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Independent Record (Newspaper) - April 18, 1958, Helena, Montana Vol 148 Helena Montana Friday April 18 1958 Price Five Padang Is Taken From Rebels In Port City Succumbs Rebel Capital Is Next on List Jakarta Indonesia Jubilantly proclaiming the capture of Padang President Sukarno's government said Friday its forces are ing on the last rebel bold in Sumatra Six thousand marines foot diers and commandos swarmed in- to the port city of ning at dawn Thursday and routed the rebels to the dense Sumatran jungles by nightfall The next objective was gi the mountain rebel capital 40 miles north of Padang A Jakarta regiment also was re- ported moving on rebel troops in the Celebes the island miles to the east which stood with Sumatra in the outer islands fight against karta The rebels claim Sukarno's on Java has been too friendly with the Communists and them on foreign trade revenues from their own rich oil copra spice and other exports The fall of Padang signalled the last days of the rebel government But it re- mained to be seen whether the Sumatran rebels would make good their threat to wage a nagging guerrilla war from the jungles the same sort of war which Indonesians carried on against the Dutch until they got their in- dependence The amphibious assault on dang reportedly met with some rebel resistance but how much was not made clear U S PIANIST a Kremlin reception in Moscow Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev congratulates Van Cliburn 23 V S pianist from Texas who won the International Tschaikovsky piano competition in Moscow The reception was held to honor Cliburn and other contestants in both violin and piano competitions The man looking on center is unidentified There was no report of ties The battle apparently was the first major encounter in the civil war Funds Sought For VA Hospital Here Washington in congress asked the senate committee Friday to earmark funds for the Fort rison veterans administration hos pital in Montana Sens Murray and Mansfield backed by Reps Metcalf and An- derson all Democrats said in a letter Fort Harrison is turning away and using inadequate facilities to provide care for as many as 172 men in a pital This VA hospital has been in need of modernization for over 25 it added but we do find this sort of economy when they allow a fine institution to deteriorate We are advised that a reduction in the hospital's annual operating penses is planned Me Far land Says Education Board Demanded That He Dismiss Some Teachers Declaring that the VA has 144 million dollars in unobligated construction funds Murray and Mansfield requested an immediate survey for a renovating and mod rison project at Fort Wasn't Asked Denver A prosecution witness in a barroom murder case testified in District Court day he recognized the accused killer despite the latter's disguise the night of the slaying Dec 20 Asked why he did not volunteer the information to police at that time Loyas H Dean 51 a tender They didn't ask me Carl McFarland in his first public statement since his offer to re- sign from MSU was announced by Gov J Hugo Aronson says the board demanded that he unnecessarily discharge ers so others salaries could be increased He says the money for the raise was available elsewhere in the school's budget The board he said refused to change its decision on the theory that MSU should have less teach ers in view of its limited number of students He said it had no accurate fig ures before it upon which to base McFarland said he feels the conclusion is inevitable tha harm to the academic standard ol institution was the prime consideration on the part of someone McFarland's letter was released late Thursday by Alumni dent Robert H Bennetts of Great Falls from a closed executive committee meeting in Helena It was called to discuss McFarland's offer to resign The committee later released a resolution back ing McFarland's refusal to dis- miss teachers and urging the board of education to retain him as president of MSU Similar stands were taken by faculty and students at the soula school Aronson the only board mem ber to comment publicly on the salary matter since members met in an informal closed session Tuesday said when he announced the resignation offer that no member of the board requested it However one member of the Montana board of education claims the board did not direct President Carl McFarland to dis- miss faculty members at MSU Dr Earl L Hall Great Falls physician said Thursday night The directive that in- creases be granted to the present faculty at MSU could be carried out through reduction in staff ad- ditions and replacements Hall's statement came just a lew hours after release of land's letter Hall said It is deplorable that he decision to increase salaries at MSU along with all the State National Weather Forecast Helena and Partly cloudy few showers wind Low 32 high 56 Montana Max Billings 72 44 04 Belgrade 68 34 18 Broadus 70 53 Butte 60 28 07 Cut Bank 60 33 Dillon 68 35 Tr Drummond 59 29 08 Glasgow 67 50 10 Great Falls 66 36 01 Havre 68 46 Helena 68 37 06 Kalispell 48 36 12 67 38 09 Livingston 69 35 09 Miles City 72 50 03 Missoula 52 36 13 West Yellowstone 57 Whitehall 70 34 02 other units has resulted in ex publicity and misleading statements Hall said the board the increase to keep faith will the legislature which granted ad university funds in re- sponse to urgent pleas for bette faculty salaries Increases were granted at all other units and know of no board member who would wish to have the discriminate against MSU by re fusing to raise salaries there I believe that all board mem bers are concerned with the wel being and progress of the entire university system Bennetts appointed a four member subcommittee to gate the manner and method to everyone concerned and to con vey the executive committee's resolutions to the board of edu cation The subcommittee head ed by Helena banker Daniel Dyk stra is to report back to the alumni president in 10 days Other members all from Helena are John Delano F Quentin Johnson and John J Burke Jr Mike Todd Leaves Estate of 3 To 5 Millions New IP Showman Mike Todd's estate Friday was estimated unofficially at between three and five million dollars He half in trust for his widow Screen Star Elizabeth Taylor and bequeathed the other half out- right to his son Michael Todd Jr Todd's will was filed for bate in the New York county surrogate's court Todd 48 perished in a New Mexico plane crash March 21 The will was dated April 16 1957 and named his son as Thc official Helena ture al 2 p m was National Bismarck 68 Calgary 55 Cheyenne 65 Chicago 83 Denver 69 Las Vegas 90 Los Angeles 75 Paul 73 Max New Orleans 79 New York Phoenix 82 Portland 59 St Louis 83 Salt Lake City 66 San Francisco 63 54 Spokane 52 45 32 43 52 42 62 60 44 61 53 58 40 59 52 55 43 73 49 Maximum temperatures tor preceding calendar day precipitation tot 24 hours ending m minimum temperatures for hour period ending nt p m cooler windy cloudy few showers highs Lows West Has Best Water Supply In Many Years IP U S oil conservation service reports that the water supply in the Vest is the best in years But it that users not allow to get careless in its use Recent snow surveys show the ervice said that as of now the water demands in many areas of the West exceed he supply Demands are in- reasing Every effort must be made to use this season's supply as beneficially as if shortages were expected Russia Charges U S With Sending H-Bomb Planes Toward USSR Denial for Russian Charge The White Souse Friday put a not true on a Soviet charge the States sent planes atomic and across he polar area toward Russia The charge was made by sian Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko at a Moscow news con- Gromyko said the Kremlin was ending a protest to the United Nations security council against he called provocative flights Mr Gromyko's statements are not White House Pres: James C Hagerty said n reply to inquiries Hagerty added that a more statement would be made by the state department ater in the day President Eisenhower informed f the Gromyko charge discussed he matter with Deputy Secretary f Defense Donald Quarles and inder Secretary of State ian Herter Herter and Quarles stayed on t the White House for the dis- after attending a cabinet meeting which dealt with other matters They were sitting in for ary of State Dulles and tary of Defense McElroy both of are away from Washington In response to questions rty said his characterization of iie Gromyko charges as not rue applies to all of the foreign remarks contending J S planes armed with atomic nd hydrogen bombs were sent cross the polar region toward ussia There was some speculation in quarters that one ose of Gromyko's charges was 0 try to put the United States n the defensive start of conference negotiations vith the West to Get Release trom Hospital Washington The on indictment against poet Ezra ound 72 was dismissed Friday the way for his early re- ease from a mental institution The bearded Pound has been in St Elizabeth's ital since 1946 The treason charge was based n anti-American asts made by Pound from Italy uring World war II The indictment was dismissed y Chief Judge Bolitha J Laws a U S district court when the in effect joined in motion asking this action Pound sat among spectators uring the brief court proceeding rs Pound a gray-haired n who has been a frequent at the hospital in the years er husband has been confined lere sat at the counsel table Pound wore a threadbare blue coat unmatching blue acks and a light sport shirt open the throat with the tails g out from his trousers Both Pound and his wife de- ined to talk with reporters But lurman Arnold an attorney io spoke for Pound said Mrs ound plans to take her husband Italy Pound had lived in aly 21 years before he was by American troops in 345 Navy Pilot Describes Climax of Climb Into Fringe of Space as He Sets Altitude Record for Conventional Jets El Centro up there for three long seconds That's the terse way a spoken navy pilot Thursday de- scribed the climax of a like climb into the fringe of space in which he set an cial world altitude record for conventional jet aircraft Actually this was a brief technological invasion of a jet engine operating at an tude at which it is not meant to said Lt Comdr George Watkins who rode the wing Grumman to above the Mojave desert Wednesday The previous record was set last summer by a British Canberra jet Watkins climb of ly 14.6 miles is far exceeded by height attained by e X2 You have to know exactly the right angle to apply in the said Watkins 37 who flashed at feet over the desert at better than before he yanked back on the stick You keep a grease pencil down in the webbing of your gee suit and when you're flying level you draw a line along the inside of the canopy along the horizon line Then you mark a angle bisecting the horizon line When you pull back on the stick you allow maybe another five de- grees and keep the angle line parallel to the horizon this gives you the angle of climb It seems like you're going straight up The altimeter is spinning like this He spun his finger like an You are climbing at feet per minute It seems like you are going straight up What happens at the peak b the For the first time you have chance to look around but you can't take time to lean ove and look down at the ground But you do take a glance a the altimeter You hope it show something because that's wha you came up here set a record Then you nose her down She begins to pick up speed and you can maneuver the plane again The pilot in the chase plane following you radios to the field to clear the runways and you ge down there fast You set her down on the field taxi off the runway and shut he down And it sure feels good be cause you haven't got much ga 100 pounds 16 gal Ions about enough for half a turn around the field Money Supply Navy Polaris Curbs Are Loosened Again Missile Is Launched Cape Canaveral Fla A navy Polaris is be ing developed for launching from Washington The submarines was launched from has loosened another the Air Force Missile notch in its curbs on the nation's money supply Twin actions Thursday by the Federal Reserve came as house Democrats pushed forward a billion-dollar day An announcement said merely a Polaris test vehicle wa launched It gave no further de The Polaris is designed to havi emergency program of help for a range about mi he jobless The Democratic Rear Adm F- Raborn gram goes far beyond a the man in ch Jfe d j Jar plan President ment has been hower has proposed in this field aat when n Meanwhile rival party n n the senate argued over whether tne World ln 1960 it in he Eisenhower administration is Three new nuclear to carry the Polaris are to be Maytag Purchases Frontier Airline Denver ff Purchase of controlling interest in Frontier airlines was announced Friday by L B Maytag Jr son Medicine Man Bids for 4 Human Skulls St Sioux who plans to practice medicine Indian style bid high at a post office auction for four human skulls He needs them for sake B i g Chief of the millionaire washing chine manufacturer Maytag said he bought a of the airlines outstanding common stock from a group ed by Levin Chicago trialist The amount of money and number of stock shares in- in the transaction were not disclosed Frontier is the nation's largest airline and operates in Colorado North Dakota Montana Wyoming Utah Arizona and New Mexico Maytag snid he acquired the controlling block of stock as a ong investment and because ny family lins faith in the future growth of the West the economic slump Sen Lyndon B Johnson bemoaned what he said is a policy of letting things ride But Sen said Eisenhower has taken effective steps while with congress in other moves For the fourth time in five months the Federal Reserve board reduced its discount rate the interest charged member banks borrowing from reserve banks The action cutting the rate from per cent to per cent was effective Friday in New York Chicago St Louis Philadelphia and Minneapolis The seven other Federal Reserve districts are expected to follow suit in time In another move aimed at making more money available for lending the board reduced the amount of reserves which certain banks must maintain against demand deposits Effective Thursday the reserve requirement at central reserve city banks in New York and Chicago was dropped from 19 per cent to per cent Next Thursday it will go down another half of 1 per cent Also next Thursday the reserve requirement will be trimmed from 17 per cent to per cent in reserve city banks located in most other large cities Country reserve banks were not The missile itself is de signed to carry a nuclear warhead Motorists In Accidents Blame Others Detroit Eighty per cent of motorists involved in auto crashes call themselves good or excellent drivers and 82 per cent blame other motorists for their accidents These figures based on a University of Michigan survey were presented Thursday to the Michigan Safety conference of U S Steel Asserts Conditions Sound Kansas City fP Business conditions are sound and the United States should come out of the recession Clifford F Hood president of U S Steel said Thursday night Hood said U S Steel is operating at only 50 per cent of capacity because its customers are using steel from their stockpiles House For Added Job Washington IP House Democrats Friday got behind a emergency unemployment relief program to provide 16 weeks of added jobless pay for most of the nation's idled workers The plan to remain in effect until June 30 1959 would be financed wholly by the U S treasury It would apply both to Back Plan less Pay of benefits for workers who are not eligible for state benefits 3 Payments to be financed by the federal government in conformity with the existing level of benefits now provided under state programs with no change in state standards Unemployment benefits vary from to in amount nnH said he plans to become a cine man in all those places you ordinarily find Indians homa Detroit and Chicago acknowledged that the skulls won't contribute to curative powers But he said they would make him look more authentic provide the appearance which is so im- portant said he cured himself of heart trouble last mer with a special brew of herb en He claimed he can cure cancer indigestion and other assorted ailments He paid for the skulls out- bidding tour others ers now covered by existing state unemployment programs and to many not now eligible but posed rules concerning the latter have not been decided House ways and means com- Democrats settled on the plan at a caucus and expected to have it rea next week The gram represented a compromise of proposals put forth by dent Eisenhower and those sored by Chairman Mills of the ways and means tee In its tentative form it calls 1 Sixteen weeks of added benefits for insured workers who have exhausted compensation rights under stale programs 2 Tho same number of weeks duration of payments Workers coming under the program are paid from an insurance trust fund created from employer pay roll taxes Among ers for example would be em- ployes of tax-exempt concerns with fewer than four on their pay rolls Domestic and farm workers also are not now eligible The Democratic plan rejected President Eisenhower's proposal for eventual state repayment of federal benefits Actress Improves Gale Storm is reported recovering after major abdominal surgery The actress operated on Thursday will remain In the hospital for a wock or 10 days Dirksen Sights Victory for Pentagon Plan Washington Sen Dirk sen said Friday he fore- sees ultimate victory for a re- organization of the defense de along the lines urged by President Eisenhower Dirksen assistant GOP senat leader said he is quite sympa thetic to the whole es in the light of tions he and other leaders have received at White House brief Eisenhower opened his figh for the program with a nationally televised address before a meet ing here of newspaper editors Hi received a prompt pledge o vigorous support from 24 of senate's 47 Republican members The plan also won limited en from the Army the membership of which includes active retired and re serve army officers The Air Force association previously endorsed the plan but the Navy league a civilian group has Dirksen was not listed as among those joining in the sena statement nor were the other top Republican leaders in the of Call fornia Bridges of New Massa shire and Saltonstall of However Dirksen told a re- porter he had not been asked to sign it The other three were not reached for comment but Bridges has criticized some of the plan's The statement of the 24 ors applauded the fighting ion of President Eisenhower in presenting a plan designed to vide this nation with an effective competent defense structure University Student Is Kidnaped by Fraternity Pledges Ogden nant Montana State university clad in long underwear i skirt and handcuffs Friday in convincing police he lad indeed been shanghaied by members He said as soon as he got the off he'd start liking back to Missoula Gary Bradley 19 Billings Mont a sophomore and member if Sigma Chi fraternity into two city detectives early morning and blurted out lis story He had been kidnaped at the university at Missoula Thursday four pledges of his fraternity Bradley is an active member The youths piled into an auto md sped through western ana with Bradley blindfolded Somewhere near the daho border they met up with car of University of Utah ledges and kidnaped actives Ridges and Craig McQueen 18 and both of Salt Lake They exchanged victims nd turned around In Ogden the Utah car now Bradley was halted at cafe while his captors went in- ide for coffee They locked in the trunk but he Red to break out and run toward headquarters Bradley talked for several before police his lory UN Security Council to Get Charges Gromyko Claims U 5 Has Attempted to Intimidate Russians Moscow W The Soviet Union announced Friday it will seek to haul the United States before the UN security council on charges of sending planes armed with nuclear bombs toward the USSR Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko made the accusation in a news conference summoned denly at the outset of groundwork talks on the possibility of a mit meeting Gromyko accused U S tary men of taking risks un- heard of in times of peace to in- the Soviet people He said the Kremlin demands an im- mediate end to such tive flights to avoid the danger of a global atomic war The Soviet government would not like to believe that these tions of the American air force have been sanctioned by the Urgent Meeting United IP Soviet Union Friday called for an urgent meeting of the UN security council to halt alleged provocative flights of U S military planes ed States government and by President Eisenhower Gromyko said but none has made any statements to the con- trary either The situation In the world day is such that an atomic war can befall the people as a result of the smallest error of an can technician lack of attention miscalculation or misconclusion of an American officer Are Indignant The Soviet people are deeply indignant over the provocative actions of the American air force If such steps of the United States are meant to frighten the USSR ien this is a vain effort The viet people have sufficiently strong nerves and the armed of the USSR have thing necessary to safeguard the peaceful life of the Soviet le and if need be deal a ng retaliatory blow to any The minister said that such American flights threaten world peace the Soviet government submits the question of stopping them to the security council of the United Nations The USSR he said will contend hat such acts of the United States as the dispatch of planes vith nuclear weapons toward the frontiers of the Soviet Union not be considered compatible with international commitments m the lessening of world ions Gromyko said the Soviet people vere indignant that such flights vere made at a tune when the Four powers were preparing or diplomatic talks regarding a conference Vot Negotiations These talks have not yet the stage of actual U S Ambassador yn Thompson told nts He said preliminary talks hursday night and Friday do lot constitute the starting of as envisaged in our but he declined to rate It was understood his con- with Gromyko Thursday vas a matter of diplomatic ng rather than actual bargaining further meetings between and the Western Big ambassadors appear to lave been scheduled thus far The Soviet Union Gromyko old his news conference stands at on its position that diplomatic alks must be limited to setting nly time place and composition f a foreign ministers conference hich itself would be nary to a summit conference Gromyko said he did not bring p the Kremlin protest against ic alleged American flights in is talks with the Western Gromyko declared one slip by a S technician manning tha ar screens of the American warn- system could precipitate a lobal atomic war The U S air force command said has confirmed merican bombers carrying c and hydrogen bombs are re- sent across the olc toward the Union
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