# The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 1

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Austin, Minnesota
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Tuesday, January 13, 1959
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The Weather cloudy ond coldef Wednes- doy; hiohs fodoy 35-43, lows fonight oround 20; moderate southerly wind becoming west to northwest tonight. AUSTIN DAILY HERALD *Ty*\* */*4***»*»*»* ^^^fc VOL. CXXXVI AUSTIN, MINN., TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1959 WALLS TUMBLE —Walls of a two-story concrete block building on Highway 218-S went crashing to the ground. DRIVES 2 MILES TO REPORT FIRE 2-Story Building Destroyed Flames shot 50 feet in the air' A drive-in stand Immediately!that a repairman had gone out to to light up the sky in a spectacular Ejuth of the building is also own- 1 fix it. fire early today that leveled a two- ed by Foster and storage mater- Planned Wyoming Trip story concrete building on High- ials, wax cups, syrup, paper plates i Foster returned from California way 218-S. j were on the first floor of the gut- two weeks ago and was planning the drive-in stand since sparks were flying in all directons. The Rose Creek Fire Dept. was called and later helped in spraying down the area. Wires leading from the building caught fire and smoked for more than a block before falling to the ground: Firemen also thoroughly doused The 64-foot-long structure, justj ted building. to leave today to visit a son in south of the Outdoor Theater, had; Much of this material had been Rochester and then go to Wyom- storage materials on the streetlpushed to the rear, since he had > m 6. where his wife is staying. floor and the apartment of the rented the front end for a photo; Th e fire was well under way illclllcll mau „„,,.„„„„„ uouseQ owner, Lloyd Foster, on the second shop, he explainsd. Three- men ha(l! wl l en tlle Austin rural fire truck a gas tank standing just east of level. Foster estimated loss at up- left the building before the fire ; arrived at the scene. Firemen Ted i the burning building wards of $30,000. and had been moving the storage l 'Beeman said he tried to enter the ! L , .. , For Foster, the blaze was parti- f° the back and getting the shop ; building with a smoke mask but' four mo °" e room^Tilled with star" cularly exasperating in that he m sha P e - lt was J ust like ^" into the °" r ™ °™ ™™ ™* ~ repeatedly ran into obstacles in Just how the fire started is un- certain . Fo8ter said he had ^ his furnace prev i° lisly buljins *» SINGLE COPY — 7* 12 Pages Like waiters, like fioboea — thejr live by a hand-out. reporting the fire. At the lt was J ust like < * *"«•" into the *re»en the ***** «* but wasn't sleeping. He smelled smoke, went downstairs to investigate and discovered the thick .smoke and flames in the northwest comer. Phone Disconnected Foster's phone was temporarily disconnected, so, clad in pajama top and trousers, he ran to the Echo Lanes Bowling Alley about 400 feet south, but it was closed. Foster jumped into his car and drove toward town, stopping at houses to make his call. But either people didn't have a phone or didn't answer the door and he finally drove two miles to the fire station, climbed the long flight of stairs to the police CUBAN KILLINGS Blood Bath Rises as Executions Continue By LARRY ALLEN (death penalty. Two policemen in HAVANA, Cuba (AP)—The ex-JManznnillo were sentenced to 10 ecution toll is mounting as Fidel'years in prison. Castro's military courts continue to exact vengeance for violence 3,000 Hold Approximately 3,000 persons are Dictator Fulgencio Batista. 'At least 145 persons had been reported executed between Pa.:.-.. ,, • tista's flight on Jan. 1 and Mon- stationjnd breathlessly reported day night- More 6peedy tdals - fire. The desk ser-1 were under way, including hear- attributed to supporters of fallen'being held throughout Cuba. In all the and j room apartment. Bought Building in October The first floor formerly housed the Renaux Furnace Co. Foster bought the building last October. For Foster the fire was like a repeat performance. He owned Associated Groceries in Blooming Prairie and had a fire there about eight years ago. A furnace blew up. An employe couldn't find a phone, and had to drive to the fire station. Today's fire broke out about 1:10 a.m but it was not until 1:36 a.m. that Foster reported it to the desk sergeant. Foster moved to Austin in February, 1958, after residing in Rochester 15 years. Besides organiz- „._„, • j- L i i ..I. ,, ••»•««• vujviwi n«ij, uiii.uuuig near- me weemy news maga- geant immediately put the call to| ings for possiblv 100 prisoners in , ine Bohemia ch ed that 20 * 00 Lhf* fir** sfahnn Hruvnctnn'e nn^l I **..* , . . t _ . _ . B ' Oriente there are about 500, ac- ,_ uraiuca Ulgoluz . cording to Fidel's brother, Raul, | ing the grocery firm in Bloom- who has been in military com-ling Prairie, he was district sales mand in that area since Fidel's I manager for the 0 So Good Mfg. Co. and served several years as maitre d' hotel at the Green Par- victory. The weekly news maga- the fire station downstairs, and.'oriente province of course, inquired why Foster The toll took a big jump Mon- didn't phone, Nixon Invites Inquiry Into Defense Plan WASHINGTON (API — vice President Richard M. Nixon has day when revolutionary firing squads reportedly shot 75 persons Cubans had been killed between Batista's coming to power in 1952 and Jan. 1. . The 75 men executed in Oriente near Santiago, capital of Orienre, were shot in two groups, one of where Castro's rebellion was cen-|l4 and the other of Gl, witnesses tered and antirebel repression was said. The executions took place at strongest. Fully Investigated a military camp one mile from Santiago and one mile from San Officials of the provisional gov-Uimn Hill, where Teddy ROOKC- crnment claimed all cases wereivelt's Rough Riders charged the being fully investigated, but other- j Spaniards in 1898. wise there was no information on the trials of the condemned men. Apparently, most were being held in secret, and by military courts . , indirectly invited a sweeping in- j rather than by the revolutionary qmry into President Eisenhower's | cour t s the new regime has said ~ ' would be established to try "war crimes" offenders. Not all the defendants got the defense program. The Democrats are ready to give it a thorough going-over, Nixon, who has sat in on preparation of the budget, has told fellow Republicans he is satisfied Eisenhower's military proposals will stand up under the most minute examination by the Democratic-controlled Congress. It is Nixon's belief, as relayed Huge Mmi ml Santiago military headquarters declined to confirm the executions. A reporter found a huge mound of fresh dirt, cartridge cases and tire tracks at the scene. And rebel officers and witnesses CUBA (Continued on Patre 2) rot Cafe in Rochester. Extent of Curb on Filibusters is Questioned WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate has changed its rule governing debate, but the argument con"""" °, ver h ? w bi f. a ste P toward curbin S flli ' State Bill Proposes One House Unicom era I Body Would Meet Only 60 Days Yearly ST. PAUL CAP) — Min-. nesotu would have a uni-i cameral one house Legishi-' lure which would meet for: 60 days each year in place of the present 90-day .biennial sessions under a bill introduced in the House Monday night. The proposal, among the first bills put into the House files, came from R»p. Oclean Enostvedt of Sacred Heart, who would also have the Legislature reapportioned solely on the basis of population. The flow of proposed legislation started shortly after Speaker Ed Chilgren had appointed committee chairmen and announced the makeup of 3!) such groups which will serve the House. Proportional Representation' Fred Cina, majority leader, said that conservatives, holding 45 per cent of the 131 seats were given proportional representation on all committees. He said that on 27 of the groups, his liberal [action will hold control by only a single member. Of BOB committee appointments, conservatives drew 317. Daylight saving was the topic of two other bills, put in by Rep. Alfred J. Otto of St. Paul. One would permit fast time statewide from May 30 to the first Monday in September, the other would confine that setting ahead of clocks to Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth, the two largest cities. Otto said if the statewide pro posal failed to get across he hoped to win daylight saving time for the cities. Repeal Age Law Rep. Arne C. Warwick, Duluth, again is proposing repeal of the old age lien law and is asking that the ceiling of$71 on old age assistance be boosted to \$76 in a pair of bills he introduced. Cina himself was named chairman of the powerful rules committee, which is dominated by (liberals. Rep. William Shovel, St. | Paul, drew the tax committee ! chairmanship, where liberals will j hold a five-man edge, and Rep, JD. D. Wozniak, also of St. Paul, will head the tax committee, which has four more liberals than conservatives in its makeup. Announces Chairmen Chilgren announced the following committee chairmen, in addition to Shovel, Wozniak and Cina: Agriculture, Enestvedt; Aircraft LEGISLATURE (Continued on Page 2) Red Plan for Germany Stupid: Dulles rutal FLYING AUTOMOBILE — Artist's drawing shows how your flying auto may look in the near future. Details of plans for such vehicles were disclosed to members of the Society for Automotive Engineers at their meeting in Detroit. The flying cars were described by officials of three firms building test models and an official of the Army which has ordered them. Model shown would be 23 feet long, 10 feet wide and four and a half- feet high. It has four ducted propellers and is driven by a 360-horsepower six- cylinder aircraft engine. Flying speed is estimated at 28 to 57 M.P H. (AP Photofax). \lkes Budget Contemplates .Surplus of About 100 Million l "No gain at all," commented Sen. Jacob K. Javits (R-NY), one of a group of Northern and Western senators who had fought to make it easier to throttle filibusters against civil rights bills and other measures. "A soothing syrup to lull the conscience of America. 1 ' was the assessment of Sen. Paul H. Doug- (D-I11), one of the leaders of 12 Austin Area Boys Held in Car Thefts, Burglaries Car thefts, burglaries and break- ins by 12 Austin area youths over the last month have been solved, the sheriff's office and Austin police announced today. Four are parole violators who have been returned to the YCC training school at Red Wing and seven others will appear in Juvenile Court. The other youth, Robert Weibrand, 18, Taopi, has admitted being involved in the series of offenses and will appear in Municipal Court on charges now pending, authorities said. The youths admitting stealing the car of Arnold L. Berg, !)08 Padden, Dec. 31 from the Hormei parking lot and used a key in in December, authorities said. The youths improvised a key to fit the locks at both places and were able to enter without forcing a door or breaking windows. They stole another car from in break-ins at the Moose Lodge; front of a house on Johnson street store-house, Oakland near River, j and returned it without the own- and Klagge's warehouse, 701 E. Water. Nine cases of beer were taken from the Moose storehouse and an undetermined amount of fro/en chickens from Klagge's, some time I the bipartisan fight for a rules , , WASHINGTON (AP)-President icit of about 12 billion dollars i s(diail KC- by those with whom he has dis-' Eisenhower told the new Republi- ,• in prospect. This was Eisenhow- i Some Southern senators protest- cussed the matter, that Eisenhow- j can leaders of Congress today his er's first meeting with the party's cd tliat the change—any change er's planned program will keep j 77 billion dollar budget for the congressional chiefs since election ~ went lo ° *">'• over-all U. S. military power, new fiscal year contemplates a of new leaders last week. Great Majority ahead of the Soviet Union, so that (surplus of about 100 million dol- In advance of the White House But an overwhelming majoiity there wiU be no future "black- lars. session Dirksen said he expected oi the Senate voted 72-22 for the mail gap" in relative defense; HollS£ , G0p Leader Charles A. oal >' a general discussion of the'new rule to allow twu~~thirds of strength despite a current Soviet Halleck of Indiana told newsmen legislative program. He said there-.the senators present and voiing to lead in missues. there is nopc of a tax reduction ; was no arrangement to report to cut off debate. A rule in t-Uecl Eisenhower has said the new 77- : in the next two or three years if Senate Republicans, who have yet since 1949 had required the votes billion-dollar budget he will send-the heavily Democratic new Con-; 10 set U P tneir Policy committee.. of two thirds of the entire Senate to Congress next Monday will in-' gross goes along with Eisenhow- 1 Halleck, who defeated the vet- : membership, or (Hi of the !W scna- clude seven billion dollars for ally's spending and legislative pro- : erai) Re P- Joseph W. Martin Jr. tors types of missiles and related ar-,' grams. " ;of Massachusetts foi ' ' er's being aware that his car was used. The youths admitted burglarizing two Great Western box cars on Jay street New Year's Eve. They stole a keg of beer from one car, previously reported, and got nothing from the second car. Weibrand admitted stealing a battery Dec. 28 from the rear of Prinzing's Market, Highway 218- N., and he stole two pints of whiskey Dec. 19 from a home in Taopi. He also admitted being involved in the thefts at the Moose storehouse and Klagge's warehouse. Will Take Firm Line on Policy WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dulles said today Russian proposals for the future of Germany are brutal and stupid and fraught with danger for the peace of Europe. Dulles told a news conference the United States and its Allies stand firm on their basic policy ol tying a reunited Germany into the Western World. But he also said, possibly for the first time, that German unification might be accomplished by ways other than through free elections. He declined to elaborate. Left No Doubt Dulles left no doubt he expects to take a very firm line on the German policy issue when talking with Soviet Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan here Friday. Af-' ter the talk with Dulles, Mikoyan will see President Eisenhower on Saturday, Dulles said he hopes the talks ~ with Mikoyan may eliminate the dangers of miscalculations and accidental mistakes between the Soviet and U.S. governments but he said the United States is not negotiating with Mikoyan, He left the way open, so far as the United States is concerned, for the talks with Mikoyan and other current diplomatic moves to lead to later negotiations, possibly in a four-power foreign ministers meeting. Dulles said the United States is prepared to accept a broad agenda for such a conference but would not accept a listing of. subjects narrowed only to Russia proposals. No New Proposals This country has no new proposals to make to Mikoyan, Dulles said. It is standing on a proposal 'made by the Allied powers Dec. 131 for East-West talks on German I unity, European security and the j future of Berlin. Russia, in replying to the Dec. 131 note, proposed to the Western JBig Three and 24 other nations 'last weekend that a conference should be held in Prague or Warsaw in the next two months to draft a German peace treaty. Soviet proposals for the treaty include barring German membership in any alliance, especially the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and placing other rigid restrictions on Germany's future. Completely Opposed It was of such proposals that Dulles was speaking when he said Russia and the Western powers are completely opposed on their DULLES (Continued on Page 2) BUT QUESTIONS ARE 'FIXED' A/o Eggs or Tomatoes, Mikoyan Is Videoa" FIRST NEGRO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER — Mrs. Charles E. White, center, was sworn in here last night as a member of the Houston, Texas, Independent School District Board of Education. She is the first Negro to become a member of the board. WAITRESSES HARD TO IDENTIFY mament. Heating System or Democratic Hot Air? Go' To Cuugrfss The President's budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 will go tu Congress next Monday. The White House recently announced X BOISE, Idaho <AP)-Seventeeni U .; VOuld , be « ^lanced budget Republican lawmakers, in an in-i? alhn f .. for spendln « about 77 bi! ' - - - - - • ! Uon dollars — approximately two : of Massachusetts for the leader- The rules buttle roami to [ship post, headed the House dele- Uimax Monday night wah ; gallon. Universal Nudity Would Be Quite Baffling, Claims This 'Specialist' j billion less than in the current formal resolution Monday, asked if the heat could be turned down in Idaho's House "in the interests i vear- of economy and in the presence! Today, Senate Republican Lead Labor Leaders Grill Mikoyan It wasn't eggs thrown at him by Hungarian refugees that Nicolai Mikoyan will remember as his ''worst experience" in the United States. tors in sharp disagreement \\hat (he effect of the new nsif will be. . But no one questioned that the outcome was a spec'acular tri i uniph for Sen. LyndoH B. Johnson' of Texas, the Senate Democratic leader. Kea&ouabit' Solution ' The change in rules went W* V WlJISJAtjr (A11U Jl-1 UiJV J^i V31.1JV& I ——— — ,, , «».•«» *.v»fv%w*.ti_.»*4j *Jt«U - " ».«•«.. IQV- til * U*Vs> »i l, u;. of excessive Democratic hot air."jer Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois' What reall >' rifled the Com- I through just the way he proposed n«r.i;^ n™ DI Q ™,. r. Q —„,.„».1 said in reply to a Question that mumst visitor was his chi-tete- ]it on the opening day of the new Replied Don Pieper, Democrat-i sajd in re P'>' to a Question that ic majority leader: "The Statej Else " hower '"formed the GOP House has a central heating sys- congressional delegation the budg- tem, and the furnace remains iui- et actually contemplates a surplus der the Governor's jurisdiction." j°f about 100 million dollars. Gov. Robert E. Smylie is a Re- i 12 Billion uublican. a-tete with U. S. labor union leaders. Mikoyan was asked embarrassing questions and was .."-told, off." For details of this amaging story, turn to the Editorial Page , . j , *H.< ** *,._. wut. A-<\jibvsi icu .r«gc In the current fiscal year a def-1 and read Victor Risel's column. (Congress last Wednesday. oi'SMii and other Senate leaders of ooth 'parties called it a reasonable. : middle-cii-the-road solution. | Douglas said, however, that it marked a great victory for Southern senators. EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP)- Huve you ever wondered what would happen if some cosmic calamity suddenly rendered every person in the world stark naked? You probably haven't, but Dr. Arthur M. Vener of Michigan State University has. And—as you may have guts»ed —one of his specialties is psychology. Dr. Vener is an assistant professor of social science at MSU. He recently completed research on the psychological and sociological aspects of clothing. He reveals that universal nudity would be quite baffling. .If you walked into a store, you couldn't tell the salespersons from the ru.slomers. The floorwalker wouldn't be any help. He wouldn't even have a buttonhole, much less a carnation. How would you find a policeman unless you saw one directing traffic? And, if you entered a restaurant, how would you identify the waitresses? Dr. Vener holds there's something to the old adage clothes make the man. He says we all louk at clothes to help determine the .job, social status and traits of a stranger. Here are some other bare facts Dr. Vener uncovered in his cloth- .ing research: 1. Persons who have "come up in i!ie work!" are more aware of clothes than those who have been in the same economic and social group all their lives. 2. Some of these individuals are so discerning they can almost al- w iys tell the occupation and social status of a stranger by the way he is dressed. J. But, a person's clothes consciousness is not passed on to his children. J. In lact, father lias little influence on the dress habits oi his teen-age children. Mother carries some weight, but the teen-agers also rely - on others iu their age LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP)— Visiting Soviet First Deputy Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan capped a busy Los Angeles tour with a surprise appearance on a local television show Monday night. The bustling Soviet official hobnailed with movie stars, college students and dyed-in-the-wool capitalists before dashing through Hollywood in a police-led caravan to keep the hastily made TV date. ! Not an egg, tomato or epithet was hurled at Mikoyan all day, in sharp contrast to his earlier visits in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and San Francisco. Police and State Department representa- I lives kept him under close guard and will shepherd him to the airport today for his return flight to New York. Carefully Approved On the 25-minute TV program, Mikoyaii answered a set of questions—carefully approved beforehand— that were submitted by commentator Paul Coates. Mikoyan described -ijHjiself, as he has throughout his United States tour, as a friendly grandfather who feels the differences between the U. S. and the Soviet Union can best be resolved by working closer together, especially in trade. • Could the dispute over the West's occupation of Berlin lead to a war? asked Coates. Dou't Waut War "As far as we are concerned, ,we do not want * war," Mifcoyaa said through an interpreter, "But it is up to the other side to keep peace." Earlier in the day, Mikoyan was asked for comment on whether his Saturday meeting with President Eisenhower in Washington might help resolve the Berlin sit- i uation. "I don't know what we will dis- (Cuss at this time," he said. "But ! we will discuss everything that ! will be of interest to Mr. Eisen| hower." He merely shrugged when asked whether the Berlin dispute 1 would come up." IS Weather Official U. S. Readings from THE HERALD Weather Site on Roof ol Fire Station: Reading 8:30 a.m. — 20 above. Previous 24-hr, high — 42 above. Previous 24-hr, low — 1? above. General Weather — Overcast. Temperatures Recorded at THE HERALD Building: MONDAY 1 P. M. . 36 | 7 P. M. 3T 2 P. M. . 39 | 8 P. M. 28 3 P. M. . 40 | 9 P. M. 28 4 P. M. . 3? | 10 P, M. 29 5 P. M. . 36 i U P. M. 31 6 P. M. . 35 | 12 P. M. 26 TUESDAY '48 33 1 A. M. 2 A. M. 3 A. M. 4 A. M. 5 A. M, A. M. 27 28 7 A. M. 6 A. M. Noon