Iowa City Press-Citizen from Iowa City, Iowa on November 17, 1961 · 1
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Friday, November 17, 1961
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IOWA G eiTIZEN A Newspaper For the Home Iowa Gty Weather Increasing cloudiness, low tonight In 20s, high Saturday In 40a, Weather Report Page S n ESTABLISHED 1841 - 120th YEAR IOWA CITY, JOWA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 1961 18 PAGES 7 CENTS v n Ml So So State Fund Balance May Top Estimate ; Iowa Comptroller Revises Budget Figure Upward . DES MOINES WV-The state treasury should have a general fund balance of about $18.3 million at the end of the current biennium, State Comptroller . Marvin Selden, Jr. estimated today. ' That la aome $2 million more than the estimate given the 1961 legislature when It was working out the present state budget last spring, Selden said. - The comptroller said his revised estimate is based upon a three per cent growth factor over 1959-61 revenue collections. He estimated the state will collect $24.5 million more in taxes this biennlum than in the previous two years. The legislature approved a record budget of $194 million a year for the biennlum which started last July 1. This is about $22 million annually more than the budget for the previous two years. - The general fund's balance at the end of the last biennium June 30 was about $45 million. ' But the legislature directed that about $28 million be taken from the surplus for budget purposes In the 1961-62 and 1962-63 fis-t c&l years. "'..' SELDEN estimated the state will collect $360,150,579 in tax revenue in the present biennium, as compared with $335,504,000 In the last two years. ( Much of the increase this year over previous forecasts of state Income is in special taxes, with the insurance premium tax, originally figured at $15 million a year, now set at more than 117 million annually. ; . Selden rave then , estimates " of 'the"amotmt the various ether special taxes will produce In each year of the current biennium: ' Sales tax $71,183,000 for 1961-2 and $73,318,500 for 1962-63; Individual income tax $39.1 million and $40,250,000; use tax $14.1 million and $14.4 million; eigaret tax $12.1 million and $12.4 million; state liquor store profits $6.5 million each year. See Signs of Downturn in . .... Jobless Rate WASHINGTON UPV The labor department reported signs today that this month may bring the Jong awaited down turn in the unemployment rate. Analysis of the October figures on Jobholders and jobhunt-ers shows that nonf arm payrolls and the monthly earnings of factory workers both hit highs In October, the department announced, and the factory work week lenthened. The rise in industrial payro'ls to 55.3 million was better than seasonal. Coupled with the October pickup in retail sales, industrial production and housing starts, this suggested that unemployment at last may be about to dip below the recession rate of 6.8 per cent a department spokesman said. v -The over-all Job totals an nounced November 3 showed 'employment up by 800,000 m October to 67.8 million, a bet ter than seasonal gain. Jobless ness was reduced by 150,000 to S.9 million, but this was a sea- Anal wm wttlMi nnsm. ployment substantially un changed. Seven East Berliners Escape During Night BERLIN Seven East Berliners escaped during the night. West Berlin police reported, but East Berlin police almost captured one recent rem gee who was drunk at the wrong place. The man,' who fled recently from East Berlin, reeled up to the Frledrlchstrasse crossing and stepped a few Inches over the line. An East policeman seized his arm. Three West Ber lin customs Inspectors and a West Berlin policeman grabbed the man and pulled him back. Gives Himself Up After Escaping ANAMOSA UPI Kenneth Price, 21, of Hamburg, faced an additional five years In the Men's reformatory today after giving himself up 24 hours after he walked away from a work feiafl. i Swollen rZ..rV- - .' -;---w - "." ' 17.- "" . .A ; ; v - The English river was oat of Its banks along Highway 218 Thursday when a boat containing three Iowa City trn upset east of the bridge while they were duett hunting. Two swam to safety and one was rescued after clinging to a tree limb for about two hours. (PressCltizen Photo.) , Boat Upsets; 2 Swim To Safety, One Rescued RIVERSIDE Three City were dumped into the of Highway 218 Thursday hanging over the river upset their boat. ' - Two swam and drifted safety and the other was res cued after clinging nearly two hours to a water - surrounded tree. The men are Al Breese, 22, of 1020 Kirkwood avenue, Bill Fulton, 21, of 513 South Madi son street and David Bollel, 20, of 1107 Clark court Breese said the three had been duck hunting Thursday morning, then had hunted pheasants Thursday afternoon before returning to the river to hunt ducks. . They were In a borrowed 14- foot boat when the incident occurred about 4 p.m. BREESE SAID the boat was caught by a tree limb hanging over the river and the swift current of the flooding river pulled the boat under and it upset dumping all three into the water. Breese said he and Fulton tied a rope to the boat and be- tran to swim, push, pull and drift with it trying to get it to shore. The boat contained Breese's motor. Meanwhile, BoliSi had grab bed the tree limb which had upset the boat and held on. Breese said he ana Fulton swam and drifted about a mile before getting the boat to shore near the farm house of Miss Bessie Heck. She sum moned a neighbor, Wesley Pre- hoda, who contacted Donald Kirchner at Riverside. KIRCHNER, A member of the Johnson county water search and rescue unit went with Breese, Fulton and Prehoda to get his boat and motor to rescue Bollei from the tree limb while others called to Iowa City to summon the rescue unit and to notify Sheriff Charles Snyder, attending a meeting at the Iowa City police station. They launched Kircnners boat and brought Bollei to shore after he had clung to the tree limb for nearly two hours. Ronald Shalla of Coralvme donned an aqua 'suit this morning to retrieve the overturned boat from the swollen river where Breese and Fulton had tied It to a tree. The cars, life- jacket and motor were still In the boat Breese's .12-gauge shotgun, a fire extinguisher, a gun ease and boat lights were lost : The three men had four pheasants and a duck to show for their day's efforts. . The birds were in the car when the boat accident occurred. Robert Kennedy Has No Fallout Shelter PHILADELPHIA CF Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the president has no fam ily fallout shelter. At a news conference Thurs day night he said he plans no shelter until a federal policy is established leading toward shel tars far everyone. English River ' -r' - ' youne hunters from Iowa swollen English river east afternoon when a tree about a mile downriver to Hearing Set Iowa City's council set 7:30 p.m. December 5 as the date for a public hearing on an ordinance setting water rates for the new municipal system. The rates are exactly the same as those charged by the former . privately-owned Iowa Water Service Co. Provided for In the ordinance as it now is proposed - art monthly billing of commercial customers and bi-monthly billing of residential consumers. Bills are to be sent out at the first of the month and become delinquent on the 15th. The council struck a provi sion providing for : a delinquency penalty charge .which had been requested by bonding attorneys. It was pointed out that few Iowa City consumers do not pay water bills and the cost of calculating delinquency penalties might well exceed the amount received. Further changes fat the ordi nance may be made after the publlo hearing. Plane Crew Stranded On Ice Floe ANCHORAGE, Alaska CTV A plane was to leave here today in an attempt to rescue 11 men stranded on an ice floe because someone put the wrong ruel in their aircraft The air force said diesel oil instead of high octane gasoline was accidentally pumped into the tanks of a navy patrol plane Thursdfy' at the Arils 11 research station near the (North roie. The plane, on loan to the Arctic Research laboratory, left on a xour-nour flight to Barrow, but the pilot had to land 30 miles from take-off. Within minutes after the plane left the research station, the mistake was discovered. Soon a search plane spotted the pilot co-pilot and nine passen gers huddled around the down ed craft - - Sometimes It seems Hke the of plenty la the ear Ins sMfainA roth Near Accident Scene iff' Unburn Jo Be Smd BONHAM,' Texas W) to House Speaker Sam Rayburn today, filing through the library named for him Rayburn died of cancer Thursday at 6:20 a.m. in modest Rissex hospital here. vl , - ... r The speaker was dressed" today in a dark blue 'suit The casket was open. , Among the honorary pallbear ers will be President Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, both of whom will at tend the funeral set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday. THE ACTIVE pallbearers will be John Holton, a Rayburn administrative assistant; - Choice Moore, Fannin county Judge; Buster Cole, Rayburn's legal representative; Dr. Joe A. Rla-ser, his personal physician In Bonham; H. O. Dulaney, an administrative assistant who also Is in charge of the Rayburn li brary; and Robert West a dose friend from nearby Honey, Grove. Honorary pallbearers In addi tion to President Kennedy and Johnson are Rayburn's staff; the Risser hospital staff; some members of the house and sen ate. nd Dallas Physicians Rob ert Short Jr., Ralph Tompsett George Balla and Harold Kim-merlufg. THE SERVICE will be in Bon- ham's First Baptist church. Rep. John W. McCormick (D- Mass.). the man most likely to succeed Rayburn as speaker, arrived tot Dallas Thursday night and was due here today. He has designated 105 mem bers of congress who will fly to Bonham forHhe funeral of "Mr. Democrat" They include all members of the Texas delega tion and the senior, members. Republican and Democrat from each state. - "Mr. Sam is gone," the banner headline. Jn the Bonham Favorite read. fGoodbye, Mr. Sam," said the Herald in neighboring Denison, Farewell to a great American. ''- AXD SO IT WAS an over the Fourth congressional district of Texas, which Rayburn repre sented Just short of a half century, and over the nation. President Kennedy is sched uled to arrive at Perrin Air Force Base irt adjacent Grayson county at 12:50 p.m. Saturday. He will take a helicopter for the 30-mile flight to Bonham, attend the service and depart from renin at 3:05 pjn. The funeral service will be heard by about 1,000 people In the 700-seat brick and stained glass church. Rayburn's top administrative assistant Holton, said room would be provided for the extra 300 persons. CONDUCTING THE service will be Elder H. G. Ball, pastor of the Primitive Baptist church at nearby Tioga, Texas, which Rayburn joined a few years ago. The Rev. Bernard Braskamp, chaplain of the U.S. house of representatives, will assist The body win lie m state, with the casket open, from 9 ajn. today until 9 am. Saturday in the white marble Sam Rayburn Library 1 merol Hundreds paid their respects where his body lies in state. Warm Trend Is Expected A warming trend appears to be in the making, the weather bureau said today. But It said a new storm is heading for Iowa and probably will bring snow to western Iowa Saturday night and over the rest of the state Sunday. - Indications are that the snow might be mixed with rain or change to rain In southern Iowa Sunday. The warming trend should bring temperatures in the 40s here Saturday, the bureau said. The temperature here at noon today was 31 degrees. . . ... -- - THE LOW tonight should be In the upper 20s. The low here early this morning was 22 de grees after a high.Thursday of 44. The five-day forecast calls for near to slightly below normal temperatures. More snow or rain Is expected- about next Wednesday. Snow, Cold in Broad Areas By The Associated Press Snow, rain and strong winds spread across northern sections of the nation today from the Plateau region to the Atlantic coast The first heavy snowstorm of the season which hit the mid-' west region Thursday moved northeastward and was center ed over the Georgian Bay area of Lake Huron. Snows tapered off in most western and midwest areas but it was cold in most sections. Snow falls measured about six Inches in Michigan and Min nesota, and four inches in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. Damag- ing rains preceded the snow in some areas. . GALE WARNINGS remained In effect for the Great Lakes. Strong winds also were indicated to move into the north east along with colder air. Light snow fell during the night in the central and south ern Plateau region, the central Rockies and the Upper Missis sippi valley.. Temperatures dropped to zero and lower tn some sec tions of Wyoming this morning. Freezing weather extended from, the Upper Great Lakes southwestward into the southern plains and westward into itlta FaciSe aoaat region. Minuteman Missile Scdres Underground Launching CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. UD With a swirl of fire and smoke, an intercontinental-range Minuteman missile scored its first underground launching success today. The rocket vaulted from a 90-foot pit and raced to a target area about 3,000 The success, announced the day when hundreds of Mln- utemen will be planted in un derground silos capable of surviving nuclear attack. A rush of fire and smoke erupted from the steel and con crete hole as the missile's pow erful engines ignited. . The 58-foot projectile cleared the pit In two seconds, quickly darted through the smoke clouds and pitched toward the southeast - THE SECOND and third stages fired as planned and pro pelled the nose cone into a broad bull's-eye area In the At lantic. Pinpoint accuracy was not a goal on this first success ful silo firing. ine good night signals a stepup in the Minuteman test flight program, with several more firings scheduled before the end of the-year.. The air force needed a suc cessful flight to maks up for time lost when a Minuteman ex ploded seconds after the mis sile's first silo launching on August 30. "Major objectives of the test were to determine how Minute-! man withstands the punishing forces of an underground launching. Once Minuteman Is opera tional, the defense department plans the biggest missile buildup in mis nation's history. The first three 50-mlssile squadrons will be burled on the Montana prairie. At total of 600 mis siles is planned for western United States bases by 1964, witn omeiais considering an eventual force of 2,500 Minute-men. Kennedv:U.S.MusJBe Willing To Negotiate SEATTLE, Wash. UP) President Kennedy says the United States must be willing to negotiate cold war issues from a position of strength. To preach either war or surrender, he says, does a disservice to the nation. - As the Western Allies, renew efforts to unify their stand- toward the Soviet Union, Kennedy Thursday made clear these views: To encourage "appeasement or war, suicide or surrender, will divide the nation, create uncertainty among allies and Inspire doubt in the Communist bloc of3 the West's readiness to defend its rights. "The United States can not impose its will on others," he said. "There can not be an American solution for every world problem. THE UNITED STATES will never negotiate merely for the sake of negotiation, nor will it ever subject freedom to nego tiation. But so long as vital interests and goals are clear, "we have nothing to fear from ne gotiations at the appropriate Tucker First as Iowa Wins in Cross Country CHICAGO UP Jim Tucker finished first today to lead Iowa to the team title in the 47th annual' Big Ten cross country meet In Washington Park. Tucker crossed the line about a yard ahead of the defending champion, Gerald Young of Michigan State. . ' Tucker's winning time of 19:50.4 was weU above the record for a double loop four- mile course of 19:35 & set by Toung last year. Michigan State had won the championship nine of the last 11 years, including the six most recent contests. The team scores: Iowa 45, Michigan State 59, Indiana 62, Wisconsin 77 Ohio State 95, Northwestern 179. Iowa's Larry Kramer finished fourth and -the Hawkeyea Ralph Trimble was fifth. Gary tnicoaf cc iow was aeveaub Success miles away. by the air force, advanced 3 Firemen, 2 Policemen Named Here Appointment of two new men to the Iowa City police depart ment and three to the fire department was announced today by City Manager Peter F. Roan. All the new men will serve six- month probationary periods. The new firemen are Darel L. Forman, 30, of 202 Douglas street who has been employed at Wikei Typewriter Co., Ron ald G. Whittaker, 24, of 325 South Summit street, who has been working at Salesman's Furniture Co., and Eugene J. Wissink, 22, of 508 Brown street, formerly employed at Dunlap's motor sales. Tne new police officers are Byron B. Cameron, 22, of 628 East Market street who has been a post office clerk, and Loren Teggati, 22, of 716 North Van Buren street who has been working at Memory Gardens. THE CITY council authorized hiring three police officers also, but after two men on the eligible list withdrew from considera tion, there were only two left, A third man can not be ap pointed until a new civil service list is compiled as the result of an examination. The new officers and firemen will begin December 1. Thevl will bring the police department! strength to 26 men and the fire department to 24. r including West Germany, time and nothing to gain by refusing to play a part In them." Talking out East-West dis putes will succeed only If each side can find success in the result In effect neither aide can expect total victory. Although the French and oth ers may see weakness In taking the initiative In bargaining with Moscow, "this nation can not abdicate to Its adversaries," the setting and conditions of negotiations. KENNEDY, accused by home of failing to marshal public support for Western alms, set forth these warnings and objectives at the 'outset of a western tour. ; W Dressed In an academic robe, he addressed 11,000 faculty members, students and guests at the University of Washing ton's 100th anniversary convo cation. , Earner, Kennedy received a hearty welcome from thousands on the streets of Seattle, major city in a state which went for ex-Vice President Richard M. Nixon In the 1960 election. Later, he was applauded lustily by some 3,000 Democrats who spread over four hotel ballrooms and into a restaurant across the street for a SlOO-a-plate dinner honoring Sen. Warren G. Mag- nuson (D-Wash.). Marnuson has completed 25 years in con gress. - THE SEATTLE reception was larger and louder than Kennedy received as a candidate last year. It encouraged his ef fort to bolster Magnuson't bid for re-election tn 1962. Tonight the president appears at a testimonial for Sen. Cart Harden, 84 (D-Aris.), In Phoenix. In ;a switch of plana, Kennedy wffl forgo a navy-marine exercise at San Diego Saturday and attend the funeral of House Speaker Sam Rayburn at Bon ham, Texas. That night he ad dressee a Democratic fund rais ing dianar to Lea inyle Consider More Assistance to Asian Nation McNamara Says Defense Buildup Going as Planned WASHINGTON UP) Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said today the United States has speeded . up deliveries of military aid to South Viet Nam. He told a news conference discussions are underway on possible additional aid to the South Vietnamese, hard pressed by what he termed Communist infiltration from the north. As for the Berlin, buildup, the secretary said "we have no present plans for calling any additional large numbers of men from the national guard or reserve to active duty." The buildup which began last summer is "proceeding at least as rapidly aa we planned," McNamara said. "HE DENIED published reports that he intended keeping reservists on active duty after their congress-authorized year in uniform has ended. McNamara said U.S. military forces have been increased by about 300,000 men In the United States and by about 45,000 men in Europe. . . McNamara today ordered tighter military safety control over nonscheduled airlines carrying troops In the United States. - McNamara's action, an nounced at his news conference, is an aftermath of the death of 74 army recruits November t in the crash of an Imperial Airlines plane near Richmond, Va. On other ' matters, McNamara: i,; v v.-V L Indicated that the next military budget may top $50 billion and that authorized army strength will be pegged at more than 929,000 men. The current budget is $46.7 billion. The army has been building toward a strength 'above one million, but there have been reports a hold-the-llne order is being con sidered.. 2. Said In response to ques tions he feels that U.S. cities are "at least as likely" aa pure'y military targets to be hit In the event of an enemy nuclear at tack. v J. Said no final decision has been reached to start produc tion of the Nike Zeus anti-missile. There have been reports that the Pentagon has finally decided to allot money to start limited production of the Niks Zeus. . ' 4. 8ald Mai. Gen. Edwin A, Walker was an able army of ficer and that he dislikes seeing any man with Walker ability resign from the army. Walker, center of a dispute over policy on public utterances by military officers, resigned his commission two weeks ago. He had been rebuked by ths army on grounds he tried to influence voting by his troops and their families In the 1960 congressional elections. Army Sets Up WASHINGTON VPS The army says it will give Christmas leave to as many troops as possible. Including reservists and guardsmen, recently called to duty. ; . The policy will also cover the 16,000 draftees ordered to re port for processing within the first 15 days of December. "This action," said the army. "will permit a maximum num- - ber of trainees to go on leave during the period December 23, 1961 through January 2, 1962." The army said activities at training centers will be limited during that period. - THE MARINE CORPS is handing out 10 day leaves to some of its men in two waves. Some will start December 17 and 18 and others will start December 28 and 29. Marine recruits in boot training, however, will not receive holiday leave. The navy, said a spokesman, has no general policy on Christmas leaves. It la up to fleet commanders and naval district commandants. There was no immediate word from the air force on whethartt win grant holiday leaves -1

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