Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Wednesday; Cooler Tonight Receive Your Paper At Your Vacation 3321 VOLUME 53, NO. 142 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 4, 1953 SURE DUSTY, AIN'T IT? Rain May Quit Someday But Nobody's Saying When Some radio wisecracker suggested the other day that we ought to dedicate a number called "Drop Dead" to the weatherman. Question of the day seems to be not "when the rain stops" but "if the rains stop." Weather always makes a good topic of con- versation but nowadays it is THE topic of con- versation. Ifs now SOP (standing operating procedure) to greet a :ricnd like this: "Sure is dusty out today, ain't Proper "Yeah, this dust is bad. Gets into your eyes and hair and dirties up the house something awful." Well, anyway, it doesn't look like a dry August. There was a time when the country- side about this time of the year was badly parched. Golf fairways were burned brown and the ground so hard any dub could get a 250-yard But not this year. Somebody hns suggested a rational sweep- stakes on the day when the rains will stop if they ever do. Might bo a popular stunt and the proceeds could go to a worthwhile charity. Records of W. J. Cole, local weather ob- server, show that it has rained every day but eight since July 11. We have had precipitation a lot of for the last five days. At least six Winona Chie'i baseball games have been rained out or postponed because of wet grounds. In the brief period of about 30 min- utes late Monday afternoon we had 1.19 of an inch of rain. Storm sewers couldn't handle the load. Creeks are flooding and some area rivers are out of their banks. Dry cleaning establishments are reporting a brisk business. They are getting a lot of press- ing work because of the continuous rains and they aren't kicking a bit about the weather. Another place where you hear no squawks is the city pumping station at the foot of John- son Street. Water consumption is below normal (we can understand that all right) and the usual heavy load during August when everybody is out sprinkling their lawns is no problem this year. Which brings up the question, "Anybody buying any hose this It may be so but I don't know. Forecast for the next 24 hours is "Generally fair tonight and Wednesday." Who do they think they're kidding? nsoners Released Toni ight TODAY Unity of Germany Big Issue By STEWART ALSOP 70 Americans Among 400 to Get Freedom By GEORGE A. McARTHUR PANMUNJOM hundred Allied war of them home to free- dom in a few hours, opening the happiest postscript to the Korean big switch." The big trade of Allied war pris- oners for Red begins tomorrow at Skunk Falls in Swimming Pool HUNTINGTON, W. Va. ter W. Warden Jr. cleaned out his back yard swimming pool so his children could take a dip. But the youngsters weren't kick- ing around in the water yesterday. Their father was on the edge of the pool wondering how to take out a skunk that fell in the empty basin during the night. Dulles Arrives In Seoul for Rhee Talks SEOUL W) of State Dulles arrived from Washington to- night for important talks with Pres- ident Syngman Rhee. He said he hopes they will help transform the Korean truce "into an honorable and lasting peace." Dulles said he will visit Rhee at 10 a.m. Wednesday (7 p.m. Tues- day less than 12 hours after landing at Seoul. His plane was 13 hours late on a flight across the stormy North Pa- cific. Officials said it developed engine trouble and returned to the Aleutian Islands base at Shemya for repairs. The plane landed here at p.m. a.m. The secretary said he put aside heavy duties in Washington to fulfill a promise to discuss post- armistice American Korean rela- tions with Rhee. Before driving from the airport, Dulles said in a statement read to newsmen: "I have flown from Washington to Seoul to meet again with my long-time friend President Syng- man Rhee. I bring to him and his people the cordial greeting of Pres- ident Eisenhower. "President Eisenhower's trip to Korea last December demonstrated his deep interest in Korea and that is an abiding interest "I hope and believe that these talks, conducted on a basis of mu- tual respect and mutual co-opera- tion, will help insure that respite from war, now made possible by the armistice, will be transformed into an honorable and lasting peace for all Korea "The guns are Dulles said. "We have an Dulles pointed out that he is the first American secretary of state to visit Korea in that capacity. BONN-The grand objectives of 9 p.m. Tuesday, American policy m Europe look The Reds are handing over 763 Americans, 8, more and more like so much pie in j 1S6 Solllh Koreans, 922 British and the sky. If you are to believe that 349 from 9 other Allied countries. these aims are actually to be achiev- ed, you must perform a whole scries of acts of faith. Four hundred will be freed daily, 100 each hour for four hours. Some spent almost all 37 months of the Korean War in bleak prison Ike Joins Governors In Roundtable Talks On U. S. Resources By MORRIE LANDSBERG SEATTLE Eisenhower and Cabinet members joined i camps, m North Korea rad Adenauer is virtually indestruc- ThcyU r eturn to at t.ble. Adenauer s coalition to be Rcdj. two d sure, is expe cted b> H 44 governors today in a .roundtable perhaps some the stewardship of the nation's natural resources F.isenhower was strictly a listener last night as Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey spoke before the glittering, flag-bedecked state an armlstice July 27 ticket .0 freedom for the tha if ever u. the sick and wounded daily. wise and powerful Adenauer is re- moved from the scene, his coalition will come apart at the scams. Need Leadership The American policy of German integration into Western Europe change, Red Cross representatives from both sides crossed the line at Panmunjom to begin inspection of prisoner camps and to comfort the homebound captives. Thirtv Allied members went would come aoart at the same time. inln> me nuers wem ThusAmwicanpolicvm Europe do- i north, the first time m more than pends squarelv on the longevity and i three years that any Allied rep- continued active leadership of a resentatiye has gone into North man "who is nearlv 80 years old. Korea without fighting. This total dependence on one old Thirty Reds came south under is onlv-a svmptom of the gen-; protection of U. N, military police, rrt-inninrt lil-n er- hnnl I-1H e- lit tnPlT eral flimsiness of American policy rinning like schoolkids at their in Europe l ilTsi ricle in helicopters. American policy in Europe also Panmunjom itself rustled rest- depends squarely 'on the passage of lessly as The Hour neared. E DC the plan for a European The Reds said the first g: army, by the European parliaments.! 100 men to be freed would 4 Iowa Anglers Die Near Anoka In Plane Crash ANOKA, Minn. If) Bodies of four Iowa anglers were recovered from the wreckage of a plane found Monday night in a wooded area seven miles northwest of Anoka. Coroner Wallace Miller identified the dead as: Dr. F. J. Prout, 58, a chiro- practor, owner and pilot of the plane; Virgil Rose, 48; Eldon M. Leffert, 51, and Albert Woerder- hoff, 39, all of Cedar Rapids. The plane was unreported since it took off from the Bemidji air- group of I port Sunday at 3 p. m. until Mr. ifk and Mrs Charles Dawson, Anoka, ivrv armv hv tnc HAU'ODCan pai lunutuuY i u-- Orders from Washington to Bonn and wounded 35 Americans, 50 I discovered the wreckage while uraers iium _ __ Q ickin chokechernes. are not to discuss or even think-1 South Koreans, 8 Turks, about the awful possibility that i pmos, 1 Bnton, 1 Australian, EDC not be ratified. All: Canadian, 1 Belgian and 2 Fili- picking chokechernes. dinner of the National Governors Conference 1. Defended what he called the administration's "honest dollar pol- icy." He said that higher interest rates benefit everyone, not just a few bankers. 2. Declared "we are going to do the best we can to get by" on the present 275 billion dollar debt limit until January, adding: Special Session "If we can't we'll have to call I a special session" of Congress. I The House passed but the Senate decided to hold back the adminis-j tration bill to raise the debt limit) to 290 billion before Congress ad- journed last night. Eisenhower received a noisy ova-j tion from the predominantly Re- 1 publican governors when he walked briskly into the formal social ering a few hours after his arrival j by plane. In white dinner jacket j and black tie, he had a smile and) a handclasp for each of the gov-j ernors introduced by host Gover- nor Arthur B. Langlie. To some! he waved. The President planned to visit his brother, Edgar, a lawyer in down, are manfully performing thi 1 South i ship crashed in a small grove of I trees on the Ervin Specht farm. AnTour later, at 10 a.m., they'll (The landing gear was down, in- is hand back 30 South Koreans, 25 dicating the pilot might have been ___________ Sheriff L. A, Auspos said the! nearby Tacoma, late today. He rying for an emergency landing i during one of the heavy storms compulsory act of faith. British. 10 Filipinos, 7 French, As a result the American offi-' Colombians, and 1 Greek. cials iVbehavins like the three The 11 a.m. group will include that struck m the area late Sun- monkeys whose" no evil hear no: 35 Americans, 15 Turks and 50 May. The ship was a four place evil, speak no evil. There is plenty sick and wounded South Koreans.j Beechcraf., Bonanza, of evil to be seen and heard and spoken, since independent obsen ers in Europe are almost unani- mously convinced that E.D.C. is 'moribund at the least, and quite probably dead. But American offi- cials keep repealing "E.D.C. will like some medieval incanta- tion. May Be Right Again, they may be right. But this reporter was in this city two years ago, and the official line then was that E.D.C. would be passed shortly, and that the .first German divisions would be formed "within 12 months." Since the official line is precisely the same today, two (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) AUSOPS Cancer Research Funds Urged in Taft's Name WASHINGTON who contributed to the late Son. Robert A. Taft's political cam- paign funds have been urscd to endow cancer research projects i" his name. Taft died of cancer in New Vor-k Friday. Sen. Robertson (DA'al. endors- ing a proposal by Sen. Magnuson (D-Wash) to set up cancer scholar- ships in Taft's memory, said busi- nessmen had "contributed liberal- ly" to Taft's campaign funds and erect no better monument to his memory" than by aiding cancer research. Four Cedar Rapids, la., men on their way home after a fishing trip in Northern Minnesota were killed late Sunday when their light plane crashed in a wooded area 7 miles northwest of Anoka. The landing gear was down, indicating the pilot was at- tempting to land during a heavy storm. The dead were Dr. F. J. Proust, Virgil Rose, Eldon M. Leffert, and Albert Woerder- hoff. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) will fly back to Washington to- night. Legionnaires Pick St. Cloud for '54 MINNEAPOLIS tfi Delegates to the state American Legion Con- vention decided today to hold their 1954 convention in St. Cloud. Dates will be selected later by the execu- tive committee. 200 Drunken Drivers Convicted in June MINNEAPOLIS had an even 200 motorists con- j victed of drunken driving in July, only seven fewer than the monthly record, set last December. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Cool- er tonight. Moderate temperature j Wednesday. Low tonight 52, highj Wednesday 78. UOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 89; minimum, 71; noon, 69; precipitation, 1.19; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp, at p. m. Mon- day 83, low at a. m. today, 67. Noon readings temp. 69, es-! timated foot overcast with visibility 15 miles. The wind is from the west at 18 miles per hour. The barometer is rising slowly at 29.86 and the humidity is 84 per cent. Congress Quits At Midnight, Next Session Jan. 6 Imposing List of Key Measures Left For 1954 Meeting By DON WHITEHEAD WASHINGTON the.stroke of midnight, the Republican-con- i trolled 83rd Congress wrote finis to a mixed record of action and 1 lethargy in helping President Ei- senhower fulfill his campaign pledges. But the lawmakers left behind for their second session beginning Jan. a possible special meet- ing this imposing list of key measures which will make or break their record. Many of the hottest potatoes, in- eluding some of the President's I recommendations, were simply left in the bin. Others, on the ad- I vice the President, were handed I to study commissions for closer I scrutiny. This first the first Congress in two decades to be Re- publican-controlled while a Repub- lican was in the White House- made a firm .start toward edging away from the Democratic party's New Deal and "Fair Deal" phil- osophies. Only a Start But even Republicans conceded it was only a start, and much of it at that achieved only with Dem- ocratic aid. Eisenhower will give the nation his own estimate of this session's achievements in a radio broadcast Thursday, from p. m. to 9 p. m., EST, to be carried by all major networks and possibly re- broadcast later. Last night he sent letters of "warm thanks and appreciation" to the House and Seriate for the long hours they put in. There was no hint in the letters of any chagrin over his biggest legislative misfire: A plea to boost the statutory debt limit. But there was a hint, or appeared to be one, of no intention to call a special .session in the fall. With the debt now 272V4 billion dollars and more borrowing predicted, Ei- senhower's fiscal leaders had been insistent that the statutory debt limit be raised from 275 billions to 290 billions. A special session in October or November was obviously in pros- pect. But Eisenhower said in his letters to the members of Congress "I look forward to seeing all of you again in January When the Senate Finance Com- mittee killed off the House ap- (Continued on Page 7, Column 6.) CONGRESS Gen. Walsh Picked To Head Minnesota Legion Foundation MINNEAPOLIS UR Gen. El- lard W. Walsh, St. Paul, former Minnesota adjutant general, is the new president of the Minnesota American Legion Foundation. He succeeds Jay C. Hormel, Austin, who resigned recently as j head of this veterans' devoted to raising funds for chari- table purposes. Gen. Walsh, named at a session held in conjunction with the Le- gion's annual state convention here, told delegates the bulk of S500.000 already raised for the foundation had been given to Uni- versity of Minnesota for heart research. D. J. Fouquette, St. Cloud, re- places Walsh as vice president and these four were added to the board of trustees: Lyman Wakefield, Wayzata; Ron Hazel, St. Paul; Frank Gianotti, Gilbert, and Mrs. Irene Cory, Minneapolis. Delegates Monday discussed a proposal to establish a permanent school patrol camp, already favor- ed at six district conventions. It would probably be located on Long Lake near Brainerd. Tentative plans call for erection of. barracks, dining quarters and recreation fa- cilities. The camp, where school patrol- men are feted each summer for varying periods, has been located in Brainerd on the Crow Wing County fairgrounds. A Crookston man, Harry Mc- Farlin, was named head of the 40 and 8, Legion fun organization. Others named included William Rochester; John Auton, Brainerd; Donald Mulligan, Min- neapolis; Everett Getten, Wayzata, and Stanley Frees, Deephaven. Railroad Commission Sets LeSueur Hearing ST. PAUL Wi The Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commis- sion Monday s'et Aug. 26 for a hear- ing at LeSueur on application of the Minnesota Community Tele- phone Co. to increase rates. The firm serves subscribers in Waterville, Montgomery, Elysian, LeCenter, Janesville, Jordan, Hen- derson, Green Isle, Arlington and Belle Plaine. Fight Flood Higher And Higher went the waters of the swollen Root River under the Highway 16 bridge at Rushford Monday evening. In the picture, the water is just below the main supports of the bridge. The real trouble spots were on either side of the river channel, where the river overflowed its banks and grew with the heavy rains that have fallen intermittently since Sunday. (Lambert Bronk photo) Strong Nation Can Win Peace, Baruch Tells VFW MILWAUKEE cannot be made without military pow- er Bernard M. Baruch, distinguished elder statesman, warned the 54th annual encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars today. "I sympathize fully with the need to cut taxes and government spending. But let us not deceive ourselves that large reductions can Corn Damaged By Rain Over Most of Area Many Basements In Rushford and Houston Flooded Weary residents of near- by Rushford, Minn., today are continuing their fight against the overflowing Root River.. Heavy rains that have fallen in the area since Sunday have caused the third, and worst, flood of the year. Most of the people were up all some pumping water that had filled base- ments throughout the city and oth- ers working in crews to divert the water back into the channel of the raging river. The seemingly endless rains did not limit their destructive efforts to the Fillmore County community. But the damage to countless thou- sands of acres of corn in the Rush- ford area was the most serious. And the Root River wasn't the only trouble-maker in southeastern Minnesota. High Near City Early today, water from ths Zumbro River began flowing across the road between Lake City and Plainview at Theilman. Little damage was reported to crops in that area, other than some standing water in the fields that is expected to disappear if and when the rains stop. The road was impassable at Theilman this morning, but has been under re- pair since this spring and has been impassable during most rainy spells. Further developments in Theilman will depend on the amount of rainfall in the Roches- ter area carried downstream by the Zumbro. The rjver had risen the last 24 hours broadcast nationally, that "you must under all circumstances re- 1 pudiate bigotry as sternly as you Sevwl rivers in nearby Wis- condemn pernicious propaganda and subversive activities." "Like treason the Catho- lic prelate declared, "bigotry tends to tear asunder the seamless gar- today ac- teorologist. The Chippewa at Durand and Trempealeau at Dodge had gone be made in our armed forces with- out weakening our position in peace he declared in his prepared text. Baruch said the United States tried peace without military pow- er after World War II when, "in- stead of maintaining our strength until peace was made sure, we demobilized with frantic haste." "Again, in Korea, we had to ac- country's spirit, our country's jriod, and other readings indicafed cept a truce none of us strength." irises of over half a foot on the he said. Baruch, consultant of presidents, [Black and La Crosse rivers. Heavy "I cite Korea not to question I told the encampment today, "We j rain was also reported at Alma, whether the course pursued there i must watch what the Soviet lead- j But the damage, if any, was re- was wise but to emphasize that ers do. If the year ahead does .stricted the amount of rain and. the terms of any treat fleet the relative mil of the nations involved. .__ I we must step up our arming, even j inches at West Salem. ment of our country's unity, our up .9 of a foot in the 24-hour pe- mphasize that ers do. If the year ahead does j'Srce to te amount of rain and' aty always re- j not bring a significant cut in So- j not to the overflow of rivers. The ilitary power j viet armament I can-j high 24-hour rain reported by 8 ed." j not stress this too i o'clock this morning was 1.26 Distinguished Award i if it means increasing rather than Monday night Baruch presentea reducing taxes." Not to do so would be inviting Baruch declared. the VFW's distinguished service I award, named after him, to Francis I Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of I agoression. New York, The Baruch Medal is j "And if the peaceful nations are bestowed on "the citizen of be able to negotiate a decent United States who makes the out-! Peace, we must hold together econ- standing contribution to the de- omicaUy as well as militarily. fense of America and the preserva- tion of world peace." The only other recipient of the award is Dwight Eisenhower, who received it before he became a presidential candidate. Cardinal Spellman-told the dele- gates in his acceptance speech, "As long as any country is en- Lowlands Flooded On the other side of the Missis- sippi, the Root set the pace among the troublesome rivers. At Hokah, the 24-hour rise was reported at .7 of a foot, and the river had gone up five inches in a 12-hour period beginning at 7 o'clock Monday night. Most of the flat area between gaged in aggression, trade with j Hokah and La Crescent was feeling that nation should be either cut off! the impact of the onrushing waters entirely or limited to a morning. Part of Highway 25 basis." below La Crescent was covered by Baruch told the veterans to I (Continued on Page IT, Column 4) be ready for peace FLOOD The Most Serious Threat of the recent heavy rains in the Rushford area, is to the thousands of acres of corn in the areas along the Root River and Rush Creek. Rain was still falling when this Republican-Herald photo was taken about 11 p.m. Monday near the Root River.