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DAILY CIRCULATJON DaMy Circulation !· Iowa Cities 14,000 DAILY VOL. TO, NO. 128 TEN CENTS 107 YEAtf OF NfWSPAPER SERVICE AiXWBA. IOWA--WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30,1957 EIGHTY-SIX PAGES CLOUDY, WARMER. RAIN OR SNOW Complete Forecast en P*9* If FOUNDED JULY 1 Out For "Last Big Fling," Worried Over Debts A and H Bomb Production SweHs Roy Soderquist Tried To Kill Self Before Landing DBS MOINES ·-- A 23-y old student pUot who terrorized Des Moines in ft. stolen plane tried to commit suicide by swallowing cyanide just before be crash landed. police said Wednesday. Detective Martin Brightman said pilot Roy Soderquist "told Us it the cyanide had not worked h* was going- to shoot himself." Brightman said the only reason he gave for the suicide attempt was that he was in debt about $1,000 and he wanted to make this his "last big fling." Soderquist was under observation at Broadlawns General hospital for injuries he suffered Tuesday afternoon in the crash landing. The jarring he took when the plane nosed over possibly saved him from the home-made cyanide pills. "When he landed the seat belt apparently bit him im the stomach so hard he vomited and threw them up," Brighton** amid. "There was none of the cyanide in his system." Soderquist, who had never flown alone before, had only 15 hours of flight time when he stole the small plane at gunpoint about noon Tuesday. He had nearly 19 hours of experience by the time he crash landed in a field in West Des Moines. Des Moines residents had witnessed an aerial show of daredevil flying they will never forget. SODERQUIST LCTJBBALLY flew between and around downtown Des Moines buildings, brushing by some of them so close spectators in the street shouted and gasped. The only thing that could have made it more spectacular would have been higher speeds. Soderquist flew slowly during most of the flight. Thousands of residents stood on sidewalks during much of the 3% hour flight watching him. Office workers crowded rooftops and upper floor wtedaws. Police ordered spectators from the windows at the 18-story Equitable building, one of the first buildings Soderquist "buzzed." Residents clustered around radio and television sets to hear reports of the flight and see some of his low level swoops. Jack Bird, registration clerk in the city clerk's office, said "the first time I saw him, it looked like he was coming right in the window." ·1 thought he was going to crash and I hollered, 1xxk out','* Bird said. STATE REP. HOWARD REPPERT, Des Moines, a bomber pilot during World war n, said Soderquist "was doing a pretty good job of flying." "There are up and down drafts around tall buildings. He could have found himself in major trou- Ike Says Wilson Guard Statement .. . , A m · · I · Was Very'Unwise' Mult I - M l l l l O H OmCEtS AND MRfCTOtS of the Hawkey* Lumber Co. elected at the annual meeting her* Tuesday: (Front) -- R. S. Howard, Sr., treasurer; John W. Porter, secretary and Z. H. (Herald Photo Hutchinson, vice president; (Rear)--J. Kelly Johnson and C. A. Williams. Jr., directors, ana R. V. Porter, president «nd general manager. Help To Marooned JR. y. Porter New In Flooded and \ Hawkeye Lumber Isolated Towns jCo. president POTTND, Va. ffi -- Disaster R v . "Pete" Porter of Oska- teams rushed help Wednesday to| loosa ^^ president and general New Tests To Be Made By the AE Commission LAS VEGAS, Nev. ·»-- The i atomic manager of the Hawkeye Lumber marooned occupants of a dozen flooded, isolated towns near the Virginia-Kentucky border. At least one person was known dead and three others were miss- ' general offices here Tuesday. He ing in tempestuous floods caused · will continue as general manager. by four days of heavy rain in the ! He succeeds his father in the energy c o m m i s s i o n to begin tests Wednesday Co. of Oskaloosa, was elected ] at *** Nevada proving grounds to president of the retail lumber 1 determine the feasibility of set- concern at the annual meeting at; «ng off nuclear blasts f rom plat- 1 forms carried aloft by anchored balloons. tallest tower used in past upper Cumberland river basin. j presidency. The late C. M. Porter j tests was 500 f set ^ high, hut with Estimated damage ran into mil- j passed away last October after 47 j balloons as a lifting agent, the lions of dollars. : years with the Hawkeye, 14 of the i AEC f ^^ st C3ili explode a nuclear Hundreds of other persons had j years as president. 1 device from as high as 2,000 feet. fled their homes Tuesday before! the water suddenly rose to levels i Hutchinson of St. Paul, ., was re-elected vice presi- up to 20 feet in the streets andj dent; R . s . Howard Sr, of Oska- gushed through homes and stores loosa, treasurer, and John W. Porter of Oskaloosa. secretary. J. in other communities. A wall of water swirled through the mountain gorges into Virginia, Kelly Johnson of New Caanan, Conn., was elected as a director wrecking 150 homes in Pound! filling the vacancy on the board alone, and at one time stood 16 j caused by the death of C. M. Por-! comes part of the atomic cloud. The AEC was reported to believe that use of balloons would improve the radiation safety factor because atomic devices can be exploded higher above the ground than with tower detonations, reducing the amount of ground dust sucked up by the blast which be- feet deep in the streets. Nearly all the 1,200 residents fled to school house and church refuges on high ground. ter. C« A. Williams, Jr., of Oskaloosa and W. E. Downer of Muscatine were re-elected as directors. During the past year a new Rescuers swarmed over the hills warehouse was erected at the on passable dirt roads leading to Pound, some of them carrying boats strapped to their autos and tracks. Iowa City yard and general improvements were made at other towns. No definite ! been completed for W h i t e s b u r g , Hazard, Corbin, Paintsvflle, Neon and Pikesville, Ky., and to Logan and Pound, Beaux Arts Trio Outstanding of Conceit Series The final program on the Com- ! Iowa code. " The chief sponsor, munity Concert series presented ! Rep. Andrew Frommelt, D-Du- Tuesday evening by the Beaux 'buque, said the net result would Arts Trio at the Penn college · be to "take Iowa out of the area We. I didn't think he was going to chapel was well worth the price 1 of labor regulation." make it a couple of times," Rep- of ^ season ttcket , He gaid the federal Taft . H artley pert said. Many expressed the opinion that law would then be the state's A housewife called Gov Her-, it was me outstandin prosram ·chel Loveless at the state Capitol of ^ S eas on _ a program that', Boyord Philips Wins Outstanding Farmer Contest Bayard Phillips, 30, operator of a 310-acre farm three miles west of New Sharon in partnership with his father, Glen Phillips, was named Mahaska county's Outstanding Young Farmer of 1957 j this noon at the regular dinner j meeting of the Oskaloosa junior | chamber of commerce, , Having won the county contest, · sponsored by the Jaycees, Phillips ' ; is now eligible to participate in DES MOINES (IB-Three Demo- | tte state contest, winner of which | cratic members of the Iowa house | wiu go on to the national contest.: (Wednesday introduced a bin that j would legalize the union shop and j permit the checkoff of union dues spouse's consent. plans have 957, accord- Temperatures plunged to below j ing to President Porter. The freezing following the flooding j Hawkeye operates yards in 19 rains, adding to the misery of j southern Iowa towns and cities, hundreds of homeless who had fled ' numerous hard-MIt communities. The American Red Cross sent 25 disaster workers to direct relief work in Harlan, BarbourvUle, Would Legalize The Union Shop, Water Rights Law WASHINGTON W -- President Eisenhower said Wednesday that Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson's "draft - dodging" statement about the national guard was very unwise. Mr. Eisenhower told his news conference that the men who joined the national guard certainly could not have been slackers when they entered the guard under proper provisions of law. said ne did not believe that Wilson wanted to damage the national guard, but he thought bis secretary of defense certainlv made a very unwise statement without stopping to think. Wilson told a house armed services subcommittee Monday that the national guard was a "sort of scandal" during the Korean war; that some young men were using it as a "draft-dodging business." Wilson stuck to his charge Tuesday after a conference with Mr. Eisenhower. Wilson told reporters his language may have been tough but that it was an accurate account of the situation. Other highlights at the president's meeting with reporters Wednesday: 1. He strongly defended bis conferences here with King Saud of Saudi Arabia and the possible visit of Marshal Tito of" Yugoslavia to this country. He said he deplores any discourtesy shown i to visitors who came here as rep-' resentatives of governments and j in an effort to ameliorate diff 1-, cutties. This was a reference to i New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner's snub Tuesday to Saud. 2. He said he would not run again even if congress changed j the 22nd amendment which limits j a president to two terms in office. 3. He was unrestrained in his j praise of Secretary of State John! Foster Dulles. As for Democratic j charges that Dulles' actions in the past had contributed to Middle' East difficulties, the president said j vehemently that Dulles never had j fl|/ Jnirtft taken any action that he had not! ·* " e *"«'«* approved in advance. A. He said that Democratic critics of administration foreign ·. fi -t , policy--those who talked about; {sOTFlDttl great blunders--had failed to his' knowledge to submit proposals of what should have been done in the Middle East, even with the Expansion Of Farflung Weapons Plant Needed By JOSEPH L. MYLER Usutr-J Pi^s^s. Siafl Corresjx/nce:.! WASHINGTON, an--The atom, ic energy commission said Wednesday that A-bomb and H-bomb 'production LS swelling at a rate that, necessitates multi-nuHion: dollar expansion of its farflung jweapons plant. It also reported "new design principles"--stemming from '»=t year's H-bomb tests--"which will , lead to more efficient weapons that can he more effectively em- · ployed." | This apparently means the once outsize hydrogen weapon has been I tailored to missiles and bombs for |a variety of military uses other i than mere destruction of cities. j The commission also claimed "a i notable advance" toward nuclear | propulsion of aircraft. For the first · time, it said, a turbojet plane en- jgine was powered with atomic iheat in a ground test. j These were highlights of Uie i AEC's 21st semiannual report in | which it said "significant prog- iress" was made in the last six months toward fulfillment of President Eisenhower's international atoms for peace program. As a special feature the commission published a five-chapter report on "radiation safety" in the XT- S- atomic project. Although 331 persons have received "overexpo- siires" in the past 13 years, the p-o;ect nevertheless has nur.g up a safsty record "without parallel in industrial history," tne AEC said. Of the 331 persons. 290 received their overexposures from the Dig H-bomb shot in the Pacific on March 1, I9CJ4. The other 41, two of whom died in 1945, received theirs in "radiation incidents" at atomic installations in the United Slates. In this country no member of the public has been hurt by radiation. And 99 4 per cent or the nearly 200,000 workers in the project have received an exposure a\ - erag- ing "less than one-third tha amount of radiation allowed by strict safety standards." Tne commission said its experimental program to develop economical atomic power mad* "satisfactory progress" in the past six months. It said the number of planned atomic power plants to be financed entirely by private industry has grown to seven. But the euort to make nuclear power pay its way is still "in its early stages." Atoms-for-peace was advanced by adoption of a statute for an 82- nation international atomic energy agency. In addition, this country has negotiated 41 agreements to help 39 nations sec up research or power reactors. The United States still leads tha free world in production of uranium, the atomic raw material. In the past half year it stockpiled more nuclear fuels and explosives than ever before in a like period. In weapons, "accelerated research, development and production programs" necessitated expansion "of the weapons research engineering and production complex." King Saud Gets Hearty Welcome From President Loveless Asks Briefing, Some icontrast TO the Governors Oppose Basic Training ldea'£ nu ****** d From Mr. Wagner T« *« No Attempt By Labor To Take Over The IESC ( By MERRIMAN SMITH i United Press White House Writer ! WASHINGTON, OB--King Saud of Saudi Arabia arrived here Wednesday for a state "visit and re; ceived a "hearty welcome" from DES MOINES UK-- Gov. Her- j President Eisenhower. DES MOINES «B--Gov. Hers- i schel Loveless said Wednesday he ' The president personally greeted C. Loveless said Wednesday knows of no attempts by or- the bearded, bespectacled monarch sfanized labor to take over the ' of six million Arabs as he stepped iie has asked Maj. Gen. Fred Tand y for a "general briefing" on the CO n tr0 ver S v. - benefit of hindsight. He said gen-j whole mtitaul eralized attacks were easy toj jjj^g Tandy said he was particularly 5 Mr Eisenhower indirectly re- j interested in what effect six buffed a statement by his disarm- i months of basic training would " Iowa employment mission. Loveless commented on reports that Frank L. Engel, Davenport, who resigned from the commission security com- [from the plane which flew him eight . paragraph chapter of the ament adviser, Harold E. Stassen,; that the Republicans might have , General details of such a plan- won control of congress if former r were outlined earlier this week Gov. Christian A. Herter of Mas- 'by Defense Secretary Charles Wil- sachusetts had been GOP vice son. The Pentagon in Washing- presidential nominee instead of ton has ordered the six - month Richard M. Nixon. The president training program to begin April 1, when asked about Stassen's asser- . for all enlistees with no prior tion, replied that he was frequent- service. ly amused during World war n Loveless said he has received when American f o r c e s had correspondence from several mid- achieved results in*battle that no western governors who are op- on ^e Iowa national guard. Tuesday, was concerned that labor may dominate the commission. Referring to labor leaders. Loveless said "I seriously doubt if they are interested in taking full responsibility for «that" operation." Loveless said Engel, a Democrat representing the public on the commission, made no mention of labor in his resignation statement. The other commissioners are J. C. Biodgett, Cedar Rapids, a ** in making relating to the up to one thought possible. Invariably, posed to the basic training idea, representative of labor and "Claude ' he said, someone would come On his desk Wednesday morning M gtanlev Corning a representa- ' ^ " c " c ±"" .along after the battle to show was a lengthy telegram to that ^... _,,_:;,,_*_- t _.L ,_,, shown official ' here from New York. "Your majesty, on behalf of the American people, I heartily welcome TOU to the United States," Mr. Elsenhower said. "We recognize in yon a great leader of the Arab people and the custodian of the cities most sacred to Islam. We are honored by your visit." The welcome was in contrast to the snub the visiting monarch received Tuesday from. Mayor I Robert F. Wagner of New York. '· Before he went to the airport, ' Mr. Eisenhower alluded to that snub deplored any one of Soderquist's favorite "buzzing" points, and demanded that he call out the air national guard to do something about this flyer." kept an* audience of some 600 1 DES MOINES flrV-The Iowa senate Wednesday turned down under the spell of exquisite music : a boose passed pay raise of for more than two hours. $1.00 a day for legislative secre- A goodly number of young per-' taries. The house wanted to present time. In addition to maintaining and rented and acquiring a considerable amount of new machinery, Phillips has also brought about a sub- i stantial increase in the size of the ;hog and sheep enterprises on the Ifarm, has brought more land un;der cultivation, and has launched how they might have won an even effect from Tennessee Gov. Frank bigger victory. Clement. Mr. Eisenhower's discussion of Tandy also said the Iov/a guard Wilson's remarks about the na- is checking its records to deter- tional guard largely supported the mine how many members of the defense secretary's position that Iowa-Nebraska 34th national guard the national guard needs a more division have had combat experi- rigorous form of basic military ence. £ive of industry, both Republicans. , " The reports said Engel opposed { Saud arrived from New York in Loveless' proposal to abolish the ** presidential plane, Columbine commission and give its duties to. ^^ the state labor department, f ear-; "WE WERE FORTUNATE ia ing control of those ^functions; counting- your late father, Hi» would pass into labor - dominated ' Majesty King Ton Saud, as a friend quarters. ,_», , L j T_- I.-.*- · e * J ----Mfc,j. v/j. j_.ti_»j.t M^-i MU IC9* .LUG I1UU9C WZUIKTU IV j . . ._ . , "I presume she wanted him shot sons frmn thft locaj w school , an intensive soil conservation pro- tfvm " T^ktrAloca eain ·, « ._ r ^ "·»** ^..vv -.v tm-m nn 4-ho f^-r^n down," Loveless said. THERE WAS SOME SPECU- and colleges were in the audience. Many of tham, expecting to be; overpowered by a concert of "high . SODERQUIST . . . (Continued on Page 83) **· prised at finding out how really Tinf* TT Q JM r ¥7i//rt*« j en J°y able "Mgh brow" music can I IVU L/.X-J. aJLLlUU:l y jbe when interpreted by such con: sumate artists as Menahem Press- ;ler, Daniel Guilet, and Bernard S8.50. The defeat raise amendments voice vote after of the pay came on a Sen. X. T. 'j music, were agreeably sur- j Prentis, R-Moont Ayr, said the member j -. ,, _ ,, _ _ . . .. rgjse was no ^ approved by the joint legislative patronage committee. It was introduced hi the ] gram on the farm. } Bayard has served as a Farm 1 Bureau township director, as a of the Farm Bureau's j county budget committee, as .chairman of a bsfcnessmen-farrn- ers dinner, and as leader of Prairie Greenhouse. house from the floor bv Rep. !"*»*«* Producers 4-H club for Scott Swisher, D-Iow* City- ' the past three years. mmmmmmmmmmmm ^ m ,^ m ^^ m ^^^^^ m He is also a board member of ! the New Sharon Methodist church, menib Bavar - f a of Taintor of Taintof, Attaches Ordered J. 0 LsCaUe KUSSia EACH MEMBER of the Beaux labor laws. The union shop is . a LONDON TO Radio Moscow! -A- 1 "** Trio, a string ensemble, was legal under the Taft-Hartley iaw. j announced Wednesday two U.S. n artist m ^ own "ght. Danie! The proposal, which is expected military attaches have been or- Guitet, violinist, has appeared as to get a cool reception in the dered to leave Russia, apparently soloist under Toscanini and is now ' Republican - controlled legislature in retaliation for the expulsion of' concertmaster of the NBC aym- would first repeal the so-called Soviet officials from the United Phony orchestra. He played the "right _ to work" law. That law States. beautiful "Earl of Darnley" Strad- says union membership cannot be five children, Mary, 9, Mark, 8, j The broadcast said a Soviet note Darius, dated 1712. a condition of employment m Joel, 6, Jennifer,^*, and Luann, 2. j demanded the "immediate depar-' Bernard Greenhouse, cellist, has Iowa. tare" of Maj. Hubert Tansey and appeared in most of the major, If Hie union shop were legalized, Capt. Charles W. Stockell, assist- cities in Europe and America m workers could be required to join ant military attaches assismed to recitals and is on the faculties of a union after a certain period of || n j A f UIM|I A .1. the U.S. embassy in Moscow. "t* 16 Juiiliard and M a n h a t t a n time on the job m a unionized UIHl Ol IHQll UClflnC The note, handed Wednesday to schools of music. He played the plant in order to keep the job. Ambassador Charles E. Bonlen, famous "Viscoati" Stradivarius eel- Labor leaders maintain there said the two men had been "engag- s lo, dated 1684. are between 100 and 150 union ing in activities incompatible with ! Menahem Pressler, pianist, has shops that have been set up on a their status as diplomatic offi- toured America and Europe con- voluntary basis in lowa. cials," Radio Moscow said. certizing. He has been soloist five The present law prohibits the exniosions "Their further stay in tJe times with the Philadelphia Orch- checkoff of union dues unless both iQ^story t U.S-S-R. is therefore undesirable" estra and the New York Philhar- husband and wife give notarized octane jraaolHie"*Tu U sd W *' the note said. monic-Symphony. as well as re- consent. That, too, would be re- cansiiitr at i~=t « ~^T;*I cording for MGM records. pealed in the measure by From- THE PROGRAM r e v o l v e d mejt . Re P- Jonn Duffy. D-Dubuque around the pianist, Mr. Pressler. and Rep. John W. Carlsen, D- UIt shortl5 . beforc midni ht and j He co-starred ia the trio numbers. Clinton. sent n^j, of flaming ^j cours . , ! played a group of piano solos, and ANOTHER BILL introduced in mg through the Standard Oil Co.' i accompanied the violin and cello the house would set up a basic of Indiana refinery, one of the · | solos of Mr. Guilet and Mr. Green- water rights law in Iowa. Most nation's largest. ' I house. He was equally at ease in of its proposals were part of a Workmen hastily erected sand all three roles, but one suspected report by the Iowa water study dikes to contain the flames, which that his keenest enjoyment was committee set up by the legisla- could be seen three miles from the in the trio numbers. ture two years ago. ! burning unit. training. But he openly quarreled with Wilson's choice of language. He said that anything the leaders of the national guard had done, to the extent of his knowledge, had been done under existing law which provides that young men between the ages of 17 and 18 52 can enter the guard directly. He said he had struggled for years to make the guard a first line of defense. But, he said, it was never going to be that kind of force, a force needed by this coun- EISEVHOWER . . . : (Continued on Page 83) Tandy, the lo-.va adjutant general, said the survey was started before Defense Secretary Charles V.'ilson sa:d Monday that SO per cent of tr.e £narcL=rnen *.'ere w.th- out combal expener.ce. He a!.=o sa:d r.o request : v r such information had been rece.veo from natioaa. g-j?-.rd aeadquartc'= in vVasjur.g:.zr.. D C Ta.ncsy ss'j A is^-3_- » · * *~n "didn't kr.o-.v what he v.s= ·?-"-: "-? about" when he sa-.'t ~h° r.at.onai giiard '.-as usea as a "era", -iodg- ir.?" scheme a :-,ri -.-.e Korean v. ar. House Okehs Ike "Fight If We Must" Plan By NEIL MACNEIL "e*y Staff Cnrrfsoondent of the United States," Mr. Eisenhower said. "We are equally for- tunafe in counting you as one. "I look forward to the strengthening and reaffirmation of this valued friendship through the opportunity provided by this visit for fruitful discussions of problems important to both our countries." Saud responded by expressing U ^ ' I ^ c f^e^ itaii ^fi. r* ^z*onuei.L . , . - . , , WASHINGTON T?L_ The house his dee ? patitude and apprecia- .-ednesday overwhelmingly ap- tipn" for his welcome, and assured Droved President Eisenhower's · ~.z'~ .'. we must'' plan to protect --e Middle East from Russian ag- roll call vote 10-Story Gasoline Destroyed By 3RA LURVEY , . . . OPEN FRIDAY NIGHTS UNTIL 9 P M czusin t l 'Mr. Eisenhower of his wish to put U.S.-Aiabian relations on a foot* i ing of "amity and mutual in- i terest." Saud said he looked forward to talks with Mr. Eisenhower that 'would be marked by the '-same degree of frankness"' indicated by , KING SAUD . . . (Continued on Page 83) of 355-61- Mr. Eisenhower requested the measure to strengthen his hand ia dealing with the crisis ia the oil- rich Middle East and the dangers of Communist penetration ,of the area. The house voted him substantially what he asked: 1. Authority to use U.S. military forces, if necessary, to resist Communist aggression against any nation in the Middle East which HOUSE OKEHS . . . (Continued on Page 8S) For his group of piano numbers, "The committee found that the The injured men suffered burns : ! Mr Pressler chose compositions use and demand for water for mu- and cuts and all CONCERT . . . | IJEGISLATCRE . . . (Continued on Page S3) l_ (ContUnwd on Page 83) I (Continaed on Page U) L ·AYARD PHILLIPS of route !, New Sharor, ing number of newborn lambs, 680 feeder were released n«med the Mehatka county winner of the Oska- lambs and a flock of 100 lambing ewes. {Herald IOOM Jaycees' Outstanding Young Farmer con- Photo) ' -- »»»· M y W V « ^^ V I » P « 1 I I « » I 1 ^ J i w ^ i i ' j - - - - - - - test, it kept busy these days caring for a grov SAME DATE---1956--M (White flag means no traffle death in past 24 hours ending at midnight.)

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