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October 12, 1959

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

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U.S. Logging in Big Saturn Space Project (Two years «KI> HIP t'nitod State* announced a program to ntilld A supcr-rnckflt, one. thnt would even the score with tlip Russian* In the spare rnre. • AVhnt's happened to project Saturn whllp Soviet rocketeers moved on to npw Sue-nesses? Here's the startling; story.) By BEM PRICE AP Newsfeatures Writer HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP)-Project Saturn, key to the United States' big leap into space, has been barely rocking along on a 40 - hour, keep-down-the-overtime week. If Saturn's progress at Redstone Arsenal here is any test, interviews with its top missilemen indicate the United States seems to be making little extra effort to overtake the Russians in the space race. A decision is expected this week on whether the Saturn project will be transferred to the National Astronautics and Space Agency (NASA), though earlier there had been some indications the space program would be turned over to the Air Force. Under whatever auspices the Saturn development is expected to continue, informed Washington sources say. But the pace so far hardly has been breakneck. Ma.}. Gen. John B. Medaris, commander of the Army Ordnance Missile Command (AOMO here, says: "At present, plans based on the present budget plus vhat appears to be the probable budget for next year do not sup- porl the Saturn program at the speed at which it could be de«£loped. We are not talking billions of dollars, either. We are talking millions." Medaris' command put the nation's first satellite, the 31-pound Explorer I, into orbit Jan. 31. 1958. STATE PER CAPITA TAX LOAD HI 1959 |~~"1 UNDER $60 $«0- $100-$119 THE STATE OF TAXES . . . Americans, no matter in what state they live, are paying over 50 per cent more in state taxes than they did 10 years ago. The national average during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1959, reached an all- time high of $fll.70 per person, compared with about $60 in 1950. Figures for the Individual states (see Newsmap above) ranged from $56 in Nebraska to $150 In Delaware. Forty-three states registered increases during the year while only six showed decreases. Total state tax collections in fiscal 195B was 15.8 billion. When local taxes are included, this figure is doubled. Data from Commerce Clearing House. and thereby regained some of the scientific prestige losj. to the pioneering Russians. Today, as against the Soviet moonshots, the general says the performance could not be repeated. "There is no hardware now in existence in the United States which could put that much weight 'the Russians' 858 pounds) on the moon," he says. Making no bones about the fact that he's boil-sore over what he considers the lag in the nation's space program, Medaris says: "The basic problem is simple. There must be a positive decision. Are we or are we not going to compete with the Russians? If we are, there lias to be a solid. well : financed program. Right now we are straddling the issue." Wernher Von Braun, German born pioneer in military missiles and now director of the Development and Operations Division of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency <ABMA), appeared equally dissatisfied. "We are given almost exactly half of what we asked for to build Saturn," he told this reporter. '•We are losing time and that is one thing we can't buy back." And in relation to the Soviet Union. Von Braun said, "I am convinced that if they stopped today, it would take us one to two years to catch up. ... The big question is, are we going fast enough? 1 am not sure that we are." This fact was gleaned in interviews with Redstone Arsenal sources: Saturn project funds suffered an unannounced cut of nearly 48 per cent this year by the Defense Department — from 135 million dollars to 70 million. The announced objective of Project Saturn was to provide an "efficient and reliable system for lifting multi-ton loads into high orbit around the earth and deep into space" by 1962-3. No scientist or military man interviewed here was willing to predict the United States would meet that schedule. Tlmti Herald, Carroll, la. Monday, Oct. 12, 1959 Mrs. Wm. Newby Entertains Friends (Tim** RefftM »«*» 8«rvte«> WALL LAKE —Mrs. Wm. Newby entertained a few of her former neighbors Monday afternoon in honor of her birthday. The afternoon was spent socially after which lunch was served. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bettin and son of Aurella were Sunday evening guests in the Fred Bettin home. Mrs. Luther Suckow and son, Douglas, went to Center Point Saturday to spend a week with the Rev. and Mrs. William Suckow. Gary Faber left Tuesday for Sioux City where he will attend barber school. Mr. and Mrs. John Geerdes and family of Primghar, Mr. and Mrs. Gerd B. Gerdes and Mrs. Minnie Bielema spent Sunday evening in the Henry Bielema home and helped the twins, Glenda and Brenda celebrate their ninth birthdays. Miss Marie Pfannkuch, Mrs. Emma Schoneboom, Henry Pfannkuch and August Sievert were dinner guests last Friday in the home of Mrs. Johanna Lorenzen at Linn Grove. In the afternoon they went to Cherokee and visited Mrs. August Sievert and Mrs. Hattie Morrow at the Mental Health Institute. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Carpenter, Basset,, .Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yohnke and family, Lake View and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Yohnke were Sunday afternoon and supper guests in the Elmer Ogren home. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter are Mrs Albert Yohnke's parents and have been visiting here since Thursday. Mr. Arthur Sundquist and Mr. Arvid Sundquist, Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vogel and Mrs. Minnie Vogel were Sunday dinner guests in the Henry Stickrod home. Around the Rotunda With Harriton Weber, Iowa Daily Press Assn. Writer DES MOINES—It appears inevi-.and senatorial districts 'The word table that. Iowa is going to lose one gerrymandering is drived from an j of its eight congressmen following ; old New F.ncjland custom of ar-1 i the 1960 federal census. | ranging political districts so the!' 1 Thus the 19R1 session of the Iowa ', party in power will have a hotter | legislature may be of transcending' than even rhanre of keopmg it* , importance. The job of remapping , members in office > Already population project n r a Iowa's congressional districts and: The Democrats have been pick- are looking toward I9<0. They have rdeistricting Iowa's senatorial dis- me; up strength in both the House estimated what the population of tricts could easily fall upon the 50th ;,nd Senate, especially in the last. < the nation will be by states at that general assembly There are sev-' two general elections At one time ! time if the present rate of change oral "ifs"' involved, however. last session there was only a ten continues. Iowa's rate of growth T , , • ,, ' ,• " r i vote margin in the lower chamber f '" estimated at 8 per cent as com- Forernost is the question of whe- , f " |CI| M" "' ", '" v ^ . "-' . ... ., naMnna i av prasp o ,, .. ,,. • , f -11 between the 108 Republicans and pared with trie national average u ther the official census figures will ""vvetn mi, iuo iveyumi<.dii» ami, be ready for the next legislature. Congress will order a reshuffling of 43R congressional seats upon completion of the federal census, cent Experts in this field are not or. Democrats. So, the, decrrling factor in setting both (no congressional and sena- i timj.stic in the least. Some hav tonal districts may rest upon who ' predicted Iowa's population in 1965 taken every 10 years. ! controls both congress and the j 'vould still he under 3 million. Although Iowa was not confront-! Iowa legislature. j Although Iowa has become a ed with the problem of losing any j Then, too there's the question ^ slate characterized by slow popu- congressional seats in 1951, there i of a constitutional convention, i lation growth, this has not always was the question of redistricting j What happens if the people of Iowa been true. The first, century of the Iowa Senate. There is a provi'-ivote in the 10BO general election to: population growth in the Hawkeye pion in the state constitution calling i hold a constitutional convention? state can be divided into two equal for the senate to redistrict itself! Without question the chief topic at; parts. The first half century was accordingly after each federal cen- j such a convention would he reap- j characterized by rapid growth stis. Under the guise of waiting for i portionment of the entire Icgisla- from 192,214 in 1850 to 2,231,853 official figures the question of redistricting the senate was put off until the 1953 legislature, at which ti:r<\ not just, the senate. in 10.00. The second half century time the redistricting was carried release its estimate on the Iowa Perhaps yet, this month the state j was a period of slow growth as department of vital statistics will evidenced by the 1958 estimate of out. Back n 1941 the lawmakers 2,736,388. worked with unofficial figures to residstrict the congressional seats. Historically, Iowa has been redistricted eight times since the original districts were set up in 1847. In 1930 Iowa had 11 representatives in | lion. Some experts on population say that Iowa's population has the house but the number was cut. to nine after the 1930 census and to eight after 1940. If the legislature fails to act after the census figures have been certified by .the secretary of state, the congressmen are has transpired, more than 25,000 elected at large. lowans migrated to other states. It is only natural to assume j This means that Iowa's civilian there will be some gerrymandering i population is somewhere in the in setting both the congressional i neighborhood of 2.756,000. population as of July 1, 1959. The Because of its slow growth, the Iowa civilian population for July | tota | TJ g. population, decreasing i a year ago was 2.73fi,.m There from 3 2 per cent in 1880 to 1.7 were 63,004 births in Iowa last per cent of the U.S. total population year and 27,761 deaths or a net gain j j n jg^o of 45,243. The unknown quantity, of sjnce ' 1900 43 lowa count ies have gained population", 56 have lost. Eighteen of these counties that have lost population are in the southern 2 tiers of counties It has been pointed out many times that the state's so-called rural counties are the ones losing population. course, is what was the net migra- been growing at the rate of about 20,000 people a year. If this pattern held true, and there is no reason to believe a significant change It's not too hard to read between the lines of some people's faces and come up with worry. TO DEPENDABLE <,'' . - .^- 3fa,'!.* The Modern Miracle of the Oil Industry! DEPENDABLE FARM POWER HEATING COOKING REFRIGERATION LPGas CLEANER SAFER CHEAPER LP GAS is your finest choice for every fuel need. Let us show you what we mean. Come in right away! CARROLL GAS COMPANY 624 W. 8th St. - Dial 3612 DISCOUNT Without Premiums! All Business "SB,," Appreciated GATES ZIP GASOLINE 226 W. 5th Lorraine Luloff, Owner-Operator Dial 9128 NO SERVICE TOO BIG . . . 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