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   Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - November 28, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin                               APPLETON POST CRESCENT VOL. LH No. 33 26 Pages-sections A, B APPLETON-NEENAH-MENASHA, WIS.f SATURDAY, NOVEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SERVICE Price Seven Cents Fraud Label Placed on State Highway Report AP Wlrephoto Tongues of Fire Lapped at the railroad track as this Texas, and Pacific train hur- ried unharmed through fires near Paris, Tex. Wind-whipped grass fires burn- ed some acres of pasture and farmland in the east Texas area. State Hunters' Deaths Alarms Health Service Federal Agency Adds Warnings of Trailer Heaters spokes- man for the Public Health service said Friday that the asphyxiation of a Wisconsin deer hunter and his two sons indicated a need for further public warnings on use of a small type of bottle gas heat- er in travel trailers. The bodies of Walter Marks, 47, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and his sons, Eldred, 17, and Wayne, 15, were found this week in a trailer near Minong, Wis. spokesman said the The deaths Holiday Death Rate Stands at 4-an-Hour Heavier Traffic, Bad Weather May Boost Toll During Last Two Days were attributed to a faulty small type water heater made by the Thurm Engineer- ing company, Elkhart, Ind. These deaths made a known total of 14 the service now attributes to the same type of Thurm heater since mid- September. "It appears that about rather deadly devices got in- to the channels of trade and until the last one is run down there is a boobytrap to hit the the spokesman said. Peppers' Author Dies Fredonia, N. H. Grace Richmond, 93, author of the novels 'Red Pepper popular two Burns" genera- tions ago, died Thursday after a long illness. She was the widow of Dr. Nelson Rich- mond, who died in 1945. Traffic 234 Fires 26 Miscellaneous 64 Total 324 By The Associated Press A quickened pace of high way traffic deaths marked the halfway point of the 4-day Thanksgiving holiday today. The toll of deaths which ini tially was about four deaths an hour fell off to less than three during the hours early Friday. Then late Friday and early Saturday the grim count regained the 4-an-hour mark. Heavier road traffic and iced highways in wide areas from the Appalachian moun tains to the Rockies were pos- sible causes of the increased rate of highway slaughter. Holiday Check The holiday death count be- gan at 6 p. m. Wednesday and ends at midnight local time Sunday. An Associated Press survey of fatalities during a recent 4 day non-holiday period showed 433 highway deaths, 49 in fires and 100 from miscel- laneous causes. Last year's 4-day Thanks- giving holiday produced 454 deaths involving road traffic, 54 in fires and 118 from mis- cellaneous factors. The National Safety council estimated that 470 persons Can't House Families Missilemen Losing in Fight for New Homes Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Missilemen who would defend the nation in time of war are already fight- homes. Many aren't doing so well. Hundreds of men at the only American base ready to fire Intercontinental ballistic mis- siles in combat are lonely and unhappy, officials say. Why? There's no place to put their wives and children. They'd buy or rent if they could find housing they could for months about high rents, high-priced new houses, lack of trailer lack of prospects for the near future. The problem has become a crisis. Maj. Gen. David Wade, commanding officer, has call- ed a public meeting for next Monday to see what can be done. Prices of new houses near the base are out of sight for the average airman, ranging up from Rentals are available in nearby towns. But they start afford. It's scarce; many life [about a months for 1-bed- In barracks many miles from their families. Vandenberg AFB, on the coast northwest of Los geles, is the home, of the Strategic Air Command's 1st Missile Division. It's an oper- ational and training base arm- ed with Atlas, Thor and Titan missiles. Nearly airmen and civilians are on the sprawling base now; more are coming. room unfurnished apartments. The missilemen ask: what good do those do an airman wife and a An-lfirst class with a draws child who month? Their plight Is complicated by the presence of civilian missile technicians who make that much every weck-or- more. They tried ingenuity. Ob- taining materials through the Airmen have TODAY'S INDEX Church Notes Comics Deaths Editorials Entertainment Kaukauna Outdoor Page Sports Women'i Section Weather Map Outdoor Paga complainedibase, trailer-owning service- men went to work with shovels and wheelbarrows. They turned a desolate chunk of base land into a beautiful park for trailers. But the County Building Trades council called a halt- said it was illegal. Under the Davis Bacon act, only union labor can work on base con- struction jobs. A 3 B 6 A14 A 4 A 2 A 2 B 7 All A 8 A14 B 7 0 u t s i d e the base trailer spaces rent for the premium price of a dollar a foot, plus a dollar per child. Steel Stockpile Idea Rejected Workers' Suggestion To Safeguard Na If Strike Resumes Commission Secretary Says Plans Have No Emphasison More Vacationland Routes Madison A member of the Wisconsin Highway com mission hung a "deliberate, politically motivated fraud" la bel Friday on a contention that the state's 1960 highway pro- gram placed special emphasis on building roads to northern Wisconsin vacationland. G. H. Bakke, commission secretary, charged that the em phasis on building roads to the north had been inserted in a report on 1960 construction at the request of Gov. Gaylord Nelson and was "a most braz- en and cruel exploitation of human hope, for political pur- poses." Gov. Nelson was on vaca- tion with his family but his of- fice denied that the chief ex- ecutive had made any claim of an expanded program for rapid access to northern Wis- consin. Accuses Staff Bakke accused Gov. Nel- son's staff of having the north- south road building emphasis inserted in a letter from Com- mission Chairman Harold L. Plummer to the chief execu- tive. Plummer outlined the million 1960 highway building program in the letter and it subsequently was re- leased by the executive office. Plummer admitted there had been some changes made his letter to the latter's the governor request but said "there was nothing un usual about it." would be killed during a week- end period for four days at this time of year. The record 4-day holiday death toll was 884 over Christ- mas 1936, 707 of those fatal- ities came in vehicular traf- fic. Discussed Plan Plummer said that high- w a y department personnel had discussed construction plans with the governor last June and Nelson indicated in- terest in expansion of north- south routes. The governor's officev in To Safeguard Nation the statement issued by Wil- 3 Ham Fairfield, press secre- tary, also referred to this meeting and said Nelson sug- com- merce department has turned down a Steelworkers union suggestion that the govern- ment had better stockpile steel for defense needs in case the steel strike resumes ear- ly next year. The union's counsel, Arthur J. Goldberg, had written Sec- retary of Commerce Freder- ick H. Mueller a week ago. He said he made the stock- piling suggestion so that if the strike resumes "any per- il to the national safety will not be chargeable to the Unit- ed Steelworkers of America." Rejects Proposal Acting Secretary Philip A. Ray rejected Goldberg's pro- posal Friday. And he said the union and management can- not escape responsibility if the contract dispute is not settled. At the same time, the Fed- eral Mediation service an- nounced that the industry and union have agreed to resume peace talks here next Thurs- day. The 116-day strike shut down most of the steel indus- ry until it was halted by an 80-day Taft-Hartley injunc- gested at that time that add- ed emphasis be given to routes to the vacationland. As for the letter which Bakke indicated was "dictat- ed" by Nelson's staff, Plum- mer said a tentative letter draft- was submitted to Gov. Nelson and was returned to the chairman with the sug- gestion that it include an ad- ditional sentence referring to north-south route emphasis. Castro Foes Trying To Turn His Church Against Him, He Says Havana Fidel C as- tro accused his enemies of trying to place the Roman Catholic church against his revolutionary regime. The fiery prime minister raised the religious theme in a speech to students on the eve of a festival opening to- day honoring Cuba's patron saint, Our Lady of Charity. He charged privileged groups affected by the gov- ernment's land distribution program with attempting to use the forthcoming National Catholic congress against his tion. Former Relief Director Dies Funeral Services for F. A. W. Hammond Monday Afternoon F. A. W. Hammond, 90, for mer Appleton city relief di rector, died Friday night after a short illness. Hammond, who lived with his daughter, Mrs. Murie F. A. W. Hammond Pierce, at 625 W. Prospec avenue, follows his wife, Julia age 95, in death by 19 days. Funeral services will be a 3 p.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal church. Burial wil be in Appleton Memorial park Friends may call at Wich mann Funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday and until 1 p.m Monday. Served 22 Tears Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Pierce, are two grand- children and two great-grand- children. Hammond, filled with wan- derlust through early years of manhood, was probably the Turn to Page A14, Col. 2 Burglars Take Store Sign as Invitation Pacoima, lars backed a truck through the front window of a gro- cery Friday a 350-pound and carried off safe containing revolutionary regime. in cash and in checks. The grocery's name: Shop Easy Market. Reds Hold Marine; U.S. Protests Act Chinese Drag Man From Bombay Taxi Washington The Uni ted States protested today against the kidnaping of a U S. marine ser- geant by Chi- nese commu- nists in Bom- bay. India. The action came while state depart- ment officials sought more information on the case. Armstrong In New Delhi the U.S. em bassy said a note had been handed the Indian govern ment charging Chinese com munists with "high-handed violation of personal rights. An embassy spokesman said the note protested strongly against "the illegal and im proper actions of representa tives of the communist Chi nese in Bombay." The marine, Sgt. Robert Marine's Dad Surprised at Son's Capture Los Angeles "They must have really ganged up on says the father of U. S. marine sergeant kid- naped by Chinese commun- ists in India. Lewis S. Armstrong of Los Angeles said yesterday that his marine sot. usually would be able "to lick any 10 of them." "I am surprised the Chi- nese were able to hold on to the father said. Sgt. Armstrong, a guard at the U.S. consulate in Bombay, was released by the communists after about six hours. His father described him as "a marine from the ground up" and said he has a chest full of ribbons, in- cluding the Purple Heart. The elder Armstrong, an appraiser for the federal small business administra- tion, said his son has been in the marines since 1944, except for a period when he attended the University of California. Robert holds a degree in political science. The father said Robert has been working out of uniform since 1957, when he was assigned to the state department. He said his son is a Ma- rine career man who is "withdrawn, not talkative and a man who moves en- tirely according to the regu- lations in the book." GOP Picks Nixon :or Lincoln Fete Madison W) Vice Presi- ent Richard Nixon will be featured tate GOP's speaker at the annual Lincoln A r m s t r o n g, 31, Martinez, Calif, was held for about six hours yesterday in the garage of the Chinese communist con- sulate in Bombay, India. He was released after Bombay police intervened to obtain his freedom. Seek Information A state department spokes- man said full information is being sought on the puzzling case which also involves a Chinese communist defector who did not defect. The Chinese communists Ship Tips in Gulf Stream Coast Guard on Search of Craft Carrying Old Arms Houston, Texas GB A coast guard cutter raced through the Gulf of Mexico to- day toward an overturned to carry a 10- thought to be ship believed man crew. The vessel, the "National carried 460 tons of live ammunition to be dumped into the gulf. A coast guard plane spotted the black hull of the ship about 60 miles southeast of Galves- ton, Texas, at p.m. Fri- day. The pilot saw no sign of survivors. R. T. Lober, of Houston, said a crew list filed with the coast guard indicates there were 10 men aboard the ship. He represents the National Boat corporation, of Houston, owners of the vessel. "We have a boat that is overdue but the capsized ves- sel has not identified as been ours. positively Our boat may come in yet. It may have been delayed by Lober said this morning. The coast guard in Houston said National Boat corpora- tion had hired the Suderman and Young Towing company of Galveston to send a tug to tow in the vessel. The tug left Galveston at a.m. It was not known how long it would take the tug to bring the ves- sel to port or to what city it would be brought. j Coast guard records show that "National Pride" was overdue since 10 p.m. Friday.1 have not yet made public their version of the case but wert said to have given a prelim- inary account to the Indian government yesterday. The Bombay state govern- ment was reported to submitted a preliminary re- port to its own to New Delhi. The central government ad- vised state authorities to re- frain from issuing any state- ments until the Chinese ver- sion is received. Pulled From Taxi The U.S. consulate general charged Armstrong was pull- ed from a taxi in which he riding with the Chinese citizen, dragged into the con- sulate grounds, bound and beaten. The Free Press Journal said the taxi driver told police he witnessed a scuffle between Armstrong and his Chinese captors in the consulate grounds. U.S. Consul William Turner declined further comment on the case and kept Armstrong away from reporters. Reliable sources said that the red Chinese notified Bom- bay police about Armstrong's presence before the U. S. con- sulat informed police of the kidnaping. These sources said the Chi- nese invited the police to re- move Armstrong from the premises. State officials said privately all consular pre- mises enjoy diplomatic im- munity and police can only enter by invitation. U. S. Should Not Intervene in Birth Control New York Two New York newspapers reported to- day Sen. John F. Kennedy, D- Mass., said he thinks it would be a mistake for the United States to advocate birth con- trol in other countries. In Washington dispatches, the Herald Tribune and the Times reported that Kennedy said birth control is a mat- ter to be considered by the countries without U. S. inter- vention. Such intervention, he was quoted as saying, would be considered objectionable. He commented on a state- ment by the Roman'Catholic bishops of the United States opposing the use of public funds for birth control at lome and abroad. Mark Independence Day Panamanians March On Capital in Protest Panama Panaman- ans pointed up their griev- ances over the U.S. control- ed Canal Zone today with a 'march of sovereignty" on the capital. The day marked the 138th anniversary of Panama's in- dependence from Spain but thousands poured into the AP Wlrcphoto V Julio Maco, 28, Planted a kick on Del'Bradley Folks, 33, held by officer, early today after Folks allegedly mugged Maco, broke his upper denture and stole his watch. Five foot, one inch, 125-pound Maco became enraged after Folks was taken into custody and he delivered a series of kicks and punches. Police had to re- strain him. Six foot, one Inch, 185-pound Folks was held for assault and robbery. t- ,day dinner in Milwaukee Feb. 8. State Republican Chairman Claude Jasper of Madison said today he had received confirmation of Nixon's ap- pearance and that arrange- ment committees for the din- ner will be announced later. Wardens Find Cache Of Illegal Deer Meat Crandon Investiga- tion of an illegal deer slaught- ering operation in Forest county was announced Friday by conservation wardens who found a store of contraband venison hidden in the woods near here. The cache consisted of four dressed bucks and a doe plus a box o! cut-up meat. The wardens said reports from the area indicated hunt- ers are willing to pay for a deer. capital to attend rallies sup- porting the little republic's claims of sovereignty over the canal. U.S. troops and Panaman- ian National Guardsmen were held in readiness to meet a possible new outbreak of anti- American violence. Ameri- cans were urged to stay away from the center of the capital during the demonstrations. University students and civ- ic organizations sponsored the principal rally in front of the foreign office. They said it would be a peaceful demon- stration designed "to show the United States a country unit- ed in the defense of its sov- ereign powers" over the Ca- nal Zone. President Ernesto de la Guardia, Jr., endorsed the rally but urged the particip- ants to refrain from violence such as occured Nov. 8 when nationalist crowds tried to plant the Panamanian flag in the zone. About 80 demon- strators were hurt in clashes with U.S. Canal Zone troops. police and The United States recog- nizes Panama's nominal sov- ereignty over the zone but ex- ercises all the rights of sover- eignty under the treaty sign- ed between the two countries in 1903. Panama receives a yearly rental from the United States of Panama wants the treaty revised to meet what it con- siders present day conditions. Temperature to Rise; But More Snow Coming Wisconsin Partly clou- dy, not quite so cold ex- treme northwest tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and warmer, some snow likely northwest and extreme north. Flurries by afternoon or night over other portions. Appleton Temperatures for the 24-hour period end- ing 9 a. m. today: High 31, low 12. Temperature at 9 a. m. today 17. Barometer reading 30.25 inches with wind north and northwest 10 to 12 miles an hour. Snow accumulation since midnight Friday 2} inches. Sun sets at p.m., ris- es Sunday at a.m.; moon rises Sunday at a, m. Prominent (tars Deneb, Aldebaran, and Sir- lua. A   

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