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1 ^pi^| m m . ••^k . * 1 mtmm • mm mm , mm mm Carroll Daily Times Herald i4 Vol. 88—No. -202 Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, August 27*, 1957—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy In Carroll "t gi Each Evening for 35 Cents Pe* Week / •* •. On interstate 75 From Council Bluffs to Missouri Valley— \; 1 • • • , • . .. i i v Carroll, Hawarder) Firms Make Grading History on $2.9 Million U. S. Highway Projec By HARRISON WEBER (Iowa Dally Press Assn. Writer) COUNCIL BLUFFS - A fantastic road project is taking place in western Iowa which will mark another milestone in highway construction. ing 19.5 miles. It is the largest con- 1 Since the path of the Interstate | tract or its kind ever awarded by i 75 runs acroS s the bottom lands of I the highway commission, e I Unusual Contracts What makes these contracts so unusual is that the firms will be paid for "embankment in place Ira Van Buskirk & Sons Con-1 The contracts were let in this struction Co., of Hawarden has joined forces with H. F. Schroeder k Sons of Carroll for grading Interstate 75.from Council Bluffs to Missouri Valley, They have been awarded con- manner because of the large amount of dirt which will have to be hauled. One highway commission official estimated that 'three and a half million cubic yards of earth will have to be hauled for tracts totaling $2,944,678 for grad- 1 embankment. the Missouri River, it is necessary to dig huge barrow pits. Some of these pits are 600 feet square and 20 feet deep. These barrow pits are at least 600 feet from the proposed Interstate and it is doubtful that once the super four lane highway is completed that the motorist will be able to see them. The contractors are also required to build a berm, or a narrow shelf, every 600 feet. Dikes are supposed to keep the "Mighty Mo" from flooding but if the sandy land is inundated these pits might silt over in time. Clair Erzinger, assistant District 4 engineer, said conservation officials have talke'd of stocking these pits with fish. Virgil Butler, District 4 engineer, said one of the most interesting engineering features is that "they don't measure dirt on cut lines like other jobs, but are paid for an embankment." To make this arrangement pos­ sible the firms had to estimate the amount of shrinkage they would have and plates were set in the ground to measure the sediment subsidence, Butler said. Normal shrinkage is about 30 per cent. Cut Bluffs Down In addition to taking the dirt out of the river bottoms, the contractors also get about 50 per cent of their dirt from the bluffs to the east of the Interstate. Some of the bluffs tower 300 feet into the air the bluff to a mere hill.. "Water is added to the soil to bring it up to the condition where it will get the best compaction," Erzinger said. The 19 and a half mile span when finished will include four large bridges, two grade separations and several small bridges. These projects will come under separate contracts. While starting from the pinnacle of one of the bluffs, the workmen June 14 of next year/ have approximately 38' were uncovered in the mound and < pleted by the University of Iowa archeology! They ~department has taken the remains j heavy scrappers and self "loader*?'' of ten Indians, said to be a thous- i and eight or ten patrols. Van BU8» and years old, to Iowa City for j kirk has over 65 employees onfjia or more before the massive road j happened to uncover a large In- equipment goes to work to reduce j dian burial mound. About 50 bodies further study. It is estimated that as many as 500 Indians may be buried in various mounds in the vicinity, Erzinger said. Millions Investor! Highway officials estimate that the two firms have several million dollars invested in road equipment which is being used on this gigan job. At the present.time county <ofV< ficials are conducting an investiga* tion of mysterious explosions which caused over $25,000 damage' to two huge machines having a combined value of $78,000. Authorr ities said dynamite was used to damage the motors on an earth- tic project scheduled to be com-, mover and a pushcat. %tJF ?*t 1 * v r " >; *?P 9«w*tRt**% ~s ~%* ! e r *T 'cqr^ Reds Reject Arms Proposals Dulles Doesn't Asian Flu Discount Reds' jh.^ ively ... -1 . 'Mild 11 mess Missile uaim WASHINGTON Surgeon Gen| eral Leroy E. Burney said Tues- Probably Some Fact* Be- day that if you get Asian flu you! Uin«4 If Ula C.w,. 'Pnf probablv won't be any worse off • J 11 ^7 // ilhan with many an everyday sick- midable Threat West Suspects Propaganda— Russians Claim First Intercontinental Missile ness. WASHINGTON Iflv-Secretary of j "Even if an epidemic should de- Stale Dulles said Tuesday Russia's j velop." the head of the U. S. Pub- MACH1NES CHANGING LANDSCAPE . . . Giani diesel scrapers are making marked changes in the landscape north of the city limits of Council Bluffs. Dirt from the loess hills, east of Big Lake, is being brought into the valley of the Missouri to provide a roadbed for the new four-lane Interstate Highway, U. S. 75. Work on the present 19-mlle segment, between Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley, is progressing according to schedule,- with grading on the south five miles of the project to be completed in November of this year and the remaining 14 miles of grading scheduled to be finished in June of 1958. The grading contract on the project is a joint venture, with contracts held by H. F. Schroeder & Sons of Carroll and Ira Van Buskirk & Sons of Hawarden. (Iowa State Highway Commission Photo.) ' Band Festival Sept. 28 _ _ £, | a • | Festival" will be crowned at a! 91 SChOOlS lill —j-fflassed concert which will take) _ a ! place in the evening as the cli- j 14Counties • max ° ftneday - # - , Plan. Entertainment ! J L Q DA IftViteCl A theater party and possibly a, * ^ I roller skating party are among j The Chamber of Commerce has i entertainment events planned for _ , _ _. set Saturday, September 28, as | visiting band members during the ! oa " rate , £ or soybeans produced; U.S. policy on the point of admit 11 m Carroll County this year will be j ting Red reporters from China. $2.06 per bushel or 7 cents less] The original announcement of than for the 1956 crop, according I the decision to grant permission Loon Rate on County Beans Set at $2.06 The regular price support claim of having successfully test ed an inter continental missile probably has some facts behind it. Dulles said this shows the United States faces a formidable threat. Progress in Syria Putting the Soviet claim in the framework of a threat 'o the free world, Dulles mentioned the progress made by Soviet communism in Syria as another factor. I He told his news conference ] very large amounts of Communist j military equipment have given that small country an offensive capability which has genuinely alarmed its neighbors. Dulles also said the United States would consider on its merits an application from any Chinese I Communist newsman to come to j the United States. Red China has j demanded reciprocal treatment if f-24-"American correspondents are | permitted to enter that country as authorized by the State Department last week. This Dulles asserted—although it did not promise admittance of any Chinese Communist reporters or I —indicated a sudden reversal of the new date of the first annual • afternoon Western Iowa Band Festival, Manager Charles E. Knoblauch announced today. The festival originally was planned for last spring but was post Karl Rogosch, band director of Carroll High School, and Gayle i Thompson, director of the Kuemper High School Band, will coop- to William D. Meshek, manager of the county ASC office. The announced rate is for green or yellow classes of 1957 soybeans grading No. 2 or better. County-by-county rates for 1957 soybeans will range in Iowa from $2.05 to $2.10 per bushel, as compared to the 1956 range of $2.12 to $2.16. The 1957 rates are based on a national average of $2.09 per bushel, which represents 70 per cent of parity. The 1956 national aver- for American reporters to go to Red China had been specific on the point of no reciprocity. Under questioning Dulles declined to become involved in a discussion of German politics related to the coming Sept. 15 general elections. Specifically, Dulles declines to back the re-election bid of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer lest any such move be interpreted as interference. In discussing Russia's claim to poned on the advice of school ad- 1 ministrators because of conflicts erate with a Chamber of Com- with proms, junior-senior ban- \ merce festival committee to be quels and other school events. ; announced soon County superintendents of 21; Western Iowa counties have been, . A. considerable sum of money to contacted to learn the names of; finance the festival was raised all schools in the area which have ' ast s P n 'ng at a Harlem Globe- marching bands. So far the names j Cotters exhibition game here un- of 91 schools in 14 counties have ;• Chamber of Commerce aus- been obtained with seven counties P'ces. Since then another $360 has still to reply. | b «?n added from proceeds of the Will.Invite All* Chamber of Commerce carnival Invitations will be sent to all of oarlv 'his summer. these schools. Some are already in — —__ the mail. It is hoped that from 25 B_.. £ rv to 35 bands will take part in the, 00 "' Vies OS festival with others to be added in ] 2. Cars, Truck Cfflsh future years. j pnce-supporiea in iowa were pre-1 n The festival will be non-cortipet-; WEST LIBERTY W-A crash viousl y announced as follows; i,, 0 "' 1 ^ contrary he said the U.ve. The same program will he involving a car and two trucks: Corn educed in compliance: ^ mted S at ? '! as no independent followed as was announced in the took the life of Jimmv Hammm with allotments - $1.30 per hu- f ns cl,eck 'ng what the So- spring. A parade at 10:30 a.m.,; 6 , of near Muscatine tuesdav i shel - « rain sorghum - $175 tw, ;victs cla,m bul assumes that in luesoay. , hundrcdwei ht ^ oaU / ™ announcements of this kind there P eri are some fapts underlyi „ g the age support rate was $2.15 per bu-: nave successfully tested an inter shel or 75 per cent of parity. j continental ballistic missile capa Price support loans and pur-j We of delivering an atomic or hy- chase agreements on 1957 soy-: drogen warnead anywhere in the beans will be available from har-j worWf Dunes avoided any direct ve -L h T nt0 next . J *T ary , i L • suggestion that the announcement The 19a7 rates in Carroll County | was phony, for all other field crops which are! N( j Way i(t C h ec jj price-supported in Iowa were pre 1 lie Health Service said, "if pres ent trends continue, the 10 to 20 per cent of the people who might contract Asian influenza would have a relatively mild illness, with symptoms which are commonplace accompaniments of many everyday illnesses in our society." Addresses Health Officers Burney's comments were contained in a speech prepared for a special meeting of the Assn. of State and Territorial Health Officers of the United States. Burney called the meeting to discuss what could be done to reduce the amount of illness caused by the new flu virus. He said virus diseases are hard to predict and "there is always a possibility that the Asian influenza virus will change and will become more virulent and the disease more severe." But he added that "there is no evidence of such a change so far." Burney said that while no flat prediction can be made "it seems quite probable that there will be epidemics in this country some time during the fall or winter." Earlier, he had estimated that 13 million to 26 million persons could be sickened, even if foreseeable supplies of a new vaccine are brought into play. Hope to Reach Goal The surgeon general said he is happy to report that manufacturers are optimistic about reaching or exceeding the goal of 60 million doses of vaccine by February. Public Health Service authorities estimate the vaccine should protect 70 per cent of the persons who receive it. Estimates of the number that might be affected take into consideration the 60 million doses of vaccine supplies expected to be available by Feb. 1 or even Jan. 1. spring. A paracie ai IU-.W a.m., s, oi near Muscatine Tuesday, weather permitting, will be tHj! ThjJ Cflr w d . opening event of jthe da> In case ^ H > • of ram the parade _will be post iMrg Hamnw amJ sons, ATTENDS WORKSHOP ooned until 2 or 2.30 p.m. n „^ c ,„..„_ „ ...„_l Mrs Wiedemeyer Each band will be invited tollS'J; and 2 > ™*l of 2 Elderly Women Attacked by Bees LENOX WV- Two Lenox women —including the town's oldest resident—were under doctor's care Tuesday for bee stings. By STERLING SLAPPEY MOSCOW \m— The Kremlin has come forth with the first claim of successfully testing an intercontinental rocket missile capable of hitting "any spot on the globe." The announcement Monday night marked the most important Soviet military advance reported since Russia exploded her first H-bomb in August 1953. If put into mass production, the nuclear- armed missile would seriously effect the world balance of power. No Known Defense So far there is no known defense against such a rocket. The statement broadcast to the world said the "super-range, multistage" rocket was tested several days ago. The missile flew at a record altitude, it said, cov- i ered a vast distance in a brief j time and homed in on the target area. The announcement did not say that the test rocket carried a nuclear warhead. But the statement confirmed that a series of successful blasts of nuclear and thermonuclear. (.hydrogen) weapons' haH "b'eeri set off in the "Soviet Union in recent days. The United States announced last week that the Russians had resumed atomic tests in Siberia. (Some members of the U.S. Congress were skeptical of the Russian rocket claim, some labeling it propaganda. But Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo), former Air Force secretary, said that in the past such Kremlin announcements usually turned out to be fact. The Canadian defense minister, Maj. Gen, G. Randolph Pearkes, said he doubted the Russians were ahead of the West in development of an intercontinental rocket.) Moscow radio said the missile can reach any "distant area without the use of strategic aviation, which is at present vulnerable to antiaircraft defense." "The result of the test proved the rocket may be fired at any selected area of the globe," it saijd 'Ultimate Weapon' The United States has referred j to such a missile as the "ultimate weapon." It is generally known in the West as the intercontinental ballistic missile—the 1CBM—with a range of about 5,000 miles. No other nation has claimed to' have launched an intercontinental missile. However, Maj. Gen. Bernard A. Schriever, chief of the U.S. Ail- bomber, the Snark, which is considered able to travel from the American continent to major targets in Russia. The Russian announcement said the Soviet government was forced Missile See Page 7 Counts Filed r \gainstHoffa By AFL-CIO WASHINGTON i/f) — The AFL- CIO Ethical Practices Committee Tuesday filed its own charges against Teamsters Vice President James R. Hoffa. Their nature was not specified in a committee announcement. The announcement said the committee served upon the Teamsters Union a "report which includes charges concerning the activities" of Hoffa. "These charges were based primarily, upon evidence and testimony before the McClellan committee," the announcement said. Hoffa, Midwest Teamsters boss and apparently in line to succeed to the union presidency, was a witness last week before the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee headed by Sen. McClellan ID- Ark". Poor Memory Hoffa repeatedly asserted inabil- Hoffa See Page 7 3 Injured in 2-Car Crash Spurn Atomic Test Ban and Inspection Plan Zorin Statement Hint$ Soviets About Ready to Call Off Talks LONDON W — Russia Tuesday rejected the. West's terms for a two-year ban on nuclear weapon tests and for a global system, of sky and ground inspection against surprise attack. Soviet Delegate Valerian Zorin told the five-power subcommittee of the U.N. Disarmament Commission that the five-month negotiations for an agreement to halt the world arms race has reached a "state of deadlock." The Russian diplomat's speech was made available textually by the Soviet Embassy authorities after Moscow Radio had begun to broadcast an official statement on East-West disarmament negotiations. Broadcast Interrupted The broadcast was interrupted and listeners told to ignore the statement as sent. Zorin's long stalement*Wastlng Western disarmament policies was the fiercest he has yet made in the negotiations and it suggested that the Soviets are ready to call off the talks. The statement followed the Moscow announcement Monday night that the Russians have' tested successfully an intercontinental missile capable of reaching any part in the world. Timed for Effect Western capitals had suspected the announcement was timed for its effect on the disarmament talks. The Moscow broadcast was cut off after 11 pages of Zorin's text had been transmitted. The statement accused the Western Powers of lying. • Three persons were hospitalized here Tuesday after a two-car collision at 8:15 a.m. east on Highway 30, Sheriff Al Thorup reported. In St. Anthony Hospital are: Mrs. Monroe Hagen, 72, of Saginaw, Mich.: her daughter, Mrs. Anna Thompson, 55. of Hope, Mich.; and Mrs. William Richardson, 80, of Saginaw. The sheriff said cars driven by j KEOKUK <* - Karl Clarence Monroe F Hagen, D2 of Saginaw,, Ka ne, 33, who police said was an Mich., and Wallace A. Kerl, 6b, J escape d prisoner from the Mis- Denver, collided as Kerl attempt-; souri stale Penitentiary, was fa- ed to turn into the driveway of j taIly injured on Municipal Brldge the i Club 30. Kerl was headed east j here Monday night when his car hurtled into a guard rail during Escapee Killed In Crash During Chase by Police and Hagen was going west. Both cars were damaged exten Force ballistic missile j sively. are some facts . _ „ statements. i Beln 8 treated are Miss Aulora, oro gram. indicated last week that Huffman's ambulance took the Exactly what these statements 1 Mclntyre, retired missionary, and j tne United States has virtually injured to the hospital. completed mean, however, Dulles said, is an> other question. For example, he name a queen .candidate who will ™P f^J" f^ m ' , Their j S, oute 1 Carroll chairman of the; added 4tne Moscow ann0UnFcement ride at the head of her group in | condlU ° n wa « described as fair. | Women s Committee of the Carroll! the parade. From these candi -1 .VI ORIU I 'll ft. I* 1 f 17* r-» : VdlgCl Oi CO UUl UJU IIUI UCiUI IU dates, "Miss Western Iowa Band j Hammer* drove from a , county j JJJ m g nW °[ SivSt Pourrf Den?- 1 Du,,€ * * ' ' See Pa * e 7 i n . i . v _ n . , Monday said the missile hit the The Highway Patrol said Mrs .. County Farm Bureau was attend-! target area but djd not de8cribe The Weather road onto Highway 76 about six miles the path It*. B. I£*4 ** Ml? «VM Ui UI1UK Willi) , f, , , , of West Banch West Central Iowa were to be rep- i resented. The district meeting was The impact spun the Hammer i in charge of Mrs. Qrville Best of south of West Liberty into' son ' Tuesday in Preparation for a w c A |J- Will ith of a truck owned by thei county •workshop to be held here, Walter FeldS Will Edwards well drilling firm! S pt fjl be f 7 ; bleven T" tles of |Live Qt St. Louis, Mo. ,»».•. ° Wflst Cflntrnl lnwn warn tn ho mi-,. ' her mother, Mrs. Olive Mclntyre, 98. Miss Mclntyre was cleaning the front porch of her home when a the prototype of a police chase. Officers said Kane had been living under an assumed name, William Mullfell. at Macomb, 111., following his escape from the penitentiary last April 17. He was serv- CARROLL FORECAST car into the path of a second Ed- Mostly cloddy with occasional; wards truck which struck It broad- Mosuy tj y h . underglol . mg |8ide. the patrol said. Jack Simon. showers through Wednesday. Low Tuesday night 60-65, High Wednesday 70-75 Sac City, district Farm Bureau committee woman, and Jerry Moser of Des Moines, director of the IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy with occasional rain or drizzle northeast half and scattered showers and thunderstorms southwest through Wednesday. Low Tuesday night 55-62. High Wednesday 65-75. Further outlook: Showers ending and a little warmer Thursday. Weather in Carroll (Dully Temperatures CoiirU«»y Iowa Public Service Company) Yesterday's high Yesterday's low At 7 a.m. today _ 60 At 10 a.m. today 61 precipitation (24 hours prior to 7 a.m.) .....^ l inch rain West Liberty, driver of the second; Family Activities Division" of the truck, suffered minor injuries, : Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Hunt Pair Who Abandoned 7 Children in DeWitt Motel Weather A Year Ago— Skies continued clear a year ago today, with temperatures *timbing from 74 to 84 CLINTON W—County Probation. Officer Robert G. Hunter said Tuesday that a searoh for a couple who abandoned seven small children in a QeWitt, Iowa, motel last Friday has thus far failed to 85 locate them. . ' The children, ranging in age from a set of 2-yeav-old twins to a boy, 12, have been placed by Hunter In a licensed foster home in Clinton until the parent's or otlv er relatives can :ba.'JwatftM;, -4;'Hunter said the couple registered at the motel as Francis and Jeanie Smith. H« said he had veri­ fied that Smith formerly lived at Fort Wayne, Ind. Hunter sald^the couplfe, accompanied by a lQ-month-pld chiW, had not returned after telling thej other children last Friday that I they were going t or. a ride. The ' children were left with only $1.30 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eeld and daughter, Lois, are leaving Carroll Thursday to live in St. Louis, Mo., where they have secured an apartment. Mr. Feld has been working for the American Can Company in SI. Louis since early in December, 1956. Now on a two- week vacation, he is here to take Mrs, Feld and Lois back with him. The Felds have rented their home at 216 East Uth Street, furnished, to Lloyd J. Sutherland, who is employed in road construction work. The Sutherland* have two children. its i Kerl was alone in his car. In ICBM. the Hagen automobile were Mrs. The U.S. Army has covered be- 1 Hagen. Mrs. Thompson and Mr. . „ K ..n»i«-. * » tween 2.000 and 1 3.000 miles with ! and Mrs. William C. Richardson l" u ? 4a J l ™?*f? term a * swarm of bees attacked her. She'; rockets based on its Jupiter inter- j of Saginaw, was stung 30 times. When her! mediate range missile. The U.S.! erly. ! mother came to her aid. she was! Air Force has under production Kerl suffered a cut on the stung twice. Both became ill. a jet-powered pilotless but guided mouth. Buffalo Roam in Union Twp. Army Trainee Killed By Machine Gun Shot FT. DIX, N .J. i/W-A 21-year-old By JIM THOMSEN V (Farm Bureau Fieldman) J A herd of buffalo may not be an Z unusual sight in the western 1 states, but for Carroll County, la., it is something out of the ordinary. A herd of eight buffalo is located on the Charles Moore farm across from the Star church— 5^ miles northeast of Coon Rapids. The herd is owned by Charlie Thomas of the seed corn farm of Garst and Thomas and is maintained primarily as a hobby. Mr. Thomas purchased his first buffalo in 1944 and since then the herd has been increased to its present size of one old bull, one! in cash and without food, Humeri Army trainee, crawling with 60 'yearling bull, 3 old cows, 1 heif said. The probation "officer said all "seven children are well-mannered and in good health. He said the U-year-old told authorities the parents had left {he children unexpectedly on one other occasion and nod gone to Michigan to visit relatives. •. companions under fixed machine- j er and 2 heifer calves born this gun fire* in schooling operation, j spring. was killed Monday night by a wild j Many visitors from near and far , , , ... the time of his escape, both described as eld- *; i Authorities said the toll keeper at the Keokuk end of the bridge called them about 11 p.m. and said that he noticed a man brandishing a gun while talking to three girls. The toll keeper also said he heard Kane tell the girls he wus a police officer. When Capt. John Marlin and Patrolman *Raymond Lovell approached Kane in a squad car, they said Kane jumped into his own car and fled across the bridge. The officers said they gave chase with speeds up to 90 miles an hour, At the eastern approach to the bridge, they added, Kane's car hit a guard rail. He died in a hospital here about 2 a.m. .Tuesday. shot. The Army said the victim was Pvt. Frederick H, Sylvester III, of Bralntree, Mass., and said it believed the accident was caused by defective ammunition. visit the farm, according Us Mr. Moore, farm operator, with Sunday afternoons as the busiest time for visitors. In addition to the major farming operation which includes 100 head of the French BUFFALO COUNTRY ... Roaming (he prairie of southeastern Carroll County are these buffaloes, owned by Charlie Thomas and pari of his herd of .eight. The herd is Increasing. (Photo by James Thomson.) breed of Charollaise cattle are also found four Texas Longhorns aad two African sheep. The Texas Longhorns are located in the same yard as the buffalo, but the sheep are kept separate from th»m. Paul Bachmann in Charge of Knowlton's Floor Coverings Dept. Paul Bachman is now in charge of floor covering installations fop Knowlton's Furniture Store, wl\er* he began work Monday. For the last seven years, he has been employed by tha Helnricb** linoleum and carpet service. Pre* viously, he had general employ!: ment with the Matt J^tgto&i Company for utt y9ms-<mwm- which he assisted with tha l4yto2i ni floor coverings. . .1%;

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