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Carroll Daily Times Herald . 90—No. 248 Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, October 21, 1959—Fourteen Pages Delivered bf C»rr1et Boy Each Evtning for U Cent* Per Week 81ng)« Copy Landslide Endangers Buildings- Residents of five duplex apartments were evacuated after landslide at the site of a 16-story apartment building excavation in San Francisco. Soil and structural engineers arc conferring on methods to prevent further slides and make the five homes safe and accessible. (NEA Telcphoto) Precedent-Breaking 5-Year Roads Plan Up for Approval AMES (AP) — Approval of a precedent-breaking five-year primary highway construction program heads the agenda of the Iowa Highway Commission Wednesday and Thursday. The commission, holding its first meeting since late September, also was expected to adopt priorities for construction of the new Interstate system of super highways. Major Objectives Both are major objectives of the Democratic-controlled commission fliat took office in July. Uncer- tainty over the availability of federal highway funds has delayed approval of the long range plans previously. The five-year program will supplant a four-year plan prepared at the direction of the Republican- controlled commission that went out of office last June 30. The new primary construction schedule marks two important firsts: 1. It is the first adopted by the commission under a new law requiring preparation of a five-year Three Killed In Collision of Auto, Train GRANGER (AP) — Three men were killed early Wednesday in the grinding crash of their station wagon with a Milwaukee Road freight train at the Highway 141 crossing here. Dead were Richard Lingelbach, 29, of DCS Moines, driver of the car; Donald E. Crannell, 29, of Minburn, and Larry A. Young, 23, of rural Perry. Dallas County Sheriff Evan Burger said it was believed the men were en route to their jobs at the John Deere farm equipment plant at Ankeny north of Des Moines. The sheriff said the station wagon slammed into the eighth car from the engine of the train with such impact that it plowed under the freight car and lacked 18 inches of penetrating to the other side. Lingelbach and Crannell were killed outright. Young died en route to a hospital in Des Moines. No cars on the train were derailed. The Weather IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy, warmer northeast Wednesday night and south- oast half Thursday. Lows Wednesday night 38-45. Highs Thursday 58 northeast to near 70 southwest. Further outlook — Partly cloudy with little temperature change Friday. FIVE-DAY IOWA FORECAST Temperatures will average slightly below normal Thursday through next Monday. Afternoon highs will be from the upper 50s in the northwest to the lower 60s in the southeast. Overnight lows will be from the lower 30s in the northwest to near 40 in the southeast. It will bo cool at the beginning of the period, followed by a slow warming trend until turning cooler Saturday or Sunday. Precipitation will average .20 to .40 of an inch in light rain Saturday or Sunday. CARROLL FORECAST Partly cloudy, a little warmer Wednesday night and Thursday. Low Wednesday night low 40s. fcigh Thursday lower 60s. Dhe Weather in Carroll (l)allv Temperatures Courtesy luwu i'ubllc Service Company) Yesterday's high ._ ........... . ........................... 62 Yesterday's low .......... ........ ........................... 40 At 7 a.m. today .......... _ ...................... . ...... 37 At 10 a.m. today ....... .... ........... . .......... - ..... 45 Weather A Year Ago— Under clear skies, it was windy G year ago today. High temperature for the day was 64; the low, 46. Concessions by China Reported in a Letter to Ike CHICAGO (AP)—The Chicago Sun-Times, in a dispatch from Washington, said today that a letter from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to President Eisenhower "is said to contain a new offer from Red China to the United States." "The charge d'affaires of the Soviet Embassy in Washington, Mikhail Smirnovsky, delivered the Soviet Prime Minister's message to Undersecretary Robert Murphy at the State Department last week," the Sun-Times said. "It is a report on certain aspects of Khrushchev's conversations with Chinese Communist leaders in Peiping. Khrushchev is reported to have written Mr. Eisenhower that Communist China is ready to accept the principle that international problems should be settled by peaceful negotiation and not by force.-This is the formula Mr. Eisenhowej and Khrushchev adopted in their Sept. 27 Camp David communique." The dispatch, by Frederick Kuh, said that according to a version which it has not been possible to corroborate, the Chinese would even extend the no-force principle to the Formosa problem on certain conditions. ACCIDENT PATIENT Roger J. Peters of Odebolt, 16, is an accident patient at St. Anthony Hospital, where he was admitted at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Peters. program. The law also requires that it be brought up to date at least once a year. 2. It will be the first Iowa road construction plan in which highway sufficiency ratings are applied on a statewide basis. Previous commissions have allotted each of the six highway districts a proportionate share of construction work. Sufficiency ratings then \vere applied within each district. Poorest First Commission Chairman Robert Brice said the new policy will mean that the poorest roads in the state will be the first to be rebuilt or modernized. He indicated, however, that the first year of the five-year plan will be devoted to completing projects listed fn the $42,445,700 letting program approved by the previous commission. He said the first emphasis in the Interstate Highway System construction will be on completion of Interstate 80 between Des Moines and Davenport and possibly Interstate 35 from Des Moines to Ames. The Interstate bridge over the Missouri River between Omaha and Council Bluffs will be one of the major 1960 urban jobs, Brice said. There had been some question whether the state could carry out its five-year primary road plan and its 1960 Interstate projects be- Program See Page 12 Want Relocation Plan Changed To Save Sand Pit Area AMES (AP) — A delegation from Denison asked the Iowa Highway Commission Wednesday to, change plans for relocating Highway 30 near Denison to preserve a gravel pit. Allen F. Nash of the Denison Youth Foundation, said the city wants to acquire the sand pit area for development of a city park and camping area. The road, if built according to present plans would result in filling in the gravel pit. Chief Engineer John Butter said the commission, though sympathizing with Denison's problem, can do little except follow the present plan. Injunction Ruling Likely Before Day Ends- Court's Steel Decision Near By JOHN MOODY PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge said today his decision is imminent in a Taft-Hartley injunction case whereby the government is seeking to halt the 99-day steel strike. Judge Herbert P. Sorg said he will announce his decision before the day is out. Judge Sorg made the statement to newsmen during a recess in court proceedings. His decision had been delayed by a three-hour conference among company and union officials over retroactive pay. Union attorneys told the judge that, if the men return to work under an injunction, any economic settlement made in the meantime should be retroactive for the length of the back-to-work order. During the delay, steel company counsel filed a legal brief with the court stating opposition to the union's retroactive ay request. The brief said: "If retroactivity should be ordered, the court would be settling 1 in favor of the union one of the most important terms of collective bargaining." The delay presumably was caused by steel company objections to a union request that a retroactive pay clause be included in any injunction the court might decide to issue. During the delay, company attorneys filed a legal brief stating their objections. They claimed such a clause would put the court in the position of "settling in favor of the union one of the most important terms of collective bargaining." The retroactive pay clause proposed by the union would result in the court specifying that benefits in any settlement reached during the injunction period would be retroactive to the first day the injunction was in force. Even if an injunction is granted an end of the strike could be delayed by an appeal. The court could—but would not have to— stay the injunction while an appeal was acted upon. The government argued Tuesday that lost steel production was threatening the nation's health end safety. The striking United Steelworkers Union said the strike Defector is Arrested by Castro Forces HAVANA (AP) — Havana radio station VOZ said today Prime Minister Fidel Castro's force: have arrested Maj. Hubert Matos his military commander in Cama guey Province. Matos had taken refuge at hi; headquarters in Cama guey, the provincial capital, after two o" Castro's other commanders ac cused him of treason against the Cuban revolution. Castro himself flew from Ha vana to Camaguey for an assault on the headquarters. He paced up and down the main street there while his radios appealed to work ers and farmers to join him in the assault. Matos, who had been one of Castro's most respected field com manders, had resigned as provin cial military commander in pro test, apparently, against the ap pointment of' Castro's brother Raul, 29, as the new minister of the Cuban armed forces. The' ap pointment abolished the Defense Ministry and gave the young man complete control over all the armed forces. A number of Matos' staff mem bers joined him in the protest The group took refuge in the mili tary headquarters of Camaguey province. Flies With Chief Castro flew here with his armj chief, Camillo Cienfuegos, from Havana. Soon afterward the ra dios began their broadcasts of ap peals for popular support in the assault on the headquarters. Matos and several of his supporters were inside the military headquarters but Camaguey friends of the provincial commander said he was unarmed and lad not carried a weapon since sending his resignation to Castro ;wo days ago. They predicted that any assault against the military headquarters would not be opposed. "Leave your fields, mount your horses, and ride into Camaguey to mpport the revolution of Fidel Castro," was the repeated appeal ;o farmers and rnachette-carrying peasants. Factory workers in Camaguey were similarly summoned and .here was a general air of confusion as they poured into the streets. Castro Unarmed Castro himself was unarmed as Cuba See Page 12 Second Victim of Two-Car Crash Dies GRINNELL (AP)—Cliff Wheel- ir, 77, of Grinnell, died at a hospital here Tuesday night of injuries suffered in a two-car crash Sunday which killed his sister-in;aw, Mrs. Elzada Lester, 70, of 1-rinnell. Wheeler was the driver of the :ar in which Mrs. Lester was iding. August Amick of Osceola was the driver of the other ve- icle. Parade Friday Will Be Highlight Of CHS Homecoming Activities Plans for the annual Carroll High School Homecoming, including the traditional pep rallies, parade, and football game, are complete. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, originating at Tenth and Adams and proceeding south to Fifth street, turning east to Main LITTLE 10 The only thing (hat keeps some men from being barefaced liars is their whiskers. street, thence north to the highway, around the court house square, continuing south on Court street to Fourth street. At Fourth and Main the procession wHl halt for judging of floats. A pep meeting has been arranged in front of the theater with Hill Evans as master of ceremonies. Jack Mobley will represent the alumni, and following the presentation of the three queen candidates, the float will be announced. The parade will be headed by the varsity band, followed by a car carrying the queen candidates, the senior float, a car of cheerleaders, the football players, and the junior class float. Two more cars of football players will be followed by the Pep Club float, two more cars of football players, the sophomore class float, more football players, the freshman float, more football players, and the fifth and sixth grade band. Students will gather Thursday night for a snake dance, starting at the school, and winding down to the business district. The football team and the pep band will ride on flatbed trucks, with students following. They will wind up at the school, meet around a bonfire on the grounds south of the grade school and have a pep rally, led by Louise Nockels. Principal feature of the weekend is the Ida Grove-Carroll football I game Friday night, with the halftime devoted to special band maneuvers and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen. Three girls have been selected by members of the football team as candidates: Donna Rae Berndt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Berndt; j Joan Bruggeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bruggeman, and Jan White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don White. Selection of the queen is made by secret ballot Joi the entire hjfih.sch.ool. J Nixon Would Be Tough, Kennedy's Brother Concedes PORTLAND, Maine (AP)—The brother of Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass) says Vice President Richard M. Nixon would give the Democrats a real tussle if the Republicans nominate him for president. Edward Kennedy, 27, a Boston lawyer, told a "Dollars for Democrats" dinner Tuesday that "Nixon's stoning in South America, his quarrel with Khrushchev in Russia, and his trip to Africa have all helped to build up his following." "Nixon also has a very close relationship with all members of the Republican National Committee. He knows most by their first names. He is formidable opposition," he said. Kennedy was in Maine to sound out support for his brother, should he announce for the Democratic nomination for president. Chessman Given Stay by High Court WASHINGTON (AP)—The Su preme Court today granted a stay of execution for Caryl Chessman under sentence to die Friday in California's gas chamber. The stay was granted to permit the convict-author to file a new appeal. The appeal must be filed by Nov. 3. Counsel for Chessman had asked Justice Douglas to grant a stay, but Douglas referred the request to the full court. In granting the stay, the court noted that Chief Justice Warren had disqualified himself from the case. Warren is a former governor of California. The decision to grant a stay thus was made by eight justices. After the filing of a new appeal on behalf of Chessman, the State of California may file a reply in opposition to further Supreme Court consideration of the case. The eight justices then will decide in closed conference whether they will grant a hearing on the new appeal. A refusal to do so would mean that Chessman's conviction with the penalty would stand. Announcement of the court's action as contained in an order which was distributed to newsmen by the tribunal's public relations officer, B. E. Whittington. Industrial Unit Renames 3 Directors Three directors of the Carroll Industrial Corporation were reelected at an annual meeting at :he Burke Motor Inn Tuesday night. They are J. P. Meinhardt, Dr. Paul D. Anneberg and H. C. Schogren. The directors plan to call a noon meeting within the next two weeks o vote on officers, Mr. Schogren said. Directors devoted a good share of their time to discussion of the lossibility of acquiring a building 'or industrial purposes. "We lack a building suitable to attract industry in Carroll," Mr. schogren said. "Although we have a fine, well-located and improved ndustrial tract, that is not enough, t seems. A good many inquiries rom industrial people indicate nany of them are interested in a building." Ike, Advisors Meet- Brucker Hints Fate of Missile Agency Settled BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP)— A Pentagon source said Wednesday the Army Ballistic Missile Agency is to be transferred to Butter Quits; Clauson Gets Highway Post AMES (AP)—John Butter, chief engineer of the State Highway Commission since 1954, Wednesday asked to be relieved from that position effective next Jan. control of the civilian- run National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The source, who declined to be identified at this time, said a formal announcement of the transfer probably would be forthcoming later in the day. By BEM PRICE WASHINGTON (AP)-Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker hinted today that the fate of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, deeply involved in the space race with the Soviet Union, was settled at a White House conference today. 31. Butter told the commission that at the time he was promoted to chief engineer he had said he wanted to retire at the age of 65. Butter will be 65 next Jan. 3. Accepts With Regret On motion of Commissioner Jo Stong, the commission acceptec the resignation "with regret" Stong also moved that Butter be retained as a consultant engineer to the commission. The commission named L. M. Clauson, deputy chief engineer, to succeed Butter. Robert Tutton, who has been assistant deputy chief, was promoted to deputy chief engineer. Butter has been with the commission since Oct. 1, 1919. His yearly salary as chief engineer is $18,300. In announcing his resignation, 3utter reminded the commission hat he has six weeks of vacation time due him, and said he would like to take the six weeks starting Feb. 1. Many of the commissioners expressed regret at Butter's decision ;o resign. Commissioner William H. Nicholas said "losing Butter is like cutting the limbs off a tree." Recommends Clauson Butter strongly recommended Ilauson as his successor, saying Ilauson has been "a very loyal employe. I don't know of any man n the highway field better acquainted and more respected than Slim Clauson." He added that at least two other states and two private organizations have tried to hire Clauson away from the Iowa Highway Jommission at more money than he is receiving. Butter said Tutton was an out- tanding district engineer at Cedar Rapids before he was trans- erred to Ames as assistant deputy chief engineer. He said Tutton would be a good man in Clausen's old job. Clausen's salary has been $15,000 a year. The commission made j no immediate decision on what | has come down that its funds have i been cut from 135 million dollars to 70 million. Maj. Gen. John B. Space See Page 12 Brucker was a " late—and not previously announced — partici pant in a meeting between Presi dent Eisenhower and his top space advisers. The session was set up to solve the problem of how t push the United States into strong er comptition with the Soviets i: the outer reaches. Emerging from the talks some time after the others had left Brucker was asked if there hac been a decision on the missile agency and its crack team ol space experts headed by Wernher von Braun. He first replied that was a matter in the province of the Presi- dnt. Asked if that meant there had >en no decision, Brucker answered: "I didn't say that." Statement Likely Soon About the same time the White louse said Eisenhower probably ,vill make a statement about the meeting after he arrives in Au- usta, Ga. The President left di- •ectly after his space conference or a five-day golfing vacation. Specific questions before the Vhite House conferees included he disposition of the agency and specifically what to do about the Huntsville, Ala., project for development of the Saturn booster, a uige cluster of eight rockets with .Vz million pounds of thrust. That is half again as much hrust as anything the Soviet Unon is known to have and would hurl bigger payloads farther into pace. But the Pentagon does not need hat much push for military rock- ts, and has been pulling back on supporting the program. Talk of Shift There has been talk that Saturn upport might be shifted to the ;ivilian National Aeronautics and space Administration, and NASA at one time made a direct bid for the whole Huntsville operation. The Saturn program has been suffering from malnutrition. Word was creating hardships but was not endangering the national economy. Under Advisement U.S. District Judge Herbert P. Sorg took the case under advisement after listening to arguments by both sides for nearly three hours. President Eisenhower ordered the Justice Department o seek the injunction. The Steelworkers Union and 96 teel companies were named de- endants in the case. The steel irms represent almost 90 per cent of the nation's steel produc- ion capacity. An injunction, if issued by Judge Sorg, would send the half million striking Steelworkers back o the mills for an 80-day cooling off period. Meanwhile, the industry and the union would be under court order o try and negotiate a permanent ettlement in the long and costly dispute. Asst. Atty. Gen. George C. Doub old Judge Sorg that 265,000 work- rs have been idled by the strike n addition to the half million trikers. He said unemployment would continue to mount if the strike continues. "Such a strike is an invasion of the rights of the public. We are lere by virtue of a tragic failure of, collective bargaining," ho added. Arthur J. s Goldberg, the union's general counsel, argued the government has no facts to support ts contention that the strike hreatens the well-being of the country. Sacrifices In Vain "If an injunction is granted, the reat sacrifices which the steelworkers have suffered will have been largely in vain," he told Judge Sorg. "Their strike will be broken." Goldberg argued that the government must prove beyond doubt that a national emergency exists now before an injunction can be invoked under, the Taft-Hartley law. / Under terms of the Taft-Hartley law the workers could be kept in the mills for 80-days. After that if a settlement is not reached they would be free to resume the strike without government interference. pay he will receive as chief engineer. Spirit Lake Man Hurt- Fatally in Crash SPENCER (AP) — Russell Bilsten, 54, of Spirit Lake, was injured fatally Tuesday night in a j two-car crash on Highway 18 four miles east of here. Bilsten recently had been honored for 30 years of service with the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. The driver of the other car in the collision, Gale Johnson of Dickens, suffered only a bruised Up, . JJulh mea were alone. Mrs. Sharp Backs Home for Aged Drive Mrs. Elizabeth Sharp, operator of the Carroll Nursing Home on North West Street, said Wednes- lay she feels there is "a great j need for the home for the aged to' be built adjacent to St. Anthony Hospital." With a capacity of 11, Mrs. Sharp's home is filled. During the past year she has had to refuse many applications for admission. This is not strange, she agrees, in a state where the need exceeds nursing home capacity by a ratio ol' over two to one. A registered nurse, Mrs. Sharp said she is "well aware" of the type of care which the aged really need, and she "welcomes St. Anthony's Home for the Aged because it will be so admirably equipped to give just such care." The new home for the aged will contain a 50-bed retirement section and a 50-bed nursing-convalescent section. It is to be built adjacent to St. Anthony Hospital. H will be operated by the Franciscan Sisters. Sues Highway Commission on Jse Tax Funds NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — A sui* o force the Iowa Highway Commission to adhere TO state law in tie administration of road use tax unds was on file in District Court (Vednesday. Dewey Goode of Bloomfield, a ormer legislator, in his suit filed 'uesday, singled out Davis Coun- y and approximately $150,000 in ax funds he said were withheld rom that county in 1957-58. Goode contended the commis- ion has adopted a policy of reusing to permit counties which iave completed their farm-to-mar- et road system to further share n road use funds. He said the 1958 Iowa Code spe- ifically states that the commis- ion must allocate such funds mong—the counties in the ratio f the area of each county to the rea of the state. On this basis, he said Davis lounty should have received farm- o-market road funds amounting to 93,804 in 1957 and $62,624 in 1958. Goode's suit does not ask that the funds be paid, but requests that the commission be ordered to desist from putting 10 per cent of the road funds in an "emergency fund," to abolish the administrative ruling that withholds funds from counties, and that the commission pay the cost of the suit. 120 Expected Sunday for Church Youth Rally Senior High Westminster Fellow- Discussion leaders are the Rev. i-hip will be host to approximately James Ford of Rockwell City, the Rev. Duane Heap 120 high school young people Sun- e - f ° U'dcten Coli day afternoon and evening at the J" rn Conlll " g , e ' M . r ?- G ^ R |» ndon . ! Presbyterian Church. The young j Ld ^, Brpadle >'- Ml ? f Lo *f i people will come from churches in f on - theRev - ™ dMM ™V,- Man i this area for a rally beginning at * erso "' ^ ames "• McElhmiwjy and U-aonm 11 Jan White, chairman of the Fel; lowship commission of the North| West Presbytery, will be in charge. Local officers are Judy Cruchelow, moderator; Miss White, vice mod- ; Dr. Paul Anneberg. Carroll United Presbyterian Women will serve the evening meal prior to a 7:30 closing worship service. Concluding, t h a young people will form a fellowship circle on the church lawn. j erator, and Ixniise Nockels, stated j other zone officers are Raymond clerk. Heald, vice moderator and Clara The Rev. Robert Caklwell of Gunderson, stated clerk, both of Denison, will speak on "Have Rolfe, Adult advisors include the Date, Now What?" Discuss i o n Rev. Mr. Caldwell and Mrs. Karl- j groups will organize to talk over | don; Richard Fiete, Storm Lake, ' this theme, and then get together | college advisor. Mr. and Mrs. Lowin a large group to synthesize the ell Larson are advisors ol Uia Car- I question. ' j roll group.

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