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Austin Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 13, 1955, Austin, Minnesota The Weather ewe" e Hnbw AUSTIN DAILY HERALD 1955 City T lit AUSTIN. MINN.. MONDAY. JUJH IS. IMS i ftffvnv mtaioo GAA, UAW Reach 3-Year Agreement MASS FUNERAL PLANNED AT LE MANS Kcrce Track Toll 79 UE MANS. France. (It-Two dittaul among the injured raised the toll of auto racing's worst disaster to today. Pre- mier Edgar Faure's government announced it would seek means of preventing recurrence. Mass funeral services will be held In Le Mans' 800-year-old cathedral Tuesday for the vic- tims killed when French driver Pierre Levegh's silver Mercedes- Benz hit another sports car. soared into the air, exploded and spread death in a crowd packed 20 deep behind an earthen barrier. The race was the annual 24-hour endurance classic which draws thousands of fans to this city 100 miles southwest of Paris. It was BUSHELS OP GRAIN SPILLED New Grain Elevator Collapses in Fargo FARGO, N. D. A massive grain elevator composed of 20 tanks 122 feet high collapsed yesterday, dumping some bushels of grain to the ground with a noise that sounded like an explosion. Completed only last August, the Fargo Grain Terminal was the largest privately owned grain storage facility in North Dakota. All that remained today was a pile of shattered concrete, twisted steel and huge mounds of grain. Joseph Eichinger. owner of the Herald Joins Quota Busters The Austin Daily Herald joined the ranks of the "Quota Busters" today in the St. Olaf Hos- pital building fund drive. The Herald was the fifth Aus- tin business firm to break its quota. More reports from firms which have completed solicitations were expected today. In addition to employes' gifts, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Rasmussen, Herald publishers, will sponsor the hospitality room as a memorial gift. A campaign report meeting will be held Wednesday and division chairman have been asked to get as many reports as possible from their workers. Workers may either turn in their reports to their di- vision chairmen or take them to campaign headquarters. Truman Will Speak of U. N. Anniversary UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. Former President Truman has agreed to speak at the 10th anni- versary session of the United Na- in San Francisco. U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold announced last night that Truman will speak June 24. The former President did not accept a previous bid from the State Department to appear at the June 20-26 anniversary program. terminal, thought "some kind of combustion" caused the collapse. The bushels of spilled gram were estimated to be valued at about About half of it was believed damaged beyond recovery. A Fargo youth, Joe Basquez, 16. and his girl friend were parked near the elevator. They said they saw a blue flame near the top and found the rubble when they drove toward where the elevator had stood. Completed in August 1954, the massive structure was second only to the state mill and elevator at Grand Forks in total capacity. The tanks had a capacity of about bushels. A headhouse, hous- ing motors and other equipment, towered 205 feet in- the air and was a landmark at the west limits Of Fargo on U.S. 10. Loud Explosion Cass County Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Stensrud was among the first on the scene. He was called after Basquez notified Fargo police. Stensrud said he heard a loud ex- plosion shortly after midnight but had seen nothing outside his house between Fargo and West Fargo. completed on Sunday despite the accident on Saturday afternoon. Of the more than TO injured, several remained in critical condi- tion. One American was among the injured spectators. He was Roy Hunton, a U.S. soldier stationed at an Army hospital in Orleans. Most of the dead including 15 women and 2 children were be- lieved to have been French, al- though several bodies still had not, been identified. Levegh also was among these killed. Kaee Continued Despite the tragedy, the famous 24-hour road race for sports cars was carried to its conclusion, with Mike Hawthorn and co-driver Ivor Bueb of Britain winning in a three-liter Jaguar at a record- breaking average speed of 107.067 miles per hour. Officials said halting the race would have cluttered roads lead- ing to the track with the quarter of a million spectators at a time when ambulances and rescue work-, ers already were having trouble, reaching the site. About 40.000 of the spectators remained quietly throughout the night at the closed road circuit south of Le Mans for the continu- ation of the race. Two Roman Catholic priests conducted morning mass in th Minneapolis municipal election to-, work the department has done wag arrested today by Bowman day in the past year for children and j County, N D., authorities. His opponent in a campaign that outlined the national Legion pro-1 Manslaughter Charge Sheriff Max Taylor of Bowman County said he took Reimer into t custody at the request of Sheriff Pomeroy has charged that under i Anderson. Rochester, on the Amer- Gus Haivala, Harding County, Hoyer's administration Minneap- ican Legion Hospital Association South Dakota, who said a warrant oils is 'open and the and Fosteson's report as finance charging Reimer with second de- mayor has replied that federal, officer. i manslaughter, had been is- agencies have given the city a The convention approved increas- sued at Buffalo, S.D. "clean bill of health" ing the district's share of the dues Monroe, discharged from the Army only two weeks ago, was placed in the ambulance early Sun- day morning at Bowman, in ex- treme southwestern North Dakota. The plan was to rush him to Min- neapolis for emergency surgery at University of Minnesota hospitals. Father Along on Ride When the youth's breathing be- came extremely labored, it was decided to seek emergency treat- ment here. The coroner said Mon- roe evidentally succumbed about thp time the ambulance reached the hospital. With him in the ambulance on Sunday his car poles and shredded 150 feet of pow er line early Saturday. Hit-Run Victim James Connelly, 85, Minneapolis, died Sunday of injuries sustained in a bit-run accident Friday. Po- I TEMPERATURES I i P. it. P. M. P. M. P. M. P. M. P. M. A. M. A. M. A. M. A. M. A wheel hit the shoulder. This threw the car out of control. Salazar had been passing cars and then slow- ing up to 5 of 10 miles per hour, Johnson learned. The patrolman said the Salazar car must have been traveling with a burst of speed. Other patrolmen investigating the accident were Norman Stovick and Richard Mur- ray. 56 M 54 53 52 52 52 51 U M AUTHOR DULUTH, Minn. Jo- siah E. Greene, 44, died Sunday in Duluth, locale of one of his first ing Loon POIITICAL WRITIR DIIS MINNEAPOLIS B. Cfteney. 82, Minneapolis political 1M1 OCtfl IMS rHirad, dtod a hnaXtal Mar Thc OitrarMter port's re-enacted the raising of the flag on Iwo and was of the 140 units in the parade. top (inset) picture the memorial float of LeRoy pott. The Ldtoy eotorguarrl and poet marched and the Ottrander color pnccded their float. its high-speed ride were his father, Bryon Monroe, and a nurse from a Bowman hospital. j Curtice Hints Disapprove! Curtice, however, was less than, enthusiastic about the guaranteed wage plan won by the union. Ha intimated that GM agreed to it only because Ford had first given in. Curtice said the guaranteed wage plan was "exceedingly com- plicated and will require some time to fully but GM nevertheless had accepted it. GM like Ford agreed to guar- antee 1 aid-off workers 60 to 65 youth fall to the ground Saturday night during a fight outside a dance hall at Karinen, S.D a few miles south of the North Dakota line. Sheriff Celled The sheriff had been called to the hall twice earlier to halt dis- turbances during a 4-H benefit dance. A number of youths at the dance had been drinking, Haivala said. Monroe and the youth with pensation benefits, for a maximum of 26 weeks. GM will contribute 5 cents an hour per worker to- ward a ISO-million-dollar trust to finance the plan over the next three years. Responsibility Elsewhere Curtice said that GM, while agreeing to the guaranteed wage plan, still "earnestly" believes that the responsibility for deter- mining the amount and duration of unemployment benefits "rests with whom he was fighting were "pret-1 the legislatures of the various ty mad at each Haivala states." said. The sheriff said Monroe GM v'ce President Harry W. struck his on hard ground Anderson, top company negotiator, when he fell. said the guaranteed wage plan After Monroe was injured, the identical with the one the sheriff halted the dance. He said UAW "negotiated last week with the crowd "was getting too rough member of the auto in- to handle." dustry." Highway patrol escorts had been Anderson told Reuther that "I alerted to convoy the ambulance hold no resentment toward your into Minneapolis before Monroe efforts to get those things for your took a turn for the worse and was members which you think they brought to the Willmar hospital, should have. That's your job. And jrrsstt as -a; volvmg Monroe and himself was 1 e not a fight, but that the youths Anderson said he was "happy to were "just fooline around report that many of the fine, prog- Taylor said Reimer insisted the ressive features of the first pro- incident was "horse-play" and posal we made to the UAW-CIO that he and Monroe had been four weeks ago have been incor- friends. porated in this new agreement." POLICE ARREST 430 IN CHURCH Peronists, Catholics Clash By SAM SUMMKRLIN BUENOS AIRES, un-Argentine police early today arrested 430 men who took refuge in the Roman Catholic Episcopal Palace after an- gry rioting last night in the Central Plaza de Mayo outside. As the government cracked down on the church partisans, President Juan Peron marshaled his forces today for support in hit Miter feud with the nation's predominant church. It was Argentina's gravest poli- tical in two years. At least eight persons were In- jured by flying stones last night when shouting "Long Live Peron! Dvwn with rlaahed in the central ptata with eatlMlies eh a ft tin f "Lonf Urt ChrtM UM Mag." a Kioup of Catholics guarding the steps of Buenos Aires' huge Metro- politan Cathedral. Shots rang out but apparently no one was hit by bullets as the mob advanced on the adjoining archbishop's palace. The demonstrators smashed pal- ace windows with stones and bumed a priest's before police rushed into the city's central square and scattered the mob with tear gas and chemical foam. Dispersed fry Felice Later the pro-Catholics re- grouped and started to march back to the cathedral, but they were dispersed by police and flrcmcc. After has restored. newsmen entervd thc Kptacvpal Palace, where more that SJW tables and desks which had been pushed against doors bar- riers. Later authorities ontarad jailing of some 250 of Catholics. They were picked 09 fat police cars and hautod off to central police headquarters. The turmoil raised tension to tfs highest pitch since the chnrchHsUta) dispute broke- out MI after church etoi HnderataM hi officials have
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