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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Showers Tonight And Saturday, Colder Saturday Farm News Section Tonight Pages 10-12 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 118 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 1954 ilGHTEEN PAGES Th. Home Of Gordon Hume of Moose Jaw, Canada, collapses in flames after the Her. A Picture of the smoldering wreckage of the Trans-Canada Airlines plane and engine of a TCA North Star passenger plane crashed into it and set it afire. Mrs. Martha a RCAF training plane after a crash over Canada Thursday morning. The crash and fire Hadwen, working in the house at the time, died in' the flames. killed 37 persons. There were no survivors of either plane. C were in the airline SP Canadians Probe Plane Collision MOOSE JAW, Sask. ian officials pressed an investiga- tion today into the nation's worst commercial aviation disaster, the collision-crash here yesterday of a Trans-Canada Airlines North Star and a light military training plane. Thirty-seven persons were killed.. Mayor L. E. Lewry called a spe- cial meeting of the City Council to renew protests against student flights from the nearby Royal Can- adian Air Force base over this city of The dead included 31 passengers and a crew of four in the west- bound airliner; a British RAF training here under a NATO program; and a cleaning woman who died in the wreckage of t house struck by the airliner's flam- ing debris. There were no sur- vivors. As it hurtled to the ground in flames, the big four-engine North Star came within 100 feet of a schooi'where 350 children were in classes. A garage was used as a tem- porary morgue. By early today only 18 of the 37 burned and broken bodies had been identified. Among the dead passengers were Rodney Adamson, 52, a leading Sen. Humphrey Opposes Forcing Indochina Pact By WARREN WASHINGTON phrey (D-Minn) ROGERS JR. Sen. Hum- said today Con gress' efforts would boomerang if the lawmakers tried to use for- eign aid as a means of pressuring Britain and France into a united front against Communism in South- east Asia. "It would play right into the Kremlin's he said in an interview. "It would be just like cutting off your nose to spite your face." Humphrey was commenting on a suggestion by Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California that Congress might delay a deci- sion on aid to some North Atlantic Treaty countries until after the Kooney amson, o Progressive Conservative member tf ft cowtries k of.f Parliament; Pat Reid, ._, .._ mous northland bush pilot anfl oil company executive; George Sweny, president of the Vancouver Iron Works, and their wives. The collision occurred in mid- morning as the airliner, delayed Vi hours by weather on its flight from Montreal to Vancouver, was Hying west above the city. Witnesses said the single-engine Harvard trainer crashed into the if those countries kept put- ting off a response to U.S. calls for unity against the Reds in Indo- Southeast Asia. British and French diplomats reportedly are disinclined to fall in with the U.S. plan before they see what comes out of the Geneva meeting with representatives of Soviet Rus- sia and Red China. As Humphrey and other senators spoke out, it was reported here and abroad that Secretary of State larger plane from the southwest, j Dulles will fly this week to London sheering off a wing from the air-1 and Paris for consultations on the liner. The trainer fell directly to Indochina situation, the ground while the North Star Diplomatic officials in Washing- Pilot I. H. Bell TODAY U.S. Risks War Over Indochina I went into a spin at a sharp angle, j trailing fire from its tail. Bodies hurtled from the airliner "like falling to the ground over a wide area, they said. 'When the hit, a fuel tank exploded and shot flames over two homes, burning them to the ground. The cleaning woman, Mrs. Martha Hadwen, 36, was the only occupant of one of them. Stewardess Marjory Quinney By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP it is Secretary of State Dulles remarked in his recent New York speech, "to take risks to win peace." Hardly anyone yet seems to realize how very serious are the risks which Secretary Dulles, with President Eisenhower's consent, is now prepared to take. The most serious is nothing less than the risk of general war. Dulles has said, in effect, that a failure to negotiate an accept- able Indochinese settlement at the forthcoming Geneva confer- ence will invite "united action." He has underscored this warning by initiating well publicized diplo- matic talks with France. Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the Phil- ippines and Siam. Would Send Aid Dulles has shrewdly refused to spell out in detail and in advance just what "united action" means. But one key diplomat in Wash- iuton interprets his obvious mean- ing as follows: "Action doesn't! mean talk, and it doesn't mean means troops." In short, "united action" means the dispatch of military forces by the United States and other free na- tions to Indochina, to bolster the French and Viet Nam forces there. Since this action which Dulles proposes is to be the fi- nal decision does not rest only with the United States. But prelimin- ary soundings indicate that most at least of the other nations with vital interests in the area agree in prin- ciple to sending forces to Indo- china if it becomes clear that jits management. there is no alternative other than Gen. Sturgis, pointing Communist victory there. Risk of War Canada Ready To Go it Alone On Seaway CLEVELAND Gen. S. D. Sturgis.Jr., chief of U.S. Army Engineers, said Thursday he be- lieves it is a settled question that built and the nation will be must decide ton .said Dulles will probably leave Sunday. After two days of talks in London with Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Secretary Eden, they said, he will hop to Paris for two days of talks with Premier Laniel and other French leaders. He will return by the end of next week for a report to Pres- ident Eisenhower. Dulles faced questioning about Indochina at an afternoon session today of the Senate Appropriations Committee, now considering State Department budget requests. Knowland returned to his theme last night in a speech at a Bataan Day dinner. "The real he said, "are not found in America but in some of the nations associated with us in Europe." He said these nations fail to understand the Communist aim is to "control Asia before striking at Europe." Events in the next few months in Indochina, he continued, may seal "the fate of the free men of Europe and the Americas." He said he does not want a dupli- the Korean War in which, he contended, the United States received troop support only from 17 of the 60 United Nations and South Korea. Chairman Wiley (R-Wis) of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- tee partially backed up Know- land's suggested reappraisal of for- eign aid. He commented to re- porters: "The situation in Indo- china, coupled with French in- action in France, might very well have a serious effect on our for- eign aid program." Two Democrats', Senators Ful- bright of Arkansas and McCarran of Nevada, questioned Knowland's timing. They noted that, under normal Senate procedure, no deci- sion would be made on foreign aid appropriations until well after April 26. WEATHER FEDERAL'FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy, occasional showers tonight and Saturday. Warmer tonight., 'Sen. McCarthy Must Stay' Group Formed MADISON, Wis. (fl-A group of Madison residents started a campaign Thursday in defense of U. S. Sen. McCarthy (R- Mrs. Grace Livesey, promin- ent Republican worker, said the group was forming the "For America Club." She said the group had spon- sored two broadcasts to dis- courage circulation of McCar- thy recall petitions. The peti- tions are being circulated by a "Joe Must Go" club organized at Sauk City two weeks ago. Violent Artillery Attack Steps Up Indochina War HANOI, Indochina Com- munist-led Vietminh unleashed a "violent" artillery bombardment on Dien Bien Phu today in what might be a prelude to a new in- fantry assault on the besieged French fortress in northwest Indo- china. A French communique said the defenders answered back with tremendous barrages as the rebels rained down thousands of shells from their 105 and 75mm. artillery and heavy mortars in the hills en- circling the French-held plain. Such artillery stepups have her- alded the Vietminh's two previous attempts to overrun the fortress, a two-day wave of'assaults begin- ning March 13 and six days of repeated attacks on various cor- ners of the plain's defenses which ended last Monday. Some French army sources, how- ever, still believed the Vietminh renewal would not come for an- other "four or five days." Ffurther south in Indochina, King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia ordered general mobilization in his kingdom and announced he would appeal to the United Nations against Vietminh aggression there. About two battalions of Vietminh crossed into Cambodia from Laos eight days ago. So far, only scat- tered actions have been reported in the vicinity of the Laos-Cam- bodia border. Parkway Planning Funds in Road Bill WASHINGTON UP) A fund to plan a Mississippi River parkway is included in a highway- aid bill passed Wednesday by the Senate. aaiuraay. warmer whether it wants to participate in j cdder Me Low J 42 hj h Saturda 66 that. The French, for their part, make no bones about cannot, or will not carry on the war on the present basis after Geneva. But the French do seem likely to agree to continue to supply the bulk of run m tne the non-Asian ground which is a Dulles pre-condition- given the new basis for the war proposed by Dulles in his New York speech. For the present, in other words, (Continued on Page 16, Column 2.) ALSOPS Canada already has declared it will undertake the project alone if the ,n in, said: our national ad- ministration, that we should par- ticipate. If we our jhare of the bill for the navigation works alone jhborhood of SlOO-million. For that investment, we will obtain a voice in the man- agement of a facility that is vital to our interests in delivered his before The. Army chief the annual meeting of the Lake Carriers Association. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 52; minimum, 27; noon, 48; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPtfRT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 47 at noon today. Low 35 at p.m. Thursday. Noon foot over- cast, visibility 15 miles, wind from the east southeast at 16 miles-per- hour with gusts up to 23; baromet- er at falling, humidity 50 per cent. 47 Burglaries In 2-Stafe Area ST. PAUL (fl Two 18-year-old Moose Lake youths have confessed to 47 burglaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin villages and cities in the last few months, John Tierney, chief of the state crime bureau, disclosed today. The pair, Gerald Hallgren and Jack Hatanpaa, were arrested a few days ago while attempting to j break into a hardware stofe in Richfield in suburban Minneapolis. The youths have been living at 80 N. Western Ave. in St. Paul. Tierney said the two, now in the St. Paul city jail, will be turned over to Sheriff Reuben Granquist in Stillwater for prosecution on charges of committing nine bur- glaries in Washington County. Written confessions were ob- tained by two crime bureau agents, Charles Reiter and James Carlson, according to Tierney. The burglaries were scattered throughout seven Minnesota coun- Anoka, Ramsey, Dako- ta, St. Louis, Carlton and Wash- in Superior and Rice Lake in Wisconsin. Minnesota communities in which they admitted breaking into filling stations, garages, hardware and grocery stores and a farm imple- ment place include Faribault, For- est Lake, Wyoming, North Branch, Roseville, LakeviUe, Rosemount and Stillwater. K. D. Dam Battered By Flood Stands DICKINSON, N. D. Iff) The Dickinson dam apparently has suc- cessfully withstood damage by high waters of the Heart River. The police department said early today that the river is subsiding and that "there now seems to be no danger." A total of six concrete slabs in the spillway washed out, but the dam itself held. About 150 persons living in low- lying areas downstream from the dam spent a second night away from their homes, however, be- cause of the possibility that the damage might result disastrously. The dam itself is about three miles upstream from Dickinson. The Heart River has been carrying a heavy load of water from melting snow and recent rains. Comet Lost ear Soviet Delegate Andrei Y. Vishinsky wielded the gavel as chair- man of the Security Council in New York at the opening of debate Thursday on the Israeli-Arab question. A wrangle developed on how to handle the two complaints, separately or individually, and the session ended without even adopting an agenda covering the complaints. (UP Telephoto) 'Blue Rain' Spatters Houses in Detroit DETROIT Astonished Detroiters were talking today about the "blue rain" which spattered hundreds of homes on the Northwest Side yesterday. blue. Davenport, Iowa, had the same thing. Houses were flecked with tiny blue spots. Some of it was a purplish- i Science came up with first excitement ran high. One unofficial theory, for in- stance, was that it might have come from the hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific. There was "no cause for alarm." Elm tree what it was in Detroit apparently. Dr. Joseph G. Molner, city positively no expert support for j health commissioner, advanced the that one. j explanation. He said the buds had Civil Defense launched an inves- fallen to the ground, rested on the tigation and determined there was damp earth, and had then been blown forcefully against the houses by Wednesday night's big wind- Loosened Slabs Ptril Dam Three 56-ton concrete slabs, loosened by the surging waters of the Heart River near Dickinson, N. D., balance precariously on the crest of the spillway struc- ture of the dam. Residents in low-lying homes were exacuated as officials expressed fear the heavy weight would crush the structure and re- lease the more than acre feet of water in the reservoir. The dam is located three miles upstream from Dickinson. (AP Wirephoto) storm. Chemicals in the house paint probably contributed to the ulti- mate coloring, he said. Reward Offered for Socking Schine FRANKFURT, Germany UPi A retired U. S. major general said today he has offered a reward of to the "first non-com who socks Pvt. Schine in the nose." Maj. Gen. Arthur R. Wilson, 59, who retired from the Army in 1946, referred to Pvt, G. David Schine, wealthy former investigator for the subcommittee headed by Sen. Joseph McCarthy a hell of a Wilson said, "when the Army gets itself into a fix where a private can tell the generals in the Pentagon what to do." Wilson, who commanded troops in North Africa and Europe during World War II and now lives in Oroville, Calif., said if he'd been in command at Fort Dix, "Schine would have been punched in the nose by either a corporal or a sergeant." Wilson, who worked his way up through the ranks, said he once was a sergeant and added: "If Schine had been under me and refused to do his duty, his beak would now be on the back of his neck." apn Oil Slick on Mediterranean Clue in Search NAPLES, Italy craft searching for a British jet Comet airliner missing 21 persons on a Rome-to-Cairo flight today reported finding several bodies and debris floating in the Medi- terranean Sea. The Italian navy corvette Ibis, part of a four-nation sea and air team, radioed headquarters here of the find It said ihe bodies were being taken aboard. Three Amer- icans were aboard the Comet. A British plane was reported circling over the spot to mark it for the other searchers. A long oil slick about 50 miles south of Capri drew attention at dawn. The pilot of a U. S. PBY flying boat. Lt. David Jones, re- ported sighting debris in that area this afternoon. Other debris was seen by a British airliner about 80 miles farther south, near the toe of the Italian boot. Airline officials in London listed three Americans among the pas- sengers. For the second time in three months all Comets, white hope of Britain's air transport industry, were grounded pending further information on the missing plane. In London, Sir Miles Thomas, chairman of the British Overseas Airways Corp. termed the latest Comet mishap "almost men- tally adding: "We have got to do some very fundamental thinking about the Comet alto- gether." He conferred today with two French airlines which also operate the jetliners. Day of Tragedy The disappearance capped a day of tragedy for British Common- wealth aviation. A light Canadian military training plane collided in the air yesterday morning with a 'Trans-Canadian Airlines passenger plane over Moose Jaw, Sask., kill- ing 37 persons. The missing Comet, owned by BOAC and chartered to South. African Airways for a joint service between London and Johannes- burg, took off last night from Rome's Ciampino Airport. It was due in Cairo an hour and 55 min- utes later. The plane carried a crew of 7 South Africans and 14 passengers Americans, 2 South Africans, 7 Britons, an Egyptian and a Swiss. The Americans were iden- tified as 0. L. Anderson, Ameri- can Fork, Utah; F. R. Harbison (No and R. L. Wolkinson, Marblehead, Mass. Last Message Half an hour out of Rome, the plane messaged: "We are making altitude." That was the last heard from it. American, British and Italian ships and planes had set out last night on a broad' search of the Mediterranean. The search was intensified after dawn over the en- tire area from Rome to Cairo. The sleek, 500-mile-an-hour Com- world's first civilian jet airliners, on which Britain has staked the prestige of her air transport been put back into service only 16 days ago. They had been grounded following a jetliner crash off the Isle of Elba Jan. 10 in which 35 persons were killed. The January crash was the third fatal Comet mishap in 13 months. During the first grounding period, more than 50 safety changes were made. v 't, ;