Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on September 18, 1959 · Page 1
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 220 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, September 18, 1959—Eight Pages Evening for 35 Cents Par Week 7c Copy Mechanization Makes the Difference- Fewer Farms in Carroll County, But Greater Production, Ag Census Shows Grain production continued to soar in Carroll County last year with corn averaging 73.7 bushels to the acre, according to the annual farm census of the Iowa Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the agricultural marketing service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Corn, oats and soybeans all showed significant gains in spite of a continuing decline in the number of farms and number of persons living on farms. Fewer Farms Farms in the county dropped slightly from 1,994 to 1,972 while the average size of farms increased from 179 acres to 181. The number of persons living on farms decreased from 8,323 to 8,180 and the number of acres in farm land dropped from 357,052 to 356,996. In line with a statewide trend, owner-operated farms continued to show an increase from 42 to 42.7 per cent although considerably under the state average of 50.3 percent. While the number of acres in farm land were decreasing, crops and livestock production showed consistent upturns during the year 1958. Corn in Carroll County increased from 7,244,356 to 8,915.636 bushels with average yields rising from 59.7 to 73.7 bushels per acre. Total acres of corn harvested in 1958 were 118,553 compared with 121,346 in the preceding year. Oats Increase At the same time the production of oats rose from 2,715,579 bushels to 2,823,066 bushels with an average of 44.3 bushels per acre compared to 39.9 in 1957. Total acres in oats dropped from 68,050 to 63,696. Soybeans made a big increase from 638,648 bushels in 1957 to 868,114 in 1958 while the average yield per acre climbed from 27.3 bushels to 29.1. Total acres planted in soybeans were 29,820 in 1958 and 23,384 in 1957, a considerable increase. Total hay acres were down slightly in 1958 to 40,347 compared with 40,745 in 1957 while acres in pasture increased from 64,527 to 65,193. The number of grain-fed cattle marketed showed a substantial increase from 36,214 in 1957 to 41,629 in 1958; sheep and lambs from 2,845 to 3,436. Hens and pullets of laying age on hand in 1959 were 317,759 compared to 307,483 at the same time last year. Poultry raised in 1958 numbered 368,879 chickens and 7,182 turkeys. Calves born in 1958 totaled 15,726 and lambs 3,564. Sow farrow- ings in the fall of 1958 numbered 11.683 and in the spring of 1959 a total of 24,074. Power Machines Power machines on Carroll County farms showed noticeable gains. On Januuary 1, 1959, there were 3,251 tractors compared to 3,171 on January 1, 1958; 953 grain combines compared to 907; 402 pickup balers in comparison with 371; and 721 motor trucks compared to 592. The only decline was in cornpick- ers which dropped from 1,236 to 1,208. On the state level, the new census shows a drop in farms from 188,750 ot 186,923 with acres in farm land declining slightly from 34,« 687,513 to 34,631,364. The state corn yield for 1958 was 658,703,152 bushels or 66 bushels per acre compared with Carroll County's average of 73.7. The state average was an increase from 62.1 in 1957. Loan Group Elects Two as Directors Elvie Dreeszcn, dishing, and Paul Rolston, Sheldon, were elected here Thursday to three-year terms on the advisory committee of directors of Federal Land Bank Associations in the four-state Omaha Land Bank district. Jl^"**^' Their election came in the closing session of a one-day annual fall conference for directors and officers of Land Bank Associations from western Iowa. The meeting was sponsored by the Federal Land Bank of Omaha. About 150 persons attended. * Mrs. Dreeszen and Mr. Rolston will represent western Iowa on the 12-man Land Bank advisory committee. The committee meets twice yearly with officers and directors of the Omaha Land Bank. Discussions at the meeting here centered on methods of improving long-term credit service to farmers. Program participants included R. Edward Baur, Van Meter; William H. Yungclas, Webster City. Otto E. Franck, Rockwell City; Randall B. Van Houten, Correctionville; and Wilber E. Prall, Lamoni. The following officers from the Federal Land Bank of Omaha also appeared on the program: Thomas A. Maxwell, Jr., president; Hugh E. McEvoy, vice-president; Kenneth B. Hopkins, assistant secretary:, Robert W. Blumenschein. assistant treasurer: and Clarence W. Rodgers, loan and credit committeeman. U.S. Satellite Goes Into Orbit At Farm Loan Session— Among the local people attending the annual fall conference for directors and officers of Western Iowa land bank associations in Carroll Thursday were, from left: Phil Dennis, manager of the Carroll National Farm Loan Assn.: Carney Conner, Glidden; Vincent Wolterman and Clarence Schweers, Arcadia; Joe Gute, Glidden; Les Schleisman, Lidderdale. At right is Thomas Maxwell. Jr. president of the Federal Land Bank of Omaha, who was the speaker for the meeting. (Staff Photo) Christmas Preview, Good Neighbor Days Committees Named Committees for a Christmas Preview, preliminary to the holiday shopping season, and Good Neighbor Days in October were named at a meeting of the Retail Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce Friday morning at the Hi-Way Cafe. Appointed to investigate the possibilities of a Christmas Preview were Bill Keith of Ellerbroek's, chairman; Madeline White of The Loft; Harry Rose of Eddie Quinn, Clothier; and Don Sporrer of Spor- rcr's TV and Appliances. Announced as members of the committee to make arrangements for Good Neighbor Days were Max Reed of the Anderson Shoe Store, chairman; P. M. Murray of the J. C. Penney Company; Harold See Tougher Domestic Policy In China Shakeup Schedule of Civic Music Concerts Set Dates of Civic Music concerts for the coming season were announced Friday by Mrs. R. J. Ferlic, president of the Midwest Iowa Civic Music Association. All concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in the Carroll High auditorium. Jazz Trio Opener Opening the season will be the Peiffcr Jazz Trio on Monday, November 9. This piano, string bass and drum combo playing Dixieland and progressive jazz was engaged for the 1959-60 season at the request of younger members of the association who asked that a jazz program be included in the schedule. Fen-ante and Teicher, piano duo who performed here previously during the 1950-51 season and have since become internationally famous, will appear Wednesday, February 17. These artists frequently are seen on network television programs and have made several best-seller albums. Concluding the season will be Civic Music .... Sec Page 7 Proposal Awaited Khrushchev Addresses U.N. General Assembly By WILLIAM L, RYAN (ment. Already he has promised a 1 industrial and business leaders. NEW YORK <AP>—The great Soviet proposal on the subject. | He had been answering ques- School | Soviet-American traveling debate moves today to the stage of the United Nations Assembly, with Nikita Khrushchev, already showing signs of testiness, reported ready to spring a Soviet surprise. The Soviet Premier, after three full and rugged days of speaking and touring, lost his temper momentarily in public Thursday night. But he quickly recovered his usual aplomb. His appearance before the U.N. will be the highlight of another busy day. It is generally expected he will make some new surprise announcement regarding disarma- By NATE POLOWETZKY TOKYO <AP)—The'military reshuffle in Red China places Mao Tze-tung's army under the direct control of a policeman. It may mean a tougher domestic policy. Some observers here believe the changes had little or nothing to do with Communist China's external affairs. They speculated the shuffle was connected with army opposition to Young Demo Group Picks Schechtman Ronald H. Schechtman, Carroll attorney, was named temporary chairman of the newly organized Carroll County Young Democrats at a meeting held at the Country Club Thursday night. A six -member committee was ^ named by the chairman to prepare Frisb 'ieYf the Safeway"store;"andi; fo1 ' a second organizational meet- Larry Jung of the Carroll Bakery. I i "R to be held Sept. 30 at a site to be announced later and for a charter meeting to be held following that meeting, Alfred J, Klocke, committee member said. The committee includes Mrs. M. L. Collison, Mrs. O. W. Harris, Ed Murphy and Mr. Klocke, all of Carroll: Maurice Julich, Maple River, and Ray Pratt, Manning. Speakers at the initial meeting were Harvey Anderson. D e s Moines, a member of the state central committee, and State Senator Peter F. Hansen, Manning. "We expect to have a much larger turnout tor our Sept. 30 meeting and wc hope to have Mr. Anderson back here for the charter meeting to be held later this fall," Mr. Klocke said. The Weather the revolutionary commune system and the industrial "leap for-; ward" program. , Many parts of the huge eco- i nomic program have been under: the supervision of the military. There had been unconfirmed reports that the soldiers complained of the manpower strains on the army. In the reshuffle, Marshal Peng Teh-huai was ousted as defense minister and replaced by Marshal Lin Piao. one of Red China's braineist soldiers. But perhaps more important was the selection of Lo Jui-ching, police boss, as army chief of staff, replacing Gen. Huang Ko- cheng. Although he commands the rank of general, Lo has really been a political commissar in the army. He has carried out many hatchet jobs for Mao Tze-tung to whom he is reported very close. The changes occurred just after Red China admitted that its economic planning has faltered badly, that many of its boasted production figures were erroneous, and that there is highly placed opposition to the commune system. Snaps Back | Hons with the same show of Khrushchev has centered much! joviality he had displayed earlier of his attention in the Communist- > in the day. Then a guest asked Western debate on the idea that him: Why, if he was so intent the Soviet system inevitably will overwhelm . the Western way. It was in a question-and-answer discussion of the two systems that the stocky, 5-foot-5 Russian suddenly snapped back at his audience. He even threatened to walk out of the Waldorf - Astoria Hotel's grand ballroom, where he was addressing the New York Economic Club. His audience was made up of about 2,000 of the country's top IOWA FORECAST Considerable cloudiness, rain and scattered thunderstorms central and west Friday night, becoming light rain or drizzle Saturday. A little warmer north Friday night and west Saturday. Lows Friday night in the 40s. Highs Saturday 55-64. Further outlook— Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday. Plan Annual Campaign for Retarded Preliminary plans for the annual fund drive to be held in November were made by the Carroll County Association for Retarded Children at a meeting attended by 35 members and guests Thursday night in the special education classroom at Carroll Public School. The meeting was conducted by Edward Hanneman, president. Mrs. Emily Bentley, teacher of the special education class in the Carroll school, and Mrs. Don Scovel, instructor of the special education class in Grant Township school, reported on the reopening of their classes for the new school year. Among others present were Mrs. Carl Bohlmann of Charter Oak, president of the Crawford County Association for Retarded Children; Mrs. Victor Adams of Arion, treasurer: Mrs. Glenn Harvey of Denison, teacher of the special education class in the Denison school; and Mrs. Otto Kluegel of Glidden, former teacher of the special education class in Carroll. Lunch was served at the close of the meeting. Khrushchev Roosevelt's Visits Grave By ARTHUR EVERETT HYDE PARK. N.Y. (AP)—Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made a brief, 57-minute tour today of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt's estate here, on a pilgrimage to visit the grave of the Soviet Union's strong wartime ally. The widow, Eleanor Roosevelt, was standing outside the plot where her husband is buried, FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average near normal Saturday through next Wednesday. A warming trend is expected during the weekend with only minor daily temperature changes thereafter. Afternoon highs will be in the middle 70s. Lows will be from 49 northwest to 56 southeast. Rainfall will average .20 to .40 of an inch in weekend showers. CARROLL FORECAST Mostly cloudy with occasional rain Friday night, becoming light rain or drizzle and ending Saturday. Chance of a thunderstorm in the vicinity Friday night, lows mid 40s. Highs Saturday upper 50s. Cedar Rapids Man Heads Iowa Police DAVENPORT (AP) - Cedar Rapids Police Chief Frank O'Neill was elected president of the Iowa Police Chiefs and Peace Officers Assn. at its convention Thursday. Four police executives were named vice presidents. Howard R. Eide, Des Moines; Tony Bucchino, Sioux City; Oliver S. White, Iowa City, and Clyde Heckerman, Davenport. Alex Mansen of Grinncll was elected treasurer and Loren! at 8 a.m.; and six on the final Miller of Des Moines, secretarv. I day. 9 a.m. 19 Rural School Houses Go on Block MANNING - The M anning Community School District will sell 19 rural schools in the district Sept. 21. 22 and 23. Ar-We-Va Vote Drive to Be Organized limousine when Khrushchev's pulled up. Quick Tour After Khrushchev, accompanied by his wife, Nina, had laid a wreath of roses on the grave, Mrs. Roosevelt tucked Mrs. Khrushchev's arm in hers and conducted the couple on a quick tour of the Roosevelt ancestral home, the memorial library where mementoes of the Roosevelt career are stored, and ended up with a brief stop at Mrs. Roosevelt's cottage, about four miles away. Mrs. Roosevelt said Khrushchev had been "terribly anxious" about getting to New York in time to deliver his speech before the United Nations. "He enjoyed nothing," she said, in answer to a question. "A man behind him all the time kept whispering "seven minutes, seven minutes.' " Brief Visit Khrushchev and his wife spent WESTSIDE — Women of the Ar- We-Va Community School District will meet in the Vail Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 24, to organize a get- out-the-vote campaign in the Vaii; less lh a» f ' v <> minutes in the cot- polling area for the Ar - We - Va tage. school bond election to be held Oc- 1 Before entering tober 7. he turned to Mrs Maps of precincts showing where ,- s aid: "We came to vote and brochures showing how to mark ballots properly will be distributed. Information also will be given on school enrollment and his limousine, Roosevelt and here not for pleasure but to pay homage to the memory of Roosevelt." Khrushchev's car left directly for the Waldorf-Astoria in New upon mutual Soviet-American understanding, were not the Soviet people allowed to listen to U.S. broadcasts? Why weren't American newspapers and periodicals allowed to circulate freely? Why were American newsmen's dispatches censored? Khrushchev parried: He and President Eisenhower had agreed their discussions would not involve interference in each other's internal affairs. Blows Up "Answer the question!" somebody shouted, amid groans from the audience. The Premier blew up. His face reddened. "I am an old sparrow, so to say, and you cannot muddle me with your cries. You might not listen to me if you don't want to. But surely you must show enough hospitality rot to interrupt. If there is no desire to listen to what I have to say, I will go. "I have come here not to beg of anything'; I come here as a representative of a great country, a great people, who have made a great revolution, and no cries can deafen, can do away with the great achievement of our people." Period of Silence He offered to answer the ques lions if there were no interrup tions. For 10 seconds there was silence. He calmed down, and continued: "The question of what our pub lie listens to or reads should be decided not by any outside gov eminent or influence, but by our own people and government." "You also jam," Khrushchev went on, referring to questions about Soviet jamming of the Voice of America. "I would refer to this unfortunate act. For instance, our people, and a great many other people in the world, like the great singer, Paul Robe Khrushchev .... See Page 7 Vanguard III Ups Sagging U.S. Prestige By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Vanguard III satellite soared into orbit today and revived sagging U.S. prestige in the space exploration field. The 100 - pound satellite was boosted aloft by the last of the Vanguard rockets. The Vanguard, once the scapegoat for American space failures, thus ended its hard luck history on a triumphant note. The success followed two straight American space flops. Just 14 hours before, a Thor-Able rocket fizzled in an attempt to place a 265 - pound navigation satellite in orbit. On Wednesday, Jupiter missile carrying mice and frogs on a space flight exploded 1,000 feet above its launching pad. The flops came while Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited this country, basking in the limelight of Sunday's successful Soviet moon strike. 3rd In 11 Tries The satellite was the third put up in 11 tries by the Vanguard. It includes the 50-pound payload and the 50-pound third-stage rocket, which remained attached. Its job was to measure the earth's magnetic field, solar X- rays, micrometeorte bombardment and temperatures inside and outside the satellite. Shaped like an ice cream cone, Vanguard III is made of magnesium and fiberglass. It consists of a 20-inch sphere with a 26-inch tube extending from it. The tube is tapered from 6 to 2Vis inches in diameter. In the tip of the cone is a magnetometer to measure the magnetic field and help locate pockets of dangerous radiation The information may help man draw a map of the .safest route to the moon and other planets. Signals Loud, Clear Nine hours after the launching Satellite See Page 7 * Over Inch of Rain Falls in S. W. Iowa reasons for the proposed building i York citv , 70 miles aWil V- program. A nKnl ra ' n was falling as he Polls will be open from noon to I and Mrs. Roosevelt walked together into what was once the 7 p.m. on election day at Memorial Hall in Vail for voters of Precinct No. 1, the fire station in Westside for Precinct No. 2, and the fire station in Arcadia for Precinct No. 3. The election will be a re-vote on Six will be sold Monday at 0 ] tlie $745,000 bond issue which was a.m.; seven Tuesday, beginning Roosevelt family's rose garden, where the President was buried April 15, 1945. Mrs. Roosevelt, who met Khrushchev two years ago on a visit to Yalta, stood by as the So- H.vcle Park .... Sue Page 7 By The Associated Press New showers spread eastward j four across Iowa Friday, leaving more, than an inch of rain in the south- j west part of the stale. Temperatures early F r i cl a y dipped to a low of 36 at Davenport. Rod Oak received f.74 inch ofierers and the paddlewheel 12th U.S. 'Moon' Put Into an Orbit CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —Vanguard III is the 12th satel-. lite placed in orbit by the United States in 20 months. The others were Vanguards I and II; three Army Explorers; Air Force Discoverers; the Atlas "talking" satellite, and Explorer VI, the "paddlewheel" satellite. Previous satellites still circling the earth are both Vanguards, two Army explorers, two Discov- Plan Campaign For a Vote Favoring an Iowa Constitutional Convention The Weather in Carroll (Dally Toniporntures ("mirtPsy lowii Pulilit' Scrvlcn t'oinpiiny) Yesterday's high 52 Yesterday's low 42 At 7 a.m. today 44 At 10 a.m. today 44 Precipitation (24 hours prior to 10 a.m.) ,26 inch rain. Weather A Year Ago— It was clear a year ago today. 57 degrees was the high temperature for the day; 54, the low. CEDAR RAPIDS (AP)-A statewide fund-raising drive is planned by the Iowa Citizens Committee which will campaign for a favorable vote on whether- to hold a state constitutional convention. in the November elections next state rights but should reduce the year. necessity for municipalities to turn Plans to raise money for the t0 the federal government when campaign were made Thursday at » rural-dominated Legislature re- a meeting of the committee in I fuscs to hol P solve their P rob " approved in a previous election June 16. The new election has been made necessary by a technical error in the publication of notices preliminary to the June 16 balloting. Authorization of a bond issue is sought to replace the Vail elementary school building which was destroyed by fire, build a new elementary school in Arcadia, and expand facilities of the present building at Westside. Women don't hove to slave over hot stoves any more—their husbands are busy slaving over a hoi charcoal fire, which it also was decided to employ an executive secretary to help handle its activities. Committee Chairman William R. Quarton of Cedar Rapids said it was hoped to name the secretary in a few weeks. Reapportionment of the Iowa Legislature is one of the matters that a constitutional convention could consider, said Prof. Sam Hayes of the State University of Iowa history department, one of three speakers who addressed the committee. "A fairer distribution of legislative seals not only would strengthen state government and protect The question will be on the balld fuses to help solve lems," Hayes said. Frank T. Nye, Cedar chairman of the Governor's Reapportionment Action Committee, said the state convention would not be limited on matters it could take up. He said Iowa's Constitution- is Senior MYF Plans First- General Meeting The first general meeting of the Senior Methodist Youth Fellowship Rapids, i for the new year will be held at 5.30 p.m. Sunday in Swan Lake State Park or in Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church if weather conditions are unfavorable for an outdoor meeting. Speakers will be the Rev. Lester 39 Bands Now Entered in Event Entries in the Western Iowa Band Festival September 26 ha\e now reached a total of 39, not including the Slate University of Iowa Highlanders and SAC Air Force Hand who will be here as guest performers. Two new entries reported at the Chamber of Commerce office Friday were Rippey High School band, directed by tieorge B. Wlialcy and Denison High School, directed by Robert Ballenger. All high school bands will take part in the parade at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the festival and a massed concert at Merchants Park in the evening. rain. Clarinda 1.06, Bedford 1.39, Lamoni .9(1, Council Bluffs .89 and Randolph .76. Locally warmer weather was expected through the weekend with high readings Saturday mostly in the 60s. More scattered showers also were forecast. Lows Friday night will be mostly in the 4t)s. Russia has successfully orbite<J three Sputniks. The only one now aloft is Sputnik 111. In addition, Russia's Mechta and America's Pioneer IV are artificial planets orbiting the sun. Sunday, the Soviets achieved the most spectacular space feat to date. They hit the moon with a rocket. AFL-CIO to Build Fund to Aid Steel Strikers now the eighth oldest among the Hancock of Lanesboro, Boone Dis- 59 states. He said it was adopted \ tnet MYF chairman; the Rev. Ivan in 1857 and there has been no total reapportionment of the Legislature since 1886. Stato Rep. Robert Wilson (D- Cedar Rapids) told the committee that the Iowa Legislature will not reapportion itsplf and if it refuses a method to taring it about was provided by the framers Constitution. C. Bys, minister of the Carroll Methodist Church; C. E. Mcllvain and Jim Wilson, new MY.F president. Lunch will be served undei "4 auspices of the Commission on Membership and Evangelism of the local Methodist Church, Mrs. James W. Wilson, chairman. All of the j Methodist young people of high I school age are ifivited. Baby Burned Fatally By a Heating Device Hy NORMAN WALKER adoption today every one of the SAN FRANCISCO i.-\Pi—AFL-; 1'2'a million AFL-CIO members CIO unions are expected to ap-' is being asked to contribute an prove a fund today of some 25 to, hour's pay per week to the steel 30 million dollars per month to strike. aid striking sleelworkers. t Should an 80-day court injunc- The federation's 135 unions were lion stop the strike temporarily, due to commit their full treas-Mhe union and buildup would ac- urios, plus a pledge of outright j cumulate to help a strike later on. grants, to aid the half-million I George Meany, AFL-CIO presi- steelworkers in their titi-day strike.' dent, laced into the record of tho The strike fund is supposed to j Soviet Union and its Premier, Ni- guarantee that no steel striker orjkita Khrushchev, in a keynote FONTANELLE (AP)—( ark Ed- his family goes hungry and that gar Herr, one-month-old son of | the steel union will not have to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Herr, was burned fatally Thursday when a electric heating unit set fire to his bed covers. The fire occurred in the baby's bedroom in the Herr farm home southeast of here. weaken its demands because of financial shortage. Already the steel union has been pledged a total of over 2 1: j million dollars from fellow unions. Under the proposal due for'Union. convention address Thursday. Meany warned Americans to avoid being fooled by tho Soviet leader on his current visit to the United States becauso of what Meany described as an almost unbroken record of deceit and aggression on tho part of the Soviet

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