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Vol. 88—No. 184 Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, August 6, 1957—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy M Carroll J Q Single Esch Evening for 38 Centi Per Week Copy Budget Public Congress May Limit Interest On FHA Loans Monetary Policies of Administration Draw Fire of Democrats WASHINGTON iff! - A rise in FHA interest rates, the second in eight months, brpught talk Tuesday of congressional action to limit any further increases. The Federal Housing Administration made effective Tuesday an increase from 5 to 5*4 per cent in the maximum interest rate on home mortgages it insures. The rate was boosted last December from 4Vi to 5 per cent. Along with the higher rate, FHA also announced Monday lower down payments on homes financed with government - backed mortgages. The biggest reduction applies to houses in the $10,OO0-$25,- 000 class. Lowering of FHA down payment was greeted generally with approval in Congress. But the interest boost immediately drew the fire of Democrats who have been critical of administration monetary policies. Rcstudy Whole Program Rep. Rains (D-Ala), chairman of the Housing subcommittee of the House, said "Congress must restudy the whole FHA program." He raised the possibility he would seek to fix a lower FHA rate ceiling. "It may well be," he declared, "that we will have to enact legislation placing some sort of reasonable limit on FHA interest rates to stop the present administration's mania for continually rising interest rates." Rains said "apparently this administration cannot take any action in the financial field which does not benefit the big banking interests in some way," and added: • "I am sure the Congress in no way intended that the reduced down pay mejjJ^oa-«*EHA--loans.; would be coupled'with a higher interest rate." 0 New Legislation Congress in past housing legislation gave the federal housing administrator authority to raise the interest rate to as much as six per cent. New legislation would be required to lower or raise this ceiling. Rep. Patman (D-Tex), chairman of the Senate-House Economic Committee, said FHA's action was part of a trend toward higher interest costs by the Eisenhower administration. ..j , "They are making a mistake by increasing interest rates which enter into the whole pattern of increasing costs and increasing inflation," he declared, Patman said the FHA rate hike would be a factor in cost-of-living hearings scheduled for this fall by his committee. Higher Rate Necessary On the other hand. Republicans agreed with FHA that. a higher rate was necessary to keep FHA mortgage loans competitive with other financing demands in the current tight money market. Rep. Halleck of Indiana, assist- FHA ........ .See Page 7 Lester Glover County Board Reduces '58 Budget by $18,000 An $18,000 reduction of the proposed Carroll County budget estimate and a 37-hiindredths reduction in the millage rate was approved by the Board of Supervisors here Monday Gov, Glovfer Of Ottumwa Visits Rotary "If we promote understanding and good will at home, among all our people, we will be more suc- cesseful in promoting understanding and' peace abroad," Lester Glover of Ottumwa, governor of District 600 of Rotary International, said Monday night during his first official visit to the Carroll club. Mr. Glover, an automobile dealer for 38 years and past president of the Ottumwa club, is making official visits to the 50 clubs in District 600 which have a combined membership of nearly 3,000 business and professional men. Common Ground "With fellowship and service.to others as its keynote, Rotary provides a common ground for 446,000 business and professional executives throughout the free world, regardless of differing nationalities, political and religious beliefs," he said. "All clubs are based on the same general objectives," he said— "developing better understanding and fellowship among business and professional men. promoting com-j munity betterment, raising the Standards of businesses and professions, and fostering the advancement of good will, understanding and peace among all peoples of the world." At the conclusion of his talk, Gov. Glover showed a sound film on the process of electing a Rotarian. Mr. Glover, who succeeds Wallace E. Barron of Ames, was elected governor for the 1957-1958 year at Rotary's 48th annual convention at Lucerne, Switzerland, in May, He is one of 259 district governors supervising the activities of more than 9,500 Rotary clubs in 102 counties. The district governor addressed the club meeting following a conference with Dr. L. B, Westendorf, president, and Wilbert L. Reitz, secretary. After the general meeting, he conducted a club assembly where club organization, finances and service projects were discussed. • Mr. Glover praised the local of- Gov. Glover .... See Page 7 No Objectors To Reduced City Budget No changes were made in the proposed city budget estimate of $188,073 for the fiscal year 1958 when the Carroll city council adopted the budget here Monday night. The city budget represents a tax reduction of $21,829 for 195B. That amounts to savings of $2.10 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to Carroll taxpayers. There were no oral or written objections when the council adopted the budget at a public hearing in city hall Monday night. Reduce Park Funds Cuts in the budget from a year ago were made by reducing the park funds from $30,000 to $20,000; municipal enterprises fund, including cemetery and library, from $11,552 to $9,173; recreation from $26,000 to $21,000; street lights from $20,000 to $10,000; debt service fund from $27,850 to $23,500 and trust and agency funds from $6,500 to $6,400. The millage rate for the reduced city budget will be 20.09 for next year's city government operating costs compared to 22.19 for this year's city government expenditures. Approve Sub-Division In other council action, approval was given for sub-division of a part of the Schroeder Second Addition into lots. The land is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Badding and by Charles Duffy. The council also accepted a street, known as Sunset The amount necessary to be raised by taxation for the next fiscal year was set at $666,830 at the public hearing held in the courthouse Monday. That represented an over-all increase of $20,620 from the budget a year ago as county officials sought to hold the line against rising tax costs for necessary services The decrease of $18,000 was accomplished by a reduction of the allocation for emergency funds from $20,000 to $12,000 and by use of the present balance in State Institution funds with a subsequent reduction from $60,000 to $50,000 in that category. First Lady in Hospital for An Operation Surgery for Benign Condition Reported Successful, Not Serious WASHINGTON Wt - Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower underwent an operation Tuesday for a "Be nign" condition. The White House said the operation was "not serious." The First Lady. 60. was report? ed to be in "good condition" following the surgery. i The operation was performed at This results m a tax of $14.12. Waller Reed Hospital by an Army on each $1,000' of assessed valua tion compared to the estimated $14.49 on the estimate proposed on July 19," Edward I, Murphy, county auditor, said Tuesday. On the original budget estimate, the bulk of the increase had been earmarked for an 11.8 per cent increase in funds for state institutions; $10,000 for a state cattle testing program, and an estimated $15,000 increase in the poor Gynecologist. Dr. Humbert L. Riva. Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said Mrs. Eisenhower entered the operating room about 8 a.m. and the surgery was concluded two hours later, While the operation was in progress, the President was meeting ^ _ ^ at the White House with Republi- fundrPrior'7o "the reduction'"^ can congressional leaders, funds for operating state institu- lk * p,a1n ^ 1 v ' slt „. tions, an estimated $7,800 increase The President talked to Mrs. Ei- had been proposed in that cate- senhower by telephone Monday gory in the budget estimate. n '8 ht and a 8 ain Tuesday morning There were no objections reported at the official budget hearing, Murphy said. PUT TO TEST . . . The first court lest of a new city segregation law came in Montgomery, Ala., as Johnnie Colvin, 24, and his wife, Mae Hattie, 22, Negroes, went on trial for using a White park. The new ordinance makes it illegal for Whites or Negroes to enter or use, in any way, public parks, pools or other recreation areas, except those assigned to the respective races. Here, Negroes, standing outside the courtroom where the Colvin's hearing took place, peer curiously through the door. (NEA Telephoto) Nab Man Wanted Two Yeats for Extortion Group Backs New Highway Near Neola By DWIGHT MCCORMACK AMES tffs—Rep. W. E. Darrington (R-Persia) urged the Iowa Highway Commission Tuesday to "stick with your guns" in the decision to give priority to a new leg of Interstate Highway 6 from near Neola to Loveland. Drive, in the sub-division. Thtf new* 1 ~ '"TWHhgtonT who spoke for four lots will be located between High way 71 and Harriet Avenue and north of 15th street. Rejection of a proposal to rent the George Smith Thomas building, across from the Post Office, as public rest room facilities was voted by the council. Continuing investigation by the council of other locations was made part of the motion of rejection. An increase in the comprehensive liability policy held by the city was voted. The coverage was raised from $10,000 to $25,000 on each person and from $20,000 to $50,000 on each accident. A class B beer license was renewed for the Uptown Club. Fr. Lenx Returns From South America The Rev. Leo Lenz, superintendent of Kuemper High School, who has been on a five-week South American cruise, docked in New York Monday and will return to Carroll August 10, according to information received in the school office, Fr. Lenz left Carroll June 20 and sailed from New York June 27 on- the SS. Brazil. The Weather Five Report for Induction Today Five Carroll county men reported for induction into the armed forces Tuesday. They were: Donald G. Stroh, Gordon O. Mobley and John C. Grote, Carroll; Jer ome E. Frohlich, Omaha; and Gerald J. Rettenmaier, Breda. They were ordered to report at 8:15 a.m. at the Hotel Burke in Carroll and left on the 8:30 a.m. bus for the induction station at Omaha, Neb. The August call brings to 584 the number of men inducted from Carroll C o un t y since September of 1950. Moose to Sponsor Hillbilly Jamboree Here on August 29 Final arrangements have been made for the Loyal Order of Moose to present. Ramblin Tommy Scott and his Smokey Mountain Jamboree at the Carroll High School auditorium Aug. 29. The well-known hillbilly show from Nashville, Tenn., will bring 10 carloads of stars to Carroll. Featured will be Rudy Preston, the second Elvis Presley; also Smilin Bb-Bo, the Georgia Hep Cat, and the country's youngest rock and roller, Scottx Lee, three years old, backed by the National Rock and Roll Band. Missouri Valley businessmen, said they wanted the commission to "know how we feel, and a lot of others agree with us." Bluffs Delegation The commission schedule called for a Council Bluffs delegation headed by John Duncan of the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce transportation committee to again bring up Tuesday afternoon its side of an argument regarding relocation of the highway. The Council Bluffs people want the commission to give priority to an alternate diagonal leg on No. 6 from Neola to Council Bluffs. Although the commission has decided to build the Neola-Loveland section first, there has been a running argument on the matter in recent weeks. Laid Out Fairly before her operation. Hagerty said the President would visit her Tues day afternoon. Hagerty said he was not able to! describe the actual nature of the operation beyond saying it was for a "benign" condition and that it was not a tumor. Hagerty said it has been known for "quite a little time" that the First Lady would require surgery. He added that it was not an emergency operation and that Mrs. Eisenhower had not been in pain. Son with Mamie Her son, Maj. John S. Eisenhower, and his wife, spent most of Monday evening with the First Lady at the hospital. Hagerty read newsmen the following announcement just as "the meeting of the President and the congressional leaders was breaking up: "Mrs. Eisenhower entered Walter Reed Army Hospital yesterday. "This morning she underwent an operation for a benign condition. "The operation, performed by Dr. Humbert L. Riva (Col., Medical Corps) was successful. "Mrs. Eisenhower's condition is good." Returns from Denver Mrs. Eisenhower returned Saturday from a week's visit to Denver. She appeared to reporters there to be feeling well, but was accompanied on the trip by the White House physician, Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder. In Denver she took part in a ceremony dedicating the new Mamie Doud Eisenhower Park. The ceremony was cut short in order to CHICAGO MV- Police said a man who made a series of annoying telephone calls to wives of prominent Chicagoans over" a period of two years was arrested Monday night as he made an extortion call to a society matron. Robert Mittleman, 32, was seized in a tavern after police equipped with walkie-talkies traced a call to Mrs. William Wood Prince, wife of the vice Expect Some Changes for Rights Bill WASHINGTON itf - SenfTfn6w~ land (R-Calif) predicted after a White House conference with President Eisenhower Tuesday that Congress will change the Senate's civil rights bill before passing it finally. Knowland, the Senate Republican leader, told reporters the "general feeling is that the bill is .not in satisfactory form at the present time." House Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts, speaking with newsmen separately after GOP congressional leaders had held a weekly conference with Eisenhower, said of the civil rights bill: "It is unacceptable to the President in the form it is now in. He intimated strongly that it doesn't Rights Bill ..... See Page 7 Darrington said he thought the; save the physical strain on Mrs. BOUDREAU REPLACED CHICAGO!* — Lou Boudreau was replaced Tuesday as manager of the Kansas City Athletics by Harry Craft, a coach with the American League club. City Safety, Traffic Control Will Be Analyzed Aug. 12 CARROLL FORECAST Generally fair and warmer through Wednesday. Low Tuesday night in lower 60s. High Wednesday low 90s. IOWA , FORECAST Generally fair and warmer through Wednesday. Low Tuesday night 55-65. High *Wednesday upper 80s to lower 90s Further outlook— Thursday partly cloudy with scattered showers. . The Weather In Carroll (Dally Temperature* Courtesy Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high —:—80 Yesterday's low : — -.-..49 At 7 a.m, today —, ;—74 At 10 a.m. today : 75 Weather A Year Ago— It was mostly cloudy a year; ago today, with temperatures ranging from 07 to 78.; Mayor A. N. Neu announced Tuesday that Carroll will receive on .August 12 from National Safety Council a comprehensive analysis of Its safety and traffic control program. , ', The 1 analysis Will be presented to a meeting of city officials, civic leaders and interested citizens by Frank B, Ulish of the Iowa Department of Public Satety, It will evaluate all phases of the city's program, covering accident records, traffic, engineering, police traffic supervision, traffic courts, school safety, public safety education, and safety organizationr-the general administration A oti the ••; city-wide traffic safety effort. i Mayor A. N. Neu said the analysis is organized to reflect-the best, thinling and, experience to da^-ol acwdonlf prevention, and is especially adapted to the characteristics and. needs of Carroll. He urged that ell interested citizens, as well as officials with traffic 'responsibilities, attend the analysis meeting, saying, "Public support T- citizen participation — is the key to success in our safety effort." ' The analysis is. part of a statewide program offered by the Iowa Department of Public Safety in. cooperation with thf» National Safety Council. The inventory representative for Carroll is Al Bruning, chief of police. commission had laid'out the Neola Loveland leg fairly. He said U.S. 75 from Council Bluffs to Sioux City is being improved "and the people all up the line don't want any change" on the Neola-Loveland priority. "We have no quarrel with Council Bluff s", Darrington said, "Sometime in the future there will be a need for a wider and better road in the Neola-Council Bluffs area. U.S. 30 Loaded "But U.S. Highway 30 is heavily loaded. When the Neola-Loveland leg is completed, there will only be a jog of four miles south from No. 30 to No. 6 so eastbound No. 30 traffic can get on this (Neola- Loveland) road. "Because of this benefit we would object to any change in the priorities of the alternate routes; Some people say if the Neola-Council Bluffs leg is built first, the Neola-Loveland leg might not be built." Commission Chairman Chris Larsen of Sioux City expressed to the delegation the appreciation of the commission. He commented "this issue has been before us a couple of times. We thought we did right. The Highway 30 situation is one of the reasons the Neola- Loveland leg was chosen for priority." Eisenhower on an extremely hot day. Eisenhower himself has said Mrs. Eisenhower's health is not as robust as might be wished and she had led a somewhat less active life in the White House than have most first ladies. At various times she has rested in bed for several days. PLAN K. C. PICNIC Fourth degree Knights of Columbus discussed plans for their annual picnic at a meeting Monday night in .K of C Hall. - The picnic' will be held in the Graham Park shelterhouje Sunday, Sep temper 8. J, M Wiederhold and John Hannasch are in charge of arrangements, ' 4 BEGINS TRAINING FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo— Army Pvt. Melvin P. Thielen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Thielen, Manning, la., recently began six months of active military training under the Reserve Forces Act program at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Thielen is receiving eight weeks of basic combat training, which will be followed by advanced individual and unit training. After completion of the six-month tour, he wUl spend the remainder of his military service with a local Army Reserve or National Guard unit. lowan Proposes Bill To Take Capitol Page Boys Out of Politics WASHINGTON W-Rep. Schwengel (R-Iowa> wants Congress to take the Capitol page boys out of politics. . He introduced a bill to that effect Monday. The bill would give each member of Congress an opportunity to appoint a page. The patronage committee of the majority party now appoints the pages. And for 23 of the past 27 years Congress has been controlled by the Democrats. Schwengel said that as a result, Republican Iowa hasn't had marfy pages during that time and "the district 1 represent has not named one." No Accidents in 43 Years But Offers to Turn in His License COUNCIL BLUFFS 1*1—Deputy Sheriff Ezra Todd could hardly believe what he heard when a man offered him his driver's license Monday. "I've driven for 43 years and never had an accident," W. W. Clatterbuck told the surprised deputy. . "But I know my reflexes aren't what they used to be." He said, "There are enough bad drivers on the road, I don't want to be another one." The deputy noted, Clatterbuck's license and said he didn't have to turn it in—"just don't drive the next four days." Clatterbuck's license expires Friday—his 76th birthday. chairman of Armour and Co. and head of Union Stockyards Co. He was not immediately charged. Police said an intensive manhunt had been under way for more than a year but the caller previ; ously eluded arrest by seldom spending more than a few minutes on the phone each time preventing a trace of the call. Asked for Dates Sometimes the caller demanded money, sometimes he made obscene remarks and frequently. he asked the women for dates which he never kept, police reported. Teams of detectives were assigned to work with the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. after Prince complained to police more than a year ago. On July 16, police said, Mittleman demanded $25,000 from Mrs. Prince and threatened to slash her if she refused. He called six times since then and was arrested Monday night as he asked for $500. Split-Second Timing The arrest was made in a liquor store phone booth through split-second timing by police and telephone workers. The origin of the calls had been narrowed to an area on the South Side where teams of detectives patrolled with walkie-talkies. They sped to the liquor store when the phone company—which had rigged a direct line to the Prince home on the Northwest Side—reported another annoying call. Mittleman, a 6-foot, 6-inch tube sprayer for the National Video Corp., told officers he made the calls "just for kicks." Police said Mittleman described himself as an avid newspaper reader—always starting with the society pages. He selected persons to call from articles in the papers. He said recipients of his calls included the wives of Paul Schulze, Schulze and Burche Biscuit Co. executive, James Braun, head of the Murine Co., Joel Goldblatt, executive of Goldblatt Bros, department stores, Victor Nemeroff, head of H&B American Machine Co., and several suburban North Shore housewives who recently had been assaulted by a knife- wielding assailant. Detective John Tyndall said Mittleman said when seized: ' "I'm glad you caught me. 1 need help." Forney Gives Annual Report To Directors Most Serious Problem Faced in Equipment For Science Department A budget of $294,855 for operation of Carroll Public Schools next year received final approval of the board of education at a public hearing in the high school building, Monday night. No objectors appeared to register protests or suggestions of any kind. The budget provides $284,355 for general expenses and $10,500 for payment of'indebtedness on school buildings. It will necessitate an estimated tax increase of abouttS per cent, or less than one mill. Supt. W. Paul Forney's annual report was submitted and the subject of a public junior college in Carroll again was discussed. The contract of Marilyn Fuller of Corning to teach girls' physical education was approved by the board and the assignment of two student teachers to the high school faculty was reported by Supt. Forney. The two student helpers are Carol Hopper of Sioux City, who will teach English, and Robert Sayre of Scranton who will assist in the mathematics department. Both are from Iowa State College, Ames. They will be hero for the first nine weeks of the new school year. Serious Problem Probably the "most serious problem" faced by the school in regard to plant facilities, according to Mr. Forney's report, is in the science department. He said that the present physics, chemistry and biology room is poorly arranged and the tables are- antiquated. Storage space for all science supplies and equipment is inadequate. The room in which general science is taught is "really not a science room and has no provision for water, gas, or sewage, or no laboratory tables." "This whole department needs a complete remodeling and modernizing," he said. "It is certain to come in for criticism by any impartial committee considering the Community College." Mr. Forney said the junior high facilities also are overcrowded with only one section per grade in seventh and eighth. , Gifted Children Tests have located "several distinctly gifted children" in the public schools, Mr. Forney said, and Steps have been taken to give them special attention. Teachers of these children have been given help by Martin Tonn, county supervisor of special education. A limited guidance program was started in high school during the past year, according to the report. In addition to the regular guidance services of Career Day and College Day, 15 aptitude tests were given. Average daily attendance last Forney .See Page 7 Iowa Town at 'War' Over New Anti-Loitering Law Approve Project at Sioux City Airport WASHINGTON W> — A fund of $1,061,000 for military aid program construction at the Sioux City Municipal Airport, site of the Sioux City Air Force Base, was included Tuesday in a list of project funds approved by the House Appropriations Committee. Other construction funds approved by the committee included $758,000 for the Savanna, 111., ordnance depot, $23,821,000 for Richard Bond Air Force Base in Wisconsin. $10,700,000 for Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb., and $848,000 for the Lincoln, Neb., Air force Base, CENTER POINT ui —A small "war" appeared to be brewing in this east central Iowa town Tuesday over a new anti-loitering ordinance that has the townspeople split pro and con. The ordinance provides that no person shall be on the streets after business hours without a reason for being there. And Monday night, Bud Broxey, who became town marshal a week ago, said he was beaten when he tried to question a local speeder in the latest of a series of troubles. Broxey said that since he became marshal in place of Bill Ross, his wife has beep threatened over the telephone, his boat was sunk and subsequently stolen. Most of the trouble appeared to Stem from an attempt to crack down on what town leaders call "an increase in the number of disturbances." About two months ago, Mayor H. W. Holman resigned, charging he didn't have the cooperation of the City Council. His successor, Leonard Woods and the Council passed, the anti-loitering ordinance and began a general crackdown on offenders. Ross then resigned. Broxey said about 30 townspeople were ticketed Saturday night for anti-lcitering violations. In court here Monday, about 10 of the alleged violators asked for a change in venue. Mayor Woods said, "This will be a test in whether the crackdown will work." Several ministers Sunday asked citizens from the pulpit to join the mayor and City Council "to restore order" in Center Point. A Council meeting was scheduled for Tuesday night to try to "iron out" problems, officials said. The mayor and Council contend that most of the approximately M0 citizens of Center Point are behind them, . - Award Contract* To Giidden RE A GLIDDEN — The five-year contract, submitted last week to the city of Giidden by the Glidcjen REA, was accepted by unanimous vote of the city council at a meeting in city hall Monday night, subject to approval by the Rural Electrification Administration at Washington, D. C. The new contract provides a lower wholesale rate and carries a guarantee that the Giidden REA, will maintain its present plant in operable condition or provide in lieu, thereof at least two routes for the delivery of electrical energy; The contract was submitted on request of the city council follow* Ing a recent election in which .voters of the city rejected a contract of the Iowa Electric Light and Power Company, Cedar Rapids, ; 199 to 191. It is signed by Elmer Mohr, president of the REA, and Wayne Hagan, secretary, and is In the general form proposed orally, some weeks ago 4 Tom Conner, manager of the Giidden REA, said Tuesday that no changes in local administration: policies are contemplated and that, if the contract is approved in Washington, service will continue as usual under the new terms. ' Mrs. Krogh Buys Simon Avenue Hojnjfl Mrs. Clara Krogh, Who "hal 1 been living in an apartment North Clark Street. - has feoi from John Bedford, the residence;; at m Simon Avenue> Mrs. " m Is presently at the hojnelc son and daughtex-ta'lAw ^Mj Mrs. Ted Krpgh, while recu, ing from major surgery,,.

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