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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 224 Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, September 23, 1959—Sixteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each •» ^ Evening for 35 Ccntt Per Wock / * Slngta Copy Coon Rapids Welcomes Khrushchev Soviet Leader Tired But Smiling in Heart of Iowa's Tall Corn Country Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev of Soviet Russia gets a firsthand look at modern Iowa farming methods on his way to Coon Rapids today. Here he pauses at the Jarobsen farm 314 miles north of the junction of 141 & 25. Sieve Garst is operator of the farm, owned by a Chicago family. At left of Khrushchev (center) is an interpreter and in background with striped tie, Henry Cabot Lodge. Bob Garst, hand upraised, is at right. Others are security men. Premier Khrushchev walks across an open silage pit at the Jacobscn farm. Note security men trying to hold back the crowd pressing toward the Russian lender, .lust before the picture was taken, the crowd was so thick that Garst, unable to get them to draw back, picked up two or three haudfuis of silage and threw it at cameramen pressing in for closeup shots. The Khrushchev entourage arrived at the Jacobscn farm about 10:40 a.m. It was the first stop. Walking up to a silage pit 10 feet deep is Russia's Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev (center) followed by Roswell (Bob) Garst, his host, on the Jacobscn farm in the Coon Rapids area. Security men walk close by the Soviet boss. The silage at this moment was being packed by a Caterpillar tractor. Garst had men on horses to help the security forces keep the crowd back. Onlookers held at a distance can be seen in the background. Khrushchev seemed in jovial mood. Roswell (Bob) Garst, Coon Rapids farmer and businessman, escorts his distinguished guest, Nikita S. Khrushchev, premier of Soviet Russia, from a cornfield to an open silage pit. Security men and other officers walk closely beside and around the Russian chief. Khrushchev exhibited intense interest in the modern farming methods employed on the farm and tramped across the fields just like anyone else. Adlai Stevenson, former U. S. Democratic presidential candidate and a friend of Roswell (Bob) Garst, walks duun the driveway of the Garst home at the edge of Coon Rapids. Mr. Stevenson was invited to Coon Rapids by Mr. Garst to see and talk to Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev during his Iowa tour. Mr. Stevenson, like Garst, has visited the Russian leader anil held talks with him in Moscow. Sergei Khrushchev, son of Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev (right) is caught by The Daily Times Herald camera as he emerges from his car and marches toward the farm home of Roswell Garst, his father's host. looking on is Viv Bell of Coon Rapids and two Iowa National Guard military policemen. The Khrushchevs were guests at a noon luncheon in the Garst Yard. (Daily Times Herald Stuff Photos.) (MORE PICTURES: Pages 7, 14.) lowans Favor Tour But Methodists' Doubt Any Great Result DES MOINES (AP>—What do some lowans think of Nikita Khrushchev's visit? A random sampling of public opinion taken by The Associated Press showed Wednesday that many favor the Soviet premier's tour of the United States, although The Weather IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy with scattered s h o w e r s and thunderstorms Wednesday night and Thursday, fouler east Wednesday night, lows in ")0s Little temperature change Thursday, highs 68-76. Further outlook — Friday partly cloudy and a little warmer. FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures Thursday through next Monday will average near normal in the west to slightly below normal in the east. Afternoon highs will ratine (rum the lower to middle 70s, Lows will range from the upper 40s to the lower 5t)s. A slight warming trend may be expected during the weekend liainiall will average 10 to .20 of an inch in the extreme southeast, occurring as scattered showers. Little if any rain is expected elsewhere in the state. CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy with chance ol occasional showers and thunderstorms Wednesday n i g li t and Thursday. Low Wednesday night mid .)0s. Highs Thursday 70-74. a few expressed doubt the visit would accomplish anything "definite." Ronald E. Fenton, Des Moines attorney, said he favors the visit because "personal contact between our President and Khrushchev can't but help each understand the other better. Should Aid Thaw "All in all I think this should tend to ease the cold war and frigid relations between the two countries," Fenton added. And the Rev. Warner M. Hubbard of Des Moines, retired Methodist minister said: "I think it will improve understanding. It certainly should help us to know him (Khrushchev) and the Russians better and for them to know us better. Khrushchev is a very able man but can't take criticism." State Sen. D. C. Nolan (R-lowa City) said he was a "bit skeptical" about the visit bringing about any definite understanding between the United States and the Soviet Union. "But I'm content to go along with President Eisenhower." Nolan said. "If he's satisfied that the visit is worthwhile, I'll take his judgment." Better Opinion Mrs. ,1. R. Hudson, Des Moines housewife, said she favored the visit "because seeing our country first hand should give him a better opinion of us. lie's a very lowans See Page 15 Detailed plans for formal dedication of the new Carroll Methodist Church were made at a meeting of the dedication committee in the church parlor Tuesday night. The dedication will take place on Sunday, Dec 13. A ser\ice in the sanctuary at 3 p.m. will he followed by a tea in the church's Fellowship Hall. Speakers at the dedication service will be Bishop F. Gerald Ensley of Des Moine.-. clerical head of the Methodist Church in Iowa; Dr. Allan K Williams of Perry, district superintendent: the Rev. C. Hugo Or! ol Des Moines, former minister, and W. E. Don Carlos ot (iieeiihckl, lay leader of the South low a Conference. Food Price Drop Halts Rise in Cost of Living WASHINGTON (AP)—The cost of living edged down one-tenth of 1 per cent last month from July's record high, the Labor Department reported today. A big seasonal drop in food prices, nine-tenths of 1 per cent, was solely responsible for halting the summer spurt of consumer prices. Price tags were higher on virtually everything else making up the average city family's costs. This was nine-tenths of 1 per cent higher than a year earlier. The figures mean it now takes marly SI.2") to buy what cost a dollar in the years immediately alter World War II. In spite of the slight, drop in cost-, at least 125,000 workers will i receive wage increases under ' cost-of-living escalator contracts J which are adjusted quarterly. i Rev. Weimcr jOn European Trip I The Hev. Henry Weimer. new assistant at St. Lawrence parish, j left Tuesday night for New York I from where be will take a plane to Europe. He will visit relatives in Germany, tour other European 1 countries, and attend the dedica , tion of I he new North American I College in Home next month. He has been granted a month's lca\e of absence during which the Hev. Thomas Donahoe of K u e m p e r • High School will serve in his place i as parish assistant. Sharon Ohde, Audrey Spaen- Two Schools Name Band Queens Band queens have been picked by Carroll and Kuemper Schools for the Western Iowa Festival here Saturday As members of host bantl.« two local queens will not High Land •, the compete in the queen contest but will LITTLE LIT The Weather in Carroll (Unity Ti'miM-riitiin't, Omrtt'sy loivu I* u l> I it- M-rvlrit (.'oiiipiiuy ) Yesterday's high Yesterday's low At 7 a in today At 10 a in today Weather A Year Ago— On a warm and windy day year ago today, the high tern pet ature reading was 04, while ,„lo\v was jtf degrees. the The more a person grows up the i less lie blows up. (Paige & pal go Photo) Sharon Olulc as>ist Mrs L. A. Smith and .Mrs. John E. Martin, who have been appointed as official queen hostesses. Sharon Ohde, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Melvin Ohde. will be queen of the Carroll High School Hand and Audrey Spaen, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Spaen, will be the Kuemper queen. Both are juniors in their respective schools. Sharon is a member ol the Carroll marching and concert bands, mixed chorus, Future Homemakers oi America. Girls Recreation Association, Pep Club and Dramatics Club. She also sings in the high school sextet, plays in the varsity dance band, and is an outstanding student, ranking near the top of her class scholastic-ally Audrey plans in the Kuemper varsity and pep bands and has been band librarian lor two years. She is a member of the Library Club, Catholic Students Mission Crusade, Pep Club, and chorus, Scholastically she ranks among the upper 10 in a class of ISO. Four cheerleaders also svere appointed by each school to assist as hostesses They are Lynn Keith. Vicki Brown, Sandra Kokengc, and Georgia Winn ol Carroll High School. Florence Ferlic, Susan .Vary, .lane Houlihan, and Mary Wahlen ol the Kuemper checrlead- ing squad tUi 'hniM sioiliu I 'huVui Audrey Spaen 'God on Our Side 1 , Nikita Tells Garst By JOHN SCALI | COON RAPIDS. Iowa iAP>-Ni- I kita Khrushchev, boss of world ; communism, sat down to lunch I with an Iowa capitalist farmer to- j day after informing him that God is on the side of the Soviet Union. I Despite evidences of fatigue, Khrushchev joked, bantered and I talked enthusiastically about corn during a last-paced tour of the , tarms in this heart of the Iowa tall curn belt, j 'Helping Us, Too' Khrushchev conceded lowans are "wise intelligent people," whom God had "helped a lot." But he added: "You mustn't think God is helping only you. He's helping us, loo " I The So\ let Premiers host, Kos; well 'Hob' Garst, countered. "We have a saying—the Lord helps those who help themselves." Retorted Khrushchev: "God is helping us. too. because we are developing quicker, and God Ihci'eton is on our side. He helps the inlelligent." It was another diverting performance all the way by the Soviet Premier, who obviously was happy at his publu reception in this corn state. Friendliness or not, Khrushchev continued to boast that some day the Soviet Union would surpass everything in the United States, including the corn production he had just seen and obviously admired Khrushchev had been prepared lor what he called "a .jovial day." An Avowed Atheist Khrushchev is an avowed atheist, and atheism is the policy of the Soviet government, but he frequently calls in a pious manner upon the deity in his speeches outside his own country. The Soviet Premier earlier strode purposefully through cornfields, criticized some of the crop as "too much stalk, too little corn," and waded knee-deep into a j sih> trench, braving swarms of j Lunch See Page 15 A Scene of Enormous Confusion, Activity Garst Farm Swarms With Security Men; Children Along Highway Cheer Beaming Soviet Chief By JOHN SCALI COON RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Nikita Khrushchev, tired but smiling, arrived in the heart of Iowa's tall corn country today and announced: "This is going to be a jovial day." The Khrushchev motorcade drove into the midst of a scene of enormous confusion and activity. Swarms of Army, Air Force police and other security people stood guard all over the farm of Roswell (Bob) Garst while feverish preparations proceeded for a bountiful luncheon under a huge brown tent in the farm yard. Children Wave, Cheer Thousands of persons, including school children, had lined highway 141 from Des Moines toward Coon Rapids. Tha children waved and cheered for the beaming Communist boss. En route the Khrushchev party stopped at one of the several Garst farms along the highway, where workers were busily harvesting a crop of grain sorghum. Khrushchev showed keen interest in the proceedings. He tramped through the field with his host, asking Garst all sorts of questions about the crop and the machinery used to harvest it. Khrushchev's look of fatigue began to drop away and was replaced by one of eagerness as he questioned Garst about the methods he used to feed hogs and chickens. Tight Security The security near the Garst home was at least as tight as it was in Washington or any other point on.Khrushchev's American tour. Helmeted soldiers of the 5th Army were in evidence everywhere, on hilltops, behind fences, in barns, at crossroads. They kept in touch with one another through portable radio transmitters. Mr. and Mrs. Garst, Khrushchev's hosts, are old acquaintances. They met him in the Soviet Union several years ago, when Khrushchev was beginning to express a keen interest in American corn-growing, techniques. Although he had displayed signs of fatigue last night at a civic dinner in his honor in Des Moines, the Communist leader still looked forward eagerly to his farm tour. Happy Over Reception He was happy over his Des Moines reception, apparently. And as he left his city hotel for Wednesday's trip, a crowd of several hundred lined the circular ramp of a parking building across the street, and other crowds stood behind police barricades. There was a spattering of applause from the crowd as he appeared. The sun was shining brightly, though the weather had turned cool. A few miles east of Bayard at the intersection of Highways 141 and 25 the Khrushchev party turned off to look at a big field of a fairly new Iowa crop, hybrid j grain sorghum. The farm is oper- I a.ted by Raymond Hoy and owned ! by Wesley Thomas of Coon Rap- 1 ids. | A crew with tractors was cutting the heads off the sorghum and loading it for hauling to a Garst drying plant a few miles to the west. Peers at Machines Khrushchev strode into the field and peered closely at the ma- I chines. He watched the proceedings lor a quarter of an hour. The party also stopped at a square mile section of hybrid corn which (larst was especially eager i lor the Soviet boss to see. Garst i calls it a "mile of maize," a i cornfield so finely cultivated it j has the look of a garden. The j only fences are the boundaries. Before proceeding to the Garst home, the motorcade carrying Khrushchev and his party made a wide circle of the area's farms to give the Soviet Union's top ag- ; riculture enthusiast a good, close look. At each stop, the scene became one of confusion in the wild press of photographers and reporters to record the proceedings, At one point farmer Garst angrily told the newsmen, "If you don't cooperate with me, I won't cooperate with you." Once, Garst picked up some chopped cornstalks and threw them at the photographers. Puts On Performance Khrushchev was putting on a performance once again. He Khrushchev . . . . See Page 15 Contract Let for New Auction Sales Buildings A general contract for construction of buildings at the new Carroll Livestock Auction Sales, Inc. site a mile west of Carroll on Highway 30 was let Wednesday to Pioneer Steel Sales (Frank Hoffmann), officials of the corporation announced. Construction will include a large cattle sheds structure, 140 x 84 feet, an arena (pavilion) 66 x 60 feet, and a combined office and cafe, 80 x 20 feet. Work will get under way immediately. The contract also includes all outside pens. It is expected the project will be completed about December 1. The buildings will be erected on a 30-acre tract of land. Sales will be held each week. Heads Dentisfs- Dr. Robert P. Bands of Carroll was elected president of the Fort Dodge District Dental Society at a meeting In Fort Dodtfo Monday. Other dentists attending from Carroll were Dr. Norinun Schulz, Dr. L. B. Westendorf und Dr. N. J. Gradoville.