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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 8

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Ready Final Arguments in Clinton Trial By RELMAN MORIN KNOXV1LLE, Tenn. m — Opposing lawyers In the Clinton segregation trial were working today on final arguments to present to the all-white Jury Monday morning. Their closing statements may hold far more importance in this case than in the usual lawsuit, for two reasons: 1. Tremendous national issues are inherent in the suit. On trial are 10 men and one woman accused of conspiring to keep Negro students out of Clinton High School last fall. But beyond the guilt or innocence of the 11 people are the great issues of enforcing the Supreme Court ruling that public schools should be desgregated "with all possible speed," the "social revolution" in the United States, as a southern defense lawyer put it, and the possible effect of this case on future civil rights suits. 2. The defense Is setting out to show that the U.S. government failed to prove its charges of conspiracy. Daring Maneuvers In a daring maneuver, the southern attorneys put only six witnesses on the stand. They say they had "40 or 50 more." But they believed the very fact that they presented so little testimony to rebut the government's witnesses will help convince the jury no case exists to convict the 10 Tennesseans and dark-haired John Kasper, northern segregationist organizer. They said that, in their final summations, they will hammer home the point that prosecution testimony was "irrelevant and immaterial ... not worth answering." U.S. Dist. Judge Robert L. Taylor alloted to each side four hours for argument. Attorneys for the 10 Tennes­ seans have three hours. J. Benjamin Simmons, Washington lawyer who represents Kasper, has one. Simmons has spoken out vehemently on "Communists in government," the rights of segregationists, and his contention that "the federal courts are on trial today for legislating." U.S. Dist. Atty. John C. Crawford, Jr., 50, and his assistant, peppery little James Meek, 67, will sum up the government's case. Government Contention Crawford's contention, in a nutshell, is this*. That Clinton was peaceful last fall, and Negro students were quietly attending high school classes — until Kasper arrived "on or about Aug. 25." Crawford said, "He came to Clinton stating his purpose or designs to prevent the integration of the school." The government asserts that Kasper organized the conspiracy, that "overt acts" were committed to keep Negroes out of school, causing violence to flare in the small east Tennessee town. Taylor's instruction to the jury on how to weigh the. evidence probably will come Tuesday. The trial, which began July 8, has been heard by a jury of 10 men and two women. METHODIST CARAVANERS . . . Methodist youth caravaners and their adviser who will visit Dedham and Gray Methodist youth at the Gray Methodist Church July 27-Aug. 3 are (left to right) back row: Mary Downing, John Karickhoff, Hoyte Curtis; front row, Rose Marie Loomis and Mrs. Ruth Tomlinson, counselor. Safety Week Starts Sunday DES MOINES (if) —Plans were in motion Saturday for Iowa's participation in National Farm Safety Week starting Sunday. Details of the state campaign were outlined by the Iowa Farm Safety Committee at a meeting here Friday. Keith Kirkpatrick is state chairman. Norval Wardle of Iowa State College and committee secretary, said that the peak of fatal farm accidents usually comes about this time of year. Many rural pastors are expected to emphasize farm safety in their sermons Sunday. During the remainder of the week stress will be placed Monday on home safety, Tuesday on livestock, Wednesday on avoidance of falls, Thursday on highway safety, Friday on safety with machinery and Saturday on a check up of farms and farm homes to get rid of safety hazards. • Wardle said that 43 per cent of farm youngsters who die from drowning are children 4 years old or younger and 60 per cent of these fall into livestock water tanks. In the case of deaths from falls people of 65 and up are most susceptible. Youth Caravan Coming to Gray GRAY — Two Methodist Youth Caravan teams are visiting various Methodist churches in Iowa this summer. One of these teams will come to the Gray Methodist Church during the week of July 27 to August 3 The caravan team will work with both the Dedham and Gray young people at the Gray Methodist Church. The caravan team will work with the intermediates, seniors and the teachers and parents of (he church youth in an effort to revitalize the interest in the youth fellowship and youth work 6f the church. The caravan team is made up of four college students who have just completed their sophomore or junior year, and one counselor. Members of the team are Mary Dowling, Columbu>\ 0-, a student at Capital University; Rose Marie Loomis, LaFayette, Ind., and a student f*t Purdue University; John Karickhoff. Spencer, W. Va., and a student it Marshall College; and Hoyte Curtis, Jackson, Miss., and a student at Mississippi State College for Women. Their advisor is Mrs. Ruth Tomlinson, Fort Dodge. Scronton Couple Visits Daughter In Geddes, So. Dak. (lime* Her»itf Ncw» 6«TT1««> SCRANTON - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hastings left for Geddes, S. D„ Sunday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Frank DeJonge, and family. Mrs. James Fengel returned from the hospital and is recuperating at her home. Mr. and Mrs. 1. B- Zeizness of Melbourne were Sunday callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Eason. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Merriam and baby of California are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Merriam. Chuck Miller is spending a week at the Carroll Ray home in Hartford. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miller and Mrs. M. M. Miller attended graveside services at Greenbrier Cemetery for Edith Miller of Council Bluffs. Mr. and Mrs. Don Barnhart and family of Dixon, 111., were supper guests Monday eveni^' at the J L. MacDonald home. Mrs. Barnhart is the former Cornelia Mallett. Ruth Circle met Friday at the home of Mrs. Jim Jones. Nine members were present. Mrs. Virgil Buckncr gave devotions. The hostess was assisted by M r s. Jones, Mrs. Bucker, Mrs. Eason and Mrs. Christian. Annette Thomas of Des Moines spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wolfe and Marilyn spent a few days in Minnesota at the cottage of Carl Peterson on Coon Lake. Mrs. Clyde Thomas took ten boys to Jefferson July 13 for a surprise swimming party in honor of Joe's seventh birthday. Ice cream was served after the swim. Dianne Hendricks is recuperating at home from a tonsillectomy. She is the daughter of the Keith Hendricks, . Steve Hunt is spending a week in Des Moines with relatives. Mrs. Lial Shaw visited in Iowa City from Monday until Friday at the home of M». C. W. Him• rod. •.. Louise Byrnes to Osage Beach, Mo. (Time* Herald News Servian) VAIL — Louise Byrnes left Monday for Osage Beach, Mo., taking her nephew. Billy Hibdon, home. She was accompanied by her nephew, Billy Bvrnes, of Dunlap. Those from Vail who attended the funeral rites tor John Coughlin Jr. of New Castle, Neb., who was drowned, were Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Shields and son, Pat, Mrs. J. J. Walsh and Earl Walsh of Vail and Mr. and Mrs. John Dolan of Dougherty, la. Mr. Coughlin was a nephew of Mrc. J. T. and Mrs. J. J. Walsh. Mrs. Leonard Alyward and son, Paul, are visiting in San Diego, Calif., with her son-in-law and daughter, Pvt. ana Mrs. Teddy Hawley. A party was held Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mart O'Connell in honor of the third birthday of their granddaughter, Mary Jo O' C'o n n e 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fabian O'Connell of Savannah, Ga., who are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mart O'Connell. Those pres ent were James. Mary, Sheila, Michael, Patty, Theresa and Jane O'Connell; Marilyn, Kathy, Shir ley, Joan, Annetta and Keith Kock; Jim and Mary" Ann Shields of Vail; Pat, Jane and Marty Assman of Dunlap. Belying its name, the tree kangaroo spends much time on the ground. Farewell at Ralston for the M. S. Copenhavers (TIIIIM Herald XPBJ Service) RALSTON — About 50 friends and neighbors of the Ralston Women's Club with their families and patrons of thr Ralston post office and their families held a potluck supper in the Community building Tuesday evening for Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Copenhaver. A short program was given. Mrs. Dustin played and sang two numbers and Carl DLlavou played two numbers on the piano - accordion. E. L. Kreger gave a short talk and presented the Copenhavers with a gift from the guests. Mr. Copenhaver responded. Mr. and Mrs. Copenhaver expect to leave here soon to visit relatives in Missouri for the present, but plan to be in Arizona for the winter. Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley of St. Albans, W. Va., were Sunday afternoon callers in the George Slocum home. Mr. and Mrs. Romayne Miller and Terry of Lon^ Beach visited for several days in the home of Mrs. Miller's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Signall. Forty-two relatives had a potluck dinner Sunday in the Henry Steckelberg home in honor of Mrs. Hattie Steckelberg's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jordan and Mrs. Annis Jordan spent Sunday afternoon and evening in the Albert Kemp home at Menlo. Darrell Linn and sons, who had been visiting relatives here, returned to their home at Warba, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Vance Henning ] and family moved the first of the (week into the M. S. Copenhaver S residence which they recently purchased. Lion, Kangaroo, Freed In Wreck, Stage Free Show HENRYETTA, Okla. (M-Frankie, a 500-pound circus lion, and a bob-tailed kangaroo, both irom the Bill McGaw motor circus, were the featured performers in an unexpected free show here Friday. Their antics, however, nearly sent Chuck Smith, their 27-yenr- old truck driver for the floating menagerie, into a frenzy. It started when Smith's pickup; truck took a curve too sharply all the west edge of town. The lion's cage, perched at the back of the truck, went careening down a 30- foot incline, smashing the steel bars and allowing Frankie freedom. But the big cat was hurt. He sniffed and slithered around in the weeds for about 20 minutes tending to his* injured shoulder. Then the eight-year old lion, described by an attendant as "vicious lately," tamely marched back into his cage, urged by shade from the sun and a big bucket of cool water. Meanwhile, someone discovered the kangaroo was setting up a howl. Seems that the Australian jumper had hopped too close to the tiger's cage in Oklahoma City earlier in the day and the tiger had nibbled on a foot-and-a-half section of his big tail. Smith and the other circus people were frantic They already were hours late for their trip to Fort Smith, Ark. A Henryetta veterinarian, Dr. Ray Wilcox, was called in to look at the chewed-up tail. The doctor had to amputate on the tiger's unfinished meal. The operation was performed on the highway while Frankie snarled at spectators. Dr. Knouf and Family on Camping Trip in the West (Times Herald News Servire) LAKE CITY — Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Knouf and sons left on a two-week vacation trip which will include camping in Yellowstone Park and the Colorado Rockies and attendance at "Frontier Days" in Cheyenne, Wyo. Complimentary to superintendent and Mrs. Donald Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Watters entertained Dr. and Mrs. M. C. Bowie and Dr. and Mrs. G. S. Rost July 7 and Dr. and Mrs. Paul Ferguson and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams Thursday, July 11. Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Watters are cousins. Mrs. J. W. Gruber, together with her son and daughter-in-law. Dr. and Mrs. Maurice Gruber, and family of Sac City, is spending two weeks at Cass Lake, Minn. Rudy Engstrom was in Des Moines several days attending the annual convention of the Iowa Vocational Agriculture Teachers at Hotel Fort Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Buchholtz and family have moved from Lake City to Topeka, Kan., where Mr. Buchholtz is associated with the Fox Theater Circuit. Mrs. Mae Corey is ! n Benkelman, Neb., helping care for a nephew, Arthur Little, who is seriously ill. Mrs. Paul Doty and children, who have been visiting the A.M. Shorts and other Lake CUy relatives, left Monday of this "week for their home in Tucson, Ariz. Ed Holler of Hemet, Calif., is visiting here in the home of his sister, Mrs, Mary Yetter, who is ill at McCrary-Ro:t Hospital. Honoring the birthday of Mrs. Carl Sievers of Lidderdale Sunday, a basket dinner at her home was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sporleder and LarrynarM.d gcarl Sporleder and yLandarrM Carl Sporleder and Larry and Mr. and Mrs. James Sporleder, Lake City; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jacobs and family, Carroll; and Mr. and Mrs. George Pfiester, Ames. As Democrats Take Over- GOP Exodus From State Positions Reaches Down to Rank and File By DW1GHT McCORMACK DES MOINES Wfc-The exodus of many Republicans from appointive state positions July 1 in favor of Democrats is reaching down to division heads and rank and file employes. The indications are that it will continue for some time, until Democrats fill many positions, especially in the Tax Commission and the Liquor Control Commission. It all comes about through election of Gov. Herschel Loveless last year. He is the first Democrat to occupy the chief executive's office since 1939. He replaced Republicans with Democrats in almost all of the positions over wttich he had appointive authority In most cases, this gave his party control over various commissions and boards. In turn, there followed a number of forced resignations in the Tax Commission, including two division heads, and numerous resignations. The changes at the Liquor Control Commission are expected to come from normal turnover, but not affect any divi sion heads or key personnel. Untouchables Some other agencies which also employ large numbers of persons are "unotuchalbe." These include the Board of Social Welfare, Health Department, and Employment Security Commission. They come under the merit sys tern and are not subject to changes because of politics. However, Loveless made an ap- Timtt Herald, Carroll, lewe Saturday, July 20, 1957 pointment of a Republican, when he could have named a Democrat. He chose Russell Brown, safety education division head, to be acting state snfety commissioner. Brown is a professional safety man, and Loveless said he wanted to try out someone of that kind in the position. So far, the Democratic-con- troled. Tax Commission has received 36 resignations since July 1. Twenty-eight of them were forced to quit. Democrats on the commission say the changes are part of a "reorganization for economy." First the coornission replaced Republican Elmer Heckinger as head of the income tax division with Democrat George Eischeid Next came the appointment of Democrat Thomas J. Keleher to succeed Henry Evers, a Republican. In between, the commission released about a dozen field inspectors, and said only part of the vacancies would be filled. Outlook for Future Asked about (hp outlook for the future, Lewis Lint, commission secretary, said: "No further changes in division heads are contemplated at the moment. However it is reasonable to assume that some further reductions will be made. Only a few persons are being appointed. So far we have hired eight inspec- County Can't Take Part in Cost of City Industrial Plan DES MOINES l*-Floyd County cannot legally participate in the cost of an industrial survey of Charles City, the attorney general's office ruled Saturday. The ruling declined to answer another question, whether the City of Charles City may participate in financing such a project. The questions were asked by County Attorney Jack W. Frye of Charles City. Frye said he forwarded questions put to him by the Charles City city attorney and the secretary ot the Charles City Chamber of Commerce- Frye said the Charles City Industrial Development Corp. is interested in having such a survey made. It would cost about $12,000. The development corporation has asked the city to participate in the cost and inouired as to the possibility of the county also sharing in the cost. "It appears," said the ruling by Asst. Atty. Gen. Leonard C. Abels, "that the question (concerning city parncrpation) is not a proper one for submission to or opinion by either of our respective offices. "The proper official to rule on city questions is tht city attorney. The (city) council may also seek the advice of the auditor of the state, whose examiners may ultimately have occasion to pass on the expenditures proposed." As to county participation,- the ruling said that under zoning powers the county board of supervisors can exercise its authority in reference to land and structures located within the county, but lying outside the corporate limits of any city or town. tors and about five clerks." Chairman William P. Housel of the Liquor Control Commission said that "eventually we probably will have about 60 per cent Democratic and 40 per cent Republican employes. There ought to be a better balance. "We have quite a few Democrats but I'd guess well over half of our employes are Republicans." The Liquor Control Commission employes about 700 persons, the Tax Commission about &00. Meanwhile, J. Rex Weddle, state personnel director and a Democrat) said he is referring quite a few job applicants to the Tax Commission and probably will be sending about as many to the Liquor Control Commission soon He said he has referred several job-hunters to the Conservation Commission, a few to the Board of Control, and numerous appli cants to the Safety Department. As to pie referrals, Weddle said he is sending both Republicans and Democrats. Bu< he explained the majority probably is Democratic, "because the big majority of the applicants are Democrats.' Weddle said that in addition to his referrals to the Tax Commission, "it also >s hiring, from its own applicants as well." He said 4he Conservation Commission is hiring few persons "because of a .lack of vacancies." The referrals to the Board of Control are for administrative positions in the board office. "With a few exceptions," Weddle said, "we are not referring anyone to elective state officers because of a lack of requests." All of the elective state officials except Loveless arc Republicans. Freedom For Malaya On August 31 By MURRAY FROMSON KUALA LUMPUR, Malaya .<*u On Aug. 31, the Union Jack will be lowered here and its place taken by the flag of an independent Malaya. The day will mark the end of 133 years of British colonial rule, interrupted by the four-year Japanese occupation in World War II. Malaya as the 10th nation to join the British Commonwealth is the first constitutional monarchy to recognize Queen Elizabeth II as head of the Commonwealth. Malaya fill have its own king, a Paramount Ruler to be selected Aug. 3 from among nine sultans. He will serve for a five-year period and be known as "his majesty." Actually governing falls to another member of the Malay royalty, Cambridge-educated Prince Abdul Rahman, a younger brother of the sultan of Kedah. He becomes prime minister. For the last two years he has been chief minister, a job he got when his party won the legislative election. Prince Rahman must keep harmony among Malaya's 6,300,000 people, His own Malay race numbers three million. Then follow the Chinese, with 2,300,000: Indians, Pakistanis, Ceylonese, Eurasians and Europeans. More than a half dozen tongues are spoken. He will need agility to steer a middle course and pacify extremists — discontented Chinese on one hand and Malay jingoists who want to suppress the Chinese, on the other. Responsible Malays say it is only a matter of a few years before the prolific Chinese surpass them in numbers. MANAGER WANTED! Local man 30 to 40 years of age to operate paint and wallpaper store in Carroll. Experience in direct contact selling, merchandising and retail selling desirable. Active interest in local civic work and wide local acquaintance would be valuable assests. Plan includes special training in paint business, salary, bonus, pension plan, and insurance program. NO CAPITAL INVESTMENT REQUIRED Contact or Writ* Mr. King, at Sherwin-Williams Co. 1308 Farnam St., Omaha, Nebraska Applicant! will ba inttrviewad on Wednesday, July 24 At Hotel Burke In Carroll. Demo Plan to Fire Blind Attorney Hit by Republicans DES MOINES iff — Democrats on the Iowa Tax Commission stood accused Saturday by their Republican colleague of making a "blot on the good name of our state" in the contemplated discharge of a blind attorney employed by the commission. Martin Lauterbach, Republican member of the commission, referred to a commission announcement Thursday that Ralph Kauffman will be released Aug. 1 as an assistant to the director of the inheritance tax division. "I do not question the right of the Democratic majority to political patronage," Lauterbach said. "But we certainly have reached a new low in political patronage when Iowa will not sot an example in the treatment of its handicapped citizens who are willing and able to serve the state," "1 feel this action is wrong, un» ncessary, and a blot on the name of our state," he added. Democrats took control of the commission July 1. Kauff man is one of 36 employes who have left or resigned by request since that time. Kauff man, a graduate of the State University of Iowa law school, was Jackson County attorney for nine years prior to 1953 when he joined the state inheritance lax department. His state salary has been $4,140. He has been totally blind sines he was six weeks old. Lauterbach said Kauffman is not "asking for, does not need charity." The former commission chairman added tha 1 Kauffman "has given the people of Iowa an honest day's work for pay, and is well qualified to do so. One of his close assbciates slated that Ralph Kauffman's product 'vas as good or better than that of any auditor in the inheritance tax division." Lauterbach said that while it was true a reading girl was employed to assist Kauffman his $4,- uo pay was not excessive, The commission also has discharged Kauffman's secretary, Antoinette Osgood, Des Moines, who received $2,300 « year, Reg in a Schumacher On a Western Trip (Time* Herald News Kervke) VAIL — Regina Schumacher went to Storm Lake Sunday and left Monday with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Costello, on a trip to the Black Hills and Yellowstone Park, Mrs. Vincent Mahatt, Diqkie and Denny returned Thursday from a visit in Omaha with Mr. and Mrs. Les Best and at Neola with Mrs. Henry Afers. The Friendly Neighbor Club was entertained Thursday at the home of Mrs. Joe Rosener. The afternoon was spent playing euchre. Mrs. J, W, O'Connell received the high prize; Mrs. R. E. Costello, low; and Mrs. Frank Murtaugh, the door prize, The hostess served lunch. The nexl meeting will be Aug. 1 with Mrs. Nick Loew, hostess- Marilyn Kock is visiting her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Thiede, and family at Clarion. Mr. and Mrs. James Morgan and family of Omaha spent the weekend here at the home of her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Claud Waggoner. Mr. and Mrs. Art Hickey and son, Tom, of Manilla spent Sunday evening here at the Andrew Hickey home. Joyce Waggoner returned home from a. week's visit in Omaha with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr., and Mrs. James Morgan, andj family. "Blues" aongs are older than jazs. IF THERE REALLY IS % No Need For Continuous Advertising MINISTERS — should preach only one sermon or so a year People are against sin anyway, so why harp on it? TRAFFIC LIGHTS — should be turned off at dangerous intersections to save electricity. Everybody knows it's a dangerous spot and that is sufficient. TEACHERS —• shouldn't review lessons. Tell the children just once and they'll never forget it. HIGHWAY POLICE — should stop driving up and down the highways. Ho need to caution drivers by patrolling highways. Drivers know the law and obey it. # OUT OF TOWNERS — that advertise in the "big city" papers and moil order firms that tend out catalogs are wasting their money. Everybody knows what is sold in stores in Carroll and they'll all shop here. But if you are one of the foolish kind . . . like the Notre Dame Cathedral that has stood for six centuries but still rings the bell every day to let people know it is still there . . . and believe in continuous profitable advertising, then your advertising belongs in the Carroll Daily Times Herald

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