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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Colder Tonight, Sunday Fair, Continued Cool Read 'Green Water' Page 1 Today VOLUME 53, NO. 175 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1953 FOURTEEN PAGES GREEN WATER SYNOPSIS- Max Conrad's trip to Eurooe alone in a light plane to visit his family is now well under way. He has arrived at Goose Bay, Labrador, only to find that the Canadians won't allow him to take off over the North Atlantic Ocean. Today's chapter finds Conrad being granted permission for the flight by the American air base commander. Then Conrad refuels the tiny plane and heads toward Greenland over the treacherous North Atlantic. CHAPTER FIVE AT LUNCH time, the "Search and Rescue" people took me out to meet the American commanding officer, and we discussed my plans over a fine American Sunday dinner in the Officers' Club. It was finally decided that if the Canadians would release my airplane, I would be free to take off provided I let "Search and Rescue" give me air coverage on the hop. What more could I want! "Search and Rescue" planes are converted B-17 bombers, each equipped with a fully supplied boat fasten- ed to its belly. The boat, which is even equipped with an engine and supply of gasoline, is designed to be dropped by an immense parachute for use by survivors of disasters until help can reach them. Having such a plane accom- pany tiny 33-OK across the North Atlantic might seem to put an unreasonable burden on the American taxpayer, but-as the commanding officer said, "It's a lot cheaper to be right there on the spot if you have a forced landing than to spend days looking- for you all over the North Atlantic if you don't turn up on the other side. Further- more, just this type of mission is good training for the men." After lunch, elated at the thought of starting my crossing at last, I taxied 33-OK back to the Canadian side of the field. I talked briefly with the Canadian ollicials and then ordered gasoline. The 91-octane gas I needed was available only in barrels, so I ordered three of them. The three barrels were duly delivered on a two-wheeled trailer, but there seemed to be nothing around with which we could transfer the gas into S3-OK's tanks, so the gas attendants went off to see what they could find. While the gas attendants were off looking for a pump or a five gallon can, I nosed around and found an old dented pail full of drained engine oil and a one-quart measure with a spout. I decided I might as well start the refueling, so I cleaned out the pail and can, opened the barrels, and began transferring the gas to 33-OK, quart by quart. I expected the attendants to return at any minute with a hand pump or a shiny five-gallon can with a flex- ible spout, but when they did show up, they were empty- handed. They had hunted for over an hour without finding anything at all to use in handling the gas. There was nothing to do then but to take turns with the quart can. It took almost three hours, but we finally got the Piper's four tanks filled to their pacity Audience Gathers had collected quite an audience by the time we were finished. The people couldn't help noticing the sheet music painted on the plane's fuselage, and they were curious. I sold about a dozen or so of my records and could have 'sold more, but I had taken only a hundred for the whole trip, and I wanted to make them last. The Goose Bay radio station invited me over for an interview that evening, and they also played both sides of my record. I had another Canadian meal at the Snack Bar that night, and then I walked around the base for an hour or two. It was a perfect of course, but clear and still. The stars seemed so near that I felt that I could reach up and take them down. The world seemed awfully good to me! v I wanted very much to get a good night s not I kept wandering around, looking for possibilities. I thought of the chapel where I had at- tended Mass and remembered that it had been warm there. I walked over, found the door unlocked, and enter- ed. Since the next day was to see my first water hop of the trip, I felt particularly like praying. While I was kneeling, I noticed that there was a rug on the floor in front of the altar, and it occurred to me that I might spend a comfortable night there. Next morning I awoke promptly at 3 o'clock, hurried to the hangar and pushed 33-OK outside. After waving a quick goodbye to my Canadian hosts, I taxied over to the American side of the field. Both ceiling and visibility over the field were unlimited, and I was eager to make a quick start. I didn't realize at that time how much "hurry up and wait" was involved in any dealings with the armed forces. As it turned out, this time I was lucky, and the preliminaries to this over-water hop turned out to be no longer or more complicated than necessary. I called first at the weather station to see what news awaited me there. It was good. The forecast for the whole route was favorable. The briefing session that was held for my benefit involved exposure to an interminable amount of data on flying conditions both at sea and over Greenland. The weather conditions are notoriously fickle in the neighbor- hood of that huge island, and inasmuch as airports are few and far between, the pilot must familiarize himself with the most minute details about their locations and facilities. If a sudden shift of wind brings an end to unlimited ceiling and frequently and blankets the whole area in an impenetrable fog, there can be no turning back! The pilot must reach an airport somewhere on the island, for his only alternatives would be to return to Iceland or to nine hun- dred miles to crash. Draws Lengthy Flight Plan The lengthy flight plan I drew up called for me to fly directly to Bluie West 3 near the tip of Greenland and then proceed on to Iceland. Nevertheless, I was thor- oughly briefed on what to do if a landing at Greenland should be necessary. The chief airport of interest to trans- Atlantic fliers is Bluie West 1, which is ninety miles inland from Bluie West 3. It is nearly impossible, I was told, to fly from one to the other by instrument, since the only air routes are along winding fjords and between towering mountains. Unless a pilot is quite familiar with the route, he would find it almost impossible to find his way: he might easily make a wrong turn and find himself in a dead-end valley so narrow that he couldn't turn his plane around to get out. It was for this reason that the Goose Bay briefing room was equipped with a huge relief map of the routes between BW-3' and BW-1, as Bluie West 3 and Bluie West 1 are mere conveniently known. The scale map showed the best course to follow from BW-3 to BW-1, as well as two altercate routes. I was required to take note of a thousand details about these routes before I was considered adequately briefed, and of course I was given (Continued on Page 5, Column 2.) GREEN WATER McCarthy Plans Public Hearings On Army Charge Claims Reports Contained Red Propaganda By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON McCar- thy (R-Wis) said today he plans public hearings designed to show whether he was justified in releas- ing an intelligence report which the Army had labeled a "restrict- ed" document. The senator told newsmen the hearing will be held before the Seriate investigations subcommit- tee, which he heads but he did not say when. McCarthy contends he made the I report public Wednesday because I it contained "clearcut Communist j propaganda." But the Army said j in a statement yesterday that Mc- Carthy had withheld sections of the report which made it obvious the Market Averages Indicate Major Depression, Claim BOSTON Fox, finan- cier who is owner and publisher of the Boston Post, said today in a financial column he writes, that current stock market aver- ages are the "forerunner of a major business depression." Fox wrote that "whatever else may be true of the stock market, it does predict and predict accurately the future course of general business." "On the basis of this belief, we have come reluctantly to the only conclusion possible." Supermarket Hoidup Nets Bandit OSHKOSH, WiS. UPl A S24.000 holdup at a supermarket was re- ported early today by the food store manager who told police a gunman held his wife hostage while he was forced to open the store safe. Victor Helstrom, manager of the Krambo food store on Jackson espionage laws." Drive, said the well-dressed, good- The Army statement did not ]00kjng bandit, escaped with mention McCarthy by name or any j JQQ jn negotiable checks stamped ocrats document was not Communist i propaganda. i Besides, the Army said, releas- ing any of the report disclosed information affecting national de- fense "within the meaning of the plans to try to prosecute action that seemed unlikely in these circumstances. But it said of the document: "The transmission or revela- tion of its contents in any manner to any unauthorized person is pro- hibited by law." Unauthorized disclosure of ma- terial bearing such classifications as "secret" and so on is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine. The criticized report was de- classified yesterday by the Army because of its prior disclosure. "I have no choice but to go ahead and expose it publicly." Mc- Carthy said in telling reporters he I expects to hold public hearings on I the issue before his subcommittee. "Of their intimation that there was something wrong with expos- ing this he said "they are not going to hide any Communist propaganda or Com- munist behind a label of "restrict- ed." McCarthy said the document, I dealing with conditions behind the i Iron Curtain, was "95 per cent [Communist propaganda" and was sent last year to 37 Army com- mands, mostly in the Far East. The Army said it was designed to give intelligence officers an "understanding of the Soviet peo- ple which will be militarily useful in case of war." It said only a few copies were printed for limited distribution. B 2-Year-Old Drowns In Watering Tank OSHKOSH, Wis. C. Buehring, who would have been two years old Sept. 20, drowned Friday in a cattle watering tank on his grandfather's farm. with the Krambo name and in cash, after leaving him and his wife, Arlene tied to trees in a cemetery outside the city. Supreme Court Sen. Murray of Hontana Ready it WASHINGTON political science specialist said today the Supreme Court hr.s lost its place "in the trinity of federal powers" and can only regain it by more "vigorous intervention against the Congress and the White House." Dr. Earl professor at Amherst College, expressed his j views in a paper prepared for the concluding session of the American Political Science Association. Dr. Ralph Bunche, Negro educa- tor and director of the department of trusteeship of the United Na- tions, is the new president of the private research organization. Latham declared, "It almost may be said that there are no longer any substantive limits on the fed- eral legislature that the judges are Beecher High School, in the center of the devastating tornado which hit Flint, Mich., last June, reopened with a full schedule despite handi- caps remaining after the storm. The freshman class is gathered in seats of the destroyed gym- nasium auditorium. CAP Wirephoto) By RICHARD G. MASSCCK By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM The Polish member of a four-nation commis- policing the Korean truce charged today that a Polish inter- preter who fled to freedom was kidnaped by American Army offi- BOGOTA, Colombia A bloody cers and demanded his immediate return Durkin Resignation Likely Issue in Congressional Races By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Sen. Murray (D-Mont) said today a new drive for outright repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act may be the Democrats' answer to an Ei- senhower administration split over labor policies. Murray, top Democrat on the Senate Labor Committee, said in an interview he intends to sponsor a repealer in the next session of Congress and to make the matter an issue in next yeat'f congres- sional campaign. Sen. Hill another Labor Committee member, said he re- gards Durkin's resignation as in- dicating that the Eisenhower ad- ministration is "not going to come up with any modification of the Taft-Hartley Act that will satisfy labor." Out of Cabinet Durkin, a Democrat, quit the Cabinet to return to his post as president of the AFL Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, saying White House aides had broken an agreement with him to put the ad- ministration's support behind 19 proposed Taft Hartley law changes. Durkin declined to detail the changes on which he said agree- ment had been reached. However, 19 points also were contained in a proposed message to Congress never actually sent to the lawmak- ers but leaked to newsmen during this year's session. Among them were several em- bodying concessions demanded by labor such as lifting the present ban on many secondary boycott four-year guerrilla war _ ____________________ against I Jan Hajdukiewicz, a 28-year-old civilian interpreter, broke from a i practices, greater leeway for em- Colombia's Conservative govern- j eeuon eamat willing to enforce, perhaps not ev-1 ment reportedly has ended with en in the domain of civil liber-1 the ncgotiated surrender of most hafjof the insurgents. The fighting ties." He added: "It is the judges will never recover their corporate position until they ally themselves again with the domi- nant economic minority, for the court was intended to be the guard- ian of minorities, both economic and powerful and non-economic and powerless." Lucille Ball Cleared ommunss HOLLYWOOD Ball, television's top comedienne, never I was a Communist, says the House Un-American Activities Commit- i tee, even though she registered as one 17 years ago. The wide-eyed star of the popular "I Love Lucy" show freely admitted to committee investigator William Wheeler that she reg- istered March 19, 1936, to vote for the Communist ticket "because j Grandpa wanted all of us to." estimated 5i000 deaths and millions of dollars damage. Reliable informants said last night guerrillas surrendered The Army won't say where Haj- dukiewicz is now. There has been speculation that he was flown ei- ther to Tokyo or Okinawa. Maj. Gen. M. Wagrowski, sen- ior Polish officer in Korea, Sat this week to armed forces Com-! urday read a letter of protest at mander Brig. Gen. Alfredo Duarte Blum in the Eastern Plains dis- trict around Monterrey. Earlier, 600 gave themselves up at Taiira- mena, according to the newspaper El Spectador. Most the guerrillas were Lib- eral party politicians and sympa- meeting of the armistice super- visory commission. The letter charged that Hajdu- kiewicz was kidnaped by American officers and demanded his immedi- ate return. M W thizers. They began their battle in and was not submitted to the com 1949 after accusing the Conserve mission. live party of trying to intimidate The commission took no action them in a presidential election won j on the letter, said Mai. Gen. Sven ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. week-long con the last day of the long con South Korean air base Wednesday and and unions in the employ- ment field to establish pre-hiriflj? labor contracts and union shop agreements. Management spokesmen nervous as Her husband and costar, Desi Arnaz, signed an eight-million dol- But she emphatically denied ever I lar contract this year to produce being a party member or votin for party candidates. I her program 2Vi more years. Arnaz said, "Lucy has always "There is no evidence that Miss had a clear conscience about this. Ball is or ever was a party mem- Rep, Donald L. Jackson (R- j committee member, told a I news conference last night. Jackson explained he called the conference at the behest of a ma- jority of committee members so that rumors implicating Miss Ball, 42, with Communism could be scotched. If the rumors hadn't become widespread, he added, it is un- likely the committee would have made the disclosures, since it had known for several years of Miss Ball's registration. Jackson said that there is some i question as to whether Miss Ball ever voted the Communist ticket, but added that this point will be cleared up today with the release of the transcript of her testimony before Wheeler. -'v. The same time she Jackson said, she signed a nom- inating petition for Emil Freed, Communist party candidate for the 157th California Assembly District. He said this also was at the re- quest of her grandfather, Fred C. Hunt, now deceased, and j actress said, made the political decisions in the family. I The actress was quoted by Jack- son as saying that in addition to herself, her mother, Mrs. Desiree Ball, and brother, Fred H. Ball, all registered to vote Communist I in 1936. I Miss Ball's registration lapsed two years later, records showed, because she failed to vote in 1938. by former Chief Executive Lau- reano Gomez. The Liberals boy- cotted the voting. A former Liberal acting as inter- mediary said the surrendered units made up 95 per cent of the dissi- dent force. He added that their chief, Guadalupe Salccdo, who Grafstrom, Swedish delegate and commission chairman. Grafstrom said the commission would not in- tervene. He said the incident was a matter between the Polish dele- gation and the U. N. Command, i The Red Peiping radio said a bridesmaids waiting for someone to throw them a com- plained "the suggested changes un- duly favored the unions. The White House said the document was a "preliminary draft" of matters still under consideration. In Philadelphia yesterday chair- man MeConnoll (R-Pa) of the House Labor Committee said he knew of no basis for Durkin's as- sertion that the White House had promised support for 19 changes in the Taft-Hartley law. Not Final Draft McConncll also asserted the pro- 52 i posed draft was "not final." Ha I said nil but two of the 19 points had been discussed White House representatives Gerald Mor- With the preliminaries over the gan and Bernard Shanley, Secre- girls will wait out the day until j lary of Commerce the final judging tonight, when ten finalists will be named and the elimination progresses until the written copy of the letter was giv- j winner of the title is chos- ordered the surrender, had prom-'en to an liaison officer at {en. ised he remainin few days. Negotiations to end the fighting but woul would try to send in the j Panmunjom Friday for delivery i 0{ tne contestants have a! 2 stragglers in the next I to Clark. The U. N. Command con- jump on tne firmed a letter had been received, .Id not immediately divulge were begun last June after Gomez She has never been a Communist was overthrown and exiled in a and what's more she hates every j bloodless coup led by Army Chief iv, Rm.ns Pinilln Communist in Hollywood. Gen. Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. its contents. Peiping said Wagrowski "pro- tested against this violation of the rights guaranteed to the neutral nations inspection teams by the armistice agreement and demand- ec' that Jan Hajdukiewicz be re- turned to the inspection team." The commission met for two hours and 35 minutes, took up only Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Sen. Smith and Durkin. Hill said Democrats on the Sen- ate Labor Committee had not been consulted about the proposed changes. He predicted that, if the administration did nothing about revision, "its inaction undoubtedly _ will be an issue in next year's lories in talent and bathing suitj campaisn." preliminaries in the past three j Representing another Democrat- nights. ;c viewpoint, Sen. Frear CD-Del) Last night 21-year-old Miss Del-1 said he believes Eisenhower was aware, Lois Ann AJava of Wilming-j right in accepting Durkin's resig- ton, won in the talent division by nation if Durkin couldn't agree playing the cadenza from Grieg's with the President on policy. But piano concerto in A minor. Miss California, Patricia Ann Frcar predicted the incident would stir up agitation in Congress for iVJ-ISO VttJ-1-i-Vi uia, J. ci iiiin ,f Johns, an 18-year-old beauty from changes m the act Fresno, wore a white bathing HULK -i iiill_l OJ llllllULCO. IWWIk tJJJ unij '11. routine matters after the protest, If it (one-piece as required by-con- then scheduled another session rules well enough to win in lMonday j that division last night. In Washington, the Pentagon re-( The other _ bathing suit winners Pausing A Moment outside St. Mary's Church in Newport, R. I., after they were married today were Sen. and Mrs. John Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy is the former Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, Washington, D. C., newspaper photographer and socialite. Kennedy- is the junior senator from Massachusetts. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) leased more names of 944 Ameri- can military personnel believed to have been captured in Korea but still unaccounted for. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Clearing and colder tonight. Sunday fair and continued cool. Low tonight 46, high Sunday 66. WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, SO; minimum, 53; noon, 55; precipitation, Trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 75 at p, m. Fri- day. Low 52 at a. m, today. on earlier nights were Miss Wyo- Sen. Chavez (D-NM) said he resignation "won't moke any difference in Ihe legis- lation that Congress passes." Americans for Democratic Ac- tion, a group which describes it- self as dedicated to the principles TT-11 1 1_ f OtiJ. U 1.U j.f i. vv mmg (Elaine Lois Holkenbnnk pi j of Franklin D. Roosevelt, said yes- Torrington) and Miss Pennsylvania i that Durkin's resignation (Evelyn Margare_t Ay of I demonstrates 'the obedience of the Eisenhower administration to the anti-labor bias of those big busi- ness interests who would like to shackle the American trade union movement." ADA National Director Edward Pentagon Lists 235 Missing 1 WASHINGTON list of 235 American armed services person- nel, still missing after reported est man could do." The statement Communist imprisonment in Korea I added: was released Friday night by "Hereafter.. labor will be Pentagon more wary of Republican prom- Hollander said in a statement that Durkin "did the only thing an hoa- They are part of 944 American servicemen believed to have been captured in Korea but unaccounted for after completion of the recent prisoner of war exchange. The list released Friday night, j ises and Eisenhower wooing." U of Wisconsin Professor Dies Temperature at a. m. of identified Americans the third so far, brought to 608 the j MADISON, Wis. B. Mc- Gilvary, 89, emeritus professor of 54. There is a foot overcast, visibility 15 miles plus. Wind from north, northwest at 18 miles per I hour. Barometer 30.11 rising and I humidity 60 per cent. not accounted for. Close relatives of those named have been notified that efforts are being made to determine the fate of the servicemen. philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, died Friday night. Prof. McGilvary was chairman of the department of philosophy at the university from 1905 to 1934.   

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