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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Light Snow, Not So Cold Tonight And Thursday Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 44 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, J954 EIGHTEEN PAGES This Is Part of a swath cut through a Long Beach, Calif., residential section late Tuesday by a jet fighter plane which crashed and exploded in flames. The pilot, Maj. Robert A. Blair of Omaha, Neb., was coming in through a haze for a land- ing. (AP Wirephoto) 6 Killed When Jet Falls in Long Beach LONG BEACH, Calif, in rain clouds, an Air Force jet fighter plane rocketed into a Signal Hill residential district late yesterday, demolished two homes and exploded, set fire to a third home and damaged a fourth. Six persons died and four were in- jured, two so seriously they may not recover. AEG Asks To Curb Leaks At H-Bomb Test TODAY Reds Put Pressure on Indochina j word to the Navy to do something; In addition, an elderly man, hor-1 to stop those chatty and descrip- rified at what he saw, suffered a Itive bv military h f i j i personnel who see the big and heart attack and died. j supposediy secret atomic tests in The hurtling plane ripped out tel-1 the Pacific. ephone lines and broke gas mains i Recalling a number of letters that erupted into geyser, of flame. j ?f Blazing fuel cascaded over what an instant before had been a quiet fall of 1952, a reporter asked the neighborhood in the oil producing AEC what would be done to pre- area, which is completely similar disclosures in the rounded by the city of Ung Beach, j STl-wSjJS islx-pelled S The pilot, Maj. Robert A. be used, of Omaha, Neb., was among the An AEC spokesman replied: By JOSEPH ALSOP AVON, Conn. Judging by the dead- A Perished in the street optimistic sounds that fill the Am- erican air, this is going to be a minority report. The country is where he was playing. "There were flames everywhere, in the houses, spread across the being told by all and sundry street and shooting from gas most recently by the President said Mrs. Dorothy Mc- "The task force is expected to have adequate measures in force to safeguard security restricted data." At the Pentagon, it was ex- plained that the commander of every ship and of installations Finds Russian Atomic Talks Encouraging Convinced Switch To Flexible Pi-ice Supports Right By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON Ei- senhower said today this country's preliminary atomic talks with Rus- sia are encouraging, but it is too ;oon to tell whether the Soviets are acting in good faith. His reference to the atomic ;alks, which were an outgrowth of iis proposal for an international atomic energy pool for peaceful purposes, came at a news con- ference in which the President also discussed important domestic issues. On the controversial farm pro- gram which he submitted to Con- gress last Monday, Eisenhower de- clared he believes, it is workable and practicable. As to whether it is politically feasible in this elec- tion year, .the President said we'll find out about that later, but that he is convinced the program for a switch to flexible price supports is right. The President also: 1. Said Secretary of State Dulles was only stating a fundamental truth, when he declared in a speech last night that the United States has made a basic decision to meet any future Communist aggression by relying primarily on instant massive retaliation. Ducks Second Term Query 2. Laughed off an effort to find out whether he intends to seek a second term. His political friends, ecision on ongress Ready to Accepf Details Worked Out at Capitol Tells Reporters He'll Fight for Entire Program President Eisenhower greeted newsmen gath- ered for his press conference in the Old State Department building in Washington today. Direct- isenhower added, have advised him never to deal' with that sub- 'Ject. 3. Expressed confidence that the United States is achieving better Self-Sal "we have j to was 'almost ffi, wTuV ordered ed the initiative" in the world knocked off a chair in her each individual in his com-! struggle against Communist im- perialism. Speaking very mildly, the traveler abroad finds mighty little evidence for this hopeful view. Certainly there is nothing to suggest that we have recaptured the initiative in Asia. In Asia, where this reporter has just made a journey of nearly four months, all the signs suggest the exact contrary. And this is vitally im- by the blast. that each individual in his mand reives The FS6_ Sabre jet was one of j against writing any personal let- two returning to the Long Beach Municipal Airport from Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., when they were enveloped in dense clouds. Both jets raced out to sea, then swept in under the clouds. One made it to tie airport, but Maj. sheared off the top of a fir tree in front a home for ters to anyone describing or other- wise hinting at what he may see in a test. In the 1952 test, some crew members were said not to have been cautioned against letter writing. 4. Said regarding the sial Bricker amendment on treaty making powers, that he never would subscribe to any treaty or agreement which in any way con- travened the Constitution. He in- (Continued on Page 12, Column 3) IKE Farm Parity Asked in Senate By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Repub- licans with an eye on the Novem- portant, since the Kremlin's obv- convalescents. This house was not ious current strategy is to talk damaged, but next door the home sweet in the West, while continu- J Of Mrs. Shirley Roberts was de- ing to press the attack on the free molished and she and her infant world's vulnerable flank in the j son Douglas wen; killed. Far East. I The plane exploded with this im- The blunt truth is that the situa-! pact and disintegrated into a 200- ticm in Asia has been deteriorating ever since the Korean truce, vvhicii we signed in such haste, just when the strain in Korea had brought the Chinese Communists close to the breaking point. This deteriora- tion showed in two quite different ways. First, the center of strategic in- terest has been abruptly transfer- red from Korea to Indochina, and at the same time the problem in Indochina has grown far more dif- ficult. On the spot, to be sure, real gains have been made by the new foot roaring path of flame as it lashed crazily into two other homes. The jet's blazir.g fuel drop- ped onto a fourth residence and burned part of it. The other dead were Mrs. Shirley Ledbetter, 25; Stephen Louis Shoup, 11; Mrs. Grace Miller, 63, and Ernest G. Bailey, 72, who suffered the heart attack. The injured arc Edward Ledbet- ter, 24, and his son, Edward Lynn, 4 months, both critically burned and not expected to survive; Mrs. Nancy King, 18, who occupied the other half of a duplex with the French military team Na- Ledbetters, and her ann I Cn i _, _ __ _. these fine IveSaf no arml Professional S radar to guide planes to a landing, army of men, there is no An Air Sp0kesman said the mmediate possibility of Coramun-1 tower had telkftfto Maj. Blair just ist victory in Indochina, either now! that if future. After seven years of it, the (Continued on Page 8, Column 4) AUSOPS before the crash and that it was "just a normal conversation and there was no indication anything was wrong." The spokesman said the accident apparently resulted from bad visibility and rain. Firemen And Rescue workers drag a coffin-laden sled bearing the body of one of the victims of an avalanche near Spirigen, Switzerland. (UP Telephoto) Townspeople At Abingdon, Iowa, search the debris at the Ma- sonic Hall Efter a second floor collapsed, dropping approximately 100 people to the ground level. Remains of sagging floor can be seen at left and right. In the center is a piano. (AP Wirephoto) Toll High in VIENNA, Austria of rescue workers struggled today to uncover at least 135 persons still missing under snow and ruins in the avalanche-stricken Alps of west Austria and Switzerland. There and in Bavarian Germany 86 already were listed among the "white dead." Only minor slides, which caused no damage, were reported during the night, and colder weather trough; hope the snow movement was letting up. But a Vienna weather official warned that west Austria's average temperatures still were above normal and there still was danger of more ava- anehes. This was Mutton, New Hubby Charter Big Plane NEW YORK Wl Porfirio Rubirosa Newlyweds and Barbara Hutton are scheduled to fly to Palm Beach today in the privacy of a chartered' 88-passenger Con- stellation. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy with occasional light snow, not so cold tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 10, high Thursday 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 7; minimum, noon, 17; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Maximum temperature 15 above ber elections talked fondly today of Sen. McCarthy's proposal to set a 100 per cent parity price goal for their new farm program. The Wisconsin Republican, step- ping momentarily out of his role as the Senate's mast vocal Com- munist hunter, appeared as a champion of the farmer with a plan to hike the 75 to 90 per cent flexible price supports suggested by President Eisenhower. The senator said in an inter- view he had touched off a heated f discussion of the subject at a con- jferenee of all Republican senators not pledge government supports at that level. Parity is a price, calculated by formula, .said by law to give farm- ers a fair return on their products in relation to prices of things they buy. The government, through By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON ffl President Eisenhower said today he is leav- ing up to Congress whether a workers' strike vote should be taken before or after a walkout. The President declined at his news conference to say whether he regards his proposal for a strike vote as "must" legislation. Such a vote was among his rec- ommendations he sent to Congress Monday in outlining a 14-point pro- j gram for revising the Taft-Hartley 'Labor. Relations Act. In his special message, the Pres- ident phrased his strike-poll idea in general terms. He said that since going on strike and thus losing pay is so important to the individual worker, he should have a chance to "express his choice by secret ballot held ur.der govern- ment auspices." Situation Not Clear This left it unclear whether the President had in mind a poll taken before a walkout or after the work- ers were on strike. Reporters were primed with questions on this uncertainty when Eisenhower met with them. First off, the President was asked to clarify whether the strike ballot system he proposed was intended to apply before a strike could begin, Eisenhower declined to give a direct answer. Kenneth Young said today Allied j He said in making the recom- and Red liaison officers wiU meet I mendation he was trying to estab- Thursday m the first step hat is the ly behind the President were his press secre- taries, James Hagerty and Murrey Snyder. (UP Telephoto) Red and Allied Officers Will Meet Thursday PANMUNJOM S. envoy per cent, of parity. Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said peace conference apparently >je Red terms. doesn't think the farmers would I The Communists asSetl Mon- get 100 per cent parity income out! day for the low-level of flexible supports such as Ei-! only to discuss a date for reopen- senhower outlined in his new farm ing preliminary talks broken off program Monday. Sen. Young (R-ND) said in a separate interview that McCar- thy's idea was getting some back- ing among other Republicans. Young said that while the GOP attitude on this and other propos- yesterday because he thinks gov-1 als was jelling he would not sh supports should not go j his bm to contiDUe the mandatory low- as 75 per cent. They "ought 90 per cellt SUpp0rts for major to go higher than 90 per cent, per-, fiejd crops which Eisenhower rec- haps even above 100 per cent of McCarthy said, adding: "I have no fight with President Eisenhower." Urged Full Parity During the 1952 campaign, Ei- senhower the farmer is en- titled to full that is, 100 per cent "but we're not going to write anything into a fixed law that can't be changed." The Re- ommended be abandoned except in the case of tobacco. said he had told his Re- publican platform came out a farm program aimed at parity prices for all farm uets in the market place." I for Dec. 12 by the United States. The Allies replied Tuesday with a note asking that the staff officers discuss botl, date and conditions for resuming the conference. The Reds answsred with a new note Wednesday. When he first announced that the officers would meet Young said they would discuss the conditions. He did not release the text of the I Red note, but paraphrased it this I way: "The Reds agreed to j .to agree on the d Congress. The President added he would accept anything along this line that looked to be the most practi- cal and feasible under the circum- stances. Eisenhower declined, also to say whether he regards any of his Taft-Hartley proposals as "must" legislation. He declared he is going to fight for his entire legislative program but he said he is not going to I decide at this time which parts of it are the most and the least important. In Union Practice practice, most unions poll their members before striking, al- luting rsaiu IIB aau lura nis KK- i nolitical publican colleagues, however, that I Llitical if the Democrats offered such a asked proposal-as some have indicated I I legislation to carry out the later about the Confusion arose when Chairman H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) of the Senate Labor Committee ititro- they didn't think many Republicans would vote against it. Sen. Wiley (R-Wis) said he was interested in getting a guarantee of 90 per cent supports for dairy products but he certainly wouldn't the toll so far from i at a. m. today. Low 6 be- the snowslides which began Mon- day, in the wake of the winter's vorst blizzards: Austria _ 62 dead, 131 missing. Switzerland dead, 4 missing. Bavarian Germany _ 6 dead. low at p. m. Tuesday. Over- cast at feet. Visibility 15 miles with wind from the south- east at 8 miles per hour. Baro- meter 30.21, falling, and tumidity 48 per cent. Anderson Denies Knowing Okes Co, Shorted N.D. Job ST. PAUL Gov. Anderson said Tuesday that Minnesota high way department officials did no earn of a cement shortage on an )kes Construction Co. paving pro ect in North Dakota until after iey had awarded contracts to the firm on a Minnesota highway job Rep. D. D. Wozniak said the cement shortage on highway con truction in North Dakota in 1947 'appears similar" to the shortage letween Shafer and Taylors Falls m Highway 8. The Minnesota highway depart- ment has rejected slightly more than five miles of the Highway 8 project and has withheld payment of of the contract until the Okes company repairs or replaces ihe defective portions. Public Examiner Richard Coiling reported Dec. 2 that the section of highway was shorted nearly one- seventh in both cement and steel tie bars. Tuesday night it was revealed the deficiencies occurred in two sections of a 16-mile stretch of pavement on U.S. 10 west from Casselton in North Dakota. One section was .92 of a mile and the other 1.03 miles. North Dakota officials said they docked the Okes firm for the deficiency in the two sections. suggested flexible supports range from SO to 100 per cent after Sen. Dirksen (R-I11) had given the Republicans what one of his colleagues called a "rosy" picture of Republican in the paraphrase, Young said the j r program and. his bill 111 u.ic pav u -LUUIIU aaiu U.JC latest Red note did not mention! Prided that the povernment-su, but only the time of the meeting. strike had begun. This apparently caught Secretary of Labor Mitchell by surprise. He told newsmen he hadn't under- stood it was to work that way. A well-informed administration source said the strike poll idea was put forward by Secretary of Com- merce Weeks at the suggestion of management groups and written WASHINGTON Army to-1 into the Smith bill at the White prospects to win key Senate races day issued a draft call for House, Weeks could not be reached in November. men in March. (for comment. Army to Draft in March Richard K. Sowle, Commissary Steward Sea- man, USN, of West Warwick, R. I., held a woman known only as "Ruby" from jumping during a three-story apartment-business block fire in New- port, R. I., Tuesday, after she became panicky and threatened to jump from the icy and smoky roof. Sowle heard the woman shouting from the roof as be stood in the adjoining building, left. He reached the roof from a window, left, where an unidentified sailor stood awaiting word if he was needed, as a fire ladder was raised. (.AP Wirephoto) ;