The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 5, 1958 · Page 3
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Court Upholds Verdict in Sale of Liquor Case ST. PAUL (AP) - Verdicts totaling $109,000 in a case in which four deaths in an automobile crash were blamed on sale of liquor to a man already Intoxicated were upheld today by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The verdicts were against the village of Appleton, which operates the municipal liquor store, where Henry M. Hanson of Appleton drank on Dec. 31, 1954, before the collision near there in which he and three other persons were killed. Other victims were Steve Hitter, 81, of near Morris, his wife, Patricia, 24, and Fred Howard, 32, of near Appleton. Suits Against Village Suits were brought against the village by Mrs. Howard and her two small children and the guardian of the Hitters' two small children after they were given settlements totaling $32,000 under the wrongful death act. In the action against the Village, verdicts of $25,000 each were returned by a Swift County District Court jury for Mrs. Howard and the two Hitter children, Mark, 8, and Lynn, S, and $17,500 to each of the Howard children, Darus, 8, and Doyle, 10. "Obviously Intoxicated' Passing on the appeal of the village from these verdicts, the supreme court said there was suf ficient evidence to support a find ing that Hanson was sold more liquor in the Appleton municipal store "when he was obviously intoxicated." The court added that the settlements in the wrongful death action James G lea son Has Surgery; Doing OK HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) Actor James Gleason, 72, is' in satisfactory condition after surgery for a prostate condition. He was operated on Wednesday at Queen of Angeles Hospital. Prowler Telephones to Taunt Officers WICHITA FALLS, Tex. (AP)- Tbe telephone rang while police men T. E. Lewis and Charlei Trainham were investigating a night break-in at a laundry. "Aha — you didn't catch me," the departed prowler told them. Nothing appeared to be missing, the laundry owner said. did not bar the civil damage suit against the village because the village's wrong was distinct from that of the driver of the car, The court disagreed with the contention of the village that the verdicts were excessive. jr- Sergeant Ready to Fight for His Treasured Dog RAMSGATE, England (AP) — A U.S. Air Force sergeant today prepared for the third round of a legal fight with his former girl friend over ownership of a 4-year- old Alsatian dog, S.Sgt. Otto Virgin flew in Thursday from the Tucson, Ariz., air base, 6,000 miles away, to do battle for Ricky, the odd-dog-out of his broken romance with Margaret Perkins. "I love that dog and he loved me," said the 32-year-old sergeant from Milwaukee, Wis. "My Christmas will be a lot happier if I win him back — even if it leaves me broke." Virgin and Margaret stopped going out together last June, shortly before the Air Force ordered him back to the States. He claimed the dog, saying he had only allowed her to take care of it for him. * Margaret claimed he had given her the animal and got a court order to prevent him taking it out of the country. The sergeant planned to defy the order but finally took Ricky ashore from the Queen Elizabeth an hour before he sailed for America. Last month Virgin cabled a British lawyer to get Ricky made a ward of the court. A judge ordered Miss Perkins not to destroy the dog or take it out of the country. She said she didn't plan to do either. Virgin now is asking the court to declare Ricky his, and to award him "damages for detention." "People say I am silly to go to all this trouble," said the sergeant, "but Ricky and I love each i other. There is a feeling between LOOKING TOWARD 1960 — Democratic National Chairman Paul Butler meets with two California mayors, George Christopher, left, San Francisco, and Morris Paulson, right, of Los Angeles. The two men head delegations appearing before the Democratic National Committee to bid for the 1960 Democratic nominating convention. (AP Photofax) Students Admit Planting Bomb LOS ANGELES (AP)-Two Uni- srsity of Southern California stu- ents have admitted planting a otnb in Memorial Coliseum, Dave Visel, 20, and Neil Baizer I, told police Thursday the bomb •as intended to release a smoke loud under the UCLA cheer lead- rs' bench at the kickoff of their ootball game with UBC last Nov. T The bomb, which never went off was discovered this week. Police xplosives experts said it could ave killed or injured many pec- le. No charges were made against >e pair pending further investiga- Lawmen Storm Prison to Rescue 2 Guards Threatened With Death us. "After all these cases I'm broke . . . Haven't even got Ricky's fare home. But I'm hoping to borrow it." SANTA SAYS: And Man Wotta Price!! NOT $1,000.00 NOT $500.00 No Sir It's Yours For Let Me Give You a Real Gift Idea ONLY *129 95 o MAGNUS Electric Chord Organ If You Can Plug It in You Can Play It The Only Electric Organ FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A steel-nerved warden led 25 lawmen storming into barricades at the Arizona State Prison Thursday night and rescued two guards held by rebellious convicts. Despite warnings from the 4B insurgent prisoners that they would kill their hostages if attacked, Warden Frank Eyman decided to call their bluff—and won his desperate gamble, Moises Adams, 33, an inmate convicted of statutory rape, was shot in the back during the furious assault. He was reported in pool- condition but expected to live. About 300 National Guardsmen, deputies, police officers, guards and civilian volunteers ringed the walls with rifles and automatic weapons to guard against new outbreaks. The riot was quelled at 11 p.m. Hostages for Hour Guards Calvin Hunt, 33, who came 'to Arizona from Winthrop, Maine, and Scott Wright, 30, for merly of Ardmore, Okla., were held hostage for nearly an hour. Both later expressed fear the prisoners would have killed them with their homemade knives after the warden announced he would not bow to inmates' demands to take over the prison. "They told me to 'tell them guys (the lawmen) not to come any ; closer or we'll kill you,'" said 'Wright. "I didn't say anything." At this point, Warden Eyman, a graying, 60-year-old former sheriff armed with a .45 automatic pistol, shouted to the barricaded convicts: "If you S-O-Bs even so much as scratch my men, I'll kill all of you." Eyman and the two guards gave this account: Hunt, Wright and another guard went to the isolation ward to bring one of the convicts some medicine. As Hunt and Wright entered the ward, the prisoners seized them. The prisoners then phoned Eyman with this message: "We are going to take your prison. We have the keys. And we're going to Cell Block l." Then the convicts split into two groups. One took over the hospital and the other commandeered a prison captain's office. Each held a hostage. Eyman fired several shots to launch an assault. After a few minutes, the lawmen recapturec the hospital and the office am rescued the guards. The prisoners were held in the courtyard and searched. Guards confiscated five homemade knives and one pocket-knife. Then they were returned to the isolation ward. Eyman ordered the doors welded shut. Dutch Women Boast 9 Years of Continental Hitch-hiking Austin Insurance Agency Dial HE 3-3452 Austin Savings & Loan BUg. Representing tki Hartford Fire Insurance Company By GORDON BEARD ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - The raised thumb means "Going my way?" no matter where the hitchhiker seeks a lift. "It's part of the international sign language," say a pair of young Dutch women with more than nine years' experience in hitching rides. Robby Van Der Mai and Jos de jLange Wendels have visited 57 i countries since leaving their na| live Amsterdam June 9, 1949. They I have seen Europe, the Middle ;East, Africa, South America and i have been in the United States about four weeks. In Maryland, they are starying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Shoup here. Mrs. Shoup met them in Turkey. The next stop will be New York City. The world travelers carry some 66 pounds of luggage, including camping equipment, plus camera and other small items. Perhap most important are a pair o guitars they use to earn monej for food and transportation—when free rides aren't possible. They sing folk songs, favorites of var ious countries and original com positions. Robby and Jos have entertaine. Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Africa the French Foreign Legion, in th palace of the Sultan of Morocco aboard Prince Philip's warshi Magpie at Gibraltar, in the hous of Tito, and for an Italian baron. Sometimes it hasn't been a glamorous. They went four day in Spain without food, departe hastily from Tunis when fightin broke out, and were sent back t France when they tried to ente England on a one-way ticket an without funds. DU CAN'S DAILY Gift Suggestions WEATHERBY RIFLES Tomorrow's Rifle — Today! Shotguns • Pistols - Rifles Cleaning Kits -Gun Gases Shop Early • Lay away Now free Gift Wrapping IAN 130 E. Mill HE 3-6190 Ever Made for as Little at Anyone Can Play It ^ WITHOUT LESSONS *J^jk Ideal for parties, for Dens, for Rumpus j|j~r Rooms, for Trailers, for Community Cent* o|^ ers — Can be played anywhere, anytime, •** by anyone from Junior to Grandpa. The gift for the whole family. Stop in and see the MAGNUS G ORDOH -^- €L€CTRIC INC.! 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IN JUKE BOX INDUSTRY Pattern of Violence Is Used by Labor to Smother Competition WASHINGTON .(AP)-The Senate Rackets Committee said today it has evidence that mobsters used terror and trickery to muscle into the juke box-vending machine industry. Chief counsel Robert F. Kennedy told reporters the evidence as it unfolds in public hearings next year will show a pattern of violence and conniving. He said stories will be told of Religious Orders Get- Waiver Extension Members of religious orders who have not takert a vow of poverty have until April 15 to file a waiver certificate for social security coverage. Miss Leonora Hise, district manager of the Austin Social Security Office, said today that an extension of time has been granted by Congress, making it possible for clergymen to protect social security rights back to 1956. Additional information on the social security can be obtained from the Austin office, Miss Hise said. wrecking rivals' machines, setting up labor unions specifically to help smother competition, and inter- union fights in which unionists sometimes picketed each other. 100 Under Subpoena Chairman John L. McClellan (D- Ark> has announced that more than 100 witnesses are under subpoena for the hearings now scheduled -for January, "Some of the nation's top hoodlums have been summoned to appear," he said, adding some high officials of labor unions also would be called. McClellan said the inquiry is designed to show the extent of under- Di&neyland to Have Subs and Polar Ice ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Walt Disney plans a monorail system, submarines sailing under polar ice and bobsled rides down the Matterhorn as additions to Disneyland. The master of make-believe announced a five-million-dol lar expansion program to be com pleted by next June. world takeover in the industry, which he estimated does Vft billion dollars of business every year. The committee will study also whether new laws are needed. Not All Infiltrated McClellan said there is no contention that all juke box and vend* ing machine enterprises have been infiltrated. The committee heard testimony Thursday that Frank Cammarata, a former Detroit gangster, used his influence with big shot mobsters to help settle "wars" between juke box operators in Detroit and Youngstown, Ohio. Cammarata, just out of a Michigan prison and under orders to leave the country or be kicked out, refused to answer the committee's questions. He pleaded that answers might incriminate him. PERSISTANT ITCH You, too, may be amazed the quick way 600 Ointment brings peace at last to tormented skin. AT YOUR DRUGIST You risk gas-line freeze when your car stands in freezing weather. 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