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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Mostly Cloudy Tonight, Colder On Friday GIVI VOLUME 53, NO. 20 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 12, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PACK MIGs Shoot Down British Plane Red Probers Continue Hunt In Colleges Pressure Brought To Bear to Unseat Chairman Velde By HARRY P, SNYDER WASHINGTON en The House Un-American Activities Committee today went ahead with its hunt for Communists in the schools in tb face of a move to unseat its to Velde The probers called an Easter, university law professor. Velde whose ouster as chairman is beta; sought by Rep. Roosevelt (D-NY) declined to name the witness advance. Velde said he would an swer questions concerning efforts to obtain confidential information from the government. New York Educator Sen, Jenner (R-Ind) said, mean while, that only further investiga tion will determine whether Com inunism in the colleges is on the wane, as contended by a New York City educator. Jenner said in an interview thai the Senate internal security sub- committee he heads still has a long way to go to determine the extent to which Reds may have burrowed into college campuses. Dr. Harry Gideonse, president of Brooklyn College in New York, told the Senate investigators yesterday that Communism is "on the run" in this country, particularly in the schools and colleges. He credited legislative investiga- ting groups, such as the Senate subcommittee, with helping to bring this about and urged educa- tors to co-operate with the current probe. Farmer Near Independence Dies of Burns from Stove INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (Special) fuel coal ed in the snow to extinguish the 43-year-old Plum Creek farm' er, Lawrence Mish, died at 8 a. m. ;oday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Ar- cadia, after suffering severe burns in a'home fire at midnight. in the kitchen wood stove prepara tory to frying an egg. flared and his clothing, the wall- paper and woodwork caught on Mish, living' about five miles Mish called to his wife who wrap- south of here, threw a petroleum ped him in a quilt. Then he roll- flames. A cousin and neighbor, Ignatz Mish, drove the injured man to St. Joseph's Hospital. Mean- while, his wife put out the fire in the kitchen. The burns covered nearly all his body except a small area around his left shoulder. A doctor at the hospital said that when Mish walked into the hospital, his burned feet left a track of blood. Born in Arcadia Township, he had farmed near here all his life. He married Monica Kampa in May, 1936. Surviving are his wife; eight children, Ernest, Dolores, Bernard, John, David, Theresa and Louis, at home; six sisters and :wo brothers, Mrs. Simon Wierzgal- la, Mrs. John Bisek, Clarence and Taft Requests Estimate on U.S. Spending Senator Wants To Know What Savings Possible By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (ffi Sen. Taft (R-Ohio) said today he has asked Secretary of the Treasury Hum- phrey and Budget Director Joseph Dodge to submit to Congress by Vlay 1 an estimate of next year's federal spending. Taft, the Senate Republican lead- ;r, said he thinks Humphrey and Dodge should be able to deliver by then at least an "educated _ guess" on the size of possible cuts aenry, Independence; Mrs-Ernest in former President Truman's Vlarsolek, Mrs. Harry Losmski and budget. Mrs. Losinski, Milwaukee, The Ohioan said he understands and Miss Alfreda, California. Funeral services will be Monday at S a. m. at St. Peter Paul Church, the Rt. Rev. L, J, Kufel officiating.- Burial will be in the church cemetery. businessman teams sent to Europe 'by Mutual Security Administrator Harold E. Stassen will report March 24. He said Stassen should be able by April 15 to estimate The Senger And HaversKraw Twins are 15 and in the same class in the Rugby, N. D., school. Left to right, are Richard and Robert Senger and Dorothy fnd William Haverstraw. The Senger boys are 6 feet V> inch tall. Richard weighs 210, Robert 230. Dorothy is 4 feet 2 inches, weighs 80 pounds. William is 4 feet Vi inch, weighs 53 pounds. The Haverstraw twins averaged 614 pounds at birth, the Senger twins, 4V4 pounds. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Jobbers Prove Hep. Roosevelt introduced yes- terday a bill aimed at having the. House fire Velde, a former FBI Qf agent, as head of its Communist- hunting committee. The New Yorker charged Velde with having made recent state- ments and accusations which Roosevelt said reflected "on the BALTIMORE W) Salesman Manual Hyman thought he had a customer in the bag last night, when three holdup men barged in- to the liquor store. reponsibility and integrity" of the j The thugs forced Hyman and the House and its members. Velde countered with a state- ment that Roosevelt's resolution wts intended to "discredit me per- sonally and to impede the prog- ress" of the committee. "I wish to assure all loyal 2GI'sFound Guilty of Killing At La Crosse American citizens that the work j gross repiied will go forward with a renewed store manager, William Gross, into the rear the place, then made off with about from the cash j LA CROSSE. Wis. -Pvt. Thorn- register and Gross' wallet. "Now are you going to buy a Hyman persisted. "I can't think about .that nowt" Brewery Plant Explosion Toll Fixed at 13 NEWARK toll in a fire at the Anheuser- Busch brewery yesterday has been fixed at 13. All the victims were construction workers who suffocated when trapped in a maze of huge fermentation tanks. Fire raced up the cork-lined walls of a windowless storage wing at the 20 million dollar brew- ery. Black choking smoke filled the six-story brick wing, touching off panic among the 80 men at work there. Tweny-nine were hos- pitalized for smoke poisoning. Light couldn't pierce the thick curtain of smoke in the wing, and the workmen groped blindly for ex- foreign aid needs, put at by Truman. About the same time, Taft said, the Defense Department should ar- rive at its possible savings from the in military out- lays scheduled by Truman, All these figures are for the fiscal year starting July 1. Only after he gets an over-all estimate will he be able to chart the administration's course in the Senate on the issue of reducing taxes, the Ohio senator added ic an interview. T rm TU j 1.1 Taft said he personally wants to J.. death cut spending for the year back to the level of the rev- estimated by Truman as its. Truman based this estimate on the expectation that the excess profits tax on business would ex- pire July 1 and that an automatic 10 per cent reduction in individual income taxes would go into effect Dec. 31. Map Locstes Approximate Point, A, in North Germany where a four-engine British plane was shot down today by two Soviet fighter planes, according to German authorities. On Tuesday, two Communist-made jet places shot down a U. S. Air Force plane, B, near the Czech-German border. (AP Wirephoto to The Repub- lican-Herald) War Turning 'Hot' in Berlin Area By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON second Red fighter attack in 43 hours on Allied aircraft over Germany today heightened the East-West crisis in one of the most dangerous areas of cold war conflict. House Speaker Martin (R-Mass) told newsmen: "We can't be ex- pected to let them raid our territory without doing" something about it." He declined to elaborate. Diplomatic and military author- About half of the victims were caught inside the 30 by 50-foot fer- mentation tanks. Small manholes spirit and Velde said. Count of Action He added convinced "we are right in pursuing the course of action authorized by Congress." Roosevelt's bill was referred to the House Rules Committee, Head- ed by Rep. Leo Allen Old hands at the Capitol predicted it had little chance of being cleared for House action. In the Jenner subcommittee's hearing yesterday, Dr. Gideonse said he once was worried that a Communist minority would bring this country under Red rule but Hyman said he'd be back an- other day to try to sell the liquor store manager an insurance policy covering holdups. Search for 8 From Split Oil Tanker Goes On that now he is encouraged because NEW YORK (fl-Coast Guard "with young people, it is losing its appeal with astounding rapid- ity." He said before he became president of Brooklyn College in 1939 there had been "a sharp in filtration of camouflaged units of the Communist party" among fac- ulty members there. But, he said, "this thing is com- pletely under control" at the col- lege now, adding that in whipping it he had used methods that have been criticized at times as ruthless." 'rather Ike Names Seven Security Advisors WASHINGTON Ml President Eisenhower Wednesday named seven consultants to the National Security Council, top policy-making group for foreign affairs and na- tional defense. In a statement, Eisenhower em- phasized that the men will be serving as individual consultants rather than as a committee. He scheduled a conference with the consultants. Named consultants were: Dillon Anderson, member of a Houston, Tex., law firm; James B. Black of San Francisco, presi- dent of the Pacific Gas and Elec- tric Co., John Cowles of Minne- apolis, president of The Minneapo- lis Star and Tribune, Eugene Hoi- man of New York, president of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jer- sey; Deane W. Malott, president of Cornell University; David B. Robertson of Cleveland, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen; Charles A. Thomas of St. Louis, Mo., pres- ident of the Monsanto Chemical Co. cutters and planes searched an 80-mile radius of the gusty North Atlantic today for the bow of a split oil tanker and eight missing persons. in diameter were the only exits from the tanks. "Those in the tanks were rapped like said Foreman Fred Watkins. "They probably never heard the fire warning, and if they did, they couldn't have made it up the ladder before they were overcome." Other victims suffocated in a Six Navy and Coast Guard j ing sentencing on April 24. Argentina, Newfound- Delores Vinson, 16, La Crosse land, Salem, Mass., and and Delores Stone, 17, La Crosse and three cutters concentrated i still have to face the court fo _ i i W-LHUJ..! as Riley, 19, Detroit, and Pvt. just a ]ittle more two feet Wayne Kamp, 21, Postville, were found guilty here Wednes- day on the third-degree murder of a Nebraska national guardsman. The jury of five men and seven women found the two soldiers guil- ty of the beating-death of Cpl. Frank Walla, 42, Seward, Neb., here last Aug. 13, after five hours of deliberation. Circuit Judge Lincoln Neprud ac journed the case until 9 a.m. Fr day when he will pronounce sen tence. The jury's verdict came afte the eigth day of the trial an brought to four the number of th six defendants in the case wh have faced the court in the Wall muder case. Two teen-aged gir! will come up for trial at a late date. Already convicted are Pvt. Har old D. Miller, 24, Albany, Wis and Cpl. Everett Forslund, 24, Iron Minn. Miller was given two year I probation, and Forslund is awaii Chairman Daniel A. Reed (R-! jtjes sought full details from NY) of the House Ways and i news reports in an effort to es-! Means Committee has served no- j timate the impact of the shooting I tice he will bring up by April 15 down of a British military plane! his bill to advance the individual two days after Soviet-made jet! tax cut to July 1, if the House GOP leadership doesn't give him a go-ahead by then. His bill would cost the Treasury an estimated billion dollars in revenue in the fiscal year. Taft said that, if the House passes the Reed bill, he will ask the Senate Finance Committee to delay action on it until after the over-all spending estimate is re- ceived. "We'll just hold that bill up until we see what can be done about fighters from Czechoslovakia blast-1 ed an American patrol fighter from the sky over the American zone in Germany. Fear Change U. S. officials in initial reaction said the incidents might very well be coincidental. But one diplomat "You can't' rule out anything." While it was considered possible that the Soviet command had is- sued get-tough orders to its air their search in the area where the stern of the Liberian tanker Angy was found drifting. The Angy caught fire, exploded and broke apart four days ago. Its aft section was sighted Wednesday by the American .freighter Clai born and 28 crewmen were rescued The Coast Guard here quoted them as saying they saw the bow drifting for more than SO minutes after the ship broke up. Then rain came, and it was never sighted again. Four men were seen on the bow as it floated away. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy to cloudy tonight with di minishing fog. Friday partly cloudy and colder. Low tonight 25, high Friday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 51; minimum, 40; noon, 47; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 47 at p.m. Wed- nesday, min. 37 at a.m. today. Noon readings sky overcast at 700 feet, visibility 1 mile with fog, wind 6 miles an hour from south- west, barometer 29.97 steady, humidity 96. their alleged connection with th beating of Walla. Man Flees Reds Under Gunfire BERLIN UP) An East German resident fled to West Berlin under Communist gunfire today to escape arrest for aiding refugees. Alfred Joachim, 42, had been arrested at his home on the French sector border. As he was being led away he jumped over i fence into the Western sector anc took cover behind some bushes. Communist police fired 10 rifle shots at him but missed. Fairmont Snagged On Gas Co. Plans FAIRMONT, Minn. fcB Plans of the City of Fairmont to take over by condemnation the plant of the Central States Gas Co. here lave hit a legal snag. Judge Chris Carlson Wednesday issued a temporary injunction a- jainst the proposal until a District Court hearing is held on the matter April 6. Opponents charge that the issue must first be submitted to voters Before being completed. The city jlans to operate the facilities, alued at as a municipal utility. cutting the he said. units, why it might do such a think we can cut spending back to i thing was not immediately ap- VIUUIHB suuuuaicu m a the revenue level but I don't know I parent. Some suggested the Reds labyrinth ofttay corrWors we -can do it if we lose may want to create a.new crisis laoyrmtn ot tiny corridors between m Europe offeet Amerlcan pres. the tanks on each floor. Many of the masons, carpenters and laborers who managed to scramble to safety plunged back again into the smoke-filled wing to help the others escape. Two of these Grainger and William Hageman of Newark their lives in the rescue at- tempt. Cause of the fire was unknown. Senators Talk OfShakeupin Military WASHINGTON HV- Some sena- tors talked today of a shakeup in the nation's top military command because of what they called lag- ging defense efforts and reported shortages of ammunition in Korea. The Senate Armed Services Committee was called into session for a decision on what to do about its investigation of Korean ammu- nition stocks, touched off by the soon." Death of Chinese Leader Observed TAIPEG, Formosa ist China today observed the 28th anniversary of the death of Dr. Sun Yat-Sun, founder of the Chinese republic, by planting thou- sands of trees. sures in the Far East, or to divert I assertion of Gen. James A. Van attention from their suspected de- i Fleet that there were serious short- to fire after it burst into flames Crew of Four Dies in Flames Over Germany Attacked While Flying Along Route From Berlin LUENEBURG, Germany (g( Soviet jet fighters shot down a British military aircraft near frontier between the British and Russian zones of Germany today, At least four British airmen were Wiled. The British plane fell in Games just across the frontier, in terri- tory ruled by the Russians. Eyewitnesses declared the at- tackers had invaded West Ger- many, where four of the were found. It was the second violation of frontiers in two days. On .Tuesday Soviet-built MIGlSs attacked two American jet fighters in an area 300 miles south of today's incident. One U. S. jet pilot was shot down but he parachuted safely to earth. The plane shot down today wag a four-engine bomber, the British Foreign Office said. Plant It was a Royal Air Force Lin- coln, a propeller-driven World War II type that is no match for jets. Such planes usually carry seven crewmen. The Foreign Office said three men bailed out and one later died. This would mean five men died in the attack, if the plane carrying all seven crewmen. The Foreign Office spokesman told reporters in London that the attack took place over Bleckede, just within the British zone of Germany. British troops were post- ed around the wreckage, The Foreign Office spokesman said "'it is far too early to decide" if today's plane attack, coming on top of Tuesday's against a U. S. jet, indicates a new pattern of Russian tactics linked with Joseph Stalin's death. Stalin died a week ago today and the next night it was announced that Georgi Malen- kov had succeeded him as prime minister of the Soviet Union. No Doubt of Nationality While there was no doubt here of the nationality of today's attackers, the Foreign Office spokesman in London said he could not as yet identify the "two jets" that shot down the British plane. High-rank- ing officials were studying available information. Gerhard Golmann, German po- liceman at the border town of Bleckede, said two jet fighters came out of East Germany and attacked the British plane high in the air. They fired several bursts at the pursued plane, continuing A Catholic Pritif administered the last rites to one of the 13 victims who died in a terrific blast and fire that roared through the partially constructed Anheuser Busch brewery at Newark, N. J. -Authorities estimated some 30 others were injured. The dead were applying asphalt caulking to the inside of huge tanks when explosion occurred. signs on the Middle East. It is conceivable also, though authorities here consider it highly unlikely, that the new Malenkov regime in Russia' may have order- ed the shootings because of ap- prehension about any efforts of -the Western powers to make trouble for it. Act Tough The principal fear here is that the frequency of such incidents will increase as the Reds, under the constant barrage of hate propa- ganda, become more trigger happy and the United States and Allied forces are compelled to take de- fensive measures. A Czechoslovak claim that the American jet fighter shot down by a Soviet-made MIG15 Tuesday was over Czech territory was certain to be scornfully rejected by the U. S. Informants here and at the U. S. airbase at Wiesbaden said there was no doubt whatever that the U. S. plane and a companion jet were patroling well inside Ger- ages throughout his 22 months as Eighth Army commander there. Two committee members made plain they would press for con- crete action. Sen. Symington (D-Mo) said that if the American people knew the "whole brutal truth" about com- parative U. S. and Russian armed strength, they "would demand a wholesale reorganization of our Defense Department, so as to get more defense for less money." Sen. Byrd (D-Va) declared that "incompetence and inefficiency at the Pentagon have left us short of almost everything we need to fight the war in Korea." Sen. John M. Butler not a member of the committee, said the reported ammunition shortages and the shooting down of a U. S plane in West Germany by Com munist planes make necessary "a revaluation of top Pentagon anc overseas commanders." Nurse Shortage many's U. S. zone when two Red j aircraft approached and opened IVHiy ruiCu Indian to Protest Lodged The U. S. within a matter of hours registered an official pro- test with the Red Czech govern- ment at Prague, asserting -that the clash took place over West Ger- many and protesting against a ter- ritorial violation. Prague, as expected, yesterday urned down the protest and told the American Embassy the clash occurred after the U. S. planes lad penetrated Czech air space and refused to obey an order to and. IT. S. officials who may not be lamed said it was hard to know precisely what significance to.at- ach to the incident. They seemed o doubt that it was a deliberate, vert action on orders from the led high command. The tendency ppeared to be to regard it rather s "one of those things" which appens in an area of high East- West tension. i DETROIT LAKES, Minn. W) An acute shortage of nurses may force curtailment of service at the White Earth Indian hospital on the reservation 20 miles north of here by April 1. Dr. R. W. Williams, Minneapolis area medical officer for the U. S. Public Health Service, said present plans call for halting admissions to the hospital OE that date. Thereafter, he said, patients would. have to be transported to the Indian Hospital at Cass Lake, Minn., 100 miles to the east. Dr. Williams said applicants for positions there would be given probational appointments without written tests. Entrance salaries are yearly for a 40-bour week. Periodic increases may bring this to a maximum. Applicants were requested to contact the Public Health Service offices in Minneapolis. and started to fall. Germans re- ported finding a hole in one para- chute. The British were holding mili- tary exercises in the area, which is hard by the Elbe River. The down- ed bomber was from Royal Air Force training station in Yorkshire, England. A British sergeant who para- chuted from the crippled plane died en route to a hospital. He had a bullet. wound in a shoulder, but German doctors said he died of a broken neck. A German who drove the ser- geant to a Lueneburg hospital said three other men aboard the down- ed plane had been found dead. Narrow Corridor The best available information on today's shooting was this: The British plane was attacked by two fighter planes as it flew westward, apparently from Berlin, toward West Germany through one of the three narrow air corridors which Allied planes are required to follow over Soviet-occupied East Germany. It fell just across: the border in- side East Germany near the Elbe river town of Boizenburg. West German police at the front- ier expressed belief that six men were aboard the British plane and that four had parachuted. The hospital said the sergeant brought in dead carried a daily assignment schedule from a Brit- ish military unit at Haburg, 30 miles northwest of the area in which the plane crashed. The Royal Air Force had no comment immediately on the inci- dent, even more than an hour after details had been confirmed. Its comment likely was being delayed Because of the delicate interna- ional implications. A West German policeman said 'the fighter planes must have shot at the parachutes of the escaping victims because one parachute had a big bullet hole." This policeman said eyewitnesses saw an attacking plane over West German the downed craft apparently fell across the Jibe in Russian-controlled terri- tory.   

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