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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Cooler Tonight; Friday Showers, Cooler River Stage 24-Hour (Flood 13) Today 7.26 .20 Year Ago 17.57 .20 VOLUME 53, NO. 56 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES AGENTS ARREST FOUR in Marijuana Seized at Rochester ROCHESTER, Minn, Mari- juana valued at SI ,000 was seized at the airport here about midnight Wednesday when a plan by four Twin Cities residents to "confuse the narcotics agents" fell through. Held here are Robert R. Miller, 28, Minneapolis: Robert Hall, 24, 1016 Edgerton. St. Paul; and Mrs. Sue Wilner, 52, and her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Zecker 24, both of St. Paul. Miller and Hall were to be charg- ed with the transportation and pos- session of marijuana in violation chief of police. of the narcotics act. Agents were planning to release the women. Agents of the Minneapolis dis- trict narcotics bureau had been watching Miller for several weeks. When Miller stepped off a Chi- cago-Minneapolis Northwest Air- lines flight, an unexpected wel- The authorities said Miller was carrying the bundle of marijuana in a travel bag. A few minutes after Miller's plane landed, Hall and the two women arrived by car from St. Paul. Giordano said Hall had in his pockets a quantity of marijuana and several capsules of coming committee was waiting, j narcotics. On hand were Henry Giordano, j Giordano said Miller told him supervisor of the Minneapolis nar-1 Hall and the women were to meet cotics bureau; three special nar- him in Rochester instead of Minne- cotics agents; Archie Caple, NWA apolis to "confuse the narcotics .security officer; and the Rochester 'agents." Western Army Growing, Says Gen. Gruenther Set to Cope With Any Surprise Russian Attack Price Alarmed By Plan to Cut Atomic Spending By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON W Rep Price (D-I1.U said today the new ministration is planning to cu spending for atomic energy the bone" at a time when "the Kremlin is stepping up the tempo of its atomic effort." Cuts of hundreds of millions o: dollars will be made in former President Truman's two billion dol lar atomic energy budget for the year starting July 1, Price said in an interview. However, Rep. W. Sterling Cole chairman of the Senate- House Atomic Energy Committee, said in a separate interview the extent of reductions has not been finally decided. He said the Tru- man budget for atomic energy is still under review by the Budget Bureau. He expressed belief the Eisen- hower administration "will not touch the heart" of the program because, he said, it is "convinced oi the importance" of expanding it. Price, a member of Cole's com- mittee, cautioned Congress in a speech prepared for House delivery against "ill advised" funds cuts. He said he believes cuts already decided upon by the administra- tion will be so deep that "any more reductions by Congress will affect the expansion program." Price said he was not protest- ing administration reductions but will fight against any further cuts by Congress, and he added: "This will be an honest budget and Congress should accept it, in- stead of making automatic cuts." Price and Cole agreed that Rus- sia is making rapid progress in atomic development. "We know that Russia has atom- ic bombs in Cole said. "And the Russians are making Firemen On The Upper Side of the capsized Danish luxury liner Kronprins Frederik continue to battle fire in the half-sub- merged huE Tuesday at Harwich, England. The ship caught fire Monday night and bla2ed for eight hours before snapping support- ing ropes and rolling over alongside the pier. (AP Wirephoto) sizable much so that we should do everything to avoid letting them use their bombs." Price said in his speech that the cofflmittee had received abundant top-secret evidence of an increased tempo in Russia's atomic program. C46 Vanishes Over Cascades With 4 Aboard SEATTLE UP) A C46 airliner with a crew of four aboard vanish- ed over the Cascade Mountains early today on the last leg of a flight here from the East. The Civil Aeronautics Admin- istration, reporting the two-engined plane missing, said it made its last report over Easton, Wash., in the Cascades about 80 airline miles southeast of Seattle. The plane was a non-scheduled airliner from Miami, Fla., the CCC said. There was rain and heavy clouds over the Cascade Mountains at the time of the last report. 5 Children Drown Near Milwaukee MILWAUKEE children, ter despite warnings from the lured to a small, swampy lake boys. south of Milwaukee by the warm-1 Sharon Baker tumbled from the est weather of the season, lost their I raft about 40 feet from shore and lives Wednesday in Wisconsin's worst drowning tragedy in years. The victims, all of the Shady Lane trailer park in the Town, of Franklin, were Charlotte Pringle, 11; her sister Rita, 9; Sharon Baker, 10, Bernice Groves, 11, and Ronald Kolpack, 14. Bodies of three victims were re- covered from Mud Lake Wednes- day night, but dragging operations were scheduled to continue "for three days if Coast Guardsmen said. Search Goes On Recovered were the bodies ol Bernice Groves, Ronald Kolpack and a girl believed to be Char- lotte Pringle. Seven boats, manned by Coast Guardsmen, sheriffs deputies and volunteers, were conducting the dragging operations. M o b i IB By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON was told. today that Western military forces in Europe "probably could cope with any surprise Russian attack but lack the reserves to meet long-range requirements." This testimony came from Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, chief of staff to Gen. Matthew B, Ridgway at supreme Allied headquarters in Europe. Given at a closed session of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee April 1, it was made public today coincident with Sec- retary of State Dulles' attend-1 ance at the North Atlantic Council meeting in Paris considering future plans for the building up of NATO's defense force. Gruenther asserted NATO's sit- uation was "vastly improved" over what it was at the start two years ago when its leaders worried "we might wake up some morning and find the whole (Soviet and satellite) force just pouring through, with warning that was no more than a matter of minutes." He cautioned against cutting for- eign aid so drastically that the French and other allies might fear "we are getting ready to pull out" of European defense. Highly placed officials said Tues- day the Eisenhower administration is talking in terms of about a two billion dollar cut in former Presi- dent Truman's for- eign aid request for the year start- ing July 1. Gruenther told the committee there are still four million men under arms in the Soviet forces o 175 land divisions, operation al aircraft and upwards of 300 sub marines. Of the 175 divisions, 30 are sta- tioned in Europe, the large part n forward areas, with others on ie Western borders of the Soviet Jnion where they "can be quickly brought up for reinforcement." He called the Russian MIG15 one of the finest interceptor air- planes in the world, but said that in ong range or strategic aircraft, 'we have better .types.1' The NATO forces, Gruenther ;aid, have "an emergency plan." "That plan envisages the actions that would be taken if the Soviet orce should move he said, adding: "That doesn't mean that we nec- ssarily have enough force now to this threat successfully. In act, we think we do not, but you ight with what you have and you the best you can.'' A long-range plan, envisaging vhat the strategy should be, hs.s een presented to the North Atlan- tic Council, he said. "There are strains on the Soviet ide, and particularly on the sat- Peace orea esire Just Waiting Developments, President Says Medical Corpsmen And Ambulances stood by at the 121st evacuation hospital near Seoul, Korea, as a helicopter carrying sick and wounded U.N. prisoners landed after the trip from the exchange site at Panmunjom. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) the other three girls fell in trying to get her out. When the boys got to the spot, the girls grabbed the sides of the boat and the craft j ellite but those" strains, with swamped. The panicky youngsters the gun in the back keeping people struggled in the water while Del- j in line, are not enough to give us mar and Gary tried to tow the I any reason for believing that the boat to shore. Drive to Lake By the time the two boys got to he said, shore the others had disappeared, Delmar ran to his home and told his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irv-1 ing Groves, about the drownings. The sheriff's office was called and! Groves drove to the lake, He saw the body of one girl floating. He waded out to the dingy, climbed aboard and used his hands j to paddle to the body, which he j saw was his daughter, Bernice. He j took her to shore and deputies ar- i empire is about to collapse in the I fashion of the Roman Empire, House Leaders Set Date for Tax Cut Bill By CHARLES F. BARRETT Recently Captured Marines Returned By ROBERT EUNSON FREEDOM VILLAGE, Korea (.fl-Pain-wracked Allied soldiers, 36 of Governor's 69 Bills Voted Into Law JACK B. MACKAY I their litters. A South Korean told of almost unbelievable cruelties by his North Korean captors. M. Sgt. Kim Ka Sung, 25, said the Reds climaxed their torture by hacking off all of his with a saw. Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, the Eighth Army commander, called it "a scandalous case." Some U. S. Marines freed today lived through the tremendous mor- tar and artillery barrages and the hand-to-hand combat on Vegas and Reno Outposts March 26. And there were some Colombians captured when Chinese overran nearby Old Baldy at about the same time. Ninety-six Colombians iave been missing since that battle. A young Navy hospital corps- man, Thomas 20, of Ft. Worth, Tex., said Marines who lad lost consciousness from lack WASHTNCTON W0unded Only a few weeks ago ln blowJy fighting for oulpost, hills in i WASWNGTON i Western Korea_ came back froni communist captivity today, leaders were reported today toj Some managed a smile or a joke despite the pain of unhealed have set May 20 as a likely Others, pale with shock for clearing to the House floor a suffering, gripped the sides of bill to cut individual income tax rates 10 per cent starting July 1 Meanwhile, a petition to force earlier action picked up support from two key Democrats on the House Ways and Means Commit- tee, which handles tax legislation. Rep. Cooper of Tennessee, sen- ior committee Democrat, and Rep. Mills (D-Ark) third-ranking Demo- crat, signed the petition to faring the total to 49, an increase of 12 in one day. But 218 signatures are required o pop the bill out of a rules com- mittee bottleneck. That group has leld up the bill since the, ways and means committee approved it n mid-February, The measure ould advance by six months an ncome tax cut now due Jan. 1. President Studies Atrocity Stories Of Released POWs By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON m President Eisenhower said today he is ready to do anything and confer any- where to faring about peace in. Korea. The President told a news con- ference, however, that like every- one else he is simply waiting now to see how developments go in Korea. His statements were in response to a question as to whether he felt the chances are good for a prompt truce in Korea. In reply to another question, the President said he has had no re- action from the Kremlin to the world peace- and disarmament plan he set forth a week ago. He said the government is study- ing and analyzing the prisoner ex- change situation, and that ob- viously, from news stories of atrocities, something is wrong. He added that he as yet has no full and complete report on the matter and so can't determine what the actual facts are. On other matters, the President: 1- Said confident defense startta! Starting ROK Raiders Stab Deep Into Communist Lines SEOUL ffl South Korean raid- ers stabbed deep into Communist lines at four points along the 155- I ucl3 "i "IB against mile battle front today, killing and funds for public housing were defy- wounding scores of Red infantry-1 ing him. he is not ready to estimate how much the saving will be. National Security 2. Announced the National Se- curity Council has advised him it would be advantageous to na- tional security for the U. S. to participate in construction of .the St. Lawrence Seaway. He said tiw council has made no recommenda- tion yet as to the extent of Ameri- can participation. 3. Said he believes it would been wise for the House to vote funds to continue the administra- tion program for starting public housing units. The House voted Wednesday to end the pro- gram. Eisenhower said, however, ie does not feel that House mem- who joined in the vote against men. Allied fighter-bombers struck Communist supply lines and troop concentration areas while U. S. Sabre jets swept North Korean skies without sighting a Red MIG jet. of oxygen in a small cave on Out post Reno were riddled with burp gun fire. ern ROK raiding columns slashed rived to give her artificial respira-1 ST.'PAUL Anderson lost some'of the major in the cave. 1 got powder tion. mendations he made to the of them "hangovers" I burns from a pistol. Then I go searchlights played over the eerie I Tne second body was recovered from Previous legislative he came out with flying colors j shot in the neck and I thought J Fronts, driving the Reds out in I was in the cave when the bloody fighting, the outpost, was hit, he said. "There hth A reported vere just three of us walking i id Wffw around. Lots of the guys were asphyxiated and snoring. The Chi nese started spraying us will burp guns and grenades. They scene through the night as rela- 1 several hours later in about 35 tives and friends of the children i Of water an analysis of the full record by The Associated Press showed today. was going to die. I just kept mov Thp ffnvprnnr had a "baftinp avprnrrp" nf cnn iincr arnnnH and finallv fhpv side overlooking the lake. hffl- the swampy appearance of the lake and 'its small size, Delmar Groves, 14, broker of jresidents of the area said ;t was' Bernice told this story of the gay j believed to be 40 to 50 f t d after-school outing that led to trag-1 jn spots F edy. I Delmar and Ronald and Gary I Kolpack went to the lake after (Man, 70, Shoots Self school. The four girls were already there. A raft and a small rowboat i DETROIT LAKES, Minn, on The governor had a "batting average" of better than .500. were tied to the shore. The boys poled the rowboat out into the lake while the girls climbed aboard the raft and pushed it out into the wa- Charles L. Anglum, 70, living in Shell Lake township, died from a self-inflicted bullet wound, Coroner Theron Vigen ruled today. State Tinder-Dry Grass, Brush Fire Warnings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS State and local officials today issued general warnings against grass fires as continuance of fair, warm and windy weather created unusual, tinder-like hazards for Minnesota in springtime. Smoke from a major brush blaze drew blame for a highway collision near Luverne that cost two lives slowly through heavy smoke from the Luverne fire when his car was struck from the rear by one driven by Mrs. Viola K. Winfouth, 29, Fre- donia, Kan., school teacher. DeBoer and his wife Julia, 58, perished when their car was knocked upside down in the center of the burning grass and the gaso- line tank exploded to engulf the machine in flames. Mrs. Winfouth and brought injury to a third mo- i was reported in fair condition at torist Wednesday. Heavy Smoke At Duluth, Edward J. Blaski, acting fire chief, said conditions are "worse around here at this time than for the last 35 years." He reported his department and that at Superior, Wis., fought 60 the Luverne hospital. Similar Reports Duluth firefighters were aided by fleets of city and airport trucks which hauled off-duty police and firemen to scenes of the more se- rious fires. On Rice Lake Road, at the city's northeastern outskirts, serious grass fires in the 24 hours a vacant two-story farmhouse barn ended Wednesday midnight. and several outbuildings were de- John DeBoer, 62, driving stroyed. made 69 recommendations and 36 were enacted into law. Bills recommended by the gover- nor and passed were: EDUCATION of school district reorganization act which was scheduled to expire June 30, 1953. Expansion of a program of schol- arships for teachers and nurses. Improvement of Teachers Retire- ment act. Increased school aids to meet expanded services and inflated costs. Improvement of statutes cover- ing transportation service provided by school buses. BUSINESS AND LABOR U.N. Assembly Winds Up 7th General Session UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. UK- The U.N. General Assembly was scheduled to wind up its storm- jtossed seventh session today with bitter debate on the subject which Creation of the Minnesota Devel- has dominated its opment Council in an advisory I rea. capacity to the Department of up for fmai approval was He I ing around and finally they cap tured me." Pfc. Samuel J. Armstrong, '18 of San Antonio, Tex., captured on Vegas, said he knew of 10 other Americans captured in the bitter fight who still are prisoners. He said he was well treated. Marine Pfc. Joseph Britt Jr. ol Long Beach, Calif., captured in the same fight, said the Chinese gave him only battle dressings for sev- eral days. Britt was wounded in the arm and leg by shrapnel and had light shrapnel wounds on his head. Britt said, he was marched by the Chinese for about two hours until he collapsed from loss of blood. Similar reports came from the Twin Cities, with Minneapolis fire- men answering 70 calls and St. Paul 55, al! to quell fast-burning grass and brush fires. Several ga- rages were singed. In the Twin City suburbs of Bloomington, New Brighton, Edina and St. Paul Park, among others, volunteer departments reported grass fire calls were averaging two per hour "around the clock." State forestry and highway de- trained personnel can be partment oiicials joined in a plea to motorists to be especially care- ful not to toss lighted cigarettes out of car windows during the emergency. The game and fish department Business Research and to the governor. Re-evaluation of benefits to lib- eralize workmen's compensation and unemployment compensation payments. AGRICULTURE Funds for Brucellosis (Bang's disease) control program. Establishment of a water control commission. MENTAL HEALTH Adequate appropriations so that Additional facilities for mentally retarded children. Revision of commitment proced- ures. ALCOHOLISM asked that trout fishermen exercise Establishment of a consultant on vigilance in dousing campfires. The weather bureau said no moisture was in sight for the area. alcoholism in the department of (Continued on 20, Column 7) GOVERNOR'S an American op- posed by the Soviet an impartial U.N. investigation of Red charges that U. S. troops waged germ warfare in Korea and China. The Assembly's 60-nation Politi- cal Committee already has ap- proved the inquiry and the U. N. budget group has appropriated to finance it. The Political Committee finished its work last night in a welter of good feeling and self-congratula- tion. Even Chief Soviet Delegate Andrei Y. Vishinsky praised Chair-1 man Joao Carlos Muniz of Brazil and the "spring temper" of the U. N. these days. The -committee's last work was to endorse without dissent a re- quest for all countries to help get Chinese Nationalist guerril- las off Burmese soil. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and somewhat cooler tonight, low 42. Friday mostly cloudy, local show- ers in afternoon, not so warm. High 62. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 72; minimum, 45; noon, 65: precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 75 at p.m. Wed- nesday, min. 42 at a.m. today. Noon clear, visibil- ty 15 miles, temperature 66, wind 8 miles per hour from west north- west, humidity 34 per cent, barom- eter 29.94 rising slowly. 4. Said he and other administra- tion officials are studying plans for reorganization of both the State and the Defense Depart- ments. The plan will be sent to Congress soon. No Prediction Possible 5. Declared emphatically that plans for defense of Europe against possible Communist aggress i o n cannot be based either on the idea that an attack might be imminent, or that it might come several j years from now. Defense plans, bunkers, caves and trenches...then he added' must be flexible enou8h returned to Allied lines. The sharp increase in action con- trasted with Wednesday's calm into Chinese trenches on the West- West Central and Eastern when only 10 small contacts were reported. to meet all emergencies. Anyone who tells you he can (Continued on Page 20, Column t) EISENHOWER President Eisenhower appeared in a serious mood while walking to a news conference today from the White House to the old State. Department building next door. With him is. Murray Snyder, assistant press secretary. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) ;