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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Snow, Cold Tonight; Fair On Wednesday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 52, NO. 272 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 6, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES The Arthur Borck surveys all that re- mains of their four-room home in Cedar Valley it was destroyed by fire about 3 a.m. today. Mrs. Borck fled from the burning structure clad only in the jacket and jeans she is wearing here. Three-year-old Catherine, being held by her father, is clad in borrowed clothing. (Republican-Herald photo) TODAY Stevenson Dl T- rlans I rip r- To Far East By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON E. Stev- enson has made'up bis mind that the Eisenhower administration is going to need a responsible, but aggressive and articulate, opposi- tion. iHe has further made up his mind-that he is the man to lead this opposition. According to those close to him, Stevenson has reached this deci- sion only slowly and reluctantly. In the last few weeks of the' recent campaign he was absolutely confi- dent of victory. Therefore his crushing defeat was a far greater shock to him than was generally realized. At first, he was inclined to fold his political tent and silent- ly steal away. But he has now re- covered from this'initial shock, ac- cording to his friends, and is all ready to lead his party in the fray, if his party will have him. World Trip His first planned move towards becoming the real, than merely the titular leader of the Democratic opposition is oddly enough, at first glance to go abroad. He presently plans to leave, probably in March, on a round-the-w o r 1 d tour, returning about June. He will spend most of this time in .the Far East. His tentative itinerary takes him to Japan, possibly Korea, South East Asia, India; the Middle East, and finally, rather briefly, to Western Europe. The reasoning behind this plan- ned trip is simple. There will, be no real place for an, opposition leader in the first few months aft- er Gen, Eisenhower's inauguration, simply because there will be no effective opposition. During this honeymoon period, it is reasoned, it will be better for Stevenson to be in the news, but out of the coun- try. This shrewd political timing. But there is a more important reason for Stevenson's round-the- world plan. He is convinced that the next two years will be more crucial on the foreign front than any since the Avar. Therefore the really determining issues of the immediate future will be the great issues of American foreign policy, especially in Asia, and on these issues leadership in both parties will stand or fall. Knowi" Europe Well Although he knows Europe well, Stevenson has never been in Asia. Long.before Eisenhower made his promise to go to Korea, Stevenson had planned a quick trip to the Far East, if he was elected, to "get the feel of the situation." He DOW has a chance to fill this gap in his experience at a more leis- urely pace and more completely. And when he returns, he will be able to speak out with the author- ity of first hand observation on the great issues of American policy. He intends to speak and write (Continued on Column S.) ALSOPS War Bride Saves Daughter CEDAR VALLEY, Minn. Yugoslavian war bride fled her blazing home with her three-year-old daughter in her arms at 3 a.m. today and raced three-quarters of a mile to the home of neighbors while her home burned to ash behind her. And except for the fact her daughter spent a restless night, the mother and her little girl might not have survived the harrowing night- time ordeal. Mrs. Arthur Borck was tending Catherine at 3 a.m. when she thought she smelled smoke, -and suddenly realized her home was ablaze. She had only time to don a pair of jeans, a jacket and shoes and to wrap the child in a blanket. In her race for safety she left be- hind all her possessions, including a new washing machine which she had used once. The home and all the Borcks' belongings were.-de- stroyed. Borck estimated the fur- niture loss at Up Cedar Valley The two-story home which Borck rented from his brother-in-law, Donald Buege, is four miles up Cedar Valley Road from Highway 61 below Lamoille and back from the road three-quarters of a mile. The home of Donald Cummings where Mrs. Borck sought sanctuary with her daughter is the nearest neighboring residence. There Mrs. Borck tried to call the Ridgeway fire department but was unable to put through the call. It is believed that area wires were burned out in the fire. A solicitation for funds to aid the family was begun this morning by Cummings. His wife said that he planned to make a house-to-house {Continued on 21, Column 5.) FIRE Ike-Churchill Meet, Silent On Discussions By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH NEW YORK UP) President- elect Eisenhower and Prime Min- ister Churchill dined together last night and conferred at length, but both kept silent on any conclusions they may have reached on world problems. There was a possibility that Ei- senhower and the British leader would meet again before Churchill goes to on a conference with President Truman, But there was no immediate announcement re-: garding another session. Eisenhower and friends from World War II days- got together at the Manhattan home of Bernard Baruch. Church- ill is Baruch's guest during his stay in New York. The possible topics of conversa- (Continued on Page 21, Column 5.) Sub-Zero Cold Blasts Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A spreading snow storm began disrupting traffic in parts of the Midwest today on the heels of a blast of sub-zero cold. A belt of new snow, generally two to inches deep, extended from Montana southeastward into Iowa and Missouri and was work- ing eastward. A two-inch early morning fall produced one of the worst traffic snarls in St. Louis since a foot of snow fell in a 12-hour period in November, 1951. A strike hit the Milwauke Gas Light Co., as the mercury dipped to -2, but a company spokesman said sufficient supervisory workers were on hand to prevent a dis- ruption of natural gas supplies for heating and cooking. A storm off Lake Ontario dump- ed up to six inches of snow in Oswego County, New York. Snow flurries hit Chicago and the U. S. Weather Bureau forecast two to thre inches would fall by night. Aberden, S. D., had five inches of new snow and Omaha, Neb., two inches by early morning. From one to six inches fell in West Virginia. Much of the Midwest shivered in the season's coldest weather. The temperature dropped to 26 below zero at International Falls, Minn. Senate Wades Info New Fight Over Filibuster Deputy Warden AtSti To Quit, Claim By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL Warden Leo Fiske, second in command at the Stillwater prison, will resign within the next 30 days, The Asso- ciated Press learned Monday night from reliable sources. Fiske, a central figure in the prison investigation, was reported Monday at odds with Warden Leo F. Utecht, who said he will retire July 1. Inadequate and lax administra- tion at the prison was blamed by Jarle Leirfallom, director of public institutions, "to "a long-standing and complete rift" between the warden and Fiske that had "split the prison into -two camps." Questioned about the rift at a press conference earlier Monday, Utecht said: "I will clear that up myself. I thick I cleared that up this morning in a talk I had with Utecht had been asked how the rift could be healed. Leir fallom, asked the same question, said: "That will be taken care of shortly." From sources close to Fiske it was learned that the chief deputy has indicated his desire to resign. One' report was that he will quit in about 10 days. Another was that he will definitely disassociate him- self from the prison within 30 days. Utecht said at the press confer- ence that Fiske was hired in 1938 by the old three-member State Board of Control, then in charge of state institutions. Utecbt denied there was bitter- ness between him and Fiske but admitted there were differences over prison administration. Woman, Husband Die Eight Minutes Apart IDAHO FALLS, Idaho Clyde Drainard, 72, hurried to the bedside of her 84-year-old husband Monday after she was notified he was dying. As she walked into Drainard's hospital room, she was told he was dead. The .elderly woman turned to- ward the door and collapsed. She died eight minutes after her hus- band. Primt Minister Winiton Churchill and Presi- dent-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower flank their host Bernard Baruch, at an informal meeting in Baruch's. residence in New York Monday. The meeting was followed by a formal dinner at which the wartime prime minister and the wartime mili- tary leader discussed world problems. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Taft to Keep On Issue Until Decision Is Reached By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (at The Senate Republican command called its GOP hands on deck today with orders to stay, there if it takes all week, for a finish fight in the battle over filibusters. The orders came from Sen. Taft of Ohio, Republican floor leader, as opposing, factions squared ofl to start the scrap late today. The filibuster fight'seemed likely to be the only concrete business ,to come before the new Congress I Senate and House had a date to meet in joint session today for the formal counting of Electoral College votes which will make Dwight D. Eisenhower the next President. Tomorrow they will re- ceive President Truman's final State of the Union message, but he won't deliver it in person. Fri- day the Truman budget message will be sent to Capitol Hill. Works Behind Scenes Otherwise, most of the work was being done behind the scenes to- ward completing the organization of the GOP Congress, which met for the first time on Saturday. Committee assignments were the biggest and touchiest problem. In the filibuster scrap, the issue is a move by self-styled liberal Northern senators to make it easi- er to muzzle the endless debate with which Southern senators in the past have talked to death civil rights bills. Anti-lynching and anti-poll tax bills, and proposals to forbid racial discrimination i n employment have been victims of filibusters. Even staunchest civil rights sup- porters conceded they have prac- tically no chance to win. Taft is seeking to prevent the row from blossoming into a full-fledged fili- buster which could paralyze the Senate' for weeks and tie up the legislative program of the incom ing Eisenhower administration. SenvDirksen one of Taft's lieutenants; is reported to be drafting a civil rights bill around which he expects the GOP to rally measure seeking to dis- courage racial discrimination in employment without providing for criminal prosecution of offenders. Its details have" not been made public. In that connection, Rep. Sam Rayburn of Texas, dean of all Democrats in Congress, said yes- terday he expects that any civil rights program which Eisenhower proposes will help unite the Dem- ocrats. "Some Democrats who hated President Roosevelt and Truman because of their civil rights pro- posals will now start hating Presi- dent Eisenhower for the same Rayburn said in an in- terview on the eve of 'his 71st birthday today. More United Rayburn, speaker of the House in the last session, said he thinks his party will be more united as a minority than it was during the nearly 20 years it ruled the gov- ernment. In the Senate maneuvering. Sen. Anderson (D-NM) had made the opening move Saturday, with a motion challenging the long-held theory that Senate the one which gives a "filibuster its strongest in effect from year to year. The storm' centers about Rule 22, which requires the votes of 64 of the 96 Senate members to put a time limit on debate, and which forbids any time limit at all in debating rules changes. Anderson and Sen. Lehman (D- who is quarterbacking the move for a change, contend the old rules expired with the last Con- gress, and that the Senate now is free to adopt a new set. They say it should include one to permit a debate knell to -a fili- a vote of only 49 sena- tors, a majority. Taft told reporters he will try to bring the issue to a head not later than tomorrow. He has in- dicated he may try to do this by moving to table the whole con- troversy. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and cold tonight. Wednesday generally fair and continued cold. Low to- night 0 in city, -5 in country, high Wednesday 10. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 10; minimum, noon, 5; precipitation, Vi inch snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) Max. temp. 7 at p.m. Mon- day, min. at p.m. Noon sky at 60 feet, visibility one-half mile with snow, temperature 2, wind 8 miles per. hour from east, barometer 30.02, humidity 88 per cent. Legislators Pick Officers Ancher Nelsen, Hutchinson, Minnesota's new lieutenant gover- nor, tried out his gavel this morning at the opening of the 1953 State Legislature in St. Paul. Nelsen will serve as presiding officer of the Senate. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Dirksen to Fight British Aid Plan By JACK BELL WASHINGTON W-Sen. Dirksen (R-I11) predicted today that "heil will pop" in Congress if any proposal for U, S. support of British currency comes out of the Eisenhower-Churchill conference. Dirksen told a reporter he does not believe President-elect Eisen- hower made any commitments in his conversations with Prime Min- ister Winston Churchill yesterday. the Illinois sen- ator said; "I shall be interested to see whether Mr. Churchill sub- sequently makes" any proposal for a gift of American gold to support the convertibility of Britain's cur rency.1 "If anything of that nature comes ft I up, hell will pop in Congress, I'm Julul J inClCdiv Awhile Churchill has made no U of Wisconsin Faculty Seeks Increase MADISON faculty members voted Monday night to seek a boost of in salaries during the next two years. In the university's budget re- quest, outlined to Gov. Kohler last month, was asked for salary increases. A faculty resolution also asked for: An immediate interim adjust- ment to bring salaries to their pre- war purchasing power, timated at 13 per cent, and a sys- tem for keeping salaries in the future up to the cost of living base. Dr. E. B'. Fred, university presi- dent, told the faculty, the admin- istration "is doing everything in its power" to obtain adequate sal- aries. Competition from other schools necessitate adjustments, he added. public mention of it, tiiere have been reports the British Prime Minister would like to have Amer- ican financial support for an inter- national stabilization fund for the free countries. Publicly, Churchill has concerned himself more directly 'with the theme that U. S. tariffs are im- peding trade and hampering Bri- tain's efforts to earn her own liv- ing with aid." While Sen. Taft of Ohio, the new Senate majority leader, indicated he favors extension of the Recip- rocal Trade Agreements. Act in about its present form, some other Republicans held out little hope for any considerable tariff cuts. The act permits the administration to cut import duties, in exchange for similar concessions from other countries. .Taft, who opposed extensions of the trade program when the Demo- crats were writing their .own ver- sion, said he thinks the present law has been working fairly well. 58th Session Faces Difficult Money Problems Governor's Inaugural Set For Wednesday ST. PAUL (ffl The 58th regular session of the Minnesota Legisla- ture opens today to try to solve, within the next four months, a two- year accumulation of state prob- lems. Heading the list, as usual, is the job of finding enough money to carry on a multitude of state act- ivities in the face of rising costs and requests for new and expanded services. Also scheduled for major atten- tion are such varied problems at prison reform, highways, consttyu- tional revision; demands for in- creased school aids> and lower in- come taxes, law enforcement, fair employment practices legislation and mental health. Today's opening sessions, devoted to swearing-in ceremonies and elec- tion of officers, will be preliminary to the inaugural at noon Tuesday of Gov. Anderson. Immediately aft- er the inaugural the governor will deliver his message, outlining bii proposals for legislative action. The inaugural is to be broad- cast over a network of 41 radio .stations, largest ever to participate in this kind of program in the 'state. In electing officers, the two houses will ratify decisions pre- viously reached in majority cau- cuses Monday.' Sen. Donald 0. Wright, Minneapolis, has been nom- inated by the conservative major? ity of the Senate, Hd be president pro tern, and Rep. John Owatonna, by House conservative! for re-election as speaker. Wright'succeeds Sen. A. 0. Slef- vold of Detroit Lakes. At a meeting of the minority group, George Siegel of St. Paul was chosen as its candidate for president pro tern. However, they had only 13 members at their caucus. Two ballots were taken in the Wright election, with Sen. A. L. Almen, Balaton, the only other leading contender. Others were Sen. Val Imm, Mankato, and Sen, Henry Sullivan, St. Paul. Wright is chairman of the Senate taxei and tax law committee. 42 New Lawyers To Be Sworn In ST. PAUL Wl The full bench of the Minnesota Supreme Court will assemble at 2 p. m. today for admittance' of 42 new lawyers to the legal profession. They include Thomas J. Bujold, Adrian B. MacDonald and George S. Rischard, all of Duluth; Robert 0. Blatti, Fairmont; Donald T. Frank, George R. Kerr and John T. all of Rochester, and John E. Castor; La Crosse, Wis. A Passenger Lies Atop a demolished auto- mobile after a crash near Harrisburg, Pa., today. 'State police said that the car, operated by John Smyser, swerved into the opposite lane of the high- way and crashed into the oncoming bus. Smyser was killed. None of the but passengers was seri- ously injured. Smyser's hand, arrow, out of the window. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald)   

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