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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Continued Warm Tonight and Sunday River Stage 14-Hour (Flood U) Today 16.39 .36 Year Ago 14.61 .37 WINONA. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 26, 1952 Trigger, new, compact and full of gadgets, pulls into her berth at the Naval Gun Factory at Washington, D. C. The Trigger, due primarily to the tear-drop streamlining of her huU, has a higher speed submerged than on the surface. The speeds attained can not be disclosed. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) ________________ Bold Move to Break Truce Deadlock Seen By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN Korea wv-The U.N. Command today was reported plan- ning a new and possibly bold move to break the Korean truce talk stalemate as the Communists agreed to a full dress meeting of armistice delegations Sunday. There was no indication what the Allies will propose when the five-man delegations of admirals and generals'meet at 11 a.m. Sun- day (9 p.m. EST It will be the first plenary session since Feb. 19. The called for the session after the Reds Friday broke off secret talks on how to exchange prisoners of war because the Allies said fewer than half tte prisoners they hold want to go home. The Communists said Saturday, they would attend the full dress meeting, but asked what the U.N. Command wanted to discuss. They TODAY Def cnse. Aid Hit ly JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON of Sen. Richard Russell's last acts, before leaving town to fight his Florida primary, was to attend a worried meeting of the Senate Democratic leaders. The problem was how to avoid crippling election year "eco- nomies" in the defense and foreign aid appropriations. And the meet- ing's most heartening incident was Sen. Russell's forthright promise to fight hard to sustain both these vital programs. This sort of simple, national- minded courage is one main rea- lon why so many thinking Demo- crats are to be heard, nowadays, fruitlessly wishing "Dick Russell wasn't from the Deep and could thus become a serious Pres- idential candidate. In the present instance, over, Russell's courage should have the most far-reaching results. As their chosen leader for the Chi- cago convention, Sen. Russell can carry with him many Southern Senators who might otherwise sup- port meat-ax cuts in defense and foreign aid. With the Eisenhower Republicans also voting for these two programs in which their can- didate is so directly interested, the outlook for sensible Senate action is unexpectedly favorable. Even the less popular foreign aid pro- gram may not be cut by much more than which is half the most optimistic original forecast The intervention of a single In- dividual may thus go far to pre- serve the continuity of the most important national policies. Yet the likelihood of another hair's breadth escape from suicide cannot conceal the existence of something very like a suicidal impulse in Con- gress at this time. The symptoms were only too clear in the vote of the House, to cut over-all de- fense appropriations by bil- lion, and to forbid the Defense Department to spend billions of funds already appropriated for 1953. The meaning of this House ac- tin (which was engineered by the old Republican isolationist-South- ern extremist coalition) can now be spelled out in terms of its spe- cific effect on the Air Force. In considering the figures, the reader should remember certain facts. The Soviet atomic stockpile is ap- proaching decisive size. The Red Air Force comprises planes. Soviet aircraft production is cur- rently close to planes a month. A turbo-prop intercontinen- tal bomber, similar to the B-36, is probably already in production in Russia. And experts believe the Red Air Force may soon fly a truly supersonic fighter. With the Soviet Union already possession of such massive air power, the House has in effect were told -the subject would be the 'armistice agreement." Only Answer Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols, official U.N. spokesman, said this was the only answer the Commu- nists would get. The top negotiators will face three major stumbling blocks to a Korean truce: (1) the dispute over whether prisoners should be allowed to choose whether they will return home; (2) an Allied demand :or a ban on airfield construction during an armistice; and (3) Com- munist nomination of Russia as a neutral inspector. The Communists agreed to the plenary session 30 minutes before staff officers working on plans for supervising a truce held a brief and fruitless meeting. They made no headway during the six minute session toward breaking the Russian and airfield deadlocks. The staff officers will decide af- ter Sunday's plenary session when they will-meet again. Talks Recessed Prisoner exchange talks were re cessed indefinitely Friday after the Allies said fewer than oi about prisoners of war anc civilian internees want to return to Communist-held territory. The reds had indicated they would not insist that all AUied-helc prisoners be returned if they got back about The U.N. Command screened al prisoners held on Koje Island to find out how many wanted to re- turn home. Each was interviewed privately. Those who said they would object forcibly to being re patriated were moved to six new camps on the Korean mainland Fewer than remained to await repatriation. The Communists apparently re- fused to believe that some said they would go home only if forced to do so. 8 Die, 6 Injured In Head-on Crash LOS BANOES, Calif. Eigh persons died and six were serious ly injured in the head-on eras] and fire of an auto and station wagon 10 mfles west of here on the lonely Pacheco pass highway last night. Six members of the Larry Es pinoza family of Tracy, including three small children, died and one small child survived. They were moving east in a sedan. Also dead were Paul Cope and his son Peter, 12. Reported crit ically injured were a Mrs. Cope Pamela Cope, 13, a year-and-a I .atest in U.S. Submarines Shown Congress By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Reporter WASHINGTON submar- ine compact and full f moored here today o show defense officials and Con- gress members the long strides be- ng made in undersea warfare. The Trigger, powered with the lew radial-type diesel engines, has a higher, speed submerged than on he surface, due primarily to the ear-drop steamlining of her hull, 'he speeds attained may not be isclosed. Shorter than present fleet sub- marines, including the Guppy class oats, and with a different hull esign, the Trigger can maneuver etter than the long, narrow-hulled raft. A- small turning circle is. highly important to a submarine ji both offensive and evasive op- .ration. Beach Skipper Skipper of the Trigger, which was commissioned at New London, Conn., last month, is Comdr. Ed- ward L. Beach. He was executive officer of the former Trigger which sank 27 enemy ships and damaged 13 others in Pacific operations in World War II. The old Trigger was ost after Beach was assigned to another sub. Topside, the new Trigger looks much like the Guppy boats except wider beam and shorter power, me m pameia cope, 13, a vear-ana-a voted to condemn this country to half-old baby Cope, a small girl infpfioritv in U16 air. __j nil nt Can permanent inferiority in the air. (Continued on 3, Column 1) ALSOPS and Caibourne of Sai Francisco. The Cope group was in the westbound station wagon. :or a ength. But below, the fact that she is an entirely new type, instead of converted, is noticeable immediate- y. The engine room is a marvel of compactness, even for submar- ines. The fact that the four radial engines stand vertically, instead oi makes it possible to jouse the power plant in substan- tially less space than in other fleet submersibles. Although she has a superstruc- ture like the Guppy class and the older submarines, the conning tow- er no longer exists as a tower. Now the skipper does not have to scramble up a ladder to reach the conning tower when the sub- marine surfaces, and leap down when it is ready to dive. Plenty of Controls The surfaced and submerged command post, including, the peri- scopes, is located on the main deck Hard by that nerve center are div- ing controls, the helmsman anc planesmen. All this means the Trig ger can execute a diving or sur facing operation just a little faster than other submersibles. Although substantially shorter than the approximate 300 feet o: other fleet submarines, the Trigger displaces tons, about the same as the others; accountable in par to a width several feet greater than other craft. She also carries about the same complement of mei and officers. Better and roomier crew accom modations are provided. The main crew quarters, located aft, have bunks, fitted with new sponge-rub ber mattresses, for 52 men. The Trigger will remain at the naval gun factory here until May 2. From Washington, the Trigger will go to Annapolis for a brie call, then return to New London. Missouri Flood Control Plans Inadequate, Claim WASHINGTON Flood contrp plans in the Missouri River basil are "inadequate and ont of Rep. Jones (D-Ala) said yesterday Jones is chairman of the Public Works Subcommittee on Civi Works which is holding hearings on flood control programs for thi Missouri basin. "Once Jones said in a statement, "a devastating flood on the Missouri River points up for planned and orderly con trol of onr river systems. Debate Raging After Michigan Prison Mutiny Governor Flays Psychologist for Surrender Terms JACKSON, Mich. rousing storm of criticism surged back and forth today over handling of the Southern Michigan Prison riot. A series of investigations re- sulted from the four-day mutiny which cost the life of one prisoner, wounded nearly a score of inmates and guards and left some two mil- lion dollars damage in its wake. Gov. G. Mennen Williams, who approved the 11-point agreement on prison reforms demanded by 170-odd convict rebels, sharply reprimanded the young psycholo ist who negotiated the surrender srms. Williams acted as various state fficials demanded a shakeup in ;op prison personnel, mentioned a ossible grand jury probe, and romised that the mutineers would e prosecuted for any crimes com mitted in connection with the riot. Orders Reprimand Williams ordered an official rep- rimand given to Dr. Vernon Fox ssistant deputy warden and chief mson psychologist who had broad ast his congratulations to the ebel leaders. The 36-year-old Fox, popular with many of the huge prison's 500 inmates, spoke over the pris an loudspeaker system Thursda ust before the mutineers sur endered from embattled cell block 5 and freed their eight hostage guards. Williams termed Fox's message 'highly improper." Fox had praised convict chief tain Earl Ward as a "natura eader" and said he and his fel ows were "to be congratulate! n the good faith with which they lave bargained." said the governor, "per- termed magnificent work in bring- 3g about the surrender of the con- icts in block'15 and saving the lives of the guards. "Except for this, his choice of anguage in addressing the in- mates would be utterly Inexcus- able." Wrong Impression Fox commented that press ac- counts had given the wrong im- >ression of his statement. He said IB congratulated the men only be- cause they had given up 20 hours n advance of their original dead- ine and said he called Ward a eader "in the sense that an in- dividual is judged by comparing him with others in his group." The Fox statement was bitterly assailed by a group of employes at the Ionia State Reformatory, an institution for 18 to 22-year-olds. In a petition to Gov. Williams, reformatory workers said: "We strenuously object to having psychopathic prisoners who muti- Slayer IGuilty A Bursting Levee ended the battle to save Sherman Air Force Base at Ft. Leaven- worth, shown here under floodwaters of the swollen Missouri river. Army engineers estimate damage to the installation at one million dollars. Only the hangars in the foreground show above the flood- waters. Ja ny congratulated on their leader ship The serious breakdown in morale is endangering the lives of all who work with inmates.' Army Order For Ping Pong Balls Flayed 'PHILADELPHIA Wl Sen. Paul Douglas (D-ffl) says 'that Army "specifications for ping pong balls require 5% closely-typed pages. He said so last night in charging that "over-specification" is one ex- ample of "waste" by the military. "The military are the greatest wasters of manpower and mater- ials we Douglas told the American Philosophical Society in a speech calling for economies in various departments of govern- ment. Charging that various govern- ment departments are over-staffed the departments of Agriculture, of State and the Vet- erans Administration Douglas said that the VA has em- ployes working on insurance func- tions "whereas insurance experts says would be sufficient" "But this (VA) is the 'sacred cow' protected by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign he said, adding: "Sometimes I think the Ameri- can Legion exists to protect the personnel of the Veterans Admin- istration." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and continued warm tonight and Sun- day. Low tonight 52, high Sunday LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 77; minimum, 46; noon, 77; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 13. Y Plaintiff in Action Against H.B.Kilstofte An action scheduled for trial during the current term of District Court is being brought by the YMCA against H. B. Kilstofte, contractor for the new Winona YMCA building. The case involves a request by the YMCA for a mandatory injunc- tion restraining the building con- tractor from presenting for arbi- tration .any additional claims for extra work accomplished and costs incurred until the respective rights of the two parties have been determined. Previously, the contractor had requested payment of approxi- mately due him on a re- tained percentage of the building contract which is not in dispute. The total contract for the con- struction of the new building, in- cluding changes and alterations not in dispute, is The total amount, in dispute is approximately of which is an item for construction delay and interference during con- struction by unauthorized persons, the contractor has 'alleged, and for additional costs of build- ing construction. The figure recently re- ported by The Republican-Herald was in error. The figure includes the final .contract payment of and the items listed above. The Republican-Herald was in er- ror in stating that the final pay- ment due on the contract was 'Battling Bess' Red Cross Donations in Two Days Donations" to the Red Cross emergency fund drive day mounted near the mark in the campaign to raise by voluntary contributions to finance Red Cross services. Uo to noon today, had been received at The Republican- Herald office in response to the fund appeal made Thursday afternoon Noble Takes Back 'Flippant Aside' Against 'The Girls' LONDON His lordship, Baron Mancroft, knows now that he shouldn't have 'said anything about "M.P.'s lark- ing about at night in the divi- sion lobbies with Bessie Brad- dock and the rest of the girls." The noble lord apologized to the whole House of Commons for saying it at a Conservative political meeting. Mrs. Elizabeth Braddock, a formidable 210-pounder, is a Labor member sometimes call- ed "Battling Bessie." "One of the girls" is red- haired Mrs. Barbara Castle, another Labor member. Mrs. Castle complained to the House that Mancroft libel- ed it by suggesting recent night-long sessions were friv- olous and morally suspicious. Mancroft wrote a letter to the speaker yesterday, apolog- izing for what he called flippant aside." "I very much hope that the House wfll accept my whole- hearted apologies and I with- draw my remarks unreserved- ly." Blooming Prairie Killer Faces Life Sentence Verdict on Expert Marksman Reached In Eight Hours OWATONNA, Minn, of murder in the first degree." That was the verdict Thomas G. Underwood, 26, beard early today from a jury of seven men and fivt women. The words meant that, under Minnesota law, Underwood could spend the rest of his life in prison He showed no emotion when the verdict came in. Judge Axel B. Anderson, who heard the verdict in the County Courthouse at a.m., said sentence would be passed lat- er. Neil Johnson Jurors received the case at p.m. yesterday after three days of testimony. They deliberated 8 hours and 25 .minutes, exluding hour for dinner. Underwood was convicted in slaying of Neil Johnson, 47, the village marshal at Blooming Prai- rie, last Dec. 22. Johnson had been called to the home of Edward Bit- levson. .there to quell a disturbance. Witnessed said the disturbance came about. because Underwood had approached the jy a 13-man committee of busi jess, industrial, civic and labor eaders. One of today's contributions was from a Winona industrial firm which previously had made a sub- stantial donation during the 1952 annual Red Cross roll call last month. The additional contribution by the firm represents a 200 per cent increase over the original pledge. Alsq swelling the fund are num- erous contributions of lesser amounts from individuals .through- out the The govern- ment in the steel industry sweat- ed out in tense expectancy today a period of waiting for an historic court decision on the legality of President Truman's seizure of the nation's steel mills. After listening to arguments by lawyers of both sides in a crowded courtroom yesterday, federal Dis- trict Judge David A. Pine said he would "take the case under sub- mission and give it my attention to the exclusion of ail other court business." The 60-year-old jurist did not say when he might render his decision but legal experts said it may not be announced until Monday or later. The soft-spoken judge had plenty of reading material for the week- of pages of legal briefs filed by the government and six steel companies and the trans- cript of almost two full days of testimony, filled with legal foot- notes. 0. K.'i Price Hike Meanwhile, the government au- thorized a a ton average price rise for steel, effective May 1, but it won't take effect until indi- vidual steel companies apply for it or the government decrees it in force.. Price Stabilizer Ellis Arnall said was all the steel companies were entitled to under present policy. The industry has estimated its costs would be boosted a ton if government-recommended wage boosts were put into effect. The on top of the current average steel price a ton, was granted under the hart Amendment to the Controls Law. That allows producers to raise prices enough to offset any cost increases between the start of the Korean War and last July 28- The six companies engaged in the District Court action have asked that Secretary of Commerce Sawyer be forbidden to raise the wages of CIO steelworicers. Truman turned operation of the mills over to Sawyer after he seized them April 8. Five of the companies also are asking Pine to declare the seizure order itself illegal, with Sawyer also the defendant in this suit. The six companies involved in the court action produce 70 per cent of the nation's steeL home with a gun in Ditlevson his hand. nonjc wit" _ The defendant said he had learned that his estranged wife was suing him for divorce and "wanted to settle things." Mrs. Underwood and the couple's two children were staying at the Ditlevson home. Underwood, on the stand in htt own defense, said he thought he saw Johnson reach for his gun. He said'he fired first, hoping to the officer drop the weapon. "Divine Donald Chapman, Underwood's attorney, asked the .jury to re- turn a verdict of manslaugh- ter He argued that the defend- ant couldn't have premediated murder in the short time between the victim's appearance and nil death. He asked the panel to "divine guidance" in reaching iti verdict. The state pointed out that the officer had been hit five times in the arm at which Underwood said .he aimed but had been killed by a sixth bullet fired into his tem- ple It was also put into the record that Underwood, a former soldier, knew all about deadly weapon! and was an expert marksman. Radium Worth Found CARTERET, N.J. Wl Some worth of radium has been recovered by Army authoritiei ana police through a "clue" turned up in a schoolroom. The radium, four pellets in a .eao box, disappeared yesterday from a flat car standing on a riding at tie Foster-Wheeling Corp. plant, where it is used to check steel drums for flaws. Army men brought in Geiger counters which click in the pres- ence of radioactive Po- lice under Chief George Sheridan, checked all leads, including At St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Grammar School, the Rev. Nicho- las Norusis interrupted a novena to ask the children if they knew anything about the lead box. One boy said he did, Sheridan reported, and led police to two of his The boys, two aged 10 and 12, took police to a cracked side- walk near a residence and un- earthed the pellets. One of the boyf said they figured the pellets would make good fishing sinkers. The boys were examined by Dr. A. Cacilli to determine if they had been harmed by radiation. Cacilli would not comment on result but a Foster-Wheeler man said he doubted they would suffer any ill effects because they didn't handle the pellets long enough. And "the right thing to do was just what they the pellets." said. ;