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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Cooler Tonight and Saturday Read 'Green Water' Page 1 Today VOLUME 53, NO. 174 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES GREEN WATER SYNOPSIS: En route to Europe alone in a light plane to visit his family, Max Conrad flew from Minneapolis to New York, making several stops along the way due to faulty radio compass and bad weather. Leaving New York, he headed over part of the ocean toward Old Town, Maine, but again bad weather forced him to time in Massachusetts. The weather cleared, however, and once more he was on his way. In this chapter, Conrad reaches Old Town and then proceeds to Goose Bay, Labrador, where he is refused permission to fly over the Atlantic Ocean. CHAPTER FOUR KEN deWitt, the Piper distributor for Maine, was al- ready at the Old Town airport by the time I arrived. We talked for a few minutes, and then I hurried to make arrangements for the flight to Goose Bay, Labrador. My flight plan called for only an hour on the ground at Old Town, so before taking time to talk to Ken and the re- porters from Old Town and Bangor newspapers who were on hand, I had to find out what I could about the terrain and weather I would encounter, as well as refuel. The manager of the CAA weather station at the airport was both helpful and encouraging, and I learned with pleasure that I could expect clear weather for the eight- hour flight. After arranging to have 33-OK refueled, I talked to Ken and the reporters, spending more time in talking about the terrain I would be crossing than in discussing the actual flight. Just before leaving, I passed out a few of the records I had had made of my two songs. Then I was on my way again. Out of Old Town I followed the dark waters of the Penobscot River as it wound through the woods. Although it was only the second day of September, the trees on the hilltops, which are unprotected, had already begun to turn, and the forest was a crazy quilt of red, gold, and green spread over the hills. The soft beauty of it was both awesome and inspiring, giving me a feeling of lonesome- ness for my own Winona Hills where I used to go on hikes so often with my children. The air was smooth and the flying delightful as far as Caribou, which is only 20 miles from the Canadian border. As the day warmed up under the generous sun, the wind increased and, beyond Caribou above the hills and mountains, the air became a little rougher, and I had to pay a little more attention to the handling of 33-OK. I still had plenty of time, though, to notice that the farms got smaller and less prosperous-looking, and the highways fewer as I went farther north, across Maine and New Brunswick and on toward the St. Lawrence and Quebec where even the railroads vanished. The St. Lawrence was 80 miles wide at the point at which I crossed it, and I followed Air Route Red-1 across check-points with names that had a ring of magic to them: Mont Jolie, Seven Islands, and Presque Isle. My charts showed that between Presque Isle and Goose Bay there were scores of cabins along the many lakes, so instead of looking for towns, I kept watching for little cabins in the forest and found most of them. I was flying at about feet over endless wilderness, bright clear lakes and rivers, and virgin forests. From way up there, I could see the vast areas destroyed by forest fires. New little sap- lings were fighting to take root among the weeds, and countless polished white boulders were everywhere. I had been favored with reasonably good flying wea- ther from the time I left Old Town, Maine, but as I neared the Mecantina radio range, the temperature slowly drop- ped toward the freezing point. The sky began clouding up, too, and by the time I had. covered half the distance between Mecantina and Goose Bay, I began to run into snow flurries and pick up snow static on the radio. As I approached the Hamilton River Valley, the snow started coming down in earnest, so I decided to abandon my course, forget about the radios, and fly contact down the river the last 60 miles to Goose Bay. The river was wild as the country around it, twisting and turning through densely-iyooded hills and descend- ing to the sea in a series of raging rapids and picturesque falls. Even the snow couldn't spoil my appreciation of the valley's unspoiled natural beauty. When I was still 30 miles from Goose Bay, the snow disappeared, but I continued to fly close to the water all the way in. I had left the bad communications conditions behind with the bad weather, and I had no difficulty in contacting the tower for landing instructions. Huge Airport The airport at Goose Bay was a huge one, and al- though the south side of the field was the site of the American Air Force base, I was instructed by the tower, which is operated by the Canadians, to land at the east, or Canadian, end of the airport. It was still light when I landed, but by the time I had been hurried through customs by sympathetic inspectors, paid my landing fee, and got outside again, it was dark. Not having had any- thing to eat but a few graham crackers since leaving Old Town, I got the Piper tied down as quickly as I could and then headed for the field's snack bar. Before I had even finished my meal, I received a telephone call from the tower, asking me to come over as soon as I was through eating. I gulped down the apple pie and coffee I had ordered, then paid my bill and walked back to the tower. I couldn't help wondering what was up. The commanding officer of the Canadian side of the field was at the tower, waiting for me to put in my ap- pearance. We exchanged a few polite words, and then he informed me, very diplomatically, that as commanding officer he simply couldn't permit me to take off over the North simply couldn't take the responsi- bility. Completely astounded at this development, I start- ed protesting, but he couldn't be budged. Finally, I started pulling out my credentials. He examined my papers carefully, one by one. Yes, he agreed, my papers were all in he couldn't assume the responsibility. I could see that he felt sympa- thetic toward my flight, so I kept after him, alternately badgering and pleading. Finally, he hinted that perhaps I could get the officials on the American side of the field to approve the flight, and that it would then be all right with him. But in the meantime, he told me sternly, he-had taken the precaution of impounding my plane, and it was already safely locked away! He was then he gave me a Gallic shrug of his there was nothing he could do, What To Do Next? I felt very much at sea as I left the tower. Through- out the past few weeks, I had concentrated so heavily on (Continued on Page 4, Column 5) GREEN WATER Army Censures McCarthy Durkin Resignation Laid To Row Over T-H Changes By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON uneasy political honeymoon between Pres- ident Eisenhower and organized labor appeared ended today with the abrupt and angry resignation of Martin P. Durkin as secretary of labor. Durkin, a union leader and a Democrat, quit his Cabinet post with a charge that the Eisenhower administration had broken an agreement with him on recommen- dations to be made in changing the controversial Taft-Hartley labor law. There was no comment from Eisenhower, outside of a letter accepting Durkin's resignation and praising his service as secretary. After his landslide victory, Ei- senhower surprised nearly every- one by choosing Durkin, a staunch Democrat and president of the AFL's plumbers union, for the i labor Cabinet post. Durkin himself expressed surprise and the late Sen. Robert A: Taft (R-Ohio) called the appointment "incredi- ble." The selection was widely regard- ed as an effort by the new admin- istration to woo union support, since they had comprised the larg- est single segment of the country opposed to the Republicans. This opposition came mainly from union leaders. It was appar- ent from the size of the Eisenhow- er vote that many workers, includ- ing many union members, had voted Republican. With Durkin's appointment most union leaders adopted a "wait and see" attitude toward the new ad- ministration. The statements of Meany and Reuther, accusing the I administration of breaking faith with organized labor, seemed indicate a parting of the ways. The 59-year-old Durkin told a Elsie, a Mountain Lioness Cub who lives with the Floyd Miller family in Tucson, Ariz., poked her slee.ping__.playmate, Steven Miller, 3, to rouse him for some play Thursday. Steven opened his eyes a few seconds after this picture was taken but pleaded, "Aw, Kitty, I'm sleepy." Miller is a curator at the Arizona Sorona Desert Zoo located in Tucson. The family home is on the zoo's grounds. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 'Dust Bomb' Most Terrible Atomic Weapon TUCSON, Ariz, A terrible, but stiE undeveloped new atomic a "dust someday may be used to render the food supply of whole nations useless. This is the disclosure of a Uni- versity of Arizona biochemist aft- er IVz years of secret research here. Dr. Wallace H. Fuller, working on special assignment for the Atomic Energy Commission, said the fantastically powerful new force could be produced from ra- dioactive strontium. "It could cripple the food supply of large areas of Fuller said. "Conceivably, it might rival even the deadly cobalt bomb as a weapon of war." The Arizona processor said radio- active strontium could cause sick- ness or death if built up in suffi- cient amount. "Potentiaily it is the most biologically hazardous of the fission he explained. Planes, he said, could drop it in the form of dust and it would contaminate crops, larids and wa- ter supplies. 12th Juror Sought For McManus Trial CANANDAIGUA, N. Y. UP) twelfth juror and two alternates were being sought today to com- plete a jury in the first-degree murder trial of Fred Eugene Mc- Manus, the 19-year-old former Marine who has admitted killing five persons. Two jurors were selected on the third day of the trial Thursday. State Supreme Court Justice H. Douglass Van Duser said that if the jury was not completed today be would call a session Saturday. M. Maurice Chacchia, court-as- attorney for the Valley Stream, L. I., youth, told news- men Thursday he would seek to have his client committed for life to a mental institution as "insane and dangerous." McMa.nus pleaded innocent by reason of insanity to the charge that he shot William Allen Braver- man, 19, a college student from Rochester, last March 27. Minneapolis Music Firm Files Suit Against Paster ST. PAUL UP) The Lieberman Music Co., Minneapolis, filed an action in Ramsey County District Court late Thursday to try to pre- vent Herman Paster from engaging in distribution of coin operating machines and phonographs. The company alleges that Paster and his associates are violating a sales contract made with the Lie- berman firm last December. Defendants along with Paster are Allen and Samuel Nilva, the May- flower Distributing Co., the Paster Distributing Co., and the Progress Finance Co. Paster is head of the two distributing companies. Paster recently was convicted in federal court here of violation of laws governing interstate trans- portation of slot machines. He has appealed to the U.S. Circuit Court, Mount in State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Polio cases continued on the up- swing in Minnesota today as phy- sicians passed the hrifway mark in giving gamma globulin inocula- tions to an estimated Stearns and Benton County children. Thirty-four new cases, two of them in Stearns County, were re- ported Thursday to bring the toil of the disease for the year to in the state. There have been 54 deaths. Physicians completed GG shots for children, and expected to wind up work in Stearns County today at centers in St. Cloud, White Park, a suburb, Cold Spring and Albany. Final clinic in the campaign will be opened Monday and Tuesday in Benton County at the Foley High School. Parents of children missed in this week's effort have been asked to bring them to Foley. A plea of Meeker County for a I similar campaign was being con- I sidered by Washington, D. C. health authorities after an appeal for GG was made Thursday by Dr. Lennox Danielson, health officer at Litchfield. That area is immedi- ately south of the Stearns-Benton County line. The Kenny Institute in Minnea- polis reported 273 patients admitted up until Thursday night, a high point for this year. Of these, 224 are being cared for at the institute and the emainder in emergency wards set up in Swedish, Asbury Methodist and Minneapolis General hospitals. I packed news conference late yes- terday he had submitted his resig- j nation Aug. 31, ten days earlier, I when he became convinced the ad- ministration had "broken" commit- ments with him on proposed changes in the Taft-Hartley law. "I feel they are not going to carry those agreements Durkin said. "In fact, I was told so." I He talked it over with Eisen- [hower, now back in Denver after a one-day return here, in a half- Ihour conference yesterday morn- I ing. He said Eisenhower asked him i to stay on, but he refused. Asked whether he would have 1 remained had Eisenhower changed 1 his views about the T-H proposals, i Durkin replied, "I think so." Durkin 'said he had reached agreement on proposed T-H changes with White House aides he assumed had Eisenhower's au- thority to take such action. He said they included Bernard Shanley and Gerald Morgan, two members of Eisenhower's staff. The President attended one ne- gotiating meeting on the matter, Durkin said, and he assumed Ei- senhower "had agreed" to the sug- gested amendments later worked out. Durkin told newsmen he was un- certain whether Eisenhower had ever personally approved of the proposed amendments. He careful- ly refrained from accusing Eisen- hower personally of breaking any agreement, but said: "It was our belief that the Pres- ident had been kept informed. We believed he had agreed to them." Durkin said there were 19 pro- posals thus agreed to. This is the same number of changes contained Maj. John Eisenhower took his mother's arm as they started for the car at Stapleton Airport in Denver to go to the vacation residence of President and Mrs. Eisenhower. The Eisenhowers had gone to the airport to meet John, who was returning from Korea. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) w Cl oman Killed m eve CLEVELAND street blew I up here up along j a %-mile stretch, hurling big con-] nd manhole covers in a ar Eisenhower to send to Congress be- up among hundreds of stunned fore it adjourned last Aug. 3. The I rush-hour motorists and pedestri- message was widely circulated and published but the White House said it was simply a "preliminary draft." It was never formally sub- mitted to Congress. Durkin said that, besides feeling an agreement with him had been broken, he was resigning because he believed the administration had failed to take a stand on the T-H law. He also said he wanted to return to his job as head of the plumbers union, which he intended doing today. School Patrol Boy ans, killing one and injuring 58. At least two of the injured were in critical condition. The cause of the mighty under- ground explosion along West 117th St., a main crosstown artery, still was sought today. Firemen first said it was a broken gas main. But the gas company said their mains probably broke after explod- ing sewer gas let go. Mrs. Katherine Szabo, 40, who as driving her brother home from work, died at a hospital. The brother, Robert Gbur, 27, who was injured only slightly said: Zity Man, 70, Killed in Collision MINNEAPOLIS W A 70-year- old man, Harlow Richardson, was killed and five other persons were hurt late Thursday in an automo- bile collision at University and 86th aves., N.E., Anoka County. Heeling in Stale RED WING, Minn, m Min- nesota farmers will have a chance "I was talking to her, and we lo tnejr views On agricultural had just cleared the underpass j probiems and what to do about (near Berea Rd.) when it hap- j thern in Minneapolis on Oct. 12. pened. It caved the whole roof in Rep Ausust Andresen (R-Minn) from the top of one door to the sajd the Jull House Agricultural CHICAGO Carr, a 13- next door sill." i committee has been summoned by year-old school patrol boy, Assistant Chief Ferdinand chairman Clifford Hope (R-Kan) meet in Minnesota at 10 a. m. that d Earlier reports were that a subcommittee would handle the snatched a frightened 12-year-old Boehmer estimated total damage girl from under the wheels of a t to paving and utility lines at "no ving Rock Island Railroad pas-1 less than five million dollars." senger train yesterday. Fallen utility poles, broken glass, James, who patrols a crossing on twisted pipes littered the street, the far southwest side, said four j which connects Cleveland and its girls were on the tracks when he j largest suburb, Lakewood. Flying uj noticed a suburban train approach-i manhole covers slashed through id He the com, TT- _i__ rnms nf spvpral nnmps. 1 hearing. Dairy problems, including the current butter surplus are expected to get top priority here, Andresen ing. He chased three of them off the track but the fourth, Kathleen Serafin, told him, "I can't make it, I'm sick." Kathleen fell as James attempt- ed to drag her of! the track and her legs still were lying across the track as the train neared. Engineer Harold Willet told of the rescue: "I was making an emergency stop when I saw the boy dart back and pull the girl's leg away in just the split second before the wheels of my engine reached the spot. That was a brave boy." "I didn't do anything James told police in relating the incident, "That's what they gave me this white belt for." roofs of several homes. Water from broken mains flood- ed the mess. A strong odor of es- mittee wants to hear all available suggestions on improvements or changes in present agricultural ,1 j. I.I artuv.un caping gas sent many of the thou- price SUpports. sands of sightseers retreating. When the street explodcc" motorists clung to steering as their cars overturned. Testimony taken will be studied j itbumufiy win uc siuuicu street exploded, some iw new j ing to steering wheels t "My car went about six feet in the air and concrete roadway was breaking up all around me. I was one man said. An automobile salesman, Andy Anderson said he "thought some- one dropped a 500-pound bomb. A hole 30 by 18 feet was ripped out right in front of our store. Autos were flipped over on their sides and tops." lation put before the next Congress, meeting Jan. 6. Andresen has asked that any Minnesolans wishing to appear wrile him at his Red Wing offices. The committee moves to Water- town, S. for similar hearing Oct. 13 and then will move on into Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. A dairy subcommittee of which Andresen is chairman, plans a latter series of meetings on that subject alone for Wiscon- sin, Michigan and New York. Police Tried To Tow out a car buried by rubble during a mile-long sewer explosion in Cleveland, Ohio. This picture was taken where the street dips under a railroad underpass. A felled light post is in the foreground. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Charges Senator With Releasing Restricted Data Disclosing Excerpts Of 70-Page Document On Russia Criticized WASHINGTON UP> The Army said today an intelligence report on of which were jreleased by Sen. McCarthy (R.-Wis) restricted information. It declared too that any conclusion it is Communist propaganda "is refuted" by a reading of the en- tire document. Unauthorized release of restrict- ed information is a violation of law punishable by up to fine and 10 years imprisonment. McCarthy showed reporters phot- ographic copies of 70 pages of the 75-page document on Wednesday, contending it smacked of "clear cut Communist propaganda." McCarthy acted as chairman of the Senate investigations subcom- mittee which has been looking into Army security. In a statement, the Army said the document was intended for limited distribution to intelligence officers "to develop understanding of the Soviet people which will be militarily useful in case of war." "It is the statement continued, "that the necessary in- struction of officers and men in this field cannot proceed without at- tempting to enter the mind and thought processes the Soviet citizen." An Army spokesman showed re- porters an original copy of the document containing on the inside cover this notation: "This document contains infor- mation affecting the national de- fense of the United States within the meaning of espionage laws, title IS, section S793 and 794. The transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law." The Army said that it declas- sified the document from its re- stricted status Thursday but emphasized this was done only "as a result of prior disclosure." "Restricted" is the lowest of several secrecy classifications the military services place on docu- ments. The Army statement contended McCarthy had withheld from his releases sections which would have made clear the document was not Communist propaganda. It said the conclusion, on pages 74 and 75 of the original document, declared in part that the' Soviet citizen lives and works almost like a convict. These pages were not released by the senator. Will Not Run for Political Office, Says Mrs. Anderson MINNEAPOLIS Wl Mrs. Eu- genie Anderson of Red Wing said today she "absolutely will not run" for any political office in 1954. The former U. S. ambassador to Denmark is being honored with a lestimonial dinner at the Calhoun Beach Hotel here Saturday night. She had been mentioned as a pros- pective Democratic-Far-ner-Labor candidate for the First District congressional seat now held by August Andresen, a Republican. Litter Patients Arrive by Plane TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif, Wisconsin litter patients, repatriates of the Korean War, left by plane for the Great Lakes, III., Naval Hospital Thurs- day night. Among them was Cpl. Donald Schwartz, son of Mrs. Cluster, La Crosse, Rt. 24. They arrived from the Far East Wednesday night. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair and cooler tonight and Satur- day. Low tonight 56, high Satur- day afternoon 70. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83; minimum, 58; noon, 74; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Centra! Observations) High temp. a. m. today, 78; low at a. m. 58. Noon read- ings temperature 75 degrees with two broken layers of clouds, one at feet and the other at feet. Visibility is 15 miles. The wind is from the northwest at 18 miles per hour, the barometer at 29.82 rising, and the humidity is 64 per cent.   

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