The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 31, 1958 · Page 1
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Wednesday, December 31, 1958
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The Weather . Partly elaxfy, end f»t so eotd to. ?S M I*!? TnjtfKtoy; seuthefty winds 10W 15 mph hXtey;,hlBh today 28 to i5j lew Kiniflht 10 w 18, HERALD VOL, AUSTIN, MINN., WEDNfiSOAY, DECEMBER 31,1958 SINGLE COfY — 7* "SNOW IOUND" — Cars of travelers, many of them fowans headed for the Rose Bowl game, are parked in front of a Liberal. Kan., motel advertising "Low Winter Rates" after a 10-Inch snpw blanketed the southwestern Kansas town 4-POWER CONFERENCE Tuesday. All hotels and motels were jammed. The snow stopped during the' day leaving highways hazardous but some of the west-bound travelers pushed on. (AP Photofax) Big 3 Call on Soviet Union • to Discuss Berlin's Future WASHINGTON (AP) — The Western Big Three called on the Soviet Union today to discuss the entire German problem, including Berlin's future, at a new four- power conference. They rejected firmly any such talks under menace or ultimatum^ In similar notes, the United States, Britain and ^France: 1. Flatly rejected Premier Ni- 4-10 INCHES DEEP kita Khrushchev's proposal to turn West Be'rlin into - a so-called free city. 2. Denounced as a violation of international agreements Khrushchev's announced plan to turn over'Soviet controls in East Berlin to the East Germans. Keep Forces 3. Served notice the three Allies intend to keep their forces in West 1959 Will Greet Many States With Ice, Snow KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A large P»rt of the Midwest and Southwest will greet the new year under a cover of snow, (our to ten Inches deep. After covering New Mexico earlier this week, a moisture-laden storm moved east and north Tuesday. It cut deep into Texas, then dropped four to eight inches of snow on parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Slow Movement Its slow movement was expected to continue across southeast Kansas into northeast Missouri. Along the south and eastern edges of the snow—roughly from St. Louis southwest to north central Arkan- Weather Official U. S. Readings from THE HERALD Weather Site ou Roof ef Fire Station: ' High previous 24 hours — 25. Low previous 24 hours — -2 Reading at 8:30 a.m. — 8 General weather — Partly cloudy Temperatures Recorded at THE HERALD Bunding: TUESDAY 1 P. M. 26 | 7 P. M. 21 2 P. M. 27 | 8 P. M. 17 S P. M. 27 I 9 P. M. 20 4 P. M. 27 | 10 P. M. 18 5 P. M. 25 | 11 P. M. 18 8 P. M. 22 | 12 P. M. 18 WEDNESDAY 1 A. M. 17 | 7 A. M. 10 2 A. M. 18 | 8 A. M. 13 M A. M. 14 I 9 A. M. 16 4 A. M. 10 I 10 A. M. 18 5 A. M. 9 | 11 A. M. 21 8 A. M. 13 I 12 Noon . 23 Income Tax Forms Moiled to Million ST. PAUL (AP) - Forms for reporting 1958 income have been sas and northeast Texas — there was sleet and freezing rain. Thirteen deaths, most from traffic accidents, have been attributed to the storm. Roads were hazardous throughout the storm area. The wet weather in the mid- continent was expected to extend over wide areas during the day, From eastern sections of Texas and Oklahoma northeastward through Tennessee and Kentucky and across the Ohio Valley into the southern Great lakes. Freezing Rain A band of freezing rain will di vide the occasional rain to the south from the snow in the north extending from northern Texas northeastward through central Arkansas, Kentucky and southern sections of the Ohio Valley. Heavy 16 Pages Barb for Today Wonder how mafiy «ren an look* ing forward to Income tax ttm«, W they can work late *t th« offlci and mean it. snow was forecast to the north from eastern Oklahoma through parts of Missouri, Kansas and Iowa, with light falls in the southern Great Lakes region and northern parts of the Ohio Valley. Berlin to protect the freedom anc security of the more than two mil ion West Berliners. In offering to talk over the Ger man deadlock, the United States said in a 2,000-word note that i is "ready at any time to enter into discussions with the Sovie government." The note emphasized that th proposed talks would not be on the Berlin problem alone, bu should embrace "the wider frame work of negotiations for a solution of the German problem as we) as that of European security." Election Proposed The note mentioned the need t talk over Western proposals fo free all-German elections or "an other proposals genuinely de signed to secure the unification o Germany in freedom." No date or place was suggested for the talks. Nor was there any hint of the level at which the discussions would be held. Some Western diplomatic officials are known to be thinking in terms of a Big Four foreign ministers conference some time in the spring. Responsible authorities meanwhile expressed belief that Deputy Soviet Premier Anastas I. Miko- yan's forthcoming visit to Washington is part of a Soviet maneuver tied to the Berlin crisis. Kremlin Move Many diplomats saw Mikoyan's trip, starting during the first week of January, as a Kremlin move to take some of the teeth out of the tensions created by Khrushchev's plan, Mikoyan, expected to arrive Saturday or Sunday, may disclose some Soviet formula, it was felt, which would avoid any head-on clash between the East and West over Berlin's future. GOP Core in Support of Dirksen Regulars Rally to Senator's Side in Face of Challenge WASHINGTON (AP) — lepublican Regulars rallied behind Sen. Everett Dirksen >f Illinois in the .face of an nsurgent challenge to his Senate GOP floor leader- hip bid. Senators Carl T. Curtis of Nebraska and Francis Case of South Dakota said in eparate interviews they will support Dirksen in his brthcorning contest with Sen. John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky. Didn't Show Up Moreover, Dirksen announced he had been authorized by -Sen. J. Glenn Beall of Maryland to say ;hat Beall would vote for him. The Maryland Republican had been counted by Republican liberals as one of them but he did not show up Tuesday at a meeting at which eight rebels agreed upon a slate From other sources it was re ported that Sen. Gordon Allott o Colorado, who also had been wooed by the liberal group, has committed himself to back Dirk sen. The insurgents, who contend they form the core of Eisenhowe backers in the Senate, chose Sen Thomas Kuchel of California Army Forces Smash Rebel Effort to Take Santa Clara Government Reports Heavy Insurgent Toll HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Army forces today smashed a rebel attempt to capture Santa Clara in central Cuba and are driving the insurgents eastward, the government said. ' Rebel broadcasts conceded that the fighting now had moved north and east of that city controlling highways "rom Havana to eastern Cuba. Fighters, bombers, artillery, tanks, armored cars and nfantry were reported attacking rebels everywhere in Las Villas province, of which Santa Clara is the capital. A rebel broadcast said forces id ie town of Cruces just west of Santa Clara "are no longer able to resist in the face of attacks by tanks." their candidate for whip, or asist ant leader. Question Open They left open until a meeting next Tuesday the question o whether they will challenge other veterans in the present leadership, including Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, chairman of the party's policy committee. Dirksen said he isn't worried by he minority uprising, which the rebels said was aimed primarily at gaming a voice in the direction of Senate Republican affairs and n the formation of policies at Eisenhower's weekly meetings with GOP congressional leaders. "I feel quite confident of my election," Dirksen said. GOP (Continued on Page 2) A SHIP DIES — Rough seas wash over the two sections of the oil tanker, African Queen, after the ship broke in half eight miles off Ocean City, Md., with a AT EASTERN, AMERICAN crew of 45 men aboard. The men were airlifted to shore by a fleet of helicopters while waves eight feet high battered the broken sections. (AP Photofax) New Year's Football to Take Over Homes General business closings were scheduled for 4 p.m. today in preparation for the New Year's holiday. Most food stores will remain open until 6 o'clock. Austin area residents will take their open pick the of football new year games to Thursday mailed to more Minnesotans by Department. than a million the State Tax while enjoying a holiday. The New Year's Day programs start with the Rose Bowl parade at 10:30 a.m. and then football takes over the living room. The Orange Bowl (Oklahoma vs. Syracuse) will be .televised over Minneapolis at 11:45 a.m.; and the Sugar Bowl (SU vs. Clemson) 12:45 p.m.; Cotton Bowl (TCU vs. Air Force) 2:30 p.m.; and the Rose Bowl (Iowa vs. California) 3:45 p.m. on area sta tions. In Austin, the holiday will be citywide with only the police, fire, hospital, utilities, railroads and service businesses working their usual schedules. Generally stores will be closed and THE HER ALD will not publish. Thursday's comics will be published Friday HOSPITAL FOUNDER DIES TRENTON, N.S. (AP) - Mrs Robert G. Humphreys, 64, a nurse who founded St. Paul's Hospital in Livermore, Calif., and operates it for 28 years, died Tuesday. U. S. Government Angered at Prolonged Airline Strikes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Old strikes continued to plague two of the nation's major airlines on the eve of the new year. Government officials showed signs Tuesday of increasing annoyance with the prolonged disputes at Eastern Air Lines and American Airlines. The National Mediation Board sent a strongly worded recommendation to Eastern and its striking flight engineers to take immediate steps to settle the strike, which began Nov. 24. The board urged arbitration, if necessary. Federal Legislation Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz) suggested the strike of pilots at OLD TROUBLES FORGOTTEN. Midnight Merriment Differs as New Year Is Ushered in American could lead to federal legislation outlawing strikes in transportation industries. The threat .of a/ walkout against a third major line — National Air Lines — diminished somewhat when the Airlines Ticket Agents Assn. formally accepted an offer from the national board to mediate the association's dispute with the company. The association is preparing a Ike Alaska a State; Flag is Needed WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation gets a new state and a new flag Saturday. President Eisenhower will sign the proclamation making Alaska the 9th state at a formal ceremony in the White House Saturday noon. He will fly to Washington for the purpose and return later to his Gettysburg, Pa., farm for the remainder of the weekend. The new state enters the Union immediately. The new flag will be come" official next July 4, but flag makers in New York said Mo& day they would have a few of the 49-star flags available as early as next week. The flag design will not be an< nounced until Saturday. There was speculation it would consist of the present 13 stripes, with 7 rows of 7 stars each in the blue field. The design was picked from nearly 2,000 suggestions received by a screening committee. Flagmakers are eager to begin production of the new version. They expect to have flags ready within a day or two, but not many. A backlog of orders has piled up. The new design for the, stars will not affect the proportions of the old flag. Manufacturers, can tear out the blue field on present in- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In New Orleans or New Delhi, celebration since the end of World War II. They will pay off their Berlin or Buffalo. Santiago or old debts, get their hair fixed, Shanghai, tonight is the night to! talte a hot bath and don bright new kimonos to greet their favorite holiday. It's the end of "The Year of the Rooster" and the be- forget old troubles and look with hope to a new year. Midnight will be greeted in many ways by many people as it moves around the globe ushering in another year. Undaunted by last year's broken resolutions, few will overlook an opportunity to turn away awhile from today's black headlines and hope 1959 will bring brighter ones. Pike's Peak Fireworks There'll be fireworks atop Pike's ginning of "The Year of the Wild plans to stay at his farm until the Boar." Traditional Festivities Other Eastern nations — including Communist China — are planning traditional festivities. The Red Chinese have reported big shipments of meats, cabbages, sugar, fish, chickens and fruits into Peiping, Tientsin, Shanghai Peak, a bonfire in Bangor, Maine, | and other cities for New Year's musket fire in Cherryville, N.C.,| Da y and the Chinese spring festi- and somewhere in the land there j val which follows soon after, may be a chorus or two of "Auld! In Europe, there'll be the tradr biggest holiday of the year with gift-giving and decorations. Ike at Home President Eisenhower is plan- strike vote against National in protest of the dismissal of an agent in New York. Must Now Yield The national board told Eastern and the engineers in a telegram that "your economic tug-of-war must come to an end . . . (You) must now yield to the right of the public to have adequate air trans- jportation by agreeing on a peace- ventory stocks. Government sources put rebel casualties in the furious street-by- street fighting in Santa Clara at 3,000 killed or wounded. Government losses were not indicated. Rebels In Bad Way The rebels appeared to be in a bad way. One rebel commander was heard radioing urgently for reinforcements. The government s known to outnumber the rebels in Las Villas. Rebel broadcasts, which had been saying the overthrow of Batista was imminent, stopped talking about the fighting in Las Villas. New Successes The rebels claimed new successes in Oriente. They laid they captured the city of- Guantanamo, 27 miles north of the U.S. naval base of the same name. Government airraids on at least five smaller towns in Las Villas confirmed that the rebels were strongly entrenched in the southern part of the province, whose rural areas they claim to dominate, Extended Holdings The rebel radio also said insurgents had extended their, holdings in Oriente province, at the eastern end of Cuba. Castro launched his guerrilla war against-Batista from' the Oriente mountains 25 months ago. The government rushed thousands of fresh troops to Santa CUBA (Continued on Page 2) ful method to settle this dispute." The board suggested that all Freeman Orders Drive to Curb Holiday Deaths ning to spend New Year's Eve j engineers return to work "without quietly at home in Gettysburg, discrimination and with seniority Pa., with friends and relatives. He-unimpaired." Talks should be held end of the week. There will be football bowl games in Pasadena, New Orleans, Miami and Dallas Thursday, along with marching bands, flower- decked floats and pretty girls. The AdAmAn club in Colorado Springs, which adds one new member each year, will make its annual trek atop Pike's Peak at midnight to shoot fireworks. Collected Yule Trees 1 In Maine, the city of Bangor for five days, the board said, arid then a settlement should be signed, with all issues still unresolved going to arbitration. Eastern accepted the recommendations promptly on condition the striking union did likewise. Counter-Proposals The engineers said they made counterproposals embodying what they called minor changes in the mediation board's suggestions. A federal mediator has been conducting separate talks with'ries. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With a new all-time death toll already marked up for 1958, Gov. Freeman today called for a vigorous campaign against traffic law violators over the long New Year's holidays. Fatalities hit 692 late Tuesday, 7 above the 1957 record, when Peter M, Johnson, 17, Svea, was killed in an accident 10 miles south of Willmar. Johnson was riding in a car driven by a cousin Robert Johnson, also 17, when it collided with a trick piloted by Clyde Hanson, Lake Lillian. Both Hanson and the car driver were hospitalized at Willmar with undertermined inju- Lang Syne" and perhaps even tional celebrations, not basically has collected discarded Christmas ! each side in the latest stages of The governor said all available "Show Me the Way to Go Home." i different from American festivi- In Tokyo, the Japanese are .ties, with similar repercussions planning the biggest New Year's the day after. In Moscow, it's the trees for a giant bonfire to be set deadlock. ! highway patrolmen will be cruls- aglow, touching off the city's 125th The engineers struck to protesting the highways at peak travel- anniversary celebration. GRIP CLASSIC RUINS QUIET Caretaker, Wife Expect 100,000 for Company on New Year's Day PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Albert Andersons ordinarily lead a quiet home life. But not on New Year's Day. Then 100,000 people watch a football game in the couple's "attic." The Andersons live in a small cottage under the West grandstand of the Rose Bowl, where Iowa and California will battle Thursday in the annual New Year's Day game. Anderson, a former nurseryman, is foreman of the caretaking staff. Converted Dressing Room The couple moved into the three- room converted dressing room during a housing shortage after World War II. "I wanted the Rose Bowl job, but we couldn't find a place to live anywhere in town," said An- (IcraQD, The couple was about to move I "Seats were $1.65 then and easy away when the city decided to rent them the apartment nestled be- to get," Anderson said. Now they're $5.50 for those lucky tween Tunnels 22 and 23. enough to be on official ticket Every Game But One (lists. Scalpers are asking — and Anderson, 67, has seen every; getting—$20 for Thursday's game Rose Bowl game since 1932 except for 1942 when wartime restrictions moved the annual football classic to Durham, N.C. "The first game we saw was 1925 when Notre Dame beat Stan- lord 27-0," said Anderson. "Remember that game?" asked Mrs. Anderson. "Wallace Beery and Pearl White sat right in front of us... Throwing Peanut Shells "Mr. Beery had to leave before the game was over because people kept throwing peanut shells him. He sure was mad." at —which was sold out long ago. Mrs. Anderson stopped going upstairs to watch the game five j years ago. She'll see Thursday's tussle on television from the coin- fort of an armchair. Many Advantages There are many advantages to living in the stadium, they say, "We're never bothered with door-to-door salesmen," Anderson said. "Visitors can't drop in unexpectedly either," Mrs. Anderson added. "They have to call first so [Albert can unlock the gate." drives to the end that it may be a Happy New Year for all Minnesota families and unmarred by deaths or injuries. State liquor control agents also will be out in full force to check drinking establishments, especial* ly for possible violations by minors, Oelkers Gives School View C. J. Oelkers, Brownsdale School Board, said today it was bis un. derstanding that the present high school facilities at Hayfield are adequate to handle a merger of the Brownsdale and Hayfield school districts, and no immediate ling periods in both marked and j construction would be necesgary> unmarked cars. In tbst event, he said, the Air patrolmen also will be de-1 Brownsuale share of the Hayfield. ployed over main trunks to spot!debt would be about 9.9 mills; flagrant violators and report them | A story had quoted Harold Hart- by radio to ground cars. And all j son, Brownsdale board chairman, ROSE BOWL GAME IN THEIR 'ATTIC —Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson stand on the "back porch" of their home here and look over the field where California and Iowa will meet in the Rose Bowl game tomorrow. (AP Photofax) a company demand that they qualify as pilots for jet runs. When a federal court ruled this was not a legitimate strike issue, the engineers stayed out for better pay and improved working conditions, while appealing the court ruling, j electronic speed-recording gear i as saying that an additional three The American pilots quit worki*'" & e '" full operation. i mills would be necessary for ad- Dec. 20 for more pay, shorter! A series of spot checks also isjditional construction., hours and pay or other compen-'. planned to detect drunken drivers ! Oelkers said Brownsdale's cost sation for nonflying time away and remove the drinking ones in retirement of debt would be off| from home. Under their old con- from the roads. i set in some measure by the fad tract they received a top of $1,6021 Freeman asked that county and Hayfield schools have a compara- monthly. ! local authorities initiate similar j lively low maintenance rate. JUNIOR'S EXPENSIVE Want a Baby Sitter Tonight? It's Worth $10 to Some People KANSAS CITY, My. (AP)—That I For instance, there is Mrs. Car-1 on the night before New Year'*, infant 1958 jumping so joyously !rie U. Small, a 70-year-old great-! Mrs. Small's charge is reasonable, amid streamers and champagne'grandmother who operates a baby-'Her sitters will sit for eight hour* bubbles a year ago now requires sitting service. Her New Year's i beginning any time after I p.m. a baby sitter. And at such prices. Eve fee is a flat $10. ' No charge for extra children. All year you can get that gray-1 "I'm a high-priced woman," she j Others charge $1 an hour with a haired lady from around ihe cor- chuckled when asked about the' six-hour minimum and an extra ner to mind the kids for 50 cents fee. "Our service handles a very'dollar for transportation. Still an hour while you take ihe wile, high-class clientele. We can afford j others tack on an extra quarter or to a movie. The iee may be 60 or • ic be selective. We've had a $10'50 cents an hour per child and if 75 cents per if she makes a busi-! New Year's Eve fee for the last i two families pool their offspring ness of it. .four years and we don't have!ihe fee is $J.75 for three children Operate* Service ' nearly as much trouble as M the or more. But on New Year's Eve, Grand- ! previous years when we used to Still the demand exceeds thf i ma wants to kick up her heels too. charge only $5." supply. Oue service nas 100 fcitUas | She does one of two things: sht- Charge I* Reasonable registered but can get only abou$ I gels scarce or she gets expensive.} Compared with others who sit ,50 to pass up a p*rt> lor <asfa. ,

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