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The Weather > eloudlrWM Flttl* charm ft tempttrahitt; high today 20-25: low teniftt M ' AUSTIN DAILY HERALD VOL. CXXXV 152 Rayburn Warns of Challenge AUSTIN, MINN., MONDAY, DECEMBER 29,1958 SINGLE COPY — It 20 Pages Barb for Today Scientists flguM ftft «t«* : leaves trap arid stoft Irani «un itietyy equal t» ttit r"' by burning 900 rnlllten tor* Traffic Fires Miscellaneous Total By THE ASSOCIATl.i) Belated reports today the nation's toll of dead from traf- Eice accidents over the four-day Soyi It Would Be 'Serious' to Deny Alford Demo Seat WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker, Sam Rayburn (D- Tex.) has taken the position that it would be a serious matter to deny Rep.-Elect Dale Alford, Little Rock segregationist, the right to enter the new House next week as a Democrat. He expressed the view in a letter to Rep. John Blatnik (D-Minn) who today said he will lead a move at the Jan. 6 caucus of House Democrats to tab Alford as an Independent, rather than as a Democrat. Such a move, if successful, would have the effect of preventing Alford from getting commit tee assignments as a Democrat and from gaining committee seniority. Serious Matter Blatnik said Rayburn has written him to the effect that if a representative wishes to be listed as a Democrat it would be a serious matter to deny him democratic status. However, Blatnik said he plans to make the motion at the party caucus to deny Alford the Democratic label. He said he will ask a secret ballot although the meeting itself will be behind closed doors. Alford, as a last minute write- in candi date, defeated Rep. Brooks Hays (D-Ark) by about 1,200 votes in the Nov. 4 election. At that time Blatnik wired Rayburn, contending Alford should be regarded as an independent. Irregularities In addition to the challenge to his right to be listed as a Democrat, Alford is due to run into a move on Jan. 7 aimed at denying him a House seat pending an investigation into charges of irregularities in his election. Blatnik said he believes Alford should be allowed to occupy his seat since he has received his certificate of election. But he added he believes the House Elections Subcommittee should investigate the election. A special House committee re eentiy voted 3-2 to recommend to the House that Alford not be seated pending a full investigation in to the election. "Serious charges have been made," Blatnik said, "These include allegations that write-in stickers were passed out at some of the polling places and also that in some precincts more votes were cast than there were registered roters." 2 'Bad 7 Boys Run Away; Cause Crash EVANSVBLLE, Ind. (AP) — "Like boys do, we decided to run away," was the explanation given by two Evansville tots for their adventuresome trip that caused hours of anxiety for their parents and resulted in a collision of two freight trains. Sunday morning before the parents got out of bed, the boys, age 9 and 7, left home. A note | That was six more said they had been bad and were DATING — Tournament of Roses Queen Pamela Elaine Prather and quarterback Randy Duncan of the Iowa Hawwkeyes, share their first date together at the Moulin Rouge in Hollywood Sunday night. Iowa will face the California Bears in the New Year's Day Rose Bowl game in Pasadena. (AP Photofax) FEWER THAN ESTIMATE Skirmishes Reported in Santa Clara Central Cuban City Is Threatened by Rebel Encirclement By WILLIAM L. RYAN HAVANA, Cuba (AP)-Heavy fighting broke out today between Cuban government and rebel forces inside and around Santa Clara, capital of Las Villas province, well-informed sources reported. The central Cuban city has been threatened by rebel encirclemnt. But a strong army drive was reported to be dislodging the rebels. Unconfirmed reports said an important rebel leader was killed, _ -^ Sweeping Money Reforms Begin in European Nations Stock Traders Are Confident of French Plan By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS rAP) — Stock traders showed confidence today in the government's program for a New Year's housecleaning of French economy. Gold and French stock issues steadied with slight* rises in the first session after the de- and Fidel Castro's rebel forces suffered heavy casualties. The army's offensive WQS said to be moving rapidly elsewhere in the province, One unconfirmed report Ernesto Guevara extreme left-j stock market profession . wing Argentine who is Castro's' a i a lieutenant in Las Villas, had been killed. valuation of the franc. Though ordinary folks received the news'of cheaper money, fewer subsidies, higher prices and in! creased taxes with a sense of said shock, optimism was reflected U. $. Road Blood-Bath Swells to Nearly 600 592 j persons were killed. It was the na- 93 j lion's worst record, on an hourly 96 j basis, a .death every eight min- 781 lutes. In the record toll of the j Both the government and Cas; tro's rebels pushed for some sort pf decisive victory within the coming -week before the grinding sa- son begins at sugar mills. Sugar I is the backbone of Cuba's econ- i omy. I The United States has embargoed shipment of arms to the Cuban government in an attempt to remain neutral. As a result, Washington has been accused by the Cuban officials of helping the rebels, since a steady flow of RESS Christmas period in 1957 the ap- arms is smuggled to Castro from swelled j proximate average traffic death rate was one death every minutes. Christmas weekend to nearly 600. There were several multiple .. „ ,„ „ ^ , .. — _ __,„._- ......„.£»>, i*iiatO| MIC KvV Cl IHIlCllb V Tragic as it was, the number I death accidents during the long that it would make all-out the United States. Adjust Automatically French values went up by only 3 to 5 per cent and foreign values which were expected to adjust automatically to the 17.55 per cent cut in the value of the franc, went down only 3 to 5 per cent Foreign currencies were trade< slightly under their new officia rate on the free market with the dollar quoted at 492 against its of ficial value of 493.706. At a news conference, Finano Minister Antoine Pinay spellec out higher prices for French con sumers. Foods Cost More Rice, chocolate, bread, pre Despite rebel attempts to have serves, macaroni and other food populated places declared open will cost more, he said, adding tc cities, the government warned of fatalities was fewer than the pre-holiday estimate of 620. holiday weekend. Eight died in two crashes Sunday, including four coun- Early in the long holiday, with ] young Milwaukee men in a smash- highway deaths occurring at a i up near Racine, Wis., and four terattacks on towns held or threatened by the rebels. A rebel exile organization inj Miami said the planes bombed m,uch faster pace than anticipated, | persons in a collision on icy pave-i an( j strafed cities although the it appeared the final count would iment in morning fog near Green be far greater than the estimate, i up, 111. Shocked by Toll • i Fire Takes Toll camped outside the cities. In Ne w York, another group of • T,. . , , „ . , , , But three-quarters ' through the Fires took a heavy toll, mclud- j , exiles reported Castro had broad- weekend the rate of deaths slowed , ing a rash of multiple death | cast an accusation that the D(h as motorists— apparently shocked | dwelling blazes. The worst single by the awesome toll the first three fire took the lives of a mother and days—exerted greater caution. eight of her children in a farm- Safety experts had expressed i h °use near Auburn, Wash. The alarm at the slaughter on the high- record number of holiday fire ways from the start of the 102- death *. was lu "> the four-day hour holiday period at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve to late Saturday. They had feared if the pace continued, nearly seven killed per hour, the total would surpass the all-time record of 706 traffic Christmas period. This year's over-all accident death total compares with the record of 884 in- the four-day 1956 Christmas weekend. The over-all total' also compares deaths set in the four-day 1956| wi t» the 552 reported in an As! sociated Press survey for a non- Christmas weekend. The National Safety Council was i holiday test period from 6 p.m. hopeful that the toll would not ex- j Wednesday, Dec. 10, to midnight ceed its preholiday estimate of j Sunday, Dec. 14. Included in the 820. (survey, made for comparative The second worst holiday for j purposes, were 341 traffic deaths, traffic deaths was the three-day; 106 killed in fires and 105 deaths Christmas period in 1955 when 609 i in miscellaneous type accidents. , Weekend Deaths Give State Its Worst Mark By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'rose, was jailed on a complaint Seven persons died in traffic ac- signed by William Ellering, Mel minican Republic is "preparing an attack on Cuba" and 30 warplanes with Cuban markings are the already known price increase in tobacco, wine, milk, coal an rail fares. For the manufacturer and farm er, Pinay outlined the eliminatio or sharp trimming of subsidie that are intertwined through th French economy. These included some scheme remindful of the U.S. agriculture programs. No longer will Franc pay farmers to uproot their own apple trees to trim production Altogether, Pinay said" the new french budget stripped some .26 ready to fly in order to begin a;billion francs-545 million dollar general invasion of. the island." Provoke Intervention The exiles said the purpose of' —in subsidies from the previous year's figures. Medical Cuts the attack is to "provoke the in- Pinay announced detailed cut tervention of the Organization of in social security and medica American States or some interna- benefits. Pensions of war veteran CUBA who are not jobless, disabled o (Continued on Page 2) retired were trimmed sharply. cidents over the Christmas holiday weekend, making 1958 the bloodiest year ever on Minnesota highways. rose policeman. The complaint accused Schneider of criminal negligence and driving under the in- i fluence of intoxicating liquor. The weekend fatalities boosted i Carl V le Raml °' 37 - Canton - Minn the state's 1958 traffic toll to 691. -' was killed Sunday when his car That was six more than the • went out of control on icy Highway previous high set in 1957 and 13 52 and overturned east of Har- running away. About nine hours later a New York Central freight train crashed into a diesel engine and three freight cars on a siding at Day.^ whkh he was ridi struck light, a small community about | bridge there gnd overturned . The ! more than at this time a year ago. i mony, in southeastern Minnesota. | Mrs. Wesley Peck, 25, Bramerd, Melrose Man Dies ](ljed early Sunday of injuries suf- John Koska, 59, Melrose, Minn., {ered an nour earlier when she i was killed Sunday when the car was struck by a car as she crossed four miles from here. Two trainmen were injured. Minutes later the boys, whose names were not disclosed, were apprehended a short distance from the collision. The older boy told police his brother got a foot caught in a rail- driver, Joseph Schneider, 67, Mel- Short, Snappy Cold Stings State Sectors $1,000,000 FIRE — Firemen pour streams of water on Davidow Building in Scranton, Pa., business district as flames ruined 21 business establishments in pre-dawn fire today. Damage to the sprawling corner building approached $1,000,000. Three firemen were hurt. (AP Photofax) Hayfield Board Has Plan for Brownsdale Merger A merger of the Brownsdale and Hayfield school . districts is now being considered, though no official steps have yet been taken. Harold Hartson, chairman of the Brownsdale School Board, said today it tentative proposal made by the Hayfield board is under consideration. Brownsdale recently turned down a proposed merger with the Austin district by rejecting, at an election, a debt assumption propos al. Hartson said an informal meet ing was held at Hayfield Dec. 16 by the boards of Hayfield and Brownsdale, at which the uniting of the districts was discussed. The tentative proposal of t'he Hayfield board, he said, was as follows: Brownsdale Dist. 493 would ac- ed that the reason for this difference is the difference between the assessed valuation per pupil in the )emand Strong for Securities From England LONDON (AP)—A sttong worldwide demand for Brit- sh government securities eveloped today after week- nd announcements by 10 iVest European nations that oreigners holding their currencies may convert them nto any kind of money. Government leaders generally redicted the liberalizing of foreign exchange restrictions would encourage wider trade. Grasp Opportunity Investors grasped their first op- lortunlty, on the opening of the London Stock Exchange to demonstrate confidence In this state's securities. The freer pound, now convertible into dollars at official rates by all foreigners, stood up well to other currencies. '* It had sagged a little in the first hours of trading. r Freer convertibility of the major European currencies seemed to be off to a promising start. But some doubts were expressed — chiefly in France. There, with devaluation of the franc and an austerity budget, the country faced i more serious financial shakeup than other lands. But the French position was relieved somewhat by today's announcement it is receiving a 60- million-dollar loan from West Germany, and by reports that other European states may come to France's assistance. No Direct Benefits ;;' British businessmen, sorting out cept one-half of the proportionate two districts. share of the Hayfield debt of | Procedure for adoption of such $950,000 until. 1974, and its full a plan, would involve circulation share after 1974.. Brownsdnle would continue to carry its own present of a petition in the Brownsdale district. If it obtained signatures debt, which would be paid in 1974.' of 51 per cent of the resident The Brownsdale share of the Hayfield debt would be $7,100 a year until 1974, or 9.9 mills. But more school construction would freeholders, a hearing could be held before the Mower County Board of Commissioners. If ap the convertibility puzzle, were expecting no direct benefits but bl- tieved they will gain in the Mfe run because a freer pound should give them a bigger share of world trade. Until the change today, anyone who sold goods to Britain for pounds, for example, had to pay more than the official rate to con- proved by the commissioners, the vert these pounds into dollars, be necessary and it was estimat- i Brownsdale district could hold an ed the total levy would be 12.9 1 election on assumption of debt. If mills. j the proposal were approved at the If the two districts were joined, i Brownsdale election, the Hayfield with dissolution of the Browns- j School Board would have authori- dale district, Brownsdale would; ty to accept the Brownsdale dis- pay 29.6 mills for debt retirement trict without the necessity of a and Hayfield 22.5. It was explain- vote by the Hayfield district. UNITS FIRED TO CREW Gigantic Space Lab 500 Miles Above the Earth Being Planned WASHINGTON (AP) — A new clear power supply as it orbited;they were needed. Some 15 com- plan for a gigantic wheel in space around the earth. ; partments would go into the rim —intended as -a laboratory 5001 The basic rocket which would'of the wheel alone. miles above the earth—was pro- j boost the space station compart- posed today. Scientists from the Lockheed Crewmen would be able to re- Missile Systems Division of Sun- j nyvale, Calif., predicted that the i space art will be advanced enough | to do the job in about 10 years. ments into orbit would be a three- j turn to earth in a special re-entry stage gi#nt, according to the Lock-1 vehicle which would glide gradual West German marks or other currencies. As a result, such sellers tended to restrict their own foreign buying to counties which would accept pounds. Can Convert Beginning today, the foreign seller in Britain can take his pounds and convert them at the official rate into marks if he wants to buy in West Germany, dollars if he wants to go into the U.S, market or any other money be needs or want*. Businessmen mostly welcomed the change. There also was expectation of more buying in the United States since dollars would be easier to get. But until quotas on imports from America and Canada are increased or abandoned, the sellers on that side of the Atlantic can expect no marked increase in heed proposal. Recoverable ly into the earth's atmosphere and sales to Western Europe drop below the speed of sound The first stage would develop j some 25,000 feet above the earth, a million pounds of thrust and is At this stage the return vehicle Limited Convertibility The limited convertibility was announced Saturday by Britain, It would cost more than two bil-, to be designed to be recoverable. wou ld turn on a turbojet engine West Germany France, Italy, the lion dollars, they estimated. .'The second stage would add|and fly as a normal airplane un-1Netherlands, Belgium, Luxera- Assembled in Space |300,000 pounds of thrust, or some- road switch and he changed it to' get the foot loose. That caused < the moving freight to crash into' Rj , T ,, E ASSOC i A TEl) PRESS the one on the siding. Officials: A hit . and . run co!d snap stung said the switch was not locked. ' Minnesota and olner sections of; a P° lis - also wa * kllled in an acd ' The boys, who were frightened tne Northwest today. i dent involving a Great Northern ad "very sorry" about the train! „ , .. j a Brainerd street. j Lake Crystal Collision ! L. H. Torell, 72, Normandy, , Man., was killed and his wife and: J two other persons were injured in; I a collision near Lake Crystal, in i Blue Earth County, Saturday. j J. F. Brix, 58, St. Paul, died | Saturday when the panel truck he j was driving struck a Great North-' ern freight tram near Pennock, AGAINST NATIONAL Minn. ' Mrs. Robert A. King, 23, Minue- OFF AND RUNNING — Arthur Knapp, pressroom foreman, New York Daily News, checks first edition of paper early today as presses ran after end of 20-day strike of deliverymen which halted publication of nine city daily papers. Strike was costliest in New York's history. (AP Photofax) The wheel with five spokes; thing less than the total power of style by a mother airplane and would be assembled in space, with; the largest U.S. missile to dale, j brought in for a landing, ready-made units fired up to a the Atlas. The third stage would '. construction crew. ; lift the payload into orbit. In operation it would support a '• As soon as four of the sealed scientific crew of 10 men for six; self-sufficient compartments were months completely independent of blasted into orbit, the crew would earth supply. It would have a nu- • move in with a rocket designed til it was captured piggy-back; bcurg, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. It became effective this morning. train. A mail train Saturday struck i t-rash, were turned over to their 1 , Temperatures fell as tar as 12 • thj? cgr in whidj she and her hus _ parents. Fined Ot LaSt for BERLIN (AP) — West Berlin's Denazification Court today ordered Hitler's economics minister Walter Funk, to pay a fine of 10, ypp marks—$2,594—for his Nazi ac livities. The court said the fine wa equal to the value of the property -bank accounts—which Funk still Las in West Berlin. Funk has lived in Frankfurt, West Germany, since 1957 when ha was released from Spandau war crimes prison for health reasons. ; below zero at International Fall; and Bemidji. But tiie Weather Bureau predicted the cold would move eastward in a hurry' M ™" \~ '^ m a R 0 | e and be out of the area by Wedne,- Friday al a rural , aa - v - ' south oi Austin. Above n o r m a 1 temperatures band were riding in Kandiyohi. King was injured. a;l Albert Kreinbring, 75, Austin. collision Threat of 3rd Airline Strike Appears Near THE ASSOCIATED I'KKSS ;federal mediators plan to oiin I New Judges Are Appointed by Freeman i ST. PAUL (AP) — Two new municipal judges, in Winona and Hutchinson were appointed today by Gov. Freeman. S. D. J. Bruski was named municipal judge in Winona lo fill the vacancy created by the resignation of E. D. Libera. He takes office for assembly work and another designed to return to earth. Dubbed Aslrotug The assembly rocket is dubbed by Lockheed scientists th» Astro tug. Us job would be to cap«ire all ot the space laboratory compartments as they are fired aloft, and fit them together into the wheel-shaped space laboratory. The Lockheed proposal was presented by Saunders B. Kramer and Richard A. Byers beiore the fifth annual meeting oi the American Astronautical Society of the American Assn. for Advancement of Science. j an H The Astrotug would have to loin Hutchimun, John E. Kee. f » cate ' identif y and ea P tllre the - 3 was appointed municipal Judge to s P ace statlon compartments as were forecast for the next five days in Minnesota despite today's return oi wintry cold. The forecast was for niaxiniums of five degrees above the normal highs oi Strike Over; Patron Buys 7 of Papers NEW YORK iAP) One Yorkers The threat of a strike next a new proposed settlement of tne intersection' month against National Airlines dispute between Eastern and its loomed today as two other inajv r flight engineers. airlines remained grounded lj> The engineers quit work Nov. - - ., .„„..,,, labor disputes. M. protesting a company demand ™& M * Ehe llite W ' °- McNell - v ' The Air Line Ticket Aleuts that they qualify as jet pilots. Assn. said in Miami Sunday it was Machinists at Eastern went out Uov - Freeman also announced preparing to take a strike vote the same day, both in support of i-eappoimmem ol Dr. Austin G. En-, over discharge ol a National em- the engineers and for an improved gel ol Minneapolis as a member nf j LONDON (AP> — Soviet s,uli- ontract. They reached settlement flle Minnesota Board of Optome-! marines may be secretly cruising | .•ilh tht> rnmnanv fV,- 1J :inr! U'i • : in waters whnrp Allifri ornHf-rt iriU. He will assume his duties Jan. 1 Red Subs Believed in Allied Waters the _ . .... . LONDON (APi ; to 20 m the north and 28 m.tirst New Yorkers to grab his pi oye m New York last year. coi e south. morning paper today was Marvin A ulljon spo k fc iinan said il the with the company Dec. 14 aiu! "V j in waters where Allied guided mis. Temperatures dropped below Gottlieb, a government worker. vole favored the strike, H could . withdrew their pickets Sunday a'l Ht llvct> al - 419 Pu:i11 Ave - N -jsile tests are under way. it was as Patty begin early .next iuu\aii. ; er ofticial tabulation ol a vote U> Dr. Engel was named for the reported today. zero overnight in nv.u-h oi Noilu B.^U'iiders cheered Dakota and northern .\iumesota. 'Dorlinau, driver ol a New York One third oi the Highs of zero to north and 10 to coin accept the agreement. _ t __ D term ending in January, 1902. He Naval sources said Soviet scien- .) ; bove in the , Mirror delivery truck, dropped the mercial airliuers cuircntly stand But machinist union olticuls completed his second year us j lists are anxious to gel a look -it: in the south first bundles oi the Mirror to hit idle because oi strikes at Eastern have indicated their members will president oi the board, having j warheads from Allied missiles.; were expected for Minnesota to- ; the streets at a newsstand a 42nd Air Lines and American Airlines day- i Street and Park Avenue. j The New York Times said the A1KL1NES (Continued on Page 2> been originally appointed by Gov. Most of these are constructed to Freeman in 1956. float on falling into the tea. GRIDDERS AND PRINCCSS — Orange Bowl Princes Carol Baldwin was on the welcoming committee Sun* day at Miami when the Syracuse football team arrived, for the New Year's Day game with Oklahoma. Before,* the welcoming ceremonies were over the pretty prin-* cess found herself in the arms of Tackle Ron Luci«ngr (left) «nd Guard Al Benecick. (AP Photoft*) '* /

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