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   Independent Record (Newspaper) - November 29, 1961, Helena, Montana                                Girl Killed in Downtown Crash Sue Murray, Dies as Car Hits Building Sue Ann Murray, 19, of 318 State was apparently killed Instantly about 4 a.m., when she was thrown from her car into the front of a vacant building at 52 South Last Chance Gulch. The building formerly was occupied by The Independent Record. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff-Coroner Dave Middle- mas said no autopsy or inquest is planned. Helena police officers, called to investigate, said the speedometer was stuck at 65 miles per hour. However, they said this was not necessarily Supreme Court Refuses Co-Op Action By Lyle Downing Montana's Supreme Court today refused to allow the State Board of Equalization to bypass lower courts and institute an original action before the high tribunal to settle a tax dispute with co- operative corporations oper- ating in Montana. The high court took the action at a special hearing called this morning after the equalization board file a petition for a declaratory judgment against three co-opera- tives. Defendants Named Named as defendants were the Farmers Union Grain Terminal, a Minnesota corporation; Farmers Co-Operative Supply Co. of Lake County and the Associated Food Stores, Inc., a Utah corporation. In its complaint, the Board of Equalization charged that the Farmers Union Grain Terminal on Oct. 18, 1961, filed its cor- poration tax return for the fiscal year and deducted its patronage dividends. The board contends that the firm owes the state corporation taxes in the amount of for the fiscal year ending May 31. After the dividend deductions of on its Montana earn- ings, the co-operative offered the state only as corporation li- cense tax for the year. 89 in Defiance The equalization board also in- formed the court that on Nov. 1, 97 co-operatives doing business in the state had filed corporation license tax returns for fiscal years ending in 1961. Eighty-nine of these co-ops, according to the complaint, defied regulations of the Board of Equalization by at- (Continued on Page 10) an indication of exact speed because the impact could have forced the needle to that position. Alone in Car The officers said the car ap- peared to have been traveling south on Last Chance Gulch when for some reason, it apparently went out of control. Miss Murray was believed to have been alone in the car. "Tracks show that it went up over the sidewalk and after traveling some distance, it struck a steel pillar in the middle of the doorway to the old newspaper Middlemas sair'. "The car then appears to have whirled around at least once am the driver was thrown out. Her head appears to have struck the south wall and death must have been instantaneous or immedi ately after the he said. The vehicle stopped with its front end pointing southeas across Last Chance Gulch. The car was nearly demolished. Pedestrian Witness Gene Furrow of 701 North Davis, a pedestrian walking along Last Chance Gulch between Jje Snftewnfteni Haw) Vol. 8 Helena, Montana, Wednesday, November 29, 1961 12 Pogei Price Five Cents U.S. Orbits Chimp Around World JFK May Visit Russia If He's Invited By John M. Hightower Washington Presi- dent Kennedy held open to- day the possibility that he might someday visit the So- viet Union if he were invited. The question of the possible visit came up at Kennedy's news conference after the President said he was delighted at the pub- lication in the Soviet Union of an interview with him. But he noted he has not been invited to visit 'the Soviet Union. Sue Ann Murray Broadway and Edwards, was a witness to the crash although he said he did not actually see it. Furrow told officers that the car passed him at a "terrific rate of speed" and heard the crash although his view was obstructed by the slight curve of the street. (Continued on Page 10) California Ma IT Hunter Dies From Heart Attack Near Hamilton Jacob- son, 48, of Torrance, Calif., died Tuesday apparently from a heart attack while hunting in the rugged Bitter Root-Selway Primitive Area southwest of Hamilton. Jacobson's companions, a broth- er-in-law, Virgil Jensen, and his three sons of Preston, Idaho, and NYU President Named New York Dr. James McNaughton Hester has been named president of New York University. At 37, he is the young- est man to head the 130-year-old institution. another unidentified man, look the body to a forest service guard station 15 miles north of the Magruder Ranger Station in the Bitter Root National Forest. Ravalli County Sheriff-Coroner Jack Cain said the man was dead upon arrival at the guard station. The party had gone hunting Thanksgiving Day with horses. Jacobson's companions said he had complained of pains in his chest. It was Ihe 17lh hunting fatal- ity of the 1961 season in Mon- tana. Eight of the deaths have been by heart attacks or from causes other than gunshot wounds. Problems First Kennedy also said that at the moment there are important prob- lems that must be solved before such a visit would be a matter of practical prob- lems of Berlin and Southeast Asia. On the Berlin dispute, Kennedy said that an international control system for the highway between West Berlin and West Germany might be set up under either four- power control or through United Nations operations. In his interview Saturday with Izvestia editor Alexei Adzhubei, Kennedy proposed an internation- al regime for the autobahn. By this he obviously meant control of Berlin's access routes by some authority other than the Com- munist East German government. The Soviet position is that the East Germans would take over control of the routes, though not West Berlin itself. Wants Free Movement Asked today what he had in mind, Kennedy said he was anx- ious to work out some system that would assure the free move- ment of goods and people be- tween West'Berlin and West Ger- many and would avoid harass- ment. One suggestion which has been considered for achieving that result, he said, is the inter- national administration. Kennedy declined to discuss in (Continued on Page 10) ACCIDENT car and building into which it crashed about 4 a.m. are shown after the car came to rest. The body of the driver, Sue Ann Murray, 19, who was killed, is at the right of the picture. The accident occurred on South Last Chance Gulch. Police officers be- lieve the car first struck a post, not shown, then spun around into the structure before hailing. (Helena Police Department photo) BODY OF body of Sue Ann Mur- ray, 19, of 318 East State, is shown shortly after the automobile which she was driving crashed into a building on South Last Chance Gulch. Miss Murray, a 1959 graduate of Helena Senior High School, was formerly employed at the Un- employment Compensation Commission. (Hel- ena Police Department photo) To Study Cost State Gets Plan to Paint Secondary Road Stripes By Robert E. Miller The Montana Highway Commis- ;ion has under consideration a >roposal to paint center line stripes on all paved secondary roads in the state. The state now maintains selected secondary roads. 000. But he said new striping machines which the commission ordered this morning might re- duce that cost. Heretofore, the stale has striped secondary roads with the counties reimbursing the high- way department for (he cost. A motion that the state assume I jjay gave striping responsibilities was made j at this morning's meeting by :ommissioner Otis Waters of Richey. Final action was postponed i until a later meeting so that a tudy might be made of the coslj if the undertaking. Estimated Cost a Mile j Fred Quinnell, Jr., state high-j vay engineer, said an offhand jslimated based on a milei ndicated the cost might be "Even a year might be cheap in-the saving of lives on Bulletin Chief Engineer Fred Quin- nell, Jr., recommended to the Highway Commission at the close of its morning session that a crease cost-of-living be given to pay in- state paint center lines on sec- ondary roads when they are built and then turn the job over to (he counties to keep up. "But they won't do Waters protested. The commission earlier had considered buying three striping machines at each because of the added tasks of painting shoulder stripes on interstate highways. Buy Smaller Machines This morning Quinnell recom- mended that three smaller ma- chines be bought, costing about each. He said these could be operated more cheaply as only two men would be needed and the machines could be easily load- State Is Cool ploycs of the Highway Depart- ment. The commission was scheduled to act on the matter this afternoon. all em- Jed on Irucks for transportation Temperature Drops to 10 Here as Cold Wave Hits to job sites. While the paint (anki have less capacity, he said auxiliary tanks on Irucks could keep an adequalc supply of painl on hand. The js nave onc these ma. the Chairman Roy L.I chines in each of the five high- Sorrclls of Billings observed. j (Continued on Page 10) Stan from Kalispell suggested lhat thcj A white, foggy cloud crept over lit. Helena this morning to be chilled by 10-degree temperatures in the Capital City. Those who had not heretofore dragged out their lonjjies did so today, and although there was little snow on sidewalks, residents wore their snow boots to keep I heir feet warm. Not only Helena, but all of Mon- tana was hit with the blast ot cold air Tuesday, and the mer- cury plummeted to the zero level in parts of the Treasure State by this morning. Cut Bank One Below Cut Bank was the coldest Mon- tana weather station reporting with below zero. It was an even zero at Havre. Great Falls had one above and Glasgow three above. The movement of cold air was accompanied by only light snow, however. Great Falls reported .01 of an inch of precipitation and other measurements were of only a trace. This particular cold air mass is weakening, the Weather Bureau'than .15 inch with lililc or none said, but below-normal tempera in the northeast, turcs are forecast for the Montana west of the Continent- tana cast of the Continental Di- vide calls for temperatures through Monday to average below normal in the north and east and near normal in the southwest. Warmer about Friday and Satur day. Highs mostly 25 to 40. Lows 5 below zero to 20 above. Fre- quent light snow in west and southccnlral parts averaging less five days in the north and cast portions of Montana Precipitation through Monday is not expected to exceed .2 of an inch. Five-Day Forecast al Divide, temperatures through Monday will average below nor- mal north and near normal south. Slightly warmer Friday and Sat- urday. Highs mostly 25 to 40, lows 5 to 25, with frequent rain or The five-day forecast for Mon-ltnow averaging lest than .2 inch, Silver Certificates Will Disappear From U.S. Currency State, National Weather Helena and al snow and colder through Thurs- Low tonight 5. High Thurs- iday 10. Washington The official Helena tempera- ver certificate, a familiar item of currency since 1887, will disap- lure at 2 p.m. was 17 Kennedy's jninin Belgrade___35 Hroadus 47 Dillon Drummond _ 24 OlBKKOW pear from circulation if Congress approves President new silver policy. All and S2 bills are silver certificates, as are some and bills. All of these would be discarded during the next 25 or 30 years, to be replaced by Fed- eral Reserve notes which are backed by gold. While Congress would have to approve Ihis part of the Kennedy plan, the President ordered Tues- day an immediate end to Treas- ury sales ot silver al artifically low prices. ttlsmarck 14 Calttary ___ 24 Chicago II. 51 2] 20 -6 36 29 40 20 Denver ____50 27 Cut Rank _ 42 -1 Las Vegas 63 40 44 27 Los Angeles 74 49 7 Mpls.-St. P'l 38 26 38 3 New Orleans 63 45 Great Falls 4.1 1 N. York city 36 32 Havre 38 o Phoenix 74 42 'IK IS P'tlnnrt. Ore. 47 39 Kallspell 33 29 SI. Louis ___ 40 21 Lcwl.itown .49 6 Salt Lake __ 51 30 LlvinRston 4? 20 aan Fran. Al 52 Miles City Mlssoiila W. Vwstonc 36 44 18 Seattle _ 50 28 30 Spokane ___ 40 Washlnmon 42 33 Slate precipitation: Cut Bank, Trace; Great Kails, ,01; Lewlstown, Trace; Miles City. Trace. National precipitation: Ban Franclnco, .11; Caliarv, John H. Reported First to Orbit Norfolk, Va. Marine Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. has been selected for America's first manned orbital flight, the Nor-, folk Ledger-Star said it was told by informed Air Force sources today. The newspaper quoted the sources as saying the attempt to place a man in orbit has been scheduled tentatively for Dec. 29. Trip Cut Short; Lands in Ocean Cape Canaveral, chimp Enos, his in- tended three-orbit trip cut to two because of trouble with capsule systems, parachuted safely into the Atlantic 500 miles southeast of Bermuda today. Two destroyers, the Stormes and" the Compton, steamed toward the landing area as several aircraft took up the search for the cap- sule which was brought down aft- er scientists decided to terminate the flight. Rides More Than 3 Hours The capsule landed at p.m. EST, three hours and 21 minutes after it rode an Atlas rocket into the sky from Cape Canaveral at a.m. The space capsule carrying the chimp, Enos, was picked up from the Atlantic by the de- stroyer "Stormes." The pickup was made at p.m. EST. The chimp, which had orbited the earth two times, was alive. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported radio signals from the capsule in dicated the chimp was in good condition when he landed. Capsule Sighted A P-5M search aircraft sighted the capsule as it parachuted to- ward the water and seven min- utes after the capsule hit, the plane reported that it was float- ing upright. Because of suspected trouble with the spacecraft, scientists de- cided to terminate the orbital flight of Enos the ape at the com- pletion of the second orbit. Reverse rockets were fired and the capsule headed for a landing 500 miles south of Bermuda in the Atlantic. An announcement from the Na- tional Aeronautics and Space Ad- ministration at p.m. said that "as the spacecraft traveled across the Pacific Ocean near the end of its second orbit, stations detected increased inverter temperature and an attitude control action oth- er than nominal." The announcement said a signal was sent to reset the satellite clock in the cockpit so that it would fire the reverse rockets which would slow the orbital speed from miles an hour so that the capsule would ease gradually across the southern United States to the landing. Seven Miners Killed Seoul, South en coal miners were killed and one is missing in a cave-in at a mine near Yongwol, some 70 miles east of here, newspapers reported Tuesday. Workers res- :ued one miner. South Africa's White Laws Condemned United Nations, N.Y. The UN General Assembly voted new condemnation of South Africa's white supremacy laws but ruled out punitive boycotts or possible expulsion from the United Nations at this time. Asian-African efforts to call for harsh trade and diplomatic penal- ties that would isolate South Af- rica, as well as a move to ask the Security Council to expel South Africa, failed to get the two-thirds majority needed for approval. The United States, Britain, France and other nations accused of colonialism by the Communist and Asian-Africa nations voted with the majority in a 97-2 ballot that denounced the apartheid pol- icy and appealed anew to South Africa to change it. The Security Council shelved Cuba's complaint against the sta- tioning of U.S. warships off the Dominican Republic as a show of support for President Joaquin Balaguer. No member of the 11- nation council, including the Soviet Union was willing to back up Cuba's-charges with a formal resolution. The United States and the So- viet Union launched a new round of private talks in an attempt to break the deadlock on resump- tion of disarmament negotiations. Wage Board Sets Pay Rate for Falls Army Area Washington The Army- Air Force Wage Board has re- vised the rate schedule for reg- ular wage board employes and employes at Army installations in the Great Falls, Mont., area. Montana Sens. Mike Mansfield and Lee Metcalf said that 66 mployes will be affected. The major installation involved is Fort Peck. The schedule provides an aver- age increase of approximately 4 cents per hour, effective Dec. 5. PROPOSED CEMENT PLANT ROAD The dotted line to the right of the map above shows the proposed route of a secondary road which would link Hast Helena, the proposed mil- lion Permanente Cement Co., plant near Mon- tana City and Interstate 15. Approximately one mile of the route is located in Lewis and Clark County and would involve construction over relatively flat terrain. The remainder of the road, between three and four miles, lies In Jef- ferson County and would require heavier con- struction over hills, cuts and through part of Prickly Pear! canyon. Shown at the intersection of U. S. 91 and the East Helena cutoff is pro- posed interchange at the site desired by the Hel- ena Chamber of Commerce. If the interchange is located there, Lewis and Clark County will build a feeder road into Helena it Broadway, shown by a dotted line. If the interchange should be located at the intersection of U.S. 91 and the cement company's road, it would be impoMlble to build the feeder road lo Helena because much of Ihe construction would be In Jefferson County.   

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