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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Thundershowers Tonight; Fair, Cooler Thursday Chiefs at Waseca Tonight at 8, KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 108 SIX CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 1953 TWENTY PAGES Northern States Asking Natural Gas for Winona A hearing began in Washington, received authorization from the D' C today that may determine FPC to increase its main pipeline 3 capacity from its present 735 mil- whether Winona is to get d t 825 gas in the next few years. Northern States Power Co. is ask- ing the Federal Power Commission to authorize natural gas service for Winona, Red Wing, La Crosse, Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. The utility, which now sells pro- pane gas to its customers here, will present testimony before the commission next week. In the meantime, the commission is hearing from the Northern Natur- al Gas Co., Northern States' pipe- line supplier of natural gas. Ear- lier this spring Northern Natural lion cubic feet per day to 825 MCF. Subsequently, it has applied for per- mission to increase that capacity further to MCF in the next two years, The hearing which opened today is primarily for the pur- pose of determining who shall receive the additional supply of gas. Northern States is asking that by Dec. 31, 1953, Northern Natural furnish it with an increase supply of natural gas up to MCF per day. This would increase the supply to the St. Paul area from Senate Restores 3 State Flood, Harbor Projects WASHINGTON .Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday restored for three Minne- sota flood control and harbor proj- ects. At the same time, the commit- tee increased planning funds for the corps of engineers and ear- marked for a survey on deepening connecting channels in the upper Great Lakes to 27 feet. Restored to the engineers civil functions appropriation for the year starting July 1 were: for flood control work on the Red River in both Minnesota and North Dakota. to deepen the channel in the Duluth-Superior harbor. to continue work on the Upper Mississippi harbor at Min- neapolis. (Tuesday the Minneapolis Cham- ber of Commerce recommended that the lower lock of the Upper Harbor project be completed but that work on the remainder of the project be postponed until an econ- omic study of it can be made by Congress. (Estimated cost of the entire Up- per Harbor project is Of the appropriated so far by Congress for the project, about has been spent on the lower lock and dam. Tom von Kuster, chairman of a special chamber committee studying the _____ ___ ______________ project, estimated their completion today, as quiet as it was savage to and would bring the Faribault-Northfield supply up to MCF. Northern States also requests a supply of MCF per day for the St. Paul area by the end of 1954, which would be enough to satisfy all presently re- ceived demands for natural gas. At the same time, Northern States is also requesting approxi- mately MCF per day for Red Wing, Winona, La Crosse, Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. North- Gas Rate Hike Asked OMAHA I.4V- President John Merriam of the Northern Nat- ural Gas Co., Omaha, said Tuesday his firm will file ap- plication with the Federal Power Commission, probably Saturday, for another rate in- crease averaging about 20 per cent. Merriam said the increase to the firm's 26 utility customers serving 230 communities in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Min- nesota and South Dakota would yield annually. The money is sought to meet costs of Northern Natural's expan- sion program, he said. The increase probably would go into effect next January, Merriam said. Henry Rath, 58, Georgeville, area farmer, is being held without charge today in connection with wounding of three neighbors he had invited in for coffee Monday. George- ville is in Stearns County. There was no apparent motive for the shooting spree. Preparation of charges was awaiting out- come of wounds received by George Miller, 45, most serious- ly injured. (AP Photo) Korean War Begins Fourth Year Quietly SEOUL, Thursday Ko- rean War, entered its fourth year require an additional appropri- ation of .None of these projects was in on that black day when North Ko- rea's army struck without warning across the 38th parallel. the "appropriations" bill passed by! There had been heavy fighting the House, although President Eis- Wednesday on the Central front, enbower's budget had contained for the work on the Red River. President Truman's budget had provided money for all three. where or more Chinese Reds had attacked only to be hurled back by U. S. and South Korean infantry. And the third year of war went Forks, Minn.; another for the Sand Hill and Mustinka proj- ects in Minnesota, and for the Rush, Cheyenne and Maple rivers in North Dakota. By boosting the planning funds from the House-approved figure of to the Senate committee also made it more like- ly that funds would, be available for flood control surveys in Minne- sota. Sen. Thye (R-Minn) indicated that this will be sufficient to include where Sabre jets reported they knocked down six Red MIG jets and damaged a seventh. But as night came on, the fight- ing died along the ridges. Early today the only engagement report- ed in the usually dangerous hours before dawn was a clash of 75 Chi- nese with South Korean troops on the Central front. The Chinese lost an estimated 200 men in killed or wounded in the assault in Central Korea which began early Wednesday. ern Natural has asked the commis- sion for authorization to serve Red Wing, to which lines have been ex- tended, but Northern States is asking for authorization for North- ern Natural to serve the other cities as well. Northern States is one of 42 com- panies and municipalities asking for additional gas service, A total of 122 communities are represented by the 42 interveners at this hear- ing. All will be heard before the commission determines the dispo- sition of the available additional gas supply. The current effort by Northern States to obtain natural gas for Winona and Western Wisconsin cities continues efforts extending over several years. Northern States officials have repeatedly as- sured the City Council, which has granted the utility a franchise, that it is making attempts to secure the service. Northern Natural's function is to build pipelines from oil fields and to maintain them for transmission of the gas. Local utilities, such as Northern States, take over at the end of the pipeline. Northern States buys gas from Northern Natural and sells it to its customers. 3 Women Die In Boston Fire BOSTON women died today-in a fire that swept through the five-story brick Lyndeboro apartment block on Isabella street, a block from police headquarters. Eight other injured persons were taken to the hospital. Ike Asks Full Foreign Aid Grant Promptly Would Strengthen His Hand at Bermuda Talks By JACK BELL WASHINGTON UP) President Eisenhower has asked congression- al leaders to back his hand at the July Big Three conference with a foreign aid program approved without major cuts. Presidential lieutenants who have talked to legislative chieftains pic- tured Eisenhower as being anxious to give Britain and France not only his "own but congressional assurance that the flow of military assistance to them will be con- tinued. The House has voted a 000 ceiling on foreign aid for the year beginning July 1. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a authori- zation bill. To Sponsor Change Chairman Wiley (R'-Wis) of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- tee said today he will sponsor an amendment to increase the Pres- ident's authority to transfer funds from one area to another, perhaps more critically in need. Wiley's proposal represented something a retreat from his suggestion yesterday that the Pres- ident be given unlimited authority to shift aid from one country to another or to withhold it entirely. Sen. Taft of Ohio, the Republican leader, said any such discretionary authority would be "too broad." Taft said he doesn't believe the Senate would agree to unlimited presidential authority. But he said he is willing to delegate to Eisen- hower the decision on whether about a billion dollars in European aid should be withheld until West- ern European countries ratify the European Defense Community treaties for formation of a unified army. The House has voted to tie down such aid until the treaties are approved by France, Italy and three other nations, and Russell said he rather likes the House provision. Waited Long Enough "I think we waited long enough on the formation of Western Euro- pean army and it is about time to take some drastic he said. Russell said he wouldn't object to giving Eisenhower authority to transfer up to 20 per cent of any country's allocation to another area but thought it would be "going pretty far" to give the President unlimited authority in that respect. As written, the Senate bill would permit transfer of up to 10 per cent from one country to another. Chairman Bridges (R-NY) of the Senate Appropriations Committee said it would take some strong arguments to persuade his group to raise this limitation. "Congress never has been will- ing to put more than 10 per cent in that category in the Bridges said. completion of surveys at St. Paulj The major assault followed sev- and on the Minnesota and Root riv-1 eral days of quiet along the 155- ers. Total funds for surveys were more than double those approved by the House. Sen. Thye announced that he will ask the Senate for an amendment to the Interior Department appro- priation providing two million dol- lars to start the western Minnesota power project. As approved by the House the interior bill carried for sur- veys of the line as far as Granite Falls. The Senate Appropriations Committee added to this and extended the area to Water- town and Fergus Falls. None of this, however, would be used to initiate construction as contemplat- ed by the Humphrey and Thye amendments. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and able cloudiness and warmer with scattered thundershowers tonight. Thursday generally fair and a lit- tle cooler. Low tonight 64, high Thursday SO. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 80; minimum, 58; noon, 80; precipitation, .34; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 75 at a.m. to- day. Min. 61 at a.m., noon 75, overcast at visibility 15 miles, wind from east at 8 miles per hour, barometer 29.83 steady, humidity 65 per cent. mile front. British Kill 42 Mau Terrorists NAIROBI, Kenya W) Forty- two Mau Mau terrorists were killed in a fierce battle with Brit- ish Colonial Troops and other se- curity forces in the Fort Hall area The terrorists shot and killed six j Home Guards and one tribal po-l liceman in the same action. An announcement today said the ter- rorists were believed to be part of a gang which attacked Kikuyu guard posts last week. A family of seven .white set- tiers from the Sychelles Islands, a British possession in the Indian Ocean were killed Tuesday night when 15 terrorists attacked and burned down their farmhouse 10 miles from Nanyuki. Robber Gives Dollar Back Before Fleeing SANTA MONICA, Calif. W A man entered a finance company Polish Sea Captain Deserts in England LONDON Polish sea captain who hauled fugitive Gerhart Eisler to a Communist haven was a refugee from the Reds today and Britain was expected to grant him political asylum. The Pole, Capt. Jan Cwiklinski of the liner Batory, who was dec- orated by the Red Warsaw regime for his part in Eisler's escape from the U. S., stayed ashore with the ship's medical officer when the Batory sailed from Britain Satur- day. Officials, maintaining tight se- crecy about the whole affair, said only that the asylum .request was under study but responsible sources declared it undoubtedly would be granted. London newspapers said both Cwiklinski and the medical officer, Rh ints He Might OK Truce Walter Robertson, left, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, arrived in Tokyo today en route to Korea for a conference with -South Korean President Syngman Rhee and to give him a message from President Eisenhower. He was accompanied by Army Chief of Staff J. Lawton Collins, right. They were greeted at Tokyo Airport by John Allison, second from right, U.S. Ambassador to Japan and Gen. Mark Clark, U.N. supreme commander in the Far East. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Allies Demand Russia Lift Martial Law in East Berlin GOP to Fight To Force Action On Tax Measure WASHINGTON President Eisenhower and GOP Congression- al leaders decided today "to uti- lize every possible means" in an effort to force action on the block- aded bill to extend the excess profits tax. House Speaker Martin (R-Mass) put it that way after he and other leaders had conferred with Eisen- hower on the situation created by the refusal of Chairman Reed (R- NY) of the House Ways and Means Committee to call a meeting for that unit to vote on the adminis- tration measure. Reed's stand has kept the mea- sure bottled up in committee. GOP leaders say they have the commit- tee votes to send it to the House floor if they could only get a ballot in the committee. In reply to a question, Martin said the "first step in an effort to force a committee vote will be to try to round up a majority of the. 25-member committee to petition for a meeting of the group. The Speaker indicated he feels such a majority can be mustered without difficulty if the Republican members get assistance from the Democrats. He predicted the Dem- ocrats will cooperate. office Tuesday night, saying he wanted a loan. Then he drew a gun and de- manded that the manager, Floyd Welch, open the safe. Welch con- vinced him he did not have the key. So the gunman robbed Welch of and locked the manager and three others in a restrpom. The robber 'next spied a bag containing on Welch's desk. He fled with unlocking the restroom long enough to give Welch his doEar back. tion. There was no official confir- mation of this report. Cwiklinski is married and has a son and daughter. It was not known here whether they had made their way out of Poland or were still in Gdynia, the Batory's home port on the Baltic. The 53-year-old captain reported- ly left the Batory atHebburn, four miles from the Tyne River port of South Shields, where the pride of Red Poland's merchant marine' had been refitting since May. The liner sailed Saturday for Gydnia with no stop scheduled en route. A witness to her departure said the. first officer was in charge of the vessel when she left. The Batory is the ship on which Eisler, then awaiting deportation from the U. S. for making a false statement when he first entered that stowed away in 1949 and .escaped Europe. A British court ruled that Eisler could not be forced back to the U. S. He later made his way to East Germany and became a Com- munist propaganda chief but lately has fallen into disfavor. By TOM REEDY I BERLIN Western Allies demanded anew today that Russians lift martial law in Eastj Berlin. They also rejected as tin-j worthy of consideration Communist charges that American officers in- cited the rioting that spread through Red-ruled East Germany. The new demand came as East German Prime Minister Ot- to Grotewohl was telling his Com- munist party workers that many Germans arrested in the rioting wei-e being released but that the "genuinely guilty" would be pun- j about 100 or more persons were ished severely. The United States, British and French commandants in Berlin put their demand in a letter to Maj. Gen. P. T. Dibrova, Red Army commander of forces rushed into the East sector to quell the rioting. Dibrova had charged previously that a German arrested as a riot leader had been hired by an Amer- ican in a uniform that bore two stars. The only two star general in Berlin is Thomas C. Timber- man, the U. S. commandant. Grotewohl's statement was seen as a placating move to a popula- tion simmering with resentment and still under martial law eight days after long-smoldering dis- satisfaction with Red rule exploded into revolution. Western circles reported as many as workers in Soviet zone jails, another in East Berlin prisons. The severe punish- ment Grotewohl talked about was spelled out by 27 summary execu- tions by Russian Army riflemen and evidence that the East