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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 88— No. 175 'Carroll, Iowa, Friday, July 26, 1957—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy In Carroll "Wm Each Evening for 38 Cents Per Week / C Single Copy < Civil Measure Faces Filibuster Threat 2 Top Textile Union Bosses Misused Funds, Probers Told Investigators Seeking Clues to Air Mystery What Ripped Hole in Plane, Blowing Out Heavily Insured Man VICTORVILLE. Calif. «PY-Investigator searched the Mojave Desert Friday for clues to an aerialmystery: What ripped the jagged hole through which a heavily insured passenger vanished from an air liner? The airline and government officials said they hoped that if they found the passenger's body and pieced together the jigsaw of plane fragments they might solve the puzzle. Missing is S. F. Binstock. '62, a retired North Hollywood, Calif., jeweler, last seen when he entered trfe plane's washroom early Thursday. $125,000 Insurance He had boarded the Los Angeles- bound plane shortly before at Las Vegas, Nev. Binstock was insured for $125,000. Other passengers on the Western Airlines twin-engine Convair were frightened by a loud noise about 45 minutes later, as the plane cruised at 10.000 feet over the California desert. One man said it sounded like an explosion—"a - - - - of a noise." The aircraft made an emergency landing at George Air Force Base near here. The FBI and other agencies quickly stepped in. What really happened? Officials frankly don't know Not yet. Some, who declined to be quoted, offered this speculation: 1. It was an explosive decompression of the plane's pressurized cabin, possibly caused by bullets fired thr6ugh life fuselage. 2. Structural failure might have opened-up the lavatory wall, spewing Binstock into the night. 3. It was a blast from a deonat- •d device. Civil Aeronautics Board investigators Friday began putting together the plane fragments found in the rugged Ord Mountains about 50 miles northwest of here. It was Air Mystery . . .See Page 9 lowan Hit at Wedding of British Earl BOLSTERSTONE, England Ifl- An amiable American tourist crashed a society wedding in' this Yorkshire village Thursday and had a high old time drinking champagne with a jazz-crazy earl. "Just wait till I tell the folks back home," grinned 69-year-old George Machen, a retired railroad clerk from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His glass - clinking companion was the 22-year-old bridegroom— the fourth Earl of Wharncliffe, christened Alan Jam" Montagu Stuart Wortley Mackenzie. Only Uninvited Guest George wfcs the "only uninvited guest among 600 who,showed up at the tiny parish Church of St. Mary's for the young peer's marriage to 19-year-old Aline Bruce, who used to be a stenographer in the City of Sheffield. But the elderly American turned out to be the hit of the wedding reception when he ambled in without an invitation but with a big, friendly smile. Photographers queued to take pictures of him chatting with the bride and groom. The chief topic of conversation was rock'/i' roll. The earl, who manages his 5,-' 000-acre estate near Sheffield for a living, fills out his spare time by playing the drums in a local jazz band. The bespectacled tourist, spending a three-month vacation in England, was driving through Bolster- stone when he heard that the blue- blood wedding was taking place. He strolled along to the church 3U hours early and picked out a pleasant pew near the aisle. Reserved for Lady It happened to be the place reserved for Lady Serena Lumley, Crasher . ... See Page 9 Convict Five In $19.5 Million Highway Fraud Charged With Drilling, Filling 'Unnecessary' Holes in Turnpike HARR1SBURG. Pa. iff) - Five 1 men were convicted Thursday j night of conspiracy to defraud the Pennsylvania Tnmpike Commission of 19»A million dollars by allegedly drilling countless "unnecessary" holes to fill in abandoned miles along the superhighway's right-of-way. Four other men were acquitted in the case that Gov. George M. Leader has said involved "one of the greatest public swindles of all time." Former Chairman One of the convicted men was former Turnpike Commission Chairman Thomas J Evans, Coaldale, Pa., and another was his nephew Charles W. Stickler Jr., president of a Heading, Pa., engineering firm formed in 1952 with $L800 capital and worth a stock 29-Inch Rain In Japan; 280 Dead, 281 Missing TOKYO 1*1 — A violent storm which in 24 hours dumped 29 inches of rain on low-lying, thickly populated areas of Japan's southernmost major island left at least 280 persons dead today and more than 281 missing or unaccounted for. There were 109 Known injured. Relief workers in the area said the government casualty figures were conservative. They predicted the death toll would run into the thousands. Tokyo newspaper correspondents, radioed from the flood area on Kyushu Island that at least. 1,000 A Rousing Sendoff for Miss Carroll Approximately 175 to 200 Chamber of Commerce members, wives and employees of Carroll business firms turned out Thursday night , for the send-off for Rita Morris- value four years later of more: sey (Miss Carroll), at the Graham Legion Convention In D. M. Aug. 4-7 DAVENPORT (if—More than 5,000 Legionnaires are expected here for the four-day 39th annual convention of the Iowa Department of the American Legion, Aug. 4-7. Gov. Herschel Loveless is scheduled to speak at a business session Aug. 5 and National Commander W. C. (Dan) Daniel is to address a session Aug. 6. G. M. Brown, Whiting, national vice commander, and Karl F. Hass, Clear Lake, national vice commander of the Forty and Eight, also will attend the convention. Election of officers will be Aug. 7. _ Park shelterhouse The event was a "potluck supper" served at 6:45 with a program following. Details of the dinner were in charge of the Women's Division of the Chamber of Commerce. Included on the program were: The Weather Eliminate Fast, Abstinence For Assumption Feast VATICAN CITY Iffv-The Vatican has eliminated the requirement for Roman Catholics to observe fast and abstinence on the Vigil of the FeasJ of the Assumption. i A decree of the Vatican Congregation of the council, approved by Pope Pius II. ebminated the fast and abstinence and established it, instead, for the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception. The action was taken upon the request of bishops from many parts of the world. The Feast ot the Assumption falls on Aug. 15- It celebrates the Catholic dogma that the Virgin Mary was taken into heaven, body and soul, after her death. The Feast of the Immaculate Concep tion, on Dec. }, commemorates Roman Catholic belief that the Virgin Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin, which, according to Catholic tenet, all other persons inherit as the result of the disobedience of Adam and Eve. * than a million dollars. After a 42-day trial—longest in Dauphin County history, the verdicts were read nervously by jury foreman Harvey Pennell, a 73- year-old retired vvilliamsport coal miner. The panel of seven men and five women deliberated 3 hours 43 minute. j Mayor A. N. Neu: Dr. Rex Hin- Evans and suspended Turnpike! son, Jaycee president; Larry P. Commissioner James F. Torrance | j U ng, Chamber president; Mrs. of Export, like Evans a Republi-JLeo Fitzpatrick, Miss Morrissey's can, were convicted of conspiracy j chaperon for the. weekend at: and of misconduct in office. Found guilty of conspiracy and false pretense were Stickler and Clayton A. Landsidle, former general manager and vice president of Stickler's engineering firm, Manu- Mine Research and Development Co.' Paul J. McNeill, former chief sion, was convicted of conspiracy. Investigation The turnpike case developed from an investigation after the Democratic administration of Gov. Leader came into office. The commission formerly had been under Republican control. Involved in the trial debate were technical engineering opinions on what was the right way and what the wrong way to fill in old mine Fraud ... .See Page 9 Clear Lake. Rl. Rev. Msgr. P. T. Lynch substituted tor Rt. Rev. Msgr. Frank Greteman as speaker on behalf of Miss Morrissey. Highlight of the evening occurred when Msgr. Lynch, "who hadn't expected to be called on for remarks" brought forth and presented a poem tha:. he had personally written and dedicated to Miss Morrissey. Both Miss Morrissey and her father, Charley Morrissey, made brief remarks. persons died in the city of Isa- haya, 15 miles northeast of Nagasaki, and that scores may have perished in Omura, a port a few miles away. City Covered A reporter who flew over the area said Isahaya, a mountain- ringed city of 57,000, looked "like a new sea" with, only a few high points and roofs visible above the water. "It seemed like someone had dumped the contents of a lake on us from a giant barrel," said one Isahaya survivor who was dragged to safety from the debris- choked river that flooded and poured over the city. Railroads were washed out or blocked by landslides. Highways were closed. Thousands of homes were washed away or flooded. The. 29-inch rainfall was one of the worst rainstorms in Japan's recorded weather. The rain and accompanying violent lightning disrupted communications, leaving many areas isolated except for intermittent radio contact. A Let Up, Then Deluge The storm began Thursday morning, let up for a few hours late in the day, and then—in the words of one survivor at Isahaya: "Suddenly an angry bolt of lightning cut the' sky. Pounding thunder followed. Then the rains came. Not just by buckets full. It seemed like someone had dumped the contents of a lake on us from a giant barrel." As the rain increased, floodwaters began pouring through Isa­ haya. Yasujiro Tachikawa said he watched "the dim outlines of brok- Charged With Lavish Living Off $128405 Ought to Resign, Sen. Curtis Tells Pair Following Testimony WASHINGTON MP) — A Senate rackets prober called Friday for the resignations of the two top officials of the United Textile Workers on the heels of testimony that they had "misused" $128,405 of union funds. "I thi^k you ought to turn the! * « -ganization over to someone) * • * * else." Sen. Curtis '.R-Neb) told the| '-'•* - * * Floyd Heithoff red-faced UTW Secretary-Treasurer Lloyd Klenert, in a reference also embracing the union's President Anthony Valente. Auditors for the Senate committee had testified union money was "misused" for such lavish living as trips to Bermuda, big theater parties and costly personal purchases —one of them a $25.20 corkscrew. Sen. Ervin (D-WC) told the fidgeting Klenert "I have been astounded by tho callous indifference of top ranking officers of the union to trust." Members Not Aware He said he was certain the union members never knew that their dues were being used to buy for Klenert $25 corkscrews, tuxedoes, radio and television sets, T-, ond vke commandcr; ldo PoUas , shirts, and to provide his family ' jni adjutant; Ed Mur phy, fi with diaper service. ! nance officer . Ralph Hoffmann historian; Herman Muller, chaplain, and Harold Kienapfel, sergeant-at-arms. Executive Board On the executtvc board are A. N. Heithoff Is New Head of Legion Post Floyd Heithoff was named com mander of Maurice Dunn Post No 7, American Legion, at a special meeting for election of officers in the Legion hall Thursday night. He will succeed Sherman Page Also elected for the coming year were: Donald Drees, first vice commander; James Kerper, sec Klenert, in the witness chair beside his lawyer cupped his chin in his hand, squirmed and toyed with a match folder, drawing deeply on his cigarette, as Curtis and Ervin lashed at him in state- en houses and buses drifting by. . , . . ,., . ,, . , , .... . .. like a procession of ghosts " ! ments closing the inquiry mto j Neu. Lew Voyles. John Mitchell, UTW affairs. Curtis presided at the windup hearing in the aosence of Chairman McClellan (D-Ark) Valente sat still and silent in Chikara Imasato, 25, the first evacuee brought to Nagasaki, said "1 lived through hell. The flood reached the ceilings of my house in a few moments. Cascading rajn mingled with deafening thunder and the screams of the dying. I don't know how 1 managed to swim in the sw ; rling waters." A fisherman picked up Yoko Komori, 20, clinging to a piece of The invocation following the cafe- j lumber at sea 15 miles from shore, teria style dinner was delivered Can't Remember by the Rev. Ivan C. Bys of the [ "I don't remember anything ex- Methodist Church. Robert S. Bru- j cept that the water snatched me ner was toastmaster. j away all of a sudden," she told Following the program a discus-' rescuers. Drives 150 Mi. to Blow Out Lamp ROYERSFORD, Pa. W-Russell Thomas arrived home with his family this week and remembered he had forgotten to blow out the kerosene lamp in the family vacation cabin 150 miles away. Not one to leave a safety hazard or to waste kerosene he jumped back in his car, drove the 150 miles, blew out the lamp and drove back again, his vacation finally over. sion of Chamber activity was carried on with Chamber President .lung presiding. Present projects that the Chamber is working with were discussed as well as projects Miss Carroll . . .See Page 10 Pfc. John W. Hess Located in Germany Pfc. John W. Hess is now located near Augsburg, Germany, with the 11th Airborne Division. He was previously stationed at Camp Bragg, N. C. Pfc. Hess, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Hess of Carroll, is addressed: Pfc. J^ohn W. Hess, R. A. 17440032, Hq, and Service Co., 504th Infantry, 2nd Airborne Battle Group, APO 112, New York, N. Y. CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy with occasional showers and thunder storms through Saturday. High Saturday 86-92. Low Friday night 68-72. Ay**"*!'-"- >•* IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder storms through Saturday. High Saturday 85-92. Low Friday night 66-72. Further outlook; Scattered showers with little change in temperature Sunday. rrVE -DAY IOWA OUTLOOK Temperatures will average slightly above normal Saturday through next Wednesday. Normal highs 88 north to 91 south, Normal lows 63 north to 66 south, Warm through Saturday Turning cooler' late Sunday or Monday .Warmer again by Wednesday. Rainfall will average one-half inch north and west (a one-quarter Inch southeast, occurring Saturday. or Sunday and again on Monday. The Weather In Carroll , (Dully Temperatures Courtesy Iowa Publlo Bervloe Company) Yesterday's high 1 .-87 Yesterday's low — 66 At .7 a.m. today 72 At 10 a.m. today —» ,-..80 Weather A Year Age- Skies were mostly clear a year ago today, with temperatures soaring from 73 to 94, ? The Japanese navy and coast guard sent 19 fast patrol boats and landing vessels to the area to speed rescue work. The U.S. Navy sent a helicopter to Kyushu and the A.S. Air Force ordered two more to the flood area. Mr. Page and John Throckmorton. Mr. Heithoff. the new commander, has been the post's service officer for five years. He served in the Marines from the rear of the room, and declined \ July, 1946, to July 1948, and from British Court Fines Dr. Adams LEWES, England f*t—Dr. John Bodkin Adams was fined 2,400 pounds ($6,720) Friday for violating laws covering larceny, cremation, forgery and dangerous drugs. He pleaded guilty to 14 of 16 charges against him. The 58-year-old society physician, acquitted last April in London's Old Bailey Court of a charge that he drugged a wealthy patient to death to profit from her will, pleaded innocent to the other two counts against him here, and the court dismissed them. Dr. Adams also was ordered to pay all the cost of. the presecution. TOCGII JQB;. , . confronts Shelby Hagberg, manager of parrel! Alrptrt, M hf^repatto* to rebuild 7-pla**' LoekbeeaV Vega for jbe General Electric Corporation, Remnants of a shattered •nip are seen here as Bamberg Iwtyects Pratt. Whitney engine and fuielage% background. He trucked component! from Grand prairie, 'Texni whore wrecked "Winnie Mae" type ship was purchased from Col. Ewell K. Nold. Plane will be renovated by General Electric'" because of wood frame construction and plywood fuselage and will be uaed in research project. The 41-Ioot wing a'nid yertical »tablliaer are awaiting shipment here by truck. Hagberg says be hopes to get*th« plane rebuilt in about a month, (Staff photo) comment later. He had arrived late, and did not testify Friday. Klenert declinfd to say whether he would take the advice of Curtis. But his lawyer, James M. Mcl- nerney, cut in ano told a questioning reporter; "11 is not within the legislative purpose of this committee to make such statements." Staff investigators for the Senate Rackets Committee said their audits showed Secretary-Treasurer Lloyd Klenert charged $11,411 worth of New York theater tickets to his union. These included tickets for 24 $100-a-night theater parties to see the Broadway hit, "My Fair Lady." Blushes, Bow* Head Klenert blushed heavily and bowed his head as he heard investigators Alphonse Calabrese and Morton E. Henig give the testimony. Placed in evidence was a chart Union ... See Page 9 December, 1950, to January, 1952 While on foreign duty, he was on Midway for 15 months. During his second period ot service, he was a sergeant major ot the Second Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif. In Furniture Business Mr. Heithoff is married and the father of three children, He is associated with hb brother, Vernon Heithoff. in the furniture business here. Following last night's election, the officers were installed by the Coon Rapids ceremonial team: Jack Hamaker. Raymond Belts, Duane Davis, Jack Mbzena, Bilj Bale and Willard Lynn. f Jury Trial Amendment is Not Approved Warning by Sen. Russell; Ike Opposes Any Voting Changes WASHINGTON (AV-Sen. Russell (D-Ga) said Friday Southern senators will use ''every weapon in our arsenal" to defeat the civil rights bill unless a jury trial amendment is adopted. His unmistakable notice of a filibuster—although he didn't use the word—was sounded after President Eisenhower sent word to Republican senators he opposes this or any other major change In the bill's section on voting rights. The administration measure already has been stripped by a 5238 Senate vote of a section to empower the attorney general to seek federal court injunctions to enforce civil rights other than voting privileges. Big Issue The big issue now, as the Senate nears the end of a third week of debate on the House-passed bill, is whether to require jury trials |n some contempt of court cases arising from the enforcement of voting rights under another section of the legislation. Russell, leader of the Dixie forces fighting the bill, said after a conference in his office that the Southerners would support a jury trial amendment more limited in scope than they would like. • He said the Southerners believe jury trials should be provided in all contempt cases arising under the legislation. But he added that, as "practical men," they realize that an amendment limiting jury trials to cases Involving criminal penalties has "wider support." For that reason. Russell said, the Southerners would support an amendment offered by Sen. O'Mahoney (D-Wyo) even though "it doesn't go nearly as far" as they would like.' But Russell said that if the Senate should refust to write in a jury trial amendment, "we would resort to every means at. our com- Civil Rights . . .See Page 9' Chrysler Earnings Set Automotive Mark DETROIT tf) -Chrysler Corp. Thursday reported net earnings of $89,740,757 for the first six months of 1957 compared with net of $18,671,471 in the like period of last year. The figures emphasize one of the most phenomanal comebacks in American automotive history. The earnings for this year'* January- June half were equal to $10.28 per share; for the same period last year they amounted to $2.14 per share. Don J. Smith Dines With Jimmy Stewart Don J. Smith of Carroll was a guest at a luncheon given for Jimmy Stewart at Hotel Savery in Des Moines Friday, Mr, Stewart, who flew his own plane to Des Moines, left from there for Hollywood. , He appeared on behalf of his new picture, 'Night Passage." Representatives of the press, radio and television and a few theater men had luncheon with him, The motion picture star was in 1 Des Moines about four hours. Building Collapse Kills 63, Injures 32 CAIRO W-A five-story building collapsed Thursday night on 200 persons celebrating a wedding, killing 63 and injuring 32. Fatma, the veiled bride in a white.wedding dress, was among those killed. Her bridegroom Mansour Abdel Hamid was seriously injured. Police said the two lower floors of the house were more than 70 j years old and the government ordered them pulled down two years ago. Instead the owner challenged the order and added three more stories. The building was located on a lane six yards wide in the popular Dab el Ahmar residential district. See Light Showers, Cool Through Sunday By The Associated Press A new frontal system moving toward Iowa from the west Friday brought promise of light showers and continued cool temperatures through Sunday. Widely scattered showers were expected over the state Friday, in the western portion Saturday and again over the slate Sunday, the Weather Bureau said, Thursday's high temperatures ranged from 62 at .Spencer to 69 at Des Moines. DRAFT BOARD HOURS CUT Because of a cut in appropria tions. the local draft board office will remain open only 35 hours a week, officials sriid Friday. Effective July 29. 1957, the office hours Mondays only will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The remainder of the week from Tursday through Friday, the office will open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pjn. Jury Finds Dio Guilty in $30,000 Shakedown Case NEW YORK UP - Labor racketeer Johnny Dio was found guilty Thursday night in a $30,000 union shakedown conspiracy. He faces up to two years in prison. An all-male jury found Dio and two union leaders guilty after 23 hours of deliberation, spread over two nights and two days. Convicted with Dio were Samuel Goldstein, 41, president of Local 239 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and Max Chester, 41, former financial secretary of Local 405 of the Retail,Clerks International Assn. Conviction of the 43-year-old ex- convict came as the U. S. Senate rackets committee was preparing to open hearings Tuesday in its probe of his activities in labor affairs. Also hanging over Dio's head is a federal charge that he was the master-mind in the acid blinding of labor columnist Victor Riesel. Dio, Goldstein end Chester were charged with a deal to get the $30,000 from two jointly owned electroplating firms as the price of "labor peace.' Two partners in the firms testifier! for the prosecu tion that $10,000 was actually paid out. Dio, Goldstein and Chester were accused under I statute covering bribery of a labor representative The jury's verdict makes Ches ter liable to four years in prison an,d Goldstein 'o three years. General Session Judge John A. Mullen set sentencing for Sept. and ordered the three men to jail until then. Put Bullheads / Into Swan Lake The first restocking of Swan Lake in several years was scheduled to take place Friday. Virgil Lhotka, president of the Carroll County Wildlife Conservation Assn., said a state fisheries truck was due in shortly before noon with a load of bullheads. "These are mostly large bullheads — big enough to eat; although there are also a number of fingerlings In the shipment," Mr. Lhotka said he was informed. No restocking had been dona recently because of the low stage of the lake. However, rains this year have raised the level considerable, making restocking feasible. Bench Probation For Four Juveniles Four juveniles who were involved in a beer theft here last spring were placed on bench probation and their hearing was indefinitely continued by District Judge F. H. Cooney in a juvenile court hearing here Thursday. The youths were involved in the reported theft of 14 cases of beer from the L. A. "Jack" Smith Distributing Company here on April 29. Most of the beer was recovered. 3 More Entries In Queen of the Furrow Cqntest Three additional entrants for the Queen of the Furrow con- rest were announced by the Soil Conservation Service hero Friday. The new entrants are LaVonne Slocum, Glidden: Norma Seeden, Lake City; and Diana Sue Hutchinson, Lake City. Previous entrants were Mar« delle Ohdendali.', Route 2 Car* roll, and Mary Ann Grote, Breda. ; The Queen will be selected in conjunction with a soil con* servation achievement awards presentation at the Carroll Country Club on Aug. 1« Saturday is the deadline for . entrants in the local Queen of ,'. the Furrow c o a t e, s t, O, W. Kelly, of the SoU Conservation. M Service said. • .'. M

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