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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Warmer Tonight and Wednesday Chiefs at Owatonna 8 Tonight KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 52, NO. 126 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY IS, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES ew School Budget Up New Try Made for Steel Peace Industry and Workers Plan Negotiations Government Turns Down Pleas for Price Increases BULLETIN WASHINGTON OB In a move aimed at checking the of industrial idleness, the government today freed for civilian use all steel not need- ad by the military. By JOHN MOODY PITTSBURGH W Government prodding set up new peace talks today between the CIO United Steelworkers and the industry for another try at ending the paralyz- ing steel strike. Presidential Assistant John R. Steelman arranged the talks. He acted after a round of weekend discussions raised hope then failed in settling the 44-day-old dispute. Steelman telephoned both union and industry representatives from Washington yesterday and insisted on a new try for peace in the strike that has idled about 1H mil lion workers. Union President Philip Murray and Arthur J. Goldberg, general counsel, head the union negotiating team. The industry is represented by two Bethlehem Steel Corp. offi- cials Vice President Joseph Crowds Throng Pier In New York today to add to rousing welcome for America's supeiiiner, the United States, as the ship completed a two-way conquest of the Atlantic, establishing record speed on each trip. Under Capt. Harry Manning the liner crossed from England to New York in three days, 12 hours and 12 minutes. Her speed on the homeward trip was 34.51 knots as compared with 35.59 knots on the outbound voyage which took three days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Larkin and John H. Morse, gen- eral counsel. Price Hike Refected As the peace talks were being 'set up, the Office of Price Stabili- zation rejected appeals of three companies- for price boosts rang- ing from to a ton. The OPS ruling against appeals from Weirton, Armco and Pitts- burgh Steel all of whom have signed new contracts with their workers was quickly shrugged off by the industry. Steelman spent Saturday talking prices with officials of United States Steel Corp., bellwether of the industry, and reportedly gave Liner U.S. Given New York Welcome NEW YORK superliner United States, new queen of the seas, came home today to a roaring reception with another jewel assurance of an increase in steel roother is asking fop his return prices. The Industry pinned its hope for price relief on a promise of an increase averaging a ton. This would include an adjustment under the Capehart Amendment, which allows manufacturers to add to their ceiling prices all cost in- creases from the outbreak of fight- ing in Korea up to last July 26. A government official said Price Stabilizer Ellis Arnall could do nothing but reject the appeal of Weirton, Armco and Pittsburgh, because of the OPS' narrow regu- lations. If an increase is given, the three companies would also qualify for the higher prices along with the rest of the industry. Declines Comment1 Arnall declined comment on the report that his bosses have agreed her crown. Planes droned overhead and vessels in the harbor sent up a thund- erous chorus of welcoming whistles as the big ship docked at the end of her double speed conquest of the Atlantic. Twice, on her maiden voyage, the sleek, liner had far out-stripped past ocean-crossing records, both eastbound and west- bound. As the new record-holder tied up at her Hudson River pier at a.m., she was given a noisy demonstration of homage that echoed up and down the wat- erfront and across the big harbor. Fireboats spewed sunlit arches of water. Bands blared on deck and ashore. Passengers jammed Police Hunt Killer of NEW YORK U.S. Marine's from Korea to attend the funeral of his slain fiancee, mysteriously shot in a Columbia University of- fice. gunman killed the decks, waving and shouting. A pressing throng of more than eager for a glimpse of the new ship's triumphant return, jammed the vicinity of the 46th the westward speed ac as sne Me Fahey xaney HIP United t ?t hot- HocV yeiieruay, me umiea hot- ner reading a letter from the Marine, Pfc. Ronald Leo, also 20. Two other letters from Leo, both un- opened, lay on the desk. Motive Sought Police pressed the search for both the gunman and a motive in the baffling case in whieh the slay- er announced his deed to several Persons. A professor saw him, but was afraid to stop him. Leo's mother, Mrs. Margaret sent a telegram last night to Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr., head to increase steel prices. of the Marines, in Washington She Industry's last offer at the week-1 asked that her son be granted end sessions was not disclosed, j emergency furlough for his fian- However, it is believed to call for jcee's funeral, scheduled Friday, what one industrial spokesman Deputy Chief Police Inspector 'termed "a watered down" version 1 James B. Leggett, working with of the modified union shop which 135 detectives, discounted the possi- was made part of a separate I bility that the slaying was the re- strike-ending agreement the union j suit of a love triangle. signed with Pittsburgh Steel. A union shop requires all em- ployes to join the union. The Pitts- burgh Steel type of union shop stip- ulated that all new employes must join but can drop out between the I wjtv, _.T_____1_ Secretary Work Friends and relatives, among 75 persons questioned last night, all told the same story: That "Ronnie is the only boy she ever went out 20th and 30th days of work. The wage proposal made by the companies calls for a 24.6-cent hourly pay package. As the strike drifts into its seventh week, layoffs continue to mount. Destroyer Hit By Red Shells WASHINGTON tfl The Navy reported today the destroyer Southerland was hit four times in a duel with enemy shore batteries off Korea's east coast Sunday. Eight enlisted crewmen received "minor injuries." The announcement said that most of the injured "presumably re- turned to duty." During the 24-minute battle, more than 20a rounds of five-inch shells were poured onto Communist gun emplacements, silencing five of the seven shore batteries. The destroyer returned to the firing line three hours after receiv- ing the hits. crossed from England to New York in three days, 12 hours and 12 minutes. Nine hours and 36 minutes were clipped from the previous west- ward record held by the British Cunard liner Queen Mary for the last U years. The United States beat the Queen Mary's eastward record by 10 hours and two min- utes. Sleepy Eye Wins Sixth Legion Crown ST. PAUL Proudest unit ready for the big American' Leg- ion parade through downtown St. Paul today was the Sleepy Eye Drum and Bugle Corps. For the corps won for the sixth straight year the title as Minne- sota's best in a contest held last night at Central High School Sta- dium. Ike in Denver For Some Rest, Trout Fishing General Predicts Long, Hard Campaign Ahead By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER Dwight. D Eisenhower looked forward eager ly today to a vacation of trout fishing and perhaps some golf be fore turning full attention to "B long, hard campaign" as the Be- publican presidential nominee.' The general and Mrs. Eisenhow- er arrived here last night after four-hour flight from Chicago where he won the GOP nomination last Friday and got a big ovation. Eisenhower gave the cheering crowd of several thousand a broad smile, waved his hat, then stepped to a microphone and said: "When we left here a week ago Thursday I made a prophesy: That good, common, honest Americans would be in charge of the Repub- lican and they were, j "There's a long, hard campaign ahead of us. Every one of us has j got to work and scrap. I can't think of a better place (than Denver) j for a long breath for what is ahead of us. "We're glad to be back." Then he got into an open car and rode seven miles to the Brown Palace Hotel with Mayor Quigg Newton of Denver and Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado. Thornton played a leading role at the Chicago convention in chart- ing strategy which won the nomi- nation for Eisenhower over Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. Eisenhower set up a headquar-, ters here shortly after he returned Proposed School Budget An outline of proposed expenditures for 1953-54 as compared with items in the 1952-53 operational budget follows: 1953-54 1952-53 Tax Budget Op. Budget General Control Instruction Supplies, Books....... Salaries Contingent Fund...... Total.............. Operation Maintenance Auxiliary Agencies Fixed Charges......... Transportation.......... Capital Outlay Community Lunch....... Veterans Program Auxiliary Account....... Contingent Fund........ Total Budget......... Approximate. Asked For Next Year All-Time Record Only Slight Hike Necessitated in Local Tax Levy This Photo Shows two Air Force helicopters just before taking off today from Westover Air Force Base, Mass., for Europe on the longest hop ever attempted by "flying windmills." (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Europe 'Copter Flight on Way WESTOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Jass. if, Two huge helicopters pointed for took off at from Europe June 1. He left Den- Chisholm placed second and Min-jver aboard a special train July 3 neapolis Laidlaw post third in the class A race at the state conven- tion. Litchfield was fourth and Faribault fifth. Sleepy Eye also won the color guard contest, with St. Paul East Side post runnerup. Chaska placed first, St. Peter second and Pine City third in the class B compe- tition for drum and bugle corps. The ninth district band from Crookston was adjudged tops in Minnesota for the second year in succession. Runnerup was St. Paul's fourth district aggregation. >ookston has claimed the title seven times in the past 25 years. The marching unit contests came after a business session in which delegates, by resolution, asked for a speedy end to the steel strike. They asked that both sides make concessions to the end that pro- duction be resumed as quickly as I possible. for Chicago. After a brief stay last night at his eighth-floor suite in the Brown Palace, the general and his wife spent the night at the home of her mother, Mrs. John S. Doud, who returned from Chicago with triumphant party. across the Atlantic. The "Flying heavily laden with big supplies of gasoline, got off the ground after taxiing along runways instead of the cus- tomary straight-up takeoff of heli- copters. j The Military Transport Service, 'MATS, craft, the Hop-A-Long and Just before boarding his plane in the Whirl-0-Way accompanied fay _ _ D n Prti'iMnft OT-O TQCflTIW Chicago, Eisenhower said he had had a very busy week and that his time had been "very crowded service plane, are testing the feasibility of delivering heli- copters by air to Europe. since he came home from Europe Their route> whieh carries six weeks ago from the sweltering New England "I hope to hide away and catch !hcat to degrees of the v iiTill A T-rtlldC some trout, he said, grinning. On his arrival here, he said he hoped to get started fishing Wed- i Six stops are 'Isle, Me.; Goose Bay, Labrador; to cover 4'000 miles Germany. nesday. In Chicago, he got in a final round of conferences on campaign matters and spent a good part of Jie afternoon with his son John, an Army major, who is slated to .eave for Korea in a few days, Narsarssuak, Greenland; Keflavin n> Jonathan 8- Iceland; Preswick, Scotland andjdolph 4) CreigmOD 2 and Alton six Capsizing Tractor Crushes Pigeon Farmer fo Death PIGEON FALLS, Wis. (Special) Jens Staff, 37-year-old area farmer, was crushed to death when the tractor he was driving tipped backward on a steep slope and pinned him beneath it. The man was dead when z Whitehall doctor arrived at the Big Slough farm, located four miles east of here. Pigeon Falls 3as no doctor and the physician drove about 10 miles to the vic- tim, father of nine children. The doctor said his head, chest and arm were crushed. The acci- dent was witnessed by his children vho called their mother. His wjfe elt his pulse but was unable to tell if it were still beating when she arrived. Born here in April, 1915, he mar- ied Ila Koxlien in 1934 and had armed here since. Surviving are his wife: eight ons, James 17, Terrence 12. Fred- Ran- Mansion, England. Ten Ballots May Be Needed To Pick Democratic Nominee The gunman described as a young, thin, dark six-footer walked out of the office with the gun in his hand, told three women By RELMAN MORIN CHICAGO UP) A great manj Democrats were busy talking, tack ing' up signs, making prediction and generally building up a ful head of steam today for the presi dential nominating convention tha opens next week. This is a multi-candidate con vention, wide as the great open in the hallway he "just shot a and disappeared down a stairway. Consequently, it is full of ques- tion marks, hot and cold running rumors, speculation and ballyhoo About the only points of agree. ment among candidates and sup- j porters are that' 1. Nobody is going to be named on the first ballot, or even on an "early" ballot. Some guesses on roll calls ranges up to 10, 2. Sen. Estes Kefauver, the tall man from Tennessee, will start out in front. 3. Somebody is going to get a powerful lift from President Tru- man and all the candidates are looking hopefully toward the White House for a sign in the sky. President Neutral If the President has glanced with interest in the direction of any of the several front-runners, there is no indication of it here. The most any of the various camps can an- nounce is that Truman isn't op- posed to their man. Sen. Robert S. Kerr of Okla- homa, a brief visitor at the con- vention city last night, said he is WASHINGTON The Stat Department today ordered the Rus sian embassy to quit publishing paign manager, Sen. Edwin C., the man to beat, even while can- j distributing pamphlets in to _ _ T- ,i f. TTmtofi Russ Embassy Told To Quit Publishing Pamphlets in U.5. months: one daughter, Sharon 14; By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer The Winona public schools will be operating on an all-time record budget during the next fiscal year but the spiraling costs of school operations will be re- flected in only a slight in- crease in the tax levy. The tax budget for 1953- 54 drafted Monday night by the Board of Education is pegged at up from the budget listing of a year ago. Of this amount, will be provided by locally levied taxes as compared with a levy set a year ago. The remainder of the funds will be derived from state and federal school aids and other revenue sources which are expected to be increased during the coming year. In addition to the budget for I general school purposes, the school board Monday night also set its school building sinking fund levy for 1953-54. In the interest of reducing the city's over-all burden, the board slashed new building fund levy hi half, five mills. The new levy for school building purposes is the lowest drafted by the board since 1948 when another five-mill levy was adopted. In that year, the board requested an eight-mill levy which was reject- ed by the City Council. On second time around, the board set- tled on a five-mill compromise. Each year since then, a ten- mill levy has been adopted in ac- cordance with the school board's pay-as-you-go policy for financing new school construction. One Dissenting Vote And, each year, the levy has been returned with a Council veto, accompanied by a request for a reduction in the sinking fund levy. Annually, the veto has been over- ridden by board voting. Last night's budget was adopted with one dissenting vote. Casting his ballot in opposition to the reduction of the sinking fund levy was School Director Arthur F. Bowman who observed that he believed "a reduction in the sink- ing fund levy will not provide for the proper maintenance of our school system." Bowman also expressed dis- approval with certain items in the general school budget, mostly those concerned with school maintenance and im- provement. When the matter of the sinking 'und levy came up for discussion, Board President Carrol Syversoa Johnson of Colorado, told news men Russell had seen the Presi dent last week but that he did no know what passed between them. And Kefauver's campaign com mander, Gael Sullivan, ridiculec the suggestion that either the President or the Democratic party leaders are opposed to Kefauver. "Pure nonsense put out by his said Sullivan. Russell's camp says he has 300 convention votes it takes 616 to win the nomination and a solid bloc of Southern support. It will increase, Sen. Johnson said, to the .vinning point "around the 10th bal- ot or rather, I'll say the last ballot." Sullivan told this reporter he wouldn't be "mouse trapped into discussing an estimate of Kefau- er's delegate strength or when the Tennesseean will see the winning number. "Taft's people did that right up o the Sullivan re- -alled. "They had 550, and 590 and 03 and look what happened. "I'll just say that Estes has a ide of support coming his way." Barkley Man to Beat Sen. Kerr, sitting on the edge f a hotelroom bed, told some rc- orters he has a minimum of 150 irst-ballot votes, and said, "I trade my chances with i.v WKWI.I wiinc vuiv- _. ceding that Kefauver will be in front in the early stages of the for W. Averell Harriman of New York, director of the Mutual Security Administration. Harriman, Barkley, Russell and Kefauver are the leading contend- ers at this point in the view Frank McKinney, chairman of the national committee. He agreed with the general opinion that it is a wide-open race. McKinney ar- rived last night. Meanwhile, the surprisingly dur- able and long-lived rumors about Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois were still haunting the corridors of the Conrad Hilton Hotel, central arena for all the pre-convention lubbub. Stevenson says, virtually every hour on die hour, that he doesn't want the nomination. There is a report that the President no longer s trying to persuade him; another s that Jacob Arvey, of Chicago, ine of the original and most em- ihatic backers of the governor, al- o has decided not to press him any further. .But another story has it that the llinois delegates are marshaling or a draft-Stevenson drive next week. Kefauver and Russell are ex- Eileen Fahey certain "the against me." nyone. President is not I be nominated." Fact is, I'm going to pected in Chicago late today to Russell's manager says he thinks Sen. Richard B. Russell's cam-JVice President Alben Barkley islter in the week. take personal charge of their oper- ations. The others will be here la- A department statement announc ing this said the U. S. was sus pending publication of a Russian i language magazine called "Am which it had been distri jbuting in Russia. I It said the twin actions were taken because the Russians were obstructing distribution of "Am erika" in the Soviet Union. In halting the "Amerika" pro- ject, the department gave up op- erations on the last remaining wedge into the Iron Curtain. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair and warmer tonight and Wed- nesday. Low tonight 64, high Wed- nesday 85. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum, 59; noon, 78; precipitation, .14; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. Temp. 74 at a. m. .oday, Min. 58 at a.m. Noon southwest at three miles per hour, clouds broken at and feet, visibility 15 miles, humidity 75, barometer J0.04, steady. Additional weather on page 15. Thompson, Northfield. Wis.; Mrs. jfor ?ew construction is a Alvin Grunlien. Black River Falls, Sood one' I think that and Mrs. Norman Hallingstad, (Continued on Page 3, Column 3.) California. SCHOOL BUDGET .Firemen Fought Fire, flames and smoke as they struggled to save 'the old three-story Pioneer Hotel at Fairbanks, Alaska, Mon- day. Flames, however, leveled buildings in two hours, leaving one dead, five missing. Note flames in third story window, upper center, where most guests were trapped. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald)   

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