The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 4, 1958 · Page 1
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The Weather Cloudl? afttf colder throuoh Friday; win* ndrthwest 20-30 m.p.h,; high today 25-30; low tontflht tO. Ike Plans Party Unity Meeting AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Single C<jpy—7c AUSTIN, MINN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4,1958 Member Associated Preaa President Hopes for Increased Backing of His Proposals WASHINGTON (AP) - President Eisenhower is arranging a mid-December meeting with Republican Congressional leaders in an attempt to cement party unity behind his legislative program. Vice President Richard M. Nixon and the GOP managers of both houses are expected to get an opportunity at this session to make any suggestions they may have for program changes before Eisenhower wraps up his State of the Union, budget and economic messages in final form. Their conference will differ in /his respect from a scheduled Jan. 5 meeting at which Elsenhower will brief leaders of both parties on the final decisions made on the defense and foreign nid programs. With the Republican representation in the Senate and House sharply reduced by widespread election defeats, Eisenhower obviously hopes for more solid GOP backing for his proposals than he has had at time in past Congresses. Nixon Opportunity Tin White House conference apparently will give Nixon an opportunity to voice any idtas he may have about the program. His expected bid for the 19fiO GOP presidential nomination will be affected significantly by the administration's record during the next two years. Eisenhower and Nixon apparently are agreed on what they regard as the necessity for holding down over-all federal spending to combat inflation. At the same time both want to keep foreign aid assistance at a high level. During the political campaign period, however, Nixon tossed out some ideas indicating he would like to see the administration! move into fields where Eisenhower IR not expected to veilture. Stimulate Business Among other things, Nixon said the expected 12-billion-dollar deficit in the current fiscal year ought not to rule out some drastic tax revisions aimed' at stimulating business. He suggested substitution of a general manufacturers' sales tax for the present series of selective excise taxes. Condemning "stand pat thinking," the vice president called for action to bring 12 million additional workers, not now covered under the unemployment compensation system. He said expanded research could produce "explosive progress" in the fields of science, industry and medicine. MASS BURIAL FOR 28 *;^ G j, e$ $360,959,810 Sales to NASA TOYS HE COLLECTED IN FIVE-MINUTES — Leonard Belanger, 12, Chicago, is surrounded by toys he collected in five minutes in a department store yesterday. Leonard was one of four turned, loose in different department store toylands after winning a contest. Leonard, who made 10 trips to the toy department to study the layout, collected $645 worth. (AP Photofax) (Story on Page 24) Millionaire Greenbaum, Wife Found t * Stabbed to Death in Their House Barb for Today Bandits took more than • Bwtf- •and dollar* from tt* mfo of an Ohio derrtllt. Some folk! mart hit* paid their bills. £4 Pages PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP)-Millionaire gambler Gus Greenbaum and his wife Bess were found dead in their Phoenix home Wednesday. Both had been killed with a nine- inch butcher knife. Today, police scrutinized the past of Greenbaum for a clue. They have not established a motive, but officers said there .was nothing to indicate the deaths were underworld assassinations. Greeinbaum, who had been ill recently, was G5. His wife was 64. He was president and part owner Hotel and the Las Vegas Club in Las Vegas, Nev. Although a three-carat diamond ring worn by Greenbaum was missing, Detective Capt. Orme Moorehead said other valuables were untouched. There was no sign of forcible entry to the house. He said the couple apparently were slain Tuesday evening. Their maid 'discovered the bodies Wednesday afternoon. Police reconstructed the crime this way: Greenbaum was watching tele- of the Riviera Hotel, the El Cortez vision in his bedroom. His wife CUB Greenbaum Mrs. Groenhaum md left to drive the maid home. The Killer or Killers entered and Killed Greenbaum with the knife, taken from the kitchen. When his wife returned, they slugged, bound and killed her. Her body was found face down on a couch about 50 feet away from her hus- aand's bedroom. Her hands were :ied behind her back with one of ler husband's neckties. Greenbaum, a native of Chicago, came to Phoenix 25 years ago with two brothers and founded a bookmaking dynasty that crumbled in a 1948 police crackdown. Adenauer Says West to Master Berlin Threat BERLIN (AP)—Chancellor Konrad Adenauer told West Berliners today to keep their nerve, and pledged that the Western Allies will overcome the Soviet threat to Compromise Plan Ordered Into Effect by Eisenhower WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army has given up control of its principal space research laboratory in a sharing of facilities with the new civilian space agency. A compromise plan ordered into effect by President Eisenhower Wednesday gives the Army continuing control of the Ballistic Missile Agency at Huntsville, Ala., where a team of space age scientists led by Wernher von Braun developed the Redstone, Jupiter and other Army missiles. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena, Calif., operated for the Army by California Institute of Technology, was put under con trol of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Each will continue to use the other's facilities at least for a time, but the orders indicated that NASA will make increasing use of the Huntsville facilities on what Eisenhower called "a fully cooperative basis." Continue Projects The Army, on the other hand was authorized to continue certain specific military projects under way at the laboratory through 1959, with arrangements after tha time to be made by mutual agree ment. The space administration had sought to take over major func tions at both facilities. Army space officials objected strenuously, especially to the possible loss of its Huntsville facilities and the team of scientists there. A compromise resulted in the presidential order. In announcing it, Eisenhower j said the agreement "prevents unnecessary duplication and effects economies in space research and development. Enhance Cooperation "This development will enhance close cooperation between "the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Defense to the end that the Sets Hormel Record HE MUST NOT CRY — Stanley Burda consoles his wife, Ann, over the death of their daughter, Beverly Ann, 13, who perished in Our Lady of the Angels parochial school fire. Stanley had an eye operation the day of the fire to remove a piece of steel chip. He left the hospital to be at his wife's side, but was told by doctors that he must hot cry. If he cried the salt tears might scald the wounded eye and blind it. Occasionally he broke down and the tears streamed down his face, but he continues his struggle. Stanley has another problem, he has no job. (AP Photofax) Russian Experts Due in Iraq to Help Train Armed Forces WASHINGTON (AP) Soviet peaceful use of ^space will redoud to the benefit of all mankind." The agreement was explained to newsmen by Deputy Secretary ofi Defense Donald A. Quarles and' Space Administrator T. Keith Glennan. Funeral Rites for 90 Fire Victims Start Today; Spellman to Attend the isolated city. He rallied the West Berliners immediately after flying into this peding on the space administra- Communist encircled city in a tion for scientific research. U.S. Air Force transport. Standing bareheaded on misty Tempelhof Airport, the 82-year- old Adenauer declared that "Soviet Russia threatens the freedom i and security of Berlin." "If we do not become frightened, then we and our Western military technicians are expected to arrive soon in Iraq as a follow- up to Soviet arms shipments to Premier Abdel Kerim Kassem's government. Diplomatic officials who reported this today said Kassem has agreed to accept an undetermined number of Red experts to train the Iraqi armed forces in using Soviet tanks, jet planes, artillery A Soviet ship is reported to have unloaded sizable quantities of such Soviet weapons within the past few I—,. <>r* • 1 1 il ii« | wv • *v, v " fc*Mf*v**i* V¥4Vill*J Will. UTUO Both officials agreed that the | weeks in a move ed ^ I Army must get accustomed to de- er to the ^viet bloc. U. S. Consulate Closed The revolutionary regime has closed down the United States consulate in Kirkuk, the northern Iraqi city which is the center of Kurdish activity and also of the nation's oil-producing territory. The Kurds are non-Arab mountain people who make up a sixth of Iraq's population. Also closed were the Kirkuk consulates of Britain, Turkey and Iran. The Soviets have no diplomatic outpost in this area but Sheik Mustafa Barzani, a Soviet- trained Kurdish chieftain, returned to Iraq about two months ago with government permission. He had lived in the Soviet Union This Iraq-Soviet deal came in! since he led an abortive revolt in i Allies will master the situation," ihe said. They said also that as time goes j the wake of Iraq's moves to re- 1946. on, the Army's space and missile! strict Western diplomatic contacts center will be getting more and 1 ' "' more civilian scientific jobs. Nothing was said about new projects which the Army might want to undertake for strictly military! purposes. , | in the troubled, oil-rich Middle East nation. Red Penetration These moves have been acconv panied by what Western diplo- mats regard as increased Com munist penetration of Kassem's regime. Most diplomats believe, however, that the Iraq strong man has no intention of becoming a pro-Moscow stooge. Nevertheless, the uncertain Iraq outlook has caused the State Department to nominate one of its top Middle East specialists, career diplomat John D. Jernegan, to be new United States ambassador. , Jernegan, now serving as embassy minister in Rome, would replace Waldemar J. Gallman, who has been reassigned to the State Department after a four- year tour in Baghdad. Kassem has eased up surveillance and harassing tactics against American diplomats in Baghdad as a result of a State Department protest last month. Total Pounds of Meat Sold Drops 5i% Sales of Geo. A. Hormel & Co., hit a record $360,959,810 during the past fiscal fear, an increase of nearly 526,000,000 over a year ago. However, total pounds of meat sold were 1,001,409,030, a decrease of 5.5 per cent from the previous year, according to the annual financial report received today by stockholders. But sales did exceed one billion rounds for the fourth consecutive year. The small tonnage decline, said the report, it t reflection of the continued difficulty in procuring and processing livestock profitably. Anticipated hog supplies did not materialize, and it was necessary to supplement domestic supplies of beef with purchases abroad. Net Earnings $5,000,391 Net earnings were $3,000,391, representing a net profit of eight- tenths of one cent for dollar sales. or 30 cents a hundredweight of product sold. This compares with one cent and 31 cents, respectively, a year ago. Taxes exceeded Bet earnings by almost a million and a hall dollars. All taxes paid by the company daring the fiscal year, ending Oct. 25, amounted to $4,461,956. Working capital (current assets lest current liabilities) totaled $24,605,813, an increase of nearly a million dollars over the past year. Year-end distribution of joint CHICAGO (AP) — Some 1,200 pews on the right side of the!probe into the cause of the fire, grief-stricken mourners paid final' church near the charred school, ^ top fire expert, Sgt. Drew respects today at • Requiem j building. ' Mass for three nuns who died inj Honor Guard the fire at Our Lady of the Angels j A n honor guard of firemen and school Monday. j policemen watched as the coffins Archbishop Albert Gregory Mey-! bearing the bodies of Sisters Mary er celebrated the Mass for the j St. Canice Lyng, 44; Mary Sera- three Sisters of Charity of thejphica Kelley, 43; and Clare The- Blessed Virgin Mary who tried : rese Champagne, 2ii, were borne valiantly to save their charges, i from the convent across the street e " " ie llre - Eisenhower's order directs the .space agency to conduct research .^ *• •Berlin!p ro j ects for the De fense Depart- 95 ...... mu -|ment "to the extent permitted by nicipal elections its own g am} facilitieg / The West and the Communists The Army retains authority for" Finland s Prime Minister Quits Relations Grow Worse at HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — i Agrarain party members of the Prime Minister August Fagerholm Cabinet resigned, taking away the resigned today, and Finland was coalition government's majority in Brown, head of the police arson | The Communists have launched i concluding a D smoulder- are ing rubbish pile in a northeast the Communist ticket as a way stairwell wooden are pointing to Sunday's elections sc i, e duling the as a plebiscite on the Sovit bid to j Hl .,.,.,, ,. , .. turn West Berlin into a demili- „", SV . ,' but " nder . the a Bree- without a government as a result I Parliament. tarized free city. !"__;_ ls ;° %m ^ P"onty require-| 0 f worsening relations with the So-] Soviet economic pressure has Unemployment has been in- The Eighty • seven pupils perished,' to the church. , and 72 survivors are in hospitals. Nuns, relatives, clergymen, chil-' iments of NASA consistent i over-all national priorities. Assign Own People agreement permits NASA raced itpThe of approving the Soviet proposal.! 10 assign its own people to the jHuntsville facility to supervise the But he could not say what star,;Reds Ask W. Berlin 51,^X^^,1^ might eventually end the with;viet Union. Fagerholm quit, after the five since Fagerholm left the Commu nists out of his government, although they had become the largest parliamentary bloc in the elections last July. To pay World War II repara- ro Vote Communist jthat olic Church. In the first six pews the wrra^n/relativeVofVhe fire lhe 125-year history of the Sisters something we may never know." 1 " c " cav ° c ' 1 "'. s uvc '"" lc " 1 "'• uie soi rowing reianves oi me me. . • ^ . *• j ready lias said the voting for a victims. About 150 knelt in front 101 Liianty to claim a sister or a, Mayor Rielmrd j Daley said as , lew West Bedjn p ar ij a inent would fire inspectors from Chicago and be a plebiscite on Soviet Premier other cities toured the ruins of the Kikita Khrushchev's proposal — •ville. continue concentrating military projects at on Rubbish Pile I ( Army's arsenal have not ruled out arson," BERLIN (AP) - Communist | Quarles repli£ Sixteen are in critical condition. , dren wiio escaped the fire and said Fire Commissioner Robert J. Eas , 1 . Gernia " v '° da >' urged West : lleces£arilv be „ .. ^ women wearine babushkas went' Quinn HP <;airf HP al«n hplipvp« Berliners to VOle the Communist f ' ' , """' aa Six hundred nuns attended the woie " * tan »6 baoubliKas, wept yumn. He said he also nelie\es Sunday's citv elec- ; as he could see - the Armv M=«. inni,,,ii,,o mum, nf wa.-i.nis audlbl >' for the dedicated who the source of the flames was a l CKel '" nexl BU " aav s <•»* eiec u ..-...:....- , . other'oSs of t?e Roman Cath were the "' frieilds alld counselors Cubbish pile. "But there is a possi- ; Uon f s a w ^ ° f approving the other ordeis of the Roman Cath, ^ ,. fe ^.^ ^ & discarded cigarette J ovlet pmp ° sal to make Berlln a The tragic fire was the first in or a match was a cause. It is! ^'^Ves! Berlin government al-l These Wll! indllde completion of the Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile and continued 'work nn the Sergeant bombard- .ment missile, the Pershing ballis- and that it would be resoundingly tic missile and a number of small- rejected. i e ' - Projects, pupil as its victim. In 1870, a small building which then served as the community's motherhouse in Dubuque, Iowa, was destroyed! by fire, but it caused no fatalities.' The sisters since have offered daily prayer that they might be spared against fire. ' Mount Cariiu'l The nun fire victims, will rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery. A mass funeral for some 28 of the 87 child victims will be held • Friday in an armory in the North-, west Side neighborhood still stunned by the tragedy. Archbishop Meyer again will sing the Mass. Francis Cardinal Spellman has wired from New York that he will attend. Simple Rites Other bereaved parents will bury their dead iii simple, separate rites, many iu the church for FUNERAL MASS (Continued on Page 23) The Weather Official L'. S. Kt-adiug Irom Herald Weather Site on Root of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — 39. Low previous 24 hours — lli. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — lit. General weather — Cloudy. Readings Taken at Herald Bldg. WEDNESDAY 29 ' 7 P. M 28 ' 8 P. M. Cat Afraid of Mister Mouse NEW YORK f AP) — A future i earnings checki to employei came to $901,422., Each eligible employe received an extra check for 1,059 times his regular basic 40-hour weekly pay check. This was the 20th successive year in which Hormel employes shared in company earnings. $1,250,000 to Pcmlon.Fund In addition, the company is putting $1,250,000 into employes' pension funds for this year. Total payments to all employ- es during the fiscal year were $68,828,477. "The dollar sales Increase, In the face of a decrease in sales tonnage, Is attributable to a more intensified effort by management to process all available raw materials into finished retail and consumer items and to a higher level of prices," according to a letter to stockholders over the signatures of H. H. Corey, chairman of the board, and R. F. Gray, president. The letter continued: Strong Working Capital "Cash and accounts receivable exceeded current liabilities by $4,916,788. In vi«w of the competitive need for adjustment of incentive production costs and the uncertainty during the year of economic conditions generally, your management adopted a conservative position on capital expenditures, thereby maintaining a strong working capital position for expansion under anticipated more favorable conditions. "Our plants at Fremont, Neb.; Fort Dodge, Iowa; Dallas, Texas, and Mitchell, S. D., and our processing branch houses contributed substantially to company operating results for the year. These units continue to justify i fully the capital investment in them. "As in past years, the net profit per dollar of sales this year continues very low as compared with other industries — it being only 8/10 of one cent per dollar of in a break-in at the Hayes-Lucas sales and only 30 cents per huud- / Lumber Co., Racine, but they used redweight of product sold. It is last month the Soviet Union cut off some imports from Finland and has since refused to receive a Finnish trade delegation. j been brought against Finland i creasing recently by about 6,000 a week and now stands at 65,000 in a nation of 4,315,000 persons. The Communists have 50 seats in the 200-member Parliament. Fagerholm's wing of the Social Democratic party controls 37 seats tions, many Finnish industries and have 52 allied members of were adapted to Soviet needs and i small parties. This gives the bal- now lack Western markets. Early' ance of power to the 48 Agrarians. New Gas Hds Burglars Hit Racine Places Burglars only got a screwdriver , . . ., . feswe weapon may be a gas that, it lor a second break-in. AUGUST FAGEHHOLM Blooming, Hayfield, Spring Valley May Get Natural Gas Service |a mouse. Maj. Gen August deputy duet of ordnance, showed a ca ^ register a movie of a cat which iirst was Implement Co. seen pouncing on a mouse. Later 1 P. M. 2 P. M. 3 P. M. 4 P. M. 5 P. M. C P. M. 32 I Northern Natural Gas Co.. j supplies Austin, now proposes to • extend its services to other communities not only in southern Minnesota but in other sections of the '° ville. West ('uncord and /urn- brota. Earlier Request Rejected it will continue 1 with project. Additional the Ht-dlield definitely a responsibility of your management§ an ^ o{ t j mduystry experiments now being con- son said the burglai . s entered the | generally, to improve this small i ducted, can make a cat afraid of building early today by prying open ; margin of profit, not only to as;a window. The screwdriver ap- ' sure the continued operation of Schomburg> arent| y was used to break int 0 ; the business but also to grow in ce sh a ca ^ register at the Glenn Jahns Proportion to the demand i o r • ' ^ * Halstenson said the burglars j alter having inhaled the gas, the'^ced the night latch on the west! cat appeared afraid of the mouse. door alld tlle " used the stolen | tool to break into the cash regis-j to price our in- lower cost or mar- ''It would be nice to be able to which out at killing or without °f « with- ter, stealing $20 and then tuok an- Northern had previously sought Northern hopes to serve with an nrooertv . . , ,, -.• • addition of 130 million cubic feet ££ Wltllou ' Propeit> include these communities m ... : ... j.. : ,.. :..,...,_ ,„„ ; .. Schomburg told the American Ord- Assn. anyone "stolen money was in change, damage," APPOINTED — Mrs Caroline K. Simon, 58-year-old ,which the school was named. i A. M. New York City lawyer, has ! Seventy-two other persons re- 2 A. M. been named Secretary of ;main iii hospitals with injuries. 3 A. M. State for New York by Gov- 'Fourteen were critical. 4A.M. ernor-elect Nelson Rockefel- | Even as the Mass was to be, s A.M. ler. (AP Photofax) sung, investigator! continued their G A. M. , . ., . , , ,_„ . oi capacity daily include 170 in 35 state and Iowa, South Sakota, iu s » lera bul the Fpc deaie <i Iowa, 119 in Minnesota, 17 in South , uance ... 29 > 9 P. M 36; Wisconsin, Nebraska and Illinois, service to 208 of them on the Dakota, 12 in Nebraska, seven in "This might be achieved by the ...30 10 P. M 39 If the Federal Power Commis- grounds that Northern's Redfield, Wisconsin and one in Illinois. use of an aerosol which would be ... 30 , 11 P. M 38'sion approves and grants author- Iowa, underground storage pro - New applications will include an breathed by enemy troops, and 31 ! 12 P. M 37 ities for the facilities, the follow- ject was not sufficiently proven to extension of Northern's system to which would temporarily diminish' Tlil'KSDAV ing nearby communities will get be used lor main capacity for 50 Duluth, Minn., Superior, Wis., and their will to light and resist, ur million cubic ieet of gas per day. the Iron Ranges. Strauss said that possibly just make them sleepy, W. A. Strauss, administrative alter the Canadian gas supply is but leave no permanent adverse vice-president, said the company suilicicntly clarified, Northern will effects." will meet this objection in its new propose service to extensions at An aerosol is a suspension of: :filing by proposing construction of Grand Forks. N. D., WUlmar, fine solid or liquid particles in air additional pipeline construction but ;Minu., and Eau Claire, Wia. or gai. ; DEH 3ti ' 7 A. M. . 35 8 A. M. . 34 : 9 A. M. . 32 10 A. M. . 29 11 A. M. . 28 12 Noon . 2o . 26 .. 26 .. 26 .. 27 . 28 gas service: Blooming Prairie, Spring Valley, Wlnoua, Chatfk-lU. Duver, Ellendale, Euuuons, llaylield. Uartland, Lanesboro, Medford, Pine Island, StewartviUe, Water- J -IOPPING •AYS TO _ WSTMAS READ OUR APS Dividend Distribution "Dividend distributions for t h e year were $1,493,849, consisting oi regular dividends of $6 a share on the preferred stock arid $2.30 a share on common stock. A continuous 30-year dividend payibg record has now been complelscl by the company. "Pursuant to negotiated union agreements, cost of living increases became effective on Jan. ti, 1958, and July 7, 195«, each in the • amount of 4 ceuts a« hour, lu addition, a general wage increase of 7!a cents an hour oecaaie *£HORM£L oo Page 2/ , i

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