The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 8, 1959 · Page 5
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 5

Austin, Minnesota
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Thursday, January 8, 1959
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NOSICRETS REVEALED Labor Heads and Mikoyan Have Hot Lunch, Hot Talk By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - American labor leaders and Anastas 1. Mikoyan had lunch and a hot discussion. But the Soviet deputy premier didn't reveal any secrets while he was the guest of the unionists. They later gave their account of what happened in a memorandum prepared as a record of the conversation. One notable stay-away was AFB- CIO President George Meany. But James B. Carey, a long-time fighter against Communists in American unions, was there. .He said he thought a frank talk with Mikoyan might have done some good, couldn't do harm. Besides Carey, president of the International Union of Electrical Workers, others present included Walter Reuther, president of the United Auto Workers, and Joseph A, Beirne, president of the Communications Workers of America. Vice Presidents Carey, Reuther and Beirne are also vice presidents of the AFL- CIO. In part, this was the account of what happened: Carey blamed the Soviets for trying after the war to dominate the World Federation of Trade Unions, when American unionists got fed up and walked out. Mikoyan admitted the Soviet trade union movement had made a mistake but said the Americans had, too, in that post-war period. And he added: Two neighbors who had made a mistake shouldn't let m mistake dominate their future. Reuther criticized the Soviet propaganda line that pictures American workers as wage slaves. Carey went Into detail on the evolutionary improvements in the American labor movement since Mikoyan was here in the 1930s. Renther Wrong Mikoyan said Reuther was wrong, that the Soviets recognized the wealth and high standard of living of the American Workers and constantly used this as an in centive and example to the Soviet workers to improve their production. The labor leaders not only supported this country's foreign policy but said the average Amerl can worker did, too. Beirne chimed in: He said it was Impossible to develop faith and! trust in Soviet talk about the self- determination of peoples after what the Soviets did to the work- en of Hungary. Old Icebox Will Remain And Beirne asked: Would the Soviet Union guarantee absolute freedom of movement to any trade union delegation visiting that iountry? Would such a delegation >e permitted to visit prisons and abor camps and talk to workers on the job at home? Denies Labor Camps Mikoyan denied there were labor camps; guaranteed that an American trade union delegation visiting the Soviet Union would lave complete freedom, including ireedom to visit prisons; and refused to discuss Hungary on the ground it would take too long. But when the unionists criticized Soviet policy — particularly they accused the Kremlin of stimulating crises around the world — Mi- koyan said the Americans were prejudiced and didn't know the facts of Soviet policy. The unionists attacked Soviet policy on Berlin, which the Soviets want left defenseless in the mid- die of Communist East Germany -but Mikoyan responded with this proposal: Free City Line That Berlin be made a free city —with free access to it from East and West—and its freedom guar anteed by an international com mission, with all countries remov ing their troops. This has been pretty much the Soviet line. Reuther argued, as the State Department does, that Berlin is part and parcel of Germany and that the two Germanys should be re united in free elections, which is what the Soviets don't want. So, while no problems were solved, the memorandum said the most important result of the lunch eon was to show the unity of American trade unionists on Berlin and a unified Germany. WEATHER FORECAST—Rain is expected tonight on the west coast and on the central Atlantic coast while snow is forecast for the Great Lakes, western Pennsylvania and New York, West Virginia and the northern Rockies. It will continue cold in New England and turn colder in the middle and upper Mississippi valley and the Dakotas. (AP Wirephoto Map) at City Jail NEW YORK (AP) - The old- fashioned icebox at the city jail is getting to be more and more a pain in the neck to the staff. let dealers are few and far between. Those who can be found dont like to tote ice cakes up two flights of stairs. And—even with lot—it's tough to ctor* food in the outmoded box. Sheriff John 3. McCloskey thinks it would be just dandy if the jail could get a modern mechanical refrigerator—say for About $1,500. The sheriff made his pitch to the city budget director, Abraham D. Beame. Beame appeared sympathetic. But—for the record—he repeated the belt-tightening warning he has been giving to all departments at Mayor Robert F. Wagner's direction. Oh Brother! This Search Never Starts CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP)-Neoma Gorman answered a knock at her door and found 7-year-old Everett Stark looking for help. Everett said he bad lost his little brother. Lt. Carroll Maxwell answered Mr*. Gorman's call to police. He took Everett home, four blocks j away, to report the disappearance S of little brother to the parents be-j fore starting the search. j But the boy's father, Ellis Stark, I wouldn't hear of a search being made. Everett doesnt have a little brother. Birds and Squirrels Won't Get Crumbs CHICAGO (AP)— Each morning for the last five years an elderly woman, carrying a bag of bread crumbs, headed for Gompers Park. She would get a chirpy greeting at the park from birds and squirrels. Then she'd spread the crumbs, watch them eat and return to her home, the Bohemian Home for Children and the Aged. Wednesday Mary Cadilek, 84, a widow, left the home as usual at 6 a.m. As »be crossed the street, she was struck and killed by » hit and run driver. A bag of bread srurobs was «t her aid*. Not Even a Year Oldbut on Police Force NUTLEY, N. J. m - The force here is 11'months old- and youngest member of the police a female Her name is Kim, a German Shepherd whose owner, Patrol man Richard Moran, Is breaking her in as a police dog to walk his beat with him. WATCH YOUR GENERALITIES! You May Be Maladjusted if You Think That Women Are Mothers TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Like to talk in generalities? That's okay if you don't believe them—otherwise it may be an Indication of social maladjustment. That's the conclusion of Dr. Walter F. Johnson, education professor at Michigan State and president of the American Personnel and Guidance Assn. Ills findings recently were announced by Michigan State and Arizona State. He said a language test devised to Indicate social adjustment contained 100 statements with such phrases as: 'Human* Can Talk' "Iron is strong. A circle is round. A leaf is green. Humans can talk. A boy who never lies is good. Women are mothers." If you believe all these statement are "always true," Dr. Johnson said, then you may be maladjusted. He explained: Both a normal and maladjusted person might say, "The salesmen In that store are alwaysterrlble" 1 when it might be more correct to say, "The salesman in that store's hardware department acted rudely Saturday morning." However, he added, the adjusted person would realize he was stating a generality, In Detention Homes The test, devised by Dr. Thomas M. Weiss, assistant professor of education at Arizona State, recently was given to 400 teenagers in detention homes and 494 high school students in Michigan. It was repeated in other detention homes, high schools and a state mental hospital in Michigan. The results: A significantly higher proportion In the "maladjus*'' group" an swered "always true" to general Izatlons in the test. The tests are based on theories of Alfred Korzybski, a language expert who maintains "words are not reality." He claims language has about the «arae relationship to reality as a map to tine fertain ;t represents. Johnson laid language experts believe most notmal persons have some awareness of weaknesses in language structure but persons who don't come to "wrong" conclusions and show evidence of maladjustment. Vast Floods Drive Many From Homes JAKARTA (AP) - Floods over vast areas of centra] Java have driven more than 100,000 persons from their homes in the past 10 days. No casualties have been reported but preliminary estimates put the damage at nearly $200,000. AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD C Thursday, Jan. 8, 1959 V To the Many People Who Were Unable to Shop Leisurely Tuesday and Wednesday Because of the Crowds Attending Kelly's Come in Tonight, Friday and Saturday ... Additional Salespeople Have Been Added to Serve You. The Sale Everybody Is Talking About! 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