Monroe Evening Times from Monroe, Wisconsin on March 5, 1959 · Page 1
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Tip for Shoppers: Do It in Monroe MONROE EVENING TIMES Dedicated To Serve Our Community SIXTY-FIRST YEAR—ESTABLISHED MONROE, GREEN COUNTY, WIS., THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1959 PRICE FIVE CENTS STONE'S THROW FROM CAPITOL—These sandstone blocks, stacked and neatly numbered, are just a part of masonry removed from the Capitol in the extensive remodeling operations. They will be replaced by marble blocks in the east front modernization of the Capitol. (AP Wirephoto) Dr. John Ames Dies at Madison World Traveler Succumbs at 80 Dr. John Q. Ames, 80, Route 2, Brooklyn, a former dean of George Williams College, Chicago, 111., died Wednesday in a Madison hospital after a brief illness. A native of the Brooklyn area. Dr. Ames lived on the family farm until he was 21 years old when he ioined the federal civil service in the Philippines. He served as a stenographer for President William Howard Taft who was commissioner for the islands at that time. Later he became ill and was transferred to a hospital at Shanghai, China, where he became interested in YMCA work, and following his recovery he became .secretary of the YMCA in Shanghai, Moscow, New Haven, Conn., and South Bend, Ind. Dr. Ames traveled tens of thousands of miles during hip lifetime. He became dean of George Williams in 1919 and served until 1932 when he retired and returned to Brooklyn. Dr. Ames held a Bachelor's degree from George Williams, a masters degree from Yale University and a doctor's degree from the University of Chicago. He was a member of the Brooklyn Masonic lodge, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and Kappa Delta Phi. Despite his many years as an educator, college administrator and attorney, Dr. Ames said he considered one of his greatest accomplishments was in producing 132. bushels of corn per acre on his farm following retirement. He was born Oct. 5, 1877, and married Edna Graves of Brooklyn in 1906. Survivors include his wife, a son, Robert, Summit, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Decker, Route 2, Brooklyn; and Mrs. J. U. Niedner, Houston, -Tex.; four sisters, Mrs. O. L. Jones, Fond du Lack; Mrs. R. L. Templeton and Marian Ames, both of South Bend., Ind. and Mrs. Edward Ellis, Evansville; two brothers, Robert, Oshkosh, and 'Paul, Brooklyn, and seven • grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Brooklyn Methodist church. Friends may call at the B. L. Booth "funeral home in Oregon after 2 p.m. tomorrow. Soviet Assails Ship Boarding LONDON UP) — The Soviet " Union today sharply protested the U. S. naval boarding of a Soviet trawler suspected of cutting a transatlantic cable off Newfoundland. Moscow radio said a note handed to U. S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson in Moscow described reports that the trawl,, er Novorossisk had damaged the cables as "a complete invention." The boarding took place off Newfoundland Feb. 26. The officer who headed the American search party, Lt. Donald Sheely • of Falls Church, Va., said later that tile fishing boat" probably quite likely" had something to do with the break in the cables but he didn't know whether accidentally or intentionally. "The note," said the Moscow broadcast, "points out that the incident involving detention of .the Soviet trawler was undertaken with provocative aims in mind." • i Khrushchev Says He Might Postpone Deadline on Berlin LEIPZIG, East Germany UP! — Soviet Premier Khrushchev said today he is prepared to postpone the May 27 deadline on Berlin — provided fruitful East-West negotiations are under way then. Khrushchev said the May 27 date might be postponed until June 27 "or maybe July 27. We are in no hurry." He cited an old Russian saying: "Never count your chickens until autumn." The Soviet premier made his remarks at a luncheon given by the mayor of Leipzig. The question was brought up by Ian Mikardo, member of the British House of Commons. Mikardo asked Khrushchev what he meant do do about the May 27 deadline. Khrushchev noted that the West has been calling the May 27 deadline an ultimatum. "That is not true," Khrushchev said. Four More Dead In State's Traffic »By the Associated Press Four deaths within a few hours Wednesday night increased Wisconsin's highway toll for 1959 to 107. The total a year ago today was 104. Rellis A. Vroman, 36, of Hartland, was killed when his auto overturned at the intersection of Highways 30 and 16. John Ovas, resident of a Madison nursing home, died after he was struck by a car while crossing the busy south beltline. George A. Kawleski, 39, died in a Milwaukee hospital shortly after he was found on a suburban street. Authorities believed he was the victim of a hit-and-run driver. William Orlando, 67, died of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car Feb. 22. Stock Mart Churns In Irregular Trade NEW YORK m — The stock market churned irregularly near its latest record high in active trading early this afternoon. Profits were taken on the" phenomenal recent gains of some of the space age stocks, resulting in a few wide declines. Otherwise the list of key stocks showed gains and losses generally within a 1-point range. Thiokol was down around half a dozen points. Zenith dropped or so. Pioneer Spins By Moon, Goes Far Out in Space Strong Signal Bringing Vital Data to Earth WASHINGTON Iff) — Pioneer IV spun past the 300,000-mile level today still sending back clear accounts of space mysteries unraveled in its race into orbit around the sun. The General Electric tracking station in Schenectady, N. Y. received the Pioneer's signal at 10:15 a.m,, EST, when the moon probe was 305,000 miles from earth. GE said it expected to lost the signals at about 1:15 p.m. The tracking station at Goldstone in the Mojave Desert of California picked up the radio voice of the gold-washed cone at 7:37 a.m. EST today from far out past the moon. At that time the distance from earth, computed from telemetry signals described as strong and clear, was 303,000 miles. In line with advance calculation, speed away from the earth had dropped to 4,250 miles an hour. The signals showed a temperature of 41 to 42 degrees centigrade — 104 degrees Fahrenheit — for the instrument payload of the space traveler, that was higher than the temperature radioed back by the Army's Pioneer III which went about a third of the way to the moon before it failed and fell back. It was well within the range of comfort for space travelers of the future. Earlier reports from the American space traveler already had given another favorable indication for man's own ventures outside the earth's environs — no major radiation belt encountered above the two discovered by Explorer satellites. The 13-pound cone sped past the moon, 37,000 miles to the side, at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday, at a velocity of 4,525 miles an hour. Goldstone expected to get the signals again at 7:30 a.m. Friday, from a distance close to the estimated 400,000 mile outer range of Pioneer IV's radio. That would be longer than any other space probe has ever been tracked. Officials were confident that ever thereafter Pioneer would sail on silently about the sun, traveling about 3,400 miles an hour faster than the earth. Presumably trailing close behind Pioneer IV is space is the hull of the final stage rocket—a hollow metal tube 3% feet long and six inches in diameter. But the rocket shell has no radio voice and no means of being tracked. Homer J. Stewart, NASA planning and evaluation director, said Pioneer IV would slow down gradually to 3,400 miles an hour, although for all practical purposes it had passed the earth's gravity field into the start of its orbit around the sun. But the Earth whirls around the sun at about 66,000 miles an hour. This would make the speed of Pioneer IV around the sun some 69,400 miles an hour. By comparison, the Soviet 1%ton Mechta rocket launched Jan. 2 has a presumed solar orbital period of 15 months. Discoverer' Signals Heard by GE Engineers ITHACA, N. Y. (ffi — General Electric engineers reported today receiving three signals from the missing U.S. satellite. Discoverer I — the latest one 400 miles from earth. The whereabouts of the 19-foot missile had been a mystery since missile had been a mystery since it was launched five days ago from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Inglewood, Calif. The GE engineers said they had fixed on the satellite at 12:48 a.m. and 2:07 p.m. Wednesday and 12:48 a.m. today. Worst Snow Storm Paralyzing All Traffic in Area, Middlewest Seize Phony Hoard U.S. Agents Crack Bogus Money Ring Treasury Worries Funding of Huge Debt Poses Problems in '59 CHICAGO Iff) — Recovery of more than one million dollars in $100 bogus bills and the seizure of 25 members of a nationwide counterfeiting ring were announced today by the U. S. Secret Service. Paul J. Paterni, head of the Chicago Secret Service office, said the counterfeit notes were recovered in 22'states. He said that 25 persons have been arrested since November as agents worked quietly to stamp out the counterfeiting network. Paterni said the operation was finished off Wednesday night with the arrest of two Chicago men he termed the ringleaders. Paterni said the gang passed about $25,000 of spurious bills successfully," but added, "We have recovered all of the money passed through department stores and other merchants." Much of the bogus money was purchased by undercover agents in an effort to stem the flood without thwarting efforts to round up the counterfeit gang. The Chicagoans named by Paterni as head of the counterfeit ring are Alphonso Amabile, 40, and William Rabiolo, 39. A number of arrests and some convictions have been made in other cities since the investigation began, but government knowledge of the ring's Chicago headquarters was not disclosed. Paterni said the first break came in mid - November when an undercover agent met Floyd V. Vincenti, 29, in Calumet City, 111., and was shown samples of the bogus bills. He negotiated for $100,000 in the fake currency. Dec. 15, an undercover agent in Chicago obtained the government's first wholesale batch, $20,000 in counterfeit bills. Three days later, Vincenti was seized in New York City when he flew there with another $80,000 in fake money. Storm Postpones Cage Tournament Action To Begin Tomorrow flight BULLETIN The WIAA this afternon postponed the tournament games scheduled for Platteville tonight. The meet will begin tomorrow night with semi-finals at Platteville Satui3ay night and i'ie finals at Bichland Center Monday night. (Editor's note: There is increasing talk in Washington that the Treasury's, current borrowing problems may be the prelude to more serious trouble. The possibilities are canvassed in this, the third of four articles on financing the national debt.) By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON Wl—Managing a record national debt is like walking a high wire without the consolation of a safety net. The footing is treacherous because lenders have lost much of their enthusiasm for Treasury securties—Uncle Sam's I.O.U.'s. Fearing rising interest rates and the possibility of inflation, they're reluctant to make loans on anything but a short term basis. Unfortunately, Uncle Sam now has to borrow more money than ever before—just when lenders are balky. The national debt already has reached about 286 billion dollars an'd is headed higher, if only temporarily. Rea'. trouble could develop out of the fact that the Treasury has had to do most of its recent borrowing on a short term basis. Since last July, the Treasury has raised new cash and renewed old loans amounting to 53% i billion dollars. Except for about j j 2% billion dollars, all of this was obtained on a short term basis. More than 33 billion dollars of! the loans obtained or renewed; Monroe was expected to begin its WIAA basketball tournament action tonight in the Platteville sub - regional against Mineral Point in spite of the blizzard covering most of the Midwest. Many enthusiastic spectators who have already purchased tickets for the game probably will not attend due to hazardous road conditions, however. The Platteville tournament started Monday, but Monroe and Dodgeville drew byes. Mineral Point edged Platteville 77 to 72 and Darlington topped Lancaster 72 to 66 during the first night of action. Dodgeville also will enter the action against Darlington tonight in the first game. Monroe was to play in the second contest scheduled to start at around 8:45 p.m. Tonight's winners will clash in Platteville tomorrow night, and the winner of that game will advance to Richland Center for the regional championship game Saturday night. Monroe will carry a brilliant reputation into tourney action. The Cheesemakers boast a 15-3 season record and won the Badger League conference with a 12-2 tally. They also lead in team and individual scoring. Their total points add up to 991 compiled from 394 field goals, highest in the league, and 203 free throws. They are second in points allowed with 773. Monroe co - captain Dave Grams tallied 381 points from 163 field goals and 55 free throws for a wide margin good for first in individual scoring. Jlis field goal mark breaks a record held by another Monroe player, Dave Fahs. Other high Monroe scorers are Bill Carter, 188; Dave Stauffacher, 144, and Pete Dannerbeck and Dick Muenich, both 86. Mineral Point finished the regular season with a 11-8 record and a 9-7 tally in Southwestern Wisconsin League. The Pointers tied with Prairie du Chien for fourth place. Turn to. No. 1 Page Four Perry Como Signs $25 Million 'Deal' NEW YORK Ml — Perry Como has signed a 25-million-dollar television contract with Kraft Foods, said to be the largest individual deal in TV history, his agent said today. Harry Sobol, press representative of Como, said the amount involved if for 104 weeks, and includes programing, time and all costs of production, including guest stars. Como will continue for his present sponsors until June 6. Legislature Clears Way for Auditorium Structure on Monona MADISON Wl — The Senate completed legislatiye action , today on a bill designed to open the way for the city of Madison to build an auditorium designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The measure earlier passed the Assembly and now goes to the governor. .. The measure makes 1 clear that has, state authority to put up a building on filled land in Lake Monona. It was introduced in the Assembly by five Democrats and one Republican and its aim is to eliminate possibility of further legal action to prevent erection of the auditorium and civic center. The legisaltion is tied in with another bill, on which enactment is virtually certain, to repeal the so-called Metzner Law of 1957 which prevented Madison from going ahead with a four million dollar lake .shore building designed by Architect Wright. The repeal bill was on the calendar for final action but was laid over until next Tuesday. Use of trading stamps in connection with retail purchases would bo banned under terms of a bill introduced in the Senate, by Sen. Howard W. Cameron, (D-Rice Lake). Bolivia Rioters Hit U.S. Offices LA PAZ, Bolivia Wl — U.S. Information Agency offices in Cochabamba and Ortiro were targets Wednesday night of anti- American riots that previously had taken two Bolivian lives. Calm returned today. Dispatches from Cochabamba, an industrial center and tourist resort of 80,000 in central Bolivia, reported a mob sacked the USIA (Office there after police turned demonstrators away from the U. S. consulate. At Oruro, a western Bolivian city of 52,000, demonstrators broke windows of the USIA office. Police maintained a strong guard around the U.S embassy and the USIA office in La Paz. The embassy itself was deserted. Staff members moved to Calacoto, a suhurb, after rioters smashed windows Monday in anger over an article on Bolivia in Time magazine. Street, County Crews Fighting Toughest Battle Wet, Packed Fall Glazes Highways, Hits City Travel The worst blizzard of the winter struck the Midwest today and paralyzed activity in Green Couniy. A combination of high winds and up to 10 inches of wet snow, which formed drifts up to six feet deep in the rural areas, made snow removal impossible. Snow removal was impossible and even the major highways were clogged with snow and stalled cars. Supt. D. J. Huenink said all city schools were closed as of noon today, and most rural schools did not open this morning. More than 100 rural students who attend the high school here were unable to make the trip this morning when bus service was halted by the storm. Some Monroe business places closed their doors when it became apparent there could be no customers. Meetings were postponed throughout the county. Highway officials said workmen were busy untangling snarls of traffic on major highways this morning and could not attempt to keep up with the drifting snow. At one time there were three places on Highway 11-81 between Monroe and Brodhead where semi-trailers had blocked dozens of cars which later became stalled or trapped by the storm. Residents en route to work this morning found intersections blocked by cars and a major tie- up was reported at the Kubly Service Station corner where a semi-trailer had skidded across the street. One semi bypassed the tangle by heading down llth street the wrong way and caused another tieup. Highway officials warned motorists to stay home. Warm pavement and rain mixed with snow has produced an icy glaze both before and .after the plow had gone through. The visabil- ity due to drifting and blowing snow is almost zero. Driving conditions were termed very, hazardous, and in some cases "impossible." "It keeps blowing back as fast as we push it out." a spokesman for the county highway department said this morning. County workmen started about. 2 a.m. and have been "fighting a losing battle." he said. "We just can't keep up," Jack Erb, city street superintendent, said this morning. "If we get any more snow the plows will not be big enough to handle it. Erb explained the wet snow had become packed in the removal trucks, making unloading difficult. The snow had not caused electrical and telephone outages, but the United Telephone Co. restricted its service to emergency calls only this afternoon. Frantic operators spent a hectic morning on the switchboard and hundreds of persons called their friends and relatives, to talk about the storm. A handful of Kiwanis members showed up for the weekly meeting at the Swiss Wheel this afternoon, and nearly all other area meetings have been canceled or postponed. The Smock Valley Watershed Association j meeting scheduled for tonight j IT STARTED THIS WAY—This car was photographed at 8 a. m. today, covered with drifting snow and blocked into its parking stall by plowed snow. Several more inches of snow fell throughout the day and the car was nearly buried by early afternoon. (Times staff photo) Form Income Figure Rose 15% Last Year In State, USDA Says WASHINGTON ffl — The average realized annual income per farm in Wisconsin in 1958 was $2,864, an increase of 15 per cent over the -previous year. The figures were announced today by the Agriculture Department which said the average ranged from a high of $12,815 in Arizona to a low of $1,019 in West Virginia. The department also' said that the annual income per person on the nation's farms from all sources climbed to a new high of $1,068 — or about 48 per cent less than the non- farm average income. The average for persons living off the farm was put at $2,034. Realized net income is the amount available for spending after a farmer has paid all of his production expenses. Generally speaking, largest increases were in the Midwest and Southwest and the declines in the West as the average went up in 39 states, declined in eight others. There was no significant change in one and figures were not available for Alaska. Figures for neighboring states: Minnesota $3,070, up-five per cent: Iowa $4,667, up 39: Michigan $2.145, up three, and Illinois $4,398, up 17. Democrats Open Milwaukee Rally MILWAUKEE Ufi — Democratic leaders from 13 midwest- ern states began to gather here todav for a three-day conference at which the farm policies of President Eisenhower are expected to be the main topic of conversation. Panel discussions are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at which time the farm program is expected to be assailed. In addition speeches by Sen. Hubert Humphrey, a frequent critic -of the Department of Agriculture and its chief Ezra T. Benson and prepared statements on the will not be held, and"the~"aduit I farm issue by other Democratic vocational school classes tonight senators will be given have been canceled. Homeowners round that shov- Httmphvey will be the main speaker at the conference ban- Weotherly Hearing Postponed by Board MADISON W) — The Madison Police and Fire Commission announced today it had postponed to an undetermined date a hearing into misconduct charges against Police Chief Bruce Weatherly. The hearing had been set for March 7 but the chief's wife requested postponement. Weatherly's physician said the officer would be unable _to appear or report for work until next month. Weatherly was injured in the Jan. 8 auto - truck crash which resulted in lodging of the charges. eling was almost useless and I juet Saturday night, speaking on walking was as hazardous as! h»s food for peace legislation driving in the city. j now pending in Congress. Residents who attempted to i Rep. Henry Reuss and Sen. leave Monroe this morning found i Proxmire will participate in a it impossible. One motorist took j panel on agriculture Friday, nearly an hour to reach the city limits and then turned back. Monroe was located well inside the storm area which included most of the Midwest. , „„.„„„„,., .... The snow spread eastward | ONTARIO, Calif. M — A kid- from Nebraska and Kansas to|naP?d infant the Great Lakes region. Heavy snow warnings were posted for sections of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, northwestern 21 Youths Killed In Arkansas Fire Dormitory Burns At Negro School LITTLE ROCK, Ark. iff) — Fire roared through a locked dormitory at the State Training School tor Delinquent Negro I3oys at nearby Wrightsville early today. At least 21 youths died. an<l fire officials said they feared others might have perished. The blaze broke out before dawn and destroyed the brick and frame structure which housed 68 inmates. Survivors escaped by kicking out windows which were covered with heavy-gauge, double screems designed to prevent escapes. About 12 bodies were found liled up in one spot. Apparently they died trying to get out. The 21 bodies which were recovered were burned beyond recognition. Gov. Orval E. Faubus, who went, to the scene as soon as he heard of the fire, said the doors should not have been barred and there should have been an adult in the building. Faubus said an investigation would be made. The dazed survivors, ranging in age from 14 to 17, wandered about as firemen. Sheriff's officers, and prisoners from a nearby penal farm tried to quench the smouldering ruins of the dormitory. A vocational teacher who normally slept in the building was in the hospital at the time the fire broke out. Faubus appeared grim as he surveyed the glowing rubble. "I inspected this school a year ago and found it safe," the governor said. "It's the first time anything like this has happened at such an institution in Arkansas." FBI Finds Kidnaped infant, Abductor,37 Illinois, southern and central Wisconsin and southeastern Min- was found safe Wednesday night in the arms of a chi'nky, 37-year-old woman who admitted taking him from his crib while she was babysitting five days ago. Betty Jean Yocom repeated nesota. The fall was expected to j to the bathroom of her darkened Hotel Fire Toll May Reach Five H A Z L E T O N. Pa. (If — "creaming in terror, guests shinnied down cables or climbed or •.ve r e bo're down fire ladders early today as flames raged up -m elevator shaft of the five- story Gary hotel. Authorities said there were three known dead, two other persons unaccounted for and two more critically hurt. At least 24 persons we l- e taken to hospitals for treatment of burns, cuts, smoke poisoning anil shock. The entire front wall of the hotel collapsed into heaps of rubble. It was thought the two missing persons might be dead in this wreckage. CHEESE TKADE FAIR MADISON t#) — Wisconsin American cheese market today: about steady; demand light to be 8 to 12 inches in some areas, i home when she heard FBI fair; trade less active; offerings Blizzard conditions were fore- agents kicking in the door. Hug- small styles ample, large styles cast on a local basis. • ged to her bosom was ^-week-old ample to excessive. Prices: The snow began to fall in Chi- Eric Leon Flores. , Cheddars moisture basis 32%- cago in midmorning. The baby was reunited with, 33; 40-pouad blocks no moisture More than 40 trucks were his mother, Ruth Flores, 35, i premium 34%-35%: single dais- stalled on Highway 92 just east widowed mother of six, at the i ies 34"i - 3SK; longhorns 34%of Council Bluffs, Iowa. ' Ontario police station. ! 35^4; midgets

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