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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 9

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, August 8, 1957
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At 30, He's International Arms Dealer .- By JERRY BENNETT . NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON - INEA) - Armies throughout the world plus thbUsands of American weapons collectors daily train their sights on a 30-year-old Virginia salesman. Youthful Samuel Cummings is In" no danger. Their aim is strictly business. He just happens to have more of what they want than any body else in the United States And that's guns. Cummings is president of The International Armament Corp. of Alexandria, Va. Since he was 24, the young gun merchant has been equipping armies from South America to Western Europe. His sharp business, sense has shot what was once'just a gun collecting hobby into a two million dollars a year business. »Fom his five warehouses on the banks of the Potomac River, Cum« mings supplies governments friendly to the United States with modern firearms ranging from pistols to machine guns. That's just part of the business, though Entire Arsenals He also scoops up entire arsen als of antique, obsolete weapons from these countries. Then he VIRGINIA ARMS MERCHANT Sam Cummings looks over an Italian-made rifle in one of his crowded warehouses. Gun was used in Ethiopian campaign of Wortd War II. Cummings sells them in U. S. to gun cranks and sportsmen. Must Decide Soon on Income Tax Form— '5 Tax Commission May Give Wrst Clue on 9 States government. However, sells these to gun cranks all over j — — s ^"'im' by""b'uying | R eSldetltS of By HARRISON WEBER (Iowa Daily Press Assn. Writer) DES MOINES - The Iowa Tax Commission may provide the first real clue on whether or not there will be a special session of the legislature this year. The commission has to make a decision soon on what type of income tax form will be used next year. At present, the commission is wrestling with the problem of whether to use a long or short form. The tax commission has to draw up specifications and then present them to the State Printing Board, which in turn holds a letting,- "It takes about six to eight weeks after submitting the request to the printing board before they get the forms rolling,* Commissioner Martin Lauterbach (R), Alden, said. Lauterbach. former commission chairman, said a decision on what form will be used should be made by the middle of September in order to meet the deadlines. Other tax officials hope that a decision can be reached before then. If the commission decides to go ahead and print the forms, then it would appear that the governor has decided definitely calling a special session legislature this year. The Democrats with two members on the commission, Chairman Leon Miller, Knoxville, and Emlln Bergeson, Sioux City, are in control and should be in a position to know what Governor Herschel C. Loveless, also a Democrat, intends to do. Republicans lately have been talking about a 3 per cent sales the i ' Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa Thursday, Aug. 8, 1957 sage to the men in the penitentiary with rehabilitation as his principal aim. Loveless turned the matter over to Warden Pertfy A. Lainson. anven at a high rate j>f speed on a Des Moines street last spring. Ruther- said that the resident engineer, who was in charge of the person involved in the incident, has. instructed all of his employees to be extremely cautious while driving. The third report concerned a to A. f. Smiley, assistant'maJfitl^ nance engineer. Ruther stated that ' Smiley ; was in Ames during a letting and W*i „ not in the Ankeny vicinity " "i Nebergail Replacement?,;' Wateriqo Chief of Polio* Hasty Krieg is reported to be Under- coa« fe highway commission car which sideration to succeed R. W t (Doe) Use State Cars i ni 6 i«o.. """"".;;"<;"" ,. ' J ~t »vi ~fl*t& State car dispatcher Walter Ru-j was reportedly traveling 70 miles Nebergail as head of the iOWi. a 5 ther has written Rep. Fowardlan hour while going through An- per ! Reppert (D the United States Cummings' success ability to smell out surplus weapons stores. Government rules prevent him from buying up surplus In the United States. But there's nothing to stop him from obtaining excess stocks of modern guns in other countries. And in many of these foreign warehouses he's found quantities of American-made weapons. After cleaning out one of these storehouses, Cummings is ready to start selling. There's always a buyer. Cummings says some arm secret is his | forei 8 n * ur P lu ' s *}* ca " 'beat the j Wall Lake Take government's price. Also he re- D . B , minds buyers they have to go* Oft 111 Reunions through less red tepe when they deal with him. His deals are popular enough to keep him out of the country for i Gerd B. Gerdes and Mr. and Mrs. about eight months every year.; Henry Bielema and family at- (Tlmei HernUl Nfwi Service) tax, no income tax and cent corporation tax. if such a; o{ action taken ag a result of program were enacted into law. i iries de b p t on th It would, of course,•eliminate the;^ f three t t a £ need for income tax returns. j Reppert in fl , eUer wrlUen to , . .. ! Ruther last July, told of reports of i Archie Moore gasoline being siphoned from a Governor Herschel C. Loveless * ertain t t Cflr The veWcl wag received a tape recording the oth-; , d ,„ David w , ht o{ the ; er day from boxer Archie Moore. iw h lannl departme nt in i The heavyweight boxer exp atned th * gaf J t and traffic divlglon _ Ru .; in the tape that he would like to , her , n hjs , e „ er , 0 R ^ said make tape recordings and have Wrjgh , denipd havi any know ,., hem payed at the state peniten- ed f siphoning gasoline! tiary at Fort Madison. , [r * m , he car Moore, who was knocked out by; The Des Moines representative Floyd Patterson in 1956 in a 1 sa jd he understands that Wright;] heavyweight battle, explained that j has been reassigner" to a new ter- \ he became interested in the proj- j ritory and that he has been in-; ect through correspondence with i gtructed to leave his state car in < an athlete in the prison. j Ames over the weekend and not j Moore said he was in a reform t to drive it to Des Moines. | school as a youth and that he! Reppert also reported that a i against' wanted to deliver a personal mes- i highway car was spotted being bureau of criminal irtveftlgattdft. Des Moines, telling j keny in a 25-mile-an-hour zone.] Nebergail announced last month, 1 That car was said to be assigned' that he will retire Aug. -22. . KNOWLTON'S ... August Furniture Sale SUPER SPECIAL! WALL LAKE Mr. • and Mrs. Jay Shelp On Faculty At Sheldon (Time* Herald N»w» Service) AUBURN - .lay Shelo, son of Girls 4-H Club Of Wesfside Holds Achievement Show (Time. Herald New. Service) WESTSIDE—The All-Star Girls* 4-H Club in Westside held a local Buying, selling and demonstratingj tended the Ohden family reunion; Mr. and Mrs, F. A. Shelp, has j achievement day program Mon- weapons sends him to * Europe Africa, the Far and Middle East and South America. Plenty of Headaches The job is not without its headaches. For one thing the body at Olson Park in Fort Dodge Sun-' si S ned a l ° ^ . rru , L „„ • and speech in the school at Shel- day. There were about 60 pres- don ent. Steven and Linda Gerdes, ' ' , , . , fU A..U..*,, ... , . . _ He is a graduate of the Auburn who had spent a week in the Ger-; high school and a four . year gra d- des home, accompanied them to j ua te of Buena Vista College, demonstrations chosen to repre-; sent the club at the Crawford! County Fair were "How a Well-1 Dressed Bed Should Look" and "Sleepy Time Pals." : A display of projects of the junior and senior divisions was 1 made. They consisted of cushions, cushion covers, dresser scarfs, storage accessories, quill protec- day evening in the Ar-We-Va High ] t 0 rs. furniture, portfolios and pic- School building. Projects and tures. demonstration were under the leadership of Mrs. Howard M. •4 Monarch Garment Bag Hold* up t» menti I sar> Rclnforcvd top Sturdy steel frame' Tear resistant Washable $1.49 VALUI ies are still using guns that were i guards of some South American, Fort Dodge and re t urne d homelStorm Lake. He was recently dis- ..... i nrpsirfnnis have doubts about; with their parents Mr and Mrs .| cha rged from the army after two new in the'last century. (presidents have doubts about Fabulous Deals Cummings. He complains It's in these gun-poor countries; when he's demonstrating a gun that the young weapons merchant I for a Latin American leader, a makes some of his most fabulous | bodyguard's weapon is usually deals. First he sells them new trained on him. guns. At the same time he offers! Then there was the time when to take the ancient arsenals off a boat load of old guns being ship Riohold Gerdes, of Aplington Mr. and Mrs Lloyd Wheeler and sons and Mrs Emma Schon- eboom attended a dinner Sunday at Glidden for Mr and Mrs. Donald Wheeler of Palma, Calif., and their hands. If they say yes. he j ped to Cummings stopped off at a | Mr - .. and Mrs - Johnny Smith and may knock several hundred dol-'; Cuban port. The only trouble was i fam »y of Reno, Nev. Additional lars off the cost of the new guns. 1 ty,a nnr * np«r rehpi tprritorv. i guests were Mr Although it sounds like shotgun business management, actually, the deal brings down profits with; the guns were for American col the accuracy of a high-powered ri-1 lectors and not the rebels. years of service. Frank Gregorys Of Ralston Wed For Fifty Years (lim*. Herald Newt Service) RALSTON - July 31 marked m IUI m u Wt .. c » ul ^v.v^v. „^x,.v. , ... _ .. .... .the 50th anniversary of the wed- Cummings finally convinced themj!" dh Mr " a " d Mrs. Cecil Aikins of| d| of Mr . and Mrs . Frank G reg- - 'Dubuque. Mr. and Mrs Donaldi ory * Because of the ill health of Wheeler called cn Mrs. Emma MrR Gregory, the children were the port was near rebel territory, j « uea .V s wc ' c « nd M . rs - ,?. ddie A lot of people got excited before! B ! m l_ an l Jd f^ ht ^J f Hugg and Mrs. Maynaid Terrell, leaders of the club. Three junior demonstrations were held: "How a Well-Dressed Bed Should Look" by Joan Hugg and Loa Dawn Frank, "Making a Lap Back Pillow" by Donna Petersen and Zoy Kracht,"Crazy Covers" (portfo Marlene Gottsch gave a report' on the year's activities of the club. \ Judges were Mrs. Leroy Schuman and Mrs. Louis Schuman. They were presented with gifts: which were boxed pillows made by '. the senior demonstration team. Attending the achievement project day were members of the lio) by'Sandra Wenzel and Wanda! club, their mothers and several j Jans and one senior demonstra- i 8 liests - tion "Sleepy Time Pals" by Lor-1 Refreshments were served by raine Martins and Doris Dau. The i the junior and senior groups. Stop in this week at Knowlton 's and cash In on the many savings in furniture during their greatest August Furnl. ture Sale. KNOWLTON'S FURNITURE fle. Cummings estimates that 40 j A business like this arouses the Schoneboom Wednesday morning, i una y~ t0 hf)ld open houje {or per cent of his annual two million I interest of a lot of very particular • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Coil and them, but friends in Ralston and gross business is made by selling j people. But the young salesman family picnicked at Ida Grove the surrounding area showered the old weapons to American col-, has grown used to the constant'. Sunday with Mr and Mrs James; them with anniversary greeting lectors. Fifty thousand letters check-ups of the State Depart- Stough and family, Mr. and Mrs. i cards and gifts. They received a pour into his office each year ment, FBI, Treasury and Customs \ A. W. Coil and Bert Fairchild of j television lamp and blankets from from gun cranks. Cummings says; Bureau. j Ida Grove. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight 1 relatives; from friends, an elec- about 90 per cent of these letter writers end up buying. His biggest competitor in the aey gun market is the United Coil and family and Mrs. Fredi trie clock, sheets and pillow cases, A child was born in a taxi iniTilletson of Battl* Creek The oc-jbath towel set, potted plants, sev- Indiana — a nice, bouncing baby casion was in honor of the birth-1 eral bouquets of cut flowers and boy. days of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Coil. \ numerous other gifts. (Alt MM WI.1M MUMU WMtONAT NltlDlNT EARL MAY SEED COMPANY NATION HOME.PLANTING HEADQUARTERS FOR THE SHENANDOAH. IOWA Wit Or TM MttlMW BUTTON-FREE ENCHANTED NIGHTS MATTRESS It's button-free—amooth as a mattreaa can bet Healthfully firm asamattreea thould be! Tested far tao yeart' uae! Excluaive decorator-designed cover, Pre-built borders stand up to extra hard wear. Save now during Sealy'a Golden Sleep Sale! Matching box spring, regularly $69.50,.. $44.50. LIFE A regularly Convenient TtoW * Si MAY GO VP HYBRID CORN HAR^Y NURStRY STOCK r R I P I, F >/l\ I 1 F. P -.6 A R D t H " S FID S tfi AX$>> P 0 V All I Y f ,A KM S f f O $ Carroll, I

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