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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Colder Tonight, Snow Saturday VOLUME 53, NO. 51 River Stage Today Year Ago (Flood Stage 13) 8.70 17.80 74-Hour .04 .15 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, APRll 17, 1953 TWENTY PAGES President Eisenhower who was running a slight fever at the time talked with three newspaper editors just prior to his speech, in Washington Thursday before the American Society of News- paper Editors. Left to right: James S. Pope, executive editor of the Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal and Times; Basil Walters, ex- ecutive editor of the Knight newspapers, and Wright Bryan, editor of the Atlanta, Ga., Journal and the president of the ASNE. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) ________________ Seaway Proposal Hearings Stalled WASHINGTON UP) A Senate foreign relations subcommittee has interrupted temporarily its hearing into proposals for U. S. participa- tion with Canada in construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. It wound up the first phase of its perennial hearing of the con- troversial proposal after Gregory S. Prince, general solicitor of the Association of American Railroads, stated the main case for opponents of the project Thursday. When the hearing resumes at a date to be fixed by Chairman Ike's Challenge First Round in Peace Offensive President Returns To Georgia for Some Golf, Rest By MARVIN L. 12 Still Missing In Chicago Fire CHICAGO The roll of known dead in a North Side factory explosion and fire rose to 22 today. The body of the 20th victim was recovered this morning and bodies of two others were sighted in the collapsed shell of the four-story brick buildin" destroved in Thursday's blaze. Twelve other persons, known to have been m the plant when it exploded in flames, were listed as missing. Firemen believed some exp u of the missing were trapped and burned in the basement of the TODAY Tough Job Lies Ahead For Dulles Sy JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is a high- ly intelligent man, and he-has done everything humanly possible to pro-----------------o--------------- fit by the horrible example of the fjued basement last night but had fate 'of his predecessor, Dean G. not keen recovered. Acheson. Yet so far, his laudable Firemen and wreckers worked efforts are not meeting with much j throughout the night and early success. I morning at the explosion-ripped Dulles has bent over backwards, j structure, located in an industrial for example, in his efforts not to I district two miles northwest of the factory. Police Capt. Robert Ryan said the death toll might reach "at least 30." A factory spokesman, however, said some of the missing may have escaped. Thirty-seven persons were in- jured in the fire which struck the Haber Company, manufacturer of electrical appliances and parts. About 90 persons, both men and women, were reported by officials to have been in the building when the fire broke out. 11 Women Eleven of the 16 identified dead were women and five were men. Capt. Ryan said two more bodies had been sighted in the water- be called to testify for the project. House Bill Allows Millions for State Buildings By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL W) Slashing more than 15 million dollars from the recommendations of Gov. Ander- on world peace and armament re- duction is only the opening round in an all-out "peace offensive." A White House official, who asked not to be named, told re- porters today the administration already has launched "the greatest drive' it possibly can" to bring pressure on the Soviet Union to subscribe to an effective plan for world peace. The President yesterday called on Russia to back its talk of peace with action by (1) agreeing to an immediate armistice in Korea, (2) ending the cold war, (3) cutting world armaments, and (4) putting the savings into a global fund to fight "the brute forces of poverty .son, the Minnesota House Appro- 1 need." priations Committee today intro- 1 Lays Down Challenge duced a bill allowing for I Eisenhower laid down the chal- lenge in a foreign policy speech at institutions, state teachers colleges and the University of Minnesota. The Senate Finance Committee a meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washing- ton. had recommended a total of The other choices to Soviet ac- for the same purposes, or 1 ceptance, the President said, are 1 11 __ _ __ alienate Congress, whereas Ache-1 Loop. Minutes after the blast rocked often seemed determined, especially at first, to do everything possible to irritate the lawmakers. Yet the sort of response Dulles is getting from Congress was typified by an announcement a few days Panic-stricken employes, some ago by Sen. Karl Mundt of South j wjtn dothing and hair on fire, Dakota. _ rushed screaming towards doors Purge Sanctioned _ j windows. Others jumped from third floor windows onto the roof of an adjoining one-story building. Some were injured. Many were burned in attempting to flee down a fire escape as sheets of flame shot out of second-story windows. Winds of 28 to 30 miles fanned approximately nine million dollars over the House bill. The appropriations committee ap- proved, without change, a subcom- mittee report presented by Rep. Roy L. Vexlaud, Kenyon, Thursday night. A item for fire protec- tion, which Gov. Anderson severely criticized when it was not included in the state institutions bill, was incorporated into the buildings measure. Rep. Gordon Forbes, Worthington, explained it was treated as a "capital outlay" ex- penditure and not as "current ex- penses" and for that reason was placed in the buildings bill. Items Requested Among the items requested by the governor but disallowed by the appropriations committee were: St. Cloud Reformatory, rehabil- itation building, Braille School, Faribault, a gymnasium, Deaf School, Faribault, boys' dormitory, Moose Lake Hospital, laundry, Willmar State Hospital, food serv- ice building, Anoka State Hospital, medical and surgical building, Gillette State the rattled windows Hospital, St. Paul, special service in buildings several blocks j building fire spread quickly throughout the building. At teachers thP follow the follow- Korean Truce Meeting atomic war at the worst the continuing cloud of threat- ening hanging from a cross of iron." Talking to newsmen after Eisen- hower returned to his Augusta vacation headquarters, a White House official summed up the President's address this way: "We laid it on the line. We asked I some for example, j is the Soviet Union ready to do? j We are now awaiting the answers." The Eisenhower speech was de-1 scribed as a carefully planned j "peace offensive" which a White House official said was discussed in advance with GOP congressional leaders and with such free world j governments as Great Britain and France. The congressional leaders, the official added, approved the idea and Britain and France endorsed it "in general terms." He said also that the text of the President's speech has been dis- tributed to all American embassies, legations and consulates, and to the foreign offices of all the free world governments. "The State Department's Voice of America radio also is beaming the speech behind the Iron Cur- the official said, adding that it is being given "the most nearly A Communist Convoy of some 23 trucks, carry- ing sick, and wounded United. Nations personnel to freedom at Panmunjom, paused near a bridge at noontime for lunch. According to the Air Force caption with this picture, taken 17 miles east of Sariwon, black dots around the trucks are POWs. (U. S. Air Force photo via radio and Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Munde announced that he and most of his colleagues on the pow- erful Senate Appropriations Com- mittee had agreed to put on a drive to purge the State Depart- ment. This was necessary, Mundt said, because Dulles had failed to do the job of getting rid of the j tne flames and smoke billowed up- "Acheson hold-overs." Mundt says ward_ that the aim of his purge group is Five extra aiarms brought more to "knock out of the policy-making than 50 pieces of fire equipment shops only about a hundred or two and some 3q0 firemen to the scene, hundred top people." I A dozen police squad cars and am- Mundt and company intend to kuianees took the injured to hos- use the Appropriations Commit- tee's power of the purse in order pitals. The fire took the heaviest death to force Dulles to eliminate these j toll in Chicago in nearly three I Building rented by the state for people from their present jobs, years. On May 25, 1950, 32 persons I various departments, Mundt appears to believe that Dulles has simply been recalci- j truck coilison on the South Side. trant in not doing this already. In j Fire department officials estl ___________ fact, as Dulles is certainly aware, j damage at 000 but a residences a-s compared wit this sort of "shake-up" would auto- j company spokesman placed the I quest of for 20 resi matically reduce the entire State i damage as ..more than I They were divided as follows: St. Department to a shambles. For the j firemen fought the big fac- I Peter three, Cambridge two, and perished in a streetcar gasoline 1 For construction of staff resi- j dences at state institutions, the committee allowed for nine with a re- residences. "one hundred or two hundred peo- t bl a fire broke out an Anoka, Fergus Falls, attention of the greatest number of people." Text to 1L, IS -IIIU.JL, n ing were not allowed: Bemidji, complete treatment this govern- cafeteria and student center, 000; Mankato, addition to Cooper Hall Dormitory, The committee cut drasticaUy the requests for University of Min- nesota buildings, lopping almost seven million dollars from requests. A total of was granted as follows: University of Minne- sota, Minneapolis, St. Paul campus, Duluth Branch, State institutions were allowed a total of state teachers colleges, social welfare, for Children's center building, 000; capitol power plant, Cambridge State School and Hos- expansion, Ford Hard-Faced Boy Of 15 Admits Double Slaying NEWARK, N. J. hard- faced, chain-smoking 15-year-old boy, who told police bis father trained him for crime, has ad- mitted a double slaying in a tavern holdup. House, Senate Civil Defense Grants Differ Heartens Europe LONDON Eisen-_ bower's peace program heartened' Western Europe today. 'Many expressed doubts of Rus- sia's reaction. But there also was a swelling tide of hope that the new rulers in the Kremlin might use this moment to relax the East- West conflict. The first Soviet reaction came quickly plained Moscow radio that Eisenhower com- had placed the blame for the inter- national situation on Russian pol- icy "though no facts were given the fatal shooting of a bartender and a patron last month in a holdup in Elizabeth. The slayings admission followed stories of "how he committed about 150 robberies on orders of his ex- convict father, Eugene Monahan, 44, police said. The official said the speech was The boy told police he committed not transmitted formally to the j tne robberies on bis father's orders Kremlin, but he understood that and that he was beaten if he did Tass, the official Soviet news agen- not comply. cy, had picked up the text at the j The robberies netted thousands White House for relay to the Ojj doiiarSl the boy told police, add- Kremlin. ling that his father let him keep He added that U. S. diplomatic oniy 59. representatives in Iron Curtain Tne was described by .._... Union County Prosecutor Russell j to prove this. Morss said the youth, Michael I European foreign offices Monahan, confessed last night to j journalists noted, however, that the the fatal shootins of a bartender t hu countries had been given "the widest discretion" on whether to send the text to foreign offices of those nations. "I believe it is fair to the official said, "that over the next week or two the President's speech will be followed up in statements and speeches by various govern- ment 'officials, cabinet members particularly." He indicated that Secretary of State Dulles might strike the same theme when he addresses the ASNE Saturday night. The peace offensive Eisenhower a re roe ou an r pie" who Mundt and company apartment house nursery home two I Moose Lake, one each. Willmar, launched on behalf of the United want tn "V-nnrk- nut" _ comprise j miles away two babies and j wnjch requested two residences, States had been planned weeks in reign service injuring two otller children and will get none under the 'House bill. advance, and is designed to take want to "knock out' most of the senior forei injuring I two women. officers in the United States, These men are non-political pro- fessionals, in the same sense that the senior officers in the Defense! Arllai PfJlCAC Department are professionals. I olid domestic political ideas of some of these men go rather further than j the nineteenth century. But that! does not matter. What matters is I SINGAPORE Adlai Steven- ce's Speech out" from under Dulles is precise-1 was "an admirable statement of ly like knocking out all his senior i the expression of the American o'fficers from under a new secre-1 position" on the way to achieve tary of defense. world peace. Only a Sample Stevenson summed up his views This is only a sample of the sort i on Southeast Asia after concluding of thing that is making Dulles' task, already hard enough, almost harder than Acheson's. Again, Acheson's press relations were about as bad as they could be. Since Acheson appeared to believe that American foreign policy was none of the American public's busi- ness. But Dulles' effort to do better in this respect has also had unhap- py results. Last week, for example, Dulles reluctantly gave up a long-planned family dinner to meet informally with the press. Towards the end of the meeting, one reporter ask- ed him what he thought about (Continued on Page 2, Column 5) ALSOPS Korean 'Veep' Dies SEOUL UP) Lee Shi Yung, 84, first vice president of the Republic of Korea died today. He was an unsuccessful Presidential candi- date last year when President Syngman Ehee was re-elected. a six weeks tour of the area. On Monday he will leave for Bangkok, Rangoon, New Delhi, Karachi and the Middle East. Governor Reappoints Highway Commissioner ST. PAUL iff! Gov. Anderson today reappointed Highway Com- missioner M. J. Hoffmann for an- other four-year term and sent the appointment to the Senate for con- firmation. Hoffmann has been commissioner since Jan. 4, 1939. The governor also sent these ap- pointments to the Senate for con- firmation: Dr. C. E. Morrison, St. Cloud, member of the state board of ex- aminers in basic sciences for a term expiring April 1, 1959. Ernest J. Messner, Hibbing, member of the board of tax ap- peals for a term expiring March 1, 1959. No requests were made for Ro-! the initiative in that field from the Chester and Hastings. I Communists. police as an accomplished law- breaker who has served 13 years in slate prison on various charges. He constantly lectured the boy on the tricks of the pick- ing, jimmying windows and shut- ting off burglar alarms. Eden Develops Fever LONDON !0 Foreign Secre- tary Anthony Eden, who had an operation for gallstones last week- end, has developed tonsilitis with some fever, the Foreign Office an- nounced today. A statement added his general condition is "satisfactory." Ten Giant Trucks dumped rock across the Missouri River at Garrison, N. D., to force the Big- Muddy into a new channel, permitting the Army Engineers to plug the center of Garrison Dam, world's largest rolled-earth fill dam. The trucks operated from a bridge to facilitate dam construction. Bridge and rock dam both will go when the huge earthen barrier is completed across the river's dried-up channel. This closure is one of the most critical of the entire dam con- struction. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Soviet reaction was mild in tone, by usual Russian standards, and the Kremlin left itself plenty of man- euvering room. Parts of State May Get Snow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mid-April's cold and wet weather continued its unwelcome stay over the mid-continent and Rocky Moun- tain areas today. Another spring snow-storm appeared on the way for several sections. Snow fell early today in parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, the Dakotas and Nebraska and headed for midwest areas. The Weather Bureau in Kansas City forecast heavy snow in Northwest Kansas and Western Nebraska three to six inches. The Weather Bureau in Chicago said snow was in .prospect for parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wis- consin. Temperatures dropped to near zero in North Dakota early today with a reading of 8 above at Mi- Reds Warned Against ROW Swap Stalling Conference Time Is 8 p. m. CST Saturday in U.S. By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN, Korea UP) The United Nations and Communists today agreed to hold a liaison meeting Sunday to discuss resumption of the long-suspended Korean armis- tice talks. The agreement came less than 15 hours after the U. N. told the Reds it was ready to reopen the talks, providing the Reds do no stalling on the last big obstacle to overall exchange of the last big obstacle to an armis- tice. The U. N. had asked for the liai- son meeting Saturday to work out details for starting the new talks. The Reds, however, suggested 11 a.m. Sunday (8 p.m. CST Satur- The U. N. agreed. Allied Spokesmen Allied spokesmen said the liai- son groups probably would do lit- tle more than discuss the techni- cal details of resuming full-scale armistice talks. Allied agreement to get the truce talks underway came as a Com- munist convoy carrying disabled American and British prisoners neared Kaesong, just six miles from the Panmunjom neutral area where the exchange of sick and wounded captives begins Monday. In a letter turned over to Com- munist staff officers at Panmun- jom the Allies proposed: 1. That Switzerland take custody of prisoners who do not want to return home. 2. That the Reds be given 80 days to persuade them to go home and that Switzerland arrange the "peaceable disposition" of those who still refuse repatriation. 3. That staff officers meet in Panmunjon, 'possibly Saturday, to for resumption of the ST. PAUL The conference committee on the state depart- ments appropriations bill which be- gins its work today will be called upon, among other tilings, to ad- just differences between Senate and House allowances for Civil De- fense. The Senate bill would allow each year for administra- tion plus a contingent fund for the biennium. The House bill provides for administration the first year, the second j) year and each year Reasonable Tims Civil Defense equipment. N_ warned that it would The 1951 Legislature appropriat- j break off the negotiations again. ed for administration and j "unless the meetings of full dele- operation and for organi- j gations indicate an acceptable zation equipment for the state Civil Defense organization for the ftwo- year period. This year the department agreement will be reached in reasonable time." When the U. N. Command broke re-i off the talks last October nearly quested for administration of prisoners held by and operation and for or ganizational equipment. The mon- ey for organizational equipment is matched on a dollar for dollar ba- sis by the federal government for the purchase of such equipment as pumpers, rescue kits and fire fight- ing apparatus. Civil Defense officials said the cut in the appropriation, if finally passed by the Legislature, will greatly curtail operations during the next two years. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and not. Readings generally were be- Plains stales and the northern sec- h h; h Saturdav 38. tions of the Upper Mississippi Val-1 WEATHER lev- I Official observations for the 24 Dust clouds whipped up by strong hours endj at 12 m todav: winds Thursday m the Eastern Da-, Maximum 37. mjnimum, 22; kotas and Western and Central Mm-1 n 34. pl.ecipjtationi none; sun nesota extended into Southeastern fe tonight at sun rises to- Minnesota and Southwestern Wis- morrow at consin today. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) High temperature 'last 24 hours was 36 at p.m. Thursday, low 22 at today. There is a scattered layer of clouds at feet. Visibility more than 15 miles. Noon temperature 34. Wind from the west and northwest at 18 miles per hour with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. Barometer 29.93, 'steady. Humidity 49 per cent. the Allies had said they would resist repatriation. A few of the prisoners the Reds have admitted holding were much nearer home today. A Communist news correspondent at Panmunjom said a convoy of sick and wounded Americans and Brit- ish prisoners was due in Kaesong Friday night. The first convoy which arrived Thursday night carried only South Korean prisoners. Allied reconnaissance planes have spotted the third Red convoy of 34 vehicles 55 miles north of Kaesong. In sharp contrast to the past three days, no Red supply trucks streamed" southward over lie route Vivien Leigh Treated For Lung Complaint LONDON Actress Vivien Leigh now is being treated for "recurrence of a lung her agent has announced. Miss Leigh, wife of actor Sir Laurence Olivier, was treated for tuberculosis in 1945. She was flown home from Hollywood last month after suffering a breakdown while making a film. 'Very Nice' Man Meets Death Calmly OSSINTNG, N. Y. "Very nice, very nice. Kill me. Very nice, very nice." The condemned man muttered these words Thursday night as he calmly entered the Sing Sing Prison execution chamber. Three minutes later he was pro- nounced dead. Students Celebrate Malan's Victory PRETORIA, South Africa (m Hundreds of university students waving republican flags and sing- ing Boer marching songs paraded through the streets of this capital city today celebrating Prime Min- ister Daniel Malan's shattering election victory. Final returns today showed the stern old ex-preacher's National- ist forces won 94 of Parliament'i 159 seats in Wednesday's voting, giving him a majority of 30 in the lawmaking body. Badger Senate Approves Bill to Build Toll Road MADISON, Wis. bill that would permit construction of a loll road in Wisconsin from the south- eastern Illinois border to the Minn- esota boundary on the northwest was passed by the Senate, 27 to 3, Thursday and sent to the Assem- bly. The bill was one of the major Thus 56-year-old Frank Wojcik measures proposed by Gov. Koh- calmly paid for the shotgun slaying of his wife, Agnes, 50, on Dec. 8, 1951. near Arcade. N, Y. ler and went through the Senate after long debate and after the Republican majority knocked out several amendments. This measure would establish, a Wisconsin Turnpike Authority to investigate the feasibility of con- structing the toll road to cost about and give it au- thority to build it. The road would parallel roughly Highway 12. It could run between the Southern border in Rock, Wai- worth or Kenosha counties and the western houndary of St. Croix or Pierca counties.   

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