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Creston News Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 25, 1961, Creston, Iowa Creston news advertiser vol. 80. A number 278. Daily since dec. 5, 1881 Creston Iowa saturday february 25,19g1. Seven cent Lumumba Force in Kasai capital legislature begins 10-Day recess most of major work remains to be done Des Moines Ltd the 1961 legislature will have most of its major work still before it when the lawmakers return from their Spring recess March 6. The traditional 10-Day recess which started Friday noon is useful to legislators As a period when they can Confer with the Home folks to gain their views on pending Bills. But As the lawmakers left for Home there was growing concern among them about the slow Pace of the session thus far. Slow Progress some forthrightly said they did t relish facing the Triciti cism they Felt certain was coming for the slow Progress of the legislature since it convened jan. 9. Republican leaders however j promised accelerated action after the recess. The one major Issue on which legislative action had been completed by weeks end was pass j age of a proposed Constitution Al amendment to change the method of selecting Iowa supreme court and District court judges. It is Nowr ready for submission to the voters for ratification at the june primary election next year. But still to be resolved Are legislative reapportionment congressional redistricting and the usual appropriations and taxation problems. Much to i to also to be dealt with Are the recommendations of the Iowa Highway study committee and a half dozen other interim study groups. A Republican representative who asked not to be identified by name said the session had a bogged a your Progress has been said rep. Scott Swisher a Iowa City House minority Leader. A this session is a regressive one not nearly up to the level of 1959.�?� Republican leaders of two houses however defended the Pace of the session so far. A lot of Spade work has been done in committees and the Pace will be faster after recess they said. Senate majority Leader j. Kendall Lynes a Plainfield pointed out that the Senate has passed the plan of reapportionment sponsored by sen. David Shaffr Clinton which the House is almost sure to accept. Will go faster a Progress on other desired legislation we ill be faster because reapportionment has been taken care of a he promised. House majority Leader Robert Naden a Webster City said action thus far has been largely devoted to committee consideration of Bills. A your sessions for passage of legislation have of necessity been Short to allow the committees to meet Quot he told the House in discussing the Long House Calendar of some 135 Bills awaiting action. He promised a speedup after the recess and As a starter obtained consent of the House to set congressional redistricting As a special order of business for wednesday March 8. Speaker of the House Henry Nelson a Forest City though conceding Progress has been slow said a Speed in t necessarily what we Ere after. We want thorough consideration of legislation and i think we be been getting it from our reapportionment tussle another tussle on legislative reapportionment in the form of a motion to reconsider the 27-23 vote by which the Shaff plan passed the Senate is one of the first matters to come up after the recess in the Senate. After the Senate disposes of that motion and the House takes care of its special order on congressional redistricting other major problems will be brought to the fore. Senate was and Means com Mittee chairman x. T. Prentis a mount Ayr listed the top ones As property tax Relief such As the agricultural land tax credit Road problems and budget matters. By recess time 931 Bills and resolutions had been introduced in the two houses 446 in the Senate and 485 in the House. Another 90 or so had been filed in the House to beat the Friday Midnight deadline for the filing of individual Bills. Of these 33 had been passed by both houses 29 had been signed by gov. Norman Erbe one had become Law without his signature and one does not require his signature. The House had passed 72 other Bills and the Senate 44 that Are awaiting action by the other House. Knoxville banker hangs himself admits thefts forged notes covered $500,000 embezzlement Lenox student presides at state fat convention county officers to discuss legislation county officers in this area have been asked to attend a meeting at the Ringgold county court House in mount Ayr next thursday to discuss legislation affecting counties and county officers. The meeting has been called by District 4 of the Southwest now a county officers Assn. The meeting will Start at 10 30 a. M. Joe Rodosky will speak on legislative matters at the meeting session. Separate meetings for each group of officers will be held during the afternoon to discuss legislation affecting their offices. The county officers have been asked to invite the legislators from their counties to attend the meeting. Malisia Shields Dies of it. Ayr mount Ayr mrs. Malisia Abigail Alberta Shields 66, died at the Ringgold county Hospital at mount Ayr at 12 20 a. M. Friday. She had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Shields Home was at Kellerton. She had been a patient at the wion nursing Home in mount Ayr for the past several months and was taken to the Hospital when she became seriously ill. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. M. Sunday at the Rhoades funeral Home in mount Ayr. Rev. Clifford Gerard will officiate. Burial will be in the Leanville cemetery. Her husband Jasper Shields preceded her in death in 1953. She is survived by two Sisters mrs. May Stringham of mount Ayr and mrs. Louis Kulp of Ruskin fla., and several nieces and nephews. Knoxville Iowa a examiners were at work today Clearing up details of Iowa a third big Bank embezzlement in two months. The latest came to Light Friday when Eldon l. Job 59, president of the Community National Bank and Trust co. Of Knoxville hanged himself leaving an estimated half million Dollar shortage that stunned this town of 7,817 in South Central Iowa. Job left a a dead Many a confessions saying that he used the Bank a Money through forged notes to cover bad investments and to make donations around town. Covered by Bond unlike the situation at Shel the Don in Northwest Iowa where a $2-million embezzlement closed the Sheldon National Bank the Knoxville institution was covered by a a million Fidelity Bond which officials said More than took care of the shortage. Business at Community National went on As usual. The Sheldon Bank closed on jan. 16 with the arrest of the assistant cashier Burnice Geiger. She admitted the embezzlement and later was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The third Case occurred at Malvern in Southwest Iowa jan. 30. John e. Willard 40, vice president and cashier of the Malvern Trust amp savings Bank committed suicide authorities said after a $55,000 shortage was discovered. Private funeral services were to be held today for Job Knoxville a erstwhile leading citizen. He had Lieen in the banking business Here for 40 years. In other Bank he not Only headed Community National which he Foit Ned through a merger in 1933, but continued on Page 5 Paul Tyler new York police in mass search for missing girl 4 new York Ftp the mass police search goes on for Little Edith Kiecorius who vanished wednesday afternoon after being left for a few minutes on a front stoop of a House in Chelsea a sound truck moved through the lower West Side Manhattan area last night appealing in English and Spanish for information leading to the whereabouts of the blonde 4-year-old girl. Edith lived in Brooklyn with her widowed Mother. She had been brought from her Brooklyn Home by her Mother to visit an Uncle Manuel Duclet 30, who resides on eighth Avenue near 18th Street. Police have conducted a door to door and a helicopter rooftop search to no Avail. More than 600 Calls have been received at two special Telephone numbers set up for communication concerning the Case. Many of the Calls obviously were from Cranks. The others were checked out without result. Paul Tyler Lenox High school student president of the Iowa future teachers Assn., presided at the state fat convention held at tech High school in Des Moines today. Delegates from the Corning Lenox mount Ayr Bedford. Villisca and Osceola chapters in this area attended the convention. One Delegate attended for each 10 members of a chapter. About 300 delegates attended this convention the third held by the fat. Theme of the convention program was a worthy to teach with the main address by Roy Nyham principal of Marshalltown High school and past president of the Iowa state education Assn. Ten superintendents and principals of Iowa schools took part in a discussion on a what i look for in hiring a teachers at the afternoon session. They stressed the importance of personality character and personal qualities As Well As scholarship. Supt. William Thomas of Lenox and Norman Moore elementary principal at Corning conducted two of the discussion groups. New state officers were installed by Paul Tyler at the close of the convention. Attending from Lenox High school in addition to Tyler were Eileen Walter Della Ann Blair Ola Haugset an Exchange student from Norway Edd Clem Bill Barker Denny Elliott supt. Thomas and mrs. Bernice Buckley sponsor of the chapter. Pesch opposes increase in Auto licenses Des Moines Iff a safety commissioner Carl Pesch said today he opposes a proposal to increase Auto License fees. A proposal made by the Iowa Road study committee would compute License fees from the actual Purchase Price of the automobile rather than from the suggested list Price As is done now. Carl Schakeh planning director of the state Highway commission had estimated that the proposal would bring in an additional $5 million each year. Pesch said he feels a state department administrator should not have the authority to increase fees levied on the general Public. His action left it up to the legislature to proceed with the proposal in it wishes. Poppas to hear Sui s Scheuerman Sharm Scheuerman state University of Iowa basketball coach will be the guest speaker at the annual a Pipin Poppas smoker on april 10. The project is held each year As part of the Campaign to raise funds for the summer baseball program Here. Last years speakers Bill Tuttle and Bud Daley of the Kansas City a a along with Bill Grigsby Kansas City sports Caster. A barbequed hog feed is tentatively planned for this years program. Last years menu included a Rabbit feed. Scheuerman will also speak Here earlier in the Day. Further details of that appearance will be announced later. The Poppas plan to hold a committee meeting soon to draw arrangements for the baseball drive. Fifteen teams participated in the summer program last year. Proceeds from the drive also were used to build Concrete basketball courts Here last year. Similar plans for More courts Are also included in the drive this year. Flood in South a the fast rising Waters of the Bowie and Rivers sent the occupants of this apartment building in Hattiesburg. Miss., fleeing to higher ground so fast that someone left sheets out to dry. The flood described As the worst in the City a history nearly submerges two autos in front of aka telephoto. Floods plague 4 Southern states by the associated press f. M. Herring is toastmasters speech Winner Findley m. Herring was chos j in to represent the Creston toastmasters club at the area 5 toastmasters speech contest at Atlantic on March 12. The alternate speaker is to be Glenn a. Cadwell. Area 5 includes the toastmasters clubs at Atlantic Boone. Carroll Clarinda Creston Perry red Oak and Shenandoah. The Winner of the area 5 contest will speak in a statewide speaking contest in May. Finals of he local club contest were held last night. During the past three meetings each member has chosen one of three assigned speech titles and was allowed eight hours to prepare his five minute talk. Each speaker was scored on such Points As voice speech Structure development manner and effectiveness. Herring received the highest score at last nights meeting with a speech entitled a Why am i a. Rev. Cadwell had the second highest score for his speech a communism on the March which was presented at the toastmaster meeting on jan. 27. Cleon Babcock who spoke on a upper or Lowers was second place Winner at last nights meeting. Other speakers were Rol it Ert Chapman Mel Seymour Glen Turner and Arliss Vande Vort. Toastmaster of the evening was Leland d. Wright and David Seckington served As evaluator of the program. Tel Recknor was chairman of the program in the absence of Ken Thomsen president of the club. Rev. Clark Trafton was time Lesan m. C. For sports banquet o. L. Bud Lesan will he the master of ceremonies for the All sports banquet Here on March 28. Coach Maury John of the Drake University bulldog Cage team will be the guest speaker. The sports banquet is sponsored by the Creston chamber of Commerce for those participating in athletics at Creston High school. Lesan attended Drake University for three years. He played freshman baseball basketball an Ltd football at Boone High school before moving to Des Moines. He attended Des Moines North High school where he was a member of a state tournament Tennis team. Lesan was a Pilot in the air Force in world War ii. He was first Pilot on a 13-24 and was stationed in this country. He moved to Creston in 1949 As an electrician. While Here he played baseball for the Creston elks and was a member of a state championship team. Lesan also played semipro baseball in Des Moines. While in the service he was a member of the Jefferson Barracks mo., baseball team. He is an advertising Salesman for the Creston news advertiser. Knock Briles and Wells on steering committee Joseph g. Knock and two other s t a t e representatives from the Crest onland area were appointed on the House steering committee by speaker Harry Nelson before the legislature adjourned Friday for its 10-Day recess. In addition to Knock who re presents Union county in the House the members from this area Are James e. Briles of Adams county and Ivan Wells of Taylor county. The steering committee will take Over the House Calendar when the legislature reconvenes on March 6 after the legislature. The purpose of the steering committee is to Channel Bills onto the House floor in an orderly manner for action by the House. Samuel e. Robinson of Guthrie Center is chairman of the steering committee. Knock returned from Des Moines Friday evening to spend the recess at Home. He will return to Des Moines for the reopening of the session on March 6. Iowa near top in reduction of traffic deaths Des Moines i fit Iowa ranked among the top 10 states in the nation in percentage reduction in traffic deaths last year the state safety department said today. Reporting from National safety Council figures the department said Iowa showed a nine per cent reduction Over 1959. That tied Iowa with Kansas and new York in seventh place a Mong All states. Floods of major proportions swept Central Alabama and keeper for the speakers. Mississippi today and continued Rains gave indications that the situation will get worse. While High Waters displaced thousands of persons in four deep South states tornadoes and damaging High winds brought More woe to at least three other Southern states. The red Cross in Washington said 2,800 families have been affected by flooding in Louisiana Mississippi Alabama and Georgia. National guard and civil defense evacuations will Send the figure much higher. Six thousand persons have been displaced at Hattiesburg miss., by flood Waters of the Leaf River. A third of that City is under water a some As much As 12 feet deep. Tornadoes and High winds uprooted Trees and damaged buildings in Alabama Georgia and South Carolina. No serious injuries were reported. The threat of bad weather continued with a weather Bureau report of possible severe thunderstorms Hail damaging w kinds and some tornadoes expected in Southwest Alabama Central and Southwest Georgia. The w Eather Bureau at Montgomery Ala., said the Tallapoosa River coursing through Central Alabama should Rise rapidly today. All Gates at one dam on the Tallapoosa were open and the water level Rose to within six inches of capacity at Martin dam. Opening the Martin dam flood Gates would Send thousands of Gallons of water Rushing Dow n the Tallapoosa to the Alabama which already is causing major flooding at Montgomery. Reporting for that City the weather Bureau said a this is a major and severe flood. Take All possible City employees at Cedar rapids vote for strike Cedar rapids Job a Harry Wilford business agent of a teamsters Union local said today that about 125 City workers have voted in favor of striking he said the proposal carried by More than 82 per cent. A this Means that at any Given time or Day we can strike a Wilford said. A a we la pick the most effective time to strike if we have to the Friday night secret strike vote meeting was called by teamsters local 238, which Wilford represents. The Union claims to represent All City workers except policemen and firemen. City officials said this would total about 425 employees. Earlier this week mayor James Mea among mid Western states Khan said he doubts whether the department said Only neb Loca 238 represents All of the Raska with a 14 per cent decline in deaths had a belter percentage record than Iowa. Minnesota had a 10 per cent increase Wisconsin a 13 per cent increase Illinois a 3 per cent decrease Missouri a 6 per cent increase and South employees City employees. Wilford said he and other Union leaders will appear at a City Council meeting monday and renew their demand for i among other things a 25-cent j an hour w age increase for All Kennedy sending Harriman to Western Europe Washington of president Kennedy is sending his roving ambassador w. Averell Harriman on a tour of w Estern european capitals starting sunday. Harriman will visit London Paris Bonn and Rome to meet with the top officials convey Kennedy a personal greetings and a a discuss matters of Broad Mutual beyond that there was no amplification of the purpose of the trip the first Harriman will have undertaken overseas since his appointment As ambassador at Large for the new administration. A it is anticipated a the White House said a that or. Harriman will see prime minister Macmillan in London president de Gaulle in Paris Chancellor Adenauer in Bonn and prime minister Fanfani in Rome. While in Paris ambassador Harriman also expects to meet with the permanent representatives of the North Atlantic Dakota a 5 per cent increase the report said. Train wrecked in Alabama Milstead Ala. Of a the Piedmont limited a passenger train in route from Washington to new Orleans wrecked near Here Early today. The Highway patrol said an Early report from the scene indicated Only one person was seriously injured. Lie was listed As John Smith of Montgomery Ala., the Engineer who suffered a broken leg. One woman passenger also was reported to have suffered minor bruises which were treated by a doctor on the train. Flood riddled roads and washed out Bridges hampered efforts to reach the isolated wreck. Earlier Friday the City announced wage increases for All employees which will amount to 6 cents an hour for hourly workers $10 a month for salaried Emp Olyes including policemen and firemen and a few Merit pay increases amounting to $10 and $20 a month. House gets Bills on add abuses Des Moines Jvn a series of Bills designed to Correct alleged abuses in the state program for Aid to dependent children add i will await the House on its return from the Spring recess. Reps. Richard Stageman a Council Bluffs Ami Harry Gittins a under Wood introduced the Bills Friday. Hawaiian Volcano quiet after 8-hour eruption Honolulu Hal Maumau fire pit in the mighty Kilauea Volcano ceased erupting Friday after spewing Forth a Chain of fiery lava fountains up to 100 feet High for eight hours. No one was Hurt and no damage was reported during the Short lived eruption in the fire pit site of former awesome eruptions on southernmost Haw Aii Island. The eruption Kilauea a 20th since 1918, was confined to the fire pit and idd not pose any threat to the sparsely populated neighbouring area in Hawaii National Park. A string of a half dozen fountains spewed red hot lava up to 100 feet in the air after a chunk of a shelf along the inner Wall of the pit dropped leaving a gaping Crevice about Midway in the 500-foot-deep Crater. Kas Mvubu insists unclear them out in 6 hours Garrison appears to have changed sides in coup Leopold Ville the Congo of pro Lumumba troops took Over the capital of Kasai province Only 500 Miles from i to Goldville today. The regime of president Joseph Kas Mvubu Here gave the United nations six hours to Clear the rebels out of the City but the . Shrugged off the ultimatum without action. A we done to know what action they want us to take or what action they want to do themselves a a . Spokesman said. But the Leopold Ville regime was clearly alarmed by the new drive by Lumumba forces into Lulu Bourg. 300 men a Force of around 300 moved into the town after a journey of some 800 Miles from Oriental province. A . Spokesman said the intruders apparently a merged a with the Garrison supposedly Loyal to maj. Gen. Joseph Mobutu. Commander of the Leopold Ville governments army. The news sent a Jolt of alarm into officials of the Leopold Ville government. Consoles vice Premier Jean Bol Kango delivered an ultimatum to . Headquarters saying that if the . Forces did not act against the intruders within six hours the congolese forces would take measures of their own. Hold 3 capitals by taking Over Lulu Bourg capital of Kasai province Antoine Given Gay a rebel regime controls half of the Congo a six provincial capitals. Lumumba is elements have Long held two other provincial capitals Stanleyville in Oriental province and Bukavu in Kiva province. Lulu Bourg is in the North part of Kasai province and its people Are overwhelmingly supporters of the late Premier Patrice Lumumba. The 2.000-Strong Garrison in the town with soldiers drawn from widely scattered parts of the country had been believed staunchly Loyal to Mobutu and president Joseph Kas Mvubu. The commander of the Lulu Bourg Garrison a col. Moko sought . Protection after the arrival of the Lumumba its a . Spokesman said. Moko was taken in As a a House guest of a civilian u. N. Administrator. No violence the Lumumba its took Over joint duties in the town and at the Airport with the local troops. Die u. N. Spokesman reported the newcomers were received w Ith open arms and there was no violence. But said the spokesman the u. had no grounds for interfering with the subsequent peaceful linking of forces. At one stage it was thought the Lumumba its May have deserted from the Oriental forces and gone Over to Mobutu a Side. But the congolese governments Sharp reaction indicated the intruders had shown no desire to change sides. Khrushchev talks soviet Premier Khrushchev continued on Page 5 the weather forecast for Southwest Iowa generally fair and warmer saturday night lows 25 to 30. Partly Cloudy sunday highs 40 to 47. Creston observations Courtesy ism temperature last 24 hours 3 p. M. 30 7 a. M. 20 4 p. M. 30 8 a. M. 20 5 p. M. 28 9 a. M. 23 6 p. M. 26 10 a. M. 25 7 p. M. 24 11 a. M. 28 8 p. M. 24 12 noon 31 9 p. M. 24 1 p. M. 33 10 p. M. 24 11 p. M. 24 relative humidity % at 7 a. M. 65 2 p. M. 72. Wind at 2 p. M. From so. Barometer leading at 2 p. M. 29.35, falling. From Creston official weather station High past 24 hours 28. I of past 24 hours 15. Reading at 1 30 p. M. 33

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