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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Warmer Tonight and Wednesday Help Your Heart Fund Help Your Heart VOLUME 52, NO. 296 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3, 1953 EIGHTKN PAOIS Three Shot to Death at Hutch inson 1 Americans in Killed in European Flood William F. Holden Carl W. Frank w, m w Holden and Frank Win Election Spots April 6 Lineups The lineups for the general city election April 6 (incum- bent listed Mayor Uoyde E. Pfeiffer and James V. Stoltman. Gordon L. Weishorn antf'Cecil Whet- stone Jr. (incumbent not candi- First ward alderman Wil- liam F. Holden and Carl W. Frank., Second ward ry V. Parks and Jule Whet- stone. Third ward liam P. Theurer. Fourth ward ert Prondiinski and Daniel Bambenek. P. Piersch. Registration deadline for un- registered voters it March 17. TODAY This May Be Eve of Extinction By JOSEPH STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Two pleasant- mannered members of Congress, filled about equally with good in- tentions and the normal desire to be re-elected, oddly suggest in their persons the dilemma of the human race, on what might conceivably be the eve of its extinction- These two men arc: Sen. Bourk B. Hickenlooper, Republican, o Cedar Rapids, la., and Rtip. W Sterling Cole, Republican, oi Bath N. Y. Both these men are mem bers of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. Both want to be the chairman of the committee Hickenlooper has the Senate's back ing, and Cole the support of the House. The issue is still unsettled But one of these two men will un doubtedly head the committee which must decide, as far as the Congress of the United States is concerned, American policy on the hydrogen bomb. This is the bomb which, even in its first, experimental version, has shown itself capable of scorch- ing an area of square miles. This is the bomb which, many scientists believe, could in duce universal sterility, if a suf ficient number were exploded. In short, this is the bomb which, as President Eisenhower hinted in his address, might write finish to the history of the human race on earth. W- Sterling Cole is not at ail a typical Congressman. He is even- featured, .with prematurely white hair, quiet-spoken to the point of grumpiness, and thoughtful. He is animated enough when he talks of the right of the House of Repre- sentatives to have one of its men head the Joint Committee, hereto- fore chaired by a senator. But (Continued on 7, Column 5.) ALSOPS With less than one-third of the registered voters turning out, Wil Ham F. Holden and Carl W. Frank were nominated for first ward al- derman Monday. Of the voters registered in the first ward, only 862 showed up at the polls in the city's one-ward primary election, Holden completing his first term on the City Council, amassed a vote greater than his two op- ponents combined. The vote: Holden................... 568 Frank.................... J61 Borkowski 133 The winner carried every pre- :inct, runing strong in every one. Frank's votes were rather evenly distributed, although he got more in the third than his own second, while Borkowski picked up most of his votes in his own fourth pre- cincL Holden also lives in the sec- ond. The detailed vote by precincts: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th lolden 130 104 180 ''rank 33 40 60 Borkowski 10 8 21 Frank was city engineer four years ago, when Holden be gan his term as alderman. The voter turnout was just under 154 28 Many Sections Of Holland Still Isolated AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands three-nation death toll in Europe's greatest storm and flood disaster in centuries climbed steadily toward the mark to- day as Western Europe mobilized to aid stricken Holland, England and Belgium. Messages seeping through from isolated Dutch villages told of ad- ditional dead by the hundreds. (Thousands still huddled for the third day without food, water or rooftops or high ground. Rain, snow flurries and near-freezing temperatures added to the horror of their plight. The latest count of the dead was; Holland, 995 England, 445 Belgium, 22 Total, The dead" included 11 Americans in England. Seven1 other Ameri- cans were missing there and pre- sumed dead. All were airmen sta- tioned in Britain, the U. S. Air Force said, or members of Air Force families. Death Widespread The Zeeland section of Southwest Holland and the Thames Estuary of Southeast England emerged as the chief centers of death, destruc- tion and misery wrought by.the hurricane-fanned giant waves and tides whcih crashed inland over the Liquor Permit Bill Introduced In Legislature Aimed at Reducing Minors Drinking And 'Problem' Cases 30 per cent, termed a 'Very light" vote by city officials. The all-city general -election will be held April 6. TC Board Setup Flayed ST. PAUL Wl The state teach- ers college setup came under at- tack today at a meeting of the Senate Education Committee. Before'the committee was a bill by Sen. Val Imm, Mankato, to au- thorize the five tetchers Mankato, Winona, St. Cloud, Moor- head and Bemidji to grant a master of arts degree in education for a fifth year of work. Sen. William Dahlquist, Thief River Falls, said he felt no further action should be taken with re- gard to teachers colleges until the whole set-up is given study. He expressed the opinion that there are too many teachers col- leges, .that their operations are not well co-ordinated, and that tbev are too expensive. He was backed by Sen, Harry Wahlstrand, Will- mar, who- said he thought the state could get along with three instead of five such colleges. The teachers colleges and the need for them were defended by Sens. Imm, Joseph Daun, St. Peter John Zwach, Walnut Grove, and Earl Engbritson, Hollandale. All said, however, that they would welcome an investigation of he colleges. Pending is a bill to abolish the :eachers college board and turn its duties over to the state board of education. No proposal for an in- quiry into the colleges' operation las been offered. The committee took no action on the Imm bill. Trade Meeting Set MANILA The Economic Commission for Asia and the Far weekend, smashing everything in their path. Many sections of Holland still were isolated, with as-yet-un- recorded dead. Early today, 48 hours after the disaster struck, word finally reached Amsterdam that 200 people had drowned in the tiny village of Stavenisse. An exhausted messenger from he burgomaster of Oude Tonge, taggered to safety telling ol 180 corpses piled high in a shed on the win islands of Goeree and Over- lakke. The same messenger said people had spent their third night on an open dike, in sleet ind snow, without water or medicine. Another 70 persons were miss- ing frort the village of Stellendam, n the same island. From dozens of stricken towns nd villages in Holland and Eng- m. land the refugees flowed into set up camps and centers, until Manv of were iU, most of them hungry, all of them homeless. With communications still widely disrupted, Dutch officials as yet could make no accurate estimate By ADOLPH E. JOHNSON ST. PAUL (ffl A strict permit system to control all liquor sales, )oth by the bottle and drink, is proposed in a bill introduced .in he Minnesota Legislature today. The proposal is sponsored by Sen. Clifford Lofvegren, Alexandria. It s the third arid broadest such measure to be offered this session. The other two, aimed at prevent- ng sale to minors, call for' identi- ication cards or permits for those n the just-over-21 group. Under the Lofvegren bill anyone who wished to buy liquor, beer or 3.2 beer would need a permit. His bill is aimed at keeping liquor both from minors and "problem" drink- ers. Serious Problem "Everybody is looking for an answer to this serious said Lofyegren, "I think that even- people in the liquor industry realize that something must be done. 'I believe this bill provides the answer. It has real teeth. It would give law enforcement officials the tools they need." I The duty of issuing permits and prescribing their exact form would be given to the state liquor control commissioner. He could authorize various court officials, police de- partments, sheriffs and other of- ficers to issue them. Permits would cost each. None could be issued to persons under 21, to persons adjudged by the courts to be habitual drunkards or. narcotic addicts, JIOE to persons receiving The commissioner would be em- powered to cancel liquor purchase permits of persons convicted of driving while drunk, persons who made false statements to obtain permits and of anyone who per- mitted another to use his permit. Jail Terms Violation of any provisions of the bill would be punishable by up to 90 day's in jail or a fine of up to or both. A Rowboat For Flood Refugees waits beneath ladder used to rescue people marooned in upper floor of home at Whitstable, England. Western Europe mobilized to aid stricken Holland, England and Belgium as the three-nation death toll in Eu- rope's greatest storm and flood in centuries climb- ed above the today. (AP Wirepboto to The Republican-Herald) Taylor Arrives In Korea, Begins Job Briefings By JOHN RANDOLPH SEOUL (B-Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor arrived today and began B VL -ineaiueui, round of briefings prior to launch- i Plan to repudiate any secret agreements with the Kremlin was fore- ing a personal survey of his today in Congress, which applauded his decision to free Chi- U. Army, j nese Nationalists on Formosa for- raids on .Bed China. Th- gen. Taft of Ohio, the Republican leader, said he sees-no reason why Congress can't act quickly to pass a" resolution proposed by Congress to Give Approval to Secret Treaty Repudiation WASHINGTON By JACK BELL approval of President Eisenhower's- (ECAFE) will hold its second onference on trade promotion be- uau UCCu tvauuaiec gmmng in February in this persons remained. of the missing or homeless. Up to square miles were estimated of the 23 islands of Zealand and South Holland and and some of the world's richest soil. More than 50 Dutch cities, towns and villages had reported deaths so far. Estimates placed the total Brit- ish missing at between 600 and Britain counted about homeless and acres of land flooded. British rescue efforts wer slowed by a frantic fight to shor up the breached English dike against the possibility of new on slaughts from the sea. The once hurricane winds were still moder to 18 miles an hour predicted seasonal high tides due again in about two week could bring fresh disaster. American and Allied arme forces in Europe rushed construe tion and relief supplies and per sonnel to the Netherlands. NATO's air force headquarter at Fontainebleau, France, dis patched a trailer-truck convoy o supplies and communications spe ciafists to repair the flood-rippet telephone and telegraph lines. A U. S. Air Force airlift was readiec to carry medicines and other sup- plies. French engineers already were at work. Offers of help and sympathy poured into the Dutch Foreign Of- fice from all parts of the world. Officials in Holland and Britain met to assess the damages and make plans. Dozens of funds and benefits were started, to collect money, food, clothes and medicine. The two countries' Juliana in Holland and Elizabeth H in England toured the 'flooded areas and comforted the sufferers. As the funds, supplies and res- cue teams were being assembled and the refugee camps set up, new reports continued to come in of misery and danger in troubled spots of both England and Holland. The English island of Cimvey in the Thames Estuary was the grave of an unknown as many as 300. About 100 were known dead and several hundred were reported missing there. More than had been evacuated but Explosion on British Carrier The famed paratroop "jumping general" of World War H flew in from Tokyo shortly after outnum- bered South Koreans drove off 650 attacking North Koreans on the frozen Eastern Front. The battle- line elsewhere was quiet. Taylor will take over as United Nations field commander from re- tiring Gen. James A. Van Fleet. He said the change in command would come within a few days. 'Green Replacement' Eisenhower in his State of the Union message yesterday. The President said the resolu- tion should make it clear that "this government recognizes no kind of commitment contained in secret understandings of the past with foreign governments" which permit "enslavement" of any peoples, Taft said he is wholeheartedly few days to go through a "course of sprouts." He said that would make for an efficient transfer of LONDON LSI An explosion on the British aircraft car- rier Indomitable off Malta today flung one man overboard and in- jured several others, the Admiral- ty announced. The cause cf the explosion was not announced. Police in Britain still are in- vestigating cases of suspected sab- otage last week in two other Hoyal Navy carriers, the War- j rior and her sister ship Triumph. I Similar suspicions were voiced in a recent fire aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth and in the fire that burned through the Empress of Canada, >i wn ncp ia 1.011 id 11 .LaJ-v oaiu lie ls> WllUlt At a news conference, Taylor for the Eisenhower plan, described himself as "just a green j Eisenhower didn't say what replacement" but said he has at agreements he had in mind, but tn nr, the general assumption in. Congress was that he may have been speak- ing of Yalta, where the U. S. and Britain made concessions to Rus- sia to persuade her to enter the Pacific war. The Truman State Department said the Yalta Pact has been fully public since 1947, two years after its signing. Could Win Cold War Rep. Kersten (R-Wis) promptly command Of course any Army man regrets that so fiae a general as Gen. Van Fleet is being Taylor said. He reported he would continue Van Fleet's planned ex- pansion of the South .Korean Army. "That is a vital part of the Far Eastern he said. A newsman asked Taylor whether he brought any new in- structions on conduct of the war from President Eisenhower, with whom he conferred before leaving Washington. Taylor replied, "I couldn't comment on that. It's no secret that we did talk about Korea." Brief welcoming ceremonies were held at bojh the airport and City Hall, The new commander called on South Korean President Syngman Ehee. issued a resolution was designed to nullify the Yalta Agreement. Kersten said Delving Into A Document marked Gen. J Lawton Collins, Army Chief of Staff, testified today before the House Armed Service Committee during probe of "Operation the Korejp) attack which prompted charges that it was staged for entertainment of visiting high brass and the press, complete with multi-colored "program." (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-' Herald) statement the Yalta Agreement "gave Stalin a seemingly legal stranglehold on his conquests" and violated the rights of Poland and China. By setting it aside, Kerste claimed; the United States cou "seize the initiative from the Com munists and win the cold war." Some Democrats said they didn (Continued on Page 13, Column 6 CONGRESS 7 Reds Sentenced To 3-Year Terms NEW YORK tltt Seven Com munist leaders today were sen tenced to three years in prison a fate they preferred over ban ishment to Russia. They also were fined each Five other convicted party lead ers were sentenced to two years in prison, and fines each. The other defendant got one year in prison and a fine of The 13 were convicted of con spiring to advocate violent revolu- tion against the government. Max- imum sentence is five years in prison and fine. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair and warmer tonight and Wed- nesday. Low tonight 16, high Wed- nesday 34. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 24; minimum, 6; noon, 23; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at Sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 19 at a.m., min. 5 at p.m. Monday. Noon overcast at feet, visibility 8 miles per hour, wind calm, barometer 30.05 steady, humidity 96 per cent Eden Alarmed By Decision On Formosa LONDON Secretary Anthony Eden said today Britain feels the U. S. decision on For- mosa will have "unfortunate politi- cal repercussions without compen- sating military advantages." Eden disclosed brought two .main Britain had points to the attention of Secretary of State Dulles: 1. That the change in the U. S. policy of keeping Formosa neutral- ized would have "important politi- cal he did not name. 2. That the British government hopes the U. S. has no intention of allowing its neutralization poli- cy to go by the board. The foreign secretary a'dded: "What we do not yet know and we should be wise to suspend judg- ment about is what action if any will follow this decision." Son of Slain Woman Held in Row Over Cattle Suspect- Captured When Driven From Shed by Tear Gas HUTCHINSON, Minn. W _ A woman, her invalid son and a high school boy were shot to death day and later'a posse captured a second son in connection with slayings. An inquest was called several hours after the shootings in aa effort to clear up confusion in case. Dead are Mrs. Mary Melichar, about 65; her bedridden son, San- ford, 22, and Rodney Mosel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred MoseL A fourth person, Carl Baumfts, about 45, was wounded. Deputy Sheriff Frank Lipke said Arthur Melichar, 25, was being held. He was captured after being driven from a shed on the Melichar farm by a tear gas bomb: The bomb was tossed by a mem- ber of a heavily armed pome, called to the scene after neigh. bors, the George -Benjamins, re- ported Mosel and Baumitz had been shot. Only witnesses in the care two Benjamin children, who saw Mosel and Baumitz shot while they were waiting for a school bus. Lipke said an argument over cat- tle preceded the shootings, although the motive was not clear. The deputy gave this of the case following preliminary in- vestigation: Sanford Melichar was shot by .22 caliber automatic rifle. Mrs. Melichar was shot in. the and ran to a silo where she died. Mosel and Baumitz who were in Baumitz' cattle truck were shot on a county road near the Melichar farm when they'stopped car vas crossways on the road. Mrs. George Benjamin said Bau- mitz and Mosel ran down the jamin driveway and up to house. Mosel ran into the and died there. The Benjamins called an ambulance and police. The cab of the truck was set afire and was heavily damaged. About a dozen officers and vol- unteers, most of them armed, con- verged on the Melichar farm, seek- ing Arthur Melichar, 25. Melichar ran from the house into the barn. Melichar was told to drop his gun and come out with his hands up. Walks to Shed He dropped the gun but walked to a shed. Chester Maki, Hutchin- son police officer, hurled a tear gas bomb through the door of shed and Melichar ran out back of the building. Deputy Sher- iff Leo Odegard grabbed Melichar and put handcuffs on him. Melichar screamed defiantly at the officers, shouting, "You can't do this to me, you can't, come on this property." He was held with- out charge. During the confusion surrounding the capture, a corn crib on farm was set afire. The Melichar farm is a east of Hutchinson. An inquest was scheduled for later today. Angus McKay Nelson, oil- smudged survivor of the Prin- cess Victoria disaster in the storm-whipped Irish Sea off the North Ireland coast, received a cup of-tea from a nurse after being landed at Donaghadee, near Belfast. An estimated 133 of Nelson's fellow passengers aboard the Scotland-to-Nortb Ireland ferry steamer were lost in. the hurricane disaster. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Lon- don) Hope Abandoned For British Plane Lost in Atlantic LONDON Ltd., said today it had given up hope for its 1 transport plane missing in the icy Atlantic off the Newfoundland since Monday with 39 persons aboard, including 10 British. soldiers, then: wives and 13 child- ren. The plane carried a crew of Word came from operators of tht- plane as rescue ships aad planet were promised clearing weather to. day in1 their search for survivors. Office Workers To Lose Jobs WASHINGTON OP) President Eisenhower's death sentence for wage and price control, brought dismissal notices today to all employes of the Wage Stabilization Board and the 310 workers of the Salary Stabilization Board. The discharge slips are March 5, in Washington and la field offices across the country Some workers a "very small said a spokesman will be given reprieves for a month or two, to provide skeleton staffs until April 30 when the price-wan control legislation   

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