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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 88—No. 187 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, August 9, 1957—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy in Carroll Each Evening for 3S Cent* Per Week Two Plead Guilty, Sentenced as Russian Spie Union Loser in Milwaukee Building Sole, Probers Told Arraign Master \Kef auver, Blough Battle Russian AgentiOve/- Steel Price Boost In U.S. Court Charges Could Bring Execution of Colonel; Highest Bail Sought NEW YORK (ffi - With all the calmness of a man resigned to fate, accused master Russian spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel was arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court Friday on charges which could bring his execution. A plea of innocent was entered for him by the court. Abel, looking somewhat haggard and disheveled in dress, was held without bail when arraigned before Federal District Judge Matthew T. Abruzzo. The judge inquired whether Abel had obtained a lawyer and Abel said he had not. Asked how long it would take him to get one, Abel replied: Hearing Aug. 13 "I reaUy don't know." Abel said he would like to be given time to secure an attorney before further proceedings and the judge complied. The judge then set a hearing in the case Aug. 13. Abel, alleged to be a colonel of the Soviet secret police, was indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury on charges that he headed a Russian spy ring sending U.S. military and atomic secrets to his homeland. Asst. U.S. Atty. William F. Tompkins, addressing the judge when the matter of possible bail was raised, described the 55-year old Abel as the head "of a elaborate and intricate espionage" ring. Urges Highest Bait He said there was nothing to insure that Abel would appear for trial if released on bond and he urged "the highest possible security" be given to assure the defendant's presence at the trial. Judge Abruzzo pointed out that If the charges against Abel are proven he can be punished by death or imprisonment for any number of years. He said he would hold Abel without bail until Tuesday but that he was going to "leave it open so the attorney (for Abel) can make any argument" he wishes regarding the matter. Abel spent Thursday night in the Federal House of Detention after being flown from Houston, Tex. He had been awaiting deportation as an illegal alien in a detention camp at McAllen, Tex., when indicted by the Brooklyn grand jury as a key Soviet agent. The indictment charges Abel used short-wave radios and microfilms hidden in such devices as hollowed-out coins, pencils, bolls, cuff links and earrings as a means of transmitting information. Short Wave Sets The government says short-wave radio receiving sets were found both in his Brooklyn studio and Abel See Page WASHINGTON i/Pl— Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) and Roger M. Blough, chairman of the board of the U.S. Steel Corp., carried on a running word battle Friday over the effect on living costs of the increase in steel prices. Both Kefauver and Blough found themselves breaking in on the other's questions and answers at the second day of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee's inquiry into the U.S. Women Have Men by Ears: Briton Sheila Morrison Will Teach Third Grade At Davenport Sheila Morrison, who has coin- most i P' ctcc * ner studies at the State University of Iowa. Iowa City, will teach third grade in the Jefferson School at Davenport this year. Miss Morrison received her B. A. degree at the university's summer commencement exercises Wednesday evening. Attending her graduation were her parents. Dr. and Mrs. Roland B. Morrison, and her sister, Mary, with whom she returned here Thursday. She will be home until August 26. when she will leave for Davenport. $6-a-ton steel price boost that went into effect July 1. j Blough Protests j At one point Blough protested that "the way this is going" he didn't think the steel company executives were going to be able to realize their hope of presenting the facts "in an orderly way." Kefauver, chairman of the subcommittee, retorted that Blough was mistaken "if you have the idea that you are just going to present what you want to and not answer questions." Blough replied he was willing to answer questions hut wanted to make a presentation that would enable the subcommittee to understand the industry's problems. "One of the biggest jobs we have is trying to communicate with people," Blough said, adding that "our success in communicating „ with the lawmakers of this country has been almost zero." Sen. Dirksen (R-IU), who aimed some jibes of his own at figures cited by Kefauver said before the hearing was recessed until Saturday morning that "this committee is going nowhere unless it deals with the facts." Kefauver figured that the recent steel price increase of 4 per cent amounted to over 500 million dollars a year and said this additional cost was going to have to be paid by someone. He said Blough had tried to leave the impression that the price boost was "inconsequential." Must Be Related Blough replied that he didn't dis- | pute Kefauver's mathematics, but | he said that while"you can throw these figures around, it doesn't get you anywhere unless you relate them to something." Blough said the price increase amounted to three-tenths of one cent per pound of steel. "If you translate it in terms of ounces," Kefauver replied tartly, "it would be even less than that." But the senator said that steel prices usually are quoted in terms of tons. Blough disputed that, contending they commonly are expressed in pounds. The Weather Sibley Gets 2.55-Inch Rain By The Associated Press A band of showers and thunderstorms pushed across Iowa from the northwest Friday, dumping 2.55 inches of rain at Sibley and more than an inch at several other points. LeMars reported 1.80, Alton J.23 and Estherville 1.00. Other amounts included Sheldon .71, Merrill .64, Maurice .70, Mason City .39, Spencer .25, Sioux City .18, Waterloo .04 and Des Moines and Council Bluffs, traces. The Weather Bureau said the showers were preceding a cool front expected to overspread the state by late Saturday. Lows early Friday ranged from 64 at Lamoni to 74 at Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs had the state high of 93 Thursday. CARROLL FORECAST Mostly cloudy Friday night, low in lower 60s, Saturday partly cloudy, high in lower 80s. i IOWA FORECAST Considerable cloudiness through Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast Friday night and extreme southeast Saturday. Low Friday night 58-63 northwest, 63-70 southeast. Not so warm southeast Saturday, highs 7888. Further outlook—Sunday partly cloudy and mild. FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average near normal Saturday through Wednesday. Normal high temperature is 84*87. Normal low is 59 north to 65 south. Some "cooling during the weekend with generally minor changes thereafter. Scattered thundersbowers Friday night and Saturday and again about Tuesday will average ,2p to .60 inch rain. SURGICAL PATIENT Mrs. George Moore of Council Bluffs, formerly of Carroll, was scheduled for major surgery Friday morning at Jennie Edmondson Hospital, Council Bluffs. She was admitted to the hospital Thursday. Launch Largest Balloon; Expected To Soar 17 Miles MANCHESTER, N.H. <* — The largest balloon ever released in the United States was launched at Grenier Air Force Base Friday. Air Force officials said it eventually will soar 17 miles above the earth's surface. The balloon was the third in a series being released here to gather research data about balloons themselves and also to obtain information useful to meteorologists. Dr. Alvin H. Howell, directing the balloon program for the Air Force research center at Bedford, Mass., described it as the biggest ever. released in this country. He said the balloon will reach a measurement of about 200 feet in diameter when it soars to its maximum celing of 90,000 feet. The balloon rose rapidly and disappeared above the clouds in 30 minutes. Dr. Howell .said the mechanism is "set for five days." By then, he said, the balloon may reach the West Coast—"or at least the Rocky Mountains." Its location will be traced by a signal sent out from a radio in the instrument package which Jiangs below it. LONDON W — A British newsman came up today with the appalled finding that "American womanhood has got American manhood firmly pinned down by the ears." Edward N. Connor, columnist for the Daily Mirror, said he reached that pained conclusion after close observation of the "formidable darlings" during a recent tour of the United States and from talking with American women tourists in London. "All this talk about the 'dominant male' just ceases to be true when you sail past the Statue of Liberty," reported Connor. Growing, Too "The American gal is more pampered, petted and pursued than any other female on earth," the columnist declared. "Not only have they got the poor sucker in a headlock of inextricable moral superiority that will break his neck if he tries to get free, but these Yankee Amazons are growing physically bigger every year. "The average American woman gains an inch in height every 10 years and now is a half head taller than she was 50 years ago. Come the year 2,000 the average honey chile will be topping 6 feet 4 inches in her nylons and looking askance at any Romeo from Dallas, Denver or Des Moines who weighs less than 250 pounds and can get under a six-foot door without stooping." Letting go at the American woman and matters financial, Connor declared: She spends eight billion dollars a year on clothing her nakedness and considers that if she hasn't at least one car she is a cripple and that it-she hasn't a refrigerator, television set and washing machine, she might as well live in a cave. Outlives Husband "She buy's four times as much goods as the man who provides her with the money to do so and —the most fatal-statistic of all- she outlives her husband by an' average of seven years." j Furthermore and moreover, the ] Britisher deposed: "She knows ex- 1 actly what her husband earns and j actually strips cash off him when | he arrives home on pay day. He j exists on an allowance. I Purchased for $80,000, Sold for $115,000 Bought by Firm In Which] Labor Officer Once Was a Partner WASHINGTON 1*1 — A former board member of the old AFL United Auto Workers Union testified Friday the union sold its Milwaukee headquarters building for $80,000 in 1955 only to see it resold a few weeks later for $115,000. Morris Weintraub, now a South Newport. Ky., attorney, said the union sale was to the Badger Realty Co., Milwaukee, in which he said the union's secretary-treasurer, Anthony Doria, once had an interest. Testifying before the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee, Weintraub said that as a board member he never got an explanation of the sale satisfactory to him. Weintraub said Doria never consulted the board in advance about the sale but, when questioned by board members about it, got "out charts and a pointer to try to con vince us the union made a profit.' "1 never could see it," Weintraub said. "But I think when you have Doria up here Monday he'll try to convince you too." $30,000 Mortgage Weintraub said the union received $50,000 plus a $30,000 mortgage. He said he did not know whether the $30,000 mortgage was ever paid off. Weintraub said the owners of Badger Realty Co. were Spiras W. Kallas and Victoria M. Kallas. He said the understood Doria had been a partner in the firm, but that Doria told the board he had left it at the time of the sale. The senators got into the story of the building sale in an incidental way while digging for further information on the relations New York labor racketeer Johnny Dio had with the AFL-UAW, since be- Probc See Page 9 -5 IOWAN LED FROM GUN BATTLE . . . A woman identified by police as Maude Loretta Booth, 22, of Des Moines, Iowa, is led from an Indianapolis hotel by police during a gun battle involving police and Everett Sparks, 30. The gunman went berserk after an assistant bote! manager refused to accept a check as a room payment. Sparks was killed in the battle. (NEA Tetephoto) (STORY: Page 10) Rayburn Urges House to Accept Rights Bill "She believes in 'togetherness' which, in her appalling jargon, means that when the old man comes home limp as a plastic spongebag after belting it at the office, he is expected to play with the kids instantly." "It is a wonder," Connor concluded, "that the race doesn't die out." The Weather In Carroll (Dully T««per»tures Cimrt«»y Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high . — Yesterday's low At 7a.m, today - AV10 a.m. today ~—~- 90 „ 71 ..... 74 85 Weather A Yeai Ago— Skies were partly cloudy a year ago today. Low temperature was 65 s w»d Wgb, M,: 4 Jailbreakers Are Rounded Up KEOKUK <*l — Four prisoners, who escaped from the Lee County jail by removing bricks from the wall of their cell and climbing out between wall paneling early Friday, were captured near Kahoka, Mo., about 20 miles west of here. The four were rounded up about eight hours after they were discovered missing from the jail. Police Captain Louie Atkins identified the escapees as Phillip Meyers, 27, Keokuk, charged with rape and held on $16,000 bond; Robert Hooper, Madill, Mo., charged with car theft; Roy E. Rood, Grand Rapids, Mich., and his brother, Burton, also of Grand Rapids, who were held on a bad check charge. The escape was discovered about 1:30 a.m. by Sheriff Harold Dele- hoyde. The men had removed enough brick from the wall "to fill a pickup truck," Atkins said. Peace officers in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri were alerted to be on the lookout. The escapees were not believed armed. Atkins said. Pope 'Unlikely' To Heed Plea on Race Integration VATICAN CITY (tf-Pope Pius XII is "most unlikely" to heed a plea by a group of New Orleans Catholic laymen that their church halt racial integration, Vatican sources said Friday. These sources pointed out that the head of the Roman Catholic Church has frequently referred to the equality of men, regardless of color. However, there was no available information that he had ever spoken directly upon the subject of segregation. The sharpest criticism ever expressed here agajnst segregation was that of L'Osservatore Romano on Oct. 17, 1955, when it declared that "racial exclusion is a sin against the nature of Catholicism." Vatican sources said that the Vatican newspaper's words doubtlessly reflected, in general, the attitude of the pontiff. L'Osservatore, at the time, was commenting upon the impeding of a Negro priest fiom celebrating mass in a mission near New Orleans. WASHINGTON W-House Speaker Rayburn of Texas called Friday for House acceptance of the Senate civil rights bill. He said, however, that he would be agreeable "if necessary" to a compromise narrowing the controversial jury trial provision. At the same time. House Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts again demanded defeat of the Senate jury trial bill. Martin made public a letter from Deputy Ally. CAMERA. SHY . . • . United Press staff photographer Stanley Tretick (left) snapped this picture of hoodlum Johnny Dio (right) moment! before Dio clipped him on the ear and called him an S.O.B. as Tretick sought to photograph him as he was entering the Senate office building in Washington. (NEA Teteahoto) Ask $160,000 For Crash Injuries DAVENPORT ldV-Two separate petitions have been< filed in U. S. District Court here asking a total $160,000 damages in a highway accident Aug. 25, 1955 near Washington, Iowa. Robert and Arlene Sarnoski of Detroit seek $80,000 apiece from Dale J. Fritz of Washington- as a result of Injuries they alleged to have suffered in the crash. The accident occurred when the Sarnoski car, traveling west on Highway 92, collided with e pickup truck operated-by. Fritz,:, the petitions stated, Anri-Loirering Ordinance Repealed CENTER POINT <AV-Thii Linn County town's anti-loitering ordinance, a source of ill-feeling among some of the townspeople, has been wiped off the books. The Town Council met in special session Thursday night and repealed it. Council members said the reason was that the ordinance had been the cause of some disturbances this week. At the same tim% they announced the town will continue with strict enforcement of other ordinances which can be invoked against persons who disturb the peace or commit traffic violations. Councilmen said the antl-ioiter- ing regulation was aimed at reckless driving and related disturbances when the ordinance was passed several months ago. Thursday night's session of the Council was the second this week. About 100 persons, mostly objectors to the ordinance, attended the first session Tuesday night but the Council met briefly, to transact routine business and adjourned. Residents who favored the ordinance said- they had been kept awake in the past by loud talking, squealing tires and like disturbances. Rescue Perry Man From Canyon Rock GREYBULL, Wyo. MP) - There's no short cut across Shell Canyon in the rugged Big Horn Mountains, an Iowa State College student has found out. So, 24-year-old Jim Wilson of Perry, Iowa, had to be rescued by rope late Thursday. The geology student somehow became stranded on a flat rock in the middle of a canyon stream. He, other students and two professors had been exploring the area Wednesday to determine whether a summer camp could be scheduled there. Wilson parted from the group, planning to rejoin it two hours later. It was 8 a.m. Thursday before he was spotted. He had suffered a twisted knee, bruises and exposure. Dr. Thalmer J. Roy, head of 11 geology students on a summer \ from camp tour, said Wilson was in! good condition and feeling fine. Wilson and a fellow student parted late Wednesday afternoon and planned to meet two hours later. He failed to appear and an air- ground search was launched. He told rescuers that the shortcut he tried to find across the canyon "just wasn't there." Gen. William P. Rogers asserting it would cut in on the authority of all the federal courts. Strengthened Prospects Backstage House moves, meantime, were directed at a compromise solution which would limit jury trials only to,criminal contempt cases involving voting right. Rayburn's stated willingness to accept that solution strengthened its prospects. The House originally passed a bill allowing the Justice Department to move in on court enforcement for civil rights generally. It made no provision for tyiry trials in contempt cases growing out of violations of judges' orders. The Senate cut the Justice Department authorization down to voting rights cases. It also wrote in a requirement for jury trials in criminal contempt cases. Government lawyers'say the language is so broad it would require juries not only in civil rights cases but in contempt actions under a great variety of federal laws including antitrust and labor statutes. Criminal contempt generally covers cases in which a court undertakes to punish for failure to comply with an order, as distinguished from civil contempt in which a person may be jailed until he does comply. Hardly had Rayburn made his position known at a news conference than Martin declared the Senale bill "would defeat the purpose of the President to assure the voting rights of all Americans." 7-Pagu Letter He released a seven-page letter Rogers quoting extensively from legal rulings that the courts are clothed with authority to force obedience through contempt action. He also cited views from federal regulatory agencies like the Atom ic Energy Commission and Securi ties and Exchange Commission holding that a jury trial provision Civil Rights See Page 9 45,000 lowans Inducted in Service in Past Seven Years DES MOINES W-Nearly 45.000 Iowa young men have been called up for military duty since inductions were resumed seven years ago, Stale Selective Service Headquarters said Friday. The induction total of 44,981 is about equal to the population of Council Bluffs as shown in the Inductions since October of last year have been running comparatively low. They range, by month, from 235 in October down to 180 for this month. It wasn't unusual back in 1952 for the monthly quota of ^wans for the armed forces to run from 1,350 to 1,500. Generally speaking, the inductions have decreased last federal census taken in 1950. The Council Bluffs figure then was ! * r « dua »y usini;e tton- The high month in 45,429. Only seven cities in the state had greater population in 1950 than the seven-year total of inductions. They are, besides Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, • Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Sioux City and Waterloo. Also, only U counties had greater population than the induction total. They are Biack Hawk, Cerro Gordo, Clinton, Dubuque, Johnson, Linn, Polk, Pottawattamie, Scott, Wapello and Woodbury. the seven- year period was the quota of 1,500 in January of 1952 The low points were February and April of 1956, with 100 each. Inductions were discontinued after World War II, but resumed in September of 1950, soon after the outbreak of the Korean War. Col. Glenn Bowles, service director, said he,anticipates further declines from the 180 qutoa of this month. This is because of the cutback in the total strength of the Army. 5V2 Years fdh Mrs. S0bIe, Jacob Albam Husband of Mrs. Soble, 3rd Member of Ring, to Be Sentenced Later NEW YORK W-.Iacob Albam, 64, a former Brooklyn tea and spice dealer, and Mrs. Myra Soble, 52, were sentenced to 5Vi years in prison each Friday for spying for the Soviet Union. Her husband, Jack, 54, a third member of the espionage ring, was to be sentenced later. He was not in court. . All three had pleaded guilty. Both Albam and Mrs. Soble appeared shocked when Federal District Judge Richard H. Levet pro* nounced the sentences. Throughout the preliminaries, Mrs. Soble wept softly. Albam had stared nervously at the floor, walls and the ceiling. The reason for not sentencing Soble immediately was not disclosed. Courtroom spectators were tense as Mrs. Soble and Albam entered the room. Son Outside Nervously pacing a corridor outside the courtroom was the Sobles* 17-year-old son, Lawrence, who repeatedly has expressed faith in his parents. At the time of their arrest last January he said he was "more than 100 per cent certain" they were not spies. After they pleaded guilty last April, the youth said: "Whatever they did it was to protect the lives of my grandpar-. ents or other innocent persons." The Sobles and Albam all cams to the United States as European refugees. The son, attending school in Manhattan at the time of the arrests, was described by classmates as the "best American" in the class. His father will be sentenced Sept. 18. The three defendants wera charged specifically with conspiring with "numerous high ranking Soviet officials" to obtain documents, photographs and writings vital to the defense of the United States, knowing they were to be transmitted to the Soviet Union. Arrested by FBI Albam and the Sobles were arrested last Jan. 25* in their apartments by FBI men. Albam, born in Lithuania, entered the United States in 1947 on a visitors' visa. He married an American and had been seeking American citizenship at the time of his arrest. Soble, also from Lithuania, and his wife, Russian-born, arrived in the United States in 1941 and became naturalized citizens in 1947. Soble was in the paint brush and bristle business. Authorities have said the case of Albam and the Sobles had no connection with the Soviet espionage ring headed by Rudolf Abel, Soviet colonel of intelligence arraigned here on spy charges only a few minutes before the Albam- Mrs. Soble sentencing in another court. The Sobles' son has said the family has no connection either with Morton Sobell, sentenced to 30 years in 1951 as a codefendant of atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The Rosenbergs were sentenced to death and were executed. Details Not Revealed Details of the Albam-Soble activities never have been revealed in detail. They allegedly were enmeshed in a web of Soviet in- Spies See Page 9 Shift Assistant- Pastors in Area Assistants at Templeton and Breda are involved in Catholic pastoral changes announced Thursday by the most Rev. Joseph M. Mueller, bishop of the Sioux City Diocese. Assignments are effec- ive August 21. The Rev. Walter L. Bruch, as* sistant at Templeton, has been ap« pointed administrator of SS. Peter and Paul parish in Pocahontas, He will be replaced at Templeton by the Rev. Dale Koster of Algona, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Koster of Breda. The Rev. Francis Conway, assistant at Breda, has been transferred to Whiteemore where he will he assistant at St. Michael's parish and organizer of the proposed new central high school at Algona. The Rev. Phillip Dajley, pastor at Wall Lake, will become pastor of St., Michael's, Whlttemora» w0 will be replaced at Wall Lake ' 1 the Rev. James Shanahan of, dan. The Rev. John Tuna, : at Pocahontas, will becol new pastor at St. Col Churdan, <ti

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