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The Weather Continued very cold with occos- jonol cloudiness tonight and Sundoy high today 5 below to 5 obove; low tonight 5-15 below. Red Envoy Wants Talk With Nixon Mikoycm Wants to Talk Qver Foreign Policy Problems WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's Anastas Mikoyan is reported interested in talking over foreign policy problems with Vice President Nixon when he visits here next week. It is highly likejy that Nixon will agree to meet the Kremlin trouble shooter some time during his four or five day stay. Mikoyan, who holds the rank of first deputy premier, is also understood to want to meet with President Eisenhower. But the White House has'made no move yet to arrange such a meeting, mainly because the visit is billed as "informal." The Nixon-Mikoyan conference appears to be the most important being mentioned informally in advance of the (53- year-old Kremlin leader. Sunday Morning Mikoyan, accompanied by his son and five aides, is due to arrive Sunday morning in New York tor a 2% to 3 week visit which includes stops in 10 major American cities. AUSTIN DAILY HERALD VOL. CXXXVI AUSTIN, MINN., SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1959 SINGLE COPY — 7* 16 Pages No mattef hotf few clothes Id speak of some women have, they still speak of them. Reds Say Rocket to Be First Artificial Planet ACCIDENT SCENE — Leslie Mc- Bein, 507 N. Ninth, switchmen, left, and Julius /v\cMullin, 909 Baldwin, switch foreman, throw their lights on wheels under which SLIPS ON RAIL James Ness fell. The slanting rail is fhe one on which Ness slid into the rail on which the car was moving. Switchman Loses Legs in Milwaukee Yards Mishap James L. Ness, 59, 713 S. Rail-'stepped on a slippery rail that; day the crew was spotting "house Russian Planet May Orbit Sun for Many Years NEW YORK (AP)-The fledgling Soviet planet might wheel around the sun for millions of years. And it could tell scientists what space is like at distances of one or several million miles from earth. if its radio voice is strong enough. These were goals of the Army's j Pioneer III moonshot a month I ago. That rocket rose up only 6G 654 miles. Tremendous Prestige Now Soviet scientists have given earth a baby brother planet. It not only brings them tremendous prestige with a planet bearing pennants reading "U.S.S.R.-Jan- uary, I!)39." It also can gather invaluable new knowledge about space itself. The State Department and the way was in "satisfactory condi-! l ' ll "s into the track on which the j cars" at the time of the mishap.' The 3,239-pound planet was ivipt embassy have joined in tion -. loday at st 0]af Hospital i cars werc roll '»g- His foot slid! The cars had been loaded at the j launched with sufficient speed to knee and most of the other. He surgery. Ness was running Soviet cloaking his schedule with an aura of mystery. This is partly due to security precautions aimed at guarding him from anti-Communist demonstrators. Police Guard Mikoyan's arrival at New York's Idlewild Airport on the Scandinavian (SAS) Airline will be guarded by more than 300 New York policemen and at least a dozen State Department security agents. The policemen will carry nightsticks. H u ng a r i a n groups have announced plans to picket Mikoyan when he visits the Park Avenue headquarters of the Soviet United Nations delegation for two or three hours before his departure for Washington, Berlin Connection Most authorities believe Miko- yan's Washington trip is connected with the Berlin crisis. Mikoyan may have been given an assignment by Premier Khrushchev to make known the Kremlin's eagerness to settle the Berlin dispute. But officials who believe this acknowledge they are only guessing. Mikoyan is a smooth-talking Armenian with a reputation as a trade expert. He can be expected to plug the Kremlin's current campaign of more trade with the United States. He is also expected to display an air of sweet reasonableness in a personal campaign to show Americans that it is possible to do business politically as well as economically with the Soviets. Ike Proclaims Alaska as the Newest State WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower today proclaimed statehood for the vast territory of Alaska. In a separate act Eisenhower changed the design of the national flag to provide for the 49th state. The new flag, to become official next July 4, will have seven staggered rows of seven stars each. The present flag has six rows of eight stars each. The signing of the statehood proclamation took place at a brief, historic ceremony starting at noon (EST) in the White House cabinet room. Federal and Alaskan officials watched the drama unfold. Eisenhower flew here by heli-lonly jusr beginning lor him. copter from his Gettysburg, Pa., farm early this morning for the later in the clay. i Then official3 dedded he always Several proposed flag designs had normal intelligence. were presented to the President Friday at his after losing both legs under- al a! ° ng «« . rail and under the car. docks and were being moved to the D o - i n'I'irwl t n n nil T7«n« .. -1 — i ._ i- _ —. _ .i •! i* • , , Tried to Holl Free yards to be made up into freight freight car about 5:50 p.m. Fri-j As he lost his grasp of the lad- trains. •J^ ... ., ,. . Icter he tried desperately to roll Planned to Retire A P>.vsic.an sa.d this morning,^, but the double truck wheels! The Austin yard has a long his- that the Milwaukee Road switch-| ran ovcr both his legs and drag . to ,. y flf safety ' achievementi * a n d keep climbing until it escaped from the earth's gravity, then to be pulled on an altered course by the sun's far greater gravity. Millions of Years Depending on the orbit it ns,«„,•, !„„) „„.,» „( „ ,~ ] i l ii - -- — « •-*„" «»« «'"6 " u ',r "' oaictj auiucvcilieilii, a 11 LI i "<-H«-"u«ig Ull me or01 I 1 !' '!!?! Lf !"J5' ™ 'S!! sed . him _ half ?. ™ le "^- Fridays mishap is the first serious sume.. it could circle the Julius McMullen, 909 Baldwin,(one in recent years. sun forj perhaps millions of years. One! underwent almost three hours of| switc h foreman , ^ ^S Ne» ha^iiPitchman since £ .^1™^" cloT enough ^ iiuuis oi; SW itch ioreman, who was handl- Ness has been a switchman since day it might come close enough ]ing signals about 20 feet away '1934 and had planned to retire! to earth to be tugged home again alongside a j swung his lantern for an emer-incxt year, according to fellow | and burn up in the earth's atmos- movmg car, reaching for the pinjgency stop. It was dark, snowy j workers. He is a camera entttus- i phere that would uncouple it from the j and cold, but Ness was given as Hast and has a dark room in his! Aimed toward the moon it oer HPV, ,*r W . h«rf „„„ honrf ™ , m ,,^ «..„» .„„ — 'basement. Among his collection|haps will come close enough to next car. He had one hand on a much first aid as was available ladder rung of the car. As he until the ambulance arrived, leaned forward to pull the pin, he) Railroad officials explained to- are numerous train wreck pic- lures. IN SHADOW OF A GUN.— A Fidel Castro supporter uses loud speaker system to appeal to crowd at Central Park Friday night in Havana to support rebel leader Fidel FORGOTTEN 48 YEARS Castro while another rebel bares his back to reveal burns the rebels said were inflicted while the man was a political prisoner. (AP Photo- fax) tell significant facts about the moon itself. It carried instruments to probe the moon's magnetism and radioactivity. EXTENDED ROCKET JOURNEY — Artist's drawing, based on Moscow radio reports today, illustrates how the new Soviet cosmic rocket is expected to hurtle past the moon and become a satellite of the sun. The rocket is expected to reach the vicinity of the moon about 11 PM, EST, tonight. (AP Wirephoto Map) PLANS QUICK FLIGHT Castro Havana-Bound to Restore Authority HAVANA (AP) — The bearded Moscow kept the objectives of] rebel leader Fidel Castro made , i>is Ul BHlllll(5 up ulsor the mission a secret until Soviet] arrangements for a quick flight to be dealt with severely scientists had learned its actual Havana today to restore authority t*\t*rt iaof /•»»»« mtf-T nf tic**« t- *-. f*.t.. < . , * t . <» . ... warnings that anyone caught looting or stirring up disorder would projectory and ultimate fate. Magnetic Field As it coasts past the moon, the baby planet might detect a mag- to this strife-torn capital. A Viscount airliner was warmed up to bring Castro and Judge Manuel Urrutia, the man he has netic field extending from the designated for temporary presi moon. Scientists have wondered whether the moon possesses a strong magnetic field generated within a hot, fluid core, as the earth's magnetism apparently is. dent, from their provisional capital of Santiago at the eastern end of the island. The prospects were good that the provisional government would On its flight, the Soviet rocket!be set up by nightfall, is reportedly measuring cosmic rays, the gaseous material in space, radiation streaming from the sun, and encounters with meteors. Traveling out for incredible distances, it can supply giant-stride explorations of regions and space never before touchable. A Moscow broadcast says the launching opens the way to using the moon as an astronomical observatory, or a way station in space for travelers on long trips to mars or other planets. Residents Jubilant Jubilation swept the 1,225,000 residents in Havana with the report that a triumphal appearance was not far off for the 32-year-old Castro, who drove dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile New Year's Day. The first task facing the new regime is to restore order and to end a general revolutionary strike that has paralyzed this big resort capital and created a growing food shortage. Radio stations broadcast new four hours. Heavy squads of police, sailors, and coast guardsmen were assigned to watch all vital centers, including government buildings, banks, and industrial plants. Castro's forces are firmly in control of the whole island, but they still face the prospect of cleaning up die-hard remnants of the Batista regime hiding out in Havana. General Arrested Maj. Gen. Eulogio Cantillo, chief of the armed forces under the short-lived military junta that took over after Batista had fled to the Dominican Republic, was arrested. Castro had accused Cantillo of betraying him after making a deal to hand over Batista and his top aides along with the reins of the Cuban government. The Cubana Airlines Viscount to bring Castro and Urrutia here normally would make the flight to Santiago and back in less than 'Satellite of the Sun' Will Miss the Moon By HAROLD K. MILKS MOSCOW fAP) - The Soviet Union boasted today Hint its new cosmic rocket will be the "first artificial planet and a satellite of the sun." The rocket will miss the moon, passing U at a distance of between 3,750 and 5,000 miles, Moscow Radio said. line rocket, which was launched Friday, was still on ! U i r on " o,! P 'T' Mroscow time ^ a.m. EST). It had traveled 1.10,789 miles from the earth. The radio kept jubilant and eager Soviet citizens well i informed onjhe progress of More American Shots to Moon Are Demanded WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia's hammer-and-sickle decorated roc-i kct rushed toward the moon today, leaving in its trail another major challenge for the United States in the battle ol space prestige. A congressional demand for more American moon shots came shortly before the Russians reported their rocket had streaked farther into space than any man-made object has ever gone before. The Soviet Union predicted the rocket would reach the vicinity of the moon by 7 a.m. Sunday, Moscow time 11 p.m. today, EST. At that time the moon will be about 219,000 miles from the earth. Mikoyan Arrives Deputy Soviet Premier Anastas Mikoyan, by coincidence or otherwise, is expected to arrive in New York a few hours later for his visit to the United States. , So confident of their rocket's! great suc , ce f' especially since it The moon is now about 219,000 miles from the earth. The sun is about 93 million miles away. The Soviet government psedict- ed the rocket will reach the vicinity of the moon about 11 p.m. EST today. The expected time of arrival in the area of the sun was not announced. At the time when U.S. scientists thought an American moon shot would pass the moon and head toward the sun, they said the rocket probably would be burned up in the sun. Red View Different The .Soviet announcement indf- cated otherwise. The Kremlin expects its rocket to survive the fierce heat around the center of the solar system. There was no indication of how long Soviet scientists expect the rocket to survive as a planet. Viktor Hozikin, director of the Moscow Planetarium, had said earlier that it was still uncertain what would be the fate of the rocket. He described it as a "verv success were the Russians that they began talking about prepara- ;' tion of a manned expedition to the moon. The Russians say their "cosmic ship" weighs about 3,239 pounds without fuel. A British scientist estimated the weight of nil rocket stages at an astounding 250 tons. Moscow Radio termed the Russian moon probe, launched Friday, "the first successful interplanetary flight." Scientists throughout the world tended to agree. Prod Officials The Soviet rocket, which glowed like an artificial comet at times, may prod U. S. officials into accepting a House Space Committee proposal to rush more shots at the moon. The Air Force and the Army have tried to strike the moon or shoot a rocket beyond it four times. The closest they came to it was 71,300 miles into space—or about one third of the way to the moon. The Russians says their rocket zoomed past that mark early today. AMERICANS TALK TOO MUCH' 2nd Cosmic Speed Reaction to Red Moon Rocket Differs but Praise Is Unanimous LONDON (AP) — "Americansmien would go into space? Life Is Just Beginning for Man Released From Iowa Institution PERRY, Iowa '(AP) — Lee i the school and in 1919 he was per-j His schooling ended 'with the ISwearengin is 59 but life now is|mitted to join the Navy. equivalent of a fourth grade edu- ' 'lily just beginning for him. j , )icd ,„ , 920 eation wnen the doctor treatjng For nearly 411 years he was for-i Lee last heard from his parents!"™ for tuberculosis recommended otten at the Glenwood State: in 1920 and only recently did he, tllat " e be given a job outdoors. alk loo much.: Even their satellites talk. The Russians don't say anything until they get there. I suppose they, must be pretty sure to reach the moon." This was a Swedish night watchman's reaction to news of thej moon - bound Soviet rocket. The closer the 14-ton Soviet, rocket approached the moon to- The anti - Communist Vienna newspaper Kurier was far ahead of the rocket and said in a banner headline early today: "Soviets Reach the Moon." Too Smart The French newspaper Le Figaro said the Russians were too smart to take risks by announcing the shoot before success was prac- day the greater was the praise j llcally assureci . '- the Soviet Union buildine upj A writer for The Express said the major thing about the rocket was its military signi- Along with scientific details the Communist radios broadcast numerous propaganda slogans hailing the "superiority of the socialist system" and belittling American moon rocket attempts. Moscow radio said that in the Soviet capital jubilant students had danced through the streets 'Friday night and led crowds to Red Square. munlsts around the world. _ . Released from the hospital sev- Gettysburg farmj era l months ago, he now is a for his final decision. The public handyman at the Lutheran Home ' He doesn't feel life was and organizations had submitted ' for the Aged here almost 2,0(K) suggestions. i . ,,° ,, ' The new flag becomes official 1 , AS a fNe * Vear Un f new le next July 4. Officials have said it , dawn f f °T b ^ a . r f"S' n -. " sa ' d '"! completely wasted during those years. He enjoyed the many years as a drummer with the institution band and the trips to surrounding i towns. i ml a new life Weather Official U. S. Headings from ( ,. . , . . ,.v U v« u, c ai THE HKKAU) Weallu-r Site on " e als ° 'T a **'Staction injll p.m. EST ._. . COJlepLin.i? Inni^n n*iif* u-hi/>)» )>o .- Little Chance With the rocket more than halfway along celestial Highway No. 1 to the moon, scientists and commentators saw little chance of its | going astray. There was an almost complete agreement that the rocket would I reach the area of the moon about Hoof of Fire Statiun: High previous 24 hour;; — 2(j. it will ' display tl ,„..„ 11U8 uciore ui«i,.: Chief ,, e , 10 , d 0 merMSS f although there will be no penalty. what has llappened and lold of his lor sucli use. , s ' hopes for the future. Admission of Alaska as the first Committed at H new state since 912 marks the In ]910 . Lee . then „ , tn(] ^ p formal end of the territorial status broln CarK w Committed 2 P. M. Alaska has held since 190C. it to the Glemvood il)slitullon b ; 3 p Uives Alaskans control of their their father and siepmother. 4PM government for the first time, asj The pamits called lheln ldiols - p M well as a voting representation in Lee said hospital officials at the (i P. M. Congress. i tjnie kl)ew ne j tner boy was inen _ ; Sens.-elect E. L. (Bob! Bartleit tally deficient. iNfveril)fk-s.s, they i A. M. and Ernest Gruenmg and Rep,'had been classed as medium-2 A. M. Heel Ralph J. Hivt-rs will take grade imbeciles.) ,i A. M. l heir oath ol 'office when.the !H>th! Lev suifered Iran jl! heahh. '-i A' M. Congress meets Wednesday. All tuberculosis in particular. Carl 5 A. M. three are Democrats. (was luckier. He studied music at d A. M Reading at 8:30 a.m. — -ir>. Geiu'ral weather—Partly cloudv TiMiiperutures Kvcordvd at THK I1KHALU tiuildint;: I-K1UAY (i : ? p. M o 8 P. M. . 9 P. M. . 10 P. M. . 11 P. M. . I collecting Indian relics which found in abundance on the school • grounds, 'Discovered' in 1957 Lee mid other longtime patients j»«, D . _ . , . were "discovered'' when Dr. Al-;^*- rllltS 061X60 111 fred Sasser came to the school (oWQ ToYCm Raid STORY CITY, fiuance. "Scientifically and politically the success of this Russian moon probe will be enormous. But the major dismay to the Western powers will be in the military sphere," wrote Chapman Pincher. Biggi-r lloi'ket Dutch newspapers hailed the launching. They thought the Rus- use of a bigger rocket than A few in Weste Euro ' ca , «»«"' use of a bigger rocke itals began to wonder how soon^ iu * d in U ' S ' elfoiis al as superintendent in 1957. Lee came here last August and, 3 •- wood at first, he has an ever- although very homesick tor Glen-'; Story City awaited Iowa Wi — A tavern owner today probes would give them a good chance of reaching the moon. Germans also expected the Russians to succeed. Said a gas station attendant: "If the Russians •ver announce anything, they are ... 1 ... 0 12 P. M. SATURDAY .. -2 7 A. M. .. -2 8 A. M. U A. M. 1(1 A. M. 11 A. M. 12 Noon _ action of the county •2.widening circle of friends down- Srand jury following a raid on his ; Norwegians -- town and among residents of the P la se Friday in which officers said 1 ' out non-Corai --Lutheran home. | they confiscated 22 pint bottles of: uot excited "So far it' -^, For recreation Lee find* televi-! liquor and 11 one-ounce bottles. attempt" said an itali™ _ ; sion perfect. Clarence Main was charged with ' Speclal p ro ™, "u I knn 8U f Shr u Jl 'f ' aZy beC ' aU " e bl ! 0lleg f ing a"d having liquor j Immediately after the original -b I know I should get out more and where beer is sold. He was bound! announcement from Moscow ra- -' go to t.ie movies where 1 would over to the grand jury when he dio. the radio stations of the East , ,,? 0re , tIPe0i , BUl , il ' s tU "' Wa ', V prelhninary h «» n 8- ! European Communist w»telhtes be-J jiu to settle down and watch : The raid was led by Story Coun- i ean soecial nrnpra.n, «.-hinh ,.«„. seemed to a* u-st Italians The Soviets said the rocket had reached "second cosmic speed." This has been described as the speed needed to send a space ship from earth to a planet. Reaching that reported speed may have prompted Moscow Radio to announce Soviet preparations to equip an expedition to the moon that "would establish an observatory and an intermediary base there for a future space flight." The broadcast, in English, added no further details. Even before the Soviet announcement of the launching, the House Space Committee urged the Air Force Friday to make two more AMERICANS (ConUnued on Paee 2) was much heavier and had traveled much farther than American . attempts, Reported Over Brazil The Russians said their rocket's - ••.';. scientific apparatus was working ',':?';?. normally. It was reported over ";! .-• northeastern Brazil at 5 a.m. EST today. The radio said the temperature . on the rocket's surface was 15 to 20 degrees centigrade—27 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit. ? The Soviet government has said it will prepare to put men on the moon in a future expedition, From there flights further into space can be launched, it said, A top Soviet scientist, Director Dimitry Martynov of the Sternberg State Astronomical Institute, said he considers the rocket "a true last rehearsal for th» real cosmic journey ... a stage toward interplanetary journeys has been really achieved television at night " by Story jty Sheriff Ivaa Shalley. igan special programs which tinued throughout the night. MOTHER CHOOSfS JAIL — Marie Torre, radio and television critic for the New York Herald Tribune, holds her infant daughter, Roma, 8 months, as her husband, Harold Friedman, looks on Friday in New York. The columnist will begin serving a 10-day jail sentence Jan. 5 because she refused to consent to a court order that she divulge source of a column item about singer Jud.y Garland. (AP Photofax) The Red rocket to the sun has already gone farther than the best • of four unsuccessful U.S. attempts to reach the moon. The 85-pound U. S, Air Force moon probe Pioneer I soared 71,... 300 miles before errors of launching angle and propulsion speed caused it to fall back. 219,000 Miles Away The moon will be about 219,000 miles from the earth at the time the Soviet government says its rocket will get there. The Russian "cosmic ship weighs about 3,239 pounds without fuel," Moscow Radio reported. The Russians have long talked about setting up space stations in orbit around the earth as the launching point for travels farther into the solar system. The weight of their moon rocket indicates they can now send up a vehicle large enough to carry a man. But the government did not specify when it would set up an expedition to the moon. No details of the preparations were given. Carries Soviet Flag Even before the rocket had time to leave the earth's atmosphere, the government proclaimed it "they • first successful inter - planetary flight." They described the space device as a multistage rocket with a Soviet Hag and the legend "U.S.S.R,, January 1959" in the nose. There was no mention of the overall weight, including the first stages that burned out and dropped off to allow the 3,239-pound, final stage to rifle on througU space. The space vehicle was reported to contain 796% pounds of instruments, Its dimensions were not given. It also carried special equipment to create the sodium cloud of an artificial comet, Moscow Hadjc; said. Without specifying where it took off, the rocket was reported to have flashed eastward across the Soviet Union, climbed above the Hawaiian Islands and was moving away from the earth Qv$f the tic Ocean. RED ROCKET

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