The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on August 5, 1958 · Page 1
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The Weather ond r; lows tonight 55- i kf -i 'I* 0 ? 9 * ln light winds todoy. Single Copy*-7c DAILY HERALD 1958 City Traffic Accident* Injurie* . Fatalities 451 73 Mono 505 AUSTIN, MINN., TUESDAY, AUGUST 8,1958 Member Associated Press Damage $67,364 $86,520 •MMtoMfiOllAitfMiiliiitt^^ 12 Pages Hayward Farm Youth Drowns in Swimming Pool Near Hollandale t*f HOLLANDALE, Minn. — A Hayward area farm youth, who was one of the student leaders at Albert Lea High School, drowned Monday night in the Hollandale pool. He was William Hansen, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Her- jert Hansen who farm 1V£ miles northeast of Hayward. He lad been swimming about an hour in the private Hollan- lale Swimming Assn. pool, converted from a gravel pit. WIFE AND SON OF BURNED TEAMSTERS OFFICIAL —Mrs. Jessie Kierdorf, wife of Teamster Union official Frank Kierdorf who was taken for a ride and set afire by two unidentified men Sunday night, and her son, Frank, Jr., shown today at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ppntiac where Kierdorf is in critical condition. Mrs. Kierdorf was vacationing near Hollywood, Fla. '(AP Photofax). HE'S ONLY A SYMBOL Intellectuals Backing Nasser Until Better Leader Comes Along By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst Scholarly young Arab intellectuals speak in clear, clipped British accents of the coming rout of the Western foreigner. Well-heeled young shiks in immaculate white robes and kaffiyahs mutter sullen protests against the feudalism which is the source of their wealth. Palestine refugees cling to their tin-roofed shacks and dream of revenge. And all look speculatively toward Cairo. For the present, at any rate, Gamal Abdel Nasser is their hero. They Seek Hero Tornado; Wind, Hail; Man Killed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One man was killed in a small tornado which struck southwest of Redwood Falls, Minn., Monday night. The death came as heavy rain, strong winds and hail damaged farm crops in west and west central Minnesota areas. The This is not because he is Gamal Abdel .Nasser. It is because they are in search of a hero. Nasser will do until a better one comes along. Nasserism is something which grew out of international events, inexorably pushing the Arabs East. The United Arab Republic's President still has enor mous potential for good or mischief. But developments this year have cooled the ardor of some of his followers. downpour, coming in' minutes, brought brief floods to some communities. Herman Schultz, 82, died in the tornado in the Lucan area about 20 miles souiliwest of Redwood Falls. Was Visiting Daughter Schultz, a longtime resident of the Wabasso area was visiting his daughter, Mrs. John Soupir at her farm home about six miles west of Wabasso near Lucan. He was in a 'small outbuilding which was overturned and crushed by the wind. Schultz died of head injur- It is for .the West now to recog" nize that Nasser is only a symbo' to most nationalists. His appeal is to a small but powerful intellec tual class which blames the Wes for its woes. It sees Nasser as a symbol of reviving Arab powe which one day will crush impe rialism and colonialism. It blames these for its sense of inferiorit; and backwardness in a moden world. William was swimhilng with hree other boys, Don Gill, Marel Hansen, and a third youth, believed to be a Vollum boy. Hej swam to a raft, about 30 feet] 'rom the edge, twice using fins, le went down while attempting o reach the raft without fins. Friends Unable to Help His friends tried to grab him, but William fought them off, a witness said. He drowned in about 20 feet of water, about 9:10 p.m. His companions went some distance to call Hollandale firemen who called boats from Oakland and Albert Lea to use in searching for the body. Donald (Butch) Ver- doorn found the body, using a grappling iron, at 10:20 p.m. Firemen used the resuscitator for a few minutes before Dr. S. G. Egge, county coroner pronounced the youth dead. No Guard on Duty An official of the swimming association said the pool would be closed until after the funeral. The private pool is operated by resi- ents of the area. It is outside the village limits of Hollandale and there was no lifeguard on duty at the time of the accident. Hansen would have been a senior at Albert Lea High School and last Spring was named co-editor of the Tiger, the school yearbook. DROWNING (Continued on Page 2) New Swine Champs * ' , Listed at County Fair 4 Others Drowned in State The Hollandale youth's clrown- .ng was one of the five reported in Minnesota Monday. A St. Paul boy drowned in that city's Lake • Phalen and a Hayward, Minn, youth went down while swimming in a private pool at Hollandale after dark. The baby victim was Doris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Maanum of Chokio, whose body was recovered from a foot of water in Lake Minnewaska near Starbuck. Visiting at Cabin The couple was visiting at a DISAPPEARS — Herman Kierdorf, 63, who had promised to get vengeance on the men who tortured his nephew, Frank Kierdorf, was missing today. This turn of events heaped new mystery and new problems, for De troit and Michigan State police, (earlier story on page 1,000 Troops Join Our Units _in_J.ebcmon U. N. Gets Ready for cabin owned by the child's grandmother, Mrs. Cora Baldenow. When his wife and Mrs. Baldenow left for a shopping trip to town, Maanum thought they had taken Doris with them. Instead, officials said, the women had assumed Maanum was caring for her. A search when they returned disclosed the little girl's body. Fire- nen made a vain effort to revive le child. The Maanums have two ther children, a 3%-year-old aughter and 5-month-old son. Lost While Wading Paul Thompson, 10, and Curtis CHAMPION LIVESTOCK— Patricia Herr, Brownsdale, proudly shows her Southdown market lamb, champiorTin its class, at the Mower County Fair. Emphasis is on youth livestock the first three days of the fair. Masses Carried Along The peasants of Egypt, the lonely Bedouin nomads of the Arab deserts, the heavily burdened laborers of Iraq know little of politics. If they respond to Nasser, t is because Arab intellectuals lave persuaded them to do so with :he poetically cadenced violence of emotional propaganda. The masses will not make the Arabs' future. The intellectuals will. Nasser was a spur to revolution in Iraq, But this did not nec- NASSER (Continued on Page 2) les. Mrs. Soupir told her brother, Edmund Schultz, Wabasso, that the sky appeared to be clearing up when the wind struck. The wind made a loud whistle, she said, and in a flash it was all over. Mrs. Soupir rushed outdoors to find the outbuilding smashed. She managed to lift a portion of the building from her father who was still conscious. She said he complained of pains in his neck and head. Runs Half Mile Mrs. Soupir ran a half mile to a neighboring farm for help. When a doctor arrived the elderly man was dead. Mrs. Soupir's husband was at a neighboring farm helping thresh when the storm struck. Several pieces of farm equipment on the Soupk farm and other buildings were damaged, but the house was I attack. He had re- untouched. A number of large turned home only last week from seven weeks in a Rochester bruised and taken to a Wabasso j hospital, recover- * doctor for treatment. The Turbes|ing from a brok- Frank Krecji Funeral Set for Thursday BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) —Funeral services for Frank Krejci, editor and publisher of The Blooming Prairie Times since 1938, will be held here Thursday from the First Lutheran Church. Krejci, who .would have been 70 on Aug. 25, died Monday night of j a sudden heart By EDWIN SHANKE BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — One thousand more U.S. troops arrived in Lebanon today. An American military spokesman said this completed the movement of troops assigned here. There are now more than 14,000 U.S. soldiers and Marines here. The troops debarking from the transport, Gen. Geiger, included a hospital unit, signals and signals photos units and a graves registration team. Gen. Fuad Shehab, Lebanon's army chief who was elected president of the nation last week as a compromise in a three-month rebellion, declared Monday withdrawal of U.S. troops was foremost among the national aims. But President Camille Chamoun indicated his determination to keep the troops here until his term ends Sept. 23. In his first pronouncement since he was elected last Thursday, Shehab indicated he intends to follow a policy of neutrality toward the big powers, friendship with Arab neighbors and unity and stability in Lebanon. A U. S. Embassy spokesman said American troops will leave when asked to do so by the duly constituted government. By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — U.N. delegates are continuing private discussion of arrangements for a Security Council sum' mit meeting while awaiting word whether Soviet Premier Khrushchev will attend. In the absence of word from the Soviets, there has been no scheduling of a preliminary meeting of the Council to set a time and place for the government chiefs to gath- Olson, 8, went down while wading agency re p reS entatives voted un- n a sandbar under an old high- animously to revamp the organi . way bndge near Houston. The zatio changing {rom United M .. Thompsonjwy made a vain effortL itations In (USI) to United to^grab .his ,younger companidirf Corn — mty Funds ^ Coundls Q j )efore he, too, was earned into America (UF). he 10-foot deep water. ' Paul Olson, 12, brother of Curis, had to be pulled back onto the SUE GETS COUNSEL er. There was speculation in Moscow and at U.N. headquarters that Khrushchev's acceptance or rejection of the Western invitation to a Council meeting mighl 3e made public at the U.N., not in the Soviet capital. Matter of Practices Diplomats leaning to this view pointed out that President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Macmillan in their last letters to the Soviet chief had not requested an answer specifically but had saic they were going ahead to arrange a summit Security Council meet ing to start around Aug. 12. These sources felt it would be logical for the Soviet U.N. dele gate, Arkady Sobolev, to commu nicate the Soviet position to the Council, Geneva Preferred Britain's U.N. delegate, Sir Pier son Dixon, told newsmen the pri vate talks among delegates migh continue all-week. It was appar ent that no summit meeting coulc be arranged by Aug. 12. Aug. If appeared a more likely date. Preference was growing fo Geneva as the conference site rather than New York. A sovie source said it appeared no one bu Secretary General Dag Hammar- United Funds Takes Over Work of USI in Austin USI was voted out in favor of United Funds Monday with a new slate of officers, new ideas and an old theme — united effort. The USI board of-directors and sand bar by Gary Halvorsen, 9, burth member of the wading par;y, after trying to help the other pair. Grapplers Find Body Grappling crews summoned by rioyd Loken, Houston, who had been fishing from shore near the accident scene, recovered the bodies an hour later-. In St. Paul, James Blanohard, 15, failed to come up after diving rom an 18-foot tower at Phalen. Lifeguards said the victim may have been knocked out when struck underwater by another diver. St. Paul Child Killed by Car ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota's traffic toll stood at 381, up 25 from last year, after the death of a 2-year-old St. Paul child late Monday. The victim, Kenneth Tamminen, was run over by a car police said Jerome Moore was backing into an alley near the child's home. Moore told officers the child had not been in sight and that his only warning he had struck something came when he heard a thud. He investigated and found Kenneth's body. Austin will work with other United Funds communities, exchanging ideas in the common goal of a united fund. Name Has More Meaning R. E. (Doc) Cook, representing he Salvation Army, said the new affiliation is an advantage and that United Funds was more meaningful. Capt. Alfred Gorton of the Salvation Army pointed out that a drive highly organized can be successful and cited one community where an organization drive helped raise funds of $64,000 compared with previous fund raising of only $28,000, Capt. Gorton has had experience in fund - raising in several communities. Formal application for membership in the nationwide Unitec Funds organization was approve: and plans for using United Funds facilities for the coming October drive were discussed. Officers Elected First order ~ot business was th< Malone Mrs. Rasmussen election of new officers for the recently completed board. Mrs. Ger aldine Rasmussen was elected president; W. B. Wolf, vice presi-. dent; Morris Anderson, treasurer and William Malone, secretary. In • plant solicitation for all'of Austin was thoroughly reviewed as 1.25-Inch Rainfall Breaks Long Dry Spell in This Area INDIANAPOLIS UK — A well- skjold wanted to meet in New known Indianapolis father-and-son lawyer team was hired Monday by divorcee Connie Nicholas to'de- fend her in the killing of drug company executive Forrest Teel.jit that way. York. The United States also was reported preferring Geneva but willing to agree to New York if the majority of the Council wants Officer Recognizes Police Parking Sign CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Ap)-officer M. W. Hagler thought there was something familiar about the sign the three men were carrying up a midtown street. He called county police, who picked up the High winds, along with thunder and lightning brought a welcome 1.25 inches of rain to Austin late Monday and early today, twice as much rain as fell during June. The Herald weather observatory atop the fire station recorded the rain, welcome to crops and thirsty lawns. Half of the South River street around Kenwood including the dis posal plant was also without pow er. Transformers in Austin were shorted. In Spring Valley, 1.19 inches o: rain fell and l'/i inches west of the town at the Libby Farms was re corded. No reports of lightning or Pick Gifts, Barrows, Pen of 3 By DAVE OWEN New champions were crowned i the 4-H swine show .at the dower County Fair this morning with selection' of champion bar- ows, gilts and the pen o! three market pigs. The champion gilt was a Hamp- hire crossbred raised by John Sisterhold, rural Austin, a mem- >er of the Woodland 4-H Club. His gilt bettered the purebred champions elected in the breed divisions. Runner-up was a Hampshire aised by Carol Fries, Sargeaht, and third was a Berkshire shown by Marlys Dammann, Elkton. Others in the over-all lineup eligible :or trips to the State Fair were David Marchwick, rural Austin, Yorkshire; Orlyn Ellingson, Waltham, Duroc;' and Laura Duerst, ' Lyle, Poland China. , Breaks Into Purple Gary Tollefson of the Udolphd' 4-H Club was exhibitor of the grand '• champion barrow, a .Berkshire; This is his first time in the pur- " r pie ribbon winner's group. Runner-up was David Olson, Rose Creek, crossbred; Carol means of making the drive uccess. I Representatives from the Albert] ..ea Fund spoke to the group'last' Thursday and credited ih-plant sol- citation as one of the important terns for a successful drive. • Local 9 Board Backing Rollo. Sissel said the Local' 9 executive board was behind the united effort fund raising 100 per cent and would favor any steps to make the drive a success. He pointed put however htat there was membership opposition to in-plant solicitation as a means of soliciting. Sissel agreed to refer the.ques- Anderson Wolf tion to the Local 9 executive board for possible action. Dr. Thomas Seery said he was convinced the drive would be a success only with in-plant solicita tion and cited the experiences of other communities. Cites OUier Cities In-plant solicitation was responsible for successful drives in Rochester, Milwaukee, St. Paul and a score of other cities. Capt. Gorton pointed out. Cook and Mrs.. Rasmussen saic United Funds would have to work for success regardless of methoc of solicitation but agreed that ex periences of other communities in dicated in-plant solicitation as one of the most successful fund raising methods. Sissel noted that the internation- during the electric storm and the east half of the Ellis Avenue substation was out from 2 am. to J a.m._with crews worbng to make| worked untu 3; • J J . - mrmfVffmrm d«*<VM«4 HUM II «4(t> **« *>fc* **** ** V/*« wind damage have been received al AFL . C IO council has gone on j At 11 p.m., lighning struck a record strongly favoring all unit- strawstack at the Henry Buresh ed effort fund raising drives and farm, seven miles southeast o^urging support of all membership Riceville. Two Riceville fire trucks > unions. 30 gaye Reference was also made to the hospital drive in Austin which was the. ho»vu InaH nprinH "re uuajiiwil mive 111 ftUSVUI WHICH W35 3 m y Pmod jn earb v baru and a pile of baled a success through in-plant solicita- starting at 8 a.m. Harold Lamon, utilities super- 8,578 Enter Grounds on Opening Day Mower County's Centennial Fair got off to a big Btart,* Monday with 9,578 persons ,*n- 1 tering the grounds. The exten- - , sion to a seven day fair worked ' very' smoothly,,' Secretary P., J.r Holand.said. Judging got underway in the 4-H and Minnesota- * Iowa Future Fariia|rs*bf Amejr- ' lea livestock shows,' which were ; the" largest in the history o|'the*"j fair. , • : ' ' : ," ."" The total attendance at the 1957 fair was 137,348 persons and Holand said, "We stand a tflnco to bpftt J thft record _ attendance mark of last year,, because "our fair this year is much improved over a year ago in exhibits, features and' quality of all exhibits. Holand said today few fairs in the country can equal the quaK ityof livestock shown at the Mower County Fair and Midwest Livestock Shows. The cred- ' it goes to the livestock producers, he said, ' and this just did not happen this year, but it is an out growth of the education features incorporated in all of our departments that exhibitors recognize as sound progress. Pries, Sargeant, Hampshire; Robert Ingvalson, Blooming Prairie, Yorkshire; Mary Ryther, Austin, Rt. 1, Hampshire; and Tyrone' Sash, Brownsdale, Hampshire, The winners here are eligible for trips to the Junior Livestock Show. ; " The pen of three market hogs, which could be all barrows or a combination of barrows and gilts, is a new competition this year. First champion is. Marlys Dammann of Elkton, and runnerup is David Olson, Rose Creek. Marlys had Berks and Olson, Yorks. GUt Division In the gilt division, blue ribbons were awarded entries shown by: Marlys Damman, Elkton, and Gary Tollefson, Austin Rt. 1, hay. The straw had been stacked tion of all business and industrial trio and .the battered sign. It readlintendent, said homes east of Deck- 'No Parking" and it came from the county police parking lot. er Avenue were without power for five hours. The residential area trees were uprooted. The wind picked up and hurled Roy Turbes, about 15. He was farm is across the road from the Soupk place. Hail In Cily The city of Redwood Falls had some hail along with its heavy rain. One of the heaviest falls apparently was at Perfaam, in northern Otter Tail County, wher« nearly three inches poured down in the short span of 25 minutes. The deluge sent water cascading over sidewalks and into basements of business places. Wind gusts of up to 70 miles TORNADO (Continued on Page 2) en left hip. A native of C z e choslovakia, Krejci, had operate d several Krejci weekly newspapers in Iowa, before MORAL; PONT THROW OLD TROUSERS AWAY TOO SOON only Monday. East Berlin Shopper Finds West Berlin Clerk Forgot to Wrap Pants; That's Bad BERLIN (AP)— August the Pow- The Communist n e w s p a p e r jsuit in an old paper wrapping. He erfiil languished clutches of the coming here. He carried a 50-year j Communist police. And all be- . . |t . . .. , today in the Tageblatt said August's undoing had a great plan for getting the East German! lseean w ^ eu ^ e (Iec ^ ec ' to get a new garment past the Communist inew suit. button after being *cited recently by the Minnesota Editorial Assn. ; cause he threw his pants out the Like a lot of other East Germans, he ducked into AUied-occu- {customs inspectors. He would get In addition his widow, Krejci is i train. lavatory window 011 a speeding pied West Berlin to buy it. East survived by three sons, Victor, Vyrle and Veruon, all associated with him in the local paper as well as the EUendale Eagle, and two daughters, Mrs. Everett Bothun and Mrs. Donald Beckinan, both of Austin. Until the pants affair got nationwide publicity iii' the newspapers, August Starke was looked upon as a solid and respected citizen of Dresden. His bowling pals affectionately called him August the Powerful. German law forbids shopping in West Berlin, but many East Germans take the chance because the clothes are cheaper and made better. New Suit Wrapped August boarded a train in West rid of his old tattered suit, don the new one and casually turn the customs men away. As the speeding train iieared the border control point, August popped into the lavatory, whisked off his pants and pitched them out ) into the night. What - No Pants? Carefully he unwrapped his par- "August the Powerful turned ghastly pale. He began to tremble. There were no pants in the parcel. The saleslady had forgotten to put them in." August sadly sat in the lavatory, in his underwear, with two coats and no pants, awaiting the inevitable. When the Communist customs! £ al j ed neighbors "all kinds of ,. ... . , . i bad names, police arrived, they arrested August. The Tageblatt didn't say Berlin for home carrying bis new)eel. Then, said the Tageblatt, i groups. Meet Aug. 13 Next meeting of the United Funds board will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the conference room at the Austin Daily Herald. The United Funds board consists of 20 members, 12 chosen at large and 8 from each of the participating agencies. The agencies may choose their representatives for the board. t The 12 members of the United Funds board are: Rollo Sissel, Morris Anderson, Robert Wolf, Jack Strong, Leonard Dugan, Russel Vaale, Davis S. Owen, James Huniting, Sr., Mrs. Geraldine Ras- itnussen, Dr. Thomas Seery, John IOWQ Judge Colls Woman 'Meonest'; Sentence: 30 Days DES MOINES, Iowa W — , Municipal Judge Harry Grund, I in sentencing Alice Cunningham | here to 30 days in jail Monday on a charge of disturbing the peace, told her: "There is no question in this court's mind that you are one of the meanest women in the city of Des Moines." Neighbors testiied thai Miss Cunningham had thrown hot water on a 3-year-old girl, pushed .board voted to request Clarence jo a 5-year-old boy onto the side- 'c»«uu i.^* ..«—>- j_: _u~: i jgeant, Chester White; Ellingson 'and Ron Bellrichard, Austin Rt. COUNTY FAIR (Continued on Page 2) The Weather Official U. S. Beading* from Herald Weather Sit* on Rool of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — 88. Low previous 24 hours — 59. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — 63. General Weather — Cloudy, Precipitation — 1.25. MONDAY 1 P. M. 86 j 7 P. M. 2 P. M. 87 | 8 P. M. 3 P. M. j on es and William Malone. The '5 4 P. M. Smith, last year's drive chairman, walk, injuring his arm, and had i to serve in an advisory capacity. M. M. whether he ever got his pants back. Miss Cunningham testified she had only ordered children out 1 A. M. 2 A. M. 3 A. M. 4 A. M. of her yard because they were destroying her llowers. FIND NO SMOKE I Firemen were called at 12; 30 jp.iu. Sunday to Lefty's Bar, North's A. M. ; Railway. A report of smoke was 6 A. M. unfounded. '3^4 T«eo 9 P. M. 10 P. M. U P. M. 13 P. M. TUESDAY 70 | 7 A. M. 69 j 8 A. M. 70 1 9 A. M. 70 j 10 A. M. 70 j U A. M. 70 i 12 Noon 88 89 33 U4 70 70 70 71 77 it*

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