Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Warmer Tonight, Showers Sunday Forenoon River Stage (Flood 13) 24-Hour Today Year Ago 8.93 .27 7.60 .03 VOLUME 53, NO. 122 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 11, 1953 'FOURTEEN PAGES Selected From a Field of 16 Winona and area beauties, Miss Judy Murtinger, center, was crowned Friday night to reign over Steamboat Days of 1953. Her attendants are Misses Marlene Fernholz, left, and Rita Ninteman. A crowd es- timated at between and jammed Levee Park as all the queen candidates were introduced and Miss Maxine Kohner, Miss Steamboat Days of 1952, placed the crown on the new queen. (Repub- lican-Herald photo) Brunette Reigns Judy Murtinger Crowned Queen of Steamboat Days Marlene Fernholz, Steamboat Days Program Rita Ninteman Named Attendants By ROBERT EGGLESON Republican-Herald Staff Writer Alternating between happy laughs and wiping tears of joy from her sparkling eyes, Miss Judy Murtinger began her reign as Miss Steamboat Days of 1953 during cor- onation ceremonies at Levee Park Friday night. The 18-year-old brunette was chosen from a field of 16 Winona and area candidates competing for the title during the sixth annual festivities. Two little girls in es Marlene Fernholz and Rita will serve as at- tendants during the remaining Steamboat Days events today and Sunday. The Steamboat Days queen crown was placed on Miss Mur- tinger's head by Miss Maxine Koh- ner, who reigned over Steamboat Days a year ago. Pages to the queen and her at- tendants were Gerald Kluzik, 10, 508 E. 4th St., and David Wnuk, 11, 563 E. 3rd St. 'Can Hardly Speak' The new queen, wearing a white I gown with red polka dots and "so j excited and thrilled I can hardly j is a native Winonan, the j daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph I Murtinger, 666 Washington St. I She is employed at the Winona National Savings Bank and was Eisenhower today ordered the dis- sponsored as a queen candidate continuance, effective immediately, TODAY 7 p. m. Osman Temple band concert; Levee Park stage. 8 p. m. Levee Park stage show, award of trophies to parade float winners. 8-30 to midnight Northwest square dance festi- val; Main Street between 3rd and 4th streets. SUNDAY 9 a. m. to 11 a. m. and 1 to 5 p. inspection of U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Fern, Levee Park. 10 a. m. Trial runs of boats entered in afternoon races; Levee Park. 1 p. m. Motorboat races at Levee Park. 7 p. m. Rushford High School band concert; Levee Park stage. p. m. River regatta. 8 p. m. Levee Park stage show. p. m. Fireworks display; Levee Park. Noon to closing Midway rides and shows on Center Street. Fatherhood Out as Draft Deferment WASHINGTON President by St. Clair Gunderson. of draft deferments because of Miss Fernholz, 19, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fernholz, fatherhood unless draftees can Arcadia, Wis., and Miss Ninteman, show extreme hardship and priva- 18, whose parents are Mr. and j tion would result. Under an executive order which Mrs. John Ninteman, St. Charles, both wore blue gowns as they took their places on either side of Miss the White House said was designed Steamboat Days. Miss Fernholz was sponsored by I to correct "a serious all I registrants now deferred as fathers I will continue to be deferred. But man by the Farm Bureau, Inc. She was chosen during the Winona I after today between and County Farm Bureau picnic last 26 years of age not now so deferred cannot use fatherhood as a basis for attaining exemption except in Saturday. Just the Beginning But the coronation was only tne beginning for the queen and at- j extreme hardship cases, tendants. Today, they appeared at Officials said the order was de- the rivermen's banquet at Hotel i signed to end the practice of re- Winona. and along with the other gistrants getting "double defer Tots Get GG Polio Shots ELMIRA, N. Y. van- guard of reluctant young- sters braced today to get "shot" Won't Dilly Dally On Drought Aid, Ike Tells Texans Ranchers Press Demands for Price Supports By WILBUR MARTIN AMARILLO, TEX, Iff! The drought-burned Southwest had the promise of President Eisenhower today that the government "wil not dilly dally" while cattle starve on barren ranges. But some ranchers were stil convinced that price supports on cattle were the only way the cattle industry in the vast ranching states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Colorado could survive after years of bitter drought. Cattlemen and farmers yester day heard the President pledge the full assets of the federal govern ment would be mobilized to help them. Six governors promisee small farmers they would get the same aid extended cattlemen. "And we will not dilly dally un til the last cow is starving on the the President told nearly three thousand cheering men women and children who packet: a hot, muggy hall to put their desires and needs before the g ernors. Eisenhower flew here from Washington to confer for nearly two hours with the governors o: the six states in the drought ares on ways to aid the farmers anc ranchers. He brought with him Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Ben- son and his top assistant, Sherman Adams. The President did not mention price supports in his ten-minute appearance before the group. But Texas Governor Allan Shivers said the governors and the President had discussed proposals for price supports more fully than any other point. "No one had the answer to Shivers said. Local cattlemen cried at the meeting that they had to have price supports. One, J. K. Corne- lison of Colorado and Oklahoma, said "if you don't have a floor under those cattle the packers will take them for practically nothing." No Magic Formula Eisenhower said he had "no magic formula" to cure the ills wrought by the drought. He said :hat there was "no unanimity of opinion" as to how best to aid the drought areas, but he said there was agreement that aid should be on a "now" basis. He promised that members of the both will do what we can." The presidential conference with the governors may result in a new relationship between state and federal government. In his cam paign speeches, Eisenhower em- phasized increased responsibility by state and local governmental agen- cies. In talking to the governors here, he said drought relief should be a joint action with both state and federal agencies contributing mon- in history's biggest mass inocula-1ev- Governors Dan Thornton of tion against infantile paralysis. Colorado and Shivers of Texas said they would seek ways to obtain Two thousand volunteers helped j state funds for drougflt: reiief. doctors and nurses administer gamma globulin to children in two j _ ix-n J upstate New York counties where I Italians Killed LaLstricken 5? and Violent Storms three lives. The medical crews were heart- ened by news from Montgomery, Ala., where inoculation of tots was pronounced a success. Gamma globulin, no cure, is a blood derivative that arrests po- lio's crippling effects. 13 candidates, rode in the colorful Steamboat Days parade this after- ments" by obtaining temporary de- ferment as students, agricultural workers, or workers in critical oc- Tonight at 8 o'clock, Miss Steam- j cupations, and meanwhile getting boat Days and her attendants will married and becoming fathers, sit in reserved seats for the vau- j thus getting a continuing defer- deville show at Levee Park and i ment. make an appearance at the i square dance stage next to the i Postoffice on Main Street at Sunday they'll attend the motor- boat races, scheduled for 1 p. m. at Levee Park, and ride aboard the W. J. Thurow cruiser during the river regatta at Then they'll take reserved seats to witness the final vaudeville show and the fireworks display. For 15 of the original candidates, Sunday night will spell the end of! DETROIT LAKES Minn. Steamboat Days, but the queen The Minneapolis mother of three will .carry her title to Mmneap- j Small children will carry this olis to represent Winona m the state-s colors into the <.MrS- Amer. Minneapolis Aquatenmal. contest at Asbury Park, N. J. Attend Banquet Mill City Mother Of 3 Candidate For 'Mrs. America' Before the judges picked the new She is Mrs. Donald Narveson, 24, who took the title of "Mrs. QUEEN queen and her attendants, all the i? VT "ue T (Continued on Page 3, Column Minnesota "here Friday night from I a field ol 10 finalists in the annual i contest. The field earlier had been j narrowed from 50 entries. Mrs. Narveson, a Minneapolis Roosevelt High School graduate is the mother of Donnell, SVi, Stephen, 4, and 3-month-old Jef- Girl, 5, Dies of Polio at Rochester ROCHESTER, Minn., claimed its first 1953 victim in the Southeastern Minnesota area today when Lila Mae Siewert, 5, died in a hospital here. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Siewert, Oak Center, 15 miles north of Rochesterf frey. Her husband is a roofer. Runnerup in the contest was Mrs. Norbert Furth of Faribault. The event was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in connection with the 18th annual Northwest Water Carnival, which continues over the weekend. MILAN, Italy UP) Volunteers and national firemen, working around the clock, began restoring communications today in storm- I lashed Northern Italy. At least 24 1 persons lost their lives in violent rain, wind and electrical storms that whipped the area for two days. Rhee Agreement On Truce Hinted The Fire In the Picture above wrecked this building in Fresno, Calif. It was the first of 12 major fires to break out in Fresno's down- town area within a four-hour period Friday. Mayor Gordon G. Dunn said the fires were the work of one or more "mad" arsonists. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Mad Arsonist Sets 12 Fires in Fresno; Calif. Cute Little Francine Waschezen, 5-year-old Elmirea, N. Y., girl, a polio patient herself a year ago, let her father and mother know the shot of gamma globulin hurt. Francine, along with other children, was inoculated today in a drive against polio. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Waschezen hold their daughter. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) By RICHARD D. BIESER FRESNO, Calif. UP) Armed troops patrolled the downtown streets today as police combed this Central California city of for a maniacal firebug whose torch plunged the community into a near panic. Loiterers and casual, passersby were ordered out of a 32-block downtown area in the wake of 12 fires which broke out almost si- multaneously in major buildings yesterday amid a rash of false alarms. Mayor Gordon Dunn declared a state of emergency. And Gov. Earl Warren authorized use of volun- teering National Guardsmen. The troops stood guard through the night to prevent looting and further arson at hospitals, schools and oth- T public buildings. More than 20 firemen overcome oy heat or smoke were hospital- ized, but there were no other re- ported injuries. Damage was es- timated upwards of To guard against loss of life should the arsonist or arsonists strike again, theaters, dance halls and other amusement centers were shut down under the emergency proclamation. Deliberately Set 'There is no doubt these (fires) were deliberately Mayor Dunn declared. Most started in restrooms and closets. Police said several false alarms were turned n at the height of the fire-fighting apparently to draw equipment away from the'real blazes. When all Fresno fire units were n action and new outbreaks con- inued, the mayor broadcast an appeal for help from neighboring "ire departments, volunteers and Zivil Defense workers. Units re- sponded from as far away as 60 miles to quell the blazes. The National Guardsmen took over patrol duty from police, who were released to join a giant man- umt for the perpetrator of the iery terror. The FBI was consult- ed. Appeals for Help The first fire broke out at p. m. in the four-story Hughes Ho- el, a historic 66-year-old building, as the mercury neared the day's high of 101 degrees. More than 90 persons were evacuated before- flames left the building al- most a total loss. Within minutes, flames broke out in the Brix Apartments, a new four story building across the street from Fresno's city hall. As the last of Fresno's available fire units nulled up there, other alarms flowed in. Then Mayor Dunn appealed for help. Russ Ponder Ike's Plan to Give Food To East Germans WASHINGTON Eisenhower's offer of food for rebellious East Germany faced the quarreling Kremlin today with a choice between accepting capitalist aid or letting Germans go hungry. The U. S. proposal begin immediate delivery of 15 iiimn Hniiarc worth nf food to Germany's Soviet-controlled East- miUion dollars worth of food to Germany's Soviet-contro, ern made directly to Moscow. That bypassed the East German Communist government, which the U. S. has never recognized, and put the issue squarely up to the Kremlin, which just rocked renti P. Beria from his No. 2 perch as boss of the Soviet secret I Won't Serve police. The dramatic stroke caught the By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON Demo- cratic senators stood fast today in their refusal to serve on Sen. McCarthy's investigations commit- Communists at a time when they were fighting the fires of revolt among Moscow-dominated peoples and stirring up sparks among the top men in the Kremlin. Their choice lay between accept-1 walkout decried by a Re- ing help from the Americans they publican member as a possible call "decadent capitalists' or re- "magic formula to stop all the jecting aid whose humanitarian j W0rk of Congress." aspects can not escape the restive j At the same time, J. B.' Mat- peoples of the satellite countries. thews, whose ouster as committee There was an air of suddenness j staff director is at the heart of the about the President's move, an- j dispute, said he can name nounced while 'he was conferring I Protestant clergymen he contends in Texas with governors of the form the biggest single group sup. drought-stricken Southwest. White House officials said most porting the Communist apparatus in America. of the food would come out of Matthews told a reporter he has existing surpluses held by the Com-1 names of Catholic priests and modity Credit Corporation under j Jewish rabbis, too. But he said support he didn't mention that in his American Mercury magazine arti- pnce the government's I program. I But some of the commodities, cjej because it dealt only with like sugar, would have to be Protestants. I purchased outright before ship- j chairman McCarthy (R-Wis) an- ment abroad, they said. j nounced he will accept the resig- Foreign Aid Chief Harold Stas- j nations of all three sen said the offer was made under authority of the Mutual Security Law which permits the President to extend up to 20 million dollars in aid to any one country. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy and warmer tonight. Local thundershowers by Sunday morn- ling, ending during forenoon. Gen- erally fair Sunday afternoon and turning cooler by evening. Low tonight 62, high Sunday 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 line vote of 4 to 3, adopted a mo- hours ending at 12 m. today: j tion by Mundt which declared: Symington of Missouri, McClellan of Arkansas and Henry Jackson of Washington. But Sen. Mundt next in line for the chairmanship, said he hoped the Democrats "would re-! consider their somewhat impetuous j action." McClellan, Symington and Jack- son gave no indication of receding j from their stand yesterday that McCarthy and his fellow Repub- lican members had put them in "the impossible position of having responsibility without any voice, right or authority." Their walkout came after the subcommittee, in a strictly party Maximum, 85; minimum, 57; noon, 84; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 80 at a.m., min, 57 at a.m. Readings at noon layer of clouds at 000 and feet, visibility .15 miles, wind 10 miles per hour from south, humidity 51 per cent, baro- meter 30.17 steady. "The chairman of the subcom- mittee shall have the right to hire and dismiss employes of the sub- committee, and the chairman of the committee shall assign to the minority a member of the staff agreeable to him and to operate under his direction." I When the Democrats announced I their resignation in protest, Mc- Carthy said the subcommittee will continue to function, with or without Democratic members. He Substantial Progress Made, Robertson Says Joint Statement On Talks to Be Issued Tonight By ROBERT GIBSON SEOUL Eisenhow- er's truce emissary said today has wound up his secret confer- ences with President Syngman Rhee and U. S. Embassy sources indicated Rhee had been won over to an armistice, A joint communique on the talks will be issued at 10 a.m. Sunday (7 p.m. CST Robertson told a news confer- ence he was leaving for home be- cause "I feel my work is done." He said substantial progress had been made toward winning Rhee over to an armistice in more than two weeks of talks, but refused te say an agreement had been reached. Await Report While there were indications some sort of agreement had been concluded, a South Korean source indicated the talks would continue at a different level. The joint communique on the conference was to have been is- sued today, but a South Korean government source said it was held up because "we have to work on it." These new developments in the Korean truce tangle came a few hours after Allied and Communist negotiators met twice at Panmun- jom to discuss final details of an armistice. Understanding Rhee told newsmen Saturday he and Robertson had reached "a friendly understanding" on prob- lems relating to a truce. And while Robertson refused to comment on his talks with the stubborn old statesman, he ap- peared well satisfied with his mis- sion as he talked with newsmen after a reception in his honor at the U. S. Embassy in Seoul. Robertson said he would leave for Tokyo about a. m. Sunday p. m. EST today) and would confer Monday aucj Tuesday with Gen. Mark. Clark, the U. N. com- mander, and Japanese officials. He said he would leave for Washington about Wednesday. He declined to elaborate on his statement that no hard and fast agreement had been reached with Rhee. The South Korean President in- dicated earlier that he and Ro- bertson had not come to a full agreement. "I think some more meetings will be he told a news con- ference, "but we have covered all the important points. Await Final Decision "I think a final decision will come from the United States." South Korean Foreign Minister Pyung Yung Tai said that "the talks we have had here have ended, but there may be other talks." Robertson paid glowing tribute to Rhed at his news conference. "Never in my life have I met a more dedicated man than Presi- dent he said. "He is a real patriot. He is -single mindedly for the welfare of I am certain that his actions in this matter have been well above any personal plane. "He has dedicated his life to a free and independent Korea and everything he does is aimed at achieving that object. It is an object we must all respect, and I personally have a tremendous ad- miration for President Rhee." Efforts to win Rhee over to an armistice at Panmunjom have been stalemated by his insistence that his country be unified soon, by force if necessary. The truce draft provides only for a political conference to discuss Korean problems. The armistice negotiations at Panmunjom were, as usual, cloaked in secrecy. The delegates met for 27 minutes in the morning, then returned to the conference hut for a 23-minute afternoon ses- sion. They will meet again at 11 a, m. Sunday (9 p. m. EST There were mounting signs that an armistice was near. Communist Correspondent Alan Winnington of the London Daily Worker told Allied newsmen: "I don't believe there is any ob- stacle to a truce that cannot be overcome providing America takes a responsible attitude toward the truce and gives evidence they are able to control Rhee." Washington sources said Friday that Robertson and Rhee were very near an agreement.