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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Colder With Possibly Some Light Snow Juy A Winter Carnivil Button VOLUME 52, NO. 278 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1953 MOHTBEN PAOO Alvin Roeder, 27-year-old carpenter, who was pinned under a tractor-trailer truck for an hour and a half, grimaces with pain as rescuers lift him onto a stretcher in. foreground. Roeder escaped serious injury although his passenger car was virtually demolished. The truck fell on Roeder's par on West Chester Pike, west of Philadelphia. The trailer-truck was loaded with 35 tons of freight. Note that Roeder's glasses were not broken dur- ing the impact. (AP.Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) GOP May Retain Point 4 Program By JACK BELL WASHINGTON may continue President Truman's Point Four program of technical economic assistance abroad, .with some changes operations methods and under a new name. But Truman's budget proposal to spend two billion dollars in foreign economic aid in the year beginning next July 1 is likely to be subjected to close scrutiny and sharp prun- ing. Four influential GOP senators said today in separate interviews they favor retention of the princi- ple of Point -Four, under which this nation furnishes technical ad- vice and assistance to-..underde- A veloped areas and lays the ground- 4X __ work for U- S- Private investments. LJ L? W1111 It now operates in 35 countries. Sen. H. Alexander Smith TODAY Ike Won't Godfrey By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON a narrow margin, the dynamic foreign pol- icy of the Eisenhower administra- tion is not, after all, to be enrich- ed by the celebrated comedian, Ar- thur Godfrey. Judging by the Hooper ratings, the appointment would have been popular. By any test, it would have been spectacu- lar. But it will not go through. Even so, the incident is not with- out interest. In .brief, President- Elect Eisenhower apd his Secre- tary of State-designate, John Fos- ter Dulles, are getting together a special committee to consider the problems of psychological war- fare. There has been much talk of reaching out to the peoples be- hind the Iron Curtain. The com- mittee is to decide what to do about it. Drop Godfrey Idea The first two proposed members of the new committee were Wil- liam Jackson, former Deputy E-i rector of the Central Intelligence Agency, and C. J. Jackson, pub- lisher of "Fortune" magazine. The question then arose of Defense De- partment representation. The na- ture of the projected committee was explained to Defense Secre- tary-designate C. E. Wilson, and he was asked to name a man to speak for him. He proposed God- frey, on the theory that "Godfrey knows how to reach the mass mind." Considerable consternation was caused by the idea of co-opting a public entertainer, however popu- lar and admirable, for this sort of assignment In 'the-.end, the God- frey idea was dropped. Other members of the committee, as of now, are likely to be Robert Cut- ler, the Boston lawyer-banker turn- ed aide to Eisenhower; former Sec- retary of the Army Gordon Gray; Abbott Washburn, of the Commit- tee for a Free Europe, and Bark- lie McKee Henry. Splendid Entertainer The intention to develop the proj- ected committee's program, in a very active way is indicated by other personnel plans. In brief, William Jackson is likely to go on from the projected committee to the directorship of the Psychologi- cal Strategy Board, or .whatever substitute body the new commit- tee proposes. C. D. Jackson will quite probably become an Assist- ant Secretary of State with special duties concerning the Soviet and satellite areas. And there is talk that Washburn will be named a White House Administrative Assist- ant All this is interesting enough. the Godfrey story, though (Continued'en Page 13, Column 1.) ALSOPS a foreign relations committee member, told a reporter, "There should be some modifications in the program and we want to get rid of the name, but I think we Republicans will want to continue it." Not Too Enthusiastic Smith did not detail his objec- tions to the name, which became popular after Truman outlined the program as the fourth point of a section of his 1949 inaugural ad- dress dealing with foreign policy. Smith and Sen. Saltonstall (R- new head of the armed services committee, were not so enthusiastic about continuing other forms of foreign economic aid. Smith said he, for one, intends to insist that any economic aid which is provided be tied directly to military assistance. Saltonstall suggested that the appropriations committee, of which he is a member, consider the idea of making only limited amounts of money available for the proposed over-all foreign aid program. Averell Harriman, in a farewell 'news conference yesterday as mu- tual security director, appealed to the new Congress to appropriate the full amount the President asked for foreign military and economic aid in his budget. Tru- man did not undertake to earmark any specific- amount for the Point Four program. Harriman said any cut in the aid program would "jeopardize our security" and "risk further Krem- lin expansion." He estimated about 70 per cent of the proposed new mutual security funds would go for actual military shipments and or- ders for defense goods from West- ern European factories. Stanley Andrews, Point Four di- rector, has urged continuance of that program for 5 or 10 years. Some Funds Available Sen Saltonstall said there is "about billion dollars' available in funds already appropriated for foreign aid." "I think Congress should consid- er bringing these appropriations back to a one-year basis, -instead of obligating the funds so far he continued. Sen. Young an appro- priations committee member, said he believes more being accom- plished by the Point Four program at less cost than by a great many other aid efforts. "I don't think there is any dis- position on the part of the Repub- licans to cut out Point Four he said. Sen. Ives (R-NY) said that while he believes the Point Four princi- ple is right, "and we certainly can't he doesn't think the program has been administ- ered properly in some areas. He said it was a liability where there had been 'big outlays for equipment "without getting at the basic principle of educating the natives to the point where they can use it" Flu Outbreaks Halt School in Midwest Areas KANSAS CITY out- breaks curtailed school activities today in some sections of the Mid- west and Southwest. In Texas, schools were closed in at least seven towns and dozens of other communities reported a high incidence of the illness. "It's too early to say now that we have a state-wide said Dr. George Cox, Texas health director. But he added that the outbreak .had reached epidemic proportions in some isolated areas'. Large-scale absenteeism was re- ported in schools in Western Mis- souri. In Kansas City 49 classrooms in the public schools lacked teach- ers yesterday and many pupils were sick. Parochial schools said about 800 of pupils were absent. The influenza was a mild form. Pupils Abient At Joplin, Mo., of pupils were absent and at Colum- bia attendance in the public schools was off about 25 per cent. Influ- enza patients at the University of Missouri have increased steadily since the Christmas holidays. Depauw University at Green- castle, closed yesterday for one week because of "an extensive and increasing virus illness." More than 10 per cent of the enrollment reported to the university infirm- ary yesterday. The Health Department in New Mexico said the disease was sweeping through the state. Some schools had one out of every four students and teachers ill. Flu Hit Flu which hit Southern Colorado two weeks ago now is reported heavy in the Denver area. Twenty per cent of the pupils were absent yesterday. Teachers also have been hard hit. Some cases have been severe, requiring hospitaliza- tion of almost a week, A mild form of influenza also moved into some Eastern Kansas Death of Wealthy Heiress Probed COPENHAGEN, Denmark UP) The search for an explanation of the death of a wealthy 18th cen- tury heiress was spurred today by the finding of traces of what may have been her coffin. Constable Theodor A. Binner- balle, an amateur archeoldgist, un- covered remains of a wooden box late Monday in an ancient burial vault late in Assistens Cemetery. He is seeking evidence of just how Giertrud Birgitte Bodenhoff, a 19-year-old widow, died' in 1798. She was then one of the world's richest women. A descendant has authorized Binnerballe's inquiry. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy and colder tonight and Wed- nesday, possibly with some light snow. Low tonight 10, high Wed- nesday 15. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for ,tbe 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 44; minimum, 26; noon, 32; precipitation, none; saa sets tonight at sunrises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Oburyationi) Max. temp. 40 at p.m. Mon- day, min. 23 at a.m. today. Noon clear, visibility 10 miles, wind 6 miles per hour from west, humidity 89 per cent, barometer 29.07 steady. Wrecked Plane Found Atop Idaho Ridge Paratroopers Drop At Site, No Survivors Found FISH HAVEN, Idaho big search party gathered at Beaver Basin south of here today to go to the burned, crumpled wreckage of- a C46 troop transport which crashed last week with 40 persons aboard. Two para-medic rescue troopers, who spent a lonely night-long vigil in subfreezing weather by the wreck on White Pine Ridge about seven miles west of here, found no survivors when they parachuted to the site yesterday. Air Force officers, veteran Idaho woodsmen and peace officers manned the cortege of military vehicles, 12 ambulances and two snowmobiles. The party will enter the uninhabited wilderness on a Forest Service road, "then travel two or three miles on foot. The hike will be up a steep heav- ily wooded and cut with deep crevices and-ledges. The plane, which vanished Wed- nesday en route from Seattle to Ft. Jackson, S. C., carrying re- turning Korean War veterans, hit the mountain with an explosive impact at the level, about 700 feet from the top. The para- medics said only the'tail section remained intact. The 37 Korean veterans aboard were en route to their''Southland homes. The three- member crew included a young stewardess. Maj. Dick Burt of Ogden, a Civil Air Patrol pilot, spotted the wreck- age yesterday. Later 1st. Lt. Dan E. Fitzgerald, 43rd Air Rescue squadron, McChord Field, Wash., who lives in Camden, N. J., and his feEow para-medic, T. Sgt. J. J. Weis of Pittsburgh, Pa., para- chuted to the mountain slope. They found the wreckage" and reported that the plane's wings apparently were driven deep in the heavy snow. Searchers said the craft apparently dove sharply into a mountain crevice and splat- tered over a 300-foot area. Capt. E. W.. Morris.'of the 41st Air Rescue Squadron of Hamilton Field, near San Francisco, com- manded the ground party, which spent the night at Logan, about 50 miles south of here. The group carried radios to maintain contact with the para-medics.via an SA16 search plane overhead. Farmers to Be Squeezed, Claim NEW ORLEANS UP) The cost- price squeeze will hit farmers this year, a national farmer co-opera- tives leader declared. W. R. Allsteter of Washington, D. C., told farmers Monday that they must fight the strangling squeeze of higher prices for the things they buy and lower prices for tte tilings they sell. The proper use of fertilizer will help the farmer escape this cost- price squeeze, he said, by increas- ing the farmers' yield and lowering his unit cost of production. Allsteter spoke at a conference session of the 24th annual meeting nf the National Council of Farmer cooperatives. He is vice president of the National Fertilizer Associa- tion. Earlier Monday businessmen were warned that poverty on the farm marks the beginning of a depression. D. W. Brooks of Atlanta, Ga., president of the council, said busi- nessmen have a vital interest in seeing that the farmer makes a fair income. He said the farmer buys goods not only for his family, but also for his "because every farm is a factory." By JIM BECKER SEOUL fresh Chinese Communist of them Tied boss Mao Tze-Tung's-personal pride and moving into position on the' Korean Western Front, U. S. Eighth Army officers revealed today. They added, however, that the move does not indicate a fresh Red Top Red Army Moving Up offensive in the west. "None of the traffic signs of an offensive is one deplared. The officers declined use of their names. One of the new units is the 47th Chinese Communist Army. The other is as yet unidentified. A Chinese army numbers about 000 to equivalent of an American Army corps. The 47th went into the lines in November. The special troops have been used only once before in the Korean War, and then for only six months. The 47th Army fought in Korea from July to December, relatively quiet period. It spent the entire time in purely defensive ac- tion, the Eighth Army officers Aid. Mao frequently has'boasted of the 47th's combat record In Chinese Civil War. The second fresh Red army to replacing the badly battered 38th, the sources revealed. The S8th, OK the line since last April, was maul- ed by fierce-fighting Republic of Korea troops at bloody White Mountain four months ago. 440 Planes Hit Red Rail Lines Dulles, Stassen Going to Europe NEW YORK Foster i Dulles, secretary of state desig- Inate, and Harold E. Stassen will go to Europe at the end of this month to gather information for President-elect Eisenhower on po- litical trends there. Dulles and Stassen plan to leave for Europe about the end of the month and remain abroad about 10 days. Truman Urges Revision of McCarranAct WASHINGTON IS President Truman asked Congress today for "earnest and prompt consideration of a presidential commission re- port urging- a- revision of the new McCarran-Immigration law. Truman' formally submitted the report, which had been made public Jan. 1. It called for revision "from beginning to abolishment of the existing quota system and ad- mission of additional im- migrants each year. "Such recommendations, if enact- ed into Truman, said in his message to Congress today, "would do much to convince the peoples of the free world that we have not lost an iota of our faith in the great principles upon which this nation was and upon which it has risen to a place of pre-eminence among all nations." McCarran Law Truman charged .in the presiden- tial campaign that the McCarran law, sponsored by Sen. McCarran (D-Nev) and Rep. Walter (D-PA) and passed over his veto last June, discriminated against some reli- gions and nationalities, Southern Europeans among them. Dwight D. Eisenhower also said in his successful campaign'for the presi- dency that "unfair" sections should be revised. Sen. McCarran and Rep, Walter have denied the act promotes any racial or religious bigotry and de- clared the law "is, however, very tough on Communists." McCarran accused the commission of using the "same big lie catch-phrase' technique" used by the Commu- nists. Favor Fluoride Plan MINNEAPOLIS doctors and dentists favor a plan to add flourides to the city water supply, but chiropractors oppose it, results of a poll showed Monday. The City Council will consider the results Jan. 20. Mrs. Augusta M. Lynch, 72-year-old resident of Custer, Mich., definitely believes that colleges are not just for the youngsters. After her fifth child graduated from Michigan State College in December, Mrs. Lynch enrolled in a course at the school leading to a degree "in insurance and real estate. Above, Mrs. Lynch is helped with registration by her son Harry, now a graduate of Michigan State CoEege. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) John J. McCloy, left, former High Commissioner for Germany congratulates Dr. James B. Conant, president of Harvard University, who was named to the same post by President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower Monday. The two men discussed the new position be- fore McCloy lectured at Hapard, Cambridge, Mass., Monday night (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Ike High Command Continues Parley By Marvin L. ARROWSMITH NEW YORK of federal spending, how to deal with Communism at home and abroad, foreign aid and government reor- ganization reportedly are tagged for priority study by the Eisenhower high command meeting again today. Those are problems, it was learned, which President-elect Eisen- hower and his key associates con sider must get first attention of the new administration which office next Tuesday. Eisenhower, Cabinet designees and other top officials he has appointed met for 4V4 hours yes- terday and discussed "the future duties of the administration, for- eign and domestic." Meet Again Except for adding that tlie group had arranged to hold another ses- sion today, Eisenhower's press secretary, James C. Hagerty, de- clined to say anything more. The secrecy order, applicable to the entire group, was understood to have come from Eisenhower himself, although Hagerty did not say so. Vice President-elect Nixon called the first conference "very helpful and but he said he could not go beyond that. It was understood, however, that matters such as finding ways to cut the federal get which President Truman sub- mitted to Congress last Friday were among top problems which Eisenhower felt should be dis- cussed at the two-day conference. Internal Security So was the problem of internal to deal with Commu- nism and subversion at home. Dur- ing the campaign, Eisenhower sharply criticized the Truman ad- ministration's handling of that problem, and he pledged that the Republicans would handle it better. Foreign policy, generally, and specifically what to do about the Korean War stalemate, were also said to be "must" subjects, along with the amount and distribution of foreign aid to help fight the Communist threat. Eisenhower has devoted much study to plans for reorganization of the executive branch and there was. a possibility the 'conference group would get a report on a survey being made by a special committee the general named in November. Baudette Gunshot Death Investigated BAUDETTE, Minn. E; R. Burrows said Monday he was gunshot wounds in the abdomen. was wounded while hunting alone near here, authori- ties said. Tanker Trying To Run British Blockade on Iran ROME (J) A 40-year-old tanker flying the Italian flag was reported at the southern end of the Red Sea today on the way to the Persian Gulf for a new try..at running Britain's blockade on Iranian Oil. is the first attempt to break the blockade since the tanker Rose- mary ended up at Aden with 800 oil _ pur- chased from Iran's nationalized oil industry by Italian and Swiss firms. Britain claims all oil from the Abadan refinery as property of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company pending a settlement of its dead- locked dispute with Iran's govern- ment over the nationalization of the refinery and other of the com- pany's vast holdings in Iran. A British court at Aden, at the south- ern end of the Red Sea, ruled last Friday that the Rosemary's cargo belonged to the Anglo-Iranian com- pany but the ship's captain and the oil companies which chartered her plan an appeal. The latest reported challenger of the British blockade is the ton Mirella, built in 1913. She sailed from Genoa Dec. 26 and passed through the Suez Canal, just a week ago. Her owners, the Italiana .Tras- porti Marittimi of Genoa, say they leased her two months ago to the Rome Compagnia Petrolifera Ital- iana. That company is headed by Duke .Mario Badoglio, son of Italy's Marshal Pietro Badoglio. Rumors are current here that American oil interests may have a finger in the new attempt to bring the Iranian oil to market. Roman Papers Rome newspapers said Badoglio Petrolcalex organization. The left- wing newspaper Paese Sera said Petrolcalex. has financial ties with the American California Texas Oil Company. U.S. Bombers Strike Deep in Northwest Korea Warplanes Attack Important Chinese Supply-Link Bridge SEOUL The U. S. 5th Air Force hurled a crushing 440-piane strike against Communist rail fa- cilities deep in Northwest Korea today. It was the seventh hammer- ing blow on the Red life line in five days, U. S. Sabre jets, flying protective cover, downed two Communist MIGISs, probably destroyed and damaged another, the Air Force said. The fighter-bombers streamed north in morning and afternoon raids of 220, planes each only a few hours" after' BM Superfortl plastered the area with 100 tons of bombs in a night strike. The warplanes piled rubble atop rubble in their pulverizing attack on a bridge complex north of Sin- anju. The bridges span the Chong- chon River and form a bottleneck in the supply line which Red war equipment from Manchu- ria and China southward to the front. Today's raid was the heaviest ever to hit the Sinanju area, but it fell far short of a dawn-to-dusk plastering of Pyong- yang last Aug. 29. The North Ko- rean capital also took a blow last July, and a hammering by about "800 warplanes last May. Col. Victor E. Warford, Chicka- sha, Okla., airborne commander'of the Sinanju attack, said the whole target area "was pretty well beat up." One flier, Lt. William C. Barnes, whose parents live at Bogota, Co- lombia, came back to his base, in flames with most of the right wing of his Thunderjet burned off. Sabre pilots got one of the without firing a shot. The Red plane was maneuvered out of con- trol and-plunged to earth. The second kill went to Col. Roy- al N. Baker, McKinney, Tex., mak- ing him the leading ace still in combat in the Korean War. Baker now has. seven kills. Twins Survive First Month as Separate Persons CHICAGO Brodie Sia- mese twins are nearing the end of their first month as separate in- dividuals, but their chance for survival still is a big medical question mark. Rodney Dee, the stronger, it responding well after two plastic procedures to build a skin to cover his exposed brain. However, about fL quarter of his brain top still is bare and he will remain on critical list until it is completely covered, and the-danger of infec- tion is removed. Roger Lee has been unconscious since the 15-months-old head-joined twins were separated Dec. 17. Doc- tors have expressed amazement that he continues to live. Dimes Go in Pot On Game Losses NEW ULM, Minn. dime goes into the March of Dimes pot each time Sports Editor Herb Schaper and Will Gullickson mill in picking the winners of 20.- bas- ketball games each week during January. Schaper, of the New Ulm Daily Journal, challenged Gullickson, of the West Central Minnesota Daily Tribune, Wfllmar, to join him in the prognosticating.   

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