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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Rain Changing To Snow And Colder Buy A Winter Carnival Button VOLUME 52, NO. 286 SIX GENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENINO, JANUARY 11, TWBNTY PAOIS Shake-up in U.S. Agriculture Dept No Approval if Keeps Stock, Ike Wilson Told By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON Repub- lican senators have sent word to President Eisenhower that the Sen- ate would probably reject Charles E. Wilson as new defense secre- tary if 'he holds on to his stock in his former firm, General Mo- tors, Indications were that the White House would make a decision with- in a day or two. Senate leaders Sen. J. R. Rollingstone, left, is one of the busiest men in the Minnesota Legislature in St. Paul. He is in a huddle with Duncan L. Kennedy, assistant state revisor of statutes, over the progress of 19 bills he asked Kennedy to draft for introduction in the legislature. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Disability Benefit Bill Introduced By JACK MACKAY STi PAUL of a dis- ability benefit fund from contribu- tions by employers and employes for sick or disabled workers was Two Bills Aimed At Drinking by j Minors Submitted By ADOLPH JOHNSON ST. PAUL UB Two bills by the same authors aimed at curbing sale of liquor to minors were in- troduced in the Minnesota Legis- lature today. Sponsors Sens. Harold Schultz, St. Paul, and Walter Bur- dick, Rochester, chairman of the Senate Liquor Control Committee. Both proposals provide for a system of identification cards for use by persons who cannot other- wise show they are of age. One puts the primary responsibility on the seller of the liquor, the other on the person 'who wishes to buy it. Two "We are putting in both Schultz explained, "to give the Legislature an opportunity to choose between these ;two ap- proaches to this very serious problem. "We feel sure the Legislature will want to take some action. These bills will provide at least a starting point." "Besides curbing sale of liquor to Burdick added, "the card system would give protection to liquor dealers who now may innocently violate the law." Anderson, in his inaugural message, recommended setting up an identification card system as a part of his law-enforcement pro- gram. Both of the Schultz Burdick bills would make it a gross mis- demeanor to furnish liquor to a minor. A gross misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail or a fine of or both. Such other violations as altering or de- facing a card, using the card of another or giving false information to obtain one would be misde- meanors punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a fine of or both. The House Appropriations Com- mittee today approved its first bill, one for a allowance to the revisor of statutes for expenses in drafting bills. The House Education Committee held its first meeting today. Rep. Stanley W. Holmquist, Grove City, chairman, told the committee he believes 'there should be an unoffi- cial ceiling on the amount of school funds earmarked for grade and high schools. (All income tax- re- ceipts are dedicated for such pur- poses.) proposed in the Legislature today by Rep..Joseph Prifrel, St. Paul. Prifrel, veteran supporter of legislation in behalf of the worker, provides in his bill that it be the declared policy of the state that "economic insecurity due to illness, or other disability, is a serious menace to the safety, welfare, morale and health of the people of the state." Disability payments, under the bill, would range from a minimum of a week to a week. The size of the payments would depend upon the worker's earngd wages within his base period im- mediately preceeding the filing of a claim. Workers with wage credits from to could not get more than a total df' from to a maximum of a total of and graduat- ed up to and over, a total of "Illness and other Prifrel's bill says, "is a subject of general interest and concern which requires appropriate action by the Legislature to prevent its spread and lighten its burden which now so often falls with crushing force upon the disabled or ill work- er and bis family. "Poverty, distress and suffering have prevailed throughout the state because funds have not been ac- cumulated in times of health and employment for the support of disabled 'or ill workers and their families during the period of dis- ability of the worker. s Prifrel's measure calls for a separate fund to be known as the "Minnesota Disability Benefit Fund." It would be administered by the director of the Minnesota division of employment and secur- ity. Into the fund would go all con- tributions, fines and penalties col- lected under the act. The state treasurer would be the treasurer and custodian .of the fund. Prifrel provides for a one-week waiting period. The bill would become effective immediately upon passage. Co-authors with Prifrel are Reps. Dwight Swanstrom, Duluth, Vladi- mir Shkipka, Grand Rapids, Fred Cina, Auiora, and Joe Kartb, St. Paul. Red Party Orders East German Probe BERLIN The" East German Christian Democratic party, fight- ing desperately for its fellow-trav- eling life, ordered a complete purge of its entire membership to- day to weed out all but the staunch est pro-Communists. The central committee announc- ed that new party books would be issued in exchange for old, a dodge that probably wfll cost many mem- bers their status. The Socialist Unity Communist party kicked out of its membership two years ago through the expedient of new party books. insisted they did not know what the decision would be. "It's up to Republican Leader Taft of Ohio told report- ers, referring to the new Presi- dent and his advisers. "My job is to get them (presidential ap- pointments) confirmed when they send them down Taft late yesterday won voice- vote confirmation of eight new Cab-, inet except the de- fense secretaryship, for which Ei- senhower has not made a formal nomination. Strcns Opposition A few hours later each of the eight took the oath from Chief Jus- tice Vinson at a White House cer- emony. So did Mrs. Oveta Gulp Hobby, the new federal security administrator. Strong opposition to Wilson's ap- pointment has developed in the Senate on the ground that he holds stock in General Motors, biggest Defense Department private con- tractor. The question has been raised whether he would run afoul a law which bars federal officials from dealing with firms in which they have even an indirect financial in- terest. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said yesterday he knew of no change in Eisen- hower's intention to nominate Wil- son, The Senate Armed Services Com- mittee would have to pass on Wil- son's nomination before the Senate acted, aad Chairman Saltonstall (R-Mass) said it will do nothing until a name is submitted, offi- cially. One highly placed GOP senator, who asked that his name not be used, said efforts were being made to persuade Wilson to sell his G.-.M: stock. "Mr. Wilson is a stubborn this senator added. -'He-takes, the position that'' ;they should have known what they were doing when they offered him the'job, that ask- ing him to sell his stock is a re- flection on his character and in- tegrity." Wilson could not be confirmed now, the senator said, "even if they come up with some maneu- like changing the. law to fit his case or the issuance of a pres- idential order .which would bar him from passing M. contracts. He added that the White House had been appraised of this senti- ment. The other eight Cabinet mem- bers were confirmed in a group yesterday, after several hours of discussion. Then, in an 11-minute ceremony at the White House, with the Eisenhowers and their own relatives looking 'on, they took the oath in this order: 'John Foster Dulles, secretary of state; George M. Humphrey, sec-, retary of the Treasury; Herbert Brownell Jr., attorney general; Ar- thur E. Summerfield, postmaster general; Douglas McKay, secre- tary of the interior; Ezra Taft Benson, secretary of agriculture; Sinclair Weeks, secretary of com- merce, and Martin P. Durkjn, sec- retary of labor. No dissenting votes were heard in the Senate on confirmation of the eight Cabinet members, al- though two senators earlier had asked to be on record in opposi- tion, Chiang Calls Ike Talk 'Ray of Hope' TAIPEH, Formosa Chiang Kai-shek today described President Eisenhower's inaugural address as "the first ray of hope to mankind since the end of the last world war." Flu Cases Drop in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS (A A consider- able drop in the number of flu cases among students in city schools and the University, of Minnesota was reported today. University officials said new cases had dropped about 25 per cent since the first of the week, although about 225 new cases are being reported, daily among the students. Attendance at city schools was also reported "considerably im- proved" this week. But some hor- pitals in the Twin Cities reported they were filled or almost filled with flu cases. MIG's Downed B29, Red China Boss Admits By The Auociitcd Preii TOKYO China's No. 2 boss charged today that a U. S. B29 Superfort violated boundary rules Jan. 12 and was shot down by Communist night fighters. U. S. Far East Air Forces con- firmed the loss of the bomber but asserted it was 12 to 15 miles inside North below the Yalu River boundary of when crippled. "The B29 transmitted a 'mayday' distress signal and it is assumed if was shot down at that said an official FEAF announcement. The Reds alleged the B29 was shot down nine miles northwest of Antung, big Communist airbase across the Yalu from Northwestern Korea. Angry Profit Peiping radio broadcast the charge and an angry protest by Red China's Premier and Foreign Minister Chou En-lai. It quoted him as saying 11 crewmen, includ- ing a colonel and a major, were captured three other crewmen "died after parachut- ing." ---Jt Chou is second only to Mao Tze- Tung in the Chinese Communist regime; Broadcasting bis which came on the heels of an earlier propaganda lined the importance the Reds at- tached to the accusation. "The Chinese people are furious over this violation of our Chou was quoted. "The American government .has planned dan- gerous preparations to enlarge the war in the last two months. "The central people's govern- 'ment of the. Chinese People's Re- public recognizes that the (plans) being adopted by the American government are not only affecting the Far East but are threatening to the peace of the world." Chou charged that U. S. planes "violated our Northeastern skies" three other times in the past two months "on Nov. 28, Dec. 8 and Dec. 13." It is an old propaganda charge. Allied pilots are under strict orders not to cross the Yalu even if engaged in fur- ious air combat. The Air Force said the B29 in question "was" on a -regularly scheduled mission dropping psy- chological warfare news leaflets over North Korean cities" on the night of Jan. 12. The announcement said the B29 carried no high-explosive bombs. It did not rule out the possibility the Superfort might have glided into Manchuria after it was hit. The Air Force confirmed the names of three of the crewmen whom the Communists said were captured after the four-engine bomber was shot down. They were Col. John Knox Arnold Jr (home town not avail- able Maj. William H. Baumer of Lewisburg, Pa., and Capt. Eugene John Vaadi of Clay- ton, N. Y. Mrt. Eugenie AJSfcrwiv retiring U. S. Ambassador to Den- mark, chats with her host and British counterpart. Ambassador xEric Berthoud, at a Copenhagen luncheon in her honor Monday. The Red Wing, diplomat-housewife recently tendered her resignation to President -Eisenhower in anticipation of Jthe tradi- tional change-of-party turnover. (AP Wirephoto to The Kijpublican- Herald) Welcome Home Reception Moves Truman to Tears Fears Idleness May Lead Him Into Devilment By ERNEST B. VACCARO INDEPENDENCE, Mo. Ml Harry S. Truman, welcomed home in roaring receptions that moved him to the verge of tears, began looking for work today lest idle- ness lead him into "devilment." After nearly eight turbulent years and unprecedented responsi- bilities at a time of world crisis, he suddenly found himself with nothing to do but unpack and find a job. Harry Truman, ex-President of the United States, is a restless man who has been working 17 hours a day at the White House in Washington, and he's already worrying how long he can "take it easy." "It's not hard work that gets a man into he told report- ers. "It's the lack of it. When a fellow has nothing to do he gets into- devilment." Plenty of Offers Offers of high-paying jobs con- tinued to pour in from all parts of the country but he withheld any acceptances until he can find some- thing to his liking and suitable to his talents. He already has rented a private office in the Federal Reserve Bank Building in nearby Kansas City and put Miss Rose Conway, his personal-stenographer, to work on his mail. The ex-President and Mrs. Tru- man, happy to-be home again, stepped from the presidential pri- vate car last night to find a crowd estimated at gathered around the little depot.to give them an emotional greeting. Truman choked up as he gazed at the assembled thousands, some of whom, had been waiting for hours. "I appreciate this he told them. "It's magnificent. There's not any more Lean say except that we are back home for good." Another throng of waited in''the street when the Trumans drove up to then- big, white frame home on North Delaware, and there were more cheers and de- mands for a speech. Truman was deeply touched at the depot when Mayor Robert Weatherford Jr. told him, "You'll always be Mr. President to us." Oil tanker Tries To Run British Blockade of Iran ROME snub-nosed old Italian, tanker Mirella headed home through the Persian Gulf today with a of Iranian oil in a new try .at running the British blockade on petroleum sales by Iran. Successful completion of .the voy- age may bring a head-on collision in Italian courts with Britain's, Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in a billion-dollar test case of the com- pany's claim to Iran's petroleum riches. First It was the first challenge to the blockade .since the tanker Rose- mary was stopped at Aden, a Bri- tish protectorate at the southern end of the Red Sea, with 800 tons oil purchased Iran's nationalized oil indus- try by Italian and Swiss firms. Britain claims tall the oil from the Abadan refinery is the prop- erty of AIOC pending settlement of its deadlocked dispute with Iran's government over nationali- zation of the refinery and 'other of tile company's' "vast holdings in Iran. A British court at Aden ruled Jan.. 9 that the Rosemary's cargo belonged to AIOC but the ship's captain and the oil companies' which chartered her plan an ap- peal. Hush-Huth Report! Italian oil interests, which hush- hush: reports say are backed by the giant Fiat automobile industry, believe they can win a test case in their own courts and then buy and. sell all the Iranian oil they can haul. This Mirella, built in sailed from Genoa Dec. 26 on her showdown trip. Nosing up. the Shatt el Arab River to Aljadan she loaded all the oil she could carry and iafled for home Tuesday night. Ex-PrtiicUnt Harry Tryman opens a-portfolio of mail as he settles down at a bare desk in his new office on the llth floor of the Federal Reserve Bank Building in Kansas City today. Citi- zen Harry, in good humor, said he has made no plans for the rest of the day. He be enjoying his new role ,as a private citizen. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Flu Army Steps Up Vaccinations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS what feels like spread into more than half the 48 states but the outbreaks so far generally have been mild. The Army a state university, a steel company and some local om- cials have taken steps to combat the infections with influenza vaccine. A nation-wide survey by the Associated Press showed that the bulk of the cases are in the central part of the nation and that Texas, Tennessee and Arkansas have been particularly hard hit. Texas -reported from flu cases. Arkansas had the greatest number.of cases of upper respiratory infections in its history. The disease was reaching the epi- demic stage in-Tennessee. The Eastern..and Western.states were comparatively" free of .out- breaks, although Florida reported some schools 'i closed to prevent the further-spread of an influenza-like disease; Watch countries. An outbreak of flu in Bavaria this week resulted in nine deaths at Munich, filled the city's hospitals and closed 27 school rooms. The Jones Laughlin Steel Corp. announced it is giving flu shots to its employes in Pittsburgh; Aliquippa, and Cleveland mills, at its New York and Michigan ore mines and at various fabricating plants through- out the country. The treatments are voluntary. In Ohio, where the incidence so far is Ohio State University is planning a voluntary flu immu- nization program to run through next week. Vaccine also was administered at the Syracuse (N. Y.) School for Mental Defectives and at the Cook County Jail in Chicago. Cloud one believe several types of minor virus infections are involved in school shutdowns or heavy ab- senteeism in several parts of the country. Dr. A. M. Wasbburn, head of the Communicable Diseases De- partment of the Arkansas Board of Health, said the outbreak "def- initely is an epidemic" in that state. He it is difficult to determine Which cases are true influenza. George Cox, >state health officer in Texas, said the flu outbreak in that state is the worst since World War I; He added that the disease is about at its peak and should start declining next week. Dr. R. H. Hutcheson, Tennessee health commissioner, said cases were reported last week and that -all sections of the state are affected. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy with rain changing to snow and somewhat colder tonight. Friday cloudy and a little colder. Low to- night 24, high Friday. 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: 37; minimum, 28; noon trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Cen. Observations) Max. temp. 34 at a.m. min. 31 at a.m. Noon readings- wind calm, clouds overcast at feet, visibility 1V4 miles with fog, humidity 95 per cent, barometer 30.00 steady. Dulles Demands 'Positive Loyalty' Dept. WASHINGTON OB Secretary of State Dulles told foreign service employes today he will tolerate time of greatest peril. As bis first official act after being sworn in with other Eisen bower Cabinet members Wednes- day, Dulles addressed a letter to some Americans employed by the State Department at home and abroad. He advised them to expect changes under the neW Republican administration and said: "The na- tional welfare must be given prior- ity over individual concerns." Dulles added: President Eisenhower recently stated, "This nation stands in great- er peril than any time in our his- tory.' "The period is of a kind which places a special responsibility on each and every member of the Department of State and the for- eign service. It requires of us-com- petence, discipline and positive loy- alty to the policies that our Presi- pre- "Less than that is not tolerable at this time." Leirfallom Held Responsible for Menial Health Plan ST. PAUL An interim com- mittee on mental health recommen- ded today that State Director of Public Institutions Leirfallom should be "entirely responsible" for the administration of the men- tbat perhaps policy of "dual responsibility" ._. ced on professional men un- trained in administration accounts for a material contributing factor to the "administrative deficiencies" found in the individual hospitals. The committee recommends that the public institutions director should enlist the.assistance of all professional teaching institutions, including the University of Minne- sota and the Mayo Clinic at Roches- ter, to improve the staffing, train- ing and professional standards in the mental hospitals. FBJ Adds West Coast Bandit to Wanted List WASHINGTON GBr- Lawson Dav- id Shirk Butler notorious West Coast bandit, today was added to the FBI's list of "ten most wanted men." Butler, 41, with a long string of .aliases, escaped .from Oregon State Penitentiary last February by seal- ing the high walls in a dense fog. He has been bunted ever since. Benson Orders Regrouping of 25 Agencies Ike Schedules 1st Cabinet Meeting For Friday Morning By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON El- senhower's Cabinet officers took over their' commands today and one promptly shook up his depart- Others were expected to changes later on. Secretary Benson, moving with surprising speed on bis first work- ing, day, ordered the regrouping of some 25 Agriculture Department agencies. He called it the first step toward "a gradual streamlining." And, in a memorandum to de- partment employes, Benson said he would expect "a full day's work for a full day's pay." By and large, the pattern for' the eight Cabinet officers sworn in late Wednesday was .up-and-on-the -job early. However, none got to his desk quite so early as Presi- dent Eisenhower himself. At Office it a.m. Eisenhower was in his office at a.m. This was 50 minutes later than the hour he clocked in Wednesday, but he had a reason for lingering in the House living quarters. His son. Major John Eisenhower, was leav- ing on the first leg of a trip back to Korea so there was a leisurely family breakfast before the fare- wells. Maj. Eisenhower, ordered back from Korea by then President Tru- man for his father's inauguration, was going from Washington to Highland Falls, -N.Y., for a visit with his wife and. children before returning to Korea. The exception was Secretary of Interior McKay. He .was confined to his bed with influenza. Mrs. McKay told a reporter that her husband developed! a cold Wednesday, after attending the in- augural ball the night before, and felt, so bad this morning that she summoned a doctor. The doctor gave McKay a dose of penicillin and directed .that be remain in bed. Meeting Friday She said the doctor told her that McKay to attend-the first Eisenhower Cabinet meeting Friday, hut probably should not do any regular work in his new post until next week. The White House announced the Cabinet .'meeting will be at a. m. Press Secretary James C ,Hag- erty said five officials outside the' Cabinet would attend the meeting and all future Cabinet meetings. They are Vice President Nixonk- Sherman Adams, the President's chief assistant; Mrs. Oveta Culp Hobby, federal security .adminis- trator; Mutual Security Director Harold E. Stassen and Budget Di- rector Joseph M. Dodge. Dodge was sworn in today. Soon after Eisenhower reached his office, he had a 15-minute con- ference with his staff to begin the working day. Eisenhower let aside time to go over a fresh draft of the message with'a speech-writing aide. The President will go before the Sen- ate and House for the first time to deliver it in person, possibly next week. Aides said the address will set forth Eisenhower's legislative pro- gram in general terms on both domestic and foreign issues. Capping his. first work! ia the White House, Eisenhower looked on in the East Room of the man- sion late yesterday as all but one of his nine choices for Cabinet positions were sworn into office by the-Chief Justice Vinson. The ceremony took place short- ly after the Senate confirmed the eight, and .also Mrs. Oveta Culp Hobby, the new federal security administrator. The World War n head of the Women's Army also was sworn in by Vinson. Secretary of Defense-designate- Charles E. Wilson, Eisenhower's choice for the remaining Cabinet post, wasn't on hand because of Controversy over legality of his prospective appointment. Wilson resigned as president of General Motors to take the Job 2% million dollars; worth of stock. Because- of the; stir that touched off in Eisenhower left Wilson off the list of Cabinet nominees he seat to the! Senate for confirmation shortly ter he'took office Tuesday. James C. Hagerty, Eisenhower's press secretary, declined to. com' ment on from the Capitol that the President had decided to select someone else to bead the' Defense Department. Hagerty had said earlier, however, that there, was no change in Eisenhower's in- tendon-to press for approval of Wilson. Eisenhower-was reported'eager J, Cttumn IKI   

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