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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Cooler Tonight, Saturday Fair, Warmer VOLUME 52, NO. 275 Buy A Winter Carnival v Button SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 1953 SIXTEEN PAOIS Evangelist Billy Graham arrived in Los Angeles today after spending five weeks in the Far East and Korea. He told reporters that Bibles had replaced pin-ups at the front. He left immediately for Dallas, Texas. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Storm Buffets East, Twister Rips Florida The Associated Press The worst storm of ttie season buffeted the Northeastern states to- day and a twister cut a mile-wide path of destruction through down- town Sarasota, Fla., causing between and a million dollars damage. Freezing drizzle and rain slicked streets and highways in Southern Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Ohio and along the Mississippi rav- er from Southern Missouri to South- ern Wisconsin. The storm in the Northeast halted several plan? .flights and delayed buses. Schools closed in Troy. N. Y. There was up to 15 inches of snow in the Adirondacks and a foot in Albany. The Weather Bureau said the storm would continue through Saturday. 7 Inches Snow Massachusetts had seven to 12 inches of snow by mid-morning. From 12 to 18 inches were fore- cast before the storm peters out Saturday. At least three persons were killed in the storm: The sudden wind storm that slammed into Sarasota sank sev- eral boats moored at Municipal Pier, overturned trailers and knocked down 15 to 20 feet of wall in the Sarasota Chamber of Com- merce Building. Residents described the storm as a twister. There was a wet belt early today from the Mississippi Valley east- ward to the Atlantic Coast. Heaviest rainfalls were at Bir- mingham, Ala., which .reported more than four inches in 24 hours, and Miami, which reported nearly two inches. Small tornadoes struck sections of Alabama, Arkansas and South Carolina Thursday. Two persons were injured and more than a score of homes damaged. It was summer-like in Texas Thursday with record readings for the season in some cities, includ- ing highs of 86 at Corpus Christi and 76 at Galveston. Chinook winds sent temperatures climbing 40 to 50 degrees' in West- ern Montana. Thursday's .high at Cutbank was 41 after an early morning low of 10 below zero. 2 Convicted Killers Executed in Oregon SALEM, Ore. HI Two convict- ed killers were executed early to- day in the Oregon prison gas cham- ber after an apparent suicide at- tempt of one failed. Executed were Morris Leland, 26, convicted of beating and stab- bing to death a 15-year-old school 'girl, and Frank Oliver Payne, 49, who killed a Portland grocer in a holdup-shooting Jan. 9, 1951. Payne took large dose of sleep- ing pills late Thursday. Injections revived Payne, but he remained so groggy his execution was delayed half an hour. He finally was car- ried by two guards the 100 yards from his cell to the gas chamber. Warden Virgil O'Malley said he believed Payne had been saving the pills for some time. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy and a little colder tonight. Saturday generally fair and warm- er. Low tonight 20, high Saturday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 32; minimum, 24; noon, 32; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Obtervitioni) Max. temp. 37 at a.m. Min. 21 at a.m. today. Noon clear, visibility 12 miles, wind 5 miles per hour from west, humidity 86 per cent, baro- meter 30.20 steady. Really Nice Here The expected freezing drizzle didn't arrive in Winona Thurs- day night, and almost balmy weather prevailed today. The temperature was at the freezing mark at. noon, and at the Municipal Airport where-the mercury is usually degrees cooler it was an amazing 37. More of the same Saturday, (ays the weatherman. Off for West Indies Vacation WASHINGTON Iff) Prime Min- ister Churchill takes off for a West Indies vacation today after a whirl- wind visit tinged with tea and Lon- Truman Offers aiV Billion to Republicans Parole Board To Study Plea of Woman Slayer 53 Other Cafes On State Pardon Board's Slate ST. PAUL W) A petition for the release of Mrs, Viola Gavle, Freeborn County farm wife con- victed of murder and sentenced to a life term June 24, 1950, be heard by the' State Bardon Board at its meeting Monday aft- ing on the request of Hankins, now living in weather. The 78-year-old British" leader flew into town from New York Thursday. He was ferried in the foggy drizzle to the White House and to the British Embassy. Today it was back to the airport for his takeoff this forenoon to the British West Indies to join his family for a two-week vacatiop. Churchill's White House call was an hour and 20 minute conference President invited key con- with "an old Truman. He gressional leaders to join him for "a late cup of tea" at the British Embassy Thursday night. Whatthe-y all talked about, Churchill made clear to reporters, was off the record. But he did say, after his White House talk with Truman: ;'It was very that I attempted rape and three prior ernoon. The board also scheduled a hear- Leonard Dawson Springs, Ky., for a full pardon. Hankins was convicted of murder in connection with a Minneapolis bank robbery in 1932 and was re- leased 14 months ago on a com- mutation of sentence. The pardon board was convinced he had no part in t' murder-holdup, laid to the Barker-Karpis mob. Fifty-three other cases on are on the calendar. Meetings will start at p. nit Monday and continue through Tuesday, Mrs. Gavle was taken to the women's reformatory at Shakopee May 18, 1951 after the Minnesota Supreme Court denied her a new trial. She and Lawrence Nobles, a hired farm hand with whom she had an illicit love affair, both were convicted for the strychnine poison- ing of Oscar Rasraussen. The poi- son was intended for Truman Gavle her husband, it was brought out at the trial. Clemency Asked Joining in the plea for clemency for Mrs. Gavle are Rev. George K. Berg, pastor of Evangelical Lutheran church of Emmons; her neighbors, village officers, profes- sional men and businessmen of Emmons, and the 12 jurors. who convicted her. Last June all 12 jurors unanim- ously signed a statement saying "We brought in a verdict of guilty of first degree murder 'with lenien- cy' (in the case of Mrs. There had been only two verdicts submitted to us, guilty of first degree murder or not guilty. Had the various degrees of murder and manslaughter been submitted to us, we would not have brought in a verdict of first degree murder. We would have brought in a verdict for some lesser degree." Others seeking clemency are: Sylvia Sporre, Faribault, convict- ed of first degree manslaughter in Rice County and given a five to 15 year sentence. In 1947 she shot John Dwyer, who died hours later. She claims she shot in self defense. Walter Sucik, convicted of first degree murder May 27, 1943, in Minneapolis. V e r n Kragness, Minneapolis, serving seven years to life for This Chart, based on figures by the Bureau of the Budget, shows sources from, which the government receives its dollars and how it spends them. Greatest source of federal revenue is direct taxa- tion on individuals. Greatest outgo is for military expenditures which take 59 cents of each dollar. Figures are estimates for the fiscal year of 1954. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) isn't off the i convictions. To the President, who came out on the White House porch to say goodbye, Churchill said: Wilber E. Farringtcn, convfcted of murder for the shooting of Theodore Melin in Minneapolis in 1939. "We have done this often before and we'll do it again." "Yes, Truman marked, "i nope." i Donald Lawson Dead Congressional leaders who sipped tea with Churchill said later it was purely a social affair. BENSON, Minn. Iffl Donald M. Lawson, 50, a Democratic-Farm I er-Labor leader, died today from a i heart ailment. U. S. Still Can Take Part In St. Lawrence Project By JAMES C. MUNN WASHINGTON WV-It is not too late, President Truman told Con- gress today, for the U. S. to join with constructing the St. 8 The President said in his annual budget message to Congress that Canada is prepared to build the waterway on its own side of the big international.river regardless of what this country finaDy de- cides. "I believe, he said, "that there is still an opportunity for the United States to join, as we should have long ago, in build- ing the seaway." And he held out the hope that Canada will permit such partici- pation. He said: "If the new administration and the new Congress propose practical arrangements for sharing the cost and construction of the seaway, I believe the Canadians will, even at this late date, admit us 'to partnership in the seaway. "I hope very strongly that this will be done, for it is clearly in the best interests of both countries that this important waterway along our common boundary should be built and controlled by both coun- tries Sentiment for the seaway has gained strength in Congress in' the last year, partly because of a feel- ing that it would be unwise for Canada to have complete control of the 27-foot chan- nel in the river to permit ocean- Ike Working on Inaugural, State Of Union Talks By R ELM AN MORIN NEW YORK Eisenhower consults advisers to- day on a wide range of domestic and foreign problems in prepara- tion for the first two speeches he will deliver to Congress as chief executive. He is devoting most of his time to writing his inaugural address and the traditional State of the Union message. Apparently in that connection, he had an hour-long conference yesterday with Bernard M. Baruch, 82-year-old elder statesman. In summarizing their talk, Baruch said they discussed military secur- __ ,ity and "the economic well-being going shipping access to the Great! Of the United Lakes. we've discussed since 1930." Many presidential appeals have been made for legislation to .au- thorize the seaway, but Congress never has yielded to them. Every President from Woodrow Wilson through Truman has favor- ed the project. Truman Asks Funds For Dulurh Harbor WASHINGTON ffl President Truman today recommended a new appropriation of for con- struction of navigation facilities at the Duluth, Minn .-Superior, Wis., harbor. President Truman shakes hands with Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the north portico of the White House Thursday as the visiting British statesman came to call. Churchill entertained the President at an embassy affair in the evening. (AP Wirephoto) No Baruch gave no details, and Ei  revision by the incoming Eiien- bower administration, which hai indicated it will be scrutinized' closely and revised, probably start- ing in April. As is customary, the President sent the message to Congress, and did not read it to the legislators himself. It was about words shorter than last year's. The budget called for expendi- tures in fiscal 1954 equal to for every man, woman and child the Census Bureau estimates will be in the United States on Jan. li 1954, half way through the 12- month budget peri9d. The President said 73 cents out of every dollar in the budget would go toward programs directly re- lated to national security, and 14 cents more toward paying for past wars. The President made no proposals for increased taxes. But he told a Republican Congress whose lead- ers have been talking wistfully of a tax cut: "I do wish to make it clear that in my judgment it would not be wise to plan for a large budget deficit during a period when busi- ness activity, civilian employment, and national income are reaching unprecedented heights." It would still be "the course of prudence and wisdom" to strive for a bal- anced budget, he added. The dominant feature of the bud- get was military costs. Truman predicted that (Continued on Page 9, Column 3.) TRUMAN 'Mystery' Plane Puzzles Probers By F.ORREST EDWARDS SEOUL investiga- tors today .studied burned tentf and bomb craters at a Korean Western Front command post where a number of U. S. soldiers were killed or wounded by an un- identified warplane Thursday. There still was no official re- port as to the exact number of men killed or wounded, but it described'as "several." Nor was there any confirmation of un- official reports the plane or planes were Allied. AP Correspondent George Arthur said the company com- mander told him: They went so fast I can't be sure what they were." A corps officer said the surpris- ed soldiers dived for cover and were unable to clearly identify the planes. The command- 'post area the lines in a sheltered val- :ey north'.of Yonchon, was pocked jy about 15 bomb craters, the of- ficer said. It was bombed- and strafed about 11 a.m. Thursday. Neither-the Eighth Army nor the U. S. Fifth Air Force would com- ment pending further investiga- tion.   

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