The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 30, 1958 · Page 8
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 8

Austin, Minnesota
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Tuesday, December 30, 1958
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SAVING WHAT THEY CAN — Neighbors carry furniture, appliances, dishes,' Traffic Hits Old and Young Alike in 1958 A 4-yeaf-old boy crossing the street, thine cars leaving the high^ay, a truck-train crash and a two-car colHsJon only days ago cauaed six Mowef County traffic fatalities In 1958. This is less than half the 18 deaths recorded in 1957 and equaled the six deaths in 1956. In the last six years, 60 traffic fatalities have been recorded iff Mower County, eight in 1855; seven in 1954, 12 in 1953 and six again in 1952. » Fatality In Austin Austin in September recorded its first fatality in two years with the death o( Nicholas Wagner, 4, 1815 E. Water. He ran in front of a car Sept. 12 near his home. The other deaths: PERRY RONALD BYERS, 19, Minneapolis, killed May 16, when a car he was driving left the road about 15 miles northeast of Austin on a Dexter township road. LOWEU, FRETTY, 23, 1000 E. Brownsdale, June 21, killed when a car left the road about six miles south of Austin on Highway 105. STANLEY HENRY POTTRATZ, 33, 212 Clinton, Mapleview, Aug. 21, killed when his semi-trailer truck hit a Great Western freight train east of Lansing on County Road 2. JAMES FREDERICK RYAN, 55, Mason City and formerly of Austin, killed Aug. 24 when his car hit' a Milwaukee Road viaduct abutment three miles west of Grand Meadow on Highway 16. ALBERT KREINBR1NG, 75, 1414 Dunlap, Friday, the day after mforced concrete and "I beams. A $15,000 grading and surfacing job will be let later by the Mower County Board. 'Oldest 1 Minnesotan Is 94 Years Old STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. R. J. Coffeen, believed to be the oldest Minnesotan to serve in World War I and one of the. oldest veterans in the nation, is observing his 94th birthday today. Dr. Coffeen was 54 when he entered -military service in World War I as a veterinarian. He is a former mayor of Stillwater and for many years was Christmas, was thrown from his car in a two-car crash a half mile south of Austin on South River street. Mostly Over Weekends Five of the six fatalities were over a weekend, the other was on a Thursday and 'there were none on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. There were three on a Friday, one Sunday and one on a Saturday. Only one inquest was held this year, compared with six in 1957. An inquest is not a trial but rather an inquiry to determine the facts. At this year's inquest Kneal Hinders was ruled criminally negligent in District Court and sentenced up to five years in the St. Cloud Reformatory. One Day Left to Apply for Korean Bonus Only one day regains fop Korean War veterans to file for the Minnesota bonus. Although the past week found more veterans filing than have lied in the past few months, about 2,000 still have not filed, accord- ng to Mower County Veterans Service Officer Frank Dunsmore. Any person who served in the Armed Forces for at least do days letween June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1953 is eligible for the bonus. Veterans entitled to the Korean service medal will receive $15 per anything that can be saved, from the Francis Jacobson home. Work Started on New Bridge Work on a new bridge across the Cedar River on CSAR 28 one mile south of Austin got under way today by the G. H. Griffith Construction Co., Caledonia. The bridge is 800 feet north of the old bridge which will be eliminated after completion and grading of the new structure. The $75,000 structure wtfll be a three span 184-foot crossing of re- secretary of the Minnesota Veterinary board. State 6-County Workers to Attend Mentally Retarded Institute An institute for persons in nine southern Minnesota counties who work with the mentally retarded will be held next Tuesday at the Elks clubrooms, according to Harold Mickelson, executive secretary of the Mower County Welfare Board. In the State Dept. of Public t Teenage Hunters Turn in House fire Alarm Three teenage hunters discovered a fire racing through the rafters of a rural Austin house where no one was home Monday afternoon and sounded the alarm which saved it from complete destruction. The fire was at the Francis Jacobson home, Highway 16-E, across from County Club Addition. "There was smoke around the whole house," David Wehner, 16, exclaimed. "The doors were locked so we went to the Skelly Tavern (about three houses west) and called firemen." With Wehner were Gary Stephani, 15, Austin Rt. 5, and Sam Hoag, 14, 1406 S. River. The trio ware riding west on Highway 16,with Wehner's mother, Mrs. Edward Wehner, driving the car. Broke Glass in Door "We came' back to the house then and a man broke the glass to get the door open and we looked to see if anyone was in the house," Wehner continued. "Then someone said to close the door to stop tjhe draft." Mrs. Jacobson was at work in Austin, one daughter, Karen, a jun ior in high school, was visiting a friend in Austin, another daughter, Arlene hadn't returned from work. Jacobson also was in Austin. The fire started in the floor of second floor, Fireman Norm Bridely said. It spread through ;he walls ' into the roof rafters, burning the paper insulation. The two bedrooms ware gutted and all the family's clothing was burned, scorched or water soaked. "All I saved is what I have on," Mrs. Jacobson said "a n d my winter coat, which was hang- ng downstairs." Carry Out Furniture Neighbors entered the burning house to take the furniture, and appliances out of the main floor. Some of the furniture was damaged by smoke and water. The furniture, dishes and food saved from the house were stored in a small house at the rear of the Jacobson building. "What about my watch?" Mrs Jacobson asked as neighbors brought items from the house. "Here it is," a neighbor said "I just grabbed a lot of things and the watch was among them.' The Jacobsons purchased the building last summer and remodel ed it into a home 1 . Originally i CLAIM LETTER An informal claim letter signed by the applicant may be filed in lieu of formal application for the Minnesota Korean bonus, Mower County Service Officer Frank Dunsmore said today. These letters must be postmarked before midnight Wednesday and addressed to Lyle E. Kinvig, Commissioner of Veteran Affairs, Korean Bonus Division, Veterans Service Bldg., St. Paul 1, Minn. . A formal application with certified • copy of discharge should follow the informal claim at the earliest possible date. Dunsmore has made up copies of informal claims ready for signatures. Eligible may go to Dunsmore's office and sign.the form letter or send one themselves. Formal applications must be Veterans Ser- secured at the vice Office. month for each month of overseas service and $7.50 for each month HUGH PLUNKETT JR. DATES TO 11TH CENTURY Plunkett Awaits Malta Insignia HERALD TUES., DEC. 30, 1958 PAGf* Healy Resigns; Rotary Secretary 13 Years As a Knight of Malta, Hugh Plunkett Jr., is a member of reputedly the oldest order of knighthood in the world — he's the only member of the order in southern ance. The ancient insignia, the familiar Maltese Cross, stands for the four Cardinal virtues, — justice, ; "Vj" prudence, fortitude and temper George R. Healy, Austin Rotarian, took his club's attendance for the last time Monday as President M. T. Nilan announced the secretary had submitted his resignation to the board of directors, effective Jan. 1. Healy had ser/ ed as secretary since 1945. Preceding him as secretary had been E. Ray Cory for a number of years. Jack Bell will assume the duties of secretary with the next regular meeting, Jan. 5. Hoaly "We prepare for a wartime climate presumably under attack from Russia," was the short explanation of the goal of Minnesota Civil Defense given by Richard T. Anglim, St. Paul, commander of Support Unit ,No. 1, in Minne- Minnesota, is one of less than five in Minnesota and 500 throughout the United States. Its headquarters today is r ° nt "™ S n Must Be Prepared i a new brandi was established in His appointment to the order j the United States at the request of was announced last week and he] Pope Pious XII. Pope Pius was will receive his insignia Jan. 19 ! a member of the order. Civil Defense doesn't say the"re will be a war, Amglim said, it must be prepared for the one possibility, among many of an all- out war. Primary responsibility of t h e Minnesota unit is to administer from Francis Cardinal Spellman I They're still very active — men ^ e evacuation of five target areas spiritual head of the order in • wearing red arm bands with eight - n the state. The 1,200,000 persons the United States, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. The Knights of Mz-.lta is an inde- cornered white crosses, the Malt ese cross are busy helping refugees slip through the Iron Curtain pendent organhation with no con-'— and they Irequent runs nection with the Knights of Columbus. Plunkett is a former head of the Fourth Degree Knights of Started In llth Century Started in the 11 Century care for pilgrims to the Holy Land, the order was forced into wander- - , . , . ; VI b41V, *.' WU1 Ifil .LSCK1 CC A of domestic service with a maxi- j Co lumbus in Minnesota, mum sum of $400 payable. All other veterans will receive $7.50 for each month of service with a maximum payment of $200. Application forms and help in filling them out is available at Dunsmore's office at the Mower County Courthouse until 4:30 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dunsmore emphasized that applications sent to the State Department of Veterans Affairs with was a garage and at various.times j postmarks after midnight Wednes . it was used for a store, cafe and dwelling. No official damage estimate has been made, but one observer said total loss may reach $5,000. ing address by Mickelson and the j following lectures: The State Prc-| gram for the- Retarded by Miss Mildred Thompson, supervisor section for mentally deficient and epileptic for the state department "Behavior Patterns of the Custodial, Trainable and Educabje Groups of Mentally Retarded" by Welfare-sponsored institute will be]Dr. Howard Davis, supervisor of Mower, Blue Earth, Faribault, • bureau of psychological services Fr-eborn, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele, Scott and Wascca. The program includes a welcom- 2 Minor Collisions at City Intersections Two minor collisions were reported Monday by police today. 12:30 p.m. Water near Franklin, Chris Hauge, 607 My¥tle, $45; Mary C. Mallinger, 609 Euclid, 530. 5:20 p.m. River and Winona, John A. Herfendal, Albert Lea, $75; Darlene R. Ashley, 807 S. Prospect, $125. Youths Escape After Prying Open Hasp Three youths who pried open a hasp at the Hamms warehouse about 8 p.m. Monday got nothing for their trouble. The three were spotted outside and police were called, but the culprits had fled. They had broken into a section containing empty bottles. Police are investigating. of the state department; "The Meaning of Guardianship and the rUse of Social "History" by Miss Thompson. Other staff members at the institute will be Julian Asp, field representative for the state Donald F. Fisher, executive secretary Waseca County Welfare Board; Mickelson; pauline NcNamara, case consultant for the state; Gerda Paul, Blue Earth County welfare case worker; J. Lucille Poor, community social service consultant on mental health for the state and Francis Stevens, child care supervisr of the Owatonna State School. Youth Group Holds Roller Skating Pprty RICEVILLE, Iowa — A rolle skating party was held at Osag Monday by the United Christia Youth Fellowship of Riceville. Member churches are First Con gregational, Baptist, Free Metho dist and Methodist. We wish to thank oil thoM who ouiitcd us during the rocont Grand Hotel fire, when our itort wot ruined and only tho quick and kindly old of tho "good Samari- tant" onobled HI to salvage any tangible •mount of merchandise. We greatly appreciate the help given us by Raymond Bowert of Raymond's Children Apparel; Donald Beckman of the Paramount theatre; Ken Soderberg of KAUS, and the Ashton Moving fir Transfer Service who by prompt work got our saved merchandise to our residence, the only available place we had to place it. We will be moving into • new location soon as possible, end meanwhile we will serve customers at o.ur residence, 1625 East Oakland. Because of space limitations it is imperative that I reduce stock at one* and therefore I am sacrificing on every piece of merchandise. For you girls who would like some very nice clothes ior the New Year holiday events you CM Had beautiful dresses here at fantastically reduced price*. —MRS. DONNA RICHARDSON. Donna-Lynn Maternity Shop 1625 I. Oakland HE 7-9777 Doughertys Will Visit Son in El Salvador , Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dougherty, 1004 N. Sixth, will spend a primitive winter vacation in a small El Salvadorian village where their son, Knowles, is a developmental adviser. They will leave Friday for Cito del Ino, a village started by the government in an attempt to raise the standard of living by making the people self-sufficient. Knowles is a volunteer staff member of the American Friends Service Committee which assist the El Salvador government in setting up the program. Fly From Brownsville The Doughertys will drive to Brownsville, Texas, and fly from there to Central America. Their visit coincides with the completion of Knowles 1 work there and his transfer to Mexico. After spending some time in Cito del Ino, Mr. and Mrs. Dougherty and Knowles will take public transportation to Mexico. Knowles' assignment there will be with Mexican villagers on community sanitation and water supply problems. The Friends have a well drilling rig in Mexico and part of his job will be selling this service to the natives. Working 2Vii Years Knowles has been working with 1 be gone about one month. Anderson Starts 22nd Year as Masonic Lodge Secretary KNOWLES DOUGHERTY economic subsistence groups for 2li years. The 75 families in Cito del Ino, which was a new village established with UNESCO advice and aid, have doubled their annual income with skills learned through the developmental aid program. After visiting Doughterys will in Mexico, the fly back to the border and drive home. They will Richard G. Anderson began his 22nd year as secretary for Austin Masonic Fidelity Lodge 39 when officers were installed Monday night at Masonic Hall. Robert McCoy, past master, was installing officer ^ „ and E. S. Wilcox, also a past master, was installing chaplain. Installed were Arthur Hessler, master; G o r don Hahn, senior warden; George Falconer, junior warden; William Pefc- e r s o n,treasurer and Anderson. Officers appointed were William Aultfather, senior deacon; Delbert to * Anderson Dr. Grise Reported Slightly Improved Dr. W. B. Grise, 000 S. Kenwood, remains critically ill today following a heart attack Monday morning, but is slightly improved. He was taken to the hospital about 9:55 a.m. Monday and given emergency oxygen by ambulance attendant*. Milton, junior deacon; Charles Spence, chaplain; Curtis McCoy, senior steward; Harold Finch, junior steward; Reuben Thompson, marshall and Frank Butler, tyler. Lunch was served by Everet Lunde, Robert Thatcher, McCoy and Finch. Boy Gored by Bull Token to Rochester Dale Hoium, 13, gored by a bull at Crestwood Farms Monday has serious injuries and Monday night was transferred to St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, for treatment of multiple fractures. The youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Houston, Highway 16-W., also suffered multiple bruises and cuts. Working with the Crestwood ! herdsman, James Skaar, he went i near the feeding pen and was rush! ed by the bull. GREASE FIRE ! Firemen were called to the home '. of Merle Peterson, 1903 S. Eighth, j about 7 p.m. Monday. Steaks in i an oven caused a small grease j firt. There wai no damage. ' day will be returned without processing. Tractor Left Outside, Shed Burns Down RICEVILLE, Iowa - "I'm lucky I still have the new tractor," Dwight Willey, Riceville area farmer said looking over the charred ruins of his machine shed and farm machinery. Willey had parked the new tractor by the barn, instead of putting it in the 36 x 40 - foot shed Monday night. The fire loss will reach at least $25,000, a neighbor said. Destroyed were a tractor, combine, corn picker, stalk chopper, end-gate seeder, spreader, a wagon load of feed, 2,000 feet of lumber and small tools. Besides the tractor, Willey still has an elevator, side rake and disc. The shed was a remodeled horse barn. The fire was discovered about 11:30 p.m., shortly after the Willeys had returned from a Christian Youth Fellowship skating party at Osage, attended by their children. Their daughter discovered the fire when she noticed the reflection of the flames on the walls of her room. "Daddy, what's the light?" she callec 1 out, Willey investigated and discovered the flames. Earlier he had dismissed a thumping sound outside as nothing serious. Four fire trucks from Osage and Riceville and 20 firemen fought the blaze for three hours. The heat became so intense that the corrugated metal roof plates popped off and fell into the ruins, Fire Chief Jack Ring said. Ring added it was fortunate that there was no wind, or the other buildings, all nearby, would have been destroyed too. Willey has partial insurance coverage. ing until finally it settled as sov- , *-" ul - cl - ereign ruler of the island of Mai- ' ta. During the crusades it took on a military character and the knights were both soldiers and nurses — taking care of the sick and taking up arms to repel the invading Saracens. Hoards of Saracens took over Jerusalem, however, with their overwhelming odds. The knights next moved to Acre and were sometimes referred to as the Knights of Acre, where they ! remained for 100 years before being forced off by their perennial enemies, the Saracens. Special Crusade With heavy losses of men and property, they once again regrouped after defeat and took part in a special crusade to wrest the Island of Rhodes from the Turks. The Knights of Malta conquered the island fortified it and repulsed several attempts by the Turks to regain it. The knights set up their own government on the is- „__ . land and were the sovereign rulers having their own laws, army, and own naval force. For more than 200 years, the knights defended the island but lost it to the Sultan of Turkey with his army of more than 200,000 men. Out of food and ammunition, the knights were forced to evacuate. After moving frorti place to place for seven or eight years, the order was granted the care of the Isle of Malta. Again the knights fortified and maintained a naval force to patrol the rockey coast — the order reversed itself In fact and instead of an army became one of the foremost naval powers of Europe. The knights lived in peace on Malta for almost 300 years — but again were ousted — this time by Napoleon who forced evacuation while he was enroute to invade Egypt. Settled in Rome Again the knights wandered, finally settling in Rome. In all their wanderings one of their first tasks in a new home was to set up a hospital and they became famous for their care of the infirm. Their hospital and charitable work throughout the years in fact was recognized when under the Geneva Convention the Cross of Malta was given the same recognition by belligerents in war that as is accorded the Red Cross. across the lines outwitting the Red border guards. ADVENTURE LEADER DIES ST. HELENA, Calif. •(AP)-Dr. Alvin W. Johnson, 63, former educational leader in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, died Saturday of cancer. He was born in Har- living within a 25-mile radius covering the Twin Cities area could be evacuated in 3& hours, the speaker said. Directed to Key Areas He quickly continued by saying that this speed would be preserved if people move immediately, taking nothing and filling cars at the rate of five each. Roads are already marked for evacuation and in addition, civil defense police would be on duty at all intersections. The evacuated persons wtfuld b* directed to such areas a* Auatfh, which should expect to take care of additional people equal to the normal population for food, nous* ing and clothing. After the evacuation is completed the problem becoines one of welfare for the public, Anglim said. Sudden devastation would bring death to one - third, medical care for one - third and one- third with minor injuries and little care. It is surprising to note, the speaker continued, that medical authorities have agreed that normal procedure will require caring for the least injured first as a part of preserving national welfare. 22 Different Services Some 22 different services must be met, including auxiliary police of which there should be four for every police officer. There would have to be radiological defense teams. Veterinarians would be given additional training so they could work along • side doctors. Nurses assistants and first a i d trained persons would be pressed into service. Each community will be responsible for three phases of activity, Anglim said. They will have to provide (1) self protection, (2) fixed support (for refugees) and (3) mobile support (sending equipment) for other areas. "Civilian defense is unusual, but necessary because it deals with national survival," Anglim concluded. INHERITS TITLE; DIES EXETER, England (AP) — The Earl of Arran, 55, died Monday, only 10 days after he inherited the title. His father, the sixth earl, was 90 at his death in Cornwall Dec. 19. Horizons in the / New Year HAPPY NEW YEAR ROLLER SKATERS Don't Miss the Big New Year's Eve Roller Skate AT MARK ROLLER RINK Brownsdole 7:30 to 10 p.m. & 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year's Day Skating Afternoon From 2 to 4 Everybody Skate! Adult* & Children FUN FOB All Evening 8 to 10:30 p.m. Skater* Must Be Over 13 to Skate During the Night Programs We are living in a wonderful new age! Man is reaching out to conquer space . . . to explore and widen our universe such as we've never dreamed possible! It's going to bring amazing wonders into all of our lives, and with this thought, we hope that you also have an abundance of the "timeless values" ... health... wealth... and happiness for you and all your family AUSTIN MINNESOTA LISTIN SAVINGS S LOAN ASSOCIAilO 128 NORTH MAIN

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