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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 243 Carroll, Iowa, Thursday, October 15,1959—Ten Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 14 Cent* Per Week Slngl* Copy May Restore Park- "Rainbow Park," long a leading recreation spot in this area, may soon be restored. A committee, headed by Attorney L. E. .Swanson of Lake City, (shown above drinking some of the cold, sparkling water from an artesian well) lias proposed a program to renovate the riverside section. Below is pictured the concrete "rainbow" bridge, first of its kind in Iowa, that was built in the area many years ago. The once-flourishing park gradually deteriorated through the years and is now little more than a fishing spot. (Times Herald News Service Photos.) Study Redevelopment Of Rainbow Park Area By FANNY HOWELL LAKE CITY — Rainbow Park, about 2'.i: miles south of Lake City in Jackson township, and l'/a miles north of the Carroll County line, received its name from Rainbow bridge which spans the Coon River'just, outside of the park gate. The bridge was built in 1914 when the late J. J. Coady was chairman of the Calhoun County board of supervisors and owner of the 40 acres to the north and west of the bridge including what, has been known for many years as "Rainbow Park." An engineer was engaged to build a new bridge of concrete, and the old bridge was moved north and west across Lake Creek. Unique Bridge The new bridge was unique at that time with its triple pairs of rainbow arches, being the only one of its kind in the state. Coady died in 1916, and Walter Fulkcrson of Lake City bought of the Coady estate, the 12K acres contained within the bend of the Coon River. This was in 1917. The Fulkerson families of Lake City had a big reunion picnic at the place, and sometime during that afternoon the idea of a resort was born. Fulkerson named it Rainbow Park. The resort provided recreation of all kinds. Robert Jolly of Lake City operated a recreation parlor there, a popcorn stand, a merry-go-round and other concessions. Fulkerson himself had a cafe, a dance hall, skating rink, and other amusement stands. In addition, ground to The Weather JOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy, wanner Thursday night, lows in the 40s. Considerable cloudiness Friday, continued mild southeast but colder and windy northwest, highs upper 50s northwest to upper 60s southeast. Further outlook — Partly cloudy and colder Saturday. CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy, warmer Thursday night, low upper 40s. Friday cloudy and colder with moderate to strong northwesterly winds, highs in upper 50s. The Weather la Carroll (l)ullv Ti'iiint'ratures C'ourlesy IOHU I'uhlic Service Company) Yesterday's high 63 Yesterday's low — 34 At 7 a.m. today _..._ 43 At 10 'a.m. today T -....63 Weather A Year Ago— For the second day, the high temperature was 84 degrees a year ago, under clear skies. Fiftysix was the low reading. the north of the park was rented from the Coadys, and there was a fine half-mile race track and baseball diamond. Old-timers say that many exciting horse races were run on the Rainbow track. Resort Closed Sometime later, the park went back into the hands of the Coady estate, and the resort was closed. Buildings were sold and moved away. Glenn McMeekin, moving here from Minnesota, bought the 20 acres north of the park area, where the race track had been, and is still the owner of that parcel. In 1925, members of the I.O.O.F. Park See Page 9 Injured Woman Charged in Crash Charges have been filed by the city police against Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, 52, Carroll, who was injured in an auto accident here Thursday morning. Mrs. Johnson was charged with failure to yield the right of way \vJien the car she was driving was in collision with a car driven by Clifford J. Bell, 62, Carroll, at the intersection of Tenth and Crawford streets about 8:50 a.m. Mrs. Johnson was westbound on Tenth Street and Mr. Bell was southbound on Crawford at the time of the accident, police said. Mrs. Johnson was taken to St. Anthony Hospital for treatment of head injuries suffered in the accident. Death Takes Errol Flynn, Movie Idol Suffers Heart Attack at Friends' Home in Canada VANCOUVER, B.C. (AP) — Errol Flynn, whose real-life adventures often outdid his swashbuckling movie roles, died Wednesday night in an apartment where he had dropped in for a drink. He apparently suffered a heart attack. Dies Laughing "He died laughing," said Mrs. George Caldough, Flynn's hostess during a visit here. "He was having a good time and enjoying himself." The graying, 50-year-old actor was en route to the airport with Mr. and Mrs. Caldough and his 17-year-old protege Beverly Aadland. "We just dropped in to see some friends for a cocktail," Mrs. Cal- dough said. She said Flynn complained of a pain in the back and Dr. Grant Gould, whom they were visiting, took him into another room. Flynn lost consciousness while the doctor was absent from the room for a moment, she said. Dead on Arrival An inhalator crew worked over Flynn for 57 minutes and then he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Miss Aadland, who rode to the hospital in the ambulance, was placed under sedation. "Women," said Flynn on his arrival here six days ago, "well; that speaks for itself. I like young women because they give you a feeling of youth." He came to negotiate for the sale of his $100,000 yacht Zaca. Flynn See Page 9 780 Births At Hospital In Past Year In the year just past, 780 babies have been born in St. Anthony Hospital, about 50 more than the number born during the year before. These figures are noted by Sr. M. Evarist, obstetrical supervisor at the hospital. She also pointed out that in this time, indeed for about three years, no maternal deaths have occurred in the obstetrical department. This is the time of year Sr. Evarist notes these accomplishments, because tomorrow, Oct. 16, is the Feast of St. Gerard, patron saint of mothers. High mass was celebrated last Sunday at 6 o'clock in the hospital chapel on the occasion of the Divine Maternity of Mary, and will be celebrated Friday morning on St. Gerard's Day. The celebrant of the mass is the Rev. Edward Moorman, hospital chaplain, and the masses are for the babies born in the year past, and in the year to come. Navy Balloon Lands Near Grundy Center GRUNDY CENTER (AP) — An unmanned Navy experimental balloon carrying cameras and instruments landed on a farm about 12 miles northwest of here Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. The balloon was launched about 7 a.m. Tuesday, near Rapid City, S. D. Officials accompanying the balloon in a truck and a plane said none of the equipment appeared damaged in the landing. Boy Scout Fund Drive Week of November 9 Preliminary plans are being made for the annual Boy Scout fund raising campaign to be held the week of November 9. The Rev. Ivan C. Bys is again general chairman of the drive. The advance gifts committee consists of G. W. Thomas, John Gron- 10-15 The biggest trouble with political jokes is they sometimse get elected. stal, Max Reed, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Ware, Frank Belter, W. Paul Forney, L. A. Perschau, Dr. N. J. Gradoville, Robert Crete- man, Elmer Stone and James Waters. The committee will contact 100 businesses and individuals prior to the general solicitation drive. Majors for the general drive are E. Dale Johnson, Kenneth Wheeldon, Andy Balk, Frank Tooley, James A. Kanne and Romayne E. Huffman. Each major plans to secure five captains and each captain is expected to line up five team members who will solicit funds for the Boy Scout program from' a selected list of approximately 1,000 individuals and business firms. James Gillett is in charge of arrangements for events to be held in connection with the drive and Robert Klpser is chairman of the prospect list committee. Ike's Chairman Lectures Both Sides- Asks Steel Accord by Sunday WASHINGTON (AP)—The head of President Eisenhower's inquiry panel on the steel strike today urged the industry and union to resume direct negotiations and seek an agreement before Sunday. Both the industry and union seemed to accept the suggestion made by panel Chairman George W. Taylor at the windup of the panel's hearings. But no immediate negotiating arrangements were made. The nation wants a settlement soon of the damaging strike, Taylor lectured both sides. He said that if they are unable (o reach agreement by negotiation, they should consider submitting their differences to arbitration, or a decision by outside neutrals. R. Conrad Cooper, U.S. Steel Corp. executive, and Union President David J. McDonald replied that they preferred negotiations rather than arbitration. 2 Main Blocks Taylor said there are two main road blocks thwarting a settlement. He said these are the work rule changes demanded by the industry, designed to promote operating economy, and tlie matter of wage and benefit increases for the strikers. Newsmen asked McDonald, during a recess in hearings by president Eisenhower's inquiry board, whether there was any basis for optimism as to a settlement. "No," McDonald said. "Everything is status quo." Earlier, as the industry resumed presenting its side of the tanglefl labor dispute, Chairman George W. Taylor of the inquiry panel had told a reporter he was "not without hope" for a settlement that would avert, resort to a Taft- Hartley law injunction. McDonald was asked by reporters whether there was any room for compromise over the industry's demand for more leeway to make changes in local work rules and effect manpower economics. Union Won't Budge Saying the union will never Ask Pact to Insure Peace for Antarctic WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of SJate Christian A. Herter today pledged America's dedication to the principle • that Antarctica should be used for peaceful purposes only — and not become an object of political conflict. U.S. Position Herter set out the U. S. position at the opening of a 12-nation conference aimed at insuring .peace over the vast and still unsettled regions of the South Pole. This country hopes the 12 nations, the Soviet Union included, will agree on a treaty banning military use of the vast subcontinent. The aim is to dedicate it to cooperative scientific undertakings. Agreement on an antarctic treaty, U. S. officials believe, could improve the atmosphere for negotiations on other East-West issues. The proposed inspection system to make sure there are no Antarctic military violators could serve as a pilot system for a future disarmament plan. Scientists Cooperate U. S. and Soviet scientists already have cooperated in the joint Antarctic programs of the International -.. Geophysical. ..Year, which ended last Jan. 1. So did scientists of many other countries. "My government is dedicated to the principle that the continuation of this cooperation should be assured and that Antarctica should be used for peaceful purposes only, should not become an object of political conflict, and should be open for the conduct of scientific investigations," Herter said. President Eisenhower initiated the antarctic treaty project last year with a proposal that all countries directly interested in the south polar region should negotiate in accord to minimize international friction there, assure cooperation, scientific research and exploration, and dedicate the region to peaceful purposes. The 12 nations now meeting here include the Soviet Union along with the United States, Britain and France. American officials are optimistic about the prospects for the meeting's success. The chief reason is that Antarctica is so remote that it does not- involve immediate security interests. Get Back More Than Reported Taken in Bredkin Employees at the Eddie Quinn clothing store here looked at the recovered merchandise taken in a recent break-in and decided the amount might exceed what had been reported missing. "We are trying to figure out how much was stolen because we got back some items we hadn't thought were missing," Bill Kerwin, manager, said. "We are satisfied we got our money's worth in both merchandise and cash," Kerwin said. George Gruber, employe, went to Grand Island, Neb. Wednesday to recover the merchandise and money taken in a Sept. 29 break- in by James Peterson, 15, and Terry McGough, 18, both of Harwood Heights, 111. The two youths were arrested in Grand Island on the day of the break-in and since have been taken in custody by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Omaha, Neb. When Mr. Gruber returned here he had six Timex watches, two tuxedos, nine shirts, a Samsonite luggage case, one set of cuff links, two golf score cards and $150' in cash. At the time of the break-in, the original inventory of missing goods listed an undetermined number of watches, one tuxedo, an undetermined number of shirts and trousers, two sets of cuff links, cwo golf score cards and $150 in cash. Nikita's Visit to U.S. Changes Propaganda Line NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. propaganda chief George V. Allen said today the Communists have changed their line of attack against capitalism because of what Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev discovered on his trip to the United States. Allen, head of the U. S. Information Agency, said the Communists now admit capitalistic production is abundant—but wasteful. In a speech prepared for a meeting of the Public Relations Society of America, Allen said: "I don't know whether Mr. Khrushchev liked what he saw in the United States or not. But in the future, it won't be quite as easy for him to believe some of the nonsense about America projected to the world by his own propaganda mechanism. "Soviet propaganda has held that under American capitalism, the poor were constantly getting poorer. Since the Khrushchev visit this line already has changed." Home Plans Explained to Parents Club Kuemper Parents club heard a detailed explanation of the proposed St. Anthony Home for the Aged at the regular meeting of the group Wednesday night in the school auditorium. The meeting was in charge of the club president, Leo Fitzpatrick, with approximately 250 members present, J. P. Meinhardt, chairman of the home's central committee, traced the plan back of the drive to raise $850,000 to finance the home and told of its origin with a meeting of the sisters and committee of businessmen in the area. Cites Other Projects He told how other homes in the area had been investigated and questioned and of their encouragement of such a home in the Carroll community. The home, he said, would offer older people independence, and yet provide adequate observance and professional care when this was necessary. The proposed home would include a residence and also a convalescent section. Its proximity to the hospital would provide immediate care there, should the need arise. Questions were answered by Mr. Meinhart and Dr. Leo Kuker, who is chairman of. the building fund. Musical Program A musical program was provided by the Kuemper Singing Strings, a string quartet including Ruth Dopheide, William Wiedemeier, Jane Reynolds and Judy Rothmeyer, accompanied at the piano by Mary Walden. Refreshments were served by a committee of parents from Lidderdale and Arcadia. Nobel Medicine Prize Is Awarded to 2 Americans STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP)— Two American scientists were awarded this year's Nobel prize in medicine for pioneer'research into the basic mechanisms of heredity. They are Dr. Severo Ochoa of the New York University college Hospital Auxiliary Meet at Co. Bluffs Mrs. M. L. Collison, councilor of district four of hospital auxiliary women, will attend a district meeting Monday, Oct. 19, at Hotel Chieftan in Council Bluffs. Both Carroll and Crawford counties are in this section. The day-long program for auxiliary members begins with registration of members at 9:30, and includes a talk in mid-morning by Mrs. Dan Figgins, state chairman. Workshops, exhibits and questions, with a tour of a hospital, will take up the afternoon. A joint luncheon of Auxiliary members with administrators and trustees will occur at noon. The education committee of the Iowa Hospital Association will present a forum on "In Quest of Health." Mrs. Collison expects to be accompanied by other representatives ot the St. Anthony Hospital auxiliary. Brush Fire Still Raging Uncontrolled LOS ANGELES (AP)—A foothill brush fire burned to within 100 yards of a group of homes near suburban Altadena today but a massed array of pumper trucks succeeded in checking the flames. Three families were evacuated temporarily. Firemen said the threat to Altadena was more potential than immediate. LOS ANGELES (AP)-Sheriff's officers started evacuating residents in the lower end of Arroyo Seco Canyon as a foothill brush fire today moved toward suburban communities north of Los Angeles The fire — believed caused by a reckless flip of a cigarette — has covered about 3,000 acres of watershed along a 30-mile perimeter. The blaze is about a mile from the town of Altadena, north of Pasadena. This was on the southeastern front of the flames. New Breakthrough On the northern perimeter, the blaze made another major breakthrough as it seared 500 acres of a picnic area known as Oakwilde and raced toward Angeles Crest Highway, a major thoroughfare. Although the winds had subsided in the fire area, prospects for controlling the blaze still were dim. One county fire captain said: It looks like it'll take a couple of days at least. We haven't had much rain at all the last few years and I've never seen the arush so dry. Explodes "This stuff doesn't burn—it explodes." Only a few homes had been damaged since the fire broke out Tuesday along Angeles Crest Highway above the foothill suburb of La Canada. But flames were only a mile or so from other expensive homes today, and a burst of the whismical wind could put them in genuine peril. Families were standing by for a possible evacuation of Briggs Terrace, an area above the community of La Crescenta and about 15 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Several hundred persons, including actor Dennis Morgan, were driven from their homes above La Canada Tuesday night. The $100,000 mansion of con- ractor Guy F. Atkinson was .isted as 50 per cent lost and several other homes were less seriously damaged. Southeast of La Canada, the r ire was headed toward Altedena, bove Pasadena, but homes there were not in immediate danger. TAKEN TO HOSPITAL Charles Loxterkamp was taken to St. Anthony hospital by ambulance as a medical patient. Rev. Jung, Former Glidden Pastor, Dies The Rev. Martin Jung, about 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, at tke home of his daughter, Mrs. Wayne McFadden. 6827 Vantage Street, North Hollywood, Calif., according o word received here Wednesday. Death was caused by a heart at- ack. The Rev. Mr. Jung was a former pastor of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Glidden, and vacancy pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Carroll for one year. Services will be held at -:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the Lutheran Church in North Platte, Neb. Survivors include two stepsons, Eugene Kurth, Grand Junction, and Marvin Kurth, Fort Dodge; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ben Holstein, Carroll, and Mrs. John Thede, Glidden. of medicine and Dr. Arthur Korn- jerg of Stanford University, California. The decision was taken by the Swedish Royal Caroline Institute )f Medicine and Physiology this afternoon. The reward signaled an^ explosive biochemical advance in the rjasic scientific level of heredity. Worth $42,fi06 The prize this year is worth 220,700 Swedish crowns—$42,606. The money comes from trusts set up under the will of Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor of dynamite. The prizes first were awarded in 1901 and are given for chemistry, physics, literature, as well as in ;he field of medicine and physiol- s'y. In addition there is'the Nobel Peace Prize. Americans also won the prize (or medicine last year. They were George Beadle, Edward Tatum and Joshua Lederberg, for their work in genetics. The work of Dr. Ochoa and Dr. Kornberg centered on the chemical structural pattern of heredity notably the key substances o! DNA — DesoxyriboNucleic Acid and RNA—RiboNucleic Acid. The Caroline Institute said in its official citation that the tw American scientists were award ed the prize "for their discoverie of the mechanisms in the biologi cal synthesis of RiboNucleic Acid and DesoxyriboNucleic Acid." Native of Spain Dr. Ochoa, 54, is a native of Luarca, Spain. Kornberg, 41, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Caroline Institute, which gave half the prize to each man, said it was honoring "two of the jest biochemists of the present :ime in their most active age." In reporting findings in 1955, Dr. Ochoa, head of biochemistry at New York University's college Nobel See Page 9 budge in its refusal to accept such changes, McDonald added: It is as it is—period. I've said ny change would be over my ead body. I don't know'how I an make it any stronger than hat." The union chief added that "no- ody is going to have a 'lackwhip over my boys." McDonald said the union has liven up in earlier negotiations many of its original demands for ontract changes. He said it was ime for steel management to sur- ender some claims, too. Taylor's talk of avoiding a Taft- lartley law injunction amounted o saying he thought it possible a ettlement could be reached this weekend. Report Monday The panel is to make a report o Eisenhower on Monday. Once it eports, the way will be cleared or the government to turn to the ourts and ask for an order di- ecting that the 500,000 striking workers go back to work for an :0-day cooling off period. Such orders fire authorized by he Taft-Hartley law. Eisenhower granted the panel an extra three days for its work- moving the deadline, for the board o submit a report to the White louse, from Friday to Monday. The panel conferred separately #ith the industry and union Wednesday night. Taylor was xpected to announce a summary of the strike issues—the areas that reed to be resolved before any agreement can be reached—at the close of formal hearings today. The striking Steelworkers Union Steel See Page 9 $40,000 Appeal Goes to the Jury The $40,000 appeal from a land condemnation proceeding brought )y F. R. McCoy, Carroll, against the Iowa State Highway Commission went to the jury at 11:30 a.m. here Thursday, Alfred J. Klocke, clerk of court, said. The suit was filed in connection with condemnation of 2.59 acres of and adjoining Highway 30 near Glidden. Testimony in the case was concluded Wednesday. Closing statements and Judge F. H. Cooney's nstructions were given Thursday morning. Jurors who are deliberating the case include Dorothy Anthony, rlarry Bruggeman, Leah Davis, Sernice Kenncbeck, Malachy Morissey, Vernon Noelk, Doris Orr, Verna Pomeroy, Ray Pratt and i Jerome Rolf us. j J. R. Byerly )ies;Veteran of Post Office John R. Byerly, 71, a lifelong resident of Carroll County, died about 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Hospital where he had been a patient for the past eight and one-half weeks. Rites Friday Services will be held at the Huffman Funeral Home in Carroll at 2:30 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. C. Hugo Orf, Des Moines, former pastor of the Carroll Methodist Church. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The Elks Memorial Service will be held at the •uneral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Carroll Ceme- :ery. Mr. Byerly was born Oct. 20, 1887, near Dedham, the son of 3. Monroe and Laura Quint Byer- y. For a number of years the fam- ly lived on a farm on the east shore of Swan Lake before mov- ng to Carroll. He attended Caroll High School and Highland Park College, Des Moines. His marriage to Bess Rawhouser took place Nov. 29, 1913, at Denison. He was employed at the Post Office in Carroll for 46 years, re- iring in 1955. Since his retirement, dr. and Mrs. Byerly had spent the vinters at Clearwater, Fla. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Carroll; Signet ,odge No. 264 A.F. & A.M.; Signet Chapter No. 1, Order of Eas- ern Star; and B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 637, Carroll. Survivors Surviving are his wife; a daugh- er, Mrs. Frank A. -<Jewel) Tooey, Carroll; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ward Byerly, Milwaukee, ,Vis; and two sisters Mrs. B. H. Muriel) Riedesel, Sioux City, and Jlrs. R. H. (Pearl) Farnsworth, Fort Wayne, Ind. 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