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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90-No. 230 Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, September 30,1959—Sixteen Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 3S CenU Per Week / C 1 t A Real Flying Saucer— A U.S. flying saucer goes into final production stage (top photo) at flight research laboratory of Princeton University, Princeton, N. J. A canvas skin will be stretched over the steel and aluminum craft which is scheduled to be launched over New Jersey within a month. The saucer's 45-hors-c-power engine will provide lift and a 25-miIe-an-hour forewnrd speed by driving air through vents around the saucer's edge. A tail engine will give right-left control. Bottom photo is sketch of what the completed craft will look like In flight. (NEA Telephoto) Crashes on Texas Farm- Slnxle Copy Plane Explodes in Air, 34 Killed By GARTH JONES WACO, Tex. (AP)--A big Houston-to-New York airliner exploded in the air Tuesday night, streaked across the sky like a comet, and crashed. Thirty-four persons died as it struck on a central Texas farm. The ship was a 75-passenger Braniff Airways turboprop Electra. It carried 28 passengers and a crew of six. It had scheduled stops at Dallas and Washington. There was no immediate explanation for the crash. Jack Miller of Braniff at Houston said the plane arrived in Houston 22 minutes late and thus was 22 minutes late in leaving the terminal. It became airborne sev-. en minutes later at 10:44 p. m. Miller had no explanation of why the craft arrived late. Bruce Chambers of the Federal Aviation Agency's control office in Fort Worth, said the ship was flying on an instrument plan at 15,000 feet. It made its last report about 11:05 p. m. when east of Waco, Chambers said. He de­ scribed the report as a routine filing on the plane's speed and altitude. The pilot gave no indication of trouble at the time he added. Broken clouds hovered over this area then. There was thunderstorm activity about 75 miles to the northwest but none in the immediate vicinity, the Weather Bureau said. The airliner crashed on the R. E. White farm, five miles southeast of Buffalo, a town of 1,200 population. Buffalo is 68 miles southeast of Waco. "It looked like it exploded as it came over our house, 'way up in the sky," said Mrs. Billy Webb, 30. She and her husband watched from their home five miles north of where the wreckage hit. "The whole sky lit up. It kept on going, and it looked like a falling star. "The light went out and we heard a terrific noise like a jet breaking the sound barrier. Then we heard it hit the ground and saw a tremendous explosion." E. H. Pickens, 45, feed store owner in Buffalo, was one of the first to reach the crash scene. He said there was mail, paper, packages, clothes and bits of bodies and plane wreckage strewn over a square mile. "The biggest piece of plane I found when I got out there was a section of fuselage about 15 or 20 feet long," he added. The Civil Aeronautics Board announced an immediate investigation of the crash. Guards wearing pistols barred Khrushchev Lectures Mao on Keeping Peace By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) — Nikita Khrushchev lectured Mao Tze-tung publicly today on the need for ending the cold war and then met with the Red Chinese leader in a closed session. The talks were described as cordial and friendly. The Soviet Premier bounced into Peiping from his historic conferences with President Eisenhower with a declaration that "everything must be done io clear the atmosphere and create conditions for international friendship." Clear Warning His pronouncement appealed an obvious warning against any Asian rocking of the boat. The two giants of world communism were closeted with their top- ranking lieutenants. Radio Peiping told of the meeting, held presumably to give Mao a quick fill-in on Khrushchev's talks with Eisenhower. It described the meeting as held "in a friendly manner." "We must do everything in order to ease the situation and to create conditions for friendliness between all nations," the loader of the Communist world told Mao and Red Satellite chieftains gathered in the Chinese capital for the Peiping regime's 10th anniversary celebrations. "We must make all elforts to create conditions for establishment of world peace," Khrushchev added. Delivered against the background of Peiping's crushing of the Tibet rebellion, its border dispute with India and the Red revolt in Laos, the planesidc talk sounded like a pointed suggestion to Mao to keep the peace in Asia. Khrushchev's big TU114 turboprop airliner landed in Peiping less than 48 hours after his return from Washington. He said he had literally "transferred from airplane to airplane." Rousing Welcome Peiping radio said the Soviet Premier got a rousing welcome from Communist China's top officials, bands, a guard of honor and youth delegations who presented him with bouquets of flowers. Khrushchev described his visit to the United States and his talks with Eisenhower as valuable. "In these talks." he said, "we frankly discussed big problems and tried to create an atmosphere for cooperation .and peaceful coexistence, thereby contributing to consolidation of world peace." The Soviet leader praised his Chinese allies' industrial and revolutionary progress. He recalled that while in the United States he had urged the U.N. General Assembly to oust what he called "the reactionary Chinese group of the Chaing Kai- shek clique." The Weather Public Schools to Close Next Monday Carroll Public Schools will be closed Monday while teachers attend a district convention of the Iowa State Education Association in Council Bluffs. The county superintendent's office also will be closed for the day. Kuemper High School and the three elementary parochial schools in Carroll will be in session as usual. Elementary parochial teachers will attend a Catholic Diocesan Institute in Sioux City. October 17. Rockies Area Crippled By Snow Storm DENVER, Colo. (AP)—Warming temperatures were expected today to bring relief from the damaging snowstorms in the Rocky Mountain region. The massive storm crippled a 250 - mile area extending from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Pueblo, Colo. Shattered tree limbs made a shambles of hundreds of streets. Power in large sections of metropolitan areas was disrupted. Highways between the mountains and the Kansas border were closed. So were many schools. At least two deaths were attributed to the storm in Denver. Robert E. Barry, 52, died while lifting a fallen limb. John J. O'Brien, 59, died of a heart attack while sweeping snow from his roof. Denver received 10.3 inches of snow. Power failures in some Denver schools caused about 10,000 children to be sent home. Several thousand others were sent home for the same reason in surrounding counties. Denver's maximum of 35 degrees Tuesday was a record low for the city for Sept. 29. A Denver official estimated it would take at least a month to clean up the damage, expected to surpass the seven-million-dollar loss caused by a 21.3-inch snow which paralyzed the city Sept. 2729 in 1936. Four teen-age boys are missing. The boys left their homes Sept. 18 and are believed to have entered the mountain area about 20 miles from Denver. Snow depths in the Pikes Peak region, 65 miles south of Denver, ranged from a foot in Colorado Springs to two feet of wet snow on Pikes Peak. Damage Case is Submitted; New One is Under Way A damage suit brought by Marvin Heide, Carroll, against Ray E. McCoy, Carroll for $300, was submitted to the court here Tuesday afternoon, and another damage suit triable to the court got underway before Judge F. H. Cooney, Carroll, Wednesday morning, Alfred J. Klocke, clerk of court said. Opening testimony was heard Wednesday in a case brought by David Harris, Jefferson, against William F. Strieker, Glidden, and Francis W. Gregory, Glidden. The suit asks $609.78 damages in connection with property damage resulting from a car-steer accident July 17, 1958 about one mile east of Glidden on Highway 30. IOWA FORECAST Cloudy, occasional light rain,' continued cool through Thursday.' Highs Thursday 48-58. Lows Wednesday night 38-48. Further outlook: Friday partly cloudy and continued cool. Computer to Determine Public Schools Quality FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average 8 to 15 degrees below normal Thursday through next Monday with only minor daily changes. Afternoon highs will be from 55 to ti2 degrees. Lows will range from 35 to 42 degrees. Rainfall will average about .50 of an inch northwest to an inch or more southeast, occurring as occasional light rain throughout the period. CARROLL FORECAST Cloudy, occasional light rain, continued cool through Thursday. Highs Thursday 48 - 52. Lows Wednesday night 38-42. Th« Weather in Carroll (Dally Temperatures Cnui'ti'hy Iowa Public .Service Cuminm.v) Yesterday's high . ... 49 Yesterday's low 37 At 7 a.m. today ... 43 At 10 a.m. today ..44 Weather A Year Ago— It was clear and the high temperature for the day was 53. The low was 34, DES MOINES 'AP)-Use of an electronic computer to determine which of the state's public schools arc good or bad is planned by the Department of Public Instruction. Collecting the facts and figuring out a formula for measuring the quality of education are part of the state department's goal in use of $50,000 yearly federal aid under Title Ten of the National De- tense Education Act. The provision allocates up to $50,000 a year in federal matching funds to help state education units improve the quality, reliability and speed of collecting and reporting educational information. James E. Gibbs Jr., chief of the U.S. •» Education Office's state school system section, said here Tuesday that "Iowa, is a leader in this program. If what Iowa is doing were adopted throughout the nation, the aims of Title Ten would be met." Paul Johnston, assistant superintendent of the state public instruction department, said it will take three years for Iowa to put its educational reporting system into full scale operation. The plan is to obtain informa­ tion from each Iowa school district on teacher training and experience, class size, course offerings, building and equipment facilities and finances. All this information Johnston said, would be coded for electronic computers and weighed together by a formula to produce ratings of the quality of education in each Iowa school. "The public is concerned with the quality of education and people would like to have some evidence of this quality being offered by the schools," Johnston added. reporters from Braniff's main offices in Dallas. Executives conferred behind the doors, but a Braniff spokesman would only say that "we've got a big mess down there." R.V. Carolton, a Braniff vice president, told reporters at the crash scene that reports "certainly indicate an explosion but I don't know for sure at this state." "I don't know anything of the magnitude that has ever happened to us," Carolton explained. Speaks Bluntly to Union, Management- Ike Sets Oct. 8 Deadline for Steel Strike Settlement By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower today set an apparent deadline of Oct. 8 for progress toward settlement in the steel strike. Antagonists promptly arranged to resume talks this afternoon. The agreement to get back to the bargaining table came within minutes after the close of separate sessions with industry and union leaders in which Eisenhower figuratively knocked heads together. Meets Both Sides The President met first with leading steel company executives headed by Roger M. Blough, U. S. Steel Corp. chairman, then with union leaders headed by David J. McDonald, president of the United Steelworkers. He called on them bo renew negotiations looking toward a voluntary settlement of the 78-day- old strike that would be fair and just to everyone concerned, including the public. "I sincerely nope," the President said in a statement afterward, "that an agreement can be initiated before my return to Washington next week." He is due back Oct. 8-from a trip to Palm Springs, Calif., to seek relief from a lingering cold. James C. Hagerty, the President's press secretary, was asked Gangstad is Cleared and Put in a Home Harry Gangstad, 60, Carroll, has been cleared of charges of malicious intent in connection with a shooting incident here on Labor Day and has been transferred to the Soldier's Home at Marshalltown, Robert S. Bruner, county attorney, reported Wednesday. A charge of assault with intent to inflict bodily injury was filed against Gangstad after David Wilburn, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilburn, Carroll, was struck in the right arm by a rifle bullet allegedly fired by Gangstad near a shack occupied by Gangstad near the city dump on Labor Day. The 'Wilburn youth was accompanied by his brother, Robert, 13. Raymond Cale, 16, and Glenn Cale, 13, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Cale, Carroll. The charge was dismissed by the county attorney. "Our investigation reveals this was no malicious shooting. In view of the admitted molesting and pro- vacation by the youths and of the age and mental state of Mr. Gangstad, it is our considered opinion that the cause of justice is better served by this action," Mr. Brunei- said. Investigation is continuing in connection with the mysterious fire that destroyed G a n gstad's shack the night following the shooting, the county attorney said. Buys New Fire Truck— City Plans Sewer and Street Work Preliminary plans for extension of the sanitary sewer system and further street improvements were made at a city council session here Tuesday night. The council ordered Henningson, Durham and Richardson, U.S. Contracts to Iowa Firms Over $1 Million in August DES MOINES (AP» - The Iowa Development Commission reported Wednesday that government contracts awarded to Iowa firms during August amounted to more than one million dollars. Firms receiving the federal contracts were Collins Radio Co. of Cedar Rapids, Wickes Engineering and Construction Co. of Des Moines, Wainwright Corp. of New London, Pioneer Central Division of Bendix Aviation, Davenport, Hubinger Co. of Keokuk, Iowa State University and Gaithcr Window and Janitor Service of Des Moines. 125 Coming for Hatchery Meet Oct. 7 Approximately 125 persons from 27 Southwestern Iowa counties are expected here Wednesday, Oct. 7, for a meeting at the Country club, sponsored by the Juergens Kim- berchik hatchery. Goals for chick sales will be announced and two awards made. The 125 persons invited are Kim- berchik outlet representatives. A 6:45 o'clock dinner will be served before the program starts. Speakers include: Bus Parrott, Glidden, "Problems of the Egg Industry and How We Can Solve Them"; Dave McMillen, Audubon, "Research by General Mills": Don Danncr, Carroll, Juergens Produce and Feeds, "Advantages of a Feed Dealer Selling Chicks"; Vernon H, Juergens, "Genetic Improvements," Otto H. Juergens, "Policy." VIVA* Back seat drivers are bad, but they don't irritate as many people as some front scat drivers. Cool and Rainy Weather to Continue By The Associated Press Cool and rainy weather was expected to continue in Iowa for several days. Temperatures during the next five days will average 8 to 15 degrees below normal. Rainfall will average about half an inch in the northwest and an inch or more in the southeast. Very light rain Jell in western and central Iowa early Wednesday, with the precipitation expected to continue Wednesday night and Thursday. Cloudy skies kept temperatures above freezing Wednesday morning, with lows ranging from 34 at Spencer to 50 at Burlington. Highs Tuesday varied from 50 degrees at Mason City to 64 at Burlington. Lows Wednesday night were expected to range from 38 to 48 degrees. 70-Truck 'Sirloin Special' Will Leave Hampton on Saturday HAMPTON <AP> — A 70-truck caravan loaded with prime Iowa | beef leaves here Saturday for Chicago in Hampton's second annual "Sirloin Special." The seven-mile-long convoy, the Iowa Development Commission said in Des Moines Wednesday, will spotlight Iowa's position as the No. 1 beef marketing state and also will kick off observance of Iowa Beef Month. The trucks leave Hampton at 5 p.m. for the 360-mile trip to Chicago's Union Stockyards, where the beef will be sold Monday. Sixty-three trucks made the trip last year. The Iowa Highway Patrol will assist the caravan along its Iowa route, which takes it from Hampton to Allison, Parkersburg, Cedar Falls, Waterloo, LaPorte City, Vinton, Cedar Rapids, Mechanicsville, DeWitt and Clinton before entering Illinois. In connection with the event, Hampton is planning a free barbecue Saturday. Inc., consulting engineers from Omaha, Neb., to make a survey for possible extensions of the sewer system to areas bordering the city limits. Preliminary Study "This is a preliminary study and it will put us in the position of being able to handle future needs when those needs develop in the line of future additions," Mayor A. N. Neu said. The engineering survey is expected to be completed within the next month, the mayor said. The council also instructed the city engineer, Leo R. Clark, to lay out plans for street improvements and paving for 1960. In that connection, the council publicly asked property owners to submit petitions for street improvements prior to Nov. 1, 1959. "If we can get the petitions on file this fall, it will help us to plan our 1960 street program well in advance," Mayor Neu said. City Garage Another city improvement action came with formal retention of Maiwurm and Wiegman, architects, Fort Dodge, at a fee of six per cent of the cost of construc- Councll Sec Page 15 AT MEDICAL MEETING Dr. Roland B. Morrison attended the American Academy of General Practice which was held at, Hotel Savery in Des Moines Sunday through Tuesday night. whether thin pinned an Oct. 8 deadline on invoking the Taft- Hartley law to stop the strike for 80 days by court injunction. Hagerty said no government action whatsoever was discussed by the President. The press secretary was asked whether Eisenhower hoped for progress in negotiations by Oct. 8 or a completed agreement by then. Broad Expression Hagerty replied that he thinks Eisenhower's hope that "an agreement can be initiated" by Oct. 8 was a fairly broad expression. Both Blough and McDonald expressed hope the renewed talks would lead to an agreement. McDonald said one could be reached in an hour if both sides really tried. But neither side indicated much chance in their far-apart positions as a result of their talks with the President. The President's statement said the purpose of his talks today was to help "to bring about a voluntary settlement of the steel strike which will be fair and just to all parties involved, including the public." Eisenhower was reported on good authority to have used blunt, powerful language both to the management and union delegations—about as strong language as at Monday's news conference when he said he and the American people are sick and tired of the apparent impasse. No Signs of Shift But so far as public statements were concerned, the principal opponents showed no signs of shifting position or of confidently expecting quick results. Asked whether he sees any hope of an agreement soon, McDonald said: "I wish I could say I were optimistic." Blough's answer to the same question was: "I wish I knew the answer to that." Blough said the industry still stands on its position that the union's demands would touch off a new inflationary spiral. McDonald said, however, both sides could reach an agreement in an hour if they really put their heads to it. "It would only take us an hour if they really want an agreement." McDonald said. "We could do it all this afternoon." Asked if he had any reason to Steel . . . • .... See Page 15 200 Coming for Masonic Session Here Between 175 and 200 Masonic visitors are expected here this weekend for the 57th annual assembly of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Iowa. N, J. Caldwell of Carroll will represent Cryptic Council No. 38 as general chairman in charge of local arrangements with Eugene Osborne of Carroll and Richard Rasty of Lohrville as co-chairmen. Registration at 2 p.m. Friday at the Burke Motor Inn will be followed by conferring of the Thrice Illustrious Masters degree in Masonic Hall at 4 p.m. Smorgasbord Friday Council members and wives will attend a smorgasbord in the Driftwood room of the Burke Motor Ina at 6 p.m. Friday after which an informal opening of the assembly will take place in Masonic Hall at 7:30 p.m. Mayor A. N. Neu will welcome visitors and Illustrious Grand Master Edward A. Schneider of Dubuque will extend greetings on behalf of council officers. Invocation and benediction will be given by the Rev. L. L. Akin of Carroll. Speaker of. the evening will be the Rev. Robert S. Chapler of Sioux City, past grand chaplain. The informal opening will be followed by degree work at 8:30 p.m. Saturday events will begin with the Grand Master's Breakfast at 7 a.m. in the Burke Motor Inn followed by formal opening of the assembly at 8 a.m. in Masonic Hall with Cryptic Council No. 38 in charge. Saturday Luncheon A, luncheon of grand officers and Cryptic Council officers to which all council members are invited will be held at noon Saturday in the Burke Motor Inn and a luncheon for women visitors at 1 p.m. Mrs. Osborne and Mrs. Rasty will be in charge of the women's luncheon which also will be held at the Burke. A final business meeting will take place in Masonic Hall at 1:15 p.m. Saturday when new council officers will be elected and installed. A banquet for council members and wives in Fellowship Hall of tfce Methodist Church at u:30 p.m. Saturday will be the concluding event of the assembly. Many distinguished guests including representatives of other jurisdictions re expected. Preceding the assembly, a meeting of the York Cross of Honor is scheduled in Masonic Hall Thursday afternoon to be followed by a dinner at the Burke Motor Inn. BREAKS ARM Robert Vonnahme, 8, of Arcadia, who broke his left arm in two places when he fell from a horse Monday, was released from St. Anthony Hospital Tuesday. Robert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin [ Vonnahme, who. live on a farm (near Arcadia. Nurses Entertain- Members of the new class at Antonian School of Practical Nursing entertained at u student-faculty coffee In the nurses home of St. Anthony Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Standing left to right are hostesses Patricia Scanlon, Mrs, Diane Genzen, Carol Wledl and Sandra Balko. Pouring Is Mrs. Webb Dallon of the faculty. Mrs. Janice Wachter, faculty member, also poured. Guests included Mrs. J. H. Herweg, president of the Iowa Practical Nurses Association: Sr. M. Reglne, hospital administrator; members of the school faculty, students of the professional school, and members of last year's practical nursing class. (Photo by Paige & Paige)

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