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Carroll Daily Times Herald Vol. 90—No. 246 Carroll, Iowa, Monday, October 19, 1959—Eight Pages Delivered by Carrier Boy Each *t _, Sin^ln Evening for 35 Cents Per Week Copy Rockefeller Challenges Nixon Lead Heads West- with Statement's On Leading Issues By ROBERT T. GRAY ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, aiming at the Republican presidential nomination, moved openly on to (he national political scene today with a call for sweeping improvements in public health programs. Critical Tesl The 51-year-old governor made 'he first 'of a scries of planned statements on top national issues us he headed for the Midwest in a critical test of his ability to overtake Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the GOP nomination. Nixon holds a commanding lead. Rockefeller is opening an all-out campaign to see if he can catch up. The New York governor, in his first major political venture outside his home state, invades Chicago today for a hectic round of activities designed for maximum publicity and political value. Before flying west, he speaks here 'at the American Public Health Assn. convention, He declared in his prepared speech that there is "compelling need for fresh approaches and new methods in public health practice." His own administration, he said, is already at work mapping fresh approaches to major health problems. These, he said, include ris ing costs of medical care. No Decision Yet The New York governor has in sisted he has not yet decided whether to challenge Nixon for the presidential nomination. But Rockefeller conceded to reporters last week that he would not bo surprised if his sudden appearance on the national scene were interpreted as a sign he is seeking support for the nomination. His plans to tour various parts of the nation also followed a series of reports on public opinion polls indicating that Nixon was the overwhelming choice of Republicans for the nomination. Invites Flying Farmers to Hold Convention Here An invitation to hold their annual state convention in Carroll next spring was extended to the Iowa Flying Farmers over the weekend. The invitation, on behalf of the Agriculture Department of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, was presented at LaPorte City by V. Stuart Perry of Carroll. If the bid is accepted, about 125 flying farmers would be here for a three-clay period. In issuing the invitation, Mr. Perry cited Carroll's exceptional airport facilities. Mr. and Mrs. Perry flew to the meeting at LaPorte City. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Increasing cloudiness Monday night, colder northwest and extreme north, lows 30s northwest to 45 southeast. Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday, high near 50 north to lower OOs extreme south. Further outlook — Wednesday partly cloudy with little temperature change. FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures this week will average near normal with highs in the upper 50s northwest to the lower fiOs southeast. Lows will average from around 34 northwest to 4li southeast. Cool beginning of period, warmer Wednesday or Thursday, turning colder end ol the week. Precipitation occurring late in the week will average .25 to .40 inches. CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday, colder. Low Monday night low 30s. High Tuesday low 50s. i The Weather in Carroll (])ull,v TiMiiponittirntf ('<nirli't>y luwii I'lililic Service* Company) Yesterday's high Yesterday's low ....„ At 7 a.m. today _ At 10 a.m. today 70 .._ 35 4: _ 57 W father A Year Ago— Skies were clear a year ago today, and temperatures ranged 1'ioni a high of 00 to a low of 52 Fact-Finders Report Failure to Settle Dispute- Ike Puts Off Asking Steel Injunction Split-Second Kid- Slapping leather so fast that his six-gun cap-shooter is only a blur is Jackie Smith in Topeka, Kan. The six-year-old was entered In a fast-draw contest. His best time: .59 of a second. 13 Traffic Deaths; Five In One Crash By The Associated Press A two-car crash which claimed the lives of five eastern Iowa men headlined a tragic weekend in which 13 persons died of traffic injuries on Iowa highways. Killed in the crash on the crest of a hill on Highway 64 about one mile west of Sabula were William J. Horsfield, 23, Earl Rollinger, 24, Donald Coohey, 22, and Milton Quinn, 24, all of Cascade, and Ervin Paul Harmsen, 41, who farmed near Sabula. Officers said the Cascade youths' car was traveling at a high rate of speed and was on the wrong side of the road when it struck Harmsen's vehicle. Thrown from Cars Harmsen was alone. He and Horsfield, believed to be the driver of the other vehicle, were thrown from their cars. The other three youths were trapped in the car which burst into flames after the Saturday night collision. Mrs. Elzada Lester of Grinnell died Sunday night in a Grinnell hospital of injuries suffered in a two-car crash four miles east of Grinnell on Highway 6 late Sunday. Three others were injured. The injured are Cliff Wheeler of Grinnell, driver of the car in which Mrs. Lester, his sister-in- law, was riding; and Mr. and Mrs. August Amick of Osceola. Amick was driving the other car. The three were taken to a Grinnell hospital, where Wheeler's condition was described Monday as fair, and the Amicks' conditions as good. Authorities said the Wheeler car pulled 'across the highway into the path of the Amich car. Frederick George Carstens, 31, of Ackley, was killed Sunday when his car struck a bridge abutment on Highway 20 about one mile west of Aplington, in Butler County. Robert Murray, 40, of Madrid, and Michael Peeler, two-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Peeler of West Des Mtines, were killed Saturday in a car-truck collision near Sailer. Donald W. Hatcher, 21, of near New Virginia, was killed Saturday when the car he was driving Traffic Toll .... See Page 7 WASHINGTON tial fact-finders today reported "with sad hearts" their failure to settle the nation's longest steel strike. President Eisenhower, however, put off asking for a court injunction sending the 500,000 steelworkers back to the mills. White House press secretary James C. Hagerly said there is "no time limit" on the President's study of the report of his board of inquiry which tried for a week without success to bring agreement between industry and the United Steelworkers. Little Hope This apparently left time for (AP)—Presiden-1 them to make voluntary moves toward agreement by bargaining. But Eisenhower's three-member fpct-finding board gave little hope for early success in their 37-page report to the While House. "As we submit this report, the parties have failed to reach an agreement and we see no prospects for an early cessation of the strike," the report said. "The board cannot point to any single issue of any consequence whatsoever upon which the parties are in agreement." There was almost universal belief that Eisenhower would be obliged to call on Ally. Gen. William P. Rogers to obtain an in- junction—probably in Pittsburgh U.S. District Court — forcing the steelworkers back to work for at least 80 days while new mediation efforts arc organized. The union's president, David J. McDonald, said the steelworkers will fight the issuance of an injunction all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary. Speaking to reporters after 1 an hour and 15-minule meeting with the union's Executive Board, McDonald said the board unanimously approved the union negotiators' rejection of the latest proposal of the steel industry. McDonald again however, that the made clear, will use every legal resource! Then (hoy met reporters in Hag- available to oppose issuance of a back-to-work court injunction. "But if it is issued we will live up to the law of our country," he added. McDonald described the industry's offer as one of "loaded arbitration" under which the companies could not lose. "It's heads I win tails you lose," he said. The fact-finders headed by Dr. George W. Taylor of Philadelphia spent one hour and 14 minutes in Eisenhower's office with Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell steelworkers' and White House staff members. erty's office. Hagorty said the report, had been discussed fully. "I have no annountrmpnt of any presidential action no%v," he orlclcd. Hagerty said Eisenhower wants to study the report. End of Itoad Taylor told newsmen the hoard reached the end of the mediation road "with vory sari hearts, because we Foci this is an extremely critical .situation." "The parties have a continuing obligation to resolve these issues," Taylor said, after observing that Macmilbn, Ike at Odds Over Summit • By STANLEY MEISLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Differences between the United States and Great Britain over summit policy are bubbling to the surface once again. Although diplomats don't like to talk about it, President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan still don't see eye to eye on the questions of timing and negotiations. A week-long exchange of top- secret, top-level messages has made this evident. Trying to Rush Ike Apparently Macmillan is trying to rush Eisenhower and President Charles de Gaulle of France into a conference with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the earliest possible moment. The British leader's insistence has surprised American officials. They had thought his earlier urgency about a summit conference was only campaign oratory. With the recent election victory in his pocket, they reasoned, he would not pressure so much. But this has not been the case. Officials here are concerned about more than the timing. They think they have detected a willingness on Macmillan's part to soften the Western stand on the Berlin issue. Ike Willing to Wait Informants say that Macmillan would like a summit conference next month, at the latest in December. President Eisenhower reportedly has suggested a meeting in early December but, if De Gaulle requests a delay, would be willing to put it off until next year, probably in February. These differences have made diplomats feel that there must be a Western summit conference in advance of the East-West meeting. There was no confirmation, however, of a Bonn report that Eisenhower had proposed such an advance session for the end of this month. New Cold Front- Due Late Tonight By the Associated Press Another cold front was due to move into northwest Iowa late Monday and overspread the state by Tuesday. Monday's low temperatures ranged from 35 degrees at Cedar Rapids to 44 at Spencer and Council Bluffs. The outlook for Tuesday morning was for readings from the upper 20s in the northwest to the mid-30s in the southeast. Sunday's highs ranged from 60 at Dubuque to 72 at Council Bluffs and Sioux City, and the readings were due to be about the same .Monday afternoon. ' Women Ousted By Fi remen All Hot and Bothered ORELAND, Pa. (AP) — Mary Bunting is all fired up today for her battle with the Oreland Volunteer Fire Co. The company ignited the red-hot feud last June when it fired the Women's Auxiliary, of which Mrs. Bunting was president. The auxiliary, composed of 35 women, recently hired a lawyer and went into Montgomery County Court seeking reinstatement on the grounds they could not be ejected because their 1959 dues had been paid and the action was in violation of their constitution. The case is expected to come up within the next 10 days. "We'll stand up for our rights," Mrs. Bunting declared today. Since June there have been accusations and counter-accusations. The women said a new guard of younger men officers was using "gestapo and dictatorial methods" in running the fire house. The men charged that the women are interfering in the operation of the company. The big thing that really added fuel to the fire was the recent disbanding of the band. The women said it was done for no reason. A company officer said the band was disbanded because members who used to march for nothing began seeking $10 to $15 per en gagement. "Our primary objective is running a fire company and fighting fires. We are not running a music place." Nursing Home Operator Backs St. Anthony Drive Mrs. Leo Spieker, operator of the Spieker Nursing Home in Carroll for the past nine years, went on record this week as welcoming construction of the St. Anthony Home for the Aged. Mrs. Spieker said, "I'm only licensed to care for 10 persons and having to turn away more than 50 requests from applicants last year, the need for facilities such as the proposed St. Anthony Home for the Aged will provide is only too evident. "I can realize what the new home will mean to Carroll and vicinity and I think it would be a wonderful thing and the demand for it would be terrific," she said. "It was necessary last year to transfer two of my people to a hospital which proves how much more practical it would be for a nursing-convalescent home to be connected with, or a part of, a hospital where all kinds of skills and services would be available at all times." The campaign to raise $850,000 is still in its organizational phase with the Endowment Division to be solicited next week. U.S. Considers Ejecting Red Diplomat for Langelle Ouster Court Rules On Issue of Jobless Pay OTTUMWA (AP) — A workman who retires at the age of 65 under a pension plan agreed to by his employer and his union is ineligible for unemployment compensation, District Judge Edward L. Simmons has ruled. The judge handed down the decision in the cases of John Morrell and Co. versus the Iowa Employment Security Commission, Lloyd S. Johnston and Roy Kinman, last Friday. Both cases were tried simultaneously. The two men applied for unemployment compensation after they had been forced to retire from the company. The commission had ruled the two men were entitled to unemployment compensation. Johnston and Kinman are receiving $45 a month in Morrell pensions, apart from social security. Judge Simmons cited a Massachusetts case which said the, union members agree in effect individually, that upon reaching a certain age they will leave their employment, and that in such cases the workers become unemployed because of the contract providing for retirement. "We think the Legislature die not intend that a retired employe could at a time when he is re- eivmg a pension from his employer, and entitled to social security pension, be entitled .to collect unemploy m e n t compensation," Judge Simmons said. District Court attaches here said a case of this kind has never been taken to the Iowa Supreme Court. Decisions from Minnesota and Massachusetts supreme courts and from the Superior Court of California were taken into consideration in the litigation here. Duck Season Prospects Good DES MOINES (AP)-Prospects appear to be .good for the opening of Iowa's abbreviated duck hunting season Tuesday noon. The 50-day season will be 20 days shorter than last year, and the daily bag limit has been cut from four to three. However, Iowa hunters will be able to include one wood duck in the bag this fall. The season was closed on wood duck in Iowa in the 1958 season. Shooting hours will be from sunrise to sunset after opening day during the season which continues through Dec. 8. Good populations of ducks have been reported in the Forney Lake and Riverlon public shooting areas in southwest Iowa. Many ducks were pushed down into Iowa after snow and cold weather moved into the Dakotas earlier this month. Fall rains have filled many ponds and pot holes, and streams are reported in good condition over the state. By JOHN M. HlGIiTOWER WASHINGTON (AP)—The State Department is reported to be considering ejecting a Soviet diplomat from the United States in retaliation for the Soviet Union's ouster of the security chief of the U. S. Embassy at Moscow. The prospect that such a step LITTLE LIX «NEA« Fall is the time of year when you can stop picking on umpires and slart in on the janitors. will actually be taken is at the moment highly uncertain. Sen. John Sherman Cooper (R - Ky> called Sunday for such a move "in the absence.of an apology" from the Kremlin. The uncertainty is due partly to the fact that some officials consider direct retaliation in such cases as an empty gesture. But it is also the result of great puz/le- ment here about what the Soviet move itself was supposed to accomplish. One theory advanced in diplomatic quarters is that the Kremlin wanted to warn the Soviet people to be wary of friendly contacts with Americans in spite of the official policy of the "Spirit oi Camp David" preached by Premier Nikita Khrushchev following his conference with President Eisenhower three weeks ago. ' But this is only a theory and officials here are waiting to see how the Soviets themselves handle the case of 37-year-old Russell A^ Langelle before they make up their minds what the maneuver may mean. Secretary of State Christian A. llerter has declined comment on the incident. The story broke Saturday when the State Department accused the Soviets of seizing Langelle Friday morning and trying by bribery and threats of violence to make him into a spy for the Soviet government. The acting chief of the U. S. Embassy, Edward L. Freers, protested to the Soviet Foreign Of! lice Friday afternoon The acting chief of the American section, S. R. Stringanov — former Soviet Embassy counsellor in yVashington —in reply accused Langelle of spying on the Soviet Union and i orderud him out of the country. Nov. 3 Vote Largely On Personalities, Not Issues By The Associated Press Voters in half a dozen or so Iowa communities go to the polls Tuesday to trim a candidate- crowded field and set the stage for what appears will be a quiet Nov. 3 municipal election day. For the most part, an Associated Press survey indicated Monday, voters in Tuesday's primary elections will have to decide personalities—not issues. In Des Moines, for instance, there are eight candidates for two city council seats; there are five others for municipal court clerk. Chessmen Is Scheduled To Die Friday SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Gov. Edmund G. Brown today refused to grant clemency to Caryl Chessman. Chessman, who has been in death row for 11 years, is scheduled to be executed Friday. The governor made his decision Sunday night before leaving on a trip to Chicago. Brown's statement said the convicted kidnap - robber has not sought executive clemency and, to the contrary, "He has declared that he seeks only vindication. "This I cannot give him. The evidence of his guilt is overwhelming." Brown noted that, at the request of Chessman's attorneys, he conducted a personal, hearing Wednesday. He said: "The record shows a deliberate career of robberies and kidnapings, followed by sexual assaults and acts of perversion accomplished at the point of a loaded gun. "One of his victims, 17 years old at the time, is still hppelessly confined in a state mental hospital. Competent medical authorities are of the opinion that her condition is at least partially the result of the outrages perpetrated upon her." Chessman still has pending before the U.S. Supreme Court a final appeal for a new examination of his trial record. Chessman, now 38, was sentenced in 1948 after being convicted of 17 felonies as the "red light bandit" of Los Angeles lovers lanes. At Ottumwa, six candidates are seeking two council posts, and Council Bluffs voters must pare the council field from, eight to four. Other cities holding primaries are Keokuk, Fort Dodge and Dubuque. Keokuk Headaches The Keokuk primary promises to give voters the biggest headache. Twenty-three candidates are entered for three offices and voters must narrow the list to six. It is the largest field since the depression year of 1932 when 24 aspirants tried for three offices. The real test for Iowa voters comes in November, when they'll have to decide on issues ranging from school bonds to government reform. Even then, some observers say, there will be few municipalities that will have issues expected to spark any heated fights. Perry Controversy One of the exceptions, however, may be Perry, whose elections follow a bitter controversy in which the 1958 council was charged with overspending the budget. In the wake of the feud, which Iowa Atty. Gen. Norman Erbe helped settle, several .of the councilmen resigned. Among those was Mayor Lucien Doran, an uncle of Erbe's wife. Only one slate had filed by Monday for the Perry election, It is headed by retired state auditing supervisor George Templcton, now | serving an interim term as mayor. On Templeton's ticket are two councilmen serving interim appointments — Donald Parker and Robert Harrison. There aLso are vacancies for park board commis- Elections ..... See Page 7 the board feels the differences can be resolved. "This obligation to the country will not be discharged until they can sign an agreement, which is their ciut.y in a democracy such as ours to avoid tho possibility of an imposed decision. "It is--the belief of the board that if we ever come to that 'imposed rlecisions in labor disputes), we won't have the same kind of country." Taylor was referring to recent proposals for stronger government action to sr'tt.Io major disputes through compulsory arbitration and other actions demanded in the last few days by .some members of Congress. The board had striven for a week to combine a last-ditch mediation effort with its fact finding. It got the issues defined — something the parties hari not accomplished since t.he dispute flared in April—and got. each side to make some concessions. Talks Collapse But Sunday night the negotiations collapsed finally. Chairman George W. Taylor of Philadelphia said the collapse was "a breakdown of collective bargaining." Settlement failure, after over live months of steady though fruitless negotiating, left the steel industry and union bitter and accusing each ohter of hull-headedness. The industry said it was resisting union wage-benefit demands that would "force another round of disastrous wage inflation upon the steel industry and the country." The union said the industry was deliberately forcing a "police state" return of 500,000 unwilling workers to their jobs. David J. McDonald, union president, hinted at trouble among workers under an injunction. He complained some steel mill managers are being briefed to spy for slowdowns and report them back to Washington for court punishment under the injunction. Only Temporary Everybody concerned — including Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell — agreed an injunction may get st^el production resumed temporarily but will solve nothing permanently. McDonald grimly pledged a renewed strike should an 80-day injunction reach its prescribed limit. That imposed on the nation the real threat of a new steel strike in early January. Taylor's inquiry board, through public hearings, helped clarify steel strike issues and led to some compromising from both sides. But it was a too little, too late proposition, officials conceded. At the root of the steel dispute are two main issues: 1. The in- Steel See Page 7 I Vandalism, Theft at Arcadia Elevator A breakin at the Arcadia Ele- i vator Company Sunday night resulted in more damage from vandalism than loss from theft, the sheriff's office said Monday. Only one dollar in change was reported missing, but paint, glue and caulking compound w a s spilled all over the elevator com- > pany office, investigating officers • said. In addition, boxes of.22 caliber rifle shells had been broken open and the contents strewn . around the office. I Entrance was gained by prying | open a door, the sheriff's office said. Clyde Farrell Shows Improvement Clyde Farrell of Des Moines, I formerly of Carroll, is reported j ! improving at Iowa Meth8clist Has-; pital whore he was taken several days ago after suffering a heart attack. He is in Room ti07. He is allowed only one family visitor at; ! a time. Mr. Farrell is a retired manager of the Northwestern Bell j Telephone exchange here. J 4 Admitted as Accident Patients Four patients in St. Anthony Hospital were admitted over the weekend as accident victims: two from separate hunting accidents, one the result of falling off a horse, and one the after-effect of a football game. Kenneth R. Cornelius, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen L, Cornelius of north of Glidden, was shot in the hands Saturday afternoon by a .25-caliber gun. His condition is reported as satisfactory. He was reported to have been hunting with a group of boys. Michael P. O'Day of Dunlap, 17, was hit in an eye, while hunting, resulting in a blinding hemorrhage. He had regained some sight Monday and will not require surgery, his physician reported. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs, Hubert M. O'Day. Mrs. Robert D. Asberry of Kx- ira, 22, suffered two fractured vertebrae Sunday afternoon when she fell off a horse. Shu is a patient in St. Anthony Hospital, where she will remain about 10 days. She may expect to be in a cast three months, and in a brace six months after that. Thomas Champion of Carroll, 17, suffered a bruised leg during the football game Friday, although his injury did not show until Saturday. He entered St. Anthony Hospital for observation. Apparently no fracture has occurred, his'physi- cian iiuid Monday morning. Arlo Jochims Heads Amvets Arlo Jochims was elected commander of the Carroll Amvets at their meeting Sunday at the Am- vets hall. Other officers are Vincent Irlbock, first commander; John Collison, second vice - commander; Ernest J. Hermsen, finance officer; L. A. Wederath, judge advocate; Frank Boiler, provost marshal; F. P. Culbertson, adjutant; Leo Mayr, public relations, and M. J. Finegan, service officer. Settle Suit Out of Court A $15,450 auto accident damage suit, scheduled for jury trial here Tuesday, has been settled out of court and petit jurors have been excused subject to call by Judge I 1 '. H. Cooney, Carroll. The damage suit brought by Mrs. Richard Luchtel, Carroll, against Dorothy V. Johnson, Carroll, was settled Monday morning, Vincent F. Powers, attorney for the plaintiff, said. The suit was filed in connection with an accident Dec. 26, 1957 at the intersection of Sixth and Main Streets in Carroll. The amount of settlement was not disclosed. I Model A~Power Plant— Dr. William E. Slump points out the fine details of a scule model atomic power plant to 12-year-old George Gail in Pittsburgh, 1'a. The kit, which will be uu the market well in time to make a buiUling Einstein happy at Christinas, Is a replica of a typical power-generating' station. Inchali'd are reactor, steam generator, transformers, circuit breakers and transmission lines. Shoup is technical director of the Westiiigliouse atomic power division.

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