Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Occasional Showers Tonight And Saturday Take Your Republican-Herald On Your Vacation VOLUME 53, NO. 139 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 31, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES A. Taft Dead at 63 This Bus Being Pulled from the waters of the Cornwall Canal near Morrisburg, Ont, carried 20 persons to their death when it plunged down a 50-foot embankment after being in a collision with a truck 2 miles west of Morrisburg today. The bus was filled to capacity at the time of the ac- cident. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) U.S. Bomber Shot Down by Russians West to Give Out 3 Million Food Parcels BERLIN Berlin officials announced today they have upped their target to three million free food parcels jgr East Germans. The move came "as Western food stations braced, for a weekend in- vasion that is expected to boost the first week's distribution past the million mark. The mob-like rush of the hungry Increased despite an East German Communist police announcement that they are confiscating the pre- vious identity cards of all appli- cants for the Western food. Without the cards, the Easterners are ex- posed to jail sentences as crim- inals. Communist police also toured factories, offices and homes in the _____ __......_ Russian controlled zone forcing The plane carried 16 other crew- people to sign pledges they would j men. Tne search for more survi- "not go to Berlin for the American i vors was abandoned today. Rescued American May Be Able to Give Full Report TOKYO W An American air- man rescued from the sea a few miles off Siberia said his B50 was shot down by Russian fighters, Gen. 0. P. Weyland, Far East Air Force commander, said tonight. Moscow said Thursday two So- viet fighters exchanged shots with a B50 over Vladivostok. Lt. John E. Roche of Washington, D. C., told Weyland the bomber was shot down shortly after a. m. about 40 miles off the Rus- sian coast. The Air Force said the plane was on a navigation mapping mis- sion. Weyland said he personally inter- viewed the rescued co-pilot. Saved by Destroyer Roche was snatched from the water by a Navy destroyer, the Canadian Canal MORRISBURG, Ont. persons drowned today in the plunge of a bus with 37 passengers, most of them asleep, into the 20- foot-deep Williamsburg Canal. Most of the 17 passenger survivors escaped through windows and the emergency door. The speeding Toronto-Montreal bus struck a parked truck on the main the two cities. Both vehicles toppled 25 feet into the canal, used by Great Lakes shipping to bypass the St. Lawrence River rapids. Ten bodies were removed from the bus and taken to a funeral home here. The accident occurred at 4 a. m. and hours later the bus was pulled from with 10 bodies still in the canal it. Others were found on the bottom of the canal. The bus driver, Lome Chees- borough of Kingston, Ont., surviv- Picking, after having been in the j ed, as did the driver of the truck, water 11 hours and spending an- other 11 hours in a boat dropped by a search plane. Weyland's headquarters said Roche was in good physical con- dition and had only bruises on his head and face suffered when he bailed out of the bomber. Max Roodman of Toronto. Cheesr borough suffered shock but Rood- man escaped serious injury. 2 More Trifce Violations Cited By Communists U.N. Command Trying to Steer Clear of Arguments By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN Reds accused the Allies today of two new truce violations but a U.N. spokesman said the charges were not serious. The accusations came as the Ko- rean Military Armistice Commis- sion and other truce groups met at Panmunjom. The Communists made their llth and 12th complaints of Allied truce violation in the 4-day-old truce at the hour and 46-minute meeting of the U.N.-Red armistice commis- sion. The commission is charged with policing the 2Vi mile-wide de- militarized zone across Korea. The Communists said military aircraft circled and reconnoitered over the zone Wednesday and Thursday. Maj. Gen. Blackshear M. Bryan, head of the U.N. team on the com- mission, said the complaints would be investigatd but they were not serious. There were indications the U.N. Command is trying to steer clear of arguments over what it consid- ers accidental or extremely minor violations. There was no indication yet whether the Allies would accuse the Reds of a violation following Air Force reports that large num- bers of MIG jet south from Manchur- ia into North Korea Monday night after the cease-fire deadline. Armistice Terms Armistice terms specify that only replacement armament is to be al- lowed into North or South and that under supervision. A joint Allied-Red group dis- cussed final details for exchanging prisoners, which is to begin next Wednesday. As they met, the U.N. Command said it would move more Red pris- oners north toward the exchange point at Panmunjom Sunday. The Red Peiping radio said Al- Pyoktong 7889 A. 7953 Death Result of Malignant Tumors Morse's Vote Required by GOP To Retain Control in Senate NEW YORK (IP) Sen. Robert A. Taft, a symbol of Republicanism, died today of cancer. The end came peacefully for the 63-year-old Ohio Republican about 13 hours after he had lapsed into a deep coma. Taft's condition suddenly had become critical just four days ago. Then, except for brief intervals, his strength failed rapidly. Not until the end did New York Hospital disclose the cause. "Senator Taft's life came to an end quietly and with- out pain at a. m. lied prisoners camp in North Korea were given a farewell banquet. It said they joined with their Red captors in shouts of "Long live beggar parcels." Many signers were expected to come anyway. As the relief program went into its fifth day, approximately parcels had been handed out and West Berlin officials indicated that even the expanded target of three million might not prove enough. "We just plan to keep giving the parcels away ns long as people keep coming." they declared. "We don't know how long that will be. There are some ID million people in East Germany and East Berlin." Moscow charged Thursday that a B50 flew over the Siberian coast near the big port of Vladivostok Wednesday and opened fire as two Soviet fighters rose to intercept it. In a strongly-worded note deliv- ered to the U. S. Embassy, Moscow- said the fighters returned the fire and the bomber disappeared in the direction of the sea. The note demanded that the U.S. By JACK BELL Associated Press Political Reporter oice blurted his thoughts whether they Tafts Made Several Visits to Winona Senator Taft and his wife, the former Martha Bowers of Winona, have been in Winona on several occasions since their marriage, the last time Senator Taft visited here being about five years ago when he addressed a political rally at the Hotel Winona and at the Red Men's Wigwam. On Mrs. Taft's last visit here, she spent a day and a half in the city and gave four talks in Winona in the interests of her husband's candidacy for the presidency of the United States in 1940. Her principal talk was given at a public meeting at the Catholic Recreational Center Feb. 22, 1940. Earlier in the day, she spoke at the Winona State Teachers Col- lege which her grandfather, Chief Justice Thomas Wilson was active in securing for Winona when it was the Winona State Normal School. He also was present at the laying of the cornerstone of the j original college building which i later was destroyed by fire. i Death of Taft Great Loss, Governor Says NISSWA, Minn. W! Gov. C. Elmer Anderson said at his Gull Lake home today that the death I of Sen. Robert A. Taft "deprives i the nation of one of its great lead- I ers and we shall miss his remark- j able ability and his deep loyalty." "We have lost one of our finest I Gov. Anderson comment- i ed. "The words and deeds of Robert A. Taft will stand as a symbol for years to sym- bol of the qualities which have made the United States a nation." great In Area in 1952 Support to GOP If Needed WASHINGTON Continued j Republican control of the Senate presumptive appointment Taft's Passing Tragic Loss to U.S., Ike Says WASHINGTON Wl President I in New York, the President and Mrs. Eisenhower drove from the I White House to the home of Mrs, i Taft in Georgetown to express their i sympathy. Eisenhower ment: was campaigning for the Republi-1 of a Democrat to succeed Sen. can nomination, Robert A. assured to- At that he La j day wnen Sen Wayne Morse (Ind- Ore) said he would vote with the July 31, the hospital said. "His death was the result of wide- spread, highly malignant, rapidly growing tumors." This was the first official word on the nature of his ailment. Taft's death reduces the Repub- lican membership in the Senate to less than that of the Democrats. The line-up now is 47 Democrats, 46 Republicans and one Indepen- dent. Four Sons at Side Taft's four sons were at his side when he died. His wife, Martha, an invalid, was at the family home in Washington. She was brought here Tuesday in a wheelchair for a visit to her husband, but friends said she was too ill to make an- other trip. Taft, 63, was the son of President William Howard Taft and a candi- date against Dwigbt Eisenhower for the GOP presidential nomination last year. He entered the hospital July 4 for treatment of what was described as a hip ailment. The hospital bulletin on his deatt j said; "His death was the result of wide-., spread, highly malignant, rapidly- growing tumors, the first symptoms of which were pains in the legs, Eisenhower called the death of Sen. localized in the left hip. Robert A. Taft today "a tragic "These symptoms had their onset loss to America." j in the latter part of April, 1953, Within an hour after announce-1 and in the beginning were very ob" ment of the Ohio senator's death scure. Taft's death came in a new and major chapter in his job of majority Senate floor leader in the first Republican administra- tion in 20 years. His illness, however, forced him to give up the active leadership last June. Last Fight In describing the senator's last grim fight for life, the hospital said: were issued this state- Crosse, Galesville, Melrose, Black River Falls, Neillsville, Osseo and Mondovi. Hugh crowds gathered Republicans if the issue arose. ledge of the business Of g00d gov- at each of the stops along the i Morse told reporters he feels an i ernment played such an important "The passing of Robert A. Taft is a tragic loss to America, "The brilliant son of our 27th President, Sen. Taft served the people of Ohio and the nation with distinction and integrity. "He will be greatly missed on Capitol Hill where his unimpeach- able character and his vast know- pleased or irked his hearers. To his party in the Senate, Taft way. out to see ....___...... vocal con- WASHINGTON The voice I was a balance wheel and a unify- j tact him as he took time of a great American is stilled. inS force kePl its factions j out after his talks to answer ques- npith hns t-'-pn Sen Robert from flying off in tangential direc-i tions from members of the aud- Alphoso Tart f Ohio Ancfit He was also a master crafts- ience. no over-statement to say at the legislative trade -j Mrs. J. R. McConnon "ethical obligation to vote with the organiza- tional issues." He added: "The people of the nation in the election of 1952 voted the Repub- I shall ine note demanded tnat me u.s. "u uvui-suuL-mein. iu say ,pnato, whn knpw the Senate's Uathor A Mm- nca" pally mu) puwtl dilu government see to it that Russia's President E.sonhower's politically ,S ?2 r I I abide by that mandate on Repub frontier is not violated and that I inexperienced administration has every mood, calculated its temper, j ey, a member of the faculty of coddled its pride, coaxed its com-1 sometimes! (Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) iver its dissent- CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. Full from "red carpet" treatment, including a 21-gun salute, awaited Harry S. I Truman, the former President, ar-1 rivins tonight for .1 review of the S5th National Guard Division from Missouri and Kansas, in training here. The former President was due by air at 6 p. m. from Casper, Wyo., where he was visiting the Missouri Air National Guard, train- ing there today. Manning the cannon for the .salute will be members of Battery D of Independence, Mo., which was commanded by the nation's former chief executive in World War I. The 137th infantry regi- ment will provide the honor guard for Truman, with the music pro- vided by the division band, from Springfield. Mo, Dignitaries greeting the ex- President ot a dinner in the divis- ion dinin.q hall toniaht will include Maj. Gen. John C. McLaughlin, Sedalia, Mo., the 35th division com- mander; Maj. Gen. A. D. Shep- pard. Missouri adjutant general, and Maj. Gen. Joe Nickcll. Kansas adjutant general. Saturday morning, Truman will breakfast'wilh the troops of Bat- tery D. a unit of the 129th Ar- tillery Battalion, before touring the camp and holding a press confer- ence at 9 n. m. High point of the day will come when the former President reviews the division's troops. He will leave for Kansas City by plane about 1 p. m. attcr a luncheon conference with Minnesota leaders of Democratic-F armer-Labor party. ihe "guilty fliers" be punished. departed the one leader besides U. S. State Department officials the President himself it could in Washington declined to com- least afford to lose, ment. For Taft was more than the nom- The B50 was from the 343rd Stra-j jnal floor leader of Senate Repub- t eg i c. Reconnaissance Squadron I ]jcans, more than the "Mr. Re-1 merTwho glared based at Forbes Air Force Base publican" he was to many of his at nthor in i at Topeka, Kan. It was on tern-! party, more than a porary duty with the Far East Air j champion of old fashioned person- Forces and had been operating liberty, more than a blunt man who thought auicklv and often Friend Eisenhower, too has lost a friend. Visits Here lican the people have the chance in 1954 to review their decision." part in congressional decisions over many years. "The Senate has lost one of its leading members of all time. The American people have lost a truly great citizen and I have lost a wise counselor and a valued friend. "Mrs. Eisenhower and I extend I to Mrs. Taft and the family our heartfelt sympathies in the per- sonal loss that they have sus- tained." Capt. John Roche, left, co-pilot of the B50 bomber which he said Russians shot clown off the Siberian coast, is shown being questioned by Gen. Otto P. Weyland, Far East Air Force com- mander, after being returned to Tokyo. Washington reported it had received information that the Russians had picked up some other survivors. The bandages on Roche's head cover slight cuts received when he bailed out. (AP Wirephoto Via Radio From Tokyo to The Republican-Herald) at each other in the lion-hearted nomination fight last" year had! grown up by degrees a mutual respect, a golf course camaraderie and finally a warm friendship. It was shortly before a trip to Augusta, Ga., several weeks ago to join a presidential golf foursome that Taft complained of the first signs of his fatal illness. It was only, he said, a strange weakness j in the knees, A severe hip pain developed later and complications j followed. 1 The Senate, grown used of late to seeing the tall, balding Ohioan clumping around on crutches, has felt the first weighty impact of his passing. There the mechanics of politics may a Democrat, named by Ohio's Democratic Gov. Frank Lausche, to give the present mi- nority party a 48-47 advantage over the Republicans. Helped by Sen. Morse Democrats could take over that branch of Congress. Almost unan- imously, they don't want that con- trol now. But the lure of commit- tee chairmanships, patronage and prestige is strong. It may be a different story next January or in any intervening special session. The Senate majority leadership, left vacant by Taft's death, is ex- pected to be filled by Sen. Know- land Knowland, who has been acting leader in Taft's ill- (Continued on Page 3, Column 6.) DEATH STILLS Sen. Robert A. Taft, who died today at New York Hospital, is shown here with his wife and four sons at his headquarters in Philadelphia during the 1948 Republican convention. Hospital bulletins said his death was due to "widespread, highly malignant, rapidly growing tumors." With the laie senator is his wife, Martha, and their sons, left to right, William, Lloyd, Horace and Robert A. Jr. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Bargains in Winona Tonight, Saturday "The first symptoms in the legs, later localized in the left hip. These symptoms had their onset in the latter part of April, 1953, and in the beginning were very obscure. (The final hospital bulletin avoid- ed the use of the dread word "can- cer" but it was an established fact Taft was a cancer victim. The description of the malignancy also fitted the ravages of cancer.) "The disorder was accompanied by a severe anemia requiring many transfusions. Some of the areas involvement were benefited by treatment and there were brief periods of general improvement. Couldn't Be Controlled "However, "the disease could not be controlled, and eventually pro- gressed relentlessly despite the ap- plication of all the therapeutic wea- pons available to modern science." Taft is the second Republican senator to die within a week. Sen. Charles W. Tobey of New Hamp- shire died last Friday. A GOP appointee is expected to succeed Tobey, the New Hamp- shire Republican. But Taft's native Ohio has a Democrat. Frank J. Lausche, as its governor, and Lausche is ex- pected to name a Democrat to suc- ceed Taft. Should these expectations mater- ialize, the Senate lineup would be: 48 Democrats, 47 Republicans, 1 Independent. This would give the Democrats (Continued on Page 14, Column 2.) TAFT WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and able cloudiness tonight and Satur- day. Occasional showers and thun- derstorms. No important change in temperature. Low tonight 67, high Saturday 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12m. today: Maximum, 82; minimum, 63; noon, 77; precipitation, .44; sun sets 'tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) High yesterday 78 at p. m. Low today 68 at a. m. Scat- tered clouds at feet, over- cast at feet. Visibility 12 miles, temperature now 74. Wind from east at 3 miles per hour barometer 30.13 falling slowly and humidity 68 per cent.