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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 210 Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, September 5, 1959—Eight Pages Iowa School Enrollment to Set Mark Hard-Pressed Dis.- tricts Face Problem of Space By The Associated Press Thousands of Iowa children, a wistful eye turned away from summer's vacation, returned to overcrowded schools this week. The State Department of Public Instruction estimated Saturday thai ;ifi(i,87tt children—2.3 per cent more than a year ago—will have ollicially enrolled in Iowa public schools by the time classes get fully underway. The parochial school enrollment is estimated at 81,090 for the 1959-liO school year—4.2 per cent increase. More Problems The increased number of school- plied children is expected to shatter enrollment records in virtually every Iowa city and town—heaping more space problems on already hard-pressed i school districts. Some towns already have taken big steps toward meeting the present and future student crush, an Associated Press survey showed. Council Bluffs, for example, approved a multi - million dollar building program last spring, allowing future construction of a junior high school in the northwest part of the city and a senior high on the eastside. Construction there hasn't started yet, and any enrollment increase was not immediately known. Parochial schools in Council Bluffs anticipate an increase and construction of an addition is underway at St. Patrick's Catholic Elementary School. Rent Houses A developer has rented four j houses east of the city limits to | the public school system. When | [unshed soon, they'll serve along' with a Methodist Church basement as classrooms for suburban \ children An increase of some 900 slu- . dents in Sioux City's public and parochial schools is expected, but that city has been active in pro-j viding additional space for class-' rooms. i The public schools completed a major building program last year, j including the erection of two elementary school buildings plus additions to a number of existing grade schools. And construction ol a new junior-senior high—the city's fourth— I will be open and ready for classes ' next week. Sioux City's parochial schools Schools See Page 7 Man-Made Island- A supply ship approaches the U.S. Air Force's Texas Tower No. 2 at Georges Bank in the Gulf of Maine. The man-made island is one of three radar early warning stations off the New England Coast. Mother Dies Later— 5 Children Found Dead In Gas-Filled Cottage Freezer Awarded To Mrs. Hermsen Mrs. Julius Hermsen of Carroll was awarded a deep freeze by the Davis Paint Co. store here Friday night. The award was a feature of the grand opening of the firm, managed by Hussell Franz, formerly of Scranton. Child Swallows Pills, Hospitalized Mary M. Schmitz. one and a halt year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. j Raymond Sehmitz. Pueblo, Colo.,! was admitted to St. Anthony Hos-' pital at 5:55 p.m. Friday as an 1 accident patient. The child had swallowed some pills belonging to her mother She is expected to be released Saturday afternoon. The Weather TOWNSEND, Wis. «AP> - The five children of a vacationing Milwaukee family were found dead in their cottage near this northeastern Wisconsin community late Friday night and their mother died this morning. All apparently were victims of gas poisoning which struck them down sometime Thursday night, night. Mrs. Gloria Rovge. 32. the mother of the children who had been staying with them while her husband worked during the week at his job in Milwaukee, died today at a hospital in Laona The children were identified as VFW Elects Fr. Nooney As Chaplain The Rev. Patrick J. Nooney ol Slruble. formerly an assistant at' St. Lawrence Church in Carroll, was elected national chaplain ol the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the national convention which concluded Friday in Los Angeles. Fr. Nooney ict't Carroll August 18 to become pastor of St Joseph Church at Slruble. He had been an assistant at St. Lawrence for the preceding two years. A veteran of World War 11. Fr. Nooney served as a staff sergeant with the 28th infantry regiment, litli division, in Europe, receiving the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart. He is serving his third term as slate chaplain of the VFW and recently was appointed Boy Scout chaplain for the Prairie Gold Area of the Southwest Iowa Council. Kathy. 10: Chris. 7. Cindy. .">; Kenny, and Caroline, I Found By Callers The bodies were found at about 11 p.m. when Mrs. Kenneth Posselt of Townsend. and a baby sitter. Sandy Saekett. called at the Rovge cottage on McClauslin Brook, seven miles northwest of here in Oconto County. Mrs. Posselt. a family friend, was to drive Mrs Rovge to Townsend to join her husband. John, 44. who was driving up from Milwaukee to spend the weekend with his family. Mrs Posselt told authorities that when they arrived at the cottage the lights were out and the doors were locked. She said she shined a flashlight through the window and saw the bodies on the floor. Mrs. Posselt returned to Townsend to inform authorities and told her husband. Meanwhile, Rovge had arrived from Milwaukee. Rovge and Posselt returned to the cottage, broke down the door and took the bodies outside. Coroner Clarence McMahon said the children apparently died sometime Tuesday night because they had been dead at least 24 hours when found McMahon said there were inch' cations they died of gas poisoning but he could no say what kind. The cottage used bottled gas for heat and had a combination coal and gas range for cooking. The bottled gas containers were em- ty AH the windows of the one- room cottage were closed. Authorities said the mother and one child were found in a bed, the baby in her crib, and the others on the floor. Posselt. a steamliUer and welder, was working in Milwaukee during the week while his family vacationed at the collage. To Overhaul Division of Safety Unit Swamped by Requests for Driver Certifications By DAN PERKES DES MOINES <APi—"Safe driver" insurance programs inaugurated in Iowa recently are creating new problems for the State Safety Department. Safety Commissioner Donald Station said Saturday the department will soon turn its attention to a little publicized phase of its operations—certifying driver records for insurance companies. Emphasis on the operation will mean an overhauling of the department's Bureau of Research and Statistics, Statton said. The bureau previously had been filling a few certification requests for insurance companies, he said, "but now they're just swamping us." 'Safe Driver' Insurance A number of insurance firms operating in Iowa recently put into effect a so-called "safe driver" program under which a motorist can qualify for lower insurance rates if he has driven accident free for a designated number of years. Some firms will give a motorist up to a 40 per cent discount on the rate. Bad drivers, however, will be charged more than the normal premium. State law requires the safety department to certify driver records for a one dollar fee, Statton said. The bureau presently has a staff of 20 who take care of driver certification requests plus performing other duties. Among these other duties is the compilation of daily activity reports of each highway patrolman. Plans Change Statton said he plans to change this. "Instead of having them compile patrol records," he said, "they'll be compiling data on driver records." The job of compiling patrol activity records will fall on the captains heading each of the state's 13 patrol districts. Statton said. Bureau personnel, he said, "will be redirected into other work such as certification." The main thing about the proposed change, Statton said, is to "reorganize on a sound fiscal basis and redirect the employes into other work." The bureau was set up by former Safety Commissioner Russell Brown, who now heads an insurance firm in Washington, D.C. His request for a biennial appropriation of $120,000 to maintain the bureau was turned down by the 1959 Legislature. S30.000 Allocation Statton said, however, the Leg- Safety Dept See Page 7 Delivered by Carrier Boy Each mt Evening for 38 Cents Per We«k / ^ Slngl. Copy U. S. Rushing Aid- U.N. Prepares to Meet on Laos Request For Troops By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP> — Secretary General Dag Ham- marskjold hurried home from South America today to deal with Laos' appeal for a U.N. task force to stop any aggression from Communist North Viet Nam. President Eisenhower was described today as concerned about the situation. At Turnberry, Scotland, where the President is resting after his West European mission, press secretary James Hagerty said the chief of state "is keeping in close touch with the situation in Laos." Diplomats expected the 11 -na- tion Security Council to be called i ington Friday night. A statement | Hammarskjold was due in New issued afterward emphasized that > York on a flight from Rio de Ja- Laos is "within the region of di-, neiro at 4:15 p.m. He cut short a into an emergency session Monday but predicted the Soviet Union would veto any U.N. intervention into the fighting in the Southeast Asian kingdom. In the event of a Soviet veto in the Council any seven members of the Council can call an emergency session of the 82 - nation General Assembly within 24 hours. i ........ . The feeling is that the Assem- i Laos .appeal rests before the U.N. j July 16. rcct interest of SEATO Laos is not a member of SEATO but the anti-Communist organization regards Laos as under its protection. It was understood that there was no substantial discussion of two-week South American tour to set up a Council meeting for Sunday or Monday after a formal Laothian note charged that foreign troops reinforced and supplied from outside Laos have been fighting the royal Laotian army intervention by SEATO while the on the northeastern frontier since bly would approve help to the hard-pressed Buddhist kingdom. Diplomats Meet Diplomats representing the anti • Communist Southeast Asia From North Viet Nam The United States is rushing aid to strengthen Laos' military de- 1 i ani ; nim „H » n \ nn '" t ~~", A C47 transport plane was | ^ ^.nLfToSh™^ handed over Friday—the first of six aircraft promised under the Treaty Organization met in Wash- 1 American aid program. Holiday Toll Is Heavy in First Hours By The Associated Press Traffic Boating Non-boating drownings Miscellaneous Total 67 1 0 1 69 Meetings Continue- Extend Pact at Wilson; Swift Strike in 2nd Day CHICAGO <AP) — Extension of.fected 6,500 workers in seven cit- an old contract to Sept. 12 has! ies. The unions seek increased By The Associated Press The toll of deaths in Labor Day weekend accidents rose steadily Saturday. "The traffic toll is starting out heavy," commented the National Safety Council. 'Use Care, Sense* It urged motorists to drive with care and common sense. The council figured the great majority of the nation's 71 million motor vehicles will be rolling during the three-day holiday period. The weather was dry and warm in most areas, a condition that encourages speed. Four Marines en route home for the holiday were killed when their car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer near Warrenton, Va. The victims were Ronald Robinson, 24, of Howard, Pa., Russell E. Dolen, 21. of Biglersville, Pa., Thomas V. Buchanan, 19. of EI- inira. N. Y., and George Waldman, 18, of Williamsport, Pa. They had been stationed at the Beaufort, S. C, Marine Air Station. Another head-on collision of a truck and automobile killed three occupants of the car near Point Holiday Toll .... See Page 7 averted a strike by meat packing ' unions against Wilson & Co. But a walkout against Swift & Co., ; biggest packer of all, entered its | second day today. wages and benefits. 9'i Hour Session Agreement came after a 9'' 2 hour session between Wilson and the United Packinghouse Workers Announcement of the Wilson of America and Amalgamated i extension came at 11:30 p.m. Fri| day. a half hour before a sched- ; tiled strike which would have af- Ike Relaxing In Scotland Until Monday By EDDY GILMORE TURNBERRY, Scotland (API- President Eisenhower today began another round of golf topping his first drive into the rough. "My, my," he sighed, as he smilingly shook his head. The President followed two other players who did the same thing. Jokes with Partners Meat Cutter and Butcher Work men in the offices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Douglas Brown, a commissioner in the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, said the agreement carries provisions for renewing the extension after Sept. 12. Meetings will continue, but no dates were set. The Wilson pact with the unions expired midnight Monday. Workers have been staying on the job during negotiations. Actually the unions began a strike against Wilson at 12:01 a.m. Friday—the same time as the one against Swift—but it was immediately called off to permit negotiations. No Progress No progress has been reported concerning the Swift strike. More than 17,000 strikers in 34 cities Standing on the first tee of the! " ,a s ™ 34 Clties Turnberry course where he played I ?. avo h 2,l ted aH 0 P erati .° ns of the Friday. Kispnhnwpr inlcvl with l"™- The Unlons sa 'd reports Four Runaways Taken at Arcadia Four boys who ran away from hoys Town at Omaha were picked up at Arcadia Friday afternoon. The boys, 1G, 15 and 14. were taken from a North Western fast freight by train crewmen who called Sheriff Al Thorup. The boys said they were from Taos, N.M., Waterloo, Chicago and Manitowac, Wis. The sherifl and Deputy Leonard Ilinze placed them in juvenile detention after giving them baths and having their clothing laundered. A representative from Boys T o w n was due Saturday to return them lo the home. Boys Town authorities saidjhey left Thursday. Nikita to Peiping After U. S. Visit MOSCOW (APi—Premier Nikita Khrushchev is heading for Pei­ ping the day after he returns from his U.S. visit. The Soviet leader said Friday In- would go to the Red Chinese's capital Sept. 29. He did not discuss the purpose for the trip but it was clear he intends to brief Communist China's government on his talks with President Eisenhower. i Red China has officially approved of the talks but Western diplomats have said they believed China felt left out when the exchange of visits was announced. The diplomats said the Chinese may feel any easing of U.S. -So\ iet tensions could damage her own position with Moscow. > Khrushchev made the surprise announcement during conversations with Premier Josef Cyran- kiewicz of Poland and other officials at a reception opening the Polish industrial exhibition here. Friday. Eisenhower joked with his partners and a group of about 20 spectators and policemen. The President is relaxing in Scotland until Monday after his nine-day mission of consultations with West European leaders on the eve of Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev's visit to the United States. The sun was shining brightly as the foursome went to the tec. "We'll play for a bob a side," said the President. A bob means a shilling—which is 14 cents. The President was teamed again with Turnberry's Club professional, Ian Marchbank. Playing against them were U.S. Ambassador to Britain John Hay Whitney and William E. Robinson, chairman of the board of Coca Cola. Old Friends repor._ from locals showed the walkout "completely effective." The unions are seeking a contract similar to the one negotiated with Armour and Co. Monday. It called for pay increases and benefits totaling 22 cents an hour for 14,000 workers. Present wages average $2.56 an hour. All the major packers but Swift and Wilson have signed agreements or made tentative settlements. The latest Friday covered 4,500 workers of the Oscar Mayer Co. in Madison, Wis., and Davenport, Iowa. Its terms are similar to the Armour pact with some other improvements, the unions said. Nam" and charged artillery was fired from across the border. The royal Laotian government asked the U.N. to send an emergency force as soon as possible "to stop the aggression and prevent it from spreading." While Laos asked for a force lo "stop aggression," there was some feeling that it might be satisfied with something like the non- fighting U.N. Emergency Force now guarding the Egypt - Israel border. The Security Council is empowered by (he U. N. Charter to call on member countries for armed force to maintain international peace. Even though most diplomats expect the Soviet Union to veto any such call, some believe the Soviets might agree to the Council sending observers to Laos to look for infiltrators, as it did to Lebanon last summer. The more general view, however, is that the Soviet delegation will propose the Council suggest a revival of the dormant Canadian-Indian-Polish control commission for Laos. This commission was set up at the 1954 Geneva conference that ended the Indochina War and made Laos an independent state. Mother of Six Is Dead of Polio SIOUX CITY CAP) — A Rembrandt mother of six died Friday night of bulbar polio in a Sioux City hospital. Mrs. Harold Ness, .28, was stricken at her farm home Monday, and -brought to the hospital Tuesday, where she was placed in an iron lung. Doctors said the woman had received three polio shots, the last a year ago. She was Buena Vista County's first polio fatality of this year, Mrs. Ness is survived by her husband, also. Andrew Riesbergs Buy Apartment House , Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hornick Robinson, an old golfing friend, have sold their apartment house ol the President, arrived at Cul /.can Castle this morning. He had flown in from New York. With Robinson was another old golfing friend. W. Alton Jones., „„ „„ „„ chairman of the board of Cities, temporarily Service. i — Eisenhower arrived Friday Ike Sec Page 7 at 1102 N. Main Street to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Riesberg of Maple River for an income property. Mr. and Mrs. Hornick and family will continue to reside in the apartment CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy through Sunday. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm late Saturday night and again late Sunday afternoon or evening. Continued warm Saturday night and Sunday Highs 87 in 92 Lows Saturday nighl upper (ills Morse, Johnson in Wrangle- Senators Push to Adjourn; Face Knotty Issues L' A CI J I V/ "Pn\' i A n i L * A .... i ... 10\VA FORECAST Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday, widely scattered i showers and thunderstorms, mostly northwest half, Saturday .night, and early Sunday, and again late : S u u d a y afternoon. Continued warm Saturday night and Sunday. Highs Sunday 87 to 94. Lows Saturday night 64 to 70. Further outlook — Partly cloudy and warm with chance of widely scattered thundershowers northwest portion Monday. WASHINGTON <AP> - Senators today continued their slow push toward adjournment, but in the path lay a host of lough legislation and the stubbornness of Wayne Morse. Sen. Morse 'D-Ore 1 has been dipping into his store of legislative know-how lo loss parliamentary obstacles in the way of Senate leaders trying lo close down shop by next Saturday. On Labor Day, for example. r LITTLE LIX The Weather in Carroll 'Daily TiMuperaliirPS Courtesy IIUMI I>1 i<- M'rvtci) Cunipan.v) Yesterday's high B3 Yesterday's low 59 At 7 a.m. today «7 At 10 a.m. today 76 Weather A Year Ago— j Skies were clear a year ago today. Low temperature was 58 and high, 80. It doesn't do a person much good to have a photographic mind if nothing ever develops. ..lorse. angry that the Senate is scheduling work on a holiday, plans to read a three-volume history on labor to hi.4 colleagues. But Senate Democratic Leader I yndun B. Johnson of Texas intends to meet the Sept. 12 target date by keeping the Senate in long sessions. He let the tired legislators go home Friday night only alter a working day that stietched over almost 14 hours. Al that tune the sharply divided Senate was working on proposals to dispose of billions of dollars worth of government - held farm surpluses. 11 resumes work on the proposals today. Although the legislators worked under limited debate, fiery oratory and a series of roll-call votes •still left a pile of amendments to be considered. When the farm surplus program is out of the way, the Senate still must consider such legislation as the foreign aid appropriation, the gasoline tax increase, the increase in interest rates on government bonds, a new public works bill, and, perhaps, another housing bill. The antagonism between Morse and Johnson over adjournment appears to he growing sharper. Morse was off the floor when Johnson obtained unanimous eon- sent of the Senate to consider overriding the housing veto Afterwards. Morse wrote an ai> 'jiy note to Johnson "I was called off the Hour for nut more than three minutes on an emergency matter. "Subsequently, when 1 tried to discuss this matter at your desk with you, I was met with an inexcusable flare of temper on your part and a serving of notice by you that I would have to be on the floor to protect my parliamentary rights and you would protect yours." During recess later, reporters noticed the two talking together in the Senate chamber. Jllorsu shook his head, tapped on a parliamentary rules book several times and was heard to tell Johnson: "You go over there and sit in >our chair and run the Senate, and I'll take care of myself." In the floor battle on larm surpluses. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey 'D-Minm, a presidential aspirant, won one important point when the Senate approved a three-year extension and a 4 4 billion dollar authorization for sales of surpluses lor foreign currencies. The vote was 47-38. The administration had asked a simple one-year extension of this I rogram and a I 1 - billion dollars additional authority. Republicans from farm areas helped Humphrey triple the administration proposal. Hut some of them joined South- em Democrats in an hour later lo deleat 48-39 Humphrey's effort to label the surplus program as a "lood for peace" act. 1 Also defeated 4 (1 -42 was Humphrey's effort to establish stockpiles ol Ihe U.S. farm surpluses overseas for emergency on other use* , by tiiendly loreign nations. Mild Quake In Yellowstone YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo 'APi—A mild earthquake shook the central portion of Yellowstone National Park today, but there were no reports ol damage or injury. A stack of dishes was broken in a cafeteria at Canyon, a resort a few miles north of Yellowstone Lake. Some Labor Day week-end vacationers were awakened by the tremor, preceded by two of less intensity. j The quake was described by Jo- \ seph E. Primeau, general manager of the cafeteria, as the strong-' est since the Aug. 17 earthquakes. • These tremors caused slides in Montana which left 28 persons dead or missing and presumed dead in'an area just west of the park boundary. No one within the park was seriously injured in the earlier quakes, but the western entrance to the preserve was blocked for several days. Aid Kincade, a park ranger, said today's shocks had been apparently confined to the area of; the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone' in the center of the park. , "It may have caused some| The sharpest jolt was felt at 5 a.m. The milder shocks came al about 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. I I EG ION TO MEET Maurice Dunn Post No. 7 of the American Legion will meet at 8 Warm Weather Seen for Holiday By The Associated Press Warm weather is predicted for Iowa through the Labor Day weekend, with readings hitting the over-90 mark in parts of the state. Top temperatures Friday ranged from 83 at Dubuque to 89 at Burlington. A rise of 5 degrees over this was the word for the weekend. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will move across part of the state late Sunday afternoon. Temperatures Saturday morning ranged from 64 at Lamoni to 09 at Council Bluffs. Similar readings were expected for weekend lows. NO RQTARY MONDAY Because of the Labor Day holiday, the Carroll Rotary club will p.m. Tuesday in Legion Hall. New ' not meet Monday night, President officers installed at the last meet-! Howard Bockhaus announced Sating will be in charge. < urday. Most lowans Won't See Nikita In Person: Garst CORNING iAPI — Most lowans will not stand a ghost of a chance of seeing Nikita Khrushchev in the flesh when the Soviet premier visits this state, says farmer Roswell Garst. "If they want to see Mr, Khrushchev they should do it on the television set in the living room," commented Garst in an interview after addressing the Adams County Soil Conservation Field Day near here Friday. Garst will entertain the Russian leader at his farm at Coon Rapids Sept. 23. He said Khrushchev is noi interested in the production of hybrid seed corn because the Soviets have their own "in-breeds" and enough, he was told, to plant all of the acreage in Russia with hybrid corn. There are three main things in which Khrushchev is interested, Garst said, listing them as follows: Our small farm tructors in contrast with the big, powerful ones on Russia's collective farms, and our mechanical water systems. Application of nitrogen and other fertilizers in the soil. Utilization of such celluoses for feed as corn stalks and corn cobs as it is done on the Garst farm. "Mr. Khrushchev is a rugged man," Garst said. "I suspect he will be willing to get up a little early so ho can spend a longer day on the farm." Plans call for Khrushchev to arrive in Des Moines Sept. 22 and drive the next day to the Garst farm. Meanwhile, at Ames, lowu Stale University was all set to show Khrushchev how cattle and hogs grow rapidly tb steak and pork chop size in this state. The Soviet premier is scheduled to visit lowu State after touring the. Garst farm.

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