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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Mild Tonight and Wednesday Support Your Community Chest VOLUME 53, NO. 201 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13, 19S3 SIXTEEN PAGES Mrs. Pauline Osterstuck, 34, is rescued from the chilly waters of Conewango Creek near Fal- coner, N. Y., after an auto in which she was riding struck a bridge girder and caused the steel bridge to collapse. She was thrown clear of the auto, but pinned under a girder for 45 minutes. Her husband, Lester, 43, was drowned in the auto. (AP Wirephoto) Cl G eveiam ets Taft's Seat Appointment Gives Democrats Edge In U.S. Senate Guiana Leftist Headquarters By BEN F. MEYER GEORGETOWN, British Guiana troops and police raid- COLUMBUS, Ohio I ed the headquarters of the Leftist Thomas A Burke, 54-year-old four-) People's Progressive Party and time mayor of Cleveland, today homes of its leaders today as a holds the Senate post vacant since I the death of Robert A. Taft July 31. Gov. Frank J. Lausche of Ohio appointed Burke late yesterday. It was a surprise announcement by the Democratic governor, who called his private secretary from Cleveland and told her to release the news. Lausche's selection of his close friend and long-time political ally gave the Democratic party a 43-47 edge in the Senate. The other sen- ator is independent Wayne Morse of Oregon. Vice President Nixon holds the deciding vote should the Senate deadlock. Morse was elect- ed as a Republican but later bolted the party in a hassle over policy. The word that the sometimes strike spread throughout this Brit-1 ish colony's major sugar industry. The raiders apparently sought! documents to support Britain's j charges that the PPP had been j plotting to set up a Communist' state in British Guiana. There was no immediate indica- tion that the government planned to arrest the PPP leader, Premier Cheddi Jagan, and ex- five other cabinet ministers fired with him last week in the British crack- down. Troops mounted machineguns in trucks blocking off some streets, including those leading to the party headquarters. Observers figured the PPP-call- ed strike would halt at least 50 per cent of British Guiana's sugar industry in a few days. It got off Ninth District Electing Hull's Successor Today Whole Nation Watching Election In Wisconsin By ARTHUR BYSTROM EAU CLAIRE, Wis. ers saw a possible test of the Ei- senhower administration today as voters selected a successor to the late Republican Rep. Merlin Hull of Black River Falls. Both Republicans and Democrats are watching the election in the predominately rural 11-county dis- trict as an indication especially of the government's policies. State Sen. Arthur L. Padrutt, 36, Chippewa Falls Republican, and Lester Johnson, 52, the Democratic Jackson County district attorney from Black River Falls, both stressed their opinions of the ad- ministration during their energetic campaigns. The electorate, however, was. apathetic and seemed only dimly aware of the possible national sig- nificance of the election. As a result, the election may draw no more than persons than 25 per cent of the dis- trict's estimated eligible voters. Republicans were confident of victory, on the strength of their past district never has elected a Democratic congressman their intensive campaign on behalf of Padrutt and his platform of all-out support of the adminis- tration. Democrats were cautious, de- claring only that they had a good chance to win in the agricultural district because of what they claim is a "farm revolt over declining) prices." They also point to John-1 son's adherence to the principles) of Hull, the Republican representa- tive whose death last spring cre-j ated the 9th District vacancy. Army Secretary At McCarthy .S. Stands Up 3 Tito Threat Italian Sentries patrolled the area near a barbed wire barrier erected along the Italian- Yugoslavian border at Sorizia, Italy, Monday. Tension has mounted after Marshal Tito's declara- tion that Yugoslav troops might enter Trieste's Zone "A" if the U. S. and Great Britain follow through with a plan to turn the area over to Italy. (UP Telephoto via air mail from Rome) U.S. Troops in. Korea Digging in, Thomas A. Burke politically independent governor j to a slow start Monday because had named Burke to the Senate) of the Pan-American day holiday, ended speculation in some quarters Little violence was reported in and set other circles buzzing. The political prognosticators wonder now whether Lausche or seek elec- tion in November 1954 for the re- mainder of Taft's unexpired term, which runs until Jan. 3, 1957. May Step Aside Persons guessing Lausche would appoint the round-faced Irishman who declined to seek nomination for a fifth term as Cleveland may- or reasoned it was the only logical such an appoint- ment would give Lausche and Burke the upper hand in upcoming Ohio gubernatorial and U. S. sen- atorial elections. They figured Burke would step aside in 1954 if Lausche decided to seek the Senate that Benson Outlines Reorganization Plans for Dept. WASHINGTON Wi Secretary Benson today outlined his plan to reorganize the Agriculture Depart- ment, declaring it would reduce the number of employes and cut costs yet provide "better service for farm families." The plan has been under study for months. Benson unveiled it at a news conference and invited com- ment from interested parties. Once he has studied reaction, he intends to put into effect such parts JjdpaV he will action to BORUP, Burke nor. The speak might then try for gover- governor to Burke the strike's initial stages. At one plantation workers burned 13 acres of cane and.took after their over- seer with their long cane-cutting knives. He escaped on horseback. Another group of strikers stoned the house of an Indian who re- fused to join them. The PPP called for a nonvio- lence campaign against but the British governor. Britain, Sir Al pointment. of said 'he did not prior to the ap-) fred Savage, was backed by 600 troopers rushed here from Jam- aica last week. After their arrival Britain sus- pended the colony's five-month- old constitution, fired Jagan and the five other PPP ministers and charged them with leading a plot to set up a Communist state here. The PPP denied the charges and called the strike against what it called an "invasion by foreign troops." 'He had no commitments to me! Tractor Runs Over, any character State Boy, 3 Lausche said, "except that I Minn, 3-year-old of the plan as he deems advisable, j change in any manner the present I Eorup boy, Allen Duane Green, organization of the Senate, and was injured fatally Monday when thai, in the fulfillment of his was run over by a tractor driv- tics he will constantly keep in en by his mother as he apparently mind tho interests and welfare of j lay sleeping in a clump of weeds the general public." _ [on his parents farm near here. Any suggested changes, he said, should be submitted by Nov. i. In his talk with newsmen, Ben- son emphasized that no major func- tions of the department would be eliminated. "There have been a lot of rumors that we are going to emasculate a lot of a lot of agen- cies will be dissolved, but that is not he said. "This reorganization streamlines the department for better service for farm families and for simpli- fied internal organization." He gave no figures as to how many employes he thought might j be released or how much money j he thought might be saved. Eliminated under the new plan would be the Production and Mar- keting Administration (PMA) and the Bureau of Agricultural ECO-I nomics Benson said the functions of these two bureaus I would be transferred to other a gen-1 cies. The new department organiza-) tion proposed would put nil of the service agencies under four main) groups: I 1. Federal state relations, un-l der J. Earl Coke, assistant secre- tary. 2. Marketing and foreign agri- culture, to be headed by John II. Davis, assistant secretary. 3. Agricultural Stabilization, un- der Howard H. Gordon, present PMA administrator and presi- dent of the Commodity Credit Cor- j poration. 4. Agricultural credit, under R. L. Farrington, acting director of Agricultural Credit Services. Workmen Put The Finishing touches on the six-foot birthday cake which President Eisenhower will cut at his party in the Her- shcy, Pa., arena tonight. (UP Telephoto) NEW YORK WV-Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens came here to- day at the invitation of Sen. Jo- seph R. McCarthy (R-Wis) to at- tend a closed hearing into possible radar espionage. McCarthy's Senate permanent investigating subcommittee has been delving into alleged security leaks at the Army Signal Corps laboratory at Fort Monmouth, N. J. "We are always checking into this sort of Stevens told newsmen as he arrived at LaGuar- dia Field from Washington in a mil- itary plane. He said he did not know how many subcommittee sessions he would attend. "It all depends on what comes j out of the hearing he said. McCarthy said the subcommit- tee, which heard five witnesses be- hind closed doors Monday, turned up indications of "extremely dan- gerous sabotage." McCarthy did not spell out what was involved Monday in testimony before the subcommittee. But he said the Signal Corps "deals with our major defense against atomic attack." This was taken as a ref- erence to radar aircraft warning facilities. All five witnesses heard Monday) were present or former employes at the Signal Corps' radar labor- atories at Ft. Monmouth. A num- ber of persons have been ed there in recent weeks on secur- ity grounds. j McCarthy described in detail the questioning of an unidentified wit- ness who quit Ft. Monmouth in 1948. The senator said the witness de- clined to answer, on constitutional grounds, questions as to whether he had: 1. Been guilty of espion- age. 2. At one time been associated with atom spies Julius Rosenberg and Morton Sobell. 3. Given radar information to the Communist party. McCarthy said the witness also declined to state whether he is now a member of tbe Communist party. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair and mild tonight and Wednesday. Low I tonight 48, high Wednesday 72. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 70; minimum, 43; noon, 70; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max, temp, at a.m. today, 71 degrees, low of 45 at this morning. Noon readings temp. 71, skies clear with visibility at 10 miles. The wind is from the south southeast at 10 miles per hour, the barometer is at 30.26 falling slowly and the humidity is 46 per cent. WASHINGTON an Asst. Sec- retary of Defense John A. Hannah says U. S. troops in Korea are digging in on a new defense line. The troops have started a 60 to 90-day job of building "a com- plete new line of fortification, bunkers, observation posts, artil- lery positions and so he said, because of the possibility fighting may break out again. Hannah said in a copyrighted.in- terview with the magazine U. S. News and World Report Monday the work started after troops were withdrawn two kilometers from tho old fighting line under the armis- tice terms. es to Meet In London With in Ransom Money Still Missing ST. LOUIS agents today continued to search for the miss- ing ransom money in the Bobby Greenlease kidnaping case after drug addict Carl Austin Hall and his woman friend confessed lo <-ne premeditated slaying of the 6-year-old boy. Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady, held in St. Louis under i bond, were scheduled to be returned to Kansas City to stand trial Hall admitted yesterday he fired a pistol bullet into the boy's head LONDON of State Dulles will meet in London this after driving him across the Mis- souri-Kansas state line from Kan- jsas City shortly after the kidnap- i The government filed charges here under the Lindbergh kidnap- ing law immediately after the couple signed confessions. A fed- eral grand jury will be convened) ;to hear the evidence. The admissions cleared the miss-1 ing Thomas John Marsh, 37, ex- convict named earlier by Hall as 1 Bobby's killer. Jackson County Prosecutor Rich-! ard Phelps agreed to let the fed-) eral government prosecute the) two kidnapers. State-charges had) previously been filed, I Conviction carries a possible j death penalty. j 1 The FBI said Hall and his worn-, Guarded Trucks NEW YORK sped to work today on the Brook- lyn waterfront in closed trucks as policemen patrolled the area to thwart any renewal of the violence which flared twice Mon- day. Members of the AFL Dockwork- ers Union, which is battling the old International Longshoremen's Association for control of New York pier work, held the morning shapeup at union headquar- No Sign of Backdown On Trieste Russians Warn Plans for City Threat to Peace By ALEX SINGLETON BELGRADE, Yugoslavia UP) A tense and angry Yugoslavia today awaited Western reaction to Presi- dent Tito's threats and notes de- signed to halt the transfer of north- ern Trieste to Italy. Washington, at least, so far, showed no signs of backing down from the British-American decision, to pull out of Zone A of the stra- tegic territory. The Russians put in their oar last night, on the heels of Tito's bid for direct talks with the West- ern Powers over the explosive is- sue and his complaint to the Unit- ed Nations that the Anglo-Ameri- can plans are a threat to peace. In identical notes to Britain and the United States, the Kremlin de- clared the plan to give Italy the Allied-occupied the Adriatic port city of a "grave violation" of the Italian Peace Treaty. Although announcement of the British-American decision brought angry demonstrations in Yugoslav- ia, including the slugging of the U. S. Information Service Direc- tor in Belgrade yesterday, Trieste itself continued calm. Guards Stoned One fracas, however, was report- ed from the city of Gorizia, on the Italian-Yugoslav border north of Trieste. Italian frontier guards there said a crowd of Yugoslav youths stoned them yesterday. No injuries were reported. The predominantly Italian popu- lation of Zone A was obviously worried, however, over Tito's threat Sunday to send his own troops into the zone if Italian troops replaced the British A U. S. embassy spokesman con- firmed this today after reports of the meeting had been heard in London. Anthony Eden last week re- sumed his duties as British foreign minister. Georges Bidault heads the French foreign ministry. The U. S. embassy said they and Dulles Heady's St. Joseph, Mo., home be- Ifore the kidnaping. More than of the ran- som money, in and S20 bills, was in the apartment-hotel room where Hall was seized. Hall claims he doesn't know what happened to the rest of the ransom. talks on pressing world problems including Trieste. The meeting was summoned hurriedly. France supposedly was brought into the controversy today when the Yugoslav foreign ministry in Belgrade called in the French am- bassador there. This raised specu- lation that France might be called upon to help smooth out the dif- ferences between Tito on the one side and the United States, Britain and Italy on the other. I the couple had driven him to a j point near U. S. Highway 69 in Kansas 12 miles from Kansas City. A bullet found lodged in the blood-stained car was shown by ballistic tests to have been fired from a .38-caliber revolver taken I from Hall upon his arrest here. FBI agents were reportedly still searching a wheat field near the murder scene for the bullet which (Continued on Page 13, Column 6) KIDNAPING by van to their stevedoring I chores. A number of members of the (old ILA, headed in Brooklyn by Anthony (Tough Tony) Anastasia, were in the dockfront area, police said, but made no effort to halt i the trucks. Thirteen longshoremen were ar- I rested after skirmishes Monday. i All are members of the old ILA I which was recently evicted from the AFL because of racketeering I and other abuses. Kick About Food CANBERRA, Australia tralian troops in Korea complain they are getting too much chicken, turkey, veal and ham in their United States rations, Army minis- ter Josiah Francis said today. Russ Asks U.N. Meet on Trieste UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. The Soviet Union today called for a U.N. Security Council meeting on the question of Trieste. Russia has already accused the United States and Britain of a "grave violation" of the Italian peace treaty by their decision to turn over adminis- tration of their occupation zone, including the Adriatic port of Trieste to jtaly. This treaty provides that the free territory of Trieste be administered by a governor ap- pointed by the Security Coun- cil. A big-power deadlock however, has prevented imple- mentation. Heavily Chained and guarded, Carl A. Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Heady are shown on their arrival in Kansas City, Mo., today from St. Louis, Mo. A federal jury will be called soon to hear the case againsc them in the kidnap-slaying of Bobby Greenlesse. Officers with them are unidentified. (UP Telephoto) and American soldiers. Observers i on all sides agreed such a move could touch off World War III. The American intention to stick by the Allied decision was made plain yesterday in Washington by a State Department spokesman shortly before Yugoslavia's for- eign secretary, Koca Popovic, con- ferred for 50 minutes with U. S. Secretary of State Dulles. Popovic, who told reporters he would return for another talk with Dulles today, flew from New York for the meeting and presumably relayed Tito's threat to send forces into Zone A "the moment" Italian troops take over. The Yugoslav foreign secretary described his talk with Dulles as fruitful and declared: "The situa- tion is really grave but I am hop- ing with our common efforts we can improve the situation." The State Department spokes- man insisted that the United States was standing "on the state- ment it made last Thursday." This was the joint British-American an- nouncement that their troops in Zone A would be withdrawn soon and the area turned over to Italian administration. The rest of the ter- ritory, Zone B. is occupied by Yu- goslav forces. No Official Reaction There was no immediate official U. S. reaction to the Soviet note. Although the Russians offered no new proposals, the note empha- sized that under the Italian Peace Treaty the territory was to be "neutral and demilitarized." It charged that the United States and Britain violated their obliga- tion by "having transformed Tri- este into an illegal Anglo-Ameri- can military and naval base which played an important role in tbe military plans of the aggressive North Atlantic bloc."   

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