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Vol. 88—No. 196 Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, August 20, 1957—Eight Pages Delivered by c*rri«r Boy lit Csrrbll f m Single Cach Kveftlflf iot 38 Cent* Per Week Business 7e Begins Descent After Soaring 102,000 Ft. in Balloon U.S. Trying to Impress Arabs on Syrian Peril Backing Up Neighbors' Concern Over Drift to Soviet Domination By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON iffi — American diplomats in the Middle East are trying to impress on Arab nations the danger of Syria becoming a Soviet satellite. Officials said, without elaboration, there was evidence already that Syria's neighbors were gravely concerned. These officials expected other Arab countries to counsel Syria's government against drifting any closer toward Kremlin domina- ion., U.S. Adds Support U.S. officials were adding support, authorities said, to this counsel in talks with Arab diplomats in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and even Egypt, which itself is closely involved with Moscow through heavy arms purchases. Possible action by the Arab League was not ruled out. Nor was it considered beyond possibility that Egypt's president Nasser might throw his weight into the breach opened by the Communists in the Arab position against undue influence from either East or j West. ; Nasser has ample opportunity to do this, if he wishes to. Syria's President Shukri Kuwatly is in Egypt to consult with Nasser and get medical attention. Kuwatly! went there just before appointing Gen. Afif Bizry, variously called a Communist and a confirmed pro-Communist, to head the. Syrian army. No American Plan Beyond talking to Syria's neighbors, no American plan has jelled as yet for coping with probably the most determined bid yet by Moscow for the Middle East's people, oil and real estate. British Ambassador Sir Harold Caccia Monday declared Syria is following a pattern which may make it Russia's first Middle East satellite. If that happens, the Communists will have succeeded where the Czars failed. The Russians already have a foothold in Egypt, thanks to Nasser's purchase of some 250 million dollars worth of Soviet arms, including submarines. Syria, too, expects to get submarines in its estimated 70- million-dollar arms deal with Russia. Afghanistan is buying about 30 million dollars worth of Communist arms and Yemen about 20 million. Caccia made his gloomy statement after an hourlong conference with Secretary of State Dulles on Syria and other foreign policy problems. Dulles earlier had lunched with President Eisenhower at the White House. Officials said they discussed the Syrian crisis along with House cuts in foreign aid funds and other State Department matters. GET READY FOR FOREIGN AID BATTLE . . . Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who cut short a vacation, went before the Senate Appropriations committee flanked by other high officials, to lead the administration's front line forces in the big foreign aid battle with congress. Shown grouped around Senators Carl Hayden (D-Ariz), chairman, and Leverett Salstonslall (R-Mass), (both seated) are (from left) Admiral Arthur Radford, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; John B. Hollister, outgoing IGA director; General Nathan Twining, new Joint Chiefs chairman and Dulles. (NEA Telephoto) ENDS RECRUIT TRAINING GREAT LAKES, 111. - Eugene A. Pawletski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pawletski i>f Route 1, Arcadia, graduated from recruit training August 17, at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, 111. The Weather 'Great River Road' Report Given Boost By WILLIAM L. EBERLINE AMES Of) — The Iowa Highway, Commission Tuesday heard a re- i port on the proposed "Great River | Road" along the Mississippi River and decided to set up a meeting of interested groups to discuss the possibility of implementing the report. : , On .motion of Commissioner Robert Beck of Centerville, the commission directed Chief Engineer John Butter to arrange the meeting among representatives of the Highway Commission, the State Conservation Commission, the Iowa branch of the Mississippi River Parkway Planning Commission and the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads. Mississippi Parkway The proposed "Great River Road" also is^ referred to as the Mississippi Parkway. It is proposed to establish a parkway up and down the entire length of the Mississippi. Frederick W. Cron, U. S. Bu­ reau'of Roads representative from Kansas City, discussed before the commission a report on a survey he had made of the feasibility of such a parkway through Iowa. Cron said that the project would have to be undertaken soon because the river shores are "being so rapidly gobbled up for cabin sites that with a very few years it will be impossible to obtain the necessary right of way." Cron said that the parkway would not be a "classic parkway such as the one through the Blue River Road .... See Page 7 Ike Hopeful Senate Will Vote More Foreign Aid Seek Answer To How 'Flu Transmitted Ringside View Of Heavens is Indescribable' Hear Maj. Simons Talking to Crews CROSBY, Minn, W — Maj. David G. Simons, Air, Force doctor-flier on a scientific balloon expedition into space, began his descent shortly before noon Tuesday after telling his ground crew'by radio that he had reached an altitude of 102,000 feet. CARROLL FORECAST Cloudy with occasional light showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday. Little change in temperature. High Wednesday 83-88. Low Tuesday] night 60-65. * IOWA FORECAST Cloudy with occasional light showers and thunderstorms in west and central Tuesday night and pver the state We'dnesday. High Wednesday 80-88. Low Tuesday night 60*65. Further outlook— Cloudy with little change in, temperatures Thursday. The Weather in Carroll (Dally T«m|»flrHtur«* Onut-U<»j' . Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high 82 Yesterday's low* 58 At 7 a.m. today _ 65 At 10 a.m. today r. 72 leather A Year Ago— ill was clear a year ago today, with temperatures rising from 53 t« 78, , • ., Walter Rogers, 51, Of Dedham Injured As Tractor Overturns Walter Rogers 51, of Dedham has a broken shoulder bone and four broken ribs as the result of an accident on a county road joV between Carroll end Dedham Mor day morning. Mr. Rogers w? operating a caterpillar tract' which overturned. He was report- in satisfactory condition at tl hospital Tuesday. WASHINGTON to- President! Eisenhower was described Tues-! day as "quite hopeful" the Senate will vote more foreign aid money than the House did. Shortly after the President's; view was reported by Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) the Senate Appropriations Committee agreed to hear further from the administration. Knowland said after the regular Tuesday morning White House conference of GOP congressional leaders that Eisenhower hopes the Senate will restore a good part of the 809 million dollars the Senate cut out of the bill to finance military and economic assistance abroad in the year that began July 1. Puts Off Action Then the appropriation group, which met in closed session with advance indications it might take action, put off all decisions at least 24 hours. Chairman Hayden (D-Ariz) toldj reporters that witnesses from the Defense Department and the International Cooperation Administration will be questioned at a hearing Wednesday. "A number of the senators expressed a desire to get a further clarification of some of the figures, including carryover funds from previous years," Hayden said. Hayden was asked who moved for the postponement. He replied that several of the senators wanted "more detailed information." At a news conference, Knowland said Eisenhower regards it as highly important that the money be put back in the appropriation bill. It was at that point that Know- fur' that the House figure will be considerably increased. In response to a question, Knowland said there was no discussion at Tuesday's conference of Eisenhower .calling a special session of ind pictured the President as uite hopeful the Senate will vote r a larger appropriation than the mse did. Wants Full Amount Eisenhower, Knowland s ai d, •vould like to see the Senate vote for the full $3,300,000,000 already authorized by Congress. Knowland said his personal opinion is that the Senate probably Foreign Aid .... See Page 7 Haynes Is Named Head Of Retailers Roger Haynes, manager of Spurgeon's, was elected chairman of the Retail and Furniture Bureaus of the Chamber of Commerce at a coffee meeting Tuesday morning in the Driftwood Room of Hotel Burke. He will succeed Dick Olsen, manager of Montgomery Ward's, who will be leaving the city soon. Bob Matt of Matt Furniture Company was named to replace Mr. Haynes as vice chairman. A "Scotch Bucks" promotion plan, details of which will be announced later, was introduced by Bob Matt and Bill Keith of Ellerbroek's. Appointed to the October promotion committee were Ed Buchmann, Woolworth's; Jim Birmingham, Penney's; Tom Kasper, Hin- ky Dinky; and Kenny Wheeldon, Gamble's. LIVERMORE, Calif, to — A big I hospital building internally bathed | in "black light" is the setting for j Northwest Iowa Monitors an unusual experiment designed to' show whether the new AsiaSic flu can be transmitted from one person to another through the air. Inside this building, which is a part of the Veterans Administration Hospital here, are about 140 long-term patients. So long as they are patients they will not be allowed to leave the structure, which has been equipped with a barber shop, a chapel and other features to make it virtually a fortress. Await Onset The building and its occupants, as well as other units of the VA institution, await the onset of the expected flu epidemic — which some health authorities say could affect as much as one-third of the U.S. population. The Veterans Administration disclosed the project Tuesday in announcing that the patients in the building plus the 520 employes of the entire VA unit had volunteered to play parts in the test. The experiment is Important because medical science does not know how the influenza virus moves from one human being to another. Some authorities say it travels through the air. Others say it can infect a person only by direct contact with another who harbors the disease organism. Evidence on exactly how it is spread could be of help. It might show whether the flu organism could be stopped by a radiation barrier, or whether some degree of isolation is effective. Black light, or ultra-violet, as it is called, is a form of radiation. It makes certain substances glow brilliantly in the dark. It can kill some" kinds of germs. It can cause' sunburn. Long exposure could produce injury to the eyes. Irradiate Air The walls 'of the test structure, known as Building 62, are studded with ultra-violet lamps, so aimed that their rays' do not strike patients or employes directly but irradiate the air volume. Samples of- blood serum have been taken from every patient in Building 62 and in all employes of the Livermore hospital installation. These samples are being checked for the presence of Asiatic flu at the government's communicable disease center in Atlanta. j»From this the Public Health Serv- will know just which ones, if Canadian Mob Rips Union Office Apart, Wrecks Cars MURDOCHVILLE, Que. to - A mob Monday night ripped apart the offices of the* United Steelworkers of America in this striker-torn mining community, then overturned and battered seven automobiles and a truck. About 100 men, shrieking and leaping about wildly, tore into the union's second-floor offices on the main street of MurdochviUe, an Isolated Gaspe Peninsula town. The sacking of the offices came shortly after 45Q> .labor delegates from all parts of the province de-r parted following a demonstration that onded when policy broke up a, stone-throwing clash between,' the visitors and 200 nonstrikers. All the office furniture and equipment was heaved put pf win*: dowB,' and,cars qaj^ying; prp-unlon stickers 1 were overturned. Tires were slashed and. upholstery torn out. . The attackers, many carrying blackjacks and knives, were finally halted by a 30-man provincial police squad, rounded up and ordered to company bunkhouses. There were no arrests and no injuries, Property damage was confined to the offices and vehicles. Six men were injured earlier in the day when the stone-throwing incident threatened to erupt into a pitched battle between nonstriking employes of Gaspe Copper Mines Ltd., and the visiting labor delegation. The delegation was headed by top labor .off i c i a Is, including Claude. Jodoin, president of .the Canadian Labor Gqngress, and Gerard Heard, president of thai Canadian and CathoUc Confederal tiofl Q | Labor, They arrived early Monday from Quebec City and set up picket lines. Some carried plat cards with the slogan "the union is here to slay." New Judgeships Bills Dead for Now WASHINGTON to - The Senate will make no attempt this year to create new federal judgeships, reliable sources said Tuesday. Earlier, Chairman Celler (D-NY) of the House Judiciary Committee said the matter was dead in the House for this session. The Senate has before it-15 bills to create new judgeships in that many states, including Iowa. But there is now chance, the sources said, that those separate measures will be passed—either this year or next. The judiciary committees of both the Senate and the House are considering omnibus measures that would add more than 40 federal judges. If any bill is passed next year, it probably would be an omnibus bill. ice any, have had the Asiatic flu and which have not. After the expected epidemic sweeps through, blood samples will be taken from these same patients and employes and checked again for signs of flu infection. The employes generally will not have the benefit of ultra-violet radiated air. If the percentage of infection among them turns out to be higher than among the patients of Building 62 it will be a pretty good indication that ultra-violet has some deterrent effect on ; the disease organism, said Dr. Harrison S. Collisi, manager of the Livermore installation. Ralph Nelsons Move Here from Guthrie Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Nelson and children, Janet,'four, and Ricky, two, have moved to Carroll from Guthrie Center. They are living in a residence on South Walnut ; Street. Mr. Nelson is a salesman for Gene Hagen, Buick and Pontiac dealer. CHEROKEE to — Two informal monitors who picked up Maj. David Simons' broadcasts said Tuesday they heard him say he had' reached an altitude of about 11JB,- 000 feet. This would be beyond the 102,000 goal set for the big balloon and far above the previous 96,000- foot mark for manned balloons. Frank Buckingham, managing editor of the Cherokee Times, said he and Lawrence Westphal, manager of the Cherokee Municipal Airport, heard Simons say between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. (CST): "Well, we're at—let's see. at about 118,000 now and that's about the best we'll do as far as I'm concerned. I'm ready to start down anytime you're ready." Pick Up Frequency Buckingham said Westphal picked up Simon's frequency on a weather station unicorn radio. At 10:05 a.m., Buckingham said, they heard Simons say: "I'd like very much to make my descent." At Spencer, Iowa, Harv Sanford, news director of Radio Station KICD, said the Spencer Municipal Airport was also monitoring the Simon conversations. "The airport reported that Simons said he had reached 118,000 feet and thought that was the best he could do," Sanford said. At Minneapolis Monday, Air Force officers cautioned that thercl might be some error in the altitude measuring instrument carried in Simons' balloon. Buckingham said that although reception was excellent for the most part, there were times when the signal did not come through clearly. "I'm sure that at one point I heard him say, 'I'm at about 120 or 121'— presumably referring to thousands of feet—and at another time he said 'I'm about 20 up,' and apparent reference to miles." Enjoying View Shortly before' Simons reported Balloon See Page S Major David G. Simons Vis Wayne Steinkamp, Injured in Car Mishap Wayne C. Steinkamp, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Steinkamp of Route 1, Carroll, was taken to St. Anthony Hospital early M o n- day evening for treatment of multiple abrasions and contusions sustained in an automobile accident north of the city on Highway 71. His physician said that he may be released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Northwest- Iowa Hunt for 2 Men PRIMGHAR to—O'Brien County Sheriff Howard Tiemens said Tuesday peace officers throughout northwest Iowa have been alerted for two young men who escaped under gunfire when authorities attempted to capture them Monday night. The deputy sheriffs of O'Brien and Osceola counties fired shots at the men when they attempted to retrieve burglary tools and guns from a cache on a farm near here. Authorities said they had been watching the cache since Aug. 15 when a farmer found it. Sheriff Tiemens said the pair is reported to be driving a two-tone 1956 or 1957 model Oldsmobile hardtop. He said the car may have one or more bullet holes in the rear and that the left side of the car may be damaged as a result oi crashing into a ditch. The men were being sought for frquestioning in regard to two break- ins at Primghar on Aug. 4. Last U.S. Combat Unit Leaves Japan TOKYO to-The last U.S. Army combat division in Japan closed down Tuesday, leaving the Army only about 17,000 caretaker and support troops in this land it once occupied. Foldup of the 1st Cavalry Divi-j DES MOINES to - Officials of sion leaves the ground defenses of i three state agencies saw the pos 'Little Red Schoolhouse' Almost Gone One-room schoolhouses, fast fading from the rural scene in Carroll County, will dwindle to four or five in operation this year, County Supt. B. G. Halverson, said today in announcing a meeting of rural teachers to be held in the courthouse at 9 a.m. Friday At the peak of their supremacy in 1889, there were 135 one-room wooden schools in the county system, according to records in Mr. Halverson's office. Since then consolidations, reorganizations and scarcity of teachers have taken their toll. Ten years'ago, 33 one room schools wdre operating and last year seven. Ewoldt Closing t This year, Ewoldt- township schools No. 2 and 3 will close and children of these districts will attend the Manning school. Provision for bus transportation will be made by the Manning school. Newton No. 6 is still in doubt because of difficulty in finding a teacher. The Newton school will postpone opening until after September 1 and if a teacher Is not available by that time pupils probably will attend the Coon Ra pids school. Re-opening for the new year will be Washington No. 5 with Dorothy Wohlenberg, Carroll, as teacher; Washington No. 9, Mrs. Willetta Dobler, Manning, teacher; Ewoldt No. 6, Lillian Spear, Manning, teacher; and Ewoldt No. 9, Mrs. Ruth Soil, Aspinwall, teacher. 3 Town Schools In addition, there are three elementary town schools under the county system —Carrollton with Mrs. Eleanor Turner* of Coon Rapids as teacher of upper grades and Mrs. Lulu Treptow, Glidden, lower grades; Dedham with Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd, Dedham, teacher of kindergarten; and Templeton, with Mrs. Elaine Lechtenberg, teacher. Upper-grade pupils of the Dedham school will be sent to Carroll Public Schools this year. High school students have been attending in Carroll for several years. Most schools of the county system will open Monday, August 26, The briefing session here Friday will be conducted by County Supt. Halverson; Mildred Middleton, county co-ordinator of curriculum; and Mrs. Henry Pfiester, county public health nurse. BREAKS ELBOW Sheryl Jean Schroeder, 9-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman F. Schroeder of Odebolt, broke her left elbow when she. fell from a pile of baled hay and was brought to St. Anthony Hospital here Monday afternoon. Her physician said that she probably will be released from the hospital Friday. No Enforcement Funds; Rest Homes May Lose Permits CLERK-TYPIST TRAINING FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo— Pfc. Richard E, Drees, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Drees, Route 3, Carroll, recently completed the second phase of a six-month tour of active duty under the Reserve Forces Act at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Drees received clerk •typist training after completing basic comhat training at Fort Leonard Wood. Drees is a 1954 graduate of Carroll High School, Japan in the hands of about 3,000 U.S. 3rd Division Marines due to leave for Okinawa next month. In the air are Japan's still tiny air force plus the modern, 50,000- strong U.S. 5th Air Force and the 1st Marine Air Wing, composed of about 6,400 men. The U.S. Navy has about 7,000 men here. TOM KOON IN NAVY GREAT LAKES,' 111. - Thomas J. Koon, son of William Koon of Carroll, and Mrs. Bernice M. Koon of Manning, is undergoing training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, 111., having enlisted August 9 under the Navy's new "buddy" recruiting program, sibility Tuesday that unless some special arrangements can be worked out many of the 1,000 nursing and custodial homes in Iowa may lose their licenses for lack of funds to fully enforce the laws. The possibility was suggested concurrent with a hearing called by State Fire Marshal Ed Herron on regulations developed for such homes under terms of a law passed by the 1957 Iowa Legislature. The new law requires annual inspection* of such homes as a requirement for issuance of renewal of licenses. The law resulted in part from a Council Bluffs nursing, home fire last February in which 17 persons died. * y No money was provided for enforcement of the law, however, and the Legislative Interim Committee told Herron last week it could not act on his request for $31,000 in enforcement funds. A recent attorney general's opinion was cited as barring the way to allocation of the funds. Herron said his five inspectors now have all they can do to inspect all the buildings where re- inspection Is required. In larger cities, he said, nursing and custodial homes can be inspected by deputizing local fire chiefs to do the job. But he explained that 75 per cent of the homes are in smaller towns which for the most part do not Ran a $4 Stake in Firm Into $125 ,001 Teamsters Official Had Helped Settle Str i k • Against Concern WASHINGTON to - Teamster boss James R. Hoffa was confronted Tuesday with evidence his wife and a friend—the wife of another union official—ran a $4,000 stake into $125,000 dealing with a firm for which Hoffa helped settle a strike. ' Hoffa, in the witness chair of the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee, did not dispute the figures presented by Committee Counsel Robert F. Kennedy but said Kennedy apparently was speaking of profits "before taxes/ 11 "Oh, did they pay taxes,". Kennedy said. Digs Up Background The profitable business dealings of the two women, dating back to 1949, were developed as Kennedy dug into the background years of the 44-year-old Midwest Teamsters chief, now risen to the point where he seems heir apparent'to national leadership of this country's biggest union. Kennedy went too into Hoffa's police record, and brought from the witness an acknowledgment that he once returned more than $7,500 to some grocers after he had been charged with extortion. On this, Hoffa, protested that the charge had been reduced to a misdemeanor and contended the matter was being put in an unfair light in its presentation at the committee's hearings : The 44-year-old Hoffa was brought to the stand as the culmination of three weeks of hearings into charges that he placed racketeers in key New York Teamsters Union posts to capture union political control of the area for Hoffa. Brings Out Background But Committee Counsel Robert F. Kennedy, opening the questioning, swung first into Hoffa's background and police record. Kennedy asked how many times Hoffa had been arrested. . "I don't know, Bob." Hoffa said. "I think it was about 17 times I; was picked up, In many instances the charges were dismissed but in three of these cases there were convictions." Kennedy said in one case the grand jury charged Hoffa with extortion in the collection of.money from some grocers. Flaring up, Hoffa said this charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor. "I'm not saying you were guilty of extortion,", Kennedy told him, "You're implying it, sir," Hoffa retorted. "You're implying that I am guilty of extortion and it isn't true." Kennedy said that anyway, as a result of the case, Hoffa returned some $7,500. I think really it was something more than that," Hoffa said. Hoffa, likely successor to Dave' Beck as president of the nation's biggest union,' told the senators when he took the witness chair that,he was reserving the right to refuse to answer any questions he. regarded as outside the scope of their investigation, Mrs. Bert Brennan, wife of the president of Teamsters Local No. 337 in Michigan, was named as Mrs. Hoffa's partner in the business venture. Under Kennedy's questions, Hof-' fa said the two women used their maiden names to set up a firm in 1949 known as Test Fleet. Hoffa said he thinks they incor-; porated it in Tennessee. 1 The firm engaged in leasing motor equipment to an automobile hauling company named Commer- rial Carriers. Hoffa said he had helped to settle what he called an illegal strike against Commercial Carriers in 1940. Lawyer First President . The first president of Test Fleet, Hoffa said, was James Wrape, ai St. Louis lawyer. Wrape had rep-' resented Commercial Carriers in the strike negotiations. '•. Kennedy asked Hoffa whether/ Hoffa . See Page 7 Parents of New Students Asked to See Grade Principal Parents of children who plan I to enter Carroll Public Gr a,{| t School as new students this $ear are reminded to conUct Grl |m£ School Principal Merle JW.. 4 JS|li?l ner immediately. His - officer wS'f phone number is 238$, £W *^ii§ plies to new families :iaTU»e^;iil and students transferring Mb ml other schools. >The pablTe 1 acp^* w have trained inspection personnelj^ens fofYhe new 'yawHhulK 1 ' available, | August' 89, * • * J * M f* aa /i it

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