The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 9, 1958 · Page 1
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The Weather Occosionol cloudiness, with moderating temperatures through Wednesday; high today 5-10, low tonight zero to 5 below cxxxv AUSTIN DAILY HERALD 136 Singlt Copy—7o Barb for Today Two teenager* contend to «&> bin* th« apartfiwflt of • Akfiet instructor. Mayba they eftft Ittrft th« lock*t«p, t i * ;, < * v £ f T**<" I ' ' '•'• # ' f *m jjjRi "';* •'» > YsV**?* <! * ' ',«• i&» & *,* 8 > • •"*•** *•*:• AUSTIN, MINN., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9,1958 Member Associated Press 20 OPEN FOR TRAFFIC — The main artery in Oswego, N. Y., West Bridge Street, is opened for traffic after 4-foot snowafll hit the dry. Plows from Syracuse, The New York Thruway, Rochester and Watertown came to the aid of the city. Last record snowfall was in 1912 when the city had 35 inches of snow. (AP Photofax) -32 in Hibbing as East Ge More Snow; Records Fall By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The coldest weather of the sea- ton made millions of Americans .shiver today. The intense cold settled on most of the northern states while the northeastern section caught iail-end of a snowstorm. the The mercury shrank to —32 in son, Wis.; Hibbing, Minn.; —31 in International Falls, Minn.; —20 in Bradford, 111.,- —19 in Mason City, Nex., and Dayton, Ohio. Iowa, and Presque Isle, Maine; •18 in Dubuque, Iowa; —12 in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Moline and Rockford, 111.; -11 in Madi- If Your Car Had to Be Pushed, It Was COLD! There 5s no argument over one j city delivery service to the lubur- thing — it was cold this morning, iban areas. How cold? Well, that depends on So the mailmen which thermometer you looked at this morning. And also whether your car started or whether you hiked to work. The man whose cheeks were ablaze this morning, as he puff- rd in to the locker room, said "It's 30 below if it's a degree." "Coldest in Years" And .the man who "forgot to push the gas pedal" before starting his car maintains "It's the coldest day we've had in years." But there was no wind to Duck these men trudged to work, or trucks and split started the new two city route. And the trucks turned over without a whimper. How cold was it?. . That's a question. At Grand Meadow, the official government reading was 19 below. South of Austin, at Kaus-Kmmt, it was 23 below. THE HERALD read eight below. thermometer The Austin Utilities plant reported 15 below. And atop the fire station THE HERALD'S official government thermometer registered a nippy, __ ^ _ T ,, __ v.,*,* •*4w*»iu<n»* A V£|t«?frV>i I.U O Ui|J|Sjr , to a telephone, to call for a push!chilly, breezy and down right or tow. And there were many cars COLD 20 below. Bull Jumps Chute at Marshalltown; Frightens Shoppers MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa UR~ A 1,000-Found bull jumped the chute at a packing company here Monday and gave Christ needing a push this morning. Austin Cab Co. which does a lot of the AAA work, had two trucks on the street all morning. Their business was typical of the business enjoyed by every station and garage in town. "We had two telephone operators on duty handling calls for cabs and push calls," Norm Sollie, manager, said. . PO Wagon "Groans'* The non-starters weren't .just rars. The Post Office's station wa- son just groaned and quit this :.iorning too. The wagon is used lor the "mounted route," — the in Fargo, N.D., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind.; and —3 in Omaha, of four drifts. Police More Snow in East A fresh topping of snow—about two inches — fell on snow-burdened Oswego, N.Y. Approximately 37 inches of snow has fallen there since Sunday noon atop ll inches already on the ground. Thus the blanket reached a depth feet—and even more in patrol cars delivered, milk while snowplows labored to restore transportation and supply lines in the city of 23,000. Chicagoans felt the sting of their coldest day since last Feb. 17. It was —7 in Chicago and —13 at O'Hare Field on the northwestern edge of the city. Two men froze to death in the Chicago area, a transient who had crawled into a hole under a sidewalk and a bill peddler whose body was found in the snow. The snowfall spread into southern New England. One ship was aground and another was frozen in the ice in the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Grain Miller went aground near Ogdensburg, N.Y., and the Paul Manion was trapped in the ice in the Sou langes Canal. The storm which dumped snow falls ranging from more than a foot to three inches across the ed New England during the night. The southern boundary of the snow belt was the Ohio River ropolitan New Dems Push for Power in Councils Strong Programs of Social Legislation and Civil Rights By EDMOND LE BRETON WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic liberals, claiming added strength among newly elected congressmen, pushed plans today to demand a stronger voice in House Democratic councils. Speeding up their organization, they tentatively scheduled for next Monday a meeting to polish up a plan of action and set their goals. They originally had planned to caucus early in January, only a few days before Congress convenes. Making up the group are Northerners and Westerners pledged to strong programs of civil rights and social legislation. They had been talking of centering their efforts on weakening the bill-killing power of the House Rules Committee, essentially controlled now by' conservatives. Several Means But some of them want to push also for more consideration of their own point of view by the leadership of the House. Declining to be quoted directly, members said several possible means of considering this are under consideration. One would provide that members be consulted through the party whip and his assistants before party positions are taken. Another would require more party caucuses. Now there normally is only one binding caucus to Mayor Slaps Veto on TANKER CARRIES 'CARGO' OF ICE —Ice covers deck of the S. S. Chicago Socony, a gasoline tanker, .as she plies the Chicago River toward terminal with a million, gallons of gasoline aboard. Short trip from East Chicago, Ind., port in open Lake Michigan gave her coat of icicles atop six inches of snow. (AP Photofax) organization matters. Still another proposal is to bring ' to life the dormant area. More 'We'll take our chances any than two inchs fell early in the.. ,, T.u „ "* "? night in New England. tlme ° n a P ° U ° f the Dem ° crat >c Albert Lea had 17 below, one of the lowest temperatures ever recorded there for this early in December. Rochester also reported 17 below. ' The cold air assault hit its deepest levels early today. Temperatures were climbing today, although highs in southern Minnesota weren't expected to get higher than ten above today while the northern section outlook was for highs of only zero to 10 below. Lows of zero to five below in the south and five to 10 below in the north are predicted for tonight. Green Scientist Gives Texons Another Scare TYLER, Tex. (AP) - Johnny Pierce, 19, the amateur scientist officials he had contaminated him who gave this east Texas city a self with a cobalt capsule, which radioactive scare several weeks touched off a lot of testing for ago, turned up with another pack- radioactivity and a lot of wash- — age giving off radioactivity Mon- ing to eliminate contamination. on race a "d civil rights. j day. "It was just water and a "„ Z y ga ™ cn ™- stuff I washed off my fingers" mas shoppers an exciting two p - . • j „£ ,., , But he later admitted it was a little radium needle he had taken from a hospital. That type of radioac in the streets. The bull for a short time romped in the vicinity of a grade school but no one was hurt. have to be shielded against bait tivity is not as dangerous as co-; it. It was less dangerous than a radium NORTH COUNTRY RESCUE — In Oswego, N. Y., Policeman George Lundy cradles 2-year-old Judy Holmes in his arms as he takes her through drifts to hospital. Youngster was stricken with pneumonia during 4-foot snowfall. Family car, foreground, was stranded in drifts. (AP Photofax) on a watch .» "When they decontaminated my house after the accident, they overlooked a little bottle I had," he said. The youth, a technical student at a hospital, said he was going to get the container sealed and then bury it. But when he took it to a Venetian blind firm to have the can sealed, the owner's wife remembered the earlier incident and called police, Hungary Reds Plan Full Party Congress BUDAPEST (AP) - Hungary's Communist party is going to call its first full Party Congress since the 1956 revolt against the Soviet Union. It will be held in the second half of 1959. Weather Official U. S. Readings from Herald Weather Site on Roof of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — 9. Low previous 24 hours — -2. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — -20. General weather — Cold. Reading* Taken at Herald Bldg. MONDAY 1 P. M. ... 2 I 7 P. M. 2 P. M. ... 2 i 8 P. M. 3 P. M. ... 2 ; 9 P. M. 4 P. M. ... 0 j 10 P. M. 5 P. M. ... -2 '' 11 P. M. 6 P. M. ... -2 1 12 P. M. TUESDAY 1 A. M -7 ! 7 A. M. 2 A. M -7 ! 8 A. M. 3 A- M. .... -8 ; 9 A. M. 4 A. M -8 10 A. M. 5 A. M -8 I U A. M. 6 A. M -8 ! 12 Noon Dr. Jesse Goldfeder of the City- County Health Service said Pierce's possession of the radioactive material will be investigated. Kinsman's, Wallace's Are Winners of City Christmas Window Contest Several weeks ago Pierce told side," one of the liberals said. Strength at 85 He said his group estimated its own minimum strength at 85, but that soundings among some of the newly ejgcjted De»wcrats indicated it could count on a higher active membership. The "hard-core Southerners," he said, total about 95, leaving about 100 Democrats in the new, heavily democratic house not firmly attached to either pole. "On almost any vote, we'd get the big majority of these," he went on. 883 Democrats The new House will have 283 Democrats and 153 Republicans. Liberals are counting also on a further weakening of the colition of conservative Southern Demo- rats and Republicans which has often prevailed in the House since early New Deal days. They reason, one of them explained, that Republicans cannot afford to side publicly with Southern Democrats when the lines are drawn clearly Kassem Says Plot Against Him Curbed BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Premier Abdel Karim Kassem's government today claimed it had smashed a plot against it. A com- munique said "foreign elements" were involved with Iraqi plotters. Humphrey Tells Ike of Red Nuclear Blasts and Rockets WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Hubert Humphrey (b-Minn) to day gave President Eisenhower a confidential message from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dealing with Russian nuclear explosions. Humphrey, just back from Moscow, also told Eisenhower about secret Soviet developments in the field of rockets. The senator gave the President an 80-minute oral report on the eight-hour conference he had with Khrushchev, Afterward, Humphrey told newsmen his report to Ei c ">nhow- er regarding Soviet nuclear explosions and developments in the rocket field are the two secrets which he had stated earlier Khrushchev had told him. He added that the Soviet Premier had asked him specifically to pass on to Eisenhower the information dealing with-Russian nuclear explosions. Humphrey said Khrushchev also asked him to pass on to the President some suggestions dealing with the Berlin crisis. The senator said he personally regarded those suggestions as unacceptable to the Western Powers. Humphrey declined to provide any detail regarding the information he passed on to Eisenhower, He said it is up to the administration to decide whether the American public should be informed. Humphrey has gained wide publicity from his eight-hour conference in Moscow with Khrushchev and other Soviet leaders, and from the news conferences he has held since then in Moscow, London, Council can easily pass another New York and Washington. i But Favors Proviso for 10-Year Pay An ordinance passed Friday by the City Council and recommended by the Citizens Advisory Committee, providing for assessment of property owner* for seal- coating and major repairs of streets, today was vetoed by Mayor Baldy Hansen. Passed by a 4-3 vote of the Cojav oil, the ordinance was baaed on a study by the committee io provide that seal-coating of streets and major repairs be done under assessment of property owners rather than out of the general fund. Named From List The committee was created by the mayor and Council, with its members appointed from a list submitted by various organizations and groups in the city. In his veto statement filed this morning With City Recorder John Weiland, Mayor Hansen said, "It is my belief an overwhelming majority of Austin'* citizens are-, against this ordinance. As I firmly believe in government by the people instead of for the people, I am vetoing this ordinance. T h e His hopes for the cratic presidential aren't hurt either by the invlta- IJimit." ordinance covering the section that 1960 Demo- extends-assessments to 10 years in- nomination stead of the present three-y tar tion to confer with the President on grave international matters. _»w —• vu»*t*«w«* irAVCMiUCU MS J.U- Eisenhower gave the 47-year-old years the period for payment of senator a chance to show himself in international affairs as a delegate to the United Nations last year. But he has not previously been in the top echelon of congressional Democrats consistently consulted by the administration. "I don't think we're going to make any progress politically with the Soviets for « long time," Humphrey told a news conference Monday. "No great political decisions are in the offing." MONTGOMERY CONTROVERSY Segregationist Conflict Marks Inquiry Into Vote Discrimination MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A dramatic conflict between two staunch Southern segregationists has marked the U.S. Civil Rights Commission inquiry into complaints of flagrant voting discrimination against Alabama Negroes. Testimony Failure One of the Southerners is youthful State Atty. Gen. John Patterson, governor-elect and leader of Alabama defiance of the commission's fact-finding excursion. The other is veteran John S. Battle, former governor of Virginia and a Southern member of the six-man commission. Kinsman Inc., and Wallace's Inc. Monday were judged winners in the Greater Austin Christmas Window Display contest co-sponsored by THE HERALD and Kaus- Kmmt. Winners in the institutional theme category and commercial theme category were judged on a scientific point basis by Mrs. lone Bell, Harold Kannady, Dale Lor- enz and Mr. and.Mrs. Tom Purcell. Each of the winners received a traveling trophy which will be on display in their windows. More stores competed in t h e commercial theme division then in the institutional theme division, ing Co., while honorable mention in the commercial division was won by Fantle's, Smith Shoe Co., Younkers, Merrill's China and Glass Shop and Bill's Drive-In Liquors. The sponsors are planning on . . . . , • *»»*. .s^iwioui;» me uicuumiK un judges said, bul competition was „,„,.:„„ »u » » , , keen in both , making the contest an annual af- keen in both. Honorable mention behind the fair with hopes of large number Kinsman display were Jane's! 0 * entries and keep competition in Drapery Gift Shop and Nilan Print-; future years. After the federal group had spent several hours Monday persistently trying but generally failing to obtain voter registration records and testimony from officials of six Alabama counties, Battle made an unusual plea for better cooperation. In a statement at the close of the first day of the commission's first public hearing, the tall, white-haired Virginian emphasized that no one believes more strongly than he in racial segregation Juror Drinks Can of Beer —Evidence in Cose on Trial DBS MOINES UK — Some of the evidence in a criminal court case here disappeared. Richard S. Carter told District Judge Carroll Switzer Monday that before retiring for the night with fellow jurors in the courthouse lounge he drank a beer. Authorities said the beer was part of a six-pack that had been admitted into evidence in the trial of Robert Donald Marvin, 19, convicted last Friday of breaking into a tavern. Judge Switzer said he hoped the drinking of the evidence was in the spirit of a prank and said no charge would be filed against Carter. DISPLAY WINNERS—Mrs. Mabel McClue and Truman Hagen receive traveling trophies for Kinsman Inc. and Wallace's Inc., respectively from Mayor Baldy Hansen, center, after being judged winners in the Greater Austin Window display contest co sponsored by THE HERALD, Kaus-Kmmt. as a way of life in the South. But, he said, the Alabama officials are not making a good impression by what looks like an effort to cover up their actions on Negro voting. He pleaded with them to reconsider, obey subpoenas to deliver their records and cease to withhold testimony lest "our enemies" capitalize on the situation, Use Defiant Attitude Northern congressmen, he said, will use Alabama's defiant attitude as an argument for a tougher civil rights law,'That, he reminded, "will react adversely to us in Virginia and to you in Alabama." But Patterson would have none of it. In a bristling statement he rejected the cooperation appeal, declaring: "In fights of this nature there can be no surrender of principle to expediency, The time for retreating has come to an end." He asserted that the Alabama officials have performed their duties according to the law and have nothing to hide. But, he went on, they are judicial officers and cannot legally comply with the commission subpoenas and orders. NOTED PAINTER DIES LONDON UP) — Philip Connard, 83, internationally known mural painter, died Monday. He w a s keeper or custodian of Britain's Royal Academy from 1945-49. Extended Payment The ordinance extended to 10 Judd Says U. S. Leads Reds in Only 2 Fields permanent streets under assessment rather than the present three years and also provided that no shrubbery or trees should oeplant-v ed on the boulevards except by the Park and Recreation DepU Permanent'itreet repairs, paving and the like, have always been paid for by the owners of property adjoining such streets with three years for payment. The new provision of the ordinance called for seal-coating and repairing of worn-put streets also to be paid for under assessment rather than the present practice of financing from the general fund. Veto b a ftrprlM Mayor Hansen'g veto came as a surprise since he gave no indication that he intended the veto. At the council meeting Friday, the mayor asked that final action be delayed on the ordinance to give time for an educational program. Voting for the ordinance were Aldermen Lund, Diederich, Nel- . son and Austin while Aldermen Jacob, Johnson and Weis were opposed. Five votes are needed to override the mayor's veto, or a three- fourths majority of the seven aldermen. It was the mayor's second veto within a month's time. On Dec. 10, Mayor Hansen vetoed a resolution also passed, 4*3 vote, which would have provided sewage service for Nob Hill, Heat Lamp Blamed in Barn ADAMS, Minn, - A heat lamp, used to keep some young pigs warm this morning, was blamed for the fire which leveled the bam. The fire, on the Orin Wiste farm, four miles northwest of Adam*, was reported to Adams firemen at 11:30 a.m. The large dairy baro was leveled and only the damaged silo stands. It was not determined immed iately if Wiste was able to save any livestock from the barn, but it was reported the pigs were destroyed. Also lost was milking equipment and small tools. No damage estimate has been made. Adams firemen were at the scene for some time. HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Rep Walter H. Judd (R-Minn) said Club at a dinner meeting. He said the United States' Monday night the United States I <» tron S est a "i<* are the 900 million u u i • I behind the iron curtain. "We must has overwhelming supenonty over | not do anything to W(?aken ^ the Russians in only two fields— will to resist from within," he its number of allies and its advance bases rimming the Communist block. "The cold war is about Allies and it is only because of them i that we have our matchless ace j of overseas members oi bases," Judd told the Knife and Fork said. "We can never relax until the Communist world conspiracy fades or changes," Judd said. "It will fade when it does not h±/e any more victories to feed on. It will change when pressures within compel it to modify its policies."

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