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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 237 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, October 8,1959 —Ten Pages Dfillvnred by Carrier Boy Each ../*» _ Slngl* Ev«ning for 35 C«nU Per Week Cop? Crowd Tries to Halt Hog Shipments 200 Men Threat en Truckers At St. Joseph Yards ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP)— Small groups of farmers gathered at Hie stockyards here and at Kansas City Thursday and attempted to talk truckers out of unloading their hogs. ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP)—Abou 200 men, worried by falling hog prices, threatened to preven truckers from unloading hogs Wednesday night at the stockyards here. However,, the crowd broke up after deputy sheriffs were callec lo the scene. The officers were jeered but there was no violence The demonstration tied in with a campaign by the National Farm ITS Organization for an embargo on fann-to-market hog shipments until prices increase. Tuesday, the NFO asked al farmers to hold hogs off the market until the price' for the besl grades reaches $19.60 per 100 pounds. Most Midwest markets said this had little effect on Wednesday' receipts and prices still wenl clown. Top quotations were $13.50 at St. Joseph, $13.35 at Kansas City and $13.25 at East St. Louis, 111. These were the lowest levels in 3 l ,2 years. The demonstration at the stockyard followed a rally here at which Ora Lee Staley of Rea, Mo., president of the NFO, said the embargo is beginning to work. He told a crowd of about 1,000 from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska that the markets are "juggling receipts in order to conceal the true picture that farmers in this and other areas are withholding their hogs." He said some hogs were trucked more than 500 miles, and added: "We found that very few hogs came from farmers and most already had been counted as receipts at other markets. "We found this morning that receipts at the St. Joseph and Kansas City markets were not local hauls." About 3,200 head were offered for sale at St. Joseph Wednesday, well below the average for Wednesday and 1,800 head below the advance estimate made on Tuesday. A spokesman said low prices were responsible and denied the NFO embargo had any effect. Harold Glass, general manager of the Armour & Co. plant in St. Joseph, also confirmed an NFO statement that Armour's hog kill department operated only four hours Wednesday. But, he said this was not unusual for the middle of the week. Farm Youth, 19, Loses Left Hand In a Corn Picker LAKE VIEW — Luke Druivenga, 19, son of Casper Druivenga, Lake View, lost his left hand halfway between the wrist and elbow as the result of a corn picker accident Wednesday afternoon. He caught his hand in the machine and was able to turn it off and call for help. A neighbor, Kenneth Quinn, who farms across the road, came to his aid and took him to Loring Hospital. Mr. Druivenga, a 1959 graduate of Lake View High School, farms the llensel (arm two miles south and a little west of Lake View. Rliihard George Fecteau Bishop James Edward Walsh John Downey Hugh Francis Redmond Freedom Ahead?— Diplomats dare hope that Communist China will release five Amer- cans long held prisoner, as an act of amnesty in connection with Red China's 10th anniversary celebration. According to President Eisenhower, Soviet Premier Khrushchev promised to take up the problem of the Americans during his visit to Peiping. Shown: Richard George Fecteau, Lynn, Mass.; Roman Catholic Bishop James Edward Walsh, Cumberland, Md.; Hugh Francis Redmond Jr., Yonkers, N.Y.; John Thomas Downey, New Britain, Conn. Not shown: Robert Ezra McCann, Pasadena, Calif. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Decreasing cloudiness and much colder Thursday night with frost or free/ing temperatures over most of the state, lows 28 northwest to 35 southeast. Friday partly cloudy and colder except extreme west, highs mid 40s north to low 50s south. Further outlook —Considerable cloudiness, chance of scattered showers and warmer .Saturday. CARROLL FORECAST Decreasing cloudiness and colder Thursday night with frost or freezing temperatures likely, lows JIO-34. Friday partly cloudy, highs 4ti-48. The Weather In Carroll— (Daily Ti<in|>«'rutur««i Courtesy lowu I'ulillc. Service Company) Yesterday's high 64 Yesterday's low - 48 At 7 a.m. today - 40 At 10 a.m. today 37 Precipitation 124 hours prior to 7 a.m.) trace rain. Weather A Year Ago— Under partly cloudy skies, the high temperatures a year ago today was 70. The low was 5». , Van Doren May Testify In TV Probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Van Doren, one of the all-time jig money winners on a television [uiz program, was reported to- lay to have been invited to tes- ify before a House committee in- estigating charges that the quiz rograms have been fixed. A source, who asked he not be dentified, said Thomas E. Ervin, ice president and general coun- el of the National Broadcasting ", had told the House subcom- nittee Wednesday that Van Doren vould be willing to testify either oday or Friday. $50,000 a year Contract Van Doren is now under a $50,00-a-year contract with NBC as television commentator. The source emphasized that Van Doren, a former Columbia University English instructor who won $129,000 on NBC's quiz show "Twenty-One" in 1956, was not being ordered to appear. He said a telegram sent to Van Doren merely invited him to testify. Van Doren's name has been mentioned many times in the past two days of testimony about allegations that "Twenty-One" had been rigged. But no witness has linked Van Doren with anything improper. Van Doren has denied any knowledge of rigging. He also de- Cold Front Hits Iowa; Some Snow In the Northwest By The Associated Press Colder air swept over Iowa Thursday, bringing some snow to the extreme northwest part. Temperatures were in the 30s in that area. Sioux City reported its first snow of the season Thursday—a 90-minute fall which did not accumulate on the ground. In Des Moines, as the cold front passed early Thursday, the temperature dropped 13 degrees in about 40 minutes to a reading of 44 degrees. Temperatures in the northwest Thursday afternoon were due to be 20 degrees or more below those of Wednesday. The outlook was for Thursday highs of from the 40s in the northwest to around 60 in the southeast. Top readings Wednesday were from 57 degrees at Mason City to 68 at Des Moines. The Weather Bureau said temperatures would be falling most of Thursday. Among the early morning readings was 35 degrees at Sioux City. Friday morning lows were expected to be from around 30 in the extreme northwest to the lower 40s in the southeast. nied being involved in any way with what some other contestants have described as coaching on TV . . See Page 5 Ar-We-Va's Bond Issue is Approved Proposal Carries By 13 Votes in Second Election A concerted get-out-the-vote cam paign for the Ar-We-Va school bon issue resulted in nearly 98 per cen oi the eligible voters going to th polls Wednesday to cast an affir mative ballot. The voters in the three - town school district voted a $745,000 bone issue, 989 for and 637 against. 0 the 1637 ballots cast, 11 were spoil ed, making the margin 60.86 per cent. A 60 per cent majority was necessary, meaning that thie issue carried by 13 votes. Once before, June 17, the issue carried by a two-vote margin, bu an error in the publication of no tices nullified the election and the new ballot date, Oct. 7, was set Margin In Westslde The vote in Westside, where the junior and senior high school is to be located, was heavy enough to carry the election. Affirmat i v e votes there totalled 383, with 100 against, a total of 483, or a percentage of 79.3. At Vail the vote was 329 for; 285 against; 8 spoiled; total 622, or carried by 53.6 per cent. In Arcadia the vote was 277 for; 252 against; 3 spoiled; total 532, carried by 52.3 per cent. The need for school space began last fall at Vail, where fire destroyed the school. The Arcadia school needed to be replaced, and the facilities at Westside needed expansion. In addition to the junior and high school students at Westside, the local kindergarten children will continue to be there, although after the new elementary buildings are completed, the lower greades will be divided between the Vail and Arcadia buildings. Local first and second graders now go to Westside. Bus Shuttle Plan This is all arranged through a 12-bus shuttle plan, which has operated since the re-organization three years ago. About the same number of buses were required even before the consolidation. The $745,000 bond sale will have to be approved and negotiated, and then contracts let before actual construction of and on the three schools will get underway. This should be sometime in the spring, according to Leonard Petersen, secretary of the board of education. GOP Group Endorses 'Peaceful Liberation By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON (AP) - American foreign policy should give top priority to "peaceful liberation" of captive peoples from Communist domination, a Republican study committee said today. "We must encourage and exploit any weakening of the bonds that tie the satellites to Moscow," said the 40-member committee, named last March to recommend long- range goals for the GOP. It thus sounded the "liberation" AH some people save for a rainy day is the nerve to borrow au umbrella. note that formed a prominent part of the Republican party's 1952 platform, but which administration foreign policy pronouncements have soft-pedaled in recent years. The committee, however, was careful to qualify its liberation proposal with the words "peaceful" and "nonviolent." The group, called the Committee on Program and Progress, also endorsed a proposed international agreement for the demilitarization of outer space. Its 8,500-\vord report on "national security and peace," made public by the Republican National Committee, is a comprehensive statement on foreign and defense policies, recommended as guide lines for future party planning. In the foreign affairs field, the report favored (1) progressive shifting of foreign economic aid from government grants to private investments and loans, (2) conditional trade with Communist states that will "help thaw the cold war," and (3) creation of an emergency military force by the Texas Capital Threatened By Gas Main Break By GARTH JONES AUSTIN, Tex. (AP)—A roaring break in a 10-inch main spewec propane gas over a vast section of Austin early today and threat ened thousands with potential ex plosion. ( But four, hours after the break police said the gravest danger o a blast appeared ended. The 300 to 400 persons who fled their homes returned. The propane gas collected in any low place and a spark or fire could set it off. Blame Cleaning Device An official of Phillips Petroleum Co. said the break apparently was caused by a cleaning device senl through the line. The line carries butane or pro pane depending on the season. The gases are processed from natura gas and liquefy under pressure They are used for heating and cooking by many homeowners who have no natural gas line connection. Police Capt. Otto Ludwig said 300 to 400 persons had been movec out of the area. There was no panic. Policemen, firemen, state po Gas ......... See Page 5 Government Attorneys Act- Ike Orders Move for Court Order to Halt Dock Strike NEW YORK (AP)—Acting on President Eisenhower's orders, government attorneys moved to seek a court order today sending 65,000 striking longshoremen back to work from Maine to Texas. Asst. Atty. Gen. George Cochran Doub flew from Washington to New York today to seek a Taft- Hartley injunction to seek a Taft- Longshoremen's strike on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Doub heads the Justice Department's civil litigation division. He made the, trip in a White House plane. He was accompanied by a top aide, Donald B. MacGuineas. They planned on arrival to go at once to the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to request a temporary restraining order directing the 70,000 striking dockers to resume work. There was little doubt a Taft- Hartley law injunction — requiring an 80-day return to work — would be issued promptly in U.S. District Court. A judge's ruling was required, but never before has an injunction been refused in the 15 previous times the govern- ment has invoked the law's em-1 supply of the heavily populated ergency provisions. Union Will Comply A court order ending the week- Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas. His order climaxed a day in which the Taft-Hartley law's em- by Navy jet plane Wednesday night to Eisenhower's vacation were permitted would imperial to continue, it national health U.N. to Debate Nikita's 'Total Disarmament' By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP —The U. N. Political Committee agreed unanimously today to be gin immediate debate on the tola disarmament plan of Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev. Priority for the Khrushchev plan was proposed by the chairman of the 82-nation committee, Ambassador Franz Matsch of Aus- :ria, after private consultations. His proposal was accepted with out debate. Will Start Friday Matsch announced that discus- Lunik Continues Trip Through Space By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet United Nations crisis. in the event of Lunik III, its historic trip past the moon completed, presumably continued on out into space today on a wide curving course' scheduled to bring it rocketing back past the earth Oct. 18. An official announcement Wednesday night said the 614- pound flying vehicle will not start its turn back toward the earth until Saturday, after reaching a point 292,043 miles from the earth. When radio contact was made Wednesday, the vehicle was 78,750 miles from the moon and 258,957 miles from the earth. There was no word on the results — if any — of the vehicle's survey of the hidden side of the moon. The announcement said only that "the scientific measuring instruments, the thermal regulation and power supply systems, continue functioning normally." Jury Awards $5,764.60 in Damage Suit A district court jury awarded ;5,764.60 in damages here Wednesday in settlement of an auto accident case brought by Frank Mayer on behalf of Ronald Mayer, a minor, Route 1, Carroll, against ftoger Hagedorn and Lewis Hagedorn, Manning. Jurors received the case at 12:10 p m. and returned the verdict at :10 p.m. Ray Pratt, Manning, was oreman of the jury. The case was heard by Judge F. H. Cooney, Car- oil. The jury's award included $264.60 o Frank Mayer and $5,500 to .Ron- Id Mayer. The plaintiffs alleged that Ron- ild Mayer was standing in front of n automobile which was struck y a car owned by Lewis Hagedorn ut driven by Roger Hagedorn at point about three-quarters of a mile south of here on Highway 71 on Feb. 28, 1958. A suit brought by James M. Houlihan, Carroll, against George W. Berscheid, Carroll, asking $960.95 on conditional sales contract and including $83.58 on an account, was settled out of court here Thursday morning for an undisclosed sum, attorneys for the litigants said. Judge Cooney dismissed petit jurors until Monday at 1:30 p.m. Separated Twins Making Progress PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Doctors we're pleased today with the progress of the Stubblefield Siamese twins, including the one who underwent surgery Wednesday. Joseph Adams, public relations director at the University of Oregon Hospital, where the twins were separated Tuesday, said doctors were extremely satisfied with the condition of both twins. The condition of three-month- old Jeannett Kim Stubblefield stabilized and her breathing again was normal after a tracheotomy Wednesday, Adams said. In such an operation, the windpipe is opened and a metal tube inserted. The breathing then is through the tube. Jeannett Kim and her sister, Dennett Linn, each weighted 8'/z pounds after surgery. The girls were face to face. They had a common breastplate and a bridge connecting their livers. Both were severed. The girls, born June 29 at Nyssa, Ore., are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James Stubblefield. sion of the Soviet plan will begin Friday morning. Other disarmament proposals will be taken up In sequence after the examinatio of the plan offered by the Sovie leader before the General Assem bly Sept. 18. In suggesting priority for th Soyiet proposal, Matsch recallei that both Khrushchev and Presi dent Eisenhower had agreed tha general disarmament was the most important issue facing th world today. The Soviets tried to ensure spe cial treatment for the Khrushche 1 plan more than a week ago b; urging the steering committee t recommend that it be taken up separately from other arms ques tions. The steering group decidec to let the Political Committee de cide. The committee also has on its docket an Irish appeal to restric the "nuclear club" to Britain, th United States and the Soviet Un ion; an Indian call for a perma nent ban on all nuclear weapon tests; and Secretary General Da[ Hammarskjold's report on the cur rent international efforts at dii armament. old strikr- was expected to send •• urgency machinery turned with the workers back to the docks no almost unprecedented speed, later than Friday. William V. A fact-finding board held hear- Hradley, president of the strik- ings in Washington Wednesday ing International Longshoremen's< morning, wrote its report during Assn., said, "When we receive the the afternoon, and dispatched it order we will comply with it." In ordering court action, Eisenhower repeated that if the strike | headquarters at La Quinta, Calif. Eisenhower received the report and ordered the court action less the food j than 17 hours after the board started its hearings. Cooling off Period The 80-day halt under Taft-Hart- Icy procedure is designed to provide a cooling-off period during which negotiations are to continue. But unless the strike is settled before the end of that period, the longshoremen will be free to walk out again and the government can do nothing except by mediation. The union set out to win a 40- and safety and affect U. S. Curbs State Outlays for Highways WASHINGTON (AP) The Widow Sues Mate's Slayer for $1 Million OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A young widow is suing her husband's murderer for a million dol- ars. Mrs. Florence Ann Royal, 31, of San Leandro, filed a Superior Court suit Wednesday asking $500,- XK) actual damages and $500,000 punitive damages for the fatal shooting of her husband Lawrence, 36, last January. The killer, Clyde Briedlander, 55, was Royal's partner in a carwash business. lie is serving five years to life for second-degree murder. Industrialist Hurt Fatally DYERSVILLE (AP) —Regis Harrington Sr., 52, Oelwein industrialist and prominent in the Democratic Party, was fatally injured Thursday morning in an auto accident. Harrington and Donald Avenson, 40, owner of the Oelwein Tool and Die Co., were driving to Chicago for Thursday's World Series game. Avenson suffered head and chest injuries and is in serious condition at a Dubuque hospital. Harrington was president of the Iowa Portable Mill Co., and was serving a third term as chairman of the Fayette County Democratic Central Committee. He was mayor of Oelwein from 1948 to 1955 and prior to that served on the City Council for seven years. Authorities said the car driven by Harrington apparently went out cf control on a Highway 20 detour three miles east of here. The car went over an embankment, rolled over several times and came to rest on some railroad tracks. Harrington died about 2 1 /S> hours after the 6:30 a.m. accident in a Dubuque hospital. , He is survived by his widow and two sons, Clair, associated with him in the company, and Regis Jr., of Iowa City. government today slapped strin gent controls over state spending of federal funds for roadbuilding Secretary of Commerce Fred erick H. Mueller trimmed state highway allotments 700 million dollars and said the curbs are necessary to keep the interstate highway program on a pay - as you-bu'ild basis. He said that even with the tem porary one cent increase in the federal gas tax, the road-building trust fund would not be able to support construction projects at their old pace. The Commerce chief said _the states will be permitted to spent $1,800,000,000 on express roads during the current fiscal year tha ends next June 30. Original plans had called for spending 2% billion dollars. Each state was told how much it can spend and at what rate the funds can be parceled out. The announcement said th state allotment will be reviewec later this year when new est mates of trust fund revenues are made in connection with prepar ing the 1961 budget, and some ad justments may be made at tha time. Checks Received by 4-H Exhibitors Checks from the Ark - Sar - Ben Junior Livestock sale were received today by Carroll County 4 - H )oys. The sale was held in Omaha last week. Two highest amounts went to the ribbon livestock winners, Stanley Beck and Carol Beck. Staney's Hereford sold to Storz for $50 cwt, the weight being 1050 Ibs. Carol's Angus steer, weight 1060 bs., sold for $35 cwt. Other checks were to Fred 3ruhn, a blue ribbon 1145 Ib. Angus to Super Market, $29.75 cwt.; 'red Gruhn, red ribbon Angus, weight 995 Ibs. $27 cwt.; Jack Hin- icrs, blue ribbon Hereford to Egan ruit, for $29.25 cwt. This weighed 095 Ibs. Also Glenn Ahrendsen, a blue ibbon Hereford steer, weight 030, to Table Supply for $28; to ]len Ahrendsen, a blue ribbon Shorthorn weight 945 to Lindley for >2fi.75, and to Denis Graham, a blue ibbon Hereford heifer weight 830 bs. to U. S. Yard Co., for $26.5 wt. Jack Hinners belongs to the Hal 'ur Community 4-H club; the oth rs are members of the Win-or Grin 4-H Club at Manning, accord ng to Bob Millender of the count} xtension office, who made the an ouncement. cent hourly wage increase along with increased pension and other welfare benefits. The old New York contract provided a basic wage of $2.80 an hour. The ship lines offered a 30-cent hourly package increase over a three-year period in return for more leeway in using automation for cargo handling. But the union contends that would cut down the amount of work available. Four Lutheran Bodies Resume Talks on Merger CHICAGO (AP) — Representatives of four Lutheran church groups resumed merger talks Thursday. They contemplate a union that will result in a new Lutheran church with three million members. Meeting as the joint commission on Lutheran unity, the conferees represent the United Lutheran Church in AKnerica, Augustana Lutheran Church, American Evangelical Lutheran Church and Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church. At sessions in Chicago this year, the commission gave provisional appr<Jval to drafts of a proposed constitution and by-laws for the new church. No Place Like It- Home, that is, and this 1926 auto is home, workshop and leisure- hour spot for mechanic Willie Miller, 71, of .Memphis, Tenn. It's J his kitchen, living room and bedroom, and is radio-equipped. Overseas Yule Mail Dates Given Mailing dates for Christmas parcels with overseas destination were •eleased today by B. G. Tranter, postmaster. Packages should be mailed not ater than the dates shown, to each destinations before Christmas: to the Far East, Oct. 15; Jear East, Nov. 1; Africa, Nov. 1; lurope, Nov. 10, and South and entral America, Nov. 10. Air mail service is available to nost countries of the world and mailing by air should be made in early December, Mr. Tranter said in his notice. The earlier dates apply when the mailings are by surface means. The sea transit, customs inspection and other formalities account for the longer time. The post office will provide additional information on request. Kickoff Dinner of Farm Bureau Jan. 14 Farm Bureau membership committeemen last night set Jan. 14 as the date for the annual membership kickoff dinner. This and other plans were decided at a meeting at Pauline's cafe. Leo Loeffler of Glidden presided. Each of the committeemen will select captains for the townships he represents, this to be accomplished by Nov. 1. Captains and membership committeemen will attend a state meeting Dec. 29 in Des Moines. The mail campaign will begin in December, with a follow-up in January. The kickoff dinner will be at the Farm Bureau building, with more details to be determined later. Membership goal for I960 is 1,249. In addition, they work on a point coordination system, based on membership and participation n Farm Bureau businesses. Committeemen include Lawrence Wittry, Arcadia and Maple •liver townships; Lawrence \rause, Jasper and Sheridan ownships; Karl K e n n e b e c k, Pleasant Valley and Richland ownships, and Bob Griffith, ex of- icio as fieldman. T ATLANTIC MEETING Bob Griffith, fieldman for the arm Bureau, went to Atlantic- to- i day for a meeting of fieliunen in i this Region 3.