Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 30, 1957 · Page 1
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. 88—No. 178 Delivered by Carrier Boy in Carroll f m Each Evening for 35 C«nUi Per Week ' /•*, : —~ : : : — *d$&\ Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, July 30, 1957-TWelve Pages ^ZZ^T^V^ 7cWK • •— — •— — : ; & • Numbers as Judging Begins at Fail Rescue Baby Wedged in Drill Pipe of Old Abandoned Well Killer Leopold to Get Parole, Paper Learns 'Thrill Slayer' of the 1920s to Be Closely Supervised, Says Report CHICAGO m — The Chicago American said Tuesday it has learned that Gov. William S. Stratton will deny thrill killer Nathan Leopold a "no strings tied" prison release but will act to effect parole under tight supervision. The newspaper in a dispatch from Springfield said that Stratton will concur in recommenda- Mail Fraud Trial Ends, Serves Year Case Goes to U.S.Jury^^ DES MOINES Mft-A jury of nine men and three women began deliberations in the mail-fraud trial of two Iowa livestock dealers at 10:02 a.m. Tuesday. Eldon Viers, 44, of Marshall- Erbe Advises Jury Test on Nude Camps DES MOINES (*) — Atty. Gen. Norman Erbe suggested Tuesday Parole Board, which so far have not been made public The American said the governor will consent to Leopold's parole upder supervision for at least 3 years and that the release could come 30 days after the board could hold a new hearing, probably in September. ti<V» of the five-man Pardon and, 3 " indictment or the filing of an ^ ' information as a means of deciding on the legality of nudist camps in Iowa. In a long opinion to County Attorney G. W. Tem'pleton of Garner, who had raised the question, the attorney general said-: "We are of the opinion that the, return of an indictment or information based upon the facts which you describe would be in accordance with the social concept" found in the statute and in the- interpretation thereof by the Iowa Supreme Court." •» Klemme Case The situation arises out of a nudist camp call LaDell Park, established by La Verne Velau oh a farm near Klemme. When Hancock County authorities questioned the legality Velau agreed to stop operating until the legal situation was cleared up. Erbe cited a Michigan Supreme Court ruling which said "the average jury, composed of members of the community, has an instinctive realization of what consti- stutes a violation." . Then Erbe added: "It is for the jury to determine whether the facte described are lewd, obscene or indecent." The attorney general said the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that "the design of the statute is to prevent evil and indecent ex- SPRINGFIELD, 111. UPV-Nathan Leopold, a prisoner of his kill-for- a-thrill experiment since, 1924, learns today whether he may become a free man this year. The judge who ordered him put away for 99 years said he hoped that Leopold's sentence was one for life and that there would be "no parole." Leopold, now 52. with 33 years of experience as a model convict, is seeking his freedom on the ground that he has been rehabilitated. Asks for Mercy An educator and onetime guinea pig of prison malaria experiments Leopold says, "I ask not for justice, but for the mercy I did not show." His answer hinges upQnr the action of Gov. William G. Stratton ,in response to Leopold's plea for a second reduction of his sentence. Leopold was 19 when he and Richard Loeb, alsc 19, entered the penitentiary at Joliet for the slay-| a mples intending to corrupt'pub ing of Bobby Franks, 14-year-old | He morals, son of a wealthy Chicago neigh bor. Loeb is dead, knifed by a fellow convict he outraged in 1936. Leopold, a model prisoner, was granted-a cut in his sentence to 85 years in 1949 by former Gov. Adlai Stevenson for serving, with other convicts, as a guinea pig in Leopold See Page 6 2 Brothers Wreck Train WINNIPEG wi - Canadian. National Railway officials said Tuesday that two little brothers loosened the switch that wrecked a transcontinental train Sunday; injured 86 persons and caused some $225,000 damage. A railway official said the two boys,6 and 8 years old, were picking blueberries when they spotted the switch that apparently had been unlocked. The youngsters threw the switch, then watched horrified as the train piled up oh the main line 36 miles east of Winnipeg It was not known whether any charges would be filed. The Weather "It is the publicity and disgrace, the demoralizing and debasing influence, that the law is designed to prevent." , Cites Law Section In asking for the ruling, Templeton cited a section of Iowa law. It provides that if any man or woman, married or unmarried, is guilty of "open and gross lewdness and designedly makes an open and indecent or obscene exposure qf his or her person, or of the person of another, every such person shall be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding six months or be fined not exceeding $200." Among other thingSi Erbe said: "Since the fall of man from the Garden of Eden caused by eating the forbidden fruit, the established and traditional mores of our society include the covering of the human body with something at least, as substantial as a fig leaf apron in a majority of cirpum- stances. "The state is not hamstrung by a judicial interpretation of these terms. It is free to deal with the individual fact situation. Concepts Change "The terms are also only susceptible of definition by organized society a\ a specified Elbe See Page 11 town, and Merle Mersman, 42, of Colo, are accused in a 12-count federal indictment of mail fraud in connection with what the government calls a multi-million-dollar check kiting scheme* The trial began befor U.S. District Judge Henry N. Graven July 22. Judge's Instructions In his instructions to the jury, Judge Graven said: "The devising of a scheme to defraud includes the carrying-on of it and the furthering it. A scheme to defraud includes the deception or attempted deception of another. "In order to knowingly cause matter to be placed in the mails to be delivered by the post office department for the purpose of executing the scheme it is not necessary that the person charged personally mail the letter containing the matter." "It is sufficient if the mailing by someone of a letter containing the matter was reasonably to be anticipated in the ordinary course of events in executing the scheme to defraud." Must Find Intent Judge Graven told the jury that they must find "fraudulent intent" in order to find Viers and Mersman guilty on the mail-fraud charges. In his closing argument to the jury, U.S. Dist. Atty. Roy Stephenson called the checks exchanged between Viers and Mersman "mere scraps of paper." He asked the jury to find the defendants guilty on all 12 counts of the indictment. Maximum penalty on conviction is a $1,000 fine and five years imprisonment or both on each count. Judge Chides Lawyer Defense Counsel Carl Smedal, Ames, was chided by Judge Graven Monday. The judge said Smedal, at one time, was "going beyond the range of proper argument." In his closing argument, Smedal tried to show ,the good faith of Viers and Mersman in signing Checks See Page 6 Mexican Quake Toll Reaches 66 MEXICO CITY Uft-A crew of 500 men dug into the ruins of an apartment building Tuesday seek ing the last victims of Sunday's earthquake. The five-story apartment house which crumbled into a pile of con-J Crete and dust was the worst death trap of the 50 old buildings that collapsed in the capital. Thirty-two bodies had been pulled from the rubble and another victim had died in a hospital, This brought; the number of known dead in Mexico City to 52 and the total for the country to 66. All were Mexicans. There were unconfirmed reports that a family on the lower floor of the apartment house had been having a large party at the time of the quake. Officials feared more bodies would be found. Eleven persons were removed alive from the building. One woman was pulled out Monday after being pinned under a pile of* wreckage for 28 hours. A mattress which fell on her had saved her. L-/U CHANUTE. Kan. (M—Mrs. Dorothy Moerer, who had served a year in prison for forgery, sobbed with joy when officers told her another woman has admitted spreading a crop of bad checks through Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma since January of 1955. Mrs. Moerer maintained all along she didn't do it. In recent months she had turned up at the police station almost every day and had officers sign her diary so she could establish her whereabouts. Convinced of Innocence Chief of Police Tom Morehead said Tuesday he is convinced Mrs. Moerer is innocent. An investigation he started in March resulted in the arrest Saturday of Mrs. Lucille Jones at her home near Joplin, Mo. Chief Morehead said Mrs. Jones admitted writing and cashing £3 bad checks. Their .face value rah to almost $1,000. Mrs. Moerer was released from prison on probation last October after serving a year for passing two checks at Coffeyville, Kan. In March she was picked up again and charged with two new forgeries. Her trial was delayed and she was released on bond when two more checks characteristic of the operation were passed while she was in jail. The March charges against Mrs. Moerer were dropped Monday. "Mrs. Moerer's trouble really started back in 1952," Chief Morehead explained. "She wrote four bad checks for $5 each up in Iola, Kan. She said her husband was out of work and the kids were hungry and it was near Christmas. She admitted it right away and was turned loose. "Then these bad checks showed up in 'Coffeyvllle in 1955. Mrs. Moerer's picture was shown to people and they said she looked like the woman who passed the checks. Sold Farm, Fought Charges "The Moerers sold their farm Forgery See Page 6 U.S. Will Build First A-Powered Merchant Vessel WASHINGTON ifl-The government plans to let the contract for building the first' atomic-powered merchant ship early this fall and have it at sea in i960. This was announced Tuesday at a meeting called by the Atomic Energy Commission, the Maritime Administration and the Commerce Department and attended by representatives of the maritime industry. " Clarence G. Morse, maritime administrator', said the timetable calls for laying the keel for the ship in the spring of 1958. Launching "should follow a year later," he said, Chairman Lewis L. §trauss of the AEC said the projected passenger-cargo ship will "carry to all corners of the earth the idea of President Eisenhpwer for the peaceful use of atomic energy." Among other features, the plans call for a 350,000-mile range with the first load of nuclear fuel. Refueling would be expected in about three years. ' CARROLL FORECAST Fair to partly cloudy, continued quite warm through Wednesday. Slight chance of shower or tnun- dershower. High Wednesday .90-93. Low Tuesday night 65-70. IOWA FORECAST Fair to partly cloudy and contained quite warm through Wednesday, Chance of a few isolated showers and thunderstorms northwest Tuesday night and over state Wednesday. High Wednesday 9096. Low Tuesday night 65-72. Further outlook: Partly cloudy, continued warm, chance of a few scattered thundershowers Thursday. The Weather in Carroll (Daily Tempernturer Courtesy Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high . Yesterday's low ...... At 7 a.m. today ,, At 10 a.m. today 87 — 71 72 84 Weather A Year Age-* There was a shower, during the night, but skies were mostly clear » year ago today,-Temperatures ranged from 73 to. 80. - Volunteers Dig Parallel Shaft to Reach Child Oxygen Pumped to Little South Carolina Girl in 4-Hour Battle ANDERSON, S.C., Iff) - "We oughta everyone give a big cheer for God right now!" shouted someone in the crowd. The crowd roared in agreement as a weary man climbed out of the 40-foot well shaft carrying 17- month-old Yvonne Beasley in his arms. The baby had fallen into a 35-foot abandoned well. "She's okay," yelled rescuer "Red" Roberts. Little Brother Begs But for four terrible hours Monday night, no one could be sure 17- month-old Yvonne Beasley would come out alive. Her 3-year-old brother Richard David wept with his parents, begging for his sister to come out of the hole. "That's all he kept saying the whole time," Mrs. J. B. Beasley said today. "He just kept crying and saying, 'I want my sister out of the hole.' " Richard and his chubby, brown- haired, blue-eyed sister were playing in the yard Monday evening while their mother fixed supper. "Richard came running in the house crying, 'Sister fell in the hole and got hurt,' the 28-year- old mother said. "I ran out, but I never thought of the old well pipe. It's away from the house and covered with a bucket held down by a 12-pound stone. I ran right past it. "I ran into the front yard and then back, again and then I heard her crying and calling 'Mommy, mommy, mommy.' No One Would Stop "I ran out in the road and tried to stop a car. We don't have any phone and there aren't any neighbors close. 1 ran and screamed but nobody would stop. I guess they thought it was some family fight. "Finally, after about 20 minutes a car stopped and a woman got out and came with me. Her husband went to phone the fireman. "We ran to the well, but couldn't even see Yvonne. But I could hear her cryingi She cried the whole time." The Beasleys live about seven miles,from town on a little road off the highway. The young moth er was alone*because her husband was going to a Gl class at the Anderson High School. He was summoned home. Pipe in Oxygen The child was wedged almost at the bottom of the narrow drill pipe of the old well. Doctors supervised piping oxygen to her while drilling experts bored a parallel well 40 feet deep and removed a' section of pipe and an old bucket stuck in the pipe joint to reach her. Mrs. Beasley said she thought some older children may have removed the heavy stone. "The man who rescued her said she just grabbed his neck and smiled and smiled." Mrs. Beas- Rescue See Page 11 WINS BEND1X TROPHY . . . Korean War ace Capt. Kenneth D. Chandler poses with the Bendix Trophy after ringing up a new record of 679.053 mph in a race from Chicago's O'Hare Airport to Andrews Air Force base near Washington, D. C. The flight of six F-102 Delta Dagger Jets was part of the Air Force's 50th anniversary celebration. (NEA Telephoto) Select 4-H State Fair Exhibits at Coon Rapids collapsed in the ewthjwake which ro&tfj^jpj, ' " 1 W ^ *, 3 Injured in Fatal Accident Improving Conditions of John Schenkelberg, 66; of Halbur and h i s granddaughters, Vicki Koenig, 9, and Jaynee Koenig, 8, of Carroll were reported as satisfactory at St. Anthony Hospital, Tuesday. All three were injured in the automobile accident in which Mrs. Schenkelberg lost her life near Perry Sunday evening. Mr. Schenkelberg sustained three broken ribs and an injured kidney; Vicki, compound fractures of her right ankle and lacerations of her left arm; and Jaynee, scalp cuts and bruises of the chest wall. The Koenig girls are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Koenig of] Carroll. Their father is a partner in the Main Ice Cream Parlor here. Entries to represent Carroll County*in the State Fair at Des Moines next month were picked Monday from among girls' 4-H exhibits at the Four-County Fair in Coon Rapids. ' Home furnishings are featured this year in one of the largest county achievement shows in girls' 4-H history. In the senior' classification, 120 Hannemann Accepts Coll ToCheyenne LIDDERDALE—.The Rev." N. A. Hannemann, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ljdderdale, announced to his congregation Monday evening that he has decided to accept a call to start ,a new mission congregation in Cheyenne, Wyo. Pastor Hannemann asked for a "peaceful" release" from his present charge, and it was granted. According to present plans, Pastor Hannemann will preach his farewell sermon in Lidderdale Aug. 25 and begin work in Cheyenne Sept. 3. The work for the first few weeks in Cheyenne will consist of making calls on the homes of a new housing development to the northeast of Cheyenne. At the present time a church and a parsonage is being built on the property which has been bought by the Southern' Nebraska district, pf the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod). It is hoped that this construction will be completed by Oct. 15. At that time services will be started. Pastor Hannemann came to Lidderdale Feb. 24, 1952. He has served on the local radio committee, Luther Day committee, and as secretary of the Carroll Circuit Pastoral Conference. He has been active in Young People's work, serving as pastoral adviser for the Carroll zone and Christian Growth chairman for the Iowa West District. blue ribbons, 100 red ribbons and 44 white ribbons were awarded while in the junior division 79 blue ribbons, 60 red ribbons and 24 while ribbons were conferred. Selected from among blue rib bon Winners for the State Fair were: Portfolio — Darlene Genzen, Manning Cadets; alternate, Julia Gillett, Qrant Jolly Janes. Dresser Scarf — Judy Toyhe, Union Cubs; alternate, Sharon Borkowski, Manning Clovers. Cushion and Cover — Judy Toyne, Union Cubs; alternate, Barbara Brown, Maple River Top Notchers. Chair Pad — Alice Odendahl, Mount Merry Makers; alternate, Kay Henning,' Mount Merry Makers. Picture (Reclaimed Frame) — Betty Weber, Wheatland Willing Workers; alternate, Julia Gillett, Grant Jolly Janes; Picture (New Frame) — Judy Toyne, Union Cubs; Darlene Genzen, Manning Cadets. Curtains — Sharon Borkowski, Manning Clovers; alternate, LaVonne Kidney, Richland Busy Bees. Reseated Chair — Delores Ahrendsen. Manning Clovers; alternate, Marilyn Vennink, Manning Clovers. Stand — Norma Fehring, Maple River Top Notchers; alternate, Marilyn Clausen, Wheatland Willing Workers. Painted Furniture. — Kay Henning, Wheatland Willing Workers; alternate, Lynette Eich, Manning Clovers. New Natural Finish Furniture— 4-H .• See Page 11 Joe Snyder, Bre- Larseni ATTENDS SCHOOL Victor H. Kirsch, who has completed eight weeks' basic training in the U. S. Air Force, is now attending school at Keesler A i r Force Base, Miss. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kirsch of Carroll. His address is A-B Victor H. Kirsch, A. F. 17503054, Box 1155, CMR No. 2, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Manning 4-H; FFA Member Best in Contest Ten Prizes Awarded; Livestock Auction Thursday at Coon Rapids Ten cash prizes were awarded Monday in a livestock judging contest open to 4-H and FFA members of all counties taking part in the Four-County Fair at Coon Rapids. Beef cattle, dairy cattle, market hogs and purebred hogs were judged. The top five winners were: First place — Larry Roweddef, Manilla, a member' of the Manning Win-or-Grin 4-H Club and Manning High School chapter of Future Farmers of America. Second place — Earl Barrett, Audubon. Third place da. , Fourth place — Phil Audubon. Fifth place — John Carrothers, Guthrie Center. Winners of equal prizes for sixth through tenth places, in the order of. their ratings, were: Lee berry,: Bagley; Richard Campbell, Guthrie Center; Bob Kidney, Scran* ton; James Sonksen, Audubon; and Jerry Kasperbauer, Manning. Joe Weed in Charge The judging contest was in charge of Joe Weed, vocational agriculture instructor at Glidden High School, assisted by other vocational agriculture instructors and .extension personnel. As livestock entries poured into the fair Monday a total of 191 beef cattle, 23 dairy heifers and over 200 head of purebred and market hogs were tabulated, the largest number of beef cattle on record, Judging of 4-H and FFA beef cattle began at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and dairy cattle at 1:30 p.m. Boys' 4-H demonstrations also began Tuesday afternoon. -••.$L-Judge of beef and dairy cattle is Tom Wickersham of Iowa State College, Ames. Swine entries will be judged Wednesday morning by Dale Williams of Iowa State College .and* open class sheep entries Wednesday afternoon • by Ronald Wilson of Sac City.' A.tractor pulling contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, pony races at 2. p.m. and the livestock parade in front/of the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Free Acts ' , \ < High trapeze performances and other free acts are presented each evening in front of the grandstand. The annual 4-H and FFA livestock auction sale will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. 3 Dead of Fumes Aboard Dole Heir's Racing Yawl Approve Statehood For Alaska, Hawaii WASHINGTON UIH - The Senate Insular Affairs Committee unanimously approved Tuesday bills to grant statehood to Alaska and Hawaii. On both bills the committee gave Its approval with voice voles. There was general agreement that no effort would be made to bring the bill before the Senate this yeai, HONOLULU <M — A Hawaiian racing cruise ended in death by carbon monoxide poisoning for three members of a yachting party aboard Richard A. Dole's Typee. The three victims were overcome Monday while they napped below decks after Dole started the engines of his 34-foot yawl. They were Patricia Peterson, 21, Wayne Cury, 12, an< Raymond L. Watson, 35, all of Honolulu. Dole, son x>f James JDoJe, founder of the Hawaiian .Pineapple Co., said he started the engine's about 8 a.nv tp hurry the, Typee's return after a weekend race from Honolulu to Kauai Island, Dole's wife and the three others went below to rest. Dole went be But the three others were uncon scious. • Responding to the Typee's inv mediate SOS, the submarine Ster­ let, came alongside with a Navy doctor flown by helicopter to the Sterlet. The doctor said two victims ap parently were dead before being transferred to the submarine. The third died shortly after Dole, shaken and wary, would not talk with reporters when he walked off the Sterlet at Pearl Harbor but did later at his home. Charles H. Dole, Richard's brother, said Richard told him the' engines were running but portholes | and hatches were open. "There was plenty of ventilation," Charles Dole said, "It must low abpt»t 10;*i have been one of those strange sleepers, Mrs, Dole was aU right. [Uuogs that happea,'" Rev. Taylor Says First Mass A large delegation of/ Carroll relatives and their out-of-town guests attended the first mass of. Rev. Robert Taylor of Adrian, Minn., celebrated in St. Adrian Church at Adrian Monday morning. Fr. Taylor was ordained in Rome, Italy, last December after four years of study in Rome. His first mass at 10 a.m. Monday was followed by a dinner for visitors in the parish hall at noon and a' reception in the afternoon.. • Members of the Carroll delega-' tion, all uncles, aunts and cousins of Fr, Taylor, were Mrs. Hen r y- Singsank, Mrs. Andy Krapfl, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Olberdlng, Rose,' Ben and Frank Krapfl, Wilbur Singsank and sons, James a n d>Dean, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Schroe*, der, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schroeder and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Schroeder and son, Terry,« They were accompanied by Mr., and Mrs. Jack Sandrock and Mr,, and Mrs. George Kaye and family of New York who have been visiting in the home of Rose, Ben and Frank Krapfl; Mr. and Mrs. Art Jones and family of Wichita,-. Kan., who have been visiting Mrs. Jones' mother, Mrs. Henry Sing­ sank; and Mr. and Mrs, George Fiedler and family of Scranton. „ u ,l„i |, , , , . ' ij • Mason City Cement Walkout Is Ended MASON CITY tfv-A tour-week, walkout at the Lehigh Portland Cement Co. endeo here T^eday *'ftg «ga 260 workers returned to,UJ$lr ^ following the. signing at isfmfcrra ^ip Monday, night.. \ • ^^ : -^I»ty|J The firm and .Local 106 ot ' Willi United Cement, Lime and GypaySpIl workers agreed to a contract Hiring a 13.6 cemVan.-h.ou> wajttS increase, ••••.•••-..<• ... <Jr Other provisions toclujed ,\||| diffsjrential. sp4<usl > hqUday JH

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