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Daily Times Vol. 88—No. 183 Carroll, Iowa, Monday, August 5, 1957—Eight Pages Delivered by Carriwr Boy In C»rroU ' sitolb 3 EtCh Evening for 35 Cent* Per Week / * Bulganin May Be on Way Out as Russ 3 Dams Burst, Flood Homes in New Mexico No Loss of Life, But Property Damage High Near Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, N.M. m — Three dams on the Gallinas River burst early Monday sending an estimated 90 million gallons of water rushing through Las Vegas and flooding homes above and below the city to a depth of up to 14 feet. There was no loss of life reported, although damage to livestock and property was heavy, National guardsmen and lawmen evacuated hundreds of persons from riverbank homes. The river, swollen by heavy rainfall, was falling as dawn broke. Police Sgt. George Shannon said many of the homes had been built along the normally trickling river during the past seven years of drought. City Escapes Las Vegas itself, a north-central New Mexico city of about 14,000, escaped flooding. Shannon said the river banks held well within the city. Northwest of the city in Gallinas and Montezuma canyons, where the reservoir dams were located, more than 12 homes were hit by the flash of floodwaters released when the earth filled dams burst under pressure of heavy mountain rains. Water ran three and four feet deep there. South of the city the water spread to 25 feet from its normal channel on each side, running 12 to 14 feet deep through 25 to 30 homes there and lapping at the eaves of the roofs, Shannon said. No immediate estimate of property damage could be made, he said. Bridges Knocked Out A suburban area of 25 homes a quarter of a mile south of town was cut off for a time. It lay at the junction of the Gallinas and the normally dry Pecos Arroyo. Floodwaters in the river and down the Arroyo knocked out the only two bridges giving access to the area. National Guard trucks brought out some of the residents, the remainder wading the Pecos Arroyo when the water fell. They went to safety on a nearby high butte, Shannon said. Radio calls from rescue workers further south of the city reported the flood crest had passed the village of Lourdes 18 miles from Las Vegas with no damage. A National Guard contingent had been dispatched there to warn residents of the tiny community. Road communications in the area were partially disrupted as bridges washed out. Boulders "as big as desks" and giant pines ripped from their roots littered the highways. Local Taxes Trend Up; Biggest Bite by Schools DES MOINES IJV-The over-all trend of local taxes in Iowa is still upward, the Iowa Taxpayers Assn. said Monday. The organization released results of its study of local budgets of Iowa cities and towns. The budgets are published in newspapers, as required by law. 347 Cut Taxes The association has received and analyzed 1,412 local government budgets and some 400 more are still to come. So far, the score looks like this: Two-Day Brownie Camp Starts Tuesday A two-day Brownie day camp will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Graham Park here. tt is anticipated that approximately 125 girls will attend, about 75 of whom are Brownies. The others are Intermediate Girl Scouts who were unable to attend camp at Boone in June. Mrs. Charles Kuhlman and Mrs. Leighton Wederath are co-chairmen. The girls will be in camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, August 6 and 7. The Weather CARROLL FORECAST Generally fail and pleasant Monday night, low in mid 50s. Partly cloudy and warmer Tuesday, high in mid or upper 80s. 10WA FORECAST Generally fait- and pleasant Monday night, low in 50s. Partly cloudy ana! warmer Tuesday, high in 80s. Further outlook—Wednes< day partly cloudy with chance for showers north. The Weather in Carroll (Dally Temperatures Courtesy low* 1'ithllc Service Company) Yesterday's high Yesterday's low At 7a.m. today At 10 a.m. today 80 .58 57 70 Weather A Year Ago— There was a storm in the morning sod skies were partly cloudy a year ago today. Low temperature was 66 and high, 78. Angry Wife Smashes Up Mate's Auto ALHAMBRA, Calif. W-An outraged wife chased her husband around town in her 8-year-old car, repeatedly ramming his brand new one, police said Monday. When the dust settled the husband had fled afoot, leaving a car that was ready for the junk yard, and his spitfire spouse was in jail. Police reconstructed Sunday's events this way. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smallfield, both 42, argued while drinking at their home. The subject: Other women. Smallfield departed before his wife had finished the dispute. He hopped in his car, then she in hers. She caught him at Valley Blvd. and Westminster Ave. and banged into him, shouting: "I'll teach you." She slammed into him again at Valley and Charnwood Ave., shouting "Turn around and fight like a man." Hit No. 3 was at Valley and Lillyvale. The husband lit out for the side streets, and lost his pursuer. With a sigh of relief, he headed for his office. That was a mistake. Mrs. Smallfield was lying in ambush. Whammo! Another crumpled fender. Smallfield abandoned ship. As he hiked away, he heard repeated crashes as his wife slammed her car again and again into his. Booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Mrs. Smallfield admitted all, police said. "But," she told officers, "you would have done the same thing yourselves." Clinton Flier Dies in Jet- Crash GREENVILLE, Miss. (AV-Greenville Air Force Base officials Monday identified two men killed in the crash of their jet training plane • Sunday. They were 1st Lt. David F. Holleran, 25, of Clinton, Iowa, and 2nd Lt. Ronald Van Lengen, 22, of Homestead, Fla. Holleran was assistant finance officer and Van Lengen was in the pilot training group. They were returning from a proficiency operating flight at the time of the crash. Officials said they were uncertain as to the cause of the crash or who was the pilot of the T33 trainer. Investigation continued. Holleran is survived by his widow and two children and Van Lengen by his widow, all of whom live near the base. Holleran was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Holleran. His father is a Clinton attorney. Number showing tax cuts— 347. Number showing tax boosts— 864. Number unchanged— 201. "For most taxpayers, the budgets mean digging down still deeper to support their schools, city and county," the association said. By averaging oil the budgets together, the over-all effect of the 1,412 budgets analyzed indicate a net tax boost of nearly 7 per cent for next year. The association makes the following observations: In terms of dollars, the biggest share of property tax boosts goes to schools which show increases of $4,800,000 with about a fifth of the districts still to be heard from. Higher City Increase The percentage average tax increase for schools of 7.2 per cent is less than the 10.9 per cent increase for budgets of cities and towns. The cities-towns boost in- of computations to date. Only 50 of the 99 county budgets have been analyzed so far but 27 of these show a boost and 20 show a cut. The average county tax increase figures out to 3.53 per cent. 300 Attend HospitalShop Open Houses More than 300 visitors registered at St. Anthony Hospital Sunday afternoon for open house in the remodeled kitchen and enlarged coffee and gift shops. Members of the hospital auxiliary remodeling committee, in charge of open house for the shops, were Mrs. Robert Quinn, chairman; Mrs. Archie Gietz, Mrs. G. L. Churchsmith, Mrs. Mike Wittrock. Mrs. H. F. Wickenkamp and Mrs. E. H. Buchmann. Assist as Hostesses Assisting as hostesses were Mrs. | E. J. Kratoska, Mrs. Dan Quinn, Mrs. George Neil, Mrs. Robert A. Wright, Mrs. G. Smith Thomas. Mrs. H. A. Matt, Mrs. Howard Hightshoe, Mrs. Charles Kuhlman and Mrs. Robert C. Sorenson, who is general chairman of the shop projects. Registration prizes were won by Don Hinze of Carroll, Mrs. John Roth of Route 3, Carroll, and Mary Alice Ahrendsen of Manning. Kitchen tours were in charge of members of the kitchen staff. Refreshments were served to all visitors by auxiliary members in the hospital staff room. Presiding in turns at a table decorated with a floral centerpiece were Mrs. Don J. Smith, auxiliary president; Mrs. W. R. Lee, Mrs. Larry Jewett, Mrs. Phil Schwarzkopf and Mrs. M. J. Thelen. Flower Gifts Floral gifts were received In the Coffee Shop and Gift shops from Crouse Cartage Company, Merritt Construction Company, Park Gardens, Al Wiederhold, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wittrock and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Taylor; in the kitchen from Boje Construction Company, R. J. Clark, the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brockmann of Westside. SIGN NEW PACT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaya MV- Britain and Malaya Monday scrapped their 1948 agreement binding the Southeast Asian Peninsula to the crown. They signed a new pact recognizing the new nation of Malaya as an independent member of the Commonwealth, effective Aug. 31. Lions Select Carrol I For Rally Oct 13 Fee Chew, governor of District Nine-C of Lions International, has advised the local Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce officials that Carroll has been selected as the site of the Western Iowa Lions Fall Rally, Sunday, October 13. Approximately 200 Lions and wives are expected Both the local Lions Club and the convention committee of the Chamber have been working for some months to secure the meeting for Carroll. This is the second organization to select Carroll as a convention site within recent weeks. W. Paul Forney, superintendent of Carroll Public Schools, was advised recently that Iowa English teachers will hold a two-day ^session here April 11 and 12. A delegation of 15 Carroll Jaycees will travel to Fairfield Friday and Saturday to bid for the state February meeting of the Junior Chamber of-Commerce. Local Jaycees will be bidding against Ft. Dodge, Ottumwa and Burlington chapters for sponsorship of the February meeting. Should Carroll Jaycees be successful, 300 to 400 Jaycees and wives will be here for the two-day event. Dr. Rex Hinson, local Jaycee president, said- Monday that the main selling point local delegates will use is the fact that Iowa Jaycees have not met in Carroll since 1951 while the other three cities have entertained meetings within the past two or three years. A special meeting of Carroll Jaycees will be held in the Chamber of Commerce office at 8 p.m. Wednesday to make plans to ask for the convention. U.S. Agrees to Ease Curbs On Chinese Trade Under Pressure From Western Allies; American Boycott Stands WASHINGTON Iff) — The United States has agreed under pressure from its allies to ease still further Western trade controls on shipments to Red China. American representatives, acting under State Department instructions, approved this move at a meeting last week of 15 key trading nations in Paris. Limited Quantities The action frees limited quantities and types of machine tools, ships, transportation equipment, chemicals, and metal products for shipment to the China mainland. The United States government will continue to ban all American trade with the Chinese Reds, however, under its eisting economic- diplomatic boycott of the Peiping regime. Responsible officials who disclosed the action stressed that this government had no alternative but to agree. The move, they said, was an inevitable follow up to Britain's decision last May 30 to put China trade controls on a par with those guiding shipments to the European Communist bloc. Iowa Legion Emphasizes State Topics Parents Post Reward for Missing Bloomfield Man, 21 BLOOMFIELD <ff» — A theory that a mysteriously missing State University of Iowa sophomore may be living in a big city garret while he tries to be a writer was advanced Monday by the mother of James C. GilfiUan, 21, in posting $1,000 reward money. The bespectacled 6-2, 190-pound youth disappeared without a trace after borrowing $5 from his college roommate last March 20. He last was seen walking toward the outskirts of Iowa City with a suitcase which contained mostly books. He hasn't been heard of since. "Jim told his roommate he was going to hitchhike to Chicago," his mother said "He often said you had to live life in the rough to become a great writer." ... Young GilfiUan had" money in his own bank Account when he dropped from sight but has never tried to draw on it, his. mother said. His father. Dr. C.D.N, Gil­ fiUan, prom i n « n t southeast* ern Iowa physician, is seriously ill with a heart condition. "We think he may be in some city like Chicago or New York, possibly living under an assumed name and pro,bably hanging around libraries or making speeches in parki," Mrs. GilfiUan said. "He, was n fluent speaker but his great burning desire was to be a writer." A year ago young GilfiUan worked for a Chicago florist. Chicago police have been unable to find any trace of him. Iowa authorities have circularized the nation. "We do not think he has met with foul play," Mrs. GilfiUan said. "It seems more likely that he is trying to be a writer in an adventurous way or he may be ill." \ The parents said a $1,000 reward would be paid the first person furnishing positive information on their son! s present whereabouts. Demos Seek to Force Civil Rights Veto By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (^Congressional Democrats put on pressure Monday to deliver to President Eisenhower for his acceptance or rejection a civil rights bill he has criticized severely, A high administration official said Sunday Eisenhower will veto the bill if it reaches him in the form in which the Senate is expected to pass it in the next day or two. In The Mood Democrats were publicly silent about this threat. But some of their leaders made it clear privately they are in the mood to give Eisenhower the opportunity to veto the first civil rights bill Congress thus would have passed in 80 years. To do this, they would have to have help from Southern Democrats who publicly are opposed to enactment of any civil rights bill. They might also need some Republican votes to get the House to accept the Senate's version. No Southern Democrat would talk about it openly but several of them indicated they might go along on the double theory that they could get the bill killed by veto or — failing in that — they would be better off with the mild Senate version than some much stronger measure- they might get in the next session of Congress. Dead Bill: Martin On the other hand, House Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts said during the weekend Civil Rights ... See Page 7 DAVENPORT W>— Emphasis was on state topics, notably the need for additional facilities at the State Soldiers' Home in Marshalltown, as the lowa convention of the American Legion moved into full swing Monday. A Marshalltown home was expected to be adopted before the conven tion ends. A million dollar appro priation for a new nursing home addition to the institution was among capital improvements measures vetoed by Gov. Herschel Loveless. Kenneth J. Benda of Hartwick. outgoing state commander, said the convention had been asked _„ national legion headquarters to confine itself largely to state prob lems. DOES EVERYTHING BUT TALK . . . Ready to respond to his master's directions is Robetron, a six-foot electronic "man," who owes his existence to the ingenuity and diligence of 13-year-old Donald Rich, of Kew Gardens, Borough of Queens, New York. Robetron. who is capable of "seeing" with his electronic eyes and of "sensing" the presence of a human being, can pick up objects manually or magnetically and moves about on wheels powered by electric motors. Donald holds a computer he designed to fit the robot like a vest, enabling Robetron to do mathematical calculations. No Traffic Fatalities in LeMars For 17 Years DES MOINES (ff>—Amid the ris-! a death on their streets since 1950 ing tide of traffic fatalities in j or earlier. Sixteen more taveigone llowa, Le Mars stands out as a j fatality free since 1954 or longer, resolution dealing with the dt wWch hasn , t had one since A „ Qf h Ja dU such M halltown home was expected lfl40 thp stB j A <j n f 0 t„ n«n »ri m ««i I - -- •> 1940, the State Safety Department said Monday. Eleven other cities haven't had State Jaycee a Officials Plan 1 Atom Exhibit — . —w. as Des Moines, Sioux City, Davenport and Cedar Rapids, have bad one or more traffic fatalities this year. The cities of 10,000 or more population whose last street deaths were in 1956 are Mason City, Ames, Fort Madison, Marshalltown, and Oskaloosa. 728 KiUcd in 1956 For the slate as a whole, a new State Jaycee officials met at the' peak . was reached last year, when , Chamber of Commerce office here! 728 Ilves were taken on Iow a high"AU action will conform to the! Sunda y to ™«ki» plans for ani ways and streets. Much of the toU „_J .. i "Atoms for Peacp" display of the' was rocorded on primary and sec- program and policy for which the legion was organized," Hartwick said. National Commander W. C. Daniel of Danville Va., who was scheduled to address the convention, will be unable to attend. He underwent surgery Saturday. G. M. Brown of Whiting, lnd.. national vice commander, will appear in his stead No Injuries as Two Autos Collide There were no injuries reported in an accident Sunday morning about 11:20 a.m. at the intersection of Highways 30 and 71 here when cars driven by Eric G. Stevenson, 38, of Toronto, Canada, and Vernon H. Grote, 26. of Carroll, were in collision. The rear bumper and deck lid of the Canadian car was damaged and the front bumper and grill of the other vehicle was damaged, police said. Newspaper Hosr To Carrier Salesmen The carrier salesmen's annual summer party of the Carrol) DaUy Times Herald was held Sunday afternoon. Fifty-four out of a total of 61 girls and boys attended. A matinee party at the theater was foUowed by the serving of refreshments. The Herald Publishing Company entertained the carriers under the supervision of Delbert Patrick, circulation manager; Record Lows Are Registered By The Associated Press Cool, dry weather prevailed across lowa Monday following record and near-record low temperature readings throughout the state during early morning hours. Lows ranged from 42 at Winterset and 43 at Spencer to 54 at Burlington and Ottumwa. Lamoni's 49-degree reading was three degrees below its previous Aug. 5 low set in 1942 while Council Bluffs' 52 was four degrees below its earUer record set back in 1915. Sunday's highs ranged from 71 at Dubuque to 80 at Council Bluffs. The Weather Bureau said skies would remain generally clear through Thursday. No rain was torecast. Atomic Emergency Commission which will tour the state of lowa this fall under sponsorship of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Don Watts of Clarion is chairman of a state Jaycee committee in charge of arrangements. Meeting with him here Sunday were Stale Jaycee President Bob Clark ondary roads Generally, the 1957 total has been running ahead of that for the corresponding time last year. However, recently there have been instances when this year's figure has been below that of last year for the same period. The department's record show - vmtmm mm , — -""v .it M • V- W » V« 0UUTT of Des Moines and Vice President • that West Des Moines has gone Bob Hoover, Newton; Neil Ver Hoef, Clarion; Ray Bliss, Sioux City; and Normal Nelson, Cedar Rapids. Charles E. Knoblauch, manager since 1945 without a traffic fatali ty. Eagle Grove and Glen wood had their last ones in 1947. Fatality free since 1948 are Oelwein, Clarinda and Creston. Those of the Carroll Chamber of Com- j cities which have had clean rec- merce and Dr. Rex Hinson, presi-[ ords since 1949 are Vinton, Mount dent of Carroll Jaycees,. attended | Pleasant, Jefferson, Cherokee. Pel- the meeting as local hosts. It is I la hasn't had a fatality since 1950. thouught that one of the stops I Carroll Since 1953 scheduled for the display will be in Carroll. The tour will begin at Sioux City in the early fall. Tito Returns from Khrushchev Meet; Welcomes China Red BELGRADE U0 —Yugoslav PresN dent Tito returned to Belgrade Monday from his secret meeting in Romania with Soviet Communist Party Boss Nikita Khrushchev. Tito came home just in time to welcome President Ho Chi Minn of Communist North Viet Nam, who arrived from Hungary for a five-day official visit. Thousands lined the streets as the two presidents drove together through the capital. Experts on Yugoslav foreign re-, lations meanwhile indicated that, as a result of the Khrushchev-Tito meeting, the Yugoslav leader would spearhead a new Soviet- inspired drive to forge closer links with non-Communist Socialist parties of the West. RECESS PLAYGROUND No playground classes will be held in Graham Park, TinVsday and Wednesday, because of Brownie Scouts day camp, directors of the supervised playground program announced Monday. The playground progiam will be resumed as usual Thursday. Chariton and Perry had their last ones in 1951, and Shenandoah, Storm Lake and Grinnell have gone free since 1952. In the group without a traffic fatality since 1953 are Webster City, Marion, Denison, Maquoketa, Atlantic and Carroll. The year 1954 was the one in which Spencer, Algona. Knoxville, Fairfield and Iowa City had their last fatalities. Centerville's fatality-free record dates from 1955. Left Off Team Of Visitors to East Germany Western Newspapers Speculate He's in Process of 'Downgrading' BERLIN MV-A Soviet Embassy spokesman indicated Monday that Premier Nikolai Bulganin is being left off the top-level team of Soviet visitors to East Germany next week because economic discussions will take the spotlight. The spokesman denied Bulganin was off the team because of iU- ness. The explanation about the importance of economic affairs in the forthcoming Soviet-East German. talks did not answer the question why Bulganin was being left home, however. Bulganin, meanwhile, continued with his official duties as premier of the U.S.S.R. Moscow; ported he -received a group ,bf Japanese visitors Monday in the' Kremlin. The report on his receo- tion of the group — a Japanese council for the prohibition pf atomic and hydrogen weapons—:' made no reference to the spate" . of Western speculation of Bulgan- in's political future. An embassy spokesman In East Berlin indicated in reply to questions that Deputy-Premier Anastas Mikoyan was substituted for Bul­ ganin because the talks between Russian and East German lead-;,, ers will stress economic problems*. Leading Expert Mikoyan is the leading economic expert among Russia's top poucy makers. A Moscow announcement disclosed Saturday night that Bulgan­ in—the "B" of the traveUng team of "B and K" that has been making headlines for two years with its wide-ranging tours emphasizing Soviet smiles and friendship- would be missing when Russian Leaders visit East Germany next week. Soviet Party Boss Nikita; Khrushchev is heading the team. The announcement caught *th« East German press by surprise. Until the embassy spoke up the "pa- ' pers: were without an explanation. Newspapers in the West speculated that Bulganin might be in the process of being downgraded in the KremUn. It was noted that Bulganin;also had faUed to join Khrushchev in a visit to Romania which it was learned last weekend had resulted in a new meeting .with Yugoslav 's: President Tito and a new accord,? on Communisty Party relations, ir There has been speculation thai Bulganin was not as forthright .as; the party boss would have liked in supporting the recent KremUn,: shakeup which shelved three par-;;;; ty stalwarts, V. M, Molotov, Lazar. Kaganovich and Georgi Maienkovf Appeared Tired Moscow dispatches noted that Bulganin had appeared tired when' he returned to Moscow recently from Czechoslovakia where he played a decidedly secondary role on the last "B and K" tour. Some ' Western diplomats here had speculated that the 62-year-old Premier*?:* was not in top health. Hence the;, Soviet Embassy denial that Bul-"^ ganin, 62, is being left off the tour||y! for reasons of health. Wilson, Ike Disagree Over Change in Financing System WASHINGTON OP - The White House said firmly Monday it still favors a budget reform plan despite reported objections to it by Secretary of Defense Wilson. Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty told reporters there seems to have been "a misinterpretation" in published stories about Wilson's recent testimony to a House Appropriations Subcommittee. Wilson was quoted Sunday, when the transcript of a July 1 hearing was made public, as saying the budget change would cause "a lot of future trouble" and might disrupt the nation's defense program. Asked if this wasn't a clear conflict of opinion between Eisenhow. er and the defense secretary, Hagerty advised reporters to read the transcript themselves, "I think you will find there is a misinterpretation," the press secretary said. Hagerty added that he hasn't read the transcript himself but plans to do so during the day. He said he had been informed, presumably by somebody at the Pentagon, that Wilson's criticisms applied to an aspect of Air Force financing and not to a budget change bill recommended by the Hoover Commission and already approved unanimously by the Senate. The proposal calls for a new system under which Congress would appropriate each year only funds to be spent during that year. The government would be given authority to sign contracts covering projects of longer duration, but cash would be provided only on a •year-to-year basis. At present, Congress makes appropriations to cover both immediate spending and needs stretching, beyond a year. This leads to Financing . • . . See Page t State Will Buy I A Still-for Water- DES MOINES U^ParehateLfl£i a still by the Department of AgrKi culture won the approval of thjg, i Iowa Executive Council Mondajr|..'' after the council determined the>T t purpose for which the device wiU* | be used. % \. The still, of a 10-gallon an hoiiirW capacity, will be used for distill'! ing water for use in the > ment laboratory The cost device will be $2 ,366. Secretary of Agriculture vv «g Spry, a member of the council] was absent from the r The council checked with, partmont, and after being still was for laboratory IU,,^ council approved the purchase. Boy, 4, Obeys Hit Father, Escapes Deot| PERU, lnd, (*l — Four-yeai Michael Patterson obeyed ther's orders Sunday and; lously escaped death by ing seated in a car for newS minutes while, it wa» ahowei high-voltage electric sparks,. Police said T. Sgt, S«r$ Patterson, 39, Bunker • £ Force Base, told the c hil<; main in th« car after lb utility pole south: of here, m Patterson and-«jComp«$j the car before the wire, top Young Michael ;w4 £Ta£§ linemen woo cut oK the. poj :*« ft- •

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