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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Colder Tonight; Fair, Cold Wednesday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 52. NO. 290 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES Gen. J. Lawfon Collins, left, Army Chief of Staff, making an inspection tour of Korea, and Gen. Mark Clark, UN supreme commander in the Far East, are met at the Seoul airport by Gen. James A. Van Fleet on their arrival from Japan. Gen. Van Fleet, right, soon will relinquish- his command of the 8th Army in Korea to Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, and is slated for retirement in March. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Kohler's Budget Less No New Taxes Needed, Wisconsin Legislature Told By ARTHUR BYSTROM MADISON Gov. Kohler rec- ommended today a whopping 1953- 55 executive budget, which he said could be financed without additional taxes. Although the amount is about million more than he recommend- ed two years ago for the 1951-53 biennium it is about less than the record that was appropriated by the last Leg- islature. The governor's budget message was prepared for delivery before a joint .session of the Legislature about a week earlier than the 1951 report and is expected to go to the Finance Committee for immediate hearings. While the governor's recommen- dations total about more than anticipated revenues and sur- plus; they are about million less than requested by departments and agencies. Actually, the governor told the legislators, the difference between anticipated income and expendi- tures would be about be- cause there is expected to be a lapsing appropriation in July, 1955, about million that would cut the figure by that amount. Eliminating Frills The governor proposed to make up the deficit by curtailing several state activities and services, elim- inating extravagances, obtaining additional revenues through higher tuition charges institutions of high- er learning, charging counties more for patients at various state institutions, and requiring private firms to pay a greater charge for inspections. Additional revenues and curtail- ments would yield about which would enable the state to finance appropriations and leave a working balance of the governor said. "Anticipated revenues for the would emphasize foreign aext the governor said especially co-ordination of U. S. efforts in various areas. There were few reports on what, if anything, Gen. and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway express their pleasure (or relief) after a thrilling bobsled ride down the dangerous Olympic course at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, The NATO mili- tary commander and his wife, wearing protective helmets of the U. S. bobsled team with whom they rode, are vacationing at the German winter sports resort, scene of next weekend's four-man bobsled world championship. (AP Wirephoto to The Herald) Ike to Lay Down Basic Pattern of U.S. Foreign Policy By JACK BELL WASHINGTON leaders said today President Eisenhower intends to lay down the basic pattern of his foreign policy in his first State of the Union message next Monday. Although the Republican Capitol Hill command was said to have been admonished by Eisenhower not to talk about their conferences with him yesterday lest the meet- ings end abruptly, some reports on his intentions leaked out. They indicated the British Jet Tries To Break Record LONDON W) Britain's record- breaking twin-jet Canberra bomb- Ike Appoints Strategy Board For Cold War President, Bucking Flu, Cancels Ail But One Appointment By R ELM AN MORIN WASHINGTON Wl A strategy board for the cold war was cre- ated by President Eisenhower yes- terday to study techniques in "the struggle for the minds and wills of men." The President named eight men for the project and instructed them to report to him by June 30. A White House announcement said: "The committee will survey and j evaluate the government's infor mation and related policies and activities with particular reference to international relations and the national security." It is a "psychological strategy James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary, told re porters. The President, fighting a slight cold, canceled all but one appoint- ment today. He planned to at- tend a reception for 160 diplomatic representatives and their wives. Apart from that, he did' not expect to leave his .study, where he is working on the State of the Union message he will present to Con- gress Monday. Case of Sniffles Hagerty described the Presi- dent's condition as "a light case of sniffles" and said the cancel- lations were for precautionary rea- sons only. In appointing the strategy board, Eisenhower implemented one part of a plan of operations for the cold war that he outlined during his election campaign.' Speaking in San Francisco Oct. 8, he said: "In cold war, we do not use an arsenal of arms and arma- ments. Rather, we use all means short of war to lead men to be- lieve in the values that will pre- serve peace and freedom. "The means we shall use to spread this truth are often called 'psychological.' Don't afraid of that term. 'Psychological warfare' is the struggle for the minds and wills of men." He went on to outline a five- part.-progr.m, one point of which called for creation of an agency to "handle the national psychologi- cal effort." The new group, members of which will receive no salaries, in- cludes: William H. Jackson, 51, New York investment executive, chair- man; C. D. Jackson, 50, New York, publisher of Fortune magazine; Disc Makes Pass At A merican A Box Of Woolen Mittens, part of a 13-ton ship- ment -of clothing for Korean children, is loaded onto a military transport plane for the first leg of a flight to Korea. The big clothing shipment was collected by Minneapolis and St. Paul Marines and their wives. Mrs, Vivian Gerold, left, and Mrs. Margaret Meyers, Marine wives, help Gov. C. Elmer Anderson, right, load the mittens. In the plane is Lt. Col Lawrence Herzog who flew one of the cargo planes to Korea today. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Jury Convicts Remington on Perjury Count NEW YORK Wl William W. Remington, 35, former government T economist, was convicted today of Siguard Larmon, 62, president of perjury in denying he ever gave Young and Rubicam, New York advertising agency; 'Gordon Gray, 44, president of the University of North Carolina; Barklie McKee Henry, 50, Princeton, N. J., direc- tor of the U. S. Trust Company; John C. Huges, 62, New York, president of McCampbeU'and Com- pany, textile representatives; Ab- bot Washburn, 38, Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of General Mills, Inc. secret government data to Eliza- beth Bentley for relay to Russia. He also was convicted on a sec- ond perjury count for falsely deny- ing knowledge of the existence of a unit of the Young Communist League at Dartmouth College when he was a student there in the 1930s. Shaky on Feet Remington was shaky on his feet I after the verdict. Before it was GIVEN SHARP ADVICE Wilson Confirmed By Vote of 77-6 By JACK BELL WASHINGTON E. Wilson won 77-6 confirmation by the Senate with some sharp advice on how to con duct himself in his new assignment as secretary of defense. That action by the Senate gave President Eisenhower a full Cab met, but apparently left him some political problems. Wilson was approved, after a 10-day controversy, by the votes Robert Cutler, administrative as- j announcedj he sat pale and ner- the President planned to say on Lawmakers said they expect him er flashed the skies early matters. day in an attempt to. fly from England to Australia in less than! 24 hours delay until after additional con- viferences with Budget Director n Joseph M. Dodge any specific rec- sleek blue bomber will to cover the miles to Darwin with only three refueling at Fayid in the Suez Canal zone; Karachi, Pakistan; and Singapore. The plane took off at a.m. a.m., carrying a pilot and a navigator. The present London-to-Darwin record was set in August, 1946, by a Royal Air. Force Lancaster, which made the trip in 45 hours 35 minutes. WEATHER ommendations for cutting former President Truman's budget. The President was said to have asked for continuance of the grw-. ernmental reorganization power which expires soon. Urged to End Controls Eisenhower was understood to have been urged by Sen. Taft the majority leader, to end price-wage controls, as he could do by executive order. Taft brought up proposed amend- ments to the Taft-Hartley Law, which he introduced in the Senate yesterday, and apparently got sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 34 at p. m. Monday, min. 22 at a. m. to- day. Noon readings Clouds thin, broken at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 20 miles per hour from west, northwest, barometer rising, humidity 68. been FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly I approval for this action cloudy and colder tonight. Wed-L Taxes. were reported nesday fair and cold. Low to- night 10, high Wednesday 22. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 38; minimum, 16; noon, 23; precipitation, none; sun "are inadequate to maintain all existing services at their present level." The governor added that he was convinced that the people want less government, fewer regula- tions, small budgets and lower taxes. The governor said that depart- mental budget requests totaled These requests were cut to The sum in- cludes million for the deprecia- tion account' for state building con- struction purposes and the 000 in revenues from the one-cent cigaret tax of 1948 which is ear- marked for struction. mental hospital con- sistant to the President, is eighth member of the board. Committee Set To Streamline Government By RELMAN MORIN WASHINGTON (ffi President Eisenhower issued his first execut- ive order today. It gives official status to a three-man committee studying ways to streamline the executive branch of the govern- ment. The committee was instructed to find ways "to "promote economy and efficiency" in the executive agencies. Still bothered by a slight cold, Eisenhower stayed in his room at tie White House today, but aides said he was up early working on his State of the Union message, to be delivered to Congress Monday. Blast Kills Ten At Aiken, S. C. to have discussed-at length at the j c T conference but some of those who I1 Leaking gas attended said they came away with store to bits, set fires raging through four more, and spread no clear indication of what Ei- senhower's recommendation will be on this "score. The President apparently did not read his message to the legis- lators, but merely told them in general terms what he planned to say. One member of Congress said Eisenhower probably will report on his Korean inspection trip with- out making any immediate recom- mendations or disclosing what fu- 30.02, ture course towards ending the war he intends to take. death and destruction in the heart of this atomic boom town today. Mayor C. M. Jones estimated that 10 persons perished and the damage totaled two million dollars. Several persons were injured. The explosion in the Jones Electrical Company, trapped sever- al people in two stores, the mayor said. Hours later the number of dead had not been definitely estab- lished but the mayor said tersely: "I'm afraid at least 10 have per- ished." At least five injured persons were treated at the Aiken General Hospital. Mayor Jones termed it the "worst disaster in the history of a town on the northern fringe of the Atomic Energy Com- mission's vast Savannah River H- bpmb project. As a quiet pre-bopm winter resort, Aiken, 17 miles northeast of Augusta, Ga., had residents. The explosion occurred about a.m. The fire, which raged uncontrolled for four hours, dam- aged three other two-story build- ings and a pool room. All were frame structures. vous at the defense counsel table, fidgeting and aimlessly picking at the leaves of a pocket dictionary. He could be sentenced up to 10 years in psjson and in fines on the two counts. This would be twice the penalty he drew on a previous he got reversed on appeal. The Federal Court jury's ver- at a. left further charges hanging over his head. The jury acquitted the hand- some onetime De- partment of Commerce employe on ofte count of a five-count indict- ment. This charged him with false- ly denying he ever recruited any one into the Communist party. On two other counts the jury'of 11 men and one woman reported it was unable to agree. These in- volved his denials that he ever at- tended Communist party meetings at Nashville, Tenn., when he was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority, or that he ever paid Communist party dues. Miss Bentley, admitted former courier for a Soviet spy ring, was a prosecution witness against Rem- ington at both trials. She said he gave her War Production Board in- formation. Ike Nominates Aide to Wilson WASHINGTON UP) President Eisenhower today nominated Roger M. Kyes of Michigan to be deputy secretary of defense. He would be top aide to Charles E. Wilson, confirmed Monday as secretary of defense by a 77 to 6 vote. Kyes, like Wilson a former Gen- eral Motors Corporation official, has agreed to sell about shares of the auto firm's stock he lolds and to dispose of some share- of 47 of the Senate's 48 Republi- cans and 30 of 46 Democrats. Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) and five of South Car- olina, Kilgore and Neely of West Virginia, Lehman of New York and Willis Smith of North Caro- against confirmation of the former General Motors presi- dent. Wilson's agreement to sell more than 2 million dollars worth of G. M. stock paved the way for his confirmation but it was caus- ing trouble for two men he has proposed as Defense Department aides. They ate Robert T., B. Stevens, named informally as Army seere tary, and Harold E. Talbott, named as air secretary. This situation was thrown back onto Eisenhower's desk for a de- cision. Stevens and Talbott have said they can't afford to sell some fi- nancial holdings. The prevailing Senate opinion seemed to be that they will sell or they won't be confirmed. Eisenhower may move slowly in giving them, formal nominations, which the Senate Armed Services Committee has ruled must be forth- coming before' they can be sum moned to testify again. They ap- peared with Wilson at closed hear- ings Jan. 15 and 16. The understanding of armed services committee members was that the names of Wilson's pro- posed assistants will be sent to the Senate one at that of Roger M. holdings in other concerns. Wilson tapped Kyes and three other businessmen to be bis chief subordinates but Eisenhower Sent .he Senate only .the nomination of Syes. a with Kyes, chosen deputy secretary, to be submitted first. Second on the list may be Ro- bert B. Anderson, designated for secretary of the Navy. He has testified he does not have any in- dustrial holdings. Kyes said he would sell about shares of General Motors stock. He thus is regarded as likely to get speedy Senate approval along with Ander- son. Whether Eisenhower ever for- mally submits the names of Talbott and Stevens appeared to depend on whether they can satisfy sen- ators informally in advance. that they ought to be confirmed under the stock disposal rule applied to Wilson. Stevens has contended he can't sell.his large holdings in a family- owned textile firm which has 125 million dollars worth of uniform contracts with the government. Sen. Taft the majority leader, told reporters Wilson could direct iis .assistants to bring to him personally any decisions af- fecting their firms, thus making any stock sale .unnecessary. Committee Will O.K. Tax Slash, Rep. Reed Says WASHINGTON Chairman Reed (R-NY) said today the House Ways and Means Committee "defi- nitely" will approve on Feb. 16 a bill cutting income tax rates by 11 per cent starting June 30. And Reed told reporters, after a closed meeting of his tax-writing group, "the House will pass the bill right the end of February." Asked about reports that House leaders want to postpone action on his tax bill until May or June, Reed replied: "Over my dead body." He added that'prospects for early passage are "perfect." Reed plans no hearings on the bill, which would give the public its first reduction in taxes since four increases over the past three years. Cross Indicntes place some 18 miles east of Macomb, 111., along the Spoon River in west- ern Illinois where a 29-million- dollar plant to assemble nu- clear weapons will be built, ac- cording to an announcement from Washington. Ground will be broken early in the Nearly acres will be set aside for the plant. (AP Wire- photo Map) Jet Object Watched At Close Range By Second Pilot Second Disclosure Of Flying Discs Over Northern Japan By WILLIAM C. BARNARD U. S. AIR BASE, Northern Jap- an The U. S. Air Force to- night reported a small, metallic, disc-shaped object made a con- trolled, sweeping pass at an Am- erican jet fighter-bomber and was observed at very close range by another pilot.- The report, from A'lr Force in- telligence files, said the sighting was made over Northern Japan at a.m. March 29, 1952, by Lt. David C. Brigham of Rock- ford, 111. Vtry Shiny It was a bright, day. Brigham said he got a very good look at the object from about 30 to 50 feet for about 10 seconds. The pilot described it as "about eight inches in diameter, very thin, round, and as shiny as pol- isjied chromium; had no apparect projections and left no exhaust trails or vapor trails." He said it caught up with an F84 Thunderjet, hovered a few mox. ments and then shot out of sight. The F84 pilot, whose name wai not revealed, did not see it. It was the second disclosure in a week b> Air Force intelligence of mysterious flying objects over Northern Japan near the Russian- Siberia .area. Traveling Put Brigham was flying a prop- driven reconnaissance craft at 000 feet when an F84 Thunderjet drew alongside. Then, be said, he saw the disc to the right of and just behind Thunderjet. He said it appeared to be traveling 30 to 40 miles an hour faster than the F84, which was going 150-160 miles an hour. "It closed rapidly and just be- fore it would have flown into fuselage it decelerated to his air- speed almost Brigham said in his report to in- telligence officers. "In doing so, it flipped up on its edge at approx- imately a 90 degree bank. Then it fluttered within 20 feet of hia fuselage for perhaps two or three seconds, pulled awty and around his starboard (right) wing, appear- ing to flip once as it hit the slip- stream behind bis wing tip fuel tank. Shot Out of Sight "Then it passed him, crossed in front of him and pulled up abrupt- ly, appearing to accelerate, and shot out of sight in a steep, almost vertical climb." "An unusual flight characteristic was a slow fluttering motion. It rocked back and forth at approx- imately 40 degree banks at approx- imately one second intervals throughout its course." When it pulled .away, "it did so more sharply than a plane could have done." On Jan. 21, the Air Force dis- closed that "rotating clusters of red, white and green lights" had been sighted over Northern Japan by American airmen. The Air Force made the two reports public without evaluation or comment. Ljiii n Mill City, Bemidji Cited for Work in Educational Field NEW YORK Minnesota and Be- held titles as "All- American Cities" for their efforts in the educational field. Minneapolis was cited for having overcome legal obstacles to gain more money for its schools. Be- midji drew the title for haying marshalled forces to put across in 952 a school bond issue which bad ailed earlier. The awards were presented by the National Municipal League, in co-operation with Look Magazine. A 2-man jury of. governmental ex-. perts made the selections. Nine other communities also took trophies for .a wide range of civic jetterment programs. They were Jaltimore; Brookfield, LI.; Comp- ton, Calif.; Manhattan, Kan.; Mi- mi, Newburgh, N. Y.; 3wensboro, Ky.; Roanoke, Va.F nd Woonsocket, R. I. ;