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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol 88—No. 219 Carroll, Iowa, Tuesday, September 17, 1957 —Twelve Pages Delivered br Carrier Boy la Carroll % Clnfl* each Evening for 35 Cent* Per Week Govt Court Rules Fair Value Basis for Utility Rates Change Audubon School Plan After Carroll County Objects Suspension Or Ouster Looms for Teamsters AFL-CIO Committee Is Reported to Have Set Stage for Action ? NEW YORK W — The AFL-CIO Ethical Practices Committee was reported Tuesday to have set the stage for possible suspension or ouster of the Teamsters Union from the merged labor federation. The committee was said to have authorized drafting of a report declaring the truck union is under corrupt influence in violation of the anti-racketeering provisions of the AFL-CIO constitution. The committee was reported to have upheld charges of racketeering, misuse of union funds and other corruption at a closed meeting here Monday. To Resume Probe This development was reported shortly after Sen. McClellan (D- Ark), chairman of the Senate committee investigating rackets in labor and management, announced in Washington Monday that the committee plans to resume its investigation of James R. Hoffa, a vice president of the Teamsters. The hearings were scheduled tentatively to start Sept. 24. McClellan said Hoffa would be invited but would not be required to be present at the new hearings. The 44-year-old Hoffa. front- running candidate for election as president of the union, asked the committee last week to leave him free from Sept. 18 to Oct 10 to attend the union's convention starting in Miami Sept. 30. Hoffa, a prime target of McClellan's committee, seeks election at the convention to the $50,000-a-year union presidency being relinquished by Dave Beck, another major target of the committee. Hoffa has suffered a series of setbacks in widely separated areas. Several Teamster groups have backed other candidates. Monday night in Chicago, the Chicago Joint Teamsters Council reaffirmed its endorsement of Hoffa for president but it released its delegates to vote as they please at the convention. Backers of Thomas J. Haggerty, Chicago Teamsters official who is seeking the. presidency, hailed the action as a victory for Haggerty. The joint council in Chicago represents about 10 per cent of the Teamsters' national voting strength at the convention. The Ethical Practices Committee at its meeting here discussed Teamsters See Page 10 TELEPHONE STRIKE ON . . . Workers refuse to cross picket line set up in front of the main office of the telephone company in Washington, as the Communications Workers of America called a nationwide strike of 55,000 telephone workers. The walkout affects 45 states and the District of Columbia. (NEA Telephoto) Preparing 200 Federal Subpoenas in Little Rock Marshallrown Man Drowns in iowa River MARSHALLTOWN Iff) - Harley E. Johnson, 35, Marshalltown, drowned Monday night after he apparently slipped and fell into the Iowa River while fishing. Police and firemen located the body a short distance from the Center Street Dam where Johnson had been fishing. Survivors include his widow and a daughter. The Weather CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy through Wednesday with chance of a brief shower Tuesday night. Low Tuesday night 45-50. Cooler Wednesday, high 6570. IOWA FORECAST Partiy cloudy through Wednesday. A few light showers north west Tuesday night. Warmer south and east Tuesday night, low 45-50 northwest, 50s southeast. Cooler north and west Wednesday, high 65 northwest to 75 southeast. Further outlook: Partly cloudy and cool Thursday, chance of a few showers. The Weather in Carroll (Daily Temperature* Courtly Iowa Fiiullu Harvloe Company) Yesterday's high . ,..70 Yesterday's low , ,45 At 7 a.m. today 55 At 10 a.m. today „ ..,70 Weather A i'ear Ago— It was clear a year ago today. Low' temperature was 54 and lu'gh, 81. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. UP) — The Federal government was preparing about 200 subpoenas Tuesday for witnesses in its case against Gov. Orval Faubus' intervention Phone Union Employees at Work in P.M. DES MOINES <*> — Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. officials said Tuesday that "several hundred" union employes were working in Des Moines despite the nationwide strike of Western Electric Co. equipment installers. About 420 installers in Iowa, members of Local 7290 of the Communications Workers Union, are picketing central offices in 12 Iowa communities, including Des Moines. Picketing began at Perry Tuesday. Other CWA employes have been declining to cross picket lines. The Western Electric installers, however, can only picket those exchanges and offices in which installations were being made when the strike began. "We can't legally picket telephone company garages and offices where we aren't working," explained Donald J. Hume of Des Moines, chief steward of Local 7290. As a result, the "several hundred" CWA employes continued work at points that were not be* ing picketed. Northwestern Bell officials said construction workers and repairmen were at work *as usual. So were some office workers. Picket Offices Northwestern Bell offices at Iowa City, Davenport, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Boone, Red Oak, Marion, Bettendorf and Storm Lake also were being picketed. M. J. Heldridge, Northwestern Strike ....... See Page 10 with Central High School integration. A court source said the subpoenas were being prepared for the scheduled hearing Friday on the government's request for a preliminary injunction against Faubus' use of the guard to hold back Negro students. Intermediary Role Meanwhile Rep. Brooks Hays, acting in his role as intermediary between the federal government and Gov. Faubus, had another talk scheduled with the governor at the mansion Tuesday. Hays is the Arkansas Democrat who helped arrange Saturday's meeting between President Eisenhower and Faubus. He flew to Little Rock from Texas Monday, saw Faubus, and told reporters he will meet with him again today. He said: "A solution cannot be postponed much longer. The hopes of the people of the country, which have been built up, simply cannot bo frustrated." Somebody has to give in to dissolve the impasse in Little Rock, Hays said, posing the question, "But how to give in without surrendering?" Who will surrender? "I don't Little Rook .... See Page 11 4 Professional Men Rent Former Bonk. Building Here Dr. Rex Hinson, optometrist, Russell S. Wunschel, attorney, and the Greteman Insurance, consisting of Louis and Robert Greteman, have rented from. Mrs. F. C. Beverley the building at the corner of West Fifth and North Main Streets, formerly occupied by the Commercial Savings Bank. Work will begin soon on remodeling to meet the needs of the tenants. There will toe a new entrance and new partitions. The ceilings will be lowered. Occupancy will be later in the fall. jjr > ' Income Rate Up$l Billion Last Month WASHINGTON (*i — Americans made money at the rate of almost 347& billion'dollars a year during August, up about 1 billion from the July rate, the government estimated Tuesday. That works out to about $2,019 for every man, woman and child in the country. The Commerce Department's report on personal income covers wages and salaries, the net income of proprietorships and partnerships—both farm and nonfarm —as well as dividends and interest, net rents received by landlords and other types of individual income. The seasonally adjusted annual rate for August was $347,300,000,000 compared to $346,200,000,000 in July. Payroll Increases About half the July-August rise was in wage and salary payments, with most of the remainder in proprietors' income. Payroll increases were noted over the month in most private industries and in government. However, there was a slight drop in such categories as construction, manufacturing and mining. Total nonagricultural income moved upward from an adjusted annual rate of 330Ms billion dollars in July to $331,300,000,000 in August. Total agricultural income climbed by 300 million dollars to an annual rate of 16 billion. For the first eight months of this year, personal income was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of nearly 342 billion dollars, compared to just over 323 billion in the corresponding period of last year and nearly 327 billion for the lull year of 1956. Biggest Jump The biggest jump here was in wage and salary payments. They were at a rate of more than 238 billion dollars for the January- August period this year, compared to 224Vi billion for the same eight months of 1956. The figure for the full year of 1956 was 227 billion dollars. The annual rate of personal income in August, the middle month of x the third quarter, was five billion dollars above that of the second quarter of this year. About two-thirds of this gain was in wages and salaries in nonmanufactur- ing industries. The Commerce Department said in these industries both employment and wage rates continue to climb. Payrolls in manufacturing industries remained unchanged, as declining employment and work hours offset the effects of rising wage rates. 6 Sections, 80 Acres in Viola Pro-Western Chief Flees— Thai Strong Man Takes Twp. Omitted Over in Bloodless Coup No Action on Shelby County Protest to Inclusion of Kimballton AUDUBON — As the result of objections filed by the Carroll County hoard of education and Coon Rapids Community School District, six sections and 80 acres in Viola township were omitted j from the proposed Audubon school reorganization following a public hearing in the courthouse at Audubon Monday night. Chester Jensen, Audubon County superintendent of schools, said that alterations made in the proposed boundaries were substantially in accord with objections registered by Carroll County groups. The Carroll County and Coon Rapids boards had protested that "due regard" had not been given to the welfare of the Coon Rapids Community School since some of the territory originally claimed was within 3 l /z miles of Coon Rapids. No action was taken on objections by Shelby County to inclusion of the town of Kimballton. An area of approximately 237 sections remains in the proposed reorganization. About 75 persons were present at the hearing which was conducted by the Audubon and Guthrie County boards of education with Glenn Aikman of Gray, president of the Audubon County board, presiding. Under the new reorganization law, only one public hearing is required. The next step will be to call an election on boundaries as .authorized at last night's meeting of the Audubon and Guthrie boards. No date for the election has been set. Bv MURRAY FROMSON BANGKOK, Thailand (.11 — The Army's strong man. Sari* Thana- rat, surrounded Bangkok with tanks and seized control of the government Tuesday "in the name oi the people." The ousted pro-Western premier P. Pibulsonggram, who has led the government since 1947, was reported fleeing in a fast car to Malaya. Not a shot was fired as the army commander in chief took power, with the reported consent of young King Phumiphon Adul- det, two days before a scheduled meeting in Bangkok of the military advisers of the anti-Communist Southeast Asia Treaty Orga... , . .nidation. Marshal Sarit is reputed WASHINGTON t» - American t0 he a foe of the organization, officials said Tuesday they expect Sarit sajd he acted .„ the inter . no change in Thailand s policy to- esl of the peop[e who he claimed> wards the United States or the ^ dissatisfied with fne govern . No Change in Thai Policy Is Anticipated 1,300 'Good Turn Day' Bags Distributed by Cub Scouts More than 1,300 bags for the collection of used clothing and other discarded articles' were distributed by Cub Scouts to Carroll homes, Saturday and Monday, as a preliminary to "Good Turn Day" next Saturday., The bags are to be picked up next Saturday by members bl Boy Scout troops and sent to the Good Will Industries at Sioux City. Their contents will be used to provide employment for handicapped workers who earn their living by reconditioning used articles. Distribution of bags was planned for last Saturday but since all homes could not be covered in one day, the work was continued on Monday, a school holiday. Leo Fttzpatriqk, district Boy Scout chairman, was in general charge,, Twenty boys from Cub Scout Pack 106, sponsored by the I.O.O.F. Lodge, distributed... the bag to homes east of West Street on the north side of town. Their supervisor was Herschel Heath, cubmaster, and their drivers Mrs. Sherman Page. Mrs. Bill Keith, Mrs. Bill Thomas and Mrs. Louis Macke. Twenty-five boys were on the job from Cub Scout Pack No. 101, sponsored, by the Knights of Columbus and supervised by Ed Marz, cubmaster. Drivers were Mrs. Marz, Mrs. .John V. Sullivan and Pal Mungon,. Their territory was the area west of West Street on Northside Carroll, Thirty members,, .jjf: Cub Scout Pack lpO,.sponsored, ; ljy:SS. Peter and Paul parish, coveced the area south of the railroad, tracks. Omer Langenfeld, . cubmaster, supervised the operation and was one of the drivers. He was, assisted' by Joe Twit. Mr. Langenfeld i said that he had several bags left over, Persons who would like ex |ra bags, are asked to aall him. Better Public Relations Urged For AgricuIrure Better public relations for agri culture were discussed by state Farm Bureau leaders at a District Four meeting of county public relations committees, Monday night, in Cronk's Cafe at Denison. Attending from Carroll County were Floyd Schlorholtz of Carroll, chairman of the local Farm Bureau public relations committee; Verdis Vollstedt and John Fonken of Manning, committee members; and James Thomsen, county Farm Bureau fieldman. Speakers were Ken Thatcher, administrative director of the state Farm Bureau; Dan Murphy and Bob McMann, of the stale information department! all three from Des Moines. "No one has respect for a bum or a cry baby," Thatcher told committee members in the principal speech of the evening. "Tell your story well, tell the truth, and have well-planned meetings." He said that every Farm Bureau member should be a public rela Hons representative in his personal deeds, and that individual farmers "can do more than committees can do." Among public relations projects suggested were farmer-business men banquets; meetings with town professional groups, school boards, and civic organizations; use of Farm Bureau leaders as speakers at urban meetings; pork lifts, cooking schools, and clean-up days for the community; floats in pa rades; booths at fairs; and cooperation with news media. The meeting was conducted by Wes Seymour of Lake View, District Four state board member, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization in the wake of the bloodless coup in Bangkok. They were heartened by reports of statements made by Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat, whose army forces seized control, that his group wanted to emphasize Thailand's continued adherence to SEATO and to foreign policy, which is pro-West and friendly to the United States. Officials noted that Sarit has been in the Thai government for more than 10 years. They said he has cooperated in the past with Thailand's pro-American policies. They saw no indication he would change now, although they said it is too early to tell anything for sure. There appeared little or no apprehension that Sarit would permit an opening for Communist agitators to exploit. Sarit is regarded here as strongly anti-Communist." He also has a reputation for not being too friendly with Westerners. But officials who have worked with Sarit in the training of Thailand's 200,000-man army say it is misleading to call Sarit anti-West. They prefer to term him pro- Asian and pro-royalist. ment's handling of last February's elections in which Pibulsonggram retained his premiership by a slim majority. Sarit insisted at a news confer- [ lars once: "I have nothing to do with politics* but took the action I did to force the government of Pibul­ songgram to resign. It was necessary for me to do this." To Save Own Position It is believed Marshal Sarit acted quickly to save his own position as commander of the army. Sarit told newsmen he wanted a new government as soon as possible but did not know yet what form it would take. He consulted with his lawyers to determine whether to dissolve the National Assembly. Asked if he would become the new premier Sarit replied that "many people want to be premier." After the seizure, Sarit modest- 1 On Properties Used to Serve a Community Fort Dodge Gas Price Decision May Have Widespread Effect DES MOINES M*-A utility company has the right to base its rates on the present fair value of its properties used in serving a city, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in handing down, an important decision. In an opinion written by Justice Robert L. Larson, the high court gave 70 per cent weight to reproduction costs and 30 per cent weight to original costs in establishing "fair value" of a utility's properties for rate-making purposes. The court made the ruling in a suit brought by the Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co. against the City of Fort Dodge for permission to raise natural gas rates. The high court modified the ruling of the Webster County District Court, but affirmed the lower J court's decision in most particu- Study Plan to Buy Site For A Rest Room Possibilities of acquiring property to build a public rest room here were discussed at a meeting of Chamber of Commerce representatives and city officials Monday night in the office of Carl J. Hess, president of the Carroll County State Bank. The meeting was held under aus- Clarifies Ruling On Car Contracts Three-Year Fight The decision capped a three- year court fight between the utility company and the City of Fort Dodge. Eighteen other Iowa cities. joined in filing a brief with the Supreme Court supporting the contentions of Fort Dodge. They were allowed to file the brief because the decision of the Supreme Court will affect local rate regulation throughout Iowa. The suit started after Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co. had sought to raise its natural gas rates in Fort dodge and the City Council refused to modify its ordinance fixing gas rates. The utility firm filed suit - for ly proclaimed himself as governor an i n j uncU on prohibiting the city of Bangkok, rather than premier In that capacity he cabled Prince Wan Waithayakon, Thailand's foreign minister and retiring president of the U. N. General Assembly, that he is still the Thai representative at the U.N. Police General Phao Sriyanond and Navy Chief Adm. Yulhasart Kosol, both of whom surrendered before dawn, were placed under house arrest. Going to Switzerland Later. Phao left aboard a Dutch Thailand See, Page 11 DES MOINES Iff)—A spokesman for the Iowa Automobile Dealers I Assn., said Tuesday that a ruling ! Cf\t\\t** \A /«n -if of the state attorney general's of-|^ uu,cr VT carn « r fice will not require a change in !Qn \^Qy j "Q |0WQ the form of purchase contract used by most dealers. Thomas B. Roberts of Des Moines, attorney for the dealers' association, said the opinion did not attempt to pass on the validity of the purchase contracts, although it did hold they are nonnegotiable. Roberts said the contract, pices of the Women's Bureau of! wor |< et | out to meet requirements the Chamber of Commerce Present with Mr. Hess were Mrs. Robert Hatch, co-chairman, and Mary Maynard, secretary of the Women's Bureau; Mrs. Alvin Bruning and Mrs. Harry Rose, bureau members; Chief of Police, Alvin Bruning, City Engineer, Leo Clark and City Councilmen, Robert Hatch, Earl Thompson, Frank .1. Buchheit, Paul Heires, and Elmer Boje. Mayor A. N, Neu, out of the city, was unable to attend. The proposal is to build and maintain a public rest roOm, provide an attendant and police surveillance through the cooperation of city officials and the Junior and Senior Chambers of Commerce. It was decided to contact J. H. McWaters, division freight agent of the Chicago Great Western Railroad, for an interview with the mayor and city council representatives in regard to the purchase of railroad property. A spokesman for the group at last night's meeting said that the project hinges on acquisition of a long-term lease or outright sale of property to the city for a rest room site. of a 1957 Iowa law, "was not in tended to be negotiable." The only effect of the ruling, he By The Associated Press A new cold front was headed toward Iowa Tuesday, bringing with it a promise of frosty temperatures and possible showers in northern counties Tuesday night. Warm, southerly breezes over the state Tuesday afternoon were expected to boost the mercury from the mid-70s to lower 80s following early morning temperatures which ranged from 47 at La said, is that national banks will be j moni to 5fi at Spencer. Monday's unable to purchase contracts for; highs ranged from 64 at Mason auto sales after they have been; City to 73 at Burlington, closed by dealers. Dealers may j The warmup will be short-lived, still sell a car on contract and as-' however, as cool air pushes across sign the contract to a finance j Iowa Tuesday night plunging the company, he said. Mason City Will Vote on School Bonds MASON CITY un — The Mason City School Board agreed Monday night to place a $1,400,000 school bond issue before the voters next Jan. 20. If passed, the bonds would provide funds for construction of a new junior high school, a new maintenance shop at a present junior high, and additions to elementary schools and a present junior high, IOWA TRAFFIC DEATHS By The Associated Press Sept. 17, 1957 Sept. 17, 1956 509 mercury to the 40 mark in the northv.esl and lo about 60 in the southeast. Continued cool weather is the outlook for Wednesday and Thurs- 503' 'lay, the Weather Bureau said. AMERICAN IN RED CHINA ... An unidentified American ymtth. a member of the group now touring China after partlclpatlug In the Moscow Youth Festival, tried his hand and muscles on some archaic farm machinery at a collective form near Peiping, China, (NEA Telephoto) from enforcing its ordinance. The utility contended that the ordinance was so unreasonable and unjust as to be confiscatory. First Since 1909 Tuesday's ruling marked, the first major Iowa Supreme Court utility rate decision since 1909. Spokesmen for cities involved in the case have said the decision .will be influential in determining pending and potential utility rate cases. As against the Iowa-Illinois firm's contention that current value, cost of reproduction and proper depreciation should be the base for rate-making, the City of Fort Dodge argued that original cost plus proper depreciation should govern. While the case was in litigation, the,utility company collected the higher gas rates under a bonding arrangement whereby it would refund any portion of the, increase which the courts did not allow. District Judge Harvey Uhlen- hopp ruled the ordinance was con­ fiscatory and he enjoined enforcement of it. But he also ruled the utility had fixed its new rates too high and he ordered a refund to the "city of about $128,000. This represented a part of the funds collected by the utility under the higher rates. City, Company Appeal Both the city and the company appealed to the Supreme Court. Judge Uhlenhopp based his ruling on a formula for determining the fair value of the company's Gas Case See Page 10 Dick Pascoe in Research Project Dick Pascoe, son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul L. Pascoe, has been picked for a brain research project at Northwestern University, Evauston, IU. V where he is a fourth-year pre-medical student. The assignment, which is financed by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C, is unusual for an undergraduate. The project is to study reactions of vats following frontal lobe surgery. The principal investigator is Brendan A. Maher, Ph. D., assistant professor in the department of psychology at Northwestern University, and former psychologist in the hospital of Her Majesty 's Prison, Wakefield, England. He began brain research as a graduate student at Ohio Slate University and started the study of frontal lobe functions during his ? clinical internship. | Dr. Maher has found evidence : ii oi porsevering errors in rats fol- " lowing removal or destruction of their frontal lobes, The problem now is to investigate certain vari* ^; ables of this phenomenon and ae*, cumulate further evidence o| MM occurrence. . * I,

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