The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 20, 1958 · Page 1
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Austin, Minnesota
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Saturday, December 20, 1958
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The Weather Ughf mow tonfflht; gradually mdo- ^'"AJfW**?** ^W* a1 ** Sunday; h«h toddy to-15 obove low tonight zero to 8 above HERALD Barb for Today Home-made now becaHs* M<Mtt enough to use fl* d' vol. cxxjiv 146 AUSTIN, MINN., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20,1958 Member Associated Press Ifl Pagw DRAWER OUT, DOOR SHUT, DRAWERS DOWN — Police and firemen were called yesterday to get two- year-old Danny Hofheine out of the bathroom in Salt Lake City. He had shut the door and pulled out a dresser drawer which prevented reopening the door. Danny was freed when a fireman wedged ,the dresser away with an ax. The youngster popped back into the bathroom long enough to bare the story for Salt Lake Tribune photographer Ross Welser. (AP Photofax) Pravda Bitterly Assails NATO Stand on Berlin MOSCOW (AP) — Pravda com-| Pravda claimed the muiister' plained bitterly today that the i council was not the proper plac North Atlantic Treaty Organize-! to discuss Berlin. The Communis tion has no business concerning it- party newspaper said no one ex self with Berlin. pected "a memorandum of peac The NATO Council of Foreign i to emerge from the depth of this Ministers issued a communique in j aggressive, organization, but the Paris Tuesday saying that all the'very fact that the Berlin problem NATO nations are behind the | was included in the agenda is tes- i hpT'effected" United States, Britain and France j timony to the NATO attempt to ! American Closed by Pilot Strike Airlines Grounded os Officials Fear Long Negotiations CHICAGO (AP)—A strike by some 1,500 pilots today shut down American Air- ines, grounding the second of the nation's major air carriers on the eve of the holiday travel rush. The Air" Line Pilots Assn. struck ast midnight. Negotiations here 1 broke down with an ALP A spokesman's state ment that "It looks like a long iard strike." Hurt Holiday Travelers Stemming from a 18-month dis sute, the strike posed a handicap "or Christinas travelers. Eastern Airlines flight engineer and machinists walked o u over wage demands Nov. 24 ant that line has been tied up 26 days An American Airlines spokes- nan said that as much as one- ,hird of the' nation's daily air travel was affected by the walkouts at AA and EAL. American has a daily passenger load of 24.000 and claims to be the biggest carrier. Long As 6- Months A pilots union official' said in Chicago that "The strike could go on for as long as six months." He accused American of "extreme subborness," but an American spokesman termed the AA offer "the best in. the industry." Leverett Edwards, chief mediator and chairman of the National Mediation Board, said: A . . .. , "I thought we had enough on pected 'a memorandum of peac the table to reach fln agree ment, Trigger Reset on Talking Satellite Airport Expense to City Will Be Held to a Minimum, Mayor Says Getting the Austin Municipal Airport ready for Ozarks Air Lines will be done at a minimum of expense, Mayor Baldy Hansen said today. Ozark will take over the first floor of the administration building and some painting and re- outlined details in letters to the decorating will have to be done Mayor and Ray J. Emmerich, by the city. Ozark will install)Chamber of Commerce manager. TALKS BREAK OFF but an impasse has been reached on working conditions. It does not Hke & ick settlement win . . ._ in defiance of the Soviet Union over Berlin. The Western Big Three have rejected Soviet demands that they withdraw their troops from occupation of West Berlin by next increase tension in Europe." The government newspaper Iz- vestia said the NATO nations are "turning the rudder sharply towards an' intensification of the cold war" by getting involved in;jet and piston engine operations. However, the pilots said working Offered Contract radio and weather equipment with the prospect of starting the service Feb. 16. Details Outlined The Air Line Friday announced that Austin had been chosen for the Austin - Albert Lea stop and N. Y. Sees Weekend Without Newspapers NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers today faced the certainty of control over the 110-mile 'allied!West against the use of force to supply lines that connect West reach West Berlin without East Berlin with West Germany if the. German permission after the sat- Allies remain. ellite regime takes over controls. June 1. In making the demand on>t he Berlin question. Nov. 27 Premier Khrushchev also! In Berlin, the Soviet Union and I condition offers did not measure said the Russians will give the Communist East Germany joined U P to tne Eastern contract. East German Communist regime' in issuing new warnings to the The pilots contend the current American pa"y scale, ranging from $400 to $1,602 monthly, is lower than wages of other airlines. However, an American spokesman said top pay for pilots would jump from $1,602 monthly to $2,334 if the American offer was to be accepted. In the EAL strike, the machinists have submitted a settlement to membership vote but the dispute between Eastern and engineers still is in mediation. The ALPA said American the final weeken d before Christ- has offered a contract which j mas without nine major daily equals the Eastern Air Lines set-1 newspapers. """ tlement pact in money for both Joint negotiations between the striking Newspaper Mail and Deliverers Union and publishers are Record Wheat Crop Spur to New Program WASHINGTON (AP) — A gov- ( The Agriculture Department eminent report forecastig a 957-! said Friday that farmers planted million-bushel winter wheat crop next year is expected to add slightly more than 45 million acres to winter wheat, an increase of strength to demands that Congress write a new program for that ; 2.1 per cent over the 1958 crop| grain. jacreage. Some of this increase) A crop of this size-when added reflected the fact that the soil to the spring crop yet to be seededj bank M reserye am —would add to a record surplus of Weather about 1,320,000,000 bushels. , ended Uder thls P ro " This year's winter wheat crop lgram ' Payments were made to was 1,179,000,000 bushels, the larg- growers who underplanted wheat est of record. » allotments. Secretary of Agriculture Benson However, some of the land held has said that he will urge Con-lout this year under the acreage, gress to write a new wheat pro-jreserve apparently also was heldj 1 Pi Mt gram. He contends the present lout of production for the 1959 cropi^ °' **• one—based on acreage allotments, j under the longer-range conserve- * ^' JJ f marketing quotas and flexible tion reserve part of the soil bank price supports—is not working. |program. Officials said that should next) The department said that so far Weather Site on Roof of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — 32. Low previous 24 hours —4. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — -4. General Weather — Clear, Precip. — Trace of Snow. Temperatures Recorded at THE HERALD Building: FRIDAY 20 | 7 P. M. 15 20 I 8 P. M. to resume until talks broke off not scheduled Monday. The Wednesday. Federal mediators kept in touch with both sides Friday without making any apparent progress toward an earlier joint meeting. The deliverers struck Dec. 9 in a contract dispute with the Publishers Assn. of New York City. Only 5,000 at Work The papers stopped publishing two days later. Only about 5,000 employes oijt of a normal payroll of 20,000 are still at work at the struck papers. The deadlock in negotiations is knotted around a wage issue. The publishers have offered a $7 wage package spread over two years, plus a reduction in the weight of bundles the deliverers handle. The union has termed the wage offer acceptable only if the work week is reduced from 40 to least 37 hours, also spread over two years. It has also asked an extra holiday and replacements for absent drivers. Agreed to Conference Nine other newspaper unions, many of whose members have been left idle by the strike, have agreed to a joint conference Monday with the 4,500-member deliverers' union. They did not commit themselves to the deliverers' plea to "join actively in this fight and unite their resources for ultimate victory." A letter explaining the choice oi Austin was also sent to Barkley G. Omans, Albert Lea city mapa ger. Airline officials, 'however, in the letter to Omans explained that if future studies indicate a much higher use of the facilities by Albert' Lea residents, the. operation could be moved to that city. CAB specifies that service must be on a "use-it-or-lose-it" basis. In the case of Austin - Albert Lea, the CAB criterion is 150 boarded passengers a month, Better Location Here Larger population and better location were the deciding factors in choosing Austin according to Sidney F. McCullough, general sales manager for Ozark. McCullough also noted the 15 miles shorter flying distance between Rochester and Mason City by way of Austin. Charles Mounts, superintendent of stations for Ozark, will confer with Emmerich and Austin officials soon concerning facilities and other details. Story of Christmas Was Udder Failure STAMPS, Ark. (AP)-Mrs.John Shewmaker's first grade pupils listened attentively as she told the story of Christmas. Then the teacher gave time for a question and answer period. "What makes cows give milk?' asked one boy. Will Point Way to Revolution in Communication WASHINGTON (AP) America's pride of the heavens soared high around the world today ready to send anew a presidential yuletide message of good will. Jubilant architects of the four- ton Atlas said it would be early afternoon before they decide about retriggering their talking satellite to broadcast tape-recorded words :rom President Eisenhower. The next step, when the sclen- ists figure they have enough ini- ,ial data in hand, will be to erase ;he message and send up another to be released by remote control as Atlas continues its travels. Mass Transmission This second phase of the pioneering project promised to point the way to a revolution in communications — mass transmissions of ound and pictures to anywhere i earth through a satellite net ork. And In the hours following Atlas nighty blastoff from its Cape Ca averal, Fla., launching site Thursday night, statesmen as essed its boost to U.S. strength h he great East-West struggle. After Skirmishing Since Colonial Days, 'State War' May Be at End year's spring crop be an average;as weather and moisture prospects 4 P. M. 5 P. M. 6 P. M. one of 266 million bushels, the 1959 crop would add 'about 200 million bushels to the surplus, putting the oversupply at around a billion and a half bushels. are concerned, the 1959 crop is not as well off as this year's record one. It said that there is a short supply of surface moisture supply in some ardas. 1 A. M. 2 A. M. 3 A. M. 4 A. M. 5 A. M. 6 A. M. 19 10 17 16 9 P. M. 10 P. M. 11 P. M. 12 P, M. SATURDAY 10 | 7 A. M. 10 j 8 A. M. 10 j 9 A. M. 10 | 10 A. M. 10 I 11 A. M. 8 1 12 Noon . MT. VERNON, Va. (AP)—The Potomac River oyster war* between Maryland and Virginia fishermen may end today. They've feuded since colonial days over fishing rights. In recent i years a number of their skirmish- ies have brought gunfire and i woundings'. 10i A new agreement will regulate 91 fishing laws in the Potomac, a 91 common boundary of the two 9jstates. i Maryland and Virginia negotia- 6; tors chose Mt. Vernon, home of 61 George Washington, as the site for 6 j their settlement because it was here in 1785 that the original compact between the states was formulated. Full details of the proposed new agreement have not been made known. The negotiators have said, however, they feel that a joint agency of the two states should handle administration of the Potomac's rich fishing resources. Under the 1785 compact, Virginians were given equal fishing rights in the Potomac River, which Maryland owns to the low- water mark on the Virginia side. Virginians agreed to allow free passage of Maryland ships through the Virginia Capes. Fishing laws were to be enacted by the legislatures of the two states, with concurrence of both necessary for any change. Troubles arose which led to patrolling of the river by state Fireman Hurt on Way to Fire RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Flames roared through the storage plant of a bottled gas company here early today, destroying three NIXON HOSTS TO EISENHOWERS — President and Mrs. Eisenhower and their son and daughter-in-law, Maj. and Mrs. John Eisenhower posed Friday night with their hosts Vice President and Mrs. Richard Nixon at the Nixon home. The Nixons were hosts to the Eisen- howers at a pre-Christmas dinner. The President said it was his first visit to the new Nixon home. (AP Photo- fax) i government boats. In the late 1940s Maryland patrol boats were armed with submachine guns. Both states voted as a conser vation measure to close the river to dredging for oysters. Virginia took this action in 1930 and Mary land in 1931. Virginia again legal ized power dredging of oysters three years later but Maryland in sisted oysters must be taken with hand tongs. This touched off the oyster wars between fishermen o the two states and conservation officials patrolling the river. Patrol boats, generally from Maryland, chased the oyste dredgers and frequently got int gunfights. At least one man wa killed and an unknown numbe wounded in the last decade. On Dec. 8, 1956, a Maryland tide water fisheries airplane and tw patrol boats, aided by a Virginii fisheries boat, pursued a suspecl ed poacher into the C o 1 o n i a Beach, Va., harbor in a blaze o gunfire. Townspeople, crowdin the waterfront, were endangers by the shooting. Use of Firearms The governor of Virginia pro- Atlas struck another propagan la blow for this country at 3:1 .m. Friday when, zipping at 17, WO m.p.h ; over Cape Canaveral t rebroa'dcast as scheduled hort Eisenhower message record ed Tuesday and carried aloft ir he nose cone. Dramatic Playback "This is the President of th Jnited States speaking," cam the dramatic playback of Eisen ower's voice through some stati nd fading as in the early day f shortwave. "Through the marvels of scien ific advance, my voice is com ng to you from a satellite travel ng in outer space. "My message is a simple one Through this unique means I con fey to you and to all.mankin America's wish for peace on eart and good will toward men every where." Eisenhower himself joined re rarters in the office of presiden ial press secretary James C. Hag rty to hear his voice on a Pen tagon-supplied recording of th iignal reaching Canaveral. The President, in high spirits iddled with glasses in one hand he listened intently. One sentenc came through garbled "but didn't hurt the message any," E senhower said. Hagerty supplie the full text. Eisenhower said perhaps telev sion-in-space would be the ne: astounding invention. He laughe when a newsman suggested pres dential news conferences might be held that way. "Where would you people like SATELLITE (Continued on Page 2) BRAZILIAN CAT DUE FOR ROCKET RIDE — Flam engo, the housecat, slated to be fired in a Brazilian army rocket, bares its teeth inside pressure chamber that will be placed in nose of the 19-foot rocket. This took place.during tests in Rio de, Janeiro. The rocket is named Felix I. Flamengo is the p«t of two' children of Manuel Dos Santos Lage, head of the Felix I project. Officials hope the rocket will Breach an altitude of 72 miles and return to earth with the cat still alive. No date has been set for the firing. (AP Photofax) : IF EUROPE WANTS THEM IRBM May Beffoosted WASHINGTON (AP)-Secretaryj of Defense Neil McElroy said today the Defense Department may boost production of Intermediate Range Ballistic- Missiles if more Western European countries want them. The department now has limited orders to production for eight IRBM squadrons. A squadron consists of 15 missiles. In Other Countries McElroy told newsmen that Gen. Lauris Norstad, NATO supreme commander, would like to see missiles sent to countries in addition to Britain, which has accepted them, and Italy, which is negotiating. MoElroy talked with newsmen who met him as he stepped from an airplane on his return from the Paris NATO conference. In the case of Italy, he said, he thinks we are "very close to a favorable decision" but that no formal papers have been signed. To another question, McElroy said he believes the available stockpile of atomic weapons is "adequate overseas." The defense secretary said Nor- jstad favors placement of several [IRBM squadrons in Western Eu- trucks loaded with cylinders ,{1 tested the "indiscriminate use of propane gas. | firearms" to the Governor oi Fireman Charles C. Jones, 25, Maryland. Th f Maryland chief ex- fell off a fire truck when it "" " swerved at a corner to avoid hitting a taxi. Medical College of Virginia Hospital reported him badly injured. Another fireman also was thrown from the truck enroute to the blaze but was not hurt. The storage plant of the Bottled gas Corp. of Virginia was wrecked, but firemen prevented the blaze from spreading to three large storage tanks, each contain ing 30,000 gallons of propane gas. C. W. Evans, treasurer of the company, said damage would amount to at least $75,000. Firemen brought the blaze under control after two hours. ecutive complained that Virginia shielded violators of Maryland law. The Maryland Legislature angrily repealed the 1785 compact. Virginia went to the U.S. Supreme Court. Retired Justice Stanley F. Read, named special master in the case, proposd an out-of -court agreement and both states sleect- ed commissions. Today the commissions hope to come to final agreement and sign a new compact. It their legislatures and the U.S. Congress ap- pove it, Virginia will drop its Supreme Court suit to void Maryland's abrogation of the 173-year- old original agreement. ope. The places where they would e needed is for Norstad .to- de- ide, but acceptance by individual ATO countries is up to them. The' defense chief's .comments today seemed to brighten the out* ook for IRBMs. Earlier this fall UcElroy had raised question! about the future of the 1,500-mile ange IRBMs. > , Retired Farmer Gives Savings to Solve Crime LA CROSSE, Wls. (AP) -An J3-year old retired farm and kitchen worker who spent $1,500 of his avings on the project as a "pubic service'' has been revealed as he man who has financed reopen- ng of Wisconsin's baffling Hartley case, Howard L. George, who shares iving quarters with several other Idsters, told a newsman that he doesn't know any of the principals n the five-year-old disappearance of pretty Evelyn Hartley, then. 15. But, George said "We've had oo many unsolved crimes he/e. t just seemed to me that it was up to someone to do something about this one rather than just let t die." George said he got on a bus last month and rode to Milwaukee, where he retained a detective agency to conduct a private investigation. He said be paid the agency $1,000 originally, and since las paid another $500. "That's as far as I can go," he said, adding that his only income s from the payments made by the buyer of a small farm he once owned. The private detectives have not reported any new evidence in the case, one of Wisconsin's most celebrated and intensely investigated crimes. Miss Hartley, daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Richard Hartley, vanished from the blood spattered home of prof, and Mrs. Vigo Rasmussen. The Rasmussen baby was sleeping unharmed in another room. No trace of the girl ever was found. BREAKING THE PINATA — The Pinata, a crepe paper-covered paper-machie bag filled with peanuts and candy was one of the Christmas party activities at the Hollandale School Friday. The Pinata is a Mexican custom and Mexican-descendants children at Hollandale' brought the Pinatas from home. Aradine Helmers, a, member of Mrs. Evelyn Jacobson's fifth-sixth grade room, swings at the Pinata, which broke and her classmates scrambled over the floor for goodies. SHOPPING DAYS TO

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