Winona Republican Herald, February 20, 1953

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February 20, 1953

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cold Wave Tonight, Some Snow Flurries Brotherhood Week Feb. 15-22; Make it Live VOLUME 53, NO. 3 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Two Bullets Fell State Patrolman Thrown From The Car after a collision with a cement truck here Thursday afternoon, the driver of the car at the right is in critical condi- tion at the Wiaona General Hospital today. In addition to the two cars in the picture, two other vehicles were involved in the mishap. Story on Page 3. Blizzard May Hit Area by Morning Heavy snow and near blizzard conditions are forecast for Eastern and Southern Minnesota later Winona and area resi- dents scarcely time to recover from an overnight taste of snow, sleet and rain. The snows are expected to diminish gradually tonight, but high- way travelers were cautioned to ask themselves first, "Is this trip TODAY Republicans Rising to Challenge y JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP news is too big and too shapeless to fit into a headline. Families know, for instance, when their children reach voting age, and 21st birthdays can be marked with special festivities. But how is one to know just when a new national Administration has reached political maturity, and is ready to face facts honestly and to deal with them realistically? Nothing could be more impor- tant. Nothing could be harder to measure. Nonetheless, this week can reasonably be celebrated as the time when the Eisenhower Ad' ministration came of age, and the Eepublican party began to rise to the challenge of its vast new re- sponsibility. Tax policy was really the decis- ive test, as it has been from the start. After all, lower taxes have been- promised by every Republi- can, on the easy theory that the budget could be balanced by "cut- ting out waste." But when the hard budgetary facts were honestly an- alyzed, this theory did not hold water. Three President Eisenhower and Budg- et Director Joseph Dodge instead discovered, as previously reported in this space, that they had only three choices, all unpleasing. They could balance the budget and re- duce taxes, by abandoning all pre- tense of creative foreign policy and effective national defense. Or they could lower taxes and pay the bill for national security, by running a gigantic deficit. Or they could bal- ance the budget and meet all rea- sonable security requirements, by careful undramatic economies plus maintaining taxes at present lev- els. In his stirring press.conference, Eisenhower revealed that he had chosen the third course, as had been forecast here. The decision to ask for continuance of the ex- cess profits tax, or for its replace- ment with another tax of equal yield, is a truly dramatic decision. It implies the highest and finest kind of political cour- Extensive blowing and drifting is expected on rural high- ways, and temperatures every- where are expected to drop ap- below zero by morning and climbing only to 15 Saturday afternoon. Four inches of wet snow fell on the city and area during the night, and a near-rain early today left streets and highways highly haz- ardous. City sanding crews and state highway department sanding teams were unable to keep up with the icing. 'Terribly Slippery' Winona County Sheriff George Fort said this morning, "Leave your car in the garage if and Chief of Police A. J. Bingold added: "It's terribly slippery everywhere." Up to 10 Inches Of Snow Slated For Minnesota By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A heavy snow storm swirled over most of Minnesota and much of the rest of the Northwest today and the Weather Bureau predict- ed blizzard conditions would con- tinue until late today. High wind trimmed visibility and brought severe drifting in southern Minnesota. In places highway trav- el was at a virtual standstill. Up to 6 a.m. today, the eastern half of South Dakota had the thick- est cover of new snow, with Huron reporting 10 inches and Sioux Falls Children Caught In Storm Find Safety at Farm Cheyenne Gets 12 Inches of Snow, High Wind DENVER Ufi A radio report to the Sterling, Colo., police station early this morning said that nine school children missing since Thursday in the snow-locked North- ern Colorado area had been found safe and unharmed at a farm- house. Sheriff E. M. Brown who led a search party into the area radioed that the children and the bus driver were eating bacon and eggs at the farm, 12 miles northwest of Sterling, when found. They had spent the night the farm. The bus had last been heard from at 3 p. m, (MST) Wednesday when it made one of its stops be- tween Sterling and the Mount Hope area, a sparsely populated section of small farms. First news that it was lost cam from anxious parents who repor ed their children had not arrive home by evening. The sheriff took one rescue part, out but had to give up the searc at midnight because of the sever weather. He reported that even snowplow was swept off the roa Strong Winds, accompanied .by snow and freezing temperatures brought the Midwest its worst storm of the year and one of the worst since 1949. Traffic was brought to a standstill be- cause of blocked highways and zero visibility. Above is a view of a street scene in Hastings, Neb. during the height of the storm. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) 'Terrific Burden7 Exhaust Kills and soon buried in snow. 3 Others Dead Deaths of three persons wer Basements Flooded MADISON drainage systems were unable to handle runoffs, basements of business places and homes in two blocks of University Avenue in Madi- son were flooded today. Rainfall of 1.48 inches brought water pouring into the area. Fires in furnaces were put out, traffic re-routed and damage, not yet estimated, resulted. Slippery conditions are expected o persist through the afternoon and night. New saow will compli- cate an already dreary weather situation. eight. In Minnesota, where the Weather Bureau predicted an ac- cumulation of up to 10 inches, St. Cloud had five inches by 6 a.m., and Minneapolis, Rochester and Redwood Falls each had three. The storm reached the Hibbing area shortly after daybreak today. Snow was falling over all of Min- nesota but the northwest corner, Eastern South Dakota, Northern Wisconsin, Northwestern Iowa and over scattered areas in North Da- kota, Reports from through o u t the state included: WILLMAR The winter's worst storm in this area blocked all roads, principal trunk highways as well as secondary routes. Two snowplows landed in ditches this morning before highway crews de- cided they would have to call off all plows until the storm subsides. Most schools were closed and high school basketball games were post- poned. Visibility was nearly zero. Willmar got 6V4 inches of snow overnight and more was falling today. ALBERT LEA About two inches of snow fell. Temperatures were moderate. CALEDONIA Freezing mist Travel was slow today, but no icreated treacherous road surfaces. ROCHESTER A total of 3.3 inches of new snow fell between 7 p, m. Thursday and a. m. today, and some rain accompanied it this morning. Highways were extremely slippery. Five airline flights into Rochester were can- celed, as was a Greyhound bus run from Mankato to Winona via Rochester. Jefferson Transporta- tion Co, buses were njnning close to schedule between here and the Twin Cities. major tie-ups were reported in th area. The Greyhound bus from Hankato never left the "barn there. That bus is due in Winon at a. m. But the La Cross ius arrived here on time at m. A Rocbester-to-Nelson bus nd Eau Claire buses were makin heir runs on schedule. All major highway arteries serv ing the city were hazardous, bu open, this morning. Snowfall to 22.3 Thursday night's snow brough the season's total fall to only 22. inches below the average only a third of the fall at the same time last year. A month-by-montl comparison shows: '51-'52 'S2-'53 November 10.5 3.0 December 19.5 5.5 January 19.5 3.3 To Feb. 20........ 12.0 10.5 age to do the disagreeable thing when the general welfare so de- mands. It also implies strong ten dencies, if not actual decision, in other vital policy areas. If taxes are riot to be reduced, it means that President Eisenhower and his advisers have firmly set their faces against the kind of "defense economy" that was cus- tomary in the time of Louis A. Johnson. Defense Secretary Char- les E. Wilson and Under-Secretary Roger Kyes are to do their job the right way, with the first em- phasis on national strength, as they have set out to do it. If taxes are not to be reduced, it also means that there are to be no meat-axe slashes of foreign aid. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is to be allowed to get on with his great task, of unifying and reinvigorating the Western Alliance, without hav- ing the fiscal rug pulled out from under him. All this is only another way of saying the Administration's com- ing of age is due to the President himself. Total The official 61.5 22.3 weather forecast issued this morning by the U. S. meteorologist at La Crosse was: "Cold wave tonight Snow flurries early tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and colder. Low tonight near zero, high Saturday 15." But the meteorologist pointed out, "That's a forecast for the La Crosse area. Snows will reach near blizzard proportions further north." Minnesota 8th, Wisconsin 20th In U.S. Election NEW YORK turnout of 76.9 per cent of its eligible voters in the presidential election last Novem- ber ranked Minnesota 8th among he states, the American Heritage foundation announced Thursday. Utah was first with 79.6 per cent. Wisconsin had 71.4 for Illi- nois 75.1 for 12th, and Michigan 67.2 for 31st. blamed on the storm, which pushe its way into the area Wednesday with winds that reached 65 miles an hour. The U. S. Weather Bureau her said there had been greater snow depths but not as much sustained wind with a snow storm in the reg_ion since the big one in 1949 which took 17 lives in five days Whistling along the eastern slope of'the Rockies, this storm shuckec off 12 inches of'new snow at Chey- enne and nine.inches at Denver, Wheatland, in -the central pap of Wyoming, got 13 inches of new snow which, added to some already on .the ground, made a total of 19 inches. Most snow depths in the area were two to six inches. Auto and air traffic was slowed to a crawl, if not halted; power and telephone lines were blocked out; and many rural and small community schools were closed. The weather watchers, said the snow would begin to thin out this morning but that the winds would last throughout the day. Below Freezing Although temperatures were be- low freezing, they were not sub- zero nor what the Weather Bureau would term "extreme." Storm warnings went out to Min- nesota and northern sections of Wisconsin and Michigan last night as they appeared in the path of the storm, which erupted, from the meeting of Canadian and Pacific fronts. Earlier, 40 mile an hour winds had blasted both Southern California and the Texas Pan- handle. High wind whipped snow throughout Western and Central Nebraska late last night and Chad- ron, in the northwest corner of Minnesotan WAUBUN, Minn. On One man is dead and a second seri- ously ill, the result of carbon monoxide gas poisoning suf- fered when their car stalled in a snowdrift which plugged the exhaust pipe. Robert Jackson, 32, White Earth, Minn., was found dead in the machine, stalled on a road eight miles east of here. Still unconscious in the White Earth hospital is Lloyd Brown of Waufaun. Oliver Urness, Mahnomen County sheriff, said Jackson apparently had been dead for several hours as the gasoline tank of the car was empty when officers reached it. 4-PointPlan To Aid Cattle Market Urged WASHINGTON four-point program to stabilize the cattle narket in the face of declining beef prices was recommended to- lay by a House agriculture sub- committee. The principal point called for mmediate strengthening of credit ources to provide emergency cans as a stabilizing influence on irices and production. The subcommittee also recom- mended stepping up military pro- urement of beef, prompt controls ver foreign beef imports, and em- hasis on meat as an item in the ederal school lunch program. Korean Bandits Kill 2 SEOUL UH Fifteen bandits fcffl- d two persons Thursday night in robbery of a South Korean Of Budget Cited By JACK BELL WASHINGTON ffl-Sen. Taft of Ohio said today the Eisenhower administration has been saddled with a "terrific burden" of proposed long-range military spending in its efforts to balance the budget. But he and Sen. Millikin of Colorado, chairman of the confen conference of all Republican senators, predicted that spending will be cut and i j-wiiuwiBij u uvww.1 -ivy A the state, reported seven inches of j government finance office in Kobu npw Knnw Winrflc warn oc __.it. -f '__1-. new snow. Winds there were clocked at 50 miles per hour, with 25 miles south of police reported tonight. Police said the gusts up to 60, and temperatures I bandits carried carbines and Rus- about 10 above. 'sian-made automatic weapons. an increase avoided in the 275 billion dollar legal debt limit. "I'm sure we will not lift the debt Millikin told inter viewers. "If we went on the Tru man budget we would have to in crease it, but we're not going o the Truman budget." Taft, GOP Senate leader, sai the public ought to know "jus what a terrific burden was left t us by the Truman administra tion" with its spending represented not only in the budget former Presidea Truman sent to Congress for th year beginning July 1, but in five year planning for military outlays Underestimate Supplementing this, Chairman Bridges (R-NH) of the Senate Ap propriations Committee said ther is a possibility that Truman un derestimated spending for the nex year by 2% billion dollars. Tha would put the prospective deficit by Truman's figures, at over 12 billions. The New Hampshire senator said he understands the military services plan to o; money already voted them by Con- billions more than Tru- man estimated. Taft said Budget Director Joseph M. Dodge, at a White House brief- ing for congressional leaders yes- terday, had outlined the long-range military spending plans of the Tru- man regime and estimated that if they were followed the national debt would rise to 300 billions in 1958. That would require an increase in the present 275 dollar debt limit, a move the Eisenhower administration is determined to avoid. Under these Truman plans, Taft said, military spending would not reach its peak until next year and would then taper off with a budget balanced at 63 billion dollars in 1958. The Ohio senator already has said he expects the new Republi- can administration to review the entire' military program, indicat- ing that he hopes some concrete recommendations for savings can be made by May 1. Foil Report Asked Dodge has called for reports i from department heads by'March Jury Deciding Cause of Winona Airliner Crash CLEVELAND M A Federal Court jury today tried to- deter- mine what caused a wing to shear off an airlineV and send 36 persons hurtling to death in Wisconsin be- tween Winona and Fountain City on Aug. 29, 1948. Jurors are to decide a suit by Northwest Airlines, Inc. for 000 damages from Glenn L. Martin Co., which manufactured the two- engine plane. During 48 trial days lawyers call- ed 43 witnesses, most of them ex- perts and engineers, and presented 471 exhibits, some highly technical. .Northwest attorneys argued the wing of the Chicago-to-Minneapolis airliner that crashed was defective. The airline said 14 other planes t bought from Northwest hat similar weaknesses in wing splice Glenn Martin lawyers argued th )ilot Robert Johnson flew into violent storm instead of around as the airline's own rules requim Outcome of the suit, which open ed before Judge Emerich B. Free ast Nov. 6, will affect 30 death iuits filed here by relatives an (states of crash victims. Tbes uits added up to around The jury's verdict, which mus ie unanimous, may not be reache intil late next Robert Horniek, 4, levels his pistols as he cau- tiously inspects a small whale that was washed up on Ocean Beach in San Francisco Wednesday night. Probably Junior didn't know it but the mammal, was dead when the .waves washed the creature ashore. Today a soap firm carted the six-ton whale away. The residents of the area were mighty relieved for the aroma of the beast was becoming something less than pleasant. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 4 on spending cuts they can rec ommend in their fields. However he is understood to have been me in some instances with requests from military officials for more money, not less. Sen. Byrd among sena tors who lunched with President Eisenhower yesterday, said either Congress must put a ceiling on spending or the President may have to do it by executive order. Byrd said in a statement 'that the best field for savings lies in more than 100 billion dollars in appropriations made by Congress which government .departments and agencies haven't actually spent as yet. Bridges' committee plans to go to work Monday on a supplemental appropriations bill, the first money measure this session. The House passed it yesterday after cutting sharply the asked by Truman, who sent up the requests before he left the White House. The House sliced the bill to Most of the re- duction came through elimination of asked to pay a military pay raise voted last year by Congress. The House told the Pentagon to find the money out of funds already era hand. Many Democrats contended this was on- ly a bookkeeping affair rather than a real saving. I Chicago Seeks NWA Base CHICAGO R. Harris resident, of Northwest Airlines aid here Thursday that Chicago s one of the candidates for the new site of the line's aircraft anc maintenance base, now located at St. Paul, Minn. Harris said he has been nego- tiating with First National Bank of'Chicago and Harris Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago on the company's 45-million dollar financ- ing program for the new base. The St. Paul site is not advan- tageous, Harris said, because of penalizing taxes and vulnerability to flood damage. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and wave tonight. Snow flurries early tonight, Saturday partly cloudy and colder, low toaJght near zero, high Satur- day 15. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours, ending, at 12 m. today: Maximum, 32; minimum, 25; noon, 34; precipitation, .60 (4 inches sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 33 at a. m. today; minimum 28 at :30 a. m. today. Noon >ky overcast at 800 feet, visibility 2 miles, wind 8 miles per hour rom northeast; barometer 29.49, ailing; humidity 96 per cent. Chases Gunman Near Alexandria Doctors Amputate Hand After Farm Woman Saves Life ALEXANDRIA, Minn, Ufi Al- though bleeding badly from two critical bullet wounds inflicted by an unknown gunman, Highway Patrolman James Stevens man- aged to crawl back into his car, radio a fellow officer, and give chase to his assailant as he sped away. The gunman eluded his pursuers Thursday night and was still sought today. One theory was that' his car mired in snow on a side road and that the man was.: captive of the elements. Stevens, of Alexandria, was so sadly hurt that doctors' here found t necessary to amputate his left land. The second shot went through his chest. Mrs. William Stone, Prairie farm wife and a former nurse, was credited with saving Stevens' life by using a tourniquet ,o stop the flow of blood from his shattered hand. Went to Cheek Stevens came upon the gunman in Highway 29. about 25 north of Alexandria and near Hen- ning. He radioed a fellow patrol- man Frank McLaughlin of Wadena md said he was approaching a 936 Ford with license plates up- ide down. "I'm going to check Steveni aid. A few minutes later, McLaugh- lin heard the feeble voice of Stev- ns whisper, "He shot me." The Alexandria patrolman said he had crawled back into his car and hasing his assailant. "You meet us coming this tevens instructed McLaughlin. Thi Wadena patrolman took off immed- ately-to intercept the gunman's ar. He never met it. He met no ars along the way until he reached tevens. Bleeding and exhausted, Steveni mumbled to McLaughlin, "I'm all I can't drive any further." McLaughJin rushed Stevens to iighway Park, a combination tore-gasoline station three miles way. Someone there phoned Mrs. Stone, who was attending a meet- ing in the area. Woman "She was there within five min- McLaughlin recalled. "She applied medication and adjusted a tourniquet around James' arm." After Mrs. Stone had stopped the bleeding, Stevens was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Mer- cy Hospital here. His hand was amputated. Doctors said his con- dition was "fair" and Stevens was able to talk to officers directing the search for his assailant. The man was being hunted in this area by about 20 highway pa- trolmen, a number of game ward- ens, city police, and sheriffs' officers. All side roads in the area were blocked tight today, keeping officers from going in to search for the gunman. But they noted that the same snow that kept the'm out would keep the hunted a captive until they could go after him. In St. Paul, Chief Earl Larimw of the Minnesota Highway Patrol said his officers were doing "what- ever we can do to aid the Otter Tail County sheriff." Juvenile Crime Ring Broken Up AUSTIN, Mum, Bloom- ing Prairie "Black a juve- nile shoplifting ring, has been Jroken up. Arrest of three boys in Austin ?eb. 9 set off a chain of events- which come to a close next week svhen six boys ranging in age from 3 to 16 appear in juvenile court at Owatonna. Police said the youths chose the lame "Black Cats" and limited membership to those who could irove they had stolen an article rom a business place in Blooming or a nearby town. Still sought is the ring's ouse" believed to be a shaclc long the Cedar River near looming prairie. Glen Dennis; looming Prairie marshal, said Tie xpects to find stolen merchandise riien the place is located. The Black Cats" have refused to re- eal its location Mew Tax Means Committee Set ST. PAUL A subcommittee study the possibility of finding ew tax revenues was appointed bursday by Rep. Fred Schwanke Deerwood, chairman pf the cruse Tax Committee. Schwanke said he did not know nether new tax revenues will .'be eeded, but he created the group to explore various possibilities ;

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