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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Partly Cloudy, Colder Tonight; Fair, Cold Friday River Stage 24-Hour (Flood 13) Today 8.74 .11 Year Ago 17.65 .17 VOLUME 53, NO. 50 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 16, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Ike Dares Russia to Practice Peace 18 Killed, 30 Injured in North Side Chicago Fires Smoke Billowed from the Haber Screw Ma- chine Co. factory on the North Side of Chicago which was one of two fires in Chicago today which resulted in nearly a score of deaths. A deputy coroner said he counted 12 bodies on the second floor of this five-story building. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Two separate, Haber Screw Machine Co., 864 W. bv high winds, North Ave. said: i "Firp CHICAGO (JPt fires, whipped broke out minutes apart today and fire officials forecast a death toll of 18. Thirty others were injured. The Chicago City News Bureau, reporting on the larger the State House, Senate Millions Apart on 5 Top Money Bills By ADOLPH JOHNSON ST. PAUL seven million dollars, five working days and several hundred bills lie between the Minnesota Legislature and adjournment. There is also the matter of finding the additional revenue that may be needed to balance the budget. The seven million dollars is the difference between the House and Senate versions of the five 315 state departments bill and the institutions bill. House and Senate are not too far apart on these two bills and on the wel- fare bill. Hottest fight is expected to come in conference on the education measure. There, the Senate figure is Much of the nearly six million dollar, difference between Senate and House versions lies in the more generous Senate grant for the university. A long, unsuccessful fight to up game and fish division grants pre- ceded Senate passage of the state money bills. The House total is while the Senate figure is Appropriations two years ago totaled Earlier this week, Earl Berg, commissioner of administration, es- timated that present tax sources would fall about short of meeting general revenue fund allowances provided in House bills. If the compromise between Senate and House totals is higher than the House, more new money will have to be found. With the sales tax apparently discarded, some present taxes may have to be increased. The House increased its figure by in the conference com- mittee on the first of the appropria- tion bills to provide money for semistate activities. The final total on that measure, smallest of the five money bills, is Three other appropriation bills moved toward the conference stage Wednesday. The House passed the education bill, containing funds for state school aids, the university, and teachers colleges. Of the total, would go to university maintenance, to teachers colleges, and for school aids. Other aids, not covered in this bill, bring the total for this [name, Ledin called him a "politi- purpose to nearly 150 million dol- cal appointee who has created a lars a year. ly taken out of the building at that time. Fire officials announced at "The fire alarm office, receiv- o'clock that a pile of 10 or I ing these accounts directly from more bodies had been found by the scene, isaid indications were firemen in an upper section of the I that at this time at least 16 per- building. I sons had been killed." "Four bodies had been definite- Two children were killed in the other fire in a three-story apart- ment house at 1701 N, Washtenaw I Ave. j The fires broke out almost simul- i taneously. The Haber Building was first shaken by an explosion at around a.m. Raging flames, which collapsed part of one wall of the structure, prevented firemen from entering the factory until more than two hours after the initial blast. Both fires were in heavily popu- lated areas. A survivor of the factory fire, Mrs. Florence Haislip, 28, told newsmen that after the explosion "The third floor filled up with smoke. There was a panic and everybody ran for the windows. I wasn't near the fire escape so I jumped and landed on the second floor roof of the building next door. I landed on my side." Mrs. Haislip, mother of five, was treated at a hospital. Chief Frank Thielman of the 3rd battalion arrived at the factory minutes after the alarm was sounded. "The sight was he said. "A sheet of flame was. shooting out of the building through all the second story windows. The flames actually were shooting out in hori- zontal tongues. It was a fury. It was impossible for us to get in the though, we had arrived quickly." Theilman said "People were run- ning out of the building and .saying more were trapped inside. I pulled a second and third alarm right away." Altogether, five alarms to rush i n additional equipment were sounded for the factory blaze. At the apartment house, charred bodies of two children were re- moved by firemen from a second floor apartment. Two other chil- dren and two women were injured. bill. The money to measure pay the departments provides no salary of E. R. Starkweather, assistant 'game and fish director. Sen. Assistant Director Harry Wahlstrand, Will- told the Senate it would be a "tragic mistake" to remove Starkweather by refusing to ap- propriate money for his salary. He said the assistant director has "done a wonderful piece of work" and has the confidence of sports- men. Replying, Sen. Wendell Ledin, Bethel, declared the post of assist- ant director is "just not needed." Without mentioning Starkweather's The Senate passed the turmoil in the department for 14 years." Veteran 107 Today AUSTIN, Tex. ffl Thomas E. Riddle, one of Texas' two living Confederate veterans, is 107 today. There will be a three-layer cake in his quarters in the Texas State Home wr Confederate Men here. All members of the legislature and Gov. Allan Shivers were invited to a reception for him.' 25 in House Seek to Force Tax Cut Vote Want 10 Per Cent Income Tax Slash Effective July 1 WASHINGTON House members have joined in an attempt to force a vote on a bill to reduce income tax rates 10 per cent on July months ahead of the. date now scheduled. If they can get 193 colleagues to join them, they will succeed. They are members who, up to today, had signed a petition to by- pass the House rules committee and bring the bill to the House floor despite opposition of the GOP House leadership. The rules group has bottled up the bill since mid- February, when the ways and means committee approved it. Without rules committee clear- ance, the bill cannot now come before the House except under pro- cedure leaving it wide open to changes. Its backers don't want to run that risk and have resorted to a petition to circumvent the rules group and force House con- sideration under procedure barring amendments. To be effective, such a petition requires 218 signatures, a majority of the full House membership. Some Republican members claim their leaders are exerting pressure to prevent GOP members from signing. However, 22 of the first 25 signers are Republicans. Despite efforts to clamp air- tight secrecy on such petitions, the names of the signers became known today. The secrecy rule dates back to February, 1932, when Speaker John Nance Garner ruled that the names of signers of discharge petitions may not be disclosed until the re- quired 218 are obtained. A member may remove his name after signing such petitions. He may publicize the fact that he signed, but is not supposed to tell who else signed. House members who, up to the start of today's session, have said they signed, or were reported by colleagues to have signed include: of Michi- gan, Andresen of Minnesota, Bur- dick of North Dakota, Withrow and Kerstec of Wisconsin. Peron Mobs Raid Opposition After Bombs Kill Six BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Rioting pro-Peron mobs .stormed unrestrained through the Argen- tine capital Wednesday night and early today, burning and sacking opposition centers in a violent aft- ermath to a bombing at a rally ad- dressed by President Juan D. Per- on. The government announced that six persons were killed and 92 in- jured in the two bomb explosions that stampeded the crowd gathered Wednesday in the city's central Plaza de Mayo. Peron was not hurt. Headquarters of all Argentine op- position the Com- up in flames before the raging mobs that chanted "Vi- va Peron" as they looted and burn- ed. The fashionable Jockey Club, center of Argentine high society, was also put to the torch. The government announced that a North American citizen was among several persons arrested for questioning in connection with the bombing. It identified him as Esteban Jacyna of Herkimer, N.Y., an elephant and monkey trainer with a touring circus. The violence marred what had been planned as a triumphal cele- bration for Peron. The Plaza de- Mayo meeting had been called by the pro-Peron General Confedera- tion of Labor as a demonstration of support for the President, now battling to control soaring prices and end confusion of the nation's economic troubles on "organized psychological warfare, directed from abroad and carried out by agents inside the country.. "We must find these agents and hang them to a he shouted. 26-Ounce Baby Dies at St. Cloud ST. CLOUD, Minn, (ffl A 26- ounce baby, born to a Minneapolis couple here Tuesday, died early this morning. The infant, one of the smallest ever born in Minnesota, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyer. The mother, Mrs. Kay Boyer, is expected to leave the hospital in a few days. Who Dares To Harm The Queen with these boys around? Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looked aloft at shako-crowned Grenadiers of her Sov- ereign's company during a review and presenta- tion of colors at Windsor Castle. The hefty guards are on hand at all state occasions attended by the queen and will carry her color standard into Westminister Abbey in the June coronation ser- vice, (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Madman Asks Ike Butchers 7 Kin, To List Truce Terms Self in 7 Hours By JAMES CALOGERO LAWRENCE, Mass. mad tinsmith butchered and shot to death seven and possibly eight members of his family and then killed himself yesterday in a seven-hour slaughter. Peter Akulonis, 39, took his own life last night as police closed in on him outside his home in neigh- boring Methuen. During the death spree, Akulonis used a carpenter's ax to kill his wife Madeline Akulonis, 32; son Michael, 5; widowed mother, Mrs. Mary Akulonis, 72; brother Al- phonse, 32; and two nephews, I James, 5, and Paul, 2, both sons of Alphonse. .ling truce negotiations. He killed his brother Raymond, j There was no immediate word 37, with a blast from a .22-caliber j as to when he mjght suggest the rifle before turning the gun on talks be or what condi- By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON Flanders (R-Vt) advocated today that President Eisenhower "grab the initiative" from the Communists "by telling all parties concerned truce terms that would be accept- able in Korea." Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) called for broad cold war peace talks with. Russia. And, in the wake of disclosure that the U. S. has instructed Gen. Mark Clark what to tell the Reds about a resumption of truce talks, i Democratic senators protested j against what they called failure to guard against Communist trickery I in the exchange of sick prisoners j of war. Clark Authorized Officials did not disclose what instructions had been sent to Clark, United Nations commander in the Far East. It was assumed, how- ever, that Clark was authorized to accept the Red proposal for resum- himself. Second Son tions he would lay down. A wnnnri son Peter Tr 9 was Flanders' suggestion that Eisen- I A second son, Petei Jr., a, was, f; h of missing and feared to be another victim. Akulonis took the boy out of school early in the afternoon. Police said Akulonis apparently planned the wholesale murders. They said his suicide may have saved the lives of several other relatives living nearby. Three blood-stained notes were found in the killer's pockets. "Damn all the one said. "Thanks to the tin said another. The full contents of the letters were withheld pendin a complete acceptable truce came shortly j before the President was due to deliver a major address on foreign j policy to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. i Flanders suggested that the President should first consult with congressional leaders on exactly what "the United that means the United States- would accept as truce terms in Korea." "After they have agreed on this, the President then should tell Con- and the world publicly what The bodies of his mother, Al-I he Flanders said. phonse and the latter's two sons Flanders said he has no informa- ........tion on what truce terms would be acceptable to the President and the U. N. His own ideas for an end to the Korean War call for: (1) Withdraw- i al of Chinese Communists from Korea and establishment of a neu- tral zone about 40 miles deep along the Yalu River; (2) enforcement of this neutral border by a com- mission of Asians; (3) rehabilita- tion of Korea; (4) holding of free elections for all of Korea after the period of rebuilding. "I think some proposal along j these lines would cover all of our were found by Alphonse's wife Clair, 30, when she returned from work in midafternoon to her Law- rence tenement apartment, Shortage In Employment Department Fund ST. PAUL UP) Richard A. pledges from a moral Coiling, state public examiner, the senator said. "It would protect said today fund shortages in the I the people rather than the powers State Division of Employment and m Korea." Security may exceed _ Sen. Humphrey, a foreign rela- GoUing revealed Wednesday night tions commjttee member, declared that an investigation of the divis- ion's books had been under way since last December. He said sus- pected irregularities had been called to his attention by Victor Christgau, division director. The examiner said shortages ap- parently ran back for a number of years but that there was no conclusive evidence of who was responsible for them. Exact amount missing will not be known until the audit is completed, ex- pected in about a month, Golling reported. 76 Professors At U to Retire this country "must maintain its defenses, bolster the North Atlan- tic Treaty and be on guard against Communist trickery and skull- duggery." House Votes to Seize Cars With Untaxed Liquor ST. PAUL W) A bill giving the state authority to seize auto- mobiles carrying untaxed liquor was passed 83-0 today by the Minnesota House. A second bill, making it a mis- demeanor to carry in excess of MINNEAPOLIS W) Sixteen one gallon of intoxicating liquor professors, including four with 40 or more years of service, will re- tire this year from the University of Minnesota faculty. Two veterans of 41 years at the university hold the longest service record of the group. They are Elvin C.. Stakman, professor and chief of plant pathology and botany, and George C. Priester, professor of mathematics And mechanics. "with intent to evade the tax" also was passed, 97-0. Both bills go to the Senate where companion measures are pending. Rep. Lawrence Haeg, Robbins- dale, chairman of the House Liq- uor Control Committee, got an approval of an amendment to the seizure bill, protecting mortgaged automobiles from being confis- cated. Air Force May Use Camp McCoy CAMP McCOY, Wis. (m Maj. Gen. Byron E. Gates, commanding general of Cha- nute Field, 111., arrived Wed- nesday for an inspection of Camp McCoy in connection with possible specialized train- ing for the Air Force. Gen. Gates, accompanied by a party of 10, said the instal- lation is one of several under consideration. Nature of the training was not disclosed. Soviet A-Bomb Sent to China, Newsman Claims LONDON The man who pre- dicted Russia's first atomic explo- sion said Wednesday night the So- viet Union delivered an atom bomb to Communist China on March 4. Kenneth de Courcy, an editor, said the information came "from two reliable intelligence sources, operating independently each from the other." This and other reports purport- ing to deal with conditions in the Communist world will appear Fri- day in de Cqurcey's weekly review Special Service. The editor claims to have his own sources of information behind the Iron Curtain. While Western governments treat his reports with reserve, he had made some suc- cessful predicts. De Courcy further claimed that Communist China has obtained twin-jet light bombers from Russia capable of carrying atomic bombs. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and somewhat colder to- night. Friday fair and continued cold. Low tonight 20, high Friday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 46; minimum, 28; noon, 35; precipitation, .39; sun sets tonight at sue rises tomor- row at North Central Weather High temperature last 24 hours was 45 at p.m. Wednesday, low 27 at a. m. today. There are two scattered layers of clouds, one at feet and the other at feet. Visibility more than 15 miles. Noon temperature 35. Wind from west at 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Barometer 29.79, rising. Humidity 69 per cent Demands End To Cold War, Disarmament Challenges Soviet To Invest in Fund To Better World By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON President Eisenhower chal- lenged Russia's new leaders today to practice the peace they preach by agreeing to end the cold war, disarm the world and invest the savings in a global fund to war on "the brute forces of poverty and need." The alternative, he said, is at worst atomic war and at best unending fear which finds "humanity hanging from a cross of iron." "Is there no other way the world may Eisenhower asked. "What is the Soviet Union ready to do? "The United States is ready to assume its just part." The Eisenhower to create a sensation at this stage of East-West laid down in the President's first full dress speech on. foreign policy since he took office in January. It was de- livered before the American So- ciety of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) and broadcast by all radio and television national hookups. The President said that if Russia is willing to take the preliminary independence for the East European satellites this country would agree to work toward a world disarmament plan which would ban atomic weapons. Stalin Era Over An "era ended with the death of Joseph he declared, and the new leadership in Moscow like the rest of the world has oppor- tunity "to turn the black tide of events." The U. S., he went on, is deter- mined to try to "sieze this chance" and if it fails the world "need be divided no longer in its clear knowl- iedge of who has condemned man- kind to this fate." No issue which today lies be- tween the Soviet and free worlds, he said, "is only the will to respect the rights of all nations." The President listed these speci- fic steps: 1. Conclusion of an "honor- able armistice" in Korea, fol- lowed by political leading to "free elections in a United Korea." 2. An end to Red aggression in Indochina and Malaya. 3. Completion of an Austrian peace treaty. 4. Unification of Germany. 5. Creation of a European community with "full inde- pendence of the East European nations." With progress on these issues, Eisenhower said, the U. S. would welcome agreements on reduction of armaments. He then declared: "This government is ready to ask its people to join with all na- tions in devoting a substantial per- centage of the savings achieved by disarmament to a fund for world aid and reconstruction. Purpose of Plan "The purpose of this great work would be: To help other peoples to develop the undeveloped areas of the world, to stimulate profit- able and fair wojld trade, to assist all peoples to know the blessings of productive freedom." Repeatedly he- hammered point that the American govern- ment is interested in deeds, not from the Kremlin- and that the" ideas of proven good faith and safeguards against violations underlie his five-point disarmament program. He stated this program as: 1. Limitation, by fixed ceil- or by percentages, of the "military and security fore- tc of all nations." 2. A pledge by all nations to limit production of strategic materials for military pur- poses. 3. International control of atomic energy for peaceful pur- poses "and to ensure prohibi- tion of atomic weapons." 4. Limitation or prohibition of other weapons of "great de- structiveness." 5. Enforcement of all agreements by "adequate safe- guards, including practical system of inspection under the United Nations." "The details such disarma- ment programs are manifestly critical and Eisenhower said. "Neither the U. S. nor any other nation can properly claim (Continued on Page 21, Column 5) EISENHOWER ;