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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy And Thursday, Not So Cold Buy A Winter Carnival Button VOLUME 52, NO. 273 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7, T953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Governor Asks Cut in Income Tax At Dawn Today, firemen were still battling a fire that swept through the Rommel Hotel and five business firms in downtown Rochester early this morning. One fireman was overcome by smoke but all of the 25 occupants of. the hotel on the second floor were led to safety. Damage was estimated at almost (Rochester Post-Bul- letin photo) Ike to See Lodge, Churchill Again By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH NEW YORK President-elect Eisenhower arranged to con- fer today with the new administration's ambassador-designate to the United Nations and to meet again with Prime1 Minister Churchill. The scheduled session with Henry Cabot Lodge, who will be chief of this country's U.N. mission, TODAY Problem o Carbon 14 In H-Bomb By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON In their New Year's review of the last year the able editors of Time magazine made a striking statement. The people of the United remarked with some complacency, "turned biggest hydrogen bomb." The people of the United States, not to mention the editors of Time, would probably be a bit less bored gave Eisenhower a'n opportunity to discuss with the former Mas- sachusetts senator the Korean War policy the general has been working on since he returned from- the battle zone last month. and other world problems also are likely to come up for discussion at an Eisenhower meet- ing with Churchill late in the day. The British Prime Minister and the President-elect met twice Mon- day after Churchill's arrival from England. They had no statement after their conferences then and Eisenhower's headquarters said there probably would be none to- day. Like the othar two sessions, the third meeting will be held .at the Manhattan home of financier Ber- nard M. Baruch, Churchill's host during his stay in New York. The Prime Minister plans to go to Washington tomorrow t President Truman. Two key Eisenhower appointees, John Foster Dulles and Winthrop W. Aldrich, called on Churchill at Rochester Hotel Fire Forces 25 Into Cold ROCHESTER, Minn. Twenty-five persons including several women and one child filed through smoke-filled corri- dors to safety today when an early morning fire gutted the Rommel Hotel and five other business places in downtown Rochester. Fire Chief Frank Everett was overcome by smoke as firemen battled the blaze in 10-below cold at 3 a. m., but returned to the fire after receiving emergency pital treatment. Damage resulting from the fire of undetermined origin was esti- mated this afternoon at almost Hotel guests who fled from the blazing structure were taken to the City Hall, where Red Cross workers administered assistance at a hastily-established aid station. Probably in Basemtnt The fire apparently started in the basement of the two-story frame and brick structure. Before the blaze had been dis- covered by anyone in the down- town district, flames shorted a wire to a police alarm box. YVVU1U LSI. if the significance of the successful Baruch's home last night. Dulles test of the first American hydrogen will be secretary of state in the bomb had not been deliberately muffled and concealed by the re- sponsible authorities. For -example, most healthy men "We had a good talk and cov new administration and Aldrich will be ambassador to Great Bri- tain. Dodge Confers On Cuts Set for Truman Budget Revised Figures Will Go to Congress in April WASHINGTON un _ Joseph M. Dodge, who will be President-elect Eisenhower's budget director, to- day opens a series of conferences with Republican Cabinet designees aimed at cutting President Tru- man's new budget. He told" reporters .last night it will be impossible to turn off spending in the vast gov- ernment as one would turn off a switch on a toy train. "You can't perform any 60-day he said. Dodge, expects that the new ad- ministration will start sending bud- get revisions to Congress by early April. He declined to forecast the size of cuts he deems possible in the Truman budget, which informed of- ficials have indicated will call for close to 80 billion dollars in fed- eral spending and 73Vi billions in new funds in the fiscal year 1954, starting next July 1. Dodge, a Detroit banker, was designated last week to become Eisenhower's Budget Bureau di- rector, but for several weeks pre- viously he had been in Washington watching preparation of the Tru- man budget due to be sent to Con- gress Friday. Reporters were surprised, there- fore, when he told them he did I With His Family as an attentive audience, Gov. Anderson this morning went over his address given before a joint session of the Legislature this after- noon. The children are Patricia, 8, left, and Janet, 3, and Mrs. Anderson. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) Truman Wishes Ike'Godspeed7, HopesCold War Will Be Ended By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON Truman coupled a "Godspeed" to Dwight D. not know what the total Truman Eisenhower today with a word of hope that growing Western strength may force Soviet rulerg to more realistic and less implacable, and recede from the cold war request would be since he had seen only "some parts" of the budget. He said be had not asked to know the total sum. He added he had not been denied any informa- tion he requested, He said he expects to invite Ei- senhower's incoming department heads, one by one, to talks with Budget- starting today. In a prepared statement handed newsmen, Dodge re-emphasized that the Truman budget is one "completely developed and pre- pared by the out-going administra- without aid or recommenda- tions from Eisenhower's liaison men in Washington. The statement closed: "There is no qualification by the Eisenhower administration in its objective or its determination to proceed, with the co-operation of the Congress, to the achievement of a balanced budget." Dodge is unwilling at this point speed rotated soldiers toward their to forecast how soon a budget If the effort fails, he said, the resulting atomic war would be one in which man "could extinguish millions of lives at one In his final State of the Union message to Congress, Truman warned Soviet Prem- ier Stalin that if such a war comes between East and West it can bring only "rum for C-' Gl's Lost in Utah SEATTLE UP) A plane carry- ing -37 soldiers who arrived only Tuesday from service in Korea and Japan was reported missing today over south Idaho. your regime and its homeland.' And he gravely told those at home: "War today between- the Soviet' empire and the free nations might dig the grave not only of our Stalinist opponents, but of our own society, our world as well as theirs." Swelling Might He drew a picture of swelling taCrosse Police Arrest Low Flyer LA CROSSE Roland Muller, 25, was arrested Monday after po- the West and said that hi_ his Dlane as it continues, "then inevitably there will come a time of change reckless operation of an a.craft lice observed him flying his plane about 150 feet above a skating rink, was charged today with balance may be achieved, or at When the alarm was received at what spending lcvel. and women, whether civilized or savage, feel a very lively concern about their ability to reproduce their own kind. It is a fearful trag- edy for a man or woman to be told, "You are one of the unlucky ones; you are sterile." It would be immeasurably worse to be told, "You can give birth, but only to monsters." Down the Road Yet the explosion at Eniwetok can conceivably presage a night- mare time, when the race of men will become wholly sterile, or will breed only monster-mutations. Per- haps the era when the pray- ing mantis will rule over the earth may not be very far off. if people understood that the Eniwetok ex- plosion has taken us a small but quite measurable distance down this road, they might give way to paroxysms of needless fear, but they would certainly be unlikely to suffer from ennui. This is another way of saying that one of the things people ought to understand about the hydrogen bomb is the problem of carbon 14. Carbon 14 is a radio active isotope of common carbon. It exists, in tiny traces, in all organic matter; These traces, are normally harm- less. They can even be useful. At the moment, for example, Dr. W. F. Libby of Chicago University, is causing a sensation in historical circles, by measuring the carbon 14 in the relics of ancient cultures and so determining their true dates. The mysteries of Stonehenge and Ur of the Chaldees are being unlocked by the carbon 14 key. These measurements are pos- sible because carbon 14 has the very long half-life of which is the scientist's way of say- (Continued on Page 5, Column 4.) ALSOPS Ordnance Firm Gets Production Orders MINNEAPOLIS tin Fourteen production orders totaling 000 were received by Federal Cartridge Corp., Minneapolis Tries- day from the Army Ordnance Corps. The order supplements the firm's existing contract by about one-third. ered a lot of Dulles told newsmen after the conference, which lasted an hour and 50 min- utes. He declined .to elaborate.. Eisenhower announced two State Department appointments yester- day after conferences.with Dulles. The general chose Donold B. Lourie, president of the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago, to serve as under secretary of state in charge of administration. He picked Carl W. McCardle, chief of the Washington bureau of the Philadelphia Bulletin, as an assistant secretary of state. Me- Cardie's assignment deals primar- ily with public affairs, including the department's Voice of Ameri- ca information, program. Lourie, whoss home is in Peru, will handle organization mat- ters. The job is- a new one in the State Department and will require revision of present legislation for authorization of the post. Lourie, 53, is a Republican. The salary for an under secretary is A native of Decatur, Ala., Lourie was an All-America quar-. terback in 1920, when he played football for Princeton. McCardle, 48, will receive 000 a year. Eisenhower's press secretary, James C. Hagerty, said he did not know McCardle's politi- cal affiliation. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly, cloudy tonight and Thursday. Not quite so cold tonight. Low tonight 0 in city in country, high Thurs- day 16. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 13; minimum, 12; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT TEMPERATURES (North Central Obscrvntionc) Max. temp. 12 at noon, min. 11 below at pjn'. Tuesday. Noon broken at feet, visibility 7 miles, wind 7 miles per hour from east-southeast, ba- rometer 30.14 falling, humidity 77 per cent police headquarters, patrolmen were sent to the corner of SW 4th and Broadway to investigate. Patrolman Dallas Nield was at the alarm box near the building when he noticed a puff of smoke j billowing out from a basement 'CI auuui luaiiu. jug ne r'.u IIUL JVUUW iivw aucii a-- _ jr-j Fort Lawton authorities said it change will come about, he con- over adulated was one of several chartered planes j that left here during the night to understand wuT'by borhood'playground took the num- war, and if we frustrate their at- ber of Midler's small single engine tempts to win by subversion, it is plane. They drove to the airport not too much to expect their world and waited for him to land. As he to change its character, moderate approached ibe first time he saw window. The patrolman went inside, found that the first floor of the structure was filled with smoke and notified firemen. Police, meanwhile, alerted guests at the second-floor hotel of the fire and helped escort them to safety outside. There were no cas- ualties reported among the es- (Continued on Page IS, Column 4.) ROCHESTER homes. The plane's destination was Fort Jackson, Miss. Million in Military Contracts Planned CHICAGO than mil- lion in contracts for U. S. Army and Air Force Military projects in four Midwest states, including Wisconsin, is expected to be award- ed by April, the Great Lakes Di- vision of the Corps of Engineer said Tuesday. Col. Wendell Trower, division en- gineer, said the Milwaukee Dis- trict will award million for work at Truax Air Force Base at Madi- Ison, Wis. The two-engined C-46 carried a its aims, become more realistic the police car and took off again, crew of four. j and less implacable, and recede The police car was parked in tht No names' of any aboard were from the cold war they began." hangar and when Muller landed i The President said the recent on jus second approach be was ar- Airs. Osa Johnson Found Dead in N. Y. Hotel Room NEW YORK Mrs. Osa John- of Whitehall, was at that time her 59, author and explorer who was once married to Clark H. Getts, native of Whitehall, Wis., was found dead today in her hotel suite here. Anthony Casiero, manager of the Hotel Woodward, said she was found dead in her suite by her attorney. Mrs. Johnson, who was. widowecl in 1937 when Martin Johnson, the explorer and producer of wild animal films died, was married to in a ceremony at City Hall in New York City by the then mayor, F. H. La Guardia, Feb. 3, 1941. Getts, the son of Edward C. Getts Army Vaccinating Troops Against Flu WASHINGTON Army is vaccinating a large number of its troops against what it calls a mild form of influenza occurring in this country and overseas. Some cases have occurred at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., where laboratory tests show the "a prime" virus was responsible, the Army Medical Service said Tues- day. No specific diagnosis has yet been made elsewhere, the Army said, but a one-shot vaccination against this virus is being admin- istered to all troops in Korea and those under orders for Europe and the Far East. business manager. Later they were divorced and Mrs. Getts reverted to calling her- self Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Getts won an uncontested divorce April 28, 1949, in a hearing in Chicago, when she won posses- sion of worth of furniture, antiques, trophies and continued control of her lecturing corpora- tion, Osa Johnson, Inc., with as- sets including film and pictures. At that time she charged Getts deserted her in November, 1946, after a disagreement over man- agement of the business. It was only then that she re- vealed that they had been married secretly April 1939, two years before the public ceremony by Mayor La Guardia. Steady Rains Break Australian Drought DARWIN, Australia UPl Steady rains continued today, breaking a two-year drought worst in the history of Australia's northern ter- ritory and saving hundreds of thousands of cattle. But the downpour came too late to save some of the terri- tory's estimated one million head of cattle from perishing in the long dry spell' caused by the failure of last year's wet .season to mater- ialize. available immediately. The big nonscheduled transport's route lay over rugged and isolated mountains of southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming. However, the Weather Bureau here reported early today, when th.e plane was due over the region, flying condi- tions were not severe. The Bureau said the plane may have encoun- tered light snow showers but noth- ing resembling a plane-crippling storm. In Cheyenne, George Nelson, Wy- oming aeronautics director, said an aerial search has been started. "That's awful .rugged the CAA control tower spokes- man said when' asked if the plane might have made an emergency landing. Million Jobs Filled in November WASHINGTON UP) Record pro- duction levels boosted manufactur- ing employment to a postwar peak of 16W: million in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. For every workers, only eight were laid off Muring- the of the lowest lay-off rates since'1945 and only half the lay-off rate of a year ago. The hiring rate 'for November was about the same as one year ago. Judge Rules On 'Unforgivable Sin' LEWES, England UPI To drink someone else's beer is an unfor- givable sin and deserves a punch on the nose, according to an Eng- lish judge. Norman Hyde, 39, was charged in Lewes Court Tuesday with punching Henry Attwood in a saloon after Attwood had grabbed Hyde's glass of beer. "You appear to have been great- ly provoked, for Attwood seems to have committed the unpardonable sin of trying to drink somebody else's Judge Eric Neave told Hyde. Then the judge erased the charge- despite Hyde's plea of guilty. atomic tests at Eniwetok made clear that from now on had been flying a passen- moves into a new era of on a sightseeing tour. tive power, capable of explosions of a new order of nitude, dwarfing the mushroom clouds of Hiroshima and NW Train saki." He spoke of Near employing the scientists' language for the hydrogen Bluffs Truman pledged his backing his Republican successor, BLUFFS, la. The whom he stumped the country 11 cars of a 13-car passenger last fall's bitter election the Chicago North West- He concluded his Overland Limited, was de- message with this reference just a half mile from the station here today but no "To him, to you, to all my injuries were citizens, I say, train, carrying about 175 "May God bless our was traveling about 20 and our an hour as it approached the The President's farewell to for a stop. Nona of the de- Continued on Page 9, Column -cars overturned but there damage to the cars and track.' C. Shannon, general superin- of the railroad's western Two Boys said the derailment result- from a mechanical failure on a Two journal of one of the coaches. brothers drowned Tuesday in train, diesel powered, runs Fox River while playing, on an Chicago and San Francis- covered lagoon near their West of Omaha it is taken over The youngsters were Billy, the Union Pacific Railroad. and Jack Zwicker, 4, sons of were transferred to and Mrs. Robert Zwicker. where the Union Pacific drownings occurred in Lufz equipment and contin- a block from the Zwicker the journey at a.m. 4 Killed in Gas Plant SHERIDAN, Tex. CB A fiery oil and gas-laden farms. explosion turned a giant J.O. Walker said, how- gas plant into a roaring that two hours after the in- today, lulling four men and blast the fire appeared to be ing control. Two smaller explosions James H. Woolen of nearby the first thunderous blast, and tentatively identified the threat of more from the as J. B. Harvey, E. E. Hill- products of the Shell Ralph Robb and N. W. butane, propane and all of Sheridan. hunp ominously .over thunderous blast fanned out fighters. JTames engulfed rattle windows and dishes in sprawling, five million as far as 20 miles away. plant. Great, black clouds of knocked persons off their feet at. boiled over fiat, southeast Island, 12 milei More Funds For Mental Health Urged Penal Reform Plan Cited in Speech To Legislature By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL Wi A cut in state income taxes for individuals, in- creased funds for the mental health program, powers of arrest for liquor agents, and a strong penal reform program were highlights of Gov. Anderson's recommendations today to the 58th Legislature. Gov. Anderson was sworn in by Chief Justice Charles Loring as the state's 28th chief executive, and he then laid down a broad pro- gram before a joint session of the House and Senate. He served notice that he does not like the idea of running beyond the 90-day constitutional limit for a session usually accomplished by covering the clock and prom- ised to call a special session rather than have the legislators deliberat- ing under "extraordinary pressure" Gov. Anderson suggested relief for individual income taxpayers by increasing the personal credits to be applied against the gross tax assessment. With a balance of more than 50 million dollars in the in- come tax reserve fund and with the rate, of anticipated revenue, he believes this can be achieved without endangering the reservt fund. Other RecommencUHoni Other recommendations in governor's inaugural address were: Transferring the duties of grain Daughter Cries ST. PAUL UPl C. Elmer wasn't the only Anderson heard from during the governor's inaugural address today be- fore a joint meeting of House and Senate. The only distracting sound during the address was the crying of a youngster in the gallery. The youngster was the daughter, Janet, 3, being held by her mother. ____ ____ weighing and inspecting and licens- ing of livestock buyers from Railroad and Warehouse Commis- sion to the agriculture department. Consolidating the Highway Pa- trol, Bureau of Criminal Apprehen- sion, Liquor Control Department, and the units for licensing chauf- feurs, drivers and motor into a new Department of Public Safety. Enactment of legislation for em- ployment on the basis of merit (Fair Employment Practices Bill) and to provide funds for its enforce- ment. Vesting liquor commissioner with authority to suspend licenses of municipal liquor stores where vio- lations occur. Curb sales of liquor and beer to minors through improved identi- fication cards and a. statute declar- ing possession of liquor or beer by minors an offense. Enactment of "the strongest set of drug control laws in the United States." Increasing school aids in pro- portion to increased services and inflated costs. Formation of 'an Adult Conserva- tion Authority. Co-ordination between the State Parole Board and the Pardon Board by haying one secretary serve both agencies. Flood Control Authority Need for a state-wide authority On flood control. Create a commission to make a survey of the road systems at the various levels of government and to develop plans to finance such roads. Need for adjusting benefits under both the workmen's compensation and the unemployment compensa- tion acts to meet inflated of Set up a commission to study and make recommendations on the tax structure which he described as "a hodge-podge system." Abolish tax assessments on household goods. Amend the presidential prefer- ence primary law to protect voting franchises of civilians who are temporarily elsewhere, parti- cularly those in military service. Reorganization of the executive branch of government by reducing the number, of agencies which re- port to the governor's office. Calling a constitutional conven- tion with the-objective of getting a new state constitution. Need for reapportionpent of leg- islative districts and party designa- tion of legislators. Providing a suitable atmosphere for expansion of business and, in- dustry in Minnesota.' The state establish Consultant on Alcoholism in the Department of Health and five counsellor ser- vice centers.. Means should, be provided for (Continued en It, Column I.) GOVERNOR