The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 14, 1959 · Page 20
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20 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Wtdntsdey, Jan. 14, 'S9 TRIUMPHS OVER TRACED. During 1958, ttiore Jhan 280 mil- ! lion pounds of cottonseed oil went, into lha production of margarine.: Tonight on TV Pretty Songstress Beats Blindness KROC-TV 6:30 Cplf ond intimate drama of the poo- plt who won the Wtst. Word Bond and Robert Horfen star on the now famoui TV »how Wagon Train CHANNEL 10 BOSTON, Mass. LAP) — Her name was Bede Best and when she sang with Joe Rines' orchestra at the St. Regis Hotel in New York 25 years ago, young men would stop, look, listen and sigh. A petite brunette, she could hell out a song like a Louisville slugger. Her favorites were "I Only Have Eyes for You" ami "With My Eyes Wide Open." ; But these tunes belied the trag-j edy in her heart. For in 1934 Bede! Best was going blind. One eye was; sightless, the other had 40 per! cent vision. Eventually, doctors; said, she would live in a world of; darkne.vs. Too Difficult Later she sang with Carl Ra-i vazza's orchestra, but the band! business soon became too diffi-' cult. There was always the feari she would stumble and fall as she! made her way through a clutter of instruments en route to a microphone. An offer came from "Al Pierce and His Gang" and Bede found a niche in radio. Then came the Emory Deutch Variety Show, but her sight continued to fail her, It was time to return home to Boston and here she made her way as a pianist at local night spots. She married, had a son, and for a while Bede, now Mrs. Elizabeth U. Welker, found hap- jiness. Husband Dies But misfortune shadowed her. Her husband died, her mother be- :ame an invalid and Bede's sight sank to five per cent. A corneal transplant operation was unsuccessful. Bede began learning Braille, the system of raised dots on paper that which enables the blind to read by touch. As she mastered the system she discovered how cumbersome it was for the sightless and how difficult it must be for those who wanted to compose or play popular music. She app'sled to Lawrence Berk, who had played piano with the Rines group, and now is director of the Berklee School of Music. The two decided to work on a method of simplifying the teaching of popular music and jazz to the blind. New Symbols They developed new symbols they say can easily be learned by anyone who has mastered Braille. The symbols, using the Braille cell system, give the mel-! ody line, the chords and time vnl-i ties simultaneously. j The blind person who lias memorized his piano keyboard thus is able to "read" the corresponding Braille symbols for the notes that comprise the tune and can also| memorize the chords which provide the accompanying harmony. Students using Braille to learn music composition often had to use two 9x13 inch sheets to learn a few bars of music. It required 15 sheets to learn a chorus. The sightless attempting such a chore often would become discouraged, lose interest, give up in despair. Itoilcd Down Snng Bede and Berk worked out a system that boiled down an entire song to one sheet. It features new principles of harmony and encourages improvisation. Their system will become part of the curriculum at Berklee next September. It will be offered to the blind at reasonable tuition rates. Students in the class will be encouraged to become teachers themselves. And at the head of the class- as a Berklee instructor—will be Mrs, Welker, who as Bede Best lost her sight, but never her courage. WEATHER FORECAST—Rain is expected tonight over-the southern Plains, mid- Mississippi valley, Ohio valley and mid- Atlantic states with some snow in the northern Appalachiaris, New England and Great Lakes area. Snow flurries are expected to be. scattered over the southern Rockies. It will be colder in the northern Rockies, northern and central Plains and northern Lakes, with little change elsewhere. (AP Wirephoto Map) HASSLE OVER VOTE RECORDS Ex-Classmate Can Send Alabama Judge to Prison URBAN CENTER TREND Help Seen for Harried Commuter i TODAY AN EXCEPTION KROC-TV 7:30 Smart •hopper* on-ttage or at home play TV'* fobulout gome! Join Bill Cullen for fun in the •vening version »f Ike's Other Press Meets Not for TV WASHINGTON (AP)-President I newsmen today is outside the Eisenhower goes on live television j usual pattern. The President ar- and radio coast-to-coast today w ranged to 8° to a National Press answer reporters' questions, But Club luncheon, make a brief in- don't look for more such broad- formal t( *lk, and then answer easts. . written questions submitted by At least. White House Press ! !' 1eporters \ Use ' of written <l ucs Secretary James C. Hagerty says Uons 1S the Press club Practice. CHICAGO (AP)—Here's a hopeful piece of news for you, Mr. Commuter. Many people in high places are thinking of ways to help you. Their main concern is to keep on moving you from your home station to the big city and back again. It's a bad situation and the prospect is even worse. Motor vehicle traffic is approaching the saturation point in the scores of cities. And the main trend in the nation's growing population is toward the huge urban centers. Make No Profit So 2f» men—16 railroad presidents and 13 mayors and other city officials—got together Tuesday to exchange ideas on how to solve the commuter problem. Most of the railroads contend they make no profit in operating the commuter lines. Here are some of the suggestions: Government subsidies. New equipment to lure motorists back to the rails. A federal agency to buy equipment and lease it to the rail lines or to lend them money to buy modern rolling stock. Tax Elimination Elimination of the federal tax on commutation tickets. Provision for deducting commu NBC and CBS TV the President has no plans toper-! T NBC and mil live TV and radio coverage! ° networks a "d ation fares from federal income •axes. Giving the railroads a belter weak on their taxes, allowing .hem more freedom in setting "ares, adding or removing trains and closing unprofitable stations. A new U. S. transportation pol- cy that would encourage the growth of railroads. Mayor Robert F. Wagner of Netf York, one of the conferees, said the problem is regional and should be handled on a regional basis. He proposed the creation! of a tri-state—New York, New! Jersey, Connecticut — transporta tion agency. One of the basic points in hisj plan is this: ' Share Deficits i "A sharing of mass transit deficits, where they occur, among all the jurisdictions of government that have a stake." That means local, state and federal governments. Some Eastern interests advocated federal subsidies at the one- day meeting. Midwesterners generally opposed them. A committee of 12 was appointed to meet within the next 30 days to start work on a program. Railroad president members of the committee are George Alpert of the New Haven, Ben W. Heine- man of the Northwestern, Wayne Johnston of the Illinois Central, A. B. Perlman of the New York Central and James M. Symes of the Pennsylvania. Mayors on the committee are John B. Hynes of Boston, Richard J. Daley of Chicago, Anthony MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A young* Alabama judge waited expectantly for a former college classmate to say today whether he must go to jail for disobeying a federal court order to produce vote registration records. The fate of Circuit Judge George C. Wallace of Clayton, Ala., was expected to be decided by U.S. Dist. Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. at a hearing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Johnson twice ordered the 30- year-old Wallace to make the registration files in Barbour and Bullock counties available to Civil j Rights Commission agents who are checking complaints of discrimination, against prospective Negro voters. Let Agents Inspect Wallace instead gave the rec- | ords to county grand juries, which (in turn agreed to let the federal j agents inspect them in the presence of two members of each jury- Johnson could hold Wallace in contempt and send him to jail for Tempers Clash, Model Gets Divorce SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP)Fashion model Toni Mayer won a divorce Tuesday from her bus failure to comply with the federal court order. Or, since the civil rights investigators were given access to the files by the grand juries, the federal jodge might decide the purpose of his decree, if not the let- i ter, had .been carried out. j The Alabama judge, runnerup in the race for governor in the Democratic primaries last spring, j gave no instructions to the jurors in turning the records over to them. He told them they could turn the files over to any one they saw fit. Commission agents accepted the Barbour County jury's compromise offer Tuesday after first re- jecting an earlier proposal that would have required them to look at the files with all 18 jurors' present. . ;:' Impounded Records Wallace, who had impounded the voter records on complaints of illegal voter registration and said ultimately he would call for grand jury investigations, refused to produce them at the commission hearing here Dec. 8-9. Registration officials in the two counties as well as in Macon also defied the commission. They refused even to be sworn as witnesses. The Macon registrars ultimately complied with an order to let the commission see their files. Richardson Dilworth of Philadelphia and Raymond R. Tucker of St. Louis. J. Celebrezze of Cleveland, Frank band, Gerald, on grounds ,of "a P. Zeidler of Milwaukee, Wagner, "" " .. • difference of temperaments. Mayer is a nephew of the late movie producer Louis B. Mayer. The couple have no children. Showing Ton ire 7:00 - 9:00 20c - 45c - 60c DAREDEVIL EXPLOITS OF THE UNDER WAFER DEMOI/T1ON TEAM ) with DAN HA! FY UHM UHILI.I ROSS MARTIN RAYMOND BAILEY -mMHucni CLAIRE KELLY Adventure! Suspense Romance! ABC and _ j ...... ». T *, «* uuu A MUtIS ViU VC1 tlf£ t? i The Price Is Riahf ' of his re W l <* news conferences. I,¥ utunl Kadio s >' stem have booked ..« . .•-„ .* ,m,*j..i ; ^^ . mU .j.. 1mJ .._ __.,, live coverage starting at i nm CHANNEL 10 The scheduled session with KROC-TV 8:00 Uncfo MirHt pwmti Mv«ro! suwti which y«u will tnfey. Lhr« hi color ••4 black and whir* *rorrlnj Milton Berle in the Kraft Music Hal! CHANNEL 10 KROC-TV 8:30 But tbt rougher, fottft- 4udc you «y»r taw. Gene l«f/y «i th» legendary «cwt and Bot Mosrerson CHANNEL 10 RMMT CHANNEL TONIGHT 6:00 LOCAL NEWS ABC NEWS 6:30 LAWRENCE WELK 7:30 OZZIE and HARRIET 8:00 DONNA REED live coverage starting at .1 p.m. EST. An Exception "This session today is an exception that won't become the I rule," Hagerty said, adding he {always has taken the position the President should be protected against an inadvertent or erroneous statement, made on the spur of the moment. "Such a thing could have damaging international repercussions," Hagerty said. WEATHER VETERAN DIES WOOLFORD, Md. (AP)-Walter J. Moxom, 73, veteran of 50 years with the U.S. Weather Bureau, died Tuesday a few hours after he collapsed at his home. He had been in charge of offices at St. Louis and Dayton, Ohio and for nine years was head of the bureau's northeastern district with headquarters in New York. He was born in Springfield, Mo. 8:30 PRESIDENT EISENHOWER 9:00 FIGHTS 10:00 LOCAL NEWS JOHN DALY 10:30 LOST CONTINENT (tarring CESAR ROMERO Eagles Regular Monthly MEETING and Initiation Jon. 15 • 8 p,m. Eagle Hall Oyster Stew Served Bring Your New Members! STERLING Tonight and Thursday 2 Big Features Black Board Jungle at • 7:00 and 10:30 "THE TINDER TRAP" Shows Once at . 8:45 ' n» Tender " WHAT 6VERY GIRt SETS FOR EVERY MAN I lM <!lKIM*ic'oPi AND COlOil WHY COOK? LET US! NO ORDER TOO LARGE FOR US COTTAGE INN Specializing In Outgoing Orders 2 Orders Southern Fried Chicken $150 1 Includes Fr. Fries, Salad & Toast ACROSS FROM TODD PARK Dial HE 7-1735 Regular Menu Served Daily 12 Noon to 3 A. M, • CHICKEN • BAR-3-CUED RIBS • STEAKS • ITALIAN SPAGHETTI • SEAFOOD • LOBSTER • SHRIMP • WALLEYE & NO. 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