Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Snow Tonight, Partly Cloudy Thursday VOLUME 52, NO. 291' Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 28, 1953 TWENTY PAGES Flu Epidemic Waning in Most Sections Only 3 States Reporting Increase In Disease President Eisenhower Congratulated Charles E. Wilson, second from left, at the White House this morning after Wilson took oath as Secretary of Defense. Also present were former Nebraska governor, Val Peterson, left, who took the oath as administrative assistant to the President, and Harold Stassen, right, who was sworn in as Mutual Security Administrator. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Ike Plans to End War by Containing Reds, Dulles Says By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Eisenhower administration was reported authoritatively today to have well-advanced plans for trying to end the Korean and Indochinese wars by denying Russia any tage" from them. Secretary of State Dulles, discussing this subject publicly for the first time since the new administration took power, told a na- tional radio and television audi- ence last night: "Today these wars go on be- cause the enemy thinks he's get- ting an advantage by continuing the war. I believe that Gen. Eisen- hower will find the ways to make the enemy change his mind in that respect so that they too will want peace." Dulles' statement was described authoritatively as being based upon plans for specific moves, although MK dTl Inadequate Jy JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON It might be a good idea for Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson to pin up over his Pentagon desk a photograph which appeared in Life magazine some months ago. The photograph showed an Air Force general proudly planting a flag on an island of floating ice in the Arctic. The flag was not the American flag. It was the flag of the United States Air Force. The flag-planting ceremony repre- sented no victory over an enemy of this country. It represented a victory over the United States Navy, which had been racing the Air Force to reach the ice island first. This picture might serve Sec- retary Wilson as a reminder of a disease which is attacking our whole defense structure, for which he must somehow find a cure. This disease is the blind and bit- Pentagon's consistent he gave no hint in his speech as to what these moves will be, However, in a pre-election speech in October, Dulles said Rus- sia had an advantage out of con- tinuing the Korean War by the fact that American troops are tied up there and by propagandizing the conflict as a campaign of Ameri- cans against Asians. These advan- tages could be denied and the pros- pects for peace greatly advanced, he then said, by replacing Ameri- can forces in Korea with South Korean troops. Trouble Spots Dulles' broadcast speech pin- pointed trouble spots of the world in a sweeping survey of American foreign policy problems, and also contained an appeal for popular confidence at home in the State Department and foreign service. He promised, with the help of the FBI, to rid the department of any Communist or Red sympathizers who may be found there. On one foreign policy problem, what threat toward aUies unless persist men and equip- t ment, in both ment, which has already been ex- amined in this space. Plenty of Rivalry The rivalry disease is in many ways the more dangerous of the two, because it renders truly na- tional-minded strategic planning almost impossible. Take one spe- cific example. Back in 1947, a plan was proposed to which all three services agreed in principle. This plan called for a "Theater of the United with a single com- mander reporting to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The lack of such a unified command invited the dis- aster at Pearl Harbor. The plan was designed to prevent another, infinitely vaster, continent-wide Pearl Harbor. Yet the plan caice to nothing, cllcmlKS and even now, as we enter the hy-1 drogen age, there is no unified. enemjes are Russian Commu- By The Associated Press The widespread outbreak of mild flu, grippe and other respiratory infections appeared to be waning today in most sections of the coun- try. A nation-wide spot survey showed supply. that flu-like diseases were on the decline in at least 16 states, with only three states reporting a siz- able increase. Elsewhere, respiratory infections j were running near normal for the winter period. The survey indicated the out- breaks have been more distressing than dangerous. In most cases the illness lasts only three to five days. Very few deaths have resulted directly. The four states hardest hit by infection a week Ar- kansas, Tennessee and Minnesota reported conditions .slightly improved Notables Stricken Several notables have been stricken mildly. President and Mrs. Eisenhower have colds and sniffles. Gov. William B. Umstead of North Carolina, who was hos- pitalized with a heart ailment, caught the flu but threw it off in a couple of days. Other victims include Lily Pans, the singer; Neva Jane Langley, the newly crowned Miss America; Gov. Dennis J. Roberts of Rhode Island, and Walter Wolfner, man- aging director of the Chicago Card- inals professional football team. Dr. Roy Feenster, Massachusetts director of communicable diseases, said most of the flu this year is PTA Congress Urges Support Of Fluoridation CHICAGO -National Con- gress of Parents and Teachers to- day asked its local groups across the nation to promote fluoridation of community water supplies. Dr. Henry F. Helmholz, Roches- ter, pediatrician and chair- man of the national PTA's health said the action was taken on the basis of find- ings that fluorinated water curbs tooth decay. He recommended that local PTA groups take the initiative in setting up citizens committees to advance fluoridation projects in communities where fluoride is in- adequate or lacking in the water British Jet Sets Mark to Australia A-prime type and not particularly serious. "This year's flu is getting more attention because it is hitting all parts of the country about the same time, whereas it usually jumps from one area to another over a period of he said. Infections appeared to be in- creasing somewhat in Kentucky, Alabama and North Dakota. The Kentucky State Health De- partment said it has reports of cases in 12 counties, but no deaths. Dr. R. 0. Saxvic, North Dakota health officer, estimated to cases have appeared in that state with incidence still showing a slight gain. Alabama reported flu cases last week, a sizable increase over the 'preceding week, but State Health pfficer D. G. Gill, said it is "nothing like" an epidemic. Decline in Texas There were respiratory cases reported in Texas in the week ended Jan. 24 compared with the previous week. Arkansas coui ed cases Monday compared with more than last week. In Minnesota, the University of Minnesota reported it is receiving 50 cases a day, compared with 300 daily during the peak three weeks ago. Tennessee reported conditions had improved in recent days, al- though some schools still are closed. efforts toward unity. He noted that French and German steps toward formation of a European Defense Community under which West) Germany could rearm have re-1 cently been "somewhat stalled." Dulles said the U. S. has put almost 30 billion dollars into West- ern Europe since the end of World War II in the hope of developing unity there and he declared that if France, Germany and Britain now go their separate ways it would be necessary to give "a little to America's policy toward Europe. He .said, however, that he refused to believe there was no chance of unity. He dealt in blunt words with what he conceives to be Russia's policies. He said the U. S. has enemies who are plotting our de- continent-wide defense command, embracing the three services. The reason is simple. The services have never been able to agree on which service is to supply the com- mander of the Theater of the United States. There are plenty of similar ex- amples. But there is no use labor- ing the point. Wilson's new chief. President Eisenhower, h i m s e If summed the matter up when he remarked to friends that "no one who has not been in the middle of it, can possibly realize how bit- ter and costly service rivalry is." Heart of Trouble The heart of the trouble, as Wil- son's predecessor. Robert A, Lpv- ett, wrote in his brilliant valedic- tory letter, is that the Joint Chiefs of 'staff, "wear two hats, one as chief of an armed service, and the other as1 a member of the Joint Chiefs." A chief of staff, as head of his service, is subject to the enormous pressure which any serv- ice generates for more money, more prestige, and more impor- tant missions. In the nature' of things, a chief of staff becomes the leading defender of the special interests of his service. He cannot in fairness be expect- Continued to Page 15, Column 6) ALSOPS nists and their allies in other coun- tries." Man, Wile Accused Of Selling Girl LONG BEACH, Calif. tPl An automobile 'plant worker and his wife have been charged with selling their 3-year-old daughter for to satisfy a poker debt. Joseph Kinnick, superintendent of the juvenile department, said he will ask that the baby girl be made a ward of the court because the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Haynes, "have forfeited their rights." Officers said taeir investigation disclosed Haynes gambled heavily. They said Haynes, 30, and his wife. Viola, 24, told them they gave their child, Frances, over to a Lake- wood couple in exchange for a loan and also promised to give up the child Mrs. Haynes is expecting in two months. Police identified the temporary foster parents as Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coley. No charges have been filed against them. Bank Embezzler Faces Sentence PITTSBURGH Ludwig R. Schlekat, the quiet, graying 41- year-old former bank president who embezzled in bank funds to finance his rise from cash- ier to president, goes to Federal Court Friday to learn his'fate. The former president of the Par- nassus National Bank at nearby New Kensington Monday pleaded guilty to charges of embezzlement but told Judge Wallace F. Gour- ley, "I never used any of the money for myself." Fight to Elect Woman Regent Reaches Climax By ADOLPH JOHNSON 'ST. PAUL Ifft The long fight to elect a woman to the 12-member governing board of the University of Minnesota reaches its climax today. Members of the legislature 196 men and two women decide at a joint senate-house meet- ing at 3 p. m. whether Miss Prudence Cutright should have one of the four regent posts to be filled. Miss Cutright, a former assist- ant superintendent of Minneapolis schools, now is on the faculty of Macalester College, St. Paul. She passed a major hurdle Tuesday when she won endorsement of the combined senate and house com- mittees. But her margin over former Sen. Karl Neumeier, Still- water, was only a single vote, 13- 12, and Neumeier's supporters said they were confident he would be elected. As the hour for the election approached, predictions and rumors flew thick and-fast. Legislators who asked that their names not be used forecast that Neumeier would get as many as 55 of the 67 Senate votes and 65 to 75 of the 131 House votes. It-was said that liberal support for Miss Cutright is weakening be- cause of reported union opposition. Another report was that an effort might be made to substitute Mrs. Wright Brooks, Minneapolis, for Lester Malkerson, Minneapolis, as fifth district regent. Sources of this report said that if such a move- ment gains strength it might pro- vide an out for some committed to vote for a woman and now in This Is A Picture of a British Canberra jet bomber of the same type which set a new of- ficial England-to-Australia flight record today. The British craft, already the holder of the At- lantic speed records, landed at the north Aus- tralian port of Darwin just 22 hours and 1 minute after leaving London. The Canberra shown above was being tested over the Maryland countryside during a U. S. visit when this flight was made last year. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Gas Truck Skids Into 7 Homes, 4 Burn to Ground LITTLE FALLS, N. Y. If) A gasoline-laden tanker skidded on an icy hill today, overturned and exploded, setting fire to seven houses on the outskirts of this Cen- tral rtew York City. Four homes burned to the ground. Firemen extinguished the i flames in a fifth, which was par- tending to support Miss Cutright burned and battled fires in The campaign by supporters of other two_ various regent candidates has been j No casuaities were reported, the hottest in years. Names ofi About 25 to 30 residents- were at least half a dozen other women driyen out into fte freezing rain, ,._._ Scores of) and later took sheUer with neign. GOP inT T income lax By CrlARLES F. BARRETT angle Cut on WASHINGTON Democrats were laughing up their sleeves today at an open squabble among Republicans over a bill to 'cut individual income tax rates 11 per cent starting June 30. One GOP camp was led by Rep. Reed oldest Republican in continuous service in the House and chairman of the ways and means committee, the committee i that must start all tax bills through Congress. have been suggested, women have thronged the legis- lature trying to win their favorites. Charges of politics and log- rolling have been' hurled. Before today's meeting, the senate Uni- versity Committee once endorsed Miss Cutright, then reversed it- self and voted for Neumeier. And, after .Miss was en- dorsed Tuesday, Sen. Gerald Mul- lin, Minneapolis, chairman of the Senate University Committee, threatened to resign rather than present a slate of nominees includ- ing a candidate he did not favor. He had voted for Neumeier. Others endorsed without contro- versy are Dr. Charles Mayo, Rochester, and J. S. Jones, regents- at-large; and Lester Malkerson, chaels' Minneapolis, fifth district regent, all candidates for re-election. A way out was found by Sen. Mullin when it was decided that he could join Rep. Dwight Swan- strom, Duluth, chairman of the House University Committee, in presenting a report containing the four names but would let Swan- strom alone move adoption of the report. This would 'leave Mullin free to back Neumeier. Jd the legis- bors and relatives. support for! The driver the truck was Robert Michaels, 25, of Rochester. He escaped unhurt and was cred- ited with arousing the occupants of the burning homes. Michaels said he applied the Reed emerged from a closed committee session yesterday with a flat statement that the group would approve the tax-cutting bill at a meeting planned for Feb. 16. Further, he told reporters, the House would pass it right any delay would be "over my dead body." House Speaker Joseph. Martin (R-Mass) then took a different view. The speaker told a.reporter "we've got to do some budget cutting" before the House should consider tax reductions. He said Negro Admits Brutal Murder, Police Report NEWARK, N, J. IB-Police Com- missioner Arthur Weller said today a man identified as William Davis, 29, had been arrested and had brakes to his tractor-trailer as he ;t would take several months to orally admitted the rape-slaying of came down the hill, but was un- able to slow the vehicle. It was loaded with gallons of high- j Rep Halleck of test fuel. I fjoor leader, has Michaels said the truck tipped' over as it rounded a sharp turn at the base of the hill, at about a.m. He and another truck driver, Joseph Cenate of Hudson Falls, aroused the sleeping residents. Cenate, who was following Mi- tractor-trailer, stopped when he saw it overturn. Michaels said "I was able to get out of the cab and then shouted to someone on the street to call the fire department." "I pounded on doors and in some cases broke windows and the glass in doors in giving the warning to occupants of the he add- ed. The tractor-trailer was owned by the Webaco Oil Company of Web- ster, N. Y. see how the budget shapes up. I a 28-year-old former actress in Differences Westport, Conn. Indiana, GOP Weller said Davis had been pick- expressed a ed Up by three detectives who acted similar stand. on a tip from Brooklyn, N. Y., The difference between the com- j p0iice. mittee chairman and the House! Also picked up with Davis was a woman companion identified as Janie Allen, who was being detain- ed for questioning. Davis, a Negro handyman, has speaker left Republican committee members scrambling for cover. Several members, declining to be quoted by name, backed Mar- tin As one veteran Republican put it, he not only favors waiting to see what happens to the budget but the committee should "at least show the Eisenhower administra- tion the courtesy of hearing its views." Some other Republicans lined up with Reed. For example, Rep. Martin (R-Ia) noted that the bill sponsored by Reed would merely advance by six months the date already set by present laws for This Us A Daylight View of burning houses after a truck tanker smashed into them and ex- ploded early this morning in Little Falls, N. Y. View shows three of the houses that were ruined by flames. In the lower right is the tanker. The tanker skidded down a hill and overturned on a curve on the edge of the city. No one was in- jured. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) effect thus would be to cut income tax liability this year by 5 per cent: One veteran Republican, asking not to be named, said he per- sonally might have preferred to wait, but he would go along with Reed. "Popular support for this bill may be so strong the House leaders will have to get out of its way and let it pass or take the he added. Several committee Democrats said the Republican split may be even more embarrassing to the GOP if President Eisenhower, in his State of the Union message to Congress next Monday, stresses budget balancing ahead of tax cuts. They predicted Reed probably would pick up support .from Dem- ocrats who favor a tax cut for individuals on June 3, the same date the excess profits tax on bus- iness is scheduled to die under present laws. They added that the Republican split over the bill wouldn't lessen their desire to send it to the House floor. Some Democrats figure the Republicans may be caught in a crossfire between their pledges to cut taxes and balance the budget at the same time. Former President Truman fore- cast a 10 billion dollar deficit for the fiscal year starting July 1, under present laws. police search since Westport au- thorities found the partly nude body of Mrs. Senada (Penny) Coats Evans, estranged wife of Montgomery Evans, 52-year-old writer and heir to a banking for- tune. Brooklyn detectives, who had been combing neighborhood bars for Davis, said they had missed him twice by seconds as he toured South Brooklyn bars with a woman companion. Mrs. Evans' body was found Mon- day night. She had been strangled and raped. The only garment on the body was a sweater. Her two- and-a-half-year-old son, Montgom- ery Evans III, was. in a nearby room sobbing when police arrived. The hunt centered on Davis, who once served a Pennsylvania prison term, after his wife told Westport police that he had informed her he had killed Mrs. Evans. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and able cloudiness, not quite so cold with local light snow late tonight. Thursday partly cloudy. Low to- night 14, high Thursday 32. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 26; minimum, 9; noon 16; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Centra! Observations) Max. temp. 24 at p.m. Tues- day, min. 7 at 7 a.m. today. Noon broken clouds at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind from west at 10 miles per hour, humidity 65 per cent, barometer steady. Bomber Flies From London In 19 Hours Past Records Halved In 391.2M.P.H. Flight DARWIN, Australia Canberra jet bomber, already the conqueror of Atlantic speed rec- ords, racked up a new official England-to-Australia mark today. The speedy twin-jet whizzed down at this North Australian port at p.m.. a.m., just 22 hours and 1 minute after leaving London. Its actual flying time for so was 19 hours and 1 minute. average speed was 391.2 miles per hour, the Royal Aero Club of Bri- tain said. This more than halved the pre- vious official record listed with the British Air Ministry of 45 35 minutes, clocked by a four- engine Lancaster bomber in Aug- ust, 1946. Two-Man Crew A two-man Royal Air Force crew on today's flight was Flight Lt. Leslie Morris Whittington, 29, and a veteran test pilot, and his navi- gator, Flight Lt. John Anthony Brown, 30. They left London Tuesday at a.m. British time a.m., Tuesday, CST) and stopped en route three times for fuel at Fayid, in the Suez Canal zone; at Karachi, capital of Pakistan, and in Singapore. The -British Ministry of Supply, in announcing the trip Tuesday, stressed that the record try was only a secondary mission. The plane, they explained, is destined for secret experimental work at the Commonwealth Guided Missile and Rocket Testing Ranges at Woomera, in the heart of the Aus- tralian desert. Another Canberra the craft ii the world's first twin-jet conquered the Atlantic last Aug. 26. That day the bomber made the first double crossing between sun- rise and sunset, from Ireland to Newfoundland and back, and set a new east-to-west mark in the process. The pilot refused to disclose tha top speed of today's flight but said they were making the trip at over feet and using oxygen to breathe all the way. More Arrests Made in Vice Ring Roundup MINNEAPOLIS W) Federal agents and police made more ar- rests Tuesday in a drive to break up a prostitution ring they said operated in several Midwest states. A Minneapolis bar operator, John S. Gawron, 36, was picked up as. he approached the Minneapolis federal building to surrender. He is named in a seven-count grand jury indict- ment charging him with transport- ing prostitutes to Chicago. Chicago Women In Chicago an apartment house was raided and Dee M. Wheeler, 40, and Frances Elliott, 31, indicted with Gawron, were arrested along with 11 alleged prostitutes and four customers. The Wheeler and Elliott women were charged with trans- porting women from Minneapolis to Chicago. John F. Malone, chief Chicago FBI agent, said the prostitutes re- ported their earnings at from to a day, with saying she earned in the past five months. Malone said the ringlead- ers took from 20 to 40 per cent of the girls' earnings. Gawron posted a surety bond and will be arraigned Feb. 9. Angus P. Grant, 30, Minneapolis; surrendered to the U. S. Marshal in St. Paul and was released on bail. He was indicted for transporting women from Superior; Wis., to Duluth. At Denver, James Poster, FBI special agent, said Mrs. Frances' Cwach, alias Mrs. Frances Gillen and Mrs. Ivan Erickson, was ar- rested on a charge of violating the" Mann Act She is accused of porting girls from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls, S. D. Released on bond, she will also be ar- raigned Feb. 9. The FBI in Chicago said Miss Wheeler is from Eden, S. D.. and Mrs. Elliott from Murray, Ky. They are expected to be brought to the, Twin Cities for arraignment Febl- 9.