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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 231 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, October 1,1959—Twelve Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each *f — SJngl* Evening for 33 Cent* Per Week Copy Scouting Space Age- Surrounded by the first-stage engine for the forthcoming Air Force "Titan" intercontinental ballistic missile is Boy Scout Gary Lee Platt, of Miami, Fla. Gary is trying to visualize what it would b« like to be shoved spaceward by the engine's projected 300,000 pounds of thrust through nozzles shown, behind him. The unit was displayed at an Air Force Association show. Will the Red Chinese Buy Khrushchev Line? By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO. (AP) — Nikita Khrushchev, has flown into Peiping bearing the olive branch of peace toward the United Slates. Will Mao Tze-tung pick it up or spurn it to create more turbulence in Asia? In two major speeches soon after arriving in Peiping for Red China's 10th anniversary celebrations, Khrushchev literally lectured Mao on the urgent need to keep the peace. "We on our part must do all we can to exclude war as a means * Mao Flexes His Muscles BY JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) —'Mao Tze-tuug flexed his military and civilian muscles today for Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev with a vast parade celebrating Red China's first decade. More than 700,000 Chinese look part. The 65-year-old Chinese Communist leader put on his big show o£ force in. Peiping less than 24 hours after his guest of honor, in two important speeches, had in effect urged Mao lo keep the peace of Asia. Take Salute Standing on the high red walls of .Ihe Forbidden Cily's magnificent Gate of Heavenly Peace, Mao, Khrushchev and the big men of the Communist world took the salute as 144 big guns, 155 jet fighters and bombors and 99 tanks roared past. Peiping radio, which gave a running account of the ceremonies, said it was Ihe biggest military display ever made by China's Communist rulers. Troops of the Red army, navy .and air force marched by under the eye of their new chief, Defense Minister Lin Piao, the man whose Chinese "volunteers" drove Gen. Douglas MacArthur's forces back from the Yalu River in Koroa. Talks Tough Lin talked tough about Nationalist-held Formosa. In an order of Mao See Page 11 The Weather IOWA FORECAST Cloudy with occasional very light rain and continued cool through Friday. Lows Thursday night 40 north to 48 south. Highs Friday 52-02. Further outlook— partly cloudy and warmer Saturday. CARROLL FORECAST Cloudy with, occasional very light rain and continued cool through Friday. Lows Thursday night 40-44. Highs Friday 52-56. The Weather in Carroll (J)ully Tfiiiju'Taturoi* Courtesy Iiuvu. 1'ubllc Scrvico Yesterday's high ........ ............. ........................ 47 Yesterday 's low ................ . ....... - ....... ......... ... 39 At 7 a.m. today ................ - .. .......... .-.. ...... 42 At 10 a.m. today ...................................... 42 Weather A Year Ago— SJkies were clear a year aeo today. After a high temperature of 64, the mercury dipped to a low of 34. of settling disputed questions and settle these questions by negotiations," he told more than 5,000 bigwigs of the Communist world at a lavish reception Wednesday night in his honor. Universal Action Communists — who universally claim they alone are the champions of peace— generally do not talk this way among themselves in public. The implication. , : . , ; unavi(>Jd"> able. Mao has .created bh«i>rnllt tary crisis after another since he took over the Chinese mainland in 1949. If the Red Chinese buy Khrushchev's line and really want to, dispel some of the ill will separating Washington and Peiping, they can take two concrete steps. They can free five 'Americans they still hold. They can renounce .the use of force as a means of conquering the Nationalist Chinese stronghold of Formosa. U.S. Conditions These two conditions were laid down by the United States in August 1955, when ambassadors of the two countries began talks in Geneva. Chinese Premier Chou En-lai told the Communist elite in Pei- ping that he welcomed the Eisenhower - Khrushchev communique, which emphasized this theme. It is too soon to say whether this represents an important change in Red Chinese thinking. Peiping insists Formosa is an internal affair, not an international conflict. But it could be a straw in the wind. Dun lap Man Found Dead in Corn Chopper DUNLAP (AP)-Dayton Enswiler, about 56, was found dead Wednesday evening on his farm a mile west of here. A son found Enswiler's body entangled in a corn chopper after his father failed to return to the house for supper. He is survived by his widow and three sons. City Gets Traffic Safety Activities Inventory- More Off-Street Parking, Police Dept. Changes Urged More off-street parking, changes in the Carroll police department and a city Safety Council are among the recommendations of the Iowa Department of Public Safety for improving safety Carroll. The annual inventory of traffic safety activities was presented at a meeting in the city hall Wednesday night. Carl Miller of the state safety department education division interpreted the report at the meeting arranged by Mayor A. N. Neu and Chief of Police Al Bruning. More off-street parking is needed by Carroll to keep up with the constant increase in number of vehicles," Mr. Miller said. "There are 59,480 more vehicles registered in the state so far this year than last year at this same time, an average increase of about 500 to each county." Thus, he added!, with the increase in vehicles and the volume of traffic on the highways, the elimination of parking on highways makes this a problem. Urges Pay Raised The report recommended: That the recruitment method of police officers should include a background check, written examination, medical examination, oral interview and educational requirements. That the beginning monthly salary of police officers be raised from the present $285 a month "so that this vital job would attract higher caliber of young men." That the city establish civil service for the police department "as this will be required by state law when the population reaches 8,000 and it would be a very progressive step by the city council." That the police be sent to traffic training program to provide at least 25 hours of refresher instruction to all uniformed officers every two years. "The citizens of Carroll should demand top notch enlorcement for the safety of their children and the welfare of their community," Mr. Miller declared. The, judge,of the mayor's court is to be commended for filling the 1958 inventory for the city and voluntarily submitting court's performance to analysis and comment, he pointed 'out: Student System The report also recommended that the schools install a student accident reporting system that records accidents occurring at any time of the day or night to all school age children on a system- wide basis. "Thus, you should be able to define your problem, make this information available to the faculty and custodians so that corrective action can be taken to eliminate the causes," he went on. He also urged that driver education courses be made available to all students in both non-public and public high schools. in Mr. Miller's report further rec- , ommended that citizens here organize a safety council. 'Organization for public support is vital to achieve permanent reduction in the accident, rate." the speaker said. "The best plans will fail if public officials are the only ones convinced of their need. Public support activities must develop an understanding of, and approval for necessary engineering, enforcement, and educational measures, and encourage each individual to accept his personal responsibility Speled Worng- Denis Martinez, 5, has reason to scratch his head over the school warning highway marker in Merced, Calif. However, sign serves its purpose, as motorists ease up on the gas the better to scan the boo-boo. for the solution of traffic safety problems. Dangerous World "Human nature at birth is a bundle of potentialities, Whether the individual will be a'good or bad, selfish or unselfish, kind or cruel, cooperative or uncooperative depends upon his environment to a large extent. We are living today in a planned world — not too well planned, unfortunately — and a highly dangerous world, in which we cannot afford to take any chances. It calls for a different kind of life. We cannot live any longer in the happy-go-lucky way that once was possible. Life in the past was largely a game of chance. The game of life today is more like chess: We must not only plan our moves, but look far ahead to see where they are going to land us. Thus the city of Carroll will be only as safe as you will have It." The National Safety Council acts as the administrative agency for the traffic inventory. Each section is under an advisory group, each of which is drawn from the national professional organization or group of persons best qualified by knowledge and experience to determine what an adequate program in each area should be and to construct a report form and determine evaluation or criteria on that basis. It is a yardstick by which cities and states can measure what they are doing against what other cities and states ore doing. The inventory is primarily limited to providing a quantitative measurement of effort. Measurement of quality is presently limited, although continuous efforts are being made to provide evaluation of this factor. Mr. Miller said Carroll is being compared to 321 municipalities in the 5,000-10,000 population group. The report pointed out that Carroll lost two persons due to traffic deaths in 1958. The past four years has show that Carroll has lost nine persons in the city limits due to traffic deaths. Not Complete Picture ^. However, he pointed out, fatal accidents alone do not give a complete picture of the traffic accident situation ina community. "It is also necessary to keep complete and accurate records of nonfatal injury and property damage accidents to determine the enforcement, engineering and educational needs," he said. He added that Le- Mars in northwest. Iowa, city of comparable population, has gone 20 years without a traffic fatality. "The police department should be commended for a very complete set of accident records," he said. "Naturally, if you do not know what the accident problem is in your community how do you expect to take corrective action to eliminate the causative factor?" Gate-Crasher Cashes In On His Publicity DES M01NES, Iowa (AP)—The fruits of being a "gate crasher" and being photographed with Nikita Khrushchev have come to Jack Christensen, 29, of Thornton, Iowa. Christensen, who owns a swimming pool and drive-in at Mason City, received international publicity last week when photographed with the Soviet Premier patting his stomach on a farm near Bayard. Christensen said he was "just a gate crasher" at the affair. But as a result of what he calls his "most successful gate crash," Christensen said he has been paid by a national magazine for a story of how he managed to crash security lines. He also wasy invited to New York City to appear on a television program. Christensen said he decided 'to crash the Khrushchev party on a friend's dare. He said he drove about 100 miles to the Wesley Thomas farm about the same time Khrushchev did, :,the morning of Sept. 23. Christensen said he ran toward the crowd and a security man grabbed him and asked who he was."I told him farm hands,' I was one of the Christensen said, and was told to "go on in." He said Khrushchev came toward him and he stuck put his hand and shook hands with the Soviet Premier. The pat on the stomach incident was repeated several times as cameras clicked. Lose Fight on Muffler (Charge Two men who decided to fight noisy muffler charges lost out in mayor's court here Wednesday. Ora Weston of Audubon and Jerry Lee Moore of Glidden pleaded innocent before Mayor A. N. Neu after they were arrested September 19 by city police. They demanded a trial. Both men engaged James Furey as their attorney and appeared before Mayor Neu at City Hall Wednesday afternoon. City Attorney M. R. Tan Creti represented the city as prosecutor. Testifying for the city were Policemen Merlin Lehrkamp, Arnold Plahn and Remain Boes. Witnesses for the defendants were Vernon Klenk of Audubon and Darrell Muznery, address not given. After hearing the testimony, Mayor Neu found both guilty and fined each $15 and costs, the standard fine he has been assessing for loud mufflers. Rival Groups Maneuver in IJ.N. for Top Disarmament Priority By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Disarmament is slated for priority when the U.N. Assembly's main Political Committee gets down to business. A sjorm is blowing up over which arms proposal will get top billing. At least two groups with rival The number of people who use TV shows in taverns Is staggering. plans are reported maneuvering to head the list when the five disarmament items come up for debate in the 82-nation committee. The committee starts work sometime next week.. , v The Soviets reportedly are making a strong bid to head the agenda with -Premier Nikita Khrushchev's proposal for total disarmament within four years. They are running into opposition from a large segment of the Asian- African block, which wants priority for Morocco's demand that France cancel plans for testing an atomic bomb in the Sahara desert. Also on the committee's agenda are an Irish appeal to restrict nuclear weapons to the nations that now have them—Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union; an Indian call for a permanent ban on all nuclear tests and Secretary General Dag Ham- marskjold's report on the current international efforts at disarmament. . Britain also has broached a three-stage disarmament plan that will -go before the 10-nation East- West committee slated to start arms talks in Geneva early next year.. The British have not asked that their proposal be put on the Assembly agenda. They are understood to feel it should be part of the general disarmament report rather than a separate topic. As a result of Khrushchev's personal appearance before the Assembly, the Soviet total-disarmament plan is getting the most attention so far. It calls on all states to disband their,armies and scrap their arms over a four-year period so that no one in the world would have any means of waging war. Observers feel sure the plan will get a thorough examination before the U.N. but predict it is in for some rough going. Ignore Government Pleas— Dock Workers Stage A Surprise Walkout NEW YORK (AP)—Longshoremen thrust aside government pleas today and staged what union officials termed a full-scale walkout at docks on the East and Gulf Coasts. Scores of dry cargo vessels were quickly tied up in port by the surprise action. The Assn. of American Railroads, acting at the behest of the Interstate Commerce Commission, immediately ordered Steel Negotiators Open a New Round of Talks By JOHN MOODY PITTSBURGH (AP)—Steel negotiators, under White^ House pressure to end the 79-day-old steel strike before Oct. 8, opened a new round of contract talks today. In Good Spirits Both the United Steelworkers Union president, David J. McDonald, and industry negotiator, R. Conrad Cooper, appeared in good spirits as they arrived for the Scholarship Plan Set Up for Kuemper s A scholarship of $200 to be given each year to a graduate of Kuemper High School is announced by Charles Carroll Council No. 780 Knights of Columbus. The scholarship plan has been set up by the Six-Point Program Committee of Charles Car roll Council, Faber L. Hood, chairman. A grant of $200 will be deposited each, year with the college of the award winner's choice. Requirements are that the recipient be in the upper 25 per cent of the graduating class academi c a 11 y; have an excellent merit rating with at least 14 A grades two of which must be in the last semester of the senior year; and be in need of financial assistance. The winner is to choose a Catholic college or university unless good reason is given for selecting another school. Repayment of the scholarship will not be required but will be encouraged in order to help other students in the future. Selection of the winner will be made by the superintendent of Kuemper High School and a committee of faculty members. A dance to help raise money for the scholarship fund will be given in K of C Hall Saturday night, October 17. Tickets will go on sale Saturday. Dwayne Andersons Move to New Home Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Anderson and son Mitchell moved Wednesday from an apartment at 909 North East Street to the residence at 1916 Quint avenue which they have purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bierl. Mr. and Mrs. Bierl and children Carol, Kevin and Randall moved Friday into a new home at 17th and Carroll Streets. Young Democrats Name R. Schectman Ron Schechtman, Carroll attorney, was elected permanent chairman of the Young Democratic Club of Carroll County at an organizational meeting attended by about 50 Young Democrats of the county in the Elks Club Wednesday night. Mr. Schechtman opened the meeting as temporary chairman. Plans were made to sponsor a public meeting early in November with guest speakers of national and state prominence. Exact date of the meeting will depend upon when speakers can be obtained. meeting. They joked briefly with newsmen but otherwise had no comment. The negotiators met for an hour and a half and then recessed for a two-hour lunch. There was no comment on the morning session. The strike has idled some 500,000 steelworkers and nearly 200,000 employes in allied industries, such as transportation and mining. The .negotiations, held in New York until now, were broken off la'st iFriday by the United Steel:workers, which claimed the talks were getting nowhere. The decision to resume the talks was made in Washington Wednesday after the President talked with union and industry leaders in separate meetings. He reportedly told both sides in firm language that he wanted collective bargaining to continue. 'Intolerable Situation' The President, who has referred to the strike as an intolerable situation, reportedly did not discuss issues during the meetings. He also avoided discussing the possibility of invoking emergency provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act which would put the mills back Steel See Page 11 Former lowan Is Killed in a Collision WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP)—Lester Christiansen Jr., 21, was killed Thursday in a two-car collision at a street intersection here. Police said his car failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with an auto driven by Robert Hubbell, 36, West Allis. Hubbell suffered minor injuries. Christianson, his wife, Doris, 19, and their 9-week-old son Randy moved here a month ago from Webster City, Iowa. ' His parents and a. brother, Richard, all of Storm Lake, Iowa, also survive. Funeral services will be at Jewell, Iowa. a halt, of mosl rail freight shipments to the two coasts. The independent International Longshoremen's Assn. said all its 85,000 union members had struck in a contract dispute. In the past such strikes have had serious effects on business and industry. Situation Spotty However, in the first few hours of the strike the situation was spotty. Cargo handlers were reported still on the job in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida as contracts-negotiations with employers continued in those areas. Union officials in New York subsequently asserted that these, too had joined the walkout. They sale confusion had kept the men at ;vork in South Atlantic ports un til noon. The major ports of New York Boston, Baltimore and some othe New England areas were all bu at a standstill., Estimates of th number of ships affected in New York ranged from 157 to 190. New England listed them in dozens Baltimore had about two dozen with cargoes, plus 16 more in shipyards. Philadelphia countec 18. The Gulf Coast reported scat tered tieups. The sudden walkout came with the nation's economy already beginning to feel the pinch of the long steel strike. With this in uiind, the government had soughl to stave it off but disgruntlec union members shouldered aside last-minute arrangements to keep work going. A federal mediator quickly called for further negotiations here today on a contract to replace a pact expiring at midnight. But employer representatives said they probably would not attend. Called Illegal They termed the walkout illegal. They also said it came so unexpectedly that their men were tied up trying to untangle cargo handling difficulties at piers. The union's president then announced he would recommend that longshoremen stay out until a union executive board meeting could be held, most likely a few days hence. The strike caught the country unaware because union leaders had agreed to a proposal of North Atlantic port employers for a 15- day contract extension to permit further negotiations. The agreement was that any benefits received by the union in a new contract would be retroactive. Court to Rule On Jobless benefits Issue OTTUMWA (AP) — District Judge Edward Simmons had under study Thursday the question of whether a person who retires at age 65 under a compulsory re- irement plan is eligible for un- ;mployment compensatjon. Court observers said the ques- ion never has been decided in [owa. Judge Simmons this week heard ,wo companion cases in which two employes of John Morrell & Co. retired at 65 onr pensions of $45 a month, apart from social security. The former Morrell employes- Roy Kinman and Lloyd Johnston —applied for unemployment compensation after their retirement. An Iowa Employment Security Commission hearing officer ruled the two should be given benefits. The company appealed and the commission upheld its hearing officer. The company then took the case to District Court. Eligibility for unemployment compensation in general is lost only if an employe quits voluntarily for reasons not attributable to the employer, the commission said. The court must find whether the compulsory retirement is or is not attributable to the employer. The court also must find whether the passing of years is attributable to the employer. Sunday School Group Confers; Hears 4 Speakers Problems of Sunday School teachers were discussed by four speakers at a conference of teachers and officers of the Methodist Church School in Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church Wednesday night in connection with Christian Education Week. Speakers were Mrs. James W. Wilson whose Jppic was "The Rewards of Teaching"; Clyde Bayliss, who discussed "Better Attendance"; "Mrs. B. B. Lehman, who spoke on "Materials"; and the Rev. Ivan C. Bys, whose subject was "Enlistment." The conference was opened by Mrs. V. I. McGrady, chairman of the Commission on Education, and turned over to Richard Meridith, Church School superintendent, who served as moderator. Refreshments were served under the supervision of Mrs. Max Reed and Mrs. Oscar Denney. Christian Education Week will conclude with Rally Day in the Church School Sunday. A special Rally Day program is planned to begin at 9:45 a.m. All parents of hurch School children are invited. Private Line- Whenever the wanderlust hits him, all Charley Marr of Pittsburgh, Pa., has to do is go into his back yard and hop a train on the "Wellington Line." Marr, a Westinghouse Copper Mill em- ploye, turned a lifelong Interest in trains into a 100-foot-long miniature railroad he constructed himself at a cost of $900. And while some lines are having difficult times, Charley is planning to add more cars and trackage. Riding the gasoline- powered traiu are Marr. left, and big family: Mrs, Marr, Dorothy, Charles 111 awl Walter.

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