The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 1, 1958 · Page 1
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Tha Weather AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Barb lor Today A JWO-poaiHl iWt««t tWftftaft, JuH dfooreW, it totting for ift, many. 8ht HJariy CM u*e *on» nip. Single Copy—7c Reds Said to Possess Atom Plane U.S. Seen 4 Years Behind Russians; Flights Observed WASHINGTON (AP) - The Soviet Union already is flying a nuclear-powered bomber, the magazine Aviation Week reports. It says the United States is at least four years behind the Soviet Union in this respect, Officials of the U.S. Air Force and Defense Department withheld comment on the report. The magazine said the Soviet bomber was completed six months ago and has been .flying in the Moscow area for at least two monthsl Its test flights there have been observed by observers from both Communist and non-Communist countries, the magazine added. Nuclear Power Plant The nuclear-powered plane is a military prototype, not just a conventional plane fitted with an experimental 'nuclear power plant for test purposes, the report said. The nuclear power plant was described as the simplest kind of an atomic engine, a direct air cycle design similar to that being developed by. this country. Such an engine is like the ordinary turbojet engine except that a nuclear reactor replaces the combustion chamber to provide the heat which furnishes the power. Nearly three years ago. in January 1956, this country first used a nuclear reactor to provide the j heat for a turbojet engine. Thej Atomic Energy Commission said tests of the laboratory model at its eastern Idaho testing station demonstrated the feasibility of the engine, designed by the General Electric Co. at Evendale, Ohio. XT- " AUSTIN, MtNN., MONDAY, DECEMBER 1,1958 port. Member Associated Press STARK TRAGEDY — D. L. Parker stands near char- another child, Regina, 3, suffered serious burns. Fire- red remnants of Smyrna, Tenn., home where three of men from nearby Sewart Air Force Base said house had his grandchildren Robert E. Parker Jr., 4, Rosa, 19 caved in when they arrived. Two tricycles in yard stand months, and Fay, 7 months, died before sleeping par- ' unclaimed. (AP Wirephoto) ents could rescue them from blaze. Both parents and Dougherty Heads City Planning Park Dougherty was appointed to go with the engine, although work on design studies have been under way for several years at Convair's Fort Worth, Tex., plant and at Lockheed's facilities at Marietta, Ga. Completion Nest ^ . The Idaho test stytjon"expects completion by next fall of facilities to test the engine in conjunction with an air frame on the ground. No date for flight testing a nuclear-powered plane has been announced. Aviation Week said the Soviet plane is powered with two nuclear engines and two conventional jet engines. Speeds were estimated at just above or below the speed of sound. 195 Feet Long The magazine said the (Picture on Page 14) REDS (Continued on page 2) plane serve without pay as director of city planning. The appointment to the newly- created pffic/B is expected to .receive confirmation of the Council at their next meeting. Dougherty, a trustee of the Hormel Foundation and a retired Geo. A. Hormel & 'Co. executive, will head up the program of planning and zoning for which the City Council included $12,000 in its new budget. Dougherty headed up the Citizens Advisory Committee which made detailed studies and prepared re- Dougherty ports on such municipal subjects as city finances, streets, airport, city hall and Fire Dept. He did the lion's share of the research $1,208,956 Budget Adds .736 Mill to City Tax Levy Ike Calls Top-Level Meetings President to Hold Conferences on Defense, Space AUtlUSTA, Ga. (AP)-President Eisenhower, nearing the end of his vacation, today called Washington meetings for Wednesday on vital defense and space age problems. The President, who has been at the Augusta National Golf Club since Nov. 20, will fly back to the capital late Tuesday. The next day he will meet separately with the National Aeronautics and Space Council and the National Security Council. He will preside at a second meeting of the Security Council Thursday. These conference plans were announced in the wake of a new pledge by the President to Communist-threatened West Berlin — a pledge that its freedom will be safeguarded by the United States. The reaffirmation that the U.S. will meet that responsibility — shared by Britain and France — came from Eisenhower after he and Secretary of State Dulles had discussed the Berlin situation at an hour-long meeting here Sunday. Transfer Scientists James C, Hagerty, White House press secretary, announced that the Wednesday space council meeting at the White House will deal with the issue raised b,y a proposal by the new National Aeronautics and Space / J — 3i '- 14 Pages Adenauer Holds Parley Austin councilmen approved a budget Saturday afternoon which will leave the city's portion of the tax rate at about the same as it was this year. The new budget, effective April 1, will require a levy of 87.445 mills as compared with the current rate of 86.709, a difference of .736 of a mill. The city's budget came to $1,208,956.56 an increase of $46,858.13 over the current budget. Bufr most of this increase was offset by the fact that, through a slightly-widened tax base, a mill will raise more money than this year, and by an increase in liquor license fees. Mill Produces $13,825.33 A mill next year will produce $13,825.33 in revenue as compared with $13,402.24 th«-yea£':^?>v Allocations in the budget for Byrd Readies Attack on Excess Spending WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Harry F. Byrd (D-Va) is preparing to give President Eisenhower some encouragement in budget- need for some substantial cuts in civilian spending when they canvassed the financial situation together several months ago. cutting activities with a fresh at- j. Byrd shares Eisenhower's view tack on nondefense spending. .that there is grave danger of run- Byrd, who will address a busi-iaway inflation unless some dras- ess group in Chicago Dec. 1,1 tic cuts are made in government expects to document the conten- I work for the reports which receiv-l tion tnat increases in civilian out,ed high prais,e from the Council ; for their thoroughness and grasp jof basic municipal problems. He lays are far outstripping stepped- up military spending. spending. Hard to Cut Both the President and the Virginia senator were said to feel, : received no remuneration and paidj House Committee on Reduction of The senator heads the Senate- however, that the world situation McEIroy Is Skeptical of • ~ I ^^B I 1 ^J ^^T ••• B^J^^g • • | O- — " "J (••-».»-•*».«. IT <vi* **r \sug*Jt;* \/J a i •• —«- — — — — -ff I - - -- -,,_j ..M T vr b>w «t3*V iVfl~ XNr r* wl ' j acceptance of the post, and of his! Jum P ed 6W million dollars in theja billion-dollar increase above the WASHINGTON (AP> — Secre-' demonstration ° f h 'gh civic inter-| { j rst . four months of the current [current $40,800,000,000 level of de- expenses out of his own pocket. Mayor Hansen today said he was greatly pleased with Dougherty's non-essential Federal Expendi- makes it difficult to pare defense expenditures. Instead of cuts, tures. Studies by that committee there have been indications that show that while military spending j Eisenhower may have to ask for tary of Defense McEIroy said to- est. fiscal year which began July 1, fense spending. ^ »*- <vw*^*ikiv •IIJ.VUIJ UV OCtlU IU' ' A * ll. « day that he is highly skeptical of' Council<s P lans are to set "P a " A g ricul '"re Department outlays Vice President Richard M. Nixa report that .the Russians are^° ffice for the P lannin * Program, increased by 787 million dollars in ion has predicted that the m . I the same period. Close Agreement _. u Elsenhower and Congress which preceded it and much more than the President were remand the administration feel should test-flying the world's first nu-' ^ al ! ocat . ion of * 12 .°°° clear powered aircraft | ciude the hinn S of an engineer at The magazine Aviation Week L S f ar> ; f ° f ^"M 7 ' 000 ' with «-', , published the report Sundav sav ! ce ^"'P 1 " 6 " 1 - *2,000 for!Ported in close agreement on«thelbe appropriated." . ing a Russian atomic plane was'f rofe f ional hel P- and * 2 .°°0 for; completed six months ago and traVd expenses> that it has been flying in the Mos- The new Mt Line which raises cow area for at least two months i Q" 6 - 151 ' 0118 on planning, problems of McEIroy said if the magazine's I spot zonin .S. and the zoning of report is true "it would be a sur- i areas outside the city which may prise to us." I 116 aime *ed in the future, were The defense boss conceded in! 3 " 10 " 8 Coundl conclusions of a talking to reporters that tiie So-!" eed for an immediate star t '" * viet Union might have a "slight i'''"f^?!™"' lead" over the United States new the general departments, compared with the figures in the current budget, are: 1959-60 1958-59 General $"£6,202.72 $808,888.7-! Sinking 203,627.50 PERA 15,997.35 PERA for Park & (recreation. .... 2.911.4P Baud 6.!>I2.G« Park 21.6JO.66 tration, a civilian unit, that it take over the Army's ballistic missile agency. That would mean transfer of about 2,000 scientists to the civilian agency. The proposal touched off a storm of Army protest when it was first sinking 203,627'.so leueoAT j made a few weeks ago. But there now are reports at Eisenhower's vacation headquarters that the controversy has been resolved — and that a decision satisfactory to both the space agency and the Recreation Policeman 1 * pension .100,440.20 34.583.33 3.0J Tj«aiioa"H;S 12,577.82 2,005.39 10,051.68 26.8W.-1B 78,289.01 33,505.00 3.000,00 $1,208,956.56 $1,162.098.43 with little provision for new pro- An increase of $42,466.87 in the sinking fund results principally from bond retirement and interest on the bond issue for the new, sewage disposal plant. Geo.' A: Hormel & Co. will begin making payments toward the plant when it is in operation, under agreement between the company and city 4 The recreation department has a budget increase of $21,140.59, most of it for major repairs required at the minicipal swimming pool. The Council reduced the net levy for the general fund by $20,686.02, principally through increased receipts through the widen- tton. space administration plan was 1 for it to take over the Army Redstone Arsenal team of scientists at Huntsville, Ala. The team is headed by German-born Wernher von Braun. Spending Question On the agenda at the National Security Council meetings Wednesday and Thursday will be the big question of how much to earmark for defense spending in the fiscal year starting July 1. The council also will study over-all foreign air plans, particularly whether military assistance should be curtailed in favor of greater economic aid to other nations. After a conference with Eisenhower here last Friday, Secretary of Defense McEIroy left open the possibility that defense spending IN WEST BERLIN — vvesr derun mayor Willy Brandt, center, and U. S. Ambassador to West Germany David K. E. Bruce meet in the crisis-ridden German oity yesterday. At left is Maj. Gen. Barksdale Hamlett, U. S. commander in West Berlin. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Berlin) REDS FLATTENED De Gaul lists Gain Control in France _J !„„ . „ , .. ,. yvaaiuiui,? U1UL UClcIliC SUCIlUlllg !l t l X .^ Seandm ° reliquorllcense next year will run about one bil revenue. BUDGET (Continued on Page 2) PARIS (AP) — Right-wingers waving the banner of Premier Charles de Gaulle flattened the Communists, badly trimmed more moderate parties and swept to firm control of the new French National Assembly today. The Communists held 22.9 per cent of the popular vote but captured only 10 of the 149 seats they had held in. the last National Assembly in the man-to-man runoff elections in France, Sunday. Among'the losers was the fiery Communist mouthpiece and or- garilzer-'Jacques Duclos. Ex-Premiers Toppled Toppled like shooting gallery ducks were many of the ex-premiers, ministers and wheelhorses of the center parties—among them former Radical Premier Edgar Faure, Socialist disarmament negotiator Jules Moch, former Socialist Foreign Minister Christian Pineau, former Socialist Algerian administrator Robert Lacoste and former Justice Minister Francois Mitterand. Dark-browed Jacques Soustelle became the man to watch in the new Fifth Republic, It was Soustelle who eluded police, escaped to Algeria and gave political direction to the rightist movement that crumpled the Fourth Republic last May. His Union for a New Republic (UNR) captured 32.1 per cent of the vote and 188 of the 465 seats 800,000,000 estimated for the year'from European France. Not since which started July l. j 1946, when Communists elected 174 deputies, has a party held such a large block of seats. The conservative votes of 120 independent and peasant deputies combined with the UNR's 188 gave the rightists a clear major ity. More Soustelle Support lit addition, the 71 deputies being elected from Algeria and the Sahara were expected to supporl Soustelle. Despite De Gaulle's desires for a wide range of representation from Algeria, fear of reprisals from both the nationalist rebels and the Frejjch army restricted the candidates"< there ta those favoring continued close French control. The Socialists dropped from 95 seats in the old Assembly to 40, the Catholic Popular Republican! (MRP) from 74. to 44. The once-strong Radical Socialists, a slightly right of center group, declined from 71 to 26 and even this remnant was splii VOTING (Continued on Page 2) lion dollars more than the $40,-j Cold Moves East; 2 Deaths in Minnesota By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bodies of two elderly women, The director will work with the' 00 " 1 victims of frigid weather, i^uu uvci me uimiru Dimes jn • . l r j i the ultimate development of a nu.'«£" S^ 1 * . P1 ™* Jcmmis-j-re.found over the weekend in clear aircraft. But, he said, there ia no plan to change the aircraft program because of it. A turbo-jet engine, designed by • _I1 1 - S1 °" and the P lalll » n & ejjgineer. TOP DOCTOR DIES HARLOWTON, Mont. (API-Dr. Minnesota. Mrs. Ignatius Pella, 77, left her have suffered a stroke or become ill. • The season's coldest weather blanketed the Northeast and sent an icy chill deep into the South today. The Midwest got a brief (lie General Electric Co. at Evan- EJward M ' Ga »s. 82. named by the American Medical Assn. in of dale, Ohio, was powered by heat from a nuclear reactor for the first time by the United States in January, 195t>. That engine has . „ , ,. been improved considerably and mg Calhollc doctor in 1'JoB, tested several times since then. - '™, '",, ranchlng tow " from ; 1929 until two months ago. 1956 as General Practitioner ul ,, the Year, died Sunday. Dr. Cans ' Coimty coroner > said the woman also named the nation's outstand-> frOze to death ' The coldest over ' farm home near Little Falls early j respite from the near-zero cold Sunday morning and her body j and snow, was found in a neighbor's yard about five hours later. Dr. E. C. Goblirsch, Morrison The Northeast was hit by the WEATHER (Continued on Page 2) ATOMIC TURBOJET DIAGRAM — This schematic diagram of a direct air cycle atomic turbojet, said by Aviation Week to have come from a Soviet technical source, appears in current issue of the magazine. In an accompanying .article the magazine says Soviet Russia completed a nuclear powered bomber six months ago and has been flying it in the MOSCOW area for at least two monrhs. (AP Wirephoto) (see story) night temperature was eight below zero. Wore Light Topcoat Farmer Albert Motchke discov- j ered Mrs. Pella's body, clothed and with a light topcoat thrown ; over her shoulders. A blanket she! apparently had used as a shawl was found nearby on a road, The victim's son, Frank, with whom she lived, could give no explanation for his mother's leaving home except that Mrs. Pella had been upset since the death 2 P. M. of her husband three years ago. 3 P. M. Other Body Found ,4 P. M. The frozen body of Ellen M.J5 P. M. Anderson, 72, was found Saturday 16 P. M. in a field one-half mile from the j farm where she lived alone, near i 1 A. M. Harris. Minn. Her death was at- 2 A. M. tributed to exposure. . 3 A. M. Deputy Coroner Orriu Olson, \ A. M. The Weather Official I'. S. Reading from Herald Weather Site on Roof of Fire Statiou: High previous 24 hours — 27. Low previous 24 hours — 8. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — 11. General weather — Cloudy. Keadiugs Takeii at Herald Bldg. SUNDAY 15 I 7 P. M. 1 P. M. 16 19 23 24 23 8 P. M. 9 P. M. 10 P. M. 11 P. M. 12 P. M. MONDAY Harris, said the woman wandered 5 A. M. from her home Thursday and may!6 A. M. 24 24 27 27 24 21 7 A. M. 8 A. M. 9 A. M. JO A. M. 11 A. M. 12 Noon . 23 22 22 22 21 22 20 sw Jy 20 20 20 7 Are Killed in State Holiday Road Mishaps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven persons died in Minnesota traffic accidents over the Thanksgiving weekend. The deaths raised the 1958 toll to 642, or 18 more than during the same period last year. Mrs. Carl Mansicka, 63, Kingston, Minn., was killed Saturday when a car driven by her husband and another auto collided on Highway 15 near Kimfaall. Mansicka escaped with minor injuries. Waino R. Salminen, 36, Duluth, and Warren J. Lawrence, 28, Al- jorn, were killed Saturday when heir car went off a road in Du- uth, sheared a pole and plunged 30 feet into a ravine. Nels Holland, 33, rural Lakeville, was killed Thursday night when his car left a Scott County road and overturned. Killed in accidents earlier in the weekend were Mrs. Delia Rush, 84, St. Paul; Donley McKee, 17, Red Wing, and Cyrus F. Beyer, 56, rural Medford. Ronald Norcross, 9, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Norcross of Ponsford, Minn., was killed in an accident that did not occur on a public road and thus is not counted the highway department as a C « • risis Talks With Socialists' Top Boss By SEYMOUR TOPPING BERLIN (AP) - West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer today held one of his rare meetings' with political enemy, Socialist Srich Ollenhauer, to discuss the Berlin situation. They met In Bonn while a U.S. military train running to West Jerlin was delayed for an hour by what Communist East German officials called a broken rail. The U.S. Army accepted the Communist explanation — mindful hat the incident was similar to those used by the Soviet Union be^ Imposing the 1948-49 blockade of West Berlin. At that time, all land routes to the isolated city were closed for "technical reasons." The Western Powers may use the six months Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev has given them to leave West Berlin to review demands for the unification of Germany by free elections. Informants In the Communist- surrounded city said diplomats in the Western capitals were discussing a proposal to call for a big East-West conference, either on the summit or the foreign ministers level, to reopen the whole German problem. Include Peace Treaty This would include not only Berlin but German unification and a German peace treaty. In his Thanksgiving Day note to the Western Powers, Khrushchev himself said the unification of Germany would be the best solu- aon of all for the Berlin question. But he again insisted on the Soviet terms—a neutralized federa- ' tioa, of the, two Germanys, with the Sovietized part getting a say in the Western part. The Western Allies contend that a peace treaty can be negotiated only with a sovereign all-German government freely elected. East Germany has never had a free election and for that reason is not recognized by the West. The possibility of a high-level conference on Germany was raised further when Khrushchev declared at a Moscow reception Saturday that ha would like to drink a toast again with the Soviet Union's wartime allies and discuss peacefully a Berlin solution at a "round table." W1U Nix Proposal • The British, French and Americans already have made clear they will turn down Khrushchev's proposal that West Berlin be made a demilitarized free city—which would be open to a Communist grab as soon as the 9,000 Western troops had withdrawn. Alert to the possibility of ,a renewal of the blockade tactics of 1948-49, the U.S. Army reported one of its two daily military trains to Berlin was delayed for over an hour today. East German officials said a broken rail was the cause of the delay, and American officers said they were satisfied the delay was not caused deliberately. American Commandant Engines on the military trains are manned by East German crews but there is an American commandant. West Berlin's rail, road and water links with West Germany cross 110 miles of East German territory and would be subject to East German, control >f the Soviet Union drops its duties as one of the four occupation powers in Berlin. Walter Ulbricht, East Germany's Communist party boss, said in an interview with the New York Times over the weekend that the Western powers would be iu for "unnecessary difficulties" if traffic fatality. The child and a brother, Bill,! about 7, apparently tried to hitch !they tried to use tnese supply a ride on a trailer loaded with! toes witnout Eas t Germany's per- wood. Their father was backing mi ssi°n. the car and trailer into a driveway when Ronald fell off. The trailer went over the older boy, who was dead of internal injuries by the time lie reached a Park Rapids hospital. MISTY REFLECTION — A light mist hovered over the Williamette River at Portland, Ore., Sunday. But it was not enough to hide the reflection of the Sellwood Bridge on the quiet water as Dick Farris of The Oregonian took this picture. IAP Wirephoto) SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS READ OUR ADS Gen. H. I, Hodes, commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, said on a visit that his 4,000-man force here had orders to deal with "any infringement of West Berlin." Any interference with the air, rail or highway supply lines would be regarded as '-an infringement of our rights," he declared. The West Berlin garrison was ready for any trouble, he said, adding, "We have plans for any' thing except going to tha moon." j EX-BOY SCOUT HEAD DIES • OTTAWA, Ont. (AP)—Br, Joixu A. Stiles, 82, former head of Canada's Boy Scout movejneot, di«d Saturday. He at one tin* w#s I dean of applied y-^p^ |j> y^ tfoi- j versity of New Bruoswkfc.

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