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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 232 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, October 2,1959—Eight Pages Delivered by C«rrt<>r Boy Each *»_, Sln«cl« Evening for 35 Cents Per Week Copy Road Work In Iowa Up $12 Million Primary, Interstate Total $79,702,116 in Year DES MOINES (AP)—The Iowa Good Roads Assn. said Friday that primary and interstate highway construction in Iowa during the past fiscal year ended June 30 to taled $79,702,116—more than 12 million dollars over the previous year. All the increase resulted from stepped up interstate construction said Gerald Bogan, association executive secretary. Interstate work jumped from $22,562,155 the previous year to more than 39 million dollars in fiscal 1958. However, total construction on primary highways—other than interstate—dropped from more than 54 Ms million dollars to about 40% million. Construction of hard surface primary roads having a gravel surface was the lowest in six years— $8.377,443 in fiscal 1958 compared to almost 12 million the previous year. Construction volume was the greatest in 11 counties in which primary work exceeded one mil lion dollars and in 16 counties where interstate work was done The highest volume was in Polk County, with $12,340,335 of which $10,474,251 went for the interstate Second highest county was Woodbury, with $10,525,209, of which more than eight million went for interstate construction. Other counties in which primary road work exceeded a million dollars, Bogan said, were Cerro Gordo, Fremont, Greene, Hancock, Johnson, O'Brien, Scott, Warren and Webster. Counties in which interstate work topped a million dollars were Pottawatlamie, Warren, Adair, Cass, Scott and Clarke. New U.S. Tax Form is Shorter WASHINGTON (AP) -, Uncle Sam has taken the wraps off a new income tax form. It has fewer questions, fewer instructions and fewer blanks to fill than the standard form it will replace for many taxpayers. But it will be just as painful as ever when it comes to that final blank on the total tax due. The tax rate is unchanged. The short - cut form, called 1040W, will be mailed to about 17 million Americans between Christmas and New Year's. You can use it if your income consists of wages and salary—regardless of the amount—plus not more than $200 of dividends and interest. The 1040W is the first all-new tax form in five years. Plans for it were announced several weeks ago, but its format was kept secret until Thursday. No significant changes were made in other tax forms. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Showers and thunderstorms east and rain or drizzle southwest Friday night and east Saturday. Diminishing cloudiness west Saturday. Locally cooler south and east Friday night. Turning warmer extreme west Saturday. Low Friday night 42 to 52. High Saturday low 50s east to low 60s west. Outlook for Sunday: Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday. FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average slightly below normal Saturday through next Wednesday. Afternoon highs will average 66 to 72 degrees and lows 42 to 52 degrees. It will be a little cooler at the beginning of the period, a little warmer the first of the week, and little change thereafter. Rainfall will average .10 to .25 of an inch east in rain early in the period. Rain or no rainfall is expected in the west. CARROLL FORECAST Rain or drizzle Friday night ending early Saturday morning. Diminishing cloudiness Saturday afternoon. High Saturday upper fiOs. Low Friday night around 50. The Weather in Carroll (Dully Tcinpuruturofci Courleny Iowa 1'ubllc Service Company) Yesterday's high 47 Yesterday's low 40 At 7 a.m. today _'... 50 At 10 a.m. today '53 Precipitation 124 hours prior to 7 a.m.) .10 inch rain. Weather A Year Ago— It was clear a year ago today. The high temperature was 64, the low, 4i), Mike Tessandori Tessandori Dies: Retired Businessman Mike Tessandori, 72, well-known retired businessman and extensive property owner, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll where he had been hospitalized for the past six days. Rosary Tonight Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this evening at the funeral home, led by the Very Rev. Msgr. Edward V. Vollmer. Requiem mass' will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Lawrence Church, with Msgr. Vollmer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Tessandori had been in failing health for three months and seriously ill the past month. Born in Italy He was born July 25, 1887, in Gragnano Lucca, Italy, the son of Gioconda and Federico Tessan- dori. As a young man, he came to the United States and settled at Clinton, la. His marriage to Martha Tieruccini took place at Clinton, and they settled at Belle Plaine, later moving to Logan and Denison. In 1924 they moved to Carroll, where he entered business, operating a candy kitchen until his retirement 12 years ago. He was a member of St. Lawrence Church. Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Louise and Joy, at home. The family home is at 714 North Main Street. Mr. Tessan- dori was preceded in death by one son in infancy, one brother and three sisters. The family requests that no flow- rs be sent. 325 Members Signed by Legion A total of 325-members to date was reported Friday by Maurice Dunn Post No. 7 in an intensive drive to sign up new members and renewals for 1960. Of the 325 signed so far, 25 are new or transfers from other posts, according to First Vice Commander John Throckmorton, who is in charge of the drive. The quota for Maurice Dunn Post is 473. Three teams, headed by Floyd Fleithoff, Lew Voyles and Bill Schenkelberg, will contact all veterans eligible for membership. Post Commander Ido Pollastrini urges all who are eligible to sign up and be "early birds". 'Don't let the post historian down", he said in a membership appeal to veterans of the Carroll area. "He wants the best in history". Council Bluffs Man Dies in Crash COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP)—Bernard Eugene Seward, 55, was killed early Friday when his car struck a viaduct abutment. Seward, a railroad car inspec- or, apparently was driving home rom work when the accident happened. He was alone in the car. It was the fifth traffic death of he year in Council Bluffs. Paper Says Berlin Pact Basis Laid Lists Three Major Points Okayed by Ike, Nikita BERLIN (AP) — President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have laid the basis for an agreement on Berlin, the West Berlin newspaper Telcgraf reported today from what it called a reliable source. The Telegraf has close lies with West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt. According to the newspaper, there are three main points of an accord reached at the Camp David talks: 1. A corridor would be established across the 110 miles of Communist East German territory separating West Berlin from the remainder of West Germany. 2. Western troops would remain in Berlin, not as occupants, but to guarantee and supervise the new arrangements. 3. The United Slates would not object to a separate peace treaty between the Soviet Union and Communist East Germany. Such an agreement would probably be opposed by the West German government as giving increased prestige to the Communist German state. It would also be interpreted as making the prospect of reunifying the country even more remote. Evashevski Quits as Iowa Coach * * * .. *. * Raised Hawks to Front Ranks; Leaving When Pact Expires IOWA CITY (AP) — Head football Coach Forest Evashevski of the State University of Iowa announced Friday he is resigning when his present contract expires. Evashevski, who during his tenure at Iowa had raised the Hawk- eyes to the front ranks of the Big Ten Conference, was given a 10- year contract in 1953. He came to Iowa in 1952. Sends Letter His intention to resign was made in a letter to Harvey Davis, acting president of the university, and to members of the Iowa Board in Control of Athletics. He said there would be no expansion of the statement. The letter said: "I would like to aflnounce my resignation as head football coach at the State University of Iowa effective at the expiration of my present contract. "In the meantime I would like to request permission from the Athletic Board to review any opportunities "which are presented." Championship Teams Evashevski, whose teams won the Big Ten and Rose Bowl championships in 195fi and 1958, now is in his eighth season at Iowa. His 92 Enrolled by Methodist Men A membership of 92, which is five more than the high mark of last year and the largest on record to date, was reported at a cabinet meeting of Methodist Men Thursday night in the parlor of the Methodist Church. In making the membership report, Delbert Patrick, president, said that all prospects have not been contacted and that the finafc :otal is expected to be well over the 100 mark. The first dinner meeting of the year will be held in the church's Fellowship Hall, Thursday night, October 15. Charles Thomas, a partner in the Garst and Thomas Company of Coon Rapids, will be :he guest speaker. Mr. Thomas will show pictures and tell of his •ecent African trip. Guest night will be observed with invitations extended to Methodist Men of other churches in the area. A baked lam dinner will be prepared by Art Rogers and his kitchen crew. Meanwhile, the membership drive will continue with further reports to be made at the dinner neeting. Hoskins Gets an Added 99 Years ROCK RAPIDS (AP) — Wife ilayer Jack Hoskins, 32, of Ames, JYiday faced an additional 99 years in the Fort Madison Peni- ;entiar.y. Hoskins, accused in the fatal shooting of his 22-year-old wife, Carol, in a Rock Rapids church Jan. 5, 1958, was given the 99- year term Thursday after, plead- ng guilty to a charge of second degree murder. Hoskins was returned here Wednesday from the penitentiary, vhere he was serving a 45-year erm for robbery with aggrava- ion, larceny of a motor vehicle and assisting a felon to escape. Strike Ties Up Eastern, Dixie Ports By GERALD MILLER NEW YORK (AP)—Port activ ity from Maine to Texas was par alyzed today by a strike of union dock workers. A threatened back to-work movement by a big Brook lyn local failed to materialize. The rebellion apparently was squelched by top union leaders a; the vast shipping tieup entered its second day on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. An industry official put its cost at 20 million dollars a day. The Brooklyn 12,000-man local of the International Longshore men's Assn. is headed by Anthony (Tough Guy) Anastasia and often has been a thorn to top union chiefs. It voted Thursday to call off the strike in its territory, possibly as a result of heavy damage suits threatened by employers. 100 Pet, Effective It wasn't clear who ordered them back, but a few minutes later the union president, William V. Bradley, reported from his Manhattan headquarters that the strike was 100 per cent effective from Maine to Brownsville, Tex. He pointedly noted that this included Brooklyn. , Bradley already had issued* a stiff notice to lower union leaders that he expected full cooperation in the strike. He notified Anasta sia by telegram that all interna union problems and question would be threshed out at a meet ing of officials later today. Ships stood marooned in har bors, unable to take on or dis^ charge cargoes. Railheads at har- Strike See Page 7 Polish Ag Chief Will Visit Garst WASHINGTON (AP) — Roswell (Bob) Garst, the Coon Rapids, Iowa, farmer visited by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev last week, will soon receive another dignitary from an Iron Curtain country. The U.S. State Department said Thursday that Edward Ochab, Polish minister of agriculture, will spend the day with Garst next Wednesday. Ochab arrived in the U.S. Thursday, landing at New York. He will begin a two-week tour .of the nation, starting in Washington Friday. Ochab's visit is the latest in a series of visits by Polish authorities. He will be accompanied by two agriculture ministry officials, Jan Stanislaw Gucwa and Felicjan Dembinski. Next Tuesday, Ochab will fly to Waterloo, Iowa, for a visit to the Rath Packing Co., John Deere Co. and National Cattle Congress. He will fly to Des Moines Wednesday, then go to Coon Rap ids where he will spend the day with Garst, observing hybrid seed corn production and having supper at the Garst farm. He will drive to Ames Wednesday evening for a visit to Iowa State University Thursday morning. Joe Meinhardt Named Treasurer for Retirement Home Campaign Joseph P. Meinhardt, vice pres- dent of the Carroll County State Bank, has been named treasurer of the St. Anthony Retirement iome Building Fund campaign, Dr. Leo H. Kuker, general chair- nan, announced Friday. Mr. Mein- Sometimes a family's hardest problem is trying to keep up with the easy payments. hardt was appointed Thursday night at a meeting of the advisory board. The objective of the campaign is to raise funds through public subscription for the construction of a retirement home to serve the residents of Carroll County and the surrounding area. Plans call for a 100-room building to be erected on the grounds of St. Anthony Hospital, at an estimated cost of $850,000. Dr. Kuker pointed out that "considering the fact the State of I9wa has the highest percentage of population over the age of 65 of any state in the country, it will naturally follow that the problem for many will be housing. "The practical answer is a retirement home close to the community, where relatives and friends will be able to visit. With the shortage of suitable facilities throughout this area every one should be interested in the future of our senior citizens to the extent of helping to create a much needed retirement •residence. This we are endeavoring to provide through the erection of St. Anthony Retirement Home." The campaign is now in its preparatory stages and committees are being formed in communities within a 25-mile area of Carroll. The appeal for support will be carried to every individual, business, industry and farm. A speakers bureau will be formed whose function will be to carry the story of the St. Anthony Retirement Home to all area organizations, ^clubs and citizens and appeal for'their full cooperation. The program is expected to receive support as a community project that will provide another building of prestige and 'service for Carroll and surrounding area. Joe Heller Death Calls Heller, City Police Officer Joseph E. Heller, 61, a member of the Carroll Police Force for the past 25 years, died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Hospital. His death was reportedly caused by an internal hemorrhage as result of an injury sustained while on duty. He had been hospitalized a week. Rosary Saturday, Sunday Friends may call at the Twit Funeral Home after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and again at 8 p.m. Sunday. The Sunday evening rosary will be led by Msgr. F. H. Greteman. The Legion of the Moose memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Loyal Order of the Moose memorial service is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Requiem mass will be at SS. Peter and Paul's Church at 9 a.m. Monday, with Msgr. Greteman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Active In Community Mr. Heller was a Legionnaire of the Moose, governor of the Moose Lodge in Carroll, a member of the Carroll Fire Department for over 30 years, and was secretary of Carroll Local No. 38 of the Police Department. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Church. A lifelong resident of Carroll County, he was born April 25, 1898, at Templeton, a son of Jacob and Anna Morman Heller. For the past 14 years the family has lived at 709 North Crawford Street, Carroll. Mr. Heller was married June 26, 1923, to Mathilda Hansen at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Carroll. Survivors Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Ce c i 1 Hupp (Louise), Scranton; Joseph E, Heller Jr., Carroll; Mrs. Marvin Lane (Mary Ann), Carroll; Mrs. John Zimmer (Donna Rae), Rock Island, 111.; William Heller, at home; and twin sons Seaman Robert Heller, San Franc i s c o, Calif., and A 3-c Ronald Heller, Melstrom Air Force Base, Mon tana. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Frank Heller, Appleton, Wis.; Ted Heller, San Francisco, Calif.; Lawrence Heller, hicago; Al Heller, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Thomas Mitchell, Mrs. Frank Baumhover and Mrs. Ed Meister, all of Carroll; Mrs. Laura McClure and Rosine Heller, Port- and, Ore. An infant son, John; a brother flenry Heller, and a sister, Mrs. Nick Kramer, preceded him in death. Continue Inquest Involving Iowa Driver CHICAGO (AP)-An inquest in;o the death of Mrs,. Mary Anne O'Mara, 56, of Ogden Dunes, Ind., cilled in a three-car accident July 29, has been continued for the hird time. Charles V. Kinny, 28, of Jamaca, Iowa, was charged by police with reckless homicide after his ruck allegedly ran a red light and struck a car in which Mrs. O'Ma- •a was a passenger. Kinny's truck also struck another automobile. After his arrest he told police his brakes failed. The two previous continuances of the inquest were ordered be- j cause several witnesses were not I able to appear. The next hearing vas set for Oct. 29, at svhich time he driver of one car and a pas- enger in another are ordered to i appear. KHS Homecoming— Rosalie Tigges, Larry Brown Chosen Rulers Gold crowns and royal robes of red and gold were presented to Larry Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Brown, and Rosalie Tigges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Tigges, at Kuemper High School homecoming assembly in the school auditorium Friday afternoon. Royal honors were conferred upon King Larry by Leo Fitzpatrick, president of the Kuemper Parents Club, and upon Queen Rosalie by Mrs. Ray Wernimont, vice president. Mr. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Wernimont also presented carnation boutonnieres to equerries of the king, corsages to the queen's ladies-in- waiting, a bouquet of roses to the queen herself, and pom-poms to Kuemper cheerleaders. Attendants Attendants of the king and queen were Florence Ferlic, Joan Lenz, Jane Reynolds, Mary Lou Siepker, Dennis Gute, Daniel Martin, Tom Schleisman and Dale Wenck. Weather permitting, the assembly was to be followed by a pa- ade of floats through the downtown area culminating in a pep meeting at Fourth and Adams Streets. The parade will be headed by a police escort, the Legion color guard, Kuemper High School Band, and the Pep Club. Eight floats entered by boys and girls of each Kuemper division will be interspersed with cheerleaders, royal attendants, and monarchs rid ing in convertibles. Assist. Coach Bob Timmerman, Execution of Boy, 14, to Be Commuted OTTAWA (AP) — Prime Minister John Diefenbaker indicated Thursday night that the death sentence of Steven Truscott, 14, convicted of the rape-slaying of a 12-year-old girl, will be commuted. The youth was convicted in Goderich, Ont., Wednesday and sentenced to be hanged Dec. 8. The jury recommended mercy but the death sentence is mandatory in murder convictions. Any clemency must come from the federal Cabinet. No one as young as Truscott has been convicted of murder in Canada since 1875. At that time, a 14-year-old Indian received the death penalty but the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. Truscott was accused of the rape - murder of Lynn Harper, daughter of an officer at the Clinton air force station near here. The boy was the son of a warrant officer at the base, and the two children were playmates. Thief Took Good Care of This Car VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — T. E. McClaskey was happy when police found his car in Denver. He was even happier when he found that since it was stolen Aug. 10 it had acquired: new white sidewall tires, a repaired generator, new fan belt, retuned engine, new clothes rack and a spotless interior. Earl V. Connors, G. Smith Thomas Exchange Properties two residential properties have been traded in a real estate transaction announced here Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Earl V. Connors have acquired the brick residence at 801 North Adams Street owned by Mr. and Mrs. G. Smith Thomas, in return for the present Connors residence at 708 North West Street. Mr. and Mrs. Connors and three children will move November 1 into the property at 801 North Adams Street which formerly was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Murray and family. The residence at 708 North West Street will be offered' for sale. moderator of the Pep Club, will be master of ceremonies at the pep meeting, introducing the king and queen; the Rev. Leo Lenz, superintendent of Kuemper High School; Coach Frank Sovich; and Leo Fitzpatrick, who will announce prize winners in the parade. Other Festivities Unless the weather causes last- minute changes in plans, homecom- int festivities will conclude with a football game on the local field tonight between Kuemper High School and Holy Name of Omaha to be followed by a dance in the school gymnasium to which all alumni are invited. No Sign of Early Steel Strike Accord By JOHN MOODY PITTSBURGH (AP)—David J. McDonald, president of the striking United Steelworkers Union, expressed pessimism today about a quick end to the nation-wide 80- day old steel strike. As he arrived at a midtown hotel to resume negotiations with the steel industry representatives, McDonald was asked if he was still as hopeful as he had been Thursday. "Well, I'm afraid I'm not hopeful," he replied. R. Conrad Cooper, chief indus try negotiator, arrived moments after McDonald but declined to comment on McDonald's statement. Cooper also declined to comment on possibilities of an early end to the costly strike. Today's session was the third in two days since President Eisenhower told both sides he wanted to see quick progress. The negotiators moved from New York to Pittsburgh one day after President Eisenhower called both sides to Washington and—in separate meetings—scolded them for letting the costly dispute drag on. The President returns from a vacation Oct. 8 and his remarks were widely interpreted as meaning the United Steelworkers and the industry have only until then to break the long impasse without direct government intervention. John Sporrers Buy James Duncan Home Mr. and Mrs. John Sporrer and family are moving this weekend [rom 616 North Carroll Street to the home at 503 East llth Street which they have purchased from James J. Duncan. The Sporrers have sold their Carroll Street home to R. E. McCoy. current contract would expire after the 1962 season. His Hawkeye teams have piled up a record of 40 wins, 22 defeats and 4 ties. In Big Ten competition the mark is 25-17-2. The 1958 team led the nation in total offense, piling up an average of 405.9 yards per game on the aassing of All-America quarterback Randy Duncan and the running of a host of speed backs. Scholastic and other troubles have stripped the squad of .several stars this season, including Mitch Ogiego, Duncan's No. 1 understudy at quarterback last season, and Willie Fleming, sophomore speedster of last year. Iowa Rated 5th Despite the losses, however, Iowa is rated fifth in the nation this year on the strength of its 42-12 trouncing of California in the season's opener. The Hawkeyes meet Northwestern in a Big Ten contest tomorrow that is rated one of the top games of the week, and could decide the Big Ten title. Evashevski's a n n o u ncement Forest Evashevski came as a surprise, both to university officials and the public. The university's sports information office said the announcement was a complete surprise to Dr. Paul Brechler, director of athletics. Brechler himself was out of town for a meeting and was not expected back for several hours. His office declined to say where the meeting is being held. Provost Davis, who acts as president of SUI when Dr. Hanche'r is away, said: "I am very sorry to know that Evashevski is leaving — at any time. He certainly is a great coach. I like him personally and Evashevski See Page 7 Schwank Top Prospect at Pitt IOWA CITY (AP) — Wally Schwank, athletic director and football coach at Coe College, apparently is one of the top prospects being considered for the athletic directorship at the University of Pittsburgh. (Schwank was formerly on the staff at Carroll High.) Schwank, one of three men recommended to Pittsburgh authorities for the post by State University of Iowa Athletic Director Paul Brechler, confirmed Thursday he s interested in - 1] I Brechler confirmed that he had ,-isited the Pittsburgh campus once and had met with representa- ives of the eastern s.chool here wice when they were trying to lire him for the post. He gave hem a final "no" answer on Sept. 14. Judge Due to Announce Du Pont Case Decision CHICAGO (AP)-This is a day for clock watching in big business offices and in brokerage houses. At 4:31 p.m. Central Daylight Time Judge Walter J. La Buy plans to make public his decision in the Du Pont case. The case is a legal -leviathan involving more than 3 billion dollars worth of stock. The result could affect the whole national economy. The ruling will be the latest development in the government's 10-year effort to end the close association — through stock ownership — of E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. and General Motors Corp. Du Pont and its affiliates, as of Dec. 31, owned 63 million of GM's 282,260,998 shares. The Du Pont bloc was valued Thursday at more! than 3 1-3 billion dollars. ' The government has proposed that Du Pont distribute 43 million GM shares among individual Du Pont stockholders, thus, the Duj Pont stockholders would be given 1.38 shares of GM stock for each share of Du-Pont stock they own. Under the government suggestion, the other 20 million GM shares held by Du Pont would be sold on the open market over a 10-year period. Du Pont attorneys contended the government plans would throsv a heavy tax load on the 194,343 Du Pont stockholders. Some of them, the lawyers said, might dump their holdings to avoid tax complications. The Du Pont spokesmen also claimed the stock sales would have a drastic effect on the market prices of both GM and Du Pont stock. Du Pont has proposed a different plan. It offered to give its GM stock voting rights to Du Pont shareholders but to retain titlo to the stock to collect the dividends. Whatever the court dec-ides, th« loser is expected to appeal to tha U.S. Supreme Coma.