Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Thundershowers Tonight, Sunday; Continued Warm Mankato at Gabrych Tonight at 8, KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 140 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 1, 1953 FOURTEEN PACK Di ie in ear Littl e Fall s State Funeral Set For Taft Monday WASHINGTON ffl Sen. Robert i and the White House said the A. Taft will be honored with a President, "of course will state funeral in the Capitol Mon- day, with President Eisenhower and other dignitaries joining in the service. The Senate, in which Taft ssf- ed as majority leader, invited the government leaders to take part The services will be in the ro- tunda, at 10 a. m. CST. The last state funeral held in the Capitol was for Gen. John J Pershing, July 19, 1948. Jack Martin, administrative as- sistant to the late Senate leader, Washington Went into mourning as a capital policeman lowered the flag on the Senate Office Building following the death of Sen. Robert A. Taft. President Eisenhower issued a formal statement terming the death of 'the Senate majority leader as the loss of a "truly great citizen, a wise counselor and valued friend." In solemn assembly the Senate received word of his passing from his col- league, Sen. John Bricker of Ohio. Truman Braves Rain For Tour of Ripley CAMP RIPLEY, Minn, torrential overnight rain, hampered former President Truman's review of the 35th Infantry Division National Guard now in summer training at Camp Ripley. Mr Truman drove early through flooded camp roads from the gov- ernor's" quarters where he spent the night to breakfast with. Battery D, 129th Field Artillery, of the Mis- souri National Guard. Seated at the table with him were five men who were members of the battery at the same time Truman himself was a member. They are Col. E. V. Condon, National Guard Bureau, Washing- ton- Lt. Col. Arthur Bell, Capt, Harry Jobes, and Lt. Col. Vander- kirk- Also seated at the Truman table were Capt. Harold T. W, Lotspeich, Independence, K a n., present commander of the battery. If the review is canceled, there will be left on the program a press conference, possibly a tour of Camp Ripley, and a meeting with state and district Democratic- Farmer-Labor leaders before Tru- man's departure for lunch. Tanned and in high spirits, the nation's former chief executive ar- rived here by plane Friday night. He was scheduled to take off for the return to Missouri shortly af- ter noon today. Truman came here to Minnesota from Casper, Wyo., where he visit- ed the Missouri Ah- National Guard, in training there. Some National Guardsmen from Missouri and Kansas are at summer camp here. A reception at division headquarters followed an artillery demonstration Friday night. Truman said his services will be available to the Democratic party during the 1954 campaign if they are requested. Asked about his political plans, he replied: "My connection ended in Janu- ary when I finished my term as president. However I am a Demo- crat and always shall be one. If I can help in any way I will be glad to do it. There will have to be a request, though." He declined to comment on cur- rent efforts of the Eisenhower ad- ministration to raise the debt limit, an action he said speaks for it- self, or on the work of the present Congress. "You can never tell what a Congress will do until it is finish- he remarked. To a question about his political life, whether he would in the light of his experiences, do it again, he said he had no regrets about his political career. "I did what I thought was he said. "In the same circum- stances I would do the same thing again." Truman said he was very anxious to get home because his daughter Margaret is home for her first visit since April. announced the decision for a state funeral was reached at a confer- ence in the office of J. Mark Trice, secretary of the Senate. A little later, Sen. Knowland the acting majority lead- er, offered a resolution scheduling the memorial service and it was immediately approved'unanimous ly by the Senate. The list of guests to be invited includes all House members, mem- bers of the Cabinet, the chief justice of the United States and associate justices of the Supreme Court; the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the commandants of the Ma- rine Corps and Coast Guard. To Invite Diplomats Invitations to members of the diplomatic corps to take part, the resolution stated, will be tendered by the secretary of state. Sherman Adams, administrative assistant to Eisenhower, took part in the conference that decided on a state funeral. Martin said Mrs. Taft and the family had consented to the state funeral at-d that burial would be at Cincinnati, Taft's home town, Taft's death Friday from cancer continued to evoke expressions of grief and praise for the senator. In the midst.of their eulogies, many of the Ohio Republican's Senate colleagues had proposed it his body be brought from New York to lie in state in the rotunda of the capital. The Senate recessed yesterday in respect to Taft, but the House solemnly continued in session and ast night formally adopted a reso- ution expressing profound sorrow Before adjourning out of respect. Speaker Joseph Martin authorized to appoint a committee of 30 members to attend the funeral service when arranged, said he will name the group today. Light Burning The Tafts' Victorian red brick residence in Washington's George- town district kept a light bur-.ing over the doorway last night. Kes- sengers with telegrams and flowers cept appearing ia its glow. Cars drove up the quiet three- shaded street, paused and drove n. Mrs. TafWsurvivor of the "Bob and Martha" team which had shared many a year of political campaigning in her upstairs room. Confined to a wheel- chair, she had flown to New York earlier this week for a bedside visit with her fatally stricken husband. Mrs. Darrah Wunder of Cincin- nati, an old family friend who be- :an living with the Taits after Mrs. Taft suffered a partially paralyz- ing stroke in mid-1950, answered the door and the telephone. Among the early callers were the President and Mrs. Eisenhower. The Eisenhowers visited with Mrs. Taft for about 10 minutes. The President left a letter. In a public statement, Eisenhow- er had said: "The American people have lost a truly great citizen and I have lost a wise counselor and a valued friend." This came from the man Taft had fought bitterly last year for the Republican presidential nom- ination, then had pitched in to help discharge the White House respon- sibilities he himself had sought for so long. More than any other thing, the (Continued on Page 9, Column 6) TAFT Russian Planes Appear Near Big Greenland Bases Also Spotted Over North American Continent By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON Russian planes have appeared over the po- Jar perimeter of the North Am- erican continent and Greenland, where the U. S. has air bases and other defenses, about a dozen times within the past 12 months. And the average of similar scout- ing expeditions over Japan averages about one every two' weeks, a well-informed Air Force source said today. This information was made avail- able in answer to questions arising out of the incident two days ago in which Soviet planes shot down an American B50 bomber flying 40 mi'es off -the Siberian coast over the international waters off Japan. The information was received before Russia formally protested that four U. S. fighter planes shot down a Soviet passenger plane with 21 aboard near the Chinese-Korean border last Monday. The exact number of incidents involving forays by Soviet planes in the Arctic, the time, location and of this data may be given. But in only one instance, already reported, were shots fired by A.merican air- men'against the Russian aerial re- connaissance the for- eign craft made a firing pass at he U. S. planes which discovered iem. Dozen Instances The approximate dozen instances of Soviet scouting of this continent and Greenland are only for the jast year. Others are suspected to lave occurred before that. Only two such incidents during he last 12 months have been made jublic. Last November, two F84 jet fighters, on patrol at feet over Eastern Hokkaido, Japan, encountered an Soviet nade, propeller driven >earing Russian markings. The J. S. Air Force planes closed in and flew alongside the Russian air- craft until it crossed the interna- tional boundary, headed for home. Last Feb. 17, two Russian planes of the same type were discovered by U. S. Air Force interceptors above Eastern Hokkaido. The Sov- et planes made a firing pass. The ,wo F84s returned the fire, with one of them hitting and apparently damaging one 01 the LAlls. Nei- !her American plane was hit. The February incident was at least Jiree miles inside the international joundary separating Japan from the Russian-held Kurile Islands, where the Red Air Force reported- ly maintains big bases for fighters and long range bombers. Attack Cited This contrasts with the Russian attack two days ago on the B50 40 miles beyond Soviet territory and far out over international wa- ters. In the spring of 1952 vapoi trails were above the Aleutian Island chain which extends outward from the Alaskan mainland. There was no actual sighting of Russian aircraft nor radar pickup. But it caused an alert of U. S. air de- fenses throughout Alaska and the Northern United States. Reconnaissance flights over Greenland and the northern areas of the continent presumably are made by long range, 4-engined aircraft. House Votes to Raise illng on U. S. Debt Cei Measure Now Faces Tough Senate Fight By JOE HALL WASHINGTON UP) Presiden Eisenhower's llth-hour plea for a 15-billion-dollar boost in the na tional debt ceiling goes to a highly uncertain fate before a dubious Senate Finance Committee today The House gave the President a roaring victory on the explosive issue by a 239-158 vote last night. Then House Republican Leader Halleck of Indiana an nounced the House should be ready to quit and go home by tonight. But there appeared to be far more opposition in the Senate particularly among the Demo Can. Joseph E. Nelson, Minnesota adjutant general, greeted former President Harry S. Tru- man on his arrival in Camp Ripley, Minn., to re- view Missouri and Kansas National Guardsmen In training. Left to light are Lt. Col. Arthur Bell, World War I buddy of Truman in Battery D; Truman, Nelson and Maj. Gen. John C. McLaughlin, 35th Division commander. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) crats. And the Senate Democrats are in a majority now, 47-46 over the Republicans, because of the deaths of Senators Charles Tobey (R-NH) and Robert A, Taft (R- The Finance Committee session was called to meet behind closed doors, with Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey as the star administration witness. He had a tough selling job on his hands. More than half of the 15 committee members were or record as being actively against the proposed hike in the 275- billion-dollar ceiling, or at least highly doubtful about it at this time. Humphrey has said that, if the ceiling on what bis country can legally owe is not boosted to 290 billion dollars, the government might not be able to meet its payroll or pay its bills. And that, he contends, "would just cause a near panic." All Time Needed Sen. Millikin the com- mittee chairman, said Humphrey of the most respected Cabi- net members on Capitol Hill- would be given "all the time he needs to state his case." Millikin, who also is chairman of the Conference of All Republi- can Senators, was making no pre dictions and not even announcing bis personal position. But the ad- ministration obviously was count- ing on him to help pick up some doubtful votes. Hanging on the committee's de- cision was the question of when this Congress can close up shop. The leaders had been figuring for weeks on this as the last day. But the request to boost the debt limit and the death of Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio) upset the reck- oning. Gambling Ban Halts Income of Louisiana Town TALLULAH, La. every service this city provides its residents is threatened with curtail- ment today because of a slot ma- chine ban. Ninety-five slot machines, you see, financed the operation of this city's on up from collecting garbage to build- ing football stadiums. Louisiana, through State Super- intendent of Police Francis Grev- emberg, ordered a crackdown on all forms of gambling effective last Saturday night. Even church bingo games were outlawed. Tallulah's 95 machines were cart- ed from drugstores, general stores, cafes and barrooms. Now tb.4 problem is how will Tallulah beat off the threat of bankruptcy. One civic leader pre- dicted that taxes "will be tripled if the clamp remains on gambling." TaUulah and sparsely settled Madison Parish (county) received about a year from slot ma- chine revenue. That's a pretty good return when you consider that the machines were set to return 85 cents on every dollar invested. Mayor W. P. Sevier Jr. said un- ess the machines are returned his community faces "critical prob- ems" because "The taxes we col- .ect won't eve'n pay for our gar- sage collections." An organization named Associat- ed Charities operated the ma- chines, collected the money, and distributed the income to the city and parish. M. M. Bloom, a member of a committee which directed Associ- ated Charities, explained its work- ings this way: Each month Associated Chari- ties distributes its entire income .0 city and parish government agencies, charity organizations and other groups. Mrs. Agnes Sheperd of nearby West Alexander, Pa., comforted her son, John, in a Salem, 0., hospital Friday. Sheperd was shot in trie head while he was sleeping in his parked truck near Salem. Police are seeking to learn if his attacker was the man who shot two other truck drivers to death in the past week as they slept in. their trucks along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) NOT OVER SIBERIA Attack on Bomber Termed Unprovoked By STAN CARTER TOKYO was absolutely an unprovoked attack, 40 miles from Russian said the co-pilot of an American B50 shot down at sea in a Russian jet attack off Siberia Wednesday. Capt. John E, Roche, today directly contradicted Moscow charges that the big bomber and its 17-man crew were over Siberia near ie Red naval base, Vladivostok, and that the Americans fired first. Roche told a news conference: "We were definitely 40 miles 'rom Russian territory. Our navi- gation is almost infallible. It was visual, Loran and Q13 We weren't any closer than 40 miles." Roche, 28, said MIG jet with iussian insignia flashed in and jlasted one of the bomber's four engines. quickly that it might have been a different an engine on the other wing was shot up. 2 Cars Collide In Heavy Rain, One in Ditch Canadian, Mill City Autos Involved; Lone Survivor Critical The right wing fell off and the jig plane crumpled into the Sea of Japan. The crew was ordered o bail out. Roche, of Washington, D. C., was the only crewman rescued by U.S. ships. Others May Be Safa The U, S, State Department pro- ested the attack to Russia and aid it had information some of ie IS others had been saved by Russian vessels. However, Roche said he did not see any Red craft n the area. Crew members of rescue planes which scoured the area said they aw several Russian PT-type boats which may have picked up other crew members. Roche said the American destroy- r Picking, which plucked him from he sea in the pre-dawn darkness hours after the crash stopped a Russian "trawler ir tug boat" and questioned the Tew, but saw no indication that it had any survivors aboard. "It must have been about Paul Slantin, of Pitts- burgh, Pa., was irked when this picture was taken after he came home with his first black eye. First, he had to explain that he hadn't been fighting. He fell down, Paul said. Then, he posed for his dad, Paul Slantin, a staff photographer for a Pittsburgh newspaper. (AP Wirephoto to The Republi- can-Herald) LITTLE FALLS, Minn. persons were killed today when two cars collided in a pouring rain on U. S. 10 near Randall, 10 north of Little Falls. Coroner E. C. Goblirsch of Mor- rison County said Only one of the 10 occupants of the two machines She is an unidentified woman, in critical condition in a Little Fslls hospital. In the morgue here were bodies of five men anil four wom- en. The crash came during a down- pour so heavy water was running over the highway. One car, a Pontiac, carried Man- itoba, Canada, license plates and the second, a Ford, was listed to a Minneapolis man. Both ma- chines were badly wrecked, with the Pontiac slamming off the road and into a water-filled ditch. Sheriff Titus Plettl said one side of each machine had been torn off, indicating the cars bad side- swiped with terrific force. Goblirsch gave these tentative identifications for the victims: Israel Katz, 495 Atlantic, Winni- peg, Man., and his wife, Bella. Mrs. Fanny Rosen Corin, no ad- dress. Roth Adelberg, 466 Salter St., Winnipeg. John Frank Bemben, 220 Bel- mont Ave., West Kildonan, Man., all believed to have been occu- pants of the Canadian machine. Gus A. Olson, 2616 3rd St. N., Minneapolis, believed to have been driving the other machine. Stanley Starmack, 2617 3rd St. N., Minneapolis. Two unidentified women. Goblirsch said he doubted the woman hospitalized would recover. Among the three women unidenti- fied, the coroner said two are be- lieved to be Mrs. Olson and Mrs. Starmack. The third one was be- lieved to have been a passenger in the Canadian car. Highway patrolmen said it was the worst traffic accident on a Minnesota highway since 12 young people were 'killed in the head-on collision of two cars near Slayton on April 21, 1940. Eleven of those victims were killed instantly and another died soon after in a hospital. 2 Girls Killed In Falls From Colorado Peaks ESTES PARK, Colo. at all. It got our No. 4 engine 45 girl mountain climbers, both in Wednesday morning when it hap- Roche said. "It was when I hit the water and my watch stopped. "I was sitting there relaxed it didn't enter my mind at all we might be attacked. We'd been in that area before and never seen any MIGs. It was international waters. Engine Hit "I had just lit a cigaret when our No, .1 engine was hit and I caught fire." Roche said a gunner on the B50 fired back at the first three to five-second burst of machine- gun he did not know whether the MIG was hit, "No, nobody issued an order to fire. No order was needed. We were under he said. I never saw the second MIG seconds to a minute after the first attack on the No. 1 engine. "I feathered No. 4 and looked out. There was a hole through the prop about that big (six inches the size that would be made by cannon "We were at feet, heading 95 due east. "Capt. Stanley Keith O'Kelly (of Topeka, Kan.) rang the alarm bell to bail out. The right wing came off. "I was thrown forward into the nose. "I pulled myself up and climbed back into the cockpit on my hands. "The engineer and navigator were gone. They must have al- ready bailed out. The plane shook. You could see daylight through the aircraft. 'I dove out past the nose wheel. I smelled smoke and looked up to see if my chute was on fire. It was open and there was nothing wrong with it. Then my feet touched the water. "I was about 75 feet from the wreckage of the plane. The water all around the wreckage was on fire. I swam backward to get away from it. "I had on my Mae West (life I found a mattress and used it as a raft. "I heard somebody holler. I started swimming toward the sound and found Capt. O'Kelly. We stayed together for the next we spotted a B29 flying over. "I fired my flares and marked the area with sea marker dye. I kept backing up, to keep out of the dye. I was 75 or 80 yards away from Capt. O'Kelly when the B29 dropped a lifeboat. "O'Kelly was a little weak, I think. "I swam to the boat. It was 150 or 200 yards from O'Kelly. I climbed into it. I had cramps and was violently sick. I couldn't move. I never got a chance to get to O'Kelly after their teens, died instantly in sepa- rate falls in Rocky Mountain Na- tional Park yesterday. First to fall to her death was Kathryn Rees, 15, of Cheyenne, Wyo. The other girl, Sandra Miller, 17, of Park Ridge, HI., died while rushing to summon help for the Rees girl. She had covered some distance down the mountain, the Little Matlerhorn. Apparently each girl fell about 50 feet, J. Barton Herschlear, chief park ranger, said.' The girls were in a party of 10 accompanied by two camp coun- cilors on a hike when the trage- dies occurred. Senate OK's State Man to Parole Board WASHINGTON UPl The Senate today approved the nomination of George J. Reed of Minnesota as a member of .the federal board of parole. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Consider- able cloudiness and local thunder- showers tonight and Sunday. Con- tinued rather warm and humid. Low tonight 74, high Sunday 90. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 85; minimum, 67; noon, 79; precipitation, .08; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp, at a.m. today, 80. Low 71 at a.m. today. Estimated overcast ceiling at feet, visibility three miles with thunder and rainshowers. Noon temperature 79, wind calm, baro- meter 29.92 steady and the humid- ity was 96 per cent.