The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 17, 1958 · Page 3
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Austin, Minnesota
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Wednesday, December 17, 1958
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Iraq Continues Bitter Attack After Visit by ,U.S. Diplomat Wednesday, Dec. 17, '58 BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-t^e angry mobs were missing ad William Rounteea, assisUht U. S. secretary of state, drove through Baghdad to conver with Iraqi of« ficiali Tuesday. But local newspapers kept up their attacks on the United States. Organized mobs shouted "Go home", and hurled mud, eggs and stones at the flag-flying limousine of the \3. S. Embassy when Rountree arrived Monday on a fact- finding tour of the Middle East. Virtually Unnoticed The visitor traveled in an embassy station wagon without a flag Tuesday and was virtually unnoticed as he was driven to a midday conference with Premier Abdul Karim Kassem. He talked for more than an hour with the Premier, who led the revolt last summer In which King Faisal and pro-Western Premier Nurl Said were slain. The government and the U. S. Embassy refused to give any information about what was discussed or the atmosphere of the talk. Better Acquainted (Rountree obviously is trying to determine whether Kassem — known as an anti-Communist himself—will bt able to control the Iraqi Communists, whose influence has been increasing steadily. The American official also is try* ing to size up the likelihood of Iraq remaining in the Western- sponsored Baghdad Pact, toward which Kassem's clique has been silent since it took over.) Rountree got better acquainted with Iraq's new regime at a dinner at the embassy attended By t cross-section of Kassem's Cabnet. Persons present said things went most pleasantly and that the dinner was ft working patty than a social affair. The Premier, who rarely attends such functions, • was not present. Rountree is scheduled to leave Thursday, Historic Moore's Opera House Out of Business CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) —\ Moore's Opera House, scene of the lurid "West Virginia Bluebeard" trial 27 years ago, has gone out of business. The 1,244-seat theater opened in 1918. It offered stage productions and later movies. The Dolly Sisters, Alice Brady and Sir Marry Lauder were only a few of the big names that played Moore's. And the "West Virginia Bluebeard." He was a 42-year-old ex-vacuum cleaner salesman, Harry F. Powers, who lived in the Clarksburg suburb of Quiet Dell. Proposed Marriage Mrs. Asta Buick Eicher, a Park Ridge, 111., widow and her three children disappeared In the summer of 1931. The trail led to Quiet Dell and the home of Powers, who had proposed marriage in a romantic correspondence with Mrs. Eicher. Police found a trap door in «.«*»«: DUGAN'S DAILY Gift Suggestions SUNBEAM APPLIANCES FRY PANS $9.95 up 8 CUP PERCOLATOR ... $17.95 COFFEEMASTER $26.95 LADY SHAVERS $9.35 Shop Early - Lay away Now Frtg Gift Wrapping DUGAN'S 130 I. Mill HE 3-o 190 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERAID- 3 Powers' garage. It opened into a jasement divided^into four cham- iers, each containing a gas jet. Digging into a drain sewer beneath the basement, police found the burlap-wrapped bodies of Mrs. Eicher and her three children. Reopening a sewer excavation near the garage, police discovered a fifth body. It turned out to be that of Mrs. Dorothy Lemke, 50, a Northboro, Mass., divorcee. A brother-in-law said she had left home with Powers and planned to marry him. She had withdrawn her savings from a bank. In Powers' effects, police found bundles of letters representing ro- mantle correspondence with scores of women. Powers was indicted for all five murders and was tried for that of Mrs. Lemke. Harrison County was without a courtroom. The old courthouse had been torn down to make way for a new one. The county rented Moore's Opera House for the trial. It began Dec. 7, 1931. Stenographer in Pit Judge, jury, defendant and lawr yers were arrayed on the stage. In the orchestra pit were the court stenographer and part of the press corps. Mrs. Ralph Douds, who was manager of Moore's, recalls: "Judge John Southern presided. He did everything with all the dignity of a courtroom. The crowd was orderly. Pretty soon you forgot it was a theater. You felt it was a courtroom." After a four-day trial, Powers was convicted of first-degree murder. He was hanged March 19, 1932. He spent his last hours putting th« finishing touches on a song he was writing, "I'll Wait For Your, Dear Heart." EDEN ON VACATION LONDON (AP) - Sir Anthony Eden, the ailing former British Premier, left by plane today for New York and a winter vacation in Mexico. PUTTING THE BITE ON — During a recent bad windstorm in Casper, Wyo., this corrugated iron construction office was uprooted and was about to blow over on some homes? across the street. But 2 DIFFERENT RULINGS a nearby construction machine sank its bucket's teeth into the edge of the wall and held the upside-down structure until help arrived. WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. <AP)The question of whether a Nativ- ty scene should be displayed on public school property has been answered differently for two suburban communities. State Supreme Court Justice Elbert T. Gallagher ruled Tuesday hat the School Board in Ossining, N. Y., could display again a community-sponsored creche on the awn of a junior-senior high school. $|fWK*rairon«ic««icic<mKmictctctcic*cim^ \ sap GET THIS SET OF Here's the Best way to replace your worn-out Ironing Pad and Cover ••••i 1 Accept Ihii Offer! IN DECORATIVE APOTHECARY JARS when you buy the Buy The STEAM OR DRY IRON Nativity Scene at Schools Stirs Heated Arguments in New York In Levlttown, N. Y., the School Board voted 5-1 to uphold a decision by the administration of Wisdom Lane School not to display a Nativity scene inside the school. A group of Ossining citizens who had protested the creche display there announced they would appeal Gallagher's ruling. 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He came to the canyon to make his home in 1942. Beside the house was a great oak tree. Joe, 77, spent many a day relaxing beneath its branches. Driven out by the fire, Joe came back to the ruins of his cabin, the black skeleton of the oak and the charred table beneath it. Write-in Victor Takes Over in New Ulm NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — It's now official — New Ulm has a new mayor certified to take office next month for the first time since the Nov. 4 election. He is Dr. E. J. Eckstein, a veterinarian, a write-in candidate who was accorded a 27-vote margin over Frank W. Baumann. Bau- [jmann, a real estate man, contested some of the ballots and only Tuesday District Judge Ben M. Heinzen decided the case in favor of Eckstein. "I don't know what to do," he said. "I feel like crying." He reached into the ashes and picked up half of a figurine. "St. Anthony," he said. "My wife's patron saint." He sat down beside a blackened metal box, once his refrigerator. He cried. There is Henry Envberg, who evacuated his home on the sheriff's orders and returned hopefully after the fire had passed. "There was nothing left," he said in shocked disbelief. John and R o m e 1 i a Lampo trudged through the charred remains of their cabin. "We had a nice cabin," said Romelia. "All of the cabins here in the San Juan cost $8,000 or more to build and furnish. Mostly old-people lived in them. "Rebuild? No," said John. "I takes money for that and ours i gone." he religious motif of the Nativity cene violated traditional separa- ion of church and state artd would have a harmful effect on non-Christian pupils. The case went to trial last Sep- ember. Gallagher, noting the Nativity scene is on display during the Christmas holidays when school s not in session, said: "... The court is of the opinion that the in- luence, if any, of religious sym- lollstn is inescapable during the Christmas season. It would be difficult to say that, as a practical matter, any greater influence exists by virtue of the fact that the symbol is permitted on public, as well as private property." Jews File Brief In New York City, the American Jewish Congress, which was not among the complainants, said it would file a friend of the court brief in support of the appeal. Isaac Toubin, AJC executive director, said: "The basic question at issue is whether a scene depicting the birth of Jesus—a symbol of one religion — may be placed on public property that belongs to people of all religions. Implicit are basic questions affecting religious freedom and separation of church and state as guaranteed by the Constitution." In the Levittown case, a School Board member, Salvatore Gangi, asked the board to reverse the Wisdom Lane School's decision not to display the Nativity inside the school as it had done last year and in previous years. 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