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Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - January 24, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin APPLETON POST CRESCENT VOLXUX No. 71 24 A, B AmETONJIKMAH-MENASHA, Wtt., SATUtDAY, JANUARY wmx SSKVICB Price Seven Cents Cuban Court Hears Plea of Doomed Man 2 Remaining Public Trials Postponed Until Monday Havana An appeal court considered today the death sentence given in a cir- cus setting at the first public war crimes trial. The two re- maining showcase trials were postponed until Monday. Revolutionary leader Fidel Castro reportedly suggested a radio and television blackout on the other trials in an ap- parent effort to avoid too much public excitement. An aroused crowd threatened the next two defendants yester- day. Foreign correspondents in- vited to the trials had criti- cized the carnival atmosphere of the trial which opened Thursday before shout- ing Cubans and ended yester- day morning with many 'still watching on television. Better Understanding A sampling of opinion among the 322 foreign news- men reported to be here indi- cated agreement with the le- gal procedure used, however. Better understanding abroad of the provisional govern- ment's aims' was foreseen as a result of the public trials. Maj. Jesus Sosa Blanco, 51, a career army man, was convicted on charges of mur- dering at least 25 persons in Oriente province, scene of the bitterest fighting in Cas- tro's 2-year rebellion that overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1. The 3-man military tribunal that convicted Sosa Blanco sentenced him to die before a firing squad. The tribunal president, Maj. Humberto Sori Marin, announced that a 5- member superior war council had agreed to hear Sosa Blan- co's appeal. There was no indication when the appeal court would reach a verdict. Vlstted by Wife The condemned man's wife Amelia visited him yesterday in La Cabana fortress. "1 can't believe everything that was said about him at the AP WlnphcM Junes L. Karns, 33, Right, career officer in the state traffic patrol, was named motor vehicle department commissioner by Gov. Gaylord Nelson Friday. He will replace Melvin Larson, left, who will become head of the division of registrations and licenses. Larson has been with the department for 33 years. Karns' appointment to the 6-year, a year job is sub- ject to senate confirmation. she newsmen. later told U. S. Maier Seeks Repeal Of 'Catlin Act' Says It Will Pass Assembly Easily; Optimistic on Senate Intense Hunt In Bronx for Baby, Kidnaper Believe Abductor Inquiries At Rooming New York Another intense search for a kidnaped baby the second abduction victim this to- day in the Bronx, where a woman answering the kid- naper's lodging. description sought Floods in East Make Thousands Homeless Mercury Up, Snows Down In Fox Cities A small but welcome dose of warm air pushed steadily into the mid-continent today, loosening the numbing deep Meanwhile, teams of detec- freeze that had locked the Fox Cities. The warm air flow, trudg- ing slowly through the central jplains, shot overnight tem- Hord to Discommode tives combed the city for a taxi driver who drove the kidnaper and the mother of aaau'tt WWK. lugut. I.CHI- the missing child, 25-day-old peratures 15 to 20 degrees John Taverez, from a hospi- tal Wednesday afternoon. The widespread hunt for the over the previous 24-hour pe- riod in a vast region from Texas through the Dakotas BY JOHN WYNGAARD Staff Writer Madison The Democatic leader in the state senate says his party will make an early push to repeal the 1955 law which prohib- its use of la- poses. It has not prevented voluntary contributions by j labor union members to labor union political action funds.) Maier said he is confident the repeal bill will breeze infant shifted to the Bronx Minnesota. i In Appleton, the mercury last night after an apparent-; slipped to 16 degrees below ly Pregnant woman, carrying 2ero at 7 a m Friday, then a child in her arms, to rise it about quarters m a rooming reached Wgh of zero at mid- night. It dipped to three de- grees below zero about 1 a.m. where previous test votes d. _. 4.1_ _. ft I i c a 1 cam-1 showed some of the Republi- paigns. Sen. Henry Maier, quar- terback of the senate Demo- fourth time crats for the lourtti time in the five sessions, left no doubt the so-called be a major 'Catlin act" will target of his strengthened party, although Gov. Gaylord Nelson did not mention the subject in his message last week calling for a study of reforms in elec- tion laws. Written by Catlin (The act takes its name from former Republican As- sembly Speaker Mark Catlin, Appleton, who wrote it and pushed it through the Repub- lican controlled legislature four years ago.) Las Vegas, Nev. Two She said she wanted to ask through the press more time "to find witnesses for my hus- band and to find out if it all is true." The defense did not call any witnesses at his trial. The prosecution called 45. Sori Marin announced the postponement of trials for Lt. Col% Ricardo Luis 45, and'Capt. Pedro Morejon, yesterday. They kept also career, army men. The tury old, which prohibited right on toward their goal of Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 2 Fliers Set New Record Hope to Stay in Air for at Least Another 10 Days fliers, stiff and sore from sev- en weeks in a cramped cab- in, droned on today to a new world record for an endur- ance flight. Robert Timm, 32, Las Ve- gas, and John Cook, 33, Los Angeles, passed the old rec- the kidnaper enter a rooming house in the Bronx. Police raced to the scene and began a house-to-house I search. j A tenant, Mrs. Helen Bill, said a pregnant woman, car- rying an infant, had inquired about a room. The womarrwas directed to the landlady's home around the corner, Mrs. Bill said. She never appeared at the land- lady's residence. Police yesterday set up a ups in this area. Trains Late All Chicago and North West- ern trains were running late Friday with one passenger train 10 hours late, but most of them tardy by about four or five hours. The morning southbound left Appleton at a.m. Fri- day but didn't leave Fond du Lac until 1 p.m. and ar- rived in Chicago 10 hours late, a railway spokesman said. He added the delay was due to subzero weather which froze equipment and made it imposible to heat cars. All regularly schedule So Stuck on the Job She Couldn't Tear Self Away Minneapolis A baby-sitter who adhered to her job too closely was claiming belated attention in subur- ban Edina today. The 16-year-old girl's travail began soon after she started her stint while the lady of the house and her mate went to a New Year's party. The lady left without warning the sitter that she had just painted the bathroom appurtenances with a so-called miracle plastic paint that carried the label, "It stays on." When the sitter visited the bathroom early in the eve- ning, she discovered that label was all too couldn't leave the place. And she was still trapped there when the couple returned about 3 a. m. New Year's day. When turpentine failed to remove the seat of the trouble, the young husband called a physician. He tried alcohol to dissolve the paint. But again without results. Just Too Much For Doctor Despite the discomfiture of the seated sitter, the hu- mor of the situation gripped the doctor. He burst into a spasm of laughter, tripped over the sitter's foot and hit the bathtub, knocking himself out. The man of house then summoned an ambulance crew. The men literally tore the sitter loose from the paint. They look her and the doctor, who had suffered a concussion, to the hospital. Both are reported up and about without any ill effects. The sitter and the physician had attorneys draw up lawsuits against the couple owning the house. But a man handling the couple's insurance has promised they will never come to trial. "While we'd lovt the he was quoted, "it would be just too embarrassing all around." Names of those involved were not made public. receive calls from anyone who might have in- formation about the missing child. A tip phoned in on a similar line led to the recov- ery Jan. 11 of kidnaped Lisa Rose Chionchio. Jose Tavarez, 30, and wife appealed yesterday the kidnaper to "please his to re- (The act amended an of 50 days, 18 minutes at trials finally were set for Mon- day afternoon after first be- ing delayed 24 hours. The first postponement was reportedly because the de- fense counsel, Capt. Aristides Dacosta, had an illness of un- announced nature. Sori Marin praised Dacosta as having handled Sosa Blanco's de- fense well. Sori Marin, author of the revolutionary legal code, said Morejon and Grao faced charges of assassination, homicide and robbery. Slayer, 16, Facing Trial for Murder John D. boy his contribution of money by cor- porations for political pur- Chou Leaves for left Peiping by air today to stints piloting a single-engine R 'J id th t n 4 attend the 21st congress of the Cessna 172 in the contracrfor three ?ydro Soviet communist party open- Ariz.-Las Vegas areas. Theyielectric generators was given La Crosse Marasek, a 16-year-old who admitted beating great aunt to death with a claw hammer, was ordered Friday to stand trial as an adult on a charge of first de- gree murder. Circuit Judge Lincoln Nep- rud denied a defense motion to return the case to juvenile court. Marasek's attorney contended the boy has an or- ganic brain disorder and at 60 days. The fliers are help- ing promote a cancer fund drive. "We may stay up now un- til the engine stops Timm crowed, sure we won't "You can be down be in less than another 10 days." Tokyo Communistj They went on with their Chinese Premier Chou En-lai four hours on, four hours off weeks and needs all the care in the world." Raps Contracts To Foreign Firms Washington Rep. Hen- ry Reuss (D-Wis) Friday ac- cused the Eisenhower admin- istration of an apparent dou- ble standard in granting gov- ernment contracts to foreign firms. ing in Moscow Tuesday, Pei-'were jubilant, if tired. ping radio reported. to a firm in Switzerland after Chou headed a but it wasn't as tough which included four Chinese I as we thought it would "The first 50 days were underbid the Allis-Chalmers communist party officials. Mao Tze-tung, chairman of the Chinese communist party, did not accompany Chou, and Timm said. Every morning the fliers Mfg. Co., of Milwaukee, by some 40 per cent. The government said that a foreign bidder must be fav- Turn to Page 8, Col.T Congressman From Truman's District Dies of Heart Attack Washington (m Rep George H. Christopher CD- Mo) an expert on soil conser- vation, died last night of a heart ailment. The death ol the 70-year-old congrcs s man made the new house lineup 281 Democrats and 153 Repub- licans. Christopher Chrislophe r, who represented the district that included Independence, the home of former President Harry S. Truman, first came to congress in 1W9. After one term, he left con- gress to become assistant to the director of the agricultural conservation program of the department of agriculture. Returned to congress In 1954, he was reelected in 1B56 and last year. swoop low over the airport in'ored when its bid is more than Blythe to keep a 90-mile-an- he was not at the airport to1 hour rendezvous with a pick- see him off. i up truck. Woman's Frozen Body Found on River Bluff 12 per cent under the lowest domestic offer. Reuss added that "the exact opposite gave a million contract to a Phil- adelphia firm for an Arkansas dam turbine, although a com- pany in England submitted a bid 19 per cent lower. Mexico Breaking Ties With Guatemala mother whose frozen body was found Friday on a desolate bluff high above the bank of the M i 1 w a ukee river. She was Mrs. Barbara Mexlca City Fischbach, an Mrs.Ftschbaea insurance company secre- freight train passed the exer-, cise yard of the Wisconsin Hu- mane society, a few blocks jne north of Capitol drive on the The Mexican move was an- north side of the city. Her nounced last night by Presi- body was inside a wire fence dent Adolfo Lopez Mateos in surrounding the yard, little an unusual nationwide broad- used in the winter. The tern- cast. perature early Friday had! The dispute stems from the plunged to 14 below i strafing of Mexican fishing zero. Milwaukee Authori-i place where her body was times has no control over his Ues scarched tod f details found as "a no man's land." breakinir off rfin1omatil> Her body was discovered by s diplomatic re- railroad condur-tor a latlons Wlth neighboring inoiner wnose __ rauroaa conductor as a Kll( New Series Into American Past Dramatic stories from the American past will ap- pear each Saturday in a special series, "The Beat from American starting today on Page A 12. Written by top-night historians, the sometimes brawling, sometimes bois- terous, but always (trip- pint accounts delve into important, "often little- known facts, surrounding well known personages and events. You1! get fresh HtsigM Into America from savor- America M it nas. To- day's Hey. ear af fTeathsg Pal- of boats by Guatemalan planes Mrs. Fischbach lived with'Dec. 31. Mexico claims 3 fish- her husband, Warren, M, a ermen were killed and 14 tary, who had been missing theater usher, in a Guatemala seized Wednesday when she housing project. The I three boats forced shore Two ten work early for her home Madeline, 21, returned to their Mejl- rj nn IMIK0V Ofl t an because of a growing snow storm. __ An autopsy was scheduled. When she was for today to determine the early. Mrs. Fischbach marraige, was bases on the fof b ft, Mexico protested, demiind- dismiised 'ul1 including tele- cause of her death. {phoned her husband to say Because hen clothing would meet him at home. dlnaiTaiigtd there she dM Mt arrive Wed- scratches on her legs and signed to-apy to trace her BBHB Me srVvik Hviv esVuSft HIV He reparations and official assur- ance no further attacks would made. Guatemala rejected be! pfstest, then brushed m the ease to the af U. S. Planning Exhibits for Moscow Fair Washington The Unit- ed States, aiming at a quick impact, is going to try to dazzle the Russians next summer with frocen foods, hi fi, TV sets and ballet. President warmly endorsed Eisenhower the exhibi- tion plans yesterday and said the fair will be about the best investment the United States has made in a long time. X Big Halls Eisenhower told govern- ment and business leaders who make up the advisory committee for the exhibition that it will show America as a nation desiring peace. The United States has con- tracted for the construction of two big display halls in Mos- cow's Sokolniki park to house the 6-week exhibition, tenta- tively scheduled to open July 4. Under an exchange agree- ment, Russia will open a simi- lar one-month show York June 28. in New Hope Dims For 12 in Coal Mine By The Associated Press Devastating floods left wa- ter-weary Ohio in a state of emergency today while neigh- boring Pennsylvania rallied to untangle new problems, in- cluding the plight of 12 trap- ped miners, in the wake of a severe soaking. Damage was in the millions of dollars after a mid-week assault from storms that loos- ened flood waters in the mid- west and northeast. Thousands were homeless. More than residents left their homes at flood-stricken Chillicothe, Ohio; another 000 at water-drenched Mead- ville, Pa., and another thou- sand at Wheeling, W.Va. Death Toll May Grow Ohio, alone, had a prelimi- nary damage estimate of more than million, report- ed by Gov. Michael V. Di- Salle. He declared the Buck- eye State in a state of emer- gency Friday. DiSalle also said damage could exceed million. Some other conservative damage estimates were plac- ed at million in New York, million in Sharon, Pa., and another million for mine rescue operations around Pittston, Pa. Overflowing rivers claimed 22 lives. Ohio had 14 flood-connected deaths and Gov. DiSalle said 25 to 30 deaths might result trom the swirling flood wa- ters. Storm groggy New York state reported four flood deaths while Indiana had 3 and Pennsylvania one as it awaited the verdict on the miners trapped at the flood- stricken mine area around Pittston in the northwest part of the state. Little hope was held out for the rescue of the miners. Forced to Flee The toll from and other storms rose to 98. Other storm connected deaths totafc ed: Illinois 13, Indiena 3, Iowa 8, Michigan 8, Kansas 5, Ken- tucky 5, Missouri 2, New Jer- sey 1, New Mexico 3, New York 1, Ohio 3, Oklahoma 2, Pensylvania 3, Texas 6 and Wisconsin 13. Ohio's latest disaster oc- curred Friday when the Sci- least 28 injured. Five of the oto river in the central part injured were in critical con-, of the state soared over a dition. I sandbagged embankment, at Sheriff Bailey Grant said a Chillicothe, sending a third of careful search was being the city's population made of the ruins for any rushing from their other victims and that pre- citizens prepared for cautions were being taken against further explosions. Missouri Pacific railway workers and firemen watched another nearby car loaded with either propane or butane! liquid gas, fearing another1 blast. Thirty-two persons were ad- mitted to hospitals last and 17 were treated and dis- charged. Two of the injured 3 Die, 52 Hurt Ih Explosion Railway Tank Car Hurled 200 Feet Into Cotton Field Monroe, La. Workers began picking through debris today, searching for any other victims of an explosion that hurled a railway tank car filled wilh chemicals 200 feet into a cotton field. Three men were killed in the blast last night and at, Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Union Accused Of Stalling Talks Milwaukee Chalmers The Allis- Manufacturing Workers have United Auto been stalling were spectators. negotiations on a new con- tract since last June. The- company made the as- sertion in a statement a few hours after the UAW said it would terminate the current pact with A-C on Feb. 2. The UAW represents about 000 A-C employes in nine plants. The contract expired last August but was extend- ed, subject to cancellation by either side after a week's no- tice. Two of the firm's largest plants are in Wisconsin at West Allis, where ara employed and La Crosse, which has 850 workers. Union members authorized a strike last August but no dates have been set. Wouldn't You Know? Snow and Snow Wisconsin Warming trend today will continue through Sunday with tem- peratures tonight as high as or higher than those of today. Mostly cloudy through Sunday with light over most of the state today and tonight and over the north portion Sunday. Cities Tempera- tures for the 24-hour peri- od ended at 9 a.m.: High low a below. Temperature at t a.m., 6. South mind at miles per hour. Three Inches of new snow, laronv eter at >00t inches. sets at p.m., ly at at am. NEWSPAPER! 1 E W SPAPEK ;