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   Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - October 31, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin                               POST VOL. LH No. 9 28 A, B APPLETON-NEENAH-MENASHA, WIS.r SATURDAY, OCTOBER ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SERVICE Price Seven Cents Khrushc AP Wlrephoto Linda Riss, 23, a Secretary whose sight was seriously inpaired when lye was thrown in her face 'June 15, leaves a New York police station with detectives Friday. She was called in to confront men allegedly responsible for blinding her. 4 Held In Maiming New York A slender, 32-year-old attorney, who wears a goatee and horn-rim- med glasses, has been charged with hiring three Ne- groes to throw lye in his for- mer girl friend's face. Burton N. Pugach, who lives in suburban Scarsdale and has law offices in the Bronx, was arrested yester- day. He has denied the charge. Linda Riss, a secretary, has been sightless in one eye since last June 15. Miss Riss opened the door of her Bronx apartment and found a Negro man there who told her he had -a present to deliver. He opened a cardboard box, re- moved a glass jar, and hurled lye in her face. Besides Pugach, who is white, three Harden, 34, named as the ac- tual assailant; Al Smith Newkirk, 31, and Walter Mc- Millan, 27, all of Manhattan- were arrested at their homes. Pugach was picked up as he approached his office. All four were charged with maiming. Rebuffed by Girl Bronx Dist. Atty. Daniel V. Sullivan said Pugach, rebuff- ed by Miss Riss after she dis- covered he was married, told her: "I'll do the same thing to you that was done to Vic- tor Riesel." The lye attack came the day after she be- came engaged to another man. Labor writer Riesel was blinded by acid thrown in his face while leaving a Broad- way restaurant. Racketeer were blamed. Pugach was suspected when police first investigated the Riss case and has been under constant observation, Sulli- van said. district attorney said Pugach had contacted New- kirk, a former client in a criminal case, a week before the lye attack and said he wanted "someone killed." He agreed to pay for the at- tack and Newkirk brought in Harden and McMillan, Sulli- van said. He added that Pu- gach met the three in Central park the night after the at- tack and handed 'over the money. But the three called on Pu- gach several times since then demanding more money, Sul- livan said. He said Pugach since has handed over an ad- ditional Miss Riss has filed a one million dollar negligence suit against the city, charging that she asked for protection after the threat "arid before the'lye attack. She said police denied the protection. Since the at- tack, she has been under con- stant police guard. Light Plane Crash in Kills Kills Two Pulaski, Tenn. tB A light plane crashed into a hill ner here Friday night while groping through murky wea- ther. The two occupants died in the flaming wreckage. Policy Group Delays Decision on Tax Final Casualty List In Mexico May Show Dead Mexico City UP> Twin threats of hunger and disease mng over thousands of survi vors in the hurricane anc flood-stricken Mexican states of Colima and Jalisco today. Officials feared the fina death count from Tuesday's storm and the floods that followed may reach More than 500 bodies already have been recovered. Large sections of the dis- aster area are still isolated. High waters blocked roads to many outlying villages and residents had to depend on air drops by light planes and helicopters for food and medi- cal supplies. Tent Villages Created Tent villages were hastily thrown up to take care of" the injured and homeless in the two hardest hit communities Pacific port of Manza- nillo and the mining town of Aminatitlan. Dr. Javier de la Riva, an of- ficial of the federal health ministry, estimated that at least 800 of Minatitlan's residents were killed. A large part of the town, located 24 miles "northwest of the state captial-of Colima, was buried under mountain slides. Church Service Information in Today's Paper A part of each Saturday's Post-Crescent is informa- tion about services in the churches in the Fox Cities. You can determine times of services, titles of ser- mons and other pertinent data by checking these helpful directories. Another regular Satur- day feature is "The Power of by Howard Bro- die, which provides a warm expression of the meanings of faith, regardless of creed. Handsomely illus- trated and inspirational in tone, the "Power of Faith" can give added meaning to your .weekend devotions. TODAY'S INDEX Church Notes A 5 Comics B 6 Deaths A16 Editorials A 4 Entertainment- A15 Kaukauna A 3 Outdoor Page B 5 Sports A12-, Women's Section A 8 Weather Map B 7 NEWSPAPER! 27 Aboard Disappears 5 Minutes Before Scheduled Landing in Virginia Charlottesville, Va. A twin-engine airliner with 27 persons aboard disappeared last night five minutes before it was to make a routine land- ing at this college town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. .About 100 searchers slog- ged through muck and under- brush during the night but by mid-morning still had not found a trace of the missing Piedmont Airlines DCS. A steady drizzle, fog -and mist hampered a planned air search. The plane, en route from Washington to Roanoke, Va., checked in with the local air- port tower at p.m. and received landing instructions. That was the final word. The airliner had fuel to last only until 11 p.m. Await Break in Weather i Piedmont officials withheld! the names of the 24 passen-j gers pending notification of! next of kin. Crew members i aboard were Capt. George j Larrinc, the pilot; Lee Hal- ey, the first officer, and George Hicks, the purser. No home addresses were availa- ble immediately. Maj., Charles A. Jlausch, ivil air patrol commander for the central Virginia area, said between 20 and 30 fixed- wing aircraft from as far away as Massachusetts are waiting for a break in the weather to join the search. Reports of hearing a low- 'lying airplane trickled in from throughout a four-coun- ;y central Virginia area. Rausch said as soon as two reports came from the same ocation the search would be centered there. A single engine private plane with a Piedmont pilot as observer took off at a.m., flying beneath a ceiling that shrouded the tops of sur- rounding mountain peaks, to check out a report of an ex- plosion about 25 miles north of here. Piloting the private plane was Boyd Perry of Char- lottesville, Capt. Edward Clement, the Piedmont pilot, was riding as an observer. Rausch said all branches of the military were cooperat- ing, and the Charlottesville National Guard called out to help in the ground search. Committed to Revision of Basic Structure but Offers No Temporary Recommendations BY JOHN WYNGAARD Post-Crescent SUff Writer Madison The Wisconsin Citizens Committee on Tax Pol- icy, hunting for means to make the Wisconsin state-local tax system more fair and more productive, took a long step Fri- day toward basic tax-revision such as could be provided in the form of a general sales tax. But at the end of a long day's work and laborious discus- sion about phrases, sentences and paragraphs in a prelimin- ary progress report, the 19-member group shied away from explicit recommendations for short-range tax action to the legislature that will meet next Tuesday. That legislature will face the most serious financial di- lemma in modern times, but the tax advisory group said it is not yet prepared to make any basic recommendations. Temporary Plan Seen The results of the first effort of the group appeared to be these: 1. The legislature and Gov. Nelson will be required to work out a temporary solution for the state's huge looming budget deficit, without guid- ance from the tax review group. 2. That committee is priv- ately committed to basic reor- ganization of the whole Wis- consin fiscal machinery, state and local, but it is not yet equipped with research ma- terials to back up conclusions finally. 3. It is as much concerned with relieving local govern- ment financial woes, as through auxiliary local gov- ernment revenues, as it is with replenishing state tax revenues. May Revise Rates 4. It has concluded that lo- cal property taxes cannot be stretched further, that the personal property tax is un- "air, and that the state can- not increase income taxes without damaging its indus- trial climate. 5. "It may recommend revi- sions in the normal personal income tax rates to equalize Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Ike's Medical Exam Result'Best Ever Had' Washington P r e s i- dent Eisenhower completed i lis .annual physical checkup ;oday and a physician report- ed the results were the best the president ever had. Smiling broadly as he checked out of Walter Reed army medical center at a.m. (EST) Eisenhower him- self put it this way in refer- ring to the outcome: 'It's so good I'd like to go back oftener." i City in Terror Error Injures 5 Crestview, Fla. Admits Killing Prosecutor Plans 2 Charges of First Degree Murder Sparta An 18-year-old AWOL soldier who didn't like the army and who became angry after a frustrating day on the farm he made his hide- out, is accused of shooting to death his uncle and aunt who befriended him. Monroe county Dist. Atty. Morris Rheinschmidt W. J. Gleiss said he planned to charge Garold Rhein- schmidt with two counts of plumber's error plunged this first degree murder. town of persons into a night of terror. Five persons were injured in three explosions Friday night after butane gas gushed into the city water system. Mayor Harry Booth said the plumber got his lines mixed while working at a small cafe and hooked a gas line from a 250-gallon tank onto a water main. Butane gas is used for heating. The cafe was the first to blow up. It was almost de- stroyed and a 5-year old boy, Larry Thompson, was injured. Woman Injured A short while later Mrs. Carolyn Eiland Kennedy start- ed to brush her teeth at her father's home. When she turn- ed on the water spigot, gas fumes reached a pilot light on a heater in the bathroom, and an explosion followed. She and her father, Arthur Eiland, were slightly injured. The third explosion occur- red at the home of Miss Eliza- beth Dennis, supervisor of lunchrooms for the county school system. She and a teacher, Miss Lillie Waldron, were injured. After the trouble was found, area television police officers phones warned residents to turn on their water. stations and with mega- not The district attorney said that Rheinschmidt admitted slaying Theron Morris, 31, his uncle, and Rita, 28, his aunt, in their farm home about 15 miles south of here Thursday night. The Morrises took the young soldier into their home about a month ago, but did not know until recently that he was absent without leave from Fort Knox, Ky. Gleiss said the youth killed the couple after a day in which "everything went wrong." "Rheinschmidt said that he and Morris had been picking corn all day but ran Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Continues Hunt For Army Head Havana Fidel Castro again today led the search for his army commander but offi- cials said "it will be a miracle if we find him alive." Maj. Camilo Cienfuegos, 28, army chief and a key figure in Castro's regime, vanished Wednesday night on a 300-mile plane flight from Camaguey in central Cuba to Havana. An air force communique urged Cubans to ignore "mali-j cious rumors" stemming from Red Parliament Cheers Him As He Makes Long Speech Covering World Situation BY STANLEY JOHNSON S. Khrushchev said today that President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Mao millan agreed with him that there.sh.ould be a summit conference "the sooner the better." In a major foreign policy speech before the rubber stamp Soviet parliament, Khrushchev made no-direct reference to French President de Gaulle's suggestion the conference be held off until spring. But the Soviet leader predicted that his forthcom- ing visit to France would be useful for France, for Russia arid for world peace. Wearing a gray suit with his usual medals, Khrushchev was wildly cheered in his hour 41 minute speech cover- ing the whole international range. Among the major points he made were: 1. Disarmament is the most important problem of the present day and its settlement dc-pends whether there will be war or Russia wants complete disarmament but it is willing to consider other proposals. 2. The Soviet Union supports red China's determination to take Formosa "until the ques- tion is solved." Regrets India Incident 3. "We regret the incidents on the Indian-Chinese frontier, especially where they involv- ed casualties and, we hope repeated: We hope: the difficulties solved by negotiations." 4. His visit to the United States convinced him the ma- jority of' Americans do not want war and he feels they now understand better the Soviet desire for peace. 5. He called for withdrawal of foreign troops from South Korea to speed unification of the country. 6. He declared the S o v i e t Union desired that not even the "minutest hotbed of war" should remain. in Laos and Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Mighty Mo Replaced By Submarine Tender Bremerton, Wash. W) The Mighty Mo has been re- placed by a lowly submarine tender. Starting today the subtend- er Euryale replaces the bat- tleship Missouri as flagship Reducing Output By Scheduling Short Work Weeks Detroit Ford Motor company, second largest of the auto industry's Big Three, will seek to stretch rapidly dwindling steel supplies into December by cutting back on production and scheduling short work weeks. Ford's move came as Gen- eral Motors faced the virtual end of all auto output next week. GM, biggest of the au- to firms, has laid off of its hourly rated workers and says thousands more will be sent home next week because of the steel- of production schedules to extend produc- tion and employment at least into December was announc- ed yesterday by Ford. The company said employes will be put on three and four-day weeks through November. Ford has hourly rat- ed employes. Original plans had been for Ford to run full 5-day weeks until about the middle of No- vember and then cease pro- duction. Ford makes about half of its own steel at its Rouge plant but certain kinds must be purchased. Truck Plant Closed Chrysler, the third member of the industry's Big Three, has laid off about work- ers. Chrysler shut down its Dodge truck plant yesterday and had been cutting down in other areas. Present Chrysler layoffs are spread over 10 plants. The company's assembly plants, of the Pacific reserve "fleet !wiu run only four days next the disappearance of the up at the Puget Sound week, except in Los Angeles. 'ular Cienfuegos. Inaval shipyard. Allentown, ,Pa. Max vision quiz show, Hess, the owner of a large de- partment store, said last night Question." He explained this to a re- tempt to win on his own American Motors, still op- erating six days a week, ex- pects to continue at top out- put through November. Stude- baker-Packard says it can stretch its supplies well into December. GM's five car making divi- sions build between 45 and 50 per cent of all domestic cars. A GM plant at North Tar- ryton, N. Y., that halted as- that he paid to help get porter in Baling that he hadlnnco 0 c a former employe on the tele- pose the name of Hess Broth- been subpoenaed to and the city of Monday before a house sub-1 to millions of people. committee investigating the rigging of quiz shows. Failed on Third Question Hess gave this sequence of It was worth every cent of department store, had at- the said Hess, who is i tempted to get on the president of Hess Brothers department store, "because it proved to be a highly talked about program which focused merits, and as far as we were sembly of Chevrolet trucks concerned we had achieved jlast Monday is scheduled to our goal to once again ex- resume on a one-shift basis next Monday. If the steel strikers are sent back to work by a Taft-Hartley injunction the government is determined to keep them there by legislation if necessary. Sec. of Com- merce Frederick H. Mueller said Friday at Pebble Beach, Calif. The secretary disclosed this administration stand to re- events: Hoffer, a former buyer for Question" by writing letters of application. The letters went unanswered. Finally, through another Hess em- the public eye on Hess Broth-1 ploye, David Gottlieb of Al- c-rs and the city of contact was made 2npaci' live oversight subcommittee'arrangements for Hoffer's an-i to explain the role he played pearance. in getting Kenneth Hoffer on the quiz show. Turned Over Cash Hess said he gave the mon- Hoffer, of Reading appear- ey to in ad- ed once on the Columbia after Hoffer's Broadcasting company qmzjappearance-but never knew show, in August, 19o5. He who got the money after that, his third question Gottlieb, a furniture buyer for Hess until 18 months ago, "acted strictly on the missed his third question for and went home without a nickel's winnings. "This didn't bother ex- plained Hess, "because the young man was eager to ap- pear on the program and at- AP Wlrephofo The Senate's New Subway car goes for a trial run today with Sen. George Aiken (R-Vt) right, and George Stewart, capitol architect, up front The car oper- ates in a newly constructed tunnel between the capitol and the new senate of- fice building. Idaho Indian to Run for Senate Spokane, Wash. W) A North Idaho Indian has an- nounced as a candidate' for U.S. senator. Joseph R. Garry said here Friday he will run as a Democrat for the seat now held by Idaho Republican Henry C. Dworshak. said he orders of Mr. Hess in every step of the adding: "I was told this was a plain and simple business transac- tion to get someone on the show. I did not make the orig- inal contact with the pro- ducers of the show, nor did I have any- thing to do with the final'fi- nancial arrangements that were made. "But I did pay the money, which Mr. Hess gave mo, to a representative of the show. Mr. Hess knew to whom I was delivering the money." i) Witches, Goblins, Look For Low Flying Clouds cloudy and a little cooler north- west. Considerable cloudi- ness southeast tonight. Sun- day partly cloudy and tie wanner most sections. Outlook for Monday: Partly cloudy with little change in temperature. Appleton for the 24-hour period end- a.m. today: High 57, low 41. Temperature at 10 a.m. today 43, with, the dis- comfort index 53. Barome- ter reading 30.12 inches, with wind southwest two miles an hour. Precipitation. .10 of an inch since Friday night. Sun sets at p. m.; rises Sunday at a, new moon at p. m.,   

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