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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 225 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, September 24,1959—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 35 Ce/ita Per Week 7 - Slngla C Copy Thousands Coming For Band Event Announce Route for Huge Parade Here Saturday The parade route and order of the day for the Western Iowa Band Festival were announced at the Chamber of Commerce office Thursday. There is to be no parking anywhere along the parade route which will begin on Adams Street west of the public school grounds. Starting at 10:30 a.m., the parade will proceed down Adams Street to Fifth, east on Fifth to Court, north on Court to 10th, and west on 10th to Adams. Free Lunch Disbanding at the public school grounds, the 2,500 marchers will then go to Graham Park where a free lunch, provided by the Chamber of Commerce, will be served in the shellerhousc. Band directors and their wives, queen candidates from the various schools, members of the SUI Scottish Highlanders, and members of the SAC Band from Offutt Air Force Base will be guests of the Chamber at a 12:30 luncheon in the auditorium of SS. Peter and Paul School. Afternoon festivities will begin with a concert by the SAC band at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth to be followed by dancing on the street to the music of the SAC dance band. The Scottish Highlanders will stage a demonstration on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth at 4 p.m. Massed Concert Final event of the day will be a massed band concert by 2,500 players at 7 p.m. in Merchants Park under the direction of Guest Conductor Karl L. King of Fort Dodge. The time of the concert has been set earlier than usual be cause of the football game between Kuemper and Manning High Schools on the Carroll Athletic Field at 8:30 p.m. Bands will march into Merchants Park at 6:30 p.m. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and will conclude with a hall-hour demonstration by the Scottish Highlanders. Crowning of a festival queen, chosen from among queens of the participating bands, will take place during the concert. Admission to the concert will be by Band Festival Buttons which are on sale between now and Saturday in local places of business and will be sold by Jaycees Saturday night at the ball park. Buttons sell for 50 cents each. All proceeds will go toward helping to finance the festival. _" "1 That's Where the Tall Corn Grows!- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev gets his first look at some tall Iowa corn which is about chin high in the "section" near the Roswell Garst farm at Coon Rapids. Khrushchev toured the rich farmland Wednesday before leaving for Pittsburgh to resume his tour of the United States. (NEA Telcphoto) (MORE PICTURES: Pages 4, 5 and 10.) Still Hunt Woman In Weird Bank Holdup Nearly 500 at Smorgasbord Nearly 500 persons were served at the second annual smorgasbord of the Methodist Woman's Society of Christian Service Wednesday night in Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church. Waitresses were dressed in Scandinavian peasant costumes and tables were decorated with fall bouquets. A centerpiece of fall flowers, fruits, vegetables and foliage in a balance scale with pheasant figurines on either side, arranged by Mrs. Carl Baucrle, was placed on the center serving table. Dining room chairmen were Mrs. W. L. Chambers and Mrs. L. E. Jewett; kitchen chairmen, Mrs. W. R. Millender and Mrs. Orvillc Baker; and ticket chairman, Mrs. W. A. Heue. CLEVELAND. Ohio (AP)—Police today searched for the woman companion of the holdup man who committed suicide when his robbery plan failed. A man who said he worked as a female impersonator told police he was the robber's companion, but police, after checking the man's story said it appeared he was not involved. The man, identified as Harry F. Dunlap. 36, of Cleveland, had been arrested after allegedly fleeing from a taxicab without paying a bill. The accomplice in the holdup appeared to be a woman, but '"mousey blond" hair looked suspiciously like a wig. The accomplice was clad in a blue gaber dine suit and sloppy black shoes and carried a hat box and a red bag which contained a small automatic pistol. When last seen the accomplice was driving a rented car toward the branch bank where the robbery was supposed to happen. The little man wore a blond wig too. over his balding head. The bullet with which he finished his career—when he saw the police were closing in with guns and tear gas—knocked the wig askew. When they laid him on the table at the morgue, they found he measured only 5 feet 4, and there were elevator shoes on his feet. AWAY WE GO! MESA, Ariz. (API — Operators of a drive-in theater advertised on their marquee after winds knocked over the screen: "Gone with the wind." The Weather IOWA FORECAST Cloudy, occasional rain Thursday night and Friday. Slightly cooler extreme southeast Thursday night, lows in the 50s. Highs Friday 62-72. Further outlook—Occasional showers with moderate temperatures Saturday. CARROLL FORECAST Cloudy with occasional rain and scattered thunderstorms through Friday. Lows Thursday night 5458. Highs Friday 66-70. The Weather in Carroll (Dully Temperatures Courtesy Inwii I'ubliu Service Compiiny) Yesterday's high 65 Yesterday's low _ 50 At 7 a.m. today ~ 53 At 10 a.m. today 61 Weather A Year Ago- Clear skies prevailed a year ago today, with temperatures ranging from a high of 68 to a low of 53. Public Health Post is Given to Dr. Griffin Dr. Wendell Horace Griffith, formerly of Churdan, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the selection committee of the Senior Research Fellowship program of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Griffith is a professor of physiological chemistry at the University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles. As a member of the selection committee he will make recommendations to the surgeon general on qualified recipients of five-year fellowships to continue researcli in fundamental pre clinical sciences. The fellowship program is administered by the Division of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. Awards are given to promising young scientists between the completion of their postdoctoral research training and their eligiblity for permanent higher academic appointments. He had shaved the hair off his body. Under his gray slacks he wore red trunks. An Ex-Convict The fingerprints told his story. He was William Ansley, 30. last known address Indianapolis, who had been convicted of burglary, assault to kill and robbery in several cities. They found a smeary paper containing a plan of action, aimed at a Lorain Ave. branch of the Cleveland Trust Co. The plan began with the "woman's" help. The pair got into the home of Herbert Fox, 51, manager of the Lorain Ave. branch. They tied up his wife and two daughters, who later gave the only available description of the "woman." But where a gang would have left one or two men to guard the family, they left only a fake "bomb" ticking away. The little man made Fox drive to the bank, where they were to wait until a time lock opened the vault. The "woman," driving the rented car, followed them, but was not seen again. At the bank the little man tried a trick that usually takes more than one gunman. He kept holding bank employes as hostages when they reported for work. The police soon came. Someone reported a "disturbance," and a cruiser started a siege with a shotgun. About the same time Marilyn Fox, 18, had broken her bonds and had sent word to call police headquarters. After a dozen shots and 10 canisters of tear gas, police released the hostages unharmed. The little man shot himself. His companion had vanished. Blow to Hopes to Even Red Score- Moon Shot Rocket Explodes CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Atlas - Able rocket being readied for a U.S. Shot at the moon exploded on its pad during a test of its engines today. Flames spurted from the base of the towering rocket as the countdown reached zero in the static engine test. Suddenly the missile erupted in a flash of fire. A mass of boiling flames and black smoke engulfed the launching pad for more than a minute. None of the approximately 40 members of the test crew in the blockhouse 50 yards away was hurt. The Air Force issued this statement shortly after the explosion: "An Atlas-Able missile exploded on the launch pad this morning during a static test at the Atlantic missile range. The missile was being prepared for a space probe early next month. No personnel were injured. The cause of the explosion is being investigat- de by the Air Force." The Atlas-Able was to have been launched sometime between Oct. 3 and 6 when the moon was to be at its closest point to the earth. The shot would have been an attempt to put a 735-pound satellite in orbit about the moon. It is doubtful that the United States can ready another Atlas- Able rocket in time for an early October launching. This means it will be at least early November before such a launching can be attempted. The explosion of the more than 100-foot tall rocket was a bitter blow to U.S. hopes for leveling the moon score with the Russians. Earlier this month the Soviets recorded a spectacular space feat by hitting the moon with one of their big rockets. A static firing is designed to test all operating functions of the missile, including ignition, while the rocket is locked on its stand. The United States hoped through the probe to obtain detailed maps of the moon's surface, including much of the side never seen from the earth. Its instruments also were to report on the moon's magnetic and gravitational fields, its structure, atmosphere and radio activity. Iowa Due for More Showers, Thunderstorms By The Associated Press More rain is heading toward Iowa, after the respite in the area in which Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev traveled Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms are due in extreme western Iowa Thursday night and will spread into central counties Friday. This condition is expected to persist over the state on Saturday. Highest temperatures Wednesday were from 65 degrees at Mason City and Lamoni to 78 at Davenport and Burlington. Highs of Thursday and Friday will be mainly in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Garst Farm Looked Like a Movie Set By SAUL PETT COON RAPIDS, Iowa 'AP) — Oleg Troyanovsky is back in action as Nikita Khrushchev's No. one translator, thus spiking rumors he was getting his own television show. 'Noel Coward* of C.R. Roswell (Call me Bob) Garst, the Noel Coward of Coon Rapids and Khrushchev's host, exuded a loud, hearty friendliness once he got the Soviet leader to his own house. Garst hovered over Khrushchev everywhere, like Perle Mesta with the prize social catch of the year. Several limes, as he introduced his guest to his neighbors, Garst said of the master of the Kremlin, "At last, I've got him where I want him." If only Eisenhower could say the same. In uproar all day, Garst's farm looked like a movie set. Soldiers with carbines at the ready guarded the hilltops, barnyards, entrances, Mrs. Garst's garden and even lurked in the rows of corn. Photographers, reporters and TV men with mountains of equipment swarmed everywhere, scaring the sparrows out of the walnut trees, giving the livestock the shakes and thoroughly dismaying the hired hands who would have to clean up. A Typical Day? It was just another typical day on a typical American farm. Khrushchev fed a typical old fashioned farm lunch of baked ham, fried chicken and barbecued ribs catered from Des Moines. He was ushered into a typical old fashioned farm living room with wall to wall carpeting. He paused at a typical old fashioned outdoor farm bar loaded with vodka and whisky, which was near a typical old fashioned swimming pool. Examining Garst's corn, Khrushchev told his host: "Too much stalk, not enough corn." which is something nobody could accuse Khrushchev of. Three Bids ! on Firetruck Are Studied The city council has directed a four-member committee to examine bids and report findings on the proposed purchase of a new fire truck at a meeting called for next Tuesday night. Three sealed bids on a new pum per truck were opened at a council meeting Wednesday night. The bids were from Seagrave Corpnation. Columbus, Ohio, for $20,702; Allen Equipment Company, Fort Dodge, $$2,090; and Anderson Fire Control Equipment Company, Sioux City $20,057. A committee of Ben Schenkelberg, Paul N. Heires, Ray Middendorf and Leo R. Clark, city engineer, was directed to study the bids and specifications and report their findings next Tuesday. The council also directed Donold J. Maiwurm, of Maiwurm, Wiegman Architects, Fort Dodge, to prepare plans and specifications for construction of a maintenance garage to be erected on city owned property on East Third Street. An application was approved for installation of an outdoor electric neon sign over the entrance to Kelly's Shoe Store and for an outdoor fluorescent sign over the entrance to Heires Electric Shop. James Houlihan was given permission to construct and maintain two 40-foot entrances to his property on Highway 30 west. Plugs for Trade— Khrushchev Tours Pittsburgh Plant Denison Voters Reject School Issue DENISON (AP»--Voters in the Denison School District Wednesday voted down a $708,000 bond issue to improve schools in the district. The vote, 1,552 for and 1,085 against, fell just short of the 60 per cent majority needed for pas- I sage. Hoffa Denies Move to Thwart Union Clean-Up ATLANTA, Ga. (AP)—James R. Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, said today it is ridiculous for anyone to suggest some locals may secede from the union in a move to thwart a cleanup drive directed by court appointed monitors. Hoffa denied that he had discussed such a move with other Teamsters officials. The Nashville Tennessean, in a news story from its Washington bureau, said Hoffa reportedly was advised by his attorneys that the secession plan would remove various local unions from scrutiny of the monitors. The paper quoted an unnamed spokesman for Hoffa. Hoffa is in Atlanta for conferences with trustees of the union's pension fund from which a new local motel has obtained a $1,800,000 loan. At a news conference Wednesday he termed the new Landrum- G riff in labor control law a disgrace to Congress and called for its repeal on the ground it would penalize both union and nonunion workers. By ARTHUR EDSON PITTSBURGH (AP> — Nikita Khrushchev, in one of his gayest, bounciest moods, today plugged for Soviet-American trade, offered to sign for equipment right now, and then swapped his watch for a cheap cigar. The discussion, and the unusual exchange of gifts, took place during a visit to the Mesta Machinery Co. Khrushchev repeatedly discussed trade, then, as if to prove how ready he is to do some swapping, this took place: As Khrushchev was greeting workers at the Mesta plant, one of them, Kenneth Jackey, offered him a five-for-39-cents cigar. Whips Off Watch Khrushchev gratefully accepted it, and whipped off his 'wrist watch and gave it to Jackey. Soviet officials said the watch is worth between $25 and $40. As he toured the big Mesta plant, Khrushchev admired the big machinery that is used to equip steel mills. Repeatedly he said: "Let's buy it. Let's sign now." U.S. Intervention In Steel Strike Is Hinted WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials, taking their cue from Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell, maintained tightlipped i. silence today on the timing of possible government intervention in the steel strike. Mitchell, after a long huddle with Presdient Eisenhower and other top level officials Wednesday told newsmen he would not Ike Hopeful as He Prepares For Talks With Khrushchev By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) - President Eisenhower begins final preparations today for his weekend talks with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. LITTLE LIT The trouble with reckless drivers is that their luck runs out before their gas. He is reported hopeful but by no means certain that some way can be found to improve U.S. Soviet relations and promote serious negotiations on disarmament. He has counted on Khrushchev's observations during a tour of the country to increase that possibility. Khrushchev returns to Washington late today after a one-day visit to Pittsburgh. In an eight-day tour around the country he has spoken thousands of words, but Washington officials have found among them no really new ideas of solving East-West problems or any hint of softening in Soviet foreign policy. Eisenhower arranged to meet with Secretary of State Christian A. Herter and other State Department and White House officials for a detailed survey of issues which Khrushchev and the President have already agreed to discuss. These issues range from Berlin in Europe to the small strife-lorn country of Laos in Southeast Asia. They include disarmament, negotiations to end nuclear weapons testing, the future of Germany, Soviet-American trade, and travel exchanges between the United States and Russia. Eisenhower and Khrushchev discussed the subjects briefly and generally 10 days ago, a few hours after the Soviet Premier arrived in this country. Since then the topics have been put in order by Herter and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko in preparation for two days of Eisenhower- Khrushchev talks starting late Friday at Camp^David, Md. Anesthetic Blast Kills Woman Patient BRADFORD, Pa. <AP> - A woman patient died on the operating table at Bradford Hospital Wednesday after absorbing most of the force of an anesthetic explosion inside her mouth. Hospital administrator Robert Cole said a volatile anesthetic exploded in its container while Doris Wolford was undergoing surgery. Cole said the force of the blast traveled through a tube and into Mrs. Wolford's mouth. He theorized that a spark from one of the motors in the room may have ignited the anasthetic. Interest Rates on FHA Loans Boosted WASHINGTON (AP)-A boost in the top interest rate on Federal Housing Administration loans has followed President Eisenhower's signing of a third-try housing bill. The FHA announced the increase from 5'4 to 5?i per cent in the permissible interest rate on home mortgages It insures. It means higher monthly payments for home purchasers, but is expected to make it easier for them to obtain the loans. Kuemper High Classes Elect Student Officers Class officers and student council representatives were announced Thursday by all divisions of Kuemper High School following elections this week. Those elected were: Seniors — Thomas Schleisman, president; Joan Lenz, vice president; Dennis Gute. treasurer; Florence Ferlic, secretary; Steve Vaat- veit, student council representative from Home Room 202; Richard Onken, Room 204; Karen Schroeder, 206; and Janice Klocke, 208. Juniors — David Rettenmaier, president; Robert Bromert, vice president; LaVerne Meiners, treasurer; Maureen Lynch, secretary; Kathy Lux, student council representatives from Room 201; Paul Collison, 203; Fred Dolezal, 205; Vernon Henkenius, 214; and Rilla Kuker, 250. Sophomores —- James Masching, president; William Overmohle, vice president; Michael Schenkelberg, treasurer; Donna Wiederin, secretary; David Perschau, student council representative from Room 101; Gretchen Gronstal, 102; Thomas Schapman, 103; Donald Pietig, 104; and Jean Heithoff, 106. In the Freshman class separate officers were elected for each home room. Election results in the six Freshman rooms were as follows: Kuemper See Page 8 predict what action, if any, the government might take, or when it might be taken. Despite the silence of government officials, however, informed sources continued to predict federal action if the strike continues much longer in the face of the President's new appeal for hard, intnsive collective bargaining. If and when the government decides to move in, the first step might be an allocation system for parceling out the dwindling supplies of steel. Defense requirements would be given high priority. The next step, if there still is no strike settlement, probably would be invoking the Taft-Hartley law. Under the injunction provision of the law, the government could seek a court order calling off the strike for 80 days while a board studied the issues and made its recommendations. Too Much Security, Menshikov Declares COON RAPIDS, Iowa (AP)— The Soviet ambassador says both American and Soviet security agents were too cautious when they made arrangements to protect Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Soviet security agents traveled Khrushchev's route in advance. Ambassador Mikhail Menshikov said Wednesday that Soviet security agents had approved plans for an unprecedented number of American police to join American security forces. 'There were too many police in New York and Los Angeles," he said, "in San Francisco and Des Moines it was much better." Henry Cabot Lodge, President Eisenhower's personal escort, has said the Soviet Premier could go anywhere he wished at any time- provided enough notice was given so police protection could be provided. Dr. Morrison Moving to D. M. GL1DDEN — Dr. John R. Morrison has announced he will close his office here October 1 and move to Des Moines where he has accepted a position on the staff of the Veterans hospital. He is presently the only physician in Glidden. Dr. Morrison said his decision to close his office was made because of his health. He has been advised to give up general practice. Dr. and Mrs. Morrison and their two children plan to move to Des Moines about October 15. He came to Glidden about six years ago. He formerly was associated with his brother, Dr. Roland B. Morrison, in the Morrison Clinic in Carroll. "Sure," replied his escort, company Vice President W. W. Powell. Nearly all the big machinery Khrushchev saw has been embargoed from shipment to Russia because of its war potential. Reporters who have been with Khrushchev agreed that rarely has he been in a better mood. Possibly there was a reason. The crowds were the largest since he left New York. Khrushchev told company executives that the Mesta plant once had made machines for the Soviet Union, and he could see no reason why it shouldn't do so again. Wonderful Time At one point Khrushchev was asked if he were having a good time. "I am having a wonderful time," he said, "you can always have a good time with good people." This industrial center is the last stop on Khrushchev's cross country tour before he gets down to the main business of his American mission—talks with President Eisenhower on world tensions. On one major matter—disarmament—there were reports that Khrushchev was expressing confidence that inspection controls could be worked out. Adlai Stevenson, the 1952-56 Democratic presidential candidate, said Khrushchev told him that at Coon Rapids, Iowa Wednesday. The Premier arrived Wednesday night after a flight from Des Moines, Iowa. Security Jitters Police had a bit of security jitters at the time, and the trip from the airport to a downtown hotel was made in a closed car. Today, a crowd of four or five thousand lined the sidewalks as Khrushchev came out of his hotel. There was some cheering and some waving of hands by spectators. There also was some booing. Khrushchev arrived right on schedule at Mesta Machinery Co. makers of steel mill machinery. As he was meeting some of tfle firm's employes, one of them, Kenneth Jackey, reached into his pocket and whipped out a pack of the five-for-39 cents cigars. Khrushchev happily accepted one cigar, and then slipped off his wrist watch and gave it to the startled Jackey. Soviet officials said the watch was a "Victory," made in Russia and costing between $25 and $40. Khrushchev, an old factory hand himself, seemed to enjoy himself at Mesta. Ever practical, he checked up on what the workers make in the way of salary and how much vacation they get. Their take-home Khrushchev See Page 8 Nikita s Arms Plea Sincere: Stevenson COON RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Adlai E. Stevenson says Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev expressed conCidence inspection controls could be worked out- for his disarmament plan. Stevenson, Democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956, told this to newsmen after he had talked with Khrushchev for an hour at the farm of Roswell Garst here. The Soviet Premier is to, spend the weekend talking with President Eisenhower at Camp David in the mountains of northwest Maryland. One of the major items on their agenda is disarmament. Stevenson said he believes the Soviet leader was sincere when he made his plea for total dis- aramament last week before the United Nations. It calls for phased disarmament over a four-year period. "We should not dismiss too impetuously the sincerity of the proposals," Stevenson said. "Wo should examine with care the possibility of an arms inspection program." Stevenson said he thinks Khrushchev's position on disarmament controls has changed. In the past, the Soviets have resisted any idea of inspection to en* force any disarmament agree* ment. The United States has insisted oh such safeguards to prevent cheating.