Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on March 29, 1960 · Page 1
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Ames, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 29, 1960
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Volume 93 No. 229 Flooding Mostly In Lowlands United Press International Swollen rivers left their banks many parts of Iowa today causing lamtlies to be evacuated and flood ing thousands of acres of farm land. In Central Iowa, six families were evacuated at Sac City the Racoon River left its hanks and swirled into the city completely covering the city park with several inches of water. Evacuate Families Sac County officials dynamited an ice - pack south of Sac City today in an effort to relieve the pressure. However, higher water was expected and firemen con tinued to evacuate families who'. had spent Monday carrying theii furniture to the second floor, bu now were taking it out of the threatened homes entirely The Racoon had another troublesome ice jam downstream, Just west of Des Moines. Officials were studying the 7 - 10 mile long jam to see if it could be relieved by dynamiting. Bill Traff. custodian at Walnut Woods State Park near Des Moines, said about 1,000 acres, were inundated by 3 - 4 feet of water back as far as Booneville In south - central Iowa, the South, Skunk River, the North Skunk, the ! Des Moines and Cedar Creek all rising and had left their banks in some places. Thus far, flooding has been limited to low - lying farm land. The South Skunk was measured at IS. 9 feet at Oskaloosa, nearly 4 feet above flood stage and still ris ing. Cedar Creek, southeast of Tracy, was also out of its hanks, cutting off county roads. The Lower Des Moines I reached its higkhest peak, 20.9 Feet at Eddyville. fi feet above flood stage, and was sending considerable water over farm lands. In Webster County The Weather Bureau at Des Moines said it appeared a jam below Eddyville had caused the water to back up. Downstream at Ottumwa. the water was only Wi Feet high and was flowing only onto low spots. The northern branch of the Dcsi Moines River backed up into Le high in Webster County, washing away concrete forms for a new bridge on Iowa SO and forcing sev eral families to leave their homes. The wooden forms for the bridge had been completed only Saturday. Nixon: I'll Be a Fighting Campaigner WASHINGTON (UP!) - President Richard M. Nixon pledged himself today to a fighting campaign For the presidency extending beyond the Eisenhower administration's record. Nixon's statement of his intentions, long awaited by many Republicans who feel he cannot rest on the Eisenhower program alone, carried a spectfic promise or his own new farm program. The vice president made his presentation in the heart of the Midwestern farm belt in a speech Monday night at the Nebraska Founders' Day celebration in Lincoln, a traditional GOP event. His remarks drew praise from GOP senators in Washington. Sen. George D. Aiken (R - Vt.), top GOP member of the Senate Agri culture Committee, said Nixon had served notice he wouldn't be bound by the farm program of Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson. "If I become the' Republican candidate, I intend to carry this campaign into every state, city and town that limitations of time, space and physical endurance will permit," he said. "The day of 'safe' states for either party is over." 99 IN TEXAS NEW YORK UPT) - Presidio, Tex., was the nation's hot spot Monday with a temperature of 99' degrees, the U.S. Weather Bureau reported today. The lowest temp'erautre recorded in the nation 1 his mornin? was 2 beiovv zero at Faiibank - Alaska. Ames United Prett - lnternational Wire 8ervic Rivers Rising Serious Flood FLOODING Country roads were from heavy run - off of melting Township west of Story City was Evangelist Urges Support NEW YORK (UPI) - The United States must support the nationalist movements of Africa which largely the outgrowth of Christian teachings, the Rev. Billy Graham said today on his return from a tour of that continent. Graham lashed out at "apar theid" as a policy that never Property Tax, License Plate Deadline Nears With two days before i penalties are assessed, property tax collections this year totaled; $1,478,584, according to Figures from the county treasurer's office. Total collections a yeai were $1,527,967, with two d; maining before the deadline. "We're expecting a flood of mail payments," an office spokesman said, "since we're slightly behind last year in the collections. The payments must be made by i p.m. inursday. in Ames, property taxes are to be paid at the temporary office at 402 Main Records in the treasurer's office) showed that a total of 15,396' motor j vehicle license plates have been issued so tar this The state department oF public saiety nas set r - nday as the dead line tor displaying the motor vehicle licenses. Weather Nnon Temperature 51 Extreme Past 24 Hours Low, 7 p.m. High, 51, noon AiYIES, BOONE, NEVADA: Considerable cloudiness, scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening. Decreasing cloudiness tonight, low middle 30's. Partly cloudy, cooler Wednesday, high lower 30's. PASS NARCOTICS BILL WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Sen ate passed and sent to the House Monday a bill designed to brine the nation's narcotics laws up to date. The measure would provide a system of licenses and manufac turing quotas on both natural and synthetic narcotics for all U.S. producers. COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT A special meeting of the Ames ity Council will be held in the council chambers of the muni - pal building at 7: HO p.m. to - light. The council will meet with he City Plan Commission to de - iignate commercial areas. beginning to suffer yesterday snow. This road in Lafayette almost ready to "go under" as of African worked and never would work. He said the friendship of Africa hung in the balance and that America must show iis sympathy and backing for the independence of nations just awakening. 40,000 Converted The angelist arrived aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth after a 212 - month tour of 10 African countries plus Israel and Jordan. Gra ham said he had preached to more than 600. 000 persons and had won approximately 40,000 converts to Christianity. Graham said he deliberately avoided going to the Union of South Africa because he refuses to speak to segregated audiences. "But many South Africans came to our meetings in Rho desia," he said, "and they told me that a religious revival was the only answer to their almost insoluole racial prcbh "They think that in about two years they can arrange multi School Board Talks Junior High Curriculum The Ames School Board met Monday at Ames High School to discuss curriculum at Central and Welch .Junior high schools here. The group discussed the Con - ant report on junior high schools and its relationship to the curriculum offered to Ames students. The board also discussed the paving of a road leading to the new high school unit, located in northwest Ames. The board will attend the City Council meeting tonight to discuss the matter with that group. In addition to board members, attending (he meeting were John Harlan and Lloyd Eilts, principals at Welch and Central junior highs respectively; Herbert Adams, principal of Ames High and Carl Brown, director of elementary education. Bounty Hunters Collect Pay Bounty claims for the first three months of this year have totaled $144.j0, according to Har old Walter, county auditor. Walter said hunters and farm ers in Story County have turned in claims for 72 foxes and eight pocket gophers. The county pays ?2 each for fox and 10 per cent per pocket gopher. Walter said to make a claim, person has only to brine the clipped ears of a fox, and the feet of a pocket gopher to the office and claims are paid on that basis. The county will also pay bounty i wolves or coyotes, but none have been turned in by farmers hunters so far this vear. Daily Tribune Ames, Iowa, In South Threat at the over - flowing Squaw Creek inundated nearby fields and began to spread over - low lying county roads. (Tribune Photo) Nationalists racial meetings. If that can be done, itouth Africa is the first place I want to go." Graham said he did not wish to comment on recent racial flicts in the United States until he reaches his home of Montreal m North Carolina. He - plan talk in Washington Thursday with President Eisenhower. Red Program Graham said the Moslem reli gion was making greater progress than Christianity in Africa in nine converts a ratio of 7 - to - 3. The evangelist said another great chal.enge was the hold of tribal religion which still control 40 million Africans. Communism is making inroads in Airica on oniy a small scale so far, Graham said, but the So viet Union has undertaken a big program of inviting African stu dents to Russia for their educa tion and sending them back as "dedicated Communists." Graham urged the United States to increase bastly its own efforts on that score. He cautioned that democracy in Africa may take forms different from our own. "We must have great patie understanding and sympathy," he Blasting Here To Loosen Ice Jams Five charges of dynamite were detonated Monday night and this! morning by the owners of Carney Brothers Auto Salvage, South Duff Ave., to break up ice jams bquaw Creek and prevent more serious flooding. iwo cnarges were set oft Mon day at 7 p.m. about 200 yards east 'of Duff Ave. by owners of the firm who said ice was jam - ng up on the river and threaten - ; to Rood 10 acres of their property. Three more explosions were set off this morning. Empolyes at the citv sewage treatment plant, located on Skunk r just below where Squaw Creek merges with it, said there has been a steady rise in water! level since Sunday noon. On Monday, employes at the plant said the river level was 3.75 feet in depth. By 10 a.m. today, river had risen just short of seven feet, and was still rising steadily. According to the city employes, Skunk River was well within its banks, being about two or three feet beolw actual flood stage. But Squaw Creek was starting to back up, they said, at a point where the two rivers merge. Thawing tempertaures were first felt here Saturday, with Sunday's high reading at 4,1 degrees. Snow' and ice have continued to melt since Saturday, with the soil in this area already saturated, the runoff if. flowing into streams and rivers in the area. Tuesday, March 29, 1 960 Central Iowa; Sioux City Not Alarmed By Rising Waters Here "The water in Squaw Creek has been rising but we see nothing alarming so far," said Ralph Speer, assistant city director of pubiic works, today. Speer said the city was involv ed in a group of projects which necessarily come along .with the I spring thaw. Watching Water Officials were keeping a careful watch at the water level station near the junction of the Skunk River and Squaw creek for signs or. a suaoen rise in river levels. Speer said the city would pre pare to install a flood control gate on tne ihetdon Ave. culvert fcx College Creek some time tomon Workmen today removed debris from College Creek so it would not block the culverts. Iowa State University work crews last week removed several timber bridges from the Arbore - I turn area on College Creek so they wouiq not oe carried away by rising waters or block water flow. ' Right now we're trying to get out and put rock on the streets." speer said. Good Hard Rain County officials in Nevada today 1NCU1,'CU a awu. nam rain be a solution to the minor ing and continuous muddy roads A spokesman in the county en gineer's office said some official: a good hard serine downnoui will help loosen the frost still ii the roads and allow water to drain out of them so they might start crying. Ihey warned however a tlnn arizzie will only compound pres ent proDiems. No Flooding Lawrence Corbin. assistant tn the county engineer, said tori they have received no reports of serious riooaing in the county. i - rews were out in the Indian Creek area near Maxwell blasting ict free to prevent jamming this morning. Corbir, said he doesn't hplifvp at the present there will be any serious flood problem in the county. There were unconfirmed reports of flooding in the Gilbert rea from Squaw Creek but it ap - 'ears as if the water will be con - People were still calling the county engineer's office today seeking relief from the muddy roads. County crews are attf - mrt - o keep feeder maris nner. 'in selected areas. Navy Blimp Up 95 Hours LAKEHURST. N.J. mpn a Navy blimp landed at the naval air station today after set tine a record for sustained flight of most four days we came back with no cica rettes and just a box of crack - said ordnanceman 3C Tames E. Schmidt of Apnletnn. ::sides thai, it was a !:ot flight." Official Ames ind About 250 Have Been Evacuated SIOUX CITY, Iowa fUPE - The bteadily - rising f - 'lovd River, fed by snow runoff and light rains, posed a senou flood hreat to ili is northeast Iowa lily today. About 250 persons were eva cuated early in the day with city officials, making plans to take still more persons out cil the threatened area. The Sioux City Weather Bureau said the river was expected to continue tc rise late today and on into tonight. Ivory Rcnnels. chief of the Weather Bureau, said there was an "awfully lot or water" between Merrill and Sioux City, a distance of about 25 miles, City officials were taking no chances on the levees on the river holding. They remembered the heavy damage which was caused by the flood which rushed through this community in 1953. Red Cross, police, city and county officials and private citizens handed together to fight I he flood and get people out of its path. Plans to evacuate up tn 2,000 more persons were made in case the levees, already well soaked, should give way. No casualties were reported among the flood fighters or refugees. Dr. J. E. Tierney, Sioux City's Red Cross disaster chairman, said about ISO persons were being fed and housed in the city's auditorium now and plans were being made for 850 more. The Air National Guard flew in blankets and cots for the ex pected heavy inflow of refugees tomgnr.. the Ked Cross also sent in three more disaster represen ta lives from its St. Louis office to help prepare for the flooding, if it becomes serious. Some cattle were being evacuated from the huge Sioux City stockyards and hogs were being put in - higher decks at the yards. The flood threat had caused market activity at Sioux City to slow as farmers decided against sending their livestock into the market. Say Ike, Mac Are Agreed GETTYSBURG, Pa. (UP!) - President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan reached substantial agreement today on a counter - proposal to R - v sia s .suggested moratorium on' smaller nuclear tests. The President and the imc minister planned to issue joint; statement on their test ban con - 1 versations before the afternoon ! was over. 1 White House Press Secretary' James C. Hagerty .said both prin cipals were "very satisfied" with the progress of thir discussions, j Leslie Glass, the British spokes - j man. said Macmillan might fly back to London sometime Wednes - ! day. Vice President Richard M. Nix - ! on joined Eisenhower and Macmil - ! efforts to devise a tr ilhout handcuff; president. Nixon. Secretary of State Chris - ian A. fierier and a group of U. S. exp - : - ris fkw hv helicnpter :'rorr. Washington to nearhy Camp David, Md., where Eisenhower and Macmillan have been conferring nee Monday on a counter - pro posal tn Russia's test ban plan. Russia has called for a treaty enoing all major nuciear testing ndetinitely, plus a moratorium of four or fix years on smaller, ; harder - to - detect underground blasts. Eisenhower adn Macmillan were orking out some way of limiting the moratorium to the extent of Eisenhower's term which ends al - 'next Jan. 20 with the inaugura - of a new presidi The President has been reported to be reluctant to imply a continuing commitment beyond his term hecausf b" would have nn guarantee of what his successor (would do. Story County Papi Conference Told Problem Families Breed Delinquency By LOUIS CASS ELS WASHINGTON (UP!) - A New York City official said today the overwhelming majority of juvenile delinquent."; come From a relatively small number of families that are demoralized by desertion, divorce, alcoholism, ignorance and poverty. Youth Commissioner Ralph W, Whelan said New York analyzed its growing delinquency problem and found that 75 per cent of the cases could be traced to "approximately 2f),ono rnulti - probfem fam ilies which constitute "less than one per cent of the city's family population." "There is every reason to be lieve that this ratio annlies wirougnout tne nation, he told White f louse Conference on Children and Youth. Communities Can Help Whetan said American communities can dn something about de - linquency whenever they are will - to come to crips with the complex and sordid problems of the tamihes in which it breeds. "The shocking reality is that most of these families are known to a variety of public and pri vate social agencies. , .but their needs are still not being met or icir problems solved." he said. The NCw York official said the milies which most need com munity help are often rejected by social agencies because they are rded as "unreachable or hopeless," Delinquencyits extent, causes and cures was a main preoc cupation of the 7,000 delegates on the third day of the week - lone wnite House conterence on youth problems, Americans "Properly Shocked" Judge Donald E. Long of the JOE: Just like People at Work You Soon Learn Assistant fire chief Joe Hy - Icr, 10,1 Kith St., is shown cooking pork chops for other firemen on duty at the downtown fire station. Hyler has been cooking the whole month of March and in a couple days will go back in his duty of helping wash dishes as another fireimn takes his month's tour of duty over the kitchen stove. Hyler. a veteran of 21 years on the department, says each month firemen put in enough money to buy a month's groceries. The city furnishes everything else. Two meals a day are cooked at the fire station lunch and dinner. Firemen eat breakfast at home, Hyler said, since the shift changes at 7 a.m. and runs for 24 hours. Whoever is cook must buy his groceries, plan his meals and then carry through in preparing a "full - fledged meal." Hyler says, "If you don't know how to cook when you come to work here, you soon learn." Prank Gammon. 113 6th St.. i9 years experience as a baker. Delbere Peterson. 12(1(5 Burnett Ave., was a restaurant cook before joining the Seven Centt Oregon Court of Domestic Rela tions said Americans are properly "shocked" when they learn that (J. S. luvenile court r handling nearly 500,000 cases a year, not counting traffic offenses, and that 100,000 children are sent to jail annually. The public wants a "dramatie cure" for delinouencv but won't find one because it has manv causes," he said. "Publication of juvenile names, 'woodshed treatment' of youth, and punishing parents are 9ide issues which the public uses to express its frustration with the problem," he said. "The real need is For improved community services', more trained workers, earlv identification of potential delinquents, Improved juvenile courts and "better research into causes and treatment." Drake University Rates Increased DES MOINES (UPJ) Draks University today announced tuition and board and room rate increases for the 1900 - 61 school years in order to "continue providing quality education" for its students, Tuition rates will be boosted $25 a semester while, board and room rates at the private school's dormitories will go up another 525, President Henry Harmon said. Total tuition rates will be $325 per semester with dormitory rates up to $240 a semester - for meals and double rooms to S139 a semester. The board rates went up $15 a semester and the room $10 for a total of $25. a housewife. fire department, so lessons in cooking are available. "When you're not cooking, your job is to help with the dishesand most of the guys are pretty good about belp - "We eat at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and try to be done eating when most people are fixing their meals at home," Joe explained. In the days when people had stoves using wood and coal, a great number of fires occurred as the housewife fired up the stove for cooking. So firemen began eating early so thy could have their meals eaten when a majority of firs alarms cam? "But every once in a while we get called out .vhe.n we've got food on the stove. We try to remember to turn it off before leaving, hut don't always remember. We've had to radio back to the police several times and have them turn off the stove," Joe ex - When poljce turn off that stove, they may be saving a steak or a lemon meringue pie. "for we cook most of the stuff a housewife cooks,"

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