Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Friday, Cooler Tonight River Stage (Flood Stage 13} 24-Hour Today Year Ago 10.65 .14 6.74 .17 VOLUME 53, NO. 115 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 2, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Foreign Aid Bill Survives Senate Budget Cutters Democrats Provide Bulk of Votes On Test Decision Mr. And Mrs. Sumner Harris, above, promi- nent residents of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., were found stabbed to death in the shambles of their fashion- able home. Harris, left, was publisher of the Door County Advocate. A 14-year-old neighbor boy, James Duranty, right, was captured in In- diana and admitted the slayings. (AP Wirephoto) By JOE HALL WASHINGTON WI-The 000 foreign aid bill has emerged triumphant over budget cutters in its first Senate floor test, but Re- publican leaders practically invited some slashing on the second round. With Democrats providing the bulk of the votes on the key test, the Senate leadership turned back all reductions before the body passed the authorization measure late" yesterday. However, Senate Republican Leader Taft of Ohio and other top Republicans assured their col- leagues they were perfectly free to vote to cut later when the foreign aid money bill comes up. The authorization bill merely fixes the ceiling for sums that can be appropriated for the program in the fiscal year which began SHELBYVILLE Ind. (ff A yesterday as he signed a statement morning by two policemen who yesterday. isky 14-year-old Wisconsin youth', admitting the slaying of Sumner found him sleeping in a restroom I Victory for Ike WWW Captured Youth Admits Wisconsin Couple husky 14-year-old _______ _ has admitted the fatal stabbing i Harris, 53, publisher of the Door blisher and Wis., Advocate, and his of a newspaper publisher at Sturgeon Bay, Wis.. but; wife Grace, 50. he says, "I don't know why I did Shelby County Sheriff Robert Meltzer said the statement was know it's too late to be 1 made by James A. Duranty, who the 6-foot, 185-pound youth said was arrested here early yesterday Sabre Jets Clobber Enemy Tank Force SEOUL By MILO FARNETI Sabre jet fighter-bombers surprised 30 to 40 Communist tanks in a camouflaged valley just behind the Western Front today and saturated the area with pound bombs. Black smoke filled the valley, making an accurate wrecked tanks impossible, the Fifth Air Force said. Not since early in the war has a comparable concentration of Red armor been spotted so near the front in Korea. The Eighth Army, meanwhile, reported that heavy fighting cost the Reds killed and wounded last equivalent of about three Red divisions. The Communists answered with the heaviest artillery and mortar fire of the war. Almost I'.-i million rounds hit Allied lines during June, virtually double the previous monthly record, the Eighth Army said. Front Quiet count of New Dairy Items to at the Courthouse. Duranty was booked at police headquarters on a charge of va- grancy, after telling police he was Joe Mead and that he lived in Michigan. His identity was not established until shortly before dawn, when Sheriff Meltzer was called to in- vestigate the report of an aban- cfory for However, the initial Senate ac- tion represented something of a victory for the Eisenhower admin- istration. The President had submitted a bill to Congress as a rock bottom figure. The measure passed by the-Senate was only 156 million under this request. The house voted 320 millions less than the Senate, or The differences now will be com- doned car in a ditch 3Vi miles northeast of here. _ The car, a late model sedan with prBmised in a conference between Wisconsin plates, contained two j representatives of the two cham- suitcoats, a suitcase and an eye-1 bers. glass case with the name "Harris" The administration itself had written in ink on the inside cover, j knocked more than two billions off The sheriff confronted the boy I the program proposed at the jail with the eyeglass case j for the year by former President and a suit coat which matched j Truman. the tweed trousers he was wear- ing. Then he admitted his identity, the sheriff said, and stated: "I don't know why I did it. Something up there told me to do it." Ho pointed to his head. Meltzer said Duranty signed statement after Wisconsin author- I ities were notified of his arrest. A first degree murder warrant al- The money carried in the bill will provide military and economic assistance for the free world na- tions. The proportion of aid to Asiatic nations is doubled in com- parison with last year. But the I measure also puts emphasis on a buildup of North Atlantic Treaty Organization sir strength in West- ern Europe. ready had been issued against the boy in Wisconsin. The sheriff said the boy's state- ment told of how he went to the Harris home Monday evening and amendment _ de. knocked on the door. He said he 5 'f France into movine NATO "commanders have de- scribed air power as the weakest link in the forces being assembled to resist possible Communist attacks. Mrs. Meadowlark Waits Patiently DAVENPORT, la. the meaduwlark now has a "shad- ow" in addition to his reflection, of which he seems enamoured. While Narcissus sits on a curb daily singing to his reflection in chrome automobile hub caps, an- other meadowlark can be seen nearby watching him. Because the other bird is shy, bird enthusiasts cannot determine its sex. Prevailing opinion, how- ever, is that it is Mrs. Narcissus. When the strange behavior of Narcissus was first observed it was believed he thought his mate was hiding inside the automobile wheels. Now the theory has been ad- vanced that he is a vain bird stricken with admiration for his own image. Meanwhile, the missus patiently awaits the end to his foolishness and his return home. Rains Flood Basements at Grand Rapids GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. This city was mopping up today after what Mayor Maynard Red- ding called the worst flood condi- tions of history. Scores of basements were flood- ed and a retaining wall at the S high school was washed out when I more than four inches of rain fell i during an 18-hour period Wednes- I day. The 40-foot wide front founda- tion of a new business building was also demolished by the heavy runoff. Redding said damag-e would run into the thousands of dollars. Firemen and volunteers using flares worked through the night to repair or mark washed-out areas in streets and highways, Damage centered in the terri- j tory around a creek, which brings the waters of three nearby lakes into the Mississippi River here. No casualties were reported and residents stayed in their homes even though basements were over- flowing. Gun Bought Before wff Slaying, Rochester Price alls Talks ees Mrs. Frances McKown, 30, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., looks fondly at her son Dennis, years old, whose life she saved by applying artificial respiration after the boy was seen floating face down in a swimming pool at the home of the mother's cousin, Mrs. John Allen, Wednesday. Mrs. Allen pulled the boy from the water after both women saw him simultaneously. Mrs. McKown has two other children, Michele, 7, and Bryan, 5, who were resting at the side of the pool at the time. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) uge Deficit May Tax Slash attacked Mrs. Harris as soon as I she answered the door, attempting j to gag her with his hand. I r" WASHINGTON ture Department said Wednesday said she broke loose and he chased her into the kitchen but she got-free again and tried to telephone police. He grab- of Viet Nam, was re- i that new quotas for imports of The front was relatively quiet j d produets_announced June 8 Thursday. South Korean troops b President Eisenhower-will be triei drove Chinese off a dominant Knob ortionecj among individual ira- bed a knife "and stabbed her sev- Finger Ridge during the night, _0fters in this cou porters in this country. The wnich became ef- ctive today, take the place of out Mountain and Virginia Hill on j emergency restrictions imposed the Eighth Army said. There was little fighting on Look- j fective today, take the place the Eastern Front, the scene of vicious see-saw battles in recent under Section 104 of the Defense Production Act which expired Tuesdav. skies curtailed aerial i The new quotas were established eral Duranty said. "I think she must have died in- stantly." Denies Charge He denied .he abused her sex- ually, the sheriff said. Reports of the slayings said the woman's clothing had been ripped almost returned and jected by a rollcall vote. Three Amendments Three successive amendments ROCHESTER, Minn. Henry Jenkins purchased the small caliber pistol with which his wife I was slain on May 20, four days before the shooting. were offered by Sen. Russell Longj This was the testimony Wednes- to cut the authorization i day of Robert Burch, Rochester _ bill as the three-day debate neared i store clerk, one of the state's first j face of these tremendous deficits, By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON government collected more taxes in the last 12 months than in any other year in the nation's history, but still ran up a deficit of And it is going to start off the new fiscal year, which began yesterday, by borrowing 5V4 to 6 billion dollars the biggest new borrowing since the war. Sen. Byrd noting these figures, said in an interview today he doubts the Eisenhower admin- istration will be able to make good on tax reduction promises next year without budget cuts deeper than now planned. Unless there are economies not now in sight, Byrd said, he fears this fiscal year's red 'ink entry will be nearly as large as last year's. "I just don't see how there can be any new tax reductions in the days. activity' buTtne piiots'of'zs Sabre under provisions of the Agricul- i completely off. fighter-bomocrs hac! no complaints tural Adjustment Act of 1938 j Duranty said Harris d about the weather as they re- The department said that the home about two hours later, and k Votinn for it were 22 toned from their tank-busting Quotas will be divided generally on he said he jumped at the publisher, j Democrats. mission in which they dropped of the ..T droppcd (he knife while fjght. final gen Fer. bombs. with the boy related, witnesses in the 51-year-old Jen-1 the Virginia senator said. "The kins' trial on a first degree mur-1 ioss ;n revenue from the reductions der charge. j automatically scheduled to take But the "last, for a 320 million I Burch said the defendant ex-1 place on Jan. 1_ apparently reduction to take the total down to I plained to him he wanted the that in the House bill, was pon for protection on a trip tr its close yesterday. The first a VA billion by identical 48-34 votes. 290 May Die In Car Crashes Over July 4th The National estimated today narrowly beaten, 42-38. On that one, 24 Democrats, 17 Republicans independent joined to "The tanks were in a very steep -_ 4. importer during a representative he made a Iunge for He valley with a lot of running off to the Thomas E. Lacy of Long Beach, Miss. "There were tank shelters in little valleys ibase no restriction5 said he recovered the weapon and ide said Lt 'werue !n stabbed Harris, "I don't know how lut, i_u Tu ffir butter fni- the i ..___ The quotas for butter for the 12-month period ending next June 30, totaling pounds, was di many times, I think he died right away too." the main valley and most ot the id d as.follmvs among exporting I Meltzer said the boy then told little valleys." countries; New Zealand returning home and writing the Air Force officials said the i pounds, Denmark and otb-1 note. He then went to the Harris _____ i _ i nnro tfn tAnl- thpir rar nnn nrnve valley was covered with camou-jer Australia, VallC J t W tl 11 ILII t u.ii vi. t J. IVJLI1JL1. lt.-J---.- .lu on i r l j T J flage nets and apparently was Finland, Norway, Sweden (through Michigan and to Indiana bivouac area for p. Communist tank j and regiment. The valley is four miles from Sibyon, northwest of Chor- won. Battle Over Valley, I Lacy said he was in the fourth flight over the valley "and by the time I got there the target was all covered with smoke from the bombs of the preceding flights. The tank shelters looked like camou- flage netting strung over poles. The flak was intense, so dropped our bombs and got out of there. There was no immediate reaction from Army officials as to why the Reds had concentrated so much armor less than 13 miles behind the front. Navy Lt. Guy Bordelon of Sunny- vale, Calif., and Ruston, La., shot down two Communist propeller- driven planes headed for Seoul Wednesday night. They were the third and fourth Red planes Bordelon has shot down in three days. Bordelon, flying a Navy Corsair, is on loan to the Air Force to help intercept slow-moving Red planes j which have been raiding Seoul. a Former Rice County Sheriff Weir Dies ROCHESTER, Minn, Frank Weir, 74, former sheriff of Rice County, died here Wednesday. Weir was sheriff for 16 years before coming to Rochester 10 years ago. He had been operating a rooming house here. Funeral services will be here Fri- day morning. Surviving are his wife, three daughters and four sons. The quotas apply to dried milk, dried cream and cheeses. guson (R-Mich) said, "No one should feel that because he votes for this bill he votes for the full amounts in it." Taft and Sen. Knowland (R- acting Senate leader while Taft nurses a hip ailment, joined in stressing that the appropriations bill to come along later would actually determine the sums to be spent. Duranty waived extradition and The administration was unable was to be picked up today by Door 1 to defeat some amendments that arage, to going to be offset by reductions Kentucky. Frank G. Newhouse, Olmsted County attorney, said he would prove Jenkins laid a trap for his wife after becoming suspicious she was having an affair with Tax Drop Due CHICAGO Wl Safety Council that 290 persons could be killed in auto accidents this Fourth of July holiday weekend. The council also estimated that 40 million American motorists vill burn up about railroad Personal income taxes are due tank cars of gasoline in traveling to drop 10 per cent on Jan. 1. And a totaj about four billion miles the excess profits tax, which the administration would expire wants if j wou James Williamson, their landlord, i EiSenhower's request. Hilmsn vanrf Rochester rjatrol- b _. n extended, Congress Hilman Vang, Rochester patrol- County Sheriff Hallie Rowe. I it opposed. the shooting he entered the Wil- liamson house to find the owner, wounded and lying on the floor between the kitchen and living- room. He said Williamson told him he had crawled that far from the bedroom. In the bedroom, Vang testified, he found Mrs. Esther Pearl Jenk- ins, 31, lying on the bed in a pool of blood. She died two days later after two operations failed to save her life. Dr. James Berens, another state witness, said Mrs. Jenkins had been wounded in the abdomen, neck and twice in the left chest. He testified the neck wound caused her death. Mrs. Jeanette Jones, 28, Bloom Announcing details of govern- ment finances in the fiscal year ROK Troops Checked their weapons, prepared grenades and got a good supply of ammunition today as they prepare to move up to the front to counter-attack Chinese Red positions which they were forced to give up. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) hich ended Tuesday, Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey said today that: 1 The government spent July 1, 1952, during the two-day holiday. "Speed is the principal factor in serious said Ned H. Dearborn, council president. "It works two you less time and less control in an acci- dent situation and greatly increas- es the chance of death or serious from through June 30, 1953, compared with in the pre- I F vious 12 months. This was only 14 million dollars minute difference in government account- former President Tru- man had estimated in January. The government's net income in fiscal 1853 was some three billion dollars more injury if an accident does hap- Demands U.S. Assurance of Unified Korea Sixth Meeting With American Envoy Fruitless By SAM SUMMERLIN SEOUL Syngman Rhee's price for an U. S. assurance of a unified Korea stalled the U. S.- South Korea "little truce talks" today. Neither Rhee nor President Ei- senhower's envoy, Walter S. Rob- ertson, would comment after their sixth secret meeting this morning, Dirt a reliable source said the talks are stalled while both sides con- sider their stands. No time was set for the next meeting. Rhee apparently is demanding unification or more war, and the S. is holding out for unification by negotiation. The aging South Korean leader maintains that it will take arms, not words, to unify Korea. No Faith in Talks South Korea's foreign minister, Pyun Yung Tai, declared his coun- try has no faith in political con- ferences and will agree to take part in talks aimed at peaceful unification only if a time limit it imposed. Pyun said Rhee "does not re- ject" Eisenhower's pledge that the U. S. will work to unify North and South Korea- in talks with the Com- munists. But, Pyun stressed, Rhee to limit the time these' talks can drag .on. Rhee often has called for a 90-day deadline with the war to resume if there is no solution. Pyun said in an interview would welcome" peaceful unifica- tion, but added, "From our past experience we know no such uni- fication can be achieved. That is our conviction." However, Pyun expressed the Rhee-Robertson talks may yet succeed. "We are still groping for com- mon he said. "There is no need to be pessimistic." Meanwhile, Washington officials predicted a climax in the truce crisis within hours, with a clear answer whether Rhee will accept the armistice terms agreed upon by the Allies and Reds or flaunt them and try to fight on alone. There were strong indications the U. S. would go ahead with a truce even if Rhee doesn't agree, and a well-informed source said he believes, the Reds would accept on that basis. Solution Not- in Sight The Rhee-Robertson talks apar- ently have lasted longer than was anticipated and a solution is not yet in sight. A competent source revealed Wednesday that President Rhee last Saturday had told Robertson all his demands had been met by President Eisenhower. But the "Speed control is self-control. Soj (Continued on Page 3, Column 3) slow down and live." I KOREA ington, Minn., sister of Mrs. Jenk- ins, testified both she and her sister had been born of white par- ents and she hadn't known Jen- kins was a Negro. Critics to See Plays HARTFORD, Conn. Gov. John Lodge has signed into law a measure that will prohibit Con- j 638.5 necticut theaters from barring critics who pan their plays. than the previous record year in fiscal 1952, when net income was S62.128.606.579.52 but nearly 3V4 billion dollars less than the Truman estimated. 3. This meant a fiscal 1953 def- icit of more than double the the gov- ernment went in the red in the previous fiscal year and nearly billion dollars more than the deficit Truman esti- mated. 4 The public debt rose from to WEATHER PEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Friday. Cooler tonight. Low tonight 60, high Friday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 92; minimum, 76; noon, 82; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at 7.53; sun rises to- morrow at 4.29. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. (Central Observations) Max. temp. 84 at p.m. Wed- nesday, min.. 75 at a.m. to- day. Noon readings scattered Cash Balance Down 5. The government's cash bal- ready cash it keeps in banks around the country as a working fund to meet daily bills- sank during the year from to Only the fact the administration low- ered the balance by to bills instead of borrowing kept 1h? debt from increasing that much more than it did. Since spending during the year came out within an eyelash of estimates, it was the drop of re- ceipts below calculations which boosted the deficit to its highest point since World War II. A Treasury spokesman said last year's steel strike, cutting into corporation profits, was a factor. Others, he said, were a substan- layer of clouds at feet, visi-1 tial fall in personal income tax bility 15 miles, wind 18 to 30 miles j payments under predictions, and per hour from west, barometer speeded-up return of tax over- 29.74 rising, humidity 58 per With Five New Midwest Heat Records under its belt, a torrid June left Chicago and merged into an equally hot July with thou- sands sleeping in parks, on beaches, in parked cars and, as the Joseph Termini family shown here, even on fire escapes. No re- lief from the Gulf-born heat wave is expected, before July 4.