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Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - November 17, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin N POST-CRESCENT VOL IH Ho. 38 A, B APPLETON-NEENAH-MENASHA, WIS., TUESDAY; NOVEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SERVICE Price Seven Cents AP Wirephoto A Tow Truck Pulls a car from a murky slough in which five teenaged boys drowned Monday night near Longview, Wash. Six youths were in the car when it plunged down a 25-foot embankment into about 15 feet of water. One of the bays managed to swim ashore. 8 Accused of Starting California Brush Fires Riverside, fire fighters are accused of setting half a dozen brush fires so they could help fight them. Their reason, the U.S. for- est service says, was bore- dom. The young men pleaded in- nocent yesterday to charges of maliciously setting fires. None of the fires burned more than two acres. They were set in the banning area between last Jau. 1 and Sept. 7. Auto Plunges Into Slough; 5 Drown Car Runs Over Embankment, Tips Over in Swampland Longview, Wash. A car carrying six teenaged boys, all neighborhood chums out on a drive, plummeted off a 25- foot embankment and overturned into a swampland slough last night. Five of the six drowned. The dead included two pairs of brothers. All six from Long- view. The survivor, Francis Hughes, 16, told officers he did not know how the accident hap- Wait Till Winter Comes Record Low of Zero Brought by Stiff Winds Bone chilling winds up to 40 miles an hour and a mar- row freezing low of zero kept this Arctic air moves so fast none of its cold lair is lost. This abnormal movement of Fox Cities residents westerlies happens" ever in warm homes Monday night as the weatherman set a new record. The temperature at 10 a. m. today was a cold three above zero. This was the lowest Nov. 16 and 17 on record, the Wiscon- sin-Michigan Power company observer said. The previous low was recorded Nov. 17, 1933 when there was 4 above and Nov. 17, 1943, when there was 9 above. Reds Set Up Fan "The Russians up in Siberia have set up a couple of large fans and are blowing all then- cold air down the Bay weather bureau said facetiously. Temperatures tonight could go to 2 below zero. A warming trend may develop Wednes- day, the weatherman said. The .normal high blowing westerlies, which control much of the mid-west weath- er, have taken to excursions south and north. Formed Hole Montana's low pressure cen- ter formed a huge hole which dug a path for the Arctic air and sent the westerlies in a southern trail. Canadian air has had a chance to sit at the Arctic circle and get good and cold, the weatherman said. When the westerlies meander south, Special Section Tonight on 7V, Radios, Hi-Fi Tonight's Post-Crescent has a special section de- voted to electronic equip- ment in television, hi fi, stereo and radio. The spe- cial section contains infor- mation on new innovations and models available for gift-giving at Christmas. You'll also find adver- tising presented by Fox Cities merchants who have this wind of electronic mer- cha.ndise available. You can make your home happier this holiday sea- son by using this section to help you choose gifts for the entire family. En- joy the sights and sounds of Christmas through the wonders tronics. of modern elec- TODAY'S INDEX Comics A 8 Deaths BIO Editorials A 6 Entertainment Bll House A20 Kaukauna B12 Sports B 6 Women's Section A16 Weather Map B13 Twin Cities I B 1 so often, but not usually at this time of year, he added. Meandering winds caused Turn to Page 5, Col. 4 Youth Cleared In Murder Case Chicago Charles Bais- ten, 17, who had been charged with murdering another youth, was freed from jail Monday after a month's confinement. A prosecutor said someone else had confessed the crime. Baisten, a Negro, was ac- cused of the robbery attempt knifing of Samuel A. Schwartz, a 16-year old white youth, on a south side El plat- form. Judge Daniel'A. Covelli dismissed the murder indict- ment. Police had obtained a state- ment from Baisten admitting the stabbing, a statement he later repudiated. Robert Con- ley, assistant state's attorney, told the court he had been dissatisfied from the start with the case against Baisten. Prosecutors said an indict- ment will be sought against James Duncan, 18, a Negro, who they said has admitted the stabbing. VcmBraun Fails to Appear on TV Show Washington A Rus- sian space scientist was the lone spokesman on a televi- sion show today because a mixup kept U. S. rocket ex- pert Wernher van Braun from appearing. There were reports too that Dr. van Braun has been ad: vised to stay away from inter- views and press comments during a current shift in mis- siles operations. Whatever the reasons. Rus- sia's Prof. Leonid I. Sedov, president of the International Astronautical Federation, ap- peared alone on Dave Garro- way's program over NBC to- day. The Russian expert is at- The youth managed to get out of the car. He swam to the surface where he discarded his shoes, socks and heavy leather jacket, -and made it to shore. He struggled up the bank and flagged down a passing logging truck. "Car in was all he was able to gasp out to the truck driver, who immedi- ately stopped an oncoming car and rushed the boy to a nearby home. Rescue operations began al- most immediately. Skindivers operating in the murky slough, which runs along the road between here and Willow Grove for nearly a mile, had to feel their way to the car. The dead were identified as Doug -Randolph, 17, driver of the car; Jerry Walston, 15, and his brother, Floyd, 13; Bill Webster, 16, and his brother, Dick, 13. tending the annual meeting of the American Rocket society here. NBC planned to inter- view him and von Braun, Ger- man-born director of the ar- my's rocket program. Mary Pickford Breaks Collarbone in Fall Beverly Hills, Calif. Former screen actress Mary Pickford fell in her home yes- terday and fractured a col- larbone. She is being treated! at her home. A member of her household staff said she caught her heel in a thick rug in a dressing room and fell against the cor- ner of a table. Hqr physician said Miss Pickford's condi- tion is good. She is 66. pened. Hughes was sitting the front seat between two other boys when the car missed a turn at an intersection four miles west of here. The ma- chine landed upside down in about 20 feet of water. "I was grabbing for the door Hughes said "I don't remember much." Down Truck Ike Eyes Budget Needs For Space Exploration Federal Agencies Unite Efforts to Halt Labor Rackets Sec. Mitchell Credits New Law in Curbing Corruption BY NORMAN WALKER Washington A knock- out blow is being aimed at the labor rackets by all three branches of the federal gov- ernment executive, judicial and legislative. Sec. of Labor James P. Mit- chell said the new labor law passed by congress and ad- ministered by his department already is beginning to rid unions of corrupt elements. He said it's also giving union members a full voice in run- ning their organizations. Court appointed monitors today charted a speedy new cleanup drive of the big scan- dal-rocked teamsters union. Decisions Stand The supreme court refused yesterday to set aside lower court decisions' arming the monitors with sweeping re- form enforcement powers. Teamster President James R. Hoffa said the union, though disappointed at the ruling, will "live .up to the court's decision." But he said it still may challenge individual re- form orders. Martin- F. O'Donoghue, monitor chairman, said his watchdog group will move on a variety of fronts 4 Die in Blast on Sulphur Barge New Orleans A 225- foot sulphur barge under con- struction exploded at the Avondale Marine Ways in nearby. Harvey today, killing four men. One man was injured while still another was reported missing. None of the casual- ties were identified. Two of the bodies were blown into the Harvey canal and later recovered. executive Avondale, said the barge was designed to carry liquid sulphur from offshore wells. A 10-ton section of the barge's deckhouse was thrown to shore in the explosion. Henry Carter, vice president of including charges that could result in removal of Hoffa as president. "We can move very fast now because the last legal roadblock is out of the O'Donoghue said ahead of a strategy meeting today with his two fellow monitor board members. Mitchell, reporting on the first two months of operation of the anti-corruption provi- sions of the new labor law, Turn to Page 5, Col. 1 Land inCuba Taken by Force Castro's Agents Seize Buildings, Equipment, Stock Havana Tae takeov- er of Cuban and foreign-own- ed ranch and farm property by Fidel Castro's forces ap- pears more" and more to be following only one the law of force. Although the sweeping ag- rarian reform law adopted by Castro's revolutionary cabi- net last-May gives his repre- sentatives power to seize big estates, the government's ag- ents are taking over build- ings, equipment and livestock as well. Estimates of the amount of land seized now reach into the millions of acres. Most of it so far is in cattle rich Camaguey and Oriente pro- vinces, and in Pinar del Rio, where most of Cuba's fine to- bacco is grown. Most sugar estates are being left alone for the present so as not to reduce the next harvest. Cuban lawyers representing the landowners say appeals to points of law with agents of the government's powerful Institute of Agrarian Reform (INRA) frequently bring the reply "What law? We are the law." Manpower Reduction Indicated Augusta, Ga. (AP) President Eisenhower set his sights today on space and the budget to finance its exploration. The chief executive sched- uled a conference to discuss with Administrator T. Keith Glennan requests of the na- tional aeronautics and space adminstration for more mon- ey for the 1961 fiscal year starting next July 1. Nasa is the civilian agency with full, newly assigned re- sponsibility the military no longer has any for perfect- ing huge rockets to explore space. One Nasa project is Saturn. The goal: A booster rocket with li million pounds of thrust. This would double the push which sent a Russian rocket around the moon and it would be a big step toward getting a manned rocket aloft. Adenauer Arrives To See Macmillan Help Rushed to City as Blast Cuts Power and Big Part of Heat BY PIERCE LEHMBECK Worthington, one panicked. When it was all over, the people of this southwestern Minnesota town smiled and acknowledged they had friends. Within minutes after an ex- plosion ripped out all the city's power and much of its heat, in subzero weather, of- fers of help began to roll in in a continuous stream. Portable generators were rushed from neighboring towns and set up at nursing homes, the city's three water wells and some schools. Even a greenhouse got one. Hospital Has Own Power The Municipal hospital switched immediately to its own power units and was not affected. Repair crews quick- ly provided power for the Southwestern Minnesota Crip- p 1 e d Children's hospital- school. Civil Defense Director Ray Schisler said "we needed all the help we got and we got it before we could ask." The power was lost at a.m. yesterday when an ex- plosion of undetermined ori- gin ripped wires between plant turbines and the distri- bution system. Capt. Henry Fauskee of the tion. Six patrols comprised of j answering calls of distress. 50 guardsmen roamed theINone came. darkened streets last night to check possible pillaging and he said- "About the fires. None occurred. 'People called only to offer only way we could find who There were no serious help was to knock- ualties but two power These are sturdy T. Anderson and Gerald Post received flash burns about the face and arms and were taken to the hospital. With repair crews working throughout the day and most of the night, complete power was returned early this morn- ing. About 25 per cent had been restored last night. Emergency quarters set up! for chilled residents at the armory, an elementary school and two churches attracted only a few persons. Many residents crowded into five outlying motels and a downtown hotel, served by steam heat. Others simply huddled around stove ovens or relied on the meager fires inj gas furnaces, minus their us-' ual electric blowers. Uses Candles, Lanterns Stores closed at dusk, with candles and gasoline lanterns lighting their cash registers in the final hours. Filling stations, their elec- tric pumps out of service, sold gasoline from five gallon cans. Families with heat tele- Figure May Grow Congress already has put Seek to End Rift London Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, arrived today for talks with Prime Minister Macmillan to disperse nagging misunderstandings between West Germany and Britain. In three days of consultations Macmillan and Adenauer hope to coordinate foreign policies in anticipation of an east- west summit conference next spring or summer. Macmillan went from a cabinet meeting to London's Vic- toria station where he shook hands and chatted with the 83- year-old West German leader. A crowd of 300 inside station and along the the streets witnessed the arrival with a few cheers but no evi- dence of real warmth. Adenauer came to Britain with a minimum of fanfare. A blue and white airliner brought him to Gatwick air- port, 30 miles outside London. There he exchanged greetings with John Profumo, minister of state for foreign affairs, and reviewed a guard of hon- or. Continues by Train up million for Saturn. For the fiscal year ending June 30 congress provided for all civilian space activities. The figure appears likely to go up, al- though some of the increase might be only on paper. Space operations still would claim only a comparatively small part of the total budg- et. The military share is the big one roughly half. The defense budget may go a bit higher, too. Eisenhower went over mili- Turn to Page 5, Col. 6 Fight Begun on Proposal to Kill Group of 38 Bills Madison Assembly Republicans failed today to head off a Democratic motion to kill a package of 38 bills laid over from the spring ses- sion. The defeat, however, appear- ed to be turning into a polit- ical victory for the minority Republicans. They immediate- ly began submitting a series of amendments to the motion, which in effect would force a vote on each bilL Warren Grady, Port Wash- ington, led the Republican at- tack, contending bills never had been killed en masse in the assembly before except by'demolishing the two locomo- unanimous consent. Then his party went by train to Victoria station. Considerable give-and-take will be necessary to reconcile the points of view of the Brit- ish and West German govern- ments. Adenauer has shown uneasi- ness about Macmillan's poli- cies since the British prime minister went to Moscow last February. But now Bonn has tried to climate. On of Adenauer's departure forJLondon the West German foreign ministry is- sued a statement saying that iBonn and London see eye-to- eye on basic principles. Both leaders expressed con- fidence the meeting will lead to an era of harmonious Bri- tish-German relations. 'Germany is our joint part- ner and Macmillan said last night at a London ban- quet. "Our aim is the widest and most fruitful association of European countries." 1 Killed, 4 Hurt In Train Crash Wauseon, Ohio A westbound freight train ram- med head-on into a stopped eastbound freight on the Wa- bash railroad early today, killing one train crewman, in- juring at least four others, Drunken Drivers Since Jan. 1 lives and derailing 15 cars. 4 Fight Gale On Green Bay Coxswain Brings Cutter to Port Despite Frostbite Green coast guard guardsmen caught on stormy Green Bay Monday in an open cargo boat made port safely due to the heroism of the coxswain who literally had to be chopped out of ice after bringing the craft into Little Suamico harbor. The coxswain, James G. O'Shaughnessy f of Sturgeon. Bay, was, treate'd for frostbit- ten hands "and face at Green Bay hospital but re- leased Monday night; His crewmates required jonly first aid treatment, for shock and .exposure. The 24-foot cargo t boat put out from, the coastguard cut- ter1 Mesq'uite Monday after-, noon intending to 'pick up a buoy along the west shore of the bay and tow, it to the cuttec. 1 Temperature Plummets, JSuddenly the 'temperature plunged to 10 picked up to 35 to 40 miles per hour and waves rose to 10 feet. To turn back would have caused the boat to capsize. O'Shaughnessy resolut e 1 y headed for Little Suamico, four rough miles away. Other crew members sought shelter by crouching in back of the engine house. But the coxswain remained at the tiller in the stern, taking the full brunt of the waves. Ice quickly formed on his clothing, adding layer on lay- er, and giving him a suit of icy armor. But he weathered th'e blow and achieved safe i harbor. The westbound tram The Mesquite radioed cording to the Oh.o of the small craft and patrol, was about midway onjBrown county officers wera a run between Delta andlal the dock Montpelier, Ohio, when it met the second train, reported bound from Montpelier to To- 309. Mrs. Oscar A.. Tne crash scene was 37, of 1011 N. street. 310. Matilda of 2921 N. Oneida street. 311. Mrs. Mabel Schmidt, 49, of route 1, Larsen. 312. Glenn S. Wolosek, 23, of 331 S. Memorial drive. (Story on Page B-10.) Harriman incar tnc hamlets of Elmira i and Burlington, about 10 miles Fryfogle, of here, close to al- when the boat docked. Missing Hunter Found Unharmed Milwaukee tfft The list national guard turned in Uiclphoned neighbors and offered! alarm after a manhole a block from the power plant blew up in front of him. Fauskce never made it home from the police station. Gov. Orville Freeman ordered out the local guard after he had been advised of the situa- the hospitality of their homes. Farmers outside the city phoned residents at random, offering them a night in the country. Police Chief A. W. Shelquist said as night fell his office prepared for a Jong vigil of TT- i. TT o OA j ternate Highway U.S 20 and a of human casualties short d.stance south of the 195g d huntj held Ohio The spot is mat n today gunshot extreme northwestern Oh fiye b heart atp about 12 m.les south of _ after a hunter miss. Michigan border. ing in bclow 2ero tempera. tures for more than 24 hours was found safe in Florence county. Bloodhounds were called out today to help track Rus- seell Elwood, 42, of Wilmot, after an all-night search in 10- below zero weather failed to turn up any trace of him in the Keyes Lake area near Florence. Elwood had not been -seen by other members of his party since early Monday. AP Wlrcpholo West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, left, stands beside British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan at Victoria Station, London, after Adenauer arrived today for talks designed to end misunderstandings between their two nations. I Fox Cities Get Blast From Arctic Air Fan and very cold tonight. Wednesday increasing cloudiness and warmer, with temperatures in the mid 20s. Appleton Tempera- turcs for the 24-hour period ending 9 a.m. today: High 22, low 0. Temperature at 10 a.m. today 3. Barometer reading 30.32 inches, with wind southwest 15 to 17 miles an hour. Ice in at- mosphere caused halo and rainbow about sun at 8 a.m. today. Sun sets at p. m., ris- es Wednesday at a. m.; moon rises at p. m. Prominent stars are Fomal- haut and Polaris. Visible planets are Saturn and Ven- us. ;