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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Warmer Tonight; Mostly Cfoudy Tuesday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 53, NO. 5 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAOft Harold Morse, 34, veteran race car driver whose helmeted head, arrow, can be seen pro- truding from his car, was killed Sunday in Los Angeles when the car lost a right rear wheel, at extreme right of picture, and went out of control at the halfway mark of the 200 lap main event at Carrell Speedway at Los Angeles. Morse, whose home was Towanda, Pa., suffered a skull fracture when the car flipped over on the turn. He had driven the car to Los Angeles from. Towanda to enter the race. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Ike Hopes Labor, Business Agree on T-H Law Changes By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON The Eisenhower administration today gave business and labor representatives a chance to seek agreement on changes to the controversial Taft-Hartley labor law. Prospects of bofDXe-ton whomShPresident Eisenhower has for drafting Train, Snowplow Crash in Iowa; Engineer Killed SHELDON, la. inquest was planned today to determine committee for its first meeting. The committee, named by Dur- kin last week with Eisenhower's okay, is composed of five mem- bers each representing the public, industry and labor. All sides seem to have fingers crossed on any successful outcome. Durkin said he will use what- ever suggestions he gets from the committee in preparing amend- jments to be submitted to Con- 5y JOSEPH andSTEWARTAtSOP worst not happening is not news, according to an old rule. There must be an exception, however, for the rela- tionship between President Eisen- hower and Sen. Robert A. Taft. The worst was widely expected, by friends of lioth men. In this case, the fact that the best is hap- pening instead of the worst is news of a rather major kind. The difference between Taft, the opposition chieftain, and Taft, the Senate leader of the party in pow- er no doubt holds the key to the matter. The Ohio Senator, who used to be so strident in his at- tacks on the Democrats, has now become a rather lonely voice of calm good sense, in a Congress which regrettably alternates be- tween rhodomontade and plain drivel. Wnen the witch-hunters were heating up their branding irons, it was Taft who quietly deprecated invasion of academic freedom. When the lawmaker-strategists were talking of bombing Peking tomorrow, it was Taft who pointed out the difficulties and dangers of a China blockade. And when every- one else was still pretending that they could happily combine lower taxes, a balanced budget, an ef- fective national defense and a creative foreign policy, the bleakly honest Taft was the first to warn that all existing taxes would quite probably have to be continued, at least until July, 1954. A deep respect for facts and in- tense political partisanship are two of the strongest traits of Taft's character. When he was in opposition, Taft went to partisan extremes which profoundly alarm- ed the more moderate and world- minded Republicans. But Taft to- day is in contact with the facts, and he bears a large share of the responsibility for the success of the first Republican Administra- tion in twenty years. Hence he seems, and in a sense he is, a quite different man. Yet this is really only the be- ginning of the story. The Ohio senator has not shown much knack, in the past, for forgiving those who have opposed him. Bar- ring Lincoln, few Presidents in the past have given their confidence to their former rivals. Yet a per- sonal relationship is growing up between Taft and Eisenhower which is also immensely import- ant. The President and the Senate (Continued on Page 11, Column 7.) ALSOPS Dutch Float Loan To Pay for Flood THE HAGUE, The Netherlands Netherlands government announced today it is floating a bond loan'of 200 million guilders to help pay for part of the damage caused in the floods three weeks ago. The government recently made a provisional estimate of the total flood loss at a billion guilders (265 million About persons, lost their lives in this country. Miracle Needed Hardly anyone, including Labor Department men- close figures the labor and industry members can reach agreements on amendments short of some mira- cle. The committee members in- clude such figures as AFL Presi- dent George Meany, CIO President Walter Reuther, President Harry Moses of the Bituminous Coal operators Association and Ben Moreell of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. It was clear that Durkin, for- mer chief of the AFL Plumbers Union and only Democrat in the Eisenhower Cabinet, intended to make a try at least at winning some degree of agreement on Taft- Hartley changes. Eisenhower has promised to support changes fair to both labor and management. Durkin planned to put members of the advisory committee who customarily bargain together on contracts into subcommittees to try for agreements on Taft-Hart- ley changes. For instance, he ar- ranged to have Moses work on ithe same subcommittee with John Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers. Chairman' H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) the Senate Labor Com- mittee said, meanwhile, that he is attempting to get agreement be- tween and management rep- resentatives on certain changes both sides concede should be made. Wrong Way "My feeling is that we have in the past gone at it the wrong Smith said in a copyrighted inter- jview with the magazine U. S. I News and World Report. "We started throwing things around and disagreeing before we really got our fundamental areas of agree- ment laid down." He said he sees as major areas of disagreement the question of nation-wide bargaining, the Taft- Hartley ban on the closed shop, and the provision for handling emergency strikes. Believed Past In Farm Prices May Go Up Now, Senator Aiken Of Vermont Thinks By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON UP) Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) said today he believes "the peril point has been passed on farm prices." Many Democrats have been contending a dangerous decline is under way. "Farm prices are stabilizing at slightly lower levels and they may go up Aiken said in an interview. "That doesn't mean everything is rosy but farm prices aren't ing through the floor." The Agriculture Department, meanwhile, forecast that farm in- come from the sale of products this month would be about two bil- lion dollars, or just about the same as in February of last year. In January, it said, receipts from marketings were ap- proximately the level of January, 1952. January receipts from livestock and livestock products were re- ported to have been or about 6 per cent under the figure for the same month last year. Re- ceipts for crops, however, were up 14 per cent from the same month the cause of a fatal crash of a j Of 1952. snow plow and a Chicago North-1 Aiken is chairman of the Sen- Chi ang Ilifi les Russian Treaty western passenger train near here Saturday night. Sheldon is about 30 miles south ate Agriculture Committee, which arranged a hearing today on gov- ernment sales of corn and other of Worthington, Minn., and 41 miles j commodities acquired under price north of Sioux City, la. j support operations. Ed Hill of St. James, Minn., en- Some congressmen have con- gineer on the eight-car passenger tended those helped push down train, was killed and 25 persons market prices recently. were injured. Twelve of the injured were still hospitalized today. None was re- ported in critical condition. Two men on the snowplow, which was headed for St. James, jumped off before the crash and escaped with injuries. They are James Klaras, 51, and Vern Beck, 49, both of St. James. The train (Chicago and North Western due at Sheldon -at p- hours late because of the storm. It was picking up speed after leaving 'the Sheldon station when the crash occurred. The double-unit diesel engme was derailed, but the passenger cars stayed on the tracks. A coal tender preceding the plow was demolished and the steam engine of the plow exploded. The accident was reported by a passing motorist, George Wib- ben, Sheldon, who saw the crash frcm highway. Wibben's windshield was smashed by flying wreckage but he drove directly to Sheldon. Injured passengers were taken to the Sheldon hospital, where 15 of the 27 were released after treat- ment. None of the group still hos- pitalized Sunday was in critical condition, according authorities. to hospital Railroad officials said that the cause of the accident had not yet been determined. The following persons, injured in the wreck still were hospitalized Sunday. All but one are in the hospital in Sheldon. David Black, 29, St. James. Minn. Orlando Curry, 27, St. James. Mrs. Lydla Clark, 52, Winnipeg. Can- ada, (transferred to Methodist Hospital, Sioux City, Roderick Home. Winnipeg. Pearl Oszuscik. 55. Superior. Wls. Mrs. Hildegard Euchholz, St. Paul. Vera A. Rundgren, 57, Minneapolis. James F. Klaras, 51. St. James. Edward McMoore, 37, Minneapolis. George Hlegesel. Minneapolis. Fred Murphy, 55, Minneapolis. Passengers who were treated at the hospital and released are: Burie G. Carmlchael Jr.. Minneapolis. Allan Harmon, 7 months, Los Angeles, Calif. Hichnrd Keske, 55, Minneapolis. V. J. Sennits. 50, St. James. Vern Beck. 49, St. James. Robert Ulhorn, 16. Minneapolis. H. R. Wood, 39, Truman. Minn. Walter Jones. 28, Minneapolis. John A. Hals, 38. St. Paul. T. A. Glbbs. 55, Minneapolis. H. B. Llndqulst, 64, Minneapolis. G. Henegfe'.t, 48, Columbia Heights. Carl F. Altlmus Jr., 35, St. Paul. James F. Miner, St. Paul. David S. Dick, 3B, St. Louis Park. David P. Adamlre, Robblnsd.ale. John Davis, new president of the Commodity Credit Corporation, which conducts these price sup- port operations, was invited to tes- tify about operations under the Democratic administration. The House Agriculture Commit- tee also scheduled a session, closed to the public, to consider proposals for stabilizing cattle and beef prices. The House group seemed likely to..approye .a, program that would utilize government credit, includ- ing emergency loans for cattle pro- ducers, to bolster beef and meat prices. Officials Probe Mexican Trolley Crash, 58 Killed MEXICO CITY and city officials investigated reports today that a brake failure and overloading caused the disastrous head-on trolley crash here Satur- day night in which at least 58 persons were killed and 82 others seriously injured. The by of- ficials as the worst in the history of the capital's city-owned transit after dark on a one-way suburban track. Both trol- leys were demolished and the pas- sengers were mangled in the wreckage. One of the antiquated cars, jammed with 90 picknickers, was moving down a steep grade and was supposed to switch onto a siding to wait for a trolley labor- ing up the hill. The downbound car's motorman, whose foot was amputated, said he heard a "dry crack" when he applied his air brakes at the top of the hill, and they to take hold. Uncontrolled, the car streaked down the curving grade and past the siding. All passengers in the front of both cars were crushed. In all. some 200 persons were in the two cars. Both trolleys were burled from the track and rolled down the mountain grade. One caught fire. Many were still digging out of situations such as this one today at Worthing- ton after the weekend blizzard. Behind this huge drift are a drive-in dry cleaning establish- ment and a feed store, temporarily put out of business. In the drift, 15 feet at its peak, is a good sized truck. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) This Chicago And North Western passenger train collided with a rail snow plow unit, bringing death of Ed Hill, the engineer, and putting 12 per- sons in the hospital at Sheldon, la. Shown is the two-diesel locomotivB unit that was derailed. eight cars which followed remained on the track. Immediately after the crash, the steam engine that was pushing the plow exploded, littering the area with debris. (AP Photo) Austria Elects New Coalition, Reds Lose Seat By RICHARD O'REGAN VIENNA, Austria UP) Another coalition government of conserva- tives and moderate leftists ap- peared in prospect for occupied Austria today following parliamen- tary elections in which the Social- ists scored marked gains. The Communists, neo Nazis, Catholic Conservatives and all other factions in the country astride the Iron Curtain lost ground in the voting, held in the nation's American, British, French and Russian occupation zones. The Socialists polled the largest number of votes and picked up six new seats for a total of 73 in the 165-seat lower chamber, but the country's complicated voting laws made Chancellor Leopold Figl's conservative Catholic Peoples par- ty again Parliament's largest with 74 members. Appears Certain Because of this, President Theo- dor Koerner, himself a Socialist, was expected to ask Figl to form a new Cabinet. I The Cathok'c leader, who has beaded the country's governing Socialist Conservative coalition since it was formed in December, 1945, appeared certain to ask the Socialists again to participate in the Cabinet. Socialist Interior Minister Oskar Helmer told newsmen his faction would "continue to co-operate with the Peoples party to spare the country further suffering." Figl said he was proud that bis party was still backed by so many of the Austrian voters, "even if the balance is only by a mandate of one." The voters yesterday elected 74 Peoples party, members, 73 Social- ists, four Communists and 14 mem- bers of the extreme-right, neo- Nazi League of Independents. This represented a gain of six seats for the Socialists, losses of one each for the Conservatives, Com- munists and Independents, and the removal of three splinter party representatives generaEy allied with the Conservatives, The total, valid vote was more than in the last parliamentary voting in 1949 and about two-thirds of the country's population: This was the provisional vote (1949 figures in Socialists, 42 per cent of vote; Peoples party, 41.3 per cent; Independents. 11 per cent; Communists 5.3 per cent; splinter parties, 0.4 per cent. Turkey Growers Elect MINNEAPOLIS Iff) Clinton Moline, Isanti, was re-elected presi- dent of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Saturday. Clarence Froehle, Aitkin, was chosen to succeed Theodore Bor- chardt of Welcome as vice presi- dent. New directors named were Lloyd Peterson, Paynesville, and Jack Tallman. Faribault 3 Jets Crash Near Labrador ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. UP) Three U. S. F84 jet fighters crashed near Goose Bay Air Base in Labrador Saturday and another is missing after one of the worst multiple jet accidents in -history. The U. S. Air Force says one pilot was killed. Another is missing over the Atlantic about 100 miles south of Greenland. The other two escaped serious injury. The planes were part of a flight of 16 F84s enroute to Europe and were flying from Goose to Green- land. The three that crashed were re- turning to Goose after their flight leader reported his auxiliary fuel tanks weren't feeding properly. The Air Force withheld names of those involved until next of kin have been notified. Capital Churchman Blasts McCarthy WASHINGTON (M A Washing- ton churchman Sunday criticized Sen. McCarthy Rep. Vel- de (R-I11) and others who he said were acting as self-appointed judg- es of loyalty and disloyalty. The Very Rev. Francis B. Sayre Jr., dean of the Washington Epis- copal Cathedral, said in a sermon that the two legislators "are de- monstrating that they believe God and the nation are best served by the frightened and credulous col- laborators of a servile brand of patriotism." There was no immediate com- ment from either McCarthy, head of a Senate investigations subcom; mittee, or Velde, chairman of the House un-American Activities Committee. Couple Accused Of Kansas Bank Robbery Caught PUEBLO, Colo. armed man and his woman companion charged with a Kansas bank rob bery and wanted for questioning in the slaying of others linked with the holdup, were flushed by single shot yesterday. Louis Albert Sturgis, 23, and Vir ginia May Iser, 20, eluded a posse of federal, state, county and city officers for hours before surren dering without resistance and giv ing up a bag containing slightly more than in currency. They were arraigned late Sun- day before U. S. Commissioner Jack Jenkins on an FBI complaint charging them in the rob bery of the Rosedale State Bank of Kansas City, Jan. 21. They were not required to enter pleas and Jenkins said they waived removal heading. He set bond a each. They were held to day in city, jail. The pair faces questioning in the slaying of James Galloway Fahne stock, 21, and his wife Billie, 22 also charged by the FBI in the bank robbery. The Fahnestocks vere found shot to death, in a car on a Kan sas City etreet four after the robbery. Police found a loaded pis tol and in currency in one of his pockets. Sturgis and Miss Iser eluded pur suers in a 90-mile-an-hour chase through Pueblo late Saturday nigh after a Colorado highway patrol man spotted their car as one listee in an FBI pickup. Ad Clears Way For Taking Part In Any Blockade Break Voids Pact Stemming From Yalta Agreement By SPENCER MOOSA TAIPEH, Formosa wi Chiang Jai-shek's free China, in a dramat- .c cold war move of open defiance to Soviet Russia, today announced .t was declaring null and void the Nationalist Chinese-Russian treaty of 1945. The move clears the way for Nationalist participation in any blockade-of the Red Chinese main- land. The treaty, signed in Moscow, in 1945, was an outgrowth of the Yalta agreement. It gave Russia full rights to two Manchurian ports, Dairen and Port Arthur. Not Consulted Foreign Minister George Yeh declared the U. S. had not been consulted era the action because "it was purely an internal matter." Nationalist China declared the treaty had been "violated nullified by the Soviet Union in carrying out its program of ag- gression in China." ;.'ji, Apart from giving Russia special rights in Manchuria, including vir- tual control" of Dairen and Port Arthur, the treaty agreed to a plebeiscite. The outcome of the note was to make Outer Mongolia a technically independent state, but for all practical purposes part of the Soviet Union. Renunciation of the treaty meant May 20, talks with Pueblo Police Chief Roy Earper Sunday night after capture near Pueblo with Louis Albert Sturgis, 23. The FBI charges the pair in the robbery of the Rosedale State Bank of Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 21, and they face questioning in the slaying of two others also ac- cused in the holdup. The armed Sturgis and the woman, car- rying a bag with more than in currency surrendered after one shot was fired into their barn hideaway. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) U.N. on Record UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. U.N. is on the record as declaring that Russia violated the 1945 treaty with China which the Nationalist Chinese government denounced today. among other things that China's ultimate plans include the detachment of Outer from the Soviet orbit. The legislative Yuan will prob- ably approve the Cabinet's action Tuesday, thus completing the proc- ess by which, so far as free China is concerned, the Sino-Soviet treaty becomes non-existent. Trtaty of Fritndship Foreign Minister Dr. Wang Shih- chieh went to Moscow and signed the treaty of friendship and mutual alliance after President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill at Yalta made concessions to Premier Stalin at China's expense. China was not previously con- sulted. China's T. F. Tsiang, in the United Nations in. November, 1949, branded the Yalta agreement a "disastrous mistake" and said China's signature on the treaty was "a signature of national shame and humiliation." The treaty called for friendly collaboration after the coming of peace and mutual respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of and non-interference" in each other's internal affairs. China and Russia also agreed 'not to conclude any alliance and not to take part in any coalition directed against the other." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair and a little warmer tonight. Increasing cloudiness Tuesday. No important change in temperature. Low tonight 15, high Tuesday LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the ii hours ending at 12 m. Maximum, 24; minimum, noon, 24; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 35; minimum, 8; noon, 27; precipitation, none; sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Max. temp. 35 at 1 p. m. mtc: 6 a. m. Sky clear, wind calm, visibility 7 miles, barometer 30.28, falling, humidity 87 per cob
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