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Carfoll Daily Times Herald Vol. 88—Mo. 156 Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday. July 3, 1957—Eight Pages D*Uver«d by Carrier Boy in Carroll "jT- Each Evening for 38 Cents JPtr WMIC / * Sin«le Cop*Sees Public School Districts Reduced to Russia Should Be Given Secret of Clean H-Bomb, Ike Told Call Rights Bill Referendum Impractical' Control Of Liquor Unit Questionable By HARRISON WEBER (Iowa Dally Press Assn. Writer) , . | DES MOINES — Some question Sens. Knowland, J a V I T S has developed as to which party Criticize Proposal by Sen. Russell controls the Liquor Commission. Although the Democrats now j have a 2-1 edge, there is some By JACK BELL I speculation that Democratic WASHINGTON lAV-Two Repub- j chairman William Housel may lican senators today criticized as unworkable a proposal by Sen. Russell (D-Ga) for a direct popular vote on civil rights legislation. Senators Knowland of California, the GOP leader, and Javits (R-NY) look the position there is no constitutional machinery to > ;fer to the voters an issue both said Congress should settle itself. ' Knowland expects to move next week, probably Monday, to bring the House-passed civil rights bill before the Senate. Plans Amendment Russell told the Senate Tuesday he will seek, to attach to the bill an amendment under which- it would not become effective until it had been approved by a majority of American voters. He suggested a referendum during the congressional elections next year. He expressed confidence that If the people became acquainted with the bill's provisions, they would defeat it "overwhelmingly." Russell is captain of Southerners expected to filibuster against the bill if Knowland succeeds in bringing it before the Senate. Knowland made it plain he does not believe the Senate would act favorably on the referendum proposal- Javiis said in a separate interview he doesn't believe a referendum is constitutional or in line with the nation's representative form of government He disputed Russell's contention that a direct, popular vote would go against the bill. Ike's Measure The bill embodies President Eisenhower's recommendations. Its most controversial feature would give the attorney general power to seek federal court injunctions aimed at preventing infringements of civil rights. Proponents have contended this is directed mainly at protecting voting rights. But Russell told his colleagues that in his view the legislation is aimed at "bayonet" enforcement of the Supreme Court's school integration decision. He said passage of the measure by Congress "will cause unspeakable confusion, bitterness and bloodshed" in Dixie. Sen. Dirksen iR-IH), a proponent of the measure, said he had never seen "so many ghosts under a single bed" as he said Russell had assembled. Dirksen said he has no fears the bill's passage would result in any upheaval. Report 3 High Soviets Slated For Demotion! Called 'Trifle Suspect' by U.S. Embassy; No Confirmation LONDON Reports of impending sweeping changes among top Kremlin leaders reached diplomats here Wednesday night. The reports said three top members of the Presidium of the Central Committee ot the Communist Party—the high party directorate —were slated for demotion. „ , . , They were named as former , a k e s , Premier Georgi M . Ma l e nkov : former Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov: L. M. Kaganovich longtime boss of, Soviety heavy industry. Dmitri Shepilov. a candidate member of the Presidium, was slated also for demotion, the reports said. Shepilov succeeded Molotov as foreign minister in June, 1956. He lasted until Feb. Loveless Names Brown As Acting Safety Chief side in with the GOP member. C. J. Burris, Democrat from Maquoketa, was sworn into office Monday replacing H. E. Wolfe, a Republican and former chairman. Gerald Smith is the lone Republican. charge of various branches in the operation of the commission. Housel suggested that he take over the duties of purchasing liquor, Burris assume command of real estate and supply .and Smith continue as head of personnel. Housel's suggestion carried. Burris did raise the question of hiring new personnel but got nowhere. The new commission member asked what percentage of Democrats was on the commission's payroll at the present time. Housel, who has been labeled an "Eisenhower - Democrat" in some circles, said he had "no idea." Smith said that "better than 70 per cent of employees throughout the state in liquor stores have been with us quite some time." Burris quipped "yes, since 1939." It was back in 1939 that the Republicans took the control away from the Democrats. Burris advocated using t h e same hiring policy as before, only Weber ........ See Page 9 DES MOINES W — Gov. Herschell Loveless said Wednesday that "on 20 minutes notice" he has appointed Russell I. Brown, state safety education division director, as acting state safety commissioner. Brown, 32, who said he is a registered Republican, will succeed Clinton Moyer who has resigned as commissioner effective Aug. 1. Loveless said Brown will gradually work into the safety commissioner position. Rawlings Declines Loveless, a Democrat, had of- U.S. Now Has Bomb 96 Pet. Free of Fallout fered the position to Maurice Rawlings of Sioux City, also a Democrat, but Rawlings declined. Ordinarily a governor names a safety commissioner of his own political affiliation. "We are going to try a professional safety man in this post and! By lViARVIN L. ARROWSMITH see how it works out," Loveless WASHINGTON i/Pl — President commented. t Eisenhower said Wednesday some 1 advisers have told him Russia Scientists Believe 100% Clean Bomb Possible in Four or Five Years The Weather H. F. Pf iester Resigns City Park Position Henry F.< Pfiester, superintendent of city parks here since March 28, 1956, submitted his resignation at the city hall Tuesday afternoon. He said he had been unable to get along with some members of the park commission. The resignation was in the form of a letter. Joe P. Frank, secretary of the commission, declined to make the letter public. Mr. Pfiester was a member of the Park Commission from 1952 to , , , . 11956 and was secretary .from 1953 :_ c ?_"u . a I?5!!Vil!.^ I? 0 *"', January 1956 when he resigned in order to be eligible for appointment as park superintend- 15 of this year, when he was succeeded by Andrei Gromyko. There has been no announcement of such moves by Moscow. The reports received here said the four Russians never accepted decisions of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party in February 1956, including denunciations of the dead dictator Stalin made by Nikita Khrushchev, the Communist Party boss. CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms Wednesday night, low mid 60s. Widely scattered showers Thursday. High upper 80s. IOWA FORECAST Scattered showers Wednesday night, becoming widely scattered Thursday. Coolei in northwest Wednesday night, otherwise little change. Low Wednesday night mid to upper 60s. High Thursday mid 80s to low 90s. Further outlook; Widely scattered showers and continued warm Friday; DHIA Cows Set Records In Production Dairy cows tested in the Carroll Cooperative Dairy Herd Improvement Assn. last year averaged 10,200 pounds of milk containing 400 pounds of butterfat per cow, or 3,930 pounds more milk and 168 pounds more butterfat than the average for all Iowa dairy cows. These facts were brought out in the annual summary of production records of 687 cows tested in the Carroll Cooperative DHIA at the annual meeting Tuesday night in the G 1 i d d e n Presbyterian Church. Association members compared the records of their herds for the results of feeding according to production, careful culling in the herd and other dairy practices followed in the DHIA program. Poeppe Holsteins Best The herd of 38 Holsteins owned by Theo. J. Poeppe of Carrol] recorded the highest average production per cow: 14,355 pounds of milk and 491.9 pounds of butterfat. The next highest ranking herd was 28 Holsteins owned by Clarence Ludwig of Breda, which averaged 12,380 pounds of milk and 472.5 pounds of butterfat per cow. Twenty-five Brown Swiss owned by W. H. Burdine of Glidden, ranked third with average production of 11,678 pounds of milk and 466.8 pounds of butterfat per cow. A comparison of'the five high herds in the association with the five low herds showed the following differences. The average, production per cow in'the high herds was 12,232 pounds of milk and 468 pounds of fat; in the low herds , See Page 8. men in the high branches of the Communist Party and Soviet government. Reports of dissension among Kremlin leaders have filtered through to the West for several months. A spokesman at the U.S. Embassy said that in the absence of confirmation from its own sources, he was inclined to regard them as "a trifle suspect." But he made plain that fresher news from the Soviet capital might change the Americans' present view. The spokesman indicated the most insistent reports of impending demotions in the Kremlin have come to British government officials. DHIA Most Likely Crash Victim CHICAGO Wi — He's between 25 and 44. He's on his way to wherever he is going to spend the long weekend. It's night — tonight, perhaps — and he's driving too fast. TinH's a statistical sketch of the man most likely to be counted among the victims of traffic accidents during the Independence Day holiday period. The National Safety Council, which made the study of statistics, estimated 45 million motor vehicles will be rolling — 13 ve hides for each mile of the nation's street and highway system NSC also predicted that 535 Americans will lose their lives in traffic during the holiday period that begins at 6 p.m. (local time) tonight and ends at midnight Sun day. That number would top the rec ord of 491 fatalities set during the four-day celebration of Independence Day in 1950. ent. The appointment was announced on March 28, 1956. At the time it was stated that Mr. Pfiester made the change because supervision of city parks had become a fulltime job. Prior to.his appointment as superintendent Mr. Pfiester had devoted a great deal of time to park service at his own expense. During his membership on the commission a number of new projects were started, including the band- shell and enclosed shelterhouse in Graham Park, improving a park extension to the north and setting out many new trees, opening the new Northwest City Park with shelterhouse and other improvements, installing new equipment in Minchen Park, and building an addition to the shelterhouse at South Side Park. Much of the work on the bandshell and Graham Park shelterhouse was done by Mr. Pfiester personally with volunteer help. In 1947 he donated his time to supervise construction of the ball park. About the time of his appointment as park superintendent, Mr. Pfiester sold the Uptown Club which he had owned and operated for several years. He said that he had no future plans in mind at the present time. Members of the Park Commission are Joseph M. Wiederhold, president; Joseph P. Frank, secretary; and James- M. Gillett. The governor indicated that he had notified Brown of his decision only minutes before the news conference announcement. Brown said it came as a complete surprise. Brown, also present at the news conference, said he had been registered as a Republican but "never active in politics." He said he considers himself a professional safety man. The governor added that he and Brown, who will serve an indefinite term, "will be working closely on the entire public safety operation and between us we will name a new safety education director." Named by Moyer Brown, as safety education division director, has been getting $6,300 a year. He was Earned by Moyer in November, 1955. The safety commissioner post pays $8,500 a year and the term to which Moyer was named runs until July 1, 1959. Brown is from Cedar Falls, was in the Air Force in World War II, is a graduate of Iowa State Teachers College and has a master's degree from the New York Uni­ versity'Center for Safety. He previously was a safety consultant to the National Safety Council, was director of safety for the Creston schools, and worked for the Motor Club of Iowa. APPROVE BONDS AMES (*)—A $200,000 bond issue for a seven-classroom addition to Meeker School in Ames was ap proved 722-142 at an election Tues day. FIVE.DAY IOWA OUTLOOK Temperatures will average near normal Thursday through next Monday, Normal highs in mid 80s and normal lows in mid 60s. Continued mild but with frequent minor daily . temperature changes. Rainfall will average three-tenths to six-tenths of an inch with localr ly heavier* amounts, occurring in occasional showers and thunderstorms throughout the period. The Weather in Carroll ...... ip«wtuVe» Court**? Io«» Publlo Servtoe Company) (Dally Teroj Yesterday's high Yesterday's low At 7 a.m. today At 10 a.m. today — 90 69 78 Precipitation (24 hours prior to 7 a.m-) :—— , trace rain Weather A, Year Ago— It was partly cloudy and cool a year ago today- Low temperature was 62 and high, 72, AT DAIRYMEN'S BANQUET > . .Seated at head table at the annual banquet of the Carroll Cooperative Dairy Her* Atwoiatlon Slfe night at the GHddsn Presbyterian Church were, left to * Mt*«* Lwwwn el AtcadU, outgoing secretary; W. H. BJOTTH''ft Carroll, county extension director j Robert Finoham of ^Io*i;staii*Cottoge, Ames, inert WSMken Don Pratt of Glidden, re^oWprejldehti and Mrs. PrattV (Glidden Grunblo Ftoto> « Two Children of Area Suffer Injuries Two Carroll area children were accident patients at St. Anthony Hospital, Tuesday. Barbara Ann Meyers, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Meyers sustained back and neck injuries at the American Legion Swimming Pool Monday and was taken to St. Anthony Hospital Tuesday afternoon where she was still in traction at last report. Robert J. Staiert, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Staiert of Route 3, Carroll, broke his left arm in a fall from a hay ruck Monday and was taken to St. Anthony Hospital Tuesday afternoon. He was released from the hospital Wednesday morning. Boy, 9, Wins $750,000 In Damage Suit CHICAGO* Wu-A 9-year-old boy, who lost both legs in a gas explosion in a hardware store, has won a record $750,000 personal injury suit against two utility companies. A Superior Court jury Tuesday made the award to Michael Finn of suburban Roselle. Michael was critically injured and his 12-year- old brother, Robert, was killed Jan 28 in an explosion in the store in downtown Roselle. Seven persons were killed in the blast and nine others injured. Both Michael, who still is in a hospital, and his brother were customers in the store at the time of the explosion. Court officials said the award was the largest on record in Chicago in a personal injury suit. The previous high was $420,000 awarded in 1954 to a Milwaukee Railroad employe by a U. S. District Court. Michael lost his right leg below the knee and his left leg above the knee. He also suffered severe burns. Commonwealth Edison Co. and Northern Illinois Gas Co. were the defendants in the suit filed for Michael by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Finn Sr. The suit charged Commonwealth Edison with negligence in drilling into a gas line while installing a light pole in front of the store. The suit contended Northern II linois gas was negligent in failing to repair a leak promptly after it was reported in Roselle. .It said the delay permitted gas to seep into the hardware store. HIT BY BALE. KILLED ELDQRA i*—FVed Lamprey, 74, Eldora farm worker, was killed Monday afternoon when he apparently was struck by a bale of hay Which was being lifted into the loft on a farm tenanted by William Goodwin southwest "of Eldora. No Paper on Fourth of July The Daily Times Herald will not be published on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. should be given the secret of how to make "clean" hydrogen bombs -r-if the United States itself finally figures out how to do it. Eisenhower also told his news conference he will invite all other nations to make on-lhe-spot checks of radioactive fallout at any future U.S. atomic weapons tests. He made that statement in recalling that leading scientists have told him the United States already has an H-bomb 96 per cent free of fallout and that given another four or five years they can produce a 100 per cent clean bomb. A reporter asked Eisenhower whether—once a truly clean bomb was made—there was any way the United States could share the knowledge with the Russians. Raised Same Question Eisenhower replied that he had raised that same question with the scientists and they had told him that the minute the secret of building a clean bomb was worked out other countries should know about it. He added he thought legislation would be required to authorize sharing of any bomb construction knowledge. Last week Eisenhower had said he hoped the Russians would learn how to make a bomb free of radioactive after-effects and that, if an atomic war came, he hoped that was the kind of weapon they would use. Eisenhower's comments Wednesday were regarded in some administration quarters as falling far short of a definitive U.S. policy, or even a firm indication of what the government might do, if a clean bomb is perfected. Ready to Suspend Tests In his discussion of atomic weapons Wednesday, Eisenhower also reiterated that the United States stands by its offer to suspend atomic weapons tests temporarily in an effort to reach agreement on disarmament. Eisenhower said this country means to go through with that offer to Russia even though it may mean the loss of some scientific advantage gained from testing of weapons. He was speaking of advantages in connection with peaceful use of atomic power. Eisenhower's remarks about inviting other nations—presumably including Russia—to observe and check for fallout at any future U.S. weapons tests came as he talked again about the possibility of producing an H-bomb free of radioactive fallout. To Invite All He said if this country ever holds another nuclear weapons test he is going to invite every country in the world to put up its rockets to test the amount of fallout. In using the term rockets, Eisenhower was apparently referring to methods scientists use to measure fallout. At another point he used the word instruments in stead of rockets. Eisenhower, in response to a request for elaboration, said he did not mean that he would disclose U.S. atomic formulas to nations testing for fallout. But he said he would be glad to ask any nation Elsenhower . . . . .See Page 8 NEW GLIDDEN PASTOR . . . Duane Heap of Palmyra, Neb., hag accepted a call to fill the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church in Glidden. Married and father of three sons ranging in age from 18 months to five years. Rev. and Mrs. Heap plan to move to Glidden during the la (it week In July. His first sermon la tentatively scheduled for first Sunday In August. A graduate of Dubuque Seminary, Rev. Heap bas been in ministry in Nebraska for four years and served churches In Palmyra and Oakwell In that state. Can't Erase Memories of Death Ride (Kver.v fatal wr«"ck lcnv«n It* humiin debt)*. On the eve of a. long July 4 weekend, a convict, nerving; 7-10 yearn for man- ulatighter, tells of his nightmares a* he reoalU the fatal nirht his five friends were killed In his car. Here Is hi* copyrighted story from the Southern Michigan Prison newspaper, the Spectator. Only the writer's name Is fictitious.) By JOHN TEMCLO JACKSON, Mich. («V-Ever drive a car from a prison cell? I do. It is not the kind of drive that makes for pleasant dreams. Instead, it is. a nightmare ordeal. I've tried to break the habit. I've even been to the prison mental health clinic. But 1 still wake up with visions of five young faces that shared the ride, haunting me. Not Real Penalty I'm their driver. I was three years ago. I still am. My prison sentence is not the real punishment for my murderous, drunken drive that never ends. My prematurely white hair is only an outward sign. My limp and stiff leg don't bother me at all compared with the realization that 1 turned Highway M12 into a concrete murder strip for five friends and neighbors. The judge said: "A drunken driver is a s dangerous to society as a drunken gunman." At first I couldn't understand why motor manslaughter called for a long prison term. Today, after three years in prison, 1 can appreciate the judge's reasoning. He couldn't bring back the five people crushed to death on M12— but he could prevent me from causing other tragic accidents. Too Many Drinks Too many drinks at a party and too many passengers in my seven* year-old, souped-up jalopy were things 1 took with mc on that ride three years ago. The white lines seemed to zigzag, reflected dancing moons on the wet pavement gave a feeling Memories See Page 8 Enlarge Hospital Snack Bar, Gift Shop Work has begun, at St. Anthony Hospital on enlargement of the Snack Bar and- Gift Shop, it was announced Wednesday morning at a meeting of the St. Anthony Hospital executive board. The project is estimated to cost about $600 which will be paid from auxiliary funds. Robert Merritt is the contractor. Plans call for removal of a partition to add one room tq the west of present quarters in the hospital basement. Extensive redecorating also is planned. Named to supervise the redecorating were Mrs. Robert Quinn, Mrs. G. L. Churchsmith, M r s. H, F. Wickenkamp, Mrs. Mike Wittrock. Mrs. W. C., Mulry and Mrs. Archie Gietz, 1 Several weeks will be required Storm Batters Sibley Area; 3 Funnels Seen Near Boone By The Associated Press Heavy rain fell at scattered points in Iowa early Wednesday as showers and thunderstorms, some of them violent, skipped across the state. The heaviest property damage reported was in the' Sibley area where winds up to 80 miles an hour tore down the clubhouse at the Sibley Country Club, flattened buildings at the Osceola County Fairgrounds and damaged several homes. Sibley had .77 of an inch of rain. ' There were reports of three tornado funnels over Boone shortly before 7 a.m. but they apparently did not touch ground. High winds to finish the work after which a I tore down tree limbs and light grand opening will be held. Sixteen board members attended the Wednesday morning meet* ing which was conducted by Mrs. Robert C, Sorenson, chairman. rain fell at Boone. At Qskaloosa, .93 of an inch of rain fell in 15 minutes, accompanied by hail the sm of marbles. Electrical service was disrupted there and radio station KBOE was off the air for a time. There was an unofficial report of more than four inches of rain at McCallsburg, northeast of Ames. Heavy rain also was reported in Marshall County, where demons had 3.25 inches. Minerva 3.00 inches and MarshaJltown 1.30 inches, Other rainfall reports included Zearing 2.40 inches, Steamboat Rock 2.00, Haverhill 1.25, Pocahontas 1.05, Forest City .93, Parkersburg .86, Storm Lake .70, Spencer ,67, Dumont. 66, Marble Rock .55 and Sac City .50 of an inch- In its five-day outlook, the Weather Bureau predicted temperatures would' average near normal and rainfall would average three-tenths to six-tenths of an inch/ with locally heavier amounts. Each Would Enroll 600 to 700 Students Superintendent Halverson Takes Look Into Future In Annual Report A concentration of four public school districts in Carroll County with enrollments of from six to seven hundred pupils in each district is the educational picture of the future forecast by County Supt. B. G. Halverson in his annual report for the year 1956-57 made public Wednesday. Under such a set-up, he said, It will be the responsibility of the county board of education to provide needed services which the four districts cannot economically provide for themselves. Rural Schools Out "Rural school supervision has been rapidly disappearing from the picture as a major responsibility of the office of county superintendent and it seems highly possible that no rural schools will be in existence in the relatively near future," Mr. Halverson declared. "This fact is not disturbing in view of the possibility that great efforts can be directed to the new community school districts where more help is continually needed." Mr. Halverson said, however, that reorganization of the "approximate central one-third of the county" will not Come about at an early date unless forced by legislation because of the fact that the remaining portion of the county is serviced almost entirely by parochial schools. 3.149 Parochial Pupils Total enrollment in parochial high schools for the year 1956-57 was 767 and in parochial grade schools 2,382 making a total of 3,149 who attended schools, maintained by religious denominations. Enrollments in the four largest public schools — : Carroll, Coon Rapids, Glidden, and Manning — during the same period were 7l§ in high school and 1,654 in elementary grades or a total of 2,373. Additional enrollments in the "county system" which included Lanesboro, Carrollton, Ralston, Dedham, and Templeton as well as rural schools was 329, all in elementary grades. The report gives amounts received by county schools in state aid during the year 1956-57 listing each district separately. These amounts are based on claims for the preceding year 1955-56. Totals were $71,817 for general aid, $6,567,19 supplemental aid, and $18,957.26 for transportation. 9 Eligible for Aid Only nine districts in; Carroll County will be eligible for general aid in 1957-58 (based on claims for 1956-57), according to the report.; This is because only nine districts levied the required 15 mills for school taxes in 1956. The nine districts eligible are Lanesboro, Carroll, Glidden, Ralston, Manning, Coon Rapids, Jasper township, Carrollton Consolidated, and Ewoldt township. It is estimated that claims will be pro-rated at the rate of 87 per cent for general aid, 35 per cent for supplemental aid, and 60 per cent for transportation, Transportation costs in the seven county districts maintaining school buses in 1956-57 were Carroll Independent a total of $3,822.61, or $12.80 per pupil; Coon Rapids Community total $21,054.73 or $8.19 per pupil; Glidden Consolidated $19,702.73 or $6:58 per pupil; Manning Independent $14,156.53 or $9.48 per pupil; Lanesboro Independent $4,237.58 or $7.41 per pupil; Carrollton Consolidated $2,443 or $9 per pupil; and Dedham Independent $1,168.83 or $11.81 per pupil. Variations, the report explains, are caused by difference hi length of routes, density of population, road conditions, and number of pupils transported. State reimbursement should average close to $2 per child per month. Per Pupil Cost's. Per pupil costs in the four; largest schools were given , as follows: Carroll Independent high ' Halverson See Page 8 If You Don't Have Your Paper by 6 p.m. Then dial 3573 ... and we'll st« that you get one. HOWEVER, WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU NOT TO CALL BEFORE THAT TIME, BECAUSE IN MANY CASKS, BETWEEN 5 P. M. AND 6 P. M. YOUR CARRIER BOY MIGHT BE NEAR YOUR HOME, about the time you call. ' ' However, you should have your paper by 6 p. ro. and we would appreciate vour calling the OFFICE BETWEEN * p. m. and 7 p. m. if you do not have It by this time. lillil

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