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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, a Little Colder Tonight; Warmer Sunday Brotherhood Week Feb. 15-22; Make it Live VOLUME 53, NO. 4 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES Two in Agriculture Dept. Seized as Counterfeiters This Heavy Sedan driven by Mrs. Hester Perkins, 60, of Omaha went out of control on a wind-swept Omaha street Friday, leaped the curb of a dead-end street, jumped feet above the ground level and plunged into the living room of the J. J. Feeney home. Four small children who had been watching TV had just left the room and gone upstairs. Mrs. Perkins was hospitalized with cuts and bruises. Patrolman Elwin Stokes said Mrs. Perkins told him "It seemed like a dream. It seemed like I was coming down the hill and couldn't do anything to stop." (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Indo-Chinese War Top Priority for British-U. S. Talks LONDON critical Indocbinese war and a possible West German tieup with the Atlantic alliance if the European army plan fails will be among top-priority items at forthcoming British-Amer- ican talks in Washington, British government sources say. These topics were reported last night as another highly-placed Briton expressed mounting anxiety over a possible struggle for power I within Russia if Stalin dies or quits. Such an internal battle, he de- clared, would represent one of the biggest threats to world peace. This Briton said the West could be fairly confident as long as Stalin was in full command but in the event of an all-out struggle for dictatorship between ambitious rivals, "There is no telling what their rashness may plunge us in to." The Indocninese and German questions will be among the pro' lems hashed over when Foreig Benson Calls On Farmers to Pull Together DES MOINES, la. UP) tary of Agriculture Benson called upon farmers today to help him and the Congress build strong farm programs requiring a minimum of government price supports. The new GOP farm chief said he will never be guilty of hand- ing down "ready-made programs" adding: "Programs must be built with the assistance of farmers and those who are working with them. Let's build the 'grass type of programs which farmers kind that will not bring serious regrets and dis- appointments later." In a speech prepared for the 16th annual National Farm Insti- tute, the secretary sought to as- sure producers that the Eisenhower administration will do everything possible to bring stabilty to a farm decline which, he said, had been inherited from the preceding ad- ministration. Benson said farm markets have become stabilized. He called upon farmers themselves to help keep them stable by making full use of existing price support programs. Benson assured farmers that he believes in price supports. He point- ed out also that he is under oath to give "sound administration" to all price support laws now in ef- fect. He said the present laws "are the combined judgments of our two great political parties." "But I say to you in all sin- cerity, and I think you will agree with me, that price supports are not in themselves adequate to keep agriculture he said. Benson said the Eisenhower ad- ministration proposes, with the aid of farmers, their leaders a'nd Con- gress, to "build farm programs that are basic and sound." Taking notice of recent sharp de- bates in Congress over declining agricultural prices and the new administrators measures to rem- edy the stuation, Benson said he could report that "the agricultural interests of the nation are being m a first order of business by your senators and congressmen." Secretary Anthony Eden _ schei uled to sail next Tuesday for th United States meets Presiden Eisenhower and Secretary of Stal Dulles, the informants said. Solid Support The British and American chiefs it was indicated, will talk ove confronting France with sol'd An glo-American support for Wes Germany's participation in th North Atlantic Treaty Organizatio if the six-nation army projec founders. France drew up the plan for unified defense force but th French Parliament lately ha shown .signs of balking at ratifyini the pact that would rearm Ger traditional enemy. The Eden Eisenhower Dullei talks also will aim at a joint ap proach to France's long figh agaiast the Communist-led Viet minh rebels in Indochina, the sources said. The conferees wil attempt to link this war with Bri tain's battle in Malaya and the United Nations' fight in Korea. Terming Indochina the "weak- est link" in the struggle against Communism in the Far East, one source said: "We need to produce a common policy in the Far East and Europe. When that is achieved, the other problems in instance, in the Middle fall into place. In Washington, Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) yesterday urged heavy new U. S. military shipments to Indochina, asserting that activity of Russian officers in that battle' torn country-indicated that a Sov- iet move there "is in the making." The State Department and the French Embassy said, however, they had no word of the presence of such Russian officials in Indo- china. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and a little co'Jer tonight. Sunday fair and warmer. Low tonight near zero in city, in country. High Sunday 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 37; minimum, 2; noon, 2; precipitation, .26 (1 inch sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT TEMPERATURES (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 35 at p. m. Fri day, min. 3 at a. m. Noon Pilot Survives Forced Landing MINNEAPOLIS OH A plane missing since Friday afternoon when it took off from Grand Forks N. D., made a forced landing near Watertown, S. D., and the pilot survived, the Civil Air Patrol here reported. Col. Charles Weber, Minneapolis, operations director of the Minne- sota CAP wing, called off an aer- ial search for the plane. He said the pilot, William A. McKissick Jr., made his way to a farm house and was taken to a Watertown hospital by state high- way patrolmen. Chinese Reds Train Demolifion Teams Numbing Cold Hovers Over Middle West Sudden Change In Temperature Follows Blizzard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The muscle-straining job of dig ging through snow drifts as high as 10 feet began at dawn today following the blizzard which whip- ped across the southern two-third; of Minnesota Friday and Friday night. Highway crews began chewing paths through snow-blocked roads in sub-zero temperatures. Most main roads were expected to be open by evening. The only main highway open in he storm section by 8 a.m. was 61 from the Twin Cities to Duluth. Plowing operations were halted early Friday evening in the area south of a line from Breckenridge through Brainerd to Duluth be- cause of the blizzard conditions. Some crews reported they couldn't even find the roads they were sup- posed to open. Skies were clear over most of the storm area this morning and winds were greatly or completely diminished. Willmar Hard Hit j At Willmar, one of the hardest! hit communities, plows had opened most city streets fay 8 a.m., clear- Illinois Man Mows Lawn in February I MOUNT CARMEL, 111. I Adolph Sievers doesn't min. neighbors telling him about the 'first robin of spring just so they I don't interrupt while he's mowin] I the lawn. j Seems the grass around Sievers home stayed green all winter What's more it went right on growing. "It was getting out of Sievers said Friday as he hauled out the mower. Beaten Boy Finds Love In New Home By KENNETH MAY Lubbock Avalanche-Journal HALE CENTER, Tex. my Yates has a home, a mother, a daddy and a big brother. So do a lot of happy 5-year-olds. Tommy had none of these a few months ago. He knew little except pain and his hospital bed and a foggy mem- Dry of a drunken woman who beat him unconscious on Christmas Eve, 1951. His mother, Mrs. Robert Dale Simpson, pleaded guilty to char- ges of assault to murder. His step- father left Texas after the beat- ing. Mrs. Simpson said she beat Pommy because he didn't want to sleep on the floor and tried to climb into bed with her. She is through 10-foot' drifts. Eight snow plow crews began the i ,if slow task of------'----- he stlU has no control over his Stores in the Willmar business This Was A Typical Sight for many Minne- sota motorists today after Friday's blizzard had subsided. These stalled cars are on the south edge of Minneapolis. The snowfall measured nearly a foot in some localities and powerful winds churned it into huge drifts. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Congress Set to Repudiate Secret Understanding I below zero to grow into a man. as snow removal work started in the Willmar area. Other early morning readings were Interns New Parents His new parents are Mr, and tional Falls 13 below, Alexandria iMrs- J- H- Trussell. They were 11 below, St. Cloud, Duluth and jchosen from hundreds of appli- Redwood Falls 6 below, the Twin cants who wanted the little Ver- Cities 3 below and Rochester 1 j for their own. above. Trussell is section foreman for the No deaths or extreme hardships due to ported. the storm have been re- Many trains were delayed or held at stations in the blizzard area :hat extended into much of South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Temperatures of zero to 15 below Santa Fe Railroad. Tommy gets a big kick out of watching the trains go by his new home every day. Tommy was released from the hospital last Sept. 5. He went to live in the Sunshine Home at Ver- I II Britisher Calls McCarthy Probes 'Reign of Terror' MONMOUTH, England W-Har- old Wilson, former Laborite presi- dent of the British Board of Trade, said tonight he had noted in Amer- ica a "reign of terror" against civ- il liberties. "One of the most serious things America last Quick OK Seen for Ike's Resolution By ERNEST B VACCARO WASHINGTON con- gressional approval was forecast today for President Eisenhower indictment of Russia's mass "sub jugation of free peoples" throug perversion of World War II agree Tnents. A resolution, sponsored by E senhower and awaited on Capito Hill since he promised it in hi Feb. 2 State of the Union mes sage, was made public yesterda by the President. It rejects the Soviet Union's in terpretation of the understanding those made at Yalt Last month Judge Jess Owens the reign of terror which Sen. Me- were forecast for tonight in at least Five months ago, Tommy could j Carthv and others are creating in We on one or two ed Chiang Kai-shek. A high State v them as often as possible until today because he has advocate hat stalled highway and pane trav-i Tommy picks them Mrs. trying to detach Communist el and m many communities forced Trussell said. "But if he gets the the closing of schools and busi-jidea you're trying to make him lesses. j say the words, he won't say them. He's awfully stubborn. _ The resolution was not as strong Department official is in jeopard as some Republicans had wanted but few seemed inclined to chal lenge the .President on the issue from Soviet Russia." He added there has grown u a "money-making racket" of anti Communist organizations. TAIPEH, Formosa Min- istry of Interior's Ta Tao news ____ agency today said special Commu- scattered at i nist demolition teams were being feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 181 organized in the South China pro miles per hour from west, north- west, barometer 30.17 rising, hu- midity 96. vince of Kwangtung to carry out a scordied earth policy in event of a Nationalist invasion. t. Of The Seven Children who reached safety from their blizzard-trapped school bus are shown here on the living room floor at the Merle Carey farm in Sterling, Colo., where they found refuga. three boys slept on the floor and the girls on a couch. Left to right: Denny Montague, 9; Jerry Montague, 11; Edward Kirkland, 10; San- dra Montague, 6, and Ann Kirkland, 6. (AP Wire- photo to The-Republican-Herald) Most Democrats were ready to go along with it, too. It did not criticize the administration o: Democrats Franklin D. Roosevelt or Harry S. Truman, nor did it repudiate agreements made, at Yalta or elsewhere during those administrations. Accepts Atlantic Charter Democrats chuckled privately, too, over the Republican Presi- dent's acceptance of the principles of the Atlantic Charter, authored by Roosevelt with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Atlantic Charter, actually a joint declaration of the two lead- ers, was composed of notes they agreed upon aboard ship in the Atlantic Ocean in August, 1941. They recognized, among other things, the rights of all peoples to choose their own governments and agreed on restoration of self-gov- ernment for those who had lost it. The charter was never drafted as formal document and had no egal force, although it caught on as a declaration of the West's winciples. While Senate Majority Leader Jaft of Ohio arranged to handle he Eisenhower resolution in the enate, most congressmen turned heir thoughts to the apparently ncreasingly critical situation in ndochina. France is carrying'the Allies' fight against Communist orces there. Sen. Mansfield a member of the foreign relations ommittee, called for heavy new lipments of military equipment o that area. He a flurry y, asserting he understood a top ussjan general and a top Soviet iplomat, as well as.Russian of- cers, had been operating in China nd Indochina. The State Department and the rench Embassy said they had no ord of the presence of such Rus- officiali in Indochina. Baby Delivered At Snow-Bound New (Jim Farm NEW ULM, Minn. Wi A baby girl was delivered on a snow-bound southwestern Minnesota farm early today by the light of a kerosene lamp. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wesselman, who live near Hanska south of here walked into Loretto Hospital here at a.m. carrying the 3% hour old infant. They told a tale of los- ing the race with the stork in their Administrator In Livestock Division Caught Woman Held as Aide, Copper Plates for Bills Unearthed WASHINGTON The Secret Service announced the arrest today of two Department of Agriculture employes on charges of counter- feiting bills. The two were identified as Mar- tin T. Storey, 47, of Oxon Hill, Md., near the District of Colum- bia boundary line, and Mary Wat- son, 55, of Washington. U. S. Baughman, Secret Servica chief, said Storey is an adminis- trative officer in the livestock di- vision of the Department of Agri- culture and Miss Watson is a clerk in his office. Baughman said Storey has been 27 years with the government and Miss Watson 23 years. Interesting Hobby The Secret Service learned "a- bout a month Baughman said, "that Storey was interested in counterfeiting." Baughman gave this account of the arrest: Secret Service agents approached Miss Watson in her office Friday and asked her if she knew any- thing about counterfeiting activities involving Storey. She admitted she had bought copper plates for Storey and said they were used to make counter- feit money. The agents then went to Storey who denied any knowledge of coun- terfeiting. He said he had a hobby of making copper etchings but had made only artistic plates depicting fruit and other nature subjects. He told the agents he owned a cabin and 67 acres of land in a ittle-frequented area of Maryland n St. Mary's County oh Patuxent River. Copper The agents asked to see cabin and Storey agreed. He drove there with them Friday night. A search revealed four copper lates engraved to make bills, printing press, inks and otter materials necessary to counter- eiting. After these finds Storey admitted making the plates and running off batch of notes. He said, how- that he felt that his first run was not good enough and that the effort to have the infant born on plates needed to be improved so schedule. he burned the first run without Mrs. Wesselman awakened, her iusband at midnight and said the birth of the baby was near. Be cause of drifts and the howling gale outside, the farmer called for snowplow. It tried to reach the farm but turned back. Then the couple got in their car and headed for New Him. Drifts turned them back in a few miles. Mrs. Harold Jensen, a neighbor, rudged through waist-high drifts mile to the Wesselman farm. With the aid of the father, she delivered the baby at 5 a.m. The electricity had gone off and the terosene lamp was the only light. Later in the morning a snow plow :rrived at the farm, and ran icter- erence for the Wesselmans to get o the hospital. attempting to circulate any of the notes. Storey and Miss Watson were ar- raigned before a U. S. commission- er on charges of counterfeiting. Baughman said of Miss Watson'g involvement in the case that "she bought the copper plates for him and knew all about it." Storey is married seven-year-old child. and The has a Secret Oscar, a pet skunk, perched on the shoulder of his master, Jim Robinson, ten years old, during a visit to Jim's class- room at Decatur, 111. The ani- mal, which has been deodo- rized, is a playful pet. (AP Wirephoto) Service said it did not know his Agriculture Department salary but thought it was about a year. The Agriculture Department, is across the street from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where real money is made. Rosy View Taken Of Farm Prices URBANA, 111. M A University of Illinois farm economist took a rosy view Friday of current farm prices as compared with the pre- World War II period. L. H. Simerl says ia his "Farm- ers Outlook Letter" that, not only are many farm prices relatively higher than for things the farmer buys, but farmers have than 40 per cent more to sell than in the 1935-39 years before tht war buildup.. Britain to Raise Price of Coal LONDON British govern- ment announced today it will raise the price of coal the lifeblood of the nation's industry 10 per cent next month in a determined effort to haul the vast socialized mining industry out of the red. Prices will rise five shillings and sixpence (77 a ton begin- ning March 2 the biggest single price hike since the pits were na- tionalized Jan. The increase inevitably will touch off a spiral of other rises through Bri- tain.   

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