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Vol. 88—No. 165 Carroll, Iowa, Monday, July 15, 1957—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy in Carroll "V^""WlXgli ''*}• Bach Evening for 39 Cente Per Week 74 Nebergall Quits as Chief of Investigation Bureau Rita Morrissey, 21, is Awarded Title of'Miss Carroll 1957' Principal Tells U.S. Jury About Clinton Terror Schoolman Testifies in Trial of Kas.oer and Other Segregationists (EARLY STORY:,Page 8.). KNOXVILLE, Tenn. MP) - A jury Monday heard a story of threats, tension and terror after Negro students< were admitted to the high school in the little Tennessee highland town of Clinton last fall. "We had more concentrated internal trouble then than at any other period of year," David J. Brittain, 41, principal of the school testified in Federal Court. "Why did you close the school on Dec. 4?" asked U.S. Dist. Atty. John C. Crawford Jr. Shout Objections The battery of defense lawyers rose as a man shouting objections. They were overruled and Brittain replied: "There had Deen so many actions, and the tension was so great 1 figured that was the safest policy." Prior to Brittain's appearance on the witness stand, U.S. Dist. Judge Robert L. Taylor dismissed charges of criminal contempt against Mrs. Zella Lou Nelson, 19, because she is expecting a child in September. Mrs. Nelson was one of 15 Clinton area residents on trial along with Northern segregationist John Kasper for alleged criminal contempt of court. They are accused of violating a federal injunction banning interference with court- ordered integration of Clinton High i School. Start Debate On Foreign Aid Bill WASHINGTON (ffl — The House, moving toward consideration of a $3,242,333,000 foreign aid authorization Monday, was told Russia's "lesser emphasis on violence" is due only to /free world strength. Chairman Gordon (D-Ill) of the House Foreign Affaiju Committee said in a speech prepared for opening debate on the bill: "The current shifts in, the Kremlin mean new faces, but we have no basis whatever for any hope that the old Communist threat has been removed." And he said the present Soviet leadership showed in Hungary it Dodgers to Get Stadium In Flatbush NEW YORK UP — The Dodgers are going to get their new stadium in Flatbush and remain' in Brooklyn, the World-Telegram and Sun said it learned Monday In a front page story, the paper said the Brooklyn sports authority will urge at the Board of Estimate's July 25 meeting that immediate approval be given the ball park project. The BSA is a three-man body, headed by Charles J.* Mylod, concerned specifically with a stadium to be built in the Flatbush and Atlantic Aves. site, where the Dodgers would like to build their new park. is still willing to use military force to gain its ends. Plea for Approval Gordon made a strong plea for approval, of the measure without major change and floor managers of both parties predicted it would be passed that way. But the bill faced some bitter opposition and several determined efforts at amendment. ^Rep. Lawrence H. Smith (R- Wis), a member of the foreign affairs committee, said he considers the bill "dangerous" and "unnecessary." The measure is "dangerous," he \ said in a prepared speech, because it "is the almost, complete abdication of congressional control. . . It is unnecessary because the pipelines are already jammed with far more foreign aid funds that administrators can find places to spend." Favors One Change Gordon said he favors one change in the bill—the elimination of a committee-added paragraph which,, it was disclosed Monday, would bar much of the contemplated aid program for Poland. It would make all assistance provided under the bill subject to a 1951 law which bans aid to countries which engage in strategic trade with Soviet Russia. That would knock out special authorization for the President to extend up to 30 million dollars in aid in special cases, regardless of the earlier law. : Mayor Robert F. Wagner short! ly will have the engineers' report it"was deathly quiet as Brittain j"j at ?f would be practical from told what happened last fall when V ta ^W to make the • school opened/ site available for stadium Teachers, students-white and \ pur ^ s ' tt «P»f 8 « id colored — were threatened," Brittain said. Attendance Dropped Brittain said attendance in the school dropped from about 800 at the beginning of the term to "260- odd." He said people told him they were receiving threatening telephone calls. He said Kasper came to see him Clinton ..... See Page 7 Knights, TJ in First Round at Denison Tonight The Kuemper Knights will meet Council Bluffs (TJ) in a first round district tournament baseball game In Denison dt 6:30 p.m. Monday. Anthon will play Denison in*a first round game at a p.m. Monday's winners will meet at Denison at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the district final. 150 Attend K. C. School The Weather CARROLL FORECAST Considerable cloudiness with occasional showers or thunderstorms in vicinity and little change in temperature through Tuesday. High Tuesday middle 80s. Low Monday night upper 60s. 4 IOWA FORECAST Considerable cloudiness with scattered, showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday, Little change in temperature except warmer south central Tuesday Lows Monday nig'ht 66-74. Highs Tuesday 90-96 south central, 84-90 elsewhere. Further outlook—Cooler with' scattered thundershowers Wednesday. \ O'Malley Declines Comment Walter O'Malley. president of the Dodgers, who repeatedly has said he would keep his National League club in Brooklyn if he could acquire the desired site for a stadium, declined comment on the World-Telegram and Sun story "In my last meeting with the mayor." said .O'Malley, "I was given to understand that a report would be ready in six weeks. That report is due some time next week. I'd rather wait until then before I make any comment-." [. Finance Plan The engineers' report, according to the paper, will emphasize that the city is not being asked to put up $30 million for a ball,park for a private firm. The city will' not have to pay for the. stadiunv-esti- mated cost, 10 million dollars — since the Sports Center Authority is to finance it. t, The Dodgers, however, eventually would have to pay back all or most of the cost. They would have to buy y or lease the condemned land upon which the stadium would be built. 1 "There are problems involved at Atlantic and Flatbush Ayes., which sooner or later the city is* going to have to solve," said Mylod. "I say we should solve them now or accelerate the solution so that we may have an area available for a stadium." FIVE-DAY IOWA OUTLOOK Temperatures will a v e r a, g e 3 to 7 degrees above normal Tuesday through Saturday, Normal bighs 88 north to 90 south. Normal lows 62 north to 65 south. Warmer y Tuesday.' Cooler about Wednesday.. Warmer again Friday or- Saturday.lFrecipitation wlll^av- of age about'one-half inch In scat- te/ed thundershowers during the period. The Weather in Carroll (Pally Temperatures Courteay • • " Iowa Publlo Service Company) ' Yesterday's high.„,„» „,•„,„.,—„.87 Yesterday's low. «.—,—..68 At 7 a.m. today .' 70 At'10 a.m. today :~ '79 Precipitation <24 hours prior to 7 a.m.)— 1,9 .inches rain. Weather Year. A***"* %. Clear skies prevailed a year ago today, with 'temperatures 'rising ftora 70 \jo 90, . About 150 Knights, of Columbus officials from the western half of Iowa attended a school of instruction for grand knights, financial secretaries and general program chairmen at Hotel Burke here Sunday. The school was opened at 11 a.m. with invocation by A. M.j Link of Dubuque, state deputy, followed with opening remarks by j Ralph A. Kelley of Early, past state deputy, and a welcome by Vernis Juergens, grand knight of Charles Carroll Council No. 780. Officials then divided into two groups. Financial secretaries met with William J. McGowan of Dyersville, state secretary, and were addressed by Thomas Kerrigan of the .Supreme Council office. New Haven, Conn., and State Deputy Link. Grand knights and program chairmen were addressed by State Deputy Link on "The Checkoff List"; Robert S. Bruner, substituting for the slate advocate, on "Laws and Rules of the Order; State Secretary McGowan on "Council Finances"; Robert H. Knapp of -Dubuque, state program chairman, en "Organizing a Program"; E. J. Kelley of Ames, district deputy, on "A ,Good Meeting"; and Thomas Kerrigan of the Supreme Council office, who concluded the program. Lunch was served in the main dining room of Hotel Burke at noon. , Atom Device Bursts With a Purple Hue ATOMIC TEST SITE, Nev. UP— "Diablo," the nuclear device that behaved like a dud two weeks ago, burst with a stunning purple hue over the Nevada desert at 3:30 a.m. CST Monday. The explosion, seventh*of the current summer test series, was described by newsmen as one of the most beautiful they had ever seen. The blossom atop the cloud was surrounded by a flourescent purple color which began to fade about a minute after the blast. Stem Bulges The stem supporting the blossom also had a new look. It was not straight, as most have been in previous shots, but bulged a little at the bottom. ! The cloud from the. blast rose swiftly to an altitude of about 30,000 feet. The portion above 15,000 feet then began heading toward southeastern Utah. The Atomic Energy Commission said the air mass probably would switch directions later and head for Wyoming. The portion of the cloud below 15,000 feet dispersed rapidly. The blast was about half nominal in size, or roughly one-half as powerful as the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. "Diablo" originally was scheduled to be detonated June 27, then was postponed a day. On June 28 the bomb failed to fire because of a power failure. Several Postponements Several other postponements were made before the device was exploded Monday morning from atop a 500-foot steel tower. Newsmen watched the explosion from News Knob, about 14 miles from Ground Zero. They said they felt a moderate shock wave after the blast. Eight hundred military observers watched from another observation point nearby. Two thousand feet from Ground Zero, a group of technicians were stationed in an underground shelter equipped with devices to measure radioactivity. There were no troop maneuvers in connection with Monday's shot but about 40 aircraft were aloft on crew indoctrination and cloud- tracing missions. SIGNALS MOON . , . TWs, }g tf*« DUna "Moon" radar anjenn. w N Gl > It N»£ WHi* cn«briU« equipment in prepare. lor frwMnf 'ear** latent* Located at Fort Monmouth, N. J.. Dlans is presently "Ulumtn.tbg" the moon, which means the huge radar ia kitties the moo* with a very rirotg signal, (NBA Teksaoio) „ Congeniality Crown Goes to Lois Pingrey Carroll and Coon Rapids Girls Picked at Finals of Competition By Staff Writer The title of "Miss Carroll 1957" was awarded to Rita Morrissey, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Morrissey, at finals of the Chamber of Commerce contest Sunday night in the Starline ballroom. Miss Morrissey will represent Carroll County at the Miss Iowa Pageant in Clear Lake July 26, 27 and 28, winner of which will advance to the "Miss America" contest at Atlanntic City, N. J., later in nthe year. 'Miss Congeniality* Chosen by contestants from among themselves for the title* of "Miss Congeniality" was Lois Pingrey, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Pingrey of Coon Rapids. The five finalists for "Miss Carroll," picked by a panel of five out-of-town judges, in the order of their selection with Miss Morrissey at the head of the list were: Marilyn Klocke, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klocke of Templeton, sponsored by the Professional Bureau of the Car roll Chamber of Commerce, sec ond place; Carolyn Hamann, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hamann, Carroll, sponsored by the Salesmen's Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, third place; Bonnie Beyer, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Beyer, Carroll, sponsored by the Women's Bureau of the Chamber of Com merce, fourth place; and Miss Pingrey, sponsored by the Coon Rapids Chamber of Commerce, fifth place. Miss Morrissey's sponsors were Carroll Jaycees. Gold Trophy A gold trophy was presented to Miss Morrissey by Larry P. Jung, president of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce; a check for $100 was given to the new "Miss Carroll" on.behalf of the Chamber by Gene Hagen, co-chairman of t h e pageant committee; and a bouquet of red roses was presented Miss Carroll See Page 7 Illinois Faces Flood Threat CHICAGO Iff*—Floods threatened some areas in downstate Illinois and Chicago suburbs Monday in the wake of torrential rains over the weekend. The heavy rains which struck the Chicagoland area Friday night and Saturday morning and spread into central and south central sections of the state sent many streams to near flood stage. The Illinois River was at flood stage at Ottawa, a city of 19,000 some 85 miles southwest of Chicago where the flow was backed up by a 600-foot dam. Starved Rock State Park on the bank of the Illinois River was ordered closed. The runoff from Chicago's record 6V« inch rainfall, which caused millions of dollars damage to property, sent the Little Calumet River spilling over dikes and forced some 200 families from their homes in the Highland, Ind., and Calumet City, 111., area. However, danger of further flooding appeared easing, as the river started to recede Sunday night. New Assistant Manager at Penney's Jim Birmingham, formerly of Sioux Falls, S. D.. began work as assistant manager of the J. C. Penney Store here Monday morning. He succeeds Wayne Haanstad, who has been promotod to the management of the Penney Store in Glen wood, Minn. Mr. Birmingham has been "key man" of the Penney Store in Sioux Falls about four years. He has been with the organization eight and one-half years, having been in Des Moines before his assignment at Sioux Falls. Mrs. Birmingham and sons, Stevie, 7; Jimmy, 5; and Tommy, six months, will join Mr. Birmingham in residing here about August 1, The family will live in the home at 517 West 14th Street, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sheehan and children, who are moving into the residence at 1605 Quint Avenue which Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Keith and family are vacating, Rossellini Delqys His Return Home i NEW DELHI MV-ttalian movie director Roberto Rossellini says he can't get home to spend the summer with his wife, lngrid Bergman, despite her hopes. Miss Bergman has said several times since reports circulated that her husband was romancing an Indian woman that he would return to Italy in August. She said they would spend the summer at their villa "as we always have since our marriage." But Rossellini—in bed with the flu—said Sunday night in New Delhi he had no plans for leaving India. He said it will take him at least two more months to finish documentary films he is making for the Indian govern-' ment. The Home Ministry said he can remain in India until the films are completed. There have been reports that the family and husband of Mrs. Sonali Das Gupta, Indian script writer who moved into a hotel room adjoining Ros- sellini's in Bombay, had asked the government to force Rossel­ lini to leave. He has insisted his relationship with Mrs. Das Gupta is only a business association. THE WINNER—'MISS CARROLL 1957* . . . Larry P. Jung, presl- dent of the Chamber of Commerce, presents the trophy for winner of the 'Miss Carroll* contest to Rita Morrissey, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Charley Morrissey. In the background ts Marilyn Klocke of Templeton, runner-up. Presentation took place Sunday night during the Coronation Ball attended by about 600 dancers^and onlookers at the Starline ballroom. As the titular 'Miss Carroll 1957', Miss Morrissey will represent Carroll County at the Miss Iowa Pageant In Clear Lake July 26, 27, and 28. (Paige & Paige Photo) (MORE PICTURES: Page 4.) Johnson Hails Rights Bill Compromise Proposals WASHINGTON Ml - Democratic Leader Johnson of Texas told the Senate Monday the compromise proposals advanced since the civil rights debate began are "the reaction of thinking men who realize great issues must be met with reason instead of blind dogma. Johnson described last week's debate as some of the. "finest" in4 the Senate's history. "When the debate began," he said, "there was widespread belief that the Senate was shackled and handcuffed. It was, thought that we could do nothing but accept the bill without crossing a't' or dotting an 'i' or reject it altogether." The Senate, he said, "has demonstrated that it is not in a straitjacket, but can act according to its convictions as to the course that serves the national interest." Several of the compromise suggestions are aimed at eliminating or modifying the controversial Section 3 of the bill. But Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) told reporters the administration would oppose striking out the section entirely. Section 3 would permit the attorney general to obtain federal court injunctions against violations or threatened violations of voting and other civil rights. • Some senators have suggested limiting, the authority under this section to protection of voting rights. Sees 'Reduction' Sen. Eryin (D-NC) told reporters he thought there was a "good chance" the bill could be reduced "to what its supporter have been advertising it to be—namely a voting- rights bill." Knowland, a leader of the civil rights proponents, said he was not prepared to discuss any changes in the bill until the Senate votes Tuesday on his motion to make it the pending order of business. Technically, the debate thus far has been on Knowland's motion. A vote on it is assured Tuesday, and even all-out foes of the bill concede the motion will carry. Once this happens and the Senate turns to actual consideration of the bill and proposed amendments, proponents plan to jump into the debate To date, in the interest of time, they have been largely content to leave the speech-making to Southern foes of the bill. The measure, passed, by thei Civil Rights Se Page 7 MFY Group Attends Springbrook Meeting Carroll young people attending a sub-district meeting of the Methodist Youth Fellowship at Springbrook State Park near Guthrie Center Sunday were Karen Reitz, Kathy Beeman, Ann Wilson, Mary Kate Miller, Sharon Morris, Roxanne Weaver, Sally Farner, Betty Lauridsen, Sandra Hensel, Gene Lockhart, Kenny Rogers, Mike Hensel and Waldo Noland. The meeting opened with a two- hour recreation period followed by a picnic supper and program. The worship service, which was in charge of the Carroll MYF unit, was led by Kenny Rogers, Mary Kate Miller and Sandra Hensel. Transportation to Springbrook and return was furnished by the Rev. and Mrs. Ivan C Bys, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bayliss and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Rogers. Officer Saves Tot Dropped From Window by Mother BINGHAMTON, N.Y, Wl - A screaming mother dangled her J.7- month-old daughter out of a fourth- floor window Sunday, then let go. A patrolman lunged forward and caught the child by one leg. "It was a lucky grab," said Patrolman Larry W. Schanz after it was all over. The mother, identified as Louise Pepper, 23. formerly of Sayre, Pa., was committed to Binghamton State Hospital for mental examination. Sgt. Robert E. Forbes said he tackled the woman as. she attempted to jump from- the window herself, minutes after her baby was saved. The child, Wanda, apparently was' not injured, Police said the incident started with an argument between the mother and a man she had been out witb. Tuey wid the. woman threatened to throw Wanda out of the window of her apartment unless the man left. He did, but the mother continued to dangle the child out of the window. Forbes and Schanz said the woman threatened to drop the baby if anyone started toward the stairway. After another patrolman had spread a blanket to catch the child, Schanz and Forbes dashed into the building and up the stairs. Forbes said Schanz distracted the woman. She turned from the window and-Schanz lunged toward her. They said the woman turned to the window again and hung Ihe child by ono foot, As she let go, Schanz grabbed. Wanda 's leg "fell into my hand 1 held on lor dear life," Schanz said. 4 Successor to Be Appointed By Loveless Veteran Officer Had Been Target of Complaints By Some Sheriffs DES MOINES «!—R. W. Nebergall, 65, chief of the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation more than 18 years, resigned Monday. He asked for retirement. In a letter to State Safety Commissioner Clinton Moyer, Nebergall said: "Having passed the retirement age of 65 (last Sept. 2), and as we enter a new budget period, I deem it advisable at this time to tender my resignation. * "I request that I be granted re-; tirement (by the low Peace Officers Retirement System).! • would like to surrender active responsibility as chief on Aug. 1 and take three weeks of vacation due me. This will terminate my service as of Aug. 22, and make my retirement effective as of that date." Both Moyer arid the governor were out of the city and could not be reached immediately for comment. Became Chief in 1939 Nebergall became chief of the bureau on Jan. 1, 1939. He has served as chief longer than anyone else since the bureau was established in the early 1930s. He joined the bureau as an agent in 1930, after nine years as sheriff of Story County. However, after three years as agent he left to become editor of the "Iowa Sheriff" for the Iowa Sheriffs Assn. He remained in that work for six years, then returned to the bureau as chief. As an agent, he was state chief of "Vigilantes" in the bank robbery era of 1930-32. He commanded training and functioning of nearly 4,500 sworn special depu-' ties, or vigilantes. As sheriff, Nebergall, handled the first criminal case in Iowa in which the defendant was convicted by means of- fingerprint evidence alone and without other supporting evidence. ' Nebergall, known familiarly as "Doc" in law enforcement and state government circles, was asked what prompted his resignation. He replied: ^ "This action is of my own volition." Nebergall, who said he is "a Republican and always has been,"^ also was asked whether he had talked to Democratic Gov. Herschel Loveless about bis plans,: He said: "I have not talked to the governor in this connection, nor has he talked to me." Loveless will name NebergalTs- successor. No Complaints Lately Nebergall noted that "over th*j period of the last couple of years, a small handful of sheriffs made periodic complaints about the op-' eration of the bureau. But there have been none for about- a year." He said he has made no definite plans for the future. But he added that he has "a number of things under consideration." There had been recent reports Nebergall ..... See Page 7 Graham May Extend Crusade NEW YORK (^-Evangelist Billy Graham's New York Crusade may be extended for two or three weeks beyond its scheduled closing date, next Saturday night. Graham, who preached to a crowd of 19,200 at Madison Square Garden Sunday night, announced that a'decision on extension will be made later in the week. , This would be the second extension. When the crusade started here May 15, the schedule called for a June 30 windup. Requests for' a longer schedule were „so numerous, crusade officials said, that a decision was reached June 3 to continue throvigh the first three weeks of July. Total attendance at the Madison Square Garden meetings has reached 1,036,700. Sunday night's 331 "Decisions for Christ" raised the total to $2,593. . Nora Springs Man Is Dead of Injuries MASON CITY l0-4acob <*i$fi|K shel, 76, Nora. Springs, died in * hospital here Sunday nlgM^o >j in* juries suffered' In a two«car»will* sion east of Nora Springs,; last Tuesday night, :. , Gasnel's •..•wife. 67, «md ttissl* Weaver, 31, Lakota, both ratttai{| hospitalized with injuries 1* Mciden^ r...*\ I

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