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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 238 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, October 9, 1959—Eight Pages Delivered by C»fr1«r Boy Each Evening for 35 C«nu Pet Week Sln?l« Copy Dock Strike Is Halted By U.S. Order Longshoremen Go Back to Work Under T-H Act NEW YORK (AP)—Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports sprang to life again today after an eight-day strike by 85,000 dock workers. The Longshoremen bowed to federal pressure, applied from the top by President Eisenhower, and went back to work pending further efforts to work out new con tracts with employers. A federal court order issued here Thursday night brought an end to the eight-day walkout that stranded over 200 freighters in harbors along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Judge Irving R. Kaufman, acting under the Taft-Hartley Act at government request, is sued a temporary 10-day restrain er. Union Complies The International Longshore men's Assn. compiled with the order immediately, sending back- to-work telegrams for all its locals A major task was to get an es timated 30 million dollars in per ishable goods out of ships' holds and on the way to buyers. Struck ports handled 81 per cent of the nation's dry cargo shipments. None of the big passenger liners were seriously hampered but thousands of tons of cargo were stranded and rail shipments to the two coasts were canceled to prevent pileups on the docks Kaufman set a hearing for Oct 15 when the court will hear arguments on whether to order an injunction for 70 more days. The Taft-Hartley Act provides for a return-to-work period of up tp 80 days, during which new efforts can be made to reach agreement. Ordered By Ike The U.S. attorney general's office went into court for the injunction Thursday at the direction of President Eisenhower, who had termed the strike a danger to the nation's welfare. A spokesman for the New York Shipping Assn., represenitng waterfront employers from Maine to the Carolinas, said negotiations with the 1LA would resume Oct. 10. The delay, arranged with the longshormen, is designed to allow for a return to full normalcy in port operations before talks start up again. The union has asked a 40-cent hourly wage raise and increased fringe benefits. Wages had averaged $2.80 an hour. Shippers had offered a 30-cent hourly package increase over a three-year period in return for more freedom in using automation in cargo handling. The ILA rejected the automation demand, claiming it would force workers out of jobs. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night except little change extreme northeast. Lows mid 30s .northeast to mid 40s southwest. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday with scattered showers likely northwest spreading overstate and turning colder Saturday night. Highs Saturday 55 to 65. Outlook for Sunday — Colder few remaining showers east portion. FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average below normal Saturday through next Wednesday. Afternoon highs will be mostly in the lower to mid 50s north and from the mid to upper 50s south. Overnight lows will be mostly in the 30s north to the low to mid 40s south. Warmer Saturday, followed by cooler Sunday and Monday. Precipitation will average .50 of an inch to one inch iiv scattered showers Saturday and Sunday. CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy, warmer Friday night, low 38 to 40. Increasing cloudiness and wanner Saturday with occasional showers likely, high 58 to 60. The Weather in Carroll (Dully Temperatures Cuurtuny Iowa Public, Service Company) Yesterday's high 55 Yesterday's low -...- 33 At 7 a.m. today - 30 At 10 a.m. today 42 Weather A Year Ago— On a clear and windy day a year ago, the high temperature was 65, and low, 42. How High? Ordinarily, 50 or 60 feet is high enough to blow corn silage because that's as big as most silos get. However engineers at an Appleton, Wis., tractor company decided to find out just how far up up their high-capacity blower would blow. They erected 102 feet of pipe supported by an 80-foot pole and found that the blower easily lifted corn silage the complete distance. At the rate of a ton each minute, too. British Voters Back "Peace and Plenty 7 Policies Conservatives Win Unprecedented 3rd Term in Landslide LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's Conservative government returned to power today with virtually a doubled majority in the House of Commons. A landslide vote of confidence gave the Conservatives a third term and sent London stock prices soaring. Nearly complete returns this afternoon showed the Conserva lives had taken more than 20 seats from the Labor party in the 630-seat House of Commons. Wave of Prosperity The Macmillan party, the nearest approach in Britain to a free enterprise party, rode a wave of prosperity to victory. Dealers were besieged at the opening of the Stock Exchange by brokers wanting to buy shares in British companies. Shares of steel companies, safe for the time being at least from Labor threats at nationalization, led the parade. A short time later the tabulation of votes put the Conservatives' majority in the House of Commons past the 100 mark. Macmillan's majority in the last house was 53 seats. This count from 580 districts gave the Conservatives 340 seats, the Laborites 235, and the Liberals 5. Returns from 87 per cent of the districts gave the Conservatives 49.7 per cent of the popular vote, about the same as in the 1955 election. Labor Vote Down Labor's popular vote was down to 43.8 per cent from 46.3 in 1955. The Liberals' share of the vote in 1955, 2.7 per cent, was about doubled this time. The popular vote in itself, as in the United States, does not determine the election. The result is on the basis of how many of the 630 districts a party can carry. By COLIN FROST LONDON (AP)—Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's Conservative party returned to power today for a third term. With 388 of the 630 House of Commons seats decided when counting stopped for the night, Conservatives held 205, Laborites 180 and Liberals 3. The Conserva' tives had a net gain of 17 seats, Conservative Victory Welcomed by the West By ROBERT TUCKMAN LONDON (AP)—Western capitals today welcomed the Conservative victory in Britain as reassuring to the Atlantic alliance. Some officials and various newspapers said it spells continuity and stability in British foreign policy at a time when the West will consider talks at the summit with the Communist East. West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was reported pleased with the outcome, which lave Prime Minister Harold Macmillan the "overwhelming authority" he had asked to speak for Britain at the summit. Privately, the Adenauer government is known to be satisfied with defeat of the Laborites, who advocate neutralization of Central Europe including Germany. In divided and Communist-surrounded Berlin, the West Berliners appeared relieved. The right-wing newspaper B-Z commented: "Let's say it right out. The Labor people were to be expected to try to make a deal with Moscow at our expense." In Paris, officials close to French Premier Michel Debre expressed great satisfaction. Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab a Conservative, said the result had confirmed a "continent-wide trend away from socialism." Italian newspapers splashed the results across their front pages. A few headlines reflected editorial opinion. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower sent personal congratulations today to Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan on the sweeping Conservative party victory in the British elections. The White House announced that Eisenhower had sent the message but, as usual with such communications, withheld its contents. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter also expressed pleasure at the result of the election. "The winner is to be congratulated," Herter said as he entered a closed-door meeting of ministers of the five - nation Central Treaty Organization. BREAKS FINGER Marvin Nordby of Manilla, 15, suffered a broken right little finger during a basketball game Thursday afternoon at school. He was brought to St. Anthony Hospital for treatment, and probably will be released today, his attending surgeon said. He was admitted at 2:30 in the afternoon. His parents are 1 Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Nordby of Manilla. the Liberals 1 and the Laborites had lost A net of 18. On this showing the Conservatives would outnumber all other parties by roughly 80 seats when all results are in. In the last Parliament their over-all majority was 53. Some Conservative leaders, and even some Laborites, were talking of a 100-seat majority. Popular Vote In the popular vote, the Conser- vatives so far had taken 8,451,204, or 49.3 per cent; Labor 7,707,733 or 44.9 per cent, and the Liberals, 888,146, or 5.2 per cent. Minor parties accounted for the remainder. The popular vote in the last general election, in 1955, ,went 49.74 per cent for the Conservatives, 46.36 for Labor and 2.70 for the Liberals. Thus the B r t i s h electorate spurned lavish promises of tax cuts and pension increases offered by the socialistic Labor party. Instead they backed the Conservatives' free enterprise policies, their "peace and plenty" platform, and chose Macmillan rather than Labor's Hugh Galtskell to talk for Britain at the summit. The vote gives the Conservatives a mandate to rule for another five years. Their third straight win is a feat without precedent in modern British politics. As i He is not. however, an uncritical leader of the Conservatives, Mac- ally. As he sees it, Britain's role millan continues in office as prime, is to use its long experience in minister after the new Parlia-: world affairs to try to bring the ment meets Oct. 27. Summit Drive Western and Communist blocs together. Once the election dust is settled,! U.S. officials in Washington ob- Macmillan will press on in his drive for a summit conference. viously were relieved by the Conservative re-election. They fore- While seeking an accommoda- saw that Allied policy would move tion with the Soviets, Macmillan i forward without change, rather stands firmly behind the British- j than have to readjust to Laborite American alliance. I ideas. County Holds Taxes Line; Boost Slight Carroll County has held the line on taxes with an increase of only nine one - thousandths of a mill scheduled for the 1959 taxes pay able in 1960, Ed Murphy county auditor, said Friday. Total county taxes in 1959 will be $19.087 per $1,000 of taxable property compared to $19.078 on the 1958 taxes payable in 1959, Murphy said. "An increase of $1, 621,091 in the county's taxable valuations enabled us to hold the millage levy down," the auditor said. Partially Offset That increase, however, was partially offset by an increase in both the soldier's and homestead exemptions. The soldier's exemptions increased $10,249 with $892,838 claimed this year compard to $882,579 a year ago. An increase in the number of home owners throughout the county was reflected in the $201,682 increase in homestead exemptions to $9,067,097 this year compared to $8,865,415 last year. Out of 24 different funds in the county levies, seven are higher than last year and 14 are lower than a year ago. Increases were noted in the following: Korean bonus, .127 compared to .CIO; poor fund, 1.986 compared to 1.775; state institutions, 1.747 compared to .821; Bang's disease, .100 compared to .082; weed fund, .238 compared to none; secondary road fun<J, townships only, .878 compared to none and County Board of Education, .717 compared to .674 a year ago. Cities, Towns Up Cities and towns showed a slight overall increase with $9.658 levied this year compared to $9.543 last year. "Some road levies apply only to township property and city folks do not pay property tax on this. However, they do pay city or town corporation taxes," Murphy said. Funds that are down from a year ago include the soldier's bonus for World War II, general fund, court fund, county mental health, county fair, old age survivor's insurance, employees retirement fund, bounties, county conservation, two secondary road funds, soldier's relief, bovine T.B., emergency fund, road clearing, count assessor and county agricultural extension fund. In the valuation of taxable property, rural real estate leads the way with a valuation of $25,261,365 this year compared to $25,140,884 last year. City and town real estate also was up with a figure Of $13,783,626 to $13,223,568. Personal property valuations also increased. The rural figure this year was $4,265,632 to $3,803,235 while city and towns were up $3,295,472 to $2,853,038. Valuation Down' The railroad valuations were down to $1,173,916 from $1,224,234 last year. The express company was valued at $1,032 compared to $.1,014 a year ago. The telegraph company was down this year to $8,113 from $11,473. Utilities were up slightly in the valuations with a $2,613,617 compared to $2,603,575 last year. Total county valuations this year are $50,373,163 compared to $48, 752,072 a year ago. In the total tax load for cities and towns, which includes county, Taxes See Page 7 Tank Truck Rams Bus, Explodes- Professor Nine Coeds Burn to Death in Crash By RUSSELL H. MULLEN NORTH BRUNSWICK, N. J. who was killed. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was gradu- (AP)—A professor and nine Tren-! ated in 1952 from the University ton State College coeds were burned to death today when a tank truck rammed into a bus taking them home from a theater party in New York. Eleven girls and the truck driver were injured, some of them seriously burned, in the flaming disaster on rainswept Rt. 1. Native of Iowa The bus carried 40 students, a driver and Dr. Ernest Sixta, 40, professor of history at the college, of London where he had been a Fulbright scholar. They were part of a two-bus caravan which was 25 miles from its destination when the bus stopped for a traffic light in the rain and fog. The truck smashed into the back of the bus. Gas Tank Explodes The gas tank at the rear of the bus exploded, probably killing Sixta immediately. He was seated in the rear with his wife. The bus driver said the girls had tumbled out the front door and the rear emergency door which the driver wrested open. Dr. Sixta was graduated from the State University of Iowa in 1950 before he received his Fulbright scholarship. He was president, of the Faculty Assn. of Trenton State. Mrs. Sixta was a member of the theater party but rode the other bus back to the campus. Dr. Sixta also leaves a son, James, 12. The flames spread to the cab of Advised Contestants to Lie, Quiz Chief Says WASHINGTON (AP) — The former producer of the "Tic Tac Dough" television quiz show v testified today he advised about 30 contestants to lie to the New York grand jury investigating rigging of such programs. The testimony came from Howard Felsher, who was fired lasi week by the National Broadcast ing Co. because he would not make an affidavit that contestants had not been given assistance. 75% Rigged Felsher also told the House investigating subcommittee that on the night version of "Tic Tac Best Chance For Peace In Trade: Garst CHICAGO (AP)—Roswell (Bob) Garst, Coon Rapids, Iowa farmer who played host recently to Nikita Khrushchev, told "the International Trade Club here Thursday that the best chance for world peace lies in trade between the U. S. and other countries — including those behind the Iron Curtain. Garst said "my best judgment is that the peace of the world comes through Froeign trade. Think of the things the world needs that we know how to supply. "Americans have generally been poor salesmen," Garst said. "People don't want to be given American goods, they want to buy them, and they need help from this country in showing them how to use our tools and methods." Garst added: "I don't think Khrushchev learned anything while he was here. I think he only confirmed what he had been told...that we are peaceful, not about to col- apse, and are as interested in disarmament as the Russians are." 2 Choices: Injunction, Conference- Cabinet Members Confer on Steel Strike WASHINGTON (AP) - President Eisenhower conferred for an lour on the steel strike with four Cabinet officers today, but the White House refused to say whether a Taft-Hartley back-to-work in- unction was imminent., Press Secretary Jamek C. Hag- LITTLE LIT If you always do the right thing you will at least surprise the ones you can't please. erty told newsmen that Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell had reported on his conference in New York Thursday with President David J. McDonald and other top officers of the 500,000 striking steel workers. Others present today—including Secretary of the Treasury Robert B. Anderson, Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers and Secretary of Commerce Frederick Mueller — also gave Eisenhower reports on the dispute which has halted 87 per cent of the country's basic steel output for 87 days, Hagerty said. "That's all I'm going to say now," Hagerty added. The press secretary refused to state whether anything further could be expected from the White House today on whether—in answer to a reporter's question—the decision on invoking the 80-day coolihg-off injunction machinery of the labor law "now is in the President's hands." The Cabinet group and several others had breakfast with Eisenhower starting about 7:30 a.m., then went to Eisenhower's office for more talk. Besides the Cabinet officers, the group included Hagerty; Chairman Raymond J. Saulnier of the president's Council of Economic Advisers; David Kendall, presidential legal counsel; and Wilton B. Persons, assistant to the President. Eisenhower appeared to have only two open choices — a Taft- Hartley injunction to put the men back to work for a cooling-off and negotiating period, or some such move as asking the strikers and management to meet together at the White House. ' Eisenhower had set down sort of an informal deadline before he left for his California vacation by saying he wanted to see some progress before he returned. He came back Thursday. The strike was still deadlocked. Management and labor weren't talking to each other. But there was no immediate White House action on his return. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell met briefly in New York Thursday with union officials. His only comment was that the union leaders had brought him up to date on the strike situation. Management says it has offered 15 cents per hour gains over the next two years. The union says it wants that much on an annual oasis. Average hourly earnings before the strike began were $3.11. Dough" about 75 per cent of the performances were rigged. Felsher said the large scale rig ging took place after he became producer of the nightime show in April 1958. The percentage of alleged rig ging was developed in questioning by Robert W. Lishman, counse for a House committee investigat ing quiz shows. The big question today was: Felsher acknowledged that he had denied giving help to contestants when he first appeared before the New York grand jury Oct. 27, 1958. He also testified that he had got in touch with some 20 to 30 con testants who had been helped. "I said (to them) as best I remember, that if I would testify I would deny that I had given them questions and answers," Felsher testified. The questioning indicated that Felsher later had gone back before the grand jury and told the truth. He testified that his main motive in denying the charges was to protect contestants from disgrace, but he acknowledged TV See Page 7 Two Admit Quinn Break-in The break-in at the Eddie Quinn clothing store here on Sept. 29 was solved by the alleged confession of wo Illinois youths at Grand Is- .and, Neb., the sheriff's office here earned Friday. James Peterson, 15, and Terry tfcGough, 18, both of Harwood Heights, 111., were apprehended in a stolen car in Grand Island on he same day of the Carroll robbery. The car bore Clinton County, 11., license plates. The suspects had in their possession a tuxedo, Timex watches and golf caddies similar to those stolen from the store here. They admitted the Carroll break-in, authorities at Grand Island told the Jarroll county sheriff's office. The two youths are currently in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Omaha, Neb., and have been charged with viola;ion of the Dyer Act in the transportation of a stolen car over state ines. There has been no word received lere as to the FBI's immediate for disposition of the charges against the two youths, the sher- ff's office said. The robbery here netted $125 in cash plus a quantity of merchandise. Chas. Utter Dies; Former Civic Leader Word was received Friday of the death of Charles H. Utter, 93, of Lyons, N. Y., Thursday morning in a Lyons hospital. Funeral services will be at Lyons Saturday. , Mr. Utter was a former manag er of the Iowa Light, Heat & Pow er Company. Coming to Carroll in 1916, he rented the Anderson build ing on Fifth Street, now occupied by Prenger's Furniture Store; During his employment, the company was reorganized into the Iowa Public Service Company, which he served as district manager. After severing connections with Iowa Public Service, Mr. Utter organized the Consumers Electric Company and served as its president. Headquarters for this company was in the east. The Utter family left Carroll in the early 30's and, after living elsewhere in Iowa for a short :hne, returned to the East. Mr. Utter had been mayor of Lyons, N.Y., until recently. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Jharles (Mabel) McCord Lyons, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Utter died after the family left Carroll. He was a member of three Masonic bodies in Carroll: Cryptic 'ouncil No. 38, Copestone Chapter >o. 78, and Azgad Cornmandery No. 63. Mr. Utter was born Sept. 1866, at Wayne Center, N. Y. i the truck, where driver Roscoe Poe, 54, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was hanging out the door pinned by his ankle. "Don't let me die this way," he screamed at approaching firemen Henry Reilly and Vincent Regan. The firemen worked with wrenches and crowbars to free him. "Thank God you're here. Oh my God, thank God you're here. Help me, save me," he cried over and over. Truck Tank Blows Up Just after Poe was dragged away, the flames reached the huge tank trailer, which held no fuel but was full of fumes. The tank exploded and demolished the truck. The scene of the fiery crash is opposite the farm of the Rutgers University Agriculture College. North Brunswick is 30 miles southwest of New York City. The bus driver, Carmen Nini, 40, of Trenton, said he approached the traffic light at five miles an hour just before 1 a.m. When the truck hit, the impact knocked the bus into the next lane, he said. His gas tank blew up at once. He said the terrified girls jammed up at the front door. He threw them outside, tossing others out as he could reach them. He worjted his way through the flames to the rear emergency door and opened it, just as the truck's cargo tank exploded. The bus burned for two hours. Poe was taken to a hospital in fair condition from burns. Nini suffered burns and shock. Four Critical Eleven students were hospitalized, four in critical condition. Officials of Trenton State arrived Crash See Page 7 3, NO FISH STORY HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) -The Rev. B. L. Williams went fishing, caught no fish, fell out of boat and ost his rod and reel, his glasses and boots, Dale Johnson Heads CC Bureau All officers of the Finance, Util- ties, Transportation, Industrial and Builders Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce were re-elected at he regular meeting Thursday night at the Chamber of Commerce office. Dale Johnson is chairman; L. A. erschau, vice-chairman; Wayne Jarmening, secretary, and Paul rouse, representative on the board of directors. Robert Colvin, district manager of the Chamber of Commerce in he United States, addressed the group. Polio Victim, 6, Shows Improvement Carroll county's first polio patient to be treated in St. Anthony hospital this year was reported improved here Friday morning following removal from the iron lung. The victim is Linda Sue Vonnahme, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Vonnahme, Coon Rapids. She was admitted to the hospital here Sunday night with bulbar type polio. Less Than 1000 Iowa School Districts by 1961 DES MOINES (AP)—The num-1 solidations that eliminated 727 dis- ber of school districts in Iowa will be under 2,000 in the next school tricts. "In view of the current wide- year, the State Department of i spread interest in improving pub- r*». .L i J — T— .. i. L! ; J vi * J •• i i . ... .. . Public Instruction said Friday. And expectations are, the de- iic school education through reorganization," Shultz said, "It seems partment added, that Iowa will j reasonable to assume that voters u~ t LI t nnr\ i i j;_ Will ftnnrnL'o tVin alltmin'jfir\n /-\f *ifr have less than 1,000 school districts two years hence. "Each quarter and year more of our citizens are realizing that a school district must include enough pupils and as broad a tax base as possible if all children are to be provided with an adequate education at a reasonable cost per will approve the elimination of at least 500 more districts per year for each of the next two years. "If this occurs, the state may well have less than 1,000 districts two years hence." Of the 11 reorganizations in July, August and September, total enrollment averages 1,057 pupils, with an average of 260 in high school. The enrollment ranges from 2,500 in the Waverly-Shell Rock pupil," said John Shultz, reorgan ization consultant. There have been 11 school district reorganizations in Iowa since | Community" School""DisIricV to" 400 July 1. They will wipe out 60jj n the Turkey Valley District in small districts on July 1, 1960-the j Fayette County. High schools vary date the reorganizations will takejf rom 119 in the Meriden-Cleghorn effect. I District in Cherokee County to 525 This will reduce the total number of districts in Iowa from the present 2,052 to 1,992. The department said several in Atlantic. Area ranges from 72.7 square miles for the Nevada Community School District to 159 square miles more reorganizations are expect- j for Atlantic. The average is 108.9 ed to be completed in the three- j square miles. Nevada has the low- quarters of the present fiscal j est assessed valuation per pupil- year remaining. ??,2% —and Turkey Valley the In the 12 months ended last highest, $20,000. The average is June 30 there were 102 school con- j $10,090.

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