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Post Crescent, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin APPLETON POST CRESCENT VOL XLDC No. 56 44 A. B. C. D AfftiTOH WtS.. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY AMOCIATVD WOU UBVICB Price Seven Cents Johnson Asks Democrats to Take Initiative Says Eisenhower Administration Has 'Deficit of Vigor' Washington Sen. Lyn- don B. Johnson (D-Texas) called on Democrats in con- gress today to take the initia- tive to offset the Eisenhower administration's "deficit of vigor" in grappling with space age problems. Johnson, the senate Demo- cratic leader, told a confer- ence of his party colleagues that because the Eisenhower administration clings to static ideas "our mandate is a man- date for confident and crea- tive and instructive leader- now, not to two years hence." In what was billed in some quarters as Johnson's own state-of-the-Union mess age, he made it clear President Eisenhower's policies are go- ing to be challenged sharply by the heavily Democratic congress. Would "Balance Books" Saying the capabilities of the nation and its people are now outrunning the capabil- ities of our Johnson declared: "There is between the peo- ple and their government a deficit of figures, a deficit of confidence and a deficit of will.' Prudence requires that we bring these books into bal- ance." Johnson challenged Eisen- hower's proposal to balance the budget at billion and struck back at Eisenhower's attack on Democratic "spend- ers." "Fiscal solvency concerns us Johnson said. "It is a first concern, for no course is honest without the courage of financial prudence. But we cannot afford to bankrupt the national conscience to serve the poltiical bookkeep- ing." Johnson said the world is moving into a new age bul "government is moving hardly at all." He added that the country needs boldnes and freshness in its approach to tremendous new problems and "we do not have it now." Johnson spoke at a party conference at which he was reelected without opposition to serve as the senate Democrat- ic leader, a post he has belt since 1953. All of the 64 Democratic senators were present excepl Richard L. Neuberger (D-Ore) who is in Oregon recovering from an illness. Also reelected by the conference were Sen. Car Hayden the dean of the congress, as senate president pro tern; Mike Mansfield as whip and Thomas C. Hennings Jr.. (Mo) as secretary of the conference. Probe Charges of Union Racket Link Washington The sen- ale rackets investigating committee said today it is looking into allegations link- ing the names of some offi- cials of the mailers and de- livery drivers union in the New York area with gangs- ters and shakedown deals. A committee spokesman said the investigation has Vermont Still Wonders Who Is Governor MMtpelter, The Vermont legislature convenes today, but without many of the traditional formalizes of the opening days because it is still uncertain who will sit in as governor. Gov. Joseph B. Johnson, Republican who did not seek reelection, is scheduled to de- liver his outgoing address to the legislature tomorrow, but will continue in office until his successorTs decided. Robert T. Stafford, Republi- can, was declared winner of the gubernatorial race by 918 votes over his Democratic op- ponent, Bernard J. Leddy, in the November election. The votes had been counted certified by local clerks and forwarded to the office of the secretary of'state. That procedure of vote- counting had been followed in Vermont since 1893 without challenge. Quotes Constitution But Leddy pulled out the state constitution, written in 1793, and pointed to Section 93 which stipulates that the bal- lots for governor and other state officers must be counted personally by the legislators. Fully votes were cast in the last election. Secretary of State Howard Armstrong said last night that no one seemed quite certain how the matter would be handled. State Atty. Gen. Fred M. Reed said "I have not been formally asked for an opinion on the matter, but my person- al feeling is that the counting by the legislature will be the first official tabulation to be made." Two legislators said they would submit a resolution to the Republican-controlled leg- islature today for an official recount of ballots. Statehouse sources said it might be 10 days to two weeks before Vermont officially has a new governor. 6 Perish as Home Burns Father, 5 Children lose Lives in Minnesota Tragedy Brandon, Minn. A fa- ther and his five children died today in a fire that swept their 2-story home here. Mark Kelly got out of the house after the fire began, but lost his life when he went back GOP Fights Over Leaders As 86th Congress Meets Major Policy Post Goes to John W. Byrnes to Green Bay Man for Sharp Leadership Washington Toppling of the old guard Republican house leaderships has elevat- Byrnes ed to a top policy mak- ing spot a Green Bay Re- publican who says GOP house mem- bers should have a 2-fisted role in party affairs. In Rep. John W. Byrnes of Wisconsin, GOP house members are confident they have the man to give a new look as well as new voice to Republican policy aims. Regarded as one of the bright young men in GOP house ranks, Byrnes, 45, Tues- day named chairman of the house Republican policy committee. He was chosen in in and sought children. to rescue his the old insurrection guard Rep. that ousted Joseph W. Martin Jr., of Massachusets as leader. Key Figure Byrnes was a key figure in the movement that replaced Martin with Rep. Charles A Halleck of Indiana. Byrnes has long been dis- satisfied with operation of the GOP party machinery in the house. Under Martin, who held the dual job of leader and chair- man of the policy group, the policy committee met infre- quently and rarely made any major pronouncements. "It was a fine little group in which to have a bull ses- AT Rep. Joseph W. Martin, Massachusetts, right, congratulates Rep. Charles Hal- leck, Indiana, after house Republicans voted to toss out Martin as their floor leader and replace him with Halleck. The vote was 74 to 70 on the second ballot. Turn to Page 3, Col. 1 Another Matador Fired Over Atlantic Ocean Cape Canaveral, Fla. Air force missilemen fired another 600-mile Matador on a training flight over the At- lantic today. The 40-foot missle, opera- tional with U.S. military units since 1954, roared off the northern tip of the cape with three sons, Jim, 16, Dennis, of and Krupp Buys Out Rival Concern Becomes Germany's Chief Steelmaker Despite Treaty Curb Bonn Alfried Krupp, the German munitions king of World war II, has bought out a rival concern and emerged as West Germany's leading steelmaker. Krupp has purchased the Bochumer Verein with a canj- tal of million. He already operates the Rheinhausen steel plant capitalized at million. With the two companies go- ing full blast, Krupp interests i will now turn out four million I tons of steel a year. The move was a further step in the growing concen- tration of industrial might in 'I'll Kill You' Detective Grabs Gun As Man Threatens Him Dirksen Wins Party Job In Senate; Martin Loses Republican Race in House Washington _ w Vice President Richard M. Nix- on today told the senate it has the right to adopt new rutrs by a majority vote. The explosive question of changing the rules with emphasis on a move to pro- vide a means for choking off before Nixon only minutes after the 86th congress convened. UllCt! SOUS, dllll, JLO, f than 11 J 12, Pat, 14; and two daugh- w" ln less than a lied powers ters, Mary Lee, gy, 3. 10, and Peg- a minute. this country despite vigorous efforts once exerted by the to break up German cartels aft-1 Men from the 4505th missile er World war II. 12-11 .t, t, Jtest wing at Orlandf> Airi Krupp actually is under or- Mrs. Kelly fled the burning Force base Were at the to break up his coal and, house. Neighbors on this speciai empire. Tne aljies in his hand the mother from re-entering flight fl trcaly wjth Wcst Ger_--------------- Police Chief Charles Ros- The Matador, developed under which this divest- sum said the fire victimsiMartin Aircraft, is a turbojet ment was to have been ac- likely suffocated. All the bo-'powered pilotless bomber. Itjcomplished by the end of dies were recovered. An Appleton detective Tuesday afternoon wrested a .32 caliber revolver away from a 42- year- old Hole omb man he was q u e stion- ing about wort hless checks. Detec- tive Nor- bert Marx Marx was seeking Byron L. Phillips after a nearby store owner found a check offered for a suit was worthless. Phillips was to return to pick up the suit, but Marx was the man was sitting in the K- C Modern bar, 317 N. Ap- pleton street. Faces Gun Marx found Phillips at the bar and the man told him he wanted to go to the washroom. Marx followed Phillips. The man turned and faced him with a gun "I'll kill Phillips said. Marx grabbed the gun and wrested it from Phillips' hand. As the struggle con- tinued, Marx hit Phillips, then covered him with his own revolver ,and marched for a looming new battle on j civil rights. The bang of gavels in sen- 'ate and house chambers at noon launched the session be- fore packed galleries gay with the bright dresses of admiring womenfolk of the members. But beneath the normal hearts and flowers atmos- phere, collective blood pres- sures were seldom higher for :an opening session. j Senate Republicans had just 'come from a party caucus Washington The new wnere the old guard put down 86th congress convened today'an insurgent rebellion and already torn by wrangling namcd Sen. Everett M. Dirk- over Republican leadership, sellj a 1952 supoortcr of the posts and the ground rules }ate gen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, as party floor leader. House Republicans were split right down the middle as the result of a scrap yesterday that say Rep. Joseph W. Mar- tin (Mass) oustpd as party leader after 20 years at the helm. Namcd to replace him was Rep. Charles A. Halleck Senators of both parties were taking