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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 227 Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, September 26,1959—Eight Pages £v«nlng {or 3S Cento Per W*ek 7e Copy Gang Figure and Beauty Queen Slain Ex-Caporte Member, Comedian's Wife Victims By LAMAR FALKNER NEW YORK (AP)—Underworld kingpin Anthony (Little Augie Pisano) Carfano, 62, and a married beauty queen were shot to death Friday night in a flashy black Cadillac in a quietly substantial Queens neighborhood. Carfano, the pudgy Prohibition era henchman of Al Capone and long-time buddy of Frank Costello, and Janice Drake, 32, who was married to comedian Allan Drake, were shot from the rear of the gangsters's swanky car. In 1943, as Janice Hansen, she won a Palisades Park beauty contest She was Miss New Jersey of 1944 The auto, apparently moving at the time, veered onto a curb in the Jackson Heights section of Queens about a half mile from LaGuardia Field. 2 Men Flee Neighbors told police they saw two men flee from the car after they heard shots. No weapon was found. Carfano was shot twice in the back of the head and once in his left cheek. Mrs. Drake, the mother of a 13 - year - old boy, Michael, was shot in the back of the neck and in the right temple Carfano, short and pot - bellied, wore a dark blue silk suit. His pockets were stuffed with money Mrs. Drake, who was linked with another murder seven years ago, wore a smart blue cocktail dress and a mink stole. Police said there were reports the two had been seen earlier at a hotel near LaGardia. Police said !wo weapons were used—.32 and .38 caliber revolvers. Carfano's trousers pockets bulged with $1,500 in 50- and 100- dollar bills and $433 in smaller bills. He was identified from his auto license. Linked in '52 Slaying Mrs. Drake, who lived at 63-60 102nd St., Forest Hills, Queens, was identified from labels in her clothes. In 1952, she was ques tioned in connection with the slaying of playboy dress manufactur er Nat Nelson. She was released after she told police she bad dated Nelson the night before his death. Her husband, who had been appearing at the Lotus Club in Washington with singer Tony Martin, was notified of Mrs. Drake's death and was en route to New York. The swanky car was headed south on 94th Street, a main thoroughfare, near 24th Avenue. The bodies were taken to Queens General Hospital morgue for autopsies. World Awaits Results Sunday- Ike, Nikita Debate Cold War By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER GETTYSBURG, Pa. (API-President Eisenhower and Soviet Prime Minister Nikita S. Khrushchev today began a problem-by- problem debate of critical cold war issues. The second round of their historic dicussions began in Eisenhower's hideaway on a mountaintop surrounded by low-hanging clouds. Meeting in Eisenhower's lodge Aspen at Camp David in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, the two leaders could see only a few yards through the picture window of their conference room. High Priority Issues The critical East-West dispute over the future of West Berlin as well as the broader problem of divided Germany had a high priority on the agenda of the day's session. Eisenhower and Khrushchev, who began their talks early Friday night after a helicopter flight from Washington to Camp David, met for the first time this morning at the breakfast table and im­ mediately "began their informal conversations." This start on the day's work— with the world watching for the results to be announced Sunday- was reported to newsmen at the Gettysburg press center by Mrs. Anne Wheaton of the White House press office. Press secretary James C. Hagerty and Asst. Secretary of State Andrew H. Berding arranged a full report on the morning session around midday. The Khrushchev - Eisenhower breakfast talk reportedly lasted an hour or less in the living room of Aspen lodge. Vice President Richard M. Nixon arrived by automobile at Camp David at 9:45 a.m. EDT, to join in the talks. The Vice President originally had planned to travel from Washington by helicopter, but had to switch to an automobile because of a heavy fog shrouding Camp David. Eisenhower and Khrushchev will come to grips at their conference with cold war problems that have kept the world in tur- No Place fol" Papoose- The motor's on the caboose of this roller skate-powered "train" in Chicago, as Janet Slaughter takes 14-month-old Arthur Mitchell to the store. The 16-pound power pack consists of a one-horsepower gas engine and flexible cable which drive a geared skate. Hand control operates the device, which gives over 70 miles from a quart of gas, at 20 miles an hour. The device and the special skates are manufactured by a Detroit, Mich., firm. Nixon Strong Favorite Of Western Governors By MORRIE LANDSBERG SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — Western governors generally pick Vice President Richard M. Nixon Rain Alters Plans For Band Ogden Man, 87, Dies in Auto Crash , OGDEN (AP)—An elderly man was dead and four young persons were in a hospital at Boone Saturday with injuries suffered in a two-car crash south of here on Highway 169. Nick Adams, 87, of Ogden, died late Friday several hours after the accident. He was alone in one car. The injured are Marcia Anderson, 18, of Algona, driver of the second car; Kalhryn Tiel, 20, of Armstrong; Trudy Bess, 19. of Wesley, and Wayne Johnson, 18, of Algona. The girls are student nurses in Dcs Moines and Johnson is a student at Drake. Symington Sees No End To Cold War WEBSTER CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Stuart Symington took a dim view of the complete disarmament proposals of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev when he addressed a meeting of Iowa Democrats here Friday night. "I believe this country should remain strong," said the Missouri Democrat who has been jnentioned as a potential presidential candidate. He spoke to a fund-raising dinner of Democrats in Iowa's 6th Congressional District. Symington said it is important that the United States concentrate on building the country's economy as well as its armed forces. He expressed belief that no end of the cold war with Russia is in sight. Symington loosed a barrage of criticism against the Eisenhower administration. He said the government has made no effort to bring both sides together in the steel strike and won't act until what he called the planned inventories of the big companies are liquidated. Symington accused the Eisenhower administration of mismanaging the national debt, failure to force real unification of the armed forces and of misleading the people about our relative strength in the guided missiles • field. ACCIDENT VICTIM Thomas Hall. 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hall of Glidden, was admitted to St. Anthony Hospital as an accident patient at 8 p. m. Friday. The Weather CARROLL FORECAST Cloudy and cooler Saturday night, lows 45 to 50. Partly cloudy Sunday, highs 65 to 70. IOWA FORECAST Occasional thundershowers east portion Saturday night with locally heavy rain over all but extreme northwest. Cooler over the state Saturday night. Sunday partly cloudy. Lows Saturday night 45 to 55. Highs Sunday 65 to 75. Further outlook — Monday partly cloudy. The Weather in Carroll (Dally 'J'PinppruliiniN Omrtcsy Iowa l'ublto Service Company) Yesterday's high 73 Yesterday's low . 60 At 7 a.m. today 60 At 10 a.m. today 56 Precipitation 1 24 hours prior to 10 a.m.)—1.44 inches rain. Weather A Year Ago— The mercury dipped to a low of 37 a year ago today, and reached a high of 72 under clear skies. as a strong favorite in their states for the Republican presidential nomination. Demo Race Wide Open Their replies in an Associated Press survey sized up the Democratic race as wide open. None gave top billing to any single contender. All five Democrats and four Republicans attending the Western Governors' Conference took part in the survey between sessions on highway safety and prison problems. The conference covers 13 states, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Wyoming, which aren't represented. Together the 13 states can muster about a fifth of the total votes at the presidential nominating conventions. Summing up a common view, GOP Gov. Paul Fannin said Arizona 's Republicans like Nixon because he is a Westerner and has visited the state many times. Don't Know Rockefeller "They all know Dick Nixon and they don't know Rockefeller," he said, the last a reference to New York's Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. The governors narrowed the GOP field to Nixon, from California, and the New York governor. Democrats who got a nod were Sens. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Stuart Symington of Missouri, Lyndon Johnson of Texas and Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota—and Adlai Stevenson. No governor of either party mentioned California's Gov. Edmund G. Brown, only Western chief executive to show signs of presidential ambitions. His proposal to endorse a candidate favorable to the West was rejected at a meeting of Democratic governors here Friday. Rain and predictions of more rain Saturday morning caused a change in plans for the third annual Western Iowa Band Festival. The parade, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., was postponed until 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. Cancel Concert Because the field will be too muddy even though rain may cease by evening, the massed band concert to be held in Merchants Park at 7 p.m. was cancelled. Instead of parading at 10:30 this morning, some band members attended a concert by the SAC Band from Offutt Air Force Base in the Kuemper High School auditorium while others took in movies at the Carroll Theater or skated at the Parkview rink. The public concert scheduled for the SAC Band downtown at 2:30 will not be held but the SUI Scottish Highlanders will demonstrate on Main Street west of the courthouse at 4 p.m. as scheduled, if weather permits. Lunch was served to local and visiting band students at Carroll High School instead of Graham Park and the luncheon for bandmasters, queens and visiting dignitaries was held as scheduled in the auditorium of SS. Peter and Paul School. Governor Coming Gov. Herschel C. Loveless was expected to arrive by car Saturday morning in time to attend the Festival . . .See Page 7 Farm Bureau Membership Gains Twelve new members and 19 points, bringing the Carroll County Farm Bureau total to 19 members and 29 points, were reported by Ralph Bock, president, to Howard Hill of Minbum, state Farm Bureau president, in the "presidents' turn-in" of the current new- member drive, Friday. Carr o 11 County previously had reported seven new members and 10 points. Extra points are given for new members who sign for Farm Bureau insurance or purchase at least $50 worth of Farm Bureau supplies. The drive is to conclude November 12. The goal for Carroll County is 90 points. MAJOR SURGERY Mrs. Hugo Grundmeier was scheduled for major surgery at St. Anthony Hospital Saturday morning. Her sons Orren Grundmeier of Charles City and the Rev. Russell Grundmeier and family of Groton, S.D., arrived Friday night. All in Good Shape- Rescue 10 Fliers From Sea SEATTLE, Wash, i AP) — Ten i as the men wore hauled from the wet and weary Navy airmen were plucked unharmed from the tossing Pacific Ocean early today, nearly 12 hours after they had ditched their twin-engined patrol plane. A massive rescue operation went like clockwork, despite foul weather, darkness, fog and the fliers' position—110 miles off the mouth of the Columbia River. The ten, crammed into a pair of well-outfitted rubber liferafts, were pulled to safety aboard the Coast Guard cutter Yocona from Astoria, Ore. The freighter Olympic Pioneer had reached the scene only moments before and stood by sea at 12:50 a.m., PST. Hovering above were four Navy and Coast Guard planes, their powerful searchlights cutting through a heavy overcast onto the drama enfolding below. The cutter radioed Coast G It remained afloat long enough for the men to clamber aboard the rafts, which are equipped with food, water, radios, flares, radar reflectors, paddles and foul weather canopies. Seven merchant ships in the Prohibition's Return Urged by WCTU Speakers SAN ANTONIO. Tex. (AP)—A parade of speakers before the 8th annual convention here of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union has urged the return of prohibition in one form or another. An Evanston, 111., woman, Mrs. H. F. Powell, said in a prepared address today there is increasing need for restrictions on sale of alcoholic beverages. She said about two persons were arrested for drunkenness every minute in the United States. Mrs. Powell, the WCTU's national treasurer, called for alcohol education, a ban on advertising of alcoholic beverages, and greater restrictions on sales. Mrs. Fred J. Tooze said Friday night schools should teach that alcohol, like opium and morphine, is a narcotic. She added: "Public schools are being pressured increasingly by distillers' organizations to use alcohol education texts promoting moderate drinking but omitting to say that every alcholic started with the intention of drinking moderately." Not Ready to Make Decision, Says Rockefeller CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York said today he is not yet ready to make a decision on seeking the Republican presidential nomination. In a brief news conference prior to driving on to Hanover to watch a Dartmouth-Holy Cross football game, Rockefeller said he had not talked directly to anyone about New Hampshire's presidential primary, first in the nation, next March. He said he didn't even discuss it with New Hampshire's Republican Gov. Wesley Powell whom he visited briefly at the State House prior to talking to newsmen. There has been widespread speculation the New York governor may have come here to sound out opinion on his chances next March. At an earlier breakfast with prominent political and business leaders Rockefeller said he talked with Sen. Styles Bridges (R-N.H.t. mostly about "snowshoes." He said he told Bridges he used to use bear paw snow shoes and that Bridges replied they weren't used in New Hampshire any more. Powell is generally regarded as a backer of Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the GOP presidential nomination. Only half a block away from the State House is a "Draft Rockefeller" headquarters, recently opened by 40 prominent Granite Staters who are urging Rockefeller to become a presidential candidate. Managers To Discuss Fair Attendance Drop By WILLIAM L. EBERLINE DES MOINES (AP) - Attendance problems of the Iowa State Fair probably will be a top subject of discussion at the Iowa Fair Managers Assn. convention next December. State Fair Secretary Lloyd Cunningham says the fair managers undoubtedly will try to find out Sheffield, Prole Men Plow Champs HORNICK (AP)-Arthur Raisch of Sheffield, and Richard Davitt of Prole, were crowned as state plowing champions Friday at the Soil Conservation Field Day in which rival political figures made a bid for the Iowa farm vote next year. Raisch successfully defended his championship in the contour plowing match and Davitt turned up as the new winner in the level land contest. 12,000 Attend Despite rain, up 'to 12,000 persons assembled at the Ed Beem farm to watch the plowing events, see the soil conservation works and listen to the speeches. Speakers of the day included Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo), a potential Democratic candidate for the presidency, and Secretary of the Interior Fred E. Seaton, who was introduced by Iowa Congressman Charles Hoeven at a breakfast as a possible Republican candidate for vice president. Symington, in campaign style, attacked the farm policies of the Eisenhower administration and particularly Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson. Seaton Speaks Seaton replied to Hoeven's introduction with the words "I'm devoutly running for home in 1960." He spoke only in a general way in his afternoon speech, making] no mention of Benson. On national and international policy Seaton said: "We must compete with vigor and be stro.ig spiritually, economically, and militarily and seek to negotiate wisely for peace with honor and justice." Regarding agriculture Seaton said the Democrats claim there is a way to solve the farm problem but haven't come up with anything and "Farmers can't eat words." Russell Franzes Move into'New Home why attendance at this year's fair was disappointing, and try to come up with some remedies. 63,000 Drop Only 415,981 persons went to the State Fair this year, compared with 479,102 last year. That's a drop of more than 63,000. Cunningham says it will be some time before he'll know definitely whether the fair made a little or lost a little money this year. The margin won't be very big either way because receipts were about $600,000. Thai's pretty close to the "break even" point. Why didn't people turn out bet ter for the fair? Cunningham and other officials still arc studying that question He's convinced that the fault didn't lie in the fair itself. "The exhibits and farm ma chinery displays were the best in several years," he said. "And all the people I talked to said our entertainment this year was the best ever." He says he isn't sure he knows the full answer to this year's re duced attendance, but he mentions these four contributing factors: 1. People out in the state stayed home rather than expose their children to the polio epidemic Des Moines has been experiencing. 2. The fair was abnormally late this year and conflicted with the opening of the schools in most communities. 3. Some people objected to paying a slightly higher gate admission price. 4. There were three day of rain during the fair. "I can't help but feel that the Fair See Page 7 I general area answered a call for •' I assistance from the Coast Guard. headquarters here that the air- T»' ' ™ n- i i . men. three officers and seven en-'™ 0 01ympic P,oneer ' closest to ITTLE L.IZ Love at first sight saves a lot of time and money. listed men, were in good condition but suffering from exposure and exhaustion. None was injured in |. the ditching or during the tricky 1 transfer from the liferafts to the cutter. The freighter, which had A Stalemate in Steel Proceedings NEW YORK (AP) — The steel industry's top negotiator in the 74- day-old strike says he's ready to resume talks here Monday. But Steel workers President David J. McDonald says he's through talking in New York. Chief Federal Mediator Joseph F, Finnegan plans to meet during , „ ,. „ „„ „„,, j the weekend in Washington with Mr. and Mrs. Russell I-ranz and, Sm . elary q{ Uhw James p sons Charles and Ronald moved Thursday into their home at 721 North Clark Street, recently purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Patrick. The Franz family formerly lived in Scranlon where Mr. Franz was principal and Mrs. Franz English and speech teacher in the Scranton High School. Mr. Franz is the new owner of the Davis Paint Store in Carroll. Charles is a senior and Ronald a junior at Carroll High School. Courthouse Sunday the scene, was chosen to head for the downed fliers. The downed men radioed at one ime that they were okay. "We're wet, that's all," they told the aircraft circling above them. The 10 were identified by officials at the Whidbey Island station changed course toward the fliers' ns Henson, Lt. <JG) Donald T. while en route up the to; McClosky, 26. co-pilot, Belleville,, Seattle, was allowed to proceed j N .J.; Lt. (JG) Walter E. White j D « cL„ f -4, after a "well done" from the \ j r>> 2 5, navigator, Havertown, j rigeon OnoOT or Coast Guard. j I'a.: Chief Aviation Machinists' Rescue operations moved into; Mate Jack Bostick, 34, Hoffman, full speed as soon as the P5M N.C.; Aviation Machinists' Mate patrol plane radioed an SOS that l.C. Clarence R. Hart, 34, San one of its two engines was afire. ] Gabriel, Calif.; Aviation Electro- The craft, a Marlin, was on a nics Technician 2.C. Daniel R. routine coastal patrol Irom Whid- Coleman, 22, Verdale, Minn.: bey Island, Wash., Naval Air; Aviation Electronics Technician Station. J3.C. Billy L. Watson, 28. Chula The, plane steadily lost altitude j Vista, Calif.: Aviation Ordnance- as its pilot, Lt. James B. Henson,) man 2.C. Edmond H. Erland, 22, Canby, Ore.; Aviation Airman Ronald J. Eberle, 21, Maple Valley, Wash., and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3.C. Richard V. Coesens, 22, Burlington, Wash. 27, of Pearchy, Ark., fought desperately to make it to land. Henson finally sent word he had to ditch, radioed his position and the craft slapped down Mitchell to review the stalemate. Finnegan indicated the talks might be shifted from New York when they resume, but he didn't say where. McDonald broke off the negotiations here Friday, calling the sessions a "farcical filibuster." He said he would resume only when management offers something "worthy of consideration by self- respecting steel workers." Chief industry negotiator R. Conrad Cooper said: "We hope that the union will reconsider its position and join with us then in a renewed effort to break the dead- A pigeon shoot is scheduled at 1 lock. This (New York) has been the courthouse grounds at 1:30 p.m.' our agreed seat of negotiations. Sunday, Sheriff Ai Thorup's office We plan to be here. We want to Hospital Auxiliary to Open Season with Guest Night Thursday The St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will open the fall season with a guest meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday in the nurses' auditorium at the hospital. The Newcomers Club will attend en masse as special guests and auxiliary members are invited to bring personal guests. A business meeting, conducted by Mrs. O. J. Bernholtz, president, will be followed by a bingo party. During the business meeting honor badges will be conferred to members who have served from 100 to 1,000 hours. Mrs. R. J. Dolezal, program chairman, will be in charge of entertainment. Lunch will be served by a committee composed of Mrs. Leonard B. Johnson, chairman, Mrs. M. L. Collison, co-chairman, Mrs. L. J. Drees, Mrs. John Luclwig, and Mrs. William Wille. The general meeting at night will be preceded by an executive board meeting at 9:30 a.nx_in the hospital staff room. moil and periodically threatened nuclear disaster for more than a decade. No Agreements Agreement on a solution for any one of these bitterly disputed issues, ranging from Berlin to Laos, was ruled out in the course of the brief two-man summit conference. But both men are looking for some new approach to further East-West negotiations. But the American and Soviet eaders were reported near accord on measures for greater U.S.-Soviet cooperation in several fields of peaceful enterprise, including atomic energy for power production. Not Optimistic Such accords, if actually worked out in the mountain hideaway, could prove to be the first steps toward truce in the cold war. Yet American officials, deeply suspicious of Khrushchev's true aims, refrained from any optimistic forecasts. The conference began Friday night after Eisenhower and Khrushchev flew to the Catoctin Mountain camp by helicopter from the White house, 65 miles away. Their first talk lasted about three hours. From this they turned today to debate of the Berlin crisis, disarmament, Laos, and the threat of U.S. bases near the Soviet Union versus the threat of forward Soviet forces in eastern Europe. Vice President Richard M. Nixon, who debated with Khrushchev in Moscow during the summer, was summoned by Eisenhower to join today's discussions. Chairman John A. McCone of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commis-' sion was expected to take part. He and his Soviet opposite number, V. A. Emelyanov, have already laid the groundwork for an Eisenhower - Khrushchev agreement on an exchange of information about development of atomic power plants—a potential new venture in Soviet-American cooperation. Visits of scientists working on the peaceful uses of atomic energy may also be arranged. Work on Exchanges Much spadework is also reported on expanding exchanges of visits between the United States and the Soviet Union by experts in education, industry and medicine. If Eisenhower and Khrushchev can make any headway at all in their discussions of the critical Berlin dispute, the Camp. David meeting may also produce a recommendation to Britain and France that a new meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers on Berlin should be called in the next few months. The tumult and shouting of Khrushchev's American tour was temporarily suspended about 6 o'clock Friday night when the Soviet Premier stepped across the threshold of Aspen Lodge and into Talks ..... See Page 7 Soil Bank Payment to Bob Garst $23,227 Roswell (Bob) Garst of Coon Rapids, who played host to Russia's Premier Nikita Khrushchev at his farm Wednesday, received $23,227 in soil bank payments during 1957-1958, it was disclosed here Friday. The Carroll County ASC office said Garst also was advanced $31,938 in corn-sealing loans in the same period. Mr. Garst, who specializes in hybrid corn production and feeds a large number of cattle, declines to tell how much land he farms. He uses many advanced techniques, especially chemical fertilizers. Ceylon Premier, Friend of West, Dies of Wounds announced Saturday Owners of pet pigeons are warned to keep their birds penned. Permission for the shoot has been granted by the county board of supervisors and Mayor A, N. Neu. Persons wishing to participate must have permission from Chief of Police Al Bruning. Only a limited number may be accommodated, bargain and we want to reach an agreement." Asked if the union would resume talks if the government requests it, McDonald said: "We have never resisted a call of our government. But we see no sense in coming back to New York City. The seat of the govrenment is in Washington. The seat of the steel industry is in Pittsburgh." By DENZ1L PEIR1S COLOMBO, Ceylon (AP) Prime Minister Solomon Banda- ranaike 60, died today train an assassin's bullets — apparent victim of the struggle between Eastern and Western ways which swept him into power 3Vii years ago. Tile frail champion ot Asian neutralism succumbed almost on the eve of a visit to the United States, which only a few months ago he termed Asia's best friend. Wijayunanda Duhanayake, 57, a politician from Bandaranaike's cabinet, wa- sworn in as the new prime minister. Dahanayake in the past has ranged the political spectrum from revolutionary red to conservative blue. His most recent exploit was to force the resignation of Marxist ministers of food and industries from the cabinet. British - educated Bandaranaike failed to survive a five-hour operation to remove three bullets which pierced his liver, spleen and arm. Gov. Geu. Sir Oliver Goonetil- leke, one of Britain's last remaining links with Ceylon, proclaimed a state of emergency on the island until the uncertain political situation is clarified. On his deathbed, the mild-mannered Prime Minister forgave his accused assassin — a professed Buddhist medical monk, who whipped out a revolver and fired as Bandaranaike bowed in reverence to him. The monk and another man clad in saffron monk's robes had called at the Prime Minister's private bungalow in a luxurious Colombo residential area Friday morning. The gunman reportedly was angered by the Prime Ministor's refusal to go all the way in shedding Western ways in favor of ancient Eastern medical techniques known as "Ayurveda." Ayurvedic medicine men, who favor hot compresses, massages and secret herb formulas handed down from father to son, have practiced in Ceylon for 2.000 years. In recent years they gained stature as a political power.

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