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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Showers Tonight, Generally Fair Saturday Afternoon SEND YOUR LETTERS BY AIRMAIL VOLUME 52, NO. 100 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY Russ Planes Spy On America By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Another of those moments has come which most people in this country have hopefully believed never would come, even though their coming was logically inevitable. In brief, the active reconnais- sance of this continent by the So- viet equivalent of a wing of TU- 4s, or perhaps two wings, moved into new bases on Kamchatka, across the Bering Strait from Alaska. Since then, the air recon- naissance has been going forward. Four claimed contrails, which are the vapor trails left by air- craft flying at altitude, have been sighted in recent months. Of these claimed sightings, two have been dismissed after careful investiga- tion as probably the result of spe-1 cial atmospheric conditions and cloud effects. But two others, one j on the north Alaskan coast and one in northern Canada, are held to have been the genuine traces of Soviet air reconnaissance mis- sions. And the Alaskan sighting, at least, is further held to have been confirmed by the evidence of I the radar net. More Information Needed This development both is and is not a cause for deep concern. To begin with the sedative arguments, this air reconnaissance of our con- tinent which the Soviets have now started is only the equivalent of what we have been doing for some time past. Our long-range aircraft have been flying reconnaissance operations on the Siberian coast since before Korea: and they have gone in far enough for intercep- tion to be attempted on more than one occasion. Equally, there can be very little doubt that the Navy Privateer shot down over the Bal- tic a couple of years ago was also on reconnaissance duty. j In the case of the best-confirm-1 ed Soviet venture into our that in northern is; even some doubt about whether j the Russian four-motored bomber passed the off-shore line where itj had a right to fly. For the So- viet strategic air force to occupy bases in Kamchatka and to fly Troops-to-Europe When Gusty Winds Swept the baseball park at Cold Springs, Minnesota while Cold Springs Catholics were recently holding 100th anniversary ceremonies on founding of the St. Cloud diocese, Benedictine nuns took refuge in the players' dug- The mass was said in memory of Father Francis X. Pierz, a French priest who entered the territory in 1852. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) Taft Working For Delaware's 12 Delegates reconnaissance from them along our coasts is just as reasonable as for us to fly reconnaissance from Alaskan and other forward bases. In short, even though Cana- dian territory was certainly violat- ed if the second probable sighting genuine, there is nothing im- mediately warlike in this new de- velopment. On the other hand, the develop- ment is a grim warning; and it is reasonable to be concerned be- cause the warning is not being acted on. What has happened plainly indicates the growing size and power of the Soviet strategic air force. It suggests that this So- By TOM BRADSHAW WILMINGTON, Del. W) Sen. Roert A. Taft turned his full at- j tention toward Delaware's 12- member Republican delegation to- day in his pre-convention swing through the Middle Atlantic belt. The Ohio candidate for the GOP presidential nomination was sched- uled to meet with the Delaware group at the farm of former U.S. Senator C. Douglass Buck, near Wilmington, after coming here from New York. House Gets Bill To Extend Controls By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON House today had two bills to continue ex- piring wage-price-rent controls, one passed by the Senate and the other approved by its own House Banking Committee. The government's present authority for all anti-inflation curbs ex- The Senate-bill, passed 58 to 18 and sent to the House yester- day, would extend this power eight months to next Feb. 28. It also would add a full June 30, authority for credit checks and allocation of scarce materials to industry. The House legislation, a one-year extension to June 30, 1953, was French Air Force Blasts Vietminh HANOI, Indochina ITI The From Delaware, Taft plans to i French Air Force blasted the Corn- visit the Republican delegations of i munist-led Vietminh main supply Virginia, Maryland and Pennsyl-1 line with Red China today in the last two of particular I biggest mass aerial assault since importance at the moment along 1 the outbreak of hostilities six years with Michigan because of reports'ago. will almost surelv be Fine viet air force 5 not a Vrea< to that Pennsylvania's Gov. John S. Fifty-four fighters and 20 Am- Viet air lorce, u not a UJKCU 10. IQ organize a erican-supplied B-26 bombers roar- l bloc of dele-1 ed over colonial route number I three, blasting all spans and fords before very long. We probably have a little time left to put our own air defenses in order. But this is the beginning of an ending. And if we do not use this time Eyes on Others i used by the Vietminh for trans- Taft said last con-1 porting war equipment and sup- ferring with New York and New I plies received from China. Jersey he would j The planes showered high explo- reported favorably by a 15 to 3 banking committee vote. But it would end all curbs on consumer and real estate credit, a point at odds with the one-year extension of credit restrictions voted by the Senate. In final action on the measure last night, the committee added no major provisions which had not previously been approved. Its most important action reportedly was a new provision, adopted 17 to 5, to drop a price regulation requiring certain reports from dealers who sell at below-ceiling prices. Red Prisoner Resistance on Koj'e Broken Communists in Six Compounds Transferred By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN KOJE ISLAND, Korea Gen. Haydon L. Boatner indicated j today the resistance of Koje Is- land's once-defiant Red war prisoners has been broken. 'The thing here actually is the tough prison camp com- mander told reporters after three more prisoner compounds bowed meekly to United Nations author- ity. Six of Koje's 17 stockades of stubborn, Red-led prisoners have been emptied during Boatner's op- eration breakup. Inmates of a sev- enth today signified willingness to obey orders. Boatner was assigned to crack led rule of the enclosures after 3OWs seized his predecessor, Brig. Gen. (now Col.) Francis Dodd, last month. TiWiferred About prisoners have been lispersed into smaller stockades of 500 each, or transferred to new iens to await completion of small ir enclosures. The 17 original com lounds held up to or more in mates each. Boatner said about prison rs eventually will be moved from
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