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   Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - November 30, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin                               ft N POST CRESCENT VOL: LH No. 34 40 Pages-lSectfohs A, B APPLETON-NEENAH-MENASHA, WIS., MONDAY; NOVEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SERVICE Price Seven Cents Soviet Troops to Stay in Hungary, Red Congress Told Kadar Says International Situation Requires Presence BY ANTHONY PEARCE Budapest wv- Janos Kadar told the opening session of his communist party congress today that Soviet troops will remain in Hungary "as long as this is required by the inter- national situation." Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev was an interested listener. Western sources here had speculated Khrushchev might use this visit to announce withdrawal of all or part of the to Soviet troops still in Hungary. He is ex- pected to address the congress tomorrow. The Hungarian party chief declared Soviet troops remain in Hungary because of the world's failure to settle inter- national issues. He said the government advocates mutual withdrawal of foreign an obvious reference to U. S. forces in Europe. Kadar said that even if So- viet troops were withdrawn his strong enough to de- fend itself against "the ene- my, within." Then in direct reference to the 1956 anti- Soviet uprising he added: "If the reactionaries want to fight again we shall not be against it, because the Hun- garian people have strength and have quite a number of scores to pay off against the counter-revolutionaries." Kadar said "the most pow- erful factor" in the uprising was "international imperial- ism, headed by U. S. reaction- ary quarters." Turning to Khrushchev, Kad ar congratulated him on "breaking the ice of the cold war" and added: "We are happy that he is now among us and we heartily congratu- late him on the success of his trip, to the United States." Wants Normal Relations Kadar accused the United States of spending huge sums for agitation against Hungary and conducting a campaign of slander by renewing debate in the United Nations on the Hun- garian issue. He also asserted the United States had drafted into the army Hungarians who took refuge in America after Soviet tanks crushed the uprising of 1956. Nevertheless, Hungary wishes to resume normal rela- tions with the United States and is ready to go to any lengths in that direction, Ka- dar said. Boasting that Hungary "is in the front line fighting against colonialism and im- Kadar launched into a discussion of Hungary's economic situation and the new 5-year plan to increase agricultural and industrial output. Carbo Given 2-Year Term in Penitentiary New York Hoodlum Frankie Carbo was sentenced today to two years in the city penitentiary on his plea of guilty to an undercover role in professional boxing. x Carbo, 53, long tabbed as the underworld czar of pro- fessional boxing, had pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to three counts of a 10-count indictment. Living Room Disappears From His Home Atlantic Beach, N. >Y. strange noise awaken- ed Nat Wynn yesterday. He yawned, put on his slippers, trotted downstairs, and found his living room had vanished. Where the living room used to be there now was ocean water wall-to-wall ocean water lapping at the draperies. Wynn trotted back up- stairs, told his wife, Edith, that the living room was gone. She yawned and asked where he thought it might have gone. He said he didn't know. So he called police to report a missing living room. While Mrs. Wynn and their daughter, Marjorie, huddled in the. upstairs front of-the stucco house, Wynn and police investigated. Al- so vanished: A 60-foot strip of the Wynn lawn, the den, a dock and cabana. Dredging Cause Atlantic Beach is -on the west tip of Long beach, an island just off the coast of Long Island and not far from the New York City limits in Queens. Wynn and the police spot- ted a huge dredge busy deepening and widening the channel about 200 feet out. The dredged sand was being pumped around to an eroded beach on the Atlantic ocean side of the island. 5 Perish as Dwelling Burns Near Merrill Father Dies in Vain Effort to Rescue Others Merrill Five persons died in a flaming farmhouse late Saturday night, includ- ing a father who returned to the blazing building in a fu- tile effort to save other mem- bers of his family. He still clutched a young son when their bodies were found in the ruins Sunday. The victims were Norman Laabs, 37; his father and mother, August Laabs, 66, and Anna, 65, and two of Nor- man's sons, Larry, 6, and Gregory, 2. Mrs. Marie Laabs, 35, Nor- man's wife, was hospitalized here with shock. Other sur- vivors were Duane, 9; My- ron, 11, and the Laabs' 2- month-old baby, Ricky. (August Laabs was a cous- in of the late Bernard A. Laabs, whose widow lives at 1626 E. John street. Mahlon W. Laabs, her son and a sec- ond cousin of August Laabs, lives at 936 W. Short street.) Mrs. Laabs told authorities that she and her husband had been sleeping in a bedroom on the second floor of the 2- story home and were awaken- ed by smoke coming from the basement of an addition that housed the kitchen and living room. Tries to Save Others The couple took three chil- dren from another bedroom on the second floor and rush- ed outside in the 8-degree above zero weather. By then the house was fill- ed with flames and smoke, but Laabs went back to bring out 'the other members of the family. He -apparently was overcome by smoke. Five firemen arrived from Merrill in two trucks, but they were unable to" enter the burning house. August's body was found in the remains of a hallway and Anna's was near their bed. The elderly couple lived with their son and daughter-in- law. The bodies of Norman, holding Gregory in his arms, and Larry were found in "de- bris at the center of the house. Tribunals Back at Work 2 Yanks, 27 Cubans on Trial as Castro Foes Series Exposes Methods of Gyps, Schemers Since time immemorial, schemers and gyps have been reaping their greedy profits to the old saw that, "A sucker is born every minute." In a 5-part scries begin- ning today on Page A-20, Associated Press Writer Bernard Gavzer, with the help of the Better Busi- ness Bureau, analyzes the most common swindle schemes, health frauds and gyp games, and tells the public how to avoid them. The series is especially timely with the Christmas approaching and thousands of Americans looking for a way to earn extra shopping money. To learn the difference between honest and dis- honest programs of this type read every article in this series. BY ROBERT BERRELLEZ Pinar del Rio, Cuba Military tribunals, swept away in July after sending more than 500 Cubans to fir- ing squads during Fidel Cas- tro's first six months in pow- er, swing back into action to- day, j Two Americans and 37 Cu- bans go on trial here in Pinar del Rio in the theater of a military camp on charges of aeing members of an armed bank that tried to overthrow astro. The prosecution is asking the death penalty for one of :he Americans, Austin Frank Young of Miami, and a Cu- ban member of dictator Ful- gencio Batista's army, Fer- nando Pruna Bertot. TODAY'S INDEX Comics B 8 Deaths A18 Editorials A 6 Entertainment B12 House A 9 Kaukauna B14 Sports B 9 Women's Section AH Weather Map B15 Twin Cities Bl The government seeks 30- year prison sentences for the other defendants, including Peter John Lambton of Nas- sau, Bahamas, a British-born American citizen, and two women. Five other persons also are being tried in absen- tia. There was some doubt that Young, if convicted, would face a firing squad. One oth- er American, Alan Robert Nye of Whiting, Ind., was sen- tenced to death in late April but the sentence was suspend- ed. The government charges that the defendants had two skirmishes with army patrols and that in one of them a sol- dier was killed. Congress Chiefs Give Strong Support to A Lone U. S. Soldier stands his ground against taunting Panamanian youths as they attempt to cross into the Canal Zone and plant'the Panama AP Wlrephoto flag. U. S. troops were called to back up the Pan- ama National Guard in holding back the demon- strators. Freed Decides Not to Testify Will Not Answer Questions Unless Assured Immunity New jock- ey Alan Freed refused to testify today before a pay- ola-probing grand jury un- der rules whereby his words r could be used against him. The district attorney's of- fice promptly subpenaed his broadcasting files. Freed, accompanied by his wife and a lawyer, spent about an hour at the prose- cutor's office. When he emerged he told newsmen he had refused to waive his immunity. "I refused to sign on ad- vice of my he said. (A person can't be requir- ed to answer questions when the answers might be used against him, unless he signs such a waiver.) A s p o k e s m a n for the prosecutor's office said "we have worked out an ar- rangement" to examine Freed's records and other documents at New York Station WNEW-TV, where he formerly aired his "Big Beat" program. Freed had been subpenaed for the appearance this morning, after he failed to show up voluntarily last week. 41 Hospitalized After Crash of Elevated Trains Chicago At least 41 persons were taken to hospi- tals today after a crash of elevated trains on the north side. Police said none of the injured appeared severely hurt. The accident occurred at Leland avenite and Broad- way, about a block north of the Wilson avenue station where 7 were killed and 150 hurt three years ago in a sim- ilar collision. An 8 car Howard street train carrying passengers northward hit the rear of an empty 4-car train which was State Holiday Toll Mounts to 12 Lives Menasha Man, Former Shiocton Resident Among Road Victims The holiday traffic toll on state highways has reached to 12 lives, including a Menasha man and a former Shiocton resident. The fatalities raised the state's toll for the year to 748, one less than on this day a year ago. Albert Laux, 59, route i, Menasha, was killed when his three-quarter ton platform truck and a car driven by Leon- ard Robbins, 212 State street, Waupaca, collided on County Trunk A in Waushara county about miles northeast of Saxeville at a. m. Sun- day. Hubert P. Riedl, 61, -a na- tive of Appleton and a former resident of Shiocton, died Sun- day of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car while crossing the street in front of his Superior home Saturday. Roman Brotz, known Sheboygan 53, well- yachtman and business man, was pronounced dead on arriv- al at an Oconto Falls hos- pital after his car hit a con- crete bridge abutment and plunged into the Waukee riv- er Sunday six miles south of Mountain. He was president of the Plastic Engineering company Turn to Page 11, Col. 4 Drunken Drivers Since Jan. 1 325. Richard G. Nelson, 21, Port Washington. (Story on Page A-19) Traffic Toll for Long Weekend Increased to 441 By the Associated Press Unusually severe and early winter weather in some sec- tions of the country was a major factor in the cause of deaths of many persons dur- ing the extended Thanksgiv- ing holiday: Traffic deaths totalled 441. Fires took 70 lives, and 135 persons died in other acci- dents, an overall total of 646 for the nation. Wisconsin reported 12 traf- fic deaths. In some sections, snow, freezing rain and sleet caused traffic accidents; where tem- peratures fell to unseasonal lows and home furnaces had to be stoked up to last long- er, overheating resulted. Death followed, in some President to Speak Thursday Prepares to Discuss Mission Abroad, Domestic Problems Washington P r e s i- dent Eisenhower will go on nationwide television and ra dio Thursday evening to dis cuss his good will mission abroad and such domestic problems as the steel strike The White House announc ed today that Eisenhower wil speak over all major net works for 15 minutes startin; at p.m. CST. Immedi ately after the talk, he will go to Andrews Air Force has in nearby Maryland and de part on a 22-000-mile tour t 11 nations in Europe, Asia and Africa. Eisenhower will deal firs with his Dec. 3-22 trip abroad In addition, Eisenhower will discuss the domestic economy. Heads of 2 Parties at Breakfast gressional leaders of both )arties pledged unanimous jacking today to President Eisenhower forthcom- ng tour of free world na- ions. Chairman J. William Full bright (D-Ark) of the senate foreign relations committee said Democratic leaders who breakfasted with the presi- dent all gave their approval to Eisenhower's forthcoming excursion in personal diplo- macy. Fulbright said he suggested to Eisenhower that this is "a very propitious time to bring about a settlement of difficul- ties in India and Pakistan." Eisenhower will visit both countries on his 11-nation tour. Fulbright said Eisenhower said he is hopeful he will be able to contribute toward set- tlement of free world differ- ences. Strenuous Mission House Speaker Sam Ray- burn (D-Texas) emergerfrom the breakfast with the com- ment that the president is un- dertaking a strenuous of business. "Everybody feels like it is not Rayburn said." Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas said Eisenhower "will take with him. understanding, our prayers and our hopes for a successful journey." "One thing all Americans are agreed on is that we want peace for ourselves and for all of the Johnson safd. The senate Democratic lead- er said Eisenhower indicated to the group that while he does not intend to enter into any negotiations with heads of other governments he does expect to outline the objec- tives and purposes of the Turn to Page 11, Col. 2 British Disc Jockeys Accused of Payola London .British disc jockeys came under the fira of one of their own number yesterday, when Jack'Payne said the payola racket "most emphatically" is operating in Britain's pop music industry. Byrnes Hits Proposes U. S. Ban on Industry-Wide Strikes Washington Rep. John W. Byrnes (R-Wis) call- ed today for legislation to pre- vent industry-wide strikes that harm the national economy. Byrnes, chairman of the house Republican policy corn- cases, to sleeping youngsters, mittee, said there will be Kills Wife, 2 Sons, Self Inquest Ordered Into 4 Slayings At Menomonie; No Motive Found awaiting a switch! Illenomonie, IVls. A family of four was found shot to death Sunday and Po- lice Chief Roy Schulz said they were victims of murder and suicide. An inquest was ordered. The bodies of Raymond Frank, 44, his wife, Isabel, 38, AP Wlrephoto Sir Winston Churchill, who celebrates his 85th birth- day today, has his familiar cigar clamped firmly in his mouth as he leaves his London residence for his coun- try home, CliartweH, at Wester ham, Kent standing, signal. Police and fire department and Billy, 1, were found rescue squads took injured to their 3-room cottage .home. Arms Around Son Schulz said Frank, an employed laborer, shot was sprawled on the living ed at Friday afternoon or ear- room floor. He said Frank killed himself by placing the muzzle of the gun beneath his jaw and pulling the trigger. Ben Hawkinson, a brother- in-law of Frank, told author- ities that he visited the family four hospitals. Charges Against 5 Drug Makers Dropped Trenton, N. J., Crim- inal conspiracy charges against five major drug man- ufacturers accused of fixing prices on Salk anti-polio vac- cine were dismissed today by Federal Judge Phillip For- man. Forman cut short a long trial of the firms, which start- ed Oct. 13, granting defense motions for acquittal that wera made at the end of the (and their two sons, Bobby, 2. at p.m. Friday. He said I...., injhe did not hear from Frank all day Saturday, although they usually got together, and Sunday went to the home to ease. un- his wife and children late Friday afternoon or early that eve- ning and then took his own life. But Schulz said he could find no apparent mo- tive for the killings and no suicide note. Mrs. Frank was found lying on a bed in the cottage's only bedroom. Her arms were wrapped around Billy as though to protect him, Schulz said. Bobby was in a crib. They had been shot in the back by .slugs from a .12 gauge shotgun. Sehuli naid Frank's body call on Frank. Hawkinson said that v knocks were unanswered and that he found all the doors locked from the inside. He said he looked through the liv- ing room window and saw Frank's body on the floor and called police. Patrolman Dolard Myers ar- rived, saw the other bodies through a bedroom window and radioed for assistance. Myers and Lt. Vernon Green forced their way into the home, then called Chief Schulz and Dist Atty. C. M. Meisner. The of death was plac- last week and was released his from a local hospital Friday ly evening, Schulz said, be- cause none of the family was dressed in bed clothes. He said Mrs. Frank was wearing a house dress, Billy a diaper, Bobby was dressed in toddler clothes and Frank also was; Just Think, No SnoW Mentioned in Forecast terrific pressure for legisla- tive action if the steel strike should resume in the middle of January. Whatever action may be taken by congress, Byrnes said, should be aimed at not increasing the bargaining power of either management or labor. He said the main goal of such action should be in the interest of the national economy. Steel workers are back at work under the 80-day cool- ing off provision of the Taft- Hartley act after being on strike for 116 days. "The steel situation points up the need for legislative ac- tion, regardless of the out- come of the present steel dif- Byrnes said. "We have got to recognize that there are certain very Turn to Page 11, Col. 6 fully clothed. Once Mental Patient Hawkinson told Schulz that Frank had been deer hunting after a 3-day stay for the treat- ment of an ulcerated tooth. Hawkinson also said that Frank had received treatment for a mental condition several years ago. Frank worked as a laborer at the Menomonie Red Brick company during the summer months and collected unem- ployment compensation dur- ing the months the firm did not operate. Schulz said the couple had been married for about five years. 3 cloudy and a little warmer to- night. Tuesday p a r tly cloudy and a little wanner east portion. Outlook for Wednesday: Partly cloudy with little temperature change. Appleton Temperatures for the 24-hour period end- ing 9 a. m. today: High 28, low 12. Temperature at 10 a. m. today 20. Barometer reading 29.98 inches, with southwest four miles an hour. Sun sets at p.m., rises Tuesday at aan.} moon sets at p.m. Prominent ttan are at Ftf 1' I. 5v i I 3 i 'APERf   

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