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   Post Crescent, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin                             APPLETON POST CRESCENT VOL.XLDCNo.64 ArWTON-HIINAII KHHASHA, WIS-, FWOAY, JANUAtY Price Seven Castro Defies Critics In U.S. on Executions Flames and Smoke Belch from a warehouse at the Bear Creek Lumber com- pany this morning. The wind-fed fire caused an estimated damage. Of- ficials said the blaze started when a can of hot contact bond adhesive exploded spreading flames through the of the firm's original buildings. There were no- injuries. Bear Creek Lumber Warehouse Burns Exploding Can of Adhesive Sets Blaze Causing Damage Bear Creek One of the original warehouses of the Bear Creek Lumber company was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss is estimated at Bear Creek and Clintonville firemen were able to save a second warehouse about 25 feet away. It contained some worth of lumber. The yard is situated east of the railroad tracks that sep- arate it from the main vil- lage. John Dunlavy, partner and yard manager, said the fire started when a can of con- tact bond adhesive he was heating with a heat lamp in the unheated building explod- ed. The hot adhesive ignited the walls of the old ware- bouse. Fanned by Wind The fire, in the northwest corner of the building, was fanned by a northwest wind. Bear Creek Fire Chief Ed Reinke said the interior was aflame when his department arrived shortly after the alarm at a.m. The 140 by 36 foot, 2-story frame warehouse, built in the days of the old Welcome-Shi- octon Lumber company, con- tained plywood, roofing, wall tiles, packaged coal, cement, insulation and sheet rock. Dunlavy said the loss was Marshall Condition Satisfactory, His Physicians Report Ft. Bragg, N. G. Gen George C. Marshall, 78, who suffered a slight stroke, is in tatisfac t o r y condition in a hospital here, his doctors said last night. Col. G. M. Powell, chief surgeon at the hospital, and Dr. Henry D. Mclntosh, a specialist on Marshall heart conditions and diseases, said that Marshall's condition Continued satisfactory. Marshall was stricken yes terday at his home in the re son town of Pinehurst, 60 miles away by highway. He was brought here by ambul ance to the new Womack Gen hospital and was given a private room. His wife took a room nearby. The World war II chief o! staff, who also served as sec retary of state and secretary of defense after the war, has lived a secluded life with his wife since 1951. It was then he third retire- m t n t from governmental defense secretary. partially covered by insur- ance. He was taken to Clin- :onville Community hospital i nervous collapse. It was the second fire at the firm in two years. The new office warehouse was destroyed in a blaze on Dec. 17, 1956. The Clintonville fire depart- ment was called about a. m. Chief Ed DeFrane said the second warehouse, about 25 feet south and at right angles to the blazing warehouse, was aflame when his department arrived. A crew of some 35 to 40 by- standers started to unload the lumber stored in the second warehouse. Clintonville fire- men were able to extinguish the blaze, but not before the wall was damaged. The fire was battled by two Bear Creek trucks and three Clintonville trucks. Youth Accused of Killing Parents Sacramento, Calif. A young man who was discharg ed from a mental hospital 2J months ago told police he shot and killed his parents "be- cause they made me practice the accordion 8 or 10 hours a day." Slight, sandy-haired David K. Sandahl, 20, was booked on two counts of suspicion of murder last night. Sheriff's Capt. Harold Guer- in said Sandahl admitted shooting his parents with a .22 revolver. was discharg- ed Nov.' 1 from DeWitt State hospital, a mental institution He had entered the hospital in May, a month after the fam- ily arrived from Pontiac Mich. The father, Ewald L. San- dahl, 52, was a production en- gineer employed at the Aero- Jet Rocket plant and had worked on the atomic bomb at Oak Ridge, Tenn. His wife Elizabeth Mae, was 55. Perfect Small Atomk Device U. S. Expects to Put It to Use in Making Electricity Unit- ed States has achieved a sig- nificant breakthrough in de- velopment of a small atomic device for production of elec- tricity. The White House announc- Novy Broti Woman Scolded tor Her 'OH Duty1 Service New York A woman clerk at a service hospital has rubbed a little lustre off some high navy brass. Miss Anna Wasylkow, 39, is a civilian clerk-steno- grapher at the St Albans Naval hospital in Queens. Last July 31 around p.m. the office's official closing time the tele- phone rang. She answered it. It was a requisition re- quest, and she left a memo for the proper authority. A few days later a super- ior demanded to know why she answered the telephone while "off duty." Miss Was- ylkow said she didn't re- member whether it was a minute before or a min- ute or two after. But since she was there, she said, she considered it proper to an- swer the phone. Came the offcial repri- mand: "You are hereby of- ficially warned for failure to carry out instructions on July 31, 1956. A repetition of this offense within one year may result in applications of higher penalities." Miss Wasylkow was burn- ed up. She filed an appeal. It was denied. She was told she was "guilty of insubord- ination." The lady went out and got herself a lawyer, Samuel Resnicoff. Miss Wasylkow, who re- sides in Floral Park, N.Y., Bill Would Let Counties Change Setups Would Enable Them To Drop Board System if Desired Revolutionary Regime Seeks Good Relations With This Country BY LARRY ALLEN [state Roy Rubottom hai1- United States is not going ta ed Fidel Castro today for hisjlntervene_ warning against U.S. med- dling in the revolutionary war Both Castro and Provisional President Manuel Urrutia it front said Cuba wants cordial rela- Madison Wisconsin counties would be able to abandon the traditional coun- ty board form of government has worked at the hospital jand set up another geared to for 14 years. She has had their desires under terms of a one promotion, and this resolution offered in the as- reprimand was a blot on her record and a blow to her sense of justice. Resnicoff filed a brief with Sec. of the Navy Gates, the court of last resort. In part, his brief said "answer- ing the telephone is auto- matic reflex" and that the punishment "borders on sheer folderol." Yesterday the navy spiked somebody's guns. The order came through to "expunge" the reprimand from Miss record. ed the spectacular develop- in e n t, termed m major achievement by atomic ener- gy commission officials. Newsmen told of it after President Eisenhower had conferred with John A. McCone, the AEC chairman. AEC officials, displaying a model at a news conference, said the device is capable of powering the instruments in a satellite, for example, for at least a year. They said it would take 490 pounds of batteries to pro- duce the electrical energy the new device can power with- out batteries. The device generates heat, using a radio isotope polon- ium in this case and has no moving parts. The device so far has been tested only on the ground. The AEC officials made it clear that it could be put into satellites shortly. They said it also has other potential uses, such as in the field of navi- gation aids. Damaged B47 In Safe Landing Ejects Self From His Jet By Accident Oakland, Calif. Lt. Cmdr. Ralph Fielding shot himself head first through the canopy of his jet training plane at only 150 feet altitude. accidentally had touched tht ejection button. He escap- ed with a broken leg; no head- ache. "It was quite a said in Oak Knoll Navy hos- pital. "They said I landed only six seconds after I touched the button. It's almost impossible to say how I really did feel. I was saved by my nylon eleva- tor' parachute The 'chute matically 11 Tampa, B47 jet bomber with a damaged land- ing gear made a safe landing today at MacDill Air Force base in Tampa after a flight from Bermuda. Wheels of the 6-jet bomber struck a fence on takeoff from Klndley field, Bermuda, last night. The plane was en route to the American air base at Nouaseur, Morocco. The crew decided to circle the Meruda base until the wheels could be inspected ra- ther than risk a landing. After a visual check was made, it returned to MacDill, its home base. The bomber is part of the 368th bomb wing. FBI Seizes Suspect In Extortion Attempt Look at Post Feature Reviews Events Interesting ttdbtds from the past are found each day tn "Looking- Back- ward" feature on the Post-Crescent edit o r i a 1 Quotations from the oM Crescent, Ap- Angeles UFi FBI agents have foiled an extor- tion attempt against the pro- duction chief of MGM stu- dio. They arrest- ed 34-year-old Herbert Strauch y e s terday as he sat in a tele- phone booth near the stu- dio hi Culver City and arranged to collect from Sol Siegel, studio vice president. said the nun ago and had a sudden impulse to write a note. Strauch, unmarried, was born in Germany, came to the United States in and be- came a citizen in 19S2. He has Prepared to Land opened seconds auto- after Fielding was shot not more than 50 feet above the an altitude of only 200 feet. The plane was coming in for a landing Wednesday .and its speed was about 150 m.p.h. A representative of the Mar- tin company which made the British-developed Martin Baker seat said this was its First emergency ejection. An Englishman ejected himself in a demonstration the only other time it was used. The seat has its own propellant and its 'chute opens automatically and virtually instantaneously. Fielding, a flight instructor with VF 124 squadron at Mof- fett field, near San Jose, Calif., was taking a refresher instrument flight with Lt. John B. McDaniel. As he turn- ed control over to McDaniel, Fielding accidentally touched the ejection button. Up he shot up and out his head rest crashing through the i inch plexiglass canopy just a few inches ahead of his crash-helmeted head. Debre's Program Given Approval Paris The new French national assembly gave Pre mier Michel Debre's political program an overwhelminj been employed as a pantry- approval today. sembly today. For the resolution to be ef- fective the state constitution would have to be amended. This requires approval of two legislatures and a referend- um. The resolution was intro- d u c e d by Assemblyman Ewald Schmeichel, Two Riv- ers Republican. It was the only piece of leg- islation sembly crimes trials. Newspapers gave Uons wkh big neighbor to page play along with a decla- tne nortn> but not at the price ration by Assistant Sec.__ofj0f halting executions because of American criticism. Fresh shootings brought the death roll of the firing squads to 200. A man who served as a po- liceman during Fulgencio Ba- tista's regime was executed near Trinidad, in central Las Villas province. Two more were killed at Holguin. in Man Dies in Waupaca Crash Driver Thrown From Station Wagon Aft.r Hits Rock Picture on Page A-14 Waupaca Robert Thack- from his car after it went out session attended by V micl Z Mnlinarn COHtrol OH 8 Highway 49 Seek Motive For 2 Bombs California Woman Twice Menaced With Explosives San Diefo, Calif. Au- thorities arc wondering who would want to blow up pretty Mrs. Kathryn Morris, 33, with a bomb and why. "Someone with a definite knowledge of explosives and with a strong reason to kill says Police Chief Joe O'Connor of suburban El Ca- jon. The brother of a man ar- rested in the case says ht be- lieves the bomber thinks Mrs. Morris knows who killed a Nevada gambler. Chief O'Connor said there were only two possible mo- tives "money or love turn- ed to hate, and she doesn't any money." Jack Silver, 42, San Diego pharmacist, who had been booked on suspicion of at- tempted murder, was ar- raigned on a San Diego po- lict charge yesterday of ille- gal possession of narcotics, with bail set at His preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 2. O'Connor said the attempt- ed murder booking was being dropped pending investigation by the FBI and postal inspec- tors. Mrs. Morris, who is sepa- rated from her husband, has George Molinaro, Kenosha Democrat, and three other members. When a session is informal a roll call is not taken and no business is curve three miles north of Waupaca during a snowstorm about p.m. Thursday. He was the first highway iitan.b-11 t t t transacted. Bills and resolu- fatahty of( tions can be introduced county. His death raised they follow the routine of be- the state toll to 22, compared a year ing sent to a committee for a with lhisc hearing later. Dr- Sam Salan, Up to Voters (coroner, said Thackery died Schmeichel's r e s o 1 u tion ol Pinned Under Car would empower the legisla- ture to define the types of According to Sheriff Ray government that could be injAbrahamson, Thackery was stituted if residents of a coun- traveling south and apparent- ly desired a change. Jf missed Cufvje-Jhe sta- A city-county arrangement traveled 90 feet on is one type that could be in- ihe shoulder of the road be- fore striking a large rock and turning over. Thackery was thrown out eluded. Setting up an office of a county manager would be another. Officers could be appointed instead of elected. The resolu- tion, however, calls for reten- tion of the present method for electing district attorneys and clerks of circuit courts. Two bills by Sen. Reuben LaFave, Oconto Republican, were introduced in the senate which also met in an informal session. One is intended to discour- age bomb scare pranks in schools. The second bill would give teachers who initially rejected joint state-federal social se- curity benefits another chance to get into the program. LaFave said about teachers rejected the program when it was put to a vote in 1957. He said many have since reconsidered and would like to participate. Both houses of the legisla- ture will reconvene Tuesday. been the target of twice. Atlas Fails to Go Intended Distance Cape Canaveral, Fla. A powerful Atlas missile has bombs I apparently failed to go the full route on the latest at- The second bomb was in a Christmas package, never de- livered because she had mov- ed. The first was last Nov. 4 when a bomb exploded out- side the apartment she occu- pied with her daughter, Ton- ya, 2. Turn to Page 14, Col. 6 Mikoyan and Dulles Confer For Over 2 Hours Washington Anastas tempt to break the intercon- tinental range barrier. The 80-foot war rocket soar- ed off on what appeared to be a man in a catering service that serves MGM studio. D. K. Brown, FBI chief here, said Siege! received a letter from Strauch Jan. 11, threatening him and his wife unless they produced within a few days. Brown said Strauch followed with a series of telephone calls ar- ranftnf for a method of pay- ment, and these tad to his ar- threatened his life and that! rest. They were made from of his wife, Both, U he did not furnish the money in tlM bills. The M-year-old cmer newspaper was visibly shaken as to learned Strwcb had keen ar- booths, so oil In wide area were placed un- der surveillance. The FBI had by perfect start but today 14. David Brian, 36, Wauke 10 hours later there still was no official report on the re- military courts for murder and torture during Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship. "If the United States comes here, we will make trenches in the the rebel leader told the Havana Rotary club. The state department said in Washington that Amer- ican policy was "strictly one of nonintervention in Cuban domestic affairs." Noting some U.S. congres- sional protests to the execu- tions, Assistant Sec. of State Roy Rubottom said, "We are not going to intervene in what is essentially Cuba's affairs." To avoid misunderstanding, the U. S. Navy canceled prev- ious plans for U. S. ma- rines en route to maneuvers near Puerto Rico to stop at the American navy base at Guanlanamo bay, Cuba. The base is at the opposite end of the island from Havana. Castro earlier yesterday, in remarks in passing to a group in his hotel lobby, had said that if marines are sent to Cuba Gringos will die." Gringo is the derogatory latin American term for U S. citizens, of whom there are living in Cuba. No Cuban Protests Castro later told the Rotary club he had not realized this comment would be published but he stood by it. In a related vein, Provision- al President Manuel Urrutla said in a TV broadcast: "1 do not believe the North American people would sup- port intervention in Cuba. I believe that we should main- tain the most cordial relations with the United States, but without admitting impositions I have not received any protests from Cubans about injustice in the trials of war criminals." ,u was Urrutia said further that that the discussions would be Rnvcrnmcnt proposes to seek resumed at 4pm revision of international rules t rom the state department, on the nghts of asylum to pre- Mikoyan was hurrying to the XPMl "War criminals" from capitol for a luncheon with enjoying this privilege, members of the senate for- Won't "Submit" eign relations committee The rebel chief's vision of l s. troops landing in Cuba apparently stemmed from de- mands by critics in the U. S. congress that the United States do something to stop the Cuban firing squads. One of the loudest of these critics, Rep. Wayne Hays said yesterday he meant eco- nomic retaliation, not the sending of troops. "We want good relations with the United But Castro told the Rotary club. The execution of what the revolutionary regime calls war criminals will continue, Castro said, "cost what it costs." He asserted all exe- T. Mikoyan and Sec. of Stale Dulles conferred for more than two hours today on U. S. Soviet differences. They arranged for another meet- ing in the late afternoon. The deputy premier of the Soviet Union said he and Dul- les had had "an exchange of views on questions of partic- ular interest to our two coun- tries." The only thing would say to reporters as Drunken Drivers Since Jan. 1 The vote was 451 votes for Debre, M against and 21 ab- stentions. Total number deputies eligible to vote was Oil Won't Strike This Weekend The head at the all workers union there will be no strike this weekend by lOB.OOt refinery The Houston Chronicle quoted O. A. Knight, presi- dent af the OU, Atomic Werners eafiM by Mwfe American critkiM of hto He was ipaektnf M ftetery MM If tilt UnHed MMes attempted Turn to Page 5, Col. 4 Weof her May Get A Lffffe Warmer Wisconsin Partly cloudy, windy and cold with some scattered brief snow flurries today. Fair and cold tonight. Saturday part- ly cloudy and warme'r in the afternoon. Highs today from 5 to 12 above. Lows tonifht from zero to I be- low. Apple ten atures for the 24-hour peri- od ending at 9 o'clock: High, low, 4 above. Tempers 14 re at 11 o'clock, TWthweet wind at   

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