The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 6, 1958 · Page 1
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The Weather Foir tonight ond Sunday, continued eold; highs today 5-10 above; lows'tonight zero to 5 below Vol. CXXXV AUSTIN DAILY HERALD 134 Single Copy—7c Barb for Today Most fcomen get tnai safiw fufiny feeling wh«n they anwef the doer" bell and find * collector oft ite porch. AUSTIN, MINN., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6,1958 Street Ordinance Gets Final Council Approval Austin coimcilmen gave final approval Friday night to the ordinance which will put seal-coating of streets under assessment, extend to 10 years the period for payment of permanent streets, and permit no planting of trees or shrubbery on boulevards except by the Park and Recreation Board. The new policy, proposed after a study by the Citizens Advisory Committee, was approved by a 4-3 vote. Aldermen Nelson, Lund, Diederich and Austin favored passage of the ordinance while Aldermen Johnson, Jacob and Weiss were opposed. Several councilmen said they were opposed because they did not feel there was complete understanding of the ordinance's provisions. The ordirtance states: "Section 1. From and after Jan. 1, 1959, the cost of seal-coating (gravel and oil top dressing), and repairing sections of worn-out streets and alleys and improving the same shall not be paid from the general fund, but the expense NUMBERLESS JUNGLE Suburban Austin Seeks Logic in House Designation By BILL RIEMERMAN "Go a half mile past the big white house, turn left on the gravel road and it's the second green house on the west side of the road. "You can't miss it" — but you usually do. Suburban Austin which has been mushrooming around the city as a numberless jungle will have a logical sequence of streets and avenues and house numbers within six months, according to Postmaster Elmer Requa. The idea for rural numbering was hatched early in November when the Austin Post Office took more than 500 homes off rural delivery — a measure made necessary by the fact these areas were too densely populated to be considered rural, and rural carriers were overburdened. Logical Numbering Sought Requa concluded that in order to deliver mail properly some logical designation and numbering of suburban residences was in order. With this in mind, Supt. of Mails Carl Anderson rolled up his sleeves and went to work — all on his own time. Anderson contacted the Chamber of Commerce, where the idea was met with enthusiasm. The chamber agreed to back it and to send out mailing lists with new addresses when the project was completed. Anderson then secured plats of the affected areas and enlisted the help of City of Austin officials in numbering streets and houses according to the tentative plan for the cit\ f Home Owners Contacted LOOK OVER MASTER PLAN — Mayor Baldy Hansen, Postmaster Elmer Requa and Supt. of Mails Carl Anderson look over plat showing suburban Austin street and house numbers according to tentative city plan. Numbering Plan Seen Boon to PO Employes , mpl ° yeS "' ^ ffV °-!,! L A M° "* " i^S™* *** Next Anderson enlisted help of ° fflce h «ve reason to look with double name holders can cause residents in the affected areas to favor upon the numbe ™« P lan to difficulty for clerks, if letters are call on each resident and ask suburban Austin. addressed to any one but the head whether he is willing to go along Tllis flrea Including about 500 of the household. with the project. postal patrons Is now on city \ For instance, if a letter is ad Mrs. George Klein took over the delivery. job on McFarland Drive and soon Mail for tnese patrons is sorted reported to Anderson that residents into 273 pigeon holes arranged in of that area were 100 per cent for order of the route. The clerk sort- the proposal. ing the mail must know where] dressed to a Mrs. Mary John- sou or Joe Johnson, a son, clerks must look in their black book, which also lists all members of the household. thereof shall be assessed against the property adjoining said streets and benefited by said improvement and said assessment and apportionment of the benefits derived from such improvement shall be made upon the basis of an equal sum per front foot of each lot or parcel measuring along the line of such improvements. Public Hearing Provided "No improvements as above set forth shall be made until after a public hearing of the persons interested, due notice of the time and place of which public hearing shall be published once in the official paper of said city at least five days prior to the time.desig- nated in said notice. "Section 2. The assessments for the improvements above mentioned shall be paid in one annual installment. Section 3. The assessment for concrete or asphalt paving of streets and alleys shall be paid in 10 annual installments and the assessments shall bear interest at 5 per cent per annum and said assessments shall include proportionate costs of the base construction, the paving slab, excavation work, storm and sanitary sewer adjustments and tree removal. "Section 4. All street utility excavations shall be backfilled and mechanically tamped with suitable material as specified by the city engineer. "Section 5. No trees or shrubbery shall be planted on the boulevard except by the Park and Recreation Board." Minor Repairs Unchanged Councilmen pointed .put that minor street repairs will still be paid from the general fund. Aldermen Jacob and Weiss said they had received telephone calls in opposition to the ordinance. Mayor Hansen said he felt it was a good ordinance, that there are some misconceptions about it, and he suggested final action be delayed to give time for an educational program. Diederich said the Citizens Advisory Committee had recommended it unanimously and that- the COUNCIL (Continued on Page 2) Smith Given Probation Job Melvin Smith, a 30-year-old Ramsey County deputy probation officer this morning was hired to succeed William Sucha as probation officer. Smith was confirmed by the Mower County Board after being Member Associated Press 16 Page* Rocket Misses Moon; To Rise 64,830 Miles Mr. and Mrs. Warren MacLaren each patron lives or look him upj With the numbering system,iselected by Dist. Judges A. C. Ri- and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hansen in "the black book" giving pigeon jclerks will not have to pay any j chardson, Warren Plunkett and contacted residents in the South hole number for each resident, attention to names and can sort j James Cahill and Juvenile Judge Kenwood area and Dinsmoor Ad- Difficulties develop with some mail according £o street, avenue i Paul Kimball. He was hired at a clition and Tuesday these resi- mail with Austin rural route mini-'and house number — a method! salary of $5,600 a year with ar- dents voted full support for the ber designations even if the clerk | which will increase postal efficien- j rangements on starting date yet plan. Anderson also asked Don Siver- There is the is fairly familiar with the route, cy and get faster and better mail case of two |service to suburba nAustin tp-a- 3 ,4 Smith graduated from Gustavus to be made. son, Mrs. Alfred Norton and others George A. Normans on the same ! service to suburban Austin pat- ; Adolphus College in 1951 and work- to contact residents in other areas in the plan. Other areas included in this project: Austin Acres, Circle Drive, Norman Park Addition, West Baldwin, West Freeborn and Highway 105. Sec Everyone Benefited Anderson and Requa and the Chamber of Commerce are convinced that once the project is completed it will be a boon to the residents, postal employes, deliv ery people and the bewildered John route and also two \V. McLar- ens. BEAK TO BEEF irons, according to Postmaster El-J 2d as a n accountant until Dec. mer Requa. Doe who often walked in circles tha Bird Smashes Into Kitchen and Seizes One of Steaks CAMPBELL, Calif. (AP)—Get-;one claw embedded in a steak, ting two large steaks from the re- tearing at it with his beak. frigerator, Mrs. Robert D. Norton Mrs. Norton screamed. Her son, trying to find the second green!laid them on the kitchen counter'^s"^^ blanket^ ^th 0 ^! l""* house in a maze of confusion. asshe prepared dinner Friday'(and the steakl ^^ * * ^ even j ng at j, er home. '. xhey took the bird to an ani- As she turned away from the mal shelter where an attendant tattle the two-by-four foot window discovered a metal band on its behind her was shattered. jleg, indicating it was someone's A full-grown falcon stood with hunting bird. 1954 when he was hired for the Ramsey County post. This year he completed the course of the University of Minnesota Juvenile Officers Institute. Sucha has been elected clerk of court. LAUNCH TIME — Liquid oxygen spouts from an umbilical line as it falls away from the Army rocket carrying the space probe Pioneer III. The umbili- Frigid Air Whips Into Wide Area A bulging cold air mass capped a two-day eastward movement today by clutching its chilling hand over the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf states. ~~~ Only Florida and the well-warmed Southwest escaped the cold surge. While the core of the storm frigidly locked an area from Montana to Minnesota, considerably colder weather also was to rule most of the nation during the day. Overnight and early morning readings slid to zero and 10 below in many parts of Montana through the Dakotas to Minnesota, Night-time temperatures were in the 20s from northern New England westward through the Ohio Valley into northern Oklahoma and Colorado. Near freezing to 40 degree recordings were predomi nant along the Atlantic coastline into the South. The same nippy picture also prevailed from the Rockies west to the Pacific Coast. The Weather Bureau said these areas would get a bigger cold bite today. A number of measureable snowfalls were triggered by the swirling cold thrust in its rapid east' ward drive. cal line maintains fuel and oxidizer pressures until just an instant before launch time. (U. S. Air force photo via AP Photofax) DAYS TO CHRISTMAS name all roads with residences in the county and to number each rural mailbox with a house number. READ OUR ADS WHICH JOHNSON IS THIS? — Delbert Lingbeck Ipoks in black book to find in which household "this Johnson" lives. LOOKING UP BEFORE TAKEOFF — Pipes for loading fuel are seen in this view looking up the side of U. S. Army's Juno II just before its blast into space (AP Photofax) Scientists Say Cone to Fall Burn Sunday in Madagascar Area U. S. Flier in East Germany Held by Soviets as Pawn in Berlin Situation BERLIN (AP) — An American flier who parachuted into Eas>t Germany was held today as a pawn in the Berlin situation. An East German official indicated Lt. Richard Mackin would be returned to the U.S. Army only through direct negotiations with the East German satellite regime. Mackin became lost and bailed West Berlin. But both Washington out behind the Iron Curtain Wednesday. The Communists accused West Germany of trying to prevent German unification. Stans Claims Ike's Budget Will Be 'Tight as Possible' West German Chancellor Kon- jrad Adenauer said Friday the West should settle the Berlin problem before getting bogged down j in other long-stalemated German problems such as unification. The ] East German Communists! : promptly charged him with oppos- [ i ing any move to bring together the NEW YORK (AP)—Budget Di- ity to pay needs to be dusted off Western and Eastern German rector Maurice H. Stans said to-:and put back on the mantelpiece states day President Eisenhower next las a reminder that there are lim-i month will send Congress as tight its on the capacity of government i and London have suggested that the Khrushchev proposals could be the basis for reopening discussions on reunifying Germany, which has been split since World War II. Ki'fust Urooguilioii Western Big Three who a budget as possible under exist-:to render services of every de- occupy West Berlin refuse to rtc- ing laws. 'scription, without veering danger- ' ognize the East German regime Stans predicted the budget for jously close to pulling the rug irorn or have »«>' negotiations with it. the coming fiscal year "will run; mder the society we prize so high- This affects both the Wackin case into sharp criticism because of the ly," he added. aild Sov 'et efforts to make the very fact that it will be tight." No Predictions ; United States, Britain and France He said he also expects criti- Stans made no predictions that! deal will > East Germany for ac- cism from those who think it the fiscal 19(iO budget, to be sub-- cess to Berlin. . should be even tighter. milled to the 86th Congress early i Soviet Premier Khrushchev has "Sanity in Finances" iui January, would be below the! threatened to turn over to East Stans said this in a speech pre- ifficial estimate of $79,200,000,000! Germany in six months the Soviet pared for the Deen's Day program,for this fiscal year. ;controls over transportation from at the New York University school j And in a speech to the Union Wfi st Germany to the isolated city 110 miles inside East Germany The Soviet boss wants the West to get out, leaving West Berlin a of commerce. The speech was an League Club here Friday, he ack- appeal for what he called "sanity nowledged he saw little present i government finances." hope of holding this year's outlay, Every citizen and every pres-^'much below 80 billion dollars, if' demilitarized, free city at the sure group, Stans said must join|at all." mercy oi surrounding Soviet and WASHINGTON (AP) — Space scientists predicted today the Army's space probe will reach a height of 64,830 miles, then fall back and burn up in the earth's atmosphere Sunday afternoon. The peak for the 13-pound gold nose cone of the Pioneer III would be about 14,000 miles below the 79,000-mile altitude attained by the Air Force Pioneer I last October. Dr. Wernher Von Braun, top Army missile expert, estimated that the Army probe would remain in flight for about 38 hours from the time it was launched at 12:45 a.m. (EST) at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Near Madagascar Using that figure and the earth's rotation, he made what he called an initial guess that the space probe will re-enter the earth's heavier atmosphere somewhere near Madagascar off the east coast of Africa, about 3 p.m. Sunday. He and other scientists emphasized at a news conference that further data would be required before they could predict accurately the place and time for Pioneer's flaming death. To Disintegrate Von Braun said definitely, however, that the rocket will disin- egrate from friction of the heaver atmosphere as it falls back toward earth. "No solid parts will hit the earth," Von Braun • declared. Coming back, Pioneer will traverse a different part of the earth's magnetic field and therefore give new information. The angle at which the probe left was about three degrees too low, Dr. William Pickering, director of the Army's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said. Cause Not Determined It will not be known until further calculations are made whether the failure of the multi-stage ro'cket to attain its expected speed was responsible for the variation in the angle, or whether there were two errors involved, Pickering said. Despite the failure to attain the goal of a probe far into space beyond the moon, Pickering said that if tracking stations can operate favorably when the Pioneer falls back much valuable radiation data will be obtained. He said the tiny telemetering instruments in the probe have been working perfectly and that observers therefore expect to get data on mysterious earth radiation on the return trip as well as the original one. Maj. Gen. John B. Medaris, head of the Army's missile ordnance command, said that "certain tolerances" were allowed in the assigned goals for the probe. He said it would take further tracking and computing to determine how far into space the 23- inch-long, 10-inch-wide, cone might venture. Medaris said the failure of the probe — called Pioneer III — to achieve the planned peak velocity was due primarily to the fact that the booster engine of the Jupiter first stage cut off three seconds too soon. Pioneer III had as its primary goal the attainment of lunar distance in a flight of 33 hours. If it achieved that, the Army would label the effort 90 per cent successful. Not Complete Success Pickering was asked whether ROCKET (Continued on Page !) Weather Official V. S. Reading from Herald Weather Site on Roof of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — -3. Low previi-us °4 hours — -H Reading at 8:30 a.m. - -9. General weather - Clear. Headings Taken at Herald Blu*. FRIDAY 91 7 P. M 6 Demos Reject Segregationist Ouster Effort WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee today overwhelmingly rejected an effort by Southern segregationist members to oust Louisiana's member of the group. Without debate, the national committee adopted a report of its credentials group which had voted 7-2 Friday to retain Camille F. Gravel Jr. as its Louisiana member. Gravel's ouster had been voted by his state committee, which had proposed that Jett Talbot succeed him. 1st Step The rejection of this move by the national committee appeared to be the first in a series of steps aimed at crushing Southern opposition to the civil rights policies advocated by National Chairman Paul M. Butler and the Democratic Advisory Council. A subsequent effort was scheduled by the Southerners to replace Gravel oh the party's executive committee with Hugh N. Clayton of Mississippi. A southern caucus voted 14-5 Friday night to demand Gravel's resignation from the executive group and when he refused, again voted by the same total to seek his ouster today. The committee vote sustaining Gravel's membership on tHe national committee was announced officially at 91-15 with all of the opposition coming from Southern committee members. Moral The issue is Gravel's stand that segregation is morally wrong and his praise of a civil rights bill passed by Congress last year. Gravel, who had been elected as a Dixie representative on that policy-making group after the 1956 presidential nominating convention,, said he would not resign any party post. He added that the only charges against him were that he supported the national party's principles and its nominees. Back Clayton The Southern caucus voted to back Hugh M. Clayton, Mississippi national committeeman, as Grav> el's successor on the executive group. Clayton told reporters be would abide by the National Committee's decision, which he obviously expected to go against him. with the government in an effort But Stans assured the university to manage private and public af- group the budget now in prepara- fairs to avoid ruinous inflation. 'The old fashioned test of abil- tion will be "tailored to the facts of our economic life." satellite troops. The Allies refuse to budge, saying they will stick by their pledges I to protect the 2,200,000 residents of I HAVE PROBLEM — Task of explaining Juno ll's failure to function perfectly today fell to T. Keith Glennan, right, NASA head, and Maj.-Gen. John Medaris, Army missile program chief. (AP Photofax) ». T 1 P, M. 2 P. M. |3 P. M. 4 P. M. 5 P. M. 6 P. M. 1 A. M. S A. M. t A. M. 4 A M. 5 A. M. 6 A. M 10 10 9 9 8 8 P. M. 9 P. M. 10 P. M. U P. M. 12 P. M. SATlUilUY ...2 7 A. M. ... a !i A. M. •> a A. M. ... a w A. M. ... 1 U A M . .|,J 12 Noon

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