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Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - January 20, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin APPLETON POST CRESCENT VOLXLIXNo.67 APPUETOII MUNAII AMOCXATXD watt UCKVICK Price Seven Cents Sen.Johnson Hitsat Budget As Propaganda Prepared to Meet Political Usue For '60, Texan Says D e m o- cratic Leader Lyndon B Johnson of Texas told the sen- ate today President Eisen- hower hat offered "a propa- ganda budget" that does not contain "a ghost of a prom- ise of a tax cut" anywhere. "Those who have been talk- ing so loosely about tax cuts owe the people both an expla- nation and an John- ion declared. Johnson also said: "It is clear'to me that this budget was not prepared to meet the needs of the people but was prepared to create a political issue for 1960." Johnson's floor speech sent the congressional battle of the budget off to a roaring start. Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel of California, the new Republi- can whip, jumped up to chal- he called the leader's "dia- Jell Boy Why Rebels Shot His Parents lenge what Democratic tribe." He suggested that Johnson "apologize to the president and the American people." Assails Statement Sen. Prescott Bush (R- Conn) called Johnson's state- ment "incredible" and said "I resent that type of descrip- tion of this budget." Blandly, Johnson told Ku- vchel "I made no reference to the president of the United States" in allusion to those talking of tax cuts. Johnson said that "certain leaders" on leaving the White House had talked of a possi- ble future tax cut. "Every time a senator ex- presses his views he doesn't necessarily attack the presi- Johnson added. He said the president had not talked of a tax cut with him. In point of fact, Eisenhow- er held out the hope in his state of the Union message of possible future tax cuts. Johnson said Eisenhower's budget was not a genuine bal- anced budget. Even he was speaking, Rep. Clarence Cannon (D- Mo) came out of a house ap- propriations committee meet ing with top government fiscal experts and said he saw lit- tle hope for tax relief in "the foreseeable future." "There appears to be no support for hope of a tax cut in the foreseeable Cannon told newsmen. "There teems to be no likelihood for systematic or periodic reduc- tion of the national debt. There seems to be no immedi- ate hope that government spending will not continue to rise." Leaders See Ike At the White House, Repub- licans got a few blows at the Democrats on the spending issue. GOP congressional leaders came out of a meeting with the president and hit at Dem- ocratic spending proposals on housing. House Charles A. Halleck (Ind) said: "The majority in control of this congress had better rea- lize they have a responsibil- ity and that they cannot just sit back and think that some- one is going to rescue them from their folly. Cannon is chairman of the 80-member committee, which started hearings on Eisenhow- er's billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. In- itial witnesses were Sec. of the Treasury Robert B. derson and Budget Maurice H Stans. Cannon said both witnesses defended the budget, which anticipates a token surplus o about million at tlje end of the fiscal year and con templates an increase of in revenues, main ly from existing Alften Algerian ter- rorists have taken the unusual step of explaining in a letter given to an 8-year-old boy why they kilted his last Thursday. The a rehash of the Algerian rebels' claims, was contained in a 490-word missive put into pocket before be was leased. The boy, Yannick, had been kidnaped by the rebels alter his parents, Dr. Maurice Au- ger and his wife were ambushed and shot to death in their car. Yannick was freed two days later. He was found in the early morning hours wan- dering in a field near the place where his parents were slain. The letter was addressed to Yannick's grandmother. It ex- pressed "sincere regrets" for the, death of the Augers. It said they were "chosen by fate to avenge our innocent victims of your repression." "Although we do everything to be generous and humane and to carry out our fight in conformity with the princi- ples of justice and respect of human beings, this is not always possible because of the repression of your army does commit the most said. The not hesitate to vilest acts, the horrible it letter charged the French army was using "nazi methods, arbitrary and sys- tematical arrests and tortures of innocent Algerians whose only crime is to wish to live in and dignity." Argentina Will Respect Lows, Says Charleston, dent Arturo Frondizi of Ar- gentina, apparently unruffled >y a wave of strikes and la- bor strife home, the be here. Frondizi ar- rived by plane resterday on busine s s- scouting mis- Frondlsl sion in this country. He goes o Washington today for eco- nomic discussions with Presi- dent Eisenhower. Frondizi, iresident to States, said of his strike-crip- pled nation: "I can guarantee the law will be respected. .Those who respect the consitution and the law will have all the guarantees, olate the Republican Leader says law will respected first Argentine visit the United .Those who vi constitution and Madison Wisconsin will aws will suffer the conse- quences." Gasoline Taxes May Total 10.5 Motorists in pay gasoline taxes amounting to 101 cents a gallon if President Eisen lower's proposal to increase the federal tax wins congres sional approval. The president asks that the U.S. tax be boosted from the present 3 cents a gallon to cents. The state tax is 8 cents a gallon. Ike Asserts Self-Discipline Needed to Curb Inflation Sen. Kennedy Seeks Curb on Labor Rackets Ar Two Babies and Their 17-year-old uncle were burned to death when fire swept their home in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, near Lansdale, Pa. The dead were James Walsh, 21 months; his sister, Bernadette, 8 months, and their uncle, Leo J. McCool, Jr. Map Welcome for W. Berlin Mayor Business Leaders Want to Off set Mikoyan Propaganda BY WILLIAM L. ETAN New Yoffc American business leaders are organiz- ing a hero's welcome for West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt. The aim is to offset the propa- ganda impact of Soviet Dep- uty Premier Anastas I. Mi- koyan's spectacular tour of the United States. The state department, too, is likely to go out of its way to make significant gestures to Brandt for similar reasons. Would Eclipse Mikoyan Brandt, symbol of an encir- cled city's defiance of Soviet communism, is expected to arrive in the United States by air Feb. 7. Businessmen are preparing a reception calcu- lated to demolish any notion that U. S. business might be willing to sell out Berlin for the sake of trading with the communists. The Research Institute of America, representing member concerns, is playing a leading role in preparing the welcome for Brandt. Leo Cberne, the institute's execu- tive director, says he hopes the reception for the West Berlin mayor will eclipse any- thing which may have been done by businessmen for Mi- koyan's tour. The intention behind all this appears to be to disabuse both the Russians and western Eur- opeans of any idea that cour- tesies extended to Mikoyan represented lack of support for a firm American policy, particularly with regard to Berlin. At the moment, Berlin is the top cold war issue, one which could explode in dangerous crisis for western Europe. Talk from Mikoyan of the pos- sibility of a new approach to east west differences has made the West Berliners and many in western Europe nerv- ous. Any hint that the United States might back dependently of its from a tough policy on Berlin brings reactions of shock and alarm in West Germany, and indeed, western Eur ope. There is even fear that the impact of Mikoyan upon the United States public may have been sufficiently pro- nounced to cause a revision of American policy on the top cold war Alaska's Chief Critically III Emergency Surgery For William Egan In Seattle Hospital Government Controls Only Alternative, He Declares In Message on Economy BY STERLING GREEN Washington President Eisenhower said today the nation faces a grave choice either self-discipline to pre- vent a damaging inflation or government controls "which are alien to our traditional way of life." Eisenhower sent to congress his economic report, third and last of the major annual messages. It announced a i virtually full recovery from the recession, forecast record income and production in 1959, and held out hopes of John tax reduction reasonably soon thereafter. It asked 31 laws help "assure a vigorous growth of our economy." Labor-Management Bill Aimed Largely At Dishonest Leaders F. Kennedy (D-Mass) unveiled a new labor-manage- The message clearly was meant as an alarm bell to ment control bill he said was rally labor business and consumers to unite with the specifically aimed at practic-------------------------------------- es of such figures as teamster government in defending the value of the dollar. President Fames R. Hoffa. Kennedy, in a senate speech, called the measure "a strong, effective reform bill which would 'virtually put Mr. Hoffa and his associates i out of business." The new bill is similar to the Kennedy-Ives bill- which passed the senate 88-1 last year but died in the house. That measure was sponsored by Kennedy and former Sen. Irving M. Ives Reform Measure, Its key provisions would set up an election democracy code for all unions, require public financial accounting by unions, fix criminal penalties for mishandling of union funds or books, and make some changes in Taft-Hartley law sections objected to by both labor and management. Kennedy emphasized in his speech that "this is primar- ily a labor-management re- form bill, dealing with prob- lems of dishonest racketeer- ing it is'not a bill on indus- trial relations, dealing with the problems of collective bargaining and economic power." _ He said he hopea that sen- ators would not confuse the issue on reform by seeking to 6 Children Die In Maine Fire 6 Other Persons Escape as Rural Dwelling Bums Ashland, Maine Six children died early today in j industry to'redouble itVef forts one of Maine's worst fire trag- to hold the price line and "wage a ceaseless war edies. Four other members of Luther Tripp'i family and two boarders escaped a flash fire that swiftly destroyed Seattle Alaska's Gov William A. Egan was report ed in "extremely critical' condition to- day and an e' m e r gency operation was scheduled to relieve what surgeons said was complete paralysis of his bowels. Egan, the first elected governor of the 40th state was flown here yesterday aft ernoon after failing to recov er satisfactorily from a gal bladder operation in tragedy may have been Turn to Page 7, Col. 6 Probe Blast in Which 6 Died Kemah, Texas Police probed the ruins of a small home near this Galveston bay fishing town today on the theory that a blast which kill- ed a family of six may have been planned. "There is a possibility that ie explosion which caused Wage rises that run ahead of increases in output per jworker, Eisenhower said, push up prices, hurt sales and impair American competition Jin world markets. Thus ex- cessive wage costs obstruct the creation of new jobs, en- danger the jobs'of those now working, and: "In short, they are, In the end, self-defeating." Appeals to Congress The president appealed to against cost." He urged con- sumers to shop carefully for price and quality. He called on congress, for the third time in a fortnight, their rural home. The_ parents jto abide by spending cuts in the billion budget which he sent to the capitol yesterday for the year start- were injured in heroic res- cue attempts. The dead: Edna, 15, Ella, 12. Jeannie, 9, Alfred, 4, Barbara, 2, and Carolyn Tripp, 2. Trfrpp, a 35-year-old lumber mill worker, and his 34-year- old wife Muriel, suffered se-j ing July 1. This, he told the legislators. vere Forecasts Record lit 1 I burns. Mrs. Tripp alsojlnCOme and WOSfS bad lost a lot of blood from a gash on one leg. Jump From Roof Rebecca, their 8-month-old daughter, was burned and suffered smoke inhalation. Also burned, after two at- tempts to rescue some of the dead children, was Stanley Hinckley, 20, Mrs. Tripp's half brother. Luther, Jr., 10, and Blynn Cox, 24, a boarder, were un- harmed. All the survivors escaped by going out a front, second floor window onto a porch roof. Mrs. Tripp. with Rebecca in her arms, leaped from the porch into the yard. Alaska, Jan. fl. The gravity of his condition deliberately set Galves- ton County Sheriff Paul Hop- kins said. was not disclosed until The charred bodies of Mr. ing. Dr. Joel W. Baker, chief surgeon at Seattle's Virginia Mason hospital, said Egan Mrs. Bennett Neal Odem and their four children were found yesterday after an ex- plosion touched off a fire which burned the home in had developed a bowel struction and ralysis" in which followed weeks ago. Truemon Stone, sheriff's in- Washlngton In his economic message to con- gress today, President Eis- enhower: 1. Forecast record nation- al output and income in 1959. 2. Called for national self- discipline to avoid inflation and government controls. 3. Told congress a budget balance is "the most impor- tant step." 4. Gave assurance that tax relief is "foreseeable." would be "the most important Tripp suffered shock as well as severe burns. Firemen had to restrain him to keep him from going back into the blazing house for his children. Fire Chief Burns McGowan said the blaze, of undetermin- step in discharging government's responsi- ibility to help preserve the stability of prices and costs through the prudent manage- ment of its own affairs." Eisenhower also announc- ed formation of a new Com- mittee on Government Activi- ties Affecting Prices and Costs, probably to be headed housc a mattress of a collapsed bed! Nuclea U. S. Preparation for Gas, Germ Warfare Studied The Russians are though to be capable of waging germ and gas warfare on in large scale. To find wtj what the US is doing bacteriological and chemi- cal warfare, AP writer JUy wfltlo trying tnm ctoek et Uw kMi et eat m it on. Drunken Drivers Since Jan. 1 Washington The sen- ale's 34 Republican members finally settled today their dif-JNew London, ferences over choice assign-! menls on senate committees. Veteran members gave u 2- waupaca. Oslo Norway pact on the economy, with the aim of recommending any 'changes needed to minimize j u o the inflationary impact of the gravely concerned about So- massive, spend- viet nuclear explosions in the f Arctic which have produced govcrnrnent income and strong ra mac ive ou s spending can be matched in this country, starting next July 1, Halvard Lange said today tax collections are Lange told parliament that swcllcd b lhe expectcd It. Alois Delter, 50, I.1 there is no reason to believe lh of income and busi- the Soviet Union has failed to possible precautions but Turn to Page 7. Col. 3 Dr. Baker described the 44- jn lne bedroom. Stone said a! Alnrm year-old Democrat's On the tank was turned of recovery as "somewhat less than 90-90." GOP in Accord On Committees Tb 47 (Story on Rage A-16) such variables as wind and weather "may nevertheless Better SnOW Again, Didn't Get the Drift result in accidents.' up some pried assignments to help make room for the three new GOP senate members.1 They are Sens. Kenneth P Cuban Prison Crammed Keating Winston I. Prouty (Vt) and Hugh Scott Sen. Leverett Saltonstall who presided at the closed door meeting, announc- ed the assignments. Keating was named to the senate's banking currency i and interior ROBERT BERRELLEZ paved triangular yard. Arm- Prouty to the labor public into ed guards patrol the 20-foot welfare and District of Colum-'- walls' 561 Batista Followers Held to Await Trials bia committees, and Scott to! prison housing 190 the commerce and works committees. Saltonstall Mid the senators 4M not consider a potential race for chairmanship of the Escorted by two unarmed j Ml followers of guards our party U-S I Dictator Fulgencio newsmen was given an un- awaiting trial on hindered yisit to the cells. All! "war criminal" charges. wrre ooened for us. Some of them probably will; were reluc- go free. Others will die at fim to ulk. public puouc former Batista campaign I ride, Castro's firing squads. IN The prison is inside La Ca- bana fortreM on a hill over-i tovfctng Havana, not far from Morn caitte. lice, in Mrev wtth like Mi IMU. tort Finally one young prisoner he would spenk English 'because what I now the take beck to the' director." j The other prisoners quickly complaints. TIM off to cutft wm other NEWSPAPER!