The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 5, 1958 · Page 1
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The Weather Oceosionol cloudiness and cold tonlflht end Saturday; winds J5-25 mph today, decreasing tonight; highs today 5-10, lows tonight 5 below. AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Barb for Today A dog saved t litttf girl who fell hi a back yard well In k Michigan towfl, Little girls' test Wend, too, eh? AUSTIN, MINN., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5,1958 RESCUED AND RESCUER — Warden Frank Eyman of Arizona State Prison (center) congratulates the two prison guards briefly held hostage by rebellious convicts Thursday night. Eyman shakes hands with Calvin Hunt, 33, as Scott Wright, 30, looks on. (AP Photofax) County Road Employes Offered 6 to 12 Cent Raises Member Associated Press 14 Pages A wage increase offer ranging special laborers and 6 cents for from 6 to 12 cents an hour was common laborers, informally offered county road and j Miles said he would take bridge employes Thursday night. The offer was made informally after the County Board talked down • combined five-day week guaranteed annual wage plan requested by Fred Miles, business agent of Local 867 representing the county employes. County Attorney Wallace Sieh questioned the legality of a guaranteed wage for county road . and bridge employes. With this plan apparently beaten, Miles then asked for a 14-cent hourly increase for employes and for an increment over and above this figure for foremen. Informal Offer At this point, a majority of the board informally offered a 12-cent hourly increase for mechanics and working foremen; 10 cents for heavy equipment operators; 8 cents for light truck drivers and this offer back to the membership. The board also tentatively approved a system of voluntary union dues checkoff whereby em- ployes so requesting would have their union dues, deducted from their checks by the county auditor. Other changes in the statement of policy tentatively approved were: An increase from 9 to 10 day's sick leave annually — to be paid at the rate of eight hours a day. Accumulation of sick leave authorized to go up to 100 days in- .stead of 60. (Miles asked for unlimited accumulation of sick leave). Conforms to State The statement of policy for the employes was also changed to conform with state law on holiday pay. Under the wording of the old Miles Fails Again in Secret Session Bid statement when any of eight of the 11 legal holidays fell on Sundays, county employes were given the following Monday off. State law authorizes that this can be done only for four holidays — New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Christmas. Other legal holidays for county employes are Lincoln and Washington's birthdays, Good Friday, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. BUT HIGHBALLS WERE FLAT Negotiation Efforts Fail on Cyprus Compromise Plan Doesn't Muster Enough Support UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —U. N. efforts to launch peace talks for Cyprus fizzled today after a compromise plan failed to muster enough votes to ensure General Assembly approval. The 81-nation Political Committee voted on three rival proposals late Thursday night after a confused procedural wrangle that climaxed two weeks of debate on Britain's crown colony in the eastern Mediterranean. The only resolution to escape defeat was a much-amended Iranian proposal approved 31-22 with 28 abstentions. This was still short of the two-thirds majority needed in the Assembly. .Plan Doomed The resolution called on Greece, Turkey and Britain—the nations disputing the future of Cyprus—to negotiate their differences. The Iranian plan vas virtually doomed when Greece announced in advance that she would vote against it. The committee defeated 17-17, with 47 abstentions, a Colombian I plan for a U. N. study group to! visit Cyprus and study the situa- WOI1* .UAllfSAWJ WU UV . *»U L*.7**ilJ*lll, H MO . - f ~ ~ " --WW The vote came after a day of j morning voted 18 to 11 in favor of 1 01 ,f e P Wlth Louisiana's stand 'on civil rights. Gravel has said' segregation is morally wrong but' that as a practical proposition in-! tegration is not for Louisiana. ! Gravel, who supported the na-i llOIlQl Dflrtv S r*ivil 1*1 wVif«« »»1 ««i • " * civil jriKHiS Dlsnlc in 1956, has refused to step down. He is challenging the State Committee's right to oust him and name Talbot in his place. Northern leaders support him on this, holding only the National Committee can remove a member between na- . sharpened West Airliners Butler Is Called Troublemaker;' Removal Asked By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON (AP) - The North-South Democratic split over civil rights was underscored at a (party credential hearing called to- iday. One Southerner called Na- jtional Chairman Paul M. Butler j a troublemaker and said he should !be removed. I Butler's friends on the National SIEGE AND SUICIDE —Ex- .Committee expressed coniidence convict Stanley Robinson, ;that Butler, who favors a strong 27, brushed aside pleas to j:ivil rights plank in the party's surrender, and killed himself IW60 platform, would ride out any today in Prineville, Ore., 'ouster or censure move in a full after a 10-hour siege that 'committee session Saturday. But- began when he briefly held i'er himself told a reporter he had six persons captive. Photofax) Union Wins 18 to 11 in Ballot Employes at Kaus-Kinmt this heated debate which included a (union representation in a 10 a.m. (AP not heard of any forma] move |against him. | Today's hearing, before a Na- I tional Committee credentials ; group, was to receive rival claims of Camille F. Gravel Jr. and Jett ;M. Talbot to Louisiana's National ;Committee post. Gravel is the incumbent. Civil rights and party rules are involved in the dispute. Out of Step Committeeman Gravel was removed by the Louisiana State Committee because segregationist leaders in the party said he was slashing Greek attack against the United States. Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Averoff-Tossizza accused the CYPRUS (Continued on Page 13) Top Planning Gave Utah Deciding Vote SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) la caucus. There was a rumor that — U.S. topers waited, highballs (Maine, due to vote next day, pro- ready, for the signal that would'posed to turn the clock ahead 24 open a race to quaff the first hours so it could be 36th. legal drink. But the 21 dawdling I The rumor proved false but ef- Utahns who kept them waiting fective. At 3:32 p.m., far ahead of j es Were certified as eligible to to noon special election. The 18 employes will be represented by Local 6-578, Oil Atomic and Chemical Workers with Mrs. S t a s i a Haverberg as business agent. Results of the special bal-jj" lot today were reviewed by a National Labor Relations Board rep- I resentative and official notification will be made in about one week. The election was agreed to last Friday when striking employes and union representatives met with Kaus-Kmmt management and a representative of NLRB. Employ- es walked off the job Nov. 21 claiming the Black Hawk Broadcasting Co., Waterloo, was stalling in not recognizing the union as the official bargaining agent. At last Friday's meeting, 29 employ- ROYAL PARTNERS — Princess Grace and Prince Rainier dance cheek to cheek at the Hotel Astor in New York Thursday night. The princess wears a shoulder covering of pink maline studded with sequins and a gown of empire line. She left the dance floor a little latter in a display of royal displeasure. It was explained that someone stepped on her white satin slipper. <AP Photofax) H 1 IN 2 ORBIT CHANCE |cherished a higher hope: Schedule, Delegate S. R. Thurmanj vote in today's election. tional conventions. Both Gravel and Talbot were Utah must be the 36th and de-;of Salt Lake City shouted the fi-i The simple ballot voted on by The informal meeting of t h e Mower County Board with Fred iMiles on negotiations for changes in statement of policy on county road and bridge employes lasted three hours Thursday night with Miles spending more than an hour on a request to hold a secret meeting. Miles relying on a ruling by the attorney general on a case involving the Austin City Council, said he felt informal discussions of public bodies are prohibited by law even if no action is taken. Court Would Rule Sieh felt that the court would rule on the substance of the issue ciding state to repeal prohibition. Nerves were frayed and highballs flat before the topers finally got the word — 25 years ago today — that Utah had made it. It took planing to be 36th, the magic number meaning the re- protests from private firms h i s union deals with on the possibility of his using rates paid by these firms in his negotiations and thus making them public. Miles Gives View Miles said he felt he had to use these rates in order to make his case and it would hurt local business, if wage rates they are paying are disclosed. County Attorney Wallace Sieh, a " d *• 'a* that the board is meeting as a committee would not deter it from its ruling. Miles suggested that he could invite county commissioners as in- divjduals to the union office and then hold negotiations, and also that he could make exorbitant demands to throw the case before a labor conciliator, who then would hold closed sessions. The board stuck by its open meeting policy, however. Dulles Back at Capital With Problems Galore WASHINGTON (API-Secretary of State John Foster Dulles returned to the capital today, facing a deskful of problems. One of the big ones was to work out proposals to the Soviet Union which may result in new East- munist leader Wladyslaw Gomulka has been increasingly critical of the United States since he visited Moscow in early November. Officials here fear that the movement toward independent communism which began in Poland in nal "aye." Prohibition was ended. Convention President R. L. Olson of Ogden later denied the Maine rumor spurred the speedup. He said it resulted from delegates' desires "to be agreeable employes was: "Do you wish to be represented by Local 578, for purposes of collective barganing?" Employes had a choice of marking either an X on a Yes and No or of not voting at all on the quired three fourths of the states all concerned" — especially those had ratified repeal. Utah's plan- chafing at the delay, ning even included a play on numbers: Elect 21 delegates to okay the 21st Amendment. Actually, only 20 delegates ratified it. The 21st had to leave early. Utah picked Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1933, as the date. Two other states Ohio and Pennsylvania, planned ratifying conventions that day. They would be 34th and 35th, be- and to accommodate and please question. All eligible employes vot- 9 Perish as Flash Fire Levels Home ed. here for the meeting. It was the latter's counsel, W. M. Shaw of Homer, La., who attacked Butler and issued a brief saying National Committee members in his state are selected by the State Central Committee and serve at the pleasure of the State Committee. Shaw cited precedents for this. He said the State Committee removed William H. Talbot, no relation to Jett Talbot, as national committeeman in 1950, and Earl K. Long as committeeman in 1952. Neither action was challenged by the National Committee, he said. la a separate pamphlet with his brief, Shaw said the National Corn^ Mrs. Haverberg said this morn- mitt ^f should return at on ™ to ing that she would seek an agree- the basic party P» nci Ple of state ment from the company calling for full representation with all em-| re j^. v rights" and that Butler should be Brawny Rocket May Blast This Weekend ployes represented or a full union! " Not only is he <Butler) a in-, . agreement ! ept party hell "sman, but he is also J ' By JOHN BARBOUR Associated Press Science Writer NEW YORK (AP)-A huge U.S. moon rocket—short on brains but long on brawn — may blast into spacer-this weekend on a trip that could take just 34 hours, but might last millions of years. It is the U.S. Army's first shot at the moon — and like its Explorer satellite shots, the Army hasn't spared the horses. This is perhaps the greatest difference between the planned Army probe and the last three shots by the U.S. Air Force, one of which reached as high as 79,000 miles. The Air Force satellite weighed about 85 pounds. It was aimed at an orbit or at least a single trip around the moon. In its final stage it carried the electronic brains and maneuvering rocket to do the shop. Under such an affiliation with Local 578 would be |a P roven troublemaker, without one of the conditions of employ-1 loyalty to the Sreat traditions of «.««i fhp riomnr'i.aH/* na^^it " ment, "A contract will be drawn DOVER ' Del - (AP)-Nme clnVby the union members previous to party ' but said state Democratic up j the Democratic party.' Shaw did not mention a third ----- -— ......... -..u out,,, U(S . , cause of the difference in time i ^ re ° and an adult penshed Thurs ' wage negotiations which should get parties in the South would n ° l - kerosene stove lunder way in the very near fu- lgive the electoral votes of their zones. . - i ry near u- rumor sala Ohio might wait i e f P ,T 4 , a flash fire de- itu re," Mrs. Haverberg said j representatives to a presidential pt imfii tT.ou A;* TT.-U _i... jStroyed their rural home. T ________ „ ...... candidate eommittprt tn • "fpHo-oi to act until Utah did. Utah planners countered with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. voting session and hint-| v i ve d Six of the children were brothers and sisters. Three others sur- until midnigh," 11 ** "^ ""I 2™ othe « - "'* " nd I a child — were injured. Firemen repeal revelers pro-1 found them coming down a road Fmnw p-f '" ™?' Delegate ! {rom the isolated home, searching Franklin Riter, president of the for help. The child is in critical Utah League for Prohibition Re- condition peal, summed up Utah's are determined no other ments from state shall take this glory away j reached the case: When two volunteer fire depart- miles away four two • story frame f ... . _ — - -•' .----.•%.*• •.iv biru-abuijr iiailic 11 om Utah. I am sorry that our , house, in central Delaware about plans may upset the starting time i 15 miles from here, it was almost of celebrations in Eastern cen- West conferences on unification of 11956 may be dying. Germany. | 2. The possible alignment „ Dulles flew here overnight from: Iraq with Soviet communism. For- San Francisco, where he declared j mal withdrawal of Iraq from the of in a speech Thursday that the (Baghdad Pact is foreseen. The es. United States and its allies need i revolutionary government which! Suddenly, ters. Utah needn't have worried Pennsylvania acted promptly Ohio followed suit as Utah delegates sat through early session oratory. Still the session droned on — a speech, committees, more speech- took power last July has been following a neutralist policy but I _. t . . ** i to maintain "limited war" forces in such danger points as Berlin to oppose limited probings by the may now be coining under Corn- Soviet bloc. j munist domination. "There must be an ability to Closer Consultation oppose what may be limited prob- 3. The future cooperation of the i ings in ways less drastic than gen- United States and Britai" with eral nuclear war," Dulles told the (France in handling world prob- California State Chamber of Com- j lems in which they have a com- cett was C a lled an unscheduled jiierce. Put oil Dci'eutiive mon interest. Premier Charles di j Gaulle has proposed much closer He also said that "the Soviet j consultation and policy coordina- rulers threaten West Berlin be-1 tion among the Western Big cause they have been put on the j Three. The State Department an- clefensive by the inspiring demon- j nounced that the three govern-11 P. M. stration there of what free men; ments are holding exploratory 2 P. M can do." He forecast the ultimate j talks here on his proposition. 3 p. M. collapse of the system of Commu-j 4. A review of U.S. policies to <$ p. M. uist tyranny because of the attrac- i ward strife-torn Cuba. Ambassa- 5 p. M. tions which freedom has for sup- dor Earl E. T. Smith has re-'bP. M! pressed peoples. turned here from Havana for con- In addition to Berlin, Dulles • sultation. State Department au- 1 A. M. iaced these other problems on his , thorities have become increasing-12 A. M. return from a live-day tow of ly concerned in recent weeks over i3 A. M. Mexico City and California: j kidnapings of Americans and at- '4 A.M. 1. Uncertainty over further U.S.; tacks on American property by; 5 A.M. aid to Communist Poland. Com- the rebel forces of Fidel Castro. ' b A M. The Weather Official U. S. Reading from Herald Weather Site on Roof of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — 20. Low previous 24 hours — -5. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — -4. General weather — Clear. Readings Taken at Herald Bldg. THURSDAY 31 i 7 P. M. 32 : 8 P. M. 9 P. M. 10 P. M. 11 P. M. 12 P. M. FRIDAY . 10 7 A. M. . 9 ' 8 A. M. . 8 ' 9 A. M. . 7 10 A. M. . 7 ! 11 A. M. 6 . 12 Noon 31 25 20 18 destroyed. [candidate committed to a "federal Lyman Covert, international re-i^,", f f presentative for Local 578, said ft < f? ?"?*™ u . ™ 1 ™™ 01 this mornint that. h» h.c ' M^! the States rl 8 hts P rlnc 'Ple of the ;s program violative of this morning that he has notified! Thomas Young, station manager, that the union would be available for wage talks after Wednesday. DIES AT BRIDGE TOURNEY DETROIT, Mich. (AP) - Malcolm Lightman, 70, Memphis, Tenn., owner of a chain of motion picture theaters, died of a heart attack Thursday while attending party." WESTERN SCOUT DIES HEMPSTEAD, N. Y. (AP)— Jack LaVelle, 52, veteran scout for the New York Giants of the National Football League, died Thursday night, apparently from a heart attack, in his home. LaVelle, a graduate of Notre Dame University, had few peers and , , - B — • —- — -^ | »*MU **. »» £/kbl kJ CljlU the American Contract Bridge was rated one of the outstanding League Tournament. football scouts in the nation. Greater Glory The 30-pound Army shot is less ambitious. It too is aimed at the moon with the intention of hitting the lunar surface. But if all works well it may be destined for a greater glory. The Army has packed its rocket, dubbed Juno II, with enough power and speed to overcome the pull of the earth's gravity shot, says it has a 1 in 2 chance of building up escape velocity — and so blasting away from the earth into a possible orbit around the sun. Such an orbit might last millions of years. This assumes first that all the moon rocket's engines will fire and that it will overshoot the moon. The moon is not an easy target to hit. So many things are unknown about its mass and behav- ior that it can easily be missed. Just as unpredictable Is the behavior of the moon rocket itself, The Air Force rocket that burned almost 80,000 miles above the earth — man's greatest penetration of space — might have gone to the moon. But with each stage of its flight, it fell a little more away from its programed path.. Wrong Angle Finally it was at such an angle that'its energy was not most efficiently used • and it wore itself out before it had gone more than a third of the way. The Army rocket has the power to slice through a big hunk of space — more power than it needs to hit the moon. It is generally conceded that the Army rocket system has more horsepower than the Air Force touched off. You can get some idea by looking at the traveling times. The Air Force shot was to take 72 hours before it was within moon range The Army shot will probably take about 34 hours. The Army has kept mum on its rocket plans, because it said it doesn't want to occasion a buildup of public expectancy and the consequent pressure on its rocket people. But two days ago the service tower was pulled back from the big moon rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla., and it stood with its nose oaly shrouded. INDUSTRIAL. HEAD DIES PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP)-Victor H. Lawrence, 61, industrial consultant and former vice president of industrial relations for Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., died Wednesday night in his suburban Allison Park home. Russ Charged With Keeping Open Routes BERLIN (AP)—The threat of Communist interference mounted today against busy American, British and French airliners shuttling in and out of isolated West Berlin. One of East Germany's top Communists, Politburo member Hermann Matern, told a West Berin election rally Thursday night that the airlines—Pan American, Air France and British European Airways—have no legal right to fly over East German territory. "This situation must be brought in order," he declared. He did riot say what action the Communists have in mind. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, who addressed an election rally in another part of West Berlin, said the Western powers would hold the Russians responsible for keeping open all routes to Berlin, including the air corridors. He said he had a personal letter from TJ.,S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles reaffirming that position. Mentioned '49 Agreement The letter, he added, specifically mentioned the 1949 Paris agreement in which the Russians ended their 1948-49 blockade and guaranteed free access to this Allied foothold 110 miles behind the Iron Curtain. "Our allies stand upon it and we stand upon it," Adenauer said of this agreement. Matern told the rally of 3,500 Communists, meeting behind a police line in the heart of West Berlin, that "capitalistic airlines make giant profits" on their business with Berlin and "I know of no agreement which legally supports these figns." .This was the first specific attack on the Western airlines. Must Negotiate Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is threatening to hand over Soviet occupation controls in Berlin to the East Germans in six months. The East Germans have declared loudly that the West would then have to negotiate with them for access to the city. During the blockade of 1948-49 the Russians closed down the West's road, rail and water links but did not interfere with the airlift that broke the blockade. Chartered commercial planes played a big role in the airlift, and Western 1 officials have been considering a new airlift if there is another surface blockade. One reason tha.t the Communists would like to control the airline operations is that they are a freedom bridge for about 10,000 East German refugees who pour into West Berlin every month. They are flown out to West Germany because they would be arrested at Communist checkpoints on the land routes. New Baby Outdates Holiday Sentiment KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-Mrs. John E. Sergent is a bargain hunter. Early last January, aha found some Christmas cards "from the three of us" at reduced rates. She snapped them up. She sold them the other day at further reduced rates. Pam, who is 7 days old, sort, of outdated their sentiment. Air Strike Continues; Little Progress Made By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 12-day-old strike against Eastern Air Lines continues, with some hope that striking machin- Line Pilots Assn. A ruling on making the injunction permanent is- expected next week. Contract talks continue between ists will settle but with a con- iPan American World Airways and tinned deadlock between EAL and ^ e Transport Workers Union, with no interruption in service. An 11-day strike of stewards ancl CASKETS SIT UP IN ARMORY — National Guardsmen carry casket into vast armory on Chicago's northwest side this morning as prepartions for services were started for many of the children who lost their lives in the Our Lady of the Angels parochial school fire Monday. (AP Photofax) its flight engineers. Eastern has offered a 45-cent i hourly wage increase to 5,000.stewardesses against Lake Central members of the International • Airlines w a s settled. Contract Assn. of Machinists. The union! >erms were not disclosed. The line demands 49 cents, but negotiations "Plates in Indiana, Illinois. Ohio, were continuing. Michigan, Pennsylvania and New However, both sides acknowl- | Yoi ' k - Jt maintained regular flights edge no progress in efforts to re- lufi "S the i solve demands by EAL's 553 flight I engineers. In addition to wages, the dispute involves company in- i sistence that the engineers take ( jet pilot training. j With the bulk of IAM machin-! ists already voting in Kansa* City i jto accept a tentative agreement '• i with Trans World Airlines, TWA! i hopes to be back in business by i J12:U1 a.m. Monday. | American Airlines continues to I operate under a temporary injunc- ! lion against a walkout b>- U»* Air SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS READ OUR ADS

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