Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Snow or Rain By Midnight, Mild Thursday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 53, NO. 7 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Train-Truck Crash Kills Arcadi "Sir. President Eisenhower rubbed his neck at his news conference this morning as he contemplated the thought of the difficulty of balancing the budget for the next fiscal year. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Balancing Budget Difficult, Ike Says WASHINGTON tf) President Stalin or anyone else if he thought Eisenhower said today it will be terrifically difficult to balance the Federal budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. In his second news conference since taking office, the President also said: 1. This country would be put in a very difficult position if it tries to repudiate all international secret agreements made during World War Two. But he said in effect he is open to suggestions for improve- ment of the secret agreements res- olution he sent to Congress. 2. He would meet with'Premier TODAY Full Facts On Yalta Studied By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Kai- shek and his government have loudly but rather meaninglesiily de- nounced the Sino Soviet agree- ment of 1945, which grew out of Yalta. The hard-shell Republicans in Congress are grumbling against, President Eisenhower, because hej will not "repudiate Yalta." Both groups would do well to study and to ponder one of the most interest- ing fragments of truly secret his- tory that has been published since the war. such a conference might lead to a lasting peace. The President said that, geographicaDy speaking, he would be willing to meet at some half-way point rather than go to Russia. And he said any such conference would have to be with the full knowledge of U. S, Allies. 3. He personally does not believe Communists should be permitted, to teach in the nation's schools. The President commented' that Communists are capable of per- verting even non-controversial sub- jects such as arithmetic to suit their own doctrines. 4. He is not exactly sure he knows just what Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) is aiming at in the inves- tigation of the State Department's Voice of America program. He said it is up to Congress, to make its own rules. These comments were in response to questions as to whether he thought the Mc- Carthy investigation was helping in the fight against Communism. 5. He will meet Thursday at 9 a.m. (CST) with a group of gov- ernors, a Congressional delegation and administration officials to study the possibilities of dividing the tax policies of the state and federal governments. Saying that is a program which has been hang- ing for some time, the President commented that no quick solution can be expected, but that the group is going to try and come up with an answer. 6. He does not believe Alaska State Election Sought on Issue Of Old-Age Lien Bill Follows Rejection of Repeal Measure By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL W) The people o Minnesota would be asked to vot on the question of prohibiting th. state from acquiring a lien on tin property of old age assistance recipients under a bill introduced in the Legislature today by Rep Loren S. Rutter of Kinney. Rutter's move followed reject on Tuesday afternoon by the Min nesota House of Representatives of a move by Rep. Thomas O'Mal- ley of Duluth, a conservative supported largely by the liberal bloc to repeal the old age lien law. The lien law was enacted in 1939 during the administration of Harold E. Stassen. It provides that the amount of old age assistance paid to any recipient becomes a charge against his property after death, Rutter is asking that an amend- ment to the Constitution be sub- mitted for approval or rejection of the people, to read as follows: "The Legislature shall not enact any law which will authorize the acquisition of a lien on the prop- erty of a person who receives old age assistance from the state." The amendment would be sub- mitted at the 1954 general elec- The Crushed Truck in which 13-year-old James Fetting, Arcadia, died and his father, Norbert, was critically injured Tuesday after- noon lies in a tangled heap at the west Green Bay Western Rail- road crossing moments after volunteers had tipped up the truck body to release the father. The truck was traveling from right to left when it collided with the train. The train had just moved on to the station in the distance when the picture was taken. tan Boy, 13, Dies; Policeman's Writ Dismissed In La Crosse The attempt to get repeal arose has proved its case for statehood. The President said the matter needs more study but teat he feels on Yalta, contained in" the alt gather remarkable biography t. Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, by h partisan comrade and close friem Vladimir Dedijer. It appears in th course of a detailed account of meeting with Stalin in February 1948. On this occasion, the Yugosla foreign minister, Edward Kardel had gone to Moscow to discuss sev eral thorny subjects, including th support the Yugoslavs were the giving to the Greek Communls guerrillas. Less than a year be fore, President Truman had issuei his famous declaration a n i Greece had been taken unde American protection. Very signifi cantly, Stalin now ordered the Yu goslavs to cease aiding the Greel Communists. The Yugoslavs ob jected to the order, but Stalin in sisted strongly. "We do not agree with the Yu goslav comrades that they should further help the Greek he is quoted as saying. "In this matter, we think we are right anc not the Yugoslavs, It ir> true, we have also made mistakes. For in- stance, after the war, we invitee the Chinese comrades to come to Moscow to discuss the situation in China. We told them bluntly that we considered the development of the uprising in China had no pros- pect, and that the Chinese com- rades should seek a modus vivendi with Chiang Kai-shek, that they should join Chiang Kai-shek's gov- ernment and dissolve their army. "The Chinese comrades agreed here with the views of the Soviet comrades, but went back to China and acted quite otherwise. They mustered their forces, organized their armies, and now, as we see, (Continued on 4, Column 1) ALSOPS effect as long as the nation has to rely upon the draft to furnish manpower for Korea. He called the Korean conflict a fairly major war. 8. He favors extension reciprocal trade act but of the is not when Rep. George Murk of Min- neapolis, a liberal, offered a niinor- ority report as a substitute for a majority report of the House Wei- are committee had rated-14 to 4, according.to Chair- man Howard Ottinger Cbaska, o indefinitely postpone or kfli O'MaUey's bill. O'Malley and Ottinger tangled in ebate. O'Malley shouted during the everal times he was on his feet: "Take thjs badge of shame off these old people. Give them back a little of their self-respect. This is a vicious piece of class legis- lation. These old people are not begging. They aren't asking for charity. We shouldn't allow them to be held up to shame and dumped on the scrapheap of public charity. We shouldn't hold them up to public ridicule." Ike Advised To Close Draft 'Escape Hatch' WASHINGTON (ffl President Eisenhower has been advised to close -the "escape hatch" that per- nits young men, after being de- ferred as college students, to miss he draft again by becoming fa- thers. The advice came from the head of a group Eisenhower himself set up when he was president of Col- umbia University. James D. Zel- lerbach, chairman of the National Manpower Council, gave it in a radio address last night. prepared at this time to go into detail regarding a possible modifi- cation of the law. The current measure expires in June. Zellerbach said he President would act hoped the "to insure equality of sacrifice" and added that the council had found good reason for complaints about the existing student deferment system. LA CROSSE, Wis. Circuit udge Lincoln Neprud dismissed and ordered vacated Tuesday the temporary injunction obtained Feb. 13 by James B. Christie, but made it clear his ruling was not an opin- ion in the case of the controversial 39-year-old policeman. Christie was suspended last Dee 11 after City'Arty. Fred Steele ac- cused him of being present at a gambling site, owing gambling with Dist. Atty. John Bpsshard .in enforce- ment of his duties. He was restored to the force Jan. 15, after the Po- lice and Fire later dropped a hearing into Steele's charges. Neprud, in ordering Christie'.s in- junction voided, said he felt Christ- ie had not been damaged in any way by the recommendations Feb. 12 of a special aldermanic investi- gating committee to warrant such a restraint which the injunction put on the departments of city gov- ernment and police. Christie's writ restrained Mayor Henry Ahrens from appointing a new Police and Fire Commission as recommeaded by the investigat- ing committee; Police Chief George Long from filing new charges against Christie, Steele from prosecuting those charges and the 21 City Council members from conducting further hearings into the Christie matter another recommendation by the investigat- ing group. A hearing.to show cause why the injunction should not he made permanent and why further pro- ceedings in the Christie case should not be prohibited would .have been held before Judge Neprud on Wed- nesday. Tuesday's ruling came after Neprud heard arguments by Atty Thomas Skemp, counsel for Christ ie, to show cause why Christie' injunction should not be vacated Skemp appeared in answer to a court order obtained last Friday by the City of La Crosse. Neprud's decision means tha Mayor Ahrens is free to appoint a new Police and Fire Commission The city has been without one since Feb. 12, Agreement May End French-German Split ROME six foreign ministers of the European Army Plan nations today reached a compromise decision reportedly settling bitter differences between France and West Germany over the vEu- ropean Defense Community (EDC) treaty. The reported agreement came as the leaders of France, West Ger- many, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg held final Rochester Nominates Ex-Mayor, Council President for Mayor ROCHESTER. Minn. H. McQuillan, former mayor, and Adolph M. Bach, council president, Tuesday won nominations for may- or in'the March 10 election. May- or Glenn Amundsen was not a can- didate. McQuillan led the field of five with votes and Bach got 471. Bernard Brogan, Rochester Junior college student, placed third with 485; Ray F. McPherson had 467, and C. A. McGovern, 33. In the only aldermanic contest in the first ward, Wayne Davis, the 1 incumbent, ran third in a field of four. Nominated were Leo C. An- derson, a former councilman, who had 726 votes, and Willis Tulare with 467, Davis polled 207 and Low- ell Kyle had 105 in fourth position. The primary attracted only voters out of a total registration of ST. PAUL The Minne- sota Senate Tuesday by a 38-26 vote adopted a joint rule aim- ed at enabling the Legislature to adjourn on time. The rule now goes to the House, and its Senate opponents expressed doubts that the House would approve. Senate Rules Committee had refused to rec- ommend adoption of the pro- posal. Russ Started Korean War, Lodge Says By STANLEY JOHNSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot jOdge, Jr. today charged that Rus- ia started and is continuing the Corean war. He told the U. N. Political Committee there is little isiers mignt maKe tne text of their Loint its Vying to formulate new accord public at the end of their here so long as the conference today. I Soviet Union is determined to pro- sessions of a two-day conference aimed at cutting out some of the hurdles on the road to West Eu- ropean economic, political and mil- itary union. A spokesman for the Italian For- eign Ministry said French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, at this morning's session, had met the objections of West German Chan- cellor Konrad Adenauer with a redrafting of the conditions France wants to attach to the already- signed but not ratified treaty to establish the one-uniform, West European Army. Exact details of the agreement were not disclosed. But the Italian spokesman said the foreign min- isters might make the text of their Legislature May Adjourn on Time Father 'Fair' Friend Fails in Attempt to Warn Of Onrushing Train ARCADIA, Wis. (Special) A 13-year-old Arcadia boy was killed almost in- stantly and his father was seriously injured at p. m. Tuesday when a bottling company truck driven by the father was virtually demol- ished by the afternoon freight of the Green Bay Western Rail- road. The downtown crash came as a close friend gesticulated frantical- y to warn the father of the on- rushing train. Dead is James Fetting, a twin son and one of seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Fetting. The father, 40, is in "fair" con- dition in St. Francis Hospital, La Crosse, with a compound fracture of the left leg, a broken collarbone and severe facial and skull cuts. James was dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital, Arcadia. Poles Used to Lift Truck The father, pinned beneath the van body of his truck, was extri- cated by pole-wielding volunteers from the Trempealeau County Highway garage a block away. was rushed to the Arcadia hospi- tal and transferred immediately to the La Crosse hospital. Mrs. Clifford Urbick, the only eyewitness to the crash said she was walking over the railroad crossing known as the "west conference today. The spokesman said the agree ment by all six ministers was fa vorable to the creation of the army and added: "The idea of a unitei Europe proved stronger than na tionalism.'" Dulles to Be Quizzed On Secret Pact Policy WASHINGTON of the division of Berlin, the parti- Will ho QclroH trt tail i-inn nf State Dulles will be asked to tell senators why the Eisenhower ad- ministration doesn't want to re- pudiate once-secret agreements of World War II but only to condemn Russia for violating them. Even before Dulles appears be- fore congressional committees to- morrow, however, President Eisen- hower himself may clear the air at today's White House news con- ference. The President on Friday seat Congress ,a proposed resolution asking it to join'him in rejecting any interpretations of Yalta and other agreements "which have been perverted to bring about the Two Volcanoes in upper Alaska peninsula's beautiful valley of Smokes, 100 miles north- west of Kodiak, spit steam, ash and smoke into the sky after sleeping quietly for years under Tieavy blankets of snow and ice. Mount Magelik, foreground, was merely letting off a little steam when this picture was taken from a Navy plane Feb. 21, But Frident Mountain, background, which erupted with a fury Feb. 15, blows big clouds of smoke and ash while red-hot lava flows down its side. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) subjugation of free peoples." Earlier, in his State of the! Union message, Eisenhower i spoken of action by Congress t< reject secret agreements. Some ;ime later, he mentioned repudia ion of portions of agreements lis resolution would do neither It would denounce abuse of the agreements by the Soviet. Some Republicans have been aying the agreements themselves ;ave Russia an excuse to lower ne Iron Curtain in Europe and herefore are bad. But Sen. Taft of Ohio, the Re publican leader, told interviewers he doesn't believe this feeling will be carried far enough in the Sen- ate Foreign Relations Committee to incorporate into the resolution either "repudiation" or "renuncia- tion" of the agreements. Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich) said he wants to question Charles E. (Chip) Bohlen about his part in the Yalta and Potsdam agree- ments when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes up Bohlen's nomination as ambassa- dor to Russia. Bohlen served as a Russian- language interpreter for Presi- dents Franklin D. Roosevelt at Yalta and Harry S. Truman at Potsdam. 'We should know if Mr, Bohlen bad any part in arrangemanti (or 1 tion of Poland and the' division of Ferguson said. Taft heads a subcommittee charged with digging up some new phrases for the Eisenhower-spon- sored resolution but he said the group will wait until the full com- mittee hears from Dulles, prob- ably tomorrow, before acting. Some other committee members said the resolution may be re-, vised to include specific refer- ences to China and Poland, and possibly some other nations, as countries where the wartime pacts have been "perverted" by the Kremlin and where the U. S. hopes the people wiE have self-govern- ment restored to them. long the war.' Emphasizing that he spoke for a new Republican administration in Washington, Lodge charged that Russia is "actively assisting the aggressors in Korea on a scale which makes possible the contin- uance of that aggression and de- termines its scope." He then listed the facts backing up this charge which he said the world must face and challenged the Soviet Union to disprove them Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky immediately took the floor to respond angrily: "I take up the challenge which James Fetting Waved to Friend he flung and after study of the verbatim record I will answer the questions he asks." "The rulers of the Soviet Union can stop the war whenever they want Lodge declared in his first 17. N. speech as chief U. S. delegate, "and Mr. Vishinsky mows it." Driving home his point, Lodge .old an eagerly listening group which has been waiting for word rom President Eisenhower's ad- ministration on its Korean policy: "Failure to end the fighting in Corea is not due to any lack of ileyerness with words here in the Jnited Nations. It is due to the rankly announced desire of the Communists to continue the war." Baby Bom in Truck Outside of Rochester ROCHESTER, Minn. young farm wife gave birth Tuesday to a bouncing baby boy in a bounc- ing delivery truck on the outskirts of this world-famous medical cen- ter. Both the mother, Mrs. Melvin Bale, 24, and the baby, Jerry, were doing fine Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital. "It was the most harrowing ex- perience of ray Mrs. Bale said at the hospital. "You don't know what worry is until you've given birth ia a truck." The drama began early in the norning when the pains told Mrs. Bale it was time. Her husband, 25, who operated a arm about three miles south of Rochester, had loaned his car to his brother, Marvin. There was the farm truck, but t was cold and the battery was too weak to start the engine. "I got Bale said. "I thought I was going to be a mid- wife right on tie farm." Then Bale thought of his neigh- bor, Robert Fields who owns a grocery truck. Fields, willing to try to beat the stork, rushed over. A mattress and blankets were placed in the back of the panel truck. Next came Mrs. Bale. Her husband got in with her to com- fort her. "I kept wondering if we'd make she said. "The pains were bad, but the thought of not getting to the hospital in time made me for- get them." At the intersections of highways 14, 52, and 63, it happened. Little Jerry made his appearance at 4 DOuads, 10 ounces. "I wrapped him in a blanket and prayed everything would be all Bale said. Everything was. The doctor said ie couldn't have done much better. Bale said that, just the .same, the doctor can .deliver the next one. Mrs.. Bale, who has three other ihildren, said there isn't going to be a next oat. the train coming into Arcadia from Winona and the Fetting truck approaching the crossing. She itvf that the father did not the train and she wav. ed frantically in an effort to attract his attention. He hfs son waved back an Instant before the crash came. She rushed into the George Knut- son home nearby and summoned doctor and ambulance. Ernest Wanek, Winona, engineer of the train, said he was slowing the train to a stop at the depot 2Vi blocks north of the crossing when the crash came. He indicated the train was traveling between 25 and 30 miles per hour. Mrs. Urbick estimated the truck was traveling about 25 miles per hour. Wanefc said the engine on his train struck the truck at the left front wheel, spun the vehicle around and struck it again in the. rear. The truck ended up on iti side. Boy Still in Cab The conductor of the train, Ben Martin, Winona, said the boy was hanging partly out of the truck after the accident. First reports were the youth bad been thrown clear. Fetting had been thrown from the truck and was pinned beneath the rear, of the vehicle when it came to rest. Third crew- man aboard the 6 from Winona to Wisconsin Frank Schultz, of Winona." fireman. Trempeileau County District (Continued on Page 3, Column 1) BOY KILLED WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and mild tonight and Thursday. Snow- or rain before midnight tonight. Low tonight 28, high Thursday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 35; minimum, noon, 33; precipitation, none; sunv sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 31 at noon; minimum 17 at p. m.- Tuesday. Noon overcast at 700 feet; visibility miles, wind 8 miles per hour from' south; barometer 29.84, falling rap-< idly; tumidity M cant.