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Times Vol. 86— No. 199 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, August 23, 1957—Ten Pages Each Evening foe SS Cents Pet Week Hoffa Pledges Cleanup of Teamsters If Electe State, Local Governments Deeper in Debt Spending Rises, Chiefly for Schools, Roads, Welfare and Hospitals By G. K. HODENFIELD WASHINGTON («—In the 1956 fiscal year, stale and local governments across the nation took in more money, spent, more money and went deeper in debt than ever before in history. A Census Bureau report Friday said spending by these government units rose 7 per cent to more than 43 billion dollars in the fiscal year ended June 30, 1956. Revenue increased by 11 per cent to nearly 42 billion dollars. The units borrowed 7 billion dollars and paid off 2';i billions of previous indebtedness, leaving the total debt at more than 49 billion dollars. Debt Distribution Of the total debt, the slates owed almost 13 billions, municipalities almost 17 billions, school districts billions, and counties, townships and special districts about lOVi billions. That represents an 11 per cent increase in state and local government debt during the year. Nearly 75 per cent of the state and local governments' general spending went for four major functions: Education, highways, public welfare, and health and hospitals. Spending for education totaled slightly more than 13 billion dollars. Of this, the states spent $2,100,000,000, chiefly for higher education, and local governments spent $11,100,000,000, almost entirely for elementary and secondary schools. Highways, Streets Highways and streets cost seven billion dollars, public assistance and other welfare cog't three billions and health and hospitals amounted to $2,800,000,000. During the year, taxes and other revenues collected directly by state and local governments amounted to 38'« billion dollars. In addition, more than three billion dollars were received in federal grants. State and local tax revenue during the year reached a record annual total of 26^ billion dollars— $157 for every man, woman and child. The Census Bureau said revenues taken in by federal, state and local governments combined totaled more than 121 billion dollars during the year, while total government spending on all three levels amounted to 114Vz billions. School Set For Opening On Aug. 29th Dismissal times and bus schedules for the. opening day at Carroll Public Schools, Thursday, August 29, were announced today by W. Paul Forney, superintendent. School will open at 8:30 a.m. in all departments. High school classes will be dismissed at noon, junior high at 11:15 a.m. and other grades at 10:30 a.m. Kindergarten children may register and leave immediately. Bus pickups will be at the usual time. The return bus for Grant and Sheridan, townships will leave at noon, the Breda bus at 11:15 a.m. and the Carroll city bus at 10:30 a.m. All high school freshmen are requested to report in the high school library at 2 p.m. August 27 for algebra aptitude tests and orientation. Hot lunch service in the school cafeteria will begin Friday, August 30. Students may pay $1.25 for that day and four days of the next week. Prices will be the same as last year — $1.25 per week and 30 cents per day. Book rental will be $2.50 a semester. Insurance charges are $1.75 for grades 10, 11 and 12; all others, $1.50. Classes will be dismissed for the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 2. EQUIPMENT SET UP FOR EXPERIMENTAL ROAD PROJECTS .... Special equipment using the new "atomization" process has been erected in connection with a regular bituminous hot-mix plant for the first of two experimental road projects north of Willey. Here the plant is shown in operation with the material being mixed and treated and then hauled by truck to the two mile stretch north of Willey. Highway Surfacers, Inc. of New-Hampton have the $108,000 contract Involving the Willey stretch and two miles north of Coon Rapids. The experimental roads are being built under direction of the Iowa Research Board and the civil engineering department of Iowa State College. County Engineer J. F. Maher is in direct charge. The research board is paying half the costs. The work is expected to be completed within 30 days. (Photo by Al Thorup). 41 Americans I Youngsters Cheered By Chinese Reds Flock to Fair For Opening Question Two Firms Right to Operate in Iowa 2 Get Death, 3rd Life for Starting Fatal Tavern Fire LOS ANGELES UP! — Two men were sentenced to death and a third to life in prison Thursday for murder at the Club Mecca. Six persons died last April 4 when the neighborhood tavern suddenly erupted in flames. Trial evidence showed two of the men sloshed a can of gasoline into the place and set it afire. %hey had been thrown out earlier because of unwelcome attentions to a woman customer. Clyde Bates, 36-year-old former convict, and Manuel Chavez, 25, were sentenced to death. Manuel J. Hernandez, 18, who drove the get-away car, drew the life term. LONDON (/Pi. — Forty-one young Americans were almost mobbed by cheering Chinese youths when they arrived in PeiRing Friday, the British news agency Reuters reported from the Red capital. The Americans inquired almost j first day immediately what the reaction in ' the United States was to their visit, Reuters said. They had been cut off from the outside world for nine days while crossing Siberia and northeast China on the Peiping Express from Moscow. Reuters also reported: When told that President Eisenhower said they were ill-advised and had done a disservice to their country, a voice from the American group said, "We will soon set. him right." ! Dean Hoxsey, X-ray technician i from Los Angeles, said, "I am an j American citizen and sb is the j President." j Look Fresh j The young Americans, many of j them students, looked surprising- j DES MOINES l/ft-Small fry ignored cloudy skies and flocked to the Iowa Stale Fair by the thousands as the 1957 exposition opened Friday. By HARRISON WEBER I (Iowa Daily Press Assn. Writer) j DES MOINES — A question has [developed whether a firm.doing in | excess of a million dollars worth of business with the highway com- As is traditional at the fair, the was "Children's Day." Youngsters were admitted to the grounds free and there was a free grandstand show tor them. King's Band Back The show included clown and, circus acts, noisy daylight fire-; works and Karl L. King's band, j The troupe of entertainers had to; drive all night from Milwaukee to secretary of state indicate that be available for the Children's, the Minnesota corporation and the Day show Friday morning. j lowa corporation have not been Also delighting the voung were : authorized to do business in the the midway, featuring the! state of Iowa since 1955," Attor- "world's fattest man,", a space ney General Norman Erbe stated, show and a helicopter ride: the Interested Through Accident National Guard display of tanks, S(ate officials became interested half-tracks, armored transports, j„ t h e companies through an ac- Atomic Tests Are Resumed By Russions WASHINGTON tfl — Russia re sumed atomic tests with a blast of "substantial" power Thursday, the Atomic Energy Commission announced Friday. A brief announcement from AEC Chairman Lewis L. Strauss said: "The Soviet Union has resumed testing of nuclear weapons at its one Siberian proving grounds. A deto- in„ a Rnari RnilHinP Cnmnanv of' person, $500,000 for injury to nation of substantial size took ar?^alrf!^e than one and $100,000 prop-j place on Aug. 22." by Harold Edman and Arthur Ot-| ert y damage. The development comes in the ten both of Fairmont, Minn. 1 Upon further checking, however, j midst of Soviet maneuvers in the "The records of the. office of the;' 1 was discovered that Sharp was j London disarmament conference mission is legally entitled to operate in the state. Actually there are two firms involved in the controversy — lowa Road Builders, Inc., of Iowa and ficials here Thursday and at first it was thought that the truck driver, Archie Sharp, Blue Earth, Minn., had turned the claim over to the Employers Mutual Casualty Company of Des Moines. The companies have their insurance with Employers Mutual of Wausau, Wis. Safety officials said it was determined that the companies have $100,000 for injury to YOUTH PICNIC Seven members of the Junior High Westminster Fellowship of the Carroll Presbyterian Church, who will advance this fall to the Senior High Fellowship, will be honored at a family picnic to be given by junior high members in Swan Lake State Park at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. All junior high members and families are invited The Weather BREAKS WRIST Susan Macke, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Macke. broke her right wrist and sustained cuts of the leg in an accident at the Leonard Schirck farm east of Carroll, Thursday afternoon. Susan was riding a horse belonging to the W. D. Keith children when the animal stopped suddenly throwing her into a wire fence. She was taken to St. Anthony Hospital but was scheduled to be released^ Friday- _ ly fresh after the journey. As the train pulled into Peiping's main station a crowd of about 100 Chinese began chanting "long live world peace." As the Americans stepped onto the platform they were immediately surrounded by a handshak; ing, clapping, back-slapping crowd which pressed flowers into their hands. As Louis Alhonote, young actor from Brooklyn, with difficulty unfurled a large Stars and Stripes, the cheering redoubled and the band broke into "John Brown's Body." Steal Thunder The Americans stole all thunder from the seven other delegations, and great crowds were watching Americans ..... See Page 9 and a helicopter; and numerous other displays. Concession men were ready for the accent on youth with a huge cident involving a state car. Last May Commerce Commissioner John A. Tallman's car was in collision with a truck near Perry. CARROLL FORECAST Mostly cloudy and cooler Friday night with occasional showers and thunderstorms, low in low 50s. Partly cloudy, little, temperature change Saturday, high 70-75. IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms Fri-J day night, locally heavy rains' likely northeast. "Cooler. Low Friday night 52-57 northwest. 57-62 southeast.. Partly cloudy, no im-<i portant temperature change Satur day, high in 70s. Further outlook-. Partly cloudy, a little warmer. FIVE-DAV IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average near normal Friday night through next Wednesday, Normal highs 81 north to 83 south. Normal lows 56 north to 60 south. Cool early in periods! Warming trend about Sunday Cooler again about Wednesday. Rainfall will average one-half to three-fourths of an inch, occurring early in period and again about Tuesday.' The Weather in Carroll (Dully Teinporutitre* *3 «n rteny Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high _ s,^ 81 Yesterday's low 64 At 7 a.m. today —... 70 At 10 a.m. today - -. .. 72 Precipitation (24 hours.prjor^p a.m.) 25 inch rain. Weather A Year Ago— II was clear a year ago today, with temperatures ranging, from W to 80, that are nectar and ambrosia to most, children but often are revolting to adults. Most of the Midway rides that; are especially attractive to child- j ren were reduced to 10 cents be-; twecn 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. j Ahead of Last Year The State Fair Board said at-1 tendance on the two preparation! days Wednesday and Thursday ex-i ceeded last year. Thursday's attendance was 7,812 compared with 6,907 on the comparable day in 1956. Admissions on Wednesday totaled 5,357, compared with 5,080 a year earlier. Admission to the grounds for persons over 16 Friday #as 50 cents. There also is a 50 cent charge for cars or trucks entering the grounds. The team pulling contest for horses and the Iowa tractor rodeo finals were being held Friday. There was a solid morning of livestock judging Friday and judging of other livestock classes was set for the afternoon. involved in an accident at Spenc- Weber See Page 9 ; supply of cotton candy, soft drinks, j The truck was said to belong to ice cream bars and other edibles' ' n e Iowa corporation but it had a Minnesota license plate. A claim was filed against the companies following the accident. Jt was through this claim that the attorney general's office and others became interested in the case. This summer the state department of public safety suspended the right of the two firms to use Iowa's road system because they failed to show financial responsibility. Edman conferred with safety of- Hearing Not Required On Road Project AMES wv—The three Republican members of the State Highway Commission Friday accused Gov. Herschoi Loveless of "shooting from the hip" regarding a highway relocation project near Oska- ioosa. CARROLL SOLDIERS JN ACTION, . . Soldiers of the Heavy Mortar Co., 4i0th infantry. Regiment. 103d Infantry Division, of Carroll, receive.preliminary tiring instructions of the Army's heavy mortar weapon, ^he instructors are, from, left, Cpl. Robert Schweers, Ar- co'dia; Sti % John McDonald and Capt. Roy D.'Barton, company cWrnaoden beili »f Carr>U. Over 4,800 men of the' 103d Division ore now participating in their annual two weeks of intensive training at Camp McCoy, Wis.' The 103d, composed of 128 units throughout lowp tnd ft)Lin«*wta, < l» the nation's largest reserve division, ft Is commanded by MaJ. Gen, George Olmsted, Pes Moines, Iowa. (V/3. Array-Photo.)' The governor said Thursday lie I The grandstand show opened at; had received numerous complaints accusing the commission of purchasing land for the relocation of U.S. 63 east of Oskaloosa two or noon with time trials for seven auto races. The first performance of the evening grandstand show, "Stale Fair Revue of 1957," will be [ three months before a public hear- at 6:30 p.m. Joe Gronstal on Conference Program IOWA CITY — Nearly 100 officers in installment loan departments of commercial banks in lowa are expected to attend the 1957 Conference on Installment Lending Sept. 8-10 at the State University of Iowa Center for Continuation Study, according to Professor C. Woody Thompson, director of the SUI bureau of business and economic research. Conference speakers will include Professor Clark C. Bloom of SUI, whose topic the morning of Sept. 9 will be "Economic Prospects for lowa," and Robert M. Soldofsky, assistant professor of general business, who will speak on "Future Growth of Installment Loan Credit" following a luncheon Sept. 10. Other Iowans on the program include Joe H. Gronstal, Carroll, president of the lowa Bankers Association-, who will be accompanied by Les Perscbau; F. H. Darlahd and Gilbert Bovard, Mason City; Dean Sidney G.,Winter pf the SUI college of commerce; T. Hudson Swiler, Burlington; Ted J. Welch, Cedar Rapids; RobortK, Popple, Des Moines; Tom Cooper, Jefferson; and Collin Frlta, Newton. ing was held on the route of the project. Hearing Not Required Later, however, Loveless said he 1 was informed by the commission that the project was a routine relocation on which no federal funds were used and that it did not require a public hearing. Hearings are required on projects using federal funds but not those in which the federal government doesn't participate. The governor said he had assumed the relocation was one which required a hearing but that he was "satisfied" with the commission's explanation. In a statement issued Friday, the three-member majority of the Highway Commission said: "If the governor had used good judgment he would have conferred Highway See Page i BEGINS TEACHING JOB . . . Rita Morrlssey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Morrissey, is leaving Friday to begin work as teacher of fourth grade in North Chicago, 111. Her school will open September 3 but will be preceded by a week of orientation. Miss Morrissey was graduated from St. Angela Academy in 1953 and from Vlterbo College, Lacrosse, Wis., in June 1957 with the degree of bachelor of science in education. She has been manager of the American Legion Swimming Pool during the past summer and was winner of the 'Miss Carroll' contest here July 14. In Miss Morrissey's absence, the pool will be in charge of Maury Schenkelberg, assistant manager for the remainder of the season. with the ostensible aim of cutting off all nuclear tests. The United Slaves, while offering to call off tests for two years, is insisting on safeguards which the Russians reject. Last Test In April The last previous AEC announcement of a Soviet nuclear weapon test came April 18. That blast was described as "one of the largest thus far in the current Soviet series." Strauss said it was the fifth in a series which began April 13. It was the 11th reported by the AEC since last August. Altogether, Including • Friday's announcement, the AEC has reported 24 Russian nuclear test explosions. Strauss, however, has made it clear that not all of those detected are reported. He says they are announced only when there are circumstances of special interest. In general those circumstances appear to consist of the outline of a test series of blasts of unusual power. Friday's announcement appeared to fall in the series category since there was nothing beyond the word "substantial" to indicate extraordinary power. U.S. in Series The United States itself is in the midst of a test series at the AEC proving ground in Nevada. The 13th in that series—the 58th set oft at the Nevada test sit over the years—was exploded less than an hour after the announcement of the Soviet explosion. The explosions in the U. S. series have been of varying power, obviously testing devices for differ ing applications. Major U. S. tests on high-yield hydrogen weapons are held at proving grounds in the Far Pacific. Flash of Nevada Atom Blast Lights Up Downtown L. A. He's Shocked and Disturbed' By Revelations 4 Kennedy: 'AmaiinjY Charges Hoodlums Aided Boss in Climb WASHINGTON (/PI — James R. Hoffa pronounced himself "shocked and disturbed" Friday by the presence of New York un; derworld characters in the Teamsters Union and pledged a cleanup if he is elected union president. Restrainedly, the Midwest boss of the Teamsters said that "from indications around the country" he believes he will be called on to head the giant union at its convention next month. Hoffa's declaration of cleanup intentions was given to the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee. "Amaiing," commented Committee Counsel Robert F. Ken* nedy. For four days, Kennedy has. been developing a contention that the underworld characters got into, the union in the first place through machinations of Hoffa in alliance with mobster Johnny Dio. Only moments earlier, Hoffa had testified under Kennedy's questioning that he has agreed to "look out for" Dio's family if Dio has a long prison stay. Accuses Hoffa Kennedy accused Hoffa of using hoodlums and gangsters to gain union powers and now, before the committee, "turning his back" on the hoodlums. "You say you're suddenly turning your back on those people in New York?" Kennedy asked. "I don't turn my back on anybody," Hoffa protested. Kennedy said Hoffa apparently was now willing, or said he was, to investigate "your friend John McNamara," New York Team-, sters official, and if' necessary mete out union punishment to McNamara. , Kennedy then, read police, records of a number of men he said are working right now for- Hoffa. in Detroit. Without naming the men, Kennedy listed arrests and convictions for them of such crimes as armed robbery, assault, and bookmaking. "Do you mean he has people like that working for him right now?" asked .Sen. McClellan (D- Ark), the committee chairman. Hoffa broke in: "Now wait, a minute, Sen. McClellan, this is just being uuveiled to me right now." Hoffa himself identified one of the men as McMasters. He said the man had a police record when a truck driver, but hasn't been convicted of anything since working for the Teamsters. Florida Shooting Kennedy said a man named Connally had been involved in a Florida shooting and had been convicted of taking money from an employer as a union representative. Yet even after the conviction, he said, Hoffa gave him a union job. • "Your rise to power was based on these people," Kennedy charged. "Yet you now tell us you're going to investigate them. It just doesn't make sense." Hoffa retorted: "I think when I say something I'll keep my word." Kennedy was slugging away with questions about Hoffa's relations with Dio when Sen. Ives (RNY) popped in some questions about Hoffa's intentions if he is elected union president. In response, Hoffa said that "friendship or not" he wquld take disciplinary action against McNamara if a union hearing shows that McNamara was instrumental in setting up "phony" New York Hoffa See Page 4 Chicago Doily News Going From 5 to 7c CHICAGO UPWPhe Chicago Daily News announced Friday it will raise its price from five to seven cents starting Monday, It cited rising costs of newsprint and other production materials as the • reason. Oh Aug. 31 the price of its Saturday weekend edition,will go from 10 to ia, cents. ATOMIC TEST SITE, Nev. lift— A blood-red fireball burst over the Nevada desert Friday as the United States touched off the 13th atomic explosion of the 1957 test series. The flash of the blast at 5:30 a.m. was visible over a large area of the West. Downtown buildings in Los Angeles were bathed in a flashbulb-bright glow. The flash was visible in San Francisco in spite of a heavy fog. Newsmen, barred from the test site, witnessed the explosion from Angel's Peak, 45 miles from ground zero. The device was exploded from a captive balloon 1,500 feet above the Yucca Flat test grounds, The fireball flared briefly, then faded. A mushroom cloud quickly rose from it. The cloud raced high into the sky, the rays of the rising sun turning it a snowy white. Then, as the top of the mushroom detached from the writhing stem, the brightening: sun turned the cloud pink. It paused half a minute, a giant powderpuff cloud poised 36,000 feet above ground zero. Then it began to drift slowly to the north-northwest. The test was roughly one-half of nominal in power. A nominal bomb is equal to 20,000 tons of TNT. There were 41 missions by military planes, and 8 scientific tests conducted in connection with the explosion. Four hundred and fifty military observers viewed the test from trenches 3,000 yards from ground zero. Among them Was a platoon from a crack Canadian regiment, the'Queen's Own Rifles. The military men did not take part in any maneuvers after the blast. The Atomic Energy Commission said that only traces of fallout were anticipated off the test site and the bombing and gunnery ranges surrounding it. h Melvin Man Crushed Under 12-ton Tractor HARTLEY W)-Robert A. Elvin, 28, of Melvin, died Thursday whan crushed beneath a 12-ton Caterpil- \ lar tractor which overturned as • he sought to load it on a truck. The accident occurred on a gravel road about 3tt miles north of, here. Elvin, a graduate engineer, ; was working for the Graves Construction Co. of Melvin on a culvert project. His wife and four children sur» vive. Joseph W, Gietx, 89, Dies; Carroll Pioneer Joseph W. Gietz, Carroll j>io>,, neer, who would have been>Sflt years old Oct. 1. died at l n JiW. p.m. Thursday at St, Ant &wy Hospital, where he had been ^ap ^h- mitted August it. SurviyomfftS cludejour daughters, ode son ^(t'VV one grandson. Funeral aervftfflf.•• will he at 10:30 a.m. ••••Moodajft SS. Peter and Paul's Church, tpj» f '. 1 TAILS in Obituary Secftoftp• -

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