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Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - January 29, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin APPLETON POST CRESCENT VOLXUXNo.75 44 A. B, C AffUTON NONAII THUtSOAY, JANUARY Ike Wants Surpluses Used In Food-for-Peace Drive AT Carlton Mings, 38, Swenson, Texas, wore a smile and Ms wife, Wilma, shed a tear of relief as they left a courtroom on Treasure island. Mings had just heard a navy court martial board sentence him to six months at hard labor and ordered him dis- honorably discharged from the service for desertion 13V2 years ago. The sentence could have ranged to life. Light Sentence Given To Wartime Deserter Naval Court Lenient With Texan, Could Have Imposed Life Sentence San Francisco 'I'm thrilled just ex- claimed the lanky Texan con- victed of wartime desertion from the navy. The court- martial had just sentenced him leniently to six months of hard labor. He could have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Calton Vance Mings, 38, for- Bill Provides Secrecy Ban .5 Would Make Open State Committee Meetings Mandatory patently was impressed the character testimony. Madison A bill to bar secret meetings of state and local government bodies was introduced in the senate a companion the assembly mandatory the today. The bill and measure in would make opening of all committee meetings in the legislature as well as all departmental .and other executive meetings, with a few exceptions. A similar bill was killed in the 1957 legislature. Closed meetings would be approved in these cases: Deliberations after judicial trials or hearings. J Considerations of personnel matters unless the person af- fected requested the meeting be opened; probations, discussions on paroles, crime detection and prevention. Deliberations on purchase of sale of public property or other public business which for competitive bargaining reasons should be closed. Sen. Gerald Lorge, R-Bear Creek, offered a bill that would establish standards for the sale of firearms to mi- nors. Lorge said his measure was intended to clarify the law for stores and salesmen who sell guns and would pro- vide penalties for sales to teen-agers. Tht bill provides that mi- nors 16 years and over can purchase firearms and am-i munition for hunting. It alsoj provides that minors 16 and! under can use firearms only in the company of a parent, guardian or qualified instruc- tor. These restrictions now ap- ply to pistols only. merly of Swenson, Texas was arrested at a Yuba City, Calif., farm labor camp aft- er being a fugitive for 13J years. He had acquired a wife and three children under the name of Carl Watson. Because of extenuating cir- cumstances, the navy ruled out the possibility of the death penalty usually ap- plicable in wartime desertion. The 5-member navy court ap- by really after yesterday's I was Mings said verdict. "I thought this is what comes _ from being young, from "drinking and From poor judgment. I don't know how I'm going to feel when I walk out free after the strain of so many years. "I just hope I'll be some- body some day." He testified he missed his ship in May, 1945, because he and was living with the wait- and was living with the wiat- ress who later became his wife. His wife, Wilma, was jubi- lant, too. "Now I won't have to wor- ry about what I'll have to tell the Carl, 11; Jo- seph, 9, and Angie, 2. "I can tell them father will be home in six months right after school." In addition to the six-month sentence, Mings was dishon- orably discharged and reduc- ed in rating from fireman first class to apprentice. 2 Americans Among 7 Dead in Plane Crash Karachi Two Ameri- air force officer and a killed near Rawalpindi today when a Pakistani air force freighter crashed shortly after takeoff. Five Pakistanis aboard also perished. Proposes Fee System for State Primary Candidates Would 'Run Without Filing Nomination Papers bill which would permit candidates for public office to get on the bal- lot without filing nomination papers was introduced today in the assembly. The bill, introduced by As- semblyman W. W. Ward, D- New Richmond, would set fees ranging from for U.S. Senate candidates to for persons running for precinct offices. It would apply only to primaries. A similar filing fee system is used in Minnesota. Ward's proposal would provide for getting on the ballot either through filing of nomination papers or payment of a fee. Would Restore Bounties The assembly, after receiv- ing several bills and a letter of resignation from Carl Thompson, D-Stoughton, ad- journed to 9 a.m. Friday. This will be an informal session, however, and the lawmakers will return to work again at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Eight northern Wisconsin introduced a bill which would restore wild ani- mal bounties. Bounties would be paid only on animals killed between March 1 and Sept. 1. The bill is one of several on this subject introduced during the session. The assembly also received a petition, signed by per- sons in the Portage area, and calling for restoration of boun- ties on foxes. The petition was submitted by Assemblyman John Kostuck, D-Portage. Other bills introduced would: Remove the power of ap- pointment of the director of the state department of agri- culture from the State Board of Agriculture and put it in the hands 6f the Sherman Sobocinski, D Mil- waukee. Establish a State Recrea- tion Commission and appro- priate annually for its Talsy and Norman Sussman, Milwaukee Democrats. Budget Message To be Given Feb. 4 Madison Assembly Speaker George Molinaro, D- Kenosha, announced in the assembly today that the ex- ecutive office had informed him Gov. Gaylord Nelson will deliver his budget message at 10 a. m. Wednesday. Assembly and senate mem- bers will meet jointly to hear the governor. Refuses to Dismiss Channel 10 Charges Range Sacrificed to Kennedy Sees Push Polaris, Says Defense Secretary No Serious Gaps m National Program, McElroy Declares Floor Fight Over Taft Act Effort Made To Delete Provisions From Senator's Bill of De- fense Neil McElroy testified today there are "no serious gaps" in the nation's defenses but that range has been sacri- ficed in order to push the Polaris missile program. The defense secretary also Upheld the administration's decision to cancel production of the Regulus II and Snark missiles on grounds they had been overtaken by scientific advances. McElroy was the first wit- ness at the opening of senate hearings to determine where the United States stands in de- fense, missiles and space in comparison with Russia. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of South Korea Got Most A id President Strips Secrecy From U. S. Allotments Washington President Eisenhower has stripped the secrecy label off the econom- ic aid allotments to individual countries, disclosing that South Korea topped the list with million in the year ended last June 30. Communist-threatened Viel Nam ranked as the second biggest recipient with million. India was awarded the third biggest amount, but also got an addi- tional million in loans and surplus farm products from other government agen- cies. Eisenhower disclosed the country by country break- down in a foreign aid report yesterday to congress. Best Weapon 'Now more than Ei- senhower said, foreign aid is the best way to stop the com- munist drive derdeveloped to subvert countries. un- He Texas, the Democratic leader, was presiding. He told McEl- roy and Gen. Nathan F. Twin- ing, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, that the investi- gators "want the facts with the bark off, if you please." McElroy said that all the chiefs of staff agree the new defense budget is adequate and contains no serious gaps although each has "some reservations regarding some of the program items of his own service." Cut Down in Thrust Edwin Weisl, counsel for the senate investigators, askec McElroy whether it is true that the original range of the Polaris the projected sub marine-launched missile tha is expected to be in operation late next year was miles but now has been cut to 800 to miles. "This is classified informa McElroy replied. He did say there had been some sacrifice of range. Twice the thrust is not needed, he said, to take a warhead to se lected targets in the Sovie Union. Weisl got an agreemen from the secretary on a state ment that four things are nee essary before an interconten ental ballistic missile can be Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Attorney Slain, Suspect Seized El Paso, Texas gunman killed El Theodore Andress at Interna tional here night, airport last threw his empty pis- tol at the body and strolled away. An fied unidenti- witness, reacting to the screams of the lawyer's Calls for Lower Price Supports, Reduction of Surpluses on Open Market John Kennedy (D-Mass) said to- day the key fight over his abor control bill will come on i floor effort to strip from it all provisions affecting the Taft-Hartley law. He declined, in talking with a reporter, to predict how this might come out at this early stage of the proceedings. The labor subcommittee which Kennedy heads contin- ues its public hearings on the legislation today. Witnesses will be Prof. Archibald Cox of Harvard university, who help- ed draft the Kennedy bill, and Prof. Godfrey Schmidt of Fordham university. Other senators supporting the Kennedy bill said they thought the senate floor vote on knocking out the Taft- Hartley changes would be very close. Some in Ike's Bill These sources said privately that most Republican senators and many southern Democrats probably would support such a move. Several of the provi- sions also are in the Eisen- hower administration bill in- troduced yesterday, but that measure also includes other proposed changes strongly op- posed by labor. The AFL-CIO made it clear yesterday that it would strong- ly oppose cutting Taft-Hartley changes from the Kennedy bill. Andrew J. Biemiller, direc- tor of the AFL-CIO depart- ment of legislation, said at one point this organization would not support the bill if Washington President Eisenhower announced plans today for a food-for-peace drive aimed to turn farm es into a major new weapon for the free world's arsenal. The porject was disclosed in a special farm message congress which otherwise renewed with fresh emphasis the president's call for lower price supports. Eisenhower said that would cut down overstocks through market place sales' and reduce federal farm outlays. Eisenhower said present price support programs are "ex- cessively expensive" and crop control programs don't work. The food-for-peace plan came up in Eisenhower's discus- sion of efforts to find expanded markets and new outlets for 'arm products. "In these efforts there is an immediate and direct bearing on the cause of world Eisenhower said. "Food can- a powerful instrument for all the free world in building this happened, withdrew that But he later statement. 5 Youths Die in Florida Crash Cocoa Beach, Five 18-year-old Fla. boys were Andress Dean Views Changing State Farm Picture Dean Froker of the Uni- versity o f Wisconsin's school of agriculture spoke on the changing Wisconsin farm life during farm and home week in Madison. Ray Pagel, Post-Crescent News Service writer, was there to hear it and today gives Fox Cities readers the of the dean's talk. noted Hi the stam'i tarm Ufe is tlie Washington Judge Burnita S. Matthews refused today to dismiss an indict- ment accusing Richard A. Mack and Thurman A. White- side of conspiring to influence the award of a Miami televi- sion permit. Judge Matthews also turn- yet said the threat of communism in the far east is greater now than it was 10 years ago "be- cause our opponents are more powerful" and their tactics more subtle. The cost of providing guns and military equipment to friendly nations exceeded eco- nomic aid during the twelve month period. Military alloca- tions amounted to 000 compared to in economic assistance. There was no breakdown of the amounts of military aid. The fourth ranking recipient of economic aid was Turkey, a firm anti-communist ally which is battling critical eco- nomic problems. Turkey was allocated millions, fol- lowed by Pakistan with and Formosa with should be dismissed in whole imillion: others in the top wife, grabbed Dr. Harold Ei- dinoff inside the airport ter- minal a few minutes later. witness held the middle- aged operator of an apart- ment house in Grants, N.M., until Patrolman Servando Blanco arrived. Police Chief Howard Jones killed and two others were in- jured critically early today when their automobile smash- ed through a pipeline barrier on the ocean beach. Patrick Costcllo and Ken- neth Gocpper, the two who survived the crash, were tak- en to a hospital at Orlando, some 50 miles away, where their conditions were describ- ed as critical. The of them partially decapitated by the violent identi- said Dr. Eidinoff, who as Kenneth L. Gardiner, wearing a bullet-proof James E. Weaver, Richard C has been identified as man who shot Andress times. He was charged murder. the'Knohlerr and Nickie H. Mor- five gan, all of Orlando, and John with E. Roquemore, owner of tb' car. Chief Jones said Dr. Eide- Roquemore was the son ol noff, once a physician Miami automobile dealer and Andress had been involv-ille was recently discharged Witness Balks At Questions Refuses to Say if HeWasHoffaLinlc With Underworld Washington (ft Paul Oorfman, ousted Chicago la- union official, refused to- day to tell senate rackets prob- ers whether he provides a con- tact with the underworld for teamster boss James R. Hoffa He also refused to say whether his associations with Hoffa and with Chi- cago mobsters figured in alleged deals to cut hospita and medical insurance bene- fits of rank and file teamsters union members while boost ing their insurance premiums Dorfman, 96, a red-hairec former prize fighter invoked the fifth amendment, saying answers to these and dozen; of other questions might tend to incriminate him. Dorfman was questioned after James Me Shane, a com mittee investigator, testifiec he is "the contact man be tween Chicago union leader; and the Chicago underworld.' Linked With Acardo Me Shane, a former New York City police detective testified that "Paul Dorf man's criminal associates in elude Tony sue cessor to the late Al Capone as boss of the Chicago under world. He said the elder Dorfman also has been a business part- ner of Hoffa in running a summer camp in Wisconsin and in the Northwestern Oil company in North Dakota. Dorfman invoked the fifth amendment when committee counsel Robert Kennedy ask- ed whether he wanted to deny anything McShane said. Mexican Government Ends Pilots' Strike Mexico City (Jfi Eight Mexican airlines were expect- ed to resume domestic and foreign flights today after gov-, crnmcnt seizure to end a 6- day pilots' strike. The order for the takeover ed in legal disputes back to 1854. dating'from the army after I months active duty. a durable peace." Eisenhower related that in- the last four years this try has provided friendly food- scarce nations with billion worth of farm products through special export pro- grams. He went on: I am setting steps in mo- tion to explore anew with oth- er surplus-producing nations all practical means of utiliz- ing the various agricultural surpluses of each in the in- terest of reinforcing peace and the well-being of friendly peoples throughout the world short, using food for peace." Argued in Congress There was no expansion ol the plans, which parallel ideas frequently advanced in. congress. Democratic critics of the. administration at the capitol have contended that this nation has been missing the chance to use its surplus- es to promote American inter- ests abroad as well as to aid backward areas. Citing the big accumulation. of surpluses and the large lays of federal funds on farm programs, the message said "the need to reduce the incen- tives for excess production has been explicit" in the three special messages on ag- riculture which he has pre- viously sent to the capitol. Eisenhower said itures under present go largely to a relatively few big farmers. Dispatched to congress along with the message was a memorandum from Sec. of Agriculture Benson giving specific details regarding op- eration of present programs particularly those affecting wheat, tobacco and rice and outlining possible changes, in farm laws. Eisenhower took notice of Democratic proposals f o changes in farm programs was issued shortly before mid- night by President Adolfo Lo- pez Mateos. Spain, Laos, Jor- or in part on various One contention was that theidan- secrecy of the grand jury pro.j mill ion, and Cambodia ceedings had been violated a newspaper story 11 days before the indictment was re- turned. Stayed Awoke 200 ed down a defense motion in U. S. district court for trans- fer of the trial to Miami. Mack, former federal com- munications commis s i o n e r, and Whiteside, a Miami at- torney, were indicted after a house investigation of White- side's in a contest for Mi- ami TV Channel 10. Mack and Whiteside are old friends and was brought out that Mack had accepted financial favors from the law- yer wMle the proceeding was FCC. The story, which appeared !in the Washington Star last After 13-HoWf ftest 14, was headlined "U. S. to Seek Indictment in Mi- ami TV Case." It said the jus- tice department had prepared an indictment and that ft was understood more than one de- fendant was named. i Judge Matthews said the story contained no reference en by the tn the instant case then? no factaal of New York Peter1 Tripp woke up a little later than most folks today and said he felt fine after 13- hour rest. The young disc jockey flopped Into a hotel bed last night after staying Doctors and a nurse sat vp all night watching for any in1 effects, tort apart from turn- ing him to prevent circula- had little to do. attached to Ms Vash BBaaBsl HV avWV at he tf tot fmfh ewty afene wMck fcoUi white ef CaUHata MewL Wet BUI MOM Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Supermarket Strike Ends in Los Angeles Los Angeles Los An- geles supermarket operators dusted off welcome mats to- day for customers they haven't served in four weeks. Most of the markets closed by a combination strike-lockout Jan. 1 re-open- ed today following the agree- ment reached yesterday on a new five-year contract lot, clerks. The job of recalling the- union clerks idled by I the strike-lockout began yes- The task of ,ing the stores with perishable items had started even ear- lier. How Could Anyone See rVhot January Thaw? Wisconsin Cloudy with snow in northwest portion this afternoon or tonight spreading over remainder of the state late tonight Friday morning. Much er northwest portion tonight and over the state Friday. Lows tonight ft to 10 west to the upper 20s south- east Outlook for Saturday; Mostly fair and very Apfletsii Tempera- turn for the M-hovr period ending at 9 o'clock: HigH M, low a. Temperature at 11 o'clock 38. Southwest wlad at miles per how. Barwneter aV.Sf; Tracaa precipitation. at at at tf svav n JEWS PA PER I IKWSPAPF3 ;