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Daily Times »1 ",\ ? 4, Vol. 88— No. 192 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, August 15, 1957—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier 8oy in Carroll Each Evening for 35 Cent! Per Week 7e sinfl* mt i a • mat Dio and Bodyguard Indicted for Tax Evasion Cut Foreign Aid $809 Million Despite Ike Plea Klan' Comes; Leaves Deep, Restless Fear Beating of Six Negroes in Alabama Appears to be 'Senseless Outrage' IBem Trice, veteran A»nocltit- ed Press staffer, ha* lone been Hn expert of Southern and n»- tlonnl racial problems. A Southerner himself. Price hi»s written numerous widely publiHhfld articles on seKrcfratlon and attendant subject*, and was on one of his checkup tours of the Smith when he heard of the beating elven six Negroes at Maplesville. Here Is his report on the incident.) By BEM PRICE MAPLESVILLE, Ala. W —Four Negro sections box this town of 850—and in each there is a deep and restless tear! For the first time since anyone can remember, the Ku Klux Klan has come to Maplesville, whose population is about 85 per cent white. Pistol Dance Maplesville has just suffered what appears to be a senseless outrage—the beating of six Negroes, four of whom were made to run and dance to pistol shots. The Negroes are talking of leaving and the only thing that prevents a mass exodus is the* fact that the solid citizens—men like Raymond Stremming — promise there won't be any repetition of last Friday 2 Float, Pray House Group O r de^S U /a Third Appeal Rest Home Fire Safety Enforcement in Doubt By BERNARD DIEDERICH PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (ffu- A 70-year-old grandmother who D . • . c u M au can't swim says she and a young, President aays^ne may rescuer just hung on to a buoyant; Call Special Session If mattress and floated and prayed; Events Justify during a 17-hour ordeal in the i Caribbean. j WASHINGTON W — The House Swept from Schooner i Appropriations Committee slashed "My heart was all right with \ *f^50,000 from toeign aid funds God," said Mrs. Ruth Nelson of J hursday just as President E sen- Bradenton. Fla., Wednesday night. m . ad * a nevvr pl " a - h ' S lhltd ' i this week—for more money. Mrs. Nelson was swept into the- . ., ,. , .„ , „„ ; j sea Monday night when the ,.. A Whlte H ™ se ? aten ™± r !f'J prayer-cruise schooner Janeen! ^ s ? n j! ower \. " :H^^ L£ heeled over sharply in a sudden i that (the natlonal '"^tllirf" s.orm two miles off the Haitian | K£V£ wtt result! ; had been voted Wednesday night subcommittee. DES MOINES tm — Enforce- of two State Department of Public menl of Iowa's forthcoming state Instruction publications which fire safety regulations for nursing have been put out for 30 and 60 homes ,and custodial homes was in doubt Thursday. Also in doubt was continuance coast near Miragoane. Mrs. John Shuler, wife of the , pastor of the First Methodist i by a Church at Paris, Tex., was car -j The « in less than an nour the ried overboard at the same time! ful1 committee stamped approval but she managed to grab a rope I on the subcommittee action, and was hauled back aboard the j Eisenhower's statement was not schooner. j formally directed to anyone in par- Bill Dozier, 17, of Sarasota. Fla. i leaped into the storm-lashed sea in an effort to reach Mrs. Nelson, "When the storm struck I was silting on a mattress on deck beside Mrs. Shuler," Mrs. Nelson said. "In a flash we were in the water and the next thing I knew was that Bill Dozier had grabbed ticular but James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, said it was aimed at the full committee. No Communication That group, however, apparently acted without knowledge of the presidential action. Rep. Wigglesworth (R-Mass) said no letter or me and a mattress came floating | communication was received from right into our arms "The waves were high and it rained," she cbntinued. "I man-„. FivV*Negroes, one a soldier on! aged to get my chin on the mat -i \he original cut in the appropria- leave, were seated on a bench at | tress and as it got soggy 1 wound, t j on bill, said no attempt was made the White House, Rep. Passman (D-La), chairman ol the subcommittee which made Earnest Goree's house last Friday watching television. Will Brown, a sixth Negro, was in bed when the Klan called. He had been ill off and on for several months. The Klansmen forced him to get out of bed, beat him, and told him to leave town. He has. So has Goree, who owned his home. , What happened"? 22 Carloads of Klan About 5 p.m. Friday, 22 carloads of Klansmen pulled up in front of the town hall. Mayor Henry Clay Nix and Pd- lice Chief Davidson Hargis watched the Klansmen don Jheir robes and march through town, six abreast. After the Klansmen crpssed the Southern Railroad tracks, they turned around, marched the four blocks back through town and left. It apparently was a peaceful demonstration. The next morning, the town found out it was not. Virgil Brewster, one of those beaten, tells this story: "We was sitting on a bench. We'd gone to watch television. While we was sitting there, we turned around and the yard was filled with folks." Were they masked? "Yes, sir, boss. They had only their eyes showing." Brewster said the masked men forced the Negroes to turn around and beat them from the rear, using rubber hose or blackjacks. After the beating, Brewster continued, four of the Negroes were taken out into the road and told to start running. Were any of the men armed? "Yes, sir. They had some pistols. Heard Shots "We started running, and I ran about a quarter of a mile and hid in the woods. While 1 was running 1 heard four or five shots." ^ Brewster later went home and prepared to leave town. The next morning he told Stremming he was leaving, and Stremming persuaded him to stay. "It is going to be easier to run Klan . . . , .... See Page 9 Swimming Laurels Go To Red Oak (PICTURE: Page 10) I Carroll swimmers bowed to a stronger Red Oak team at the fifth annual junior intercity swimming meet in '.he American Legion Swimming Pool Wednesday night with a score of 108 to 72. The Carroll team led all other contenders, however, including Harlan with a total score of 53, Denison with a tally of 50, Ida Grove with 15 and Odebolt 12. This was the first time the Red Oak team, with many Southwest Iowa victories to its credit, had been invited to take part in the Carroll meet. Cairoll swimmers in turn will compete in a triangular meet at Red Oak next Thursday evening. Barbara Kanne Queen Early in the evening, Barbara Kanne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kanne. was announced as "Miss American Legion Swimming Pool 1957." She was chosen for the my arms around a lump o it.; Thursday to raise the figures. He honor by members of the swim- Bill held on to one side and tried ; sa id (he funds approved are ! to swim beside me. Bill said it' seemed we were in for it. I re-! plied that my heart was all right with God and I started to pray with him." Starts Toward Shore Mrs. Nelson said they floated and prayed until daybreak. At dawn young Dozier began swimming and pushing the mattress in the direction of the shore. Then a fishing boat approached. "I shouted," said Mrs Nelson. "Either they heard or saw me and came alongside, taking me and the mattress aboard. We went after Bill and in a few minutes he was in the boat too." The rescued Floridans were. returned to their schooner at Mira­ goane. 50 miles from Port au Prince. Those aboard the vessel include 32 Methodist ministers on a prayer and preaching mission in the Carribean. 23 Die in Crash Of Russ Airliner COPENHAGEN, Denmark (ffi— A twin - engined Soviet airliner coming in for a landing plunged into Copenhagen Harbor Thursday after clipping a tall chimney in low hanging clouds. Police said one American was among the 23 dead—18 passengers and a crew of 5. There were no survivors. Police said names of victims could not be given until Thursday night. Seven non-Russians on the plane were listed as three West Germans, two Britons, a Norwegian and an American. Sixteen bodies were recovered. "enough to last the program for years if no more money is provided." The sequence was about the same as Wednesday's. Then Eisenhower in a special news conference, a session such as lie has never held before, appealed for all of the $3,367,083,000 which Congress had set as the ceiling in an authorization bill he had just signed. That figure itself is half a billion less than Eisenhower originally said was needed. May Call Special Session Eisenhower served notice that he will call a special session of Congress to get more money if he finds U. S. interests jeopardized by the lack of needed funds. Disregarding the special session talk, an appropriations subcommit- i tee in a 3'/s-hour closed session Wednesday night made the $809,•650,000 cut which the full 50-member committee approved Thurs ; day. The week's first Eisenhower plea for foreign aid money was made to a congressional group Monday night. The new Eisenhower statement came out while the full committee was working on the bill. In its final committee form the measure allows $2,524,760,000 in new money for the overseas program in the year which started July 1. With a carryover of $667,050,000 later! from previous appropriations, this gives Eisenhower $1,288,200,000 less than he first said was needed.' Before the full committee acted Thursday Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts said Eisen- Ald . . . See Page 5 ming pool staff and received the accolade from Dorothy Drees, one of the lifeguards. j Records Fall Records fell at last night's meet which was attended by a large crowd of onlookers. Among Carroll swimmers Helen Provopulos broke the 1956 record for girls' freestyle ages 13 and 14 with a neW low of 30.7. The previous record was 33.0. Vicki Brown reduced the 1955 girls' breaststroke record for ages 11 and 12 from 21.4 to 19.8 and the boys' relay team ages 11 and 12 broke 'he 1956 record of :08 with a new time of 1:05. Members of the relay team were Dick Conley, Spencer Anneberg, Jerry Huelshorst and Gary Mc- Minimee. Other record breakers were Gary McMinimee who lowered the boys' backstroke record for 11 and 12-year olds from 20.9 in 1955 to 19.8; the girls' relay team 11 and 12 years (Vicki Brown, Mary Rosburg, Carolyn Leonard, and Susan Hugeback) who reduced the 1956 record of 1:14.5 to 1:12.5; and the girls' relay team 13 and 14 years Helen Provopulos, Rosemary Balk, Judy Bengfort, and Linda Hugeback) who brought the 1956 record of, 1:05.6 to a new low of 1:05.1. Spencer Anneberg tied the 1955 boys' breaststroke 11 and 12 with 20.0. Comparative ratings for the six competing teams were first places — Red Oak 12, Carroll 3, Harlan 3, Denison 4, Odebolt 2 and Ida Swimming See Page 9 The Weather CARROLL FORECAST Mostly fair and cooler through Friday. Low Thursday night 54-58. High Friday 78-82. IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair and cooler Thursday night, low 54-60 north, 60-66 south. Partly cloudy and cooler Friday high 74 -80 northeast, 80-86 southwest. Further outlook - Saturday partly cloudy, scattered thundershowers, a little warmer. The Weather in Carroll (Pally Temperatures CnurtMy Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high ,.~ Yesterday's low At 7 a.m. today At 10 a.m. today 87 65 75 82 Weather A Year Ago— t f • Rain during the night was followed by clear skies a year ago today. Temperatures rose from 67 to 87. IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN . . . With 1 school* of the Carroll area ready to open within the next two weeks, a familiar sight* on the streets here are parents and children shopping for baok-to-sohool supplies. Here two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wuebker of Arcadia look over the attractive display of shoes at Kelly's Shoe Store. Bud Kelly, manager, looks oh approvingly. (Staff Photo.) Torture' Figure Held in Beating years, respectively Cites Rulings The Iowa Legislative Interim Committee decided it could not legally make allocations from its emergency funds for these purposes. It cited several recent attorney general's opinions. The opinions held the committee could not use iU; money for anything except an emergency. State Comptroller Glenn Sarsfield told the committee he would not write state warrants contrary to the attorney general's rulings. State Fire Marshal Ed J. Herron asked the committee Wednesday for • $31,430 from the emergency fund. He said he needed it to enforce the fire safety regulations. He explained tha' the 1957 Legislature gave him the duty of setting up the regulations but gave him no money for enforcement. Herron indicated he could not enforce the regulations without funds. Russell Brown, acting state safety commissioner and who has jurisdiction over the fire marshal's' office, said after being informed of the committee's action: "As far as I'm concerned at the moment, 1 can set no possible way we can enforce these particular fire safety regulations." Educational Bulletin The Department of Public Instruction had asked the committee for $13,037 to continue publication of its Educational Bulletin. State Supt. J. C. Wright told the committee the monthly publication had been distributed to school people for 30 to 40 years. He said every other state gits out such rriatter. But, he continued r the last Legislature did not provide funds to finance continuing the Bulletin. On Wednesday the committee agreed to lend the department $4, 5Q0 a year for the next two years to finance publication of the Educational Directory Wright said it had been published annually for 60 years. The Legislature provided no funds for its continuation. The committee reconsidered Thursday, on the basis of the attorney general's rulings, and decided to rescind its action of Wednesday. Also, the committee rescinded one other action, taken in its July meeting. At that time the committee agreed to give the Glenwood State School $26,000 a year for the next two years *o finance the hiring of additional personnel. The money was to come from the emergency fund. But, again, on the basis of the attorney general's rulings, the committee decided to back up. Instead of taking the $26,000 annually from the emergency fund, the committee agreed to allocate it from a special fund. The 1957 Legislature set up the special fund, of $250,000 a year. It was to provide for hiring additional professional personnel at the state mental institutions Respecting the two publications, the committee finally told Wright Governments Salk Vaccine Program Hit House Group Charges In* efficiency, Waste; Sees Possible Price-Fixing WASHINGTON I/PI - A House subcommittee said Thursday the government acted without proper regard for economy, efficiency or the possibility of illegal price fixing in its handling of the 50-million-dollar Salk vaccine program. The Government Operations Subcommittee said it found evidence of a possible price fixing conspiracy in the, sale of polio vaccine, and also of possible price fixing on other drugs and hospital supplies sold to the government. Grand Jury Probe The Justice Department already has started a grand jury investigation into whether there has been a price fixing conspiracy in sales of the vaccine. Six manufacturers produce the Salk product under government license. The subcommittee issued a report on its inquiry into the two- year-old program of federal help to states in making available anti- polio vaccinations. The report was approved by the full committee. In general, the subcommittee decried what it called unimaginative and less than effective leadership by the Public Health Service in the nationwide polio program. The report said the Health Service and the Health, Education and Welfare Department "did not exercise a proper regard for economy and efficiency" in handling tbe f vaccine. In this connection the subcommittee said: 1. The Health Service paid about twice as much for the vaccine as Vaccine See Page 9 Dr. W. L. McConkie Dr. McConkie Dies After 5 Month Illness SIOUX CITY (#) — The service; attorney general's office a legal station operator who told a bizarre j means of doing it story of being tortured . by four FBI Asked to Probe Blasts of Road Machinery DES MOINES W -The FBI has been asked to aid in the investigation of explosions which caused $25,000 to two big road machines on an interstate highway project at Council Bluffs, Secretary O. W. Crowley of the Associated General Contractors" of Iowa said Thursday. Crowley said FBI intervention is logical because 90 per cent of the cost of interstate road projects is paid from federal funds. Dynamite blasts Tuesday night smashed motors on earth moving machines belonging to Ira Van Buskirk & Sons of Hawarden. The Van Buskirk firm and H. F. Schroeder & Sons of Carroll have joint contracts of almost three million dollars for grading Interstate 75 between Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley. Within the past year two other construction firms operating in southwest Iowa have suffered equipment damage from dynamit- ings. One occurred near Shenandoah and another near Carson. In the latest incident. Ray Van it would authorize him to continue I Buskirk, partner in the firm, said them it he cquld find through the! he does not know who might have been responsible. He said there has been no indication of labor Following a five-month illness, death claimed Dr. Willis Leslie McConkie, 62, at St. Anthony Hospital at 9:45 Wednesday night. He had been readmitted to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Dr. McConkie, eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, had followed his profession in Carroll since August, 1920, after his completion of an internship at the University Hospitals In Iowa City. He was a member of the Carroll Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Walter E. Schiel officiating. Burial will be in the Carroll City ceme- | tery. j The body may be viewed after 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Huffman Funeral Home. Dr. McConkie is survived by his wife, the former, Edna E. Johnson, whom he married at Jaclticfc Minn., July 26, 1920; one daughter Mrs. B. V. (Phyllis) McKinney Northridge. Calif.: one son, Robert L. McConkie, Jefferson; three brothers, Col. H. S. McConkie Fort Bragg, N. C; Dr. J. Paa McConkie, Birmingham, Mich, and Dr. E. B. McConkie, Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Mrs. Volney McFadden, Mt. Vernon, N. Y., and Mrs. Ruth McManus. Shreveport La., and three grandchildren Nancy and Susan McConkie and Mark McKinney. * Fellow in Academy Dr. McConkie was a fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. He had served as president of the Carroll County Medical Society Dr. McConkie ... See Page 9 Both Linked to Acid-Blinding Of Columnist Racket Probers Hear Recordings; Hoffa's Name Is Mentioned NEW YORK MP) — Racketeer Johnny Dio and a man described as his bodyguard, Theodore Ray, were charged in secret indictments opened Thursday with federal income tax evasion and conspiracy to violate income tax laws. Dio, focal point of recent attention by Senate rackets probers, was accused of failing to report income totaling $63,333 and evading payment of $20,168 in federal taxes for 1950, 1951 and 1952. Ray was charged with evading payment of $407 in taxes for 1950. The government said Ray's real name is Rlj but that he used tha name Ray in matters involving income taxes and that he was indicted under the name of Ray. Dio is alleged to have been the mastermind of the acid-blinding attack on labor columnist Victor Riesel in New York. Acid-Blinding Figure Ray also was alleged to have been one of those involved in the Riesel attack, Government efforts to prosecute the two and others on charges growing out of the action collapsed through refusal of certain witnesses to testify. Dio recently was convicted on state charges of extortion in labor dealings. U.S. Atty. Paul W. Williams said one indictment naming both Dio and Ray was filed secretly last June 17 and the other, naming Ray alone, was filed on Feb. 19. Williams told Federal District Judge Frederick Van Pelt Ryan when they were opened in court Thursday that they were kept sec­ retin order not to prejudice trials of Dio In the acid-blinding and extortion cases. Dio Is now in prison awaiting; sentence next month in the extortion case. He could receive a maximum two-year prison term and be fined $1,000. masked men was charged Thursday with assault with intent to commit murder. Named in the information filed by County Attorney Donald O'Brien was Richard L. Rosier, 30, operator of a South Sioux City, Neb. filling station who police have identified as a former Colorado convict. The charge accuses Rosier of severely beating Jeffrey Vennard, 13-year-old Sioux City boy, last June, The boy. son of Mr. and Mrs. William Vennard, was found semi-conscious in a ditch in a remote section of Sioux City after a June 23 beating. O'Brien said the Vermard boy picked Rosier as his assailant when he viewed a police lineup late Wednesday. Rosier was taken into custody for questioning Wednesday morning after release from a hospital where he had been taken after he was found hanging by his wrists in a store room of his service station Tuesday morning Rosier said four masked men had abducted him taken htm to his station, and tortured and robbed him. Sinco leaving the hos pital. Rosier has refused to discuss further the torture case, police said. The charge against Rosier was filed in District Court. An attorney was .appointed for him by the court. Robert Schmalz to Enter U.S. Air Force Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schmalr are leaving Carroll Thursday after living here the past year. Mr. Schmalz has been an apprentice pharmacist at the Carroll Medical Center. He will begin three years' service in the U. S. Air Force, reporting at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 22. He was a member of the R.O.T.C. at South Dakota State College in Brookings. Mr. and Mrs. Schmalz will spend a few days with-relatives at Minneapolis before going to San Antonio. They lived in an apartnient at 905 North West Street here. Parents of New Students to Confer Parents' of children of grade school or junior high age who have moved to Carroll during the summer and plan to enter their children in Carroll Public Schools or parents of children planning to transfer, from other schools in the area are asked to contact Merle M. Reisner, grade school principal, in his office as soon as possible. The telephono number is 2322. Carroll Public schools will open for the new year-Thursday, Aug- trouble and remarked that union representatives contacted his em­ ployes early in June but only a few signed up. There are about 65 Van Buskirk employes on the grading job. Hiss Has Job At $12,000 Year NEW YORK I*)—Alger Hiss is now working as $12,0O0-a-year administrative assistant to the president of a New York City firm which manufactures women's combs. The employment of the convicted former State Department official | became known Wednesday. Hiss is an aide to R. Andrew Smith, president of Feathercombs Inc. Smith said Hiss has made himself "quite indispensable" in the three months since he joined the firm. Smith said he had heard Hiss was in need of a,job and offered him a "clerical' post which was accepted at $100 a week. Hiss was so "tremendously successful" at solving office problems and improving procedures that he was promoted rapidly, Smith said. Rule Out Hit, Run Driver In Death of Iowa Trucker ELKADER - Sheriff Forrest Fischer said Thursday the death of Lee John Barker, 32, Cedar Rapids truck driver, was believed caused by a heart attack. The sheriff tentatively listed the cause, although, he said, Barker was struck by a truck rounding a blind curve as Barker lay on High- was 13 north of here Wednesday morning. Investigation, Fischer said, has ruled out the theory Barker was a victim of a hit-and-run driver. A coroner's inquest was called here Thursday afternoon. Fischer said truck driver Leland Powndey of Oelwein told of coming around a blind curve on Highway 13 and seeing Barker on the road. Downdey said he couldn't stop in time and tried to steer his truck astraddle of Barker but that a low-hanging portion of the truck struck tha man. Barker died at a Prairie du Chien, Wis., hospital. The sheriff said Barker had telephoned his (Barker's) wife from McGregor early Wednesday morning and said he was sick and asked her to pick him up. Barker apparently started to drive toward Cedar Rapids when illness forced him to stop, the sheriff said. Russell Smock, 18, Marquette, who was questioned and exonerated in the Barker case Wednesday, has been charged with break- ins at Elkader and McGregor, Fischer said. ' Smock was arrested and fined $100 by a Strawberry Point justice of the peace Wednesday on charges of speeding and'resisting arrest. - , The sheriff said Smock was suspected of being Involved in Barker's death because blood was found on his car. BuC Fischer said, it came from a gash on Smock 's hand. WASHINGTON (» — The Senate Rackets Investigating Committee Thursday played a secretly wiretapped telephone conversation in which racketeer Tony (Ducks) Corallo advised fellow hoodlum Alfred Reger to get in touch with Jimmy Hoffa on a Teamsters labor problem. Corallo, hunched over in the.wit­ ness chair, took the Fifth Amendment and refused to identify his voice on the recording. But it was so identified by an • agent of the New York police department, Nat Ale Laurendi. . The recording of the Oct. 28,1954 phone call between Corallo. and Reger spoke of interceding with "Jimmy," and "Jimmy Hoffa," to gel a missive to the New Jersey Teamsters Council to avoid having Teamsters Local No. 522 split into two locals. The conversation was laced with profanity — words represented by "beeps" on the cleaned up recording. The recording was one mora link. in the chain of evidence the committee is seeking to develop that James R. Hoffa, a vice president of the Teamsters'Union, has been in alliance with New York racketeers. Hoffa, chairman of the Midwest; Conference of Teamsters with Dio . See Page 8 \ Veil Received by Miss Morrissey Frances Morrissey, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Charley Morrissey^ received the white veil of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adora* tion on profession day at St. Rose Convent, LaCrosse, Wis., Monday, She was given the name Sr. Mary Malachy. The mass was celebrated- by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. H. Greteman of Carroll. Relatives attending the ceremony, were her parents and brother and sister-in-law, Mr/ and Mrs. Mai; lachy Morrissey - s l Sr. Mary Malachy entered St. Rose Convent a year ago after graduating from Kuemper High School. She attended Vlterbo Col* lege at LaCrosse last year. She is now a novice in the convent and; will study theology during the coming year. The Morrissey family are men> ? bers of SS. Peter and Paul parish, Carroll. * Park Dedication Delayed to Aug COON RAPIDS . p the renovated Coon l Park has been' poat Tuesday evening, Xya announced today-/ p gram is planned for

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