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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, .Warmer, Snow Tonight; Colder Tuesday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 52, NO. 289 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Ike Plans State of Union Talk to Congress Monday President Outlines Plan to House, Senate Leaders WASHINGTON W) President Eisenhower will deliver his state of the union message before a joint session of Congress at a.m. CST next Monday. House Speaker Joseph Martin an- ,nounced the date after a confer- 1 ence of the President and his con- 1 gressional leaders. They were in session one hour and 55 minutes. "We had a very interesting con- Iference with the Mar- tin said. "We went over all the matters he will treat in his state of the union message.'' Sen. Taft (R-0) observed "We can't say exactly what they were, Ike, Dulles Set to Map Foreign Plans Policy to Be Outlined in Major Speeches By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Ml Eisenhower and Secretary of Sta' Dulles probably will outline th new administration's foreign po icy steps in major speeches dur ing the next few days. The new administration is als likely to begin reorganizing to. level agencies responsible for col war policies and operations in a new kind of civilian high com mand setup. Eisenhower, according to presen indications, will deliver his Sta' of the Union message to Congres possibly Thursday or Friday. Harold E. Stassen, nominated be director of the Mutual Securit Agency, told the Senate Foreig because that's what he's going to talk about when he goes before Congress." Eisenhower's inaugural address was devoted largely to his view of the foreign situation; He has not gone into detail on domestic poli- cies. In that field, Congress is waiting to hear what he will have to say about the Taft-Hartley Act; taxes and the national budget; controls on wages, prices and rents; the allocation and priority system on production, and the reorganization of government. On taxes some sentiment has developed for an early reduction Ike Has Cold WASHINGTON UP) Presi- dent Eisenhower has sniffles" and has canceled his remaining engagements for to- day, the House an- nounced. He left his office and retired to his room, where he planned to spend the rest of the day working on hit state of the union message. The announcement said Eis- enhower did not hive a fever and that his action was "purely Seconds After Won the featured race, Phoenix, Ariz., driver Orville Meggs, 30, was killed as his car hurtled through the air after locking wheels with another car and skidding into a wall. In tie crowd of were his mother-in-law and 2-year-old son. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Crime Bureau Gives Prison Clean Slate ST. PAUL Crime Bureau agents who investigated Stillwater prison have reported they found "absolutely no evi- dence" of narcotics traffic, no mistreatment of prisoners and no general smuggling of contraband into the prison. The reports have been turned over to Gov. Anderson. Included were copies of statements covering testi- mony of almost 100 inmates inter- viewed. llnlP riliniOVP 1 The indicate that many 0{ the inmates interviewed were disgruntled because they were sub- ject to strict discipline or for personal reasons. Others were liars" the reports said. The only evidence of any drugs at the prison was found to have been "planted" with the connivance Pay Boost Bill To Be Submitted ST. PAUL ffl A bill to grant pay increases 'to state employes of an inmate and a guard, the reports continued, and while the finding of three bottles of whisky smuggled into the prison was cited, of the levies on personal income. j But the question is tied closely 'to the question of balancing the national budget. Sen. Bryd of only Democrat requested by Republi- cans to head a congressional com- yesterday that must be the first objective. He is chair- man of a Senate-House committee Rlatins committee last wee message make ver mamfer in whkh _ for clear eign policy and its implementa tion takes on certain changes." On Tuesday night Secretary Du les is due to make a broadcas to the nation from his office. Aide said it would cover the globi highlight problems to be met an give some indication of administf, tion thinking on how to meet them On Friday Dulles and Stasse are due to take -off on a fast H day tour of Western European cap itals to get first-hand informatio for themselves and the Presiden on progress" in European unity an defense organization and on Euro pean needs for Amer-an militar and economic assistance. The con ferences they will hold will be th first between top American offi cials and Allied leaders abroa since the new administration too office. They probably will be con cerned more with gathering fact than with developing policy views. While Stassen. did not tell th Senate committee in his appear ance at a closed hearing Wednes day what changes President Eisen hower has in mind in the fiel of foreign affairs, he said som changes had been indicated "it the President's earlier speeches." During the presidential electior campaign, both Eisenhower am Dulles spoke out. repeatedly o what they considered to be a neec for the U. S. and its allies to tak the offensive in the conflict with Soviet communism. Dulles in effect reaffirmed thi view last week whra he testifiei before the Senate committee am expressed the conviction that thi U. S. can develop the use of mora and propaganda pressures for th liberation of Soviet satellite na tions. that keeps tabs on government This tied in with an idea which payrolls. Eisenhower expressed during thi Byrd told the Gannett News 1 campaign: that leaders of thi Service in an interview that in-' Communist bloc can be made.ua dividuals and corporations alike I certain of hold over the satel are entitled to tax relief. But he hte states- said he was not in favor of lower- ing tax rates "until we have re- duced federal expenditures to balance the budget, eliminating fte necessity for deficit spending and increasing the debt." Whether controls shall be con- tinued, and if so on what basis, is a major question confronting Congress. Some strong sentiment has developed to let the restric- tions on wages, prices and rents expire April 30 when the present law runs out. In the field of foreign affairs, one of Eisenhower's top lieutenants indicated last week that changes are coming in American foreign policy. Harold E. Stassen, desig- nated to head the Mutual Security Agency, told the Senate Foreign in the lower pay brackets and hold no evidence was found that liquor the line for others is scheduled into the institution on other occasions. Cigaret lighters and hair oil j message will make very clear the were found in possession of inmates for introduction in the Minnesota Legislature today. Two years ago a bill to grant increases all along the line pro- voked one of the hottest fights oi the session and the legislature ran several days overtime before it finally was approved. The new bill will tie pay rates to the new Bureau of Labor Statis- tics cost of living index, revised to take in new factors and use 1947- 49 instead of 1935-39 as a base period. Automatic Increases It will provide for automatic increases or decreases when the index rises or falls lour points within a given period. This four is equal to the six points provided in the present law. The measure also is drawn to maintain salary levels for those not in the lower brackets. Under the present law and the old index they would face a cut on July 1. "I find a feeling all around the state that we were entirely right two years said Senator Harry Wahlstrand, Willmar, one cf the leaders in the.successful 1951 fight for higher salaries. "Even now we are losing state employes, and we would have lost more if pay had not been in- creased." Sen. Wahlstrand is one of the sponsors of the new salary bill. Others scheduled to be sponsors are Sens. Elmer L. Andersea, St. Paul and Claude Baughman, Wa- seca; and Reps. Harold Anderson, Mankato; Sheldon Beanblossom, St. Paul; Roy Jensen, Raymond; P. K. Peterson, Minneapolis and Joseph Prifrel, St. Paul Relations Committee: "I think the State of the Union Eisnhower has been reportec planning a study of psychologies warfare methods to be made bj a special committee beaded- b: William H. Jackson, a New Yorl banker and former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency Jackson conferred with the Presi dent at the White House Saturday. It is understood that, when the study is completed, Jackson wil head the reorganized Psychologi cal Strategy Agency, charged with planning and directing the use of propaganda and any other suitable means for bringing pressure to bear on the Soviet bloc. Another move reported by per- sons familiar with administration thinking is expansion and reorgan- ization of the National Security Council, of which the President is chairman. The.council has the general task of co-ordinating th'e work of the the report continued, but most of them were brought in by civilians. The lighters have'been taken from the prisoners and matches have been provided. The report also exonerates Warden Leo Utecht and other pri- son employes in the death of Leroy Brown, an inmate, after he had been subdued with tear and sicken- ing gas when he went berserk in the prison hospital. The agents' report said no more force than was needed was used on Brown. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy and warmer tonight with occasional light snow. Tuesday partly cloudy, 'becoming colder Tuesday night. Low tonight 24, high Tuesday 30. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 29; minimum, 12; noon, 24; precipitation, trace. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 29; minimum, 13; noon, 29; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 28 at noon, mm. 13 at a. m. Noom readings clouds thin overcast at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 15 miles per hour from east, barometer fanning, humidity 67 per cent.; manner in which foreign policy state and Defense Departments and its implementation takes on the ciA, as well, as any other certain changes." He did not say what they may be. branches of the government con cerned with the conduct of for- eign affairs. Former Preiident Harry Truman enjoys a freedom he hasn't had in more than seven privilege of taking his morning constitutional alone in. Independence, Mo. The former chief ex- ecutive of the nation walks along one of the streets of his home town by himself early in the morning. (AP Wirephoto) New Atom Plant Goes to Illinois The Canadian Ocean Liner Empress of Canada lies on her side, a gutted and smoldering ruin, after a raging fire which left her a total wreck -at her Liverpool, England, berth early today. Firemen stand by at left after a hopeless 8-hour battle to save the liner, valued at by her owners. The fire, of undetermined origin, broke out while the ship was 'undergoing her annual overhaul at the British port. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Mystery Fire Ruins Canada's Top Liner LIVERPOOL, England CD A mystery, fire raged through the docked liner Empress of and left the lying on her side today, a gutted and smoldering ruin. A spokesman for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, her owner, described the ship as a "total loss." Only a dozen workmen were aboard the Empress, which was undergoing an annual overhaul, when the fire broke out amidships yesterday afternoon. All scrambled to safety. Police Supt. Herbert Balmer Pope, III With Pneumonia, is Slightly Better By FRANK BRUTTO VATICAN CITY Pope Pius XII, suffering from bronchial pneu- monia, was reported slightly im- troved today. Vatican sources al- eady had said there was no cause or concern. No official bulletin was issued oday on the condition of the 76- Pontiff, who has been in ied since Thursday. His ailment at irst was described as influenza ut Vatican sources confirmed Sun- ay it was bronchial pneumonia. Penicillin Given No official information has been eleased on the treatment. Sources t the Vatican said, however, it ould be assumed that such mod- rn medicines as penicillin were eing administered. The Pontiff's persistent fever ate Sunday night hovered around le 101 mark. His doctor, Prof, licardo Galezaai-Lisi has been taying at the Vatican since Fri ay to be more' readily available The Pontiff's attention to church uties continued despite his ill- ess. He has been receiving his ro-secretaries of state regularly or discussion of church affairs. unday he listened to mass cele- rated by a member of the Vati- an household in a small studio djoining the Pope's bedroom in is Vatican apartment. He also ecited the rosary for the return i Italy of war prisoners reported ill held in Russia. Never Robust Never robust, the thin and as- etic Pope has been troubled fre- uently with in the past. He appeared weary at the great ublic consistory of Jan. 15 in St. eter's Basilica at which he placed .e red hat on the heads of 17 of e church's 24 new cardinals. After that, despite cautions, the ope maintained a heavy schedule made a preliminary investigation of the fast-spreading blaze and asked the British Home Office for assistance -of -scientists, "The possibility of he told reporters, "cannot be ruled out." Blaze Fought More than 200 firemen with 40 pieces of apparatus fought the blaze but it quickly got out of hand and enveloped the ship's en tire superstructure. Flames shot high into the air as portholes melted and deck plates collapsed. The yardarm of the mast cracked off and fell across a shed on the dock. Finally the ship began listing sharply from the hundreds of 'tons of water poured into her. The firemen were called ashore to let the blaze burn itself out. Early today, 9 hours after the fire broke out, the Empress of Canada rolled over on her port side. On the dock watching was Capt. E. A. Shergold, former commander of the vessel, who now has a shore job here with Canadian Pacific. "This is my saddest he said. "We were such old friends." A. G. Greenslade, the chief fire officer, said: Unknown Cause "The cause of the fire is un- known. We believe it started in or near the dispensary, but when we arrived, the smoke was so dense, we could not reach the seat of the outbreak." The ship could carry 700 passen- gers and had a crew of 350. Com- pany officials said she had been fully booked for the season to carry coronation visitors between America and England. The liner arrived here for an overhaul Jan. 10 and was sched- Collins, Clark Meet in Seoul For War Talks By BILL SHINN SEOUL J. Lawton Co! lins, Army chief of staff, and Gen JMark W. Clark, United Nation I Far East commander, arrived to j day for a meeting with the retirin Eighth Army commander, Gen James A. Van Fleet. Collins stopped briefly in Tokyc and was joined there by Clark. Collins said Van Fleet's retire ment did not necessarily mean a change in United Nations policy in Korea. He said he would mee Van Fleet's successor, Lt. Gen Maxwell D. Taylor, when Taylor arrives in Tokyo in a few days. Collins said he wanted to "see at first hand what the local situa tion is like." The grateful Republic of Korea gave its highest award to Van Fleet today. Van Fleet -told newsmen Sunday that if any offensive to end the war were planned he would have liked to lead it. President Syngman Rhee's voice quavered with emotion as he pinned Korea's Gold Medal on Van Fleet and said, "He has bull and trained our great Republic of Korea Army, which now has as sumed its place in the struggle for freedom against Communist ag- gression; his great spirit has in spired our people to redoubled ef- forts in support of our military forces and restored their faith in support of democratic special and eneral, including meetings with e pilgrims who had accompanied e new cardinals to Rome. Finally, on Jan. 22, he was put bed. Since then all audiences ave been suspended. Originally known as the Duchess of Richmond, she was built in a Clyde shipyard of Scotland in 1928. As the Duchess, -she ferried Allied servicemen to and' from World War II battlefronts. Strike Ties Up Great Western RR CHICAGO 'strike by the men who run the trains halted operations Sunday on the Chicago Great Western Railway, mainly a freight carrier serving five Midwest states. Edward T. Reidy, vice president and .general manager of the rail- road, said traffic was being shifted to connecting lines and perishable freight had been cleared before the strike. But the Great Western is the only rail line into the South St. Paul Stockyards, and Anton L. Ol- son, president of the yards, said the strike will seriously affect meat shipments there. Some 800 members of five unions struck over an accumulation of 600 claims and grievances, some j said to have been pending six years. The disputes ranged from pay rates to sanitary conditions on cabooses. Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor uses a map of-the Orient, talk- ing to newsmen at the Penta-- gon at Washington after the Army announced he would suc- ceed Gen. James A. Van Fleet as 8th Army commander in Korea. Taylor is the present deputy chief of staff for opera- tions and administration of the Army. The Army said Van Fleet will be retired March 31. (AP Wirephoto) Camp Ellis Area Chosen for Million Plant Atomic Artillery Test Reported Set for Nevada WASHINGTON UB-The govern- ment announced today it will test new atomic explosives this'spring. And it picked site in the corn fields of Illinois for a 29 million dollar plant to assemble nuclear weapons. The atomic tests will begin in March at Yucca fiats in the Nevada desert, where 20 previous atomic devices have been exploded. The Atomic Energy Commission said it will test "new and improved nuclear devices" at the Nevada proving ground 65 miles from Lai Vegas. These presumably will in- clude atomic artillery shells. The AEG announced, too, that the nation's first plant designed solely for processing and assem- bling atomic explosives will be built along the Spoon River in Southwestern Illinois, not far from the Mississippi River. Ground for the Illinois plant will be broken early in the spring. Nearly acres of ground will be set aside for the plant. It will be erected in the Illinois flat lands some 18 miles east of Macomb, about 55 miles southwest of Peoria and about 45 miles south of Galesburg. The land set aside for the plant is the former eite of, Camp Ellis, a World War II training base. In announcing the new atomic tests the AEC did not go into de- tail. It said only: "The new series of tests is de- signed to advance development of new and improved nuclear de- vices and will provide additional weapons performance data essen- tial to military and civil defense effects studies." The AEC said troop maneuvers and training exercises will be part of the testing program. It estimat- ed members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will take part. It has been widely expected that the program will include the first field tests of atomic artillery shells for use in the Army's new super cannon developed at the Aberdeen, Md., Proving Grounds. Allied Bombers Rip Communist Front Positions By STAN CARTER SEOUL fighter-bomb- ers ripped into Communist batfle- tront positions today after U. N. troops took a licking on the West- ern'Korean Front in an elaborate- y-planned "program" raid. The VA' hour raid was the heav- est ground action of the new year. Allied infantry, tanks, flame- Growers, artillery and planes were ihrown into the unsuccessful as- sault on Spud Hill. High brass and correspondents- provided in advance with a pam- jhlet describing each phase of the ittack watched from nearby junkers. Called "Operation it had been planned since Jan. 19. But the Chinese Reds were ready. They caught the charging J. N. infantrymen in a deadly crossfire. Then the Allied troops tried to burn out the Reds with flame- throwers. However, in many in- tances, the flame-throwers ran out f fuel. AP Correspondent Forrest Edwards reported from .the-scene the southern end of T-Bone a hail .of artillery shells and napalm (jellied gasoline) also ailed to dislodge the Communists. One of the Allied wounded told M wards: "If we could only have had more lame-throwers we could have burned right through 'them. We were doing a good job but sudden- y there weren't any more flame-'. irowers." Another wounded man told AP 'hotographer ,Fred Waters that le flame-throwers ran out of fuel nd added grimly: 'And so did the guy who was hooting it." An Eighth Army spokesman, de- lined to- report Allied casualties ut estimated 95 Chinese were killed. i