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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 239 Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, October 10, 1959—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening (or as Cent* Per Week Slngl* Copy Cigarettes Big Source of Revenue Expected to Bring State $12 Mil lion This Year By WILLIAM L. EBERLINE DES MOINES LAP)—If you had a pole fashioned of all the cigar cites lowans smoke in a year, you could stand in Iowa and fish on l:hc moon. In fact, you might have to lop ofl about 27,000 miles of your pole to keep your line from stretching out too far into space. The point of this fish story is that lowans smoked up a storm in the fiscal year that ended last June 30. Major Revenue Source The Stale Tax Commission lists its total revenue from cigarettes for that period at $8,452,601.46. Only $20,153.79 came from such things as permit fees, out-of-state tax, and special assessments. All the rest was the Iowa tax on cigarettes, at 3 cents a pack. That comes to $8,432,447.67. Ncal McCleary, director of the commission's beer and cigarette tax division, estimates the state cigarette tax is going to produce well over 12 million dollars in the current fiscal year. That's not so much because lo- wans are going to fog up the atmosphere with as many more cigarettes as that would indicate. Most of it will come from an extra cent per pack of tax imposed by the 1959 Legislature. That makes the tax now 4 cents a package, instead of 3. However, the same bill that boosted the tax rate also provided that 18-year-olds may now legally buy cigarettes. This may tend to increase cigarette consumption a little, although it mainly was intended to recognize a fact of life. That is, that many young .people under 21 already were buying cigarettes. Increase Seen Be that as it may, the odds are that lowans are going to buy more cigarettes in this fiscal year than in the last one. The trend has been upward since lowans got over the worst of their fright about lung cancer, fostered a few years ago by widespread publicity about research findings that cigarette smoking is a prime suspect as a leading cause. For instance: In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1958, Iowa's cigarette revenue was only $7,603,518.46. The tax rate was the same in fiscal 1957-58 as in 1958-59. Yet the state collected $849,083 more revenue in the last fiscal year than in the previous one. There apparently was a drop in July from that; month a year earlier in the number of cigarettes bought, possibly because of resistance to the new tax. But August and September purchases exceeded those of the same months of 1958. Tax Commission figures show Jowans paid in stale taxes $891,'<(>(> in July as against $854,578 in July, 1958. The August figures (.1959 listed first) wore $90H,056 Cigarettes Sec Page 7 Tools Stolen in Break-in Here A break-in at the Carroll Sand and Gravel Company, located three rind one-half miles east and one mile north of here, on Friday night netted thieves approximately $300 worth of tools, the sheriff's office said. Entrance was gained to the maintenance garage by breaking a hasp ofl a door, Leonard Hinze, deputy sheriff said. Tickling the Ivories- It's a toothy problem that presents itself (o Matt Kelly, head keeper of the zoo in Manchester, England, as he brushes the teeth of Nicholas, the zoo's 22-year-old hippo. The big animal tips the scales at just a teensy bit over two tons. UAW Strike Fund Goal K $46 Million by 1961 By DWIGHT PITKIN ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (AP)— The United Auto Workers Union has set a goal of increasing its strike fund to at least 46 million dollars by 1961. This was agreed upon Friday at a caucus of supporters of Pres- The Weather IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy and much colder Saturday night, lows upper 20s northwest to mid 30s southeast. Sunday partly cloudy and colder, highs in Ihe 40s. Further outlook- Increasing cloudiness and warmer Monday. CAKKOLL FORECAST Partly cloudy and much colder Saturday night, lows 28-30. Partly cloudy and some colder Sunday, highs 42-41). No Reply by VanDorento Bid to Testify By JOHN H. AVERILL WASHINGTON (AP)—Congressmen looking into the rigging of .elevision quiz shows go into an overtime session today with two .)ig questions still hanging fire. They are: 1. Will Charles Van Doreu, the 'irst big jackpot winner on the quiz shows, accept a challenge to explain his role in the scandal- stained "Twenty-One" program? 2. If Van Doren continues to ig- lore a pointed invitation to testi- y, will the House Legislative Oversight subcommittee issue a subpoena commanding his appearance? Van Doren, a one-time Columbia Tniversity English instructor who skyrocketed to fame while winning $129,000 on "Twenty-One," consis- ently has denied any knowledge of the show's being fixed. Suspended By NBC The National Broadcasting Co., vith whom he has a $50,000 a year contract as a TV commentator, Aispended him two days ago, pending a final determination by he House inquiry. Other "Twenty-One" contestants lave testified that the show was ixed. But they did not accuse Van Doren of taking part in the fakery. The subcommittee called Chair- nan John C. Doerfer and other members of the Federal Communications Commission to explain today why they didn't crack clown on the quiz show rigging. The FCC, which regulates the broadcasting industry, has con- TV Probe See Page 7 ident Walter P. Reuther making up a substantial majority of the convention's nearly 3,000 delegates. ' ' They voted to put through' the convention a dues increase of $2.50 a month, which would make basic dues $5.50 a month. Of this, $1.50 would go into the strike fund, which has fallen below 15 million dollars as a result of strike expenditures of more than 10 million this year. Local unions would get $2.25 and the international union $1.75 as their share of the new dues rate from nearly 1,200,000 members. Reuther's caucus also voted to re-elect him and his top officers. The need of strengthening the union's financial position was stressed by Secretary-Treasurer Emil Mazey. "Adopting resolutions is not enough," he said. The UAW last month gave the striking Steelworkers a million dollars and has offered further help. In criticizing President Eisenhower's handling of the steel strike, Reuther said the President "is kidding himself if he thinks an injunction is a substitute for justice." Early Summit Macmillan Goal By DENNIS NELD LONDON (AP)—With a summit conference high on the agenda, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan conferred today with Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd. The talks were the first with his foreign policy chief since Macmillan and his Conservative party won a sweeping victory in Britain's parliamentary elections Thursday. The Prime Minister has set an early summit parley as one of his first post-election tasks. He is expected to communicate quickly with President Eisenhower and President Charles de Gaulle of France on arrangements for a top- level meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Annual 4-H Banquet Set for Nov. 3rd Awards to Be Presented; Dr. Sylwester to Speak The annual 4-H Club banquet will be Tuesday, Nov. 3, at SS. Peter and Paul School auditorium, according to plans made this week and announced by the officers of the boys and girls groups. Dr. E. P. Sylwestcr, an exlen- sion specialist from* Iowa State University, will be speaker. Tickets are available from local 4-H clubs and their leaders. This marks the end of the year's activities, with presentation of awards, including clover pins, project awards and five-year membership certificates. The Rose Valley Ramblers 4-H girls club will arrange table decorations and the Maple River Cyclones 4-H boys' club will serve as a pick-up committee. > Officers School The 4-H club officers agreed to have an officers' school Saturday afternoon, Nov. 21, at the Carroll Public High School. This will be from 12:30 until 4 p.m. Earlier in the day, county officers will meet in the extension office. Quotas for the 4-H girls clubs in the county have been announced by the Farm Bureau office. The present enrollment of 328 girls is expected to be exceeded. October is enrollment month. Included are 23 for the Mount Merry Makers, 27 for the Breda Helping Hands, 21 for the Breda Happy Helpers, 20 for the Wheatland Willing Workers, 24 for the Maple River Top Notchers, 20 for the Grant Jolly Janes. Also 23 for the Glidden True Blues, 20 for the Richland Busy Bees, 8 for the Willey Merry Maids, 20 for the Rose Valley Ramblers; 24 for the Halbur Happy Lassies, 21 for the Manning Clovers, 26 for the Manning Cadets, 15 for the Union Cubs, 14 for the Union Willing Workers and 15 for the Clover Belles. List of Projects Major project this year is home furnishings, with minor projects of poultry, gardens, music and reading. Clubs reaching quota by Nov. 4-H See Page 7 After Ike Invokes T-H Law- Delay of Week or More J In Halting Ste Strike By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON (AP) — With Taft-Hartley law procedures under way to end the 88-day steel strike, a week or more may drift by before the crippling stoppage is halted. President Eisenhower, in invoking the T-H law in the steel dispute late Friday, gave an inquiry board a week to hold hearings and report back to him on the situation. Open Monday The hearings will open here Monday afternoon. The board will hold an organization meeting here Sunday morning. The panel, headed by George W. Taylor, a skilled labor disputes arbitrator and former chairman of the War Labor Board and Wage Stabilization Board, must report before the President can seek an 80-day strike-halting injunction. The reporting deadline of next Friday gives Taylor and his two fellow panel members an oppor- tunity to try to mediate the stale-! just and responsible settlement at mated steel contract fight. The other two panel members are John Perkins, president of the earliest possible time." No Alternative But the President said both the University of Delaware, and: sifif> -s had informed him they saw Paul N. Lehoczky, Ohio State University professor and another veteran arbitrator. Eisenhower expressed profound regret that the industry and slrik- ing stcelworkers had been unable to reach an agreement. He stressed that both have a continuing and grave obligation "to resume negotiations and reach a Four Dead in Lucas Crash LUCAS (AP) — Death claimed four Minneapolis people Friday in a one-car accident a mile south of here on Highway 65. Dead are Mrs. Woodrow Mft* Niel, 23; Minor Greer, 24, \ the owner of the car; Mrs. McNiel's 5-year - old son, Sherman; and Alice Jackson, 15. All except the Jackson girl were killed outright in the accident. Alice died several hours later in a Chariton hospital from bums over 90 per cent of her body. Woodrow McNiel, 3, another son of Mrs. McNiel, and Katherine Jefferson, 19, also of Minneapolis, were hospitalized in good condition. Authorities said the group was en route to Mobile, Ala., when the crash occurred near this south- central Iowa town. A patrolman said it appeared a tire must have blown out while the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle hit an embankment and overturned, trapping all six in the flaming wreckage. Truck Driver in Crash Fatal to 10 Has Long Traffic Violation Record NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP)—Ten traffic violations mark the record of a truck driver who slammed into a bus Friday and turned it into a human bonfire. Roscoe Poe, 54, Brooklyn, N.Y., was pried from the cab of his blazing truck on Rt. 1 here with his leg torn and his body burned. The bodies of nine girls and a history professor, out. of 41 bus passengers returning to Trenton Stale College after a night at a New York theater, were so badly Tin- Weather in Carroll (Daily Ti'iii|M'raliiri'H Coiirlcsy luuu I'ulilir Si-rvlco CJuiupuny) Yesterday's high Yesterday's low At 7 a.m. today At 10 a.m. today Weather A Year Ago- After a high reading of 58 degrees a year ago today, the mercury dropped to 37. Skies were char; and it was windy. 10-10 Sometimes it's a real problem to make a woman's dress both fitting and proper. charred it took eight hours to know who they were. As Poe lay in fair condition in a Middlesex General Hospital bed, authorities went through his record. This is what it showed: Two convictions for speeding in New Jersey, one of them a few miles beyond the disaster scene on the same highway. Five tickets in New York for passing a red light, passing another electric signal, defective truck lighting, not keeping to the right and failing to obey a policeman's directions. Three warnings In Pennsylvania i'or speeding, passing a red light {ind having no rear truck lights. Poe, who faces a mandatory charge of causing death by auto, could not be questioned by police because of his injuries. Despite his past arrests and traffic violations, Poe's license was never revoked under New Jersey's point system because the convictions were more than three years old. In the same hospital as Poe, one of the college coeds remained in critical condition. She is Linda Mollov, 17, West Orange, severely burned. Linda and her companions, singing or sleeping on the moving bus one minute' and tumbling afire into the rain the next, were mourned at the college campus. The parents of the dead, many of whom had told their families the exciting nesvs of an impending New York trip to see the play ' J.B.", made arrangements for burial. Among the dead was Dr. Ernest F. Sixta, 40, a former Fulbright scholar. Sixta had shouted from his rear bus seat beside his wife: "Don't panic." The girls panicked as the loaded bus became an inferno. The driver of another truck behind Poe's during the collision told police Poe was doing 35 miles an hour. The bus was slowing to a stop from five miles an hour at a traffic light installed just three months ago. Record Corn Production Is Estimated DES MOINES (AP) — Official estimates of Iowa's all time record corn crop stood at a new height Saturday—826,812,000 bush els. The new estimate of the Iowa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service is far ahead of the previous record 677,056,000 bushes pro- auced in 1948. Based on Oct. 1 conditions, the latest prediction is some 12 mil lion bushels ahead of the estimate of a month earlier and is 46 per cent more than the 1948-57 average production of 566,066,000 bushels. The 1958 crop came to 669,279,000 bushels. Iowa farmers, unburdened this year with acreage restrictions, have an all time high of 12,159,000 acres of corn to be harvested at an estimated yield of 68 bushels per acre. The reporting service said the estimate was increased because September weather was generally favorable for maturing of corn But it added that wet weather o: the past few weeks has.retarded drying of corn and is delaying the harvest. The service said the first official moisture test of corn this season was to be made Saturday, with results reported about Oct. 20. Adding to the reports of a bountiful corn harvest was an estimate Corn See Page 7 Red China to Continue With Cold War Tactics By NATE POLOWETZKY TOKYO (AP)—Red China gave clear new evidence tonight that— despite the wishes of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev — it has no intention of ending the cold war with the United States. One of Peiping's propaganda mouthpieces, the newspaper Ta Kung Pao, accused Washington of aggressive plans against Communist China and rejected any idea of renouncing the use of force to settle the Formosa dispute. A call for renouncing force or war to solve international disputes was the keynole of the communi- que issued after the Camp David talks between President Eisenhower and Khrushchev late last month. The Ta Kung Pao article charged that U.S. Far Eastern policy was one "of preparing for war and launching aggression, antagonizing China, interfering in its internal affairs and occupying its territory of Taiwan (Formosa)." This has been the theme of high-ranking Red Chinese leaders since the visit to Peiping of the Soviet Premier, who had asked Ihe Mao Tze-tung regime to join him in a campaign to reduce tensions throughout the world. Khrushchev left the Chinese capital last Sunday without any such commitment from Mao. Two Killed In Waterloo Crashes WATERLOO (AP)—Two persons were killed in separate traffic accidents in Waterloo Friday night. Erwin B. Combes, 27, Waterloo was killed in an accident at the junction of Highways 20-57. Officers said Combes was driving north on Highway 20 and tried to turn left on Highway 57, losing control of the car which went into the ditch and hit a telephone pole. He was alone in the car. The oilier traffic victim was Paul Ramsay, 27, Osage, killed in an accident at an Illinois Central Railroad crossing on Highway 20. Police said Ramsay's car struck a bus owned by the Deweese Bus Co. of Oelwein, which had made a normal stop at the crossing. The bus driver, Milton Leaton, 47, Oelwein, suffered minor injuries. Ramsay also was alone in his cur. Work Crew Nabs Suspect in Slayings JERSEYVILLE, 111. (AP) James Palmer, 21-year-old bellhop, sought for questioning in connection with two vicious killings last month and two shootings Fri- Dancers Mark Political Victory Of Rhinoceros SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP)— Samba dancers have gotten into the act in this provincial capital's strange election ruckus over Skin ny-the-rhinoceros polling the most votes. Skinny wasn't around to see the parade of dancers who tied up downtown traffic Friday and sang their victory song to the tune ol bongo drums. The half-ton female rhino hac been sent back to the zoo in Rio de Janeiro in a dispute over her ownership just before the Munici pal election in which she led the ticket with more than 100,000 write-in votes. In the Brazilian Congress, a leftist nationalist deputy charged Skinny was a plot of "foreign trusts that want to demoralize the regime." The press called the surprise support for Skinny—with the help of jesting university students —a protest against corruption. Skinny will never serve. Her election and all the votes cast for tier have been invalidated. Ike, Mexico's President Visit at Mountain Camp WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower and Mexico's President Adolfo Lopez Mateos flew to Eisenhower's Catoctin Mountain retreat today for an overnight visit. They left the White House lawn n Eisenhower's helicopter at 9:33 a.m. Lopez Mateos thus joins a growing list of heads of state Eisen- :iower has entertained at Camp David, on a mountain peak near Ihurmont, Md. Russia's Nikita S. Khrushchev and England's Harold MacMillan preceded him in recent months. The Mexican president will eave Tuesday on a tour that will ;ake him to Chicago, New York, Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Texas. Lopez Mateos is returning a vis- t Eisenhower paid him last February at Acapulco. Mexican and American presidents have been exchanging visits for 50 years. day, was captured by a construction gang today while trying to stage a holdup. Police said Palmer was at the Gorman Construction Co. at 7 a.m. (CDT) this morning when the owner, Lejvis Gorman arrived. He held Gorman at gunpoint until seven employes of the ready-mixed concrete plant arrived for work. Palmer made them lie down on the floor of a closet and then ordered the business manager of the firm, Earnest Pohlman to open the safe. Pohlman opened the safe and Palmer took the money out. Gorman then knocked the rifle from Palmer's hand and the whole group jumped at Palmer and over-powered him. More than 100 officers, using bloodhounds and three airplanes .scoured an area south of Jersey ville until after nightfall Friday but found no trace of him. Palmer, a former St. Louis bell hop, wrecked his car against a bridge abutment early Friday fleeing on foot and leaving hij bride of six weeks, Naomi, 16, in the car. Officers said cars resembling Palmer's were seen near the scene of the slayings of Mrs. Hazel Riley, 22, near Wood River Sept. 17 and Thomas L. Nelson in North St. Louis County five days earlier. Ballistics tests showed both were killed with the same 22 caliber pistol. Firemen's 37th Annual Ball Nov. 3rd The 37th annual Carroll Firemen's ball will be held Tuesday night, November 3, at the Starline Ballroom here, officials of the department announced Saturday. Leo Daeges' orchestra will play 'or the event. Tickets are now on >ale. Proceeds of the dance go in- o the firemen's benefit fund. EASY TO SPELL NOW OKMULBEE, Okla. (AP) — Res- dents on Napoleon Street won city approval to change the name to ledar Lane. They said nobody .•ould ever spell Napoleon correct- y. Find Discrepancy in Loan Assn. Books COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — Di- •ectors of the First Federal Sav- ngs and Loan Assn. of Council Stuffs Saturday continued an investigation into a discrepancy of some $35,000 they say has been bund in the company's books. The directors, in an announce- nent Friday, said the irregularity was disclosed to them in a con- no hope for a settlement. Eisenhower said he had no alternative hut to intervene with the nation's health and welfare thus imperiled. The industry had no immediate comment. But David J. McDonald, Steelworkers Union president, said in Pittsburgh the use of Taft-Hartley procedures "would settle nothing on a permanent jasis." A sampling of striking Steel- vorkers in the Pittsburgh area brought a chorus of protests. Some hinted at a new walkout during the Christmas holidays after an 80-day injunction ran out. It was the second time in a week that Eisenhower had set the T-H procedures into motion to end jig strikes Earlier he did it in the East-Gulf Coast docks strike. The longshoremen now are working under an injunction. The companies have offered what they describe as gains worth 15 cents an hour over two years. The union says the industry offer is actually less, but in any event they want 15 cents hourly gain lor each year of a new contract. This is over twice what the companies have offered. Complicating the impasse is the company demand for more leeway in making work cost economies. The Steelworkers were averaging $3.11 hourly before the strike began. PITTSBURGH (AP)—The steel strike has been going on for near- Steel See Page 7 * Steel Strike at-a-Glance By The Associated Press Developments—President Eisenhower invoked Taft-Hartley law Friday, paving way for court- order to end 88-day-oId steel strike, longest in industry history. Orders three-man fact-finding panel to report back to him by Oct. 16. Union reaction — Steelworkers' President David J. McDonald says his. half-million Steelworkers will comply with federal injunc- lon, if and when it is issued. Many Steelworkers say they are opposed to President's action. Industry reaction—No immediate comment. Idle — A half-million Steelworkers and an estimated 200,000 in illied industries. Nearly 90 per cent of the nation's steelmaking "acilities are closed by strike Wages and production losses- Strikers losing 70 million dollars week in wages. Production osses estimated at 300 million dollars a week. Issues—Union wants 15-cent-an- lour annual wage hike, plus ringe benefits. Industry's offer: 5-cents-per-hour package over icxt two years, contingent on union giving industry more say i over working conditions in mills. Reds Play Stellar Role on United Nations Stage UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (APi|trals. They feel it would onl> —Riding high on the prestige of; touch off bitter East-West debate two moon missiles and Premier! and heighten tensions eased by Nikita Khrushchev's red carpet I the talks between President Eisen- treatment in the United Slates,; hower and Khrushchev, the Soviet Union is playing the j The bitter exchange which star role on the General Assembly erupted between the Soviet Union stage this year. The Soviets have seized the initiative on most East-West questions since Khrushchev told the and the United States Friday night, when the Tibet item was brought up in the Steering Committee, only served to heighten Assembly Sept. 18 of his scheme j the neutl- als' apprehension. The for a world without war. Both the disarmament and outer space issues hinge mainly on plans put forth by the Soviets. ference with private auditors now j Tne initial proposals were couchec j checking the books. The directors said an official of the association has been suspended pending completion of the investigation. The director added that the discrepancy is amply covered by a fidelity bond and insurance. j in such general terms that the West had no choice but to agree with them in principle. To oppose Khrushchev's call for global agreement to scrap all cold war clash between the two big powers was one of the bitterest the U.N. has heard in some time. The Soviet's proposals are under the limelight but they may be in for some rough going before the Assembly session is over. The Soviets left themselves open for Western attack when they told the U.N.'s Political Committee Mrs. Ann Hogedorn Moves to New Home Mrs. Ann Hagedorn moved Wednesday into her newly-built home on Ninth Street betsveen Crawford Street and Simon Avenue, from the residence at 318 West 13th arms and armies would have Friday that they opposed detailod sounded like an argument against ( examination of disarmament c-on- P tiice ' J trols until agreement is reached It would have been equally dif-1 in principle on the Khrushchev j ficult to block the Soviet call for, plan. an international conference of j The Western powers have not scientists to swap experiences in j answered this yet, but the view exploring outer space. The one East-West question on which the Western powers have taken the initiative has threatened to backfire. Street. Her mother, Mrs. Augusta \ The call for an airing of the was expressed privately that the Soviets were still trying to downgrade controls. U.S. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter has made plain that he did not feel the Khrushchev plan placed Vinke, Manning, is spending the, Red China-Tibet situation has; enough emphasis on foolproof in- winter with her. alienated a number of Asian neu-i ternational contro

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