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VOL. XCIX— No. 71 Single Copy—7c AUSTIN, MINN., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1957 Damage $86,356 $79,120 Member Associated Press 12 Pages 8 Negroes Enter School; Violence Flares Tractor Tips; County Youth Killed TRACTOR FATALITY — Charles Alden Palmer, was killed instantly about 12:4b» p.m.. Sunday when the above tractor he was driving toppled over on him as he was making a turn. A 14-year-old Grand Meadow boy was killed Instantly Sunday near his farm home when a tractor he was driving toppled over on him as he was making a turn. Charles Alden Palmer had just taken a hayrack to a grove on his father's farm, six miles northwest of Grand Meadow, and was returning home when the accident occurred. Deputy Sheriff C. H. Halstenson said Charles drove out of the grove about 12:45 p.m. heading east. As he reached the township road he made a right turn. Halstenson said the front wheels of the tractor locked, upsetting it in the ditch. Father Hears Crash The boy's father, Everett, heard the crash at the house and ran to the scene about a block away. County Corner O. M. Fisch said the youth suffered a broken neck and a crushed skull. Charles was a freshman at Grand Meadow High School and recently was voted the most likely freshman quarterback prospect for the football team. 10th Traffic Fatality Sheriff Al Reinartz said that the INJURIES FATAL TO AREA WOMAN Car, Truck Collide at Intersection A rural Austin woman died at S:17 p.m. Sunday three hours after she suffered injuries in a car- truck crash, eight miles southwest ,of Austin just over the Freeborn County line. Helen Wolff, 83, was a passenger in a car driven by her brother, Frank, 64. The two were on their way to church abcut- 9:20 a.m. when the mishap occurred. Both were taken to St. Olaf Hospital but the woman failed to recover. Frank is in fair condition today. Freeborn County Sheriff Carl Lindahl said the car and a truck driven by Dale C. Jensen, Rt. 1, Glenville, collided at an intersection. Jensen told Sheriff Lindahl he saw the car approaching slowly. It stopped for the intersection and Jensen said he continued going. Then the car suddenly started up again crashing into the truck. Sheriff Lindahl, who questioned Wolff Sunday at the hospital said Wolff told him he didn't see the truck. Jensen and a passenger in the truck, Darrett Nelson, Myrtle, es- caped injury. The truck was delivering milk to the Red Oak Grove Creamery. Sheriff Lindahl said about $150 damage was done to the truck and the 1948 model car driven by Wolff was a complete wreck. Funeral services for Miss Wolff will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, the Rev. S. M. Schreitmueller officiating. Interment will be in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Myrtle., Friends may call at the Jordan Chapel until noon Wednesday and at the church before the service. fatality would probably count as a traffic death. It is Mower County's 10th traffic fatality this year compared with six for all of 1956. Charles is the second tractor fatality this year in Mower County. Feb. 5, a Racine farmer, Ronald Z. Wolf gram, 37, was killed when he was pinned under his tractor after it had skidded into a ditch one mile south of Racine. AUSTIN WOMAN KILLED —- Miss Helen Wolff, died of injuries three hours after a car in which she was a passenger collided with a milk truck about 9:20 a.m* Sunday morning eight miles southwest of Austin. 86 CREWMEN ABOARD Sailing Ship Is Presumed Lost LONDON (fl — The Hamburg owners of the German sailing ship Pamir said today they presumed the four-masted bark had been lost in the storm-lashed Atlantic. The owners held out hope, however, that some survivors of 86 aboard might still be found. The sailing vessel vanished Sat- urday after radioing that she had lost all her sails about 550 miles southwest of the Azores. 86 Aboard The owners said 62 cadets, of whom 25 were on their first trip, were aboard the vessel. There were 17 regular crew men and 7 officers. This made a total of 86 persons aboard. Invite to Sen. Church Withdrawn by YDFL ST. PAUL Wl — Minnesota's Young Democratic • Farmer-Labor group is withdrawing the invitation extended Sen. Church (D-Idaho) to be principal speaker at a memorial dinner because of the senator's, stand on civil rights. I Church had been asked to address what was to have been the first annual Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial dinner one week from today. But some Negroes in the DFL, supported by white members, protested that Church should not be invited because of his co- sponsorship of the jury trial amendment to the civil rights act. I They threatened to set up a picket line if Church appeared. "Church isn't that important and it was silly to insist on bis appearance in the first place," said Chair- maa George Robinson of the Young DFL executive committee after a meeting on the problem Sunday. Robinson said that James Goff and Paul Thatcher, leaders of the dinner-planning committee were being ousted from those posts as result of the squabble. The dinner was postponed indefinitely. In a statement from his Boise headquarters, Church said that the news came as no surprise. "The crisis in Arkansas lias stretched racial emotions to a breaking point and tempers are troubled throughout the coutry," he said. "I am dedicated to the cause of civil rights and I believe, when times are more reasonable, that the jury trial amendment will come to be regarded as having served the best interests of civil YDFL (Continued on Page 2) The finding of two empty lifeboats and a raft previously had raised fears the vessel had gone down. Rescue planes and ships crisscrossed the mid-Atlantic without finding a trace of the four-master that had weathered many a storm in her 52 years at sea. The Pamir, carrying barley from Buenos Aires to Hamburg, radioed Saturday night that she was sinking about 600 miles west of the Azores. The ship was listing at 45 de grees and all sails had been stripped away. U.S. Air Force planes reported last night that they had spotted two lifeboats and a raft, all empty. One battered lifeboat bore the name "Luebeck, 1 the West German city where the 3,102-ton was registered. The ship was operated by Zers sen and Co. of Luebeck as a grain carrier and training ship for the German shipping industry. Crash Injuries Fa ral to Minnesota Man U. N. Expected to Sidetrack Red China Bid UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. W- The General Assembly is expected today to sidetrack until next year the question of seating Communist China hi the U.K. Delegates generally foresaw that the Assembly would adopt a U.S. resolution late today on recommendation of its Steering Committee. Indian sources conceded that India lacked the votes to get the Chinese representation issue on the agenda. Nationalist Chinese Delegate K. W. Yu told a reporter his delegation calculated perhaps 50 delegations will vote for the U.S. The vote last year was 47-24 with 8 abstentions. The U.S. resolution, which cleared the Steering Committee 9-4 with 2 abstentions Thursday, rejected the Indian request. It said the Assembly would consider no proposals this session to oust Nationalist or seat Communist Chinese. PEABODY, Kan. (B-The Rock Island Railroad's Twin-Star Rock- it, headed from Minneapolis to Houston, piled off the rails at the iouth edge of Peabody early today. Twenty-four were treated at hospitals for injuries. Initial examination of the injured showed only one in serious condition. Wallace Hutchinson, 63, Wichita, Kan., had a possible skull fracture. There was no indication of the cause of the wreck. 2 Children, Pilot Killed in Plane Crash STURTEVANT, Wis. WV-An Illinois pilot and two children from Racine lost their lives Sunday afternoon when a small airplane crashed in flames near the Sturtevant airport. Donald Norton, 10, and his sister, Ann, 8, perished in the flaming wreckage. Donald Salvano, 28, of School St., Lansing, 111., the owner and pilot of the single-engine Ercoupe, Was thrown clear of the wreckage. He died at St. Mary's Hospital in cine, about four miles northwest of here. At the airport were the children's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Norton, and Salvano's wife and two small children. Racine County authorities said Salvano was giving the Norton children a ride in his plane before he and his family flew back to Lansing after spending a day at the Norton home. The families are related. SISSETON, S.D. (ffi Adams, Breckenridge, Minn., died early Sunday of injuries suffered | Saturday night when his car rolled 2 A. M. on U.S. 81 south of Sisseton. He 3 A. M. \ died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday. The death was the 125th on South Dakota highways this year, 6 A. M. WEATHER Reading at 8:30 today — 37. Low previous 24 hours — 37. High previous 24 hours — 64. General Weather — Clear. Precipitation — .05. SUNDAY 62 ! 7 P. M. 61 | 8 P. M. 62 | 9 P. M. 62 I 10 P. M. 63 ! 11 P. M. 64 | 12 P. M. MONDAY 1 A. M 53 1 7 A. M. 52 ! 8 A. M. 50 ! 9 A. M. 4 A. M 47 ' 10 A. M. 5 A. M 47 I 11 A. M. 45 I 12 Noon . 1 P. M. 2 P. M. 3 P. M. 4 P. M. 5 P. M. Orville 6 P. M. 62 59 58 56 55 54 44 43 44 46 48 52 NEGRO REPORTER PUSHED — A negro reporter, Alex Wilson, is pushed by crowd of angry whites at Little Rock Central High School this morning. Fight started after eight Negro students gained entrance to the school. (AP Photofax) 24 PASSENGERS INJURED Rock Island Rocket Derailed The Rocket ran into trouble about 100 yards north of the point where the Rock Island and the Santa Fe cross on the south edge of Peabody. Most of the Injured were In two passenger coaches which landed athwart the crossover and on their sides. Both rail lines were blocked. The diesel locomotive dragged one mail and baggage car about 33 yards beyond the crossing. The locomotive remained on the rails. Schlichting, Long-Time Commissioner, Is Dead The mail and baggage car skewed crosswise but was upright top the roadbed. Another mail and baggage car flipped over on its side and skidded down a 15-foot embankment. One other coach turned over on its side along the right-of-way north of the crossover. The remaining cars ran off the rails but remainel upright. The Rocket was due at Wichita at 1:33 a.m., having left Minneapolis at noon. It derailed about 1:15 a.m. County Commissioner Henry W. Schlichting died Saturday evening leaving behind him an unequaled record of longevity at a coun- iy commissioner post. Schlichting died after suffering a hemorrhage at his home at Brownsdale. He was taken in an ambulance at about 9:30 p.m. and died a few minutes later. The 68-year-old retired farmer was elected county commissioner of the First District in 1932 and has been reeleoted every four years thereafter, last facing the voters in November, 1956. , He was of large physique, 6 loot, S and weighing in the neigh- Dorhood of 250 pounds. He was active until the last. He had been chairman of the board several times since he took office under Jhe rotation plan followed by the board. He last served in this capacity in 1954. A successor to Schlichting will be selected within 14 days by Town Board chairmen and village mayors of his constituency. The board chairmen of Dexter, Lansing, Red Rock, Sargeant, Udolpho and Waltham and the mayors of Brownsdale, Dexter, Mapleview, Lansing and Waltham will be notified by County Auditor Graham Uzlik to appear at the auditor's office within three days of receipt of notice. After this meeting, these officials will have 10 days to select a successor to Schlichting. Schlichting was born near Lake City in 1889 and moved to Oregon with his family when he was two years old. He returned to Lake City in 1909 and bought a farm near Waltham in 1914 after marrying Emma Rinke at Milwaukee in 1911. H. W. SCHLICHTING Schlicbting's body will lie in state at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hayfield from 11:45 to 2 p.m. Wednesday when the funeral will be held. Pallbearers will be County Board members Robert Finbraaten, Milo Morse and Robert Shaw, former board member Clarence Dugan representing Leonard Decker who is out of town, Uzlik and County Engineer G. Everett Carlson. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Hayfield Funeral Home. Survivors are five sons and two daughters, Wilmer, Arnold and Don, Austin; John, Waltham; Henry Jr., Brownsdale; Mrs. Arnold Georg, Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Edmund Albers, Red Wing; brothers John, Escondido, Calif, and Ernest, Sherwood, Oregon, and sisters Mary Wetzel Sherwood and Rebecca Ehlers, Twin Falls, Idaho. Police Fight Angry Mob BULLETIN LITTLE ROCK, Ark. <ff) — Little Bock high school officials withdrew the eight Negro students who entered Central High School Monday. By RELMAN MORIN LITTLE ROCK, Ark. <A>) — Eight Negro pupils walked quietly, and without hurrying, into Central High School today — while the crowd's attention was diverted by another incident — and then a swirl of snarling men and screaming women tried to break through police lines. Police fought them off, clubbing two men, and apparently pulling a gun on another. • Police Lines Hold Nobody got through. Pupils coming out of the school said three of the Negro boys .who entered school had "blood on their clothing" and fights had broken out inside the building. The students told reporters the "Negroes wer« chased through the halls when classes changed" and wen attacked by other students. The initial violence outside the school was a frightening sight. Women burst into tears and a man, hoisted up on a wooden barricade, roared: "Who's going through?" "We all are," the crowd shouted. But they didn't The drama - packed climax of three weeks of integration struggle in Little Rock came just after the buzzer sounded inside the big 2,000-pupil high icbool at 8:45 signaling the start of classes. Negroes Spotted Suddenly, on a street leading toward the school, the crowd spotted four Negro adults, marching in twos, down the center of the street. A man yelled, "Look, here come the niggers." They were not pupils. One ap- ~ Autumn Gets Sunny Greeting . By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Autumn arrived in sunny ral ment over most of Minnesota and the Northwest today. Scattered overnight showers gave way to fair skies that were expected to hold up most of the day. Occasional showers are forecast again for northern sections Tuesday, spreading southeastward. Highs of from 48 to 55 in the northeast and from 55 to 65 in the south were in prospect today, falling to a 38-to-45 range at night. Temperatures were below freezing over much of northern Minnesota early today. International Falls had 29 and Bemidji 30. Infant Given Ant Poison; Critically III ST. PAUL Ml - A 3-week-old boy who was fed ant poison by his brooding mother remained in critical condition in a hospital here today. Also hospitalized for mental examination was the 22-year-old mother, who told police she gave the child two teaspoons of poison because she didn't feel capable of caring for him. Relatives said the woman suffered a nervous breakdown after the child was born. When the child became violently ill after taking the poison, the mother called relatives who drove her and the baby to the hospital. No charges have been filed. peared to be a newspaperman. He had a card in his hat and was carrying a camera. j I jumped into a glass-windowed telephone booth on the corner. The scene was clearly visible. As the crowd surged toward the four Negroes, they broke and ran. Jumped by Whites But they were caught, on the lawn of a home nearby. Wbltei jumped the man with the camera from behind, rode him to the ground, kicking and beating him. They smashed the camera. This, obviously was • planned diversionary movement to draw the crowd'i attention'away from the school. While I was dictating what X saw, someone yelled— "Look, they're going Into the school." Enter School At that instant, the eight Negroes—three boys and five girls- were crossing the ichoolyard toward a side door at the south end of the school. The girls were in bobby sox and the boys were dressed in open shirts. All were carrying books, They were not running, not even walking fast. They simply strolled toward the steps, went up, and were inside before all but a few of the 200 people at that end of the street knew it. Some did see the Negroes, however. "They've gone in," a man roared. "Oh, God! the niggers are in the school!" Womaa Scream* A woman screamed. "Did they get in? Did you see them go in?" "They're in now," some other men yelled. "Oh, my God," the woman screamed. She burst into tears and tore at her hair. Hysteria swept the crowd. Other women began weeping and screaming. Jumped on Barricade A tall, gray-haired man in a brown hunting shirt jumped on the barricade, with others holding him. He yelled, waving his arms: "Who's going through" "We all are," the people shouted. They broke over and around the wooden barricades, rushing the policemen. About a dozen policemen were at that corner of the street. Raised Clubs They raised their clubs. Some grabbed men and women and hurled them back. Two chased a dark - haired man who slipped through their line, like a football player. They caught him on the schoolyard, whipped his coat down his arms, pinning them, and hustled him out of the yard. Another man, wearing a construction worker's hard hat, suddenly raised his hands high in front of a policeman. It was only a dozen yards or so in front of the phone booth. I couldn't see whether the officer had a gun iii the man's stomach, A man said, "I'm going in there and get my kid out." An officer gritted, "Tou're not going anywhere." Two ambulances rolled up. Nobody was in them. White Papda Leave Suddenly, another roar,— and cheering and clapping — came from the crowd. A white pupil, carrying his books, came down the front steps. He was followed by two girls. In the next few mloutea, other students came out. Between 15 and 20 left the school within the next half hour. Each time they appeared, me crowd clapped and cheered. "Come on out," they yelled. "Don't stay in there with the nig. gers. Go back and tell all of them to come out." Inside, it waa reported, the eight Negro pupils were in the office of the principal. "There's not much education going on inside there now," one of the boys who came out told reporters. Girl Carrie* Off A moment later, two policemen raced into the building. When they came out, they were holding a girl by both anna, rushing her for* cibly toward a police prisoner's wagon. For an instant, ft looked aa though the crowd would try to break the police lines again to rescue her. But they put her hi the car and drove swiftly down the street, past the barricade at the south end. Screams, catcalls and more yelling broke out aa the car, whipping dangerously close to the people and the barricades, raced down the street. 'That's My Kid' A man, distraught, came sprinting after it. "That's my kid in there," he yelled. "Help me get my kid out." But the car was gone. Soon afterward, four white pupils ran down the steps of the school and across the street. Policemen were chasing them. One of the boys said they had caught a Negro boy outside the principal's office. 'We walked him half the length of the building and we were going to get him outa there," they said. They refused to give their names. Police Reinforced On the streets, at both ends of the school, clusters of troopers took up stations, reinforcing the police. The crowd heckled them, hurling insults and some obscenity. "How you going to feel tonight when you face your neighbors," a man shouted. The people called the police "nigger lovers." The officers stood, poker-faced making no move nor response. Then the crowd, lacking any other object, turned on the news- but he stopped running, abruptly papermen and photographers. A boy jumped up, caught the telephone wire leading from one of the three booths to the main STREAMLINER DERAILED — Highway patrolmen move in to check two overturned coaches of Rock Island's Minneapolis-to-Houston Twin-Star Rocket, derailed at Peabody, Kan., early today. There were no deaths, but 24 passengers were hospitalized, one with serious injuries. (AP Photofax). and went back. 2 Arrested Two men were arrested. A cavalcade of cars carrying S wire ' and SWUfl S on il ' tryin « to Arkansas State Police w heeled break il - Tne bootn »w«yed and into the street from both ends. They curue inside the barricades and order was restored for Cr 5 shin 8 down, a moment. The weeping and screaming went on among the women. nearly toppled. A reporter was in it, or it probably would have come Someone said, "We ought LITTLE HOCK to (Continued on Pag« I;

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