The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 4, 1958 · Page 3
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 3

Austin, Minnesota
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Thursday, December 4, 1958
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29 Homes in Ashes as Fire Rips Through Resort Area MALIBU BEACH, calif. <AP)The three-day-old fire monster writhed on today, most of Its crackling fury spent, leaving: About 18,000 mountain and seaside acres near this movie colony charred. An estimated 29 homes in ashes. Some 2,000 smoke-grimed fire fighters In control of 55 per cent of the fire's 37-mile perimeter. And scenes like: Chains of children's swings dangling above blackened ground, the wooden seats gone in flames along with the house beyond. A housewife crying In a little cement-block laundry house next to a chimney and rubble that once was a refrigerator, a stove and bedsprings—all that's left of her. home. Like Battleground Silence, like that of deserted battlegrounds. Chimneys standing like tombstones, marking where big homes once stood. Children's toys, flame-twisted, their paint blistered. A undaunted resident, Charles Chapman, who lost one home to fire In "his canyon in 1936 and another home Wednesday, saying: ''We'll stay. We'll rebuild. The neighbors will help. We don't want to move away." Bob Carlson saved his home with water from his own well and survived a perilous ring of flame. He gave his five.,cows the credit. "I let them graze around the place," he said. "They ate out a firebreak. "The cows and the geese and) the ducks and the goat just got in the middle where I was and stood there and we all made it okay." Two boys, Larry, 13, and Greg Pitman, 9, led their horses, Boots and Spike, from their home in the danger area and tethered them to a lamp post in the parking lot of a supermarket near the movie colony. Not all burned - out dwellers planned to stay In the area, which was swept by another devastating fire two years ago. "Two fires in two years means that the Insurance will go so high 1 won't be able to pay it<" one said. "I'm through." But another, C. C. McPeek, said: "We'll stay and build again. The house is gone, but that little workshed out in back is still standing. And our good friends across the way were not burned out. They've offered to let us stay with them While we rebuild. "I hardly know what to say. People are wonderful." DUGAN'S DAILY Gill Suggestions Bowling Games -Shuffle- boord - Archery - Table Tennis Sets - Electric Football Game - Dart boards - Games Shop Early • Layaway Note Free Gift Wrapping DUGAN'S 1 30 E. Mill HE 3-61 90 Johnson Denies Bid ho New Senators BEAUMONT, Tex. (AP) _ Contrary to published reports, Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) says he has no plans to confer with new Democratic senators. Johnson said Wednesday that any senator is welcome to visit him but he has not asked any group to meet with him. In a special news story from Washington, the Chicago Sun- Times said earlier that Johnson would seek to cement party unity by meeting with Democratic liberals and moderates in Washington this weekend. It said most of the 15 new Democrats in the Senate would be there. 2 Die, 4 Hurt in Cave-in of Ditch SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Two men died under caving earth as they worked in a drainage ditch 12 feet deep Wednesday. The cave-in injured four others. Only six inches of dirt cohered the workmen. Police said the force of its tumble apparently killed Santiago Ontivero, 63, San Antonio, and Marciano Luna, 55, Seguin Tex. BIG SELECTION OF $1. 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Despite the size of the rocket, scientists said, very little, if any part of it at all, would remain intact as it reached he earth. They explained that friction from the earth's dense atmosphere would cause the satellite to burn and disintegrate. The last known sighting in this country of the empty metal tube was by a Moanwatch team • Wichita, Kan., Wednesday morning. At that time it was seen «» a steady, white light moving across the sky. Tt had then dot begun to heat up. The plunge of the Sputnik HI rocket leaves four man-made satellites still circling the globe *Sputnik III itself and three American satellites. Read Th« Classified Adi. ACTOR'S HOME DEMOLISHED BY FIRE — This was the wreckage of the $50,000 hilltop home of actor Lew Ayres after it was burned to the ground by a raging brush fire which swept through the Malibu hills early Wednesday. The fire, which began Tuesday, was partially under* control early today. Several dozen homes had been destroyed. 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