The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 30, 1958 · Page 1
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Tuesday, December 30, 1958
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The Weather Mostly fair and somewhat worm- *r tomgm; partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday: hlflh today 22-32; low tonight 12-18. AUSTIN DAILY HERALD VOL. CXXXV 153 AUSTIN, MINN., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30,1958 ONE-THIRD AIRLINERS GROUNDED Mediation Board Tries to Settle Air Disputes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Federal Mediation Board tries today to settle labor disputes at three major airlines, two of them grounded by strikes and the third threatened with a walkout. The two strikes—at Eastern Air Lines and American Airlines — kept a third of the nation's airliners on the ground as the New Year holiday travel rush neared. In developments Monday: The board assigned a mediator to the strike-threatening dispute between National Air Lines and the Air Line Ticket Agents Assn. N.W. Moves Into Jet Age With Contracts ST. PAUL (AP) - Northwest Orient Airlines is moving into the jet age with 67 million dollars worth of new airplanes. President Donald Nyrop said Monday night the firm has contracted for five pure-jet Douglas DC-8s with options on four more and 10 prop-jet Lockheed Elec- tras, plus options on two more. Entail $83,500,000 Nyrop said the deal will entail !$fl3,500,000 of new financing, including the retirement of $34,250,000 in bank loans. NWA also will trade in 14 of its propeller-driven ships, 5 DC-7s and 9 Boeing Strato- cruisers, for credits of $10,231,000. The DC-8s, equipped to carry from 118 to 176 passengers, will fly the 4,809-mile Seattle.Tokyo route in 10 hours, 15 minutes westbound as compared with 19 hours required by the DC-7s. Eastbound, the flight will be scheduled for 8 hours, 10 minutes. The ships also will fly from Seattle to New York nonstop in 4% hours compared with the present 7 hours, 40 minutes. Especially Adapted Nyrop explained that both new types of planes were being espe rially adapted to NWA needs"by the manufacturers, with empha .sis on range-extending features. The first Electras are expected to be delivered next July 1 with the initial DC-8 expected early in i960. Nyrop said the trade-in planes represent about 25 per cent of the line's piston ships. County Loses Cosh Sending Tax Bill DETROIT (AP)-Wayne County loses money every time it bills Boleslaw Gawel. His house is assessed at $2,010. But Gawel gets a $2,000 soldier's homestead tax exemption, and the tax on the remaining $10 is only 7 cents. Officials say it costs 50 cents to send <t bill for the 7 cents. over dismissal of a ticket agent in New York last month. Deadlock Tightens The lengthy deadlock at Eastern tightened when the striking flight engineers turned down recommendations of federal mediator Warren Lane for ending the walkout. Officials of the Air Lines Pilots Assn. in Chicago studied clarification they requested on a government-proposed settlement of the strike by American Airlines pilots. In Miami, Pat Cain, union representative for national's ticket agents, welcomes the federal mediation efforts. "We want to exhaust all available conference means to solve our differences," he said. Preparing Vote The union is preparing a strike vote over the firing of the agent, and with a prostrike result could call out its members next month. National said the agents are bound by a contract which does not include the matter as a legal strike issue. The nature of Lane's proposals to end the engineers' strike at Eastern was not disclosed. Lane, who has been meeting separately! SINGLE COPY —'7* 16 Pages Barb (or Today Comes now the Mason for plum pudding, the proof of which 16 net in the eating, bat bow you sleep that nfght. Insurgents Garry War to Havana TAKE cated an unwillingness to continue that arrangement. But no new meetings were immediately scheduled. Proposals Not Enough Jack Robertson, president of the Flight Engineers Eastern Air Lines chapt-T, said the proposals were "not enough for a settlement, but nevertheless some progress." An EAL spokesman said the company had not considered Lane's proposals since the union rejected them 'first. Maloney, 10-months- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl WITH DIRKSEN Maloney, 1402 Riverside Dr., is ready to "take a shot" at the New Year. His cue is poised and what he wants to say is: "Happy New Year!" Cooper to Head GOP Liberal Slate Woman Leaps to Death; Kills a Pedestrian WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican liberals agreed today to back a slate headed by Sen. John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky for the party leadership in the Senate. In a 2Vz-hour meeting, eight GOP insurgent senators agreed LOS ANGELES (AP)-A worn- a [ s ° l ° support Sen. Thomas Ku- icnel of California for whip, or as- The engineers struck Nov. 24 ' an leaping l ° her death fr ° m Distant leader. «« oTa pede^ian;also kUHng lum. i W ' n>t Contesl *«**<* in the suicide plunge! *"" 61 "7 7, . «, . T . : o! 7 the re - election of over wages and working condi-j tions and in protest against a company proposal requiring them to qualify as pilots for assignment to jet planes. Already Accepted American Airlines, stnick by pilots Dec. 20. has already accepted the proposal the ALPA is considering. The pilots went out for more pay, a reduction in monthly working hours from 85 to 75 for jet crewmen, and compensation for hours they are on duty or away from home but not drawing flying pay. The settlement was proposed!ing out of business sales may soon last week by Leverett Edwards, be scarce in this city. Killed Monday was Mrs. Louise Stark, 41, who was despondent because her husband had received a jail sentence. She fell on a crowded downtown sidewalk, crumpling Victor Angel, 44, a deaf-mute flower seller, beneath her. He died shortly afterward in a hospital. City Fathers Insist Stores Play Square The group decided not to contest Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire as chairman of the GOP Policy Committee and of Sen. Leverettt Saltonstall of Massachusetts as chairman of the Conference of all GOP Senators. leader in the new Congress opening Jan. 7. Pirksen, now the party whip, generally is expected to be chosen to take over the leadership post vacated by Sen. William F. Knowland of California. Choice of all the officials will be made at a caucus. In their drive for representation in the leadership, the liberals seemed likely to collide with geographical tradition unless they put Kuchel forward as their candidate for either the floor leadership or WHERE SHIP BROKE UP— Cross locates approximate point, about 10 miles off Ocean City, Md., where the Liberian - registered tanker African Queen broke in half in shallow water. The 13,300-ton ship, bound from Columbia, S. C, to Pauls- The decision by the eight senators 1 , all of whom have listed themselves in the past as staunch supporters of President Eisenhower, will put Cooper into competi FALL RIVER, Mass. Wl - Go- tion with Sen< Eve r e " Dirksen of Illinois for the post of party floor chairman of the National Mediation Board in Washington. The ALPA asked for clarification on some points and receivd it Monday in writing from Edwards. Th union says the pilots' old pay scale of $400 to $1,602 a month was below that of other lines. American claims under the new proposals, its pilots will be the highest paid in the industry. They have reached tentative agreement on a new top of $2,334 monthly. The City Council voted down a jewelry store's petition to hold such a sale because it thinks too manv stores neglect to go out of business after the sale. Olympic' Champion, Tennis Star Engaged LONDON (AP) - British Olympic champion Chris Brasher and tennis star Shirley Bloomer announced their engagement Monday. BUT VOICE WILL DIE Satellite Expected in Orbit Twice as Long WASHINGTON (AP) - America's Atlas satellite is expected to stay in orbit more than twice as long as the 20 days first predicted. But the radio voice which relayed President Eisenhower's recorded message of peace and good will to the world is expected to die within the next 10 days. Until Feb. 1 The Defense Department now says the 8,000-pound Atlas may continue to orbit until about Feb. 1. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Cambridge, Mass., boro, N. J., with a cargo of jsays most watchers in the United crude oil, was reported aground in two pieces. (AP Wirephoto Map) States should be able to see the Atlas during the next few das. Smithsonian Moonwatch teams have estimated the Atlas has a brightness ranging up to the brightest star in the heavens, depending on distance. In Florida Only Wednesday morning's first passage over the United States at 5:09 a.m., EST, should be visible in Florida only. The second, at 6:47 a.m., EST, cuts across Central America and should be visi- bl ein an area from southwest Texas to the Great Lakes and western New York state to western Florida. Wednesday's final passage over the Pacific at 8:26 a.m., EST, should be visible from the mid- California coast to North Dakota and down to New Mexico. Copters Start Airlift From Tanker Broken in Halt Off Maryland Shore OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP)— An ml tanker split in two off this Maryland Atlantic summer resort today. A fleet of helicopters lifted the crew to shore in a spectacular rescue. Thirty-eight of the 40-man crew were brought ashore by helicopter. The captain and mate, last two to be taken off the wreck, were picked up by a Coast Guard boat. The crewmen—Liberiau, German and Scandanavian — smiled broadly and shook the hands of Coast Guardsmen «s they were put down at the Coast Guard station here. There was no immediate official explanation of what caused vessel to breakup. cargo of crude oil. She radioed about dawn that she was breaking in half. At 8 a.m., she sent an Both sections of the ship were the SOS. The African Queen, 590 feet long and 13,800 tons, was built in 1955 grounded in shallow water about I Sne is owned by African Enter- five miles off shore. They were in| prises> Ltd - and registered in Lino danger of submerging. iberia. Kia Danielsen of Norway is 1 captain. the whip's-job. The whip is as- stant leader. With Bridges and Saltonstall seemingly certain of retaining their assignments, New England already has top-heavy representation in the lineup. The choice of Aiken would accent this situation. Cooper is from a border state but his election and the rejection of Dirksen would leave the Middle West, and the Far West — areas which Democrats are wooing ardenly — unrepresented in Town Across Bay Is Rocked by Huge Blast HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — ; Rebels carried their war of sabotage to the Havana area today as an explosive accompaniment to the battle of Santa Clara in central Cuba. A heavy blast rocked the ,own of Guanabacoa, across Havana Bay, just before dawn and awakened thousands of people in this capital, 10 miles away. This was reported to have resulted from firing of a Cuban arms company warehouse, exploding stores of dynamite. There were rumors that seven soldiers on guard duty there died in the explosion. Rebel sympathizers were loudly proclaiming the victory was theirs. Government sources were quietly confident that the rebels would be defeated in Santa Clra and anywhere else where they chose open battle with President Ful- Holiday Death Toll Is 594 CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's final traffic death toll during the four-day Christmas holiday was 594. A pre-holiday estimate of 620 had been made by the National Safety Counoil. The toll compared with 341 deaths counted during a recent 102-hour nonholiday period and to the record high of 706 for the four- day Christmas holiday weekend in 1956. In addition to the auto fatalities, 93 persons died in fires and 97 in miscellaneous accidents for an overall total of 784. The record overall total is 884, also set in the Christmas period of 1956. California led the country in the number of traffic victims with 61. TASTE OF ECONOMIC FORCE 1 Teamsters Plan to Picket N. Y. Police Stations in Union Drive NEW YORK (AP)-The Teamsters Union intends to picket city police headquarters, starting Jan. 12,- in a drive to organize the police into the union. Henry Feinstein, a Teamsters official, said the picketing would be extended to all police installations, including 80 precinct stations in the city. Feinstein said the picketing is aimed at Police Commissioner Stephen P. Kennedy, who opposes unionzation of the police. "We are going to give the commissioner a taste of the economic force and pressure of the Teamster Union," Feinstein said. "His threat to fire policemen for joining the Teamster Union makes him unfair to our union and to all of organized labor." National Campaign Feinstein is leading a nationwide campaign to bring all policemen, firemen and other state, county and municipal workers into the union. The drive was announced last month by Teamsters President James R. Hoffa. Feinstein said the threatened 40-man picket line would remain outside police headquarters for an indefinite period. Other picket lines will go up outside police depots and supply Stations, Feinstein said, in an ef fort to cut off deliveries of fuel and other items. Spread All Over Feinstein said the picketing eventually will be spread to al police installations, including precinct stations. Feinstein, president of Teamsters Local 237, said the picket lines will be honored by Teamster truckers. The demonstration will continue "until something breaks," he added. gencio Batista's troops. Round the Clock Watch Btista kept a round-the-clock watch on all war sectors. He divided his time between his offices in nearby Camp Columbia and the heavily fortified presidential palace in th heart of Havana. Sharp fighting continued in easternmost Oriente Province, the birthplace of Castro's rebel movement. Rebels skirmished with gov> ernment troops in the outskirts of heavily defended Santiago. Castro Directs Castro was directing operations in Oriente. He left the fight for Santa Clara in the hands of a leftist Argentine lieutenant, medical doctor Ernesto Guevara, A report that Guevara had been killed remained unconfirmed. • The government used bombers, tanks, armored cars and artillery to support troops fighting from house to house against outnumbered infantrymen of rebel leader Fidel Castro. Government sources claimed rebels were being dislodged from key positions. Thousands Flee Thousands of civilians fled Santa Clara, capital of the rich cen tral farming province of Las Villas. The city of 150,000 persons is 160 miles east of Havana. The rebels claimed control o! several other towns in the heart of Las Villas province and much of the countryside. Governmenl sources denied loss of the towns If the rebels win Las Villas government forces fighting rebels farther east would be cut off by land from Havana. Such a rebel victory might also touch off fur ther uprising against Batista. It also would cut the government off from its main source of income, the sugar cane crop scheduled for harvesting soon in eastern Cuba. Try Capture The main rebel forces continued trying to capture Santiago, capital of easternmost Oriente province and one of the few government strongpoints left in Oriente. Cam- aguey province, between Oriente and Las Villas, has been the scene of scattered rebel raids. The rebels said their forces were in position to attack Santiago itself after taking 14 towns in Oriente. The port city, Cuba's second largest, is defended by 10.000 to 12,000 troops. Castro is be- Hey, C'mon Fellows, Take It Easy!" Firemen Cut Toy Off Boy's Little Finger "1 Wasn't Really Scared At All!" Weather Official U. S. Readings from THE HERAID Weather Site ou Roof of Fire Station: High previous 24 hours — 41. Low previous 24 hours — -4. Reading at 8:30 a.m. — -2. General weather — Clear. Temperatures Recorded at THE HERALD Building: MONDAY IP.M. . . 211 7 P. M: 2 P. M. . . 21 I 8 P. M. 3 P. M. . . 20 i 9 P. M. 4 P. M. . . 18 | 10 P. M. 5 P. M. . , J7 i U P. M. 6 P. M. . . 15 I 12 P. M. TUESDAY 1 A. M. . . 7 | 7 A. M. 2 A. M. . . 7 | 8 A. M. 3 A. M. . . 6 ! 9 A. M. 4 A. M 5 ! 10 A. M. 5 A. M 4 ! 11 A. M. C A. M 4 1 12 Noon Ever since Christmas day, 4- year-old David Loeding has been eying that hole in the cover of his toy kaleidoscope. His thumb, index, middle and ring fingers were too big but at 3:30 p.m. Mofiflay his little finger on his left hand fit "just per- feet". — too perfectly since he couldn't get it out! David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wentzel, 310 Taylor, Mapleview, squirmed and pulled but still the finger stuck and the more he squirmed the more it bled. Mom wasn't any help and she finally called Austin police who referred her to the Fire Dept. The boy let out a little whimper when his mother carried him into the fire station and gasped when he saw the wire cutters. Fire Chief John Tobar thrust.* chocolate covered ice cream bar into the boy's hand and that stayed tears for a time but David didn't eat — he was busy watching the delicate cutting. ' Fire Capt. Earl (Scotty) Blowers held his head while Lt. Paul Elward assured him that it was- 9;n't going to bother him. Fireman III Barney Wangen said he was a I mighty big boy while Leo Hum- 5 iinei cut the tin cover around the fi 13 18 21 i bandaged it. David sat down, 2U content, and ate his ice cream. boy's finger. It came off. Firemen put some ointment on the little finger and 4 Dead, Many Stranded as Storm Whips South ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. (AP)—|cari area readied a depth of sev- Roadblocks swung open in the en Texas Panhandle and New Mexico lieved trying to make it his capi-' toda >'. allowing thousands of mo- Some 2,230 tourists were stranded in that town of 9,400 overnight. Motels and hotels were jammed, tal and proclaim a provisional torists to start inching slowly .but few tourists took advantage government headed by Dr. Man- down icy roads between mountain- j O f the emergency opening of the uel Urrutia, who as a judge once.ous drifts. JTucumcari Armory and the offer- freed the rebel leader. j The aftermath of the unexpeet-1 ing of free cots to shelterless fatn- Keport Couflidiiig ed storm which lashed the Texas-, ilies. A few stayed in private Reports from Santa Clara were;New Mexico high plains and parts'homes. conflicting. Regular rail, road, I of the Rocky Mountain states Itftj State police said all New Mexi- telephone and telegraph lines to | four dead, hundreds of minor ac-' co highways were open, but travel the city — normally an important' cidents, and thousands of strand-j was dangerous and discouraged, communications center — have! ed tourists, many of them Hose En Route (o Bowl been cut for almost a week. Bowl-bound. Four hundred of those stranded Three rebel columns, possibly Electricity Restored ' at Tucuincuri were en route to totaling 3,000 or more men,, Power coinpanies lale Mondav j Uw Rose Bowl game'in California pushed into the city alter encir-; night colnp i eled restoration oV Albuquerque residents unused cling it and were trying to link! electricity to the 30,000 of the to snow «> «»y amount let alone up. The bearded rebels were; city ' s uy , (X)0 fainiUes> who we , e the record fall, unpromed to get armed with hand weapons rang-i wilhout power for van , n . iudv abng without power Those with ina from machine enns t.n Univps Lr..,_ t _ ,- ..".,. ... ,, , , electric stoves were kept supplied with hot coffee and other hot food by neighbors with gas stoves or pressurized camping stoves. Since The helicopter! sent out by the ( The Coast Guard sent surface Coast Guard, Navy and Marines | sh ip s from Ocean C ity could carry only two or three at a . Mayi N . j ^ Elizabet ' h time. iN. C., to the wrecked tanker. Heli- The African Queeu wa^ on its i copters whirred to it from Brookway to Paulsboro, N. J., from Co-jlyn, N. Y., Chincoteague, Va., and lombia, South America, with •, Quantico, Va. CAL BEATS THE DRUMS FOR IOWA— University of California football players move in on the Iowa Hawkeyes' Scottish Highlanders marching group, beating the drum of their Rose Bowl rival as they met at the Moulin Rouge night club Monday night. The California grid squad and the Highlander girls were guests of the club for the evening. Front row, left to right: Mary Christensen, Pete Domoto, Don Piestrup, Grover Garvin, Terry Jones, Bill Patton, Maribeth Garvy and Mary Malloy. Back row: Margaret Osborn, Colleen Singley, Margie Ladd, Judy Croft, Judy Gardner and Sue Seymour. (AP Photofax). ing from machine guns to knives. ] a f ter an U to 15 Government planes bombed a i blanketed the city soft drink bottling plant where; ,„, .. „ Weull ,... rebels holed up. One rebel report ™ Vroadf ui claimed capture of the University i Paj ,i, awdle of Santa Clara, three miles outside of Santa Clara. j Bombers reportedly also at| tacked Fomento, South of Santa j Clara, and Cruces, just west of jthe provincial cupital, indicating 1 rebels held both town. Government ultidals remained inch fall had ™ the Iexuii most of New Mexico's cities are (Continued on Page New Mexico were heated by natural gas n(J heatulg open but icy this morning. That pro blems were reported, was the area hardest hit by the Pluwg Clear Are» Ktonn - i Snow plows had cleared mot,t 11 lufhe* of Suuw oi the heavy tall from rural areas, I Tucumcari, in extreme north- but both city and country road* eastern New Mexico, had 11 inch- : remained icy. es on the ground tais morning. ! Schools closed in much of worth ,aud 25 inches fell at Conchas Dam ;eastern New Mexico. Quay Couii- 130 miles to the north. Drifts along j ty schools remained closed foe the ;U. S. Highway Wi in the Tucuui- i setoud day.

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