The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 19, 1958 · Page 5
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 5

Austin, Minnesota
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Friday, December 19, 1958
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Ike Dramatic as He Announces Atlas Conquest Elsenhower strode dramatically into the center of a flittering White .House diplomatic gathering to announce that the United States had placed a nearly 9,000-pound satellite in orbit. He gave his dinner guests — top-ranking diplomats from 41 other nations — the first Word of the great scientific advance Thursday night, Minutes Before The news that a mighty Atlas missile was in orbit reached the President at the White House minutes before he was due to go down to the state dinner. He decided to share his secret with his dinner guests even before liis press secretary, James C. Hagerty, made the news known to the rest of the world. But he saved the dramatic moment until %e had shaken hands with each of the 78 guests assem bled in the East Ballroom. The red-coated Marine Corps band, unaware of the President's plan, had struck up a march for the chief executive to lead his guests from the ballroom to the state dining room. Didn't Follow Schedule But Eisenhower didn't follow the schedule. Instead, he turned back into the middle of the ballroom. There, standing beneath three glittering chandeliers and in the dazzle of an 18-foot Christmas tree, he announced that he had something interesting to tell his guests. Simply, the President reported that the United States had gotten a satellite of almost 9,000 pounds into orbit and it was expected to slay there about 25 days. The diplomats applauded. Admits Hitting Baby; Placed on Probation OLATHE, Kan. (AP)-Orlan Q Cook, 27, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of assault in the beat ing of his 11-month-old' son. Magistrate William S. Allen sentenced Cook to six months in jail, then released him on two- year parole. Charges against Mrs Cook, 23, were dropped. She told police her husbanc struck the child, Kevin, on the head because he wouldn't sit stil while they were taking picture for Christmas cards. "I just spanked the boy," Cool told the magistrate. The family's baby sitter took Kevin to a physician for treat inent of bruises on the face and body Wednesday. The physician notified police. Linda Christian Asks Power Estate Share HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) Linda Christian .-wants $650 month from Tyrone Power's es tate for support of each of thei two daughters. Her attorney James Fizzoll said he will ask Superior Court to authorize the payment because when Power and Misi Christia were divorced no provision wa made for child support. "With Power's death 1 , alimonj to Miss Christian ceased," he saic "For this reason, support for th children must come from the es tate." By ADOLPH JOHNSON Associate* Preii Miff Writer A problem (hat hat plagued the Minnesota Legislature tor nearly wlf a century —reapportlonment — Is ranked as thelf No S talk, fter finance*, by those who win make up the 1959 Legislature. Pushing the subject into the orefront watt a federal court or- er issued last July 10 in an action Imed at' throwing out the 1913 act rhich set up the districts from rhich senators and represents- Ives still are elected, The court did not decide whether 0 declare the law unoonstitutlon- 1 or even whether it had jurisdie- ion in the caw. It did say In ef- ect to the 1089 Legislature: Do omething about reapportlonment TATE ItOIStATURE TASK Reapportionment 2nd in Importance r we will consider whether we hould move into the situation. Inequality Exists The order said it "is obvious hat substantial inequality exists' mong the legislative districts and ited these 1950 population figures: The smallest Senate district, the rd, Wabasha County, had a popu ation of 16,878; the largest, the 6th, Hennepin County, 153,455; nd the smallest House district, Oth, 4th Ward, St. Paul, had a lopulation 6f 7,290; the largest, he 36th South, Hennepin County, 07,246. But the court said judicial action >hould not take place "until it can be shown that the Legislature meeting In January 1959 has advisedly and deliberately failed and refused to perform its con stitutional duty to redlstrict the state." The Constitution gives the Legislature the power and duty to redistrlct after each federal census. Redistricting Law In this situation, 48 of those who replied to an Associated Press questionnaire said they believed the 1959 Legislature should enact redistricting law. Another 27 said it should not. Many of those who opposed immediate redistricting said they do so because they do not believe fair apportionment can be arrived at under the present constitutiona jrovislon. This requires that both Senate and House districts be set up on a population basis. Fifty-nine legislators said they favor approaching the problem by amending the constitution to per He Gets Deer Back; He Also Gets $107 Fine KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — William J. Wilson notified the sheriff the other day that his pe deer Rudolph had been stolen. Two men returned Rudolph an< apologized, explaining they thought they had caught a wil< deer. A game warden heard about th incident and promptly arrester Wilson for capturing and possessing a game animal. Wilson pleaded guilty and wa fined $107. Game wardens gave Rudolph tc the Topeka Zoo. it election of one house, prob- bly the Senate, on. aft area basin hilt the House continues OB ft opulation basts. Sen, Stanley olrhquist of Grove City said he anned to Introduce a bill for a onstltutiona) amendment. Several Year belay This method would delay actual apportionment several years nd there in some question wheth- it would satisfy those who rought the federal court action. If an amendment were agreed pon by the 1959 Legislature, it ould be put to a vote at the 960 general election. If the mendment were adopted by the oters, the 1961 Legislature would resumably reapportion according its terms and first legislators ected from newly established istricts would not begin their erms until the 1963 Legislature. People, Not Land Among 10 who said they would ppose an area-population amendment was Rep. Peter Popvich, St. aul liberal, who aald "I believe eople should be represented, not and area." Another, Rep. Odean Enestvedt, acred Heart liberal, continued to lug his proposal for a one-house egislature apportioned on the asis of registered voters. Sen. Norman J. Walz of Detroit lakes, urged that the member- hip be cut in two. The House 'ould then have 65 members and he Senate 34, the House appor- oned by population, the Senate y area. A suggestion that House menv ership be increased by 10 to take are of under-represented districts ame from -Rep. Roy Dunn of Pel- can Rapids. He said salaries hould then be reduced so the to- al cost would be no greater than t is now. In a year, U. S. bakers produc enough bread to reach from th earth to the moon 11 times if th loaves were laid end to end. YULE EGG NOG THE VERY BEST THIS IS THE POPULAR BRAND OF EGG NOG THAT HAS WON SO MUCH FAVORABLE COMMENT. ONLY 50c QT. KILGORE'S PREFERRED ICE CREAM, Per full gal at creamery $1.29 10 HALF GALLONS ICE CREAM, Asserted Flavors $6.50 COTTAGE CHEESE, Tastiest Cottage Cheese Made 5 Uw. for 8Qc WHIPPING CREAM .per pint 55e SOUR CREAM per V4 pint 25c LONGHORN CHEESE per Ib. 45c YOURS FOR MOST DELICIOUS • CHOCOLATE MILK • CREAMERY BUTTER t MILK Drive Over & Get Your Supply Today HI 7-1419 (Austin Ixeh.) CREAMERY ROM Ci**k, Mian. PIGHEADED — It looks as though a butcher in Oslo, Norway, is going the whole hog. He's hoisting a huge porker that has gone to market and will soon be spread over many Oslo tables. t Great Lakes Opening Draws Applications for Subsidies WASHINGTON (AP) - The Imminent opening of Great Lakes ports to deep-draft, ocean-going ships has drawn a flock-of applications for route subsidies by U.S. shipping companies. With the St. Lawrence Seaway scheduled to open for traffic next spring, American shipping lines will find it practical to compete with the smaller foreign flag ships which have had the field to themselves so far. A check at the federal marl- time board showed seven applications on file for subsidies to help cover the costs of proposed U.S. routes from the Great Lakes to Europe, to the Caribbean and to Mediterranean ports. Under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, the government may agree to pay subsidies to U.S. shippers to permit them to compete with foreign vessels able to operate at a lower cost. Increased Drive Expected for Natural Gas WASHINGTON C.AP) - A stepped-up drive is expected after the first of the year by pipeline companies seeking authority to provide large amounts of natural gas to Minnesota, Wisconsin and other Midwest states. There is much behind the scenes activity and discussion of compromise among competing firms. None apparently { wants another competitive hearing. And one of the major question marks is: will Canadian gas be available? The previous effort by nine firms to supply the area ended Oct. 31 when the Federal Power Commission denied all competing proposals in the midwestern natural gas case. This had been before the commission for two years. Offer New Proposals But the commission invited the firms to offer new proposals. It noted the need such as in the Chicago and the Duluth-Superlor areas. The commission said its denial was necessary because Midwestern Gas Transmission Co. had not shown it could obtain sufficient gas. Midwestern had based its case upon receiving large amounts of gas from Canada. Officials of Midwestern and Northern Natural Gas Co. of Omaha have held exploratory talks or the possibility of compromise pro- in order to eliminate a WEATHER FORECAST — Snow is forecast for tonight for the Great Lakes, middle Mississippi valley, central Appalachians and mountain area of northern New England, as well as the northern Plains, northern Rockies and northern Plateau. Rain is expected over northern California and the Pacific Northwest. It will be cooler over the northern half of the nation and a bit warmer over the Southeast and Southwest. (AP Wire- photo Map) Publisher Who Contests Alford's Election Says He Abhors Politics By CLIFTON WELLS LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)-"I abhor politics," says John F. Wells, an Arkansas politician. Wells, publisher of a Little Rock weekly newspaper, was thrust onto the national political stage when he contested the election of Dr. Dale Alford in Arkansas' 8th Congressional District. As a result of Wells' investigation and testimony, a House committee reconiraended 3-2 that Alford be denied a seat in the House pending an investigation. Last Minute Companion Alford, a staunch segregationist, conducted a last • minute, whirlwind campaign as a write-in candidate to unseat veteran Rep. Brooks Hays (D-Ark), a moderate on the racial issue. On the basis of original returns, Alford won by about 1,200 votes. Wells charged that the Alford campaign and election was fraught with irregularities, fraud and conspiracy. He singled out Arkansas Gov. Orval E. Faubus as an alleged conspirator to turn out Hays, the Democratic norai- nee. Faubus has denied the accusation. Informing the public has been Wells' goal most of his 56 years. He began his career as $7.50-a- week newspaper reporter in Little Rock, his home town. He won honorable mention on the Pulitzer Prize list in 1932 for a series of articles exposing graft in public office. When he quit the daily field in 1936, the staff of Little Rock's Arkansas Gazette wrote of their departing city editor: He was bitten by a small but vicious insect known as the Bogus Poll- ticus. Wells served in the administration of the late Carl E. Bailey, who was Arkansas' governor from 1937 to 1941. He was left to his own devices after Bailey was defeated in a third term bid. Still a newspaperman at heart, he scraped together enough money to buy a used newspaper press and went into the printing business. He launched his weekly Arkan- DUG AH'S DAILY Gilt Suggestions MOCCASINS Uathtr or Buckskin Soft or Hard Sole* $3.99 OP Ladled and Men's Shop Early • Layaway Now Give a Gift Certificate DUG AIMS as Recorder a few years later. Some called the Recorder a olitical newspaper. Wells said it as a "government news digest." A lot of people think I like olitics," he said. "I abhor poll- cs. I definitely believe that gov- rnment is the big challenge. Necessary Evil "I think politics is a necessary vil." The Recorder's purpose, he con- mued, was to report state gov- rnment news in depth — some- ling he felt the dailies failed to o. By policy the Recorder avoids terviews with political office- olders. Its stories, instead, rely i public records. The paper—with a paid circula- on of approximately 4,000—also a sounding board for Wells. His pointed editorials have ashed friend and foe alike and enerally take the stand of the outhern conservative. osoline Tax Take Up Sharply in '58 ST. PAUL (AP)-Net gasoline ax collections for the first 11 lonths were $49,569,903 compared ith $47,212,412 for the same peri- id a year ago, the State Tax De- artment reported Thursday night. Refunds totalling $7,846,704 were nade for non-highway use of gas. 130 E. Mill HE 3-6190 second competitive hearing. But unless Midwestern obtains a firm commitment for Canadian gas there will be little to- com promise. Northern intends to file an application after Jan. 1 to construct facilities to add 326 communities to its system. This would include 170 in Iowa, 119 in Minnesota, 1' in South Dakota, 12 in Nebraska seven in Wisconsin and one in Illinois. It would require 130 mil lion cubic feet of gas daily to supply these communities. File Application Midwestern has said it will fil another application to serve com munities principally in Minnesota Wisconsin and Upper Michigan This would depend entirely upon its ability to obtain Canadian gas This proposal by Midwestern and the expected proposal by Northern would be competitive in that each would seek to serve some of the same cities, such as Duluth and Superior. It is here that a, compromise might be sought. But Midwestern would have to nail down its Canadian gas supply before compromise talks could get anywhere. Compromise possibilities would include Midwestern selling Canadian gas to Northern, for example, for distribution to competitive cities and towns in northern Minnesota. Midwestern has a firm contract with Trans-Canada Pipe Lines, Ltd. for the purchase of some 200 million cubic feet of gas daily. But the Canadian government has not given Trans-Canada permission to export this gas. Unless Midwestern obtains such approv al, its proposal to serve communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan would collapse. Followers of Cult- Bury Krishna Venta NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP)—Followers of Krishna Venta buried their leader Thursday There were no tears. Veata and nine others died Dec. 10 in the dynamiting of the Fowv tain ,of the World cult headquar ters at nearby Chatsworth. "We are not here to pay homage to the dead," said Priest Samuel, the officiant, "for none have died here. There is no mourning in our hearts." Cult members sat emotionless, their eyes closed. The services also were for blast victims Martin Baker and his 9- year-old daughter Keela. MORE MISSILES — American ability to retaliate in an all-out war took a giant stride forward late In November when an Atlas intercontinental missile was successfully fired from Cape Canaveral to the target area 6,300 miles away. It's the biggest in a fantastically expensive family of ballistic weapons. Humphrey Wants World Health Included in Aid ST. PAUL (AP) — Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Mlnn) says that a world health plan should be included in this nation's foreign aid program. To launch such a campaign, Humphrey said the next Congress should create a National Institute for Medical Research which could Navy Flying Yule Trees to Florida Base VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP)-A Navy xansport took off here Thursday oaded with 440 Christmas trees bound for that many families of servicemen stationed at the Opa Locka, Fla., Naval Air Base. The plane had been slated for a training flight to Minneapolis, ex- ended it here to pick up the trees. Ernest Luoma, county board member and landscape gardner, provided them at $1 apiece. He also threw hi a lar^e size one free for use at the base's holiday dance. Crew members said trees were as high as $15 in Florida. The United States consumes about 80 per cent of the world' coffee crop. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^"•^^••^^^^^^— ORDER YOUR FRESH HILGER'S TURKEYS TODAY Plump — Double Breasted No Pin Feather* 17 to 24 Lbi. Austin Super Yalu (Next to Pcnney't) finance an information exchang with other countries. As other points in the program Humphrey said there should be greater contacts between medica scientists and more world efforts in the human rehabilitation field The senator addressed a dinne meeting that kicked off the annua state March of Dimes campaign "Medicine can unite peopl whom political ideology divides, Humphrey said. "It can bridg the gulf between East and Wes and the people of every race, ric and poor. . .Medicine is a universal profession with a universal creed and universal appeal." Private Initiative He said there also was much need for more private initiative and voluntary action in the world war on disease, such as that the March of Dimes drive provides. Humphrey reported that his "health for peace" program had been well received, both by President Eisenhower and Premier Khrushchev of Russia, whom the senator talked with recently. "I am gratified to report that both heads of state responded, not only warmly but enthusiastically, to the specific 'health for peace' proposals which I submitted," Humphrey concluded. AUSTIN (Minn.) HtKAlD £ fWay, Otrc. 19, IWI . 9 lourt Denies Injury Appeal of Red Wing Man ST. PAUL (AFVfh* Minnesota Supreme Court today denied tt» appeal of William Ifhttef of R«d Wing, who unsuccessfully sougitt 61,600 for injuries suffered ifl A •r-fefuck collision Nov. I, 1959. A Goodhut county Jury found hat neither Minder not Alfred 'eterson and Charles Lair, the dt* endants who operate the Goodhut County Ume Spreader Service, were negligent. Baled on this flnd- ng, Judge William C. Christian* on entered Judgment in favor of defendants. Refused New Trial Minder appealed when the trial court refused to set aside the verdict or grant a new trial. Peterson and Lair owned the truck involved in the accident and driven at the time by Raymond Poncelet of Bellchester. Associate Justice Oscar Knutson said the high court can find' M ustlfiable reason for disturbing he disposition made of the case by the jury and the trial court. The court also rejected the appeal of Nola Anderson, of Eagle Bend, widow of Arthur" H. Anderson, in a $17,500 wrongful death suit instituted against Mid-Motors, Inc., and Carney P. Middleton of Todd County. Erred In Institution Mrs. Anderson claimed that Judge E. J. Ruegemer of Todd Bounty District Court erred in his instructions to the Jury, which found in favor of the defendants. A pickup truck In which Mrs. Anderson and her husband were riding collided with * ear driven by Middleton Sept. 9, 1956. The Andersons were enroutt home from church. Anderson suffered fatal injuries. Associate Justice William P. Murphy said in the unanimous decision said the trial court fully and clearly informed the Jury with reference to the law governing forfeiture of right-of-way. Ryan Reappointed Law Board Secretary ST. PAUL (AP)—Francis T. Ryan, St. Paul, Thursday was reappointed secretary of the Board of Law Examiners by the Minnesota Supreme Court. He will serve until July 1, 1959, then to be succeeded by Neal D. Peterson, Minneapolis. ECZEMA ITCH I Try KiMtlfkctly MflciM MO OIMT- MINT. OiMNltn, mii.itol«iifr Uwd by huricidt with ti«t!fyl»t mult*. At USED UPRIGHT TYPEWRITERS In Time for Christmas, School Practice, Etc. Nilnn Printing Co, Inc. 130 W. Maple AUSTIN Wi. HE 3-2055 SEVENTY - SECOND AN NIVE RSAFTV CONTINUES WITH PLENTY OF Pre-Chrisimas BUY NOW - FOR CHRISTMAS SAVE ON... • Appliances • • Ranges • • Refrigerators • • Television • • Sanders • • Tables • • Fry Pans • BRING THE FAMILY Toys Washers Freezers Hi-Fi Saws Chairs • • BROWSE Tools Dryers Cleaners Radios Drills Toasters Paints ABOUND DECKER HARDWARE WE GIVE "SUT GEEEN STAMPS 129 E. Bridge Open Evenings 'til Chriitmoi Ph. HE

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