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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Showers Tonight And Tuesday, Temperature Same Have Your Paper Sent to You Daily On Your Vacation VOLUME 53, NO. 141 SIX C1NTS PER COPX WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 3, 1953 FOURTEEN Red Policemen Block Hungry East Berliners Reports of Riots Filter Through Blockaded Area Legion Commander To Tour Europe NEW YORK K. Gough, national commander of the American Legion, flew to Europe yesterday for a tour of England, France, Germany, Italy and Switz- erland. He said he wanted to look into the psychological 'warfare pro- gram and American information services. The purpose, he said, i was "to further unity and strength- en a unified defense." He did not elaborate.on this. Although the trip was unofficial and primarily "for the he said, it was also a "fact-finding tour which President Eisenhower requested I make last Novem- ber." Ten Persons lost their lives when these two cars sideswiped with terrific force Saturday on rain-swamped U.S. 10 near Little Falls, Minn. One of the cars, containing six Canadians bound from Winnipeg for Minneapolis, landed in a ditch flooded by heavy rains. The other car WES carrying four Minneapolis people to a vacation in northern Minnesota. One of the bodies is shown be- neath the wreckage. It was the second worst traffic disaster in Minnesota history. (AP Photos) Death of tO in Crash Sobers State Drivers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS McNelly, Laporte, and Vern Knettl, Two more names were added to Minnesota's lengthening list traf- fic victims today after 10 wtre killed Saturday in the state's sec- ond worst highway accident. Drowning took another life. about 20, of near St. Stephen. Mrs. McNelly, wife of the Laporte superintendent of schools, was killed Sunday in a headon collision at Lake George, about 15 miles south of Bemidji. By RICHARD KASISCHKE BERLIN of hun- gry East Berliners swarmed into the city's Western sectors again today but Communist troops and police maintained a tight new Ber- lin blockade to keep free Western food from the rest of East, Ger- many. New reports of hunger riots fil- tered through from the blockaded East, where crowds stormed rail- road stations and trains trying to get to the giveaway centers. Red police clubbed the mobs and fired over their heads to make the trav- el ban nearly airtight. Though long lines once more queued for hours before West Ber- lin relief stations for the food par-1 Wash, eels, most of those waiting were i Dulles today winged across the from East Berlin and border areas i Pacific toward Seoul and talks i with Korean President Syngman j Rhee on the wording of a Korean- Dulles Crossing Pacific for New Talks With Rhee MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, around the city. Tight Red Ban Since Saturday midnight a tight American security pact. Red ban on railway and highway Dulles, who was the object of traffic had kept other Soviet zone an angry blast by Red China's residents from coming to Berlin for food. And though rail and road traffic between East and West Berlin was still open. Western officials feared the Communist police also might confiscate the parcels of the re- turning East Berliners. The Reds stripped them from thousands dur- ing the weekend. One estimate said were seized in 24 hours. Unconfirmed reports said work- ers in some of the Soviet zone's biggest industrial plants planned strikes and demonstrations against the travel, ban. This time, alarmed by the big June 17 revolts, Red police were reinforced everywhere to deal ruth- lessly with strikes. Behind them stood Soviet army tanks if needed. The ban on travel to Berlin tor- pedoed yesterday's food distribu- Peiping radio yesterday, left this sprawling base south of Tacoma last night after a flight from Wash- ington. The treaty Dulles is to discuss with the aging Korean leader is at al] possjble> ion fri ct-roncrrhon ThA i Congress Ready To Quit; Debt Hike Postponed Senate Leaders Hope to Avoid Special Session WASHINGTON UP! Congress drove toward raid afternoon ad- journment today after a White House conference decided to post- pone action on raising the federal debt limit until next year if pos- sible. Acting Senate Leader Knowland (R-Calif) said it looked as if the legislators would wind up the pres- ent session around 3 or 4 p.m. (CST) today. Knowland and Sen. Millikin (R- chairman of the Senate Fi- nance Committee, told newsmen after a breakfast meeting with President Eisenhower that every effort would be made to avoid a special session this fall to act on j the debt ceiling. Eisenhower had proposed an im- mediate 15 billion dollar increase. The House voted approval but the Senate Finance Committee killed the measure last Saturday. Secretary of Treasury Humph- rey, who with Budget Director Dodge sat in on the White House meeting, said later the adminis- tration will operate under the pres- ent 275 billion dollar debt limit for the remainder of the year if it is State Rites or Taft Ike, Nation Pay Tribute To Ohio Senator designed to strengthen the war-1 make every effort to! torn country against the possibility comply with tne demand of the of (a future Communist attack. Senate Finance committee to post- pone the necessity for action by it as long as we can and until Arriving To Attend the state funeral for Sen. Robert A. Taft todayi President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower were among the early'arrivals for the rites at the Capitol. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Also slated for discussion was a rehabilitation plan revealed Sat- urday in which Dulles and Presi- dent Eisenhower said American troops would be used to repair war damage in South Korea. Before'leaving Washington yes- terday Dulles told newsmen the United States intends to consult fully with other U. N. members on the future of Korea. Exchange Viewt As to his talks with Rhee, Dulles said in a statement: "It is clearly appropriate that the next regular session of Con- gress if Humphrey said in a prepared statement. Knowland and Millikin told news- men they are hopeful a special session can be avoided. They also said that Eisenhower did not urge that the Senate Fi- nance Committee reconsider its action of last week not to take up the debt limitation question at this session of Congress. Tax Collections TODAY Taft Hate< Sh am an Vetense By JOSEPH ALSOP WASHINGTON In Sen. Taft, the orthodox Republican party has lost its towering figure. You have to go a very long way back in American as far as the time of Clay and Webster find the American political scene being dominated and influ- enced in the Taft manner by any political leader who did not have the resources the White House at his disposal. What made Taft's achievement all the more remarkable, was that his power stemmed directly from his fine qualities. Those who dis- are McNelly, Jerry Willet, Laporte, and Mrs. William Riley, Pontiac, Mich. Knettl was killed about midnight Sunday when a car driven by Jer- ry Justin, St. Stephen, skidded on a curve in Sartell and hit a tree. i Justin escaped serious injury. Knettl was the son Mr. and I Mrs. Oliver Knettl. i The drowning death was that of I Gregory Armstrong, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Arm- strong, Minneapolis. The little boy drowned in Lake Minnetonka, near Excelsior, as the family attended tion, for which Easterners there should be a preliminary ex-j Knowland and Millikin did not had been expected. Only per- j change of vkws with the govern- j actually rule out the possibility of I sons trickled into the city from ment of the Republic of Korea, I a special session, however. i xhey said that no decision on a special session will be made until after September tax collections are Latest victims were Mrs. William 1 Five others were hurt, three of (five Russian-occupied provinces. which was the victim of the Com- 'them critically. In critical condi-i U. S. High Commissioner Jamesfmunist aggression and which con- tion in Bemidji Lutheran Hospital JB, Conant, visited the Red-sur-i tributed mightily to stopping that rounded city, denounced the travel I aggression. ban as a "flagrant example of the "But the United States will cot callous disregard by the Commu-j finally determine its position in nists of the welfare of the people j relation to the (forthcoming) polit- of their zone." Long Run Conant said he was "confident that Communist terror will not in the long run prove to be an ade- quate substitute for food." He an- nounced the United States would suppiy tons of for nine million the next nine weeks, but declined to say what plans the Americans have, if any, for getting the pack- ical conference (on the future of Korea) and its procedure until we have had the benefit of wider con- sultation." a company picnic. Gregory left his ages through the blockade. mother "to go find Daddy" and apparently wandered off a dock. The death toll in the Saturday crash of two cars near Little Falls rose to 10 with the death 10 hours after the mishap of Mrs. Gust A. Olson, 58, of Minneapolis. Her 58- year-old husband, their daughter and her husband also died in the crash, along with six persons bound from Winnipeg to Minneap- olis on a vacation trip. shortly after becoming ill.-as he drove with his family. A heart attack suffered a? he drove on Highway 271 near, Brain-. asreed with him, just as much as j erd Sunday took the life of those who aqrecd, had to acknow- j L. E. Johnson, 47, Rushville, ledge his strons character, ir.ex-1 veterinarian. He was vacationing haustiblc industry, hatred of sham i in Minnesota. He was able and pretense, and deep American- j hi- car to the side .of'the road ism. His going has left a hole so big that a' great many Republicans, who rather naturally tended to have a sort of father complex about him, are frankly wondering whether their party ean carry on successfully without Taft. Answer by Ike The answer to that question must of course be uivcn by D. Eisenhower. Now, more than ever, his party's future as well as the nation's future is in the Pres- ident's hands. And this makes the new situation remarkably inter- esting, for it can be stated on un- questioned authority that one of the President's higiiest and most often stated aims is to remake the Republican party in a new image. Eisenhower's way of putting it is to say he wants to move his party over towards the political center. It is to be the conservative party still, for the President is a very conservative man himself. But it is to be more moderately conservative at home, following the line that Sen. Taft himself laid out. It is to be more aware of world realities, and more ready to respond to challenges abroad. And above all, the loudest Repub Mexican Military Plan RICHMOND, Va. A Mexican air force plane piloted by Mexi- 1 co's top active flying officer, Col. A. Gaxiola, and carry- ing four other persons was made the object of a Civil Air Patrol search today after vanishing on a flight between Maxwell Field, Ala., and Linden Airport, N. J. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST noon, 80; precipitation, .25. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: _______ Maximum, S3; minimum, 68: noises are no longer to be I noon, 81; precipitation, .59; sun The Communist party organ, Neues Deutschland, exulted that the travel blockade had foiled a "new American provocation at- tempt." It claimed the Americans planned to organize thousands of food seekers for "mass attacks on our government and our police." totaled. The breakfast session decision all but nailed down Congress' plans to go home tonight. Both Knowland and Millikin stressed that the government will not be put in a position of being I unable to pay its bills, even if a Dulles said his talks with Rhee special session should be required were to be purely exploratory andj to avoid that contingency, would not be binding on the United j But Knowland, with Millikin nod- States, ding approval, said there will be He said intends to seek max- imum coordination between South Korea and U. S. policies before the political conference. Rhee's defiant stand for the ul- timate unification of Korea may prove the stumbling block to the conference. The Korean leader has stated that South Korea will walk out of the conference and resume the war if within 90 days the con- ference has not produced tangible results on Korean unity. New Weapons Study Wnejertaken by U.S. By ELTON C, FAY WASHINGTON Defense Department is making a new, ex- haustive study of how to mold into a smooth fighting machine such weapons as supercarriers and bombers, atomic cannons and guided even devices not yet past the laboratory stage. This new study, it was learned today, has been undertaken by the no special session "unless abso lutely necessary." Sitting in on the breakfast con- ference were Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey and Budget Director Joseph M. Dodge. Knowland said Humphrey still is of the opinion that it would be de- sirable to raise the debt limit at this time. The ceiling now is 275 billion dollars and the White House proposed a boost to 290. Air Crash Kills Ex-Governor of Maine, 1 Others ALLENTOWN, Pa. private plane fell apart and crashed into 2 Parades, Memorial Service Open State Legion Convention MINNEAPOLIS members of the American Legion settled down today to the serious business of running their group and determining their collective attitude on veterans affairs generally. More than Legionnaires and Auxiliary members swarmed into town over the weekend to start the convention with two parades and memorial services. First parade was that of the 40 et 8, fun group of the Legion, Satur- day night. Lighted floats, most of them with a humorous theme, jest- ers and drum corps marched through the downtown district. Sunday's parade had a serious theme. It was a memorial honor- ing mothers, wives and sisters of Americans killed in action. After the parade, the Legion- naires attended memorial services in the Armory. 7 Persons Die In Texas Blaze TEXARKANA, Tex. W Seven persons perished early this morn- ing when fire swept through a sec- jond-story hotel on the Texas side Business'sessions got under way of this border city's business dis- this morning with a joint meeting I trict. of the two groups planned for this Four other persons were injured, afternoon. I two critically, as the flames gutted Battling for the post of depart-1 the'hotel, which occupied a single ment commander will be Paul (floor above a cafe and a clothing Geer, St. Paul, and Nate Kellar, Duluth. Candidates for national committeeman are Adolph Bremer, store on Main Street. Mrs. B. Baker, owner of the 12- room Hotel Avenue, and two other Winona newspaperman, and Carl persons escaped without injury. L. Lundgren, Minneapolis The Baker sajd she discovered elections will be at the closing flames abcut a m_ (CST) session Wednesday. _, I and turned in the alarm before she Highlight of the convention s pub- to safet through her bedroom lie events will be the department She leaped to the roof of parade Tuesday afternoon. Other, an adjoining building and was events on the program are band t0 the street. Cause of the fire was unknown. Pentagon's Weapons System Evalu- ation Group a military- civilian agency organized in 194S. The survey provide the groundwork for recommendations ting for the depart- ment during the year which began July 1. by the new Joint Chiefs of Staff, I ReP- YortJr the most as requested by Secretary of De- I outspoken House critic of the cut- fense Wilson. The new Joint Chiefs I back, issued a statement yester- day contending Republican Con- gressmen plan to continue the ar- take over in two weeks. The weapons evaluation group is headed by Army Lt. Gen. Geof- frey Keyes. Besides military mem- bers, the Defense Department says, it includes "a small staff of out- standing scientists and engineers." The Defense Department de- Winona and Vicinity Mostly I cllned to say specifically whether cloudy, occasional showers and the weapons group had previously thunderstorms tonight and made any special study of the use day. Continued humid without j of supercarriers, like the miich change in temperature. Low ton Forrestal Class, of which two tonight 70, high Tuesday 80. LOCAL WEATHER are now being built, or of atomic cannons, which the Army now has Official observations for the 24! ready for troop delivery. hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, minimum, 67; made by the Republican extrem- ists. In other- words. Eisenhower's aim for the national Republican party is to do approximately what Gov. Thomas E. Dewcy has so brilliantly done New York sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 79 at p.m. Sun- day, min. 70 at a.m. today. Noon scattered at State where the Republicans have feet and overcast at rpcan'tured their old place as the feet, visibility 12 miles, wind 6 miles per hour from east, barom- (Continued on Page 7, Column 6) eter 29.93 falling slowly, humidity ALSOPS 96 per cent. When the controversy between the Navy and Air Force over build- ing of the intercontinental B36 bombers was at its height, the group made an exhaustive analy- sis of the capabilities of the huge bombers. Decisions since then have in- eluded: To go ahead with the For- restal-CIass carriers, complete the first 280mm atomic cannons for the Army and develop a number of new guided missiles. A once-raging dispute over an- other Defense Department decision cut back Air Force funds and goal to a quiet climax over the weekend. Eisenhower signed Saturday a bill appropria- gument via prepared television programs. Yorty said he had a copy of a professionally written script de- signed probably to "be peddled to TV stations throughout the nation as an individual Republican con- gressman's 'nonpartisan' report on national defense." He said the script was full of a former Governor of Maine and two of his friends. The dead were William Tudor 61, of Bath, Me., and Boston, hero of a famous World War II exploit and Maine's chief executive from 1929 to 1932. Edward E. Chase, 60, of Cape Elizabeth, Me., a state senator, investment broker and brother of author Mary Ellen Chase. Edwin S. Burt, 60, of South Portland, Me., a Portland whole- sale groceryman. The three long-time friends were flying home in Gardiner's plane after attending a reunion of the 56th Pioneer Infantry Association! at Shamokin, Pa. They served with the group in World War I. About 13 miles north of this contests and the Auxiliary's music j contest. j Pink Wards Off 'Monday Blues' HARTFORD, Conn. a gag to combat those "Monday morn- ing all employes of Hart- ford Hospital not in uniform were asked to report for work today with something pink in their at- tire. Pink ties, pink shirts and pink boutonnieres were suggested for the men. j Redwood Falls 1st Businessman Dies REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. UP) Charles F. Galles, 75, Redwood Falls's first businessman, died Sat- urday after an illness of five weeks. He had operated a ladies' ready to wear store for nearly 50 years. Surviving are a son, a brother, and a sister. Funeral services will be Tuesday. Bricker Praises Dead GOP Leader In Glowing Eulogy By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON President Eisenhower and other leaders of the nation paid a solemn parting tribute to Sen. Robert A. Taft to- j day at a state funeral in the stone rotunda of the Capitol. There were words of consolation from the Scriptures and in of Senate and House chaplains. There was a glowing eulogy from. Taft's Ohio colleague, Sen. John. W. Bricker: "In him were personi- fied the noblest attributes of the Republic reverence of God and love of liberty." For these services, the casket and catafalque holding the body of the fallen senator he died of cancer Friday in New York were moved to the west side of the rotunda. Sunday, while thou- sands of plain people paid their homage, it had rested in the exact center of the vast chamber. Temporary chairs for 900 were in place for the President and Mrs. Eisenhower, members of the Taft family, Cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, military chiefs, dip- lomats and the entire membership of Senate and House. The services began at 10 a.m. (CST) with passages from the Bi- ble and a prayer by tbe Senate chaplain, Dr. Frederick Brown Harris: White haired Sen. Bricker spoke in unstinting praise: "Real leader a true liberal championed unpopular causes and espoused un- orthodox views regardless of .po- litical consequences deep con- victions unflinching courage man of great faith in himself in his fellowman in our kind of government in himself in Almighty God." Brfcker Speaks "During Bricker said, "our departed leader created to himself an everlasting memorial. His ser- vices to his government and through government to his fellow- man will go on and on. Many here- after because of his ennobling ex- ample will gain inspiration to serve in the cause to which he gave his full devotion, "That will be our lasting memor- ial in his honor." The Marine band played the na- tional anthem. The House chap- lain, Dr. Bernard Braskamp, lifted his hand and gave a benediction: The Lord bless you and keep you." That was all. Tuesday the sen- ator will be buried in Cincinnati. The body and the family were to be flown there this afternoon. The public was barred from the state funeral. But hundreds gath- ered on the plaza outside the Capi- tol building. Mrs. Taft, ill, in a wheel chair, appeared 10 minutes before the services began. President Eisenhower adjusted 'us .schedule to attend the funeral today and pay a parting tribute to the man who himself aspired to Lhe presidential nomination and then became the working partner of his party conqueror. j TT j -rtlJUUL 1O Jllllea liui 111 vji. (.11113 "misleading propaganda." He de- eastern.central Pennsylvania city, manded equal time to reply from h fl t gm f t f u any TV stations which donate time) tne P a n clouds were for the program. I reported in the area. The defense spending rate is now j Gardiner, a colonel in World running about four billion dollars War u won the Legion of Merit a month, but Asst. Secretary Wil- for exploits in Italy. fred J. McNeil said that should be shaved if the Korean truce holds good. McNeil, the Pentagon's chief budget officer, said he sees no sud- He was 51 when he and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, now command- ing the 8th Army in Korea, made a daring and hazardous trip into German-held Rome before Ameri- slashes in store for military i Can forces invaded Italy in 1943. buying, such as swept industry at) in full uniform, except for caps, the end of World War II. Ammunition buying will be re- duced first, he said, but it may be two months before the steel industry will feel the effect. He said he saw no immediate cut- backs in aircraft and ship construc- tion or Army procurement. they landed from a British sub- marine, motored to Rome and spent 20 hours under the Germans' noses in conferences with Marshal Pietro Badoglio. They gained a pledge of loyalty to the Allies and information that vitally affected the course of the war. Crowds Jammed The Capitol plaza and steps today in Washington as a military guard led the body of Sen. Robert A. Taft into a hearse follow- ing state funeral services for the fallen senator in the Capitol rotunda. The senator will be buried Tuesday in Cincinnati. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) ;