Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - November 25, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin
t V APPLETON POST-CRESCENT tt 30 :32 B APPLETON-NEENAH-MENASHA, WIS., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE. SERVICE Price Seven Cents Congressman Says Filipinos Looting U. S. Armed Forces Kansas Republican Also Charges Extortion, Assault By William F. Arbogast Washington Rep. Phil Weaver (R-Neb) said today American armed forces in the Philippines are victims of looting, extortion and assault with approval of Philippine authorities. He reported finding these conditions during a recent tour of the Pacific area as a member of the house defense appropriations subcommittee. Would Abandon Base He said the conditions he found in the Philippines are "winked at or openly approv- ed of by perhaps the most corrupt governmental organ- ization in the world." At the Pentagon a spokes- man said Weaver is "entitled to his own opinion" but those opinions "are not shared at the defense department." The state department made no comment. A spokesman for the Philip- pine embassy here questioned whether Weaver had been in the Philippines long enough to sum up the situation. Weaxrer did not say how much time he had spent there. Weaver urged the United States to reappraise its de- fense position in the Pacific with a view to abandoning the Philippine islands as a de fense and moving op erations perhaps to Thailand Pending that reappraisal Weaver recommended tha the defense subcommittee cal in Pacific commanders for first-hand reports on intol- erable conditions which now exist." Chairman George H. Ma hon (D-Texas) said that "in view of the important ques- tions raised, the subcommit tee will call in some of the commanders for first-hanc accounts" when it starts hear- ings early next year on the defense budget. "Wevmake it a practice ev- ery year to have as witnesses Turn to Page 4, Col. 1 State Cuts I960 Highway Projects Million of Improvements Set for Outagamie County Post-Crescent Madlion Burun Madison A sharply curtailed 1960 road construction pro- gram emphasizing work on north-south highways was an- nounced by the highway commission today. The program calls for Mfork costing a reduction of about million from the 1959 level. A total of has been budgeted for three projects in Outagamie county. More than 80 miles of road in the Fox Cities area is schedul- ed for of improvements, with no work in Brown county. Delays in apportionment of federal aids, the commission said, forced the cutback. The reductions, it added, will have little_ effect on state and trunk secondary road pro- New Zealand, 2 Jap Vessels Sink During Storm Tokyo Two Japanese ships sank today in stormy seas off Japan. Six Japanese were reported dead and 20 missing. x The 422-ton coastal trans- port Shoei Maru sank off the U S. Air base at Ashiya, about 550 miles southwest of Tokyo. Three bodies were recovered. Eight crewmen were missing end two swam ashore. The U. S. Air Force and the Japanese searching Coast Guard are for the missing 32-ton fishing boat men. The Koshin Maru sank about 100 miles northeast of Tokyo. Ten fishermen swam ashore, but three were reported dead and 12 missing. All 15 crewmen are believed lost in the sinking of the 485- ton Holmglen, a New Zealand coaster which went down in storm-tossed seas off New Zealand's South island. Two bodies had been recov- ered early today. The Holmglen, built in Hol- land in 1956, sent out distress signals yesterday from about 18 miles off the port of Tim- aru. Series Begins On Civil War Medal of Honor On Page A-3 of tonight's paper, you'll find the first of three articles on the Congressional Medal of Honor, its history and the stories of two winners of the medal from the Fox Ci- ties area. Written by Post-Crescent Reporter Jay Joslyn, a member of the Menasha Historical society, the se- ries delves into the reasons for the beginning- of the medal during the Civil War and some of the interesting facts about its" develop- ment and history. TODAY'S INDEX Comics B 6 Deaths A16 Editorials A 6 Entertainment A 8 House B16 Farm Section B 8 Kaukauna A 5 Sports A12 Weather Map All Women's Section A12 jects for 1960. Highway 41 Project Major improvements for the Fox Cities area include: Structures and grading on Highway 41 from Appleton to the east Outagamie county line, Surfacing of two miles, of Highway 41 from the south county line to the junction with Highway 10, at surfacing of one mile of High- way 96, Wisconsin avenue in Appleton, Winnebago County Structures and grading on nearly six miles of Highway 41 in Winnebago county from Highway 45 to Highway 114, at Surfacing Highway 151 for seven miles between Winches- ter and Neenah, at Surfacing five miles of Highway 41 from Highway 114 to the north county line, Oconto County Surfacing a small section of Highway 116 in the village of Winneconne, at Surfacing about two miles Nehru Given Support as He Assails Reds t Amazed at Recent Demonstrations Is Support of China BY HENRY S. BRADSHER New' Delhi Shouting "Shame! members of the Indian parliament vo- ciferously backed up a strong attack by Prune Ministe Nehru today on India's com munists. Nehru said he had been amazed and ashamed" a recent demonstrations in Cal cutta in which local commun ists backed communist China in its border dispute with In dia. "What am I to say to peo- ple who reject the soil from which they spring and the na tionality which gives them Nehru demand ed. Reds Remain Silent At this point members oi the lower house erupted. Vet eran observers could recall no comparable explosion o shouts in the history of the house. The two dozen com munist members sat silent. Nehru threatened action against Indian communists and others who go too far in siding with the Chinese. He warned: There are certain limits in moments of national crisis. If any individuals or groups be have in an anti-national or anti-patriotic way, the tune comes to deal with them indi vidually or in groups. "I hope that occasion wil not arise." Some Indians have demand ed that the party be outlawed 3Ut this seems unlikely. The Indian-Chinese dispute has al ready divided the party, with some reds supporting Nehru's policies, and the likeliest gov- Tnment action'appears to be a ban on certain types of com munist activity. Nehru himself came under fire soon after he opened a 2- on the border cri- sis. House-Broken'Lion Hopes to be Sprung From Jail Today Oklahoma a house broken, 70 pounc African hon, hopes to be sprung from city jail here to- day. His cellblock mates wish lim welL The 9-month-old cat was >ooked on an open charge and bunked in a cell near the drunk tank at the jailhouse lere Tuesday night. He got little rest. While fel- ow prisoners snored uneasily, eorge paced the floor and volfed dog food shoved hrough the iron bars. Jailer Arch Downing said irst thing he heard of the ion's incarceration was a growl. He said he looked up rom his desk and there stood George. His owner, Ted Moore, said he trouble with George, an itherwise docile lion, was his ize. He asked police to hold Jeorge overnight until ac- :ommodations could be ar- anged at the city zoo. Removed From rcrqi Premier's Arm Damascus, Syria W) Baghdad radio said today raqi Premier Abdel Karim undenvent successful urgery Monday to remove a of Highway 32 between Moun- lefl Turn to Page 4, Col. 1 'arm. Chicago Disaster Stresses Peril of tow Flying Planes Chicago low flying The peril of aircraft to resi- dents of dwellings near busy airports was being studied to- day by investigators flaming crash of a plane near Midway airport. Of the 11 fatalities in yes- terday's tragedy only 3 were aboard the giant TWA Super- H Constellation that crashed blocks short of a run- to O'Hare International air- port on the city's northwest side but the problem of-low- flying aircraft over resi- of a dences still remains. cargo Chicago's official concern Herter Believes Berlin Plan Can be Attained Ihe POWER of FAITH tKe 'Christian v a voyage first utually in the presence of God'.1 do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence Nourselves, together.'.' So wrote our founding fathers as they. composed- the Mayflower Compact be- "fore landing Thus the Pilgrims began in faith, -and -it strengthened them to endure -cold, starvation and disease, Fifty of ther 100 died the first winter: the1 Mayflower sailed -for one elected'to return. They worfced'hard' and reaped, a" bountiful i l J i- Then they-rejbiced in thanksgiving, sharing their 'bounty "with the in days of feasting and1 sport. Other colonies began to celebrate the day "and in' 1789 George Washington, officially proclaimed the -holiday as- one of public thanks- giving and prayer. AP Xewifeaturei Analysis of Ike's Triumphr Taff laid Defedf in J952 GOP i i fo Financiers arid Press three way, were .The other asleep in 8 victims dwellings smashed and set afire by the crippled plane. Much Traffic Diverted .Thirteen other persons were injured. An apartment building and three homes were demolished as though a bomb had struck the peaceful neighborhood near the world's busiest air- port handling more than takeoffs and landings every day. Much of Chicago's air traf- fic, including movements of all jet air line craft, hag been diverted in the last few years was expressed by Aid. JoHn Egan, head of the city coun- cil aviation committee, who said: "No matter what the causes of this accident, it points up the ever present hazard of having big airplanes passing New confiden- ial analysis left'by the late Sen. Robert A. Taft blamed iis loss of the 1952 GOP pres- dential nomination on New York financial interests and a majority of the press. The New York Times today published the complete text f the memoran- um written seven yaers ago, ust a year before Taft died of ancer in 1953. Decided on Eisenhower The newspaper said in a Washington dispatch that the 'aft analysis dismissed the ong-held political thesis that Dwight D.' Eisenhower's nom- nation resulted from a series f tactical errors by Taft orces at the Republican con- vention dealing with rules changes-anbVcontested delega- tions. Rather, "Taft gave these causes of His defeat: it was the power of the New York financial inter- ests and a larger number of businessmen subject to New York influence, who had sel- ected Gen. Eisenhower as their candidate at least a year ago. "Second, four-fifths of the influential newspapers in the country were opposed to me continuously and vociferously Nelson Opens Part of Highway to Traffic Jancsville tn Traffic moved today over a riew 15.5 Widespread Search For Missing Dane New York A myster- iously missing Dane, former United Nations official Povil Bang-Jensen, was the object of a widespread police search today. Authorities said he left his suburban home Mon day morning on his way to work with an international relief agency, and hasn't been seen since. Bang-Jensen, a fervent] low over heavily built up cityimile stretch of Interstate Danish anti-commuist, was communities. (Highway 90 in the Janesville- fired by U. N. Sec. Gen. Dag and many'jturned themselves into propaganda sheets for my opponent.'" In Cincinnati, Robert A. Jr., said, "there has never been any attempt to suppress this memo. My fa- ther wanted those who backed him-for the presidential nom- ination in 1952 to know that he did not blame them for the loss of the nomination.'' He said all his father's pa- pers, including the are in'the'Library of Congress. Cite Press Race The Washington Evening Star said hi a story yesterday that appearance of the memo became the subject of discus- sion in some GOP circles be- cause of a prospective battle between Vice President Rich- ard M. Nixon and Gov. Nel- son A. Rockefeller of New York for the Republican pres- idential nomination next year. "In some the story said, "Mr. Nixon's posi- tion at this time is regarded as somewhat similar to that Turn to Page 4, Col. 3 Ex-Slave Dies Day Before 116th Birthday We can't imagine what a'Bcloit section, solution to this diffi-1 Gov- Gaylord proper culty might be.' last year be- Nelson snip-'cause he refused to surren- Midway is a one-mile- superhighway that runs square terminal on the from ,Jhc lme, west side which aviation au- be thorities said enjoys a good safety record in terms of the volume of traffic. Laid out in the pioneer days of flying when the speed, size and numbers of today's aircraft were in the realm of science fiction, Midway was in a sparsely populated area. iped a ribbon Tuesday to open der a list of refugees from riungary after the 1956 upris- ing there. He said he feared the list of refugees would fall into com- munist hands. He had inter- rogated the refugees on be- half of the U. N. Hungary commission. Bang-Jensen subsequently has been associated with CARE, an agency supplying food, machinery'and other aid to needy areas of the-world. the Interstate hookup in Wis- consin. Meanwhile another 10 miles of Interstate x94 from Elk Mound to Menomonie was op- ened to traffic Tuesday. An additional '41 Wile strelch of 1-94 running between Meno- monie and Hudson'wag open- ed Oct. 29. Philadelphia A for- mer Georgia slave died here Monday a day before his 116th birthday. Augustus Wesley, who was born a slave on a plantation in Eatonton, Ga., succumbed at his home. He was 17 at the time of the Civil war, and lived through the Reconstruc- tion period, four more wars and three major depressions. Surviving are two sons and four daughters. Services will be held Saturday with burial in Mt, Lawn cemetery here. Sees Ultimate Accord as He Hits Back at Acheson For U. S. Stand on Issue BY JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Washington Sec. of State Christian A. Herter thinks the western powers could negotiate with Russia a new and better plan for the future of disputed Berlin but he is by no means sure they will be able to do so in the summit discussions now foreseen. This cautiously hopeful view was expressed by Her- ter at a news conference yes- terday when he struck back at criticism of the admini- stration's Berlin attitude voiced by former Sec. of State Dean Acheson in a speech last week. Acheson contended that an effort to make a Berlin deal with Russia would result sim- ply in a defeat for the west. Negotiation, Acheson said, "is only a polite, misleading phrase for a retreat and an acceptance of Russian terms." Herter told questioning re- porters that what Acheson had done "was to build up a and number of straw men then knock them down." Acheson assumed, he said, that Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev is standing on the same position he pro- claimed a year ago when he exploded the Berlin crisis by threatening to force the Unit- ed States, Britain and France to pull out of West Berlin. Actually, Herter said, the Soviet position has moved "a very long way" from that. Other Comment Furthermore, Herter said, Acheson lacked "any grounds for assuming that. we were necessarily going to make concessions which would be detrimental (to the preserva- tion of West Berlin's free- Herter declined to go into detail on many of the sub- jects raised during the news conference', but he did make these points: 1. He doubts that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, basically a military alliance, is the proper instrument for Turn to Page 4, Col. 2 New Peak Reached ifc In Cost of Living Sixth Advance in 7 Months; Pay Hikes for Over Million Washington Living costs rose to a new peak In Octo- ber. It was the sixth new record set In seven months. The labor department announced today .that its consumer price index rose two-tenth's of 1 per cent to'125.5 per cent of the 1947-49 base period. This is li per cent higher than'In October, 1958. As a result of the rise, about wiU get pay increases under labor contracts which call for cost-of-living adjustments. The rise for most of them will be one cent an hour. These workers are principally in auto, farm equipment, elec- trical manufacturing and air- craft production industries. Food Costs Down About workers in Lockheed Aircraft and the AUis-Chalmers farm equip- ment companies will get cent-hourly pay raises. A major factor in the cost- of-living increase was in transportation higher deal- er sales prices for new 1960 model automobiles, plus the effect of the new 1-cent-a- gallon federal gasoline tax im- posed in October. Food costs declined three- tenths of 1 per cent, but all other major groups of goods and services went up. One lower-priced food is the traditional Thanksgiving fare. Officials said that turkeys are selling this year at nearly 5 per cent less than a year ago. Housing costs rose three- ,enths of 1 per cent in Octo- ber, with rents, solid fuels and oil becoming more ex- sensive. Rents rose in 13 of he 15 cities surveyed in Oc- .ober the largest monthly changes since December 1957. The decline in food prices reflected lower costs for pork, eggs, fresh fruits and poultry. vegetables were about 4 per cent higher than in Sep- ember. Mew Treaty Signed 3y U. S. and France Unit- ed States and France today signed a new treaty of com- merce and friendship, their first since about 1800. The state department called t a modern version of the first treaty the United States ever friendship pact of 1778 which provided the basis 'or Franco-American cooper- ation in the fight for American ndependence from British rule. The 1778 treaty, officials said, lasted only a few years, [t was replaced by a second pact of '.'peace, commerce and navigation" in 1800 lut that lasted a brief time also and ex- pired. 2 Tots Suffocate When Park Falls Dwelling Burns Park Falls dren died of Two chil- asphyxiation when flames "swept through their home Tuesday. The victims were Raymond Schneider, 5, and his Jane, 3, children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schneider. The Schneiders operate a tavern and live in a small home about 50 feet away.' The' father was hunting deer and Mrs. Schneider was at the tavern when- the fire broke out, apparently from' an overheated furnace Pete Altmann, a neighbor, tried to get into the home but was blocked by dense smoke and intense heat. Park Falls firemen found the bodies of the children. Coroner Raymond Hegg said the bodies showed" rib "signs of burns and that death was caused by asphyxiation. The Schneiders have eight other children. All were in school or away from home at the time of the fire. Indictment Against Browder Dismissed New federal government today dropped a 7-year-old perjury indictment against Earl Browder, former lead of the Communist party "n America. light Snow to Color Thanksgiving Scene Wisconsin Light snow to spread over the state to- night and Thursday. Con- tinued cold. Outlook for Fri- day: Partly cloudy and con- tinued cojd. Appleton Temperatures for the 24-hour period end- ing 9 a.m. today: HighT 30, low 16. Temperature'at'10 a.m. today 22. Barometer reading 29.70 inches- with wind northwest eight to nine miles an hour. Snow accumulation one inch. Sun sets at p.m., ris- es Thursday at a.m.'; moon rises Thursday at a.m. Evening planet is Sa- turn. Morning planet nus.