. Johnson County Engineer Bay fasten said today many road culverts were washed out in that vicinity, and run-off water had flooded the already saturated crop lands near there. The English river, which empties Into the Iowa at River Junction, went over its banks over the weekend. Land on the south edge of Riverside and other farming areas near there were flooded, by water from the English river and run-off waters.; Approximately 3.5 inches of rain fell in Riverside. Although Hills got less than two t ft X Robert Watts, 17, of near Lone Tree, escaped with only miner eats when this automobile, which he was driving, went oat of control, overturned and (truck a power line pole. The accident ooevrred Sunday afternoon oa Highway 118 about 10 miles sooth of Iowa City. (Press-Citizen Fhoto.) , . 6 LECTURERS ARE ANNOUNCED List Outstanding: Speakers for Public Summer Series Here Six outstanding speakers have been selected to appear at the University of Iowa this summer for the -regular public summer lecture series, Dr. M. Willard Lamps, director of the series, announced today. The series will open this Friday when Robert Kaamayer, wrjlter and radio commentator, speaks on "The Changing European Picture" at. S p.m. ed the south memorial union , campus. : Mr. Kaunayer has traveled extensively and is considered an KALONA Henry Briskey, 77, retired farmery died Sunday afternoon at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paris Miller, near Kalona. Mr. Briskey was born March 10, 1873, in Arthur, I1L, and was married to Anna Helmuth on December 25, 189i. The couple lived in Ohio before moving to Iowa in 1932. ' . , Survivors include his daughter. Mrs. Miller; one son, Clarence, of Coralville, and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Mast, In Ohio, and Mrs. Sally Stutzman, of Arthur, EL Airs. Briskey preceded her hus- Dana in death in May, 1945. Funeral services Will be held at 1 p. m. Tuesday at the Dennis J. Miller home, north of : Kalona. Burial will , be in the Gingerlch cemetery, northeast of here. The body will be at the Paris Miller home untd the time of the serv ices outstanding platform commentator on world events, Doctor Lamps Inches of rain Sundav. old mi'i said. He has made 10 trips over creek near there went 4 over Its I Europe and in 1930, when the first banks flooding roads and corn and oats fields. . .. - e i Nearly three inches of rain fell at Marengo Sunday and Saturday night, sending Bear Creek out of its banks. Several farms in the low areas along the creek were flooded. The Iowa river also had gone over Its banks somewhat Sun day evening in the Marengo vlcln- nytr- ."sia.. : ivichols reported S unofficial rainfall of S Inches Sunday, a top amount' for the state. The heavy rain there, described as a cloudburst, struck early Sunday covering Highway 16 for a time wit a foot of water. Corn and oats fields were badlv wasnea oui on some larms in the Nichols vicinity. A number of basements In the town were also flooded. - - i ' At Marshall town the Iowa river reached a level of 15.08 feet this morning, flooding over spots of Highway 14. : The Iowa river at BeUe Plalne stood at 13.17 feet to day. Both of these fleures are in- dlcatlve that the crest here will be about 10 feet according to Official forecasts. , , wearing siues moved in over Iowa City today in pie wake of the neavy rains which followed a cool wave Friday. Sunny and warmer weather la expected here Tuesday, the first day of summer, with highs near 75 degrees. The temperature here today pushed up to 65 degrees at 12:30 p m. and may reach 70 this afternoon, considerably above the Sunday top reading of 60. iae weatherman expects a low here tonight of 64 degrees, match ing the Sunday overnight low of 54. .Officials at the CLAJl. airport weather station reported today a total of 5.99. plus traces, of rain has fallen in Iowa City since the Beginning of June. Sunday's 2.3 Inches was the ton amount for any 24 hour period of the year. : The nearest to it was 1.2 inches which fell here June 13. Summer officially begins here at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday. Ixcal Officer Takes Command Instruction Lieut. CoL Arthur H. Cutler, of Coralville. was one of 70 reserve and national guard officers who Saturday completed a special course at the Command and General Staff college, , Ft. Leaven worth, Kan. Student officers from "23 states attended the two-week - course which stressed the principles of command and general staff work on the e.v5ifion level. Plan Guernsey Parish Show at West Liberty WEST LIBERTY Scheduled for 10 am. Thursday, June 29, at the fair grounds here is the an nual Guernsey parish show. Each family attending Is requested to bring a basket of food for the picnic dinner at noon, John Doyle Yoder, secretary of the 'group announced. ' , five-year plan was getting underway, worked along side Russian workers in the Amo Automobile factory in Moscow. . Other speakers who are to be on the lecture aeries, open to the general public, are, in order of their appearance: Curt Janssen, trumpeter-lecturer: Dr, Francis O. Wilcox, chief of staff of the committee on for eign relations of the U. S. senate Max Lerner, former editor of the Nation; Toyohiko Kagawa, world- renew ned Japanese Christian leader, and Tereslta Osta Zalbldea, Mexican dance artist.-" " Mr. Janssen will present a lec ture-recital program entitled "The Trumpet Shall Sound ' here June 30. . The CoId.Wsr and Our Bl-Par- tlsan Foreign Policy" will be .discussed at the July 7 lecture by Doctor Wilcox, who received his doctor's 'degree in political sci ence at the University of Iowa. Mr. Lerner will present the regu lac lecture on July 14. He is i former professor at Harvard and the author of many books uiciua tag fit Is Later Than You Think". The Japanese Christian leader, Doctor Kagawa, will speak at the lecture series July Zl, while on six-months tour of - the United States. Doctor Kagawa spoke at the University of Iowa in 1938 to an audience of 7,000, the largest ever at a university lecture, Doc tor Lamps said. The -final summer lecture, dance-recital, will be presented July 28 by Mrs. Zalbldea, who will dance and 'describe' the meanings of various Mexican (lances. , Driver, 17, Slightly Hurt In Auto Crash Near City ; Four Accidents Reported i f Robert Watts. 17. of near Lone Tree, escaned serious injury' when the car he was driving went out of control, over turned, and struck a power line pole on Highway 218 about 1U miles south of Iowa City. 7 The crash occurred at 2:50 p. m. Sunday. . ; . According to highway patrolmen who investigated tht accraent, watts was driving north 1 Local Lodges to Hold Joint Memorial Services I Joint memorial services for de ceased members of Corinth lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Athens Temple, Pythian Sisters, will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Community building. " , This meetinz is ooen to the mio tic and all members and friends are invited. Illinois Unit Wins Tournament of Drums ' At Cedar Rapids ' CEDAR RAPIDS UP The Nor wood Park, HI, drum and bugle corps came out on top by eight- tenths of a point in a field of seven at the first annual Hawkeye Tour nament of Drums here Sunday night. Norwood scored 93.9 out of a possible 100 points. Close on Its heels were the Austin, IU, grena diers with 83.1 points. Ft Madison Junior corps was third with 82 points, and the Madl son. Wis Four Lakes Boy Scouts were fourth, with 77 points. First prise money was $375; sec ond prize money was 8200; and third was 1100. The top three were also presented trophiea : Also la the competition were the Moose Grenadier of Iowa City; the Moose Minute Men of -Aurora, 111.; the Sharvia post Red Jackets, of Chicago. The Iowa City anit entered the par. , ade only and was not included ia the band content. A crowd of nearly 8,000 persons watched last night's competition. . The tournament of drums was sponsored- by the Cedar Rapids Cadeta. ' . f. alone In the oar when It went out of control after striking the high way curb. The auto swerved across the highway, went over an embankment, overturned and struck the pole. The 1847 Mercury convertible, owned by Kenneth Smith, of near Lone Tree, was virtually de molished. Watts, according to the patrol, suffered only minor cuts, '.see The highway crash was one of four reported in this area during tne week-ena. . Damage estimated at $400 was caused at 1:30 p. m, Sunday when two autos collided on Burlington street . near the Summit street Intersection.- - - -According to police, the accident occurred as one of the two vehicles pulled out of a parking space along the street. The two drivers were Karl H.. Nicholas, of Storm Lake, and Dr. Douglas t W. Eastwood, 842 Kirkwood avenue. '' Two other cars collided Saturday night at the Intersection of Church and Dubuque : streets. Damage was estimated at more than $50. , , ' - According to police records, the vehicles, were driven by Kenneth u. uoneison, 214 North Capitol street, and W. J. Bends, of Route I, Iowa City. Benda is charged in Iowa City police court with driving on the leit side ox tne street. Another Sunday afternoon acel dent was reported to police by H. w. Louis, 817 South Linn street. Mr. Louis si!d he was driving on Highway 218 about three miles south of Iowa City at 1 n. m. Sunday when his auto was side- swiped by an unidentified brown 1948 Chevrolet. Mr, Louis estimat ed damage to his vehicle at about $150. $100 Taken j: In Breakin T At Tiffin ' Sheriff Albert J. (Pat) Uoifiif today was Investigating a report ed breakin at Frank's Service sta Uon at Tiffin. ' The breakin occurred sometime Saturday night or early Sunday; mornlnsr. accordinr Ia th A total of $100 was taken from a cash register in the station. -Sheriff Murphy said entrance te the station was gained by forcing a rest room window. Two Sentenced to , Jail on Charges In Local Court Verner O. Mabrey, of East Peoria, IH has been sentenced to 10 days in the Johnson county lail on a charge of carrying a danger ous weapon, a anue, on the public nignway. - He appeared In an Iowa City Jus tice court during the week-end aft er arrest by highway patrolmen, In a companion case, V. EL Liv ingston, oi reone, m., was sen. tenced to 10 days in jail on vagrancy charge. In another local case. Rov'L Wood, of Coralville, was fined 113.50 for failure to observe a stop sign. , Motorists, according to Satur day's police court docket paid iciai ox aao xor parking violations. Rev. Arthur Grif fen to Give Chapel Hour Talks 'The Rev. Arthur Griff en. cantor oi uie Aieuioaist enurches in North liberty and .Tiffin, is speaking oay una week at 8 am. on radio station WSOTs morning cnapei nour. sponsored bv the Uni versity of Iowa school of religion. His topics during the week will be "Lessona from the New Testa ment" , Junior Chamber Will Meet Tuesday Evening At Iowa City Park f 1 Iowa' City Junior Chamber ' of Commerce members will meet Tuesday evening at City park for mm wan game, supper ana Dust- ness meeting. ' The game win begin at S p m, and the supper, at 7:30 pjn; ir The group will discuss plana for the JayCee-sponsored community wide Fourth of July celebration to be held at the park. , i A group of the local JayCees returned here Sunday after attend ing the organization's national cdB. ventton in Chicago. The local can. tlngent included Mr. and Mrs. BUI Ludwlg, Mr. and Mrs. Nornwn Spenler, Mr. and ; Mrs. ' Russell Rourke, Mr. and Mrs. EmU Trott, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Snider, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cibbs. Mr. afca Mrs. Ed Sheridan, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Putnam, Bernatft Franks and Dewey KeUow, ' 4 Weather: Almanac ; . IOWA tin WKATHKB BtuuUr, ee IS, USt Qeuinr kf- thf. . - 'lt;.Hif.h todr nemr 7 Low to. niKht 64. fiunnjr nd warmer Tuesday with high about 74. UWjr' War lowmt Tsi- wm rfu.. a thi sfternoon or tonight, Nortpmve erijr winds 10-18 miles per hour thia Jlternoon. High today TO to 76. Lew. tonight 45 to M. Partly cloudy trith' went to northwest winds 1M0 mites pea hour Tuwiay. Hiith Tuosdy 70 to 75-Further outlook: Oear Tuesday night with low 4fi to KS Mrtl. tZ eloudy with somewhat higher temprs. tures Wednesday and Thursday. Show. jr umy io nreait out in euurs Iowa Wednesday and Thursday. Isws City Taaspsrstaies r the Hseir Saaday's Baaiaf 1 " - 1:S0 p. m. .... 63 -...... H is :::::::::: IJ M M :!. hi : 58 10:30 t,t 6:30 ...... 68 11:30.. Tsesy Bcadllsgs 6 .a- 55 .... 67 .... 67 7:30 -.. ft 8 30 .... 6T 30 ,. 64 10:30 ......... 1130 M : 13:30 4 11: ) s. m l:W .... 2 S0 .... 3:30 .... : .... 6:30 :30 .... ASTacroMirAi, onsravanoss ;. By C. C. .- . 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