Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Thundershowers Tonight, Tuesday; Continued Warm Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME S3, NO. 129 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 20, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES Committee Grants Hearing to Matthews WASHINGTON House Un-American Activities Commit- tee voted today to grant a hearing to J. B. Matthews, ousted from a Senate committee job, because of an article he wrote criticizing part of the clergy. Matthews had asked to be heard. Chairman Velde (R-I11) told TODAY Courage Has Own Reward newsmen no decision was made as to when Matthews will be called. I In a formal statement, Velde re- I ported that Matthews will be told i his testimony will be limited to the presentation of facts relating to his assertion that "the largest single group supporting the Com- 1 munist party in the United States I today is composed of Protestant clergymen." That article set off a public fur- or. Sen. McCarthy chair- man of the Senate investigations sub-committee, called Matthews 273 Die in Jap Flood y served the interests of the United States and how how one star spangled American" and at first refused to accept his res- ignation as executive director of the subcommittee staff. Later he did so and Matthews TOKYO of Japa- nese were rescued today from de- bris-littered floodwaters as ground, sea and air teams worked fever- ishly to cut the human toll in the nation's second great flood disas- ter in three weeks. The sudden flood that started with cloudburst rains last Friday swallowed whole villages at Waka- yama on central Honshu Island's Pacific coast about 200 miles south- west of Tokyo. National police headquarters here re-estimated the toll at 273 dead, 433 injured and missing. Earlier, police said more than were dead or missing, but a spokesman reported later those totals listed many duplications caused by chaotic communications. More than persons stranded on rooftops or trapped in flooded homes were plucked to safety by rescue teams searching the swirl- ing waters. a if.e man m question is Gordon! petitioned Velde a youngish man, with a hesitant statement. manner and a small moustache. Velde told newsmen he person- It does not often fall to Class Three Foreign Service Officers to make independent decisions which ally does not believe Matthews will be heard until sometime in October. might affect the course of history. I The chairman declined to report But this was Gordon Swing's pe- any regarding the vote. He culiar lot. At in the afternoon of last June 16, Ewing was attending a routine administrative meeting at the headquarters of RIAS, Ameri- can Radio station in Berlin, of which he is political program di- rector. The meeting was inter- rupted by the incredible news that the workers in the Soviet sector of Berlin were staging a march on the Communist government buildings. From this moment on. for 36, hours, Gordon Ewing had to make j in his owr series of The RIAS als'o refused to say whether there were any dissenting votes or if political party lines were followed. There are five Republicans and four Democrats on the committee. Need for Reform Velde's previous suggestions Ex-Secretary Of Labor Tobin Succumbs at 52 SCnUATE, Mass. to Former Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobin. onetime Democratic gover- nor of Massachusetts and twice Monroney Asks Senate to Check Investigations Charges McCarthy Committee Hurting Prestige of Body clergymen drew some sharp criti- attack in the arms of his wife at s everyone knows, _ _ have the physical power to take over all Berlin in a matter of hours. Overt officially inspired American provocation to rebellion by the Germans against the Soviet Soviets precisely the pretext they need to move on Berlin or to make the worst possible trouble for the American government in some other way. Full-Scale Riot As the afternoon of June 16 wore their summer home here yester- w h'-tnn nTl6y golf Henry Knox Sher-! the day before and had retired i .r ii.. i shortly before midnight in ap- parent good heal- dom, said yesterday that revisions I the committee has announced in f rte Soviets its procedure are "a wholly made- a' m" ana Inaae chairman of the National quate answer to the need for re form of certain un-American meth- ods and procedures followed in the past." He wrote Velde that the commit- semblance to the techniques of J. three telephone calls. One of the calls was to the telephone opera- tor to learn the i i correct time, occupying power might give the tee's methods "bear too much re-1 2g I- ,__ c-ATviM-anAxs trt tho f n ml 1 nf T As it was more B. Matthews to satisfy the minds than an hour be. and consciences of a responsible fore he was sche. group of'clergymen and laymen charged with the duty of studying ways of maintaining our cherished freedoms." duled to attend Tobin Sunday mass, Tobin, his wife said, returned to bed and was reading the newspaper in his pajamas on, it became clear to Ewing that] _Bishop Oxnam, appearing on an when ne suddenly gasped for NBC radio program yesterday, said that "no Protestant nation in the world has been infiltrated by Com- and he added: "The church has done more to combat communism than all the Blanchard pronounced death due congressional committees put to- Gerald Ensley of Des Moines and Bishop William C. Martin of reported 5n Boston, where what was happening in East Ber- lin was no flash in the pan. A full- scale riot was in progress, Com- munist flags were being torn down, Communist police cars burned and wrecked. At in the afternoon, a workers delegation from the So- viet sector appeared at the RIAS gether." Station and requested permission! Playing on Fear to broadcast ar appeal for a gen-! He appeared with two other eral strike, to begin the next Methodist churchmen. Bishop F. morning. This was Ewing's first big deci- sion. His superiors in Bonn and I las. Washington did not know the si- Bishop Ensley, without naming tuation, and there was no time to I names, said, "Political adventur- consult them anyway. A weakling I ers of our times are playing on i might have ignored the worker's the fear in human and request, and continued the regu- j that the church must fight back larly scheduled broadcasts. A fool I with an aggressive evangelism might have given the Soviets a va-] which will "make men so afraid they neither. He simply included, on i Bishop Martin declared: "Some the regular hourly broadcast, aj.persons must have a platform on deadpan straight news account of which to stand and when they find the visit of the strike leaders, and j an area popular to attack, they of their plans for a strike. ride in on it. Many attacks have Then came a second big deci-1 been made under auspices when sion. Dr. Eberhard Schutz. star We have had no opportunity to radio, commentator for RIAS, a reply." former Communist with a passion- The Rev. Dr. Emory Stevens ate hatred for Communism, sub- I Bucke of Boston, in a sermon at (Continued on Page 4, Column 4.) I Foundry Methodist Church here, breath. His wife ran to his side and put her arms around him to hold him in an upright position. Medical Examiner Herbert N. to a heart attack. Members of Tobin's family said the ex-secre- tary of labor had known for 18 months that he suffered a heart condition but never slowed his pace. I Tobin lived, that he planned to run as Democratic candidate for gov- ernor in next year's election. In Independence, Mo., former President Harry Truman said: "Pie was a fine man. He was a reat mayor of Boston, a great "pretext for any counter-action of God that they won't be afraid j governor of Massachusetts and he v wished to take. Ewing did! of anything else'." made one of the best secretaries ALSOPS said police state methods have be-1 j come too respectable in this coun- try, and he continued: "The church cannot remain si-j i lent while former I former ministers, former left- j wingers, former fellow travelers, j I headline hunters and questionable! politicians are given immunity j 1I1C1J i ttu. r; ji i_ i j. i tu dier ran out in front of the main I while they spew forth half truths Red Soldier Makes Disparaging Remark SEOUL infantry- men reported a lone Chinese so! Allied line on the Western Korean Front last night and yelled "Syng- man Rhee and Chad-um-ni same same." Chad-um-ni may have been a Korean or Chinese dialect transla- tion of Chiang Kai-shek. Then the Chinese shouted: "You no blank good! You arc short timers and stay in your trenches or you will be killed." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST and downright falsehoods. "This does not mean that we object to investigations of the church or its ministers. We hope that the former minister and for- mer left-winger, Mr. Matthews, will be given a full opportunity to show how he arrived at his amazing statement. Legislator Submits Governorship Bid MINNEAPOLIS to Rep. Leon- of labor the country ever had. I'm shocked. The country is losing a very great man and I hate to see this happen. His family has all my sympathy." Tobin served in Truman's cabi- net for four years and five months, beginning in August 1948. Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Canadian Wheat Farmers Facing arly Frost, Rust Winona and vicinity _ Mostly i ard Johnson, a member of the state cloudy with occasional local thun- j Legislature for the past three dershbwers tonight and Tuesday, terms, announced here that he will Continued rather warm and humid.! rim for the Democratic-Farmer- Low tonight 67, high Tuesday RH I Labor nomination for governor LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum. 89; minimum, 66; noon. 85; precipitation, .04. Ofifcial observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 95: minimum, 68; noon, S3, precipitation, Trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 92 at p. m. Sunday, min. 72 a, m. to- day. Noon readings broken lay- er of clouds at feet, visibi- lity 12 miles, temperature 85, wind next year. Johnson, 39, now is administrative assistant in the Min- neapolis city engineers department. i News of Husband's i Death Kills Woman ELKINS. W. Va. to William Jackson Bodkins, 69, was killed WINNIPEG Western Ca- nadian farmers will be racing to harvest the 1953 prairie wheat crop. Crop reports issued by The Win- nipeg Free Press and Tribune said that better than average yields are expected from many areas, which will partially offset the reduction m wheat acreage resulting from excess moisture this spring. The Free Press said prairie wheat acreage has been chopped by acres, a drop of 8 per cent from the amount seeded to wheat in 1952. The reduction represents a production loss of more than bushels, worth about at present prices. Effective prairie wheat acreage now stands at acres, low- est since 1948 when the total was However the abundance of moisture and resulting high yields may more than compensate the delay in seeding and acreage cuts. Crops now look better than average with heavy stands pre- dominating throughout the prairies. While several districts show con- last night when his car plunged I siricrable permanent crop damage over a 75-foot embankment into a from excessive moisture, losses from other causes have been quite small. The only drought damage is in Northwestern Saskatchewan and adjacent areas of Alberta where rainfall has been spotty. Traces of rust are reported from only a few points but present weather conditions favor its de- ravine east of here on U. S. 33. State police who investigated called the victim's wife, Mrs. Grace Bodkins, 60, at her home in Parsons. Mrs. Bodkins collapsed when 12 miles per hour from east, baro-i told of her husband's death. She meter 30.0 falling, humidity SO per 1 died 10 minutes after she was cent. I taken to Tucker County Hospital. I velopment. By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON lift Sen. Mon- roney (D-Okla) proposed today that the Senate arm itself with authority to force a quick halt to investigations undertaken by its committees. Monroney, ready to introduce an amendment to the rules at the start of today's Senate session, said his proposal was prompted by the ac- tivities of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and his Senate investigations sub- committee. "His committee is the one caus- ing the greatest amount of criti- cism to be heaped on the said Monroney. who last week took the Senate floor to assail Mc- Carthy's avowed intention to sub- poena officials of the Central Intelligence Agency Monroney said the projected probe of the supersecret intelli- gence agency was "the straw that broke the camel's back" and led him to draw up a proposed change in the Senate'.; rules. I Under his proposal, the Senate by majority vote could halt inves- tigations by its committees just as it can now discharge committees from further consideration of legis- lation. Monroney noted that discharge resolutions have a privileged status I and can be brought up for a vote I the day after they are filed. He said the effect of his proposed rule would be "to put direct re- sponsibility on the Senate" for the investigations of its committees. He said he regarded this as neces- sary in view of the sharp criticism some of them have aroused. The proposed amendment to the rules, before becoming effective, would have to clear the Rules Committee headed by Sen. Jenner CR-Ind) and then win the approval of the Senate itself. V e r b a 1 sparring continued, meanwhile, between McCarthy and the three Democrats who resigned 1 from his subcommittee July 10 in a j revolt against what they called one- man rule. The GOP majority had voted to give McCarthy sole power to hire and fire staff members. McCarthy last week wrote each of the Democrats saying, "The door is open for your return." In separate letters made public Satur- day night, the tors McClellan of Arkansas, Symington of Missouri and Henry Jackson of Washington wrote him they had seen nothing to in- dicate any change of attitude on his part that would justify them in rejoining the subcommittee. 1st Degree Murder Trial Slated for McManus in N. Y. CANANDAIGUA, N. Y. UP! Eugene McManus, 18-year-old Ma- rine who has confessed five killings, goes on trial Sept. 8 on a first-de- gree murder charge in the first of the killings. Although McManus has been de- clared sane, there are indications the defense will raise the question again at the trial. His court appointed attorney, M. Maurice permis- sion to retain a psychiatrist. There has been no comment on the result of this examination. Tried in N. Y. State McManus is to be tried in On- tario County on a charge of killing William Allen Braverman, 19, of Rochester, a Hobart College stu- dent. Authorities said McManus con- fessed shooting Braverman at near- by Victor and burying his body in a" gravel pit at Pittsford, near Ro- chester. Authorities said McManus con- fessed killing George Bloomfield, 56 and his wife Florence, 55, in Illinois, and Mrs. David Eeaston, 43, and Harriet Horsman, 48, in Spring Valley, Minnesota. The holdups netted him less than in cash. 'Miss Indian America' Picked SHERIDAN, Wyo. Arlene Joe Wesley, 18-year-old full blood Yakima from Poppenaish, Wash., was selected "Miss Indian Ameri- ca" Saturday night. Miss Wesley, queen of the Pen- dleton Roundup, was chosen from 43 candidates from 21 tribes rep- resented at a celebration here in which Sheridan was given an award by the Freedoms Foundation, Inc., for its fight against racial discrim- ination. Miss Wesley's Indian name is A-rna-pom-my, meaning Land of Peace. Her prize is an expense- paid trip to Hollywood. Runnerup was Darlene De Ser- ga, a Sioux from Rapid City, S.D. Third place went to lone Jeunesse of Chicago, a Minnesota Chippewa and graduate of the Haskell insti- tute. on Team Details Major Terms of Truce PANMUNJOM are ma- mission (Sweden, Switzerland, Po- jor terms of the Korean truce j land, Czechoslovakia) draft, expected to be signed soon truce terras. observes now that the Reds have given the Prisoners of war who want to go-ahead to proceed with final de-1 go home exchanged at Panmunjom within two months; balky POWs turned over to five-nation Repatria- tion Commission (India, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Po- India supplies guards for POWs; Red agents (seven per ___......_......... POWs) make "explanations" dur- permitted; Allies withdraw within ing 90-day presence of encourage repatria- who change minds Military Armistice Commission repatriated on commission raajor- of five senior officers from each j ity vote. supervises armistice terms; j Recommendations made for a political conference to begin within tails: Fighting stops 12 hours after the truce signing; troops withdraw from buffer zone about 2Vi miles wide across Korea; troops and arms frozen at truce level but rotation of men monthly five days from coastal islands. North Korean tion; POWs 90 days after an armistice to dis- cuss peaceful settlement of entire Korean question; problem of POWs persisting in refusal to go home handed to conference for 30 days; after the 30 days, those still refus- ing repatriation released to civilian status in South Korea with.right to go to neutral nations of their choice. The Communists reserved the right yesterday to place before the political conference the problem of anti-Red North Korean POWs released in South Korea on orders of President Syngman Rhee. They have disappeared into the South Korean population. 1 f Killed in Weekend ishaps in Minnesota By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidents in Minnesota and Wisconsin snuffed out the lives of 21 persons over the weekend with traffic mishaps accounting for most of the deaths. Eleven died in Minnesota. The dead: Lelia McClelland, 68, Minneapolis, struck by an automobile, Mrs. Walter Kellogg, Sioux City, la., fatally injured near Morris Saturday in a car-truck collision. Orlando Gauslow, 46, Fargo, N. D., killed in a train-car collision Saturday at a Moorhead, Minn. railway crossing. Richard M. Rogney, 37, Rich- field, fatally hurt when his car was struck in Northeast Minnea- olis Saturday by a fire truck on Hit-and-Miss Rains Flood Parts of Texas Allies Receive Go-Ahead Nod From Top Reds Main Delegation Awaiting Call for Formal Signing Neutral Nation Supervisory Com- Allies Pledge Reds They Won't Assist ROKs PANMUNJOM partial rec- ord of the secret Korean armistice negotiations shows that the Repub- lic of Korea Army would have to fight all alone if it violates the truce which apparently is imminent. The Communist delegation, breaking temporarily the news blackout on the talks, cited yester- day 10 Allied pledges made to the Reds that the armistice agreement will be kept. j a emergency call to aid a choking Quotes listed by the Reds were I baby. confirmed by Lt. Col. Milton Herr, Lee Ann Kollman, 19, Minneap- U.N. Command spokesman, asjolis, killed Saturday near Page, coming from the official record, i 16 miles north of Onamia, when a Here, in brief, are the "assuran-1 car went out of control and smash- ces" listed by the Communists: I ed into a power pole. 1. Receipt by the UN. Command I Lyle Melquist, 15, Gibbon, Minn., of "necessary assurances" from I killed Saturday in a car collision the South Korean government "ear Lafayette. "that it will not obstruct in any Jerome Deck, 20, Duluth, killed j A sinliiar situation was reported manner the implementation of j in a highway accident near Aitkin. terms of the draft armistice agree- joseph Westby, 8, killed by a hit-run car that struck his bicycle east of Hibbing Sunday night. By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM of Allied and Communist including for the first time the men who would oversee a cease- today on final details of a Korean truce which seemed almost at hand after the Reds issued a go-ahead yesterday. There was no official indication just when the historic document would be signed to end the three years of fighting. But some observ- ers said it could be within a week. Fighting is to end 12 hours after the signing. Three U. S. members of the Military Armistice Commission flew here unexpectedly for the first time to join an Allied-Red staff officers session. They met at p. m. and re- cessed 1 hour and 50 minutes later without setting another session. "We discussed suggested ar- rangements which they (the Reds) will consider and probably come back with their said Navy Capt. B. M. Coleman of Mc- Lean, Va., one of the three. I The staff session then recon- ivened at p. m. without the commission members. Date Open Another U. N. spokesman said no truce meetings of any kind have been set for Tuesday, but they j I may be called by either side, and-miss heavy rams have caused T'ne main delegations pre- flash floods in Texas during the j sumably are awaiting a call from past week. Yet a federal soil expert the lower level staff officers to set says the state's worst drought is I unbroken. FORT WORTH, Tex. ment." 2. That ROK forces will with- draw "from the buffer zone after the armistice signing." 3. That the U.N. Command will not support "any aggressive action of units of the Republic of Korea Army in violation of an armistice." 4. That the U.N Command will observe the truce if the ROKs be- gin aggressive action and the Com- munists take action to resist. 5. That the U.N. Command will not give any support to South Ko- rea, including equipment and sup- plies, if the ROKs took aggressive action and the Reds fought back. 6. That there "is no time limit to the armistice." (The Commu- nists had noted in the secret ses- sions that President Syngman Rhee was quoted as saying he would ob- serve a truce for only 90 days after a political conference meets to discuss Korean settlement.) 7. That the U.N. Command will Calvin Weed, 26, Brownsdale, an employe of the Hormcl Packing Co. plant at Austin, killed Sunday when his automobile left Highway 218 four miles east of Osage, la., and turned over five times. Arthur Haehnel, 57, St. Paul, drowned in Peltier Lake near Cen- terville, in Anoka County, while in swimming. Otto Sehwanke, 65, Byron farm- er, killed in a car collision 5 miles west of Rochester at an in- tersection. Sehwanke was thrown from the car. Kenneth E. Weaver, 23, also of near Byron, who was driving the other car, was cut on the head. The son of a well known Wis- consin industrialist and a partially deaf farmer who apparently didn't hear train's warning whistle w'ere among 10 persons killed in weekend Wisconsin accidents. rains, but not enough. Louis P. Merrill of Fort Worth, U. S. Soil Conservation Service regional director, said today local- ly torrential downpours have been "immensely helpful." But he said it will take more general rains over a longer period to end the drought He said the communist agreement of its fourth year in parts Texas. Some of the heaviest downpours yesterday drenched parts of west Texas, declared a drought disaster area and eligible for emergency thunderstorms were federal help. But the spotty. Merrill said he doubted whether more than 15 or 20 of 152 drought disaster counties in west, north and south Texas have had rain. The soil expert said, however, recent rains have greatly helped cotton, feed crops and ranges and have filled dry stock watering ponds. Light scattered sprinkles which protect all personnel of North Ko-1 Curt G. Joa Jr., 25, _ Route 2, June 30 developed a week rean, Chinese and neutral nation representatives who enter South Korea to supervise armistice terms. 8. That the U.N, Command will "to the limits of its ability" see that armistice terms are observed. (On this point, the Reds quoted a letter from Gen. Mark W. Clark, U.N, Commander, June 9. That the U.N. Command "bears unrelievable responsibil- ity" to recover the North Korean war prisoners released by the South Korean government; the Reds noted that Clark said June 29 that his command "is continuing" efforts to recapture the prisoners but that the Allied truce delegation declined to report further on the matter. 10. That the Allies would turn over to the five-nation repatriation commission the remaining anti- Communist war prisoners. The Communists declared they were quoting from the official rec- ord so "that the people of the world may know the assurances." Most oi Nation Gets Steam Bath Plymouth, and Guy Frederick Jr., 25. of Terra Haute. Ind., were killed Saturday when Joa's light plane exploded in the air. eight miles north of Port Washington. John Larson, 83-year-old retired farmer from Lunds in Shawano a date for the signing. Both sides quickened the pace toward a truce signing in the wake of the sudden Communist announce- ment yesterday that they were ready to go ahead with final prep- arations in return for Allied assur- ance that South Korea would abide by a cease-fire. But South Korean Foreign Min- ister Pyun Yung Tai hinted more opposition from Syngman Rhee's government might be in the wind. County, was struck and killed by h Weliingtoni at Pampa, Walk" 5 Jericho and 3.74 at Lefors. ing along the tracks nearby. Milford Ostrander, 27, and his brother, Wilson. 22. neither of whom could swim, drowned Sun- day when an undercurrent swept them off a sandbar in the Wiscon- sin River near their farm home outside of Boscobcl. H. W. Schoenfcldt, 46, Hurley, drowned Saturday night while swimming in Mercer. Crystal Lake near way 71 near Norwalk, Clarence Buck, 36. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Most of the nation was in for another steam bath today. Numer- ous thundershowers from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Seaboard brought temporary relief from the heat, but not from the j and humidity. Many early morning tempera- tures in the middle and high 70s boded' another day like Sunday, when 90-degree readings were Ben Thome. 47, farmer living near Malone in Fond du Lac Coun- ty was killed Saturday night when his auto went out of control on Highway 149 near St. Peter and smashed into a stone fence. Andrew Martin, 24, Milwaukee, was killed and seven persons were injured Saturday in a headon col- lision in the center lane of three- lane Highway 141 south of Port Washington, John Gray, Chicago, was killed Saturday when the Illinois Nation- al Guard truck in which he was riding went out of control on High- West St. Paul, drowned in St. Croix Lake, near Hudson. Wis. He had been picnicking with his wife and three r. r- i to swim. contained "many .traps." He said it showed the Reds in- tend to take "all South Korea by subversive activity and by liquidat- ing the Army which we have built so painstakingly and with so much expense." An unnamed Republic of Korea spokesman said Allied assurances meant the U.N. "had lost the war." In other developments: 1. The Peiping radio announced (Continued on Page 14, Column 4) KOREA 6-Day Crime Spree Ends for 3 Teen-agers But Amarillo, in the center of the Panhandle, received a piddling .04 1 NEVADA CITY, Calif. Three inch. teen-agers who "were even Friday and Saturday thunder-) the girl" are in jail today after storms caused serious flood threats surrendering themselves and their at Fort Davis, Abilene captive deputy sheriff to an armed ago into frequently heavy thunder- storms in. west, north and east Texas. The Canadian River was running bankfull in the Texas Panhandle, j Yesterday's big rains in drought- j hurt west Texas included 4.80 and Albany. Many families were evacuated. Oklahoma ranchers reported two 30-man posse Sunday. At one point. Deputy Elmer Dates said, the girl "sat behind me Prowling Snake DETROIT policemen eral teeth knocked out. sped to the scene on a housewife's Four others were injured less common throughout the Midwest, I report of a prowler. They cornered I seriously when the five-foot en- East and South. i and killed the trespasser. Turn- j gineless racer driven by 15-year- Hottest spots Sunday were Ther- i ed out the prowler was a racer j old Dayle Smith went out of con- snake that raced too far into the j trol and whizzed into the crowd weeks of rain, including as much anci held a hunting knife across my as 5 inches in some sections Satur- j throat." day, will revive wilted grass and fill dry stock ponds. However, ob- severs said much more rain was needed to revive subsoil moisture. Oklahoma farmers were prepar- ing soil to plant fall feeds. Kay County officials have canceled re- quests for federal drought aid for farmers and ranchers. Some Oklahoma cities have lifted restrictions on water use as lakes started filling again. M Plane Trouble Delays Injures Spectators NEW ORLEANS A 72-year- old man was in critical condition today after a Soapbox Derby racer smashed into spectators at the end of a steep overpass. Leonard Cazes suffered a frac- tured skull, broken collarbone, an eye injury, leg cuts and had sev- mal and El Centre in southeastern California, with 112 degrees. big city. i after a trial run. He said when capture appeared imminent, one of the two boys yell- ed: "Let's shoot it However, they surrendered meekly. The three are: June Charlotte Wood, 18, San Francisco; John Pearman, 18, Vallejo, Calif.; and Albert Gervais, 18, Oakland, Calif. Their capture about 75 miles west of Reno ended a six-day spree which started Tuesday in San Francisco, where they board- ed a bus "just to take a ride." The ride, police said, has pro- duced charges of kidnaping, armed robbery, car theft and escape from two law officers. Gates was one of three officers captured by the youngsters Satur- day when they were being ques- tioned about an auto theft. The other two were handcuffed and left at a roadside. Oates said he surprised and dis- armed the three during the night in the woods but next morning they grabbed his gun back and he was once again a prisoner. Finally, he said, they headed for the main highway, walked into the bristling muzzles of the posse and surrendered.