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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Colder Tonight, Much Colder Sunday Buy A Winter Carnival Button VOLUME 52, NO. 276 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, 1953 Firtmen Help Woman From Ltdgi of her smoke-filled apartment as another woman tenant clings to a precarious window sill perch in dramatic afternoon rescues in Brooklyn, N. today. Both women were brought to safety to the ground and five persons overcome by smoke re- sponded to treatment as the fire, of undetermined origin, was quickly extinguished. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 249 Koreans Lost When Ship Sin By BILL SHINN PUSAN, Korea A crowdec Korean passenger ship foundere in mountainous seas and violen winds last night and sank with reported toll of 249 lives just out side this big Southeast Korea: port. The Korean Ministry of Trans portation said today only seven o the 256 aboard the 140-ton Chan Yung Ho were saved when th coastal vessel went down. Th captain, Ha Yang Mo, was amon the seven. Transportation Minister Kim Su! Kwang expressed belief that n Americans were aboard the ship which plied daily between Pusa and Yosu, 100 miles to the wes on Korea's south coast. The captain was able to providi only a sketchy account of the dis aster. He told the ministry hi ship was swung around violently by a tremendous gust of wind, tba things went black and the next he knew was when he regained con sciousness in the storm-tossec seas; Th'at was about 10 p.m Friday, South Korean Navy and police boats picked up the captain, four passengers and two crewmen They were brought to Pusan for first-aid treatment. Rescue hampered by TODAY New Faces In Foreign Policy Jobs By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON key faces are being painted into the collec- tive portrait of the staff who will make American foreign policy in the new administration. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, now director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been asked to serve as under secretary of state in charge of policy. The present Dep- uty Under Secretary, H. Freeman Matthews, is to continue in his present post, as is the. Assistant Secretary in charge of Far East- ern Affairs, John Allison, Henry Byroade, assistant secretary for an- other vital and troubled area, the Middle East, is also likely to be retained. But Douglas MacArth- ur, a foreign service officer who is the nephew of the general, is slated to replace Char- les E. Bohlen as counselor of the department Appointments of equal interest are also in the wind abroad. The ambassadorship to Italy was at first offered to Connecticut's gov- (Continutd on 5, Column 6.) ALSOPS rough seas today but the ministry said there was "no hope" for finding any more survivors. The Chang Yung Ho sank outsid Pusan Harbor, about 10 miles from the mouth of the Naktong Rive in the same general are where another Korean coasta vessel sank nearly a year ago wit a loss of 152 Koreans. Even as the news of the sinkinf was announced, the Japanese Mar itime Safety Board said it picked up an SOS from the Korean ship Alchong near Tsuchima Is land in the Sea of Japan. The board said the vessel report ed it was in trouble and carried a crew of 33, but did not describe the trouble. The sinking of the Chang Yuni Ho was the latest in a series o storm-caused ship accidents and distress calls in the Pacific during the week, Little hope was held for eigfr crew members listed as missing in the breakup of the Swedish tanker Avanti south of Japan Wed nesday night. Thirty-three crew men were pieked up by three Japanese patrol boat, a British freighter and a Nationalist Chinese ship. "Eight members of the crew including the skipper and the chiei engineer, are still missing anc considered almost saic the Japanese board. "Some of the other crewmen rescued said they saw the eight men move to a life soat. So there is a possibility they are still adrift." Two American military trans aorts collided Friday night five niles outside the entrance to Sasebo Harbor, a U. S. naval base n Southern Japan. The Navy said here had been no x reports of casualties. The Navy said the transport -reighton Victory sideswiped the ransport Jumper Hitch and that he collision opened a six-foot hole n the Jumper Hitch's bow. It said he Creighton Victory en route rom Seattle to in its voyage. The number of troops aboard the was not disclosed. Both ships are in the trans-Pacific operations of the Military Sea Transport Serv- ce. Earlier in the week several reighters sent out distress calls from the Central and Western 'acific, but apparently weathered lie storms. 20 Cases Slated Grand Jury ST. PAUL About 20 cases re scheduled to be heard by a ew federal grand jury called into ession Jan. 21, Included .will be three bank ir- egularities, four white slavery ases, one narcotics, possibly two r three1 involving grain storage, nd six cases of income tax fraud. Gen. W.B. Smith Named State Undersecretary NEW YORK UP) President elect Eisenhower today announced the appointment of Gen. Walter Bedell Smith as undersecretary of state and of Lloyd A. Mashburn, California labor commissioner and AFL union member, as undersec- retary of labor. Smith, 57, now is chief of the Central Intelligence Agency. He served during the war as Eisen- hower's chief of staff in Europe and later as ambassador to Mos- cow. Eisenhower headquarters said Smith is retiring from active serv- ice in the Army to serve as under- secretary of state. Crews Search For 9 Airmen In B50 Wreck SAVANNAH, Ga. crews continued their grim search today for the mangled bodies o: nine airmen who died when their B50 bomber crashed into swamp- land Thursday night. The Air Force last night offi- cially'listed all the crewmen as dead. Hunter Air Force Base of- ficials said most of the bodies could never be recovered from the muddy marshes. Three were found shortly after the crash, and for 24 hours officials clung to a faint hope that some of the remaining six might have parachuted to safety. Parts of some bodies were 'ound yesterday but none large enough to identify. A collision with another B50 about feet over Savannah started the huge bomber on its "atal plunge. It exploded and burned after ripping a crater 20 :eet deep in a river bend between .wo residential -subdivisions in suburban Isle of Hope. The crash site is about seven miles southeast of Savannah. The lucky plane landed at lunter with its crew of 10 unhurt, although part of its tail assembly was sheared off. Col. Henry J. Amen, Hunter commander, said last night that enough parts may be salvaged from he wreckage to determine the cause of the crash. There were indications that the pilot, Lt. Chester Kincie of Ponca Okla., tried to "bring in" the rippled air giant. He cleared 'arkersburg, a heavily populated ection of the suburb, before the lane plummeted into the mud. Lt. Col. Colin C, Hamilton, who anded the other bomber, said he irst thought his plane was struck y lightning when .the ill-fated B50 ollided with it. He said his plane ave a "violent shudder." Bricker Asks Suspension of All Controls Wants Committee To Urge Ike to Remove Curbs By C. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON W-Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) said today the Senate Banking Committee "should ask Eisenhower to suspend and rent controls on his first day in office." The President, under the Defense Production Act, has' power to sus- pend the controls, and Bricker said he will urge the banking committee next week to send word to Eisen- hower that it hopes he will use it. Congress also could suspend the controls by passing a resolution in both the Senate and House. The American Federation of Labor said yesterday Republican leaders in Congress have received word that wage-price controls are due for "sudden death" soon after the Eisenhower administration takes office Jan. 20. The AFL described Eisenhower as "about ready" to ask Congress to kill the controls without .waiting for their official expiration date, April 30. No Comment There was no immediate com- ment from the President-elect's headquarters. The Office of Price Stabilization is completing a nation-wide spot check of retail beef prices to determine whether ceilings should suspended or rolled back. Some top price officials ex- pressed doubt, however, that any action will be least until the Eisenhower administration is installed. OPS policy, laid down last month, is for no further major price ceiling suspensions until the change in administrations. Economic Stabilizer Michael V. DiSalle said no decision will be reached until late next week. He indicated that, if no action taken, a statement may be issue saying OPS is in no way responsi ble for the current beef pric situation. Declining prices for live cattle coupled with a controversy as te whether retail selling prices hav come down proportionately, hav brought criticism of OPS and call for action from some congressmen and others. One measure introduced in House would call for an investiga tion of the whole meat-price situa tion. Another would wipe out 'con trols over meats. To Makt Motion Bricker said he has not heart what Eisenhower plans to do abou controls, but intends to make hi motion in the banking committee without waiting to find out. Sen. Capehart who will head the committee, told a report er he still intends to demand tha' Congress pass a law to set up a system of standby controls for use if some future emergency requires It was learned that Eisenhower has advised Capehart he would press for a standby law. Sen. Bennett a com mittee member, said in a separate interview he will support Slicker's proposal. Sen. Ives another mem ber, told a reporter "I will sup- port a continuation of the active controls if Eisenhower asks for it.11 But, he said, without some big speedup of the mobilization pro- Scattered Storms Cause 19 Deaths An Unidtntifitd Woman views a pretty winter scene in which ice-encrusted branches rest their heavy burden slippery streets of Chappaqua, N. Y., after the' season's worst storm hit the north- eastern United States, leaving several dead and thousands without electricity. Westchester Coun- ty, where Chappaqua is located, just north of New York City reported homes without power. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) gram, he considers active controls can be shed in favor of a standbj law. Brink's Case Judge Thinks BOSTON UP) A charge that "some sinister figure or figures are trying to obstruct" a grand jury investigating the Brink's, Inc., robbery was made Friday by Federal Judge William T. McCarthy. During contempt charge hearings against the last of 11 reluctant wit- nesses who have refused to answer grand jury questions, Judge Mc- Carthy said: -ill's obvious that he's been told not to go back (before the grand jury) by someone. And the fact he won't go back indicates he's afraid to go back. "It appears" that there is a bid- den shadow of fear against the leads of witnesses in this case. Some sinister figure are trying to obstruct the administra- tion of justice." The comments were given at a hearing of a contempt charge against Thomas' F. Richardson of Weymouth. Judge McCarthy post- poned disposition Richard- son another chance to appear be- fore the grand jury when it meets again Monday. Congress Seen Anxious to Break Korea Deadlock By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON mem hers of the House Armed Services Committee today predicted that Congress would press for early ac- tion to break the Korean stale- mate if President-elect Eisenhow- er does not do so. A survey of six Republican and four Democratic committee mem- bers showed the majority were convinced the Korean situation is difficult but not hopeless. They made their statements aft- er Gen. Omar Bradley and Sec- retary of Defense Lovett were quoted as telling the committee in closed sessions they do not know how to settle the war. Rep. Short chairman- designate, told a reporter he ex- pects Congress to await Eisenhow- er's solution. But if nothing is done, he said, pressure for a solu- tion "undoubtedly" will build up. Rep. Cole (R-NY) said the com- mittee was determined that .some solution be found, rather than "treading water into the indefinite future." The committeemen indicated Ei- senhower would get considerable support in an effort to solve the war, but expressed doubt that Con- gress would approve a longer draft period or considerably increased costs. Short said yesterday's meeting included some discussion of the use of atomic weapons in Korea. But he said Bradley- did not in- dicate whether this would be done. New Farm Chief Satisfies Thye WASHINGTON, Wl Sen. Thy Vfl-Minn) says he is satisfied tha Ezra Taft secretary agriculture designate, would tak action to halt any sharp declin of farm prices when the new ad ministration takes over. Thye told a reporter after a conference with Benton Friday that they discussed the genera farm situation with especial refer ence to support prices for farm goods. "I was satisfied with his reaction and Thye said. showed every concern that agri cultural prices not be permitted to slide." Searchers Fear Plane Wreckage Buried in Snow HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, feared today the wreckage of a C46, missing since Wednesday with 40 persons aboard, may be snow covered, making it invisible from the air, The plane is believed down somewhere in the rugged moun- ain country along the Utah-Idaho- Wyoming border. It was en route from Seattle to Ft. Jackson. S. C., with 37 Korean veterans and three crew Air search directors scheduled a meeting at Hill Field early this morning. The search, which has included over 50 aircraft, will, be 1. The European buildup is agging 'and one reason is "the dangerous hope that you can win war with the A-bomb alone." 2. There is "no critical shortage" of ammunition in Korea. 3. Bradley emphasized the necessity for maintaining strong andbased and carrier- air forces. Short said he concluded from this hat the general supported the Davy's recent request for moire lupercarriers. 4. The general supported Secre- ary Lovett's proposal to create a military staff for the defense sec- etary, now barred by law. But Jradley did not fully endorse Lovett's broader plan for, dele- gating some responsibilities of the oint Chiefs of Staff; Engineer Killed n Train Wreck LEWISTOWN, Mont. en- [ineer was killed and two crew men hurt early today when a string f 24 empty stock cars, pushed long by a 70 miles an hour wind, ollided with a Milwaukee Road reight train 11 miles from Gar- eil. Roy Gilham, Lewistown, engi- eer of the freight, died of burns in a Lewistown hospital five hours after the wreck. He was a native of Wauiau, Wii. If the wreckage is covered by snow it may not be located before spring. But hope remains that some of the passengers may be alive to signal aircraft flying over the rugged terrain. Reports of lights of various de- scriptions seen in the search area still came into search headquar- ters yesterday. But investigations produced nothing tangible. The pilot of. another plane, down near' the Idaho-Montana border, was located yesterday. Lt William Janes, 30, based at George AFB, Victorville, Calif., had to bail out of his F51 Mustang, when it went into a Thursday. He spent the night in the mountains and was rescued yesterday by a ground crew traveling in snow planes. Rescuers reported the snow was too deep for horses or motor vehicles. Janes apparently, was in good condition. He suffered a badly, cut eye and a frost bitten foot, and was brought to Hill Field late last night for treatment. Army Picks Trial Song NEW YORK "The Army's Always There" will be the-Army's official song if it survives a three- month trial period. The Army Song Board announc- ed the selection from 700.entries submitted in a contest started last summer. Spies Appeal To President For Clemency WASHINGTON tfl Julius am E.thel Rosenberg, the convicted atom spies, appealed to Presiden Truman today to spare their lives They have been sentenced to dii in the electric chair at New York': Sing Sing prison next Wednesday for conspiring'to give atom secrets to Russia. A representative of defense coun sel filed the plea for presidentia clemency at the Justice Depart ment at a.m. Federal Judge Irving R. Kauf man of New York had given them until today to file the petition. He said its filing'would automatically mean a stay of execution until five days after the President announces his decision on the appeal. The Rosenbergs, husband anc wife, have lost all their court appeals and the appeal to the President was their last resort. A Justice Department official said the appeal goes now to the Department's pardon attorneys who will review the whole case. They will make their recommendation Atty. Gen. McGranery and he in turn will give his to the Presi- dent. Rosenberg, 34, and his wife Ethel, 36, were convicted March 29, 195J of conspiring to turn America's atom bomb secrets over to Russia. In denying judicial clemency last week, Judge Kaufman called their crime worse than murder. The Rosenbergs have maintained they are innocent. Communists throughout the world, and some non-Communists, lave demanded mercy for the iosenbergs, who are parents of .wo small sons. In re-affirming their death sentence, Judge Kauf- man declared Jan. 2, that he had >een subjected to "a mounting organized campaign of vilification, abuse and pressure." He also said he found no evidence of repentance on the part of the Rosenbergs. "Their traitorous acts were of the highest he said. "They turned over information to Russia :oncerning the most deadly weap- on known to man, thereby ex- losing millions of their countrymen o danger or death." :nvoy to Denmark V4rs. Anderson Quits WASHINGTON Wl White House said today Mrs. Eugenie Anderson of Red Wing, Minn., has esigned as U, S, ambassador to Denmark. She has held the post or the last three years. Her. resignation was submitted under date of Dec. 5 and the Pres- dent's acceptance was dated Fri- ay. Mrs. Anderson was the first, wo- man to be an American ambas- ador although Mrs. Ruth Bryan ohde had served as a minister o Denmark in the early 30's under the Franklin D. Roosevelt admin- istration. Gales Rip Into East, South, Pacific Areas Colder Weather Seen in Florida After Twister By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A rash of destructive stormsJ struck wide areas in the East, South and Pacific Northwest Fri- day, causing at least 19 deaths. Icy gales ripped the northeastern states. Heaviest snow, falls of winter, measuring more than two feet in some sections, hit New Eng- land. Ice and rain storms battered other northeastern areas. Torrential rains swept across the South and the far Northwest. Rani- fall in some sections of Florida was more than four inches. Windi Violent rainstorms and tornadie winds in the Florida Gulf Coast caused an estimated dam- age in property and injured a doz- en persons. Four homes were de- stroyed and 20 others damaged. The early January storms crip- pled all types of transportation- auto, plane, ship and railroad. Deaths attributed to the stormi included 15 in New England, in the New York area and one ill Oregon. The wind and rain which lashed the Pacific Northwest eased late Friday. Temperatures were at unseasonal levels and melting uunf with heavy rain filled cascading streams from British Columbia-to California. Earth and snow blocked some highways and. rail- road lines. Some rivers bulged flood level. Central Oregon. hardest hit by the storm. While the coastal and southern areas battled the stormy weather, Has Been Nice Warm, colder, just plain cold. That's the weather picture for this weekend. Here's the detail: It was 40 here Friday after- noon. That's the kind of tem- perature no one expects in January, but is not too infre- quent, weather records show. At noon today, it was 27. Tonight that mercury will shrink down to about 18, and Sunday it'll be no higher than 26. "Much says the weatherman. Oh, well, this HAS been anyhow. summer like temperatures pre- vailed over wide sections in the Plains and Rocky Mountain states. Sktoi Clear In Florida, skies cleared today as colder weather spread over most of the Central and Eastern Gulf states. Freezing weather wai in prospect by Sunday for Noijih- ern Florida. Heaviest hit by Friday's twist- ers in Florida were in the rural areas near Plant City, on the Gulf Coast, and the coastal resort city of Sarasota. The storm, with hur- ricane or near hurricane force, winds, thunder and lightning; moved inland from the Gulf of Mexico and swept across the state to Miami. Streets were littered and commu- nications disrupted along the East 3oast from Palm Beach to Key West. Rainfall in'Key West mea- sured 4.40 inches in 24 hours. Hit-and-Run Vessel Rams Fishing Boat DIGBY, N. The 38-foot Canadian fishing craft Phyllis W. suffered serious damage when was rammed .by an unidentified lit-and-run vessel that crew mem- bers said today they believed to an American dragger. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly loudy tonight and Sunday, be- oming- colder late tonight, much -older Sunday. Low tonight 18, igh Sunday 26. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 40; minimum, 19; oon, 27; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Max. temp. 33 at noon, min. 16 a.m. Noon iin, scattered at feet, visi- ility IS miles, wind 5 miles per our from southwest, barometer 28.81 riling, tumidity u pw   

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