The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 15, 1958 · Page 1
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Monday, December 15, 1958
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The Weather AUSTIN DAIUTHERALP Single Copy—7c AtfStW. Mf MW itfmmiv nt.rt«»»n«t,». ,*„„ • • •"'•'•' • •••••• . • "• AUSTIN, MINN,, MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, isss Barb for Today All-American footbnl! W«fl» »W fiicked by spwtt expfHS — ttKf then the teams are picked to pl«*» by others. • '7 I O V7OO "~' | n mus i c/ ar t fig ure s and lighting, the Austin Public Schools Sunday afternoon, carried out its Christmas Festival theme, "Glory to Cod in the Highest and on earth peace, good will toward Men," The festival, one of the most-largely-attend- Police Question 4YEARPROJECT Man in Death of Wife, Children ed events of the school year attracted almost a,capacity house to Austin High School Auditorium. The Junior College Chorus formed an impressive column of singers hi the center, flanked by the senior high and junior high choruses and with the Austin High School orchestra in the foreground. Upwards to 300 students appeared on stage. Paul G. Heltne and Wilbur Funk were the musical directors EL CAJON, Calif. (AP)-A man who hat blamed a transient teenager for the slaying of his wife and four children was himself the subject of extensive police questioning Sunday. The examination of the man, Thomas J. Pendergast, 39, included two lie detector tests ordered by Police Chief Joe O'Connor. O'Connor declined to'discuss the tests, conducted during seven hours of questioning of Pendergast, other than to say: "His story is consistent. But we feel we've made progress by the polygraphic (lie detector) examinations." Investigators said Pendergast was asked specifically for more details about his connection with Carl Eder, the missing teenager whom Pendergast has said he be- More, Better Jobs Goal of Economic Study in Area MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—A general economic study will be made of Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, Upper Michigan and western Wisconsin, with the ultimate tition, changing demands for goods and services and recom- mtndations for action needed to accelerate sound economic growth of the region. goal of providing more and better j In addition to the Ford Founda- jobs in the area. ition funds, UMRDC said, the Plans for the four-year project j study will involve $200,000 cash in the 9th Federal Reserve Dis-1 contributions raised by UMRDC as well as support from the Com- trict were announced Sunday after the Ford Foundation approved money to help finance it. The study will be made by* the University of Minnesota and the Upper midwest Research and Development council. v Body of Solid Facts J. Cameron Thomson, UMRDC chairman and board chairman of Northwest Bancorporation here, said the study should provide a mittee for Economic Development (CED). UMRDC expects the study also will receive contributions of research service valued at $100,000 from education and business institutions in the area. Research Director First step in the study will be appointment by the university of a research director, to,be.chosen with UMRDC concurrence. Policy guidance for the study will come from UMRDC through its research committee headed by Frederick STUDY (Continued on Page 2) .. a hope °f saving him body of solid fact on which to base a program of action for im- from a life of crime. Eder, 16, known to the Pendergast family as Charles Harrison, has been formally charged with murdering Lois Pendergast, 37, and her children, David, 9; Thorn- ai, 6; Diane, 4; and Allen, 2. The bodies were found in the family home here Friday night. The mother had been shot twice and the children's throats slashed and the skulls of two of were fractured. Search for the 6-foot teenager from the Rochester, N.Y., suburb of Irondequoit, has warding thus far. been unre- proving economic conditions. "Our ultimate aim, of course, is to provide more and better jobs for more people," Thomson said. "With such an aim, it should be possible to obtain support for an action program from all \ Pope Elevates Prelates to the Rank of Cardinal VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope John XXIII today formally elevated the archbishops of Philadelphia and Boston and 21 other Roman Catholic prelates to the rank of cardinal. Twenty-three of the 51 other «—o-- — •• ".. avBuicuwi i princes of the church, meeting in of our economy, including govern- i secret consistory at the Vatican, ment, business, agriculture and gave their silent assent to, the Pope's action, confirming the choices he had announced Nov. 17. The pontiff, himself crowned supreme ruler of the church only last month, increased the membership of the Sacred College to INCOMPETENCE labor.' them UMRDC and the university said analysis of information obtained in the study is expected to yield two principal products: 1 Understand Factors | 1. An understanding of all fac- jtors contributing to the economic 'welfare of the region and its NEW HAVEN, Conn. W — Fur- people, or detracting from it. rier Frederick Joseph is scratch-1 2. A forecast of the future place ing his head over this one. jof the region in the economy of Burglars who broke into his fur i the United States, taking into store passed up the valuable furs [account shifts of population and for some 20 less expensive coats. (changes in inter-regional compe- ARCHBISHOP OF PHILADELPHIA ELEVATED TO CARDINAL — John Francis O'Hara, right, Archbishop of Philadelphia, hears reading of announcement of elevation to the Sacred College of Cardinals at the Vatican in Italy today. (AP Photofax) 74 and gave the world's half-billion members of the church their broadest representation ever in the high senate body, Elevation of the new cardinals broke the limit of 70 set for the college by Pope Sixtus V in 1586. In his address to the Sacred College telling of his choices, the pontiff called particular attention to the persecution of Catholics by the Communist regime in China. Missionaries have been expelled and many archbishops and bishops, "full of zeal and courage, are in prison, or restricted or impeded in the free exercise of their pastoral ministry," he said. "The clergy and faithful have become the target of blandishments, menaces, physical and moral tortures," the Pope continued, in order to force them "to break the bond of obedience and love which links them with the See of Peter." "Unfortunately," he went on, "we have to declare with sorrow that there are not wanting some , ., . . cept sacrilegious episcopal consec- Georgia 5 Areas Listed Where Quakes Could Damage PASADENA, Calif. (AP)-Are you on shaky ground? It could be. A leading seismologist's earthquake risk map of the United States lists five areas in the nation where earth shakes could seriously damage well-constructed buildings. Dr. Charles F. Richter of the California Institute of Technology lists the areas with this word of caution: Ground conditions vary greatly even in given cities. Here are Dr. Richter's major risk areas: California — The San Joaquin and Northern Sacramento valleys, the Imperial Valley, and small scattered areas. Northwestern New England and • New Mexico and southwest Texas. | A belt extending east from the | central Mississippi Valley through South Carolina and part of Member Associated Press 18 Pagft* GOP Sees Balanced Budget Report by Ike Calls for Spending 80 Billion WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican con gressional leaders predicted after a conference with President Eisenhower today that the administration will send Congress a balanced budget call, ng for spending about 80 billion dollars next year. Spending of that size would compare with an estimated $79,200,000,000 in the fiscal year which started July 1. The emphasis on national security outlay came as somewhat of a surprise. Advance indications had been that military spending and foreign policy planning would be left for discussion mainly at another meeting scheduled Jan. 5 with both Democratic and GOP leaders. The administration's general legislative program is up for review, with advance hints that it may include some controversial civil rights proposals. Domestic Program Press secretary James C. Hagerty announced shortly after the start of today's session that it would deal primarily with the administration's domestic program, including a budget expected to call for spending of about 80 billion dollars. But Hagerty said it would be impossible to divorce national security from the rest of the program in any discussion. Hagerty recalled that Eisenhower invited the Demopratic leaders to sit in with the Republicans for a talk on foreign policy and defense spending plana at about this'time.'^- ; -'' The Democrats, he said, prefer to hold the two-party conference Jan. 5, just two days before the heavily Democratic new Congress convenes. Alcorn Sits In Underscoring efforts to rebuild Republican prestige and voter appeal, GOP National 'Chairman Meade Alcom sat in on today's meeting at Eisenhower's request the Treasury Robert B. Anderson, Dep. Secretary of Defense Donald Quarles, Undersecretary of State Christian A. Herter, and Budget Director Maurice Stans. J. Saulnier, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Vice President Richard M. WRECKED SCHOOL BUS—Curious onlookers examine,a wrecked school-bus following a bus-train accident this morning at Bridgeport, five miles southeast of Saginaw, Mich.- One boy was WEEK OF CONFERENCES hurt seriously, four others treated at hospitals and. 15 examined by physicians. The bus was loaded with 60 children. (AP Photofax) Big 3 Reject Plan to Treat Germans as Soviet Agents By ARTHUR GAVSHON PARIS (AP)—Reassured that the Western Big Three will stand fast against Soviet pressure on West Berlin, the North . Atlantic Allies turned today to critical disputes within the alliance. The agreement Sunday on Berlin by the foreign ministers of Britain, France and the .United States led off a week of formal conferences vital to Western Europe's, future, A communique said the Big Three foreign ministers "reaffirmed the determination of their governments to maintain their position and their rights with res pect to Berlin, including the right of free access." Red Proposal Nixed The statement rejected the Soviet proposal to give the East German Communist regime con trol of Allied traffic with West Berlin. In effect, the ministers ruled out suggestions that the West deal with the East Germans as agents of the Russians. The three ministers — U.S. Sec retary of State John Foster Dul les, French Foreign Minister Mau- 10 Republicans Fight for Control of Senate - WASHINGTON of 10 Republicans wuu rate wem.j the voters jn the last election ,, selves as liberals voted unani- election, mously today to undertake, a fight T e action P° sed the prospect for control of the Senate leader- of a f 'S nt with Se n- Styles Bridges of their party. j O f New Hampshire, chairman of Their spokesman, Sen. George the Senate GOP Policy Commit jurisdiction can be derived since it was conferred without the mandate of the Holy See." Pope John asked the Catholic bishops of the world to arrange for "public occasions of prayer and penance" to beseech God to "enlighten the minds of those who are going astray" and to "give strength or will" to all the Catholics of China. { p 2 p ' TOO MUCH BASKETBALL? As a basketball referee Bill Smith sees a lot of baske;ball who, fearing the orders of meni * rom the ' ooks °f this Picture 3 P M more than the sacred judgment of '* appears his head has turn- 4 p M God, have so far yielded to the ec ' in *° on e of the spherical 5 p. &j commands of persecutors as to ac- objects. Actually, Smith was u p. M refereeing the New York- CAROINALS SISTER DIES Minneapolis National Bas- i A BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - Mis^ketball Assn. game in Mm- •> A Elizabeth Gushing, Wi, eldest sis- neapolis last night when the *\ -\ ter of Richard Cardinal Gushing,: ball sailed between his face 4 A M died Saturday, apparently of a, and the lens of an onlooking 5 A. M heart ""«*• I camera. (AP Photofax) ,« A. M. through Montana, Idaho, Utah and Arizona. Richter released the nationwide map in response to repeated requests. Richter said his map should be taken "as representing a long- term risk to be considered for structures intended to be permanent — or in long-term planning such as developing new townsites or industrial centers." Turncoat Reported Ready to Come Bock HONG KONG (AP> — American turncoat Richard G. Corden of East Providence, R.I.. is reported ready to go home after nearly five years voluntary exile in Red China. Red Cross sources said Corden, 31, who was the ringleader of the 21 Korean War turncoats, was expected to arrive at the Hong Kong border Friday. Weather Official U. S. Readings from Herald Weather Site on Kuoi of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — U. Low previous 24 hours — -17. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — -1. General weather — Overcast. Temperatures Recorded at The UEBALD Bldg.: SUNDAY ....-!' 7 P. M -2 members of the White House staff for presentation of the administration program. Several Issues Discussion dealt first with general budget problems. It was scheduled to turn next to national security programs and the task of providing funds, against the background of the President's campaign to reduce over-all spending. The conference was expected to continue throughout the day. Chief interest among the GOP congressional leaders centered on how successful the President has been in efforts to hold down his budget for the next fiscal year in the face of mountain military outlays and an anticipated deficit of about 12 billion dollars this year.' Only preliminary figures were! IKE (Continued on Page 2> they decided to present "a fullj(R-Ill), who apparently is Bridges slate of candidates at the Senate choice to succeed Sen. William F Knowland (R-Calif), as Republi- which will be representative of can floor leader. Only Red China Could Survive World War III, Says Mrs. FR BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - Mrs'calls for the destruction of West- Franklin D. Roosevelt says Red i era Europe and Great Britain in a China is the only nation of the i day and the destruction of the world's Big Three which could United States in a second day. survive World War III. If Red China could goad nation She described the Big Three asjalist China to invade the main- the United States, the Soviet Un-jland, she said, the United States ion and Red China. j promise to support Chiang Kai- The former First Lady said in a! snek would lead the United States talk Sunday night before the!'» to wan. Greater Boston Brandeis Univer-i sity Club that Red China may be i NOTED CURATOR DIES attempting to provoke World Wari CHICAGO (AP) — William J. Ill through Quemoy and Matsu. ! Gerhard, 85, curator-emeritus of She said she learned from Sovi- i entomology of the Chicago Natural jet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (that a two-day Soviet timetable attack Saturday History Museum, died of a heart 8 P. M 9 P. M. 10 P. M. 11 P. M. -2 i 12 P. M. MONDAY -4 7 A. M. a A. M. !J A. M. 10 A. M. 11 A. M. 12 Noon -4 -4 -2 0 2 li 11 13 ! 15 WHERE EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE IS MOST LIKELY — This map prepared by one of the na;ion's leading earthquake specialists, Dr. Charles Richter, shows areas of the country where quak' es could be most severe. Darkened areas are the riskiest, lighter areas on the map are the least likely to have building damage. California has one intensity IX zone, shown in solid black, where high intensity quakes can be expected with more frequency than elsewhere in the country. Question marks indicate areas where map may be revised by later evidence. (AP Photofax) rice Couve de Murville and British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd — gave no indication of what counterproposals they would make in reply to the Soviet note of Nov. 27. But they said they'were agreed on the basic issues to be covered in their-replies. They said they would consult with the other NATO allies in the NATO Council meeting beginning Tuesday and • theft, ."•would formulate their notes to the Soviets, Demilitarized Premier Nikita Khrushchev in the Soviet note said the Soviets were withdrawing from the four- power occupation of Berlin. He proposed that West Berlin, 110 miles behind the Iron Curtain, be made a demilitarized free city. The Russians said regardless of what was worked out for West Berlin, they were giving the East Germans control of all communi- v cations within the city in six months. The Western refusal to deal with the East Germans apparently left no alternative but force to insure access to the city if the Russians go ahead with the transfer of communication controls. The Russians have said they would constitute aggression against East Germany and that Soviet troops would go to the satellite regime's aid in accordance with the Warsaw Pact. West German Foreign Minister Heinrich von Brentano joined in the later half of the three-hour conference at the Foreign Office. West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt also spent half an hour in the meeting, giving his views to the foreign ministers. Dulles told him after the meeting, "You don't need to be worried," Today the Allies turned to trade and economic policy with a meeting of the 17-nation Organization '.or European Economic Cooperation. The OEEC includes all European members of the Atlantic Pact plus such neutral countries as Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. Future Relationship The most pressing business fac- ng the OEEC is the future relationship between the six nations of the European Common Market and the rest of Europe, a dispute which could lead to a naked trade war and political division. The Common Market, which •tarts operating Jan. 1, will unite p rance, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in a customs union in which all tariffs between the members eventually will be swept away. Nonmembers, including Britain, will find it harder to sell their higher tariffed goods in the Common Market area. The French recently rejected a BIG TiJREE (Continued on page 'l> SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS READ OUR ADS

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