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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 23, 1957
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Check-Kiting Trial Into Its Second Day DES^ MOINES W-The trial of two Iowa livestock- dealers for their part In an alleged 37 million dollar check-kiting operation was acheduled to enter its second day Tuesday in U.S> District Court here. The trial of Eldon Viers, 44, Marshalltown, and Merle Mersman, 42, Colo, concerns about 13 million dollars of the total. They have pleaded innocent of mail fraud. . Viers and Howard Stout, 51, Oskaloosa livestock dealer who will be tried later, also are accused by the government of passing 23 million dollars in insufficient fund Checks in the scheme. Both have pleaded innocent. A bank employe testified Mon day that $229,987 in worthless checks were deposited by Viers during an eight-day period last January. Elmer Reinhatd, 31, assistant cashier at the State Bank, Gladbrook, testified Viers deposited 21 checks written by Mersman be tween Jan. 17 and Jan. 25. Reinhard said the checks, to­ talling $229,987. had been credited to Viers' account, but that the checks were returned with the notation "d r a w n on uncollected funds." Under questioning by U.S. Attorney Roy L. Stephenson, Reinhard identified the 21 checks written by Mersman and deposited by Viers. The checks were drawn on Mersman's account at the Central State Bank, State Center. Reinhard said Viers had three checking accounts in the State Bank at Gladbrook. One was personal, the second was for livestock and a third for trucking. The witness said funds of the three accounts frequently were transferred. Attached to each of the 21 checks Identified by Reinhard were protest slips and notations that the checks had gone from the Gladbrook bank to the lowa-Des Moines National Bank in Des Moines and then to the federal reserve bank in Chicago, 111. Reinhard said none of the $229,987 had been recovered by the Gladbrook bank He said "certain credits involving other checks reduced that particular balance due the bank to $209,202. Reinhard said the $209,202 represented a loss to the bank since the bank, by endorsing the checks, "made the funds available." THE NAVY'S NEW TRICK IS DONE WITH MIRRORS- •A mirror landing 1 system (or aircraft carrier*, already credited with helping to cut pilots' accidents more than one-third and saving taxpayers around $20,000,000 a year, has been officially adopted by the Navy. The Mirror Landing System, demon- started at Patuxent River, Md„ Is the result of a nine-year Navy research project. MLS represents cooperative efforts of the U.S. and British Navies and American industry, The mirror adopted by the Navy was developed by Llbbey-Owens- Ford Glass Co., and is being produced In quantity. Aboard a carrier (left photo)* the curved mirror (about 4x4 feet) la mounted In an automatic stabilizing frame on the port side of the ship. The frame Is , electronically operated to compensate for the roll of the carrier. Pour bright source lights are .beamed into the mirror from an aft position, forming' a "meatball" of light which fs reflected to the pilot of the landing aircraft. As he descends, the pilot steers tho plane so the "meatball" (sketch, right) appears in the center of the concave mirror. As long as he keeps the ball of light In the center he la assured of perfect touchdown. Mirror reflects "meatball" of light (bottom left) and a jet plane touching down on Saratoga. Time* Herald, Carroll, lew* Tuesday, July 23, 19S7 Missing Iowa Man Returns COLUMBUS JUNCTION (ff) Chester Chelf, 48, for whom a posse searched unsuccessfully Monday after he was reported missing from his home here, was found Tuesday morning, Chelf, a tinsmith, had left home Saturday night to purchase groceries and faile dtor uetrnd .nF-i cedes and failed to return. Finding of his station wagon at the county fair grounds Sunday touched off the search. Bloodhounds with the posse Monday along the river bank found no trace of the man. As the posse assembled Tuesday morning, Chelf! emerged from a fairgrounds building dazed and dirty. He gave no explanation for his absence. Chelf hap been in ill health several years. He was taken home. Pilot's eye view. He keeps "meatball" In center of mirror. The Daily Record ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL Admissions— Allan Joseph Quandt, Carroll. Mrs. Frank Rupiper, Carroll. Mrs. Barbara. J. Pickering, Gliddeh. Mrs. Oscar Carlson. Wall Lake*. Sharon Sibenaller, Carroll. David Renze, Jefferson. Mrs. Edwin Maher, Manilla. Thomas E. Moorhouse, Glidden. Lawrence A. Sporleder, Carroll. Dismissals— Becky Lynne Bottolfson, Carroll. Michelle S. Nees, Arcadia. Barbara Lynn Riedesel, Glidden. Julie Ann Rodman, Arcadia. Mrs. Myra J. Bowman, Coon Rapids. Births— ately active trade Tuesday. Butchers grading 2 and 3 and scaling from 200 to 260 pounds sold mostly from $21.25 to $21.75. The day's top of $21.90 was paid for 60 head of 1 and 2 205 pound butchers scaling around 205 pounds. Cattle priceg were off 25 to 75 cents. High choice and prime fed! lambs active, fully 50 higher; i slaughter ewes steady to strong; I choice and prime spring lambs 24.00-25.00. Chicago Grain These Markets are FurnlshPd by the Humphrey Grain Company US. Production and Income at New Peaks WHEAT Sept ' High Low March May COftN steers sold from $26.00 to $27.25, the practical top. 'USDAl — Salable hogs 8,500; moderately active, uneven; most- i - ep ly around 50 lower on butchers un- j Dec der 230 lb; closed slow 50 to 751 March lower on few lots under 210 lb; I butchers over 230 lb and sows fair-1 OATS ly active, steady to 25 lower; No.' Sept 2-3 200-260 lb butchers mostly 21.25- i Dec 21.75; few lots No. 1-3 mostly 1-2! March 200-225 lb 21.75-21.85; 60 head lot Mav 215'i 219 s; 221 >j 216 ^ 133 H 129 3 i 134 M, 136*, 6fi 72 Legion Election Scheduled Thursday A special meeting of Maurice Dunn Post No. 7, American Legion, for election of officers for 1957-58 will be held at 8 o'clock Thursday night, July 25, in the Legion hall. . Following the election, the new officers will be installed by the Coon Rapids post ceremonial team. No. 1-2 205 lb 21.90; larger lots soi Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Sim-j mixed-grades 325"-425 lb sows 18.50- Sept ons, Carroll, a daughter Tuesday. 119.75. \ Nov i Salable cattle 8,000; calves 200; Jnn Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Woock,! f * d ^ choice and better ; LAKD Fort Dodge, a son, Dale, Satur- i stead y '°. 25 lower; steers aver-; %V day. Mrs. Woo& is the former 'i a * ,n * cuho .' ce a " d bel ° W cf, t0 75 . De(* Marie Kurth. daughter of Mr. andi 10 ^ 1 ": he'fere steady to 50 lower 72 H B KAN'S 248'» 244'-, 248 13.87 13.97 13.95 214 2181 4 219a» 214 Si 132 128 132 »i 135 651 2 68"-i 71* 72 245 2411, 245 13.«2 13.70 13.77 215', 220 220* 221* 221', 216* The value of all goods and j services produced reached a record rate of 4334 billion dollars an- WASHINGTON (d^—National in-1 dicators reflected rises in both Prev ' come and production moved to j both prices and actual output. Close Close' j peaks in the first half of 1957, the ; ^ was a h 0 ut five per cent high- 215 „, government's chart watchers re-! e r than the rite in the same peri- ---- ported Tuesday. i 0 d of 1956. The Commerce Department reported that national income „..,..,, i climbed to an annual rate of 355 m,aUy ,n the Ap " 1 - J " ne qnarter ' 1 billion dollars in the first quarter © i J. 1 . :i a L^T rn 'l d -., Th L S . Wa f of 1957. This was 19 billion higher than in the first quarter of last year. . Workers' earnings were a major Council of Economic Advisers in | factor in the advance.. At 251 Wilts monthly bulletin. Economic In-1 1,on dollars - the rale of em J? >°y e —; compensation was up 16'i billion from a year earlier. Rental in- 215 215 >„ 219* 220 215 >i 132»i 129 129* 133' 5 13HH 65''4 68* 69 71* 7P 4 72* 246' B 246 *4 243 243'i 247 13.65 13.77 13.80 130* ; $4,400,000,000 from the rate of the 'preceding three months. 134* j This "gross national product" 13 7U 1 figure, reported hy the President's 66 69 * 72* 72* 247 * 248 244=4 245 Believes Gypsies Got His $2,200 CLINTON MV-An elderly Clinton man told police Tuesday that $?,200 he was carrying in his pocket is missing and he believes some gpypsies took it. Sgt. Dave Thomas of the Clinton police said Carl Martinson, a retired bricklayer and contractor, told this story: Martinson was walking along the street Tuesday when a car containing a couple and their three children stopped. The couple talked with him briefly and drove off. A few minutes later Martinson noted that an envelope containing $2,200 was missing from his rear pocket. He retraced his route, 1 found no trace of it, and then noti- vied police. He said the couple in the car "looked like gypsies." Authorities were looking for the car, which Martinson described as an older vehicle of yellowish appearance. Martinson said he carried his money with him because it seemed "safer" that way. two Women And Trucker Found Sltfifi HOBBS, N.M. to - Searchert found the bodies of two young' women Tuesday several hour* aft* er a Carlsbad truck driver' wait, found brutally slain on t lonef? highway west of here. Identification was not made im* mediately but officers believed tiM bodies were those of Dorothy Fern Gibson, 23, and Barbara Lent* mons, 23, both of Hobbs. There had been signs of a terrific struggle at the edge of U.S. 180 about 36 miles west of Hobbs where truck drive* J. B. CantreU, 27, was found early Tuesday. H« had been shot at least four times by a .22 caliber weapon. There was no immediate word on the manner by which the young women met death. Their bodies were found about 14 miles east of Hobbs at 10 am. This was considerable distance from the spot where Cantrell'i body was discovered just after 4 a.m. The truck driver had apparently stopped to help the two women travelers, who had a flat right front tire. Police found evidence of a terrific struggle at the scene. Mrs. Lemmons' high school class ring was found on the ground next to the car and tho purses of both women had been left in the vehicle. 8 Girls Paddle 85 Mi. Down D.M. River DES MOINES OH — Eight Y.W.C.A. counselors completed 13.85 13.92 Boy Is Swept Throucjh Culvert , —»— *• - —<= —^ Th „ . „ ,„,._,„_ Kiai . OSKALOOSA .*-Danny Mathe- i ffj™" ™"'"fj^ P ^ three" and onehaH miles ' the ™« P"th ofjlta White 7, of Oskaloosa. narrowly es- [T^J 3 *^ ° f . ^ af,er i south of Boone, early Sunday. ! ? at < he said / The !L ation . w »*on come and the income of business! }J eir ff mile cnanoe do " n j ne proprietorsshowed little change. i Des Mo,nes R,ver ,ate Monda y Corporation profits before taxes afternoon. The group Centerville Woman Is Killed CARLISLE Ifl— Mrs. Leona Stagner, 50, prominent Centerville woman, was killed and three persons were injured in a highway accident near here Tuesday morning. A station wagon in which Mrs. Stagner and Mrs. Everett Darrah, 49, Centerville, were riding colided with a car and burst into flames on Highway 60 about a west of here. Mrs. Darrah and the occupants of the car, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph White of Route 7, Des Moines, were taken to Des Moines General Hospital. Sheriff C. J. Richards said Mrs. Stagner apparently tried to pass a car and, seeing another auto approaching,- pulled back into her own lane. The station wagon went out of control after striking the edge of the highway and swerved- across- Mrs. John Kurth of Glidden. Carroll Markets A "headline says police probe night club racket. Why don't they just throw out the drums? GRAIN Soybeans, No. 2 .... Corn, No. 2 yellow Oats ny, 7, ol Oskaloosa. narrowly caped death Monday when he was 13.92 swept through a culvert, which heavy rains had filled with six feet of water. Danny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- narrowing of profit mar gins. nam Matheny of OsKaloosa, and , f „„;„„ „„,..,i, ; r .i two friends had entered the north cows and bulls slow, cows weak, if . UA-**' — bulls weak to 50 lower; vealers: 3 ©'* e neroin fully steady; stockers and feeders j From French ShtD slow, steady to 50 lower; high j , i«-u menus new cmeieu me " Ul 111 creased value of inventories are choice and prime fed steers 26.00-1 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. W— end of the 35-foot culvert when he j nc i uc i e( i i tne profits were at an 27.25; bulk choice steers 24.50-! Federal agents Monday night, was swept away by the rushing annua i r ' a te of 44 billion dollars in $220 25.75; few prime 1107 lb heifers| seized over $700,000 worth of hero- water and carried through the en-; tne f j rst quarter, down slightly 1-26'25.50; most good to average choice j in from the French freighter Mar- tire culvert. trom ine i as t q Uar ter of 1956. In•57 \ heifers 21.00-24.25; utility and com- seille and arrested four men who' The youngster grabbed a tree Phyllis Gregory, M. wS ^bes! bl, f. st int ° Jflatme «: Th J J w .*» Moines, said the trip was made |«tinguwhed by the Carlisle fire "as an honor for the six girls | aepartment. , „ . ,. . "" '""'who completed their training a Mrs S^ner was associated lars annually, indicating a further i S un VcoTnsefors " I in the greenhouse and floral busi- Miss Gregory and Carolyn Fors,' ness with her husband,- Victor. The the figures were adjusted to ex elude the gains made through the rising value of inventories. The rate of profits was 41 billion dol SIX. Chicago Livestock mercial cows 13.75-16.00; utility and commercial bulls 17.00-19.00; will be charged with smuggling. ' limh when he came out the other Merrill D. White, collect6r of s 'de while his two companions ran PHrnrn _,. . . ,. 8Md and choice vealers 21.00-25.00. cus to ms for Florida, said it was for help. He was finally rescued «i S St ^?«?7 BUtCh?r ° gS 5° W chc0, ? e J 4 ° ib >'earhng steers 24.00. the largest narcotics cache f d by B ob Master.son of Oskaloosa. 50 to 75 cents lower in a moder-' Salable jheep. 1.000; spring in the united States in many come from interest payments continued a slow rise. It was at an annual rate of 12'<i billion dollars in the first quarter. traveling salesman was Harry G.' Blows, Who could sell ice cubes to an eskimo, But he fell for a line slicker than his, From a new car-salesman-wow! what a whiz! The car had style-years out of date, The features were new-back in '48! Harry's still smiling, the tears hardly show, But how he wishes he could get back his dough! Moral: Don't get "bargain-talked" into yesterday's styling and features! like a lot of people, Harry was looking for a "good buy" in a new car. But no car is a bargain if it's outmoded before you drive it a mile. For the same money, Harry could have stepped up to a dashing Swept-Wing Dodge—so new it actually obsoletes other cars in its field. Obsoletes their high, boxy design with ; the low, low look of tomorrow. Obsoletes their old-fashioned features with such advances as Torsion-Aire Ride, Push-Button TorqueFlite and Total-Contact -Brakes. So don't do what Harry did—please. See your Dodge dealer today. Join the swing to the Swept-Wing Dodge! years. The heroin weighed 9V4: INJURED IN FALL pounds. ' Sharon Sibenaller, daughter of ""we received a tip that the ; Mr. and Mrs^ Louis W. Sibenaller, dope was on the ship and when;- su , ferred head bruises when she she came into Port Everglades.: fel1 fr " m «he family car on High- _ _ the agents boarded her," White ! wa >' 71 near Pauline s Cafe Mon-, Van N Calif and clarence said. I 6 **, evenjng. She was taken to St. j Klaus and famil in Lo „ K Beach Anlhyimr Unonilal Hire CIUAMOIIAH — - RETURN" FROM CALIFORNIA (Tlm«» Herald »»•» Sprvlrp) BREDA — Mr. and Mrs. R. .1. Klaus returned home Sunday after j injured seriously. Peggy Jo was spending several months with their j listed in critical condition at a sons, Orlin Klaus and family in; hospital here Monday night. Rus- Marathon Man, 42, Is Killed in Collision SPENCER <#> — Clifford Anderson, 42, Marathon, was injured fatally Monday in a car-truck collision at a county road intersection near Webb. Anderson's two children, Peggy Jo, 9, and Russell Edward, 8, were At Miami, Customs Agent Anthony Hospital. Mrs Sibenaller sait that Sharon, who is nearly They also visited relatives in Los Angeles, spent a week in San Fran; Cisco with Mrs. Anna Sherwood illiam Koehne . . , . . .->cui wen, oilmen, vm» i» ueauy Charles E. vVyat!, identified the three years oWi opened the rear I . A four arrested as Rene Fuquay, 55 door and fell onto the pavement, j and v ;" d w of Tampa Antonio T.vol.o. 30, of, Mr sibenaler was driving the car . Sily at Richmond Chicago, Pompa K. Battiste, 54, • iam "y dl winmonq ship's firema r. of Marseilles, \ G B SPARKS RITES France, and Jean A. Bruzzoni. 28, C0UNClL BLUFFS ^-Services ship s cook, also of Marseilles. were held nere Tuesday for George B. Sparks, 70, former BREAKS ARM I Council Bluffs mayor, who died Mrs. Frank Rupiper of Roselle Sunday following a year's illness, was admitted to St. Anthony Hos- ; Born in Des Moines. Sparks was pital Monday morning for treat-; a resident of Council Bluffs more ment of a broken left arm, which j than '53 years, 36 of them in public she suffered in a fall at her home. : life. sell's condition was described as serious. Moines on a business trip. Mrs. Darrah suffered a fractured ankle and multiple lacerations and was reported in fair con* dition. White, 40, has a broken pelvis, internal injuries and lacerations. He also was said to be in fair condition. His ' wife, Agnes, 35, received lacerations and possible broken bones and was reported in good condition. JOHN BOJE'S ADDRESS John Boje, who left for the service July 9, is taking basic training at Fort Carson, Colo. He is a The Anderson car was struck son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Boje broadside by a truck driven by of Carroll. His address is \ Pvt. Robert J. Bonnett. Algona, High- John F. Boje. ER 17490010, C way Patrolman Ed Dickinson said. Btry. 84 F. A. Bn., 9th Inf. Div., Bonnett escaped injury. Fort Carson, Colo. 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