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Austin Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 18, 1955, Austin, Minnesota
The Weather Llttte today tonight; cooler low tonight 35-40. AUSTIN DAILY HERALD 1955 C.ty Tr ill Acckfantt Tl VOL. No. 94 Single Copy AUSTIN, MINN., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1955 Member AnocUted DEAD CHILD BAPTIZED 2 HOURS BEFORE Playboy's Plane Smashes Into Apartment House; 3 NORTH HOLLYWOOD. Calif. A ttnan plane piloted by wealthy playboy Joel W. crashed into a two-story apart- ment house Monday night bringing their clothes afire. Then the ried out young John. "Ilia face looked like it was burned she said. reported fiancee, Ann Burdick, an Anaheim, Calif., danc- ing instructor. Miss Burdick said she and the _________Treated for lesser burnt were i 6-foot, 6-inch sportsman had In- flaming death to himself and "two William Bates, 31, and Ben Storch, I tended to be married next St. Val- others one a newly-christened', other neighbors who helped pull. entine's day. baby. Nine were injured, in- cluding the infant's celebrating parents. Two other children were critically burned. Wing Dropped Off Thorne't plane plummeted out of the overcast less than 12 min- j utes after taking off from heed Afar Terminal in nearby Bur- bank. An eye witness said a wing dropped off before the craft plunged into the building. Police several neighbor- hood residents reported hearing a plane "buzzing and stunting" at near rooftop level before the crash. A newsman who lives near the said a plane swooped low over his house three times only two minutes before the crash. The 40-year-old sportsman and former auto racer was returning alone to his home in Las Vegas, Nev. Police investigators complet- ed their identification of Thorne from his rings, a belt buckle, a gun and his will, found in the wreck- age. Dead Identified The other dead were identified as Mrs. Betty Jean Wolf, 18, resi- dent in the upstairs apartment where the plane crashed, and two- month old Sheryll Camille Preston, who had just been baptized two hours before. I The baby's parents, Mr and Mrs. Michael Preston, who lived in the downstairs apartment, were hold- ins a christening party. They, Mr. and Mrs. Prank Marchica of Los Angeles, and Miss Anna Presin- zano of Lyndhurst, N.J., were ser- iously burned or hurt. In Critical Condition In critical condition were the two children, John, 7, and Patricia, 10. All remained at North Hollywood Receiving Hos- pital. "I only heard a Mrs. Preston said. "The building shook and then there was a big blast. "I ran to the bedroom to get my baby. Then there was another blast and I ran to the street. There was so much smoke we couldn't breathe. My husband, Mike, went back after the baby." Preston party from the blaz-1 ng apartment. I Thorne had been visiting friends in the Los Angeles' area, including The Civil Adminis- CRASH (Continued on page 18) Rains stop Bullet Wounds in Stricken f Boy, 14, After Chase Wild Ride Ends Near Floods Leaving 42 Dood in 6-Stote Region PLANE CRASHES INTO APARTMENT This is the two-story apartment house into which a light plane crashed in North Hollywood Monday night, send- ing the neighborhood into hysteria. The craft plunged through the roof at upper left and sent debris flying through windows at right. The front apartments caught fire and were burned out, but those in the rear were not badly damaged. (EDS: This is a two-picture com- (AP Wirephoto) 5y THI ASSOCIATED PRESS With floodwaters draining back into river beds after a weekend 1 rampage, stricken sections of six Northeastern states today tackled a backbreaking cleanup job. I For some areas it was the see- l ond such task in less than two months. The floods, which left a dead and missing toll of 42, hit hardest at Connecticut. The same state took the brunt of the Aug. 19 floods that rode the tail Hurricane Diane. Filet of Debris Rains that fed the latest floods stopped or changed to light show-' ers yesterday throughout the flood belt, which stretched through sec- tions of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The receding-waters left behind piles of slimy debris, wrecked homes and businesses, washed-out i highways and railroads, broken bridges and snarled power lines. The federal government provided a variety of aids for the stricken areas. Disaster Aid Extended The governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey were advised by Sherman Adams, as- sistant to the President, that the "major disaster" declaration of two months ago had been extended to cover the new floods. This en- abled the Small Business Adminis- tration and the Housing and Home Finance Agency in Washington to take steps to help flood victims.' TITI flDI Val Peterson, Federal director A MAN Y-1 i 1 LED V3IKL. No More Military Cuts, Ike Agrees THE PETERSON was time to sing a few songs Monday night when Ruth Marie Peterson came home as Princess Kay of the Milky Way and American Dairy Princess. Ruth started playing the organ, and her family started singing. Ready for the next song are Connie, Eddie, Mr. and Mrs. Peterson. DENVER (Jfi President Eisen- hower took a 24-hour recess from Cabinet-level conferences today of civil defense, inspected the area so he could take a first-hand report I to President Eisenhower. From his sick bed in Denver, the President i pledged all aid possible to the dis- aster area. Thousands Homeless The Red Cross estimated families were homeless or went j back to damaged dwellings. Still, the destruction of last week- Treasury Humphreys after their e esrucion o as wee- earlier talks with Eisenhower at end came nowhere near the tor M. seventy of the 19 floods. In further It observers said Pres- cuts without a "radical change and a .___ seventy or me AUK. an nooas. in inierna lon.u titzsimons Army Hospital. Connecticut alone that disaster took Manufacturers and the With DuIlM u ,ivps and ed more than 215 M.Ik Foundation. y, Dulles is flying here from Wash- damage, com- With Ruth Marie. ineton tonight for a final confer- ___. ,_ were Mr Ruth Marie Welcomed Home Ruth Mane Peterson, American the office only once since August." tional Dairy Show. As hostess, she Dairy Princess, is home for a few Ruth's appearances as Princess! awarded trophies, cups' and ribbons flays rest and relaxation from a Kay are under the MDIC office in breed competition, steady pace of and as American Dairy Princess, Like any farm girl, Ruth enjoy- trol car driven by Dick Murray, Ruth Marie came home Monday she works for the AHMHUUI Dairy ed being at the dairy show, taking and an Albert Lea police car. night and will leave later this week Assn. out of the Chicago "ffice. part in_the presentations. Run Rod Light Albert Lea A richocheting bullet fired by police during a high speed stolen car chase, critically wounded a 14-year-old boy Monday night near Albert Lea. Marvin Olson, Minneapol- is, was in an Albert Lea hos- pital with part of his nose shot off. Doctors had to re- move one eye. Sheriff Carl Lindahl said he was holding Olson's 16- year-old companion, John Locketz, Minneapolis, driver. Storvick Spotted Speeder The chase began when Austin highway patrolman Norman Stor- vick spotted a speeder two milrs norht of Geneva on Highway 65. Storvkk said he attempted to stop the two youths in the car "but they kept right on going." Noticing that the youths were driving a car with Minneapolis license plates', he called into Albert Lea for a registration check. Stor- ick was informed that the car was a stolen vehicle. At this time the two youths had passed through Geneva and were heading for Albert Lea. Storvick ordered a road block set up in Albert Lea. The patrol car pulled alongside the stolen car but the youths refused to stop Storvick reported. The road block which Storvick requested failed to materialize. Af- ter reaching Albert Lea the youths in the stolen car turned to go west. They were followed through Al- bert Lea "at speeds of 75 to 80'' by Storvick another highway pa- Having two employers means ton came running out of the apart- m the world situation. ington tonight icr a nnai cuiuer- d t dead and mlssi were ence with Eisenhower tomorrow JV s Mrs. ment, his flesh in tatters, scream- ing "Oh, my baby! My retary of Defense Wilson and Adm. Afire Arthur W. Radford, chairman of DULLES OPPOSES MEETING Reds Propose Talks the Mr. and Conlon The latest assurances, from Sec- "ireign ministers conference ig at Geneva Oct. 27. Mrs Ida Kaner who lives across the Joint Chiefs of Staff, followed The gradual return to active the street said she saw two adults similar forecasts from Secretary of direction of government is proving run out of Preston's apartment, State Dulles and Secretary of the a good tonic for the President. 1___________________________! The big problem of the doctors now >s to keep him from over- exerting himself. They think the conferences he is having are good for him but. for this week at least, they are to space them carefully, with a day in between. Brief Talks The President will meet with WASHINGTON Secretary of State Dulles said today Communist China has formally raised the question of a high level meeting with the United States to discuss outstanding Far East problems. He told a news conference that Red China's repre- sentative at Geneva brought up this question along with Red objections to the Western trade blockade. Dulles made it clear he opposes any such high level meeting until the present lower-level Geneva talks are exhausted. He said the possibilities at Geneva have not yet been so exhausted. Dulles disclosed the Chinese Communist and Ameri- can special ambassadors, who have been discussing re- patriation of civilians since Aug. 1, have now turned to "other practical matters" on their agenda. Atty. Gen. Brownell Friday morn- ing! There may be brief talks with Dillon Anderson, Eisenhower's as- sistant on national security affairs, the second round of floods. Army Engineers, who did 12 mil onion ls tne lion dollars worth of repairs after nianager ol Mm- Diane, figured the new le.it du.stnes Commit- FLOODS (Continued on page 18) Loses Toes in Corn Picker RICEVILLE, lima Raymond Hanson, 35, suffered a mangled left foot in a corn picker accident Satur- 3 TV Appcarancts The stolen car ran through one busy at the red light in Albert Lea and nar- the time, traveling with the Con- show, newspapermen, photograph- rowly missed a collision when the Ions in the Princes? Kay convert- ers. radio and television broad- driver failed to stop for a stnp ible. Conlon coordinates request1; casters all wanted to talk with her sign at the junction of 16 and 65 for Ruth's appearances. Her first duties as American Dairy Princess were at the Interna- RUTH MARIE (Continued on page 18) Conlon Royal Family, Cabinet Air Romance Uproar west of Albert Lea, Storvick re- lated. At a point two miles west of Al- j bert Lea, Storvick attempted to I hook the bumper of the stolen car I and tried tapping the Stolen car 1 from the side Slorvick said but that also failed to stop the two. "The were bound and determin- 1 ed to get Storvick explain- ed, "after everything else had fail- j ed I fired a couple of rounds over the top of the car then 1 took lee and Mr- (on- I.ONDO.S Bnti.sh uhi- ap'iitmont of MK-ially prominent five shots into the ground, hoping Ion i-s Until s cha- not and the ro> al famih gatlu-u'd Mark Bonhani Carter and his that the bullets would ricochet into Conlon Dairv perone Since I) e i n H crow neil 1'i'inci ss of the Way. the -state Ruth ha- made for separate talks on how to American-horn the tries or the gas tank. Then I deal with the riMnt; uproar NYw.men waiting outside found tried lobhmg a few into the back (he Kolflfish-howl romance of I'rin- Tmvnsend much more venous and of the car. eess and J'eler Town- send. Prime Minister Kden called an mure than SO appearance Ruth has the In fact afternoon mrrtins of the Cabinet that she at nls residence, No 10 Ronhnm Carters" around 7 p.m. the between the meetings with Dulles aav morning. Hanson was operating a mounted and Brownell r Yesterday. Wilson and Radford picker on the Russell Fox farm He __ outlined a prospective budget to "uttered the loss of two toes and ,or ,hp ,nM for an audience with Queen the President for the year starting >s a patient at M.tehell County Me a ulth ullr t'1'1" ]I at 1 alaec next July 1. It calls for continuing monal Hospital. Usage. Kieem.m military spending around the cur- Harley Enjjelhardt, 51. .suffered rent year's estimate of 34'2 billion the "f 'he index finder on his left hand m a corn picker acei dent last Wednesday He was treat ed at the Riceville Hospital looki d mouth. Thev than usual '1 he princess positively down in the arrived sepaialeh at the "d due Tllt. alone and un m 1 1 1 M wt in m i nut i) 'istmid- niKht and was drn en to Clarence firing the shells. Out of Ammunition Storvick he ran out of am- munition and was loading his pis- tol when Patrolman Murray shot past him at a speed estimated by at 100 m p h. Storvick had Koine 80 to 85 m p.h. while or even a little higher, possibly as IKE (Continued on 18) y 1 am supposed to ,-ork in the nince uhin I iin not Kulli i d I c -i'( n Seek Disqualification USI Drive on of Surgeon's Testimony in 2 Divisions MINNEAPOLIS Attorneys whether Coo would he able to testi- TV.O of the United Soli- Inc. Fund oenan so- for Dr. A. Arnold Axilrod today i fy, but he was cut short hy de- iicitations m Austin Monday. S5ked the court to strike from the fense objections. Guff did not re- Solicitors began work m the corn- record the complete testimony of sume his cross examination today, mercial division undt'r Jack Me- a young surgeon who assisted in In response to a question by Grew and the national fums divi- the autopsy of Mrs. Mary E. i Scott, Brauti said the county at- slon under Stuart (Tatei Lane. So- Moonen 21, the woman Axilrod is torney's office at no time attempt- hcitors m the commercial division accused of strangling. ed to change his opinion of the aro A. H. Haakenson. Donald Gran- Jurige Anderson the cause of Mrs. Moonen's death. At Rrill. M L. Walker, motion hy chief defense counsel one point in the questioning Goff Kd Uscm, Charles Rice and Robert Sydney Goff, opposed by County said Scott was attempting to "ap- Wolf. Atty. George M. Scott, would be pca.se the witness and get him to Solicitors in the national firms argued in open court late today, change his testimony." division are Rill Gompf. Harlan Questioned The defense Monday. lost a bid Olson, Wallace Sat re, James Stem- The motion seeks to disqualify to have the dead woman's jailed er, Hal Sessions. John Furman, Joe the testimony of Dr. Erling Brauti, brother-in-law summoned as a Dougherty and Ray Asp 29. who was excused today after court's witness The business division under Karl 15 minutes of redirect examina- Chief defense counsel fydney Lindttaedt will kick off M 3 30 tion by Scott. Brauli Monday was Goff tvo ago asked for the p.m. Wednesday. subjected to searching cross-ev rjRht to cross examine Donald V. animation hy Goff, during which Newton, now serving a 90-day term the defense counsel repeatedly by for indecent implication questioned the physi- Goff filed depositions in which cian's competence to judge how two former cellmates of Newton Mrs. Moonen died. said he told of having information TEMPERATURES 1PM Rrauti last week testified Mrs. which could turn the in favor 2 P. M. Moonen, a former dental patient of Ute 50 year-old dentist. of Axilrod s, died of manual i 3 P. M. County Atty. George Scott op- 4 P. M. strangulation. Her body was found posed motion, claiming affi- i 3 P. M. in a Minneapolis alley April 21. daviU came from ex convicts who i 6 P. M. Rrauti testified in the absencw were classified "psychopathic of Dr. John foe. a pathologist who sonalltles" by offieitls of state in- 1 A. M was in charge of autopsy. stitutionx. 2 A. M. has since Oct. I; JvGfe Anderson turned 3AM. with down Imt Mid rtther 4AM. Diinnit brief examination to- 1 WM to mimmofl NewToa A M ask BraiU I M wltatM. I A. M. MONDAY 46 7 P. M. 47 8 P. M. 47 9 P. M. 40 SO 10 P. M. 38 90 11 P. M. .38 M 12 Midnight M TUIfOAY 7 A. M. 33 39 8 A. M 33 M ff A. M. 47 35 10 A M. 43 M HAM 47 34 IS A. M, tl Home From Scotland The Queen, arnvinti home from her summer vacation in uas expected to have a familv (on lei nice later with her husband the of Kdmbui.h, Motlui and 1'imtCss Mai.'.irct What would come of all this no outsider could for Hell 'Iheie some hope, hut little expectation. that it would result in .111 iinmedi ate public statement ol some kind to clear the an Meanwhile, the .Tivi.'ii old prin ees.s, cauuht in the tniddie of a IHL, e .n eil to be suflei ins fioni .1 -1. hi case of There vvc-i sjiii.i.liiu that, under nun missile she decide i .ill to KIM- up her Koval An I-one hein oi the Battle of Hiit.un. ".ill In- 41 next month He is tt i invoiced father of two childi n The cntiplo spent e hours to gelhei last nuh! at dinner in the House, her London home Faure Faces Crucial Vote I'VRIS 'f Last-minute poll tic.il decisions and party switches laid the key tod.ij to Premier1 r.duar political fate as the d Assembly authored for a crucial vote of confidence on the nun nt s policy limits of debate were the hH'lotinc probabl1 to (cime after midniKh' Most parties and individual de putics appeared to be 'he r m the liyht of the genera1 I'rt-nc h political situation vvith Mjjenan considerations carrvin.; nttle weinht. Murray .I'lcnipted to halt the wild ride by pulling in front of the stolen car. In doing this he went off the shoulder hit a spillway and narrowly averted an upset, Stor- ick .said. '1 he two youths stopped their car about nine miles west of Albert T.ea on Highway ifi But they weren't CHASE (Continued on 18) Dist. 32, Freeborn, Votes Consolidation P.st .2 l-ieehorn County, i tn c with t'-e I'uhlic Schools. i uht were cast, Jit in of mnsolidalion and JJ tor as-sumption a propoi tior.ite share of the Dist. df'it and against debt as- sumpt.nn. LAYAWAY ACCOUNT SPANS 11 YEARS Trucker 'Watches' Time Fly MKMPHIS tiiu-K riruer ruhy and di.iiiiond strode into a jewelry store, picked popular in the e.irly CRL.KRRATK U. N. WEEK--Actor Danny and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt blow out candlfs on cake last night at a New York dinner of the American Asso- ciation for the United Nations which marked the start of the 10th United Nations Week. Mrs. Roosevelt, chair- man of the association's hoard of governors, presented an award to Kaye for advancing the purposes and prin- ciples of the IT. N. hy aiding the children of the world through the film 'Assignment Children"