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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 245 Carroll, Iowa, Saturday, October 17, 1959—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each Evening for 35 Cents Per Week Slngl* Copy Ancient Law Is a Bone of Contention Commissions for County Attorneys Under Fire By DAN PERKES DES MOINES (AP) — A 108- year-old Iowa law which helps some county attorneys supplement (.heir income is becoming a bone of contention to state and local officials. In fact, said Atty. Gen. Norman Erbc this week, it has created an "immoral, improper and rotten state of affairs." The law permits county attorneys in counties of less than 60,(JOO population to collect 10 per cent commission on fines in criminal and other cases they handle in mayor's find justice of the peace courts. Earnings Low To these county attorneys—some oi whom earn as little as $3,200 a year or about $61 a week in regular salary—the law has provided them living wages. The law itself reads: "...Except in counties having a population of 60,000 or over according to the latest federal census, in addition to his regular salary, he (county attorney) shall receive the fees as now allowed to attorneys for suits upon written instruments where judgment is obtained, for all fines collected where he appears for the state, but not otherwise...and attorney fees allowed in criminal cases." Over the years, several attorney general opinions were issued on what constitutes an "appearance." A 1939 opinion said county attorneys are not entitled to the commission unless they make an appearance in the case—either in person, by telephone or in writing, with their name appearing on the court docket. Charges Made The situation came to a boil this week, however, when the former Dallas and Clinton County attorneys and the present Fayette County attorney were accused in state auditor's reports of having collected illegal commissions for cases in which they never appeared. State supervisor of county audits Earl Holloway said the practice of county attorneys collecting fine commissions without any record of court appearances "is pretty general over the state." ' Former Dallas County Attorney Ned Willis, cited for allegedly collecting $857 in fine commissions illegally in 1958, said that when he took office in 1955 he had sent a letter to all Dallas County justices of the peace, requesting that his appearance be entered for any Old Law Sec Page 7 Fire Damages Truck, Furniture Firemen from Breda and Auburn wore called out at 5:15 a.m. Saturday to fight a fire in a moving van on Highway 71, three and a half miles south of Auburn. Considerable damage from fire and, water was reported to the truck and the load of furniture. The furniture was said to belong to five Flint, Mich., families who were moving to California, The fire svas caused by a bearing miming out in a rear wheel, causing the tire to catch fire and ignite the van. Donald Rollings Move into New Home Mr. and Mrs. Donald Roiling moved Friday from an apartment at 911 North Main Street to a new home they have purchased from Gerald Rettunmaier at 1024 Quint Avenue. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Generally fair through Sunday. Colder southeast, warmer northwest Saturday night, lows 25-32. Warmer Sunday, highs lower 50s northeast to 60 southwest. Further outlook—Partly cloudy and mild Monday. CARROLL FORECAST Generally .fair through Sunday. A little colder Saturday night, low around 30. Wanner Sunday, high upper 50s. The Weather Jn Carroll (Dully 'J'cinporutiirttN (Uiiirlfsy Iowa riihllc Survive Company) Yesterday's high 55 Yesterday's low 39 At 7 a.m. today - 26 At 10 a.m. today __. 42 Weather A Year Ago— II was clear a year ago today. Temperatures varied from a high ot 70 to a low of 50. Narrow-Minded- Abstract painter Alcoply (otherwise known as Alfred L. Copley).. displays in London, England, his impression of a sky-scraper. The painting is nine feet tall and one Inch wide. Mrs. Holland Succeeded by Mrs. Eckard Mrs. George Holland, a member of The Daily Times Herald news staff since 1952, has resigned her post as food editor and news writer effective today. She is succeeded by Mrs. Vyrle Eckard who joined the staff two weeks ago. Mrs. Holland has written the popular weekly food interviews that have appeared in the Daily Times Herald and has covered a wide beat including the schools, churches, Farm Bureau and other organizations. She also wrote special features. Mrs. Holland was born in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School and Simpson College, Indianola with a major in journalism. She began her newspaper career on the Carroll Herald and the Indianola Advocate - Tribune. She was employed later by the DCS Moines Daily News and Fairall Advertising Agency in Des Moines. From 1924 to 1946 she was in publicity work in New York City. She and Mr. Holland, an artist, were married in 1924. In 1945 they returned to Carroll to make their home with her mother, Mrs. John Clements. Mrs. Holland is a mem- Mrs. Holland Sec Page 7 Bulletin BONN, Germany .(AP)— Authoritative informants said today President Eisenhower is prepared to meet the government chiefs of Britain, France and West Germany at a conference in Europe around the end of October. Union Offer Studied by Steel Chiefs Proposal Calls for 21-Cent Wage, Benefit Gains NEW YORK (AP* — Steel industry leaders meet today to weigh a compromise union offer to end the 95-day steel strike. They were to gather in a Waldorf Astoria Hotel suite to consider a scaled-down union proposal reported to call for about 21 cents an hour in wage-benefit gains over a two-year period. The leaders, representing 12 major steel companies, were seen leaving the Park Lane Hotel shortly before 10 a. m. They strolled along Park Avenue as though heading for the Waldorf. But they switched their plans and never arrived there. , Acceptance of the offer would end the strike. The industry had the alternatives of rejecting it or offering a counter-proposal. Mitchell Optimistic Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell said in Washington he was optimistic that a settlement could be reached to avoid a Taft- Hartley injunction. Such a court order, unwanted by either the industry or the Steelworkers Union, likely will be sought by the government next week barring a weekend peace pact. "The parties are closer together than they have been since the negotiations started," Mitchell said Friday night. The steel labor dispute has been going on for six months. There were indications that 5 the government, although still wanting to avoid a labor pact that would force an inflationary boost in steel prices, now considers that ending the strike is an equal if not overriding consideration. The industry's negotiators are due to rush back to Washington this afternoon to give Union President David M. McDonald their answer on his latest offer. The reply could take the form of a counter proposal. It was noted that the union's new offer, paring down prior money demands about a third, would do nothing toward meeting the management demand for more freedom in changing work practices to gain economies. The industry probably will want some concession here, even a token one. Anti-inflation Appeal The union proposal of around 10 cents an hour in each of two years was designed to have an anti-inflationary appeal by* concentrating the money exclusively in insurance, pension and other benefits for the first year. The second year's installment would be in a wage hike. Previously McDonald had been holding out for 15 cents per hour for each year of a new contract. Before the strike, steel workers averaged $3.11 an hour. Both sides operated under a 48- hour deadline. They are scheduled to report back Sunday morning at an open hearing before the White House inquiry panel headed by George W. Taylor. 5 Injured in Car, School Bus Crash PERRY (AP) — Five persons, including four school children, were injured Friday in the rear end collision of a car with a Perry school bus four miles north of here. None was reported hurt seriously. There were 12 youngsters on the bus. Hospitalized were Judy Burrell, 10, Charles Yanders, 10, Larry Seeman, 10, Jjmmy Seeman, 7 and the driver of the car, Mrs. Emma Brelsford of Perry. Bad-Guy Spotter- Beatnik novelist-poet Lawrence Lipton, right, demonstrates his "Detector for Undesirable Habitues" to Susajn Durst and Bill Riola in Venice, Calif., West Coast center of bcatdom. Beatnik Lipton cooked up the mad, mad machine to spot, as he says, "bad guys," from subversives to teen-age werewolves. The detector was displayed during a hearing to answer charges that undesirables were sipping espresso in a local coffee house. Russians Want to Buy Helicopters Like Ike's By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP)—A million- dollar Soviet purchase of U. S. helicopters may be the first tangible commercial outcome of Soviet Two More Are Arrested in Burglaries Two more arrests have been made, bringing the total to nine, in a series of recent breakins in Carroll County. Sheriff Al Thorup reported Saturday that Melvin S. Martin, 25, Carroll, and Billy Lee Soil, 18, of near Manilla, have been charged in connection with breakins at the Carroll Sand & Gravel Co., and an automobile in Manning. Martin and Soil are held in the county jail in lieu of $2,000 bonds each. Both were scheduled to be brought before Justice of the Peace W. J. Schmich Saturday. Sheriff Thorup said Martin was charged with taking tools from the sand and gravel firm and also participating with Soil in the burglary of the Manning car. The car belonged to Richard Schrum of Colorado, who had been visiting his mother. Additionally, Martin is charged with having participated with Roger Hollander, 19, Manilla, in the Carroll burglary. Hollander is held in jail here. All the tools in the Carroll break- in and all the clothing and other items taken from Schrum's car have been recovered, the sheriff said. Several juveniles are awaiting court action on other Carroll breakins. Two youths are held in Nebraska by the FBI for another local burglary. Virtually all the loot has been recovered. ACCIDENT PATIENTS Three persons are in St. Anthony Hospital, having been admitted as accident patients. Mrs. Grover C. Grim of Coon Rapids, 69, was admitted at 3 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Oluf W. Olsen of Exira, 47, was admitted at 7:15 this morning. Ronald Swanson of Carroll, 16, was admitted at 10:50 p.m. Friday. Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit with President Eisenhower. Vladimir S. Alkhimov, commercial counselor for the Soviet Embassy, indicated today the Soviets want two and probably three of the choppers which so delighted Khrushchev when Eisenhower took him riding. Khrushchev said he wanted the Eisenhower version—and that is what his purchasing agents are after, even though it's likely to cost a tidy sum. The commercial model of the Sikorsky S58 helicopter Eisenhower uses sells for around $200,000. But with extras added, as in the two craft supplied for presidential llights by the Army and Marine Corps, the cost mounts closer to $400,000. These planes boast such niceties as bullet-proof fuel tanks, air- conditioning, soundproofing and special communications gear. And the Soviets want to match this on the craft for Khrushchev. Ike Lauds Boys And Girls Who Deliver Papers WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower says the nation's 700,000 newspaper boys and girls "strengthen two of our most cherished traditions: the freedom of the American press, and the opportunities of American citizenship." In a statement issued Friday in connection with National Newspaper Week, the President told the newspaper carriers: "With your help, our newspapers are swiftly distributed to ihe homes and working places of our people. With your earnings and experience, you are better able to prepare yourselves for careers of your choice. "I am delighted to wish you well." Great Soldier-Statesman Dies— World Leaders Pay Tribute to Marshall WASHINGTON (AP) - World leaders paid tribute today to Gen. George C. Marshall, who guided America's armed might in World War II and created the postwar Marshall Plan to safeguard free nations against communism. Marshall's death Friday at Walter Reed Army Hospital brought expressions of sorrow and loss from all pvcr the country and many capitals of Europe. The general had suffered a stroke- last Jan. 15 at his winter home in Pinehurst, N.C., and was brought to Walter Reed March 11. Perhaps no man of his time had been called great by so many of his countrymen as George Catlett Marshall. Awpsomc Abilities Three presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Kisrnhower—almost nations of the West with massiva economic aid from America, Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1053. President Eisenhower called rcvorocl his awrsomo abilities as i Marshall's death "a cause for pro- a soldier, statesman and diplo- i found grief throughout the United mat. Stales." He ordered the flag to be Program for Rotary Meet Is Announced Program for an intercity meeting of Carroll County Rotary Clubs here Monday night was announced Saturday by Howard B. Bockhaus, president of the Carroll club. Approximalely 200 Rolarians, Rotary Anns and other guests from Carroll, Manning and Coon Rapids clubs will meet at 7 p.m. in Fellowship hall of First Methodist Church. The dinner will be served by women of the educational department of the church. Dr. Walter Steigleman of the University of Iowa Journalism department, will discuss "America's Real Secret Weapon." Began Career at 15 Dr. Steigleman began his career in journalism at the age of 15 as a reporter on the Harrisburg, Pa. Patriot. At 16 he started a boys' magazine which grew to 12,000 circulation. He worked as a writer and editor on papers at Altoona, Lancaster and Philadelphia, Pa. and Baltimore, Md. He served eight years with the Associated Press in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and New York. He has returned to the University of Iowa after a two-year leave of absence as editor of the Chester, Pa. Times. He has had over 120 articles in 60 magazines, has written over 20 novels and novelettes in "pulps" — three books under his own name and ghosted nine others, including one that sold 100,000 copies. Dr. Westendorf Emcee r. L. B. Westendorf of the Carroll club will be master of ceremonies. The invocation will be given by the Rev. Carl Sinning, pastor of the Manning Presby- :erian church. Group singing will be led by H. L. Hudson of the Carroll club with Roger Hansen at the piano. Barbara Deur, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Deur, will sing 'Napoli," accompanied at the pi- Program See Page 7 He led the Rignnlic war machine ' flown at half staff from all public of the United States as Army j buildings and military installa- chicf of staff throughout World I tions until after Marshall's funer- War II. Then in the evening of his al Tuesday afternoon, life he was recalled to duty as j Simple Rites secretary of slate and again, dur-1 Typically, Marshall had decreed ing the Korean War, as secretary j that his funeral he a simple one. of defense. i It will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel, For his formulation of the Mar-: on the edge of the Arlington Nashall Plan, which bolstered free j tional Cemetery in Virginia. Interment in the cemetery, resting place of soldiers both illustrious and humble, will be private. Eisenhower's statement said in part: "For his unswerving devotion to the safeguarding of the security and freedom of our nation, for his wise counsel and action and driving determination in times of grave danger, we are lastingly in his debt." It was Marshall who recognized the ability of a very junior brig- ndier general named Dwight Eisenhower to a key posl and laler :ent.him on up the ladder to be- •ome supreme Allied commander 'or the European invasion. Until the day Eisenhower became president, Marshall, in his clipped, correct and almost cold manner, addressed him only as 'Eisenhower." Tributes Pour In Other tributes to Marshall soured in from statesmen and Tom his few surviving colleagues of highest rank in World War II. "He was one of the greatest Americans our country has ever produced," said Gen. Omar Bradley. Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz said "He was the architect of the great armies that stemmed the advance of the Germans in Europe and raised the troops that helped us win the war in the Pacific. His postwar services as secretary of defense and secretary of state marked him as a most unusual and able man, capable of carrying on in almost any capacity for his country's good." Dr. Walter Steigleman Mercury at Sibley Drops to 19 Above By the Associated Press Temperatures in northern Iowa dropped as low as an official 19 degrees* at Sibley Saturday morn ing, and readings in the 20s were numerous elsewhere. The lows ranged up to 42 de grees at Burlington, which had not yet felt the effect of the cold front which began dropping temperatures Friday afternoon. Other lows included Spencer 22, Mason City 26, Sioux City 27, and Waterloo 28. Friday's highs dropped to as much as 27 degrees lower than the mild readings of .Thursday. Friday's top readings ranged from 48 at Spencer to 70 at Burlington. Saturday's highs were due to be 'rom around 50 in the northwest to 60 in the southeast. CONDITION CRITICAL Sue Alspach, formerly of Carroll, who has been making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell at Manning, was taken to the Manning Hospital Friday. Mrs. Campbell reports that her condition is critical. Bitter Critic of U.S. Castro Elevates Brother Raul to Cuban Cabinet By ROBERT BERRELLEZ HAVANA (AP) — Strongman Fidel Castro has elevated his 28- year-old brother Raul to the Cuban cabinet. Raul will take over the newly I LITTLE J.IX Important people get virus infections—the rest of us catch cold. created Ministry of Armed Forces. The younger Castro, a bitter critic of the United States, already is commander in chief of the armed forces. The new post will enable him to make many military decisions on his own. There also was speculation that Haul's appointment may be a preliminary step leading to Fjdel's resignation as prime minister to concentrate on his job as president of the National Instilute of Agrarian Reform. There have been unconfirmed reports that the Cuban leader wants to take a more active role in the direction of the agency charged with a vast land distribution program. He has called the program the "cornerstone of the revolution," According to the reports, Min- ister of State Raul Roa would become prime minister. The decree appointing Raul gives him 60 days in which to draft an ".organic law" governing operations of the new ministry. This was interpreted in some quarters as meaning the younger Castro will have more authority in purging the armed forces—particularly the navy. The navy, unlike the other branches, was not subjected to a drastic shakeup after the revolution. It also could mean a revamping of military forces. Raul's elevation is expected to speed up military action against enemies of the revolution. There has been a noticeable increase recently in antigovernmenl activities in the western province of Pinar del Rio. The old Ministry of Defense was! abolished, the decree said, be-! cause it had never functioned properly. Considered almost an important as young Castro's appointment was the selection of outgoing Defense Minister Augusto Martinez to head the Labor Ministry. A combat veteran of the revolution, he succeeds Manuel Fenian- dez Garcia, who resigned. Garcia had been under fire from both labor and management for lacking firmness in dealing with a heavy backlog of labor problems. Raul's appointment and Martinez's transfer to the Labor Ministry are part of a trend by the government to place men with "more dynamic revolutionary spirit" in key positions. Says Russian Missiles Fired N.W. of Hawaii WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Department officials were skeptical today about reports that the Russians have hurled intercontinental range missiles into the Pacific Ocean. But there was no doubt that the Soviets can do so with the ranges of at least 6,000 miles which their missiles possess. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Soviet Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles have been hurled into the! Pacific Ocean northwest of Hawaii, Rep. Overton Brooks (D-La) has reported. Brooks, chairman of the House Space Committee, declined to elaborate or to say how the firings had been detected. Shots into the Pacific northwest of Hawaii would be far beyond the previously known Soviet missile testing range. Previously such firings have i been from a launching site near I the Caspian Sea across the great land mass of Siberia to the northern waters of the Pacific. Brooks made his statements in an interview Friday at Baton Rouge, La. He said the missiles had been fired distances of from 6,000 ,to rf.OOO miles and that the firings had been known to U. S. officials for the past few months. Brooks predicted the United Slates probably will have a man j in space early in 1961 but said the; Soviet Union may accomplish this a year earlier. He said at least a billion dollars will be needed to finance the 1960-61 U. S. space i program, compared with 800 million tin's fiscal year. | Ross Van Scoy Burned Severely AUBURN — Ross Van Scoy, 57, suffered second and third degree burns on his right hand and right side when his clothing caught on fire while burning weeds in a field on the John Hensel farm south of here Friday afternoon. Oil that Van Scoy was using on the weeds flared up and set his clothing on fire and witnesses reported he ran to a water tank in the field to extinguish the flames. An unidentified trucker on Highway 71 saw the mishap and gave the alarm in Auburn. Clifford Bean drove to the scene and transported Van Scoy to the McVay Hospital in Lake City. LONDON (AP)—"Britain owes a monument to George C. Marshall," a London newspaper headline declared today. The words expressed the feelings of millions of Britons who joined the rest of the free world in mourning the death of America's soldier-statesman. "Twice in our lifetime," said he London Daily Mail, "the new world has come to the rescue of the old and each time the instrument of recovery was George C. Marshall." In Paris, French Marshal Alphonse Juin said of Marshall: "He not only was a great soldier Marshall See Page 7 LOSES FINGER LAKE CITY — Larry Stauber, 22, Lake City, lost the first finger on his right hand Friday afternoon while greasing a corn picker on the Dale Awtry farm west of here. He is hospitalized at McVay Hospital here. Maple Grove Church to Note 50th Anniversary RALSTON — Tne 50th Anniversary of the Maple Grove E.U.B. church will be celebrated October 25. The Rev. John Dowd, present superintendent of the Fort Dodge district of the Iowa conference, will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service. Following this service, a basket dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. The anniversary service will be at 2:.'!0 p.m. with the Rev. G. E. MacCanon, former conference superintendent, as guest speaker. The public is invited to attend the services at the church, 44 miles north and L * mile east of Ralston. Mary Garden's Famed Voice Saves Her Life ABKKDKKX. Scotland (AP)— The voice that brought operatic lame to .Mary Garden half a century ago saved her life Friday. Nearly overcome by gas fumes in her home, the'frail, 82-year-old former prima donna raised faint cries for help before collapsing. A gardener tending the flowerbeds of a neighbor, Dorothy Bell, heard her. They found Miss Garden lying almost unconscious just inside her trout door and summoned a doctor. She was reported making a good recovery. Mrs. Bell said that the retired singer, who lives alone, "apparently had turned on the gas cooker istove' and became faint before she could either turn it out or light it. "She must have recovered enough to crawl to the door." | After treating Miss Garden, no- I ted for her temperament, the doctor left, arranging to call back later to find out how she was progressing. When he returned, his knock on the front door went unanswered. He called police, who forced open the door. The doctor ordered Miss Garden i moved to the country home of her i .sister, Mrs. Amy Bower. But she insisted on living by herself even though her housekeeper had just resigned. Miss Garden was born in Aberdeen but her parents moved to the United Sta'es in 11180 when she was 3. She made her operatic uebut in Paris 20 years later, hud j in 1910 began a long career in i Chicago. She retired in IU31 and I returned to Aberdeen.