Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 25, 1957 · Page 1
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol 86—No. 174 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, July 25, 1957—Fourteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy in Carroll Each Evening for 35 Cent* Per Week 7c Slnglt Copy Hole Ripped in Plane, Passenger Blown to Death Throws Out Airman s 'White Sidewall' Haircut Conviction Legal Errors Are Found In Court-Martial Commander Acts; Freed Flier's 'Attitude Changed/ He Reports TOKYO Ofc-A US. Air Force! of Mrs. Antonette Dalton of Car- commander Thursday threw out j roll, the conviction of an airman who refused to get a 'white sidewall" haircut and freed him from a sentence of four months at hard labor, a $200 fine and reduction to private. The airman, ?0-ycar-old Donald Wheeler of Cortez, Colo., was convicted of disobeying an order. He claimed he had only "challenged" it and said Thursday if given the order again "I'd probably refuse, it. . . . or I'd challenge it. , . It would not be a legal order." < As" for future haircuts, an Air Force officer said there's no longer any requirement on "white sidewalls"—prescribed for the Far East Command *Honor Guard of which Wheeler was a member— because the unit has been disbanded. A "white sidewall" strips the head bare to the crown. Legal Errors Col. Charles W Johnstone Reno. Nev., Wheeler's base commander, tossed out the conviction, saying he had found legal proce- . dural errors in the summary court- martial that ended Monday. He added there would not be another trials "I have talked with Airman Wheeler and am conviced that he has undergone a considerable change of attitude." Johnstone' said in a statement. "I do not! consider that further trial would i™ e Peace William L. Schr, serve Ihe cause of justice, the in- i nere Thur sday on a charge of Lt.-Col. Dalton Named Squadron Commander Lt. Col. B'. V. Dalton, who returned about a week ago from two years' foreign duty, has been assigned as commander of the First Air Base Squadion, Selfridge Air Force Base. Michigan. He is a son Lt. Col. and Mrs. Dalton and children, Rosa Marie, Robert and Gary, who are presently visiting relatives in this vicinity, are leaving soon, possibly Saturday, for Selfridge A.F.B., where Lt. Col, Dalton will assume his new command, i Mrs. Dalton and children, who were with Lt. Col Dalton during most of his overseas assignment, returned to the States earlier this year. They have been living at Paxton, 111., where Lt. Col. Dalton joined them last Tuesday. While serving as a personnel officer with Headquarters Air Materiel Force in the European area, Lt. Col Dalton spent 14 months as commander of a postal group in Germany. He was sent from there to of; France, where he was in command of the Chize Air Force Base for 15 months. Army IssuesjJoyceesAdd Ultimatum t o !ToRo "' Seek Span Builders State Meet The addition of 17 new members has swelled the Carroll Jay- A . - T | • . ! cee membership total lo 55. Dn Arizona harmers I Old to Rex Hinson, president, reported Modify Bridge Over Col- at the close of the membership orado. Or Else dr5ve Wednesday night. '•' Although the formal drive has CIBOLA, Ariz, iff* — There are j ended, there is a possibility about going to be some changes made I eight additional young men will in that "unlawful" bridge which j join the organization prior lo for- some Arizona farmers flung j mal installation ceremonies for across the Colorado River. Rights Bill, Reduced to Voting, Under New Fire By JOHN CHADW1CK I of dispute today over a proposed WASHINGTON The admin- j Jury trial amendment, istration's civil, rights bill, withj T ne J urv trial Proposal was Recovering from its surprise upon learning that the bridge is there, the Army Corps of Engineers cracked down on the builders Thursday with this ultimatum: "The bridge will be modified to! Glenn Lockhart, Joe Dalhoff, Rob provide adequate vertical and j ert Lippincott, Wayne Harmening, horizontal clearance compatible \ Don Roth, Bob Greteman, Bob with navigation interests, or a sec- j Frank and Don Hagedorn new members on Aug. 14, Dr. Hinson explained. New members include: Donald Gute, Ed Vogel, Leon Sehleisman, Dale Ferguson, Lloyd Mein, Charles Oswald, Jim Vanderheiden, A. A. Henning, James Waggoner, one key section sheared off by the Senate, ran into a new cross-fire tion of the bridge will be removed pending such modification." Ignores Agencies Plans were made Wednesday for a delegation to attend the state board meeting in Fairfield on The 410-foot span was built by I Aug. 10 and to attempt lo secure j terests of the Air Force or the individual." -Wheeler was released • from the Air Force stockade at Haneda Air Force Base, where he had been confined since Monday night. He was restored to his rank of airman 3rd class. "This wipes the record clean," said Col. Willis F. Helmantoler, 5th Air Force public information officer. "Col. Johnstone feels the guy (Wheeler) has changed his attitude completely and this is, after all, the purpose of our military justice. Johnstone feels he has a sincere desire to be a good airman for the balance of his enlistment , . . Punishment is designed to be corrective. A further trial would s^rve no purpose and would just> be hitting the guy on the head. j Changed Man Asked how Wheeler had changed his attitude, Capt. John M. Connolly of Houslor., Tex., replied, "Ever spend a couple nights In jail?" "During the trial he was a little cocky," Cdhnolly added. "Now he's only sorry for all this. . . I could hardly recognize him as the same person. He was humble and he admitted he had goofed." Air Force officials had few immediate details on the legal and procedural errors on which Johnstone based his decision. Connolly said one defect was that some court-martial sessions were weeks apart and another was that de fense challenges at one time re Haircut See Page 6 Waives to Grand Jury Francis L. Brogan, 42, of Qar- roll, waived to the grand jury when arraigned before Justice of Schmich operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond was set at $500 by Justice Schmich. Matt Hugeback, reported as a passenger in the car driven by Brogan, was fined $10 and costs by Justice Schmich on a charge ol intoxication. Brogan and Hugeback were arrested Wednesday night by slate highway patrol, police and sheriff's officers. Tax Study Unit Winds Up Its Work 9 farmers 20 miles south of BIythe, Calif., and 40 miles north of Yuma, Ariz., at a cost of $50,000. They ignored the half dozen federal and state agencies that are supposed to be consulted about building bridges across navigable rivers. Business has been great. The builders have been collecting tolls the February meeting of the state board here. The delegation to Fairfield will include Dr. Hinson, Dr. M. J. Hall. Ivan Dull, Ed Gerlich, Scott Whitley, Wayne Schlorholtz, Jim Kratoska, Charles Knoblauch, John Waggoner and Roger Olerich. Preliminary plans were an- of "'$r 'on 'VaVIndironlrucks !" oun f d for a fimmii.g Party at moving over the bridge at the rate i >J e A ' ller ! can Legion pool on ei- of 5,000 to 6,000 a month. A man-1 tner , M ° nda ,y or Tuesday of ne *t ganese mine is hauling 130 tons of! week - f ina arrangemen s will be ore daily to a government stock- i completed later this week by Jay- pile. The farmers' cotton and cee-ettes. DES MOINES i/n-The Iowa Tax I grain crops are going to market Study Committee completed its j over the bridge. The Weather CARROLL FORECAST Considerable cloudiness Thursday night with chance of a shower or thundershower, low mid 60s. Partly cloudy Friday with • some chance of a thundershower, high mid 80s. IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy through Friday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms north and west Thursday night and over the state Friday afternoon or evening. Low Thursday night 58-67. High Friday in 80s, Further outlook: Partly cloudy with chance of scattered afternoon thundershowers Saturday, The Weather In Carroll (Dally Temperature* <Oourle»y Iowa fubllo Service Company) Yesterday's fcigh 85 Yesterday's low ,-65 .At 7 a.m. today — —-72 At 10 a.m. today — .80 House Rejects School Aid Plan WASHINGTON tfl — The House rejected Thursday, a substitute school aid proposal under .which the states would have been allowed to keep one per pent of the income tax payments their citizens make to the federal government. Rep. Scrivener (R-Kan) advanced the plan as a substitute for a bill to authorize IVt billion dollars in grants to the states for school construction. * The propossal was beaten on.a 130-98 vote on which members were not recorded by name. The Scrivener amendment provided that,each slate could decide how to apportion the money it would get for school purposes under the income tax retention plan. As the House continued voting on the school aid bill, President Eisenhower was reported considering a .statement to clarify his views on it. Informants said a final decision had not been reached. GRADUATES FROM COURSE FORT LEE, Va. - Pvt. LeRoy H. Dammann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester R. Damann, Route 2, Manning, la., recently was graduated' from the supply handling course at the Army 's Quartermaster School, ]gort Lee, Va. He entered the army last Mjirch. Dammann is a 1952 graduate of Manning High School, work with a balance of $1,458 on hand, State Auditor C. B. Akers reported Thursday. That amount reverted to the state treasury. The committee, which was created by. the 1955 .Legislature and made a series of 49 recommendations to the 1957 session, received $45,960 and spent $44,502, an audit showed. Only 11 of the measures were enacted, and one of those was i vetoed. It would have placed a tax against the flight properties of commercial airlines. Principal of the bills adopted was one to require that all school districts be in high school districts by 1962, and another to require the state treasurer to invest idle state funds. No Criticism The audit covered the period of June 10, 1955 through June 4, 1957. It was made according to law, and there was no criticism of the committee in the report. The income to the committee included $30,000 provided by the 1955 Legislature, $15,000 supplied by the Iowa Legislative Interim Committee, and $960 from sale of committee reports. Expenditures included $18,871 for travel, $18,325 for salaries, and $7,305 for contingent expenses. The report showed that W. G. Murray, on leave from Iowa State College to serve as research director for the 12-man committee, was paid the most. His $7,867 received included $7,416 for salary and $450 for travel. Drew Most Of the committee members, L. P. Boudreaux of Cedar Rapids drew the most. He received a total of $3,833. lt included $2,060 for salary and $1,773 for travel, Next in line was R. H. Johnson, now on leave from a professorship at the State University of Iowa to serve as secretary to Gov. Herschel Loveless .whose total was $3,749. It was made up of $2,340 for salary and $1,409 for travel. All others were paid for travel only. The federal agencies didn't know about the bridge until private boat owners started complaining that it was obstructing their movements. Then Col. Carroll. P.. Newton, district engineer, wrote W. Y. Murphy, head of the bridge-building group, about "the condition Miss Carroll Send-off Tonight SCS Awards To Be Given Here Aug. 1st Soil conservation achievement awards will be presented to Ihe Brockmann Brothers farm near Westside; Nick Wittry and Lawrence Wittry, of Maple River; and Edwin Staiert, of Carroll, O. W. Kelly of the Soil Conservation Service said Thursday. Formal presentation of the awards is scheduled at the Carroll Country Club on Aug. 1 when the Queen of the Furrow contest winner will be announced. A call was made Thursday for additional entrants in the queen contest and a Saturday deadline was set for entries. Soil conservation winners were the Brockmann Brothers in Division 1, the owner-operator farm; Nick Wittry, owner, and Lawrence Wittry, tenant, in Division 2, and Staiert in Division 3, where the (arm plan has been completed since 1955. The winners will receive a plaque from the Carroll County State Bank. The selection committee included Karl Nolin, of Ralston; W. H. Brown, county extension director; and Nick Wittry. A reminder was Issued Thursday for all members of the Chamber of Commerce and their employees to attend the potluckiBritish JetS supper and sdnd-off party for Miss Carroll at Graham Park shelter- created by your unlawful bridge." {house at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Given 20 Days I "Reservations will not be neces- Col. Newton told Murphy that j sary for the supper," Larry Jung, within 20 days he would have to: i president of the Chamber of Corn- Initiate steps to obtain approval! ir > e rce, said, of the location and plans of the 1 Persons who moke a last mm- bridge from the chief of engineers and the secretary of the Army. Obtain approval of the California Highway Department and the Yuma County, Ariz., Board of Supervisors. Murphey got together with the Army Engineers and the complaining boaters. ute decision to attend, and who have not planned to bring food, may make a contribution to help defray expenses of the send-off party called up hard on the heels of the 52-38 vote by which the Senate late Wednesday ripped out of the House-passed bill all enforcement authority except that to safeguard the right to vote. The measure as it now stands, would permit the attorney general to obtain federal court injunctions against violations or threatened violations of voting rights, but not to enforce other civil rights. In the latter category, under decisions of the Suoreme Court, fall racial integration in public schools buses, swimming pools and other public places. Authority to use injunctions to enforce these and other civil rights generally was erased from the bill with th>» adoption of an amendment offered by Senators Anderson (D-NM) and Aiken (R- Vt). Voting Llnc-Up Thirty-four Democrats and 18 Republicans voted for the amendment, while 13 Democrats and 25 Republicans voted against it. The next major test in the battle over' the legislation began to shape up immediately when Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas called up a jury trial amendment proposed by Sen. O'Mahoney (D-Wyo). Under the bill, persons accused of violating injunctions obtained [ by the government could be con- I victed and jailed for contempt of court without a jury trial. Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California said in an interview he thought the amendment would be defeated and the bill's supporters could preserve its voting rights section intact. , He said the issue was not likely to come to a vote before the first of next week. The adoption of the Andersori- MANAMA, Bahrain Ml — The ! Aiken amendment was a resound- rebel-held fort at Nizwa, ancient j ing victory for Southern foes of capital of Oman, was the Royal j the legislation, hut Sen. Javits! Air Force's target for today asj(R-NY) said he hoped it wouldj Britain kept up its jet-powered i arouse civil rights supporters "to | Blast Rebel Fort drive to pul down an uprising against the Sultan of Muscat and Oman. British jels firing rockets and machine guns flew 12 sorties Morrissey, the Carroll entrant in the Miss Iowa beauty contest He said he figured the changes !jl hkeduled lhis Weekend 31 Clear could be made without too much i e ' difficulty or expense. The party isjn honor of Rita; against rebel tribesmen in the ' rugged desert region Wednesday and claimed they gutted Ft. Izki, in the Wadi Halfin area. Indiana Woman is Dead After Collision Driver Killed as Truck Flips on Him .FORT DODGE M*-An woman was dead and her husband lay critically injured in a hospital Thursday following- a two-car collision here. Mrs. John Lawrence O'Connor, 57, of Culver, Ind., died Wednesday evening several hours after their car, which was pulling a house trailer, collided with a car driven by Patrick McGuire, 25, of Bode at the north edge of Fort Dodge. McGuire was injured but was reported in fair condition. KNOXV1LLE I* — Donald Winterboer, 21, of Des Moines, was Indiana | killed early Thursday when the bakery truck he was driving ran off Highway 181 near Dallas, about 10 miles southwe.-:' of here. Sheriff Loren Jarman said Winterboer apparently went to asleep at the wheel of the truck, which ran off the highway. Winterboer was thrown out of the truck, which landed on top of him. He formerly lived at Spencer. Officials in London said the use ol ground troops in support of prq- British Sultan Said bin Taimur was not planned, but two companies of the Cameronian Rifles from Kenya arrived at the RAF's Shar- ja base in Oman. The veteran campaigners were fully equipped for desert action. Rebel spokesmen in Cairo claimed their forces had taken over most of Ihe interior of the Arabian Peninsula sultanate and said many of the Sultan's followers were coming over to their side. They declared the Saltan now must depend on British support alone. close rank's" and stand fast by the rest of the bill. "Otherwise," he said in a statement, "they are in grave danger of seeing the results of divide- and-conquer tactics. This could lead to a hollow-shell bill ..." Other parts of the bill, not yet taken up for consideration, would establish a civil rights divisioq in the Justice Department and create a bipartisan civil rights investigating commission, appointed by the president. Roy Wilkens, excutive secretary Of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, said the Senate's vote gave "aid and comfort to those who would nullify the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment." "In a very real sense," he said in a statement, "this action has said lo the Supreme Court that the United States Senate is not willing to provide effective, time- Civil Rights . . . See Page 6 Gas Blast in Truck Burns 50 Spectators, Routs Rescuers Weather A Year Ago— There was a sho'wer during the] nignt but skies' were mostly clear a year ago today. Low tempera' tur« was 70 and high, JOQ, t NEW- HAVEN, Conn. OiV-Hun- dreds of curious spectators watched for nearly an hour while rescuers tried to free an injured driver's helper from the battered cab of a trailer-truck Wednesday night. Then, at least 50 of them were burned as the truck's exploding gas tank showered them with flaming gasoline. The injured onlookers fled. So did the rescuers, leaving the truck* man dangling helplessly, head downward from the cab wintiow, All but his legs had been freed prior to the blast. From a distance, a fireman played a hose on the trucker, Wilfred Godfrey, * 35, ol Hartford, Witnesses said this action pob- ably saved his life. The fire was extinguished In about a minute., Godfrey, who had been given an anesthetic earlier to ease his pain, was pulled from the wreckage three minutes later, He was*, suffering from extensive body burns and was reported in critical condition. Godfrey was trapped in the cab when the truck stopped short to avoid a dogr The truck.'s cargo, a smaller truck, snapped its bonds and rolled forward, bashing in the rear of the cab. The driver, Underwood Wood' ford,* 59, also of Hartford was pulled from the wreckage minutes after the crash with minor in juries, Alabaman Charged In Crash Deaths DOTHAN, Ala. (flV-An Alabama man was charged with second degree manslaughter Wednesday resulting from an auto accident which claimed the lives of an Iowa mother and her month-old son. Mrs. Marie Barker, 19, of Northwood, Iowa, died Wednesday of injuries in the crash in which her baby, Robert Dole Barker, was killed instantly. The man chaiged is Rudolph Phillips, 25, of»near Clio. Police said he drove a truck loaded with asphalt into the side of the Barker car at an intersection of U.S. 84 and a new four-lane highway under construction. Mrs. Barker's husband is in a hospital but his condition was described as not serious. BREAKS WRIST William J. Kanne, Carroll, Route 2, suffered a broken left wrist in a fall from a hay rack Wednesday. He was admitted to. St. Anthony Hospital at 4 :05 p.m. and expects to be released Thursday. Believe Man Suicide; Craft Lands Safely Bullet Holes May Have Weakened Plane, Causing Blow-Out LOS ANGELES tffl — A mysterious hole was ripped in an airliner flying 10,000 feet over California's Mojave Desert Thursday and a passenger was blown to his death. Investigators believe the man shot himself and bullet holes so weakened the plane that its side blew out. The plane landed safely. Us 12 other passengers and crew of 3 were unhurt. Retired Jeweler The missing passenger is a retired San Fernando Valley jeweler who flew to Las Vegas Wednesday night and boarded the Los Angeles- bound plane Thursday morning. He had taken out a round trip insurance policy for $125,000, with his wife as beneficiary. Western Airlines, operator of the twin-engine Convair 240, said S. F. Binstock, 62, of North*HolIywood, went to the plane's washroom sooi> after it left Las Vegas at 2:50 a.m. He stayed there until the blast~ occurred at 3:37 a.m. The blast was opposite the washroom. Western said its investigators found four bullet holes in the fuselage near the edge Of the 4 by 7 foot hole. An earlier theory that an explosion charge might have been touched off was discounted, Western said, when no signs of powder burns—or any. sort of a blast were found. ^ Air Pressure Blowout Western said its theory is that the bullet holes so weakened the side ol the plane that air pressure —the cabin was pressurized—blew it out. Binstock was .in the washroom so long that one passengej v Jbe-. Came alarmed ah was about to call a stewardess when the plan was shaken by the big rip. The blast posed a mystery for hours. There are no fuel tanks or gas lines near the washroom and the main baggage compartment is in the front of the 40-passenger ship. The FBI was called into the case at once and questioned passengers and crew at the airbase. The passengers were brought by bus to to Los Angeles. Western said Binstock was one oi a group of five who went on a package-d e a 1 "evening in Las Vegas" flight Wednesday night. They had been scheduled to go on another airline, but switched to Western when the other plane proved over-crowded. It was not established whether Binstock knew the other four. He and the others had ticket books with coupons for dinner, champagne, and so forth. His movements in Las Vegas' are. unknown, Western said. But' it added that at midnight Binstock appeared at the Las Vegas airport and tossed his coupon book, unused, at a ticket agent, saying: "Here, maybe you can use these." He then waited quietly at the terminal until the plane left. The craft, on a flight that origin- Plane See Page 8 New Cow Law Has Sales Barn Exceptions BOONE MV-An attorney for the Auction Sale Pavilion Operators of Iowa stressed Thursday that the » new Iowa brucellosis law contains important exceptions affecting; sale barns. L. H. Doran, the attorney, men* tioned particularly exceptions ap. plying to cpws which may not" have passed a negative brucellosis:? test within 30 days of sale. Such cows, he said, can still be sold through a sa!« barn to go to slaughter, they can be tested right. i at the sale barn, or they can gop, out under a feeder's quarantine agreement. : vi IOWAN ELECTED MIAMI BEACH, Fla. W-Lloyd Piatt, Davenport. Iowa, was elected secretary of the National.Land­ scape Nurserymen's Assn. at its convention here Wednesday. A "WARM-UP" GAME ... is fun for little Jean Meyers and help* her learn to speak at the Itospltnl'Schooi for Severely Handicapped Children at the State University of Iowa. Instructor Wanda O, Milburn uses toys to help Jean associate objects.with sounds and vibrations. Jean also is able to discriminate sounds which she hears amplified through the earphones. • Later, JjanlwIU feel .the vibrations through a special drum and try to duplicate the vibrntions by producing her own sounds. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Meyers, 1737 Birch, Carroll. (SUl Photo) Times Herald Carrier Salesmen Make Their Weekly Collections on Friday and Saturday Prompt Payments 1 Appreciated tws 'YeuiM* » J i£ Garrlei 11 A • i • •

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