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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Wednesday; Moderate Temperatures Read 'Green Water' Page 13 Today VOLUME 53, NO. 177 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Winona's Max Conrad and his mascot, Mickey, wave s greet- ing to officials who met them at New York's La Guardia Airport Monday as Conrad completed his record-breaking cross-country flight from San Francisco. The new mark of 22 hours and 24 minutes, as yet unofficial, shatters the previous record also held by Conrad. (Associated Press Wirephoto to The Republican- Used Gum to Seal Gas Tanks, Conrad Reveals Taking no time out to rest on his 1 hours 54 minutes The distance of laurels fter setting what is e, that pected to be a new cross-country j Internatjonal Aeronautic Federa- flight record, Max Conrad of Wino- tion for approval na was scheduled to make tele- vision appearances in New York and Washington today and Wed- nesday and stop in Chicago before coming home Thursday night. The song-writing Winona airman landed in New York Monday at p. m. (CST) some 22 hours and 24 minutes after leaving San Francisco, Calif., on the non-stop flight. The variation of distance was partly explained by Conrad who told of difficulties encountered dur- ing the early stages of the flight after leaving San Francisco Sunday. Sealed Tanks With Gum Additional gas tanks for the flight arrived without caps, so he used chewing gum to seal the tanks. When he got into the air, the tanks started to leak, and Conrad Distance between the cities is 2.- chewed some more gum to seal th 500 miles, but Conrad said this j tanks in the cabin of the tiny morning in a call to The Rep'Jbli-1 Pacer. can-Herald that he covered about I As a safety precaution, Conrad 2 600 miles. I turned off all his radio equipment, He was aiming at, and apparently I fearing that sparks might ignite oke, his own record flight of i the gasoline. "I flew over a -.HI in IQW he flew from Conrad said, "in case I had to make broke April 30, 1952, when he flew from I Conrad said, "in case Los Angeles to New York in 24 Economists See No Recession NEW YORK ITl big guess- Leveling- ing _ Has the slump started? How big a recession will it be? What will Washington do about it? Tremors, shaking the stock mar- ket since mid-August, have led many businessmen to ask if the days of "You never had it so good" are ending. Layoffs in some industries have disturbed others. Over-all employ- ment, however, was never higher. The layoffs, small in ratio to the total employed, have appeared in the auto, farm equipment and elec- tric appliance industries. Some companies, however, that laid off men early in the summer are now rehiring some of them. Market's Role Those who take their cue from what stock prices do say a reces- sion is already starting. Those who question the stock market's role as barometer, how- ever, warn against confusing specu- lators with investors. The -in-and- out stock trader buys or sells to take advantage of the day-by-day price changes or the week-by-week trends. Brokers say that almost all the selling so far has come from this group. a forced landing." He did not know what river it was. The gas tank difficulty occurred during the first two hours after he left San Francisco, and put him be- hind schedule at Reno. Nev. Conrad said he made up the loss before fly- ing over Salt Lake City, Utah. Icing Conditions Further difficulties were en- countered between Chicago and Cleveland, as ice formed on the plane. He was able to clear the ice by flying at a lower altitude, he said. Landing in New York, Conrad was met by Mayor Vincent Impellit- teri, a fire department band, port commissioners and Col. Joseph F. Browley, of the New York wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Monday night he was the guest of honor at a banquet and was scheduled to appear on a television program in New York City today and Wednesday in Washington, D. C. Then Conrad will head westward I Man Weds, Goes To Reformatory TIFFIN. Ohio few minutes after his wedding today, David C. Cleveland, 20, of Republic was on his way to Mansfield Reforma- tory, along with the bride's broth- er. Cleveland and Kenneth Prindle, 21, were under sentence for burg- lary. Permission was granted for the wedding ceremony in old Trinity Episcopal Church, near the Seneca County Jail. The bride was De- lores, 17, sister of Prindle. Cleveland's term is for one to 20 years. State Crashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mother and daughter were fatally injured and a former Min- nesota legislator seriously hurt in two separate accidents in southern Minnesota Monday night. Patricia Walsh, 19, Hayfield, died at the scene and her mother, Mrs. E. W. McClellan, 38, in a Rochester hospital after a stock truck collided with their car near Hayfield. The two deaths brought the traf- fic death toil
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