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Vol. 88—No. 194 Carroll, Iowa, {Saturday, August 17, 1957—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy la Carroll . air , Each evening lor S8 Cent* PW Week /COM' GOP Standing Pat for Stronger Civil Rights U.S. Marshals Hunt 5 Sought as Witnesses 'On the Lam/ Says Sen. McClellan, Chairman of Rackets Probers By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON W - Federal marshals pressed their search Saturday for five witnesses sought by the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee. Chairman McClellan (D-Ark) said the five "are on the lam." Committee counsel Robert F. Kennedy said staff aides and the U.S. marshal's office in New York have been unable to locate any of the five, wanted as witnesses in an inquiry into New York labor rackets. Names Two Kennedy named only two of those sought: Benny (The Bug) 'Ross, a former Teamster union organizer, and Leonard Geiger, vice president of Joint Council 16, governing body of the Teamsters' 125,000 members in New York. The committee, meanwhile, prepared to call some top international Teamsters officials —• including the union's Midwest boss, James R. Hoffa — for questioning about activities in New York. Thomas L. Hickey, a Teamsters vice president, testified Friday that Hoffa, heir-apparent to retiring Teamsters President Dave Beck, originated the idea of forming phantom Teamsters locals to vote in the union's New York Council election in 1956. Hickey and another witness, Martin Lacey, said the purpose of the phantom locals was to get additional votes to elect John J. O'Rourke president of the council, and thus place it under Hoffa's control. . I Camp Mc Coy, Charges Fraud j Wis. Sunday aft Lacey, the man O'Rourke un-jernoon for the seated, called the phony locals a fraud against the'union. O'Rourke invoked the Fifth Amendment Thursday in refusing to answer all questions about the election and about any relationship with Hoffa. Hickey announced from the witness chair that he is a candidate for the union's presidency, and he pledged to lead a fight against corruption if he can beat Hoffa for the job. Hickey also said he thinks there will be moves to get rid of him as a union official when the Teamsters hold their convention next month. Hoffa Called Hoffa will be questioned by the committee next week in the climax of the committee's exploration into McClellan's charge that Hoffa formed a corrupt alliance with labor racketeers Johnny Dio and Tony (Ducks) Corallo to increase his union power. Highly placed committee sources said Einar 0. Mohn, Teamsters executive vice president, will precede Hoffa on the witness stand, but there was no indication when Mohn would appear. Counsel Kennedy refused to discuss Mohn, who is awaiting trial on contempt of Congress charges for refusing to testify before the Senate Investigations Subcommittee last winter. Mohn's name was brought into the committee proceedings Friday when Lacey told of protesting to Beck against chartering the phony locals. Lacey said he got no reply from Beck but that he did receive a telegram from Mohn directing that the new locals be seated on the council, with voting rights. GETTING THE NEEDLE . . . Nurse Marjorie Hill is on the receiving end of this "it won't hurt a bit" routine as Dr. Joseph' Baliinger gives her one of the first shots of Asiatic flu vaccine to^ arrive in New York.' Staffers at the Montefiore Hospital here, as well as other hospitals, got the first shots after the Health Department announced that eight foreign students who arrived in New York August 8th brought the flu to the city. (NEA Telephoto) Callenius Tells Ideas to Cut Prison Population By HARRISON WEBER j tice certain theories which he be(Iowa Daily Press Assn. Writer) jlieves would reduce the state's DES MOINES — At least oneiP rison Population, member of the state board of con-! . Two ideas whicn rank hi 8 h on trol, George Callenius, (D), Granville, would like to put into prac- Reservists to Wisconsin For 2 Weeks Fifty-one members of the Heavy Mortar Company. 410th Infantry Regiment, from Carroll, are scheduled to arrive at ; units' a n n u a 1 two - week summer Camp training. The local area reservists are members of the 103rd Infantry Division which is is composed of Army Resetve units in Iowa Capt. Barton and Minnesota. A special early mass for men of the Catholic faith will be said in SS. Peter and Paul Church at 5 a.m. Sunday. The Carroll unit will travel in; the prison population is gradual convoys of private, vehicles Capl. Weber .... See Page 7 the board's priority list include the establishment of a screening center for all new penitentiary inmates and an agency to help those released from prison upon termination of their sentence. The board took a step forward in this direction last week when it approved a plan to sell the slate prison honor farm near Clive and to use a portion of the money to establish a screening center. Of course, legislative approval of the plan is necessary. Buildine Ancient Many buildings at the state penitentiary at Fort Madison are approximately 100 years old. The board has continued to construct new buildings to keep up with the prison population. In fact, a new hospital is being constructed at the present time with inmate labor. However, the prison is hemmed in by the bluffs on one side, the Mississippi River and the city of Fort Madison, leaving little room for expansion of prison facilities. Callenius believes there are a lot of things the board could do to hold down the present prison population and by doing so making it possible to get along with present facilities. The Granville Democrat said Approval For Public Atomic Power Forecast Some Demos Certain Congress to Send Ike Bill, He'll Sign It WASHINGTON MV-Some Democrats voiced confidence Saturday that Congress soon will send President Eisenhower a program for government construction of atomic power reactors. These Democrats also said they are certain Eisenhower will sign the bill even though his administration opposes the power reactor proposals. They noted that the bill contains all of the regular authorizations for Atomic Energy Commission construction in the year ahead. Several Democratic sponsors of the power reactor program took this view after the Senate Friday defeated all administration efforts to knock key reactor projects out of a 389 million dollar atomic energy authorization bill. The measure then was passed by voice vote. The outcome was different in the House, whicn last week stripped from the measure all but one of the key reacloi provisions inserted by the Democratic majority in the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. The House version follows more closely the administration's recommendations. The bill now goes to conference, but Democrats from the joint committee will be ir the majority among both Senate and House conferees. In that situation, the sponsors of the reactor program say they are sure they can save a good part of it, although some concessions may be made. The authorization measure must be enacted promDtly so Congress can appropriate the money for the construction projects before it adjourns. ame Death, 3 Illnesses on Wasp Stings CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. UD Wasp stings have been blamed for one death and three critical illnesses in this Mississippi River area in the past month. The latest victim was Frank Stoffregen, 45. He was stung on the shoulder Thursday while helping to vaccinate hogs at Delta, Mo. Noticing that hi; lips and other parts of his body were becoming numb, he started for help, walked 50 feet and collapsed. A shot of adrenalin, a heart stimulant, revived him. Last Sunday Wallace Dodd, 22, of Cape Girardeau was stung on the lip while visiting in Anna, 111. He was in critical condition by the time he reached a hospital here. Patricia Brock, 7, of nearby Jackson, Mo., was stung on the leg last Saturday and experienced severe swelling. The wasp sting fatality was Ray J. Hill, 45, of near Cape Girardeau. He died 15 minutes after being stung on the lip. Giant Keokuk Lock fo Eisenhower, fie Dedicated Monday Martin Confer On Measure KEOKUK IJV- A giant new lock, I on the Upper Mississippi to main- removing the last serious bottle- \ tain a channel nine feel deep, neck to commercial shipping on j Meanwhile, from 1905 to 1913, the Mississippi River, will be tor- j lne Mississippi River Power Co. mally dedicated here Monday. i w ith federal approval had con- The huge installation, built -over! structed a power dam and lock the last five years at a cost of j here. But the lock was only 358 Train Pilots to Cope With Emergencies (KDITOR'R NOTE: U.S. Air Korc« .transport pilots must fly to remote cornern of this world where emergencies often Hrlse swiftly. Tart of their training 1 to cope with those emergencies includes actually flying: Into situations that at the moment appear hopeless. Elton C. Fay, the AP'i veteran military affairs reporter, flew on one of those training; missions the other day. He describes the flight—"most Interesting: one I ever made" — In the following; dispatch.) By ELTON C. FAY ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska lff>—Up in the fang- toothed mountains east of here is one of the world's toughest training grounds for pilots.' Maj. Leslie J. Greenwood, in charge of flying training at Boiling Air Force Base, near Washington, D.C., has brought three of his instructors to demonstrate that even big, lumbering transports can fly unscathed out of seemingly im- DES MOINES (*-Cushing school | P° ssible g^'c^^ "I just want to give them confi- Iowa School Loses $8000 In State Aid 13 ';2 million dollars, is the biggest on the Mississippi from the headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth in Louisiana. Economic Boon It is an economic boon to the shipping firms whose great barge lows carry millions of tons of commodities up the river each year, and to the hundreds of companies who depend on the mighty Mississippi's commerce. And it completes the conquest of the stretch of river thai has been anathema to commercial shipping along the Father of Waters since the white man first came to its shores. As befits the occasion, the lock, known as Lock No. 19, will be dedicated with music and speeches honoring the men whose minds and muscles conceived and executed the mammoth undertaking. Dewey Short, assistant secretary ot the Army, will deliver the main address. His topic is "Men of Vision." And Maj. Gen. Emerson C. Itschner, chief of the U.S. Army Engineers, will speak on "Opening a Gateway." In Use Since May the lock, a gateway for Mississippi River vessels through the Keokuk hydro-electric dam, will be formally opened by Gov. Her- schcl Loveless, although it actually has been in use since last May. From earliest times the Mississippi has played a large part in, . ,, ., the economic development of the j churches are addressing them' selves to the Lutherans. feet long by 110 feet wide, as com pared to the 600 by 110-foot locks constructed elsewhere up the river, and the one 1,200 by 110 feet at Chain of Rocks near St. Louis. The 358-foot lock hasn't been big enough to handle the big modern tows that ply the Mississippi. The tows had to be broken up and taken through the lock piecemeal— a process that required many hours. Time Cut By contrast, the biggest tows can now be "locked through" within 10 minutes. A trip through the new lock on a riverboat is a gratifying experience that was shared recently by u group of news men from the Midwest area. The boat glides between scenic Lock . . . See Page 7 Urges Study Of Catholics By Lutherans MINNEAPOLIS 1*1 - World Lutheranism must recognize the need for research as well as for church administration, a Swiss churchman said Saturday. Dr. Vilmos Vajta, Geneva, Switzerland, told the third ass'em: bly of the Lutheran World Federa- I tion that "voices from other IOWA TRAFFIC DEATHS By The Associated Press Aug. 17, 1957 422 Aug. 17, 1956 - 440 The Weather Roy D. Barton said, with one element leaving at 5 a.m. and the second element leaving at 5:30 a.m. A total of 16 members of the unit will not undergo summer camp training because they are either on active duty or are awaiting active duty training in the near future, Cs$t. Barton added. The travel roster for summer camp includes 1st. Lt. Halvor O. Clausen and 2nd. Lt. David L. Meade. Enlisted men include: M-Sgt. Robert T. McElroy, Sfc. Claire J. Hannasch, Sfc. James R. Rasmussen, Sgt. Lynn J. Hoffman, Sgt. Ralph P. Hoffmann, Sgt. John L. MacDonald, Sgt Anton Mueller, Sgt. Paul L. Wessling, Cpl. Robert J. Schweers, Cpl. Merle T. Trecker, Sp-3 Luverne J. Steffes, Pfc. Roland L. Daniel, Pfc. Paul Diller, Pfc. Lloyd J. Drees, Pfc. Raymond E. Drees. Pfc. Richard A. Fiedler, Pfc. John A, Geier, Pfc. Erwin G. Grote. Pfc, Elmer Hein, Jr., Pfc. Reservists . . . See Page 7 Nice Weather Due to Continue By The Associated Press The mercury dropped into the 50s over much of Iowa early Saturday, and the Weather Bureau promised the pleasantly cool weather would continue through the weekend. Spencer reported the state low of 51 degrees. The only low reading in the 60s was the 61 reported at Sioux City. Temperatures Saturday and Sunday were expected to be a few degrees warmer than on Friday when afternoon highs ranged from 70 at Des Moines to 82 at Mason City. Ottumwa received .85 of an inch of moisture from the showers that fell in the southern part of the state Friday. Other rainfall amounts included .39 of an inch at Lamoni and .12 al Des Moines. Family Blames Ghosts for Weird Happenings CARROLL FORECAST Generally fair and pleasant through Sunday. Low Saturday night 58 to 62, high Sunday 80 to 84. IOWA FORECAST Generally fair and pleasant through Sunday. Low Saturday WILMINGTON, III. Ifl-No one has seen any sheet-draped forms drifting around yet, but there have been some mighty weird happenings laid to "ghosts" in nearby Rest Haven. Mrs. Wayne SoJtwedel, Wilmington correspondent of the Joliet Herald-News, ; said that while she was investigating reports of ghosts in a house, soap and soap dish hurtled from the bathroom nighfss to 62! "High Sunday 77 to j wall, a stuffed kitten "jumped" I"* u— ....IA L . w /i.. and! off a television set twice, and 85. Further outlook — Fair and warmer Monday, Weather In Carroll ('Dally Temperatures Courtesy Iow« Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 77 Yesterday's low J — 64 At 7 a.m., today J „~— 70 At 10 a.m. today ~ 75 Weather (A Year Ago— Rain during the night was followed by mostly cloudy skies a year ago today. Low temperature was 63 and high, 7*. ' magazines slid mysteriously from an end table. The reporter was assigned the story, after Mr. and Mrs. James Mikulecky and a granddaughter, Susan Wall, 15, reported to the Will County sheriff's office that ghosts were bothering them. They gave this account: During the last week a crocheting needle floated from a sewing box on their patio into the bedroom; a shoehorn from a bath- itself all over the kitchen floor; chairs popped up and down — sometimes traveling 65 inches into the air; potatoes jumped out of a sink; tomatoes leaped up and splattered the kitchen ceiling; a cabbage and a quarter pound of butter hit Susan; mothballs bounced from a bed; and a tube of toothpaste' wouldn't stay In a suitcase. Police haven't yet come up with a satisfactory answer to the apparently free movement of the lifeless objects. Dep. Sheriff Chester Moberly said yesterday: "No evidence of a ghost. Could be some of the immediate family playing tricks, but no evidence of that yet." Russell Fisher, chairman of the Northwestern University physics department, - said he had never heard of such a situation. "There are phenomena that people regard as ghostly that have a 1 physical explanation," F1 s h e r in Woodbury County Saturday faced loss of about $8,000 in state aid after being removed from the approved list for the 1956-57 school year. The action was taken Friday by the Iowa Board of Public Instruction on the recommendation of state Supt. J. C. Wright. The ruling came after Wright had conducted a hearing for Cushing school officials, who also made a plea to the board. ' Uncertified Teacher Wright said the school lost its approval because it hired an uncertified parttime music teacher the last two years. The board's ruling said the school was removed for only one year because there was more evidence of violation in the past school year. If the school hires only certified teachers and meets other necessary requirements in the 1957-58 school year, it will be placed on the approved list, Wright said. Cushing school officials said they were not aware of violating a state law by hiring an uncertified teacher. Last Year Grads Safe Wright said the suspension would have "no undesirable effect" upon Cushing students who graduated last year. The teacher in question was Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Johnson Groom, whom the state board said had only two hours of music credits. She was an accredited teacher in English and history from 1943 to 1948 but the certificate had expired. She has been hired to teach English this year after taking additional college work in South Dakota this summer. Her application for a certificate is pending but is expected to be approved. A Cushing school official said a general meeting ol taxpayers will be called. He said the school has lost 11 tuition pupils. roonr medicine cabinet flew into [said, "but X know of no exDlana. the living room, § salad tossed j tion for these thing*/* v * Women Companions Of Gunmen Released dence in themselves and in their airplane," Greenwood says. Those who rode with the training flight developed, in a few minutes, complete confidence in the skill of the United States Air Force's transport pilots — and in an elderly Douglas C54 which has accumulated something like 22,000 hours of flying time and three million miles of travel. Suppose you were flying low to keep under weather and found a wrong turn had heeded you up a canyon. In a like situation Greenwood brings his plane in at 10 feet over the water, points it up the fjord, turns and twists with the curving shoreline. The walls close in gradually on each side. Ahead lies the end of the 6,000-foot-deep chasm, lt slopes up and up, to merge with ice fields above. More Power More power now. The growl of the four engines deepens, The pilot pulls back on the yoke and the C54 starts climbing, rock rubble a few feet below. The plane's climb increases as the ice and crevasses show ahead, Now it is thousands of feet up. And an ice wall is just off the right wing tip. Here Greenwood shows his pilots how you can turn and go back if you can't go ahead, The right wing comes up in a bank, higher and higher until it is pointing at the blue sky. The engines roar at full power; Slowly the 20-ton airplane tightens its turn, fighting away from the mountainside. The sheer face of a cliff is no longer ahead. It is 50 feet under the belly of the plane as the aircraft comes about with its wings almost vertical. You are around. But suppose there is a cloud or another wall ahead and you want to turn again and drop low. The nose falls. Hydraulic gear Pilots See Page 7 Midwest. Over the years it has j served as an artery for both passengers and freight which led to the growth of many important cities. But the river's broad expanse "If we lose theologically we lose everything," Dr. Vajta said in his text, prepared for the more than 700 global delegates representing 50 million Lutherans. "In world conversations today, was marred when the white man; the , jUtheran chu rch and its attl- first arrived, by two majdr ob- j tude , th , y and in • life sacles to navigation - the Des, , fo „ owed b /t he crU ical eyes of Moines rapids here and the Rock Island rapids above Rock Island, 111. other confessions," he said. "The Roman Catholic church has: assigned special institutions and per- The Rock Island rapids have j iodicals to follow our doings." long since been tamed by a dam j Dr. Vajta called upon the dele- and lock. But the site of the Des ' ga tes for action looking toward Moines rapids has remained a greater theological communication vexatious bottleneck despite y*ears i among Lutherans and wider par- of construction work. Gen. Lee Project The first move to conquer the rapids was in 1832, when a young Army lieutenant, Robert E. Lee, surveyed the river. Six years later he supervised removal of rock ticipation in world movements. He is the federation's theological director. Bishop Hanns Lilje, Hanover, Germany, federation president, asked for a study institute on the Roman Catholic church. He said from the Des Moines rapids and j that church is "staying out of de the construction of a longitudinal dam to create a shipping canal. Lee later became the famous general of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Over the years Congress successively authorized work to provide first a 4V* foot, then a 6-foot draft channel the length of the river. Finally, in 1930, it voted authorization for a series of dams bates on world problems and we want, them in; we want relationships with them, not just polemics." Bishop Lilje confirmed that the executive committee would bring the proposal for such a Catholic study before the assembly. The study had been first mentioned in the report of Dr. Carl E. Lund- Quist, federation secretary. Loses Foot Race to INDIANAPOLIS -MP) Maude! Loretta Booth, V, Des Moines, in-, , volved with a man shot down in a' MarshalltOWn Police hotel gun battle Aug. 8, was free to go home Saturday. MARSHALLTOWN MV-Clyde L. Municipal Judge Patrick J. Bar- j Collins, 24, Marshalltown. Satur ton Friday released Miss Booth! day had 30 days in jail to rest up and Mrs^ Dorothy C. Norris, 26, St. Louis. The two women were arrested with Travis Gatewood, 34. Portland, Ore., after Miss Booth's boy friend, Everett B. Sparks, 30, Forest Grove, Ore., killed himself In a gun fight with police. The court was told Friday an investigation failed to turn up .a case against tht women. from a foot race he lost to police. He was sentenced to jail Friday for passing a false check here June 17. He was arrested Thursday .after a race through a shop* ping area. Collins also was bound over to the grand jury under $3,500 bond after police said he alleged passed a forged check at a store Thursday. Most Believe Compromise ed to Be Reached Next Week, Approved WASHINGTON MV-Rep. Martin (R-Mass) said after a talk with President Eisenhower Saturday that Republicans are "still standing pat" for a stronger civil rights bill than that being pushed -by House Democrats. The general feeling at the Capitol, however, was that the House and probably the Senate would approve next week a compromise bill embodying a modified jury trial amendment being sponsored by Rep. Celler (D-NY). Martin, the House GOP leader, had breakfast with Eisenhower at the White House and later told reporters: . "We are still standing pat for the type of bill the President wants to give adequate protection to every single American who wants to vote." Not Measure Sought Asked whether the amendment proposed by Celler gives such adequate protection, Martin replied vi "I don't think that's the kind of bill the President wants." i Asked whether Eisenhower would sign the Senate bill as Celi ler has proposed to modify it, Martin said "We didn't get that far." The House passed a bill closely tailored to Eisenhower's recommendations. The Senate revised it substantially. One change was the addition of a requirement for jury trials in all federal contempt o( court cases. Eisenhower has objected strenuously to that provision. • Celler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has proposed that the jury trial provision be limited to eases involving voting rights. Martin said the President "has •never been opposed to a compromise, provided it) gave protection^ to every American to vote." < Veto Hinted,. f\ But Martin did not indicate what kind of compromise Eisenhower would accept. The White House has hinted that Eisenhower would veto the Senate bill unless changes are made. Martin's statement that Eisenhower would be willing to accept some form of compromise lent weight to the belief that House Republicans were backing down from their stand 'n^favor of the original House bill. So confident were. Democrats, they tentatively scheduled House action on the bill for next Wednesday or Thursday. " •' House acceptance of the Senate bill, with a House.'amendment limiting the jury trial proviso to voting rights cases only, would Civil Rights . . See Page T 1 4 Crewmen Die. In Bomber Crash; Three Houses Hit: WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. OrV- A B25 bomber from Vance Air Force Base, Okla., crashed into a housing development Saturday., Four crewmen were, killed. No. civilians were injured. Names of the crewmen- were withheld pending notification of next of kin. J The plane, flying from. Barksdale, AFB, Shreveport. ' La., to, West Palm Beach AFB, had received clearance from the tower ' to land when it crashed into the, housing development near the ' field, damaging three homes. | Air Force authorities said the,' pilot of the plane reported no trouble before landing. At Pleasant Valley, Iowa, Maj. Kenneth Herman said the plane, , crashed within 50 feet of the house/ within which his parents were ; sleeping. Maj. Herman is visiting in Plea* sant Valley and his,parents for* merly resided there. He said theyj telephoned him that the/ crash! awakened them and they assisted! five children from one of th«y homes damaged by the crashing; plane. 1 i > WANTS IT BACK ... No one has offered to give it back, so Standing Arrow, left, a Mohawk Indian chief, says that he is going io demand that New York State return the millions of acres taken from the Indians by the white roeu. Standing Arrow claims It was taken Illegally, If the state acceded to the chief's demands, he would own most of New York. A reasonable fellow, Standing Arrow says he will settle for cash to be used to build an Indtan city on (be banks of Schoharie Creek at Fort Hunter, N, Y. Standing Arrow, whose group of Mohawk Indians makes its home along the creek* talks it over with Wounded Buffalo, a Mohawk suh-obiel. 4 Rev. Bys to Direct Spring brook Camp • The Rev. Ivan C. Bys, minJstflp-.^^ of Carroll Methodist Church, wlUH .3 be the director of Freshmatt Camp," 1 > of the Boone District to be heM next week at Spr tagb'roote, StatgJ Park near Guthrie Center. AssJsUjuL Rev. $ys as counselors will b> jfylfiS! Bys and Dorothy Hodges, o|. $utf and Sharon MJ% ofltempjletb. Students attending from, tbe lac„ church will he Nell Bys andiEJoM Roger* The vamp will open gu day evening and conclude Saturday. "" iiiiii

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