The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 18, 1958 · Page 1
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Th* Weather », v ehan<* of Fffday; high faddy 25-35; low ttnlfiht 10-20; eolde/ fcidoy, AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Barb for Today HtU« boy <fh» tee* Ws *#feh •part to we ho* 1 It w«k«a M new the lad who tak«» Ms cw «p«rt to see why it doSMtl Wbrfc, 144 Single Copy—?c AUSTIN, MINN., THURSDAY, DMMBER 18,1958. Member Associated Press Hays-Alford Fight May Split House Arkansas Winner Says Ht Will Push Hit Case at Once WASHINGTON (AP) Hays-Alford election dispute moved today toward a pos sibly bitter fight that could rock the House. A special House committee vot ed 3-2 Wednesday to recommend that Dr. Dale Alford, Little Rock segregationist, be denied a seat pending an investigation into charges of irregularities and fraud in his election. The two no votes came from Southerners. Alford, who testified he believec he was elected honestly, promised to push his case at oner Alford entered the November election at virtually the last min ute. Running as a write-in candidate he beat Rep. Brooks Hays (D Ark), an avowed moderate on segregation, by about 1,200 votes The committee's Southerners Chairman Clifford Davis (D-Tenn and Robert Jones (D-Ala), agreed the election should be investigat ed. But they said Alford should b seated pending the outcome of thi inquiry. This, they said, would be in line with past procedure. j The Southerners were outvoted by Representatives Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass), Kenneth Heating (R-NY) and David Dennison (R-Ohio). There also was a possibility that House Democrats might try to thresh out the matter in their caucus Jan. 6, a day before the opening day of Congress. Alford's right to be recognized as a Democrat also has been challenged by Rep. John A. Blatnik (D-Minn). Blatnik says that since Alford beat Hays, the Democratic nominee, in the election he should be regarded as an independent. The caucus may have to go into 24 Page* LLOYD ALEXANDER BUNDED BY GAS u. s. Gives NATO Ministers Reaffirm Approval to. .... ... v . . _ Will to Use Nuclear Force Trucker to Testify in Kentucky Court A Milaca, Minn., truck driver, victim of a tear gas attack Nov. 10, in labor violence in Louisville, most a complete loss of one eyeiP loves at the Fri 8 id Foods termin and poor vision in the other, Wil-jal had quit work, insisting on a iam Nierengarten, Austin ney,, said today. Lloyd Alexander, 33, will appear n District Court at Louisville, Jan. 12 as a witness for prosecution of three members of the Teamsters Union. Alexander, under 24-hour pol- ice protection after the attack, is this as well. The formal challenge to Alford's election came .not from Hayi but from John P. Wells, Little Rock publisher of a weekly newspaper. Wells the the committee there wert numerous irregularities in the vote. He said stickers used by the Alford write-in voters were illegal, and that there were more vote* than listed voters in some instances, and that Gov. Orval E Faubua of Arkansas and others oonspired to unseat Hays. Hays said that since he is not contesting the election, "it is the simple question of whether it was an honest election." Th» committee majority said Well* had raised serious ques tions and by his evidence estab lithed "a prima facie case ol fraud and irregularity." ville, Nierengarten said. The Minnesota driver visited friends at Frigid Foods, while his attor- union contract, according to Nier- home in but tra- now at Milacn, vels the 30 miles to St. Cloud treatment. The father four, Alexander, a Quaker Society Of Friends, practices Nierengarten non-violence and had no connection with the labor trouble, Nierengarten said. Sought NIercngarten's Counsel When Alexander purchased a truck-trailer in Austin, Nierengarten drew up the papers. And so Alexander asked Nierengarten to represent him after the tear gas attack. The attacK occurred just as Al exander stepped out of a restaurant. He had taken a load of cranberries from Cape Cod to an A&P store in Kentucky, which was in no way connected with the strike. He had trouble with his engarten. Hauled Empty Trailer Alexander was going back to the Red Visit Mikoyon Reported Wanting Trip to Nation's Capital WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States promptly agreed today to a Soviet request for Deputy Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan, a close associate of Nikita Khrushchev, to visit Washington early next month. A State Department spokesman added that if Mikoyan was interested in seeing Secretary of State Dulles he certainly assumed Dulles would readily receive him. Press officer Lincoln White said he could not speak for President Eisenhower. But in general,'he declared, he assumed that "anyone he (Mikoyan) wished to see would be glad to see him." Proposed Visit The Associated Press learned Wednesday night that Mikoyan had proposed a visit to Washington to see Soviet Ambassador Mikhail A. Menshikov and that the request was forwarded here Wednesday for government action by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. A visit by Mikoyan would open up the possibility of high level Soviet-American policy talks. Today White announced the request, U.S. agreement, and indicated the possibility of talks on trade — Mikoyan's primary inter est—and other policy issues. Furthermore, in reply to questions, White said that if Mikoyan wants repair shop to pick up his trailer when the friend at Frigid Foods asked him to haul an empty trailer to the same shop for repairs. Alexander agreed. • | His truck trailer still wasn't ready so he dropped off the empty Frigid Foods trailer and stayed around. Later the tear gas from a shotgun shell was fired directly into his face. Wood shavings were put in the tractor motor and sugar in the gasoline tank, Nierengarten stated. 3 Teamsters Face Trial Charged under Kentucky law with malicious and willful shooting, cutting or poisoning are three teamsters, Robert Cox, 45, New Albany, Ind.;.Stoy Decker, 30, president of L o c a 1 86 and Floyd A. Guinn, 54, a member of the local. Nierengarten will go to Louisville with Alexander Jan. 12 for the criminal proceeding and will later take charge of his client's civil suit. Under a Kentucky criminal statute, the jury not only will arrive at the verdict, but will determine the sentence, if the verdict is guilty. It is one of the very trailer and while it was being re- j few statutes which allows the jury paired, he was staying in Louis- to decide the sentence. to visit some parts of the United States other than Washington "I don't think there would be any objection to his going." President Eisenhower proposed last February that leading Soviet personalities should come to this country and rid themselves by by first hand observation of false conceptions which Eisenhower said they have about the United States. Discuss Tensions Presumably if he came here, the 63-year-old Mikoyan would be prepared to discuss a wide range of outstanding disagreements and tensions. But the belief here is that his VISIT (Continued on Page 2) Communique Tells of Need for Power Push PARIS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers affirmed to- ay their "manifest will to use nuclear retaliatory forces o repel aggression." In a 500-word communique issued at the end of » hree-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization minister* al meeting, the diplomats stressed that a step-up in Soviet armaments means NATO must "sustain without relax-: .tion" efforts to boost the defensive power of the alliance. The ministers, the communique said, reaffirmed their undamental belief "that NATO defensive strategy con* inues to be based on the existence of effective shield orces and on the manifest will to use nuclear retaliatory forces to repel aggression." The communique pledged the 15 NATO nations to work hard for* a solution to the over-all German question, lumping it together with other cold war issues, including European security and controlled disarmament. Turned Down Bid The windup communique follow- EXPECT BIDS NEXT SPRING District Engineer Clayton Swanson said today he expects bids on 9V4 miles of Freeway 391 east of Austin will be let next Spring with work to get under way in early Summer. He also said that paving of the Austin Belt Line, which is now fenced off, will get under way next Summer, FRAMED — This unusual view of the nation's Capitol, its stone exterior covered with a network of steel scaffolding, was taken Wednesday through an arch TO OVERHAUL STRUCTURE on the House side. The east front of the Capitol is being moved out approximately 32 feet in a huge project. (AP Photo- fax) Dulles Claims Little Progress in Atom Talks PARIS (AP)—Secretary of State John Foster Dulles today reported Treaty Organ- to North Atlantic ization members that a little progress has been made in talks with the Soviet Union on suspending nuclear tests. But, he said, it is premature to be optimistic as to ultimate success because the Soviet views on the nature of control* differ sharply from the views of the Western powers. Dulles said that the most en- Committee Heads Chosen for '59 Minnesota Senate New chairmen of committees in the 1959 Minnesota Senate have been selected after agreement by top Senate leaders to overhaul the committee structure, The Associated Press learned today. The 10-member Senate Committee on Committees met Monday and Tuesday at the State Capito! and voted to consolidate the 32 committees which functioned in the 1957 Legislature into 21. Sen. Val Imm of Mankato again will head the all - important Fi- nance Committee, and Sen. Donald Wright of Minneapolis the Taxes and Tax Laws Committee. 3 Committees Merged Merged with the Public Welfare Committee will be three other committees — Public Institutions, Public Health, and Soldiers Welfare, The chairman will be Sen. Harry Wahlstrand of Willmar, who headed the Public Health committee last session. Sen. Fay Child of Maynard will be the new chairman of the Liquor Control committee, replacing Sen. Walter Burdick, Rochester, who was defeated for reelection. The Labor Committee will include the Workmen's Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Committee. The chairman will be Sen. Charles Root of Minneapolis. Sen. Robert Dunlap of Plain view will become head of the Education Committee, into which will couraging aspect at Geneva was that the Soviet Union dropped its resistance to including the matter of control in a treaty dealing with suspension of tests. He said the United States and Great Britain disagreed at the Geneva talks with the Soviet plan to impose severe restrictions on ithe movement of control teams set up to police any test ban. ! "Nevertheless we are not dis- i corn-aged," Dulles added. "The fact that the Soviets have moved ttward our position in certain respects gives ground for hope they will move further on the control features." The ministers accepted Dulles' invitation to hold the 10th anniversary meeting of the 15-nation ed another put out two days ago in which the ministers backed the Western Big Three in coldly turning down the Soviet bid to demilitarize West Berlin and break the four-power occupation of that divided city. Meantime, it appeared that West Germany is replacing France as NATO's third most important military power. ; This picture emerged from the annual'" assessment of NATO strength. The meeting of minis- ;ers from the 15 treaty nations headed to its conclusion tonight with big gains for Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany and losses Charles de for French Gaulle. Premier NATO pact in Washington April 2-4. Dulles flies tonight to Jamaica where he will rest for a week before returning to Washington. * Department Store Toll Now Stands at 84 be merged the University COMMITTEE (Continued on Page 2) Final Freeway Plans in County Final plans for the Mower County portion of Interstate Freeway 391 are set, Clayton Swanson, district engineer for the State Highway Dept., revealed Wednesday. Swanson's final plan released to THE HERALD includes only one of four modifications asked by Mower County residents at a Jtormy hearing last Feb. 25. The plan includes bridges carrying CSAR 1 and CSAR 15 over the four-lane limited access road. Requests Denied Asked for in 19 resolutions and testimony at tht hearing, but not included in the plans were: 1. A crossing carrying CSAR 19 .heading rnorth from Rose Creek over the freeway. ' 2. A 4V;i-nUle service drive on the south side and parallel to the freeway between the interchanges on Highway 56 and CSAR 80. 3. Au overpass carrying Highway 16 over the freeway about ilx miles east of Austin where The final plan shows 16 roads terminated by the new freeway —most of them cutting roads in two. Highway 16, CSAR 19, CSAR 10 all are dead-ended. Motorists will be able to get on death toll of the Vida department OLMSTED John's Church, Elkton, Corner, at CSAR 13, and south edge of Dexter. There will be no getting on or off the freeway between the Dexter interchange and the interchange at High Forest in Olm or off at only 10 points within sted County, but bridges over this the county. The diamond shape part of the freeway will carry —-; interchanges will be at these lo- CSAR 1, CSAR 2 and CSAR 15 One-half mile east of Austin; The freeway will have a 284-foot right-of-way and will connect Seat- four interchanges within the City Highway 16 has been dead end tie and Chicago passing close to it AN I of Austin at Highway 218-N, Hor ed by the crossing freeway. At the February hearing county mel interchange, Division street Spokane, Billings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Rochester, LaCrosse residents complained of the many and Brownsdale avenue; Country Club; Highway 56: CSAR 20; St. SHOPPING DAYS TO SERVICE DRIVE ROAD END • HWY. GRADE SEPARATION R R- SRAOE SEPARATION INTERCHANGE READ OUR ADS Not that there was any dispute between representatives of the two leaders. Since De Gaulle' became premier June 1, circumstances have made them friends seeking the. flame goals—at least • over the short-range. : But the Germans were NATO's fair-haired boys. .The French had to defend their military shortcomings and failed to win the top place in Allied councils which De Gaulle seeks. Agreed With Goal All 15 countries agreed with the' military goals presented by the supreme Allied commander, U.S. Gen. Lauris Norstad. But an official spokesman added that Norstad's program of 30 combat- ready divisions at full strength and of speeding up development of nuclear weapons was accepted only as an objective. This was an admission that some nations, notably france, are dragging their feet. For several years NATO military planners have been disturbed by France's inability to end the Algerian rebellion and bring back to Europe the several hundred thousand troops sent to quell the nationalist uprising. During those years the West Germans have been building a new military force. Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss said by the end of March West Germany will have a 200,000-man force in the NATO defense line. Produce Missiles A further indication of West NATO (Continued on Page 2) Weather Official V. 8. Readings from THE HERALD Weather Site on Roof ot Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — 3d. Low previous 24 hours —• -3. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — 15. General weather — Clear. Temperatures Recorded at THE HERALD Building: WEDNESDAY .. 21 I 7 P. M. .. 24 ! 8 P. M. .. 24 I 9 P. M. .. 24 ! 10 P. M. .. 23 I 11 P. M. .. 22 I 12 P. M. THURSDAY .. 25 | 7 A. M. .. 27 | 8 A. M. ... 2-1 ... 27 is 23 24 24 23

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