Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 7, 1967 · Page 6
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 6

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 7, 1967
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The Spook and I in Salt Lake City By TOMTIEDE ! (NEA Staff Correspondent) ; " SALT LAKE CITY - The Chouse is small and aged. The •plaster is flaking and the oaves; drip with spider weavings.: Long fingers of foliage scrape '•, menacingly against some of the j higher windows. Mrs. Fayc Cook lives here. And so. she says, docs "that darned ghost." Mrs. Cook Isn't spoofing about the spook. She claims her: house is haunted by its previous owner, a man who died in bed 25 years ago. According to legend, the previous owner succumbed in anguish. A murder had been committed in the neighborhood at the time and the man was personally connected with both the victim and the slayer. "It must have really shook him," says Mrs. Cook. In fact, it did more than that. The man was so bothered by it all that one evening he climbed into an attic bedroom, laid down, fell asleep and was never heard from again . . . that is, until recently. "He started moving around a short while ago," explains Mrs. Cook. "At first I could hear things in the attic. Then once in awhile I felt somebody or something touch me when I was all alone. "Then one night he came right out in the open. I was in bed and 1 saw his eyes here in this very room. It's true. I could see his eyes very plainly . . . looking right at me in the dark." Since then, the ghost has been a regular terror. He moves around the house at will, Mrs. Cook says. Sometimes he bumps a hang- ging lamp and it wiggles in his wake. Sometimes he slams a door or moves a chair or lets out a funny little sound. But usually the spook (Mrs. Cook refers to him as a disin- carnatc) stays cooped up in the attic room of his demise, a 9- by-12-foot hotbox which is dustily decorated with gaudy linoleum and faded wallpaper. He is generally quiet during the day. But at night he is restless and the floors often creak under his pacing, thumping feet. "1 know it sounds strange," Mrs. Cook admits. "It's hard for me to believe it all myself 1 used to wonder if I was having hallucinations and I tried to figure out natural causes for everything. 6 Tlmet Herald, Carroll; la. Tu*»d«y, Nov. 7, 1967 "But I don't try to figure it out any more. Too many things happen in this house. I have no doubt that it's really being haunted." Mrs. Cook is not alone in her opinion. Dozens of the curious have inspected her premises and several have confirmed her suspicions. Some examples: Glenda Christianson, a housewife who explores the supernatural, says she has experienced "tremendous blasts of cold air" in the attic death- room, even though outside temperatures were over 90 degrees. Another believer, a self- hypnotic student, insists he has communicated with a deceased Uncle Marvin" who warned him and others to "get the out" of the attic bedroom and the house itself. A third young man entered the house a month ago and immediately began screaming that he saw "my dead grandmother." He lost control, had to be forcibly quieted, and broke down in tears. But the most talked-about incident in Mrs. Cook's house occurred recently when a local radio personality, Tom Carlin, agreed to conduct an hour-long experiment in the "afflicted" room. Before entering, Carlin was given a sheet of infrared Polaroid film by a University Golden West Women Wave Expensive Wigs Bugged by Something . . . that goes bump in the night, Mrs. Faye Cook has given up trying to find a natural explanation and just tries to live with the ghostly guest in her attic. of Utah instructor who remained with the radioman throughout the test. A dozen others also witnessed the episode. Carlin's film was factory wrapped in thick layers of paper. It had been presealed and never opened. The radioman's task, of course, was to get some ghostly communication on the packaged film. "I was," says Carlin, "very skeptical." The skepticism, however, was shortlived. Blue Cross and Blue Shield get Iowa's finest executive talent. For no pay, no bonus, no stock. In fact, we don't even give them Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Did you ever try to hire a bank president? They come pretty high. But they're worth it, because they can really tell you how to handle your money. And we know it The Blue Cross and Blue Shield boards of diiectors reads like a Who's Who of Iowa Businessmen. Banker, executives, all dedicated to making a profit for their own businesses, and equally dedicated to bringing all their management skills to bear on our non-profit operations. And we pay them nothing. Abso- rutely nothing. Fact is, it probably costs them plenty to give us their time and attention. But why should smart men work for free? Do we have big social con- nections? Is there some political value in working for us? No, none of those. What, then? Are Blue Cross and Blue Shield some kind of selfless wonders? A dp-good club? A nonpolitical, non-governmental, non-profit help each other society of some kind? Yes, we suppose all of those . . . and a whole lot more. BLUE CROSS and BLUE SHIELD DCS MOfNIS / SIOUX CITY By DICK KLEINER (NEA Hollywood Correspondent) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - In the never-never land of Hollywood, where things are never what they seem, wigs are an integral part of over-all deception. ••» Today's complete woman of the Golden West has a wardrobe of wigs, falls, wiglets, add-ons and other bits and pieces of hair. She uses them for quick changes, for convenience, for sudden color-switch whims, for disguise and, possibly, for flipping. The husband-and-wife team of Mel and Jo Rike have been wigging the stars, and the common folk who like to do what the stars do, for many years. They have seen the wig change from 'lowans to Be Overtaxed by $200 Million 9 CEDAR FALLS (AP)-A state senator says lowans will be overtaxed by $100 million a year, creating "a huge surplus in the state treasury," unless the tax package approved by the 1967 legislature is amended. The tax bill, which provided tax increases on sales, services, corporate income, beer, tobacco and cigarettes, will raise $200 million annually, twich as much as was intended, says Sen. Francis Messerly, R-Cedar Falls. In a letter to Gov. Harold Hughes Monday, M e s s e r 1 y urged that the Democratic chief executive call the legislature into special session to "correct the numerous inequities and errors" in the tax bill. Messerly said the tax increases are producing more revenue than was anticipated and the State tax Commission has broadened the services tax beyond legislative intent. He said the three per cent services tax could be eliminated. "Since Gov. Hughes was the major author of this terrible piece of legislation," Messerly said in an interview, "he has the duty to call the legislature into special session to remove this unfair burden from the backs of Iowa taxpayers." The Democratic governor has said he is opposed to such a special session. Messerly said the 1967 tax package would raise $104 million annually even if the services tax were abolished. This would be enough to finance the expanded program of state aid to public schools, he said. "Certainly we don't want a repeat of what happened at the previous 1965 session when we were overtaxed by $120 million," Messerly said. The lawmaker said his figures were based on reports from "tax experts" in Cedar Falls and the Iowa Taxpayers Association. He also complained that the service tax provisions were so "loosely written" that the Tax Commission has been able to perform legislative functions, "telling us what taxes we will and won't pay." "This is clearly unconstitutional," he added. A New Look ... in men's evening wear this season is the white satin turtleneck shirt, according to Gentlemen's Quarterly Magazine. The menswear bible cites Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy and Britian's Lord Snowden as among the style* setters in the no-tie trend. 'Bill Scherle' Night at Harlan Plans for a 7th Congressional District "Bill Scherle Night" were announced Tuesday by 7th District Republican Chairman Rand Petersen of Harlan. The dinner for Congressman Scherle of Henderson, .will be held in Harlan at the memorial building, Saturday evening, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. A ranking, member of the Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to be the guest speaker. Petersen, along with 7th District Vice-Chairman Mrs. Iva Walker of Council Bluffs, and Dale Matthews, a CPA from Shenandoah, are co-chairmen for the event. A Thanksgiving Service at UPW (Time* Herald News Service) M A N NIN G - The United Presbyterian Women met at the church on Friday afternoon, Nov. 3. President Helena Tank conducted the business session, opening with a prayer, "The Art of Thanksgiving." Bonita Hagedorn conducted a dedication of "The Least Coin", after which Vada Sinning took charge of a Thanksgiving service and women presented their yearly Thank offering. Helen Wiese, sewing chairman, gave the annual report of clothing and bandages sent to missions and hospitals, of cash gifts for missions and of clothing sent to Church World Service. The organization voted $30 to be used for Pak-Kits at Christmas in the Southwest Mission field. Alta Hansen and Garnet S t r i b e, quarterly cochairmen, gave their reports. Tola Stammer, Fredda Hinz. Regilda Stribe, Alta Hansen and Verna Karstens reported on attending the Presbyterial Workshop at Lake City, The oresident told of attending the Methodist Guest Day worship service. Martha Circle will be hostess at the annual Christmas potluck of the UPW on Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. The program will be given by Ruth and Esther Circles. The Rev. and Mrs. Robert Rushing will be guests at the dinner. Circle meetings were announced for December. Lunch hostesses were Jean Wiese, Theda Wiese and Joyce Schroeder. Costume Party for Jr. Auxiliary (Times Herald Newi Service) ARCADIA — Ehlers and Gerken Juniors of Unit 694, held a Halloween party Saturday night in the Fire Hall. Attending were 52 juniors and guests who were in Halloween costumes. Costume winners were Nancy Andersen, Diana Badding and Lisa Bruggeman. Door prizes went to Beverly Stoffers and Beth Berning. Assisting with games were Junior officers and Mrs. Velma Schroeder and Mrs. Don Badding. Other mothers were Mrs. Gerald Berg and Mrs. Warren Andersen, who was in charge of the Woodward annual coin collection which preceded the party. Mrs. Alvina Hoick of Paul- Una, who spent a week with her sister, Mrs. Minnie Kaspersen, returned to her home Saturday. being just worn by actresses and women who had physical hair problems to a fashion necessity. "In the last six years," Mel Rike says, the thing has really caught on. Today, women want to have welldressed heads." It is not uncommon, he says, for a woman to hiwe four or five wigs in her wigwam, plus a few smaller hah* pieces. And there are many who own eight or 10, and assorted short subjects. "I call these wigoholics," he says. Wigs art not exclusively the province of women, either. Mel Rike says that frequently men will come in to buy full-length female wigs. "They always say it's for a costume party," he says. "But they always pay cash, never write a check." "They are very good customers," Jo Rike adds. "They know exactly what they want." The Rikes' clientele ranges from top stars to average working girls, who save up their $150 or so until they can afford a wig. The price is determined by two factors — the length of the hair and whether the wig is hand-or machine- made. One wealthy woman came in and wanted a Lady Godiva wig, with a heavy head of 36-inch hair streaming down. Rike said he would have to import hair of that length especially from Italy, and it would cost around $1,000. The woman said go, man, go. But Rike talked her out of it. He said the wig would be so heavy if she leaned back to laugh it might snap her neck. She compromised on 24-inch hair which still came in around $750. The other side of the coin is exemplified by the Rikes' own daughter. When she was 15, she was .haying troubles with her grades in school. Rike watched her studying at home, and was amazed to find she spent two hours a day between setting her hah- at night and fixing it in the morning. He got .her a wig and she studied happily ever after. Today, at 20, she's a confirmed wiggee. She has blond ones for boyfriends who prefer blondes, red ones for redhead fans and so on. This color business keeps Rike on edge. He stocks 37 shades, but fads change. He says red is out lately and he has red hair now that has been hanging around for four years. While most of his business is fashion, he gets more satisfaction out of helping those unfortunates who need wigs for physical reasons. . . And especially children who, through sickness or accident, have lost their hair. Recently, he helped a Hawaiian girl whose hair had been caught in a pineapple-picking ma* chine and torn out. "She was wearing a pathetic, mass-produced wig," he says. "It was wonderful to see her float out of here with a decent hairpiece on." The women seem to talk to their wigmakers as they have traditionally done to their hairdresser. The Rikes say they've learned a lot from just listening—especially to those married gals who want a wig so they can go incognito to a rendezvous. 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