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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Friday, Moderate Temperature River Stage ItHour (Flood Sfagt 13) Today 17.10 .38 Year Ago 15.40 .35 52, NO. 58 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1952 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Twin Jato (jet assisted takeoff) units provide the extra boost necessary to lift this pair of U. S. Air Force F-84 Thunderjets into the air somewhere in Korea. Each is carrying two heavy bombs, extra fuel tanks and full loads of .50 caliber ma- chine gun ammunition. Tbunderjets of the 49th Fighter Bomber Wing strike daily at Communist rail facilities, marshaling yards, supply depots, and frontline troop positions. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Kilstofte-YMCA Case Heads Long Calendar For District Court Railroads Defendants in Three Personal Injury Suits; Other Actions Listed The long-standing dispute between H. B. Kilstofte, contractor for Wlnona's new YMCA building, and officials of the Y is slated to be tired again in District Court during the spring term which opened this week. For the second time in seven months, the YMCA is seeking an Injunction against the building time to allow for a definition of the respective rights of the two parties in the dispute. Last September, the YMCA board went into court to obtain an order restraining Kilstofte from denying the organization access to the building. At that time, Kil- stofte contended that the YMCA should not take possession of the structure until the Chicago archi- faff and Ike In Close Race For Delegates By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, candidate JOT the Republican nomination for president, speaks in and around Little Rock, Ark, Sen. Estes Kefauver of Ten- nessee, candidate for the Dem- ocratic nomination for presi- dent, addresses a Jefferson- Jackson dinner at Steubenville, Ohio. Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia, also seeking the Dem- ocratic nomination, makes a transcribed radio address in "Washington. Harold Stasscn, former gov- ernor of Minnesota and candi- date for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks in Akron and Cleveland. Two backers of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for president on the GOP ticket speak Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire at Reno, Nev., and Rep. Norton (R.-Ky.) at Quin- cy, Mass. With Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow- er's estimated 220 delegates press- ing hard behind his own 239, Sen. Robert Taft said today he believes he can win the majority of the 60 GOP delegates at stake in the week ahead. Referring to presidential prefer- ence primaries and conventions which will select delegates in Col- orado, Utah, Delaware, Arizona and Arkansas, Taft said: "We face a fight everywhere but it looks pretty good." But Eisenhower's campaign managers were optimistic too They predicted yesterday, in the wake of the general's victories in New York and Pennsylvania, that he will be nominated on the first ballot at the July national conven tion. Claims Disputed Latest reports from New York, where Republicans last Tuesday chose 90 of the state's 96 delegates to the Chicago convention, indicat- ed that 81 were for Eisenhower, nine for Taft. But Taft disputed this, claiming 17, New York's state GOP commit- tee will select six delegates-at- large May 7. All of these are ex- peeled to be for Eisenhower since Gov. Thomas E. Dewey is an Eis- enhower man and he's New York's Mr. Republican. Although the political spotlight was centered on the neck-and-neck race between Taft and Eisenhower, there were rumblings in the Demo- cratic camp which gave promise of stealing some of the headlines: Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of 'Minnesota is said to be more re- ceptive to suggestions from "num- erous" friends that he seek the presidential nomination. These friends said privately Humphrey has not made up his mind, but re- IISENHOWER (ConHnutd on 5, Column 4.) tect declared that the building was completed according to specifica- tions. The contractor now alleges that he has performed the provisions of the contract for the construction of the building but that architect, Ber- tram Weber, has failed to certify this. Kilstofte has demanded his final payment of on the project. He also asks pay- ment of for delays in com- pleting the contract which he attri- Leirfallom Plans Reorganization Of Institutions ST. PAUL Leirfallom who became director of the Divi sion of Public Institutions a month ago, Thursday announced plans for a broad reorganization of the divi- sion. He said the aim of the reorgani- zation is to simplify and make more efficient operations of the di- vision, which has jurisdiction over 17 prisons, reformatories, state hospitals and special schools with about inmates and patients. "I believe the new setup will re- sult in greater efficiency and save he state thousands of dollars, while providing better care for hose under our said jeirfalloni. Three New Jobs The plan calls for creation of three new jobs and a change in he responsibilities of another. It also-provides for a regrouping of some functions. New posts are those of institu- tions business manager, director of correctional rehabilitation and a butes to "arbitrary and unreason, j director of programs involving in- able" interference with the work by the YMCA and its representa- tives. In addition, the contractor has demanded payment of an amount totaling which he approximately describes as additional (Continued on Page 16, Column 2.) KILSTOFTE Parting of Ways At Hong Kong HONG KONG was a parting of the ways when an air- plane from Australia landed at Hong Kong Wednesday. Five Australian trade union dele- gates boarded a train for Red China and the Chinese Communist May Day celebrations in Peiping. Dog Lover Lands In Jail as Result SANTA MONICA, Calif. best friend is this man, Hugh Stan- ley Jenings. Twice Jenings has gone to jail for his dog, a 7-year-old Belgian shepherd named Kobe. Kobe likes to roam. Santa Mon- ica has an ordinance that requires dogs to be on leash. Last year Kobe made the pound because of his gypsy feet. But Jenings was equal to the occasion. He climbed into the pound and released his pet. That may have, endeared him to every youngster with a dog, but the court took a dim view of his action and placed Jenings on one year's probation. Yesterday Kobe was loose again. Today he's in the pound, but his master hasn't been able to help him because he went behind bars for violating his probation. Jen- ings is still fighting. He says he will challenge the legality of the leash ordinance when he appears for a. hearing. Mona Freeman Sues SANTA MONICA, Calif. Freeman, Baltimore movie actress, has sued Pat Neraey for divorce, alleging mental cruelty. She and the auto dealer were married six years ago. She asks monthly support for their daugh- ter, Mona, 4, saying a community property agreement has been ef- fected. stitutional social work. Instead of having complete charge of the state's mental hos- pitals as now, under the proposed setup the mental health commis- sioner will have charge of devel- oping and directing medical poli- cies and programs for all institu- tions. Dr. Ralph Rossen, present com- missioner, has asked to be relieved to devote his full time to his post as superintendent of the Hastings State Hospital. Leirfallom said his successor probably will be named soon. The business manager will set up and supervise uniform busi- ness policies for all institutions. Leirfallom said he expects to ap- point a man to fill this a year job by May 1. Legal Aid Sought The correctional rehabilitation director will plan and direct re- habilitation, recreational and lei- sure time programs for all insti- tutions. Leirfallom said he wil play an important role in the pro- jected penal reform program. The third new director will plan programs for the mentally defi- cient, will have charge institu- tional social work and handle guardianship problems. In addition, Leirfallom has pro- posed appointment of an assistant attorney general who will divide his time between the Division of Public Institutions and the Divi- sion of Social Welfare. Leirfallom also disclosed he is working on a manual of adminis- trative policies aimed at uniform- ity in all state institutions. He said the reorganization would be carried out as rapidly as possible. To assist him, he has ob- tained the services of Alfred Ang- ster, chief of the Child Welfare Division, to serve as an organiza- tional consultant for the next two weeks. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and tonight and Friday moderate tem- perature. Low tonight 40, high Friday 65. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 62; minimum, 38; noon, 61; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 19. Ultima turn Saved Iran, Trieste. Truman Says Convicts Agree To End Revolt, Free Hostages Gov. Williams Bows to Save Lives of Guards JACKSON, Mich. trig- ger-tense Southern Michigan Pris- on convicts agreed today to end a flaming four-day riot. It cost one life and two million dollars in damage. Their decision guaranteed the fi nal safety of nine guards, still heli as hostages by knife-wielding con vict rioters in the world's larges walled prison. With these hostages in mind, thi state of Michigan humbly bowe( to prison reform demands by tin even threw in steak dinner in the bargain. Even then the last 169 desperate loldouts in the prison's isolation Cell Block 15 delayed final surren ler. They demanded confirmation in today's of the tate's agreement. Thus their. actual surrender of he grim, five-tiered cell block, vith its solitary confinement holes! vas not expected before Friday morning. Governor Yields Gov. G. Mermen Williams gave the mutineers' demands, he aid, "to effect the release of the pstages and the cessation of re- istance." The convicts' complaints alleged rutality, overcrowding of the vast rison, lack of proper segregation nd medical care and inadequate arole procedure among other lings. A no-reprisal demand was modi- ied by Gov. Williams to a pledge f no reprisals by guards or other ersonnel who operate Michigan's risons for the State Department f Corrections. The g o v e r n o r's capitulation ame after tense hours when the uards' lives hung in slender bal- nce against the mounting rage nd frenzy of the convicts barri- aded in Cell Block 15. Personal effects wallets and dentification two of the uards were thrown from the cell lock to the ground outside. The efiant gesture appeared to prison ificials as an open threat of death the guards. Feared for Guards The fear was heightened when ack (Crazy Jack) Hyatt emerged om behind-the-scene leadership take front-line command of the mutiny. The quick-tempered long- ra convict once seized Gov. Wil- ams at knife-point as an escape lield at another prison. Williams was visiting the other rison at the time. Hyatt failed to et away. The mutiny began Sunday night Cell Block 15, where the worst esperadoes in the pris- n were seiving isolation terms for defiance of prison rules. The rebels seized 13 guards, but in the next five days they let four of them of age or ill- ness or in deals for concessions from officials. An Appeal To The Citizens of Winona A critical situation exists in respect to Red Cross funds. Because many persons in Winona failed to contribute, the local chapter is short of its goal. In addition, a flood relief fund of million is being sought by the American Red Cross to bring relief to thousands of flood victims throughout the of them right here in Winona. Our share of this emergency fund is That means we must raise immediately. There is no time for a house to house solicitation of this fund. It must come from the spontaneous response of the people. So we, as a voluntary committee, are making this appeal to you publicly, asking everyone regardless of whether or not he has previously contributed, to make an additional contribution. By this time, everyone must realize the humaneness of the Red Cross and its resulting benefits. For example, more than was expended for Winona flood victims last year. Right at this moment the Red Cross is supplying food, clothing and shelter to more of our stricken people. The .national organization isn't asking us to return all of this money, but it is asking us to do our fair share. This money is critically needed and you are urged to send your contribution now to The Republican-Herald. The Red Cross needs your help so the Red Cross can help others. Will you do your shaye? R. W. Miller G. M. Robertson J. B. Bambenek S. J. Pettersen M. A. Laberee M. H. White J. 'R. Chappell John Ambroten John M. Schlaefer D. B. Robinson K. A. McQueen F. J. Wilder L. R. Woodwork Committee Loss of Flying Glamor Forces 'Incentive' Study By DON WHITEHEAD WASHINGTON glamor of combat flying has worn so thin in two wars that some top military people believe a new system of "incentive pay" is the only sure way to attract more youths into America's growing Air Force. Such a pay proposal is knocking around the Air Force's top com- mand. It is expected to emerge i as a specific plan to be laid Rochester Woman Killed in Mishap FARMINGTON, Minn. Ro- ihester woman was killed and her husband suffered injuries in an automobile collision at an inter- ;ection near Farmington today. Mrs. Roy A. Whiting, about 55, was dead on arrival at Sanford Hospital in Farmington. Her bus- and, a service foreman for North- western Bell Telephone Company t Rochester, suffered possible ib fractures, and shoulder and eg injuries. He was taken to San- ord Hospital, Mrs. Whiting was thrown more an 100 feet as the Whiting car oiled over several times in the' itch. Anthony Lucking of Hamp- on, Minn., driver of the second machine escaped injury. The accident occurred at the ntersection of Highway 52 and ounty Road 3 near Hampton about a.m. The Whitings were en oute to Minneapolis. Earl Ward, one of the leaders in mutiny at Southern Michigan prison, at Jackson, Mich., signs an agreement ending the five-day riot in ceH block 15 pending appearance of their 11 demands in today's niewspapers. Convicts shown at ground level window of the cell block are (left to light) BnsseR Jarboe, Tony Hanone, Ward and James Breeze. (AP 'Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) before Congress. It is certain to run into trouble there. Sponsors of a proposal to give combat pay to frontline fighters and others actually under enemy fire have" been sharply critical of the special hazard and incentive pay that now goes to Air Force and Navy flying crews, submarine crews and Army parachutists. Plan. Snagged The combat pay for, an extra a month for most Korean war veterans was snag- ged today in a Senate-House con- ference committee trying to agree on differences in bills passed by the two bodies. The subject of hazard and incen- tive pay is under study not only by the Pentagon, but by a specie: Senate "task force" headed by Sen. Hunt The Air Force was the "glamor tioy" of the armed services in World War II. But today the Air Force admits the glamor appea is not enough. There is a serious shortage of pilots, navigators ijombardiers and other qualified lying personnel. Clamor One Air Force officer explained the situation to a reporter this way: "The glamor of flying is almost jone now. World War II and Korean War have shown that com- bat flying is hard, tough, danger ous work. During the last war, flyers re- ceived a bonus plus 50 per cent of their base pay as com' pensation for the added hazards of flying. Since the war, Congress has trimmed the flight pay. Lieu- tenants now receive about 45 per cent of base pay and the scale slides downward to about 15 per cent for flying One Air Force officer said an airline pilot gets about a month while the average Air Force pilot, with all his pay and allow- ances draws about a month. "And his hazard rate in peace- time flying is 4% times greater than the hazard rate of an airline the officer said. Ida Lupino Mother LOS ANGELES to- Actress Ma Lupino gave birth to a 4-pound 3-ounce baby at Temple Hospital last night. The girl, named Bridget, was placed in an incuba- tor. Miss Lupino was married to Actor Howard Duff last October. It is the first child for botb. Truman Drops Plan To Take Flood Work From Army Engineers WASHINGTON Presi- dent Truman has dropped his controversial plan to put the Interior Department in charge of flood control and other river and harbor work now handled by the Army engi- neers. Irving Perimeter, assistant White House press secretary, yesterday told newsmen the President has instructed the Budget Bureau to stop work on the plan and that "it will not be submitted" to Congress. No explanation was given for the shift in plans. Con- tributing factors are believed to have been the bitter con- gressional opposition to the re- organization proposal and conference with Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Pick, chief of Army engineers, following the cur- rent Missouri flood. Kansas City Set for Wild Missouri Flood By LARRY HALL KANSAS CITY Mi-Kansas City can take it this time. That was the word from Army engineers today as the wild Mis souri River neared its crest here They said their experienced flood fighters were ready to handle an> emergency. The note of optimism came from Col. L. J. Lincoln as a crest of around 31 feet bore down on the Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., areas. That pected late some 10 feet less than the dikes were built to stand. Fir From Crcit And it is far lees than the devas iating 36.3 crest that came roar- ng out of the Kansas River ;o spread destruction in the rich industrial lowlands last year. Upstream, this 1952 flood from melting Dakota snow has been a record deluge. At Kansas City and on to the mouth near St. Louis, it won't equal the records set in the .951 disaster, by present reckon- ing. There was less water surging past Kansas City today than last fuly by more than cubic !eet a second. No new heavy rain was in sight. One heart-breaking fight was lost ast night. The Missouri's pound- ng crest had been reached when a dike collapsed at Sherman Air rorce Field near Ft. Leavenworth, "an. Flood af Canton, Mo. Eastward on the- Mississippi, Iowa towns continued to parry the blows of a record flood there. The little "island town" of Sa- bula, most of it below the river level, was the critical point as the river stage reached 19.25 feet. Of- ficials were not too optimistic the dikes would stand the strain. Downstream, about 40 blocks were flooded at Canton, Mo., and school was dismissed for the week as water lapped at the main build- ing. Note to Stalin Brought Prompt Action in 1945 Never Thought of Seizing Press, Calls Steel Act Necessary WASHINGTON W) President Truman ssid today he ones forced Premier Stalin to move out of Iran by sending him an ultimatum. The White House said later President using the term ul- timatum (n a "non-technical, lay- man sense." The President also told a newt conference that there a when Yugoslavia decided to takt Trieste, but that ordered Mediterranean fleet into that and there was no march on Trieste. Truman spoke of these in discussing his powers generally and specifically his seizure of steel industry. He said the President bat rery great inherent powers to meet em- ergencies developing that require action. Lot of Hooey Coming down to more recent events, the President said there has been what he called a lot of hooey about seizure of the prest and radio as a result of his lait news conference. On last Thursday, Truman wat asked" this question: "Mr. President, if you can seiu the steel mills under your inherent powers, (Jan you, in your opinion, also seize the newspapers or-and the radio The President replied that under similar circumstances, the Presi- dent of the United States has to act for whatever is for the best of the country. That's the answer to your question, he added. In reverting to the matter today, Truman said the thought of seizing ie press and radio never occurred to him. He went on to say be seized the steel industry because this country in the midst of the greatest em- ergency it has ever bad. It was then he told his news con- !ereace: Got Out That in 1945 he bad to send an ultimatum to the head of the Soviet Union to get out of Persia They got put, the President said of the Russians, because we were in a position then to meet the sit- uation area. Later, the President went on, Yugoslavia decided to take Trieste. He said he thought that was 1946. He said he not only ordered the Mediterranean fleet into that area, )ut told Gen. Eisenhower to send hree divisions to Northern Italy. Setting his jaw firmly Truman commented there was no march on Trieste. The President was asked whether le sent a personal message to Sta- lin delivering an ultimatum on ran. The President said Lhe ulti- matum went through regular chan- nels. "Was it an ultimatum in the ense that you fixed a time limit or the Russians to move a eporter asked. Actress playing with English-born Tommy Kavanagh near her Van Calif., home appeared free to legally adopt the youngster today. A London court refrained" from punishing Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kavanagh, Tommy's par- ents, who allowed Miss Russell to take their ton, then 15 months old, during a visit to England last November. Miss Russell it- the wife of pro football star Bob Waterfield. (AP Wirephoto to The Eepublican-Herald) ;