The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 6, 1959 · Page 12
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 12

Austin, Minnesota
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Tuesday, January 6, 1959
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!W| SET TRAPS FOR NATURE' IGY Brings Biggest Hunt in History for Knowledge *' sl The sun, . . _, It brought the greatest single j was one main focus oflGY.' Dr..hunt in history for knowledge -i For every minute of IB months mo-!about earth, sun, weather, and the:the sun was under constant-watch new province of space into which, by 100 observatories around the world. And the sun obliged, staging the greatest suuspot activity ment for the right words: ^ v —"• « ..,.,. |-.»-- I >.v,*. < ji<i|^n\,v, 111 VW W l| «« «r : -out traps for nature, humans are eagerly reaching. Then when nature does something, I 30,000 Scientists we often learn her secrets," ; The traps for nature were tend- si To Bartels, professor of geomag- ed by 30,000 scientists and volun- ' Hursts of X-Rny* !•«* f*!-" 1 * Uf^ 6 ™^ in Goet-j leers from 66 nations in a miRc' Special rockets soaring uo for mgen, this was the essence of the : cooperative effort. And nature is brief glimpses discovered that IGY, the 18-month International: yielding , treasury of secrets,; flares sh ool out greTbmtsof , X-rays. X-rays always are beam! ing out of thn sun. It's the added I X-rays from flares which appnr- ently cause radio fndcouts on earth. For the very first time, rockets reached above obscuring clouds during nn eclipse of the sun, learning that the solar X-rays stem from the sun's corona or atmos- SYRACUSE, N. Y. (AP)-Wind-|the door. It was a river of fire : phm '' not its disk. The sun wears blo\vn fire killed at least seven!going down the hall. I was terri- a bri « ht X-ray '--'- WINPS FAN FLAMES Dormitory Fire Kills 13 Student Airmen student airmen and injured 13 today as they fought like animals tj escape from their barracks dormitory at Syracuse University. "It was like animals trying to get out of a cage," moaned Sgt. Peter Dowling, 2.', Kalamazoo, Mich., in his hospital bed. Th« one . story, prefabricated barracks housed 4a Air Force men assigned to the university to study Russian. Their headquarters was at Wright . Patterson Air Force. Base, Dayton, Ohio. Names of the dead were withheld until next of kin could be notified. From Heating Unit Fire officials said the fir« apparently ttarted from a heating unit as the students slept. Winda up to SO miles an hour whipped th« flames into "a river of fire," said Donald Dowling, 19, Rochester, another of th« injured. "I h«ard a crackling sound. I thought It was th* man who comes around to wake us up. 1 saw an orange light filtering through the tied," he said. Other rockets, looking into space door. I got out of bed and opened Peler Dowling, unrelated to Don-j with e - vcs tunwl to see only ultra- nld, told of trying to reach a fire i viol( - vt Ii8nt - fouml that some stars extinguisher outside his room. | are wril PPC<J with nebulous radio"Birt the fire and smoke werei tion not ex Pl">"able by the energy so great that 1 couldn't stand it " the stars are thou R ht to possess, reporters. "Everybody I 1S r ° cket "^""lorny, developed Jlng out of windows." i by Dr ' Herhert Friedman and i associates of the Naval Research WHERE SEVEN DIED—Seven Air Force students were killed and at least 13 others were injured today when a fire swept through their barracks-dormitory in Syracuse, N.Y., today. Winds up to 50 milej GROWS UP WITH ST. OLAF an hour fanned the fire which raged through the building. Forty-five airmen were housed in the metal-framed prefabricated building. (AP Photofax). BABY STILL MISSING Kidnap Search Shifts to Coney Island After Message Is Found he told was jumping out of windows. He and his roommate, Sgl. Thomas Merfeld of Wis., broke through a window of Iheir room. Many of the men were cut by- window glass. Like Matchbox The 22 - room, clapboard - type building, In the university's Skytop housing development on a hill Laboratory, will greatly enrich Versatile Scholar Observes 90th Birthday as 'Institution' NEW YORK (AP) - A widespread search for a kidnaped infant has shifted to Coney Island after a note with a foreboding message was found pinned to a diaper in a subway station there. The unsigned note, found Monday in the women's room of the station, read: "Please return to St. Peter's Hospital. Didn't want to hurt anyone. Everything is so hard. Tired. Sick. The ocean is so inviting. Maybe now 1 will find peaca. I tried to keep her warm. Dear God forgive me." Miles Away St. Peter's is the hospital miles away in downtown Brooklyn where the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chionchio was kidnaped Friday night, only 2',-j hours after birth. Police were aware the note might be the work of a crank, but (hoped it might provide some lead to the baby's whereabouts. Except for the note, the search remained fruitless. It was difficult to determine if the note-b earing diaper had clothed' the Chionchio child. When some of tha baby's garments were found in a vacant store in Brooklyn Saturday, a diaper was not among them. Frustrated Mother Police are convinced the abductor is a frustrated mother. They are checking hospital records for the names of women whose children died at birth. The kidnaper is believed to be a heavy-set bleached blonde, between 30 and 35, who was seen at the hospital Friday night. Police watched for two women fitting the description whose backgrounds single them out. One is a New York City woman missing since Thursday, who had been a patient in a mental hos- The other is Mrs. Betty Jean Benedicto, who took a baby from a San Francisco hospital in J95J and returned it nine days later. She is also wanted for pftrols vK. olation. Eddie Fisher's TV Show to Be Dropped HOLLYWOOD (AP) - E d d i • Fisher's television show will b« dropped March 17. His sponsor — a tobacco firm — didn't pick up the options on his contract, a spokesman for th» crooner said Monday. An unofficial network source for the National Broadcasting Co. said "It's strictly a matter of low ratings." The hour-long show is opposed by top-rated Westerns on other networks. AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1959 12 overlooking the city, "went like a matchbox," Dowling said. Firemen, in near • zero weather and blowing snow, controlled th« flames about an hour and a half after the fire was discovered, at 6 a.m. Fifteen barracks are in a clump on the hill, on the southeastern edge of the city. The students, all single, had just arrived to take a nine-month crash firmer. l •"' wm « rea "y viw ;; knowlcd « e ° f the heavens. Sophia Loren Not Worried About Charge up | program stresses Russian. (AP) 's going back to Italy next spring despite reports that she might be jailed for bigamy if 'she returns. "This is old stuff," the Italian actress said Monday. "Someone in NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) Dr. Carl Mellby, onetime country preacher, fulltime scholar and sometimes a second baseman, turned the corner into another decade today, his ninth. Dr. Mellby was 80 Monday. Close to 75 friends and associates visited with him at a coffee social and recounted some of the old times. There was a lot to recount. Dr. Mellby is as much an institution here as St. Olaf College, the school two blocks away from ciations," In later years he become vice president of St. Olaf and was acting president for two years. He son's family. Attends Dedication St. Olaf and the doctor grew . — ---.- - , „„„„,, gIL - w Italy started the story a year ago. j up together, almost literally. At I'm going home in four or five months to work on a picture, aiul Jamei Stewart-Kim Novack in "BELl, BOOK AND CANDLE" "THE UNO UNKNOWN Wednesday-Thurs. EVENING PERFORMANCES ONLY STARTING AT 7:15 P.M. '" SHOWS TWICE AT 7:15-10:07 JOCK PHONEY-SHAWN SMITH-WIUUM REYNOLDS PLUS—THIS PICTURE SHOWS ONCE AT 8:45 P.M. I'm not a bit afraid." The government there recog- - -~~t> mzes only a church-approved annulment for a couple married in a Catholic ceremony. Sophia, 24, and Carlo Potiti, -16, a film proV iculum -' He w «s responsible for ducer, were married by proxy j n starting four separate depart,Mexico in September 1957, after ments ancl creat ed a mild sensa- Last Times Tonight 7 and 9:15 P.M. Large Frao Parking Lot FRANK DEAN SHIRLEY~ . MacLAINE -Mpr,i««nU A SOU C. SIE6EU PRODUCTION "SOME CAME RUNNING" ClntmaScop* and METROCOLOR Starts Wednesday - 7 and 9 p.m. [UT OF THE AGE OF WONDERS -ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL MOTION PICTURES OF OUR TIME! filmed 7*tiMlsffirVfiffifl 0 3 THC Q*i WONDER OF THE WORLD! ~^Mi^^. he obtained a Mexican divorce from Guiliana Fiasti. Ponti said he might not go back —"I like it so well here." Father Brings Daughter Back to Penitentiary BOISE, Idaho (API — Mary Ann Gardner headed home to El Monte, Calif., after escaping the Idaho Penitentiary Dec. 28. Monday, her father brought her back. AI Gardner stayed only long enough to surrender his 21- year-old daughter to Warden L. E Clapp. Then he, his wife and a grandmother started home. Clapp said he suggested Gardner turn his daughter over to California officers when the father telephoned last weekend. "No, I'll take her back myself," he quoted Gardner. ."We'll drive all night if necessary." He described the father as "quite a forceful man on his idtas of right and wrong. There was only one thing in his mind and that was to bring her back." Miss Gardner, serving a forgery term, fled with two other women inmates. One remains at large. El Monte is 900 miles from here. EX-SENATOR DIES RICHMOND. Va. (AP) - Davis Elkins, 82, U. S. Republican senator from West Virginia from 19181925 and long-time business leuc!- ., , * ""» i "i auuiu H is not irue "we f™ I ° S WUh hiS that he also 3We & out the bas am ' " ment as some might suggest," said his son, Rolf. "He probably would have but he didn't live on the campus." The elder Mellby was bora in Oslo and came to this country with his parents as a child. He took his undergraduate work at Luther College in Iowa and studied theology at Augsburg in Minneapolis. He was ordained in 1802. Greatest Satisfaction "I believe my greatest satisfaction came in the few years when I was a country preacher near Political science, economics, art, there and I had many fine asso- music and history all were pra- vinces of his, and so was baseball. He was a second baseman on the faculty baseball team when , ...„ c .„. „„ ,„,„. ne it played the students, and it also | taught — everything from Greek swung a tennis racket marked success. Choir Master When in 1903 there was a need for first choir master they turned lo Melby nnd two years later he took on the duties of assistant librarian. "But I'm afraid it is not true the age of 7 he attended the dedication of the school's first building. He was a student at the then St. Olaf Academy at J3. By inoi he was back as an instructor and eventually taught just about every course in the cur- tion in the ea rl.V 1900s by offering a class on marriage and the fam- with j to physical education — until he was 76. Then he retired, as professor emeritus, to read, write, tend a fine rose garden and otherwise busy himself. Heading He has a compulsive interest in reading. He starts early — by 6 a.m. He is usually awake — and often treks to.the St. Olaf library to gather new books. He also spends some time watching television. Dr. Mellby believes TV has a great educational potential, they could adapt some of this sales psychology to education it would be a wonderful thing for televised education," he said. Dr. Mellby's wife died in 1938. He has two sons, Rolf living here and Herman in Minneapolis, and two daughters. His health remains good except for poor hearing. His eyesight is Dennison, Minn.," Dr. Melby M ld. goodTn has to'oe *\ p "There was a Norwegian colony I all of those books. in FULL IMMUNIZATION NEEDED Salk Urges Added Polio Shot ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the anti-polio vaccine that bears his name, today recommended a fourth shot to increase immunization against crippling infantile paralysis. But Dr. Cordon Brown, a University of Michigan scientist, said that while a fourth dose undoubt- eclly would be beneficial to many "what is most needed is complete three-shot immunization of the larger number" who have as yet had no vaccine at all. The president of the American Medical Assn., Dr. Gunuar Gun- dersen, declared "there is no time to lose" in the two-shot plus-booster campaign that partial' immunization is not enough and that doctors must see that the uninformed, the indigent and the complacent are vaccinated. And Dr. Thomas Francis Jr., on whose 1055 findings Salk's vaccine was accepted as "safe, potent and effective" suggested from the same platform today that Americans be made to comply with a code of health, just as they must with housing, electrical and plumbing codes. All four appeared on a sympo- Riots Rock Belgian Congo Capital; 34 Die, 100 Injured sium sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Public Health in connection with the kickoff of the National Polio Foundation's 1951) March of Dimes campaign to raise 65 million dollars to combat arthritis and birth defects, as well as polio. TEST PILOT DIES ALAMOGORDO, N. M. (AP) Francis E. Parker, 37, chief test pilot for Convair at Holloman Air Force Base, was'killed Monday in the crash of a jet fighter plane. 1 ,, ple aru ' roaciblocks brought at least nar reported killed mul about 100 serial order. But the it uatton r " nously anjured m two days of remained highly explosive Congo capital. Shops have been set on fire, Catholic missions ransacked, and control of their followers Srlcd Sunday with , schools and police headquarter, ! H™ f * P 01 *^ at burned out i " future '"dependence for the — ,— .V.MI.. juavc uct er in his home state, died Monday.! Africans He was born in Washington D. C. Mostly Europeans have been and shot at and mission have been beaten by the riotin Congo was mentioned. The crowd Started shouti »S, "We want hide- penc j ence now „ Set Afire The crowd burst out of the Ai- LAST TIMES TONITE Don't Miss the Best Seller •hat Electrified Millions with its Youth - Love . Wartime. AMD THE 142 WCP. Or THURS. — 7:00 • 9:00 LIFE AND LOVES OF Ai FABULOUS^! SCOUNDRELJ RAY MIUAND The SAFECRACKER -~, BARRY JONES Africans . Most of the dead were believed i rR ' iin area illto tlle Avenue do to be Africans shot by police or < Gaulle - a street of low buildings Piano Tuning and Complete Repair Service W. J. STEGEMAN A Nationally Certified Masttt Tuner ond Technician Dial HE 7-1788 204 S. First St. troops. i witn shops selling goods for Afri- A state of siege has been pro-! f ans ; Most of the sho P« are run claimed, and jeeploads of troops > y . Greeks ' lnd Portuguese. Tin- armed with machineguns are pa-' Africans broke into the shops, ran- trolling the main avenue of the '• sacketl tllem a »d set them on fire, city's large African sector. The riots were tne worst since Barbed wire barricades have ' World War u - Seve ral small riots been set up. Firearms have been : have occun '«i lately, indicating distributed to the European nopu- lmresl amo »8 the increasingly pu- lation. : litically conscious natives. Road blocks have been set up j around the Leopoldville area. Movement Stopped Movement across the river fn, m , tin J. Mahoney." 60, U. S. Customs Brazzaville, in French Equatorial collector at Rochester from 19;» Af ""\ IS Stf ! pped - ! * "52. died Sunday of a hear, Troop reinforcements patrolling i attack COLLECTOR DIES ROCHESTER, N. Y. (AP;-Au»- The RELUCTANT DRAGON A Ploy For Children Young and Old SAT., JAN. 10th HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 10:30 A.M. and 2 P.M. Admission 35c ... ', •••-'•****!«*Sltt^^ Appliances EAST SID FURNITURE STORE ¥ I f < News about the New Rockets! •ri ' 'JHHWflU »™*«IC « HOIIOAY SPORTSIDAM- 1 has distinctive new Old* body style (available in all Uiree senes) is the hit of the new-car parade! Its sleek Linear Look" is as tastefully elegant as anything yuu£ be seeing in 1959. And like every Old 8 for '59* it has an all-new, thriftier version of the famous Rocket Engine, featuring an exclusive, two-staee automatic choke. With demand running high, you'll be smart to place your order early. Visit your local ^!^^£l£^»JMto_QuaUty Dealer^ right away! 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