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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 244 Carroll, Iowa, Friday, October 16, 1959—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each •»_ S'ihgl* Evening lot 35 Cent* Per Week Copy Farm Plan / is Outlined By Loveless 'Income Equality' Proposal Told at Indiana Event STRAUGHN, Ind. (AP)—A plan to guarantee farmers an adequate income while allowing commodity prices to seek their own market levels was proposed Friday by Gov. Herschel Loveless of Iowa. He outlined his "income equality" proposal as a sort of economic trial balloon in a speech at the National Corn Picking Contest here. Own Plan • Loveless, who has been named chairman of a Democratic Party National Farm Policy Advisory Committee for next year's political campaign, emphasized that the plan is his own and has not been discussed with the committee. Tn his prepared address Loveless declared the farm policy of the present Republican administration "has pretty clearly demonstrated its failure." He accused the 'administration of lacking leadership to solve agricultural problems. What is needed, he added, is a "new and bold approachV similar to that used by Russian leaders in developing their spectacular advances in science and other fields. "It is shocking," Loveless said, "that many leaders in America have come to view our almost limitless agricultural potential as a near tragedy. "On the contrary, if we have the common sense to use it constructively in a world where uncounted millions listen to the Communist line because their stomachs are forever empty, our ability to feed people is the strongest weapon in the arsenals of the free world." Like Brnnnan Plan The plan Loveless outlined was in some respects similar to the program proposed a few years ago by then Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan. Loveless called for: 1. A system of direct production payments designed to bring the net income of farm families closer to the level of city dwellers. 2. Allowing prices of farm commodities to find their own market levels without attempting to support them at artificially high levels. Loveless said the taxpayer would benefit from this because he would have to pay less'for the food he buys. This would partly offset the cost of the production payments. 3. The government would noi have to buy any commodities to support prices and this would alleviate the present serious storage and warehousing problem. But the governor would stockpile reasonable reserves of food to guard against cases of national emergency or widespread crop failures. 4. The federal government would expand its program of vocational education and institute an industrial expansion program in sub- marginal agricultural areas to en- Loveless See Page 7 WASHINGTON (AP) — The iteelworkers Union today made a jew strike-settlement proposal to he industry. The industry said it .vould be studied. The union proposal was ad- 'anced at the first session of new direct negotiations, undertaken at government prodding. This meeting broke up after an hour and 45 minutes. David J. McDonald, union pres- dent, confirmed at that time re- jorts of a new union proposal. He declined to give its details. The negotiators will meet again at 4:30 p.m. (EOT) Saturday. R. Conrad Cooper, chief indus- ry negotiator, said that mean- Pumpkin Pals Heads and shoulders above other youngsters when H comes to making jack-o'-lanterns, the five Haagensons remind one and all that Halloween is near. The Brodhead, Wis., youngsters are, top to bottom, Eileen, James Jr., Karen, Robert and Edwin. n Drunk Crackdown— Waukon Driver One of First to Lose Permit OELWEIN (AP) — The driver's license of Donald Krueger, 36, of Waukon, was suspended Friday in advance of his preliminary hearing on a charge of drunk driving. High Eastern Star Officers At Program Guests high in the state and national Order of Eastern Star attended a special meeting of Carroll Signet Chapter No. 1, Thursday night at the Masonic temple. Hugh J. Tamisiea, Missouri Valley, patron of the order in the United States, and Mrs. Otis Watson, Waterloo, ana Howard L. Lyon, Avoca, heads of the order in the State of Iowa, were special guests and occupied seats in the East with the Signet Chapter matron and patron. Also present as state officers were Mrs. Julian Walter, Lenox, Grand Adah; Mrs. Lyon, a grand representative; Goldie Brown, grand chapter committee member; Henry Meyers, Manning, vice president of the board of trustees and a past grand patron; Mrs. Wayne O.E.S See Page 7 The Weather IOWA FORECAST Clearing and colder Friday night with frosl or freezing temperatures by Saturday morning. Low Friday night from upper 20s northwest to lower 30s southeast. Mostly fair cooler east continued cool \vcst Saturday. High Saturday upper 40s to upper 50s. Outlook for Sunday—fair and little warmer. FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average 5 to 7 degrees below normal Friday night through next Wednesday. Afternoon highs will be from the lower 50s in the northeast to the lower 60s in the south. Overnight lows svill be from around 30 degrees in the northwest to around' 40 in the southeast. A warming trend is expected SUnday. It will be colder Monday and Tuesday, then warmer again Wednesday. J\o precipitation is expected. CARROLL FORECAST Clearing and colder, freezing temperature Friday night, low 28 to 31. Fair, continued cool Saturday, high in middle 50s. The Weather in Carroll (l)ullv Temperatures Courtesy Iowa 1'ubllc Service Company) Yesterday's high 70 Yesterday's low - 35 At 7 a.m. today - 49 At 10 a.m. today _ 50 Weather A Year Ago- Clear . skies prevailed again a year ago today. Temperatures ranged from a high of 76 to a low of 56. Caucus Picks Slate at Manning (Times Herald News Service) MANNING —A slate of city officers for the coming municipal election was picked at a caucus Thursday night in Manning city hall. Leo Bruck, incumbent, was the only nominee for mayor. Glen Jensen was nominated to replace Herman Frahm who has been a member of the city council for approximately 30 years and is not a candidate for reelection. *Four incumbent councilmen re- nominated were Henry Grelck, Willis Puck, E. B. Zerwas, and Eddie Fischer. Harry Rix, incumbent, was again picked for treasurer and Mayburn Ramsey, incumbent, for park It was one of the first cases in Iowa in which a license was suspended under a newly announced policy of the State Safety Department to crack down on drunk drivers. The department Tuesday announced that licenses of persons arrested for drunk driving would be suspended immediately, prior to trial, when the evidence indi cates there is little doubt that the charge can be substantiated ii court. Krueger was arrested on High way 3 about 6 J /i miles east of Oelwein Thursday night by High way Patrolman Jack Moore. Moore said Krueger's car was weaving back and forth on the highway, crossing the center line and going off on the shoulder. He said Krueger refused to take a blood test. Krueger was arraigned in jus tice of the peace court here Friday and waived to the District Court. Cold Front Holds Readings in Check By The Associated Press A cold front which swept east ward across Iowa Friday helc temperatures in check, and the day's highs were due to be abou 10 degrees lower than the top readings of Thursday. The outlook was for afternooi temperatures from the upper 50s in the northwest to the upper 60s in the southeast. The highs o Thursday were from a balmy 76 at Council Bluffs down to 64 a Dubuque. The cold front was expected to hold temperatures Saturday morn ing to the lower 30s in the nortt and to the lower 40s in the south These figures compare with the lows of Friday of from 43 a Spencer to 55 at Davenport. The Weather Bureau said i should be a little warmer on Sun day. There was no mention of rail in the forecast. CAN THEY READ? MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — Ter mites nearly destroyed some book in the Moultrie Junior High Schoo library. The books dealt with how to get rid of termites. Union Makes Proposal, Industry Studies It- Break Near In Steel Strike time the union proposal would be studied. Seeking Agreement "Both sides," Cooper said, "are endeavoring to reach an agreement to settle this issue by collective bargaining." Although McDonald would not give details, well-placed sources said that the union offer was for a 21-cent per hour package over a two-year contract period. It would provide for increased insurance, pension and supplementary unemployment benefits during the first year of the agreement, according to these reports, and a wage boost in the second year. There were unconfirmed reports that Kaiser Steel Corp. was near agreement with the union to accept this proposal. If so, it would crack the industry's solid front. Pre-strike earnings of steelworkers averaged $3.11 an hour. Edgar F. Kaiser, board chairman of Kaiser Steel, got. out a statement in response to inquiries about those reports. He said his company had no written or verbal (sic) agreement or commitment with the union as to a new contract. Added Benefits Informants said the new union proposal, which it intended to press on all the industry, asked additional fringe benefits but no wage increase in the first year of a two-year pact, and a wage rise in the second year. The new industry - union negotiators, undertaken at government prodding, got. under way at 11 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) in a suite at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel here. Negotiators going into the room han gauntlet of questioning from newsmen. David J. McDonald, president of the Steelworkers Union, declined comment on the various rumors and reports. The chief negotiator for the companies, R. Conrad Cooper of Jury Awards $5,000 In Highway Suit A District Court jury awarded j'. R. McCoy, Carroll, $5,000 in an appeal from a condemnation proceeding brought against the owa State Highway Commission icre Thursday afternoon. An attorney for the plaintiff pointed out that the judgment, under recently passed law, carries nterest at the rate of five per cent from the date of the award which was May 9, 1957. Also under a new law, the state is required to pay all costs and attorney 'ees, he added. The amount of the original condemnation award was $2,108.50, records in the county sheriff's of:ice show. The suit was brought against the state in connection with condemnation of 2.59 acres of land awned Dy Mr. McCoy near Glidden. The land was taken for improvement of Highway 30. The plaintiff contended the market value of the farm was $180,000 prior to the May 9, 1957, condemnation and that the fair and reasonable market value of the land after the condemnation award was $140,000. The appeal asked $40,000 judgment. The case went to the jury at 11:30 a.m. here Thursday and the award was announced at 5:10 p.m by Jerome Rolfes, foreman. Jurors have been excused by Judge F. H. Cooney, Carroll, until Tuesday at 10 a.m. when trial of a $15,450 auto accident damage suit is scheduled to start. The suit was brought by Mrs. Richard Luchtel, Carroll, against Dorothy V. Johnson, Carroll, in connection with an accident Dec. 26, 1957 at the intersection of Sixth and Main streets in Carroll. 3 Candidates For CHS Queen Of Homecoming Candidates to be Homecoming Queen of Carroll High School are Donna Rae Berndt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Berndt; Joan Rruggeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bruggeman, and Jan White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don White. The three girls, all members ol the senior class, were nominated Thursday afternoon by members of the football squad. Final selection will be made by secret ballol by the entire high school student body. Actual announcement of the queen will be made next weekend during the Homecoming festivities Hanover Man, 36, Killed in a Collision ALTA (AP)—Louis Schulke, 36 of Hanover, was killed in a two car collision on a rural road abou 12 miles southwest of here Thurs day night. The driver of the other car Steve Peterson, 16, of Alta, was not injured. State Ruling- Visionary- Dr. Paolo Nistri of Rome, Italy, shows a sketch of his "Cinebox," a machine that would enable jukebox addicts to see as well as hear their favorite singers. The machine uses 16mm sound film instead of records. There will be 40 selections on each Cinebox. Nistri has reportedly signed a contract to have the machine distributed in the United States and Canada. DES MOINES (AP)—Used car warranties and guarantees are insurance and are subject to regulation under state insurance laws, the Iowa attorney general's office ruled Friday. The opinion was written by Asst. Records Set by Methodist Men's Group Both attendance and member ship records were broken at the first dinner meeting of Methodist Men in Fellowship Hall of the Carroll Methodist Church Thursday evening. Ninety-one members and guests attended the meeting at which the guest speaker was Charles Thomas of Coon Rapids who showed pictures of his trip to South Africa three years ago. A membership of 106 to date was reported by Delbert Patrick, president. Guests from Lanesboro were introduced by J. E. Wilson and from Bayard by Edward Kinnick. The Rev. C. Hugo Orf of Des Moines, former minister of the Carroll Methodist Church, also was intro duced and spoke briefly in greeting to his former parishioners. Devotions were led by V. Stuart Perry, and the speaker was introduced by Lee Bratten. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Baker of near Des Moines, left for South Africa ot> December 10, 1956 and returned February 21, 1957. The entire trip had been pre-planned, even to a rented automobile in which the Thomases and Bakers traveled a distance of 10,000 miles through African cities and countryside. Mr. Thomas showed 7 holders of slides taken during the trip many of which were pictures of African kraals and wild animals which are native to the African veldt. He said that the kraals, in which many African natives make their homes, have no windows, chimneys or furniture only a low door for entrance and exit. In commenting on animal pictures, he said that he himself had been an animal lover since a small boy and that he had never shot Men See Page 7 Used Car Warranties, Guarantees 'Insurance' Uty. Gen. Leonard Abels at the •equest of Insurance Commission- :r William Timmons. Used car warranties and guarantees are sold in Iowa and else- vhere through automobile dealers who function as agents, Tim- Battle For Free Press Long, Bitter By BERNARD GAVZER Associated Press Writer Today's newspapers may differ sharply on political issues, domestic problems, international affairs — but there's one area in which most would quickly join hands to fight a common cause. This is when they sense some action that abridges freedom of the press. Newspapers have frequently ex pressed alarm at the manner in which some states and some gov ernment agencies restrict access to information. Reporters have been shut off from what they be lieve is public news by closec doors of government bodies. But when the wall of secrecy is breeched and the news published, at least the editors and publishers can feel safe that they will not be thrown in jail. A newspaper which criticizes the government — whether it be the person of the President or the chairman of a local water board — can do so without fearing reprisals. Such was not the case from almost the moment the first American newspaper, Public Occurrences, was published in Boston in 1690 by Benjamin Harris. The paper was suppressed after one issue, not because of libel, but because of the truth. Harris' report describing Indian allies as "miserable savages" was taken as crit icism of colonial policy. Zenger Significant The most significant milestone on the road to press freedom was reached in the case involving John Peter Zenger, a German immi grant. Publishing the New York Journal, Zenger attacked William Cosby, governor of New York, and subsequently was charged with "scandalous, virulent and seditious reflections upon the government." When the grand jury refused to return a true bill, and the New Press See Page 7 tt Your HewBpaper: Freedom's Textbook. 11 ' -0~ Natlonal Newspaper Week October 15-21 mons said. These warranties and guaran- ees, he said, are issued by several national companies and consti- ule an agreement to pay repair costs or indemnify the owner in case of mechanical failure. Complaints Made Timmons said his decision to request an attorney general's opinion was prompted by an increasing number of complaints of failure ly some companies to make good their warranties and guarantees. "Until now," Timmons said, •'there has been doubt that a used car warranty or guarantee could be considered an insurance contract under Iowa law. "The attorney general's opinion in this matter makes it possible tor the insurance department to regulate the issuing companies as insurance carriers and the car dealers who sell them as agents." Under Iowa law, Timmons said, an insurance company cannot do business in this state unless it meets certain statutory requirements and is granted a license by the insurance commissioner. He said it is the attorney general's conclusion that automobile warranties and guarantees are insurance and should be issued by companies properly qualified as insurers. Requisites Not Met "However, it is evident that none of these companies now operating have met these prerequisites," Timmons said. He said many of the injured parties are entitled to the benefits of the Iowa Unauthorized Insurers Process Act. Timmons said the opinion holds in essence that these companies cannot escape regulation merely by designating their contracts as something other than an insurance policy. Timmons suggested that holders of warranty and guarantee certi- cates who are experiencing difficulty consult their attorneys as to legal remedies. U.S. Steel, said "I don't know of any" when asked for his comment on the reported new union offer. Cooper was accompanied by a three-man team. The others were R. Heath Larry of U.S Steel. John H. Morse of Bethlehem Steel, and H. C. Lumb of Republic Steel. Union negotiators in addition to McDonald were Howard Hague, union vice president; I. W. Abel, secretary-treasurer, and Arthur J. Goldberg, general counsel. POBC for Pictures Before the doors were closed, Cooper and McDonald posed side- by-side on a divan for pictures. Cooper smiled for the cameras but the union chief appeared glum and impatient. "Haven't you got enough now?" he twice asked the cameramen. A classical union maneuver in dealing with several companies is to try to split them. The idea is that if one break* away and gets back into production the other companies cannot afford to hold out. Hence the union undoubtedly was hoping to get Kaiser, or others, to break away from the industry group. Kaiser is one of the 12 big steel companies banded together in bargaining with the union. A breakaway by Kaiser would crack their solid front. The industry was reported striving to keep Kaiser in line to continue resistance to union demands and hold out for a less expensive settlement. There were rumors that several others of the 12 steel companies were also dickering with the union on settlement proposals. Mentioned in these rumors were Jones & Laughlin and Wheeling Steel Co. Couple Killed in Car-Truck Crash VINTON (AP) — A Minneapolis couple was killed early Friday in a headon car-truck collision at the crest of a hill on Highway 218 about nine miles west of here. Killed were Grover A. Dodds, 74, and his wife, Mary, 69. The driver of the truck was John Perino, 26, of Deer Grove, 111. Perino was hospitalized in Vinten but was not believed seriously injured. __^_^________ It was reported the union proposal contemplates that the industry would abandon the work rule changes it has said are necessary to achieve labor economies. Rumors Flying The reports and, rumors of the settlement proposal were flying about as new union-industry negotiations got under way. These were at a hotel here. David J. ; McDonald, president of the Steelworkers Union, entered the hotel room to a chorus of questions from -newsmen about the reported near agreement with Kaiser. McDonald declined comment. The union was. expected to place its new offer, paring down its earlier settlement proposal, before the entire industry in the negotiating session. The 21 cent package deal, reported to be the union's new pro- Steel See Page 7 Statement Issued, Peace Seems Restored— Evy and Brechler in a Jovial Mood After Board Meeting IOWA CIW (AP)—The furore in the University of Iowa athletic department had quieted down Friday and peace seems to be restored between football Coach For- It's amazing how the slowest kid in school can be first one out the door at night. est Evashevski and Athletic Director Paul Brechler. It was nearly an hour after midnight following a SVz-hour meeting of the University Board in Control of Athletics Thursday night before a verdict came in what had been regarded as a tense situation. Statement Aired The board session behind closed doors had been called to air Evashevski's statement of "intolerable working conditions" in the department. Just what that involved remained unclear but the coach and Brechler emerged in jovial mood, posed for pictures and the board issued a brief statement which said; "Any problems which exist in the football situation are not personal. The board inquired concerning the widespread press reference to 'intolerable working conditions.' "Mr. Evashevski declared the words were not intended to cast any reflection on Mr. Brechler or the university generally. In the discussion that followed it was agreed that one or two conditions which Mr. Evashevski regarded as very important might well have prompted use of the term. To Be Corrected "All agreed that these will be corrected) in detail and within the family. "On its part, the board expressed its confidence in both Mr. Brechler and Mr. Evashevski and its pleasure in Mr. Evashevski's announced intention of serving out his contract." The last paragraph referred to Evushevski's terse announcement of Oct. 2 that he would resign at the expiration of his contract in 1963. No official would elaborate on what was said during the S'.z-hour meeting. Evashevski had been with the board for more than two hours from 7:15 p.m. and then Brechler was called in. After the meeting broke up the coach and the athletic director had no comment beyond the board's pronouncement. "That's the statement. That's all I have to say," Evashevski said. "I'm sorry. That's all we can say," said Brechler. Several Drafts It was 12:45 a.m. when the meeting ended. It was reported that several drafts had been made of the statement the board was to hand out. One draft was said to have contained the words "there are no major difficulties which require immediate attention." Other language, not in i final draft, referred to Iong-ran 0 e problems and said matters "can be resolved in good time. . . by thorough, careful and leisurely examination and discussion within the present framework of athletic policy-making after the season is over." Officials were silent on whether there had been discussion of efforts or the lack of them in the athletic department to keep top football players eligible. Iowa lost several prospects on eligibility "rounds this year and backfield star Willie Fleming flunked out last year. Nothing Official There had been reports that scholastic problems figured in the Iowa situation but nothing ever came from an official source. It was also reported that Evashevski had complained about mosquitoes on the practice field and such things as the lack of screens on the dressing room windows but the coach had called these trivial matters. Three Quizzed/ Freed in Slaying At Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS (AP)—Police have questioned and released three persons in connection with the slaying of Frederick Leonard Coste, 47, branch manager for the Family Finance Corp. Coste was stabbed to death here Thursday. His body was found in an interviewing room in the second-story offices of the finance company above a restaurant in the downtown district. The two men who found the body, Thomas McMurrin and Donald McSpadden, were cleared aft- er_Jhey_jwe^re questioned. Police Chief Carl Badger said Friday. Another suspect, whose name was not released, also was questioned and released, Badger said. Use Lie Detector Badger said a lie detector was used in questioning the men. Badger said a representative of the company's Davenport office said $270 was missing according to office accounts. Police were checking customers' names in office files, and indicated they would question persons who had done business with the firm. Coste was believed to have been slain about 10 a.m., two hours before McMurrin and McSpadden went to the office on business. They found the body, with six stab wounds in the chest, in a pool of blood on the floor of the interviewing room. They ran out and summoned Patrolman Donald Hoi- lister. Only Employee The offices are located at the I top of a stairs in a building on j Second Avenue. Coste operated ! the place alone. Police said they learned he formerly had an office girl who worked about a week and quit two weeks ago. Deputy Coroner Percy Harris ! said the slayer apparently used some kind of a long knife with a wide blade. Three of the stab wounds were in a vital part of the chest and one pierced the heart. There also was a bruise on the left eye. Coste lived here with his wife i and 7-year-old daughter. He had | no known enemies, police said.