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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Cooler Tonight; Showers Wednesday Night Chiefs vs. Albert Lea 8 Tonight KWNO, Dugout Interviews VOLUME 52, NO. 9? FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES G.I. Fatally Hurt in Crash Near Chatfield Woman Occupant of Car in Hospital With Skull Fracture Truman May Use ct in Strike British And German Police went on guard duty inside the barbed wire barricade which the British strung around the Russian-operated Radio Berlin building in the western sector of the di- vided city this morning. Russian and German civilian station personnel were told anyone could leave but nobody would be allowed back in. Signs warn: "This is no West Berlin radio sta- tion." (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Battle of Berlin British I Russ amcaae Station BERLIN military police threw a barbed wire barricade around Russian-operated Radio Berlin today and besieged that Communist island inside the Western section of the divided city. The surprise dawn action cav.ght a guard of about 20 Russian tommy-gunners inside the big red brick building "in the middle of the British sector of the former Ger- man capital. British and German police on guard around the barbed wire barricade announced to both Rus- sian and German civilian station personnel that anybody inside the building could come out but that nobody would be allowed back in. Retaliation ThA British action taken after consultation with American and French occupation officials ap- parently was in retaliation for KOJE ISLAND, Korea Communist seizure of several ruly Communist prisoners of war sma'l areas on the fringes of West Unruly POWs Set New Pole For Red today set up a new flagpole in Berlin which He just inside the Russian occupation zone but had their prison pen in place of one i been administered by the West. knocked down by their guards yes- j The Reds grabbed these little terday. The U.N. I areas during the weekend for in- commander said "It will not be there very long." The Communist flag pole in Compound 602 was smashed yes- terday by a U.S. Patton tank ringed by infantrymen carrying bayonet-tipped rifles. corporation or evacuation in order to create "security belts" with which they are sealing off free Rescuers Dig For 5 Trapped Michigan Miners IRONWOOD, Mich. crews cautiously burrowed ahead today, hoping to dig a life-saving I _i fOUnu CHATFIELD, Minn. ?illmore County this morning re- corded its second traffic fatality in three days with the death of a Ft Jeonard Wood, Mo., soldier who I was fatally injured when his car! ST' PAUL Northwest Air- an off the highway near here ask tne c'vil Aeronautics y today Board to kill tne proposed merger Dead as a result of the crash is Of Northwest with CaPilal Airlines, James A. Younglove, believed to be on leave from Ft. Leonard Wood. Younglove failed to regain consciousness after the accident which occurred at a.m. and authorities were unable to deter- mine immediately where his home was or his age. He died at 11 a.m. at a Rochester hospital where he had been taken in an ambulance for treatment of multiple skull fractures and other injuries. Also hospitalized is 20-year-old I Miss Joan Whittle, Rochester, the I only other occupant of the car at the time of the accident. Skull Fracture NWA Asks Merger Plans Be Dropped Croil Hunter, Northwest president, said last night. Northwest stock- holders failed to give the proposal the necessary two-thirds vote at the annual meeting May 19. Wildcat Strike Hits Vital Jet Plane Plant Miss Whittle is reported to have i suffered a skull fracture and multi- ,'ple abrasions. She is semi-con- scious and her condition is describ- ed as "fair." FARMINGDALE, N.Y. Republic Aviation Corporation hoped today that wildcat strikers would return to work and allow resumption of production of vital jet planes. tunnel to five miners entombed more than half a mile beneath earth's surface. The five were trapped some feet in the depths of the Penokee Iron Ore Mine yesterday afternoon when tons of earth and rock caved .n on a sub-tunnel below the mine's 28th level. There was no hint to their fate. Families and riends kept a hopeful vigil at the mine in the outskirts of the city. Theodore Nynan, Gogebic County investigated the accident, it Younglove was driving north on Highway 52 when the car failed to negotiate a curve on Nelson Hill. The car skirted along the shoul- der of the highway for a distance of about 100 feet, then plunged in- to the ditch. The automobile then returned to the highway and overturned on the pavement before coming to rest against a guard rail cable on the opposite side of the road. Hurled Out of Car Both occupants of the vehicle were the car and were lying on the pavement about The big aircraft plant halted all production yesterday after- when the wildcat strike in- j ivjug uu uic udvemeuL duuui mine inspector, expressed doubt 15 feet from the automobile when hat any would be found alive, a passing motorist discovered the barring a miracle." But some accident. miners said a solid rock formation ocated in the area of the cave-in might have protected the five from he crushing mass. Missing Men Berlin from the surrounding Rus- i The missing men are Victor Cox, sian occupation zone. Christopher Hocking, 46; Sera- British Commandant Maj. Gen. fim Zacharzewski, 56, and Jorma C. F. C. Coleman last night pro- Olkonen, 33, all of Ironwood, and Tension in the hate-filled prison j tested to the Russians over these Matt Krocker, 54, Bessemer, Mich. stockades remained high as the seizures. accidental discharge of a machine- gun killed one POW and wounded another in Compound 78. Prisoners refused 'to give up the body or p permit camp officials to take the j wounded man to a hospital. Brig. Gen. Haydon L. Boatner, commander of the prison camps, expressed concern over the num- ber of accidental shootings by Al- lied guards. Two POWs were wounded yes- JA11 but OIkonen are married. ing off operation. A few hours later, at a.m. i Shifts of workers labored the British MP's began their seal-! throughout the night at three sep- 1 arate rescue tunnels, mainly by hand-digging a few feet in the treacherous loose ground and rock, placing buttressing timbers into po- sition, then digging some more. How far they had to tunnel was a But the Programs Red radio continued broadcasting this morning, sending out mostly musical recordings. These programs might have come, however, from alternate studios the and unanswerable question. Communists have constructed in terday. One was shot trying to es- cape. The other was shot by a South Korean officer, who was i goaded by shouted POW insults, i Boatner has ordered the Com- munists to pull down Communist flags flying over their compounds. Several compounds openly defied the order. Tank supported troops removed flags and insulting ban- ners from two compounds yester- day. North Korean prisoners of Com- pound 96 staged a mock funeral. A camp official said it presumably an incident Friday in which five POWs were killed. The spokesman said Boatner saw the demonstration. the Russian sector of the city. The I transmitter nlsn'-is in tho TtorUiolrt Gives.into the earth at transmitter also is in the Red-held section. big radio, which the !of Berlin in 1945, has been com- WOOQ. stummed trom tne s munism's Innrlpst vnir-P in and hysterical. Ho could munism's loudest voice in Ger- i The scene of the cave-in is [feet from the mine shaft which a 65 degree I angle. First word of the collapse came when George Soderman of Iron- jwood stumbled from the shaft not Igiye a coherent account. Another miner, one of eight in the area who -fled to safety through an es- cape hatch, said "We heard a loud Emergency Methods Needed, Wiley Says WASHINGTON on the Supreme Court decision tha1 held President Truman was with- out authority in seizing the stee mills, Sen. Wiley said yesterday Congress should set up machinery "so that the govern- ment will be able to act when emergencies arise." "We're living in the atomic age, not 20 years he told news- men. "There has got to be some provision for prompt action in an emergency." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Wednesday forenoon. In- creasing cloudiness Wednesday aft- ernoon followed by showers Wed- nesday night. Cooler tonight, iow 46. Warmer Wednesday afternoon, high '78. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 MI. today: Maximum, 84; minimum, 57; noon, 71; precipitation, ,32; sun sets tonight at run rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 15. i many. Although the area around the station fell to the British when the city was divided into occupa- tion sectors, the Reds have main-, tained their grip on the station site 'nen Uere was a rush of air and dust and we made tracks." Work Would Have Stopped Ironically, work at the mine was to have ceased last night, as die iron ore mining throughout Upper Michigan, because of the- stee strike. The Penokee mine is ownec and operated by Republic Stee: Corp. and the miners were to have gone out on strike. Earl Krause, president of the Penokee local of the CIO United Steelworkers Union, said all the Penokee miners would stay on the job until the fate of their five co- workers became known. Mine officials who went down ti. the cave-in would give no state- ments. They included F. H. Cash, district manager for Republic, and E. W. R. Butcher, chief engineer, Wisconsin Teacher Pension Increase i Unconstitutional MADISON The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today that law increasing pensions for teach- ers who retired before July 1, 1951 was unconstitutional. The court, by a 6 to 1 decision held that, enacted by the 1851 legislature, grants extra "com- pensation to public servants .after service has been rendered. This, it said, is in violation of the constitution. The opinion, written by Justice Timothy Brown, said that if the law was upheld, it would clear the way for legislation increasing be- nefits for all public employes, in- cluding judges, from time to time after retirement. Justice George Currie dissented. He said that if the law was not upheld all retirement systems would be held in a straight jacket and unable to serve the purpose for which they were established. Adequate security is impaired by inflation, he added. The law would give retired teach- S an additional SI per month tension for each year of service. Teachers were to pay to the state to reopen their contracts. Thirty-three teachers applied for he added pensions but Budget Di- rector E. C. Giessel refused to pay them. The court took original, urisdiction and upheld GiesseL i A Chatfield physician was sum- moned and administered first aid to the injured couple until an am- bulance arrived from Chatfield. The physician accompanied Younglove and Miss Whittle, both of whom were unconscious, to the hospital. Saturday night, Willard George terfered with operations. A company announcement said the strike in its first day caused an estimated loss of 10 Thunderjet fighter-bombers. Grievance machinery, not wages, was at issue in -the dispute which pitted the strikers against their un- ion leaders in the AFL Internation- al Association of Machinists. Radio appeals went out last night from IAM officials asking the wild- catters to return to work. Some union shop stewards claimed the company had not ognized regular contract grievance machinery, but Republic replied that it "has shown its willingness to work out all matters pertaining to employe rights and benefits der the contract." The plant has about union production Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower stands in uniform before newsmen at a press conference at'the Pentagon in Washington today for his final such appearance. He was met by a barrage of questions from the 100 reporters who jammed the auditorium to capacity. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) workers. k Tires No Good, Complaint GREEN BAY Lea- Williams, 26, Grand Forks, N. D., was killed when his car skidded i charge of stealing five tires from over an embankment on Highway j his neighbor's auto had a com boro. three miles north of Lanes- j plaint of his own yesterday. The tires weren't much good, he said. Lealiau pleaded no contest and Municipal Judge Donald Gleason ordered him to work out a settle ment with the neighbor, deferring sentence until then. 2 in State Win Fulbright Awards ST. PAUL Two Minnesota I graduate students last night were I Cnwhnv tart their summer recess. peace talks. John A. Stephens, U.S. Unlikely to Sit Idly By and Let Defenses Suffer 1 Most Congressmen Hail Decision By Supreme Court By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON bitter, all- out strike shut the vast steel in- dustry down tight today and the White House weighed its next peace move in the six-month-old union- management struggle. Leaders of both the industry and the striking CIO Steelworkers Un- ion suggested renewed contracts talks but neither side proposed a date for negotiations. Unless the contenders get togeth- er soon, it was believed President Truman would take some new ac- tion to end the the walkout is costing the nation and its crucial defense effort tons of steel daily. Truman had about three choices: (1) sit tight a while to see what the industry and union may accom- plish on their own, (2) invoke the Taft-Hartley Law's 80-day court in- junction provisions against a con- inued strike, or (3) ask Congress for special legislation to deal with the situation. May Invoke T-H A high administration, official said those were .the alternatives being debated at the White House. He expressed a personal opinion to a reporter that Truman would invoke the T-H Act, as many mem- bers of Congress have demanded. Other Truman advisers reportedly were counseling against this, fa- voring the appeal to Congress. Truman is likely to be wary of his next move, in any event, after being rebuffed on his seizure step. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 yes- terday that the President's April 8 order taking over the steel indus- try was unconstitutional. Truman remained'silent on the high court's decision, but Congress members generally applauded it, with some exceptions. Sen. Leh- man (D-Lib-NY) for example, viewed the ruling with dismay, saying: Ne Time For "Congress must act, without a moment's unnecessary delay, to jass essential legislation to give he President the power he needs. This is no time for politics." The workers began streaming out of the steel mills across the nation within minutes after the Su- )reme Court acted, even before Setting formal strike instructions rom Philip Murray, head of the CIO and the Steelworkers union. It was the Steelworkers' second itrike since their contract expired ast Jan. 1. The first walkout lasted mly three days, April 29-May 1. Truman may first try to persuade The Puerto Rican, Oscar Collazo, ook part in the Blair House as- sassination attempt of Nov. 1, 1950, n which a Washington policeman was killed. Collazo appealed to the Supreme Court to review his murder con- viction and death sentence, but the court unanimously denied him a hearing. Only executive clemency can now save his life. Steel Company vice president and a leading industry negotiator, an- nounced last night that the steel firms, now back in the hands of their private owners, would "sit down with the union without delay to try to reach a fair settlement of the steel strike." Murray, too, had suggested re- newed talks but insisted that the union was still standing on Wage _The Nisei, Tomoya (Meat Ball) Stabilization Board recommenda- tion outsiders Eisenhower. who now support A Taft victory would be likely put a definite damper on the Eisenhower homecoming and would be used by the Ohio sen- ator's forces in an attempt to demonstrate that Eisenhower is vulnerable at the polls. Neither candidate will have much of an excuse if he loses in today's balloting. There are no minor aspirants to divide the at- ention of the electorate, write-ins are barred and the vote involves inly the stamping of one "X" in a lircle to choose one or the other lates of delegates. Kawakita, was convicted of trea- son in Federal Court in California because of his treatment of GI's at Japan's World War II Oeyama prison camp. Kawakita returned to this country after the war and tions for a 26-cent-an-hour "pack- age" increase in an 18-month con- tract. These terms have been un- acceptable to the industry. Benefits Offered Stephens pointed out that the in- was spotted in Los Angeles by one dustry has offered a 12V4-cent hour- of his victims. Kawakita's life, too, can spared only by executive clem- 17'A ency. stood He was born of Japanese par- ents at Calexico, Calif. It is be- if Kawafcita dies in chamber as be the first United States citizen ever executed for treason alone. ly pay boost, plus about five cents be an hour in "fringe" benefits, or -ents in all. It was under- this offer was contingent. San Quentin's gas sentenced, he will John Brown, a native of Tor-i rington, Conn., was hanged in Vir- ginia in 1859 for murder and treason. He was captured in a raid on an arms cache at Harper's Ferry. Brown, an abolitionist, had staged the raid in a vain attempt to touch off a slave uprising. Fast Drivers Cause State Accidents ST. PAUL Drivers who ex- ceeded safe speeds were the cause of more than traffic accidents in Minnesota in 1951, the State Highway Department said today. The record spells out the necessity for adjusting driving to existing conditions, department said. however, on government approval of higher steel prices. Workers presently make about S1.95 an hour, including overtime. Any Truman appeal for special legislation probably would face tough sledding on Capitol Hill. Hartley Law route would take time because a special fact finding board would have to hold hearings. Only after receiving the board's report could Truman authorize seeking of the 80-day court injunction Against a contin- ued strike. Effects of the steel strike began being felt almost immediately. The government embargoed all ship- ments of steel from retail ware- houses to consumer goods produ- cers. However, officials said most manufacturers have at least a month's supply on hand. Automobile manufacturers said they are down to a two-week sup- ply. Some coal, iron ore and other mining facilities began to close because of the rteel stoppage. ;