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Post Crescent, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin APPLETON POST CRESCENT VOL.XLDCNo.52 24 A. B AmitON-MEEMAII IXMMASIU, HMDAY, MHUAtYX Price Seven Cents 150 Killed on Nation's Roads, 11 in Wisconsin Record May Broken if Fatality By The Associated Press Traffic deaths across the country over the four-day New Year's holiday were oc- curring today at a rate which could exceed the record for a similar New year's weekend. More than 40 hours after the start of the 102-hour holi- day period the death rate from highway accidents was slight- ly more than four an hour. If the pace continues throughout the period, the record of 409 deaths set in the 4-day New Year's weekend of 1956-57 would be topped. There were 150 traffic fatal- 28 deaths in fires and after Rebel Forces Reach Havana; Castro Names Urrutia President John R. Riedl, Post-Crescent General Manager, Is Dead Dies After Surgery at Rochester ities, John R. Riedl, 65, vice pres- 1956-57 ident 8nd general manager of the Appleton Post-Crescent, died about this afternoon surgery at Rochester, 38 in miscellaneous accidents, for a total of 214. Wisconsin Toll The highway fatality toll in Minn. He had been hospital- ized about 10 days. Funeral Services Funeral arrangements are since the start of the New Year's holiday period p.m. Wednesday, with persons killed on the first day of 1959. Wisconsin closed 1958 with 99 fewer traffic deaths than last year "but on New Year's day a series of violent crash- of them a car-train collision that took the lives Of three the highways. The 1958 state toll was 820, lowest since 1951 when 789 lives were lost. The all-time high was 955 in 1956. Donovan Shimko, 22, Lady- smith, was killed at a.m. today when his car skidded off Highway 27 one mile north of that city. Shimko was toss- ed out of the machine and crushed when it rolled over him. Train-Auto Crash Milford H. Learmouth, 52, route 2, Pardeeville, died at Sam. today in Divine Saviour hospital at Portage of injur- Wisconsin has climbed to lilting made at the Brett-, Schneider Funeral home. Ser-j will be held at St. Mary' eight Catholic church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Survivors include one son, John J. Riedl, Indonesia; two daughters, Mrs. JoAnn M. Nichols, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Janet Gibbons, Green Bay; one brother, Andrew, Milwau- kee; and ten grandchildren. Mr. Riedl became city edi- tor of the Post-Crescent on the merger of the Evening Cres- cent and the Appleton Daily Post in 1920, and became managing editor 10 years la- ter. He continued in this post until executive ies suffered in collision at day. a car-truck p.m. Thurs- A mother, two of her chil- dren, and four of their young friends were driving to a skat- ing party Thursday night when their auto and a Milwaukee Road passenger train collided at a town road crossing near Rothschild in Marathon coun- ty. Killed in the wreck were Mary Jane Hess, 12; her sis- ter, Elizabeth Josephine, 8, and Carol Kean Clark, 12, all of rural Mosinee. Carol Jean was the daugh- ter of Mrs. Lottie Clark, 36, driver of the car who was in- jured, as was her son, Donald J., 10. Also injured were two Turn to Page 5, Col. 4 File Answer in Kohler's Suit Milwaukee The Koh- ler Co., and its president, Herbert V. Kohler, have filed an answer to a U. S. District court suit brought by former when he became vice president. Aj year later he was appointed vice president and general manager. To recount the many activ- ities in the life of is no simple matter. While he was a newspaper man equal to any, he was always a trial to members of his staff be- cause he refused to allow his name in connection with many activities; still other ac- tivities were lost because he preferred to act indirectly or quietly. When his staff some years ago pressed him for facts for an obituary he wrote the story in four short para- graphs. Vehement protests such as he would have made had it been anyone else's obit- uary, brought no results. He wasn't news, he said. Born in Hortonvilte Mr. Riedl was born in Hor- tonville, April 22, 1893, and received his early education in Hortonville schools and his first newspaper experience on the Hortonville Review. He left there to live in Milwau- kee briefly and worked for the Milwaukee Sentinel. In 1914 he came to Appleton as a report- er on the Appleton Post. Sub- sequently he became city edi- tor. In those days the reporter and city editor were almost one and the same. Early resi- Russians Get Ike's Reply To Greetings Their Peace Hopes Should Include Berlin Gettysburg, dent Eisenhower has told Russian leaders their profess- ed desire for peace should be applied to their handling of'piamt and asked damages af- the Berlin crisis. iter she was hit while sitting in He made a pointed reply lower box seat in Milwau- an exchange of New Year's kee County Stadium greetings with Soviet Premier Fan Must Take Care to Avoid Being Hit by Ball supreme court held today that, a base- ball fan must take ordinary care for his own safety from being hit by a batted ball when attending a game. The court, in a decision written by Chief Justice Mar- tin upheld Civil Judge John L. Coffey of Milwaukee who dismissed a complaint filed against the Milwaukee Braves by a woman fan who was struck by a batted ball that went foul in June, 1954 Romano Powless Dietrich, 32, Milwaukee, filed the com- Nikita Khrushchev and Presi- dent Klimenti E. Voroshilov. Their message, delivered to Eisenhower's farm home near here, expressed hope that 1959 Tight Control Over City by Partisans Havana Advance spearheads of Fidel Castro's reve- Mrs. Dietrich testified she was marking her scorecard when the ball was hit, and did not see it Justice Martin wrote: Other spectators saw the would see an end to "fearsjball hit She had her eyes of the dangers of a new world! fixed elsewhere. Had she been i watching the game she Eisenhower watching a would have had ample time to football game on television, hit as it happened, when the mes- sage came in fired back a, cablegram saying he shared "Ordinary care would dic- fired back that scoring activity be engaged in when the ball is QA. _ t h e Russians' hopes He not batted Young Robbers Stab Desk Clerk agreed that "genuine efforts" might well be fruitful, and went on to say: "As of this moment it seems to us critically impor- tant to apply the sentiments Three expressed in your message to' men armed with a knife the Berlin situation. In this held UP and a desk connection, I cannot fail to fVhe lutionary forces entered the city of Havana today. Truckloads of bearded guerrilla fighters rolled into the city ever the main central highway from the eastern provinces of Matansas and Las Villas and sped alone the Malecon Sea boulevard toward the formjer military headquarters of depos- ed President Batista at Camp Columbia. As the Castro forces advanced, Cuba's war-weary people had two provincial presidents. Neither occupied the chair vacated by Dictator Fulgencio Batista, who fled in the darkness of the New Year morning yesterday. The streets of Havana were tense and alive with expecta- tion. The triumphant Castro partisans, who had seemed to emerge armed from nowhere yesterday to take over control of the capital, kept a tight lid on the situation to prevent pent-up public emotion from creating; a chaotic situation. Youthful, bearded Castro early today proclaimed for- jimer Judge Manuel Urrutia of Orlente province as al president of the republic with his temporary govern- ment in Castro's native Santi- ago de Cuba. Castro apparent- ly intends momentarily to move the government to Hav- ana. Havana -w- Armed Cu- In this capRal sits the last ban rebels fired today on the of a shell of govern- Havana Post building andiment named by the junta temporarily detained three whlch Batlsta left behind when Associated Press men cover- he fled the country eariy New BAP Men Held, Then Released Rebels Question Them After Raid On Havana Paper John R. Riedl 1893-1959 Aired Program in 1955 Castro May Seize Utilities, Estates dents recall him as a small, aggressive man who could ferret out stories under the for work and in his coverage of Lawrence football took time off to get down and scrimmage with the Catlin- coached Lawrence teams of that day. "They could get Turn to Page 12, Col. 1 Gov. Walter J Kohler Jr. jmost unusual conditions. He Herbert Kohler is an uncle nad a tremendous capacity of the former governor. j The company, in its answer, denied Walter Kohler's charges that "untrue state- ments" caused him to sell his Kohler company stock in 1953 for less than it was worth. It said all necessary in- formation on the firm's finan- cial worth was readily avail- able to him. Company attorneys also filed a notice of a deposition for Walter Kohler scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 26 in the of- fice of Arthur H. Gruhle, a court commissioner at She- boygan. Building Page Contains Many Usef Hints Are you a home-owner, apartment dweller, or con- templating building or buy- Ing a new home? Whether you do-it yourself or hire the experts to do it for you, the features that ap- pear each week on the Post Crescent building nagcs arc sure to contain ideas that may te money- saving aids to yov. News of latest BY GEORGE KAUFMAN leader Fidel Castro's last announc- ed platform calls for the na- tionalization of American util- ities and sugar estates in Cu- ba. The bearded guerrilla chief- tain published his program in 1955, while in exile m Mexico. It called for: 1. Nationalization of U.S. fi- nance'd and operated utilities in Cuba and division of Amer- ican owned sugar estates among Cuban peasants. Expected Victory 2. -Confiscation of all prop- erties acquired through "cor- rupt government." 3. Distribution of 30 per cent of all industrial and utility enterprises to Cuban workers. 4. A public housing and rur- al electrification program. 5. Liberation of Cuba "from the egotistical interests of half a dozen businessmen." 6. A speedup of industriali- zation and increased social se- curity. Castro never doubted that he would win the victory over Fulgencio Batista. Now 32, the husky, 6-foot 2- inch leader is a professional rebel who has been in revolt most of his life. He has been involved in revolutionary movements in the Dominican Republic, where Batisa took refuge, and in Colombia. In 1947 he joined an expe- dition to the Dominican Re- public aimed at overthrowing the dictatorship of Generalis- simo Rafael Trujillo. The ex- pedition was a failure and Castro escaped by sea. In 1948 Castro appeared in Colombia before the ninth in- ternational conference o f American states protesting what he termed the non-Latin Berlin He referred to the Russians' announced intention to make Berlin a free city which would mean western with- drawal from a key city that, they in cash. Robert with about Gronbeck, 33, of Three Lakes, was taken to St Mary's hospital at Rhineland- er for emergency surgery. He was held up and man- in this country's view, would handled by the two assailants, wno smashed open sev- under ons eral cash drawers when Gron- beck insisted he couldn't open them. When a car drew into the luxurious resort hotel's parking lot, Gronbeck was stabbed in the back and holdup men fled. then inevitably come communist rule. Castro Backer Denies Plans for Nationalization Calls for Continued of Cuban rebel sympathizers NATO Strengthening said today the change of gov- 9 9 eminent in his country would As Shield for Peace not bring nationalization of sugar plantations or utilities Naples, Italy US owned by outside interests. iAdm Charles R. Brown called today for continued strength- ing the city's post-revolt con- Year's day. But the govern- vulsion. The three were re- menl nad no control ovcr elth. leased after questioning. ler tne army or the policc who Larry Allen, roving AP cor-inow get their orders from re. respondent; George ieaders lnstalled at Camp bureau i Columbia in a Havana suburb. man, George Havana AP chief, and Harold Valentine, AP photogi-rpher from Mi- ami, were taken to a police Meet No Opposition The Castro troops entering station but were freed 30 mm- Havana were unopposed, utes later. They were led by the Argen- Smash Front Door tjne physician, Ernesto Cue- Rebels carrying machinei d c c.enfuegos, guns, rifles and other wcap- e Ernesto Betancourt made the statement during an in- terview on a television t ening of NATO as a shield for as he took command of ers. A final showdown obviously to- opened fire on the ot rebcl chieftain's building at 10 30 a m. Sever-j hard-fighting field command- al bullets smashed through windows and into the walls of the Post editorial of- _ fice adjoining the AP >hcad-jls near- Castro quarters on the second floor. I day he would not accept what The Post is an English Ian- he called a coup d'etat ar- guage newspaper. Allen and Kaufman were working in the AP office and Valentine was in the photo darkroom. Castro Orders Seizure Of Records rope. The front door of the build- ing was smashed in and six rebels pounded up the stairs when forces in southern Eu-and gram wnen asxea aooui a iroo 'men. They escorted them into statement by rebel chief Fidel Castro. In this, Castro was said to have favored nationali- zation. "That has been discarded as an impractical and unwise replied Betancourt I ceremony B r o w n is being Jet fighter planes of composing room, powerful sixth fleet they claimed to have Brown been commanding! found a pistol and attempted spelled out "NATO" in a spec-1 to P'n ownership on the AP. tacular fly-over during the "Castro himself is the owner of a sugar plantation and I doubt he will be in the mood to nationalize anything." succeeded as sixth fleet com- mander by Rear Adm. C. E Ekstrom. Soldiers, sailors and airmen Betancourt also said that, of the six nations in the south- Castro would not seek the Cu-'ern Atlantic pact Turn to Page 5, Col. 1 ban presidency. "Castro cannot be a candi- date. He'i too young to be a said Betancourt. Castro is 31. The constitution Drunken Drivers Since Jan. 1 Chicago Represen- tatives of the Castro gov- ernment of Cuba took steps today to seize Cuban con- sulate records throughout the world, the Chicago con- sul appointee announced. Appointed acting consul general was Serapio Monte- jo of Chicago, president of the Cuban liberation move- ment of July 26. 19. the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Greece and in colorful ceremony that saw the transfer of command from E. requires 35. the president to belli S. Adm. Robert P. Briscoe, 'who is retiring. 1. Wayne I. Peebles, route 1, Bonduel. Z. John Bauer, M, 219 Wilson street. Mrs. Mary Huff, 29, 207 Van street, Neenmh. (Story on A-9) UNA WSPAPLRl ranged by Batista. Thus he re- jects the provisional govern- ment which purports to headed by Supreme Court Justice Carlos Piedra. Castro claimed Maj. Gen. Eulogio Cantillo, who headed the junta left by Batista, had b t yed the rev olution's leadership by letting the chief figures of the Batista govern- ment escape from the coun- try. General Strike To install Urrutia in capital, Castro ordered a mass public demonstration in Havana's Central park al 4 p. m today. The country will remain in a state of paralysis from a general strike ordered by Turn to Page 5, Col. 2 Bundfe Up, Another Wove Coming Wisconsin Cold wave warning. Cold wave condi- tions today and tonight, with strong northerly winds and snow flurries moving south- eastward across the state. Cloifdy with occas onal light snow ahead of cold out- break. Saturday partly cloudy and very cold, with a few snow flurries mostly northeast portion. Temperatures for the 24-hour period ending o'clock: High, low, 29. Temperature at 11 clock, 31. Southwest at miles per hour. Baromet- Weather imp> Ml Sun at p.M., I EWSPAPKJRI ;