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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight Asid Friday, Warmer Friday River Stage (Flood 13) Today Year Ago 9.46 7.71 24-Hour .15 .16 VOLUME 53, NO. 120 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Steamboat Days Events Under Way Here Tonight Activities Start For 16 Candidates In Queen Contest By ROBERT EGGLESON Republican-Herald Staff Writer Heralded by bunting over 3rd Street, posters throughout the area and the colorful buttons, Winonan's sixth annual Steamboat Days will open tonight with preliminary activities for the 16 queen can- didates. The young hopefuls will meet members of the committee, head- ed by A. L. Winczewski, during a dinner at the Oaks at 7 p.m. After that, a full slate of activi- ties have been planned for all the candidates, even after the corona- tion of the queen at Levee Park Friday night. Miss Maxine Kohner, Miss Steamboat Days of 1952, will crown the new queen. Contestants for the 1953 title are: The Misses Jean Percy, Jean Ann Crawford, Joanne Kraning. Rose- mary Ellison, Marlyne Kniebel, Teresa Baures, Pauline Fix, Shir- ley Glomski, Marlene Fernholz, Marie Lemieux, Judy Murtinger. Ardis Briesath, Barbara Sunde and Gloria Wiley, all of Winona; Rita Ninteman, St. Charles, and Rhe- ta Justin, Fountain City, Wis. Picnic on Friday Friday morning the candidates will leave for a picnic lunch at George Cutler's cabin and return by p. m. for a rehearsal at Levee Park. This year's festivities during each of the three nights at Levee Park won't be spoiled by insects. The Park-Recreation Board has announced that the area will be sprayed with a new solution. The first spectator event of Steamboat Days will be the kid- dies street parade at 2 p.m. Fri- day. Youngsters from Winona and the area, will be competing for prizes in six .categories. An added feature of the parade will be the Philip .Morris living trademark, riding in his custom- built midget car. At p.m. the queen candidates Steamboat Days Program FRIDAY 2 p. m. Kiddies street parade; 3rd Street. p. m. Dinner for queen candidates; Hotel Winona. 7 p. m. Winona Municipal Band concert; Levee Park stage. 8 p. m. Levee Park stage show, queen coronation. p. m. Queen coronation ball; Armory. SATURDAY Noon Rivermen's homecoming banquet; Hotel Winona. 1 to 5 p. m. Public inspection of U. S. Coast Guard cutter, Fern, Levee Park. m. 3rd Street parade followed by Osman Patrol exhibition on 3rd Street between Center and Lafayette. 7 p. m. Osman Temple band concert; Levee Park stage. 8 p. m. Levee Park stage show, award of trophies to parade float winners. to midnight Northwest square dance festi- val; Main Street between 3rd and 4th streets. SUNDAY 9 a. m. to noon Public inspection of U. S. Coast Guard cutter, Fern, Levee Park. 10 a. m. Trial runs of boats entered in afternoon races; Levee Park. 1 p. m. Motorboat races at Levee Park. 7 p. Rushford High School band concert; Levee Park Stage. p. m. River regatta. 8 p. m. Levee Park stage show. p. m. Fireworks display; Leyee Park. All three days noon to closing Midway rides and shows on Center Street. Parade on Friday The Cochrane (Wis.) High School band will lead the Steamboat Days kiddie parade beginning Friday at 2 p.m. ac- cording to an announcement to- day by the park-recreation of- fice. The Winona High School sec- ond band will also appear along, with Becky Morgan's ba- ton twirlers and a group of dancers. Allied Talks Open At Capital Today By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON foreign ministers of Britain and France are due here today to join with Secretary of State Dulles in map- ping Allied strategy for dealing with the Soviet peace offensive in half a dozen trouble spots around the globe. The Marquis of Salisbury, acting British for will be honored guests at a dinner at the Hotel Winona Flamingo Room, with judges, queen commit- tee, presidents of the Jaycees and Association of Commerce, Gener- al Chairman Carl Kiehnbaum, pre- vious queens and dignitaries also in attendance. At p.m., three-minute inter- views between judges _and candi- dates will get under way followed by the judges' conference. The of- ficial coronation ceremony is scheduled for 9 p.m. at Levee Park. Preceding the coronation, the employers that mean busi- Winona Municipal band will pre- ness." Unions affected are Bar- concert at Levee Park at tenders Local 152; Cooks, Waiters 300 Mill Ciiy Hotel Workers Walk Off Jobs MINNEAPOLIS OP) More than 300 employes walked off their jobs at Hotel Nicollet early today and a union spokesman said other hotels in the city probably would be struck tonight in a wage dispute. A Nicollet spokesman said the walkout came while most of the hostelry's 600 rooms were occupied by guests. He added that it was planned to continue renting rooms but that cafes, public rooms and bars would be shut down. Charles A. Paulsen, AFL inter- national representative, said the _ itary was scheduled to arrive before noon and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault was due at p.m. Dulles arranged to meet both men at the airport. U. S. officials said the Big Three talks opening tomorrow and run- ning through Tuesday should re- sult in a new and better under- standing lems. of their common prob- I strike was called "to show the Dulles was understood to be in- terested in urging the new govern- ment of France, headed by Joseph Laniel, to speed ratification of the European Defense Community, which would permit West Ger- many to arm. Also, he is likely to press the British for an early solution of their difficulties with Egypt, a step which would clear the way for creation of the Middle East defense organization. Bidault is reported ready to ask the U. S. for a substantial increase in American assistance for the fight against Communist forces in Cattlemen Hit By Drought Ask Price Supports Stockmen of Five Southwest States Meet at Dalhart DALHART, Tex. cattle- men from five states gripped by a long and bitter drought meet today in this historic big ranch country to ask for federal price support on cattle. Some stockmen, once bitter foes of any government control, criti- cized officers of the big Cattle Growers Association who still shy away from federal aid and this week decided to break away and fight to get price supports for the producer. While the cattlemen who came here have what they think is a solution to their problems, the gov- ernors of their states are not so sure. The governors of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma are to meet in Amar- illo, Tex., tomorrow with their top agricultural officials. They'll try to find the way they can best aid farmers and ranchers. President Eisenhower declared portions of the five states disaster areas and set up an eight million dollar emergency fund for ranch- ers. Sen, Johnson Senate minority leader, claims the fund is inadequate. Senate debate 'raged, yesterday on a multimillion-dollar measure to extend federal drought aid. Sen. Kerr (D-Okla) drew the wrath of Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) by asking that Congress order Secretary of Agri- culture Benson to buy live beef cattle at 90 per cent of parity. Kerr charged cattlemen's total losses under the Republican admin- istration was equal to more than nine billion dollars. The usually mild-mannerecf Aiken told Kerr his statements were not true and said he wished Kerr would quit inject- ing politics into the farm programs. The hot sun and little or no rain has posed critical problems in parts of the five, states. The drought is no overnight affair. It's four years old in Texas. Farmers, ranchers and cities have felt the effects. Scores of cities have run into water shortages and water rationing. Some, like Ham- lin, have run completely out and haul drinking water by tank car. Louis P. Merrill, regional head of the U. S. Soil Conservation Service, has termed this drought "worse than the Dust Bowl" of 1934-36. He said it has caused damage in the multiple millions in the Southwest. S E, (Eck) Brown, Dalhart Clark Tries for Pact Wi Rh Lord Salisbury, right, acting British foreign secretary, was greeted on his arrival at National Airport in Washington today by U. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. At center is Sir Roger Makins, British ambassador to the United States. Lord Salisbury is in Washington for the Western Big 3 foreign ministers conference open- ing Friday. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Jenkins Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder ROCHESTER, Minn. about 10 hours deliberation, a jury early today held Sterling Henry Jenkins guilty of second degree murder for the death of his wife. Jenkins, 51-year-old barbershop porter said he shot his wife Esther Pearl Jenkins, 31, after he found her in bed witn theu-1 Director Harold E. Stas- told senators today he feels Stassen Sees Foreign Aid For 10 Years WASHINGTON UP) Mutual banker and cattleman who played a prominent part in calling the meeting today, said, "Cattle have to be put under price support if the cattle industry is to exist." Parking Meter Takes Half-Sovereign Coin INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn IT) Incidental intelligence: in case you're out of pennies, Inter- national Falls parking meters will Gambler Quizzed On Kidnaping Judge Arnold W. Hatfield, The jury reached its verdict about a. m., and it was read in court about a half-hour later. The case was given to the jury CHICAGO UP) Police here have j Iate Thursday after more than a questioned an alleged North Side j Week of testimony, during which gambler about the kidnaping June Williamson denied intimacies with n _. TonVinc HA 1C nnrn V7Pn trOIYl 11 of State Rep. Clem Graver. Chief of Detective John T. 0'- Mrs. Jenkins. He is paralyzed from the waist down and was brought into court on a portable hospital i of 52, Charles Gross, Indochina. Officials indicated this i meter receipts. government may consider _the re-j A local coin C0nect0r bought the quest favorably provided it could coin for 52.40, leaving the take 1913 English half-sovereigns. I Graver, also a Republican, was City Clerk Vernon Peterson seized by threei m_en _ from_ the found one while counting parking Malley said top police officials also j cot Wiiiiamson testified Jenkins questioned on Wednesday Ross i him to stop into the Jenkins r, !OW and that as he did SO Jenkins fired at him several times. Williamson said Mrs. Jenkins was sitting in the bed, not moving and a Republican ward committeeman on the North- west side. be assured France has worked out plans for aggressive action against the Reds. Authorities said Korean truce sent a ____ 7 p.m., and the first of the nightly and Waitresses Local 458, and ,._........__ ___ stage shows will begin at 8. j Hotel and Restaurant Employes antj post-truce political problems The queen coronation ball, fea-1 Local 665. j undoubtedly will be discussed, but turing Johnny Roberts and His Or-1 More than workers at 11 Dulles is represented as having chestra, will be held at the Wi- hotels, including the Nicollet, are j no intention to bring up these nona Armory at p.m. On seeking a 40 hour week with no problems himself. There has been the opening day, as well as Sat-! reduction in pay from their current some speculation that Salisbury urday and Sunday, a midway of j 45 hour stint, A hotel spokesman rides and shows will be operating I said the unions had turned down on Center Street between 2nd and j an offer of 37V-: hour week at the 5th Streets from noon until clos-! current rate of pay, with a guar- jng. Saturday Activities Highlighting the Saturday festi- vities will be the street parade at 2 p.m. including almost 100 units. Lecl by Parade Marshal John w. the parade will originate on 3rd Street at Laird, move west on 3rd Street to Washington Street, then north to 2nd Street and back to Franklin Street to disband. Cup awards for first, second and third places will be made during the Levee Park stage show Saturday night. Immediately following the pa- (Continued on Page 3, Column 5) STEAMBOAT DAYS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Friday. Somewhat warmer Friday. Low tonight 54, high Friday 82, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 77; minimum, 56; noon, 73; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp- 73 at p.m. Wed- nesday, min. 55 at a.m. today. Noon broken at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 7 miles per hour from northwest, barometer 30.22 steady, humidity 64 per cent. may urge Dulles to take strong action if necessary to prevent South Korean President Syngman Rhee from blocking establishment of an armistice in Korea. Milwaukee Union Agent Robbed of by Pair MILWAUKEE UK Two gun-.aen The Nicollet spokesman said the j held up the manager of a union anteed sixth day of work at time and one-half, "If we don't get results from the Nicollet walkout we will hit some more of the hotels Paulsen said. Others affected in the current dispute are the Leam- ington, Dyckman, Andrews, Curtis, i Minnesotan, Hampshire Continental, Sheridan, Normandy j and Plaza. j Hotel Radisson, which signed an agreement last month with t h e unions, was doing business as usual. walkout was with cooks, waiters, housekeepers, bell- housemen and elevator op- erators quitting their jobs. The hotel planned to man ele- vators with supervisory personnel headquarters hall in midmorning today and escaped with in cash. Louis Noeth, 58, told police he had just got the money from the West Side Bank and was returning Tornado Defined but the spokesmen said guests j to the hall, headquarters of Locals "might have to make their own ioei and 78 of the International beds." Association of Machinists. He said a man armed with a pistol approached him at the cor- ner of the building and forced him OKLAHOMA CITY U. S. down a walk toward a side door. Weather Bureau forecaster, weary A second man then came up be- of erroneous "tornado" reports i hind him, struck him and knocked during two days of thunderstorms, j him down, then both fled with the gave this definition today of an j briefcase _ containing the money, inexperienced observer's tornado: i Noeth said. A strong wind and a weak out- j The cash was to be used in cash- house, i ing checks for union members. city S2.39 to the good for 12 min- utes of parking time. Current U. S. monetary value of the half-sovereign is about street near his home and has not been seen since. O'Malley said Prio, on the ad- vice of his attorney, refused to answer any questions. He later was released. Police say they have no clues to the Graver kidnapping. Walter Manler, 13, of Port Fairfield, Me., was a sad Boy Scout as he sat with his packs atop a baggage cart at Worcester, Mass., rail station. Walter was headed for Santa Ana, Calif., and the annual Boy Scout Jamboree, but was taken off the special train because another patient in the scout-camp infirmary where Wal- ter was a patient, has since developed scarlet fever. (AP Wirephoto) Jenkins, who I wS have to tinue some sort of foreign aid program for 10 years. Stassen, testifying before the Ap- propriations Committee in behalf of a five billion dollar money bill for foreign aid in the current fiscal year, said he thinks the Soviet Rus- sian threat will last a decade. Throughout that period, he said, it is his view this country will have to give military aid to at least some of its free world allies. Economic aid probably can be closed out sooner, he said. Stassen cited Turkey and For- mosa as two nations close to the Communists perimeter which must have some military aid as long as the Soviet threat endures. The MSA head emphasized, how- ever, that it is up to Congress each' year to decide whether the help should be continued. The Senate, in acting on a foreign aid authorization bill, has voted to close down MSA June 30, 1955, with a final deadline of 1956 on e'conomic aid spending and 1957 on military outlays. The House voted to let MSA die as scheduled in the present law, in mid-1954, with a 1956 expiration date on spending for both economic and military items in the pipeline. Stassen told the senators there are signs the foreign aid program is "right at the point of its most significant results." her eyes glazed. Jurors were given the choice of three verdicts Guilty of first or second degree murder, or innocent the charge late Wednesday by Judge Hatfield. Conviction of either murder charge carries a mandatory life term. Get Behind Ike Constructively, Sen. Wiley Urges NEW YORK UP) Alexan- der Wiley of Wisconsin told his fellow Republicans Wednesday to stop their "constant criticism" and get behind President Eisenhower constructively. "Some Wiley said in an interview published in News- week Magazine, "don't seem to understand the world crisis today. "They don't seem to realize that we are in power now. One can't lead by simple negative policies, by constant criticism and by doing nothing constructive." Wiley conceded that the Demo- crats already have started to try to profit from "Republican dis- although, he said, "I know that most of the Republican party is with Ike on foreign and domes- tic policy." Wiley explained that his recent use of the description, "saboteurs, malcontents and goldbricks" refer- red to any Republican who pre- tends to support the administra- tion but "is actually trying to split the team asunder." Wiley, who is chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Com- mittee, defended his opposition to the so-called Bricker amendment, which would give Congress a greater voice in foreign affairs. Liaison Teams Huddle on Truce Terms Generals, Statesmen Fail to Budge Aged South Korean By SAM SUMMERLIN SEOUL and Commu- nist liaison officers huddled secret- ly in Panmunjom today while a top-level U. N. delegation headed by Gen. Mark Clark tried again to win President Syngman support for a Korean armistice. An authoritative source said Clark handed Rhee an important etter dealing with the stalemated truce talks. An official spokesman said it was not an ultimatum to Hhee to accept an armistice. Con- :ents of the letter were not di- vulged. There was widespread specula- tion that the liaison officers would arrange a meeting of full armi- stice delegations to resume nego- tiations on the final details of a truce. But after the 15-minute session, a U. N. spokesman would 'say only that the meeting was held for "ad- ministrative purposes only." "We said something to them and they said something back to said Col. Milton Herr, official spokesman for the U. N. truce de- legation. He said no documents were exchanged. The liaison officers adjourned without setting a date for another meeting. The U. N. Command asked for Thursday's liaison session after the Reds said Wednesday they were ready to resume the full truce talks, which were recessed June 20 after Rhee ordered the release of some anti-Red North Ko- rean war prisoners. Clark flew back to Tokyo late Thursday after his 22-minute con- ference with Rhee. Assistant Secretary of State Wal- ter Robertson, President Eisen- hower's truce emissary, leaned from his car as it sped from hilltop mansion and told newsmen: "The same as yesterday." U. N. generals and statesmen have failed to budge Rhee's insis- tence that the U. S. agree to re- sume the war unless a post-armi- stice political conference prog- resses toward unification of Korea in three months. Attending Thursday's conference with Clark and Robertson were U. S. ambassador to Korea Ellis 0. Briggs and Robert Murphy, political adviser to Clark. Fire Damage at New Brighton Arsenal NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. W! Fire caused an estimated damage early today by stoppage of a 155 millimeter artillery shell conveyor unit in Building 501 at the Twin Cities Arsenal. The blaze started from a flash in the oil quench tank of the heat treating unit after the conveyor became jammed. One fireman, Roy Buege, 3911 Thomas Ave. N. Minneapolis, was overcome by smoke. Officials of Donovan, Inc., holder of the shell contract, made the damage estimate. m Sharon Weidman, 3, clutches a doll in Binghamton (N.Y.) City Hospital, where she's be- ing treated for cuts and bruises. While playing on a fourth floor rear porch, she toppled over the railing and fell three floors, to a first floor roof. (AP Wirephoto) Winona Steamboat Days Friday, Saturday, Sunday Drowning Mishap inquest Slated LAKE PARK, Minn. UP! An inquest was scheduled here late today into the July 4th drowning of Kenneth Farnsworth, 21, Edge- ley, N. D. Coroner Theron Vigen Jr. said Farnsworth, who could. not swim, perished in Lake Cormo- rant near here after a boat col- lision. State Slaughterhouse Operator Fined MINNEAPOLIS UP) Robert E. Gangelhoff, Hamel, Minn., slaugh- terhouse operator, was fined and given three years probation Wednesday when he pleaded guilty to a charge of transporting unin- spected horsemeat in interstate commerce. Harold E. and Philip J. A. Thompson, brother-owners of a Buffalo, Minn., trucking concern who were similarly accused, were placed tm three years probation because of their previous good rec- ords, said Judge Matthew M. Joyce in Federal Court   

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