The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on December 21, 1957 · Page 1
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THE lOLA REGISTER The Weather Mild weekend VOLUME LXI. No. 50. The Weekly ReiUter; E«taliU»he<l 1S67 The loU D»ilT Rejiiter, E.ublUhed 1897 lOLA. KANSAS. SATURDAY EVENING.^DECEMBER 21, 1957. Succemor to The loU Daily Rejinter, The Daily Record, and lola Daily Index SIX PAGES. lolan Killed In One-Car Accident Archie Wood, 61, lola cigar and tobacco salesman, was instantly killed about 9 a. m. today when his car hit the east abutment on the second bridge west of "the river on US -54. He was alone in the cai- aAd so far as known no other vehicle was involved in the crash. Sheriff B. E. Lorancc and Trooper Marion Cox said that Wood was driving west when the right wheels of his car went onto the shoulder. Apparently he lost contrbl of the vehicle and crashed into the north railing on the bridge. The vehicle-bouhdcd^^v- eral feet in the air, turned end for end and struck the south bannister with terrific force. the engine was torn from its mountings and .the entire right side of the car was- shredded by the two impacts. Debris was scattered over a large portion of the bridge. Mr. Wood was born at Lone Elm and has lived in or near Allen County all of his life. He has specialized in selling candies, cigars, tobaccos and similar mcr-^ chandisc. For the past several years he has represented the Rothenberg and ~Schloss Cigar Co., Kansas City, covering southeastern Kansas and adjoining areas. He was starting to make several calls in this immediate territory this morning when the accident oc curred. He is survived by his wife, Ida, of the home, 211 S. Chestnut, and his sister, Mrs. Fred Morris, lola. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Lyle Roe at 2 p. m. Monday in the Sleeper Chapel. Burial will be at Highland cemetery. Of Russ (Intentions WASHINGTON l*t — Diplomatic sourwfi here said today Secretary of State Dulles has'^ doubts, — in iight of past- experiences with the Russians—that new East -West disarmament talks will ever be held. Dulles reportedly feels the Russians are likely to find some minor reason to quibble over setting up the talks, making it impossible to make arrangements. The discussions were proposed at this week's NATO conference in Paris. *rhe secretary returns rom—Etjfope-today WELCOME HOME KISS—President Eisenhower receives a welcome home kiss from his daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Eisenhower, as the Chief Executive arrives in Washington from his trip to the NATO conference iri Paris. In spite of a light rain, the President doffed his hat'as he met a small welcoming parly at the airport.—(AP Wirephoto) Christmas Party Shows Cameron's Faith High the and Rain on Coasts, Fair Elsewhere (By The Aiaociated Press) A new chill swept into Central Gulf stales today, more rain fell in the; Northwest and in sections of the Northeast, but it was mostly fair and pleasant elsewhere as autunih went out with the year's shortest day. Winter begins officially at -9:49 p .m. EST. Cooler air steaming southward across' the Ohio Valley ai.d into the Gulf region dropped tempera^ tures more than 20 degrees in some sections. Heavy showers during the night were ad^ed to Friday's day-long rainfall in the Northeast, and rivers and streams ncaied flood stage in some sections of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Some sections of Eastern New York State received up to one inch of rain during the night while a half inch fell in parts of Pennsylvania. Iri contrast to the low temperatures recorded near the Gull region, early morning readings were 'generally in the 50s and fiOs over most of New England^ Cloudy slties predominated over the Pacific Northwest with showers along the coast as far south as .Sgtn.JVancisco. Showers extended inland through much of Orc- t;on, Washington and the Northern Rockies. CAMERON, La. I^A new faith *• in Santa Claus and the future is shining in once-devastated Cameron today, kindledby the biggest Christmas party this Southwest Louisiana town has ever seen. Throngs of visitors flocked around the courthouse to watch Cameron's happy children and proud adults at the huge Salvation Army party for the survivors of Hurricane Audrey. Santa flew in from Baton Rouge to hand out more than 1,000 toys and almost tha^ many packages of candy and fruit, donated by' the Louisiana Federation of Women's Clubs and other groups. The crowd of 1,200 jammed around the courthouse, singing Christmas* carols as, they took time out from the still-serious task of repairing and rebuilding after the June 27 hurricane that left 500 dead and missing. Mrs. Francis Guilbeau, leading her four children to Santa, said the party was a lifesaver. "If we had to do it ourselves it would not have been much of a Christmas," she said. Even with Red Ci-oss and government help, rebuilding has bpen expensive. But Cameron was proud to show off the results before the visitors, many of them rescue workers and newsmen who covered Audrey's devastation. "We wore growing when the siorm hit us last June," Sheriff 0. B. Carter said, "and wo will continue to grow. And if there is another storm . npxt year, we will be back." He said the town population was now about 1,200, compared to the ?,000 before Audrey struck, but mor,e people are returning almost daily. Iran Quake Toll Rises To 1,266; 600 Missing- TEHRAN, Iran tJfi --'The death toll in Iran's earthquake last week rose to 1,266 today as more bodies were recovered from under debris in mountain villages of West Iran, officials reported. More than 600 bodies are believed to be still- under debris. Officials here alsoHsaid If'was not certain the United States would participate even if the dis- cu.ssions . do take place. Dulles was said to feel that changing (lie list of disarmament conferees might break ,thc stalemate. For years, the United States, Britain, France and Canada—have carried the load, negotiating with Russia as.meijibers of thi Utifited ' Naiions^^disarma- ment subcommittee. RED PROPOSAL—Communist Czechoslovakia has joined Russia _and—EQLa_nd_in_prQPQslngL--a-zon^in_Central Europe "free of atofiuc~weapons?'~TlTdio"~Frague^ quoted ~a' govtrnnreiit~com- munique endorsing the proposal. It said the zone (sec Newsmap) should consist of East and West Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. The zone would provide a buffer against the heartland of Russia. World Parley On Arms Ban Urged by Russia By HAROLD K. MILKS MOSCOW i7P)—The Soviet government called today for a special session of the United Nations or an international conference to discuss disarmament. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko said disarmament talks could pave the way for an East-West .summit conference. i i Addressing Russia's Parliament, Gromyko apparently rejected a foreign ministers* ' meeting on disarmament! jp^y^^ J §\/\^]i^ To Scholars ^^recy:Lid Nailed Tight On U. S. Defense Survey WASHINGTON (flV -^hc Gaither Dulles and Presidentplsenhow- re))ort remained officially top se• will make a'joint repo'k to thtffc^et today despite several sub- sislhtiat leaks painting an alarming picture of Anterica's defenise needs. — Seek Support Of Big Creek Watershed Plan The Big Creek Watershed organization met in lola Thursday night and planned the'circulation of petitions seeking support of the watershed program proposed tor Allen and Neosho counties. The meeting was at the office of Attorney Howard Immel. The form of the petitions as written by a committee was approved by officers of the watershed and by technicians. They will be offered for signatures of land owners in the watershed early in January. er people over all major radio -television networks at 8:30 pifh. Monday. Together at the Atlantic Pact .summit conference, Eisenhower and. Dulles argued for creating bases in West Europe for U.S.- made missiles which won't be ready for about 18 months. The idea was adopted in principle, but I he United Stales had to compromise by agreeing to the new East- West talks on the foreign minister level. ', ;-" Dulles, officials here said, pictures the negotiations — if they materialize—as strictly procedural. As he sees it, they would not deal with the substance. of disarmament, but rather, would seek a way out of the deadlocking argument on how to proceed. But Dulles still clings to his belief, officials said, that the best way to cope with Russia's new long-range's t rTk'l'h-g po^er is through building many lounch- ing sites as pdssible for retaliatory medium range (1,500-mile) missiles. . Undertaken at White House direction and officially described as a project of the Office of Defense Mobilization, government sources said itjs doubtful any ODM official has laid eyes on it except Director Gordon Gray—and he only because of his membership on the National Security Council. 'Hopper Plague To Ease a Little WASHINGTON WV-The Agriculture Department predicted today A meeting of a Jarger commi't-'that the^rasshopper—a perennial Grover Menzie ShotinH^ad tee will be held then to distribute the petitions to those who will circulate them. _ Oher steps taken at the meeting included approval for distribution of motor cur bumper placards boosting the project and also for other forms of publicity and advertising. The Chanute Chamber of Commerce has a sup ply of maps of the area that will be mailed soon to.land owners in the watershed. Grover Menzie, 64, one of the owners of the M and M Packing Company, was critically wounded Elsewhere west of the .Contir'yesterday afternoon when he, was nental Divide, clear to partly ,shot in the forehead by a .22 cloudy skies were the rule with caliber rifle bullet. temperatures near or below freezing east of the Sierras and Cas cades. It was generally quite cool from The Allen County Hospital reported this morning that'his-con- dition is poor. Mack Percy, chief of police, one the Canadian, border southward of the first officers to .reach tha through Texas and Louisiana, scene, said that he found the lolan Snow flurries were on tap in the "^^ed in his home, 614 N. Northern Lakes region, but most- Walnut, about 3:30 p. m. yester ly fair weather was forecast elsewhere east of the Divide. In the Northern- and Central Rockies, snow flurries were expeeted-with- showei's westward, through the Great - Basin-area and along- t'ho coast from San Francisco north- v/ard. SaudBuys.lOO Fancy E Sv Guns WASHINGTON l/Pi—KingMSaiid of Saudi Arabia was said today to have-been so taken with a local gunsmith's personally-made sporting rifle that he ordered 100 of them d^iring his visit last winter. ; Charles •Covell, outdoor editor of the Evening Star, said-the-rifles , cost the wealthy monarch more lljan-$500 eacl}^_. The gunsmith is Norman F. Strebe, who operates a plant in nearby Hillside, Md. . The rifle hasa^tiger-striped" cir- cassian_ w a In'u t stock, blued chrome - vanadium steel, .barrel, cliroiped Iwit and cjip and a tip of polishSI" Asiatic Buffalo horn. It has two triggers. The first ., sets the seconjJJor_hair-trigger-ac- • tioh. Sighting -scopes-are -mounted' so they rhay slip off with the flick day. He had a wound in his forehead;-Percy "Saidr and-a second wound where tha.bullet emerged. The gun was leaning against the bed, Percy said. Mr. Menzie has been in poor health for'the past three or four years and friends,said this morn ing that he has been despondent the past few weeks. Born at Burlington he has lived, in'lola, most of his adult life. After..] workiiig for other merchants as a- tutcher - -for several' •yeat^: he and W. P. McFadden-formed a partnership in 1926, first operating a retail food store and 'in 1936 starting the M and M Packing Co. in^ct p'est — may -be somewhat less troublesome next year than this. A survey, made during the late summer and Jail showed lighter investation on croplands than a year earlier. Looking ahead to next summer, the department said largest threatening areas ap pear in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas. Nebraska. North Dakota, Souih Dakota and Montana. Infei^tations also were found on some 18.700.000 aci;es of rangeland in 16 Western and Southwestern states. The. department said there are I some 6, million acres in4hc Texas INJURIES PROVE FATAL WICHITA (/PI—Mrs. Katie'Beard, 79, oC Wichita died yesterday in the State Hospital at Larned where she was taken a month ago Panhandle that should bewatched after having been hospitalized in closely next spring. Five million Wichita since March 21 with head acres in Montana, three million in injuries received in a traffic ac- California and 1'A million in east- State Crops Value Up WASHINGTON (-Pt—The Agriculture Do(jartment estimates that the value of crops produced in Kansas in 1957 totaled $484,321 ,000 compared with .$480,036 ,000 for 1956 crops. ValuV of wheat production in the state declined from $286,564,000 in 1956 to $195,216 ,500 in 1957, the report estimated, with the season average price dropping from $2 a bushel to $1.95 for the same period. Value of corn production in Kansas, however, ' climbed from an estimated $43,290 ,000 in 1956 to $50,925 ,000 in 1957 although the average seasonal price declined from $1.35 to $1.15 a bushel. the estimated value of oats in creased from $16,919 ,000 to $20, 856 ,000 during the same period although the seasonal average price fell from 73 cents a bushel in 1956 to 61 cents in 1957. For barley, the estimated value jumped from $9,676 ,000 in 1956 to $12,563 ,000 in 1957, with the price per bushel falling from an average of 93 cents to 83 cent_s^^ Kansas rye production '*Tor 1957 wa& valued at an estimated cident. She was struck at a crosswalk here. orn Colorado were said to be in the same category of a~lever. The Weather KANSAS—Generally" fair, a little warmer east this, afternoon and tonight; Sunday increasing^ cloudiness and continued mild; low tonight 20s extreme west to 30s east; high Sunday 55^60.- . Zones 2 and 4—Fair and mild through Sunday; high this after-, noon,in 60sr low tonight middle ,30s; high Sunday* la 60s. Temj>eratiire ~ High yesterday 52 Low last night. 34 Highva^year-ago today: ' -46 Low a year ago today 39 Norfnal f()r today 3? The NSC is the Cabinet-level body of military and civilian agency heads which advises President Eisenhower on defense policy, and which in this administration has gained influence second only to that of the Cabinet itself. The Washington Post, iii a copy- ighted story yesterday, said the report -was presented at an cx- panded^ NSC meeting on Nov. and that it described the country in highest peril from Russia's apid strides in military strength and technology. The Post said the report called for multi-billion- dollar increases in defense budgets through 1970. H. Rowan Gaither Jr., San Francisco lawyer and former head of the Ford Foundation, was named to head a 10-inembcr in- estigatory commission to determine whether a big-scale shelter program was feasible or necessary. Elvis'Draft CaU Bad News to Boss MEMPHIS. Tenn. m — Elvis Presley reports Jan. 20 Tor induction into the Army—unless Holly wood manages to' have it put off eight. weeks. Draft- board greetings for the 22-year-old rock, 'n' roll idol ar rived yesterday. He accepted it with far more calm than did'his manager or Paramount pictures. "I'm kinda proud of it," he said with a cheerful wink. "It's a duty I've got to fill and I'm going to do it. baddy's already told me to be a good soldier or bu.st." There was no cheer at Paramount. In Hollywood, studio head ,V. Frank Freeman said if Presley can't show ^p as scheduled Jan. 13,; the studio will lose $300,000 already sunk in preparing to film "King Creole." proposed Thursday by the 15_NAT0 nations. The West has consistently blocked all disarmament efforts in the U.N., Gromyko said, and "You can judjgc for yourselves what sort of result can be expected from a meeting of foreign ministers under these conditions." But "the disarmament issue should not remain stalemated," he said. "The Soviet government calls for a special session of the United Nations or an international conference on disarmament. . . Gromyko did nbt specify which nations should attend an international conference, though he indicated Red China .should not be left out. IB" the recent session of the U.N. General Assembly Rils- sia insisted that all 82 U.N. members—which do not include Red China—should take part in disarmament talks. That Assembly session increased the U.N. Disarmament Commission to 25 members' ITut Russia has declared she will boy cott the Commission. A subcommittee of the Commission became stalemated last summer when Russia refused to accept Western disarmament plans and the West countered that Soviet disarmament suggestions would not provide safeguards to insure that Russia complied. Speaking after Gromyko; Communist Party Boss Nikita Khrushchev called for an East-West summit conference "to solve all the problems that trouble humanity including disarmanient." Khrushchev said the W e s should sign a no-war agreement with the Soviet Union. Khrushchev, dressed in a blue suit with blue and white striped tic, spoke hoarsely and with con siderahle emotion. He was interrupted repeatedly by applause.. "We tell the United States to abandon its policy of positions of strength," the pudgy party boss said. "Let us solve our probfcms byi^aceful means on the basis of equality. Let us outlaw war." WASHINGTON W — Proposals for some sort of federal scholarship program probably will be offered in the new congressional session starting Jan. 7. Rep. Barden (D-NC), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, said today his committee "has been giving consideration to a program and will very likely make-some expression of its views during the next session." Barden, reached by telephone at his home in New Bern, N.C., said he preferred not to comment^ at this time on the proposals made yesterday by the National Education Assn. $2,272,000, a sharp increase over the $789,000 it} 1956, ajihough the seasonal average price dropped from $1.04 in 1956 to $1 in 1957 Other major crops in Kansas the l(t57 estimated production val ue, tlie 1956 value, the 19,57 seasonal average price and the 1956 average price included, respectively: All hay (baled) — $74,800,000; $61,798,000; $17 a ton and $25.40. Sorghum Grain — $103,303,000; {29,756,000 ; 80 cents a bushel and Sorghum Forage — $13,181,000; J1V,792; $7 a ton and $16. Soybeans for beans—$4,922,000; 16,217,000; $2 a bushel and $2.06. SL John's School To Give Operetta Sees 13,000 Draft Per Month in'58 WASHINGTON im-The Defense Department today called for draft of 13,000 men for the Army in February, an-increase-pf 3,000 over the previous call. The department said that under current plans the draft calls for Ihe remainder of 19S8 will approximate the February level of monlhly" calls. A three act operetta, "Christ- ^lie draft quota for January is mas Fun in '91," will be presented '0.<W0- was boosted to that Jcyd by St. John's students Sunday eve- f'wn a 7,000 -a-month rate which ning at 8 p.m. in the St. John's,had prevailed since last July. School auditorium. The school invites the public to the program to enjoy the story, Today's draft call will bring the total of draftees summoned since the start of the Korean War to songs and dances presented by;2,283.430 — the great majority of the students. ilhem for the Army. Girl's Return to Consciousness Family%Best Christmas Gift GREErif.,HAIR WITH SEASON 'S GREETINGS-Mrs. Robert C. Rock, 24,, iruns a-comb through her hair which she had dyed Kelly green to go along with the season's bright colors. Mr., _ Rock made no comment at fir.st about his blonde wife's switch to green tresses But later said, "It's her hair," The RockS live -in -LouisviUer-K-yi-The-change of color in hair came about after ' -a neighborhood-discussion of Christma&-decorations._She-plansl— to wash the -food coloring out of her hair after Christmas. (AP Wirephoto) • .' ten 4t Missile Site ' CAPE,CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Air Force moved today to completely box off the approaches 9 the Missile Test Center, frbhl _vhich America's mightiest long- ange pilotIess_air weapons are aunched. ; Lt. Col. Sam Bruno, the Cen- I er's security chief, said' therroad | 0 a coastal observation post about hree miles north '6f the Center \ill be bloct(ed as soon as barri- 1 ades and.^iio trespass' signs can )e inst^ll^d. The_northern observation post, leep inside government owned and but outsidethe Center bound iries,> is the only private property from which clear pictures can be nfade of Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile launchings. Earlier this week the road into the best shore-line observation post isouth of the Cape—some four nf^Ies from'the Clenter-^was closed io-ail-persons with cameras, binoculars, walkie-talkie^ or automobile radio-telephones. SALT LAKE CITV'i/Pi - A 12- year-old San Diego, Calif., girl, unconscious for nearly six monlh.s, gave her nlotlVfFo^CiiTist^ mas present early. .She .spoke. Her first word was "Mama." Mrs. Joseph B. Schow cried softly with joy. It was July 1 at a-swimming pool in- Escondido, a suburb - of San, Diego, that young Maurlne nearly droWnod: She was pulled from the water after several "minutes—some thoiight, at the time, close to 20 minutes. She was revived—^Ihat is, she started breathing again. But her brain had been depmed of oxygen' "for a critical period. The brjjjn cannot stand lack of o .xVgen for very long. . Maurine was unconscious, and she stayed that way. The Scliows used to live in Utah. The family arranged to have her-flown to the Latterday Saints Primary Hospital here in August. Mrs. Schow stayed at her daughter's bedside. Occasionally Maurine *s eyes opened. But there was no sound of her Voice, no apparent recognition—until about (wo weeks agouk. At that time, Maurine did rec­ ognize her mother, she did speak. And the first word was "Mama." Doctor.s say.;- Maurine may be able to become coinpletely rehabilitated. In the past few days she was able to sit in a wheelchair for periods as long as two hours. The NEA suggosted-the federal government start an educational support program of indefinite length which would increase in cost from about 1.1 billion dollars the first year to about 4.8 billion dollars in five years. The NEA program includes proposals for college scholarships for at least 20,000 high school graduates each year; and at least 5,000 fellowships ' anniially "for' utii'ver' sity graduate study. A statement from the NEA legislative commission suggested scholarship awards might average $1,200 per year to start and fellowships $3,000 per year. That would make the total starting cost for scholarships and fellowships about 40 million dollars annually. This would increase to about 160 millions in four years. * Twenty-seven bills proposing federal scholarships in higher ed- ucatioh have been referred to the House Education Committ)ee/Six of them relate to scientific scholarships. Par^ong Singers Cive Kiwanians Musical Treat A concert by 31 "Polychromes" from Parsons thrilled members of the lola Kiwanls Club and their wives at an annual Christmas party at the Kelley Hotel last night. The Polychromes-are-a choral group consisting of 20 high school and 11 junior college students under the direction of Roger John- sonr-music director for the Parsons schools. There is about a 50 per cent turnover in personnel each year, but the group has won many high honors in the eight years Johnson has been directing them. They won the Chi c a go Tribune's -Ghicagoland Music Festival" i.n 1955 over competition from the entire United States. Those present last night could understand why. Every number received vigorous applause., It was so'prolonged at the end of the , concert • that an encore ^ had to be given. Ten numbers were given>..sonio a cappella and some with piano accompaniment. All were based on the Christmas theme. Many were unusually arranged for choral singing. They included: "Rise Up Shepherd and Father,;: '^LeL.C.aro!s_Ring^^ "No The rehabilitation period' may he long, the doctors say, perhaps years. • •• -r, Mrs. Schow is giving Maurine. her Christmas present, too. The two entrained for home last night, scheduled to arrive in the morn- ng at Los Angeles where Maurine's father and 10-year-old sister, Sharon, were' to welcome them home in heart-warming Christmas happiness. Candle Was There," "Gloria in Excelsis Deo," "Noel," "Joy to the World," "Hallelujah, Christ is JBorn." "JingIc....Be!ls." "Night Re- fore Christmas," "§ilent Night," and the encore, "Carol of the 'Bells.""' •".•""' ' r-":' "thirteen members of the Parsons Kiwanis Club -und their wives accompanied the Polychromes and attended the meeting. Gelebrat€ Christmas On the evening of.Dec. 24 beginning "at 7:30 p. m. Grace Lutheran Church will .observe the birthday., of the Savior with a serviee-f«r-el«ldren. Gifts will be distributed to the Sunday School at its close. The Christmas-Day service will be held at 10:30 a. m. With, the Rev. George Klattenhoff, pastor, preaching on "Why Do We (^eje.-. brate Christmas" " If you miss your Register, emU 4your -earrier FIRST. 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