Council Bluffs Nonpareil, April 13, 1956

Council Bluffs Nonpareil

April 13, 1956

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Council Bluffs Nonpareil (Newspaper) - April 13, 1956, Council Bluffs, Iowa Toa Ceunell Bluffs Friday partly cloudy. w er. highs in upper Ste. COUNCIL ONPAREIL ttV SOVTMWfSfHM IOWA VOL. 104 COUNCIL BLUFFS. IOWA. FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1956 PRICE S CENTS Inspecting Sprinkling System j.uvjl Pnoto. Rejects Claim Against Harlan Parking Meter Firm Sought Owed HARLAN A Federal Court of Appeals has recommended that the Duncan Parking Meter Com- pany's claim against the City of Harlan be rejected, it was learned Thursday. In its action, the Court of Ap- peals at St. Louis Tuesday re- versed an earlier Federal District Court ruling awarding the sum to the Chicago firm. The ruling involves partial pay- ment on 160 parking meters in- stalled at Harlan in 1952 at a cost of The firm began installing the meters on March 31. The ordinance providing for the meters did not take effect until the following May 6. Under a rental arrangement, the firm was to receive payment out of meter receipts. The con- tract provided, however, that the city had an option to terminate the tease within 30 days after the meters had been "in operation" one full year. On June 3. 1954. the city gave notice that it was exercising its option, although was still owed on the meters. The company then filed a suit in Federal.Dis- trict Court, maintaining that the city had failed to exercise its option within the time limit speci- fied in the contract. In replying, the city contended that motorists began using the unhooded meters as soon as they were :nstalled. Therefore. Ihr city contended, its notice was filed within the specified time. The District Court then ruled that the firm was entitled to the Balance of the full amount. are Park Commissioner Wayne Fariday and Supt. John L. Chris- Gross Gets Drink As... New Sprinkling System In Park Given Test Run Farm Bill All Out Rebuff- Predict Eisenhower Veto May I Continental Keller Co- Sold To Omaha Group Pisgah Pumo Fails; Demos Engineer School Is Closed Successful Vote The iiumi'inn J I VJ I T W I The grass in Bayliss Park much of it brown from lack of i its first drink Thurs- day from the new underground j sprinkling system. Park Supt." John L. Christensen The Continental Keller Co pi- oneer Council Bluffs furniture store, has heen sold to H group of Omaha men headed by niumkin. Jerome Cnhn and Nor- man Batt. Announcement of the sale was made Thursday by Julius Rosen- feld. president, and I.eo t'ngar. secretary, of Continental Keller. The sale, completed Wednesday afternoon, is effective May 1. Cohn to Manage Store Conn, who will'become mana- ger of the local store, said the name Continental Keller will ho retained. All present employes will be retained. Jean W. Miner, now sales and advertising mana- ger of the firm, will become as- sistant manager of the store. The Omaha men are now all as- sociated in the management of the Nebraska Furniture Mart, in Omaha, and the American Furni- ture Center at Lincoln, with Mrs. Rose Blumkin of Omaha. "Acquisition of Continental Kel- ler is in line with our wish to ex- pand operations In the furni- Fariday said some changes may ture, floor covering and appliance be made in the system before it I field in the greater Omaha. Coun- failiit nutht IIIK this community virtually uiihouf 1 water Town officials promptly noli- I H-s Mimics water authorities i who arm iil at ti Ki n m 'Hull's day to help eoriect the water iatluic About pupils at Pisitah were given an unsched- uled vacation Thiirsd.iv vs hen Supt. Kldm Reutter cl.ISM'S. Town officials the pump shaft isn't working properly. Pressure is low. Officials hope to j correct pressure hy nightfall Kxcept for several resilience wells and showers, hasn't a drop of water to spare. No Change On Weather Menu Cloudy Skits. High In 50s Friday more Iowa goes into regular operation. The Park Board estimated the total eost of the Bayliss Park renovation at "between said his department was testing i i the operation "to see if it works out all right." The underground system was installed earlier this year as part of a general plan to "dress up" I Bayliss Park. The area has been i reseeded in spots and new hard- wood and flowering trees have been planted. Christensen said the 26-sprin- kler system "still has a few bugs in it." He said the initial tests should show whether the type of sprinklers now being used "can cover the whole park." Park Board Nancy's Mother State's Witness 'Everything Seemed Happy At Parkers' (Earlier ctoty on page LINCOLN JP The mother of the slain Nancy Parker testified member Wayne Thursday "everything seemed to be happy at the Parker home." Mrs. Parker wrote home regu- larly but "never discussed" any marriage probkTm "with me." said Mrs. Robert Morrison Jr., of Des Moines. Mrs. Morrison and her husband, a music teacher in Des Moines public schools, were called as state's witnesses in the first de- gree murder trial of Darrel F. Parker, 24. former Lincoln city forester. Parker is charged with Bank Business Better Than '55 Deposits And Loans Are loth Up In C.I. Bank deposits, loans and re- sources in Council Bluffs are con- h's wife at thw home ril Bluffs and Lincoln said Cohn. Cohn added that plans are now under way to expand the stock of furniture, floor covering and at the Council Bluffs store. Dates Back To 190ft History of the local store dates back to 1906 when Julius Ungar, father of Leo, and Julius Rosen- feld, founded the Continental Fur- niture and Carpet Co. In 1925 it was consolidated with the Keller Furniture Co., and took the name of Continental Keller. The entire huiWinr was re- modeled in reeent yeara, and a new front built. tTngar said he will continue to remain at the store for an indefi- nite time. He said he and Rosen- feld. who has recently recovered from an illness, will continue to live in Council Bluffs. The Nebraska Furniture Mart has been in Omaha since 1937. The group Acquired the Lincoln store in 1965. the Parker household. In response to a question by Scheele Morrison said "I wouldn't RLDS Church Sets Record Budoets 1 INDEPENDENCE. Mo. The General Conference of the Reor- ganged Church of Litter Day Saints has approved record-break- ing budgets for this year anrl 1957. Delegates to the conference Wednesday voted a hudeet of 6R7.3I9 for 19.i6 and for 1957. The church's expenditures last year were Included in the budget appro- pnarions is a special grant for Graceland College. Lamoni, Iowa The budgets do not include the j special appropriation of for Graceland College. tinuing to exceed 1955. figures showed Thursday. Deposits wene up over a year ago. Loans had increased and total resources had grown These changes were revealed as. the comptroller of currency mUqurtoMt lype" in. issued a call for a report of con- ditions on national banks, and the federal Reserve Board asked the information from its mem- bers. These are comparative bank figures: here Dec. 14. Apparent Harmony _ Both of the Morrisons testified set for May 3. Raymond as to the apparent harmony in Jones, director of curriculum. To Register May 3 For Kindergarten Kindergarten registration day in all Council Bluffs public schools j Boot Cor, Troikr Didn't OKLAHOMA CITY JT Police Officer C. L. Posey's boat floated fine in nearby Iwike Hefner his car and trail- er d'dn't. Posey's brakes failed as he backed down a ramp to the water, and be kept right on going The policeman swam to safety, then recruited help to fish the auto out of 20 feet of water. DES MOINES IP Judge Ron- ald N. navies. Fargo. N.D., has been assigned to preside over the session of Federal Court starting at Davenport next Wednesday. Judge William P. Riley of Des Moines is ID. Included in the Dav- enport calendar wffl be actions brought this year in the Keokuk division of the southern Iowa (Ha- rriot Apnl 11 R.I Total J4R Told I Ion MS ami HNroiinl.- 32.2fin.7KR 3l.377.n4r, Total rrtmurrr-H fii ,.'i.' 43.nifi.fi22 STATE SAVINGS .....I 9.329.ni7 and dis- R.IMfil? 4.Si 11 COUNCIL BLUFFS SAVINGS and dis- count.. 21 12R 3J9 V R.S7 Sfin 95112 24.1M.387 CITY NATIONAL 4Rfi we, and I Rfuc-urrrt 14.1f'V.-.l 4 1 announced Thursday. "All parents expecting to enroll children in the beginner classes this year should go to the school in their district on that day." Jones said A copy of the child's "I wouldn't say he was exactl> bjrth win required, i aggressive but he had a mind of Any who will IK- his own." Morrison said. years old on Oct. 15 or brfoic is The "submissive, milquetoast' for entrance. Those, who! description had been applied to 5 from ]fi ,0 Nm, 15 Parker earlier by defense attorney mav pntpr Max Towle in explaining what he termed a "false confession" ob- tained by brow beating methods. At Morrison Home Mrs. Morrison told bow Darrell spent five days at the Morrison home following his 22-year-old wife's death. Darrell was not taking opiates or sedatives "that I know Mrs. Morrison said. Defense counsel previously had referred to Parker's having been under opiates on a doctor's pre- scription at the time his signed statement was taken. maturity tests. The tests will be given two weeks prior to the opening of school. "If parents wish to have their children take they also should register on May 3." Jones stated. The registration is taken to Todays Chuckle Thin should be boa? time for the itMnafacturers of marbles. A lot of people (ton t MCM to IMITe Ml M theirs. Dies At Huscatino MVSCATTNE C Ha- germann. SO. pioneer button man- ufacturer here and president of Don't Score Here! number of new pupils they will receive in the fall Last year enrollment ran slight- ly over- 1.000. Jones expects this number will be duplicated again this year. Israel, Egypt Make Pledge Agree To Refrain From Hostile Acts UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.. f V. N. Secretary General Dag Itammarskjold reported to the Se- curity Council Thursday that both Israel and Egypt have agreed to refrain from hostile acts against each other except in self-defense. The pledges were made, how- ever before the air clnsh in which an Kgyptian jet plnne was reported shot down hy Israeli air- craft. Hfimmarskjold. now In Cairo on a special Middle Kast peai'e mis- sion, made his report when he traasmitted to the Security Coun- cil a series of communications he had with the leaders of Israel arid Egypt. Egyptian, fsroeff (Earlier story on page 3) JKRl'SALEM Warp-lanes of Kgypt and Israel clashed Thursday and Irael claimed first blood. An Israeli army spokesman an- nounced two Israeli fighters in- tercepted four Egyptian jets in a noon flictit northward over Israe- li territory and shot down one a British made Vampire jet on Israels soil. "The other planes cs- caped." he "Our planes re- turned safely to base." This first air-to-jnr combat of the current crisis developed on the heels of five new attacks by AraliciwnmarHio raiders aground TTednesday night, in of which three Israe- li school children and a teacher were killed at prayer. Angered Israeli security forces pressed a hunt for the raiders and public clamor for retaliations mounted. it will he of the same for Southwest Friday. Cloudy skies and high tempera- lures in the fid's will bring an extension of conditions that mov- 1 ed into this area enrly Thursday. A cool, high pressure system centered in South Dakota dictat- ed the Thursday weather. A 4'J- decree morning low and a few very light sprinkles of rain were 1 the main effects. A high near: was forecast for the afternoon. Sklet To Clear Briefly 1 I Skies should clear briefly Thursday night, said the Weather' Bureau, and temperatures will drop to the lower I The high at Council Bluffs Wed-. nesday vvas 65. just 3 degrees j under Sioux City's state high of 68. I The cloudy skies all sections of parched Iowa Thurs- day, hut the rmlv measurable moisture wns limited to n few 1 scattered showers that fell In the r northwest corner before day- i 11 Inches Below Normal The pressing need for moisture was spotlighted hy a Weather Bureau announcement that Iowa rainfall in the 11 month period ended March 31 was more tlmn II inches below normal. The Bureau said that was a defi- ciency of about 40 per rent of the average annual rainfall for the state. Ixws in the and 30's were for Iowa Thursday nik'ht. The lowest reading Wed- nesday night WHS 31 at Daven- port. Adlai Urges Ike To Sign Measure Perfect, lut Will MIAMI. Kl.i fl'-Adlai Steven- smi said Tlmrxlay Presi.ient Ki senhower sign the (arm hill sent to hint hy Congress. He Mud (hat while it wm not ncrfivt tlic measure "will help re- turn H fair moitne to the produc- ers of Ixisic romnvxiitics" mtd thin the hul hank feature may provide a partial solution to Die prnt.lcm. Form Orgonliotlons Pressure President WASHINGTON of to rcfaxhioii Kisenhower's the Mawkeye Pearl Button Co.. i died early Thursday at a Musca- j tine hospital. Inwa Ntbroska IJNCOl.N JP Dr. Frank C. for Council to Baxter, professor of English at University of Southern Oili- VK fornia. is the scheduled speaker FatatOlM 3.13 .1 I7V44S 1117.7 1M the 2fith annual University of Nebraska Honors Convocation April 17 in the Coliseum. Cut Off Lenq-Windwd Conversations TABIONA. Utah IP The t'tah Basin Telephone Assn has an answer to long-winded J conversations on riarty telephones It has installed a device in j seven I'tah communities which I warns party line users after four I minutes: You have one minute to finish your conversation. At the end of the minute the connection automatically is cut. Thousands Of Moiiacaits Lino Tfco JtlrJara Coast... A Romantic Reunion For Grace And Prince By EDDY (HLMMfK MONTE CARLO American film star Grace Kelly greeted Monaco's Prince Rainier DI with a big smile and "darling" Thurs- day as they staged a romantic rewtao an the blue HeJlsnan. Grace and the man she win marry next week were reunited on Rainier's yacht Deo Jnvante n Just offshore tram Ms tiny Riviera prtndpality. The year oU hrMeitroonvto-he saited his Authorize Purchase Of Water-loo Line WASHINGTON The Inter- state Commerce Commission Thursday the Hock Is- and Illinois Central Railroad companies to buy the Waterloo, Cedar Falls A Northern which operates !K) miles of mam line track in eastern Iowa. The consideration, in rash and assumption of liabilities, including Waterloo's outstanding will amount to slightly more than two million dollars. Waterloo is now an electrically- powered line linking Waverly. Ced- ar Falls. Waterloo and Cedar Rap- ids. The new propose to convert its operations to standard diesel power. Rock Island and Illinois Central have formed a new corporation, Waterloo Railroad Co.. to effect the purchase and operate the line The purchasing will ad- vance in equal shares to the Waterloo company in exchange for all its capital stock. The present stockholders of Wa- terloo, Cedar Falls Northern have almost unanimously voted to surrender their stockholdings for about a share, after which the old company will he liquidated. The Waterloo line connects with Ror-k Island and Illinois Central tracks at many points in lis op- erating territory. the farm issue more1 into (lie 1 political CHMipaiKi) sfiidinx a new lanu hill lojuli-d ffHttiivs lie opjMtsos. In an all-nut rebuff for hy Pomorrntie loaiU'i's, first tlu> Iliuiso and (lion tho St'iiato final approval to a measure w Inch a li in i tnstrat ioti licutoruints Kisonhower will voto. Key; declnriiti' it was this bill or nothing. he would it Hisenhower. loninc at All- (jtista, rclaved W'M.I he "still not think the hill meets test of a bill." "f Henson said he w.i.s "deeply ills ipimnted The hill omtaiMs one ni.iinr pro- vision Kisciilywcr 1 hut is a soil h.-ink program to farm- ers subsidies of is much ai a .venr fur nut plant- ing cropland to contnvxlities al- m surplus. Mnl it includes a return t" higher price this year. as well other fi-atiires which also would raise price props. Kiscnhower and Benson have repeatedly opposed such moves. contending they will only aggra- vate the problem hy building up more surpluses. IWtrh Kffort leaders made a effort in the Mouse the bill nvire to liking. They lost 238 IS1. losing 27 Re- publican votes on IK- test while picking up 14 DennH-ralic ones The Mouse then passed the hill 237-1S1, with 4S Republicans and 3f> Democrats defecting from part.v lines. The Senate promptly took up the bill, agreeing to vote after .T-j hours of debate. Passage there was on n 50 T> joined with 35 Democrats in vol ing for the measure; iiKmnsf it were 31 Republicans and 4 Demo That put llvr issue gqiuirclv Up tr> Kiwnhower. There appi'Mied no cliance Hint Congress would over nrle a veto. Beyond saying the chief eieni rive does not regard it HS n I hill. While House press secretary .lames C llagerty declined to ulate at Augusta on the chances of a veto. Alken Kxpeeto V.-to Aiken chief aijmin istration farm lieutenant in con gress said Thursday he Is confident Kiscnhower will reject the meas ure "for half a doten or more ma- jor reasons." The question was whether to- 1. Swallow his oft-stated pnnci- pies and approve a bill which en- thusiastic sponsors snid would pro- vide as much as three billion dol- lars in added benefits thi syar for farmers whose income has heen declining steadily for live years, or 2. Veto the hill, with a prospect that Congn-ss will approve no nl female, and thus f'tce the voters in November on the basis of the farm program. Will Have 10 Itayn Kiscnhower will have 10 Hays' In which to. act from the lime the bill reaches him officially. When that wijl he not cer- tain. An exact official copy must be printed, signed hy Mouse and Senate officials and delivered to the White Mouse. Normally, this requires several days. Eisenhower's signature on the measure would cast doubt on Ben- son's status as the farm Cabinet member. Benson's whole Jarm program has been keyed to the supports. fhr three major national farm orgiini- called upon President Ki- scnhowcr Tlnirsday to sign the new farm hill despite the featured ohicctionahle to hint. They arc the National Grange and lite National Farmers Union. Boih had used their influence to Congress to puss the contro- versial measure. The American Farm Bureau Federation, which worked against the bill, has not yet offered rec- ommendations to the White House. Rut Its president. Charles B. Shu- man, said Wednesday the meas- ure was "ill considered" and would "return to the discredited programs ttwt contributed to much of the present flatted mar- ket situation." Rationing Certain In Any Future War DF-S MOINF.S IT Americans almost certainly will find Ihcm- under rationing, price con- and other regulations if there is another war. Col. Robert O. of the Army, said Wednesday. He told an audience at the Na- tional Resources Conference that while such are controver- sial most people believe they would be necessary to control in- flation Col Ilmnes and six other family of the Industrial Col- the Armed Forces are as lecturers at the con- Hhich mm through April lege of serving ference, 216 military officers and nvilvinsi attended sessions. Navy Comdr. Eugene R Rlan- din told the that if there is another war the I'nitifl States will not have the time it had in the last one to dispatch men and ma- ten, ils to the fighting fronts. It will he a problem of logistics the art and science of hacking up the war effort, he Inn white. l.W-tant craft out (n t> up beside the liner CamtifuHon. The only Immediate kissinf was a light one Rainier quickly plant- ed on IWura tend. nUiratai ktMr, w the ytrht towuil stiore And the on tnv brMfe, the wrapped Ms vim around his Holding her Mf hat on with hand. Grace up MM! pot MI Rainier'! snoukfen. they fch m pnn wv ramHr of Philadelphia, who had followed her on to the yacht tram the liner. As they neared the big stone entrance to the port. Grace and the Prince emUaied again. Then with one arm stiD around nil bride-to-be, fUtatar pointed to his palace, high atop the rocky pen- insula Bhettcrtnf the hafttor. It to there wfl COdfl and the American film beauty he The dockside was thronged with 3.000 tourists, newsmen, photog- raphers and hundreds of Monacan schoolgirls wearing red and white national colors in their hair. Even the weatherman provided a welcome fit lor a princess. The Mediterranean was almost glassy calm and It was a bright day, de- spite a tew clouds overhead and darker sMes to the north ovtr the of small boats etrt while in the sea around the Con- stitution anrt the yacht. mt Quits Nebraska Past LINCOLN C. V Keller, a candidate for the Legislature in the 19th District, resigned Wed- nesdsy as director ot license. plate factory at the Men's Re- He had held the piste factory 16 years, and was in state employment M Retrace Part Of Fvnlorers' Route SIOITX CITY A delegation of from Yankton. SD. Thursday was retracing part of the Missouri River route covered by the explorers. and Clark. of the group, attired in explorer's costumes, were en route here lo join in the formal opening of the Siouxland Exposi- tion and Sports Show Krtday They planned lo breach their 20-foot boat and make an over- nii'ht stop before completing the trip Another group of officials from Iowa and Nebraska will sail up the Missouri to Sioux City Friday morning and arrive in time to nv-et the emissaries from the north These ceremonies are part of the theme of the Iflfifi exposition the development of navigation on the river and the creation of the new Lewis and Clark Lake at Gavins Point near Yankton. About lit) 000 persons ire ex- pected in attend the show Friday, Sarwday and fun- day. PONCA CTTY. Pnn- m City police officer who inves- tigated reported fight wrote: ft jjuy GRAND JTTNCnON. A FttsW) Wort, liqiinr Colo If- IM, Minutes after the Senate had acted. Benson issued a best in terests" of farmers. Houv CiOP leader Martin of Massachusetts termed the bill "a many splen- dored Oursr ard like the play of the same name it is intended to be Rep. Hope of Kansas, SMtior OOP membei of the House Agrl- rultia> Committee who split with the administration on the hill, said "the only way ran do anything thta year to crasilcract the wrop. dmp. orop in farm tw eonve is to aetvpt. this run ami EWSFAFERI ;