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Carroll Daily Times Herald (Newspaper) - February 16, 1953, Carroll, Iowa Carroll vol. 84-no. 39 Carroll Iowa monday february 16,1953-eight pages delivered by Carrier boy to the Home each evening for 30 cent per icel baseball meeting planned to set local operation Rosenbergs to die during 2nd week of March judge schedules execution of pair who sold atom secrets new York Fri execution of atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg monday was set for the week of March 9. Federal judge Irving r. Kaufman scheduled the new execution Date for the husband and wife whose Appeal to the president for clemency has been rejected. The couple was convicted nearly two years ago of conspiring to transmit atomic information to Russia. They have been in sing sing prison s death House Ever since. May be March 12 . Marshal William Carroll said the Date of the electrocution May be March 12, and the hour 11 . Rosenberg 34, and his wife 36, originally had been scheduled to die in the electric chair there Jan. 14. But the judge postponed the execution to permit time for the president to act on their clemency Appeal. President Eisenhower last week turned them Down. Growing clamor setting of the new execution Date came amid a growing clamor Over the Case. Hundreds picketed the White House late last week in protest against the death penalty. For the second time the roman Catholic apostolic delegation in Washington last week informed the government the Pope has received Large numbers of pleas for mercy. And sunday night a protestant Leader renewed the plea of some 2,300 protestant clergy for commutation of the sentence. No american civilian Ever has died for espionage the crime of which the couple was convicted. Mere announcement the court proceeding monday was simply an announcement by the judge of the new execution Date. The presence of neither the government prosecutor nor of defense counsel was required. Only action by the . Supreme court which has twice rejected appeals in the Case could now save the couple from death barring reconsideration of the Case by Eisenhower. In sentencing the couple to death two years ago judge Kaufman called their crime worse than murder. The Rosenbergs attorney Emanual h. Bloch has asked the . Court of appeals to stay the execution pending renewed petitions to the supreme court. The appeals court is to hear the motion tuesday. Reject defense dept. $1.2 billion request Washington Iff a defense department request for $1,200,000-000 in new funds for the current year was rejected in full monday by the House appropriations committee. The committee said the department should use available funds to finance the programs for which King Queen of hearts to Rule Jas Boll twelve candidates for a King and Queen of hearts to be crowned during the intermission of the annual Junior High school Valentine dance were announced monday by principal Merle Reisner. Event set for saturday postponed from last saturday because of the band clinic and District wrestling meet the dance will be held saturday february 21, from 7 to 10 15 . In the old gymnasium of the High school building. Eighth Grade candidates for King Are Joe Campbell John Brown and Russell Hunt seventh Grade candidates David Mccoy Don Eastlund and Jerry Semmens. Queen candidates from the eighth Grade Are Jane Crane Lynn rom Bough and Sharon Starns seventh Grade Neta Mccullum Sandra Crotts and Joann Schoenjahn. Only seventh and eighth Grade students of the Public Grade school and invited guests will attend the dance which will be held in a setting of Valentine decorations. Band to play dance music will be furnished by the Junior High school band under the direction of bandmaster l. C. Enearl. Voting on the King and Queen of hearts was to take . The new Money had been requested. For pay boosts most of the new Money sought was for Navy and air Force military pay increases in which were voted by Congress since the last defense department budget was approved. The request for additional funds came from former president Truman before he left office last month. In some cases president Eisenhower revised the requests but in others he made no changes. The additional Money asked was for use during the balance of the current fiscal year which ends june 30. The committee said no vital programs would be Hurt if the extra Money were taken from other funds available to the department. The defense fund requests were considered along with recommendations for additional Money for numerous other agencies. The committee action cleared for floor debate tuesday the first appropriation Bill of the 83d Congress. In All Congress was asked to approve 2,313,719,590 in supplementary appropriations for the current fiscal year. Lop off 60% the committee lopped off a total of 60 per cent of those funds giving approval to Only $905,672,920 in extra Money. Far and away the biggest chunk Cut out by the committee Lay in defense funds. Some of the new Money requests submitted by Truman were scaled Down by new department Heads defense fund. See Page 7 4.75 inches of report civil defense lagging Snow mercury4s Russ bomb threat grows takes a plunge roads Normal in area 4 above Here cold again tonight Snow measuring 4.75 inches fell in Carroll during the night As temperatures dropped to frigid sub freezing Marks. Highways in the area were All open and Normal except for spots where there was ice the Highway commission maintenance department Here reported. Allen Acheson superintendent of the Iowa Public service company Plant said the Snow measured 4.75 inches where it had not drifted. The automatic recording thermometer on the outside of the Plant registered a Low of 4 above at 7 . Washington a the Federal civil defense administration said monday Russia could Send 400 planes against any spot in the . And drop numbers of atom bombs capable of inflicting 110,000 casualties with each blast. Without warning such an initial attack the Agency said would come practically without warning probably during working hours and would be aimed primarily at crowded Industrial areas. It would be backed up by psychological warfare to spread panic and weaken the will to fight and biological warfare to add disease to bombed out devastation it added. The Agency s annual report was sent to president Eisenhower and Congress by acting administrator James j. Wadsworth. Eisenhower Bernard Wells baby has surgery David Charles Wells seven month old son of or. And mrs. Bernard Wells underwent an operation at children s memorial Hospital Omaha saturday morning for the removal of a Large cyst from his lung. His grandmother mrs. Kenneth k. Holley said the lung is not damaged and he is recovering satisfactorily. Mrs. Wells is staying in Omaha with the baby. Or. And mrs. Holley and Mary Catherine Rettenmaier were there saturday and or. Wells or. And mrs. Elmer Wille and Rosemary Holley on sunday. The weather make Progress in railway talks Chicago 2p a Union spokesman said monday negotiations with the Chicago great Western railway have settled 500 of the 600 original Union grievance claims that led to a strike Jan. 24. The spokesman said meetings with a Federal mediator would continue monday. Talks were temporarily suspended saturday but were resumed sunday. Strikers Are members of unions representing conductors trainmen engineers firemen and engine men switchman and Yardmaster. Iowa Jet Ace adds to Mark Seoul a fighter and fighter bomber pilots monday heaped destruction on a huge communist Supply base at Komi to in Western Korea and the air Force said three russian built migs were destroyed in air Battles near the Yalu River. Two of the three Mig kills were credited to 1st it. Harold e. Fischer jr., of Swea City la. His seventh and eighth. Fischer is Iowa s Only Jet Ace of the korean War. Fischer 27, is married to the former Dorothy von Bank of Bancroft la. Who now lives at Las vegas Nev. With their 3-year-old son. This parents farm near Swea City. A probable Mig kill in monday s air Battles was credited to maj. James Jabara first Jet Ace of the korean War who now is flying his second combat tour. Jabara s total claims Are now six kills one probable and five damaged. 63 attend my meeting in Carroll sixty three Young people from Carroll and Audubon counties attended a two county meeting of the methodist youth Fellowship sunday night in the Carroll methodist Church. The recreational period was in charge of Dorothy Kay Hodges of the Carroll my. An educational motion picture was shown As part of the evening s entertainment. Lunch was served by mrs. G. H. Robertson mrs. J. A. Pascoe mrs. J. W. Wilson and mrs. C. H. Orf. Carroll forecast fair and colder monday night. Increasing cloudiness and not so cold tuesday. Low monday night 5 to 8 below Zero. High tuesday near 20. Iowa forecast Clearing and colder monday night. Tuesday mostly fair and not so cold. Low monday night 5 to 15 below North Zero to 8 below South. High tuesday 15 to 25 Northeast 25 to 30 Southwest. Further Outlook partly Cloudy and warmer wednesday. The weather in Carroll daily temperatures Courtesy Iowa Public service company yesterday s High yesterday s Low at 7 . Today at 10 a. M. Today precipitation 24 hours prior to . 4.75 inches Snow. Weather a year ago skies were Cloudy a year ago today with temperatures rising from 27 to 36. Begins work Here Delmar Vernia formerly of Walnut began work today in the commercial printing department of the Carroll daily times Herald. Mrs. Vernia and children Bonnie Ann Marie and Delmar Ronald who Are still at Walnut will join him March 1 in living Here. Income tax Cut measure approved Washington up the House ways and Means committee monday approved a Bill to Cut personal income tax rates 10 per cent effective june 30. The tax Cut was sponsored by rep. Reed Rny chairman of the committee. His Bill was passed by the committee despite president Eisenhower s recommendation that no action be taken on an income tax Cut until Steps have been taken to balance the budget. Des Moines a Snow ranging up to More than 6 inches fell across the Southern two thirds of Iowa sunday night and Early monday. Highways were Snow packed Slippery and hazardous throughout the area. Iowa s two Northern tiers of counties got Little or no Snow but relatively Clear skies in that sector caused Sharp temperature drops. Little Rock in Kossuth county had 4 below Zero and Spencer had 2 below. Cold again tonight the weather Bureau said readings monday night would Range from Zero to 10 below with Northeast Iowa the coldest spot. Snowfall measured 5 inches or More in Iowa s East Central Section with the heaviest fall apparently concentrated roughly in an area from Cedar rapids and Iowa City eastward to the Mississippi. Iowa City had 6 inches by Daylight and Cedar rapids had 5 inches. Northerly winds of 25 to 35 Miles an hour caused considerable blowing and Drifting but there were no reports of main highways closed As a result of the Snow. Snow reports snowfall reports included Ames weather. See Page 7 Okay fund drive to televise tourney Ames up a group of Central Iowa Junior Chambers of Commerce has announced a fund raising Campaign to finance telecasting the final two nights of the 1953 state High school boys basketball Tourn tement at Iowa City. Public service the Jaycees agreed at a meeting Here that it would undertake i As a Public service a project to televise in co operation with the Jowa High school athletic association and Woi to the two night s games. The telecast which is expected to Cost $7,500, will bring the Iowa City Toumey to nearly 400,000 Central Iowa viewers for the first time. Deadline for polio contest is tomorrow Bill Keith publicity chairman of the March of dimes Campaign issued a reminder monday that tuesday noon will be the deadline for contributions to the Carroll county per capita contest. All contributions must be in by that time in order to be tabulated for the polio Ball at the starline ballroom tuesday night when a plaque will be presented to the mayor of the town or City reporting the highest per capita donations. Only $4,180 so far to Date the total for the county stands at Only $4,180 toward a $17,000 goal but it is known that Many town and township chairmen have not reported the full amount to make the telecast possible j on hand and the polio Ball itself Harold rices son injured in car truck crash or. And mrs. Harold Rice and son Bobby 6, received minor injuries in a car truck crash on danger Hill West of Jefferson on Highway 30 sunday night. A Semi trailer truck went out of control on the icy Highway skidding into the Rice car friends Here Learned. Bobby will be hospitalized for three or four Days at Jefferson for treatment of a broken rib and lacerations of the face. Or. And mrs. Rice were treated for cuts and bruises and dismissed from the Hospital. They Are staying at the Home of mrs. Rice s parents at Jefferson where they had visited sunday afternoon. Temporary microwave relay towers will be installed Between Iowa City and Homestead. Installation of the towers will Cost an estimated $5,000. Other costs include line charges of $800 a night and $650 estimated As extra and necessary for station personnel. W. A. Singer of Ames designated project chairman said no charge would be made by either Woi to or the Ihsaan. Attend meeting  Jaycee r e p r e sent a t i v e s from Ames Boone Des Moines it. Dodge Humboldt Jefferson Marshalltown and Newton attended the meeting. Iowa paper wins Chicago the Mason City la. Globe Gazette won a second place award in the 10,000 to 25,-000 circulation group when the 14th annual Inland daily press association awards for outstanding typography were presented monday. 250 see 17 Frosh nurses receive Caps in ceremony picture Page 4. An audience of 250 relatives and friends of student nurses at St. Anthony Hospital attended capping exercises for 17 members of the freshman class sunday afternoon in the gymnasium of the school of nurses officiated in the capping ceremony. Preceded by members of the Junior class who took their places on front seats in the auditorium seniors and freshmen marched to the stage in a processional. Students speak Helen Landgrat a senior gave a Brief talk to our freshmen and Mary Catherine Rettenmaier. Freshman replied with an address our Caps and Between talks members of the freshman class Sang their class song just for today and following miss Rettenmaier s speech a triple Trio Sang song is the heart s members of the group were Delores Jespersen Joan Steffes Mary Catherine Rettenmaier Kathleen Wernimont Betty Mckinley Patricia Mclaughlin Patty fee Cathleen col Lison Myrna Boes and Bonnie Heisterkamp. Their accompanists were Virginia Lafferty on the violin and Darlene wis Kuay pianist. After the capping ceremony the entire student body joined in singing Angels of mercy followed by the recessional. Receive Caps the 17 students receiving Caps were Lavonne Bendixen Rosemary Bock Coleen Crampton Joan Drey Patricia fee Joan Grete Man Bernice Heiman Bonnie Heisterkamp Evangeline Hoye Connie Leiting Patricia Mclaughlin Mary Catherine Rettenmaier Donna Scanlan Donna Schwabe Joan Steffes Joan Taphorn and Marian Wernimont. Rural Young people to visit courthouse county employees in the offices of auditor clerk recorder and treasurer will work overtime monday night As an accommodation to members of the Carroll county Rural Young people s organization who Are planning to visit the court House As part of their program for the evening. Members of the group will begin their tour of county offices at . At 9 . They will adjourn to the farm Bureau building for a business session and recreation period. V the committee in charge is composed of Carol Halligan of Carroll chairman Ruth Ann Wittry Carroll Catherine Baumhover Carroll Joan Pudenz Carroll and Eugene Wittry Breda. Rep. Stevens to offer new Bill on reapportionment Des Moines in a member of the Iowa House who vigorously opposed legislative reapportionment before several proposed plans were Defeated by the House a couple of weeks ago said monday he will offer a new one. He is rep. Henry h. Stevens Scranton Farmer. He would put House membership on a county area basis and the Senate membership on a population basis. His plan would reduce the membership in the House from 108 to 99 one member from each county. The nine most populous counties now have two House members each. Stevens would increase the size of the Senate from 50 to 60 members. No county would be divided. The plan would give Polk county five senators and four other counties at least two each. They Are Linn Woodbury Scott and Black Hawk. The proposal would be in the form of a constitutional amendment. Is expected to yield a substantial sum from ticket sales. No Effort is being spared by the committee to make the polio Ball such a gala affair that it will be established As an annual event in Carroll county or. Keith said. Dance music will be provided by Skippy Anderson and his orchestra and intermission entertainment will be furnished by the popular Omaha kernels quartet who have previously performed in Carroll at the annual businessmen Farmer dinner and the greater Carroll banquet. Rural representative Frank West president of the Carroll county farm Bureau will represent Rural districts in the grand March of mayors which is to open the Ball and precede the presentation of the plaque. At last report the town of Manning was still leading in per capita donations. Mayor a. N. Neu will extend a greeting to visiting mayors on behalf of the City of Carroll. Appearing with mayor Neu and or. West in the grand March will be mayors Charles e. Mcclue Lanesboro William j. Leuer Lidderdale John j. Smid Breda Neil Reiman Arcadia j. L. Mikesell Glidden Henry Jordan Ralston Leonard Hoffman Willey Peter m. Potthoff Halbur Frank living Ston Manning l. J. Greteman Templeton Norbert j. Koester Dedham and Irvin l. Dankle Coon rapids. In his state of the Union message urged a stepped up civil defense because he said there was no question Russia has the atomic bomb. Wadsworth said in his report these initial civil defense attack assumptions Are neither a problem or a Retreat from the reality of growing soviet capabilities. Losing ground we Are making Progress in civil defense but Are losing ground in the face of the growing threat to our National Security. Make no mistake about it America s civil defense is not developing fast enough to meet the threat that now faces the report quoted the air Force As saying 70 per cent of an enemy bombing i s s i o n would get through the country s defense. The Agency assumed 400 bombers would strike with no More than 15 minutes warning if any among the 67 areas it has designated As most Likely targets. The bombers it said would car-1 by correctional bombs As Well As atomic bombs 2% times As powerful As the one dropped on Hiroshima. In a daytime attack it said such a bombs would kill or wound 110,000 persons about half of whom eventually would recover. Its primary task the Agency said is to Alert every american family to the dangers of unpreparedness and to the need for a grass roots system of civil defense. 2,000 exercises the report said nearly 2,000 civil defense exercises conducted by cities and states in 1952 involved two million civil defense workers and 42 million private citizens. It said nearly four million persons have now been assigned to civil defense duties. The report listed As Basic requirements for effective civil defense More real and effective leadership at All Levels of government and adequate financial support instead of Token support. Continued improvements in sea and air defences of North America. A practical step by step dispersal program for Industry and a realistic shelter program for highly congested areas. Fuller recognition that the spiritual Unity of civil defense is an important Factor in the survival of the american Way of life. Civilian self Reliance aroused by full knowledge of the dangers the nation faces. Storm Lake is 6th member of state Loop Bill Farner is elected league president at Spencer meeting the Carroll athletic association sponsor of the Carroll merchants baseball team will hold a directors meeting sometime this week to set up the annual meeting following the reorganization of the Iowa state baseball league at Spencer sunday. Bill Farner president of the local organization said that the directors will meet to set up plans for the annual meeting of More than 100 association members. Suggestions on operation for the 1953 season will be accepted at the open meeting of the association and other problems discussed. Terms expire two directors terms expire this year. They include or. Farner and Frank Liewer Secretary Treasur Home from Hospital Nancy Smith daughter of or. And mrs. Don Smith has been Dis charged from St. Anthony Hospital where she has been treated for a Back injury the result of an Auto Mobile Accident. Her physician said she will be Home a week or two but will have to Wear a cast for about three months and later on a Brace. She will be Able to attend school he said after a week or so. 16 get notices for induction mar. 2 orders to report monday March 2, for induction into  the armed forces were mailed monday by the local Board of selective service to 16 Carroll county men and one Transfer to another local Board. Twelve of the 16 men ordered for induction in March Are volunteers. This is the largest number of volunteers for any Carroll county induction Call since september 1948. The men Are to report at hotel Burke at 7 45 ., March 2, to leave for the Omaha induction Center on the 8 o clock bus. Sent to Camp Chaffee pvt. Lavern j. Brincks who left for the feb. 7, is addressed u. S. 55327344, co. B., 47th . C.c.b., 5th . Div., Camp Chaffee Ark. He is a son of or. And mrs. Herman Brincks of Carroll. Or. Hold Over directors Are Henry Pfiester or. L. Westendorf o. J. Bernholtz a. N. Neu m. R. Tan Creti and Ben Schenkelberg. Most important news coming out of the reorganization meeting of the league yesterday was the announcement that storm Lake would re enter the circuit bringing the number of teams in the Loop to six. Five other towns Carroll Spencer Estherville Bancroft and Mason City All had announced previously that they would be in the league. Those five towns turned Over $500 league deposits. Albert Cran representing storm Lake said that the White Caps were not in a position to put up the Cash Deposit yesterday. No question he added however that there is no question that we will be in the Iowa state league and we will turn in our Deposit within two the White Caps were in the league in 1950 and 1951. Bancroft also is re entering the league after a year s absence. Carroll Mason City Spencer and Estherville formed a four team league last year after Wall Lake withdrew. Officers of the league were reelected As follows or. Farner president Guy Tibbets Estherville vice president and Howard Brantz Carroll Secretary treasurer. The season will Start june 13 and end August 23, under present plans. A 40-game schedule on a Home and Home basis will be set up at a future meeting. An All Star game will be played at Mason City the Date to be decided upon at a later meeting. Age limit most important Rule change was the establishing of a 21-year age limit. No player except for Home players within a radius of 30 Miles May have reached his 21st birthday by june 15. The league adopted a ceiling for operating costs of $3,400 per month. Each team will be limited to a roster of 14 players. Semi invalid 90, flees burning Home Sibley m Ernest Nachtigal sr., 90-year-old Semi invalid escaped unaided from his blazing farm Home 10 Miles Northwest of Here sunday while his son daughter in Law and grandson were away. The House burned to the ground. The elder Nachtigal who lives with his son Ernest jr., took shelter in a Corn crib until help arrived. He was unable to Tell How the fire started. New address pfc. Donald f. Tigges. Son of or. And mrs. Al Tigges Carroll route 2, is now addressed ? pfc. Donald f. Tigges . 55208631, he. Btry., 49th f. A. Bn., Apo 7, care of postmaster san Francesco Calif. Pfc. Tigges. Has been assigned to the "49th Field artillery of battalion of the seventh division As Supply clerk for Headquarters. Gas attack. Audubon had Anitao Gas attack Friday when a break occurred on a fitting on this 30,000-gallon tank of anhydrous ammonia a fertilizer which adds nitrogen to the soil in liquid form. The tank is one of two at Audubon owned by the Carlson hybrid company. The ammonia Gas billowed out of the huge Lank for five hours before plumbers aided by the Audubon fire department could plug the leak. The fumes spread Over the entire City. Times Herald news service photo a Tow in cars blocking plows cars parked so that Snow plows cannot operate efficiently were being pulled in by order of the City police today. Several cars were pulled to the City lot by wreckers today. Snow removal operations will Start at Midnight chief e. J. Reicher reported. Cars parked on downtown streets in such areas will be pulled in and tickets Given chief Reicher said. County legion meet at Arcadia on feb. 18 Amos Rutz county adjutant of the american legion announced monday that a meeting of Carroll county legionnaires will be held in legion Hall Arcadia wednesday february 18, at 8 . All legionnaires in the county Are urged to attend. Fannu5 Blondel Home miss Fannie Blondel returned Home sunday evening from Rochester minn., where she had undergone major surgery. Miss Blondel s sister in Law mrs. L. D. Blondel of Caldwell Idaho who had been at Rochester with her accompanied her to Carroll and left for Caldwell sunday night. Miss Blondel and her sister in Law were at Rochester for five weeks

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