Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Continued Mild Tonight And Tuesday Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 60 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY I, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES From Burning House Fails Russian Jet Shot Down in Battle Off Korean Coast WASHINGTON The Air terse information on the incident, coincidence or not, it occurred on Force said today U.S. planes and said so far as was known in I a day of considerable MIG15 jet fighters fought a sharp iWashington there were no was the day on which United engagement near the Korean coast (Casualties nor plane damage. Nations officials released to civil- only 10 days ago. after a U.S.! As for the nationality of the MIG ian status prisoners of war who reconnaissance bomber was at- pilots, he said only, "It is safe refused to be repatriated to Red- tacked. to assume they were Communists." held territory. The Communists No American aircraft were lost, This was the first known clash I had insisted they must be kept in but one of the Russian-made jets i between U.S. and Communist neutral custody. However, no ser- was shot down. An Air Force I planes since the Korean armistice ious incident developed, spokesman here, who had only was signed July 27. Whether by I The Air Force gave this account 00 of the plane incident: A U.S. light, jet-pro- pelled bomber fitted for recon- naissance flying a re- connaissance mission Jan. 22 over international waters northwest of Sok Island, off the west coast of Korea, when "a large formation of MIGI5 jet fighters" attacked it. F86 jet fighters guarding the bomber opposed the attack and in the ensuing MIG15. fight shot down one Russ Diplomat In Japan Asks U.S. Asylum Yuri Alexandrovich Rastovorov Now On Way to America TOKYO American source said today Yuri Alexandrovich lastovorov, a Russian diplomat- ntelligence agent, asked for and was granted political asylum by he United States. The source, who refused to be dentified, told The Associated ress it is almost certain that Rastovorov has left Japan and may e en route to the United Status. A Russian spokesman accused The clash apparently took place tne United States of kidnaping north of the 38th Parallel, the old I Rastovorov, second secretary of the dividing line between North and 1 Soviet mission to Tokyo, which South Korea. There was a rash of incidents j Japan does not recognize. The ob- ject, be charged, was "provoca- involving Communist and Western planes early last year. A U.S.'l tion of the Soviet Union." Official American sources i Members Of A Rescue Party enter the still- smouldering cottage to remove the body of Leo The Air Force announced today that an Air Force RB45, of the type above, flying 2 reconnaissance mission off the Korean west coast was attacked by MIG15 fighter planes Jan. 22. U. S. Sabre jets shot down one of the MIGs. (UP Telephoto) Ike May Accept Latest Bricker Plan Compromise WASHINGTON Eisenhower looked over the latest proposed compromise on the Bricker treaty-power amendment today, and was reported to be inclined to endorse it if one "major legal con- stitutional problem can be cleared up." Sen. Knowland of California, the Senate Republican leader, gave that report to newsmen after he and other GOP leaders reviewed the controversy with the President at a White House confer- 2nce. Knowlaiid declined to say just I what is the legal and constitutional i problem to be cleared up. j But he emphasized that there, was no definite agreement on the j TODAY Security Firings Studied By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP and more is coming out about the fakery practiced by certain persons in the Administration in the matter of the so-called "security firings." Con- sider, for example, the following j GOP leaders if Eisenhower in turn LJ.kj ml j L i Thunderjet was shot down near the iiokyo fald they faiew nothing o West German frontier by a Czech m-Ti-.tr i ine break in the long silence on the cloak-and-dagger story o Rastovorov stirred speculation tha the largest spy ring in Asia may have been cracked. The affable 34-year-old Russian diplomat disappeared from Soviet Embassy Jan. 24, on MIG15, a British bomber was attacked by Soviet MIGs near the East German border, losing five crewmen, and a U.S. plane which the Air Force said was on a roc- tine weather flight near Siberia was fired on. The Russians insisted this plane was over Russian terri- tory at the time. However, since the Korean armi- stice the skies had been relatively peaceful. the the 14 Dead When Bus Burns After Canadian Crash TROIS RIVIERES, Que. Wi 'rovincial police and sorrowing relatives pressed on today at the j task of identifying the last persons who died Saturday part of the President to support the j in a burning bus near Yama- proposed compromise. The senator added, however, that he was "much encouraged" about the prospects for an agreement. He said he and his colleagues were returning to the Capitol to consult with the Democratic lead- ers oi the Senate and with Sen. Bricker Bricker, author of a controversial treaty-making powers, announced Sunday he would accept a compromise drafted by Senate chiche, 15 miles west of. here. The bodies of two of the pas- sengers who were trapped in the inferno still lay unclaimed in the Trois Rivieres morgue after hun- dreds of persons filed past the charred remains Sunday, Police, grieving relatives and friends succeeded in naming 12 of the victims. A 13th was tentatively identified all were residents of Montreal, Quebec or Trois Rivi- eres. Eight passengers staggered ori were pulled to safety through the I eve of his scheduled departure for Russia. There was speculation that the Russian had been flown Saturday to Okinawa, a huge U. S. base 700 miles south of here. S. I. Runov, spokesman for the Russian mission, called in Japan- ese reporters and issued a pre- pared statement accusing "the American espionage organ in Japan" of seizing and holding Rastovorov. The U. S. State Department and Far East -Command had no com- ment. Bastovorov was known to be an intelligence agent. The Russian diplomats had free run of Japan and have been in a position to ather information on.U. S. bases. Kyodo news agency reported earlier that Rastovorov was being returned to the Soviet Union to explain how he botched a spy as- signment Big 4 Talks Move to East Berlin Sector fimirps in the "firings" from the iwoma support it. I smoke-filled, flame-swept bus aisle I figures in the firings irom the confjmed yesterday he after a big car-transport truck! State Department, the first detailed breakdown available. By JOHN HIGHTOWER _ _______ ...._, BERLIN ra-The Big Four for- had agreed to elimination of a crasned into the front left-hand cor- 1 eign ministers convened in the clause that says "A treaty shall !n.er of Dus' ripped along the When it was first announced that (become effective as internal law [side and came to rest against the "security risks" had been dis-1 missed from government service, the State Department's impressive i door. Flames engulfed treaty." Eisenhower had denounced this at 306. Yet the fact is that actual number of people 'dis- share of this grand total was put j clause, saying it would give the the j states power to repudiate some treaties. Bricker disputed that con- tention, but said that if his amend- ment were adopted some treaties ago is not 306. It is 29. j Most of these 29. moreover, were I action. missed for cause" from the State Russian sector of divided Berlin this afternoon after a Sunday re- cess in then: global talks which Weis. The exact cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Anderson to Head Delegation to Ike Road Safety Meet ST. PAUL IB An official dele- gation of 19 persons will repre- sent Minnesota at the special White House conference on highway safe- ty called by President Eisenhower for Feb. 17-19. Heading the Minnesota delegation will be Gov. Anderson, who has in turn named other members of the statewide group. Sheriff George Fort, left; Leo Borkowski, center, chief of the Goodview volunteer fire department, and his brother, Ed Borkow- ski, stand at the doorway of the smoke-filled house in which Leo Weis was burned to death Sunday morning. The Borkowski broth- ers made three trips into the house during the height of the blaze in unsuccessful efforts to remove the fire victim. (Republican- Herald photos) International Falls May Shorten Charter INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. Six of the passengers were hos-1 The American, pitalized but their condition was French ministers not considered serious. The two j drove through the now are pinpointed on the vexing (problem of uniting Germany. in this northern border dismissed for such mundane sins as excessive drinking, blab-mouth- ing, or money troubles. Not a single case of actual subversion was involved. How then, were the figures on the State Department's share of the security firings ar- rived at? Hard to Believe The answer is a litie hard to oelieve. W. Scott McLeod's security and personnel divisions checked through the files of everyone in the process of resigning from the State a con- siderable number, since the turn- over in the department is high. The "security risk" tag wns then simp- ly hung on the names of 188 of these people, on their way out, without their knowledge. The total was further fattened up by adding the names of people who were be- ing transferred from the State De- partment to other departments or agencies. In short, a large propor- tion of the "security firings" were never fired at all. The figures given above are of course subject to change, since the grand total of "security firings1' is also subject to change. But these figures suggest how com- pletely phoney this numbers game is. Moreover, the fact is that there is nothing easier than to hang the "security risk" tag on a govern- ment worker. For example, when the files of some State Department em- ployes were examined, it was He insisted that the "which clause" was "not the heart of this He said he disliked opposing the first Republican ad- be tration decided compromise. if the to support the other survivors escaped with minor bruises. At first police feared between 20 and 25 persons had died in the British and in old sucession Branden- crash. The collision occurred straight stretch of road which was clear in the center but icy on the sides. It was a clear night. The truck driver said he could- n't explain the crash. The bus driver said ward him. the .truck veered to- burg Gate onto Unter Den Linden and swung through the iron portals of the Soviet Embassy shortly before the opening hour. As host and as chairman for -th day, Soviet Minister V. M. Moloto greeted his colleagues in the "Ha of a round tabl 12 feet in diameter was set up fo the parley, Russian jeeps with armed mili tary police escorted the Western automobiles from the frontier t about ours ending at 12 m. today: was fastened Maximum, 39; minimum, 15; oon, 39; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises omorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 41 at noon, min. 19 t p.m. Sunday. Sky clear, isibility 15 miles, wind 15 miles er hour from west, barometer 9.94 steady, humidity 52 per cent. Found in the cell, along with the note to Warden Swenson, was letter Anderson had written to wife. Its contents were not divulged. Mrs. Anderson said She had no comment. The three-eighths inch piece of inches to an improvised hook that had been attached to the door of a steel cabinet bolted to the cell wall. The cabinet was one used to store the inmate's personal toilet articles. The hook, Swenson said, appar- ently was fashioned by Anderson a steel bolt that was taken the farm machinery shop from from where the prisoner had worked since he entered the prison Bee. 14. Mrs. Richard C. Durant, whose name was mentioned in the sensational letter filed in the James Roosevelt separate maintenance case, talked to a reporter on the phone in Hono- lulu Sunday. Mrs. Durant, wife of a prominent Honolulu phy- sician and mother of five chil- dren, is demanding a relrac- tioa of "this fantastic report." (UP Telephoto) "He railed his head and looked over in my direction but he didn't say a Leo de- clared. "I then got over to- where he was sifting and man- aged fo grasp his arm but be- fore I could do anything else the smoke got too bad and I had to get out of there." By the time Leo had made his escape from the house Ed arrived with smoke masks used by the Goodview volunteers for fire fight- ing operations. Ed manned a portable fire ex- tinguisher and Leo made his way a second time into the burning home. "This time I crawled in on my aands and Leo said, "and went right over to him. By now ;he hair had been burned off his lead and he was bleeding in SPV- eral places. The ceiling and walls were now a mass of flames. "I got up to him, got a good ld on him and kept saying, Come on Boots, we'll get you out f here.' "I had him up out of the chair when suddenly one of the electrical vires in the house broke loose and dropped across Leo explain- d. "It caught me across the neck nd I dropped Boots for a mo- ment. "I could hear three Continued on Page 8, Column 7) RESCUE Rosenberg Defense Attorney Succumbs NEW YORK UP) Emanuel H. loch, attorney for executed atom pies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, dead. The body of the 52-year-old Bloch as found Saturday partly slumped into a filled bathtub at his home. n autopsy Sunday fixed a heart ttack as the cause of death.