Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy Tonight And Friday, Continued Cold Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 52, NO. 292 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Thret Newcomers To Top Jobs in the Justice Dept. look over their commissions with other high government officials after taking the oath of of- fice in Washington today. Left to right: Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell; Deputy Atty. Gen. William Rogers of Bethesda, Md.; Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson; Asst. Atty. Gen. Warren E. Burger of St. Paul, Minn.; Vice President Richard M. Nixon, and Asst. Atty. Gen. J. Lee Rankin of Lincoln, Neb. Vinson swore in Rogers, Burger and Rankin with Brownell and Nixon as witnesses. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Neumeier Elected U Regent Over Woman By ADOLPH JOHNSON ST. PAUL State Sen. Karl Neumeier, Stillwater lawyer and businessman, Monday begins a six-year-term on the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. While women who had put on a strenuous campaign for Miss Pru- dence Cutright, Minneapolis, watched from the galleries, members of Area Vote One Southeastern Minnesota senator and one representative supported Prudence Cutright as regent-at-large for the Univer- sity of Minnesota. All others voted to substitute the name of Karl Neumeier. For Neumeier Sens. J. A. Johnson J. R. Keller (Winona) and Robert Dunlap Reps. Moppy Anderson (Houston- George Daley (rural Lloyd Duxbury Jr. Frank Furst (Wa- Leo Madden, (Olmsted) and Teman Thompson (Fill- For Cutright Sen. Walter Burdick (Olmsted) and Rep. John McGill (city of Plane Crashes, Two Others Lost In Northwest SEATTLE plane was known today to have crashed and two others were missing and pre- sumed down in the latest series of aviation disasters along the North Pacific rim. Twenty-two persons aboard the three, planes were missing, includ- ing Capt. Julian D. Greer, com- mander of Fleet Air Wing 6, sta- tioned at the Alameda Naval Air Station, Calif. A total of 29S persons are known dead or are missing in 10 pre- vious military plane disasters around the North Pacific rim from Tokyo to Alaska to Montana since last Nov. 7. The pilot of a Central British Columbia Airways plane which went down Tuesday wa.s found alive on a windswept beach 400 miles north of Vancouver, B. C., last night. Also found was the drowned body of one of his pas- sengers. Capt. Greer was aboard a U. S. Navy P4Y patrol plane which van- ished yesterday over the Puget Sound country of Western Wash- ington on a flight from Alameda to Whidbey Island Naval Air Sta- tion, 50 miles north of here. Nine other Navy personnel were aboard the craft. Missing in the wilds of Central British Columbia wa.s an RCAF Dakota which disappeared yester- Thye Declines To Be Seaway Bill Co-Author WASHINGTON Wl Sen. Thye (R-Minn) said Wednesday he de- clined to join as co-author of legis- lation to authorize the St. Law- rence Seaway because of its limit- ed scope. He said he is drafting an amend- ment which would authorize an ocean-going channel all the way Minneapolis, intQ Lake SuperiOT) similar to Their names" and that of Miss I measures proposed in previous Cutright, former assistant super- years. intendent of Minneapolis schools, j The legislation introduced this year by Sen, Wiley (R-Wis) and 16 other senators would authorize a deep-sea channel only through the International Rapids section of the St. Lawrence River. "If Congress once authorized the present legislation you can im- agine the chance that we would the Minnesota Legislature chose the former senator to replace Sheldon V. Wood, Edina, on the university governing board. Dr. Charles Mayo Re-elected were Dr. Charles Mayo, Rochester, and J. S. Jones, St. Paul, regents at large, and Legislative Deadlines ST. PAUL The Minnesota leg- islature was given three deadlines Wednesday by the attorney general. Last day to introduce bills is March 28. Last day to pass bills is April 21. Ltst legal day of the session- is April 22. were presented to the Senate and House in joint session as nominees of the board. Rep. John Howard, St. Paul Park, promptly moved that Neu- meier's name be substituted for Miss Cutright's on this slate. This motion was approved, 131 to 62. In the final roll call, with legis- lators permitted to vote for the slate or to substitute one or more names, Miss Cutright got 48 votes, A total of 17 persons was named in the balloting. Dr. Mayo topped the list with have to get approval later to com- plete the work to permit ocean- going ships to go all the way into .Lakes .Superior, __Michigan and "Under the bill now pro- posed, the heavy industries in De- troit, Toledo, 'Cleveland and other cities east of there -would be taken care of. But we would be left out at the head of the lakes with only a shallow channel. "Iron ores from Venezuela and Labrador would have a route in- land to the heavy industry sectors and would compete with iron ore from the Mesabi Range in Min- nesota. "That section would get all the advantages and we would get all the disadvantages. "When I studied the proposal as it now stands, it seemed clear to 191 votes. Malkerson was next with i metoat would b 182, Jones got 164, and Neumeier door for al, time for 147. Others on Ballot Others receiving votes were William Pearson, Ogilvie, state master of the Grange, 13; Eugenie Anderson, Red Wing, former am- bassador to Denmark, 3; Mrs. Leo I LOVELAND, Colo. W) E M of the seaway as it was originally visualized." 'Sweetest' Job Talbott The second Fink, Minneapolis, 4; N. A. Welle, Bemidji, 2; Mrs. C. A. Nickoloff, Hibbing, 2; and Norman Findahl, WaterviUe; Mulford Gillette, St. Paul; Florence Bentley, Minneapo- lis; Charles Horn, Anoka; Emil Erickson, Virginia; Mrs. Wright j Brooks, Minneapolis, and Wood, I one vote apiece. I Ivers believes he has the sweetest postmaster job in the nation. He runs the postoifice at Loveland, which prides itself as the "Sweet- heart Town." Each year, thousands of Valen- tines are sent here to be re-mailed in their own envelopes with the Loveland postmark. Benson to Use Supports To Bolster Farm Prices Jnt after striking a submerged log when he tried to attempt an emer- gency landing. Siddle said ibe By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON Ufi Secretary of Agriculture Benson told farmers today that he is fully aware of declining agricultural prices and will use the price support powers to help ai'ter a had ex- congressmen the passengers to don lifejackets Uie paaacugci a LU uun jii.cjavm.LO and make for the beach, 200 yards Iiv- pressed concern over the agricul- tural situation and had asked the GOP farm chief and his aides consider the matter immediate- distant. The -Navy at Alameda also re- leased the names of three men aboard the P4Y. including Capt. Greer. The other two, both Alameda, were identified as Lt. 0. C. Everhart and Aviation Tech- nician 1C T. W. Huffman. 1 Crooks ton Publisher Donald McKenzie Dies, CROOKSTON, Minn. A. McKenzie, 57, president of the Crookston Times Printing Co., publisher of the Crookston Daily Times, died in a hospital here early today following an illness begin- ning early last summer. McKenzie was widely known throughout northern Minnesota as a newspaperman, civic leader and sportsman. A heart ailment had kept him confined to a hospital or home most of the time since last June. Farm prices declined 12, per cent during the last year and are about 18 per cent below (he peak reached in February, 1951. A new farm price report to be issued by the department Friday is expected to show a further decline. Prices paid by farmers, on the other hand, remained virtu- ally unchanged during the last year. The secretary pointed out that the department js now supporting producer prices of a number of products as provided by law. are wheat, cotton. Benson, in a formal statement, Among did not take as grave a view of the dairy farm price outlook as have some i Cr0ps others, particularly farm leaders i in Congress. Chairman Aiken (R-Vt) of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Sen. Young (R-ND) have said at recent committee hearings that the farm situation now bears many resemblances to the situation prior to the serious farm depression of the 30's. Young has been particularly in- sistent that Benson commit him- self to continuance of present high level price supports, scheduled to expire at the end of next year. This Benson has declined to do. "Opinions the secretary said, "as the future course of prices to be received by farmers. Our analysis in the department leads us to expect no major changes during the next several months, particularly in view of the continuing high level of consumer income." said, 'General Weakening' "We shall he vices as are available to us when and if prices sag below the levels prescribed by the Congress." An aide said this meant that Benson would not change any price support programs previously an- nounffed by his predeces s o r, Charles F. Brannan, for the current production and marketing year. Benson described the downturn in farm prices as an adjustment growing out of a "general weaken- ing of inflationary pressures" in the national economy. He said that prices of other raw such as metals and-building materials, have also declined. Other factors contributing to the farm price declines, he said, in- cluded abundant supplies and a weakening foreign market. 3 Secretaries Under Wilson Facing Battle Senate May Fight Air Navy Nominations By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON Wl _ Efforts of the Eisenhower administration to install three business leaders as j secretaries of the Army, Navy I and Air Force neared a climax i today. t Two sudden developments late yesterday indicated that the new administration is willing to face up to a probable Senate fight over confirmation of two of them. Charles. E. Wilson The first move came from Charles E. Wilson, confirmed by the Senate as new secretary of de- fense after he agreed to sell his 2% million dol- lars worth of Gen- eral Motors stock. Wilson issued an order that might allow the designated secre- taries and other defense subordi- nates to retain stock holdings and still serve as officials. move came from Chairman Saltonstall (R-Mass) of the Senate Armed Services Com- mittee, announcing a public hear- ing today on the three men Wilson selected to serve under him: Robert T. B. Stevens, Connec- ticut textile in- dustry head, des- ignated as secre- tary of Army; Robert B. Ander- son, Texas oil and land man, secre- tary of N a v y; and Harold E. T a 1 b o 11, New York industrial- Stevens ist, secretary of air. An aide said Saltonstall decided to start hearings after being as- sured President Eisenhower would send up .the nominations by noon today. Senate Leaders Prior to these moves, Senate leaders had predicted that neither! Stevens nor Talbptt could be con-! firmed unless, like Wilson, they disposed of their stock and other interests in corporations doing de- j fense business. Anderson previously testified he holds no stock or interests in cor- porations or firms with defense contracts. Wilson's new directive orders any defense official to withdraw from consideration of any contract with a company in which the offi- cial has an interest. He must pass the responsibility on to another official of equal or j higher rank. 1% I" If1 1" Polio Victim Grows Up to Be Air Force Ace SWEA CITY, Iowa Iowa farm boy who suffered polio and learned to tap dance in'order to correct his lameness has grown up and become an Air Force who's been rough on Communist MIG jets over Korea. Lt. Harold E. Fisher Jr., 27, of Swea City, picked off his fifth MIG last week to become the 25th jet ace of the war. His parents' farm is near here. The elder Fishers said Harold j suffered polio when he was six years old. Tap dancing restored full use of his legs and eliminated the lameness that followed the at- tack. Harold was a naval air cadet dur- ing World War II. After getting into the Air Force, he started his Korean activity by flying 105 Thunderjet missions in 1951. Last November he volunteered for 100 more missions. Last Saturday, the day he be- came an ace, Harold was flying his 47th Sabre jet mission. He wrote his folks, "Being an ace feels pretty good but I think the first one is the big thrill." Swea City is about 33 miles south of Fairmont, Minn. Israeli Troops Kill Four Arabs, Report JERUSALEM W) Both Arab and Israeli sources reported more trouble on the tense Israeli-Jo'rdan border today. The Arabs said Israeli troops, supported by tanks and armored cars, killed four Arab civilians and wounded ssven others in at- tacks against two villages inside Arab Palestine. An Israeli Army spokesman said an Israeli border patrol came across a number of infiltrators into Israel, pursued them, and "caused casualties." en usin iver Volunteer Workmen direct hose lines at a blaze which gutted buildings housing seven busi- ness firms and damaged three others at Deer River. Sparks from a welding torch were blamed for starting the blaze. Apparatus was called from Grand Rapids, 14 miles away, before flames were brought under control. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Van Fleet Bids Farewell to All r In South Korea SEOUL James A, Van Fleet bade cheering Koreans a tearful farewell today and prom- ised to return one day to visit the war-ravaged peninsula. Van Fleet will surrender com- mand of the U. S. Eighth Army to Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor early next month and leave for the U. S. and retirement. He has led the multi-nation Allied army in de- fense of South Korea since April, 1951. Thousands of South Koreans paraded through Seoul in near-zero weather from early morning until the official ceremonies started late in the afternoon. They carried banners which urged the 60-year-old general "please come back to Korea and stay with us." President Syngman Rhee also urged the general and his wife to return. Mrs. Van Fleet recently returned to the U.S. Irf an emotion-choked voice, Van Fleet replied, "I thank you for the invitation. I shall come back." was clear Van Fleet meant his return would be in a private role. He has said he wants to visit both Greece, where he also led the fight against Communism, and Ko- rea after his retirement. The South Koreans showered Van Fleet with farewell presents, and he told them he was overwhelmed by "this tremendous show of good will." Ike's Monday Talk Awaited by Diplomats By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON S. officials and foreign diplomats alike are looking to President Eisenhower's message to Congress next Monday for broad tips on future developments in American foreign policy. It is understood a substantial portion of Eisenhower's State of the Union message will deal with foreign affairs. There is reason to believe, even though the President has sur- rounded the message with great secrecy, that some specific steps will be projected. The two major addresses by ad- ministration leaders so far have both concerned America's rela- Weather Cofd, Dry Over Midwest Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was more cold weather for the Midwest today with tempera- tures in northern areas dipping to 20 below zero during the night. Light snow fell over the Great tions with the rest of the world. But botn nave Deen couched in The first of these was Presi; dent Eisenhower's inauguration speech. It had the emotional and religious quality of a declaration national Falls, Min, was 67 at Miami, Fla. It was 81 in Los Angeles Wednesday. Italy Asks for 60% Less Foreign Aid ROME Italy's government proposes to get along with 60 per cent less American aid next year, A tentative budget calls for 50 billion lire (S80 million dollars) of U. S. help, as compared with 120 billion lire million dollars) to be received in the fiscal year which ends June 30. Petite June Howell, Sanford, Fla., beauty operator, waits with the Rev. W. P. Brooks Jr. to hear her childhood sweetheart speak the words from the island of Guam in mid-Pacific that completed their wedding by telephone Wednesday. The new Mrs. Walter D. Caldwell had to be married before she could get permission to go to Guam where Caldwell is a radar technician working with the Air Force. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) But it gave no blueprint for these tasks. The second major administra- tive speech was given Tuesday night. In an extraordinary televi- sion address to the nation, Sec- retary of State Dulles appeared to be appealing primarily for public i confidence in the State Department land foreign service. On specific questions of diplo- macy, aside from the familiar gen- eral problems, Dulles made two principal points. j One was that, unless the Euro- pean nations make steady progress toward unity so that West Ger- many can rearm, the United States will have to review and perhaps revise its policies toward Europe. This has been interpreted as a threat of reduction or withdrawal of U. S. aid unless Germany, France and the nations working with them get moving promptly toward final action creating the European Defense Community. However, it seems at least equally likely that the implied threat is subject to another interpretation: That, unless the EDC delays shortly overcome, the U. S. will have to consider direct action to rearm Western Germany instead of continuing to foster EDC. Dulles also said he was certain Eisenhower would find ways to deny, the Communists advantages which they uow receive through dragging out the Korean and Indo- Chinese wars. He indicated the Ei- senhower administration hopes to discover the key to peace in those two Asian lands. Dulles did not, however, give any hint of actions which Eisen- hower might take. Some authorities believe that Eisenhower himself will shortly speak out on this point and- more in his State of the Union message. Mercury Five Below Zero at Battlefront SEOUL The mercury plung- ed to five degrees below zero on Korea's.Western Front today. A reading of four above was recorded on the Central Front. In the east the low was 15 degrees. urn Bottled Gas Blasts Help Spread Flames Cafe, Garage, Hardware Store Destroyed DEER RIVER, Minn. business firms were burned out and two others and a theater heavily damaged iate Wednesday when fire raged through a down- town block here. Explosions of bottled gas stored in a warehouse hampered fire fighters and spread the flames rapidly. Apparatus was summoned from Grand Rapids, 14 miles away, before the blaze was controlled about 5 a. m. M. F. Marx, Deer River fire chief, said sparks from a welding torch being used in a hardware store apparently started the blaze. Destroyed in addition to the warehouse and hardware store were buildings housing a jewelry implement firm, cafe, ga- rage and tavern. Flames spread to the Lyceum Theater in an ad-t joining block but were quickly doused after damaging part of the roof. The office of the Deer River News and a grocery suffered smoke and water damage. Deer River has about population. It is a summer resort community 75 miles northwest of Duluth. Must Have Tax Relief or Quit StaterNWASays ST. PAUL R. Harris, new president of Northwest Air- lines, said Wednesday that unless the line gets "some equitable tax relief" in Minnesota it will have to move to a. new center for its oper- ations. Airline officials have been study- ing possibility of a move of its overhaul base to Seattle. The base now is located at Holman Field in St. Paul. A maintenance base is located at Wold-Chamberlain Field. "We don't desire to transfer our activities, shops and offices out- side this state, but economic facts are more impelling than senti- Harris said in a talk the Midway Club. In 1952, NWA revenue was about ahead of the 1951 total of he said, but profits were less because of increased costs. Operating costs in 1952 in- creased about Taxes paid by the line to Minne- sota state and local governors amount to more than an- nually, plus another in landing fees and airport rentals, Harris said. Of the line's employes, are employed in the Twin Cities area, most of them at the overhaul base. Woman Accused Of Embezzling MILWAUKEE OB- A former tell- er and bookkeeper for the credit union at the Nash Body plant here was charged Wednesday with em- bezzling Dist. Atty. Wil- liam J. McCauley ordered the ar- rest of Miss Marjorie Vickerman, 34, who left the city after being discharged Dec. 3, 1952, and re- portedly is living at Marathon, Fla. Valentine Jacobi, treasurer of the credit union, said the shortage was discovered when an audit was made of the. credit urion's books after Miss Vickerman left. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday. Con- tinued rather cold. Low tonight 5, high Friday 20. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 19; minimum, 0; noon, 13; precipitation, .04 Wt inch sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Ctntnl Max. temp. 18 at noon Wednes- day, min. at a.m. today. Noon readings clouds overcast at feet, visibility 8 miles, wind 6 miles per hour from east, humidity 94 per cent, barometer 30.97 falling.