Winona Daily News, May 12, 1960

Winona Daily News

May 12, 1960

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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - May 12, 1960, Winona, Minnesota FAIR Warmer Friday WINONA DAILY NEWS RISES SETS NEW MOON MAY 25 105th of Publication WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1960 SEVEN CENTS PER COPY U.S. Flier Charged With Spying Against Russians Penalty Ranges From 10 Years To Execution LONDON (AP) Pilot Francis G, Powers has been charged with espionage and Premier Nikila Khrushchev has promised: "We shall try him-try him severely as a spy." This was reported today by the Soviet news agency Tass, The penally for espionage in the Soviet Union ranges from 10 years in prison to execution by a firing squad. The latest developments were announced in Tass broadcasts from Moscow loday in the wake of the news conference Khrushchev held Wednesday at the Moscow exhibit of espionage articles which the Soviets say Powers carried when he was downed May 1. Part of Western corrttporxfcmV dispatches on the news conference had been held up in Moscow censorship. The Tass account of Khrushchev's remarks was car- ried from Moscow 20 hours after the news conference took place. The Tass version carried this exchange between correspondent and the Soviet Premier: Q. Will this plane incident in- fluence Soviet public opinion when Eisenhower comes to Moscow? A. "I would not like to be in Eisenhower's place. I would not like to answer the questions which might be put to him when be comes to Ihe Soviet Union! I can only say the Soviet people and our public are very polite, so there will he no excesses. But questions will be asked of course (Anima- tion, I would put it this way: 'One person, namely US Secretary of State Christian A. Herlcr, has helped the President particularly in this respect. At his press conference Herter made an outrageous, Far from feeling guilty and ashamed of ag- gressive actions, he justifies them and says that this will continue in the future. .Only countries which are in a stale of war can act in this way. We are not in a state of war with America. These ag gressive actions and Herter's statement are impudence, sheer Tass said Khrushchev mads following reply to the .question liow the plane issue could affec the summit meeting: "Let those who sent Ihls spj plane think over this question- though they should have thoughl about the consequences before band. After all, an aggression has been committed against our conn try, and we shall continue routing all the aggressors who dare raise a hand against us. "You see how accurately our rocketeers shot down the plane without setting it on fire. The pilo is alive, the instruments -intac; in other words (he material evi dence is here for everyone to see These are very skillful actions o our rocketeers. We are grateful to them for this. At another point, Tass said Khrushchev stated: "If the United Slates has no experienced a real war on its ter rilory, has not experienced air raids, and if it wishes to unleash n war, we shall be compelled to fire rockets which will explode on very the aggressor's territory in very first minutes of war.' the Tass gave no indication when Powers would be put on trial There has been some speculation in Western capitals that Sovie Premier Nikita Khrushchev migh free the flier as a propaganda gesture to demonstrate Sovie confidence in its military might President Eisenhower, at his news conference Wednesday pointed up the difficulties the United States would face in doini anything effective to assist Pow cry He said "it would be an inlerna matter there and we would have to do it with the permission Ihe other country." The agency said Powers, 3D year-old former test pilot from Pound. Va., told interrogators: "I plead guilty to the fact tha I flew over Soviet territory an over given points indicated on the route of the flight." The chargt had been expected since the Soviet government, in note to (he United States Tues day protesting the flight, said th flier would he "brought to ac count under Die laws of the So viet slate." Powers was captured nea Sverdlovsk, in the central liral WO miles easl of Moscow. He ha been brought to the Soviet capita but so far the Soviets have no granted a U. S. Embassy requei for an interview wilh him. NO GRATITUDE l.EADVII.LE, Colo. (jfi-Ton Starr, Lcadville street supervisor found a car almost buried in snow drift and summoned a wreck cr to pull it out. As the car was raised on chains popped two heads. The coupl was more than slightly dislurhoi because Starr had disturbed thei sleep. 241'2 Delegates Already Tied o Kennedy POSING AND TALKING President Eisenhower talks with Sen. Everett Dirksen of Illinois, the Senate minority leader, as he poses with a group of GOP senators after .breakfast al the White House in Washington. In center background is Sen. Roman L. Hruska of Nebraska. Dirksen, talking lo newsmen, reported the President is optimistic about the Paris summit conference despite (be American spy incident. (AP Photofax) Weather Balloon Rises 27 Miles An weather balloon ft ar aoon sent aloft by the Army Signal Corps, has achieved a night time aH tude record of feet more than 27 miles The Army Signal Research and Development Laboratory here said Wednesday the balloon reached'thc altitude in a series onaunch balloons night Is'S'lV altitudes he Army said, because cooler emperatures cause the rubber I stiffen. A new tynthetic rubber fabii vas tested in the April launchings The fabric is a highly elastic typi of neophrene developed jointly by he Signal Corps, Ihe Air Force and the Kaysam Corp. of Pater son. The unmanned balloon, weigh ng seven pounds and measuring seven feet in diameter at launch ing. expanded to 70 feet in dia meter just before it burst at pea! Federal Wheat Program Will Be Extended WASHINGTON (AP) _. Secre- tary of Agriculture Ezra Tall Ben- son, acting under requirements of law Wednesday took steps to ex- lend the widely criticized federal wheat program on the 1961 crop. The program provides for acre- age allotments totalling 55 million acres, farm marketing quotas based on the allotments and price support; at 75 per cent of parity or about at year's rate of 51.77 a bushel. The actual 1961 rate will be announced later. Parity is standard for meas- uring farm prices declared by law to be fair to farmers in relation to prices charged them. The Eisenhower administralion has appealed to Congress for a new program because the present one has failed to prevent surplus production. Benson had no choice however, but to proclaim the old program. Farm law requires that he act by May 15. Argiculture committees in Con- gress have been considering wheat legislation but inability 0( the Re- publican administration and the Demoeratjc Congress (o get to- gether on a measure has delayed aclron. Farm organizations (hem- selves are divided on the issue. Department officials said there slill is time to set up a new pro- gram for next year. Benson set July 21 as Ihe dale for a grower referendum on the marketing quolas. They must 'he approved by at least two (birds of the growers voting. Rejection would kill the whole program Quolas for this year's crop were approved by 80 per cent. House Full of Smoke, Only Pot Of Food Burning AUSTIN, Minn. was no reflection on Austin firemen hut rather at them when they answer- ed a Wednesday night alarm. Responding to several calls from neighbors, two rigs raced lo Ihe Ed Zimmerman home. Seeing the kitchen apparently engulfed in fire, the firemen laid m feet oi hose, prepared to be greeted by a wall of flame. Instead they found a simmering pot of food afire on the electric slove in Ihe family's absence The shiny keille reflected (he small fire onto Ihe kitchen walls and windows, magnifying it in the process. "Aw said fireman Bob Cole as he turned off the burner switch. Capt. Etnmct Phifcr said whatever was burned in the kcllle was loo far gone (or identification altitude. It carried a small weather probe hat radioed back temperature pressure, humidily and wini speed. Al the record altitude, the lem perature was 22 degrees beloi zero fahrenheil, atmospheric pres sure was 1.6 milibars (compare to milibars al sea level) and the wind was 80 miles a hour. The project was under the d: rection of Leon P. Panak an Moses Sharenow of the labora lory's meteorological system branch. The same lorm in Feb ruary 1959 set the daytime allitud record of feet. Car Overturns; Fairfax, Minn., Man Killed OHTONVILLE, Minn. (AP) Robert W. Wagner, 30, Fairfax was killed early loday when hi car overturned along Highway 7 a mile north of here. Wagner'wa alone. Officers said the car lefl Hi right side of Ihe road, came bac on, spun arotind, skidded 380 fee Ihen went off the left side of th highway struck an approacl Wagner's neck broke when he wa thrown to the back window of th car and was bounced back inl the driver's seat. His dcalh, first on Minnesol highways in lour days, raised th slate's traffic toil In 114 com pared, wilh 166 at this lime year ago. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winorfa and Vicinity Occ, sional cloudiness and warmer I night and Friday. Low tonight 4 high Friday 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official .obscrvatioas for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 67; minimum, 43; noon, 6.5; precipitation, none. AIRPORT WEATHER (North Centra! Observations) Temp. 61 at 11 a.m. loday, max. lemp. 66 al 4 p.m. Wednesday ram. temp. 42 at 5 a.m. loday skies clear, visibility is miles plus, nn wind, barometer 30.07 steady, humidity 40 percent, you know ths bon totoi't like you to TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Winner Needs 761 for Nomination WASHINGTON (API-Sen. John Kennedy (D-Mass) leads Dem- icratic presidential hopefuls with 1.7 per cenl of the convention otes needed for nomination. Kennedy has 24U't convention otes, in 15 slates, according to nofficial tabulalions. The winner f Ihe nomination must have 761. Kennedy's total does not reflect is victories in Tuesday's West 'irginia and Nebraska primaries liose two stales have a total ol I voles. But primary elcclion re- ults (here are not binding on lected delegates. The Kennedy total includes five ctes in Pennsylvania, Utah anc v'orlh Dakota that switched to im out of the column of Sen. lubeii H. Humphrey iumphrey quit Ihe race after Ken :erly defeated him in West Vir [inia. The oiilyj olher real switch from lumphrey's 37 unofficial vole lo al before Wesl Virginia has been voles lo Adlai Stevenson Nevada and North Dakota ionic of Ihe 37 merely switches o "uncommitlcd." Much of the (umphrey strength had been ex- ected lo go to Stevenson, un- ivowerl candidate, if Humphrey make it. Taking into account primary and state convention results, plus irst ballot preferences obtained n Associated Press polls, the un- fficial Democratic vole lineup stood today: Kennedy 2411z, Sen. Lyndon B. :ohnson of Texas 67, Sen. Stuart Symington of Hum- phrey Stevenson 5, others 14, Uncommitted 767 3ul of total convention vole of iil." The Republican National Conven- ior. picture: With 666 needed to nominate, Vice President Richard M. Nix- on has 442, Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona 29, and 201 are un- committed for a total of 672 del- gates out of to be named. The GOP has only full-vote dele- ates. Plane Shot Down, Pilot Killed in Cuba HAVANA A light plane was shot down early today on the high- way west of Havana and its pilot was reported killed. Officials said he was attempting (o fly counter revolutionaries out of Cuba. The U.S. Border Patrol at Mi- ami, Fla., identified the pilot as Matthews Edward Duke who re- cently was listed among 29 airmen to whom plane rental agencies were not lo rent aircraft under any circnmslances. The listing, distributed to air ports and others in the aviation business, was designed to prevent unauthorized flighls over Cuba. Duke previously lived al Wcsl Palm Beach, Fla., the patrol said hut his present address is not known. _ The incident occurred near the Cuban Naval Academy at Mariel IS miles west of the capital. Naval aulborilics were reported to have spotted Hie plane flying in the vi cinity of the academy and ambush- ed it when it landed on the high way. They said the pilot attempted to lake off but tie was shot down ant! killed. Cuban officials said he was fly ing a single-engine plane wilh U.S. registry N4368. Havana Radio said four men and one woman were arrested at the scene and all were "fugitives from Cuban justice." All were de scribed as Cubans. MotherCharged In Son's Death MILWAUKEE Mrs. Vir- ginia Bolda, a 27-year-old house- wife, was charged will) homicide by reckless Conduct Wednesday in connection with the dealh of Ike Reluctant to Cancel Russ Trip DUTCH TREAT Costumed townsfolk Ignored leaden skies and topcoat weather in scrubbing streets lo open the 3lsl annual Tulip Sen. Kennedy Starts Drive In Maryland WASHINGTON (AP) This is he day Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass) meets Maryland people and New York politicians in his revved up campaign for the Dem- ocratic presidential nomination. Still not gloating- over his West Virginia triumph, the. Massachusetts set out today on a lour' of shopping cen- ters in two Maryland counties just outside the District of Columbia. His objective: .To pile uji a; many voles as possible in the May 17 Maryland primary. But the Kennedy timetable will send him flying lo New York to- night for a meeting of slate parl> leaders there. A campaign aide confidently ts limated the front-running Kenne- dy already has more than 100 of Ihe 114 independently cast voles of the New York delegation at the July nominating convention in Los Angeles. Kennedy's deparlure for New York .will mark a, break in a four- day grind aimed at nailing down (he 24 voles in Maryland, where he -is opposed by Sen. Wayne Morse He opened1 this phase of hi? snow-hailing campaign on Ihe easlcrn shore of famed Chesa pcake Bay, where he delivered a sometimes scholarly, distinctly low-pressure speech to about 600 at historic Washington College. In talk Kennedy criticiiei President Eisenhower's recent an noimcement that Ihe United State; lalcr this year would resume nn dergrouml nuclear explosions I improve its apparatus and sys terns for delecting such blasts lie said thai coming scvera weeks after the start of the Gene va Disarmament Conference an The child. Larry Ilass. diei when he slumblcd while trying t board his father's truck in th family farmyard al Corcoran i rural llcnnepin Counly. Arthur (lie f.ilher. sai Larry nnd Linda, 4. his daiighlcr had been riding with him in Ih cab of tbo truck as he hauled fee to pig pens. He said his son go tired of riding and left the ca and he was not aware of his cl foil lo climb back. The hoy dird in a Robbin.'dale about 3 p.m., an hour aflcr Iho mishap. He had been run over by Ihe dual rear wheels. Second death was lhat of Kelwin linker. 62. rural Wascca. who ap- parently fell oif Ihe Irartor lie was riding and Ihen was run over by it. I.oren Bukcr, the victim's son. found his father critically hurt afler seeing Ihe tractor traveling in circles about Ihe field The elder Bukcr died in a Wascca hos- pital shortly. The mishap occurred en the son's farm a mile south- WP.S! of Wascca. NO COFFEE BREAK? ATLANTA Lfl You've heard those stories about short bankers Will Go Unless Invitation Is Withdrawn WASHINGTON Eisenhower was quoted as saying today he still plans lo visit the So- viet Union next month unless So- viet Premier Nikita Khrushchev withdraws the invitation. Fiep. Arch Moore of West Vir- ginia said Eisenhower told him and a group of other House Re- publican members lhat if Khrush- chev docs decide to pull back the invitation "it's all right wilh me." Eisenhower's views were report- ed against the background of Khrushchev's suggestion that the President might not be welcnms because of the American spy piano incident. Moore and several other GOP ongressmen hart breakfast with :iscnhowcr nt the While House. Moore quoted Eisenhower as aying further that the 10 days now is scheduled to spend in he Soviet Union "could be utilized Iscivhciv" if the Kremlin leader bould withdraw the invitation. Eisenhower did not elaborate on tiat, Moore told reporters. In response lo a question. Moore aid Eisenhower made it plain he ntentis to wail for Khrushchev to iring up the matter of the visit, "he Kremlin lender said Wednes- day lhat he ami Eisenhower would discuss Ihe matter when they met n Paris next week for the summit conference. For thij nnd other reasons, Ihs outgrowth of the U2 spy plane in- cident loomed large as an unwrit- ten agenda item at Ihe long-await- ed meeting of East-West chiefs of stale. The rising tension over the af- fair cast gloom on chances [or success nt Ihe summit parley a.t well as shadows on Eisenhower's Soviet Irip, which has been sched- uled for June 10-19 in return for Khrushchev's visit, here last Sep- tember. United Stalei was ing a formal reply, to he sent (o Moscow soon, to Tuesday's Soviet note. The Soviet protested (hn May I U.S. plane flight into So- viel territory and threatened re- prisal for any such future "hos- tile act." Eisenhower told his news con- ference Wednesday that "I expect to go" to the Soviet Union. But that was before news reports wern received here ol the Khrushchev statements which cast doubls on the kind of welcome he would re- ceive. To newsmen inspecting Ihe pur- ported wreckage of Ihe spy plane, Khrushchev said "The Russian people would say I was mad lo welcome a man who sends spy planes over here like that." The spy (light had changed his opinion of Eisenhower. Khrush- chev added, and he would not likn to be in Eisenhower's shoes when the President visits the Soviet Union. He said the two can discuss at Paris whether Eisenhower should visit Moscow and, as (hough as- suming Eisenhower wilt make Ihe trip anyhow, added there would be "no excesses whatsoever among the people." Khrushchev's words startled of- ficials here. There was an impres- sion that Ihe Soviet host was de- liberately hanging out an "unwel- come" sign. Swiss Oust 2 Taken lo Lutheran Hospital suf-1 hours? fpring Irom cuts and shock wore I At 9 a.m. onn day the chimes Kflbcrl Cooper, 47, of Onalaskn} atop Ihe M-slory Fullon National and Turon Snydcr, 3D, of La j began lo ring out, Ciossc. 'Now the Day Is Over." BERN'. Switzerland Ual Switzerland expelled two So- viet diplomats Wednesday as spies. The two were seized in Zurich as they went to a rendezvous wilh a double agent from whom Ihcy expected to buy top-secret infor- ruation on Swiss defense plans and on missile launching bases in West Germany. The Soviets thought Ihe agent was spying for tbc Soviets. The launching sites (o include Iho were U.S. be- Air Force's big intermediate range ballistic missile base al Scmbach, nrar Kaiserslaulcrn, and smaller I'.S. Air Korce basrs in Ihe south- cm part of West Germany. The accused Soviet diplomats were described as sullen and ar- rogant from the lirne of Iheir ar- vesl unlit Ihey lefl Ihe country. The Soviet Embassy confirmed their arrests but declined lo com- or give the names o[ Ihe diplomats. ;