Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Cooler Tonight; Cooler On Tuesday River Stage 24-Hour (Flood 13) Today 10.90 .05 Year Ago 6.25 .30 VOLUME 53, NO. 112 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 29, 1953 TWENTY PAGES Fight to Tax Vote Dropped The Brazilian Freighter S. S. Loide Panama listed to starboard side in choppy seas 12 miles off the Atlantic Coast east of Bornegat City, N. J., today after it collided with an oil tanker, the S. S. Tanker, Brazilian Freighter Collide BARNEGAT CITY, N. J. heavy oil tanker and a Brazilian freighter crunched together in a thick fog off the New Jersey Coast Sunday night and from three to 20 persons were feared lost at sea. The Coast Guard listed one crewman dead and two injured in the collision between the S. S. Loide Panama and the S. S. Gulftrade 12 TODAY miles off shore. Rescue craft plucked 27 persons from the water. Search crews sought others throughout the night, but they didn't know whether they were hunting three persons or 20 because of language difficulties with the Brazilians. However, they tended to believe Bow Bashed Mason Opposes iiveaways By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON President Eis- enhower's problem with his own party is agreeably symbolized by Noah Mason, one of the unrecon- structed members of the House Ways and Means Committee who are fighting the Administration on the extension of the excess profits tax. This small, brisk, genial, silver- thatched old man thinks that Eis- enhower is a great President. In ship which reached the scene first, criss-crossed the murky waters in a hunt for survivors. A plane and two helicopters droned overhead. Even as they looked, a rumor went around among the searchers that the unaccounted for men still were aboard the Panama. A Coast Guard spokesman said, "We haven't been able to pin it down yet, but indications are there may well be something to the report." The Endeavor, responding to a frantic radio message, picked up 26 of the 27 survivors while a Coast Guard cutter saved another. The Endeavor headed for New York, 45 miles north. Survivors were to be transferred to a Coast Guard vessel before the Endeavor docks there. 3 Stay on Craft At least three captain, chief engineer and chief mate- stayed aboard the listing Loide Stricken Texas Farmers Await U.S. Aid, Rain House Committee Plans Inspection Of Drought Area By RAYMOND HOLBROOK DALLAS, Tex. Iff) Farmers and ranchers of drought devastated Texas today had their eyes cocked on two important developments a disaster relief program due to be announced in Washington and promising clouds that started man- tling the state. Secretary of Agriculture Benson, who over the weekend inspected Texas drought areas and conferred with farmers, ranchers and state officials, promised before return- ing to the capital that he would announce the details of the ad- ministration's emergency program in Washington today. The clouds yesterday brought only light rains to East Texas but they rode on new winds that took the edge off the heat wave and brought promise of nicking the drought over the state. For weeks the winds have blown from the southwest off the arid, hot deserts of Northern Mexico. Weather Bureau officials said as LONDON Britain's acting long as the wind remained in that Cabinet boss, Richard A. Sutler, I direction, there was little chance said today Brilai.'i is negotiating that Texas would get relief, with the United ctatcs and France But yesterday southeasterly for a quick stop-gap meeting on I winds from the Gulf of Mexico common problems in advance of started blowing a c r o ss Texas, Gulftrade. The freighter had a large hole stove into its side at midships. The Coast Guard "listed one crewman dead, two injured and at least 25 rescued. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Britain Asks Stop-Gap Meet May Call Truman To Testify, Says Sen. McCari WASHINGTON McCar- thy (R.-Wis.) said today a new in- vestigation of suspected U.S. atomic spies may bring former President TT Harry S. Truman before his Sen- Answering a barrage of House j Light rains fell at Tyler, Lufkm, subcommittee as a of Commons questions touched off Houston and Galvestoh yesterday I ate investigation subcommittee as a by Prime Minister Churchill's tern-1 and the Weath'er Bureau said there j witness, porary retirement, Butler said was a possibility of scattered light j McCarthy announced he is asking the postponed ence. Bermuda Confer- j bringing moist air and clouds. Some Rain A Three-Alarm Blaze destroyed three build- ings and damaged a fourth on this eight-acre yard of the Woodhead Lumber Co. in Los Angeles Sunday as nine fire engine companies and two truck companies fought to prevent the flames from reaching the rest of the yard and an ad- joining lumber company. One owner of the yard estimated the damage at and Richard Bast, arson investigator, said he bek'eved youngsters in the vicinity may have started the blaze. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) "interim meeting" would be Lord three was more nearly correct, although a tag of "unaccounted Salisbury. for" still was on 20 men. j Salisbury, as lord president Both the casualties and the the Council, has taken over some rescued were from the Panama, a j foreign policy responsibilities since freighter, which first was I the absence of Churchill and For- reported "in a sinking condition" I eign Secretary Anthony Eden, and then standing at only a 25 Butler refused to say now where degree list. Britain's representative at across the state and as far j the interim meeting would be held. "As I cannot pledge other gov- The Gulftrade, owned j ernmcnts I would prefer to defer by the Gulf Oil Company, had no a statement juntil the negotiations casualties, but suffered a bashed bow. It stood by, helping in rescue operations. A score of Coast Guard boats, including cutters and smaller rescue craft, and lifeboats from the Africa Endeavor a merchant the chatty weekly letter that he writes to his Illinois Congressional District, Mason has sternly berat- ed the American business com- munity for "just giving the Presi- dent passive support." But ask Mason where he has stood on the main items of that rather small Eisenhower legislative program, and you get some odd answers: How did he vote on the Foreign Aid bill? "I've been against all these give- away programs from the start, and I was against that one." How about the renewal of the President's government reorganiz- ing powers? "I was against that too." And the Pakistan wheat bill? Another Giveaway "Another giveaway. I opposed it." And the om: year extension of the Reciprocal Trade Act? "I'm proud to say I've voted against every extension of recipro- cal trade since I came to the House nearly seventeen years ago." How about statehood for Hawaii? Surely he was for that? "Nosiree, I that too." was dead against But had there been any bill the President wanted, which the House had so much as bothered to argue about, that he had voted for? "Just can't think of any right now." In other words, Noah Mason is a life-long Republican from a rock- ribbed Republican district, who has Panama. The collision occurred around p. m. (EST) four miles south- east of Barnegat Lightship, eight miles off the coast of Long Beach Island, halfway down New Jersey's Atlantic coastline. The Coast Guard said ships were headed north. are concluded." he said. President Eisenhower last month invited Churchill and the French premier to meet in Bermuda to strengthen Western unity and Bri- tain offered Bermuda as a site. The meeting was first postponed because of France's prolonged gov- ernment crisis and again Saturday when Churchill's doctors ordered him to take at least a month's complete rest. His indisposition dismayed the British press and the pro-labor Daily went so far as to call on him to resign. The 78-year-old Conservative leader was reported to have ac- cepted cheerfully the orders from his medical advisers to take a complete rest for at least a month. He and Lady Churchill were north as the Panhandle. In Washington Rep. Clark Thompson announced last night night that the House agricultural subcommittee on livestock will fly to Texas Thursday for an inspec- tion tour of the drought areas. the Justice Department for a re- port "on whether, it ever received from Truman a list of American members of an alleged atomic spy ring" which he said Truman receiv- ed In 1945 from the Canadian gov- Alfred Kohlberg, New York City form of cheaper feed, price sup- port of livestock, and credit years be welcomed by Texas farmers and ranchers but it can't take the place of what the state needs and lots of it. Lack of water already has seared crops and rangelands. The short- age has become so acute that some ranchers say they are going to have to start hauling water. such a given to Truman by then Canadian Prime Minister Mac- Kenzie King. Kohlberg asked in a CCC Head Urges Full Farm Plan NEW YORK top Eisenhower administration farm official said today it is more important to save farmers from, ruinously low prices than to carry out campaign promises reduce the govern- ment's role in agriculture. President John H. Davis of the Agriculture Department's Commodity Credit Corpo- ration (CCC) said farmers are in a crisis because of surpluses, de- clining markets and falling in- comes. e This makes it necessary, he said, that the government "put into full gear" the farm programs that ex- ist under present legislation. Even though these laws have "weakness- he said, there is not time to change them to meet the present emergency. Davis made these statements in a speech prepared for a meeting of the American Seed Trade Associa- tion. "Granting that the present farm Til ft" R V Program has weaknesses, certain- July 2, 1950, letter to Rep. Buch-1 y is nQ time to hold back and ar.an (D.-PaO that an investigation -ujbble about such S1 he said. "This is the time to put a House subcommittee investigat- ing lobbying. w. G. (Bill) swenson, one of the! Locomotive Engineers heads of the big Swenson ranch- neaas 01 tne Dig bwenson rancn-1 j c L ing operations that cover UniOP 11630 iUCCUIDDS acres in West Texas counties said "the situation is critical all over our ranches." "Our stock water is getting low. We. have already had to ship our yearling heifers to pasture in South Dakota and our yearling steers to Colorado. We are going to have to start hauling water if we are going to hold on to our mother i George of son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Soames, and Lord Beaverbrook, publisher of the Daily Express, at their estate Wear I seen m r Semes''' KinS Countv 666S Ranch' said boames, ana the worst he has Westerham, 25 miles southeast of London. 5 Jurors Remain To Be Picked for to ROCHESTER W Attempts complete a jury to hear first degree murder charges against _ TT ec liiuiuci Chief Henry W. Goodwin, who j Steriing Henry Jenkins 51, were was aboard the picket boat that resumed today with a 'new panel landed here, said radio messages of 20 veniremen reporting, received from the Gulftrade said Five jurors and two alternates amKH remain to be chosen before testi- mony can be heard. Jenkins is ship on the starboard side. -ii-n-i-iiv u ire assumed the! accused of fatally wounding his the crash. fog was the main factor in an unblemished record of continu- Ur i ki i ous opposition to the first Repubii-1 I anker s Namesake Sank at Same Spot can national administration in two decades. There are a good many others like him in the House, from the Midwest and the country dis- tricts of the East. He is a pheno- menon, of some significance, worth having a look -at. In a kind of way, to begin with, Noah Mason is the American dream come true. His was the 12th of 13 grated from Wales when he was a (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) ALSOPS Woman Windshield Wiper Inventor Dies MONTEAGLE, Tenn. Mary Anderson, who invented the windshield wiper, died at her sum- mer home here Saturday night. She was 87. BARNEGAT CITY, N. J, (ffl The tanker S. S. Gulftrade and a freighter collided last night in al- most the identical spot where the tanker's namesake was torpedoed by a submarine 11 years ago. The Gulftrade smashed into the freighter S. S. Loide Panama about eight miles offshore last night. On March 10, 1942, the earlier Gulftrade, also owned by the Gulf Oil Company, was torpedoed two miles off the coast. Only 16 of its 35-man crew were rescued. More Frenchmen PARIS population of France has increased by since the war, and at the start of 1953 there were French- men. wife, Esther Pearl Jenkins, 31, on May 24. Police said Jenkins ad- mitted firing at her when he found her in bed with James Williamson, 59, their landlord. Williamson, paralyzed from the waist down by wounds he suffered at the time, still is in a hospital. H Rochester Doctor Retires From Post Long Dry Spell The prolonged dry spell is re- flected in the markets of Fort Worth and of beef cat- tle from the drought scorched ranges but less milk and fewer vegetables and fruits. J. 0. Woodman, manager of the North Texas Milk Producers As- sociation, said there has been a sharp drop in the area's milk sup- ply and that some Dallas and Fort Worth plants have lost 20 per cent of their milk supplies in the past month. Supervisor J. W. Walton of the Dallas Municipal Market reported CLEVELAND James P. Shields, 64, head of the Brother- hood of Locomotive Engineers, died today following a heart at- tack. Shields had been head of the 000 member independent union since July 1950. He was stricken in his office at noon and died en route to Cleve- first things first. This is the time for action to make price supports effective despite the shortcomings of the tools ahead." Davis said there is no doubt that, Two Michigan Escapees Caught In Wisconsin MADISON, Wis. W) Two men who said they fled from a Michigan prison farm at Jackson June 5 were arrested Sunday at a Sauk City roadblock after a Madison man reported they abducted him and threatened his life. The FBI was questioning the pair, Roland St. Croix, 23, of Utica, Mich., and Paul O'Riley, 23, of Ithaca, Mich., held in the Dane County jail here. Police said the two admitted stealing between 10-13 cars in their travels in Wisconsin, Illinois, In- jdiana, Ohio and West Virginia 'since fleeing the prison farm and House Leaders Will Wait on Bill From Committee Excess Profits Levy Expires Tuesday Unless Revived WASHINGTON WV-The Eisen- hower administration apparently won its battle today to get House consideration of extending the ex- cess profits did it with- out a knock-down drag-out floor fight. In back-stage maneuvers, House Republican leaders got assurances, satisfactory to them, that the Ways and Means Committee would send an extension bill to the floor despite the adamant opposition of its chairman, Daniel Reed The Ways and Means Committee has kept the bill blockaded for weeks despite all leadership efforts to dislodge it, GOP leapers have said that both the House and Senate would vote to continue the tax if an extension bill could be brought before them. Cheers From House To cheers from the House, the GOP floor leader Halleck (Ind) announced the leadership's deci- sion not to press a move to get the bill to the floor by a special rule from the Rules Committee. Halleck said he was convinced the bill would be "handled in the normal matter by the Ways and Means Committee." Previous refusal by the tax-writ- ing group to act on the administra- tion proposal had led to the situa- tion in which House leaders were proposing to blast the tax bill to the House floor via the Rules Com- mittee, bypassing'ways and means. A Ways and Means Committee vote sending the bill to the House floor would be a smashing victory for the administration in its battle to keep the tax, now due to expire Tuesday midnight. Reed, 78 years old and the oldest Republican in length of service in the House, got up after Halleck to declare: "I'm not surrendering." His voice was quivering with emotion and he shook his fist in emphasis. Reed Gets Ovation The House gave Reed a standing if present price support programs the Friday night holdup of a Ra- were not in effect, agriculture cine couple at Wisconsin Dells. would be in a depressed condition similar to that of the thirties. The CCC president laid part of the blame for the present farm surplus problem on the previous Democratic administration. He said rigid restriction? on production will be needed next year and pos- sibly the year after. land Clinic Hospital. Friends said j "But this is the price we have to it was his first attack and he had pay for the mistakes of former been in general good health. years in not making necessary ad- Members of the Cleveland Fire I justments and not utilizing avail- Department rescue squad worked able controls when they were need- for an hour in his office in an at- ed one and two years he tempt to revive him. ed one said. Receding Jap Flood Leaves Dead TOKYO W great flood that left more than persons dead, missing or hurt and a million homeless receded today on the this weekend that the East Texas Southern Japan island of Kyushu vegetable crop is fading fast un- but darlc rain clouds posed an omi- der drought conditions. In many points of East Tex- at this time of the year I Qf Kyushu_an area about the size of New Jersey into a vast lake. The hapless Japanese resi- dents fled to any high ground they nous new threat. Seven days of torrential rains normally is one of the nation's big- gest suppliers of 1953 tomato crop has been a virtual failure and farmers in that area say that prospects for other crops aren't much better. Smith County Agent Ben Brown- ing reports East Texas farmers are flooding the local markets with cattle and taking a financial beating. Even choice fat calves are bringing a top of only 16 cents a pound, Browning said. And it's the most' of Texas. same story over WASHINGTON Wl Dr. Russell j M. Wilder of Rochester, Minn., will retire Wednesday as director of the National Institute of Ar- thritis and Metabolic Diseases be- cause of ill health. From 1930 to 1950, he was a member of the American Medical Association's council on foods, and became the first director of the institute in 1950. He served as chief of the department of medi- cine at the Mayo Foundation, Roch- ester, from 1919 to 1950. St. Cloud Mayor Bogert Dies at 62 ST. CLOUD, Minn. 151 Mayor Lawrence A. Borgert, 62, died about noon today, just after ad- dressing the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association conven- tion. Borgert, St. Cloud's first mayor a new mayor-council form Dr. and Mrs. Wilder expect to I of government, died in the Knights return to their home in Rochester. I of Columbus clubrooms. could find. By late afternoon today, the known death toll stood at 409. It was expected to rise when those missing now numbered at accounted for. Several Villages ghost cities; their residents evac- uated before the surging flood. Some of the dead and missing drowned in the swollen rivers. Oth- ers died as soaked, sliding earth crushed their flimsy homes. Thirty seven Americans were rescued Saturday from the Aso Kanko Special Services Hotel, which was nearly buried by a land- slide. Big Naval Base The Americans, including 29 servicemen, the wives of six of them and two children, were moved by hastily-rigged breeches buoy across 40 feet of churning flood water and taken to the U. S. Army's Camp Wood for treatment, food and dry clothing. Police said several villages were! Three big American bases on washed away and homes! high ground have escaped dam- were destroyed or damaged. Relief was rushed to countless stricken villages and cities. The U. S. Air Force dropped food and clothing to isolated groups of ref- ugees scattered on islets of high ground jutting from the flood. Among those saved from the rag- ing streams were American sail- ors, soldiers and Marines and their families. Some were taken from a stalled train near Moji and housed in the U. S. Army recreational fa- cilities at that Northern' Kyushu city. Fukuoka, the island's largest city with. population and nearby age so far. The big naval base at Sasebo, in Northwestern Kyushu, has not been seriously damaged. The cloudburst and floods para- lyzed Kyushu. Communications and industry lay quiet. Damage was expected to run into the millions of dollars. Delayed reports reaching Tokyo told of large-scale rescue and re- lief work by the U. S. Army and Air Force. All units and installations on the island have been placed on a full- time emergency basis and are sup- plying all possible assistance and relief, a Public Information Office Moji, with were almost I announcement said. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dirgot were robbed of S75 by two gunmen who invaded the car in which they were sleeping. The roadblock was set up on the edge of Sauk City by Officer Walter Acola after William Billings, 38, Madison, reported the license num- ber on the auto of two men who abducted him early Sunday. Bil- lings, who identified St. Croix and O'Riley, said the two men forced him into their car, threatened his life and finally robbed him of S2, stripped him of his clothing and left him on a rural road near Sauk City. Acola said O'Riley was driving the car and St. Croix was sleeping in the rear seat. He said the men, armed with three pistols, offered no resistance although St. Croix declared that if he had been driv- ing "No cop would have arrested me.'.' Two Hitchhikers Beat Up Motorist CHICAGO South Milwau- kee, Wis., motorist was beaten and robbed by two hitchhikers Sun- day, then was forced into the trunk of his car which the hood- lums drove to Chicago and aban- doned. Wallace Maxam, 30, told police he picked up two young men, both wearing denim trousers and white T-shirts, at the juriction of High- ways 41 and of Milwau- kee, shortly before 1 p.. m. He said they at once beat arid robbed him and then forced him into the car trunk. Maxam said the hitchhikers drove the car southward and aban- doned it on Chicago's North Side. The motorist forced his way out of the trunk about 4 p. m. and notified police. He told officers he beard one of the men address the other as "Dick." Police said they believed the hoodlums may be escapees from some institution. Hibbing Boy Injured CANBY, Minn. GB A 10-year- old Hibbing boy, Russell Ningen Jr., suffered a fractured skull when a spinning grain hoist crank struck him on the head as he helped load corn cribs. ovation. Reed demanded a showdown vote then and there, saying it was a matter of principle as opposed to expediency. "Let's get the vote now and see where you he said. "Stand up like men." Despite Reed's opposition, h i s committee could be forced to meet and vote on the tax bill by a petition signed by a majority of the 25-man group. The indication from Halleck's announcement was that the leader- ship had determined by private canvass that this would be done. Reed said he was "disappointed" at the statement of members who now say they would vote to report the bill from the Ways and Means Committee but who had opposed that action previously. Three ways and means Repub- licans Reps. Simpson Martin (Iowa) and Curtis (Neb) had told the House they would do all they could to bring the tax extension bill out in an orderly way. Both sides conceded the six- month extension proposal itself would pass easily on a showdown vote. But the procedural issue was topsy-turvy and tense. Democrats who opposed the pro- cedure were expected to vote heavily for continuing the tax, if it reached that stage. Some Re- publicans, lining up with the ad- ministration on the procedural fight, were ready to switch sides (Continued on Page 10, Column 4) EISENHOWER WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Increas- ing cloudiness, not so cool tonight. Partly cloudy and somewhat cooler Tuesday. Low tonight 66, high Tuesday 85. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 80; minimum, 62; noon, 80; precipitation, .71. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 62; noon, 88; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at 4.27. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 84 at p. m. Sun- day, min. 62 at a. m. Noon readings broken layer of clouds at feet, visibility 10 miles, wind 10 miles per hour from south- east, humidity 60 per cent, bar- ometer 30.08 falling.