Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - October 5, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin
APPLETON POST CRESCENT VOL. LI No. 86 38 Af B APPIETON-NEENAH-MENASHA, WIS., MONDAY, OCTOBER ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SERVICE Price Seven Cents Nelson Halves Budget Hikes For Agencies Approves Million Boost; Units Asked Million More Flash Floods, Tornadoes Hit Parts of Texas Dallas A weekend of iveather gone wild slapped Texas with flash floods and :ornadoes. They left two persons fear- ed drowned, four others dead Jjn accidents in which weath- 9ost-Creieent Madlton Bureau Madison Gov. Gaylord Nelson said today he has cut about in half the million additional appropriation ask- ed by state agencies the sec- ond year of the biennium. "We cut pretty deeply into a whole lot of areas. This is a pretty tight budget, regard- less of what some people might Nelson said, dis- closing the total at a news conference. The addition of to the token budget approved for the second year of the bien- nium would raise to an esti- mated the amount of new money which would have to be levied by the leg- islature. No Tax Base Change Nelson also confirmed there would be no proposals this fall for basic revisions of the state tax structure. He said it will be impossible for his citizens study committee to have its work completed by that time. Nelson said 1961 looks like the time when the job could be tackled. Nelson said a lack of un- derstanding of tax structure the revenue- problem re- mains as one of the largest obstacles. "If this committee would have been appointed a year ago. I suppose we might be ready. You aren't going to get Turn to Page 5, Col. 7 Find Parts of Child's Body Unidentified Girl' Murdered, Mequon Police Chief Says Milwaukee Addition- al remains of a little blonde girl who had been' butchered and flung into underbrush along a suburban road were assembled today. Mequon Po- lice Chief Robert Milke said, "There is no doubt but that she was murdered." First of the grisly finds came Sunday, when a wom- an looking for wild flowers came upon the head of the child, estimated to be be- tween six and eight years old. Today, an organized search wading through soaked brush in a drenching rain found an arm, a leg bone and part of the child's torso in the same area. Also found was a partly burned cardboard box. Milwaukee authorities said the remains would be sent to the state crime laboratory in an effort to identify the girl and learn how she died. Dr. James Walsh, the Ozau- kee county coroner, said the body apparently had been ly- ing exposed in the area for 2 to 4 months. The father of a Milwaukee girl, who with her mother was reported missing May 13, was unable to identify the re- mains Sunday night. Story, Photos Tell of Shopping Malls in 2 Cities Post Crescent Reporter James C. Newcomb accom- panied a group of Appleton officials and businessmen on a trip to Kalamazoo, Mich., and Toledo. Ohio, over the weekend to take a close look at the shop- ping malls set up in those cities. His report on the trip includes information on the malls, reactions of towns- folk and businessmen to them and a look at some of the problems caused when a downtown area is closed off for such use. Will Appleton have a shoppers mall? No one knows, but you can get background information on the value and shortcomings of malls already set up if you read Newcomb's report on Page A-17. TODAY'S INDEX Comics A19 Deaths A16 Editorials A 4 House A 3 Kaukauna A12 .Sports B g Television A 6 Women's Section A14 Weather Map A17 Twin Cities B 1 Soviet Satellite Expected to Picture Moon's Hidden Face er figured and millions of dol- lars in property damage. At least eight persons were injured in the tornadoes. There was no accurate count of persons injured in the floods. Dozens of families were made homeless and hundreds more returned to water-soak- ed, mud-filled houses as flood waters receded in some areas. Think Worst Over Weather forecasters and river watchers said cautious- ly today the worst may be over, however. Forecasts called for only scattered rain in the hill coun- try of central and west Tex- as where flood destruction was centered after rains of up to 18 inches poured down from Friday night through yesterday. A spokesman for the Dal- las weather bureau said the agency doesn't expect any repitition of the tornadoes which swept through two counties in this area early yesterday. Two women from hill coun- try towns were believed to be victims of the flash floods. The auto of Mrs. W. R. Cook, of Leander, Texas, was found empty after water apparent- ly swept it off a farm road. Mrs. Bertha Gouger, about 50, of Ingram, Texas, was presumed drowned after she was washed into the Guada- lupe river after clinging to a tree for hours. Her husband, Bryan Gouger, was rescued. Four persons died in traf- fic accidents in which rain- slick roads were considered factor. Drunken Drivers Since Jan. 1 262. Melvin N. 47, Wild Rose. 263. Marvin E. Lyness, 38, route 5, Oshkosh. 264. William E. Gebauer, 18, route 1, Winneconne. (Story on Page All) Pedestrian Dies Crossing Street In Kaukauna City Registers First Traffic Fatality of Year; State Has 617 Lawrence Cotter, 54, of 217 Gertrude street, Kaukauna, died about p. m. Sunday of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car while he was crossing the street in front of his home about 8 p. the Outagamie to 19, one more m. It was the first traffic fa- tality in Kaukauna this year and raised county total than the 1958 total and more than twice the number killed last year at this time. Alighted From Car Highway accidents in Wis- consin during the weekend took 10 lives and raised the state's total for the year to 617, five more than on the same day a year ago. Cotter was struck by a car driven by Joseph A. Por- to, 38, of 513 Margaret street, Kaukauna, after Cotter alight- ed from a car driven by Wil- liam Wood, 142 W. Third street, Kaukauna. Porto told Kaukauna police Cotter walked from behind the Wood car. Police said Por- to's car skidded 32 feet before striking Cotter. State Accidents Coroner Bernard H. Kemps said Cotter died of a cerebral hemorrhage. His legs also were crushed. Cotter's legs had been badly damaged in a car accident some years ago. Richard J. Reimer, 24, and his brother, James A., 23, both of Sheboygan, were kill- Turn to Page 5, Col. 4 Union Rejects Offer Ike Airs New Appeal For Quick Settlement BY JOHN MOODY an Pittsburgh industry offer The United Steelworkers today rejected to end the 83-day old nationwide steel strike. Shortly afterward the industry said it would resume negotiations but declared it is "not willing to buy peace" at the risk of promoting inflation. As the rapid fire developments occurred here President Eisenhower again called for swift settlement of the strike. He has implied he will invoke the Taft-Hartley act to get the Steelworkers back into the mills if no progress is made soon toward a settle- ment. The wage policy committee of the USW, which rejected the industry offer, stood by this afternoon for another meeting. Industry's Offer The industry spokesman, R. Conrad Cooper, said the of- fer rejected by the USW would have provided a 15-cent hourly package "providing for increased wages and bene- fits over the period of two years." David J. McDonald, dent of the USW, said the! wage policy committee reject-1 ed the industry offer because it was "completely unsatisfac- tory." To this, Cooper replied: "The union leaders persist in their demands for highly inflationary wage and benefit increases and proposed a set-j tlement that would call for employment cost increases that could amount to 60 or more cents an hour over aj 3-ycar period." Steelworkers averaged S3.ll an hour before the strike, ac- cording to government fig- ures. Cooper said the union's re- jection "coming as it does on the heels of President Eisen- hower's appeal for a volun- tary non-inflationary settle- ment clearly reveals the un- ion leadership's responsibility for continuing the deadlock." Cooper said the industry "wants to make a reasonable settlement and to live with the union and its members in peace and harmony." First Photographs to be Taken Tomorrow From 'Flying Space Laboratory7 BY PRESTON GROVER flying Soviet spaoe laboratory will reach its closest distance to the moon tomorrow and make mankind's first photographs of its hidden face, Tass said today. Slowed by the relentless gravitation tug of the earth, the flying laboratory should come within miles of the moon at 5 p.m. (8 a.m. CST) Tuesday, the official news agency said. As it approached the moon, the interplanetary sta- tion, as the Russians call it, has separated from the last stage of the cosmic rocket that launched it yesterday, Tass added. The agency said that at noon Moscow time (3 a. m. CST) the station was kilometers miles) from the earth and over the A Chain is as.Strong.... i j Red Feather Volunteers Open Drive Today 8 Agencies to Benefit From Funds Raised in UCS Campaign More than volunteer workers are participating in the 1960 United Community fund campaign as the drive gets underway today. A campaign goal of 103 has been set to meet the needs of eight Red Feather agencies partially supported ay the United Community Services. That is 30 per cent more than was raised by the campaign last year. The eight agencies which Jfi Biemiller Sees Recession Peril AFL- CIO told congress today the Eisenhower benefit from UCS are Apple- ton Apostolate, Boy Scouts, Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Girl Scouts, Lu- theran Welfare Society of Wis- consin, Salvation Army, Vis- iting Nurse association, and the YMCA. Provide More Service The campaign goal has been zation, made the statement at economic policies administration's are bring- ing the threat of a new re- cession. Andrew J. Biemiller, legis- lative director for the organi- the opening of a series of hearings by a special senate committee on unemployment problems. The senators are trying to find out why about three million workers are Un- employed despite general prosperity. increased for three reasons, A. Rowland Todd, executive director of United Community Services, says. First, agency services have increased 30 to 35 per cent in the last three years. Fair Share Plan Second, reserve funds built! Safely in Port up over the years have been' needed to support the agen- cies. At present, they are re- ceiving monthly allotments because there is not enough j money to pay them on the usual quarterly basis. Third. Todd said, is that contributions by business, pro- fessional men, and the public have been lower, proportion- iately, than in other commu- Doubfs Description Strictly Accurate Cambridge, Mass. The director of the Smith- sonian Astrophyical ob- servatory questions the Rus- sians' use of the term "in- terplanetary station" to de- scribe their latest space ve- hicle. Dr. Fred L. Whipple said last night: "1 suspect they are using a fancy term to give people the impression they have something they do not." He said it is his impression the Russians put into orbit a rocket around the moon, not a space station. Western scientists, Whip- pie added, use the term "in- terplanetary station" to de- scribe a big satellite which can be used to land on, live on and launch other rockets. eastern part of the Indian ocean. This was well over the halfway mark. Tass said the apparatus Is moving toward the moon more slowly than the first and second luniks. This is to ena- ble it to pass round'the moon and be pulled back to earth instead of flying off into space as did the first moon shot last January. Much conflicting data is-be- Turn to Page 5, Col. 1 15 Drown in Heavy Fog After Boats Collide Helsinki Fifteen per- sons were drowned in heavy fog yesterday on their way to the town of St. Michel, in South Finland, to celebrate the feast day of the town's patron saint. Their motorboat collided with another boat on Lake Pielisjarvi and was cut in two. Race Hurricane While Fighting Fire on Ship BY BERNARD BROWN St. George, The crew of freighter Mormacteal inities of similar size. i The fund drive, which runsibreather in jfrom Oct. 5 to Oct. 29, has port today aft- been organized in eight divi- isions to facilitate solicitations. Each department has been given its own goal. A plan has been devised by United Community Services Turn to Page 17, Col. 6 Khrushchev Heads for er successfully fighting a fire at sea while being chased by a hurri- cane. Capt. John M. Hultman said proudly he expects 10 Hultman of Marine City, Mich., with be- ing the hero. The skipper said the explo- sion rocked the ship early Sat- urday while he was below decks inspecting the steward' pantry. "The whole ship was in in a hurricane! he said. "The No. 3 hatch had blown up. We rang general quarters and everyone took his station. We had the passengers put on life jackets and gave them a little spirits to keep out the U. 5. Experts Seek More Data Want to Know of Performance by Space Vehicle BY JOE F. KANE Washington Ameri- can scientists have tipped :heir hats to the Russians who launched a new space vehicle yesterday. They withheld any big slaps on the back until they see how the space traveler per- forms. There was no attempt to discredit the Soviet launching itself only a wait and see attitude on its performance. The U.- S. space officials did not know for sure just ,what kind of a vehicle had been launched, where it was to go and what it was to do. Their information was limited al- most entirely to that given out by the Russians and that was vague. Awaiting: Data T. Keith Glennan, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said he had received word of the launching with considerable interest. He added: "We recognize the signifi- cance of this effort to send a probe around the moon and extend our congratulations. With the rest "of the world scientific community we shall await the data from this new probe in its journey between the earth and the moon." There was a question as to whether the vehicle was meant to make one or more circles around the moon or merely include it in a big or- bit around the earth. Oklahoma Sees Break in Rains After 6 Days Tulsa, Okla. A ray of sunshine was cast today by the weather bureau which said weather weary Okla- nomans could expect a break in the 6-day deluge of rain. Hundreds of families were still unable to get back into their flooded homes at Guthrie and Stillwater, in the north central section, and in Tulsa. The water receded overnight at Still water and Guthrie while the Arkansas river here was 2J feet over flood stage early today. The Tulsa river forecast center said little change was expected in the Arkansas for the next 36 hours. Many of the shallow rivers and streams in the flatlands of northern Okla- homa continued to spread out over miles of lowlands. Clouds Get Priority Home Talking of Peace set out again within threefold Awhile the crew fought Over Sun These Days T, Prp'days' his voyage! f're." _ I Tokyo Soviet Pre-from New York to Latin Amer- mier Nikita Khrushchev headed for home today after) T'he sturdy 6flM.lon frcightr 'once more voicing Soviet, carrying a crew .of 44 and communisms determination ecrs came jto end the cold war. Passengcrs- came 'was ,m and storm bruised but not no indication his Chinese.. ,.iir.. HamaiMMi anrf This Chart Shows How the Russians expect their 614-pound satellite "space which was shot into space early this morning to shoot around the un- derside of the moon and make pictures of its hidden face. It would then head back in a big cigar-shaped orbit and start going around the earth. communist hosts were climb jing on his peace wagon. i flew from Pei- ping to Vladivostok, the capi- tal of the Soviet Far East: During his 5-day visit to the capital of red China, he told Chinese boss Mao Tze-tung about his talks with Presi- dent Eisenhower and attend- ed the celebration of the tenth anniversary of tho communist capture of the Chinese main- land. structurally damaged and with everyone aboard safe. The Formacteal reached port yesterday after a 24-hour struggle that began when an explosion set off a fire in the No. 3 hold of the ship. It was believed the storm shifted sev- eral barrels of combustible li- quid which exploded. Hultman, a veteran of 45 years at sea from Lynbrook, N. Y., modestly credited his chief engineer, William Carey Hultman said he switched his course to the east to escape Hurricane Hannah, which was coming up from the south on a westward curve. But Hannah swung cast and chased the ship. "We had strong 90-mlle-an- hour winds. For we were right on the edge of the hurricane. We had rough seas, 20 feet at least. Everything on the ship is, everything that could move moved." The freighter finally cccded in storm and weathering putting out suc- the the flames. She steamed quietly into harbor to check on the damage to the cargo. Wisconsin Clearing and cooler tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and a little cooler most sections. Out- look for Wednesday: In- creasing cloudiness, little change in temperature. Appleton Temperatures for the 24-hour period end- ing 9 a.m. today: High 62, low 50. Temperature at 10 a.m., today, 53, with the dis- comfort index at 60. Baro- meter reading 30.00 inches with wind nine miles an hour from the northeast. Precipitation up to 10 a.m. today, .38 of an inch. Sun sets at p.m., rises moon sets at p.m.