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   Independent Record (Newspaper) - April 18, 1958, Helena, Montana                                Vol. 148 Helena, Montana, Friday, April 18, 1958 Price Five Cent! Padang Is Taken From Rebels In Idonesia 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 advanc- ing on the last rebel strong- bold in Sumatra.' Six thousand marines, foot sol- diers and commandos swarmed in- to the port city of begin- ning at dawn Thursday and routed the rebels to the dense Sumatran jungles by nightfall. The next objective was Bukitting- 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 octopus-shaped island miles to the east which stood with Sumatra in the outer islands' fight against Ja- karta. The rebels claim Sukarno's gov- ernment on Java has been too friendly with the Communists and short-changed 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 two-month-olc 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 Ihe Indonesians carried on against the Dutch until they got their in- dependence. The amphibious assault on Pa- 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 casual- ties. The battle apparently was the first major encounter in the cat-and-mouse civil war. Funds Sought For VA Hospital Here Washington Monlanans in congress asked the senate ap- propriations committee Friday to earmark funds for the Fort Har- 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 pa- tients away and using inadequate facilities to provide .care for as many as 172 men in a 132-bed hos- pital. "This VA hospital has been in need of modernization for over 25 it added, "but we do find this sort of economy inde- fensible 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 ernization rison. project at Fort Har- Wasn't Asked Denver A prosecution witness in a barroom murder case testified in District Court Thurs- 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 bar- tender, replied: "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 teach- 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 that.idea. McFarland said he feels the "conclusion is inevitable tha harm to the academic standard ol Ihe institution was the prime consideration on the. part of someone." McFarland's letter was released late Thursday by Alumni Presi 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 Mis- 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 board's 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 McFar- land's letter. Hall said, "It is deplorable that he board's 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. Min.Pcp. 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 Lcwistown.................. 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 cessive publicity and misleading statements." Hall said the board orderee the increase "to keep faith will the legislature, which granted ad ditional 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 boar oard 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 15QQ mi, he jobless. The Democratic pro- Rear Adm. F- Raborn gram goes far beyond a 600-mil- the man in ch Jfe d j lon-do Jar plan President Eisen- ment has been uoted hower has proposed in this field. aat when n Meanwhile, rival party -leaders n n the senate argued over whether tne World. ln 1960 it cin-wt antarget 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., 31-year-old 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 appearance's sake. "B i g Chief" Pushmorhortor of the millionaire washing chine manufacturer. Maytag said he bought a ma- jority of the airlines' outstanding common stock from a group head- ed by Einil Levin, Chicago indus- trialist. The amount of money and number of stock shares in- volved in the transaction were not disclosed. Frontier is the nation's llth 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 Icrm investment and because ny family lins faith in the future growth of the West." the economic slump. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Texas) bemoaned what he said is "a policy of letting things ride." But Sen. Know-land (R-Calif.) said Eisenhower has taken effective steps, while co-operating with congress in other antirecession 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 2V4 per cent to 1% 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 18Ms 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 16V4 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 Democr For Added Job Washington (IP) House Democrats Friday got behind a bil-ion-dollar emergency unemployment relief program to provide 16 weeks of added jobless pay bene-its 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 noncovered 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 stafp. to statp in amount nnH ma- said he plans to become a medi- cine man in "all those places you ordinarily find Indians Okla- homa, Detroit and Chicago." Pushmorhortor acknowledged that the skulls won't contribute to curative powers. But he said they would make him look more authentic provide the profes- sional appearance which is so im- portant. Pushmorhortor said he cured himself of heart trouble last sum-, mer with a special brew of herb '.en. He claimed he can cure tu- berculosis, 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 pro- posed rules concerning the latter have not been decided. House ways and means com- mittee Democrats settled on the plan at a caucus and expected to have it rea next week. The Democratic-approved pro- gram represented a compromise of proposals put forth by Presi- dent Eisenhower and those spon- sored by Chairman Mills (D-Ark.) of the ways and means commit- tee. In its tentative form, it calls for: 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 noncovered work- 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 (R-I11.) said Friday he fore- sees ultimate victory for a re- organization of the defense de partment along the lines urged by President Eisenhower. Dirksen, assistant GOP senat leader, said he is "quite 'sympa thetic to the whole es pecially in the light of explana 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 th< senate's 47 Republican members The plan also won limited en dorsement from .the Army asso- ciation, the membership of which includes active, retired and re serve army officers. The Air Force association previously ha< endorsed the plan, but the Navy league, a civilian group, has criti cized it.- Dirksen was not listed as among those joining in the sena torial statement, nor were the other top Republican leaders in the of. Call fornia, Bridges of New Hamp- Massa shire and Saltonstall of chusetts. 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 provisipns. The statement of the 24 sena- ;ors applauded "the fighting ac- ;ion of President Eisenhower in presenting a plan designed to pro- vide this nation with an effective, competent defense structure." University Student Is Kidnaped by Fraternity Pledges Ogden, indig- nant Montana State university itudent, clad in long underwear, i skirt and handcuffs, Friday suc- ceeded in convincing police he lad indeed been shanghaied by raternity members. He said as soon as he got the landcuffs off, he'd start hitch- liking back to Missoula. Gary Bradley, 19, Billings, Mont., a sophomore and member if Sigma Chi fraternity, stum- iled into two city detectives early 'Yiday 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 Mon- ana with Bradley blindfolded. Somewhere near the Montana- daho border, they met up with car of University of Utah 'ledges and kidnaped actives )oug Ridges and Craig McQueen, oth 18 and both of Salt Lake :ity. They exchanged "victims" nd turned around. In Ogden, the Utah car, now ontaining Bradley, was halted at cafe while his captors went in- ide for coffee. They locked irndley in the trunk, but he man- Red to break out and run toward olice headquarters. Bradley talked for several iours before police belicvod 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 sud- denly at the outset of groundwork talks on the possibility of a sum- mit meeting. Gromyko accused U. S. mili- tary men of taking risks "un- heard of in times of peace to in- timidate the Soviet people. He said the Kremlin demands an im- mediate end to such "provoca- tive" flights to avoid the danger of a global atomic war. "The Soviet government would not like to believe that these ac- tions of the American air force have been sanctioned by the Unit- 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 personal- Gromyko said, "but none has made any statements to the con- trary, either. "The situation In, the .world to- day is such that an atomic war can befall the people as a result of the smallest error of an Ameri- 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 So- viet people have sufficiently strong nerves and the armed 'orces of the USSR have every- thing necessary to safeguard the peaceful life of the Soviet peo- )le, and, if need be, deal a crush- ng retaliatory blow to any ag- gressor." The :Soviet minister said that jecause 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 can- not be considered compatible" with international commitments m the lessening of world ten- ions. Gromyko said the Soviet people vere indignant that such flights vere made at a tune when the ?ig Four powers were preparing or diplomatic talks regarding a ummit conference. Vot Negotiations These talks have not yet eached the stage of actual nego- iations, U. S. Ambassador Llewel- yn Thompson told correspond- nts. He said preliminary talks 'hursday night and Friday "do lot constitute the starting of ne- otiatioris as envisaged in our but he' declined to elab- rate. It was understood his con- erence with Gromyko Thursday vas a matter of diplomatic prob- ng rather than actual bargaining, further meetings between iromyko 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 prelim- 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 am- assadors. Gromyko declared one slip by a S. technician manning tha ra- ar screens of the American warn- system could precipitate a lobal atomic war. The U. S. air force command, romyko said, has confirmed tb.nt merican bombers carrying atom- c and hydrogen bombs are re- eatcdly sent across the Nonh 'olc toward the Sovtot Union.   

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