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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Rain Tonight And Wednesday, Warmer Wednesday St. Mary's vs. Gustavus Tonight 8 p. m. VOLUME 51, NO. 303 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 12, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES Brannan Flays Price Support Law Dennis Anerews, left, of London, and A. A. Pugh, of Liverpool, are the first outside Westminster Hall, London, as they await the opening of the doors to permit the citizens of Britain to pay homage to King George VI. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Thousands Pass Body of By ERNEST AGNEW LONDON the hushed dignity of great Westminster Hall, the somberly clad people of Britain shuffled softly in reverent homage today past the body of King George VI. Silent men bowed before the coffin and passed on. Silent women curtsied to the sovereign in death as they would in life. High in the towers of the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben chimed its resounding notes marking the passage of each quarter hour. As 8 a.m. tolled, the heavy iron- studded doors of the hammer- beamed hall swung slowly open. The first to bare his head be- neath the freezing wind and walk solemnly into the big stone hall was A. A. Pugh of Liverpool. He had waited on the steps for 13 hours to lead the mourning pro- i cession. This 47-year-old citizen said he was "one of his majesty's loyal subjects of the old one TODAY Stakes Bis In Federal Power Row By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON ordinary voters have ever heard of the Fed- eral Power Commission, and cer- tainly no one knows Dale E. Doty, the career official from the Inter- ior Department whom the Presi- dent has just nominated as a Fed- eral Power Commissioner. Yet this 1 England. There were early nomination represents a vital turn- i workmen wrapped in trench coats ing point in a truly tigerish polifr against London's ever-present Russ Seizure Of Jap Fishing Boats Protested 29 Confiscated, One Wrecked, 33 Disappear TOKYO Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway today sent a sharply- worded note .to Soviet authorities, denouncing Russian seizure of Jap- anese fishing vessels. The Allied supreme commander accused the Reds of grabbing some 178 fishing craft in violation of the occupation agreement, and "con- :rary to all principles of interna- .ional law and custom." Ridgway charged the Reds con- fiscated 29 of the boats and wreck- ed one. He said 33 disappeared without a trace; one escaped and .he other 114 eventually were re- eased. Many Held Captive He also accused the Russians of iclding many of the fishermen cap- ive, subjecting them to "prolong- ed 'interrogations, most of which have had nothing to do with the alleged violations of the fishing area but on the contrary have been solely for the purpose of securing political, economic and military in- formation concerning conditions in Japan." He also said the Russians tried to levy fines in U. S. dollars against some captains "on the totally unsupported grounds of their having 'plundered' fish in So- viet 'territorial' waters." The seizures were on the high seas, the Allied statement said, in the northern waters off Hokkaido northernmost' Japanese is- land near Russian-held Sakhalin. One of Series Today's protest was one of a By the time the doors opened, series on a continuing problem, more than were waiting in japanese fishing vessels have been patient line to pay respect to the seized by the Reds over the past of the moderns." Some in Mink Mrs. Jacqueline Boyko Minneapolis Woman Slain, Seek Husband MINNEAPOLIS Police early today reported no trace of John Boyko, 22, sought for questioning after his 18-year-old wife was found slain in their South Minne- apolis home yesterday. The body of Mrs. Jacqueline Boyko, shot through the head, bore Congressman Assails U.S. Spending Spree WASHINGTON bombarded the armed forces today with charges of "needless and useless waste" of money and called on military top brass to fix the responsibility. A House armed services subcommittee continued its inquiry into armed forces buying practices. Rear Adm. M. L. King, vice chairman of supply management of the Munitions agent for the armed summoned as today's leadoff witness. Rep. Lyle (D-Tex) declared the United States may harm itself more than its potential enemies by indulging in "a military spending spree without regard to basic econ- omies or economic capabilities." Close Scrutiny Urged He inserted a statement in to- day's Congressional Record saying several billion dollars may well be eliminated from President Tru- man's budget by re- considering military spending. Lyle suggested that particular scrutiny be given huge construc- tion projects. Chairman Hebert (D.-La.) said yesterday, "In a day when the dol- lar can only purchase approxim- ately 53 per cent of its value, we can not tolerate a system which gets only 20 per cent return of that same dollar because of needless and useless waste." Lyle's criticism centered on mil itary construction. He said that on the same day the governmenl clamped down on the amount of steel, copper and aluminum and other materials used in building homes, the signal corps announced a five million dollar construction 100 Missions Minimum for Pilots in Korea struggle ha preceded her shooting. Coroner Russell R. Heim said a fingernail was torn completely off one hand, the inside of her mouth had been cut and there were discolorations about an eye and cheek. Dr. Heim said the woman was slain some time between midnight ing plant, auditorium, conference room and a sound apparatus test- ing center. Expansion Cited Lyle said the Atomic Energy Commission has "expanded with a speed and recklessness which king who walked among them in wartime and encouraged them to stand fast against the troubles of uneasy peace. The throng that stood for hours was a mixture of the common folk cal struggle, waged for money stakes that should impress any- one. For example, just one of the Power Commission's recent rul- ings, freeing natural gas producers from Federal control, is due to in- crease the bill of the nation's gas consumers by a couple of hundred million dollars annually. And this same single ruling, according to the estimate of former power com- mission chairman Leland Olds, in- creased the value of the proven natural gas reserves of just one corporation, the Phillips Petroleum Company, by a cool damp. There were professional men in bowler hats, carrying umbrellas and brief cases. Here and there stood a woman in mink. Most oth- ers, including charwomen who stayed their home-going from nightly cleaning work in offices, several years. Others have been captured by both Communist and Nationalist Chinese, North Koreans and even South Koreans. Legally, the Russians are bound in Japanese matters by directives of the Allied Supreme Command- er, since they technically share in the occupation. Practically, however, the Rus- sians have no voice in the occupa- tion and disregard it whenever it suits them. Ridgway's protest was delivered to the Soviet member of the coun- were dressed in the threadbare cil- Siven Jap' coats that mark Britain's austere anese foreign office. life. Mrs. Charlotte Trelfall, a tele- phone operator, joined the patient line at 6 a.m., as she did 16 years ago when George V. lay in state in the same cold hall. Every 15 Minutes "I would have stayed all night if it had been she Sunday and 6 a.m. yesterday. Her disregards the cost to the taxpay body was discovered about noon j er." by a baby sitter who arrived to "Because it is done under the take over, as she_did every after-1 cloak of secrecy I am certain in my own Lyle said, "that millions have been foolishly and recklessly spent which have added neither to the development of atomic energy or to the defense of our country." Issue Simple The issue in this struggle was I One of fte uiet London bob. very simply, whether the natural bies> on duty at fte doori said the gas and oil people would retain mourning subjects were being ad- control was jeopardized Presidential crony Mon C. control of this commission which is supposed to regulate them. Some time ago, the Federal Pow- er Commission was captured for the natural gas industry by the President's oil and gas millionaire friend, Sen. Robert S. Kerr of Ok- lahoma, who is now aspiring to the Presidency himself. But the when Wall- gren left the commission chair- manship, reportedly to take a fat job with a natural gas pipeline company. Furthermore, the Presi- dent then chose Thomas Buchanan, the only commissioner who voted for the consumers in the Phillips Petroleum case, to succeed Wall gren in the chairmanship. Hence it was essential for the industry to get a friend into the vacant com- missioner's job, in order to ham- string the dangerous Buchanan. The roster of the industry's forces in the fight says a lot about the frustration of President Tru- man's Fair Deal. Sen. Kerr, a se- rious aspirant for the Democratic Presidential nomination, was gen- eral-in-chief on Capitol Hill. Fed- eral Power Commissioner Nelson Lee Smith, who had helped Kerr capture the commission for the natural gas people, was inside man on the commission. And the allies at the White House were Presi- dential Aides Matt Connelly and Donald Dawson and the man they used to hate, ex-Presidential Ad- visor Clark Clifford, who is now a lawyer, with the Phillips Petro- leum Company among his clients. Promise to Party Besides these, other agents of the industry worked to put over the industry nominee who got the biggest play, Nelson Lee Smith's assistant, William S. Tarver. There bow to lay on a purple-covered ALSO PS (Continued on Page 12, Column 2) mitted at the rate of every 15 minutes. He predicted the 200- yard line outside the door would lengthen through the day as the steady streams of Londoners came off the big red buses and the thun- dering subway that runs past the hall. He recalled, though, that when George V lay in state, the queue of mourners waiting on the first morning stretched "all the way to miles away. The coffined body they came to KING (Continued on Page 12, Column 2) Truman Open To Sabath Thinks WASHINGTON Rep. Sabath (D-H1) quoted President Truman today as saying he may be willing to make the "sacrifice" and seek re-election if he feels it will be necessary to speed the peace. Sabath talked with reporters aft- er a call on the President. He said Truman told him the President's work "is a killing job" but that if he "actually felt he would be of aid and help to Amer- ica and the world in bringing about a in that case he would be willing to "sacrifice" himself and possibly shorten his life expect- ancy. Sabath, 85, is the chairman of the House Rules Committee. noon, while Mrs. Boyko worked at a motor truck freight office. The Boykos had a baby daugh- ter. Officers said indications were the child had been unattended for many hours before they were call- ed to the home. Police said Boyko had disappear- ed in a 1950 Cadillac.he had been supposed to drive to California for a Minneapolis auto firm. The car's license number as broadcast wide- ly last night was given as Minne- sota 611-396. Boyko, who married the former Jacqueline Johnson of Minneapolis about a year ago, had been unem- ployed recently. Police reported their records showed he had a juv- enile record of several thefts and had served time at both the Glen Lake School and the Red Training School for Boys. Newark Airport's Future in Doubt After 117 Deaths ELIZABETH, N. J. U5V- Nerve- shattered Elizabeth residents, after three major air catastrophes here, w. riveted their attention today on a Wins I meeting to determine Newark air- Loses Bet On Naked Driving PORTLAND, Ore. The man at the wheel of the car looked as if tie had no clothes on. Police stopped him. Sure enough, no clothes. Shivering, Milton J. Russell, 23, Camas, Wash., said he had made a bet that he could drive across the mile-long Columbia River bridge naked without being arrest- ed. "You lose the said Deputy Sheriff James Sims. But then Sims considered what charge to place Russell hadn't, been drinking, he wasn't disorderly and, inside his car, it wasn't indecent exposure, said Sims. Finally Sims wrote triumphant- ly: Cited for not carrying a driv- er's license. Oscar Nominees Named: Vivien Leigh Favorite to Repeat By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD movie world today learned the hope- fuls in the annual Oscar derby and it shapes up as a wide open race. Only Vivien Leigh, who play- ed the demented southerner in "A Streetcar Named appeared to be a favorite among the top contenders. It would be her second Oscar, since she was awarded one for playing another southern belle in "Gone With the Wind." Also nominated for the best actress award are Katherine Hepburn in "The African Eleanor Parker in "Detective Shelley Winters in "A Place in the and Jane Wyman in "The Blue Veil." The race for the top honors among the actors looks like a hard fight among five Broad- March Hepbnrn way-trained performers. Two veterans, Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen) and Fred- ric March (Death of a Sales- man) are pitted against three youngsters Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Montgomery Clift (A Place in the Sun) and Arthur Kennedy March would make academy history if he won the award for 1951. He would be the first star to win three Oscars. Wal- ter Brennan has been awarded three, but as a supporting actor. Contention for the best pic- ture award is also unpredict- "able. The nominees are "An American in "Decision Before "A Place in the "Quo Vadis" and i'A Streetcar Named Desire. The final awards, whicbiare Hollywood's highest hoisors, will be announced at' the academy's annual big show, March 20, at the Pantages Theater just off Hollywood and Vine. Nominations were'made by workers ia the film in- dustry. Final awards will be voted by the academy members. port's future. The sprawling and once-bustling airport was shut down after yes- terday's crash of a National Air- lines plane that snuffed out 31 lives. Its future hangs in the balance and will be discussed in New York to- day at a meeting between the port of New York authority and offi- cials of 17 airlines. The port au- thority has operated the field since 1947. "In my opinion, the present New- ark airport is said Rep. Canfield A four-engined DC-6 plunged into the top of a 52-family apartment house, setting it ablaze. Twenty seven of the 63 aboard perished anc four persons trapped in the apart ment building lost their lives. Forty plane passengers injured, many of them ser- iously. Harold Fiore of Lynbrook, N. Y.t a passenger on the plane, died in Elizabeth General Hospital last night. He was on a honeymoon witl his bridei who was reported in good condition. This brought the combined death toll of the three tragedies to 117. Flights scheduled for Newark airport were shunted to New York, Philadelphia and Teterboro. Heavy Snowstorm Lashes Maine ABINGHAM, Me. MV-The worst snowstorm of the winter in north' western Maine smashed power lines today, disrupting electric service over a wide area. Word of the storm reached the U. S. Weather Bureau at Portland :hrough amateur radio operators. More than two feet of snow fell in the Greenville area near Moose- head Lake. St. Paul Fire Blamed On Kerosene Lamp ST. PAUL of a cerosene' heater was blamed last night, for a fire which did lamage to the Builders Wholesale Co., warehouse here yesterday. No ine was hurt in the blaze. John Schulz, 16-year-old Mil- waukee youth, presses his hand to his face to try to stem the flow of tears as he broke down in Milwaukee after being -book- ed on a charge of killing his mother, sister and brother Saturday night. He was re- turned to Milwaukee from St. Louis, Mo., where he was cap- tured. Deputy District Attor- ney John E. Tierney said the boy admitted killing his moth- er, Catherine, 38, his brother and sister with a .410 shotgun after his mother refused him use of the family car. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Maj. George A. Davis Jr. U. S. FIFTH AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS, Korea Air Force spokesman today de- fended the policy of keeping all jet pilots Ko- rea until they have finished their normal tour of 100 combat mis- sions. That was the Air Force stand on the controversy that has raged since Maj. George A. Davis Jr., was shot down Sunday. Davis had Acheson Hopes To Speed Up Defense Plans By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON of State Acheson left for London to- day to try to put new drive behind Western Europe's faltering talks toward a consolidated defense army. Accompanied by his two top Ger- many experts, Acheson departed aboard President Truman's special for a round of talks with the British and French foreign ministers. While in London, he will repre- sent President Truman at the fu- aeral Friday of Britain's late King George VI. On Tuesday the secretary plans to fly to Lisbon to attend a meeting of the 12 Atlantic pact govern- ments which are trying to map a common strategy for stopping any Communist aggression in Europe. Plans Major Effort Acheson is reported determined to make a major effort to prod the Europeans into settling their differ- ences over Western Germany and finances. He reportedly fears Con- destroyed 11 MIGs and three Red bombers in 59 missions. The first three American jet pilots to become aces in the Ko- rean war were returned to the U.S. after their fifth kill. Five alls make a pilot an ace. In Lubbock, Tex., Mrs. Davis said her husband should have been sent home the same as the first three. She said Davis recently wrote her, "Things can't go on like they are. We lose so many planes and so many men. The MIGs are so much better than the Sabres that something must be done." Mrs. Davis, who her third child in could feel that he has lost his life for some good reason I could feel better about it. But this is a war without reason. I would like to ask a full scale investigation of why he was left in Korea." The Fifth Air Force spokesman said policy requires the comple- tion of 100 missions in Korea, but that the first three aces were sent home to instruct other airmen be- ing readied for Korean combat. "We don't send a ground soldier home when he kills 10 Commu- the spokesman said. "The j be> given them until they same principle applies to jet pi- brought in as equal members, lots." Despite existing differences on He added that fighter-bomber West Germany's role, he is hoping pilots and Sabre jet pilots who do the Atlantic Pact Council in Lisbon M 1S i Sress may slasn foreign aid funds May, said, If I for year bickering stops soon. Before leaving London, Acheson will seek to iron out British-Ameri- can-French differences over a "peace contract" for Western Ger- many. 'Shabby Return' For Farmers, Secretary Says Chief Criticism Aimed as'Sliding Scale' Provision RALEIGH, N. C. Secretary of Agriculture Brannan said today farmers face the possibility of a "mighty shabby return" for their crops as long as present price sup- port laws remain in. effect. The secretary aimed his chief criticism at what he called the "sliding provision of sup-l' port legislation. Under this scale, minimum price support 1 e v e 1 s i vary with the j size of crop sup- plies. The larger the supplies, the lower are the! minimum level of I supports. In a speech Brannan prepared for a meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Fed- eration, Brannan said the law does not pin down the secretary of agri- culture and force him to use tht scale. Policy Direction "It does express policy direction from Congress, and any secretary who chooses to ignore it does so at considerable he said. Brannan said the sliding scale is based on the philosophy that the way to adjust farm production is to decrease the price level. "There are two main objections to that theory in normal he said, "and I have the same two objections today. One is that it calls for starving farm families into making adjustments. The other is tfiat low prices can not be depended upon to cut off production." Third Objection The secretary said that today there is a third objection: "The sliding scale gives farmers no legislative assurance that rec- ord production, plus a sudden change in demand, might not find them next year operating tinder 75 per cent or less of parity for some crops. I think that would be a mighty shabby return to farmers for doing their best to meet the nation's food and fiber needs." Parity is a standard for measur- ing farm prices. It is declared by law to be equally fair to farmers and those who buy their products. Most crops are being 'supported this year at 90 per cent of parity." In his message to Congress on ie State of the Union last month, President Truman called for re- peal of the sliding scale. Traffic Summons Cost Man PHILADELPHIA Police :ame across an abandoned car this weekend and towed it off. They md seen it before. Records ed they had placed 37 traffic sum- An interim plan for linking West- monses on it during last ten era Germany to the Atlantic pac also is reported to be part of Ache son's goal. He is against immediate membership in the alliance for th Germans, aides said, but thinks specific defense guarantees shouli are not become aces face dangers as aces. the "Getting five MIGs is a happen- he said, "it doesn't mean a man has won the war." same j will give formal approval to the blueprint already agreed upon by France, Italy, Belgium, the Neth erlands, Luxembourg and Western Germany in talks at Paris. Albert Woolson, Duluth Civil War veteran who islOS years old, still wields a snow shovel. He is cleaning off the walk at his Duluth, Minn., home. "Exercise judiciously" is one of Woolson's recipes for a long life. (A.P. Wirephoto.) ever hearing from the owner. Yesterday Steve Kosolov, 19, of Bridgeton, N. J., walked into the station and inquired about the car. He was arrested and fined Blind Man Tells Driver of Mistake MUNCIE, Ind. Fred H. Coats didn't realize he was driv- ing the wrong way on a one-way street until his blind passenger told him. Coats said he and his passenger, Mario Pieroni, a former city judge, had been busy talking, but Pieroni sensed that they'd gone beyond the intersection where two-way traffic stops. TV Stars to Wed SANTA MONICA, Calif. nay Venuta of TV, radio and the screen, and Fred Leonard Clark, TV actor, will be married Friday. It will be her third venture, his first. Benay said she's 40. Clark ;ave his age as 38. WEATHER s FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly tloudy, occasional rain beginning ate tonight and intermittently on" Vednesday. Somewhat warmer night Low tonight 34, high Wed- nesday 45. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 IOUTS ending, at 12 m. today: Maximum, 39; minimum, icon, 45; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on ?age U,   

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