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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Thursday; Temperature Same VOLUME 53, NO. 37 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 1, 1953 River Stage (Flood Stage 13) 14-Hou? Today Year Ago 9.76 .07 7.60 TWENTY-TWO PAGIS Youth Tells ow Five Stassen Faces Rough Going on Foreign Budget T. The Driver Of The Other Car involved in the fatal crash, Paul Cedergren, Wayzata, escaped with only minor injuries. The two automobiles came to rest about 125 feet apart after the nearly head-on crash. (Republican-Herald photos) Lewiston Collision Fatal To Winona Woman By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer LEWISTON, Minn. An 85-year-old Winona woman was injured fatally, her husband hospitalized and a third person less seriously injured when two cars ground together in an almost headon collision near here Tuesday afternoon. The accident victims were: Mrs. Frank Meyers, 85, 130 E. Howard St., who died m an ambulance en route to the Winona General Hospital shortly after 3 p. m. _ Her husband, 82, the driver of the death car who is in fair condition at ttie Winona General Hospital where he is receiving treatment for multiple lacerations, A Passenger In This Car became Winona County's sixth traffic fatality of the year TODAY McCarthy Showdown Will Wait By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP Eisen- hower's troubles with Sen. Joseph Cedergren saw mat ne was anv- il. McCarthy have ended for the mg toward Winona on Highway 14 4imo Kointt t HP V... bruises and possible chest injuries. Paul A. Cedergren, 63, Way- zata, Minn., Kt. 3, the driver and only occupant of the second car who escaped with a fractured thumb and leg bruises. The accident occurred at about p.m. on Highway 14, on the north outskirts of the village, while the Meyers were en route to visit relatives in St. Charles. Daputy Sheriffs Helmer Wein- mann and Clarence McElmury identified the accident site as about 295 yards west of the junction with State Aid Road 22, one of the main approaches to the village. Car Veered Left Cedergren said that he was driv- time being, with the overwhelming confirmation of Charles E. Bohlen as ambassador to Moscow. But they are likely to start rather soon again, if the Wisconsin senator's statements of his own intentions are at ail trustworthy. At the height of the recent storm, McCarthy admitted to one of the ablest Washington reporters that he would be heavily defeated on the Bohlen issue, but added blunt- ly, "You wait, we're gonna get Dulles' head." In other words, McCarthy merns to shoot another Secretary of State out irom under another President. Having made his own reputation by blackening name of Dean G. Acheson, he ii.tends to go for- ward to new triumphs by attacking John Foster Dulles. McCarthy will no doubt deny this intention, and the remark which revealed it. Yet the remark is accurately quoted. It clearly implies that McCarthy will play the part to- wards Eisenhower that Huey Long played towards Franklin Roose- velt, before t'ne assassin's bullet cut short Long's career. The President's response to Mc- Carthy's challenge meanwhile re- mains somewhat doubtful. The when he noticed the approaching Meyers car. Cedergren relat- ed, "their car veered to the left toward my lane of traf- fic. I applied my brakes right away and turned slightly to the left but the other car came right at and hit just back of my left front wheel. "It's impossible for me to ex- plain what could have Cedergren continued, "but it was almost like the other driver might have fallen asleep for a moment and the car turned into the other lane." Weinmann and McElmury took measurements on the highway that indicated that'the point of impact was about 4V4 feet over the center line in the eastbound la'ne of travel. Mrs. Frank Meyers Farmers Oppose Sales Tax, Says Union President After the crash Cedergren's au- j ST. PAUL (M Opponents of the sales tax measure, pending before Minnesota legislators, were me car i-aiue iu icoi un me ti-n south shoulder, 18 feet from thejm full voice on Capitol Hill to- spot where the cars collided and j day tomobile spun partially around and skidded toward the south ditch. The car came to rest the Fighting Minor But Bitter on Korean Front By GEORGE McARTHUR SEOUL but bit- ter fighting erupted along the Ko- rean battlefront today as U. N. troops anxiously awaited the out- come of Communist truce over- tures. Most combat veterans were hope- ful but wary. The Fifth Air Force reported Al- lied Sabre jets blasted 33 Red MIG jets out of the Korean skies for only two Sabres lost in aerial combat in March. Air Summary The monthly air summary showed, however, that 18 Allied planes were lost to all causes 2 to MIGs, 7 to Red ground fire and 9 to other causes. Army Secretary Robert T. B. Stevens, Gen. Mark Clark, Far East commander; and Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, Eighth Army commander, toured the battle zone and visited an observation post overlooking Communist held Old Baldy Hill north of Seoul. Stevens, in Korea to inspect the combat zone and for a first-hand survey of ammunition supplies, visited several U. S. divisions. At the 630th Ordnance Ammunition company, the Army secretary was told the ammunition supply at the moment was above normal. When he returns to Washington, Stevens is expected to testify be- fore a Senate subcommittee in- vestigating reports of ammunition shortages in Korea. Weather hampered aerial activ- ities again. American Marines on the West- ern Front turned back four email Red attacks Tuesday night, one against Bunker Hill. The Leather- necks listed 41 Chinese Reds killed and wounded. 64 Reds in Raids In Eastern Korea South Korean troops reported killing or wound- ing 64 Reds in raids west of the Nam River and near Anchor Hill. The monthly air summary re- vealed the big role warplanes played in the savage Western Front fighting last week. The Air Force said its planes Dag of Swe- den was approved by the U.N. Security Council as U.N. secre- tary general to succeed Trygve Lie. He accepted the position. Story on Page 16. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Her- ald) facing north. The hood of the car was almost on a line with the south edge of the highway. Skids Into Ditch The Meyers car, meanwhile, con- mains somewhat douDUW. me White House staff has been very tinued 104 feet along the highway. free with descriptions of the anger to which Eisenhower was aroused by McCarthy's recent onslaught against Bohlen and Dulles. Yet the President's anger has not pre- vented him from thing very like making some- 3 commitment, which may well embarrass him deeply in the future. Sen. Robert A. Taft and Sen. William Knowland loyally and ad- mirably bore the brunt of the Boh- len row in the Senate. But they did not enjoy doing so, and they are reported, on undoubted author- ity, to have complained to the (Continued on Page 8, Column 2) ALSOPS US. Rubber Co. Strike Postponed NEW YORK strike threat- ened against the U. S. Rubber Company by the CIO United Rub- ber Workers has been postponed at least until midnight tonight. As it skidded down the road it continued to drift toward the south and finally plunged over the shoulder and came to a stop at the bottom of a 4-foot ditch, fac- ing south and lying some 8 feet from the edge of the highway. First arrivals at the accident scene said that the Meyers car was overturned on its side and the car had to be righted before the elderly couple could be extricated from the wreckage. A nearby resident saw the wreck- ed ear in the ditch, summoned an ambulance and physician from here and notified the sheriff's of- fice in Winona. The Lewiston physician adminis- tered emergency treatment to the injured on the scene and then ac- companied the Meyers to the hos- in the ambulance. Mrs. Meyers, however, was dead when the ambulance arrived at the hospital. Treated for Injuries Cedergren, who was not held by authorities, was taken to Winona h jg. deputies and re- Edwin Christiansen, president of _......... the Minnesota Farmers Tjnion, said jn around-the-clock strikes, he expected the bill to draw 100 j All told, missions were flown per cent opposition from the state's against Communist defenses on announced jointly by company and union officials late Tuesday night. Negotiations on the dispute con- tinue today. Nineteen plants in the nation and workers are involved in the negotiations, a company spokesman laid. at a clinic. Sheriff George Fort, who was returning a prisoner to Winona from the Twin Cities at the time the accident occurred, said today that Meyers will be interviewed at (Continued on Page 19, Column 6) WOMAN KILLED farmers. "The effects of such a plan are felt most by farmers and large families in the low income said Christiansen. "From a dollars and cents stand- point, the average farmer has noth- ing to gain, because he probably would pay more sales taxes than he does now under the personal property levy system." The legislative measure proposes to eliminate the pel sonal property in favor of the three per cent impost on sales. Adding to what appeared to be growing opposition were three tel- egrams from Southern Minnesota. At Fairmont, 60 businessmen wired their stand against the pro- posal to Governor Anderson and the Martin County legislative dele- gation. Similar telegrams also were dis- patched fay Chambers of Com- merce at St. James and Jackson. Manitowoc Fire Loss Estimated at MANITOWOC A fire swept through rolls of kraft paper in the yards of the Eddy Paper Corp. Tuesday causing damage estimated at by resident manager John Means. The blaze apparently was kindled by sparks from a trash fire in a nearby field. Molotov Pledges Russian Aid in Any Truce Talks By EDDY GIL-MORE MOSCOW un Foreign Minis- ter V. M. Molotov pledged Soviet assistance toda'y in trying to bring about an armistice in Korea on the basis of proposals by Chou- En-Lai, the Chinese Premier. Molotov's statement was the first official Soviet comment cm the lat- est Korean development. It ap- peared in the form of a Foreigr M i n istry announcement issuec through the official Soviet news agency Tass and broadcast by Mos cow radio. Molotov said the Soviet govern- ment "recognizes the complete justice" of the new proposals "and expresses its readiness to fully as- sist" in realizing them. There have been two proposals- one from North Korea for the ex- change of sick and wounded pris- oners, and another 'from Chou En- Lai i-n Peiping for the repatriation of other prisoners of war. Under the latter proposal prisoners unwill- ing to return home would be han- dled by neutrals. At the same time, Molotov strongly suggested the Chinese Communists and the North Ko- reans should be represented in the United Nations. He declared this would greatly assist in settling all issues of the Korean war. From this it is obvious the USSR intends to continue'its fight for Churchill told the House of Com-j Chinese Communist and North Ko Killed Says He Needed Cash for Wedding Scrap With McCarthy May Be Only First I Old Ealdy. Churchill Hopeful For Korean Peace LONDON UP) Prime Minister Churchill told the House of Com- mons today Communist China's latest proposals "seem to offer a new hope" for ending the Korean war. He said the new Chinese for- mula appears consistent with prin- ciples long held by Britain and the United Nations that there should be no forceful repatriation of war prisoners. "These developments, if not spoiled, certainly constitute a con- siderable he said. "They seem to offer a new hope for the solution of the prisoner- of-war difficulty and for a cessation of the fighting in Korea for which we and our allies this govern- ment and the late one have striven so earnestly and so long." But Churchill turned thumbs down on any three-power talks with Russia now. He made clear Britain wants to test further the sincerity of the Soviet peace over- tures, Churchill, replying to a question, said Britain had made no proposals for any thrse-power talks with Rus- sia and the United States. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON m Harold E. Stassen's verbal battle with Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) may be only the forerunner of future clashes with Republican senators unless he recommends large cuts in foreign aid spending. About May 1, Stassen will lay be- :ore Congress requests for funds to operate the Mutual Security Ad- ministration, which he heads, for the year beginning July 1. Con- gressional leaders who talked with lim and President Eisenhower at ihe White House Monday said plans for a reduction were dis- iussed, but no figure was men- tioned. Urges Strong Aid The impression is somewhat gen- eral among Republican senators that unless he has a change in heart, Stassen is going to recom- mend foreign expenditures consid- erably higher than they are pres- ently inclined to approve. This apparently is based in part on Stassen's record, as a quad- rennial candidate for fte Repub- lican presidential nomination, in advocating E strong program of military and economic aid to other free nations. If he doesn't recommend some substantial reductions, the Mutual Security administrator may find himself embroiled in a broad-scale battle with Republicans who see in foreign aid a budget-cutting tar- get much more assailable than reg- ular defense expenditures. Stassen, who sharply criticized McCarthy for his Senate Inves- tigating Committee's agreement with some Greek ship owners to halt shipments to Red China and Korea, will face McCarthy across the table when the Senate appro- priations committee passes on MSA funds, But McCarthy will be only one of a lineup of Republicans who have been demanding that foreign aid take some heavy cuts this year. They include Chairman Brid- ges of New Hampshire and Sen. Ferguson of Michigan, Sen. Young of North Dakota, Sen. Mundt of South Dakota, Sen. Dworshak of Idaho and Sen. Dirksen of Illinois. May Gain Members Their ranks are likely to be in- creased by Democratic Ser. Mc- Carran of Nevada, Sen. Elender of Louisiana, Sen. McCleilan of Arkansas and Sen. Robertson of Virginia. Outside of the Appropriations Committee, Sen. Taft of Ohio, the Republican leader, has called for substantial reductions in the outlay proposed by for- mer President Truman. Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) said he gathered the impression. in talking with some members of the bus- inessman teams sent to Europe by Stassen to survey MSA needs that they will recommend an end te all purely economic aid. Slayer rea'a representation in the U.N. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight and Thursday. No im- portant change in temperature. Low tonight 35, high Thursday 48. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: .Maximum, 50; minimum, 37; noon, 42; precipitation, .11; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER Observations) High 47 at p.m. Tuesday, low 37 at a. m. today. Scat- tered layer of clouds at feet and overcast at feet. Visibil- ity 12 miles. Light drizzle. Tem- perature at noon 40. Wind from northwest at six miles per hour, barometer steady at 29.92 and hu- midity 89 per tdnt. By FRED LEIGHTON Republican-Herald Area Editor DUBUQUE, tall, handsome, gracious 18-year- old youth sat quietly this morning in the Dubuque County sheriff's office here relating in a courteous, matter-of- fact way the unbelievable tale of a mad, five-day race of death across the nation with a .blazing .4o caliber automatic pistol. Numbered among his defenseless victims were two Spring Valley waitresses murdered at the Four Winds 1 Cafe at a, m. Monday accord- ing to Dubuque County Sheriff Leo J. Martin. The murderer by his own con- fession: Fred E. McManus, Valley Stream, N. Y. His box score: Five persons murdered "because they scream- ed." His total including in an abduction. His motive: Money, so that an illicit love affair could be con- summated in marriage. His marksmanship: Eight bul- lets fired; only one miss. McManus gave no resistance to Highway Patrolman Jack Moore when (ne widely-hunted red car was stopped five miles north of here about 4 p.m. Tuesday. With McManus were his love-struck sweetheart and a drunken hitch- hiker. The trigger-happy Marine sub- mitted to arrest without offering any resistance, although an imme- diate search of the car revealed a loaded .45 under the dashboard of the black and maroon 1953 con- vertible Plymouth. He obtained the car in a cold-blooded murder of a college student near Roches- ter, N. late Friday. List of Victims McManus' victims none of whom he according to a statement given Sheriff Martin: At Spring Valley Monday morning: Mrs. Harriet Horsman, 48, waitress, and Mrs. Agnes Beas- ton, 43, wife of the owner of Four Winds Cafe one mile west of Spring Valley. At Keeneyville. 111., Saturday night: George Bloomberg, 56, gro- cer, and Ms wife, Florence, 55. At Rochester, N. Y., Friday night: William A. Braverman, 19, student. Accompanying the Marine on this berserk murder spree was 17- year-old Diane Marie Weggeland, Summerville, N. Y. The couple planned to marry in Minneapolis Monday, but they were stymied by the state's waiting period. The Marine told Sheriff Martin he sped out of the driveway of the Four Winds Cafe Monday after he had killed Mrs. Horsman and Mrs. Beaston and drove to Minneapolis on Highway 52 through Rochester, Zumbrota and Cannon Falls. Tie couple registered at a hotel there and stayed from 10 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday when they headed southward on the same route. Minneapolis police spotted the car, which was sought through- out the Midwest as a "red late model gave chase but lost I the car in heavy traffic. i "When the patrolman stop- ped McManus said, "I thought he was going to me a ticket, but then I soon knew that it was the end of line." Sitting in the sheriff's office at (Continued on ?age 19, Column 3) FIVE MURDERS Fred McManui Captured Wear Dubuqut Girl Friend Diana Marie Weggeland Slayer's Companion N.D. Girl Selected For Cherry Festival WASHINGTON National Cherry Blossom Festival commit- tee Tuesday announced selection of Betty Johnson of Grafton, N. D., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Johnson of Nash, N. D., as one of several princesses for the April 8-12 festival. Dubuque County Sheriff Leo Martin, Deputy John Meyer and Traffic Patrolman Jack Mocre questioned Fred Eugene McManus, 18, Valley Stream, N. Y., second from right. McManus was captured north of Dubuque, la., late Tuesday Moore with Meyer's help. McManus has con-. fessed killing five persons. (AP Wirephoto to Republican-Herald) ;