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Carroll rp • 1 lmes Carroll, Iowa, Friday, July 19, 1957— Ten Pages DelW«r«d by Ctrrier Boy In Ctrroll £ach Evening {or 35 Cents Per Week 7« fllitflo Tax Rise of $38,620 Indicated by County Budget Complete Arrangements for Fair Fire First Air Atomic Rocket From a Plane Webster City Airman Pilots Jet; Burst Paies Morning Sun By JACK LEFLER ATOMIC TEST SITE, Nev. im- The first air to air atomic rocket fired from a plane burst over the desert Friday with a flash that paled the morning sun. The Air Defense Command's newest and most powerful weapon exploded at 8 am. CST. The rocket launching plane was piloted by Capt. Eric Hutchison of Webster City, Iowa, with Capt. Alfred Barbee o ( . Wild Rice, N.D., as radar observer and weaponeer. The vivid fireball flared in the target area at afl altitude of more than 15,000 feet and sent up a pink doughnut-shaped cloud. The nuclear rocket was launched from a Northrop F89 Scorpion jet fighter. As the rockets cloud rose in stately fashion into clear blue sky, the vapor trail of an airplane, probably the launcher, cut sharply away to the north. The cloud assumed somewhat the shape of the usual atomic mushroom, but the crown quickly separated from the filmy stem and floated regally with a creamy white foam expanding from the pink center. 13 Miles Away The burst was more than 13 miles from News Nob where observers were stationed. The launching plane was the leader in a formation of three Scorpion jets. The rocket was the Genie, manufactured by Douglas Aircraft Co. Power of the weapon was announced only as 'well below nominal." A nominal bomb is rated as the energy equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT. From the size of the fireball and the noise of the explosion it seemed likely that it was far down in the range of kilolons. Col. J. H. Atkinson, commander of the Air Defense Command, disclosed before the test that air to air rockets with atomic warheads already are in the inventory of his force. The weapons are designed to knock down invading bombers. Col. Atkinson said defense command planes do not carry these weapons but they could be put into use in a matter of minutes. Point in Space The target in this test was a predesignated point in space, the exact altitude and distance from the launching plane of which were not disclosed. " CARROLL FORECAST Fair to partly cloudy and continued hot and humid through Saturday, although not quite so hot Saturday. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm Friday night and Saturday. Low Friday night 70-75. High Saturday 92-96. IOWA FORECAST • Partly cloudy through Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms over state Friday and Saturday. Cooler northwest Friday night and northeast and north'cen­ tral Saturday, otherwise continued hot. Low Friday night .65-70 northwest, 70-78 elsewhere. High Saturday 88-98. Further outlook: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely Sunday. FIVE-DAY IOWA OUTLOOK Temperatures will average near normal northwest to 5 degrees above normal extreme southeast Saturday through next Wednesday. Warmer Sunday. Turning cooler first -part of next week. Normal lows 63 north to (55 south. Normal highs 88 north to 90 south, Rainfall will average one-fourth to three-fourths of an inch, occurring as scattered showers and thunderstorms intermittently throughout the period, with locally, heavier amounts northern part of state during the weekend. The Weather In Carroll (Dally Temu«r»tur«» 0«ufte*y Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high - ..- 97 Yesterday's low : 76J At 7 a.m. today .„—„ ,80 At 10 a.m. today , 90 Weather A Year Ago— Skies, were mostly clear a year ago today. Low temperature was 87 and high, 78, 'Miss U.S.A.' Married, Stands to Lose Crown Mother of 2 to Be Barred From Competing Further; Miss Utah In LONG BEACH, Calif, ui —The new Miss United States in the Miss Universe" contest stands to lose her title and the right to compete further because she is mar- New Law on Brucellosis Now in Effect DES MOINES (to-For the first time, Iowa now has legal means designed to control brucellosis in cattle, Slate Veterinarian A. L. Sundberg said Friday. It is the result of an act passed by the 195? Legislature. The measure sets up standards for movement of cattle within the state and into the state. The major part of the law became effective July 4. Some provisions were withheld until July 1, 1960. In certain stages, brucellosis causes female cattle to lose their young. This results in heavy economic losses. Eventual Eradication "We have had fairly good control of our importations," Dr. Sundberg said. "When the details of this law are all worked out with the testing program in conjunction with the calfhood vaccination program, Iowa will be able to eventually eradicate brucellosis." Under the law. he said, breeding cattle and dairy cattle will be required to be tested. "This means that a livestock man, since July 4, cannot load up his cows and seil them at a sale barn if the animals haven't passed a negative brucellosis test con- Brucellosis .... See Page 10 Ike Wins Aid Victory; But Cut Moves Shape Up (EARLY STORY: Page 6.) WASHINGTON ffl — The House handed President Eisenhower a preliminary victory Friday by voting 172-154 to restore 300 million dollars to his foreign aid program. But new moves for cuts shaped up. The teller vote on the 300-million-dollar item started a showdown session as House leaders sought to pass the multibillion-dollar aid authorization bill by nightfall. The action, still subject to a later rollcall, overturned a tentative 106-100 House vote'Wednesday to slash to 500 million dollars the economic aid fund Eisenhower wants to support defense programs of America's allies. It restored the defense support fund to 800 million dollars, the amount voted by the Senate and just 100 millions shy of Eisenhower's original request. But critics of the aid bill planned to try to cut back again on the defense support fund, and to chop other parts of the big overseas assistance program. ried, contest officials said Friday. Leona Gage finally stopped denying her marriage Friday morning and said she is the wife of an airman and mother of two. Leona came here as Miss Maryland, giving a hometown of Glen Burnie, a Baltimore suburb. Married at 14 Actually, she was married at 14 to Gene Norris Ennis, 28, Air Force staff sergeant stationed at Friendship International Airport. Other sources give her age as 18 and her marriage date as Feb. 3, 1953. • Contest officials say she will be stripped of her title and Miss Utah, Charlotte Sheffield, 20, Salt Lake City blonde, will take over as Miss United States. Miss Utah was runnerup in the Miss USA finals Wednesday night. Miss Utah, however, will not compete in Friday night's Miss Universe finals. Instead, the girl who was 16th in the semifinal judging Thursday night will fill the spot. The name of this girl has not been determined. Oscar Meinhardt, director of the international beauty pageant, said: "She swore to us that she is not married and her sponsor insisted she is not." The rumors started flying Thursday night, and Miss Maryland tearfully denied them. Friday morning she denied them again. At last, however, she changed her story and admitted the marriage. Mrs. Clarence Long of Crisfield, [ Md., Leona's mother-in-law told I newsmen that the girl came to ' her three weeks ago with the children and said she was going to try for the contest. Mrs. Long kept the oldest child and the other was turned over to a family on a farm near Baltimore. Mrs. Long said Leona told her contest officials knew she was married. Rag* to Riches Story After winning her title, Leona told a story of rags to riches path to the contest. She said she and a cousin with whom she lived near Baltimore pooled $45 in savings to buy a dress to enter the Maryland contest. After winning that, she said the two of them split her round ticket and came here together, with practically no money. She won the title in a dress bor rowed from a Long Beach mer chant and said afterward she had but $2 in cash. A girl who gave her name to newsmen Wednesday night as Barbara Gage said she was Leona's cousin and told part of the rags to riches saga. She could not be located Friday and officials expressed doubt she is related to Le ona. Confirmation of the marriage came from the Air Force and Leona's mother, Mrs. Walter Biggs of Dallas, Tex. Thursday night there was & scene of confusion after the rumors started flying. The tall, slender Miss U.S.A. Winner emphatically denied rum- Miss U.S.A. . ... See Page 10 39th Event at Coon Rapids July 28-Aug. 1 Officials Forecast One of Best Years in History of 4-County Fair COON RAPIDS —• Arrangements have been completed for the 39th annual Four-County Fair which will open here Sunday, July 28, and conclude with the annual 4-H and FFA livestock sale, Thursday morning, August 1. A Central Stater League ball game between Carroll and Coon Rapids is scheduled for the opening night. Officials are forecasting one of the best years in fair history. From all indications grain and household exhibits will be above average and a good flower show is expected. As usual, merchandise of ail kinds, from farm implements to automobiles, will be displayed. $2,800 in Premiums Premiums of $2,000 are offered for 4-H and FFA livestock winners and $800 for girls 4-H exhibits of home furnishings. Four-H and FFA achievement shows will be popular features as in previous yeacs. Royal United Shows will provide free grandstand acts plus a midway carnival. Tractor pulling contests with first, second, and third prizes of $35, $25, and $15 in two classifications — light and heavy — are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 30 and 31. A wildlife show by the State Conservation Commission will be on view the same two days. Girls 4-H entries are to be in place by 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Judging of girls' 4-H open class exhibits will begin at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 29, and girls- 4-H Fair See Page 10 WELCOME GIFT FOR HOT WEATHER ... The 4 St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary has presented the hospital with 87 bedside pitcher and tray sets of stainless steel. Here Joan Holtorf, a nurses' aide who plans to begin nurses training in the fall, gives one of the tray and pitcher sets to Mrs. Orville Olbcrding, hospital patienl, as Mrs. M. L. Coliison, past president of the St. Anthony auxiliary, looks on with approval. The pitchers are designed to keep water cool in hot weather. Purchased at a total cost of about $752, the gift will provide pitcher and tray sets for each bedside except in pediatrics and nursery. (Staff Photo) Cooler Weather on Way TITLE TOTTERS . . ., Se.M on the throne of Mill U.S.A. I, Leona Gage, «, of Glen Burnie, Md., who stood to lose her title children. (NBA Telephoto.) Radio Concern In Bankruptcy DES MOINES W —A bankruptcy petition has been filed in Federal District Court here by Hiawatha Broadcasting Co. Inc., operators of KCOG at Centerville and KFAD at Fairfield. The bankruptcy action was started after the Internal Revenue Service levied on bank accounts of the corporation and its Fairfield station $4,831.59 claimed due for withholding and Social Security taxes. The corporation's headquarters are at Centerville. Schedules accompanying the petition show debts of $151,829 and assets of $96,316.00. Death Takes Mrs. Daley, 98, Oldest Resident Mrs. Jennie Daley, 98, believed to be Carroll's oldest resident, died at 5 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Hospital. She was the mother of the late Mrs. J. P. Cranny. Since Mrs. Cranny's death in 1951, Mrs. Daley had continued to live here with her son-in-law, Mr. Cranny. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Lawrence Church. Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery. (DETAILS in Obituary Section) Manning School Appeal Is Filed An appeal by the Carroll County Board of Education against a decision of the State Department of Public Instruction in the proposed Manning school reorganization was filed with the clerk of district court at the Carroll County courthouse Friday morning. Notices of the appeal had been sent sometime earlier to the State Board of Public Instruction and the Boards of Education of Audubon, Shelby, and Crawford Counties. * The appeal asks the court to set aside the state board's decision of June 21 in which an appeal by Audubon County was upheld. The Audubon County Board of Education had charged that certain Audubon County areas had been included in the proposed reorganization without proper legal formalities. Rain Due in N.W.Iowa by Friday Night By The Associated Press Iowa might get some weekend relief from the 100-degree heat of the past week. Cooler air and showers were moving toward northwest Iowa ! Friday, the Weather Bureau said, and they were expected to spread across the state during the night and again Saturday. Northern Iowa was expected to realize the greatest benefits from the cooler air. 101 at Chariton The mercury rose to 101 Thursday at Chariton, but an afternoon shower left more than .25 inch of rain and dropped the temperature to 78. Highs of 92 to 100 were forecast for Friday. Lows Thursday night ranged from 66 at Davenport to 78 at Council Bluffs. A severe electrical storm struck Promise City, 14 miles west of Centerville, Thursday afternoon, knocking out telephone and electric service and leaving an inch of rain.. Worst Storm Promise City residents said it was the worst such storm they could remember. A town landmark, a circular dairy barn built more than 50 years ago by Minor Anderson, now of Mount Ayr, was destroyed after being struck by lightning. The structure, now owned by R. O Owen, was south Iowa's first real dairy barn. The barn had been used for storage purposes in recent years. IOWA TRAFFIC DEATHS By The Associated Press July 19, 1957 370 July 18, 1956 ; . 362 Water Use Less Than Last Year * Water consumption in Carroll during the past week has been substantially lowtr than a year ago, Leo Clark, city engineer said Friday. "Last year we averaged 871,090 gallons per day during the month of July, but during the past week this year we have averaged only 746,338 gallons per day," he said. The largest amount of water used a year ago was on July 24, 1956 when the total was 1,198,200 gallons. The biggest day this month was last Friday when the consumption reached the 996,750 gallon figure. One of the big reasons for less water consumption this summer is attributed to the recent rains. A year ago a great amount of water was used on lawns at this time of the season, the city engineer's office pointed out. Mrs. Liberace, Pianist's Mother, Beaten by 2 Men HOLLYWOOD Iiiv -The mother of Liberace was brutally beaten and kicked by two hooded men who attacked her Thursday night in the garage of the Liberace home in nearby Sherman Oaks. Police said that Mrs. Frances Liberace, 65, went on an errand into the garage adjoining the home she shares with her pianist son. She tried to return to the house when she saw two men in the garage. Mrs. Liberace said they pushed her to the floor and began kicking her. ."Hit her again, we'll have something to laugh about," she quoted one of the men as saying. After they left she crawled into the house and telephoned a friend before she lost consciousness. A physician treated her for multiple bruises and a possible back injury. Liberace was not home when the attack occurred. Police said there was no apparent motive for the attack. It's Legal to Give Away Money DES MOINES rjfi —The Iowa attorney general's office says it's legal for a person to give money avay—as long as no lottery is involved. The question came up Thursday when a caller from northern Iowa told the attorney general's office that a businessman was giving away $5 bills. The caller wished to know if it were legal. R. R. Dvorak, first assistant attorney general, said there's no law against giving away money, but the law does frown upon lotteries. Reports of people giving away money are not frequently received at the attorney general's office, Dvorak said. Orville Bierls Move To Hyde Pork, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bierl and son, David, left Carroll Friday morning to make their home at Hyde Park, Mass., where Mr. Bierl will be in the real estate and insurance business. Mrs. Bierl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B, DeTullio, also live at Hyde Park. The Bierls have rented their home here to James Herzog. The Herzog family now lives in the Bielmaier apartment house on West Seventh Street, INJURES KNEE Joseph W. Ertz, 73, of Maple River who injured his knee while putting on a shoe several days ago was brought to St. Anthony Hospital Thursday night where X- rays revealed the knee to be cracked, according to his physician. Mr. Ertz is a bachelor living alone. Reorganized School Areas Divide Assets Assets of reorganized school dtS', tricts in Carroll County were divided by directors of the various districts at a meeting with County Supt. of Schools B. G. Halverson, Thursday night, at the Lanesboro school. Accept Figures Percentages of real valuation worked out by County Assessor Harold Grundmeier were accepted by the group. " It was agreed that 4.60 per cent of the former Jasper Township School District will go to the Lohrville Community School; 56.50 per cent to the Lake City Community School; and 38.90 per cent to the new Glidden - Ralston Com munity School. The former Lanesboro Independent School District was divided as follows: 95.97 per cent to the Lake City Community school and 4.03 per cent to the Glidden- Ralston Community School. Acting on a resulution by Glid den which was adopted by the group, it was agreed that all buildings will become the property of the district in which they are now located. All assets of the former Ralston school district, which has been incorporated 100 pei cent in the new Glidden-Ralston school, will go to the new community district. Boards Present All school board. 1 ; involved in recent reorganizations were present at last night's meeting with the exception of Lonrville which had replied by letter to the notice of meeting. Reorganizations approved by voters of the various districts during the past school year went into effect officially July 1, 1957. Hoegh Sworn in os Civil Defense Chief WASHINGTON on — With President Eisenhower looking on, Leo A. Hoegh was sworn in Friday as Federal Civil Defense administrator. Hoegh, former Republican governor of Iowa, took the oath in the President's office. It was administer by Percy E. Nelson, White House administrative officer. Uranium Prospectors Line Up for Dash; Some Armed Public Hearing Is Scheduled for August 5 Increases in Institutions, Poor Funds, State Cattle Testing Program An increase of 8-tenths of a mill in taxes was forecast by the Carroll County budget estimate, approved by the county board of supervisors, for the next fiscal year, Edward J. Murphy, county auditor, said Friday. The amount necessary to be raised by taxation, $684,830, is up $38,620 from a year ago and the estimated tax on $1,000 assessed valuation .is $14.49 compared to $13.69 last year. Mr. Murphy said. A public hearing will be held August 5 at 10 a.m. in the courthouse. Funds Increased The bulk of the $38,620 increase in estimated expenditures will £0 toward an 11.8 pei cent increase in funds for state institutions; $10,000 for a state cattle testing program; and an estimated $15,000 increase in the poor fund. The county auditor has been advised by the state department ot agriculture to make a levy sufficient to raise $6,000 for eradication of Bang's disease and $4,000 for eradication of bovine tuberculosis. "That's what 'he state is charge ing us for our share in a statewide testing program that will start within a year, and, the money, either has to be from an extra levy or out of the general fund,"Mr. Murphy explained. Carroll County costs will bo raised an estimated $7,800 to de^ fray increases in operating costs for state institutions, he said. Tha state reported tht; following percentages of increase in operating costs at these institutions: Cherokee, 11.44 per cent; Clarinda, 12.13 per cent; Glenwood, 2.17 per cent;: independence, 25.55 per cent; Mt. Pleasant, 8.39 per cent; Woodward, 21.56 per cent; Davenport* 1.67 per cent; Toledo, 17.05 per cent. Only one state institution shows a decrease and that is an .82 figure for Oakdale. More on Relief An estimated $15,000 in additional funds is needed in the poor fund because of increased rolls due in some measure to seasonal unemployment and to the rising cost of living, Mr. Murphy said. No increase was noted in secondary road costs where $320,000 is earmarked from taxation and $140,000 for farm to market roads. Tha farm to market expenditure is expected to be defrayed from funds other than taxation. Algona Boy, 17, Saves 4 From a Burning Airplane ALGONA Wt—Four Kansas City, Mo., passengers in a light plane were alive and on the road to re-, covery Friday due to the quick action of a 17-year-old Algona boy. The four-passenger Navion hit telephone lines at the end of the runway at the nearby Fenton Airport Thursday afternoon and crashed to the ground, trapping the passengers inside. Roger Dryer was two blocks away when he saw the craft drop. He ran to the airport, smashed the canopy of the plane and pulled out the occupants a few seconds before it burst into flames. The four were reported in satisfactory condition Friday at an Algona hospital. They are Rowland Noah, 46, the pilot; Mrs. Noah, 48; Eddie Biggs, 40, and Josephine Stewart, 52, Mrs. Noah's sister. They were returning to Kansas City after visiting in Fenton. Biggs, the co-pilot, said, the plane was unable to gain altitude due to hot weather which caused inadequate wind conditions. NUCLA, Colo. W—Law officers took positions In full view today of more than 400 uranium prospectors, armed and eager to dash for possession Saturday to nearly 100,000 acres of land. Their claims to the land, being returned to public domain by the Atomic Energy Commission after nine years' exploration, can be filed after 10 a.m. It's the largest land opening in Colorado history. The rocky terrain in southwestern Colorado is barren and thick with sagebrush but high-grade uranium ore deposits haye been reported in varying ^mounts. Although the AEC has drilled without success in several -areas, Chamber of Commerce Manager Ed Nelson said, "there are reports of some good stuff out there." The big majority of prospectors were well equipped, Deputy Sheriff T. J. Franks said, with geiger counters, drilling rigs and trucks. He said many also tote six-guns, Franks said, "they've been fairly ordorly, and there's no law against them carrying guns—unless the weapons are concealed or they try to use them." The rules call for every truck, jeep or car to race off together at 10 a.m. No claims can exceed 800 by 1,500 feet. Times Herald Carrier Salesmen Make Their Weekly Collections on Friday and Saturday Prompt Payments and Correct Chtn«o Will So ApprocUNd by Yowr Carrior

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