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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair and Warmer Tonight And Sunday Send Your Goodfellows Check Today NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 25 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES Rescue Near for Survivors Of Air Crash in Iceland REYKJAVIK, Iceland ican and Icelandic rescue teams pushed up mile-high Myrdalsjokull Glacier today, racing toward the wreck of a U. S. Navy bomber and its reported survivors. The smashed plane, a two-en- gined Lockheed Neptune which dis- appeared Thursday on a patrol flight from Keflavik airport, near Reykjavik, was sighted Friday by the downed fliers and the U. S. i the mark after a 24-hour 53rd Air Rescue Squadron flew a search through howling blizzards ground rescue party, including Ice-1 by planes and ships. landic ski experts, to a small air field at the foot of the glacier. There was no indication how long it might take the party to push its way up the sprawling mass of ice. The glacier, cen- Strong freezing winds still swept the frozen wastes Friday night but there were signs the weather might be improving. There was no indication yet as to the cause of the crash. The a U, S, Air Force rescue plane. is 30 miles'long and from 10 to At least three of its nine-man crew i 20 miles wide. It rises as high as feet above sea level, q u i ck-1 The plane described as "badly ly dropped survival equipment to i broken was spotted at about tered near the south coast about bomber had taken off from Kef- 110 miles southeast of Reykjvaik, were said to be alive. American planes lavik airfield at 10 a.m. for a flight of approximately five hours. Its last message received at p.m. said it was about 100 miles south- east of Keflavik and did not men-1 lion any trouble. TODAY Indonesia Bucking Hard Times By JOSEPH ALSOP JAKARTA, INDONESIA -The temptation in this country is to throw up one's hands. Disorder, disorganization and disunion reign just now. The present government is feeble and feckless. Communist penetration is currently active and obvious. Altogether, Indonesia is passing through a dark time. The point that must be remem- bered, however, is that new na- tions commonly pass through dark times before they find themselves. Our own American experiment staggered on the raw edge of dis- aster, after all, for some years aft- er our revolution. And in our case, there was no powerful foreign con- spiracy always seeking to take ad- vantage of our difficulties and our inexperience. Yanks Don't Agree Americans may not always agree with the views that Presi- dent Soekarno publicly expresses (which are not always his private But no one who meets this slender, intense man, whose pleas- ant manner veils deep shrewdness, bold imagination and iron courage, can. doubt his patriotism or fail to be impressed by his personal stature. The other heroes of the Indonesian revolution, the wise and practical Vice-President Hat- ta, Dr. Sjahrir and the Sultan of Jogjakarta, are also leaders wor- i more time tilling about postmasterships. A Buffalo Calf being born near Fargo, N. D., is unusual enough in itself, but when it's an albino it's a real oddity. Mrs. Arthur Langei, wife of the manager of C. C. Koltes farm where the calf was born this week, holds the unusual animal. The Koltes farm is seven miles north of Fargo in Minnesota. With the new arrival Koltes now has a herd of 17 buffalo. SANTA'S PRIZE pair of arms for the first time in her .six-year-old life brings a smile to cherub-faced Cheryl Maloney as she demonstrates her new writing skill at a hos- pital at Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. The Honesdale, Pa., child born without arms, manipu- lates the new limbs by using her chest muscles. Cheryl, whose .six-month hospital stay and new arms were financed, by contributions, is going home this week. (AP Wirephoto) Hall and Heady Buried 175 Miles Apart MARYVILLE, Mo. UP! The Greenlease kidnap-killers were bur- McCarthy Plans To 'Get' to Spies Ike, McCarthy May Discuss Hunt for Reds Subject Comes Up On Last Day of GOP Conferences By JACK BELL WASHINGTON i.Ti recommendations bearing on searches for Communists in gov- ernment give President Eisenhow- er and Sen, McCarthy (R-Wis) an opportunity to discuss that politi- cally charged subject if they wish to do so. The recommendations reportedly are on the final day's schedule of conferences among the President, congressional committee chairmen land other leaders on the adminis- t lion iegislative program for GOP to End Delay n New Postmasters By JOE HALL WASHINGTON Republicans reportedly plan to lose no thy of a new nation. They expect to start sending appointments for the jobs to the Sen- Therp are other such. Today ate for confirmation as soon as Congress resumes sessions Jan. 6. these'leaders of the new Indonesia i Sen. Carlson chairman of the Senate Post Office Corn- are unhappily divided by the dif- j mittee, ferences that arise when a heroic revolutionary period ends, and the j more prosaic tasks of nation-1 building must be undertaken. Yet j one cannot help but feel that the leaders of the new Indonesia will soon draw together again in the said today he understands "several hundred" names are ready to be sent up quickly. He said his committee will go to work promptly to prepare the lists for action by the Senate, A Postoffice Department official Be a Good Fellow ied today. Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady, whose last request was that she be buried beside her lover. Carl Austin Hall, was buried alone near here in a I. three-day sessions already brief ceremonv attended by brought from Eisenhower as- 15 persons i surance that the policy makers T _. j consider the way clear for ,the tax In Pleasanton, Kan., 175 miles j euts pet Jan_ l to go througb away, Hall was put into a grave in Qn a family plot in the ,city cemetery, j three-quarters of a mile southwest of town. The ten-minute ceremony for his 41-year-old paramour was held un- der the folds of a chapel type cem- etery tent with closed sides, in Clearmont, Mo., 15 miles north of here. Both Hall and Mrs. Heady plead- ed guilty to kidnaping under the Lindbergh law and were executed in the gas chamber at the Missouri State Prison early Friday morning. Just before Mrs. Heady's body was committed 'to the grave, the minister, Rev. D. Franklin Kohl, pastor of Maryville's First Chris- tian Church, read a verse from a poem, "In Memoriam" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which includes these lines: "Oh, .yet we trust that some- Brownell Ready Atty. Gen, Brownell was under- stood to have bis arguments mar- shalled for the conference, seeking support of legislative changes to: 1. Permit court use of evidence obtained by wire tapping in es- pionage cases. 2. Make it possible to extend to witnesses immunity from prosecu-j Sen. Joseph McCarthy, (R-Wis) shown as he addressed a luncheon meeting of the Executives' Club in Chicago Friday, told the crowd of that Communism will be the chief issue in the next political campaign because "politicians of little minds and even less political morals" have made a "screaming defense of Communists." (UP Telephoto) 22 American POWs Plan Own Christmas By GEORGE A. McARTHUR face of imminent national danger. The mere existence of these lead- ers, indeed, betokens still another Indonesian asset the promise of the Indonesian people. One of the prime characteristics of the Dutch colonial system was to do every- thing to prevent the emergence of a trained and determined popu- lar leadership. A weak people would not have overcome that ob- stacle. This is not a weak people. This is one of the most impressive peoples of Asia. If Indonesia's grim public health problem can only be solved, this is also likely to prove one of the most vigorous peoples of Asia. Progress in 8 Years The real progress of these last eight years has been in the domain of strengthening the Indonesian people by greatly reducing the once almost universal illiteracy, by making a strong first attack on the crucial public health problem, and so on. But besides this great asset of its people, In- donesia has the further asset of great but unrealized national wealth. Java is overcrowded, but there is rich empty land in Sumatra, in Borneo and the other islands. There is much raw material wealth as well. Altogether this is a coun- try with a future. One can see why the recent conference British Far Eastern ambassadors at Sing- apore concluded that if Indonesia were given half a Indo- nesia would be the leading power (Continued on Page 16, Column 1) ALSOPS Match Explosion Burns Churchill LONDON A box- of matches exploded in Prime Minister Churchill's left hand during a luncheon party Fri- day and aides said he suffered a slight burn. The accident occurred at a luncheon at Trinity House, headquarters of Britain's an- cient Maritime Pilotage Asso- ciation, in which Churchill is an "elder brother." The occa- sion was to welcome Foreign Following is a list of contribu-1 said there are about post- tions to the Goodfellow fund to date. Previously listed A Friend clothing and 2.00 Jane and Marjorie 2.00 Sheet Metal Local 86 10.00 Bob Andrus and fami- and 5.00 Inner Circle, Winona Senior High School clothing and 18.40 Edwin A. Brown 10.00 Employes of The Froed- tert Grain Malting Co., Inc. 60.00 The Rotary Club 60.00 A Friend 5.00 Polachek Family 5.00 H. B. Kilstofte 50.00 Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Large 5.00 Gary and Sandra 5.00 Circle 12, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 5.00 Peter Bub Brewery, Inc. and employes 100.00 Rose and Newton 5.00 M. F. S............... 3.00 Judy, Kay and Wiley 2.00 Peggi and Ralph Boalt Jr............ 10.00 In memory of Lloyd S. Belville 2.00 A Friend 2.00 A flower money 5.00 Clarabelle and Harry 2.00 masters all four classes to be named. He said about of the openings were in the first three ones filled by presi- dential appointment with Senate confirmation. The fourth class I posts are filled by the department itself. Backlog Building Up I A backlog of appointments to be I msde of first, second and third class postmasterships has beer, building up for almost a year and a half. The Eisenhower adminis- tration succeeded in getting only 75 nominations to the Senate this year before Congress quit Aug. 3. This was because the Republi- cans ordered new civil service ex- aminations for all vacancies after they took office last January. They found all the civil service regis- ters compiled before Jan. 20, 1953, were filled with Democrats. before such congressional groups as the Senate permanent investiga- tions subcommittee of which Mc- Carthy is proposal aimed at the frequent refusals of witnesses to answer questions, on the ground their testimony might incriminate them. McCarthy has insisted that the Communists in government issue will be paramount in next year's campaign for control of Congress. .Chairman Velde (R-I11) of the "Will be the final goal of ill." H o u s e Un-American Activities About 40 persons gathered" at the committee, has given signs of Pleasanton cemetery for Hall's pub- j sharing the Wisconsin senator's lie burial. The Rev. William 0. I vjews on the subject. Pfeiffer, pastor of the Pleasanton But Eisenhower has said his ad- tion based on testimony they give j pANMUNJOM 22 American war prisoners who chose Cora- munism planned their own Christmas celebration today with a truckload of athletic equipment and a ton of food hustled to them by a Red Santa Claus. Some Will Go To Jail, Senate Prober Declares Senator Explains Committee Work To Chicago Group CHICAGO Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) promised F r i d a you can hold me to some "Communist spies" will "go to jail for either perjury or con- tempt" as the result of appear- ances before his Senate investigat- ing committee. "I cannot guarantee that Com- munist spies will be.convicted un- der the specific charge of espion- he told an audience of at a luncheon of the Executives Club of Chicago. "But I will make you one promise you can hold me to It. Some of them will go to jail for either perjury or contempt of the committee." McCarthy said Al Capone, the late Chicago gangster, "could not be convicted of the number of mur- ders committed by his ring, but society was just .as effectively pro- tected by his conviction for in- come tax evasion." "Let me repeat. While Commu- nist spies may be clever enough to avoid conviction for espionage, nevertheless a very damaging blow is in the process of being dealt the Communist apparatus by way of convictions for perjury or con- tempt." McCarthy told the group that after questioning some workers in- top-secret jobs at closely guarded government installations he won- dered "whether the 10-foot barbed They will share the seasonal windfall with one Briton and 327 fences were to keep Commu- nists out or to keep them from Presbyterian Church, conducted will do such a good the brief graveside services. Hejj0b i beer' Jrult> nuis, canay anu eggi. South Koreans. The athletic equipment included such standard items as ice skates (24 footballs and boxing gloves and the somewhat rarer discus. These were turned over to the POW.- today. They plan a big athletic meet Christmas after- noon and a party Christmas night. Skating events, if any, will have to be run off on a frozen rice pad- dy. There is no pond inside the compound. For the party, there are such delicacies as chicken, beef, fish, butter, coffee, four types of wine, opened them with a prayer, read j the 130th Psalm and a poem, and closed with another prayer. Mrs. Heady's request that she be Communis out of fed- the ulelr crime was denied. Historic Crossing Of Delaware to Be Re-enaded Dec. 25 PHILADELPHIA Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware will be re-enacted on Christmas Day. The postmasterships are under I tne ,f OUP ,is showman civil service and applicants must St- Joh" producer of the pass tests. Nevertheless the jobs nearly always go to members of the party in power nationally. The president may nominate any one successful Music Circus at Lam- bertville, N, J., a summer resort on the Delaware. Terrell, who will play the part be applauding this as an accom- plished fact by next November. Chief Platform The President contends that the legislative program will be the chief platform upon which Repub- lican candidates for the Senate and House must stand. The attorney general was re- ported to have drafted a bill which would legalize, in a restricted cate- gory of criminal cases involving national security, the use in court obtained by wire that There is colored tissue paper, decorations. Packages From Home of evidence tapping. His immunity proposal for wit-j they used to know. nesses would require approval by a majority of the committee con- cerned and by the attorney gen- eral. Foreign policy issues, including some on which Republicans have differed publicly, also seemed like- ly to come up at today's con- cluding legislative conferences. One of those invited. Sen. Brick- er is author of a pro- of the three persons placing high- of Washington, belies the cross-1 posed constitutional amendment to est on the list established for each ing on Christmas, 177S, is Amer-j limit treaty-making powers. He vacancy by competitive examina- ica's greatest holiday story. He j has said he will force Senate ac- tion. Normally he consults mem- hopes his project comes off so well! tion on it despite opposition by the bers of the House or other political that the country will make it tra- i President, Secretary of State Dul- leaders before making the choice, ditional. Brownell and other Cabinet Efforts to check whether the turnover in postmasterships has i been heavier in recent months un- Total Walter Hunger, Fountain City Clothing, A Friend box of clothing. I rler the new administration have met statements by the Postoffice Department and Civil Service Com- mission that they do not compile Mrs. Oscar Christopherson figures on the monthly vacancies clothing. I among postmasters caused by A Friend from Fountain City j death, resignation, retirement and clothing. John, Phil and Bill, clothing. Barbara Korte, Fountain City clothing. ii Russians Reported Denouncing Beria MOSCOW newspapers devoted considerable space today to reports of mass meetings de- nouncing ex-police boss Lavrenty P. Beria and demanding death for him and six other former officials dismissal. Carlson said in an interview he knew of some cases in which Dem- ocratic incumbents were resisting efforts to get them out of their jobs where Postoffice Department inspectors had found irregularities in their offices. However, he said he presumed that these cases occurred in the usual run of inspections carried on by the department. The Kansan said he had not ditional. The showman and his crew will I members. wear uniforms copied in every de- tail from the famous painting of the crossing by Emanuel Leutze. They'll cross in a boat from one- McCarthy has publicly criticized some aspects of administration foreign policy and called for mes- sages to the President supporting third the size of the bulky Durham bis contention that aid should be boat used by Washington's men, j denied friendly nations unless they but Terrell said it has been built cut off trad'e with Communist along identical lines. China. Present American policy is They'll even improve a bit onjto tolerate trade in non-strategic the earlier voyage across the Del- aware. For instance, there will be no ice cakes to threaten the voy- ageurs with a chilling dunking in the river. Historians doubt there were any floating about 177 years ago, anyway, 'Libel' to Flunk MEMPHIS, Tenn. students taking an exam at Mem- phis State this week were asked heard of any instances in which a by Dr. William Howard Taft to Democratic postmaster quit be- name two kinds of libel. Co-pilot Killed In B29 Wreck At Ogden, Utah OGDEN, Utah of seven persons rescued yesterday from the fiery wreckage of an Air Force B29 may be released from Hill Air Force Base hospital today. The big plane crashed at Ogden Municipal Airport late yesterday afternoon, killing the co-pilot and injuring the remaining two crew members critically. Hill field officials said the plane had just obtained clearance to land at its home base before it crashed. Command made a were unable to say, however, minute appeal that they weigh i if the plane was in distress or carefully their decision to stay with whether tne pilot may have mis- tne Reds" taken the smaller Ogden field for ages from home will be delivered to the Americans "providing the prisoner is willing to accept it." But it must be screened first by the neutral Indian command to weed out anything controversial. The Americans want it that way. Snow glistens on the hills of Ko- rea. It's going to be a white Christmas for the American pris- oners but not exactly like the ones A 12-page letter addressed to each prisoner urged them to be certain their refusal to return home was not an "irrevocable" mistake. Letters for POWs Copies of the letter were sent to Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimayya, Indian chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission with a note asking they be delivered to the 22 Americans in neutral cus- tody. A spokesman for Thimayya indi- cated the "come home" letter would have to be approved by the (Continued on Page 3, Column 5) KOREA items, by allies, though not by U.S. citizens. On a Team Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Far East, said last night. "I'm with the President and Mr.'Dulles i because we're on a team and I hope Mr. McCarthy will get on that j team and get on it soon." Speaking, on a CBS radio pro- gram, Smith said, "I sympathize with the point McCarthy is mak- but added, "an argument Hill. The craft was attached to the 7th Radar Calibration Squadron which moved to Utah recently from the Sioux City, Iowa, air base. The Air Force said nature of the squadron's work was classified. Passersby rescued the seven from the plane and one, a nurse, administered first aid before am- bulances arrived. The air force identified the dead co-pilot as Capt. B. D. Wilson, 31, of Hill AFB and Chester, Pa., a son of Benjamin F. Wilson, Tel- ham, Tenn. Listed in critical condition was Capt, W. B. Spicer, 34, navigator, of Norwich, Conn. The plane's pilot and squadron commander, Maj. J. A. Gerwick, 36, of Orlando, Fla., was listed in "semi-critical" con- dition. The remaining plane passengers, being disturbed at their He read excerpts from recent testimony before his committee by witnesses he said handled "the lop- most secrets" of the government but did not say whether they were Communists or had been engaged in espionage. He said it was important to root such persons from their jobs, but "more important is digging out those on the misnamed loyalty boards who have passed these peo- ple and given them clearance." McCarthy declared that "a Com- munist in a position of policy mak- ing in the government can do in- finite damage. 'But a man in the Communist party handling the minds of our sons and daughters can do 10 times that damage." In a news conference after the speech McCarthy said he un- derstood legislation was being prepared for Congress that would end gift tax exemptions for those who donated funds to educational institutions, including Harvard, that employ "fifth amendment In bis speech McCarthy referred to Harvard as a "real privileged sanctuary" for professors who have refused to testify before con- gressional committees as to wheth- er they ever had Communist af- filiations. Their refusals were bas- ed on protection from self-incrim- ination under the fifth amendment to the constitution. Thieves Steal Key To All GM Autos LANSING, Mich, po- lice have crossed fingers today. Thieves took three tool boxes last night from a downtown key shop. One contained safe-opening tools and instructions on how to use them. Another contained a set of master keys for all General Motors WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Sunday. Warmer to- night, mild temperature Sunday. suffering only minor injuries, were Low tonight 25, high Sunday after- identified as: noon 44- M Sgt. G. L. Easterbrook, LOCAL WEATHER engineer Wherry Housing Project, i Official .observations for the 24 Utah I hours ending at 12 m. today: T W E Dracup, 28, scan-! Maximum, 33; minimum, 18; ner' Wherry Housing. j noon, 36; precipitation, none; sun s' D. T. Price, 31, scanner, I sets tonight at sun rises to- of the libel not the British and to humidity 63 per cent. Clearfield, Utah. S. Sgt. V. A. Clegg, 23, radio operator, Kansas City, Mo. J. L. Carter, Navy enlisted man "hitchhiking" aboard the plane, Nephi, Utah, on leave from Olathe, Kan. morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 39, noon today; minimum temperature 13, a. m. today; noon observations skies; visibility, ten miles; barometer 29.88, Downtown Stores Open Tonight For Christmas Shoppers   

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