The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 13, 1958 · Page 1
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The Weather Continued Cold through Sunday wUh some light snow likely tonight- highs today 4-8 obove; lows tonight zero to. 10 below 4 AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Barb for Today Mftyba people in t small town ire more shwer* bwwsle v body knows about how mach make. Vol. CXXUV 140 Single Copy—7c AUSTIN, MINN., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13,1958. Member Associated Press 10 Page* Big 3 Seen as Taking Firm Stand Discussing Steps to Take in Handling Red Plan for Berlin .By PRESTON GROVER PARIS (AP) — Foreign ministers of the Western Big Three plus West Germany gathered today to plan what to do about Soviet efforts to get them out of West Berlin. Advance indications were that they would take a firm stand for maintaining Western protection of the anti-Communist city 110 miles behind the Iron Curtain. Secretary of State Dulles flew in from Washington at 9:17 a.m. on the presidential plane Columbine III. Before leaving the U.S. capital he had accused Moscow of going back on its own pledges when Premier Khrushchev pro- iwsed to make West Berlin an unarmed free city. Study Note Selwyn Lloyd of Britain, Maurice Couve de Murville of France and Heinrich von Brentano of West Germany will meet with Dulles Sunday to begin studying Khrushchev's Thanksgiving Day note. Any decisions they reach will be reported to foreign ministers of the other 11 Atlantic Alliance nations, who are expected to join in a united front against the Soviet move. The • regular December meeting of NATO foreign ministers and other officials opens in Paris Tuesday. Berlin was not on the official agenda for the NATO meeting but was certain to assume a large place in the discussions. Preliminary talks within NATO have indicated support for a firm stand by the big powers. Won't Be Pressured Ex-Convict Killed by Own Bullet DRAPING THE WIRE — The arc of the conduits of steel wire rope deter- mines the Camber or strength of the post-stressed beam. SETTING THE FORMS — Workmen prepare the form for one beam while rubbing the sides of another preparatory to steam curing. Post-Tensioning Concrete Is a New Austin Product By DAVE OWEN Concrete beams with "better i sola. icently been developed in Minne- flexible steel conduit which is drap Dies in Gun Battle With FBI Agents; Wide Search Ends PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An ex- convict sought for the shooting of Springfield, Mass., policeman was killed today in a struggle with FBI agents, one of whom was wounded. Weldon A. Walls, 22, died when a bullet from his own .32 calibre revolver hit him in the temple. FBI Agent Irving Dean, wounded jy Walls, was struggling with him when the fatal shot was fired. The FBI agents, acting on a tip that Walls had returned to Philadelphia after the near-fatal shooting of off-duy Springfield patrolman Edmund J. Michel, 32, burst through a locked door to a West Philadelphia apartment to find Walls naked in bed. Grabbed Pistol He leaped up, grabbed the pistol from a dresser, and fired at pointblank range at the oncoming Dean. The bullet passed through Dean's thigh and imbedded itself in a wall. Dean's momentum carried him to Wails before the ex-convict could fire again. The two fell to the floor, and Dean grabbed Walls wrist to wrench away the pistol. As he did so, Walls' gun went off, and the bullet struck him in the left temple. Walls had been the object of a nationwide alert since Michel was shot outside a Springfield fur*store Dec. 2. Walls' alleged accomplice, Ralph Elmore, was arrested the next day in New York. Springfield police • said Michel happened along as Walls and Elmore were fleeing the fur store with stolen goods. Michel was carrying an unloaded gun but Army Loses Monkey in Outer Space Thrust There was a wide variety of imakin's" are being turned out ed over iron stirrups in a pattern Right now, the company is mak-j determined by the bridge engin- ing beams for Belt Line bridges jeer. In these beams, there are six «••*.•*• ** *«ki M vriuw v ai ici-y \ji j . , ,. _ . ,, iTmness should'be expressed ' S ' Tnese beams nave strands of over Turtle Creek. These beams j such conduits, each with 12 ca- the formal answer to Khrushchev i w [ re , r °P e under terrific P ressure ar f, 81 feet - three inches long and bles or ropes which gives the concrete a plus will support a concrete bridge "The drape determines the cam Washington, London and Paris! have made it plain in their in-; f , formal comments that they do not lvalue and makes it a competitor;deck. intend to be pressured out of Ber-! e beamS are being P roduuced I °" ce set aside , for , st f el '" Jo ' in lin where they have maintained Con crete Units, on Highway I Chnstenson. who heads up the troops since the end of World War ;218 ' the area ' s only P° st - tension - post-tensioning operation at CU, II by joint agreements signed by! mg C ° ncrete , P°st-tension- remarked- the Russians is a relatively new process 1 Construction of the beam starts tried to bluff Walls. It didn't work, and Walls fired at a distance of 10 feet, hitting Michel just below the heart. The policeman was near death for a time but now is reported recovering. Carl E. Hennrich, special agent will vary with each job." in char 8 e of the Philadelphia FBI It takes 1'i days to set up the office . said nis men for several ber or strength pattern of the "The concrete is doing the job;beam," Christenson explained. "It forms and arrange the conduits. Then the beam is poured from a mixer-truck which has churned the 'which gives concrete extra streng-'with building of the form. Twelve ! concrete made to State Highway %•• tl_ Ti*!tw*»^*Y^-«J WVMIWt \< VI. V.Akl t* Oblbllg Wllll MUlllllllg VI lillC L\H III, .1 WCl V C Khrushchev gave the West six th in any length> It has only re . lwire rop es are pulled through a months to get out of West Berlin. \ He said if they had not left in that j LA 11 D D A v | |/E CTAV time, he would turn over to Com- *VIUI%RA T , I Ivt d I A T munist East Germany control of Western access to the city. The West refused to recognize or deal with the Red regime. In what has come to be regarded as an annual Soviet threatening note just before the NATO meeting, Russia warned Thursday that any Western attempt to cross East Germany without the satellite regime's permission would be considered aggression against the U. Regents Leave Door Partly Ajar By JIM KLOBUCHAK j Associated Press Sports Writer i MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The j entire Soviet bloc. A nuclear war • University of Minnesota's refusal could result, the Soviet news agen-! to oust its top athletic brass left cy Tass said. Time Could Hurt Possible Coya Recount WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Elections Committee will be pressed for time if it decides Monday to investigate the election in which Rep. Coya Knutson (D- Minn) narrowly lost her bid for j ment and assistance, a third term in Congress. Gillis Long, committee counsel, said investigators will be sent to the state if the committee decides to check into her complaint of a "malicious conspiracy." However, he said, the committee will have to make its report und recommendation in that case before the new Congress convenes Jan. 7. The five-man committee headed t>y Rep. Clifford Davis (D-Tenn) | football coach Murray Warmath secure for at least another year today. But it failed to clear up completely the status of Athletic Director Ike Armstrong. After a four-hour closed session debate that included one proposal for the immediate removal of Armstrong and Warmath, the school's * board of regents and President J. L. Morrill concluded Friday "Both these staff members are conscientious, experienced and able (who) deserve encourage- Morrill Quinlivan i Warmath, the strong - willed Dept. specifications. Then workmen quickly enclose! the form and allow the concrete to set over night. (The forms are pre-heated to 50 degrees in cold weather.) Reach Curing Heat When set, the forms are stripped, the side walls rubbed to fill air pockets and the beam is housed again. Then the stea*m lines are attached and the temperature is raised. 30 degrees at a time until the 150 degree curing heat is reached. The steam cure lasts about 3'i days. When cured, a test cylinder is broken and if it stands 4,500 pounds pressure, it is ready for post-tensioning. Hydraulic jacks are connected to the strands, a conduit at a time. The other ends are held in place by a concrete plug. At first, 500 pounds pressure is applied to take the slack out and then the pressure is run up to 5,300 pounds gauge pressure which is actually days had staked out a home where they expected to find Walls. Then they got a tip that he was hiding out. in a woman's apartment on the third floor of a West Philadelphia rooming house. Six agents surrounded the house, and Hennrich and three others, including Dean, went in. They found the door locked and crashed through it. The woman who leased the apartment, Dorothy Roberts, TYPE OF MONKEY IN MISSILE— This is a squirrel monkey, described by Capt. Norman Lee Barr of the Navy Medical Corps as the type making the flight in Negro Pastors Assail Arrest of Colleague BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sermons denouncing racial segre- j gallon on Birmingham's buses will be preached by 20 Negro ministers here Sunday. The ministers said the sermons will be a form of protest against the arrest Nov. 25 of another Ne gro pastor, the Rev. Calvin W. Woods, accused of urging boycott of Birmingham's buses, a viola .ion of an Alabama statute. Rev. Woods was arrested after Police Commissioner Eugene Con' nor said he would jail anyone urging a bus boycott. The minister is free under $500 bond and is the nose cone of a Jupiter intermediate range missile launched today from Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photofax) southerner who has insisted kis j 180,000 pounds pressure per square future rests in Minnesota despite alumni demands that he be replaced, seems almost certain to be South Suffers Under Fury of Snowstorms inch and the wire rope is stretched for 15 minutes. Fills Open Spaces A second plug is set at 3,000 pounds pressure to hold the stress and grout under 75 pounds pres- REGENTS (Continued on Page 2 sure is pushed through the conduit to fill the open spaces and prevent oxidization. With the 8J-foot-3 beams, the concrete beam actually shrinks or is compressed -''t of an inch, Christenson said. This compression gives the beam the added strength. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | The southerners had plenty of' "When the pull is applied on the Snow and ice dulled the South company in their weather misery, i fifth conduit, you can see the beam today from Texas to Georgia. | Tf _ _ ^ ^ _ ( ^ f (lnl bend and then the pull on the last was questioned by police, but no charges were placed against her. Hubert Says Nikita Tippled Only Once ALBANY, NT. (AP) — Sen. Hubert Humphrey revealed Friday that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who has been known as somewhat of a tippler, had only one drink during their recent eight- hour meeting in the Kremlin. Humphrey told reporters the drink was "one very small Armenian brandy" served after dinner. The Minnesota Democrat said with a smile that he apparently had arrived "at a time of reform" —when Khrushchev, a vodka enthusiast, was cutting down his intake. awaiting trial. A statement bearing the names of 20 Negro pastors was handec newsmen Friday night. It callec Rev. Woods' arrest "an unwar ranted and illegal invasion of the inviolability of the Christian pul put" and a threat to the separa tion of church and state. MONKEY CARRYING ROCKET — With a squirrel monkey as a passenger in its nose cone, this Jupiter rocket shooting out huge billows of smoke and flame leaves the launch pad at the Air Fore missile test center. (AP Photofax) will meet Monday in a closed session to decide whether to look into the contest in which Mrs. Knutson lost to Odin Langen, a ham, Ala. The fall measured 10 inches in Pine Bluff, Ark., 5 in Helen*, Ark., 4 in Clarksdale, Miss., 2 in It was cold over most of tlie country. Thermometers registered -24 in set of strands straightens it out again," he said. The completed beams are mov- Greenwood, Miss., and the Mem-.Bemidji, Minn., -16 in Dubuque.'ed on a house-mover's dolly to a phis Airport and 1 in Binning- jiowa, -14 in Duluth. Minn., and i storage area for transportation Republican. Oklahoma's traffic slowed un- ' Fargo, N.D., -12 in Rockford, 111., to the job. The road restrictions Long said neither Mrs. Knutson der the influence of the state's -9 in Madison, Wis., and Joliet, and haulin « ?«*'"«« limit the 111 -10 in Minneapolis-St Paul ! le "Sth of the span that can be nor her husband, who last spring i worst snowstorm this season. Ok-; an j Deg Moines Iowa . 7 at chi-' Casl at'the plant but any span can urged her to quit politics and mulgee caught 7 1 - inches and Tul-; o<s O 'Hare Field -6 in Grand' be cast °" the J° b - rome home, have been called to sa 7. The fall in other parts of the j Rapids Micn Qmaha Saull Ste i " In Austria. tlie y are post-ten- Kidnap Attempt Foiled as Police Kill One, Capture 2 Search for Traveler Given Up WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army flung a tiny monkey into space today but lost " it in the south Atlantic. Six hours after the monkey began its journey in the nose cone of a Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile the Army announced that the search for the little space traveler had been abandoned. It was the first attempt by the United States to put a primate—' a higher type of mammal—Into space to start a determination of the effects of space travel upon man. The nose cone of the Jupiter with its cozy cabin for the squirrel monkey reached an altitude of 600 miles on its roaring trip from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Army reported the 1,500 mile flight was completely successful. But, it said, "there appears to have been a mishap in the tricky recovery gear which is carried 3n the nose cone to assist search plans and ships" In recovery efforts. Sections Sighted Brig. Gen. J. A. Barclay, commander of the Army missile agency, said observers on naval Teasels stationed in the target area reported seeing three sections of the Jupiter reenter the earth's atmosphere. But, he said, they were unable to locate them in the south Atlantic. Barclay said the parts reentering the atmosphere were the booster stage rocket of the big Jupiter missile, the instrument compartment containing guidance devices and the nose cone itself. Despite failure to recover the monkey from the ocean depths, the flight provided much information on the effects of space travel on a higher order of animal. Little Physical Effect A Navy doctor, Capt. Norman Lee Barr, said the most significant Information radioed from the speeding nose cone was 'that weightless space travel appeared to have little physical effect upon the monkey. The radio signals from the nose cone carrying the monkey—nicknamed variously "Gordo" and "Little Old Reliable" — continued giving data on the passenger's reactions for 13.3 minutes of the estimated 15 minute flight. "This data when completely evaluated,'" the Defense Department said, "will contribute materially to the ultimate flight of man to space." "Little Old Reliable" was tough customer. He won that nickname from Army and Navy doctors in pre-flight tests because he bore up so well under the experiments. The test from Cape Canaveral to the target area was labeled by WASHINGTON (AP)—Four gunmen, one of them disguised as a priest, stormed the home of a well-to-do building contractor Friday night. They ran into a police ambush and a barrage of bullets. One gunman was killed. Two others, their bodies practically rid- dled, were wounded critically. The fourth escaped. Gunfire Wrecks Rooms Dept. Police Chief Edgar Scott said the four men had intended to kidnap Felix Marchegiani, 61. A tip from the FBI foiled the plot. testify on Monday. state ranged from 1 to ti inches. However, he said, if the com- ! Snow and sleet hit much of mittee decides to make a formal northern Texas and the panhan- inquiry, then both the Knutsons die area had up to 4 inches of and other principals will be called to testify at an open hearing at an unspecified date. In her petition to the committee, Mrs. Knutson said she lost by 1,390 votes out of 94,336 cast in the Nov. 4 election. She blamed the outcome on what she called Marie, Mich., and South Bend, ', sionin S a 40 °- {oot s P an '" Jerr y 01 ' Ind. The cold spread way out west. ,stad, CU manager, remarked. New Building Methods Post-tensioned concrete, like its VV*w vt* W W UHVI ViJ* W * *»•*,«••» H *".••. I Jr-v 1 1 .-1 , 1 t * WOV WV1JO1VS4JVU VUilV, i V H_ , iU snow. Perryton. in the panhandle, !*«•«««». Ore., had 29 above and sisler product pl . e . sll . essed reported a zero temperature at 7 fP*» n0e '* a t" con- a.m. Warnings of heavy and hazardous driving conditions were in effect for a cold belt that reached . .. _ ,. .... ., , . , '." • crete, is opening up new build- to the South, 32-the freezing level j * £ —in Jacksonville, Fla., 21 in Charlotte, N. C., 20 in Nashville, Teiui.,' and 10 in Richmond, Va. Miami 01stad said u ig to from southern Kansas into Texas, Beach had a low o£ 52 ' and thence eastward through Ar-1 During the early morning a rect a building with tensioned concrete pillars, precast floors and wall, he added. "They have been doing it in lalse charges made by her hus-'kansas, southern Tennessee and spreading snow had coated north- ; Europe for years, but only re- band, i the northern sections of Mississip-! ern Alabama and extreme north- j cently have American builders us- She said the charges "were a'pi and Alabama. j western Georgia. Temperatures ; ed strengthened concrete, although Marchegiani was shot in the shoulder during the gunfire that almost wrecked the living room of his fashionable home in northeast Washington. The wound was not considered serious. Scott told this story: About 6:30 p.m. the FBI tipped police that a gang would try to kidnap Marchegiani. Without elaborating or revealing the source of the information, the FBI said the gang planned to take the contractor to his office in suburban Coral Hills, Md., and force him to open his safe. Scott promptly sent a squad ofj detectives and patrolmen to the Marchegiani home. Two detectives took Marchegiani's wife and the couple's only | child, Antoinette, 19, upstairs and j then hid in a bedroom. Three other I the Defense Department as a "scientific-biological" project directed by the Army and Navy medical corps. MONKEY (Continued on Page 2) Weather Official V. S. Readings from Herald Weather Site on Roof ol Fire Station; High previous 24 hours — 8. Low previous 24 hours — -21. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — -20. General weather — Clear. Temperatures Recorded at The HERALD Bldg. 1 P. M. 2 P. M. 3 P. M. M. detectives crouched behind living i, „ , . ' a P. M. room furniture. je p. M. ' M basic part of a malicious con- New snow also was spreading spiracy by persons attached to into the western plains from the and associated with" Langen. : Rockies. dropped to freezing across the up- ; it is competitive and in many: per half of Alabama as far south', cases more economical than steel,"' as the Birmingham area. Olstad said. : TWO DIE AS TRAIN HITS SCHOOL BUS — Wreckage of an Essex, Ont. parochial school bus which was sliced in half at a rural grade crossing by a New York to Detroit passenger train. Two of then 10 students aboard were killed. (AP Photofax) Deployed Near House Four patrolmen were deployed i in scout cars near the house. _ Almost lour hours slipped ^y 13 A.M and nothing happened. 14A.M "We were about to believe the! 5 A ^ plans had been called oif." Scott jg ^ ^ said, "when the kidnapers showed ( up in two cars. They circled the block a couple of times before paking their cars in front of the home." Four men walked up to the front porch. Two carried pistols, the other two sawed-off shotguns. A gunman dressed as a priest knocked on the door. Marchegiani opened it. "This is a holdup," the intruder said. rt Whece is your money?" KIDNAP (Coutinyed oa page 2> -6 -7 -9 -9 -9 -9 FRIDAY 7 P. M. 8 P. M. 9 P. M. 10 P. M. 11 P. M. 12 P. M. SATURDAY 7 A. M. 8 A. M. S A. M. 10 A. M. 11 A. M. 12 Noon -5 , -ti -G •ti •1U . -U -10 -10 -:< • i SHOPPING DAYS TO

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