The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 24, 1958 · Page 3
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3 AUSTIN (MinrO HERAIO Wednesday, Ote. 34, '58 Accidental Gun Discharge Kills State Boy, 2 MENAOMA, .Mirrn, (AP) - Jfef. ry Mattson, i, waa accidentally shot and killed late Tuesday when • deef rifle held by his brother, Arnold, li, was discharged as they examined the weapon. Sheriff Clark Klucas said Arnold, In a state of shock, told, first officers to arrive that his brother had been slain by a man with a Santa Glaus mask. But under questioning, the boy admitted the accidental discharge of the gun. The boys had been left at their farm home six miles southwest of here with another brother, Lindy, 18 months, while their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mattson, were Christmas shopping. On the basis of the boy's first story,, agents of the Minnesota Crime Bureau had been alerted. But that was dropped when Dr. William K. Parker, Wadena County coroner, ruled the death accidental. GIRL'S QUESTION ANSWERED GAY BLADES — Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.) who recently talked at length with Soviet Premier Khru- schev during a visit to Scarvdanavia and Russia pushes his daughter, Nancy, 19, on ice near his Waverly, Minn., home during a vacation interlude there. He talked with President Eisenhower following his conversation with Khrushchev. (AP Photofax) JCs Have Chance of Receiving Aid MARVIN'S^^ a * 5 ^' By ADOLPH JOHNSON Associated Press Staff Write* Minnesota's public Jtmlof col * leges which two years ago won their long fight for state aid fof maintenance apparently have a chance -at the 1959 session of the state Legislature of getting another form of aid. Educators and others- seeking ways to accotnodate an expected heavy increase in college enrollments are looking toward the two- year colleges to help carry the load. 9 Such Colleges The state now has nine such colleges, located in Austin, Brain- the law provided that junior college aid be financed from the general revenue fund. $MO,8M Apfuwfttiaied <•• A total of $800,000 was appropriated for this purpose by the ids? Legislature and a. similar amount has been proposed for the coming two years. in the interest of providing higher education, or at least a start on higher education, close to home educational groups have suggested that four to six new junior colleges be established. It has been estimated that it Would cost in the neighborhood of $500,000 to set up each new school. Under tentative erd, Coleraine, Ely, Eveleth, Hib-j plans the state would be asked to blng, Rochester, Virginia and'provide half this amount. j Washington. 1 Matching Basle ' All were set up and operated,; Existing junior colleges would j until two years ago, entirely with be entitled to state money on thei local funds. same matching basis to expand; The 1957 Legislature authorized their facilities. state aid at the rate of $200 per student per year for existing junior colleges. While state aid for elementary and secondary schools comes from the income tax fund, Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus By FRANCIS ST1LLKY NEW YORK (AP)—Francis P. Church obviously was annoyed when given the assignment. It was clear that hardly anything could have been less to his liking. "He bristled and pooh-poohed at his employer later the subject," recalled. Finally, however, Church went to his desk—"with an air of resignation"—and set to work. Church was an editorial writer for the New York Sun, since merged with the New York World- Telegram and Sun. It was in September 1897. Great Big Question Even though Christmas still was • considerable time away, a little girl of 8 had been thinking about it. And her thoughts were such as those children of 8 sometimes have. A great big question had popped into her mind. She put the question to her father who suggested sh« writt the Sun. It was her letter that was handed to . Francis Pharcellus Church with the request that he prepare a reply. Began To Write Church pondered the matter, then began to write. How well he wrote he perhaps did not realize at the time—but in the years before his death in 1906 he came to know full well, indeed. "In a short time he had produced the article which has probably been reprinted ... as the classic expression of Christmas sentiment . times than more millions of any other newspaper article ever written by any news- in any language," many years after- paper writer the Sun said ward. The girl to whom he addressed his message still is living. She now is Mrs. Laura Virginia Doug- las, a New York school principal and a widow with children and grandchildren of her own. She is 69. One Sentence When she read Church's famous reply, she understood only one sentence of it,. But that was enough. Every Christmas, Church's editorial has been reprinted here. This year, however, will be the exception. The World-Telegram and Sun, like other major New York newspapers, ia shut down by a strike. But by courtesy of the newspaper, the editorial is published again here: Is there a Santa Claus? We take pleasure in answering at once and thus .prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of the Sun: "Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says 'IF you see it in the Sun it's so.' Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O'Halon, 115 West 95th Street." Minds Are Little Virginia your friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas: how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus: it would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Junta Rejects Tax Plea CARACAS, Venezual (AP) — Venezuela's lame - duck government junta has rejected an appeal from the .country's biggest oil producer to reconsider the new 10 per cent income tax increase. Mines Minister Julio Diez said the request Tuesday by Harold W. Height, president of American- owned Creole Petroleum Corp., was an "inadmissible pretension." Th* 9 junta decreed the tax increase last Saturday without any warning and made it retroactive to last January. The government will get 60 per cent of the oil profit instead of the previous 50-50 split. AYMOND'S STARTS FRIDAY * COATS * DRESSES * SHOTS * BLOUSES * SLEEPERS * SHIRTS * SNO SUITS * JACKETS * POLOS * GDIS' ft BOYS' HEADWEAB Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody Sees Him Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and ^Unseeable in the world. You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernatural beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. Steel Market Winds Up '58 on Note of Strength NEW YORK (AP) - Iron Age magazine today said the steel market is winding up the year on a note of strength with signs a big stretch-out in order bookings will hit after the turn of the year. The trade publication said, "one steel executive is predicting that steel operations will average over 80 per cent of capacity hi the first half of 1959. He feels that at some time during the year—probably during the second half—the mills will be turning out all the steel they can make." 25 Million Greater "Despite the recession," Iron Age said, "U.S. mills again produced more steel than any other country this year. United States estimated output of 85 million ingot tons was 25 million tons greater than Russia's production. "United States production this year was less than 30 per cent of estimated world steel output of 297 million tons, compared with 35 per cent last year and nearly 40 per cent during the record year of 1955. 70 Per Cent "Russian output this year represented 70 per cent of United States production compared to 50 per cent in 1957 and about 43 per cent in 1955." Iron Age said United States mills were up against stiffer competition in the world market. American mills, the publication said, "see their domestic wire market undermined by European mills which easily undersell them here at home. They watch uneasily as Japan underbids them on a plate order from the U.S. Navy." Beet Bone, Cage Finally Trap Mongrel Deserted in Traffic NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) —An elusive mongrel of diffusive ancestory has been trapped by crafty agents of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The mutt, called "more collie than anything else," was abandoned two months ago by her master at the New Brunswick traffic circle of busy U.S. 1. The dog avoided even the most devious attempts of capture, andj for a while seemed determined to j wait for her master to return for her. Photographers couldn't snap her' picture and she didn't touch some doped meatballs left for her by the SPCA, which hoped that she could be caught if slowed down a bit by drugs. But Tuesday, the reddish brown pooch with white spots on her head was caught with a tempting beef bone and a wire cage. And now, the SPCA will try to place the dog with another master. . The mongrel was checked by a Makes No Mistake in Naming Hit Hog MADISON, Wis. I* - Young Robert Bockhop made no mistake when he named hit choice Berkshire hog "I'm It." "I'm It" was chosen the grand champion barrow at the Southern Wisconsin Junior Lave Stock Exposition. And Robert received a $711 check for the auction sale of hi* 237-pound hog. That's $3 * pound. veterinarian and was none the worse for her stay in the wintry weather. wtsnes I Wi'r» fcepinf feu « - t -* i mw9 a KMBvjr HARDY PAINT & WALLPAPER Asked about their attitude to-, ward providing state funds for this! purpose, 47 of the legislators who replied to an Associated Press questionnaire indicated they view it with- some favor. Eleven of these imposed some condition. Included were five who said theyj would favor state building aid for junior colleges when and if the money is available, and two who said "yes, but not at the expense of elementary and secondary education." 1» Say No Nineteen save flat "no" answers four said they felt the matter needed more study, three said "not now" and two said they! could only answer the question! after a definite program had been; presented. j Twenty said they were undecid-i ed. | "When it comes to further state j assistance," said Sen. Rudolph Hanson of Albert Lea, one of those in the undecided group, "it seems to me we have to decide whether the state should go into a junior college program, whether it should furnish more' full-fledged! state colleges, or whether it can 1 do both." i Adverse Affect ! "It would affect our state pro-! gram adversely," said an opponent. Rep. George P. Grossing of Clara City referred to the current shortage of college facilities in western Minnesota in his reply. He said he would favor state aid for junior college buildings, "but we haven't a chance in western Minnesota." II great annual 'after-Christmas coat... dress and shoe SALE! hundreds of fashion wearables from our regular collection of glamorous winter and early spring apparel and shoes . . . every one of our famous makers are represented . . . truly, this is fabulous! - "fashion at a price!" I . I Oil ^J V? O | ' • • fashionable new styling in Americas greatest name footwear. •*mmm^msmifsmmm Quality-perfect in all sizes ... shoes that really fit! For teenagers, misses and women. High heels, medium heels or flats. Casual or dressy-type footwear* TEENAGE FLATS Shell pumps, bar pumps, t-straps, straps and ties. ' Regularly 7.95 to 10.95 MEDIUM HEEL SHOES Pumps and straps in leather, suedes and plastics. Black, brown, tan or red feather. Many by "Naturalizer" all sizes. Regularly 9.95 to 12.95 3 6 90 AND UP 90 AND UP* HIGH HEEL SHOES Pumps, straps, calfs and suedes in black, brown, tan navv or red. Regularly 10.95 to 14.95 7 90 . AND UP. SNO BOOTS Man-made fur lined by America's most famous maker of-sno- boots. All new styles in black, brown-or grey. Crepe wedge sole. Regularly 10.95 to 14.95 shoe salon — main floor 7 90 AND UP %.,...>.... 'l*&.&&;*4 ...our famous year-end sale of hundreds of fashion-perfect coats i Come early , . . pick from a field of fashion *t tnarvin's . . . tht store that is famous for good values m their after-Christmas salt of coats. f' fit ; t «V asf l! on « te ? t ' ' ' * nd know b * ever y measure of quality and beauty ful .iiX S of winter coat values! You'll see the most dramatic and succss- tul silhouettes spndle-sl.m, oval, almond, clutch, or wrap . . ... . all in maanificent CUr ' e ' fashion -P erfect colors! ^"derful size "ang^tci, fCr BLACK COATS 33.00 and up $5 ° FABUIOUS TWEEDS 33.00 to 54.00 'S^SS&S"" mU> r« 9 ul.r.y$SO»,$90 BORGANA COATS Shorties 38.00 by our most famous maker of Longs $68 00 fur-like Coats. regularly $50 to $90 CASHMERE COATS . . . 68.00 high fashion in 100% Cashmere—the classic coat for every Season and Occasion. "THUNDERBIRD" COATS the season's most popular coat with smart shawl collar. Full alpaca lining, regularly 39.95 j coats — on the mezzanine 33 00 dresses , . . our mezzanine {lour is filled u'itb dresses for every occasion. Choose front our gay collection, a>1 ^ yott '^ c ^ oose i roin America's most famous! All sizes • all styles, alt fashion-fight colors at important savings. WOOL DRESSES featuring popular sheath styling in black, Paris pink, blues and pastels regularly 17.95 to 29.95 RAYON AND SILK CREPES afternoon and evening styles in black, navy, sapphire blue and mink. Misses and half sizes, regularly 22.50 to 29.95 1AOO and up OO ind up 3 GROUPS OF SELECTED DRSSSES Too many fabrics and styles to mention, juniors, misses and POO 1AOO 1JJOO women's sizes, regularly 14.95 to 29.95 3 ' | V * on the mttzatttut ..-.; '..-.,..,.-: .vrfiai.

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