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Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 7, 1957
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Iowa's Hoegh inherits Public Apathy— Best Civil Defense Underground, Says Peterson/ Retiring Chief 6 By.DOUGLAS LARSEN ] NEA Staff Correspondent ' WASHINGTON - (NEAl - The! secret of a successful, realistic j dvU defense for the U. S. lies bur- i ied beneath the surface of the j earth. ., I This is the conviction of Val Peterson, the energetic, able Feder -j al Civil Defensp. Administrator j who has left to become new U.S.; Ambassador to Denmark. He refers to the need for undergound shelters. \ His successor in the job, which; the average citizen probably rates as the most hopeless position in the federal government, is Leo A. Hoegh, former Republican Governor of Iowa. A recent University of Michigan study has just revealed that only 20 per cent of the ptople would respond to a real air raid alarm, the rest not knowing, what it was about, or not believing it, for example. In spite of, overwhelming public apathy to civil defense, Peterson has ended four and a half years in the job amazingly cheerful and optimistic about the future of CD. Long Range Goals His recefit speeches to public groups and stole officials show this feeling. He also reveals the long-range CD gosls which emerged during his tenure and which the agency has now set for the U.S. "As long as there Is a need for a big military organization there is obviously a need for civil defense, so you start from there," he declares. "The next assumption is that the U.S. and a potential enemy are headed for a relative balance in the ability to' exchange initial death-dealing hlows to each other. When this happens the country ercise, Operation Alert, resulted in an estimated casualty toll of SO million U. S. oitueos froth nuclear bombs. Greatest Responsibility Peterson says of this threat to the U. S.: Time* Herald, Carroll, Iowa Wednesday, Aug, 1, 1957 not think it will he that high. Local Codes "You could start by making local building codes call for bomb "Saving civilians from death and shelters in new apartments and injury in a nuclear weapon attack 0 (fj ce buildings,' he said: "Stud- is obviously our greatest responsi -j j es - s how this cost is not too high, bility. And no matter how you i Then you could build dual-purpose analyze this problem you come to; the inevitable conclusion that U.S. citizens need some shelter protection. They hav*> to be ( protected from blast effects as well as from radioactive fall-out. And this is why Peterson has concluded that civil defense, to be effective, must go underground. This matter is now undergoing intensive study by the White House and the National Security Council i with the best civil defense, which ] It will be one of Hocgh's first big | is able to save the most lives and restore order most quickly, is likely to win the war." The recent nationwide FCDA ex- underground shelters. They could be used for all sorts of storage. They could be put, beneath public buildings, churches, schools and used as garages. "Sweden and Norway'are already putting their new industries ( inderground, in mountains and nils. This involves slightly higher initial costs. But it, ends up cheaper through savings on heat and other things." -* • problems. ! Peterson has Yaid that the dis- It has been" said that a shelter j tributfori of mountain's all over program would cost 40 billion dol- the U. S. makes the placement of lars. Peterson has said - he ; doe? 1 new industries underground a practical matter He has admitted and water system equipment. The that It's not practical to move stockpile of these items is now present plants • underground worth 219 million dollars. Other sites. cuts will have to be- made in One of FCDA.s most important'FCDA.^ urograms accomplishments, Peterson says, is creating the machinery for quick mobilization of all federal, state and local government agencies in connection with disasters. "Today every state has a disaster plan," he reports. Guard to take Over In private meetings with governors Peterson said repeatedly that state national guards will eventually probably take over major civil defense activities in an emergency. "In fact, civil defense will probably become the guard's prime responsibility," he told one governor. He added that civilian control of CD during peacetime must be maintained. Hoegh is inheriting a slashed budget of 40 million dollars for the coming year. Peterson originally requested 130 'million. Last year FCDA got 94 million dollars This cut meant, a halt to the stockpiling of medical supplies r.r ... > " i ii u * A u H t I* a VAL PETERSON: about CD's future. An optimist LEO A HOEGH: An inheritance of public apathy. Pays $2.80 for Slapping Critic Of Qyeen's Talk LONDON A doughty 64- year-old today paid $2.80 for slapping the f^ce of the peer who criticized Queen Elizabeth II. Philip Kinghorn Burbidge, an ex-soldier and merchant seaman, pleaded guilty in Bow Street Criminal Court to bopping 33-year-old Lord Altrincham. He was fined one pound—$2.80. Altrincham sent eyebrows and tempers rising last week with an article panning the public speaking, interest and advisers of Queen Elizabeth II. Other'peers muttered dire threats but Burbidge was the first to take physical action in defense of his sovereign. Insulting Behavior Burbidge was accused specific- all of insulting behavior. In fining him, the chief London magistrate, Sir Laurence Dunne, said: "Your action only made a most unsavory episode more squalid. In a case like this, it is the weight ,of public opinion lhat counts, and not making a brawl of it." Burbidge, who said he earned 7 pounds i$19.fi0) as a representative of the ultra-nationalist League of Empire Loyalists, told the judge: . "Such actions are foreign to my nature. Due to the scurrilous attack by Lord Altrincham, I felt it was up to decent Britons to show some sentiment. "What. I feared most was the overseas repercussion and the republication in the American newspapers " Albert Dietzes To Spend Their Vacation on Coast (Time* Her»H New« SITVI**) MANNING - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dietz, accompanied by Mrs. Dietz' brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Paysen, of Wallj' After the one-punch.battle Tues Lake, will leave Aug. 12 for a va-iday night outside a broadcasting cation with California relatives, j station, Burbidge had told report- O. E. Pratt spent the forepart I ers of the week on business in South! Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Stribe and family and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fielweber and'family spent Sunday in Ames in the John Pratt home. "I did what Prince Philip wanted to do but couldn't." Just before getting slapped, Altrincham had made a TV appearance in which he defended his criticism of the Queen Decision oil Highway to Be Reviewed AMES 1*1 — Council Bluffs offl. clals had . renewed v hope Wednesday that the Iowa Highway Commission might change its mind abotit the extreme western location of Interstate U. "8. 6 and give priority to a route from Neola through their city A Council Bluffs delegation appeared before the commission Tuesday and obtained a promise that the commission will reconsider a decision made more than a year ago to route the superhighway west from Neola through Loveland. Members of the delegation said after the meeting that they felt better about the matter. Two weeks ago a group clashed before the commission with a delegation from Sioux City who supported the Loveland sector, which provides a connection between interstate routes f> and 75. While the commission agreed to review its decision it gave no indication when a further ruling will be made. Conflicting Claims Both sides had made conflicting claims on which area would best be served in relation to traffic volume, costs and like matters. The commission declined to give the four member* of the Council Bluffs delegation statistics it had compiled on comparative costs and traffic volume. It said Ihe statistics ,had been forwarded to the U S. Bureau ol Public Roads in Washington and it could not release the figures until the bureau reviews them with Congress. The Council Bluffs men told the Loveland route would violate the intent of Congress that federal money for the interstate program should be used to provide direct connections between majoi centers of population. They presented a prepared statement saying that traffic flowing He told the viewers he was through Council n-uffs "constitutes very sorry indeed if I hurt the the largest concentration of vehic- Glynis and Gail Pratt of Ames I feelings of the royal family" and ular traffic m loy/a_ ' said he was really shooting at the! They also contended that the courtiers who advise the Queen! Loveland stretch does not follow are spending two weeks with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Wilhelm, and Mr and Mrs. O.E. Pratt. and write her speeches. FRIGIDAIRE LEADS Value - Economy Service Compare FRIGIDAIRE with any other refrigerator. Dollar for dollar, feature for feature it's your best buy. Super line model pictured here. (T '^ftOl C ; 8 cu. ft. size. Every basic foodT|XTr**' keeping feature. Only txch. Carroll Refrigeration Service West on the Highway Next to Charley's Place s : . Furniture Company The Whole Town Is Talking About How Prices BROADLOOM CARPET are SLASHED to the AUGUST SALE at.... MATT'S In Carroll on Lovely Rich BONE for the congressional intent because they claimed it would not provide Ihe most direct rout" from the Council Bluffs-Omaha arfa to Des Moines and points east. Larsen's Comments Near the close of the discussion Commission Chairman Chris Larsen of Sioux Citv commented: "I don't think the decision of the previous commission was bad. We made our decision over a year ago. Now you want to reconsider and undo that. "We did what we thought was best for the state as a whole. You ask a review of the entire programming. We want to get the program under way while money .is available because costs are increasing. * "You men think I have a selfish position but I am only upholding the decision already made." Frederick Day acted as principal spokesman for the Council Bluffs delegation. Other members were Lewis Rons, John Duncan and Vern Allphin. Day recalled that a delegation from Sioux City charged at the previous meeting that Council Bluffs was acting in the matter as a puppet for Omaha. He said Council Bluffs acts in its own right but that Council Bluffs and Omaha have a common traffic problem. Gulistofi 12-ft. Beige Wool and Viscose Broad loom at a Sale Price Here'* i dense, full bodied carpet, that Rives you everything you demand In a fine carpet at a surprising low price. And you save up to $75.00 In carpeting a 'living room, Wool and viscose carpet at the price of rayon carpet In most stores. An amazing value. 795 Gulistan Wool and Viscose Carpet in Green Here's long wear, rich color, extraordinary beauty, and thick deep pile carpet at a wonderful sale price. Loomed of choice extra heavy wools, blended with viscose to give colorfastness, and extra beauty. Surprising savings for your living room. Sals., ,— 2 Rolls 2-ft, Viscolon Broadloom Here's a closeout buy in a long wearing miracle blend carpet. A scientific blending of rugged man-made fibers at wonderful low price. Looks and feels like deep thick Axminstar carpeting, yet takes unbelievably hard wear, holds its brilliant,' colors. Thick textured pile with every loop twisted and locked In for extra durability. Cholde of green tweed or beige tweed. Bigelow Heavy Wilton Loop Pile Carpet Here's the ultimate in beauty, luxury and. wear. The aristocrat of famous maker broadloom carpet. Luxuriant plush pile is 3-ply wool of wonderftil thickness, cushions every footfall in pure luxury. Exceptionally long wearing, withstands heavy traffic. Tweedy design Intensifies the beauty and assures lasting loveliness. Regular $14.98 sq. yd. Sals. ; . August Sole Leader! 100% Wilton Twist Carpet Reduced! Here's a wonderful family^ carpet, extremely long wearing, ad the fresh colorful design hides footprints, scuff marks, and minimises soli. Loomed of. the world's ilnest extra heavy wools, and only Jhe finest dyes, are used to produce ithls carpet, A long wearing WUton carpet woven ln i a tweed effect. One of James Lees finest carpets. 12 or 1R ft. widths, reg. I13.9S sq. yd. Salt, ,— No Money Down - Up to 36 Months to Pay! MANY MORE FINE CARPET BARGAINS FROM AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS MILLS oimpany aifos&giircv&ii 'ir: jarfi: Eugene Ringlebs Move to Dedham Frorn Cdrrollton (Time* Herald N«w« 8ervle«> DEDHAM - Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ringleb and family of Carrollton have moved into the Mrs. Rose Pietig apartment here. Mr. Ringleb plans to open a garage here soon. Sunday evening dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christensen were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rudolph and Donna Fae, Exira; Mr. and Mrs. Iver Sloth and LeRoy, Vlpla; Mr, and Mrs, Fred GolwiUer and family, Manning; Mr. andMrs. Eugene Ring­ leb arid family and Mr. and Mrs. Aldred Tigges.and children. Tommy Melsheid, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meisheid, accompanied his brother antl sister-in-law, Mr, and Mrs. Ervin Meisheid and baby, to'the- Black Hills where they spent four days vacationing. . Mr. and Mrs. Russell Axman spent Friday night and Saturday fishing at Spirit Lake. , ,Mrs. Alice Heman, returned home from a week's visit in Independence with her son, Ralph, who was ill, She also visited relatives in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids while away. Ralph !s able to be back at work again. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hartl Sr. and family and Mr, and Mrs. Korbl Thalhammer and children held a family picnic Sunday at S wan Lake for Otto Hartl Jr-, who will be concluding his month's furlough in his home here. He will go, to Germany soon to served in tha armed forces. MOVING Local and Nation Wide lHr»«« — Cratini — Packing Ph. Day 2S4U -Ph. NI^M 261? Carroll, Iowa

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