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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Showers Tonight; Saturday Cloudy, Cooler River Stage 14.HOW (Flood 13) Today 7.01 .25 Year Ago 17.20 .37 VOLUME 53, NO. 57 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1953 TWENTY PAOES Governor Vetoes Salary Hike Bills Rex, A Little Brown Pup, gazes wearily from between two other tired dogs. Rex is the pet of Mr. and Mrs, Dale Hvistendahl of Worthington. The owner of the feet wishes to remain unidentified. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) UN. Asks Reds To Keep Prisoner Trade Plan Open By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM The United Nations today sought an indefinite extension of the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of the Korean War as 40 more Americans returned to freedom. The 40 brought the total Americans liberated in the past five days to 119 one short of the 120 promised originally by the Reds. However, in keeping with a promise made Thursday, the Com- munists said 17 more Americans would be included in the 100 Allied troops returned Saturday. The Reds said four more British, four Turks and 75 Koreans also TODAY Trouble Makers Hurt Ike would be exchanged then. The Reds have returned 500 Al- lied prisoners, as scheduled. They have received Communist dis- abled, including 700 Chinese at a rate of 500 a day except for today, when one North Korean refused to return. The U. N. will return 500 more Reds Saturday. Officers Meet In another tent at this neutral Gen. MacArthur Says U. S. Has Cold War Lever Thinks Pressure On China Would Make Russia Settle By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON Douglas s 'Very Grave' LA CROSSE Wl Rep. Merlin Hull, the nation's oldest congressman at 82, was reported in "very grave" condition today at Lutheran hospital here. Hull's physician said the veteran congressman's condition took a turn for the worse during the night. His pneumonic congestion became "more the phy- sician said. The congressman underwent ma- jor surgery about 10 days ago. He rallied from the operation, but the ing global issues on equitable i lung congestion developed several terms." i days ago. Hull became ill during Vigorously renewing the contro-1 tne Easter recess of Congress and versial program which led in part to his ouster by former President the suigery followed. Truman as the Allies' Far East j commander, MacArthur said in a I letter made public today: I "We still possess the potential i to destroy Red China's flimsy in- dustrial base and sever her tenu- ous supply linos from the Soviet "A warning of action of this sort provides the leverage to induce the Soviet to bring the Korean MacArthur declares that threat to strike at Red U. S. China Child Leaving Bus Killed by Passing Auto REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. bloodshed." Such a threat, MacArthur said in a letter dated April 19 and ad- dressed to Sen. Byrd would face the Communists with a while her horrified mother watch- possible "Red China debacle." j from a window, Linda Miller, 6, When the Soviet saw the U. S. had was injured fatally when struck by "the will and the he said, an automobile after she alighted it "might well settle" Korea a school bus. all other world issues equitably. I Dark-haired Linda, daughter of He declared he was sure it would not lead to World War III. MacArthur blamed "the inertia Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Miller, died Thursday in a Redwood Falls hos- pital. Th'e Millers live on Highway 71, away what he called "the golden away wnat ne ca.ien me soiaen rf Redwood Falls, moment" to achieve peace _ after he had badly beaten the North Koreans in October, 1951. Not only was this opportunity thrown away, he said, but a fail- ure to capitalize on the situation contributed to the entry of the Chi- nese Communists in the fighting, creating what he termed "the new He wrote that normally the Chi- nese would not have dared to risk Sheriff George Matson of Red- wood County said the Redwood Falls school bus stopped across the highway from the Miller home, Mrs. Miller, ,as is her custom, was watching the unloading of Lin- da and another daughter, Karen, 7, from a window of the home. The red stop lights on the bus were flashing and the stop arm extended, Matson said. entry into the war, but that "by j Elwood Williams, 11, the bus one process or another it was con- j patrol boy, got out of the jectured by, or conveyed to, the bus the passing lane Red Chinese" that their territory of two-lane highway and ex- would be designated as sanctuary tentjed his stop flag, the sheriff free from U. S. attack. By JOSEPH and STEWART AUSOP j -ne liaison officers, met for the WASHINGTON -Rule One for any Administration is that national ment of the resumption of full- shortages in Korea He said img to her Matson said. wlt" cannot be successfully ad-j scale armistice negotiations which lat Walton Walker's j nefes been slated for Saturday. rtnwn tn An automobile came up behind to his lasting misfortune. It begins to seem that the Eisenhower ad- ministration also has some lessons He promised the Reds they April 9 MacArthur thought in could expect "an increase over our 11950 the war wouid be over by nf s fiAfl cifV original estimate" of Red sick to learn in this regard. i and wounded to be returned. ljeLemoel- The trouble in the Commerce De-1 Tne Communists promised to n J- partment began with the appoint-1 gjve back "ail" Allied sick and last' TWO DOQIGS ment of Craig R. Schaeffer, a pen j wounded, including those captured manufacturer, as Assistant Secre- recently j tary. Schaeffer's political views Daniel told the Communists tnat j are suggested by the fact that he is a'n acknowledged admirer of the right wing rabble-rouser, Merwin K. Hart. To such a man, scient- ists of all sorts are automatically suspect, and Schaeffer instantly got Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks into a major row with the scientists of the Bureau of Stand- ards. Weeks has had to eat hum- under the Geneva Convention, re- turn of sick and wounded prisoners was intended to be a continuing process. "We note with said Daniel, "the indication given by your side that all sick and injured captured personnel in your custody will be repatriated under the current agreement without re- gard to the previous estimates which you have furnished. Of Five Drowned Children Found MILWAUKEE The last two reported. The boy jumped .to safety. The girl was dragged a short distance, then fell off and was run over by the car. Sheriff Matson identified the driver as Otto A. Struebing, 78, Lamberton, 'Minn. Linda's mother, Althea. 31, said the mishap happened before Karen j started to cross the highway. It was like a horrible she said. "I stood in the window "I should like to reiterate that j sister, Charlotte, 11; Bernice We pie. Bv plentv of oth-1 this is in complete accordance j Groves, 11, and' Ronald Kolpack, T, It thVimvpr levels of the with our previous request that the 114. er men at the lower v H youngsters drowned Wednes- bodies were recovered Thursday j dozens of times watching my girls in the tragic drowning of five come was part of my youngsters in a swampy lake the day before. The bodies of Rita Pringle, 9, and Sharon Baker, 10, were taken from Mud Lake in the Town of Franklin just south of here. The other three victims were Rita's enhower administration a heap of j _ _ __ TT_____ i eligibility Our day in a chain reaction sef off bara, 2. day. "But this time it was simply terrible." Mrs. Miller ran hysterically from the house and was the first to reach -Linda on the highway. "I don't remember what I said or what I she said. "I just knew Linda was bad." The Millers have two other daughters Dolores, 5, and Bar- trouble Former Sen Harr7 Cain side is following this practice. We when the Baker girl toppled from I for exampe has been named to anticipate that it will result in an j a raft. The other four went down ty the Subversive Activities Control over our original esti-1 trying to aid her Two boys sur- ju: the Subvers Board. President Eisenhower has made it abundantly clear that he does not favor Sen. Josepii McCar- thy's methods of dealing with sub- versives. Yet Cain, besides being a violently eccentric man, consistent- ly attempted to out-McCarthy Mc- Carthy, when he was in the Senate. The Eisenhower trade policy calls for freer world trade, and the President has sent a strong message to Congress asking for the extension oi: the reciprocal trade program without essential change. At the same time, he nam- ed former Rep. Joseph Talbott to the Tariff Commission. Talbott is an amiable man, well-liked in his native Connecticut. But he is al- so an arch-protectionist, who voted against the reciprocal trade pro- gram when he was in the House. He even apparently believes that the President should be stripped of his power to review tariff com- mission recommendations. Lame Ducks Hurt During the campaign, Eisenhower repeatedly called for bringing more people under the Social Security program. Former Rep. Parke M. Banta, of Missouri, has been given the job of counsel in the new Health, Education and Welfare De- partment, headed by the able Ove- ta Gulp Hobby. Banta's views on (Continued on Page 10, Column 6.) ALSOPS mate." I vived the accident. Dr: W. A. Brand, Redwood Coun- coroner. summoned a six-man jury for an inquest at p.m. today. Lewis Asks All Federal Labor Laws Be Scrapped By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON L. Lew- is asked Congress today to strike from the law books "lock, stock and barrel'1 all labor laws passed in the last 21 years. The burly mine workers chief, in a prepared statement, told the Senate Labor Committee: "This proposal is seriously made. The ever rising tide of industrial strife in recent years and the re- peated governmental interferences under existing law and the bit- terness engendered thereby in all segments of our population -justify the Congress in stripping the sta- tute books of both the Wagner and Taft-Hartley Acts." Two Basic Laws That would leave two basic laws dealing with organized 1932 Norris-LaGuardia Act and the 1914 Clayton Act. The Taft-Hartley Law, passed in 1947 to supersede the 1935 Wagner Act is now up for possible revision before the Senate and House Labor Committees. Most of organized la- bor favored the Wagner Act and wanted it kept on the books. No matter how amended, Lewis said, the Taft-Hartley Act will re- main "a thorn and a spear in the side of American labor." He ad- ded: "A liberal application of cologne or a generous sprinkling of 'Chanel No. 5' cannot and will not deodorize an otherwise odorous creature...." The law, Lewis said, "is a specie of fraud on not only labor unions but upon the country at large." The Norris-LaGuardia Act lim- ited the use of orders which forbid certain types of work disputes. The Clayton Anti-Trust Act attempted to exempt labor unions from pros- ecution by declaring that labor is "not a commodity." Lewis' Union Lewis' union has been the target three times of the Taft-Hartley Act's 80-day, no-strike provision for use in a national emergency dispute. "It can be categorically he said, "that in each year when strikes have occurred the coal production was greater than in the years in which there were no strikes." He said this "negates completely the hue and cry of national emer- gencies" and added that the nation "has never suffered irreparable injury from deprivation of coal." Lewis said the present law's ''fundamental evils" cannot be cured by amendment. Two Top Legislators and the state social welfare director are shown checking a batch of bills at St. Paul on welfare passed by the 5Sth Legislature. The three were active in drafting and guiding the bills to passage. Left to right, F, W. Nichols, director of the state social wel- fare division; Rep. Howard Ottinger of Chaska, chairman of the House Welfare Committee, and Sen. Hans C. Pedersen of Ruthton, head of the Senate Welfare Committee. (AP photo) Moorhead Man Broad Program of State Social Welfare Now Law By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL A broad program of state social welfare, based primarily on recommendations by Gov. Anderson, was enacted into law by the 58th Minnesota Legislature, a survey disclosed today. Forty-one bills affecting the program were passed. Commenting on the new welfare bills, F. W. Nichols, director of social welfare, said: "Adequate appropriations were made to carry out the intent of all welfare laws, with the Legislature following Gov. Anderson's recom- mendations." I, Two legislators responsible for mlCCinn steering the bills to passage were I IIJJIIIM Sen. Hans Pedensen of Ruthton and Rep. Howard Ottinger of Chaska, Mifif T AAA chairmen of the Senate and House Wife MINNEAPOLIS UPI A Moor- head, Minn., man was "taken" for about but his story of his missing and possibly kidnaped bride was incorrect, police and the FBI said today. C. 0. (Chuck) Kinslow, 29, had told police Thursday a woman he identified as his wife was to have driven from Moorhead Wednesday night to join him at a Minneapolis hotel. She failed to appear and Kinslow called police. Eugene Bernath, detective cap- tain, said after questioning Kins- low that the woman was not his "he was in love wife, but someone with." Bernath said Kinslow told him he had given the woman "because she was sick and needed blood but that later she vanished. Bernath said Kinslow was being held temporarily in connection with the false report, but that he doubted Kinslow would be formally charged. Kidnap Ransom Money Believed Found GANN VALLEY, S. D. last of the ransom paid for release of Charles Boetch- er II, Denver Colo., back in 1933 was believed today to, have been found by an Indian woman in an Indian cemetery near the Sankey ranch at Gann Valley. Vern Sankey, who at one time was listed as public enemy No. 1 by the FBI, hung himself in Sioux Falls after being returned from Chicago to face trial for the kid- naping. All but of the money was recovered earlier. Finding of the money could not be confirmed immediately. R. B. McKee, superintendent of the Crow Creek reservation, said he believes the finder of the money has at- tempted to keep it hidden because of uncertainty "over her right to the money and her safety." The money was reported found by Vera Call Him, Ft. Thompson, when she visited the grave of her father in an uncared for Indian cemetery about a mile from the old Sankey ranch. A corner of the grave had caved in and she in- vestigated, finding a can contain- ing it was said. Welfare Committees. Nichols listed the "Big Six" among the 41 bills in the new leg- islation. Present Divisions 1. Department of Public Welfare. It consolidates the present divisions of social welfare and .public institu- tions into one Department of Public Welfare, headed by a commissioner of welfare. "This consolidates welfare opera- tions on the .state Nichols said, "which in the main were al- ready consolidated on the local level in the hands of the county welfare boards. With this single line of administrative authority, duplication of effort and field representation will be eliminated, and increased efficiency attained at a lower cost of state administra- tion." 2. Aid to the permanently and totally disabled. It .sets up a "fourth category" of public assist- ance for the state's physically handicapped. "It will permit the state to participate in federal funds for the disabled and wiE lessen the relief burden on individual Nichols .said. 3. Old Age Assistance. Provides that up to may be allowed an old age assistance recipient requir- ing boarding care from a non- relative; another bill raises the cash surrender value of life in- surance a recipient may carry from to Receiving 4. Minnesota Children's Center. Funds for a receiving home for state wards was authorized. The state agency had previously rented a facility. The new center will be built on the grounds of Gillette State Hospital for Crippled Chil- dren in St. Paul. 5. Relief appeal to state agency. This bill provides for the right to appeal relief decisions to the state agency, then to the District Court and finally the State Supreme Court. This measure will permit the state agency to act as referee of disputes involving residence, in place of present proceedings. The act also retains the principle .of home rule for counties operating on a township basis. 6 Licensing agenc- ies. Codifies child-caring agency laws, including day-care centers. "For some time we have needed a complete codification and clari- fication of our laws governing the operation of child-caring Nichols said. "This bill fills that need, and at their own insistence also includes day-care centers." About a dozen other welfare bills were passed. Navy Veteran Drowns MADISON (JV- Roger M. Waller, 24-year-old Navy veteran, drowned in Lake Wingra Thursday when his speedboat capsized. Trapped Bandit Kills Self in St. Louis Bank ST. LOUIS bandit shot and killed himself, two others were wounded and a policeman was shot in the head here today in an at- tempted bank hold-up. One bandit, trapped in the bank with capture imminent, shot and killed himself as police poured tear gas into the bank. About 20 per- sons, including employes, took re- fuge in the basement. Another bandit, driving the get- away car, escaped uninjured. Two of the other robbers were wound- one in the back and another in the foot. The condition of one was reported serious. The robbers were surprised by two policemen, who were, cruising within a couple of blocks of the Southwest Bank in West St. Louis. The two policemen were at the bank minutes after an alarm had been sounded by an employe. One of the policemen, Cpl. Rob- ert Heitz, 41, went to the back en- trance of the bank. The other po- liceman, Patrolman M. F. Stein, went to the front entrance. Stein reported hearing one shot, the one that struck Heitz in the head. Stein looked through the win- dow and saw a bandit, armed with a machine gun, approaching the front door. The bandit was using a woman customer as a. human shield. As the bandit made a break for the door, Stein fired. The bullet struck the bandit above the belt on the right side. A second robber, carrying a sat- chel, was trapped in the back cor- ridor of the bank as police rein- forcements rushed to the bank. They were armed with tear gas. Heitz was rushed to a hospital as were the two wounded bandits. The condition of Heitz was not im- mediately determined but he was still conscious upon arrival at the hospital. William J. Muvller, 17, above, Rochester youth; is appearing before a coroner's jury in Roch- ester today to tell about cir- cumstances surrounding the death of Sanford P. Ward Jr., 16, while the two boys were target shooting in a stone quarry near Rochester last Saturday. Dr. T. 0. Wellner, Olmsted County coroners-will preside at the District, Supreme Court Judges Denied Increase Legislature Set Pattern for Wages, Anderson Declares ST. PAUL W) Gov. Anderson today vetoed bills to increase the salaries of district judges and lu- preme court justices. He said "I believe the Legisla- ture set tKe pattern for state sal- aries when, in effect, it said it could not find justification or rev- enue for giving the lowest salaried state employes an increase of a year. .1 "It then becomes illogical that there is justification for increases of a year for some of the highest salaried officials. "Further than this, the Legisla- ture quite definitely readjusted all state officials' salaries in 1951 to bring them into proper relationship. The 1953 proposal would disrupt that relationship. Others Pocketed 'Under the circumstances I can- not conscientiously affix my name to the bills, which would plish that end with an appropria- tion of taxpayers' expense. The governor pocket vetoed three bills that increased salaries- one for district judges, one for Supreme Court justices and appropriating money for the in- creases. The latter was passed in the last hour of the session. The governor announced pocket veto of two other bills Thursday. One was the Twin Cities transit bill to transfer jurisdiction over streetcar and bus and routes from the cities to the state and the other, the check stop order bill. No Increase A pocket veto is the shelving of a bill'Without the governor's signa- ture three days after it is received by him from the legislature. The legislature had increased salaries of district judges from to associate just- ices from to and the chief justice from to The 1951 legislature had increas- ed salaries of district judges from to and the 1949 leg- islature from to Judges in Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis counties receive an ad- ditional paid by the coun- ties. During the legislative session, the governor vetoed one other bill, a proposal to end rent April 30. Veto May Be Challenged By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL Gov. Anderson1! veto of the salaries for district judges and justices of the Supreme Court may be challenged as il- legal in the courts on grounds only the Legislature has the right to prescribe such salaries, The Asso- ciated Press learned today. Section 6 of Article 6, Minne- sota State Constitution, relating to the judiciary, reads: "The judges of the Supreme and District Courts shall be men learn- ed in the law, and shall receive such compensation at stated times as may be prescribed by the Leg- islature." It was reported that the matter will be presented sometime today to Atty. Gen. Burnquist with the view of determining whether legal steps should be taken to settle the question. The big question asked is: Are any of the judges in either the District Courts or the Supreme Court qualified to determine the matter since their own salaries are involved? The answer from top ranking lawyers is that they are disqualified but, on the other hand, they may sit in such cases on the theory that no one else is qualified. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy, windy and cool tonight with show- ers' Saturday mostly cloudy and cool with diminishing wind and rain ending. Low tonight 42, high Saturday 48. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: L Maximum, TO; minimum, noon, 51; precipitation, .02; sun sets tonight at sun to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central ObMrvationi) Max. temp. 68 at p. m. Thursday, min. 52 at readings sky overcast at feet, visibility 10 miles, to 20 miles per hour from humidity 35 per cent, 28.78 falling. ;