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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Colder Tonight, a Little Warmer Saturday Albert Lea at Winona Saturday at 8 p. m. KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 81 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1953 TWENTY PAGES School Addition Contracts Awarded Alan, 68, Admits Robbing Elk River Bank of ELK RIVER, Minn. white-haired, mild-mannered rural Anoka County keymaker was in jail today, held as the holdup of the Bank of Elk River Thursday. burne County said that 68-year-old Clifford C. Baughman admitted the holdup during which he presented note threatening to slaughterhouse" out of the bank unless employes complied with his Sheriff Chester Goenner of Sher- Baughman was captured because Clifford Baughman, 68, left, a rural keymaker, is held by Sheriff Chester Goenner after his arrest as a suspect in the holdup of the Bank of Elk River Thursday. Baughman was arrested at his home about 12 miles away shortly after police traced the license number of his escape car. The loot was recovered. In Min- neapolis, the FBI said it was taking Baughman into custody and filing a bank robbery charge against him. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Air Force Warns Ike Budget Will Endanger Security By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON The Air Force, ending public silence on heavy budget reductions, says President Eisenhower's new 120-wing goal would cut air power well below the "absolute minimum" for national security. An Air Force report on the effect of five billion dollars in the service's budget for the fiscal year starting July inserted in the Congressional Rec- ord yesterday by Rep. Yorty CD- He did not say where in the Air Force he got the report. But in an accompanying state- ment, Yorty declared: "Alleged friends of adequate defense are preparing to power on the altar of irresponsible political promises." The report, which Yorty said was supplied at his request, appeared to herald a strong fight in Con- gress to restore some of the cuts proposed in Air Force spending and new appropriations for next TODAY Russ Air Threat Ignored Jy JOSEPH andSTEWART ALSOP Feb. 19 of this year, one of the most signifi- cant meetings in recent American history was held at the White House. The man who called the meet- ing was the President himself. Those present were the principal Congressional leaders of both par- ties, plus the senior Republican and Democratic members of the Armed Service Committees of the House and Senate. The purpose the meeting -was to brief the Con- gressional chieftains of the most important problem posed by the last great policy paper of the Tru man National Security Council, NSC-141. In some sense, NSC-141 was a confession of bankruptcy of the Truman administration's defense policy. On the basis of a reportedly formidable array of supporting facts, it is known to have argued that all our vast defense expendi- tures were not buying reasonable security for the United States and the free world. NSC-141 is further known to have paid particular attention to the special problem that has often been raised in this problem of American air defense. .The facts, as set forth at the White House meeting in the presence of Presi- dent Eisenhower, were little short of hair-raising. In crude summary, it was fore- cast the Soviet Union would have the power to launch a totally des- tructive air-atomic attack on this country within two to three years. It was admitted that our existing and presently planned air defens- es were wholly inadequate to stop such a Soviet attack. And it was stated that an adequate American air defense could not be achieved without a great and urgent effort, involving massive money outlays not included in the Truman budget Recognizing such an omission in their own planning must have been an unpleasant task for the Truman (Continued on Page Column 6} ALSOPS year. Wilson Questions Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R- meanwhile, sent Secretary of Defense Wilson a "show me" set of 32 critical questions aimed 'at the administration proposal to trim Air Force funds. There was no immediate reply from Wilson, who was out of the capital. Wings vary from 30 to 75 air- craft, depending upon type. The Air Force report filed by Yorty said the budget cutback from to 000, would have this effect: 1. Stretch out the air buildup to 120 wings by June 30, 1956, againsl the Truman administration goal oj 143 wings by mid-1955 which the Air Force supported as "the abso- lute minimum in order to attain adequate national security in view of the military strength of the Soviet Union." In 1951, the report said, the Air Force recommended 155 wings "to support the basic national security policy." 2. Force the additional elimina- tion of 89 non-flying supply units and a number of wings and squad- rons from such aerial support forces as transport, reconnaissance and liaison services. .3. Reduce personnel from pres- ent strength of to on June 30, less than the report said were essential to man 120 wings. 4. Limit next year's spending to and cause a "delay- ing or canceling" of some con- tracts, resulting in "some reduc- tions" in the standards of equip- ment. 5. A three billion dollar cut in equested new appropriations, causing delay in aircraft deliveries scheduled for the next two years :o "maintain a going aircraft industry." Otherwise, the report said, "large segments of the air- craft industry" might cut back so sharply they could not undertake future orders. Dale Palmer, assistant cashier of the looted bank, remembered the license number of the car in which the bandit fled. All the loot was recovered. It was found in a plastic bag on the bank of a creek east of here. The sheriff said the bag also held two revolvers. Green Notebook Baugbman made his confession after the sheriff said four of the five -bank employes positively iden- tified him as the gunman. Palmer gave this story of the raid: A small, elderly man wearing dark glasses entered the bank shortly before the 3 p.m. closing time. He presented a green note- book, open to a page where was scrawled: "Keep your eyes down or this .45 Colt will go off. Don't talk, just nod. If anything starts, I'll make a slaughterhouse out of this bank." He pulled a revolver from a green arm sling while Palmer was reading the note. Locked in Vault The gunman ordered Palmer to close the front door. He then herd- ed M. J. Dwyer, executive vice president, and three employes Mervin Zabel, Mrs. Doris Ander- son and Margaret Ebner into the main vault. Three customers, Emil Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cooley, were locked into a second, smaller safe- ty deposit vault. The bandit scooped up cash from the tellers' cages and ordered Palmer to ac- company him out a rear door. The two walked for a half block through an alley. Then the gun- man ordered Palmer to go back. But the cashier saw he was head- ed for a car parked near the Sher- burne County jail. As the car sped away, Palmer backtracked in the alley and got the license number. Deputies were waiting when Baughman reached his home, on Highway 169 just northwest of Anoka. He denied the holdup and said he had been elsewhere on susiness. The officers said they found a bill in the trunk of his Czarnowski Fights Project By CORDON HOLTE Staff Writer Contracts totaling were awarded four firms Thursday night for the construction of the new addition to the Winona Senior High School. In each case the Winona Board, of Education gave the nod to low bidder at an opening that was attended by more than 25 repre- sentatives of construction firms and Men Searched The Debris of a furniture store whose top floor and wall were demolished after a tornado hit Sarnia, Ont., Thursday. One of the store's trucks can be seen covered with fallen bricks from the building. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Tornado Lashes Port Huron; 4 Dead in Canada car, along with a green notebook similar to that described by Palm- er and a box of .45 calibre cart- ridges. Mrs. Baughman told deputies her husband had left home shortly after noon Thursday, saying he was ?oing to get some tomato plants. Mo charges yet have been filed against him. Crest Passes In Louisiana By JAMES McLEAN LAKE crest was passing slowly an the raging Calcasieu River here today but waters that forced fam- lies from homes were expected to lold a peak level for several lours. The highest flood in 40 years in his Southwest Louisiana city o: caused two million dollars property damage and cut the las highway link with the outside world. There were no casualties here but elsewhere in Louisiana eigb' persons had drowned since rain swollen rivers and bayous began flooding the state late last week A big flood threat was building up at Orange, Tex., a city of aboui population 35 miles south- west of here. The Sabine River, which divides Texas and Louisi- ana, was expected to crest al Orange about 6 a. m. (CST) to- morrow two feet over the severe 1945 Hood. Hundreds of Navy reservists in Southern Texas and Lake Charles and Texas National Guardsmen were called out to help fight the rampaging Sabine. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Saturday. A little colder tonight and a little warmer Sat- urday. Low tonight 40, high Sat- urday 65. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 60; "minimum, 48; noon, 57; precipitation, .06; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 59 at p.m. Thursday, min. 52 at a.nJ. to- day. Noon readings scattered clouds at feet, overcast at 000. Visibility 10 miles with light rain showers, wind calm, barome- ter 29.80 rising, humidity 81 per cent. By A. F. MAHAN JR. PORT HURON, Mich, A tornado that ran wild over the Canadian border far to the north of accustomed haunts Ief1 in its hopscotch path today at least four dead, scores injured and dam- age in the millions. The storm struck late yesterday with a force that lifted part of a freight train from its tracks. Damage in Port Huron alone was estimated at one million dol- lars by City Manager J. B. Gibbs. It was reported heavier across the St. Clair River- in the Canadian city of Sarnia. The twin cities have a population of about each. The known dead are: Port La Forest, 83, whose home four miles south- west of here was blown away. He lived alone. Springbank, Ont., a crossroads 40 miles east of Thompson, 50; his 6 year old daughter Dorothy, and Miss Sarah Macintosh, about 80. The storm shattered their homes. Sarnia Mrs. Margaret Clarke, 72, of Watford, Ont., who was in- jured while visiting relatives in Sarnia. Rescue workers dug into the de- bris on both sides of the border in a search for additional victims. Thirty-six persons were treated for injuries in Port Huron. Of the 12 hospitalized, five 'were listed in a critical condition. In Sarnia, more than 50 persons were treated for wounds and 15 of them were hospitalized. The storm spent its fury over Lake Ontario after hedgehopping from Southeastern Michigan across Southwest Ontario Province. It left destruction along a 40 mile path. The business district of the oil refining center of Sarnia bore the full brunt of the storm. Bulldozers had to clear away the rubble. In the Port Huron area, damage was mostly to residential property. Many persons reported lucky es capes as their homes vanished into the howling wind. Work Program Set in Senate WASHINGTON Sen. Know- land (R-Calif) today offered sena- tors a long Memorial Day weekend if they operate in high gear next week, Knowland, as acting Republican leader, offered a recess from Thursday to Monday if the Senate cleans up this schedule: 1. A decision on the effort of Allied Parley May Be Preliminary to Talks With Russia WASHINGTON Missing Girl, 2, Found Alive in Michigan Woods Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) to regain seats on enlarged armed services and labor committees. 2. A decision on President Eisen- hower's plan to reorganize the Agriculture Department. 3. Consideration of the annual money bill for the State, Justice and Commerce Departments. 4. Passage of an extension of the doctor draft law. 5. Consideration of a bill to lump all appropriations into a single jackage after this year. Knowland conceded all this leg- islation may not be ready for Sen- ate action during week. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Big Three leaders meeting next month will face a critical test of their ability to forge new Allied unity for firm dealing with or out of a conference with Soviet Premier Malenkov. Unless they can close ranks, some observers here doubt that they would dare undertake subsequent Big Four negotiations and give Russia an opportunity to try to exploit their differences. Presumably they will also have to decide on what terms they might be able to do business with they could offer and what they could request in the event of a Big Four conference. That the Western Alliance is be- set by difficulties and differences became apparent all over again yesterday. Hardly had the announcement been made that President Eisen- hower, Prime Minister Churchill and French Premier Mayer would meet about mid-June, probably in Bermuda, when Mayer's govern- ment collapsed. Some Time Lost His was the 18th French Cabinet ince World War II liberation. Some time, diplomatically speak- ing, will now be'lost while France puts together a new which might have been used in working up an agenda for the con- ference and carrying on prelimin- ary diplomacy. In the very announcements about the conference, differing views be- came clearly apparent. Mayer said :he three would discuss the feasi- bility of a session with Malenkov, and Churchill said he hoped the meeting would pave the way to such a session. But in Washington the White House steadfastly declined to link lie meeting of the three with a >ossible Big Four get-together. At he State Department all emphasis was placed on the chance that the Western chiefs of government will lave to develop great unity among ;he Western Powers. President Eisenhower took the nitiative in suggesting the Big Three talk. The White House an- nouncement said it would be an informal high-level meeting." In- lications were that the President lad developed the idea into a de- cision peed. MENOMINEE, Mich. (fl-Litfl Beverly Kay Bradle two days and two nights n the upper Michigan bush coun found alive and in goot condition about noon today. Officers in the posse reported jy radio that a Coast Guard he] copter which joined the searcl at 10 a. m. spotted the little-gir n the woods about 1 mile from ler grandparents' cottage. The aircraft picked her up anc eturned her to St. Joseph's Hos lital here. Ground searchers re wrted'that the tot, who strayed rom tfie cottage yard just 48 hours arlier, was in good condition. .a Crosse Girt 5iven 7-14 Year Term in Killing LA CROSSE, Wis. long and sordid tale of a youthful orgy that ended in robbery and death drew to a close in Circuit Court to- day when Judge Lincoln Neprud sentenced Miss Delores Stone to the maximum term of seven to 14 years in Women's Prison at Tay- cheedah for third degree murder. The 17-year-old girl was the last of a sextet sentenced for the kill- ing of Cpl. Frank Walla, Nebraska National Guardsman, on a La Crosse street last summer. The sextet four soldiers and two teen-age girls accosted Wal- la and demanded money to extend their spree. In the ensuing fight Walla was struck on the head with a bottle. Miss Stone, identified in previous appearances as the one who struck Walla the blow, had pleaded inno, cent but was convicted by a jury Tuesday. Commission Named Co-ordinating Agency ST. PAUL The Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commis- sion was named by Gov. Anderson as the state co-ordinating agency to work with the U. S. Department of Defense on regulating transpor- tation of explosives on state high- wayi. Wednesday with unusual ke Sets May 30 As Day of Prayer WASHINGTON (fl President Eisenhower today proclaimed Me- morial Day, May 30, a day of rayer for permanent peace. His proclamation designated the our beginning at 9 a.m. (CST) "as period in which all the people rf the nation, each according to is religious faith, may unite in olemn prayer." The President added: "Let us make that day one of two-fold us rever- ntly honor those who have fallen n war, and rededicate ourselves irough prayer to the cause of eace, to the end that the day may ome when we' shall never have another war never another un- known foldier." C-46 Crash Near Des Moines Kills Pilot, Co-Pilot DES MOINES A C-46 passenger plane crashed and burn- ed on a farm about 16 miles east of here in a violent electrical and windstorm early today, killing at least two persons. The plane plummeted to earth in a cornfield on the David Boot farm. The Weather Bureau re- ported that about the time of the crash the storm had reached its height in the Des Moines area, with gusts of wind measured at 75 miles per hour. Don Stevenson, 23, farmer living about a quarter of a mile from the crash scene, said he saw a "bright flash" in the sky just before the plane nosed into the earth. The two dead were identified by R. A. Miller, treasurer of Resort Airlines, Miami, Fla., owner of the plane, as Capt. Bowen Marshall, 33, and Co-pilot Manuel Aronson, 29, both of San Antonio, Tex. Iowa State Highway Patrolmen said they saw What may have been a third body in the wreckage. Miller said the plane was en route from Cheyenne, Wyo., to O'Hare International Airport near Chicago. Mundt Demands British Answer Ship Charges WASHINGTON 10 Sen, Mundt (R-SD) said today "Britain owes the free world a reply" to testi- mony that British owned ships have transported Chinese Commu- nist troops during the Korean War. "I am not inclined to wait too long for them to volunteer Mundt added in an interview, "and the answer had better not be 'Yes, 60 Mundt is a member of the Sen- ate investigations subcommittee headed by Sen. McCarthy A staff investiga- tor told the group Wednesday that British owned ships of the Whee- lock-Marden Co. of Hong Kong carried Chinese Communist troops on two occasions during the Kor- ean War. The in- vestigator, Rob- ert Kennedy, said Sen. Mundt there may have been other instances. At Hong Kong F. H. Horman- Fisher, the firm's manager, denied Thursday that Wheelock-Marden vessels carried troops for the Reds. He said three of the firm's vessels have been seized by the Communists and it no longer owns a fourth mentioned as engaged in the Communist trade. Mundt, acting chairman of the subcommittee in McCarthy's ab- sence, said he will propose that the State comment Department by Prime demand Minister Churchill or the British Foreign Of- fice if there is no official state- ment within "the respectably near future" on the troop carrying question. G. E. Marden, chairman of Wheelock-Marden, said in London the charge his company's ships carried Red troops "is a horrible just did pot happen." A British Foreign Office spokes- man said at a news conference the charge that British ships car- ried such troops is being investi- gated, but "sometimes it's rather difficult for us to comment on a report that unidentified ships of unknown tonnage carried unspeci- fied numbers of so-called troops at a date not known between un- stated ports." Dynamiters Sought BLUE EARTH, Minn Ufl iff William Mathies of Faribault County is offering a reward for clues to the dynamiters of a state dam at the outlet of Rice Lake, six miles northwest of Del- avan. About half the dam was destroy- ed in blart Saturday night suppliers. The contract for general con- struction went to the Johnson Con- struction Co., Winona, on its net proposal of for a project that will include construction of a girls' gymnasium, a cafeteria, band, orchestra and choir rooms, machine shop, automechanics shop, a visual education room and classrooms. Additional The other contracts were award- ed: The Charles Harris Plumbing Co., St. Paul, plumbing and heat- ing, The Winona Heating Ventilat- ing Co., ventilation, Winona Electric Construction Co., electrical work, Beadle Equipment Co., apolis, cafeteria and kitchen equip- ment, The action to provide for construction of ntw addi- tion on a site just of present Senior High School and auditorium gymnasium was taken by the board over strenuous objections of Fourth Ward Director Louis Czarnow- ski who declared at the outset of Thursday night's special ses- sion that "nobody has proved to me that we need these rooms." A vigorous advocate of placing all proposals for major school building construction on a refer- endum for approval by the peopla before any project is undertaken, Czarnowski since his election to the board this spring has contend- ed that any required additional classroom space could be realized by a remodeling of the present Central Junior High School aud- itorium. Reiterating his previous state- ments in support of the conversion of the junior high school auditor- ium, Czarnowski added, "Moreo- ver, I just can't see how we can justify at this time the expenditure of this money for a new cafeteria and dining room. What I want ii for someone to explain to me why we need this any more than any of us need a third arm." Birth Board President Carrol Syversoa replied that population and birth rate surveys Tiave indicated that an influx of students into the pub- lic schools will create a serious deficiency in school facilities unless the proposed building program undertaken at the present time. Supt. of Schools Harvey D. Jen- sen declared that he did not be- lieve that the State Department of Education would permit the dint ination of the auditorium facilities at the Central Junior High School as suggested by Czarnowski. "Do you mean to say that really need this auditorium when we've got another big auditorium in the Senior High School less than 300 feet the fourth ward director retorted. "Why I'm sure that under the conditions that we have here the state would approvt such, a change." There was no reply to this state- ment and Czarnowski continued, "I made two investigations at the Lincoln and Washington-Kosciusko Schools and I found that half of the space wasn't being used at Lincoln and half of the space wasn't being used at W-K. I think that this board should appoint committee to go through all of these schools and see if all of the rooms are being used to their full- est utility." Co-operation Urged After Czarnowski had mentioned that he had experienced some dif- ficulty in obtaining co-operation in making his tours of the two schools he had visited, Second Warder George W. Richman suggested that arrangements be made for Czar- nowski to make a full and com- plete inspection of facilities he wished to visit and Supt. Jensen said that at any time the new di- rector wished to make such a tour he would make sure that full ar- rangements were made. Syverson then asked Czarnowski if he had made a comprehensive study of the anticipated future school needs of the city. "My impression simply Czarnowski replied, "that we have enough room now. I'm tax con- scious just like all of you are and in the past three years more than million has been spent on churches and schools in the city; This money is coming out of the, taxpayers' pockets and there's limit to what be can pay. Even- tually we're going to tax ourselves right out of .existence." At this point. Dr. Philip vR Heise, director from the third ward, interjected, "Yow were put on the school board to see that needs of Winona's chil- (Continued Column NiW SCHOOL
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