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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 234 Carroll, Iowa, Monday, October 5,1959—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evtnlng for 33 C«nt» Per Week 7 C Copy Balance of Power- Farm tractor apparently balanced on one huge finger awes visitors to a Munich, West Germany, agricultural show. The fair is part of the country's famous October Festival. County's Institutional Care Costs Increased Carroll County's bill for patients in state-operated institutions will run around $92,000 this year. County Auditor Edward Murphy estimated Monday. Part of this money will be repaid to the county by families of the patients. Last year the county collected a total of $13,777. The county levy for institutional care has been increased for the coming year to $88,000. The last levy was $75,000. The 1959 Legislature increased the appropriations for the institutions and this is reflected in the gain in local property revenues to be raised. The only part the counties play is levying the tax, collecting the money and sending it to the state treasury. However, Auditor Murphy pointed out, an effort is made in each county to secure as much reimbursement as possible. Quarterly Costs The county's last bill from the Breda Man Burned on Hands and Arms (Times Humid News Service) BREDA — Marcus Rettenmaier received severe burns on his hands and arms about 10 a.m. Saturday while working on a pickup truck at his repair garage here. He was cleaning a fuel line when gasoline trickled out onto a light bulb, setting it on fire. The Breda fire department was called. Mr. Rettenmaier was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll. According to Mrs. Rettenmaier, he is getting along well, but it is expected that he will be hospitalized for about a week. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Cloudy, rain or drizzle Monday night and northeast half Tuesday. Lows Monday night 45-55. Highs Tuesday 55 northeast to near 70 southwest. Further outlook—Partly cloudy and a little warmer Wednesday. FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures through Saturday will average near normal with highs ranging from 64 to 71, lows 41-51. Warmer Wednesday and Thursday with little change the rest of the week. Precipitation will average from .25 to .40 inch as showers during the first of the period. CARROLL FORECAST Mostly cloudy, chance of some drizzle late Monday night and early Tuesday. Lows Monday night 44-48. High Tuesday low 60s. The Weather in Carroll (Dully Toinpuratureij Oourtekif lowu Public Sorvlce Company) Yesterday's high 55 Yesterday's losv 40 At 7 a.m. today _..- - 50 At 10 a.m. today 58 Precipitation (Since 10 a.m. Saturday)—.08 inch rain. Weather A Year Ago— Skies were clear a year ago today. High temperature was 69, the low, 40. state was $23,155.99. The warrant, covering the second quarter, was drawn August 12 and included: $13,109.06 for patients at the Clarinda mental institute, $3,345.44 for patients at the Glenwood institution for the feeble-minded, $1,957.77 for orphans at the Annie Wittenmayer Home, Davenport; $1,194.08 for tuberculosis patients at the'Oakdale state sanitorium, $352.05 for children at the State Juvenile Home, Toledo, and $3,197.57 for patients at the institution for apileptics and feeble-minded at Woodward. "We make a solid effort to get back all the money we can from families of patients charged against Carroll County," the auditor said. "We send out regular bills and keep right after those able to pay." Only Exceptions The only exceptions are the Glenwood and Woodward institutions where the bills are made a matter of record but cannot be made a lien on property if patients are under 21 years of age. However, the county is empowered to collect a certain percentage for patients over 21 years of age. Iowa's 99 counties will collect nearly 13 million dollars through local property taxes next year and forward it to the state for maintaining state operated mental institutions, the Iowa Taxpayer reported Monday. The publication said the total of $12,952,918 represents a 17 per cent gain over this year's amount and is 41 per cent higher than the amount collected in 1956. Coon Rapids Man Killed In Accident Leonard Anthofer Victim of Seneca, Kan., Crash COON RAPIDS — Leonard Powell Anthofer, 20, of Coon Rapids, was killed early Monday morning in a head-on automobile collision on U.S. Highway 36 about six miles west of Seneca, Kan. State trooper Ray Becker said there were no survivors and no witnesses to the accident which occurred about 5:30 a.m. in clear weather. Also killed were Orren M. Parrish, 48, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and his wife, Emily. Becker said the Parrishes were traveling east and the car driven by Anthofer was headed west. Mr. Anthofer, a telephone company employee working on pole and line construction, left Coon Rapids about 7:30 p.m. Sunday to return to his work'. Mr. Anthofer was a graduate of the Coon Rapids hlgn school. He was single. Funeral arrangements have not been made. The Huffman Funeral Home coach was sent to Kansas to return the body here, Funeral Director Max Huffman said. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mt^. George Anthofer, who live on a farm near here and 10 brothers and sisters: Joseph, Coon Rapids, Edward, Coon Rapids; Mrs. Ray (Bernadine) Reiling, Coon Rapids; Clara, at home; Albert, at home on leave from the U.S. Army; Teresea, Winona, Minn.; Irene, at home; Betty, Des Moines; Ronald and Joyce, at home. Guard Derailed Cars After Thefts NODAWAY (AP)—Railroad detectives Monday guarded 34 derailed freight cars on the Burlington Railroad after looters got away with some freight after the accident Sunday night. Railroad officials said a thief dragged off a quarter of a beef from one car, cut a big steak out of it, and left the quarter in the weeds. Someone else traded his worn out engineer-type boots for a new pair, taken from a car full of boots and shoes. The cars were part of an 84- car train. The derailment blocked the two trunk lines between Chicago and Denver. Passenger trains were re-routed near St. Joseph, Mo., to back near Council Bluffs at Pacific Junction. No explanation was offered for the wreck. There were no injuries. (Nodaway is southwest of Corning in Adams County in southwestern Iowa.) Lutheran Women Serve 350 Lunches Hamburger lunches were served Sunday evening by the Ladies Aid of St. Paul Lutheran church to about 350 persons. Supper was served at individual tables, decorated with fall arrangements. Important Civil Rights Court Rulings Likely By PAUL M. YOST WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court reassembles today to open a new term that is certain to produce important decisions in the civil rights field. Two pilot appeals directly affecting enforcement of the 1957 Civil Rights Act are among the more than 800 cases already entered on the court's unusually heavy docket. Heading the civil rights cases is a Justice Department appeal from a decision by a federal judge in Georgia that a section of the 1957 act is unconstitutional. He said it is invalid because it gave the attorney general authority to seek injunctions not only against state officials but against private citizens as well. ' The Supreme Court will hear arguments on this appeal later in LITTLE LIX CWA* There's no sign of intelligent life on Mars , . . and sometimes very few signs of it on earttu the fall. It is expected to announce soon' whether it will hear arguments on another Justice Department appeal, this one from a decision by a federal judge in Alabama that the act did not empower the attorney general to sue a state. New appeals involving other racial issues ask review of lower court decisions that (1) resulted in closing Prince Edward County, Va., public schools; (2) barred the Norfolk, Va., City Council from shutting off funds for secondary schools; (3) required Negroes seeking to enter North Carolina white schools to use all state procedures before complaining to federal courts; (4) held there was no discrimination involved in the dropping of Negro teachers when Moberly, Mo., put into effect a school integration plan; (5) ruled a Negro on an interstate bus trip could be fined $10 for refusing to leave a restaurant for whites in a Richmond interstate bus terminal. The Supreme Court already has granted a hearing on an appeal by five Negro golfers convicted of trespassing on a course in Greensboro, N.C. It also will hear an appeal by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People in a case from Little Rock, Ark. The NAACP challenged validity of an ordinance requiring it to give the city lists of members and contributors. Talks to Be Resumed- Union Turns Down Steel Offer By JOHN MOODY PITTSBURGH (AP)—The United Steelworkers today rejected an industry offer to end the 83-day old nationwide steel strike. Shortly afterwards the industry said it would resume negotiations but declared it is "not willing to buy peace" at the risk of promoting inflation. The Wage Policy Committee of the USW. which rejected the industry offer, stood by this afternoon for another meeting. Lists Benefits The industry spokesman, R. Conrad Cooper, said the offer rejected by the USW would have provided a 15 cent hourly package "providing for increased wages and benefits over the period of two years." USW President David J. McDonald arranged with the steel industry to resume negotiations at 2:30 p.m. (EOT) today. The 170-member Wage Policy Committee, which must act on all contract proposals, was told to stand-by for a possible second session later this afternoon. The meeting — closed to newsmen—followed by one day a session of the union's 33-mem1ier Executive Board at which a new in* dustry contract proposal, including a money package, reportedly was found unsatisfactory. A recommendation of the Executive Board was handed to the Wage policy Committee shortly after today's session had started. Several members who had attended the Executive Board meeting said the industry offer was rejected unanimously. The pessimistic reports raised speculation President Eisenhower j quick Taft-Hartley action to stop will invoke the Taft-Hartley law this week and send the half million strikers back to the mills at least for an 80-day cooling-off period. President David J. McDonald of the Steelworkers would not say if the executive board recommended rejection. But he did say he has the solid support of the striking members. Even before the board meeting ended, there were reports from Washington that, government attorneys were working on plans for Soviet Space Probe Moves Nearer Moon By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW (AP) — The flying Soviet space laboratory will reach its closest distance to the moon Tuesday and make mankind's first photographs of its hidden face, Tass said today. Slowed by the relentless gravitational tug of the earth, the flying laboratory should come within 4,350 miles of the moon at 5 p.m. —9 a.m. EST—Tuesday, the official news agency said. As it approached the moon, the interplanetary station—that's what the Russians call it—has separated from the last stage of the cosmic rocket that launched it Sunday, Tass added. Past Halfway Mark The agency said that at noon Moscow time — 4 a.m. EST—the station was 248,000 kilometers or 154,000 miles from the earth and over the eastern part of the Indian Ocean. This was well. over the halfway mark. Tass said the apparatus is moving toward the moon more slowly than the first and second Lu- niks. This is to enable it to pass round the moon and be pulled back to earth instead of flying off into space as did the first moon shot last January. Much conflicting data is being given out on what the satellite is doing or is likely to do. Tass put the flying laboratory Rocket ....'.. See Page 7 Schools Head, Teacher Quit in Row at Scranton SCRANTON — The resignation of Supt. Glenn Frenzen of Scranton Consolidated Schools has been accepted by the board of. education and the resignation of Mrs. Harold Frease, second-grade teacher, has been submitted, school officials confirmed Monday. It was reported both resignations followed the suspension of Harold Frease, husband of the second- grade teacher, as school bus driver. Mr. Frease's suspension was said to be the result of a petition signed by parents along "his route. Both resignations were submitted at a board meeting Thursday night and Mr. Frenzen's was accepted immediately, according to reports. Further action was to have been taken Saturday night on Mrs. Frease's resignation but results of that meeting could not be learned. Scranton schools were closed Monday for a teachers' convention. Mr. Frenzen was beginning his second year as superintendent. Faces Charge After Collision A charge of illegal parking on the traveled portion of a highway was filed here Monday against Alois G. Wernimont, 63, Route 2, Carroll, following a three-car accident four miles north on Highway 71 about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff's office said. A northbound car driven by Mr. Wernimont had gone beyond an intersection with a county road and came to a stop on the highway, the sheriff's office said. Northbound cars driven by John C Rees, 59, Spencer; Richard L. Lind, 19, Lehigh; and Robert G. Sullivan, 29, Kirksville, Mo., then became involved iii* a telescope- type collision. The Sullivan vehicle struck the Lind car which in turn rammed the Rees car the sheriff said. There were no serious injuries reported, the sheriff's office said. Mrs. Sterner, 91, A Pioneer, Dies Mrs. Anna Sterner, 91, pioneer resident of Carroll County, died at St. Anthony Hospital Saturday night after a two-month illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 Wednesday morning at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Carroll, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Dedham. The body is at the Twit Funeral Home. (DETAILS in obituary section.) Little Joe Booster Rocket Turns in a Big Performance WASHINGTON (AP)— A Little Joe booster rocket has turned in a big performance for space scientists. The rocket Sunday hoisted a dummy space capsule with an inert escape rocket system to an altitude of 40 miles above the Atlantic Ocean. They were intentionally destroyed according to plan about 2Va minutes after launching. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration stamped the test successful. The launching from the Wallop's Island, Va., research station was the first in a series for the Little JoeS. The dummy space capsule was only a boiler plate mock-up of the type that will carry man into space. Neither the capsule nor the escape system was instrumented for the test of the rocket's booster, launching and destruct systems. The Little Joe is a 24-foot, 20,000-pound rocket. The 10-foot capsule it carries weighs one ton and is surmounted by a 16-foot escape rocket. The escape rocket is designed to pull the capsule several thousand feet above the main rocket if something goes wrong during a launching. It then is supposed to open parachutes and safely lower the capsule to earth. Regents to TckeUpSU! Controversy DES MOINES (AP)—The controversy between two University of Iowa athletic department officials is expected to be taken up by the Board of Regents at its Iowa City meeting Thursday and Friday. Harry H. Hagemann of Waverly, president of the board, said Monday "I naturally would assume that, as a matter of good business, we would discuss the athletic department problems." The reference was to the dispute between head football Coach Forest Evashevski and Athletic Director Paul Brechler. The dispute flared into the open late -last week when Brechler turned down the athletic directorship at Pittsburgh and Evy announced he would leave at the expiration of his contract in 1963. Best in Nation Hagemann said, "It is too bad these two men, who are the best in the country in their respective fields, cannot iron out their differences, if there are any, because it is very detrimental to the university and to the whole state of Iowa. "It is my hope, my wish, that these differences, if there are any, can be worked out." Although this week's meeting is a regularly scheduled session of the board, Hagemann said "I'm sure we will discuss this situation" with University President Virgil M. Hancher. He said the Board of Regents Regents See Page 7 Mayor A. N. Neu to Seek Reelection Mayor A. N. Neu will be a can- diate for reelection. Announcement of his candidacy coincided with the filing of nomination papers early this afternoon with the city clerk. "It was not my intention to seek another term as Mayor of Car- Select Jury Here to Hear Damage Suit The September term of district court continued here Monday afternoon with selection of a jury to hear a $20,000 damage suit filed by Ronald Mayer, Crawford County, against Roger Hagedorn, Crawford County, in connection with an auto accident about three-quarters of a mile south of here Feb. 28, 1958. A $47.55 judgment was ordered Friday by Judge F. H. Cooney, Carroll, in favor of the plaintiff in an account action brought by Marcus Rettenmaier against Mrs. Mary Johnson, Breda. Testimony was completed In the Damage suit brought by David Harris, Jefferson, for $609.78 against William F. Strieker and Francis W. Gregory, Glidden, and the matter was submitted to the court. Band Delayed by Fatal Accident A fatal traffic accident in which one of their buses was involved delayed the departure of Carroll High School band students for Band Day in Sioux City Saturday with the result that they arrived too late to take part in the parade. On its way to Carroll early Saturday morning, a Soo-Line bus which had been chartered to take Carroll students to Sioux City was involved in collision with a car east of Moville in which the driver of the car lost his life and a passenger in the car was injured. As a result the bus was late in reaching Carroll and did not leave for Sioux City until 7:30 a.m. Although too late for the parade, band members were entertained at lunch and took part in a massed band demonstration at halftime of the Morningside College- North Dakota State football game which was won by North Dakota 23 to 20. Guest conductor of the massed band was Dale Caris of East High School, Sioux City. Fifty-seven northwest Iowa high school bands participated. Eighty-one students from Carroll were accompanied by their band director, Karl Rogosch, and three chaperons, Dr. and Mrs. Harold E. Deur and Mrs. Waldo McMinimee. Expenses of transportation for the local band were roll," Mr. Neu said. "However the demand, as indicated by the numerous signers of the petitions, requesting that I be a candidate ,vas most difficult to ignore. In addition I received many personal calls insisting that I again be a candidate for the office. "In deference to this demand I consented and permitted nomination papers to be circulated and filed in my behalf," the mayor stated. Little interest in the coming city election, other than the office of mayor, has developed. The city clerk reported that no other nomination papers had been filed with him up to noon today. However, Clerk T. J. Kerwin said he expected that papers for councilmen would be filed late this afternoon or tomorrow. Indications are that the incumbent councilmen will seek reelection, with little if an opposition developing in any of the candidacies for the city posts. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 3. The successful candidates will take office on January 2, 1960. the costly strike. Could Ask Injunction The first step would be for the President to declare an emergency and appoint a fact-finding committee. Then, if the committee reports an emergency, a federal court injunction would be sought. Industry sources earlier reported the management offer would increase labor costs about 16 cents an hour during the life of a two- year contract. But union sources said added labor costs would come closer to 10 cents an hour during a two-year period. The union and management seldom agree on the costs of labor mprovements unless it is a flat vage increase. In its newest proposal, management offered to apply an estimated eight cents an hour to wel- are and pension benefits during he first year and increase wages i similar amount in the second year. The union has been demanding 15-cent hourly package increase during each year of any new agreement. 5 U.S. Airmen, Japanese in Fight TOKYO (AP)-Five U.S. airmen and a group of Japanese men clashed in a bloody brawl in nearby Tachikawa Sunday. One U.S. air policeman was badly cut by a flying beer bottle. An other had to beat his way through an angry crowd of Japanese with his night stick. The Air Force put an off-limits ban on two streets in the night club and bar district of the city, home of Tachikav/a Air Base, America's biggest, air supply terminal in Japan. 'Japanese police held four Japanese men for investigation of assault. The Air Force said it does not contemplate any punishment of the airmen. The injured air policeman was Airman Robert L. Greene, 22, of Howertons, Va. : Fjfteen stitches were required to,clo$e the gash in hrs head. The .other airmen suffered only minor injuries. Churches Return to Regular Schedules Sunday marked the return to regular worship-time schedules by the Lutheran and Methodist churches. In addition, the Methodist and Presbyterian churches observed World-Wide Communion Sunday. At the Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Allan M. Peterson officiated as new minister for the first time. Mr. Peterson will be installed in special^ services next Sunday evening, Oct. 11. Services at St. Paul Lutheran Church now are at 10:30, Methodist services are at .8:45 and 11 paid by the Carroll Band Boosters a.m., and the Presbyterian Assn. Church at 11 a.m. Plugs in for Fuel- When he's out of "gas," George Lippincott Sr., above, drives to the nearest electrical outlet for fuel. He's president of a nickel-silver battery I'trm in Santa Ana, Calif., which developed the new, sleek convertible, above. Overnight charging from either 110-or 220-volt current brings the 48-volt batteries up to strength, and they can be given quickie booster shots during the day. Maximum mileage between charging: 50 to 100 miles. Weight: 1,800 pounds. Body: fiber glass, 157 inches. Capacity: three passengers. O.P.Wright Ames, Heads Iowa Masons Otis P. Wright of Ames became ;he new grand master of Iowa at he final business session of the 57th annual assembly of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters in Masonic Hall here Saturday afternoon. Other officers elected and installed were Claire J. Bailey, Iowa City, deputy grand master; Donald H. Maxwell, Washington, principal conductor of the work; Sidney D. Smith, Waterloo, treasurer; Ross J. Camblin, Atlantic, recorder; the Rev. Raymond M. Shipman, Ames, chaplain; Ossie Leeper, Leon, captain of the guard; George Day, Clinton, conductor of the council; Garret V. Fiscus, Marshalltown, steward; and Wayne Schneringer, Cedar Rapids, sentinel. 175 Registered About 175 council representatives and wives were registered for the two-day assembly which opened Friday afternoon. A dinner attended by 125 assembly visitors in the Methodist Church Saturday night was the concluding event of the two days. W. R. Rasty of Lohrville, representing Cryptic Council No. 38, was master of ceremonies. Invocation was given by the Rev. George W. Dunn of Dubuque, retiring chaplain, who also was the speaker of the evening. Past Grand Master Edward A Schneider of Dubuque and newly installed Grand Master Wright were introduced. Vocal duets were ;ung by Lee Bratten and Edward Hanneman of Carroll with Mrs. larroll Lane of Carroll as piano accompanist. Benediction was offered by the Rev. L. L. Akin of Carroll. Mrs. Paul Van Pelt of the Carroll Methodist Woman's Society- of Christian Service was chairman of dinner preparation with Mrs. 3. W. Fisk as co-chairman. Luncheons About 40 Grand Council officers and guests attended a luncheon in the Dining Room of the Burke Motor Inn Sunday noon and 57 women visitors were guests at a luncheon in the Driftwood Room. At the women's luncheon, Mrs. Eugene E. Osborne of Carroll was mistress of ceremonies introducing the wife of the grand master who in turn introduced wives of other officers, Masons See Page 7 5 Area Seniors Semifinalists in Scholarship Test Five Carroll county high school seniors today are named semifinalists in the 1959-60 National Merit Scholarship competition and now are qualified to enter finalist competition Dec. 5. From Carroll are Alec G. Gillett, Carroll high school, and Judith E. Reibold and Stephen H. Vaatveit, both of Kuemper high school. Robert E. Josten and Roger Douglas Olson both are from Coon Rapids high school. Each merit scholarship is a four- year award covering the four undergraduate college years, and each award carries a stipend tailored to the need of the individual winner. Competition is open to students in any public, private or parochial high school in the United States and possessions. Others from this area include James E. Schroeder of Denison, Mildred J. Rowley of Guthrie Center, William D. Morain and Stephen G. Walker of Jefferson, Joyce S. Schroeder of Lake City, and Phillip M. Sosalla of Sac City. The first examinations were taken last spring, with over half a million high school students from 14,500 schools participating.

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