The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 15, 1958 · Page 3
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 3

Austin, Minnesota
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Monday, December 15, 1958
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World Gets 1st Glimpse of Navy's Giant Missile Base in California BLAST SCENE — Flames light up the intersection where the Allentown, Pa., hotel blast was followed Father Finds Son, 2, Frozen on Lawn HUNTER, Utah (AP) — M. B. Peterson stepped into the frigid dawn outside his home and found his 2-year-old son Zachary frozen to death on the lawn. The family was unaware the boy had left the house. The temperature had dipped to 22 degrees during the night. MOM KfifiA£-6IHS THAT SAY mey sove fhe fun of Chrisfmas for /cars fo come.' OUTFIT Featuring the world's most popular camera! there's everything needed »o launch a, photo career In this handsomely packaged gift outfit - from camera and film righr on down to bulbs and batteries for the flasholder. And talk «bout values! The camera is Kodak's thoroughly capable Irownle Hawkeye — rhe mo$f popular camera ever built I SPECIAL $13.95 WOLD'S DRUG STORE Camera Counter Moln at Bridge Open Nights Until Christmas by fire. Picture shows wall of Mountainville Hotel standing, at right. (AP Phorofax). CURIOSITY KILLS 6 Blast Erases Camera s Bid for Picture Bug ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A darkroom technician who wanted to be a newspaper photographer stopped on his way home from work to take pictures of a gas main explosion. Minutes later, he and five other curious spectators lost their lives in a second blast. Lester S. Kraft Jr. 29, a camera bug hired last September by the Allentown Call-Chronicle, was driving home late Saturday night after work. As he reached the outskirts of this southeastern Pennsylvania city, he saw a huge jet of flaming gas shoot up through the street paving from a broken main. He parked some 50 patrons probably kept the death toil down. "I went to the cellar door after I smelled gas and when I opened it, the odor was very heavy, 1 she said. "I yelled to the patrons to put out their cigarettes and get out because I was afraid of an explosion. Moments after the bar patrons left, the hotel was destroyed. In addition to Kraft, the deac were William Gruber and Perry Miller, both 16, who had just lefl a nearby roller skating rink;, wil liam MacLean; Walter Leitger, 37 and Maynard Haebner, 39, all o! and ran with his i Alientown. camera to the front porch of the 120-year-old Mountainville Hotel, a good spot from which to see the spectacular fire. Others also had gathered on the porch, or near it, to watch. . Tons of "rick Minutes later the second explosion ripped the building apart. Tons of brick and stone buried the six victims. Twenty-three others were injured, two critically. The second blast was followed by a series of lesser explosions as leaking gas ignited in the streets around the hotel. The operators of the hotel, actually a tavern with living quarters on the second floor, were Mr. and Mrs. George Andresack. Mrs. Andresack's timely warning to The fire lasted three hours. Util ity workers finally shut off the main valve to bring it under control. The explosions and fire drove hundreds of residents from nearby homes. They were able to return several hours later when the gas accumulation had dissipated. Investigations were launched by the Fire Department and the United Gas Improvement Co. Popcorn is a money-making project, even outside movie theaters. Farmer A. C Greene oi the Bruch Creek village in North Carolina says he gets about $5 POINT ARGUELLO, Calif. -The world gets its first good ook today at the Navv's new big- missile base hidden In the hills behind Point Arguello. For the first time, newsmen will be admitted to this 19,000-acre ! aclllty which soon will be lobbing giant rockets thousands of miles out over the Pacific Missile Range. From here will be launched space probes aimed at the moon, the sun and the planets. Satellites Fired From here will be fired Atlas- powered satellites carrying mice and monkeys blazing a trail for man's venture into space. And here the free world's biggest missile — an awesome weapon with a thrust of 1ft million pounds — will be fired for the first time. This missile is being rushed to completion at North American Aviation's Rocketdyne plant near Los Angeles, little more than 100 miles to the south The ICBM Atlas missile, by com parison, has only 400,000 pounds o thrust. Near Vandenberg Point Arguello lies just south o the new Vandenberg Air Force Base, which is reported preparing to fire its inaugural missile — a 150,000-pound-thrust Thor — some time this week. Vandenberg also has facilities for intercontinenta missiles. Point Arguello and Vandenberg both will use the Navy's highly instrumented Pacific Missile Range, which stretches 500 miles along the California coast from San Nicolas Island northward to San Francisco. It is significant that the Army reportedly slated to get out of the big-missile business, has no simi lar facility in this area. Navy of ficials say the Army will be able to use the Pacific range, however when the need arises. Complex Launching Pads Newsmen entering Point Arguei ID'S gates will find great com plexes of launching pads — some already built, some still unde construction — and upwards of a dozen concrete blockhouses. Thesi low-lying buildings bouse the in struments necessary for tracking and receiving radio information from our own missiles, plus othe instrumentation to scan the skies and the sea for enemy craft. The launch pads are aimed southwest toward Midway and Wake islands — the ICBM impact area — and directly south over the empty thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean lying between Point Arguello and the antarctic. Not In Danger The Pacific range is the only place in the free world where satellites can be launched into polar orbits without endangering populated areas. These man • made moons, swinging around the earth from pole to pole, will someday be able to keep every part of the 7*1 FAN FAILURE Duluth Firemen Hurt DULtmi, Mian. (AP) -» Kri Chief Paul Plynn and three other firemen today nursed injuries suffered while fighting flames which did an estimated $23,000 to $28,000 damage at the Superwood Corp. timpering plant here. Flynn said the fire Sunday resulted from spontaneous combustion which developed due to a lack of sufficient air circulation. Wood is impregnated with oils and baked in tempering ovens in the plant. A company spokesman said one of the high pressure fans in a steam-hsated oven failed, the fumes exrr.ded rapidly, a minor explosion followed and the flames were spread. Damage to the building was estimated at $18,000 and a company SMOULDERING RUINS — What's left of Mountainville Hotel at Allentown, Pa, BALLOT VIOLATIONS? Publisher Challenges Arkansas Vote Result WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arkansas newspaper publisher goes before a House committee today to pres his charges of irregularities in the election of Dr. Dale Alford, Little Rock segregationist, to a House seat. Alford, running as a write-in candidate, defeated Rep. Brooks Hays (D-Ark) by about 1,200 votes last month. Hays, who describes himself as a moderate on the segregation issue, has been a House member for 16 years. Challenging Alford's election is John P. Wells, publisher of a weekly newspaper at Little Rock. His complaint was filed with a special committee which is set up every two years to police House laws. He also has contended it was illegal to have the "X" mark printed on the stickers. On another point, Wells said that in several precincts the total of votes counted exceeded the number of qualified voters. And in charging a conspiracy, he said Alford's campaign manager was Claude Carpenter Jr., an associate of Faubus. The special committee's authority expires Jan. 3 and it has pow er only to report to the dying Congress and make recommendations to the new Congress convening Jan. 7. Hays himself would have to file any formal contest of Alford's election with the House Elections elections. The committee will de- subcommittee. Hays, however, cide whether it will look into the Hays election. Wells contends an investigation has indicated he doesn't plan to contest Alford's election. it«.».> t-uutcuua mi uivcsuguuun • would show, among other things, ]JOpOneS6 OH worth of popcorn per acre from world under surveillance as the his crop. SUNBEAM - IEWYT - NECCHI-ELNA - FRIGIDAIRE - MAYTAG - HARDWICK - YORK WE "BEAT" NOT "MEET"! ALL CATALOGUE PRICES - AND HERE IS HOW: • 1st - Check The Catalogue Prices - We Beat Them. • 2nd - No Ordering or Waiting - We Have it in Stock t 3rd -No Substitute • 4th - Full Warranty Here • 5th - Gift Wrapped Give Appliance Gifts AM. 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Minnesota's Top Service Department • Reconditioned and guaranteed U»ed Appliances globe rotates beneath them. Point Arguello and Vandenberg at the moment are largely''re- search and development centers But the time could come when they will be America's first line of defense. The Soviet Union itself is now or soon will be within reach of this space-age arsenal, Errant Plane Causes Losses of $70,000 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An unpiloted private plane took off at Oakland Airport Sunday with a mechanic dangling from a wing strut. The mechanic, Tony Herold had been changing the ignition switch. As he turned the propeller, the single-engine Cessna came to life. Herold grabbed a strut in an effort to stop the plane, but it gathered speed, climbed 25 feet, dipped and climbed again. Herold let go on the second dip. He suffered only cuts and bruises. The plane bounced into three gasoline trucks, cut off the tail of another aircraft and crashed to a stop against an airliner. Estimated damage: $70,000. 725 U. Students Will Get Diplomas MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Some 725 University of Minnesota stu- !?nts will receive degrees at fall term commencement exercises Thursday night. Presidnt J L. Morrill will award the degrees and Max Fredmaii, Washington correspondent of the Manchester Guardian, will give the commencement address. AUCTION I Semi-modero four ioem house [ ond gorgge. 601 Jackson St. TONIGHT Dec. 15 - 7:00 P.M. MRS. JACOB FREESE, Owner. Albert Hopfe fir So., Aucti. evidence of law violations in balloting and in vote counting. He said a probe also would show what he termed a conspiracy involving Arkansas Gov. Orval E. Faubus. Alford, who says he is an independent Democrat, entered the race only a week before the election and asHed voters to paste to the official ballot stickers printed with his name and an "X" mark. Wells contends these stickers were passed out to voters at polling places, along with the ballots, and that this violated election Strike; Seek Bonus TOKYO (AP)—More than 250,000 miners today launched a par tial strike at 12 major Japanese coal mines for an indefinite period. The strikers, members of the National Coal Miners Union, de< mand an average yearend bonus of 2,000 yen (about $61) per work er. The only rockwool manufacturing plant In the southwest is in Temple, Tex. •pokwtnafl added ttttt l*il to, equipment will inn between ft,«» and $8,000, Flynn suffered arm auto in fall. Capt. William Gletson firemen Henry Buffer and Richard Olson suffered btfrni when they entered the building and ft backdraft swept flames Onto the rn^n. ROBBERS READ SIGN DAYTON, Ohio (APi-The marquee over a downtown theater reads: "A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed." Sunday the box office was robbed of $100. The robber escaped on foot. AUSTIN (Minn,) HERALD A Monday, Dec. 15, 1950 0 :BEN FRANKLIN FRESH Peanut Brittle HARD MIX CANDIES LB. 29 « LB. 39 1 OLD FASHIONED Chocolate Drops 39 1 LB. GAY CANDY TOYS Delicious variety »f fruit and ipic« Haven in sparkling colon! Novelty chip, itraw, pillow, waffle ihapo. BIO CANDY CANES 6c. 10e Coyly ttripod popper mint canot. 9Vt and lift-in, long. FREE PARKING - STERLING SHOPPING CENTER BEN FRANKLIN 5c la. Chocolate dipped manhmaj* row Santa* fain* Just one of Many Items for Her Christmas LUREX STITCHED Quilted Nylon Chiffon 8 Glorious Colors if Orange Peel if Aqua Delight if Nugget Maize if Spice Tan if Bright Red if Charcoal Smoke if Pistachio Green if Ivory Buff A Luxurious new look ot on all time low price. Shimmering Mylar Lurex threads glimmer in on unusual Spiral effect. 100% NYLON Chiffon Specially quilted with on exclusive HI-LOFT Wadding. Every Garment Fully Lined, Completely Washable. 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