The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 27, 1958 · Page 3
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AUSTIN (Minn.) HfRAlO- 3 Saturday, 0«. 57, 1958 RECORD YULE SALES Gloom Is Gone, Business Prospects Bright for 1959 AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP) - It was a holiday season. ness picture during last year's for a happy and prosperous j minute shopping surge that pushed Yule Gone was the attitude of bloom and doom that clouded the busi- jr Convict Admits Santa Shooting in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police said today a convict paroled only five weeks ago from Stillwater Prison has admitted he is the bandit who shot a customer in the holdup of a north Minneapolis liquor store Tuesday night. He was identified as Joe Richard Bassett, 26, St. Paul, who wore a Santa Claus mask while robbing RsJph's Off-S a 1 e Beverages of about $100. Swung Carton Detective Lawrence Findorff said Bassett admitted shooting Al bert Dustman, 43, Minneapolis, the customer, when Dustman swung a beer carton at him during the robbery. Bassett had been serving the prison term for the robbery and shooting of Darrell Hall, 23, Pine Island, Minn. That episode occurred in 1954, after Hall had stopped to give Bassett a ride during a rainstorm. Findorff said a Minneapolis man and woman also were held for questioning in the liquor store holdup. He said Bassett had identified Anthony Withrow as driver of his getaway car and claimed to have given the gun he used to Mrs. Genevieve Rach, waitress al a drugstore cafe near the Minneapolis courthouse. Grocery Robbery Officers said that Withrow also had participated in a grocery store robbery with Bassett, while both were wearing the Santa masks. All three of the suspects currently are being held w i t h out charge. TEMPERATURES THE NORTHWEST Hi Lo Pep. Alexandria 35 23 Bemidji 32 18 T Intl Falls 28 22 Redwood Falls 42 21 Rochester 41 28 St. Cloud 40 25 Duluth 37 26 La Crosse 39 28 Madison 36 28 Mason City 42 26 Minot 33 18 Fargo 35 22 Rapid City 50 19 Calgary 34 15 T Edmonton . 23 17 T Regina 23 20 . Winnipeg 25 16 T THE WEATHER ELSEWHERE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ..High Low Pr. Albany, clear 26 2 Albuquerque, clear 50 23 Anchorage, cloudy 17 14 .03 Atlanta, rain 43 34 .03 Bismarck, cloudy 39 5 Boston, clear 31 23 Buffalo, clear 17 18 Chicago, cloudy 38 35 .02 Cleveland, cloudy 32 22 Denver, clear 51 25 Des Moines, clear 46 28 Detroit, cloudy 32 24 Fort Worth, clear 57 39 Helena, cloudy 40 26 Indianapolis, clear 40 26 Kansas City, clear 43 30 .03 Los Angeles, cloudy 68 50 Louisville, cloudy 47 28 Memphis, rain 52 38 .30 Miami, clear 75 68 1.30 Milwaukee, clear 36 29 Mpls.-St. Paul, cloudy 44 25 New Orleans, rain New York, clear • Oklahoma City, rain Omaha, clear Philadelphia, clear Phoenix, cloudy Pittsburgh, cloudy Portland, Me., cloudy 26 19 Portland, Ore., cloudy 53 44 Rapid City, clear 50 19 Richmond, clear 37 16 St. Louis, clear 44 27 Salt Lake City, cloudy 42 31 San Diego, cloudy 76 54 San Francisco, cloudy 60 43 Seattle, cloudy 47 43 Tampa, rain Washington, clear Stockholders also had cause for cheer. A surprise rally on Christmas Eve gave the stock market its biggest lift in two weeks, sending The Associated Press «0- stock average to a record peak of $210.60. Stock sales in the latest week totaled 8,943,580 shares compared to 18,656,430 shares in the previous week and 9,907,914 in the same week last year. Bond sales had a par value of $17,741,000 Christmas week, $34,> 850,000 the week before and $21,015,800 in the corresponding 1957 week. Auto Production Up The auto industry took time out to celebrate Christmas and then got back to work. Production for the week was up a whopping 31 per cent from last year's levels. Behind Detroit's production spurt lay the confident belief that the public would buy at least 5V4 mil- 'nvestination of Car by Senator Weans Trouble WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn) tried out a toy electric automobile his 12- year-old son wanted to buy. The result: three days in a hospital and three weeks in a leg cast. Aides said a neighborhood chum of the senator's son David got an powered toy auto for David wanted one like it to replace his homemade model powered by a salvaged lawn mower motor. The senator took the manufactured model for a trial spin, and tried dragging his feet when he couldn't find the brakes to stop it on a downhill run, the aides explained. But his leg was twisted and his foot pulled under the machine's rear wheel. A trip to Bethesda Naval Hospital disclosed badly sprained ligaments and a dislocated knee cap. A cast was put on the injured leg. Doctors said the senator could leave the hospital Sunday. Notionalist Soldiers Get Retirement Aid TAIPEI,. Formosa (AP) — The United States has supplied 48 million dollars toward retirement programs for 70,000 Chinese Nationalist soldiers. President Chiang Kai-shek's elder son, Lt. Gen. Chiang Ching-kuo, reported this today in describing the three-year program which he heads. lion U. S.-built cars next year compared to • paltry 4,200^00 in 1958. An annual roundup of business sentiment by the U. 8. Commerce Department this- week found virtually all other major industrial groups betting on a steady upturn. Steel makers figured their 19B9 production^ at 105 to llo million Ingot tons — an increase of about 25 per cent. 8 Billion Spurred by developments in the space ship and satellite field, the fast-growing electronics industry set its sights on eight billion dollars worth of business next year— a gain of 14 per cent. Other industries forecasting solid if less spectacular gains included lumber, glass, chemicals, foods and beverages, metal cans, folding cartons, oil field equipment, electrical machinery, home appliances, furniture and machine tools. Predictions were hedged in with "ifs," however. A steel strike in mid-1959 could throw the rosiest forecasts out of kilter, businessmen pointed out. Lumber producers said a "tight" credit policy, and a resultant shortage of mortgage funds, could put a damper on home construction. WASHINGTON (AP)— Increases in storage facilities have kept pace with this year's record-breaking production of grains, the Agriculture Department reported today. The agency estimated that more than 8,400,000,000 bushels of grains and oilseeds produced this year have been put under cover without serious storage difficulties. 400 Million More This quantity is in addition to record - breaking grain supplies being carried over from previous years as reserve and surplus which are now self-supporting young Chiang said. Other retire ment projects include two profitable factories for furniture, handicrafts and other products; construction of an east-west highway now 80 per cent completed; and a 20-year logging project to begin next June. Hounds Kill Dog at Door of Hotel HEADING FOR A FRANC DISCUSSION — French financial minister Antoine Pinay tips his hot on arrival at Premier De Gaulle's Paris headquarters for a cabinet discussion on, currency reform. Speculation was widespread that* the franc would be devalued to enable French prices to compete in the European common market. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Paris) NO SERIOUS DIFFICULTIES Storage Facilities Keep Pace With Record Grain Production stocks. These stocks were estimated at 3,200,000,000 bushels, almost 400 million more than the previous record in 1957. "In spite of these tremendous demands for storage in 1958, the harvest was disrupted less by storage problems than in any other recent year," the department said. The increase in facilities was made by the commercial industry and by faripers. The department estimated that commercial storage capacity increased around 600 million bushels than 57 million bushels. May Be Trouble The department said, however, that there may be some trouble ahead for 1959. The government itself will need more space to handle 1958-crop grains it will take over under the price support program. It estimates that reserve and carryover supplies will in crease 1,200,000,000 bushels in 1959 "Even with normal production in 1959, storage needs next year would be increased substantially calling for a comparable increase -"O •"• ** **wa.ii£jc44CaUlC IH\^1 this year and farm storage more j in storage capacity," it said. PALS TAKEN CARE OF Dog's Life Not So Bad as Lucky Mutts Are Left $100,000 in Will PARIS (AP) — An eight-hour Cabinet meeting in Premier De Gaulle's office broke up today with only a brief announcement that decisions had been taken on the 1959 budget and on economic and fiscal matters. Frenchmen and foreign bankers thus were kept waiting amid wide speculation that the French franc might be cut in value and then replaced with a new franc. President Rene Coty was sched- ' - to franc will be devalued — latest speculation says from an official rate of 420 to the dollar to 500 to the dollar. Then a new franc might be issued that would be worth 20 cents each, or 100 times the devalued franc. This will be done by printing new notes with an exchange on the basis of 10 new francs for 1,000 old ones. Some reports said Finance Min- — to ratify the financial decisions. The word might be given out then or in a night radio and by De Gaulle. It is generally expected that the per cent cut in value would bring French prices into line with those SAYS ANTHROPOLOGIST Weak and Helpless, It's a Wonder How Primitive Man Ever By FRANK CAREY Associated Press Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Prlmi- ve man was less equippped to survive than a skunk — and it's a wonder he ever made it, an an- ;hropologist said today. Cr. Leslie A. White of the University of Michigan, in a report >repared for the 125th meeting of ;he American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, declared: -Man's prehuman ancestors, and primordial man himself, were relatively weak and helpless as compared with many of the^ mammalian and reptilian neigh Dors. Few Protective Devices "They were neither as strong as some species nor as fleet as others; and they had few protective devices like the turtle, porcupine, rattlesnake, or even ... a protective odor like the skunk. It is something of a wonder that the First men were able to survive at all in the struggle for existence." The scientist spoke of this in leading up to' his main theme that "The entire human race is in bondage to its culture." Defining culture as the "languages, tools, customs,-beliefs and so forth" that grew out of primi- ;ive man's development of articu- ate speech, White said: Million Years "Once culture got under way, man was provided with a means of adjustment and control that made life much more secure for him. A million years of nature, and mastery over many other spe- SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Mae and George, a couple of rich mutts, are joining the ranks of San Jose Water Works stockholders. However, he said, "Great cultural advance has brought misery and servitude for a major ity of the population." "Primitive peoples were free and equal, however meager and crude their cultures may have been," he declared. "The great masses of agriculture and domestication of animals reduced the masses of Egypt, Mesopotamia and elsewhere to serfdom or slav ery. . . . The industrial revolution and the conquest of steam createc an industrial proletariat whose life was one of unremitting toil squalor and malnutrition." Threatened by Culture And today, he said, the very ex istence of man is threatened by "the very culture that has achieved so many triumphs for him in the past." "We are confronted today," he said, "with the greatest crisis in human history. This crisis is not to be defined in terms of the struggle between Christian capitalism and atheistic communism. "It consists in the threat and ,. 11 cunaiais ui tue iiucui BIIU expecting French prices to edge p rosp ect of the self-destruction of UD even further in fha novt f,,,1 n ;.,;i;..o«;«r, o^j nn ..u nnn n f «v.« up even further in the next fw months and wants to make advance provision for'this. Therefore, a 19 per cent drop from 420 to 500 was expected. There was. also speculation that some kind of convertibility will be arranged. The franc now is generally not convertible to prevent black market purchases followed ister Antoine Pinay felt a 10 to 15 bv conversion at the legal rate. The black market rate was 471 when exchanges closed Christmas civilization, and perhaps of the human race, in thermonuclear holocaust." But White added: "There is, of course, a possibil ity that global self-destruction may be averted; the threat of ex tinction may or may not prove to be stronger than regional rivalne; and national sovereignty . . . Thi time of decision is probably nea at hand." ~ . *.»•««*• fi*\.%,a HIM/ niic wJtii LllUSt; ----..*»** t^D viwotvi wmjoiiiiaa of the other five nations in the! Eve - Thev were kept closed on European Common Market, which official order Friday to prevent a OriAc ints\ stnAMntiAM T*l... u _-) fllft.nPP Hpplina in 4li« f Mn«_»_ i goes into operation Thursday. Edge Even Further However, he is represented as further decline in the franc's value on the basis of devaluation rumors. 3 Die, 67 Survive Crash of French Airliner in Rhodesia It is said that John Wilke Booth was shot to death nea: Port Royal, Va., 11 days afte coin. WINTER WONDERLAND — Hollie Wallis, 14, Perryville, Ind, makes-a figure in a picturesque setting as she surveys ice two to eight inches thick at WIDE SPECULATION nearby Turkey Point, Cecil County, near the head of Chesapeake Bay. (AP Photo- fax) French, Bankers Still Guessing on Possible Franc Devaluation Mac is a part Irish terrier, part everything else. He's 10. George s a four-year-old mostly cocker spaniel. No Meal Worry Neither will ever have to worry as to where their next meal comes casn- !rom. Their late master, Thomas F. Shewbridge, directed in his will that the profits from his $100,000 Rome Has Tax Disputes, Too ROME (AP)- - The Rome tax collector and the city's biggest money earners were embroiled today in their annual guessing game: The tax office published the reports of taxable income for 1957 submitted by leading .taxpayers. It also published its own estimates of how much they, really. earned. Where the figures differ, the taxpayers and the tax office will negotiate on an acceptable figure. Again this year the biggest self- reported income in Rome was of industrialist Franco Palma. He said he earned the equivalent of $198,400.. The tax office said he earned $240,000. The city's biggest earner according to the tax office was Prince Alessandro Torlonia, a wealthy landowner, with $800,000. He submitted a provisional report of $73,600 and will pay taxes on that while the difference is being negotiated. estate go to providing for his two pals. 'I wish the dogs to have the best of care," he wrote in a will dated Feb. 26, 1958. The 50-year- old childless widower died Dec. 11. His will, filed for probate Friday, ordered all his assets, including a 17-acre valuable prune ranch in nearby Campbell, turned into Dogs Dividends He then said common shares of water works stock should be bought with all dividends going for the care of the dogs. The stock closed Friday at $53. It pays an annual dividend of $2.40. The American Trust Co., administrators of the estate, figure it will .come to $80,000 after taxes— or 1,500 shares. That'll mean better than $3,000, a year for Mac and George. Shewbridge put a 20-year maxU ir.um on providing for the dogs. After that period, the entire estate is to go to any surviving legal heirs. Gypsy's Hula Hoops Worked for Profit REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy, (AP) — Even Gypsies are whirl-,., ing hula hoops — but some get paid for it. While other Gypsies strummed- guitars, Rosita Alta villa, 23, danced with a plastid hoop Friday on a highway near this town., in the toe of the Italian boot. . The Gypsies collected the equivalent of $50 from the crowd of 500 that gathered before police made Rosita quit blocking traffic. FUGITIVE CAPTURED Disguise Fails Him SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP); — Neighbors knew the big red-haired man as Art Nelson, a gardener and handyman. It wasn't until police at nearby El Cajon picked up Nelson on a routine petty theft warrant Friday that they learned his true identity: Daniel William O'Connor, 29, one of-the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives. He also had been,tagged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as one of their most wanted i men. Outermost planet of the solar system is Pluto, which is 30 or he assassinated President Lin- 40 times as far from the sun as is the earth. Gained 78 Pounds In an effort to evade capture, O'Connor had gained 58 pounds, dyed his hair red, grown a big sandy moustache and added a tattoo on his arm. He insisted his name was'Art Nelson. But his fingerprints tripped him and he adr ?ed his identity. He said he had lived in the San Diego area for three years, moving often and working at odd jobs to avoid using a Social Security card. The FBI called O'Connor a * chronic bogus check passer. He • had been sought.for taking stolen ; property across a state boundary.; Using a number of aliases he vie- timized merchants in Montana, North Dakota and Oregon, agents ' said. •'.,.. V Beats Officer O'Connor Was wanted by Canadian authorities for beating a, Roy-,; al Canadian Mounted Police officer with a pistol, tying him up and throwing him off the road in • May 1953. ' V. O'Connor was arrested on a. warrant charging him with the theft of a $15 trailer from a Sap Diego man. ."" He will be arraigned Monday* before a U.S. commissioner here. AT SMITH'S SALISBURY, Southern Rho- MINEHEAD, England (AP) _|desia ( API-Three persons from 55 48 34 22 48 39 46 24 34 16 63 41 35 22 With a yoiks and a tally-ho, the MSnehead hunt followed a fox across the Somerset countryside to the door of the Beaconwood Hotel Friday. The hounds killed it there. That enraged guests at the quiet, respectable Beaconwood. Complained the owner, the Rev. jHarold Tyrwhitt: "This is a vegetarian hotel." Eisenhowers Hove Quiet Holidoy Time GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) .36 President and Mrs. Eisenhower j ' Tey . L011 .^f e ' are spending a quiet holiday time at their Gettysburg farm. They drove here from Washington Friday. Only limited social activity and some work on Eisen- The other 60 passengers and all j seven crew members got out be-; fore fire consumed the American- j made DC6. Twenty were hospital-! ized overnight with burns, one in serious condition. A South African travel agency had chartered the four-engine plane from the French Union Aero Maritime de Transport. Most of the passengers were on holiday excursions to Paris and European winter resorts. The plane had stopped in Salisbury to refuel and was taking off for Brazzaville, French Equatori- . . • . . ... • , «. , al Africa. Just as its landing gear missing president pf Missouri Val- was comi it twisted and ley College reportedly got to plummetted j,, the runway from Johannesburg, South Africa, were killed Friday in the crash of a French charter airliner as it tried to take off in a gusty rainstorm. Elusive College Head Probably in Jacksonville ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Or, ctill I * " — * BUU 50 feet up, possibly because of a - I violent gust of wind, witnesses he had, newsmen hadnt said Fire broke out imme diatel y . located him. Dr. M. Earle Collins, 55, was messages to the next Con-:™ ™™ come nome irom a 63 621.72igress were planned during th( J CD " st ™>s Eve church service in 35 M Mweekend. (M They are staying Missing; T — Trace) through New Year's Day. Sunday, December 28th PASTORS: Arthur L Swenson, Jamti f. Braatea, Melvin E. Hauflt \ Sermon: "A Song To The Child" Paster Braaten The 10:4$ A- M. service Is broadcast aver radio Italian KAUS SUN PAY SCHOOL: 8:45, 9:4$, 10:35 and 11:15 A. M. CHILDREN'S WORSHIP SERVICfS: 8:45, 9:45, 10:35 and 11:15 A. M. /» . |> I Court Releases 2 With Cannon The Big Annual Savings Event! Marshall, Mo. He was expected to leave Christmas Day for Orlando, where Missouri Valley's football team meets , . ..-..«... ..wo I East Texas State in the Tangerine1 searched the lawbooks and then Bowl game today. j released two men who had 'a 20- Mrs. Collins said Friday night |m.m. cannon in their caro. OCALA, Fla. (AP)—Authorities I she received a telegram from her husband saying he was in Jack' sonville. E. S. Quisenberry, a member of the college staff who arrived The only charge was reckless driving against Manuel Zamudio, a naturalized citizen who came from Lima, Peru. He posted $35 bond. A vagrancy count against here Friday, said he had ridden j his companion, Francisco Serra, a day coach on a train as far as j a Cuban in this country on a legal Jacksonville with Collins. ' permit, was dismissed. j Collins decided to spend a few Officers questioned the pair after I hours in Jacksonville, then come; their car made a U-turn under a | on to Orlando by a later train, | red light early Friday. The small Quisenberry said. ' cannon and 100 rounds of ainmu- Newsmen were unable to find;uitiou were found in the trunk of Collins was paged repeatedly at the car. the Jacksonville railroad termi-; Investigators said the men | nal, nor was anyone meeting his claimed they never saw the can- j description seen to board the late, non and ammunition until officers train to Orlando. | opened the trunk. SHOES FOR MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN SAVE UP TO OPEN MONDAY NIGHT 'TIL 9 SMITH SHOE "Better Shoes for the Entire Family' SHOES FOR MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN

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