The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 17, 1958 · Page 1
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The Weather ^fifc&rteft DAILY HERALD Single Copy—7c AUSTIN, MINN,, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17,1958 WHtHriL MONtY CQUF FROM? Freeman Asks $50 Million Increase in Appropriations ST. PAUL (M - The 1959 Legislature will be asked for a his- tory.maklng 466 million dollars to run Minnesota's government for two yeari, an increase of more than 60 million dollars over 1957 appropriations. The increase does not Include a deficiency grant of $17,700,000 which will be required to make up a current deficit in the state income tax fund, out of which school aids are paid. Gov. Freeman gave no hint on where, he expected the added revenue to come from but said that would -be revealed "in due course." Talks at Meeting Freeman, talking to a meeting of department heads late Tuesday, said he appropriations revenue fund of'$233,333,000, plus $233,399,000 from the income tax fund. Comparable figures two years ago, in that order, were would recommend from the general $200,362,000 and Freeman said $216,299,000. the income tax fund total is contingent on the Legislature making the needed deficiency grant. The governor explained that departmental requests for increases totalling $51,239,000 from the general revenue fund had been pared to $32,971,000, a cut of $18,367,000. Schools Need More Exclusive of the deficiency grant, increases sought from the income tax fund totalled $20,315,987, with $13,375,000 of that earmarked for increased state school aids. The balance of the increase, $6,940,000, had been sought for operating the departments of education and taxation, and schools Legislative Commission to Offer $53 Million Program By JACK Q. MACKAY ST. PAUL (ffi - A 53-million dollar building program will be recommended to the 1959 Legislature by the Legislative Building Commission. This Is throe million dollars less than the recommendation made by • similar commission than 120 million dollars in requests from the institutions and departments for new buildings, maintenance, and rehabilitation of present structures were presented to the commission for the coming two years. Only Most Urgent "Only the needs which werei pared a long range building program that suggests building needs for a ten-year period. Funds for necessary programming and preliminary architectural plans are included in the future recommendations. Breakdown "Given to the 1957 Legislature and is .viewed by the commission as being] Tn e breakdown for the 1959 rec- nearly two million dollars less jmost urgent were placed in the than was actually appropriated for capital outlay funds. Rep. Herman J. Hording of Minneapolis, chairman, said that more 1959 program," Chairman Kording said. In addition to its recommendations, the Commission lias pro- OBSTRUCTED VIEW — John Kerr, 6-9 center for the Syracuse Nationals, not only loses his view of the basket but the bail as well as he is fouled by Boston Celtic forward Jim Loscutoff US) in frist half at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. Behind Kerr is Celtic guard Bill Sharman. MORE RESEARCH NEEDED Plans Are Stopped for 1st U. S. Atom Reactor omtnended allocations are: Mental hospitals, $8,845,077; child r e n ' s institutions, $7,093,115; adult correctional, $1,367,466; youth conservation commission, $1,218,130; 286. state colleges, 12,368,- under supervision of the State Welfare Department. But the governor said he- had reduced all except the boosted school aid requests by $3,218,000, thus making his proposed money bill $21,586,000 less than has been requested by the various departments. Where He Cut Of the $51,239,000 in increases requested from the general revenue fund, approximately 40 million dollars was asked by three departments, public welfare, University of Minnesota and State College Board. Consequently, the large cuts Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota, $9,971,000; St. Paul campus of the University, $1,489,000; Duluth branch of the University, $2,156,000; University branch stations, $937,000. State sanatorium, $522,025; new Youth Treatment Center, $4,278,138; Soldiers' Home, $504,670; state parks, $400,000; capitol group of buildings, 1,981,000 contingency fund, $200,000. 82-Day Inspection The Commission spent 82 days in inspecting the various state institutions and in discussing building programs with the superintendents and department heafs. Kording said members traveled an aggregate of more than 75,00 miles. { Commission members, in addition to Hording, include Sen. Val Imm, Mankato, vice chairman; Rep. John P. Skeate. Minneapolis, secretary; Sen. Walter Burdick, Rochester; Sen. Gordon H. Butler,'Duluth; Sen. Charles W. Root,! Minneapolis; Rep. Harold R. Anderson, North Mankato; Rep. Eugene P. Knudsen, Kandiyohi, and Rep. Roger F. Noreen, Duluth. Brrr! Cold Air Rushes Back to Minnesota By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Subzero cold surged back into a broad section of Minnesota today after powerful northerly winds WASHINGTON (AP) political fire over atomic The | Anderson is a senior member power development had some more fuel today with the withdrawal of two big companies from a proposed 108-million-dollar project. of the House-Senate Atomic Energy Committee. He and other Democrats have fought the Eisenhower administration policy of rely dished out blizzard the northwest area. Temperatures fell conditions in as far as 13 below zero at International Falls and 11 below at Bemidji. At Alexandria, where the mercury hit a high of 36 Tuesday, temperatures ing on private business to lead the fel1 40 degrees overnight to 4 be- Pennsylvania Power & Light Co.j wav in developing peaceful uses ofi low and the Westinghouse Electric j atomic ppwer. While winds and snow whipped were made in these three departments. In opening the meeting, the governor told the department heads that he had followed four major guide lines: 1. In all accounts the recommendations covered ongoing salary liabilities, including sufficient appropriations to cover retirement costs and automatic salary increases. 2. Acquisition of equipment was reduced to a minimum. 3. Requests for additional per sonnel were generally denied. 4. In the main, new programs and request for expanded and enlarged services were denied. Difficult .Job "Our budget preparation this time,"'Freeman said, "has been the most difficult that we have had to face in my three terms. "Like all other states we find ourselves caught on the one.hand between an expanding population, increased need for services and rising costs, and on the other hand, a weaker revenue position resulting from the effects of the recession. "However, I am determined that our essential services shall go forward and that they shall not be impaired at a time when they are of increasing importance. I am determined to maintain the gains we have made in improving mental hospitals, our children's institutions, our university, our state colleges, our public educational system, our parks and the' many other services which we know are vital and essential to the welfare of our state." Scores Panic as 82 Die in , Bogota Blaze BOGOTA, Colombia (AP)—Fire bred panic in a Bogota department store crowded with Christmas shoppers Tuesday night and sent scores of panic-stricken men, women and children to death. Officials said 82 persons were killed and 50 injured. Most of them made a fatal wild scramble for a rear stairway that led only to a mezzanine. Some died with toys in their Corp. said that because more re-j The two companies said their I northern Minnes °ta Tuesday, the search and testing is needed, they nuclear power effort will go be- j * eather showed a sunnier face to are halting plans for a large-scale: yond recently announced parlici- L™, sou ] hera , nalf °* the state. H u Redwood Falls had 42 above, the Twin Cities 40 and Rochester 39. r.eactor which pation in a plan by more than 50 nuclear power would have been the first of its private kind in the Uiu'ted States. i million-dollar Sen. Clinton P. Anderson (D-i Philadelphia. utilities to build atomic a 24- arms. Others kneeled as if in prayer. "The panic spread very quickly," said Alberto Mazuera, the manager. Explosion of holiday lights had fired the clothing of salesgirls and sent a curtain of flame ac;oss the center of the long, narrow store, named Vida, on Septima Carrera avenue near the Capitol. Mazuera said customers started bolting when they saw the salesgirls' clothing afire. Those in front of the store had; easy access to the street. j About half of the dead were em-1 ployes of the store. The remainder! Ike Confers to Ward Off GOP Battle Dirkson Soys He's Definitely Running for Floor Leader WASHINGTON (AP)-President Elsenhower held a surprise conference with Sen. Styles Bridges (R-NH) today in an effort to avoid a disruptive battle over the Senate Republican leadership. Bridges, chairman of the Senate GOP Policy Committee, told news* men afterward that both he and Eisenhower hope it will be possible to start the new year as a united party. A split in Republican Senate ranks has been widening over the candidacy of Sen. Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois for GOP floor leader. Took Inllativc Bridges indicated that hower took the initiative ranging today's meeting. But the senator added that the President "just listened" and feels it is a problem for the Senate itself to resolve. There was no immediate indication of the effect the Eisenhower-Bridges conference might have on senators organized to oppose Dirksen. The Illinois senator's assertion he is definitely a candidate and expects to win stiffened the attitude of senators rebelling against their Republican leadership. The insurgents' spokesman, Sen. George D. Aiken of Vermont, said in an interview: "We have everything to gain and nothing to lose by making our fight for a forward- looking leadership. I think we have a good chance to win. If we Member Associated Press Barb for Today Th«w ir* thftei whm Kmtii don't change. twenty jrwfl iftt «| *tr» wondering ba# w»'d ctotft 8ji WDl. 20 Pages Better, More Uniform Hormel Aim Eisen- in ar- NATURE PROVIDES SEASON'S DECORATIONS — This roadside restaurant in suburban Elmhurst Is decorated with icicles 8 to 10 feet long formed on the overhanging eaves from melting snow on the roof. Unseasonal low temperatures and appreciable snowfalls have dominated the weather in the Midwest in the past two weeks. (AP Photofax). Norstad Wins Approval for Quick Missile Rearmament PARIS (AP)— commander for Supreme Europe, Allied Gen. Lauris Norstad, today won approval from, the Atlantic Pact powers to push forward nuclear are defeated, the party can look | missile rearmament in Europe in forward to further reversals in the !tu ~ *— -»-.•..., 1960 elections." Expects Election Dirksen, Senate GOP whip In a strong presentation to the foreign ministers of the 15-nation the last session, told reporters he expects to be elected floor leader at the Republican caucus Jan. 7. He said he does not believe the other group could block his election. He is supported by Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, chairman of the Senate GOP Policy Committee. The insurgent group has a hard core of 10 members, but claims support among the other 24 Republican senators in the coming Congress. Faithful Backer All of the insurgents rate themselves as faithful backers of President Eisenhower's foieign policies, and some call themselves liberals. "I do not know on what grounds am being opposed," Dirksen said. "I have gone down the line for key administration legislation, including foreign aid, reciprocal trade, defense reorganization, the U. S. Information Agency appropriations and other controversial measures. Carried Flag "I have carried the flag for the President and the White House when the going was rough." m i alliance, Norstad outlined present strength and future needs in the face of Soviet military swaggering, primarily over Berlin. Informed sources said Norstad told the secret gathering his military command needs intermediate-range American guided missiles as soon as they can be placed on the European bases from which they could reach the Soviet Union. French Stumbling Block Only Britain has thus far accepted these missiles. The Italians are close to signing a similar agreement. French delay on acceptance is the big stumbling block to getting what Norstad full-strength, combat-ready divi- considers an adequate force of missiles in Europe. Norstad's speech was described as sober and serious. A NATO spokesman, asked if the commander expressed satisfaction with Allied military progress, replied: "It would be wrong to conclude that there was any optimism or pessimism. Realism would be a better word." sions in Europe, plus 100 battalions armed with short-range, tactical missiles by 1963. So far the NATO force lacks half of the divisions, due chiefly to the lag in West German armament and the diversion of most French strength from Europe to fight Algerian rebels. Could Launch Attack A military report to the NATO ministers warned that the Bus- Before Norstad spoke, many ofisians could launch a massive at- the delegates displayed little or!tack without resorting to weapons no sense of urgency toward the strengthening of land forces or equipping them with missiles. For one thing, U.S. Secretary of State 800 Hear Address by Corey Achievement of a AeVv break -"through in keeping costs competitive and improving new products, aftd the prospect Geo. A, Hormel & Co. will be the first packer of national size to completely comply with the federal humane-slaughter law, was reported by H. H. Corfey, board chairman, to 800 stockholders at the annual meeting Tuesday night. He said steps are now being taken to get into operation these break - throughs in certain plant productions in automation, and they will enable the company to make a better and more uniform product, and eliminate much cubic feet of operating space and multiple handling. The company, he said, is building an anesthetizing facility for the humane slaughter of calves and lambs. It was the Hormel Innovation of anesthetizing hogs which caused Congress to realize that burn a n« slaughter was feasible, and led to passage of the act that requires all packers to comply with acceptable humane slaughter methods Corey by 1960. Gordon Murray, president of the First 'National Bank of .Minneapolis was elected a director, succeeding Richard Banfield who resign- John Foster Dulles had told them Tuesday with the statement that "our military advisers are absolutely confident Union will not Berlin." of mass destruction. Informants said the Russians could throw one million men into a central European attack. The Soviet military power was estimated at 170 line divisions of 2,500,000 men, 20,000 planes and 500 Empty Threats Soviet warnings of nuclear war if the West insists on continued access to West Berlin were i termed by Dulles "empty threats I which ought not frighten anyone." ; Norstad also appealed for speedy 'fulfillment of NATO plans for 30 that the Soviet!submarines. risk war over Norstad's appeals were backed by the other top NATO commanders at the conference. The naval men have been urg-ied following his retirement: as Jit mg more antisubmarine forces- planes, destroyers and escort vessels. They feel their forces now are adequate only for the most limited defense, with no extras in case of war. Hit and Run Driver Kills Mill City Man Mao Stepping Down but, Says He's Boss By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A hit-run driver killed a "Minneapolis man Minnesota's early today, raising traffic toll to 664, The opposition group has said it nine over a year ago at this time will announce at a Dec. 30 meet- Police said the car which struck and killed Walter Campbell, 58, in front of his home, apparently was traveling at high speed. ing -its candidates for floor leader, whip, Bridges' policy committee' post, and for chairman and secretary of the Conference of All Republican Senators. , . — ... Aiken said he would seek the feet- His legs are almost sheared llons in on the news - Th e shift By NATE POLOWETZKY , to live in communities where their TOKYO (AP)—Mao Tze-tung is • every action is subject to strict stepping down as President of Red | orders from above. China, Peiping confirmed today,! Peiping's broadcast today gave but it insisted he is still boss. jno clue on Mao's successor but After keeping it secret a week, j speculation has centered around Campbell's body was hurled 40 j Pei ping radio let China's 600 mil- Marshal Chu Teh, now vice chair- post of floor leader himself only! off and one of nis snoes was found as a last resort. Some of his asso- 145 feet . from the P 0 '" 1 of iin P act - ciates want him to make the fight The driver fled - Thei ' e we ''e no Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel of Call- kllown witnesses - fornia is the choice of most of 1 them for whip. A new storm system was hatch-i were m °stly women shoppers. It was estimated 10 children died in NM) said this shows "the fallacy "In of expecting private industry to the sound and provide the technical direction and; ment of nuclear financing for construction of ad-icommon sense," plant near . , , ,ing today in northeastern North | Dakota, bringing a new threat of tne fire - which raged for two philosophy, blizzard conditions there. j hours before being brought under orderly develop-; ^ of 5 ^ lfl aboye jn ^jcontrol. Dems Reported Refusing Seat j to Dale Alford A car radio aerial apparently broken off the death car by the 'impact was found at the scene. A rural Cleveland, Minn., man was killed late Tuesday when his car and another vehicle collided at an intersection a mile south of was reported last weekend on Formosa, and Warsaw diplomats got confirmation Tuesday. Despite Peiping's disclaimer, there was a feeling in Hong Kong, Seoul and Nationalist Formosa that Mao is being downgraded by the Communist apparatus and will eventually be stripped of power. man of the government. Chu, at 72, is seven years older than Mao. They have long been comrades in arms. Fearful of undermining the Red China regime or even planting the seeds for a possible revolt, the Communist party Central Committee emphasized that Mao was stepping down voluntarily. Remain As Chairman Mao's four-year term as Commune System This opinion is based largely on T _ . , .... reports of popular resentment in!of government LeCenter. William Hoffman, 23, China over the commune syst LeCenter, driver of the second ma- which deprives the Chinese of j powerful post as chairman of head expires in Janu- vice president of that bank. Larson Elevated ' Ernest H. Larson was elected as company controller and Elwodd C. Alsaker, assistant controller, by the directors at their meeting which followed the stockholders meeting. Larson succeeds' R. p. Gower, vice president and coti- •Alsaker Larson troller, who relinquished, the controllership so that his younger assistants could be advanced. Corey said that 15 years ago the Hormel annual wage bill was $12,325,000. In 1958, it was $63,790,000. Part of this was the addition of plants at Fremont, Neb., and Fort Dodge, Iowa, he said, and the increasing manufacturing facilities at 20 company branches, and contractual arrangements for Hormel ay. Bu h win emain in he , r P roductlon ^ mne dUes. But chine, was only slightly hurt. their individuality vanced reactor concepts." • power is they said plain in north and 10 to 20 above in the! A ^-year-old girl was found! WASHINGTON (AP) -_ A spe-' 8 south were forecast for Minnesota' alive beneath a niass of bodies on! clal House committee reportedly | today. the stairway. Her condition wasj decided today to recommend that Helicopter Dodges Trains in Rescue NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP)-A | joint statement. Goal Since 1955 The project abandoned Tuesday had been the goal of a joint research and development program by the two firms since 1955. The aim was a power plant of probably 150,000 kilowatts, with cost hehc °P ter P>1°' had to dodge two lowered through use of a homoge- traills in P ickin S U P three shiver-! which mixes fuel critical. \ SLAYING VICTIM — Mrs. Janice Porter (above), an expectant mother, was found bound and shot between the eyes Tuesday in her suburban home. (AP Photofax) neous reactor and cooling material mixes together. The Atomic Energy Commission this year agreed, at the com- had ing pipeline crewmen Tuesday! night from icy Lake Pontchar-! train. ' Lt. Cmdr. Charles Mayes panies' request, to put up funds f Ws C " ast Guard for further research. The original T*u °"u rnly firm Sp0t plan was to decide late next rear ^,^ h - betwe ! n ^ tracks whether ieasible. of the Southern Pacific Railroad. OPPOSED TO ROAD CHANGE DES MO1NES Wi—The Iowa Highway Users Conference says it is opposed to any change or extension at this tune in the nation's planned 41,000-mile iuter- state road system. Coyo Loses Fight WASHINGTON H*—A special House elections committee decided today agaiust making u formal investigation of Rep. I'uya Kuutsou's conipUiiut that she lost her re-election bid because ol a malicloui conspiracy. CITY ftt SATAI EIDC V.III «r I-AIAU MKE — Map locates Bogota, Colombia, where a department store fire killed scores of men, women and children. (APWirephotoMap) House refuse to seat Dr. Dale Alford, segregationist who beat Rep. Brooks Hays (D-Arki. In the special House committee, the informant indicated, two Southerners voted against a recommendation that Alford not be seated. , This informant — a member of Congress—said Southerners were Chairman Clifford Davis (D-Tenni and Robert E. Jones (D-Ala). The three other committee members are Reps. Thomas P O'Neill (D-Mass), Kenneth Keating tR-NY) and David Dennison (R-Ohio). The informant said that what probably will happen is that on the opening day of Congress. Jan. 7, when all members usually take liie oath in a group, a member of the investigating committee will ask that Alford stand aside. The principal witness heard by the committee was John F. Wells Rock. Ark. even so a large part of the increasing and puts them;Communist party. The People's| wage ^ £"'^fe^™ i Congress meets in Peiping next j month to elect the chief of gov- ernmeut. Foreign diplomats drew varying impressions from Mao's retirement. | U.S. and British foreign officials jtook the view that Mao remained as powerful as ever. Some diplomats in Communist Poland felt that Soviet Premier Nikita I Khrushchev had a hand in the ! maneuver—or at least welcomed I it. ; Mao stands as a potential rival | to Khrushchev as the high apostle i of world communism. increases. Careful Planning "You must wonder how we con- MAO AND POSSIBLE SUCCESSOR — Mao Tze-tung, right, Communist China's boss, is quitting as chief of state next month and Marshal Chu Teh, left, is mentioned by Nationalist China soruces yesterday as Mao's successor. (AP Photofax). SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS READ OUR ADS HORMEL (Continued on Page 11) Weather Official U. S. Readings from THE HERALD Weather Site on Roof of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — 45. Low previous 24 hours — -4. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — -3. General weather — Clear. Temperatures Recorded at TUE HERALD Bulidiiig: TUESDAY 1 P. M 29 ! 7 P. M 3ti 2 P. M 35 j 8 P. M ;;u 3 P. |4P. |5P. :tj P. 1 A. ! 2 A. 13 A. 14 A. |5A. 6 A. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M 39 38 38 9 P. M. 10 P. M. 11 P. M. 12 P. M. WEDNESDAY 12 11 9 7 7 6 7 A. M. 8 A. M. 9 A. M. 10 A. Id. U A. M. UNooo la n 13 ft 5

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