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Carroll Daily Times erald VOL. 98-^o. 256 Return Postage Guaranteed Carroll, Iowa, 51401, Tuesday, October 31, 1967—Fourteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 50 Cents Per Week Survives Shooting. Abducted bride, Lida Caldwell, 19, is rushed to a hospital with a critical chest wound after an all-night police siege of a University Heights, Ohio, apartment ended with rejected suitor, Robert Batch, 23, wounding her and —NBA Telephoto killing himself with a bullet through the heart. Batch had taken the girl captive the night before after shooting her husband of one day. Her condition was improved Wednesday. Edward Cole Named Head of GM Corp. DETROIT (AP) - Back in 1914, 5-year-old Ed Cole climbed into a 1908 Buick on his father's farm in Marne, Mich., released the handbrake and sent the car rolling into a tree. The damage was slight, and the scolding the curious kid got didn't dampen his enthusiasm for the horseless carriage. Now, 53 years later, Edward Nicholas Cole is president of the General Motors Corp. Cole's election climaxed a GM career that began in 1929 when he enrolled in the General Motors Institute at Flint, Mich., under sponsorship of the corporation's Cadillac division. The job into which he steps paid James M. Roche, the new chairman, $730,000 in salary and bonuses last year. Like Roche before him, Cole carries no college diploma into the president's office. Roche's education came via correspondence courses. Cole's ended at General Motors Institute when Cadillac called him out before graduation and assigned him to a special engineering project. Known as an engineering genius, Cole personally was responsible for the basic design concept of the Chevrolet Corvair, a light-weight, rear-engine car. He is genial and articulate and is known about the GM building in Detroit as a man who has a cheery "hello" for everyone, including the elevator Cole .... See Page 13 Brush Fires Rage in Southern California The Weather IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with occasional light rain or drizzle likely. Warmer northwest Tuesday night and over most of the state Wednesday. Low Tuesday night middle 30s northwest to near 30 southeast. High Wednesday middle and lower 60s and mild for Thursday, partly cloudy, chance of showers north. CARROLL-NORTHWEST Mostly fair and not so cool Tuesday night, lows upper 30s to lower 30s. Partly cloudy, slightly warmer Wednesday, highs mostly in the 50s. Rain chances near zero Tuesday night, 10 per cent Wednesday. The Weather in Carroll (Dally Temperatures Courtesy of Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 4< Yesterday's low At 7 a.m. today 2( At 10 a.m. today 44 Weather A Year Ago— Temperatures ranged from a high of 50 to a lovy of 29 degrees a year ago today. ORANGE, Calif. (AP) Brush fires in six Southern California counties raged for the third straight day today, killing an elderly woman, forcing evacuation of thousands of residents and destroying scores of homes. The flames, whipped by Jay Krogh in Senate Youth Competition Jay Krogh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Krogh and a senior at Carroll Community Schools, will represent Carroll County in the sixth annual United States Senate Youth program, County Supt. Lyle Tenold Wednesday. announced He won over four other students who were nominated by their schools on the basis of leadership, work habits, dependability, awareness of social responsibility and scholarship. The candidates then took qualifying tests to determine the winner. Other contestants were David Buelt, St. Bernard's High School, Breda; Kelly Pratt, Manning Community School; Kris Junker, GM- den-Ralston High School, and Ron Smouse, Coon Rapids Community School. Krogh will enter state-wide competition in which two Iowa high school students will be chosen to spend a week in Washington, D. C., Jan. 20-27, as guests of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program will include meetings with members of Congress, working with senators from Iowa, discussion with executive Krogh See Page 4 winds gusting up to 100 miles an hour, had destroyed more than 125,000 acres by early morning. Officials estimated total fire damage at more than $2 million. The body of Abigail Blodgett, 81, was found Monday in the basement of her small Riverside County home five miles north of San Jacinto. Foresi rangers said they thought her house was a barn and bypasse< it when they went through the area warning residents of the approaching flames. The largest of several blazes left 50 homes known destroyec in Orange County, southeast o Los Angeles. More than 5,000 persons were evacuated from the path of the 35,000-acre holocaust. Lucille Fegel, 67, was killed during the evacuation when she was struck by an unoccupied car rolling down a hill Officials closed 40 public and private schools in Orange County Monday, releasing 30,000 students. In San' Diego County to the south, three fires blackenec 55,000 acres and destroyed a least 26 buildings. One blaze charred 35,000 acres in a 15-mile strip between Romona and Poway, destroying a dozen homes valued at up to $50,000 each. Another San Diego County fire near Julian blackened 20,000 acres and several homes. A third fire, estimated at more than 200 acres, was started b> sparks from the Julian blaze. Sixteen structures, including five homes, were destroyed by 35,000-acre firestorm in River side County. In Los Angeles County, 2,000-acre fire between two can yons in the Santa Monica moun tains just northwest of Malibu destroyed two homes. A 650-acre fire in Topanga Canyon between Malibu and Los An geles was ' reported containec with no structural damage or in juries. Single Copy Action Aimed at Breaking Up GM Reported— No Decision by Justice Dept. * JL on Automobile Antitrust Suits WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department said today it has been conducting an antitrust investigation into the automobile industry for many years but no decision has been made as to whether any action should be taken. The department made the comments in a one-paragraph statement related to a Wall Street Journal story which said the department has in its files material for an antitrust suit aimed at breaking up General Motors, the world's largest industrial corporation. The statement said "the legal and factual issues under consideration are difficult and complex. Neither the antitrust division nor the Department of Justice has made any decision as to what action or actions, if any, should bo taken." Another phase of the government's investigation into the automotive industry currently is said to be unfolding in California where a federal grand jury has for several months been looking into possible charges of price-fixing by motor vehicle firms on antismog devices. The Wall Street Journal dispatch from Washington by Louis M. Kohlmeier, says the "paper bomb . . . consists of 104 neatly typed pages all in formal shape for presentation to a federal court." "Already word of the proposed suit has leaked out to some who are ready to attack a failure to take it to court," the story says. Such a suit, Kohlmeier writes, "could be the precedent for cracking apart verier- Thieu Begins Term; Urges Peace Talks SAIGON (AP) — Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu energetically began a four-year term as South Vietnam's elected president today by proposing peace talks with Hanoi, appointing a civilian associate of Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky to succeed Ky as premier, and opening the elected House of Representatives with a call for action not words. Devoting the major part of his inaugural address to the problem of peace for South Vietnam, the 44-year-old president made plain that his offer to talk with the Communists meant no surrender. Thieu insisted freedom and independence would be defended by his government and the Communist North must learn that aggression will not pay. His strong words made it highly unlikely that Hanoi would find his peace proposals more acceptable than previous offers North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh has rejected. The 50-minute inaugural, with U.S. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and representatives of 21 other nations applauding warmly, went off without a hitch despite fears of a Viet Cong attack. Security forces deployed over and around the city were the greatest ever known. Some 50,000 troops and selected guests were massed for half a mile down broad Le Loi Avenue in front of the inaugural stands. Security was so tight, however, that ordinary citizens had to see the ceremonies on television or listen over the radio. Thieu's speech—which Humphrey hailed as "a masterpiece—a great speech"—was largely what was expected. He promised a strengthened army, social reforms, a campaign against corruption and called for help for the peasants and a narrowing of the income gap be- •tween city and countryside. The appointment of lawyer Nguyen Van Loc as premier was also expected, and was criticized in advance. Those who hoped to see Thieu broaden his government's political base by Thieu . . . See Page 12 Late News Off AP Wire DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Harold Hughes said Tuesday the state needs no mandatory loyalty oath to keep its university professors in line. The Board of Regents and university presidents are "perfectly capable of handling the academic, faculty and student problems of the universities," the governor told his news conference. He was questioned about a recommendation by six Black Hawk County legislators that tne Regents set up a loyalty program for the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. The lawmakers also called on the board to suspend pacifist instructor Edward Hoffmans, who has urged disobedience to the draft and has turned in his draft card. TRIPS INCREASE- DBS MOINES (AP)-Trips by state employes ait public expense jumped from 741 in 1954 to 2,286 last year, a report by the Executive Council disclosed Monday. And with nearly 2,100 out-of- state jaunts approved so far this year, the record could be broken, the report shows. Yet the state has not determined what this is costing the taxpayers. An official's unofficial estimate is $500,000 a year. SCHOOL WALK-OUT- CHARLES CITY (AP) - The Charles City School Board Monday night stuck by its suspension of a student accused of fighting with a teacher—and warned thai students who protest can be suspended, too. Thirty-one students at Charles City High School left classes briefly Monday to protest the suspension of a fellow pupil. The school board said any repetition of the walkout would result in a three-day suspension for participating students. A second offense would mean indefinite suspension or expulsion, the boarc added. CHARGES PLOT- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -An Air Force sergeant accused a major in court Monday of a bizarre plot to take the sergeant's wife by convincing her that her husband had been killed in Vietnam. Sgt. Hilary V. Jones, in a $200,000 damage suit petition charged that Maj. William Cur tis Malone threatened to "have her husband shot in the back i necessary" after she learnec that her husband was not dead —NEA Radio-Telephotos Humphrey Joins In— A community sing in a South Vietnamese village drew an unexpected participant in Vice President Hubert Humphrey, taking time out from official duties as head of the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of President Nguyen Van Thieu. Red Mob Smashes into Office of Bishop MACAO (AP) — Several hundred young Chinese Communists smashed their way into the office of the Roman Catholic bishop / of Macao Tuesday. A church spokesman said the bishop slipped away just ahead of the mob. For more than two hours, the young Communists claimed they had taken Bishop Paulo Jose Tavares prisoner and were going to starve him until he Bricklayers Chartered Area bricklayers from several Iowa counties have been granted a charter in Carroll by the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers International Union of America. Officers from several communities surrounding Carroll have been installed, but announcement of their names has been deferred until another meeting is held. Purposes of the union, a spokesman said, are to: Establish a skilled manpower source for the industry. Establish bricklayer apprentice training. Promote use of mason r y products at competitive costs with greatest skills. Local No. 3 in Carroll joins 17 other area local unions throughout the State of Iowa, he added. IOWA TRAFFIC DEATHS By The Associated Press Oct. 31, 1967 697 Oct. 31, 1966 756 By the State Safety Department Oct. 31, 1967 670 Oct. 31, 1966 735 signed an agreement permitting Communist political activity in Macao's Catholic schools, something the bishop has repeatedly declared he will not permit. During all that time, a diocesan spokesman told newsmen, the bishop was in the cathedral next door to his office-residence building. When the mob broke through the gates and surged into the residence, the bishop was in his back flower garden. He slipped out a back gate and into the cathedral, where he "waited and meditated" until the mob left more than two hours later, his spokesman said. The mob posted guards at the entrance to the residence anc refused to let any one in or ou: of the building. From time to time, members of the mob appeared on the steps of the building and "shouted that they were holding the bishop and were going to starve him into sub mission. Earlier the mob demonstrated outside St. Joseph's College then broke into the campus and plastered the walls with anti Catholic posters. The Communists have been trying for four months to force the Catholics into allowing unre stricted Communist political ac tivities in Catholic schools am colleges. The bishop has said politica activity of any kind pro- or anti-Communist or pro- or anti Portuguese—will not be tolerait ed in the schools. The Portuguese colonial gov ernment, which knuckled under to Communist pressure from within the colony and from Red China earlier this year, sus pended two Catholic publica tions beacuse they published the bishop's declaration w i t h o u submitting it to governmen censorship. Gains Made by Library Are Outlined A total of $16,500 for books is on the budget for the Carroll 3 ublic Library in 1968, Gordon S. Wade, Carroll librarian, told members of the League of Women Voters at unit meetings Monday night at the home of Mrs. Virgil Baumhover and Tuesday morning at the home of Mrs. Frederick Witt. This compares with $600 spent for books in 1943, he commented, and is in line with the five-year improvement program instituted in 1963 in accordance with standards set up by the American Library Assn The 1968 budget of $43,000 includes monies of $38,500 raised by city taxes, $4,000 by county taxes and the rest from library fees and miscellaneous funds. He pointed out that before th end of this year all shelves ir the library will be filled, am the building will offer very reduced seating capacity. He sai that minimum standards set b; the American Library Assn call for three books per capita which would mean 26,000 books for a city the size of Carroll The library has 17,000 books The standards also call for one seat for every 100 persons; 1C years of back issues of maga zines, where the library has on ly five years now. He said that Carroll is the on ly city under 10,000 population with a librarian with an M. A degree. Improvement in the li b r a r y emphasized business books in 1964, religion in 1965 and science in 1966. During thi time, the phonograph recorc collection has been increasec and the microfilm newspaper file expanded. The library now has two full-time and three parttime employees. He suggested that increasec facilities are needed, and saic that any new library should be in the midst of town — "the busier the intersection, the bet ter" — where it would be avail able to the majority of per sons. Among several suggestions for the future, he asked for adequate seating for 100 persons, a book return box outside for motorists, parking lot Library See Page 4 able corporate giants in such other industries as steel, copper and rubber." A General Motors spokesman n New York said James M. loche, GM's new chairman and hief executive officer, and Edvard N. Cole, the firm's new resident, were attending a meeting in New York and would lave no comment on the story. The origins of the probe, the tory continues, "date all the vay back to the closing days of he Eisenhower regime when a special auto-industry investigat- ng unit was set up in the antirust division." The story says a suit now :ould prove politically embarrassing for President Johnson, :onsidering GM's 1.4 million itockholders. Johnson the story ;ays, not -only "risks outrag- ng business-minded folk who lave supported him" but intel- ectuals and labor unionists. "Although it's not known just where Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark stands on the GM suit, it appears that Mr. Johnson's reluctance to go ahead is the chief factor holding back the suit," Kohlmeier writes. Shells Fail to Disrupt Thieu Party SAIGON (AP) — The Viet Cong lobbed four shells on grounds of the gaily lighted Independence Palace tonight as President Nguyen Van Thieu entertained Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and 2,000 in- .augural guests, but hit none of them. A fifth shell straying from the target, wounded three persons outside. The tube of a 61mm mortar, believed to have been the weapon, was found in a building five blocks from the palace. The shells landed in quick succession. The explosions shook the windows, but it was all over in a few seconds and the party went on. A dinner party for a smaller group later was carried out as scheduled. The shelling was carried out despite the biggest security precautions in memory in and around Saigon. Within minutes after the blasts went off, the sound of counterbattery fire could be heard in the edges of the city as South Vietnamese and U.S. guns blasted suspected Com- funist positions. Flares from helicopters lighted the sky over the city and gunship helicopters clattered in low on the lookout for future enemy action. Associated Press correspondent George McArthur, who Attack See Page 4 Red Forces Repulsed in New Try to Take Town SAIGON (AP) - U.S. and South Vietnamese troops beat back another Communist attempt today to seize the town of Loc Ninh and U.S. Special Forces camp 72 miles north of Saigon in what U.S. officers said was an obvious try for a propaganda victory to counter South Vietnam's presidential inauguration. U.S. spokesmen said the Communists left 110 bodies on the battlefield after their renewed attempt to overrun the headquarters compound of the district town and special Forces camp. This raised the Communist toll to 365 dead in the three-day battle with South Vietnamese troops and two battalions of the U.S. Infantry Division. Striking in four waves, tha Communists managed on the third try to penetrate the perimeters of the military installations but were driven out by the defenders and American artillery within 30 minutes, U.S. headquarters said. Meanwhile, U.S. fighter. bombers returned to North Vietnam's Hanoi-Haiphong heartland for the seventh straight day Monday, attacking four air fields, a key power plant and a big railroad yard. A U.S. Navy F4 Phantom shot down a MIG17 in an aerial duel between Navy jets and four of the Communist interceptors northeast of Hanoi, the U.S. Command said. There were no Communisit attacks in heavily guarded Saigon Vietnam . See Page 13

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