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August 8, 1957

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 3

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Commission Hiring Policy To Stoy Same AMES (#1— Hiring of persons on a' political basis for jobs in the maintenance department of the Iowa Highway Commission remained a moot question Thursday. Members of the commission split on party lines after a discussion at Wednesday's meeting and a motion to abolish. a so- called "spoils system" of handing out jobs failed on a 2-2 tie vote. The two new Democratic members of the commission supported the,, motion, offered by Commissioner Robert Brice of Waterloo. His Democratic colleague, Com missioner Cecil Malone of Atlantic sided with l.'.m. Republican Commissioners Russell Lundy of Des Moines and Chairman Chris Larsen of Sioux City, voted against the motion The third Republican on the five man body, Commissioner Robert K. Beck of Centerville, was absent. Hits System Brice said of the present system of clearing persons for main tenance jobs: "I don't think it is right or just or should be done But Lundy said the Democrats started it when they controlled the state government in the 1930s. He added he is willing to change it when the Democrats change it at the Tax Commission and the Liq uor Control Commission which they now control. What brought up the subject was the effort of Mrs. Betty Billingsley to get a full time stenographic job in the office of District Engineer Walter C. Brown at Council Bluffs. She is Democratic county vice chairman in Pottawattamie Only Kremlin Knows Whether It Kept Russia from Attacking— Giant B-36 Bombers No More, aviations Most Controver man County and has been working part j service time. Malone said that B. C. Conlon, assistant maintenance engineer, TWEAKS LION'S TAIL .... Brtish Lord Altrlncham, above, may, be lucky to escape* with his hide. Two peers suggested he be "shot" after he touched off a wordy squabble by describing Queen Elizabeth'* speaking style as "frankly a pain in the neck." Despite the uproar caused by his magazine article, Altrlncham is sticking to his guns. Bernard Perrys Move from Carroll To Ralston Vicinity (Times Herald ?»>w» Service) RALSTON — Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Perry and son, Charles, have moved from 1108 North Court Street, Carroll, to the Dannen tenant house north and west of Ralston on old Highway 30 vacated March 1 by the Philip Goldings. Mr. Perry is a seed sales- Their son is just out of the told him Mrs. Billingsley would have to get clearance from Republican County Chairman Wiley King and prospects of that are slim. The commission employes about 1,460 maintenance workers, or an average of 15 to a county. Under the traditional system, applicants for jobs are supposed to have political clearance. Butler Disagrees Chief Highway Engineer John Butter said politics has never en-i tered into hiring persons for stenographic jobs but Malone argued it "apparently applies in Council Bluffs." Malone also said politics applies to rodmen and other jobs in Cass County but highway officials disputed this. Butter said Rex Weddle. Knoxville Democrat, was hired sometime ago as a right-of-way buyer for the commission and politics never entered it. Lundy said he supported a civil service bill before the 1957 Legislature. It died in the Republican- controlled Senate. Lundy added that during six years of Democratic control in the 30s all highway workers employed in Polk County were Democrats, INJURES FOOT (Time* Herald New* Service) MANNING - Robert BoeU is in the Manning hospital after receiving a badly gashr-d foot in a power lawn mower accident at his home. THREE NECESSITIES Michigan's ordinance of 1787, taken from the Articles of Cpnfed eration of the Continental Con gress, states three necessary things for good government — religion, morality and .knowledge. Mr. and Mrs. Deane Linn and children of Webster City were weekend visitors in the B 1 a i n e Wever. home, attending a high school class reunion at Glidden Sunday. The Ralston Birthday Club had a'coffee Friday morning in the Phoebe Patrick home, honoring Darlene Dickinson. Attending with the guest of honor were Mesdames Joy Gregory, Mary Ann Gregory, Evelyn Gregory, Phoebe Patrick,* Kathryn Henning, Opal Bedford, Delores Burkett and Dorothy Blackley. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hobbs and Connie were Sunday evening supper guests in the Cecil Hunt home at Ames. Gloria, who had spent the week in the Sammy Boone home in Des Moines and in the Cecil Hunt home with her sisters, accompanied her parents home. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Emmeck and Joan of Altoona were Sunday afternoon visitors in the parental Henry Emmeck home. Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Wheeler of Auburn, Neb., were overnight visitors in the home of her mother, Mrs. Emma Blackley. They left Saturday morning for Milwaukee, Wis., for a few days' visit in the home of Mrs. Wheeler's brother- iri-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lederer. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Jordan, Dennis, Barbara and Carolyn of Omaha were over Saturday night visitors in the Henry Jordan home. Sunday all had a picnic dinner in the park at Jefferson. Mr. and Mrs. Don Jordan of Jefferson were also in the .group. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jordan of Des Moines and Mrs. Annis. Jordan of Ralston were Sunday visitors in the Harvey Jordan home at Scranton. - By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent CARS WELL AIR FORCE BASE, Tex. - (NEA) — Several weeks ago a repainted, face-lifted, giant B-36 bomber was,rolled out Of the big Convair Ft. Worth plant on the other side of this field. It was duly turned over to Brig. Gen. Nils Ohman, Commander of the 19th Air Division, based here. A small group of Convair executives and Air Force officers assembled for the event. Some expressed relief at the significance of the occasion. Some expressed regret. Last Work This was the last work the Con­ vair plant would ever do on any B-36. The last new one was deliv ered Aug. 14, 1954. The older ones we-already being torn apart for salvage. Within five years this last refurbished job will suffer the same fate. Ten years ago this summer the first lumbering, incredibly large B-36 came off the production line. The decade after that saw the,big bomber become the most controversial flyin' machine in the history of aviation. The B-36 caused a bitter feud between the Air Force and Navy which erupted into a sensational Congressional investigation in August of 1949. They called in "the revolt of the admirals." Top Navy brass became terrified that the enormous cost of the B-36 program and the plane's ability to span oceans spelled doom for the seagoiru? force. A brilliant, dedicated captain, Arleigh Burke, organized a super- secret group called "Op 23" to get the B -36 scuttled. Radford Key Man Another brilliant officer, Adm. Arthur Radford, was also a key man in this effort. Burke today is Chief of Naval Operations. Radford recently left the post of, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of j Staff. But a third key Navy man, | Capt. John Crommelin, did not J fare so well. J He passed derogatory informa-! tion on the B-36 and on defense! policies generally to newsmen in] a dark Washington alley and end-1 ed up relieved of active duty. ! Gen. Omar Bradley called the Navy brass a crew of "Fancy Dans." President Truman, in desperation, called in Gen. Eisenhower to help straighten things out in the Pentagon. Today you can still get a good argument with an admiral or Air Force general on the contribution which the B-36 made to America's defense. There are military experts —'in the majority — who claim that the existence of a plane able to deliver a 10,000 pound load of nuclear weapons to targets more than 5,000 miles away and return nonstop kept Russia from declaring war on the U. S. Critics point out that the plane j was never used to drop a bomb j in anger and that proof of its j worthlessness was the failure of j the Air Force to use it during the j Korean fighting. 1 Cost Over Billion * I The total cost of the B-36 fleet comes to more than a billion and one-half dollars, the Air Force says. Convair, now a division of General Dynamics Corp., produced 384 B-36s. Fourteen were demolished in crashes which killed 94 men. Some have been converted to photographic reconnaissance planes. A few are built to launch and recover their ewn "parasite" fighter planes. which Strategic Air Command A cargo version o£ the B-36, crews n. ew B . 36s i oadea - wlth Uve called the XC-99, was the biggest nuclear weaPong as oart o{ th „ transport ever buUt. It was just nu ciear weapons as part ot trie declared obsolete and put up for country s instant retaliation con- sale after flying close to one and cept will probably never be re- one-half million miles. On one vealed. It's a staggering figure, flight it carried an unbelievable 50-ton load of cargo. The total n umber of Right up to the recent delivery ! ol the last refurbished B-36 they hours 1 have been improving them. They Tlmts Herald, Carroll, Iowa Thursday, Aug. 8, 1957 first added four jet engines to the six piston, pusher type engines and have been lipping the power of them all ever since. It now flies close to 450 mph. Speed of the first one was about 250 mph. On July 28-30. 1949. a B-36 made its first 10,000 mile non-stop flight carrying a 10,000 pound bomb load Half way, simulating an attack on a distant enemy country. Since then the load carrying limit and range of the B-36 have been extended. • "I guess when you get right down to it the only ones who know if the B-36 kept Russia frort attacking the U. S. are sorrte Cb mies in the Kremlin,' \ t says; f Tom Baker, a B-36 crewihatr'' "But at least we who £ them like them," he add*. - On with the cation'*;, rpg pairs so we'll have no exdiii finding ourselves in a rut err ATTEND TRACTOR SCHOOL (Timet Herald News Service) WESTSIDE — Members of the Boys' 4-H Club of Westside who attended the tractor maintenance school in Denison Thursday and Friday were Paul Schoessler, president: Dennis Wilken, Larry Namanny, Larry Lenz, Robert Meehan, Juhl Petersen and Pick Hugg. Club members who attended the judging workout in Vail Saturday morning were Dick Hugg, Roger Meehan, Paul Schoessler, Dennis Wilken, Juhl Petersen, Dean Gottsch, Dick Peter* and Bob Peters. Marco Polo* and his party made their journey to China by land. ' {Advertisement)' ' FOR ATHLETES FOOT Vie T-4-L for 3 to 5 days. Wtleh the eld tainted skin slough •H leaving healthy, hardy ikm. If not pleated with powerful, In* lUnt'drylng T«4<L, your 40c back •t, eny drug store. Today at H. C. Rawhauser Drug. ANNOUNCEMENT Leo H. Kuker, M.D., announces the partnership association of Paul TV Cowley, M.D., in the practice of General Surgery and Internal Medicine. J. Offices Located at 117 West 7th St. Carroll, Iowa Leo H. Kuker, M.D., F.A.C.S., FJ.C.S. Diplomat American Board of Surgery General Stfrgery, Traumatie Surgery ^Fracture* arjd Consultation Paul f Cowley, MD. Internal Medicine ' . ; , Diagnosis and Consultation Office Hturst 8 a. m. to J p. m. — Heme Calls and Imenjeneles Day or Night *—. 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