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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Light Rain Or Snow, Colder Thursday eiw VOLUME 53, NO. 19 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 1953 TWENTY PAGES urope uneasy as Shoot Down U.S. Plane Gabriel Barovich, 5, center, and her brother, Michael, 4, lost all their hair after suffering from thallium poisoning two weeks ago. Doctors said they probably ate rat poison. They are expected to recover and the baldness is believed only temporary. Their mother, Mrs. Barto Barovich, looks on. The Barovich family lives in Forest Grove, Ore. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Jackson Takes Over As Stillwater Warden TODAY day. Leaving for Oregon Malenkov Described By Exile By JOSEPH STEWART ALSOP the leaders of the West, Georgi Malenkov, the inheritor of Joseph Satlin's vast power, is the man nobody knows. No American official has had any real contact whatsoever with this Appointment Follows Utecht's Resignation ST. PAUL Wl Carl Jackson took over as acting warden a1 Stillwater prison today following the explosive resignation Tuesday of Leo Utecht. Jackson, now superintendent of St. Cloud will hold down both posts until a successor to Utecht is named, probably in about six weeks. Utecht quit with a verbal blast that he was "fed up with the way this institution is being pushed into politics. Everyone seems to want a finger in running the prison, 10 now they can do just ic addad. Both Governor Anderson and Jarle Leirfalloin, superintendent of public institutions, said Utecht's action a complete surprise. In an evening press conference Tuesday, Leirfallom said that Utecht had telephoned him only Assemblyman Nominated for Schlabach's Post LA CROSSE Raymond C, Bice of La Crosse was nominated in Tuesday's primary as Republican candidate for the va- cancy left by State Sen. Rudolph Schlabach, who resigned to accept Gov. Kohler's appointment to the State Board of Tax Appeals. Unofficial returns from all but two of 108 precincts showed Bice received votes to for Robert Schaller of the Town of Onalaska, La Crosse County. Harold P. Havener of Eleva, Democrat defeated by Schlabach last fall, received 804 votes. He needed 835 to earn listing on the ballot as a Democrat, but said he would run against Bice as an in- dependent in the April 7 election. The district includes La Crosse, Trempealeau and Jackson Coun- ties. Cameraman Took Picture of Blast Killing Him TOKYO young Navy cam-' raman captured on film the last econds of a wild bomb which kidded toward him down a car- ier flight deck. Then he was killed s the bomb exploded. The Navy released the story to- ay. Hot fragments and flames killed nother man and wounded 15 more Possible Drive In Korea Dims Out Arms Issue Senate Committee Calls Recess in 'Showdown' Inquiry By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON Iffi The bigger issue of whether a new United Nations offensive is planned in ?orea overshadowed today a Sen- ate investigation into reported shortages of ammunition. The Senate Armed Services Com- mittee called a recess in what had >een billed as a showdown inquiry into the assertion by Gen, James A, Van Fleet that there had been serious shortages of some kinds of ammunition for the 22 months he commanded the Eighth Army in Korea. Action Taken The action was taken after the committee yesterday heard Secre- tary of Defense Wilson say ammu- nition supplies have been built up sufficiently to enable the field com- mander to embark on a "more active type of operations" if such a step should be decided upon. Wilson's statement, as given out to newsmen, did not say an of- fensive would be launched. Nor Rochester Elects McQuillan Mayor Served 1947-51 ROCHESTER, Minn. H. McQuillan, mayor from 1947 t 1951, to that office her Diesel Engine and four cars of a Northern Pacific passen- ger train left the rails near Little Falls, Minn., late Monday. Two trainmen suffered minor bruises, but 30 passengers escaped injury. A broken rail or a defective switch may have caused derailment of the St. Paul to International Falls train. Some 300 feet of track was torn up. (AP Photo) Tuesday did any of the senators who heard him. Van Fleet, just returned from Korea, spent hours before the com- shadowy figure, who now holds the fate of the world in his hands. Yet there is one man who has had the experience probably unique in the Western world of observing the new Russian ruler at close range, and for several hours at a stretch. This man is a short, roly-poly, perceptive, brave, and highly in- telligent Czech, Dr. Arnhost Heid- Utecht had been chosen as one of three wardens picked to advise the State of Oregon on its penal problems. The warden said he was leaving today for Salem, Ore. to start that survey. Earlier, Utecht had announced he was retiring July 1 after 38 years of prison service. He made known his change of plans at group meetings of the employes at Still- water on Tuesday. Utecht told these workers he dis- agreed with Leirfallom on the lat- services of Leo Fiske as deputy warden. He said his superior first had told him "Fiske must go" and then later hen the bomb blew up on theimittee in a face-to-face exchange eck of the fast U. S. carrier Oris-1 with top Pentagon officials, some Kany off Korea's east coast last j of whom seemed to differ. Closed Doors All this exchange was behind closed doors, but prepared state- ments by Pentagon officials were handed to reporters. The Army chief of staff, Gen. J. Lawton Collins, said in his said six of the wound- ed still are in serious condition, but all are showing definite im- provement. The tragedy occurred when a Navy Corsair warplane returned from an air strike with one bomb voter participated. McQuillan carried 10 of 1 precincts, getting votes t for Adolph M. Bach. Bac will continue as president o the city council. The total vote for mayor wa just under Rochester aldermen named wer Leo C. Anderson, former council man; A. G. Whiting, and Archi M. Ackerman, cabin court operator Marvin W. Price, city assessor statement, "There has never been and Treasurer Karl Postier both repel an attack that actually de- A vote on whether iiiwji, ULIU JabkJ. i _., _ reversed that decision, Fiske was I r kllled wefe, Thomas veloped or to conduct our own operations." Chairman Saltonstall (R-Mass) told newsmen: "Regardless of what has taken place, I believe we can say that the situation ia Korea is not it never will be. "But the stocks of ammunition available in Korea today are ade- quate for the operations contem- plated and are rapidly improving. council should adopt still dangling from the wing As snortage of ammunition either to I were re-elected: the plane touched the flight deck, J- the bomb tore loose', bounced twice on the deck and exploded. Ammunition went off. Frag- ments pierced the gas tanks of a jet fighter, pouring gasoline onto the hangar deck. The pilot, knocked unconscious, was rescued by an airman who dashed through the flames and ex- plosions, cut loose the parachute harness and hauled the flier to safety. to return to his prison post today after a vacation he started in Jan- uary. Leirfallom said at no time had he ever considered removing Fiske. He told the news conference that the deputy warden was able and conscientious and was proving of great value to. the state in solving rich. Dr. Heidrich was the secre- penal problems. Leirfallom revealed that a rift between the warden and Fiske had existed for some 15 years, adding: "Utecht is guilty of poor admin- istration in not straightening out that matter." Tax Hike on Beer In Governor's Bill ST. PAUL UP) Gov. Anderson's recommendation for an increase in the tax on beer is included in a bill introduced in the Legislature today at his request. A The measure calls for a hike of tary general of the Czech Foreign Office, until he escaped from Czechoslovakia after the Commun- ist rape of his country. Dr. Heid- rich now leads the dusty, weary life of a refugee in Washington, but before his escape, he was rat- ed a brilliant diplomat, and he is still a brilliant man. To hear him describe his meeting with Malen- kov, in his .heavy Czech accent, is to catch a vivid glimpse of the strange figure who has emerged from the shadows to rule the great Soviet empire. Summoned to Moscow The time was July, 1947. Czech mission, including President SI a barrel. The tax on 3.2 beer Klement Gottwald, Foreign Min- now is and on strong beer ister Jan Masaryk (who killed him- a barrel. self soon and Dr Heidrich, had been summoned to Moscow. The Czechs were bluntly warned by Stalin that Czechoslo- vakia must under no circum- stances join the Marshall Plan. Haying felt the crack of Stalin's whip, the Czechs were bidden to partake of Stalin's lavish hospital- ity, at a dinner in the magnificent state dining hall of the Kremlin. No Secrets At the head of the table sat the great Stalin himself, smoking in- I cannot smoke, I cannot Stalin remarked to his guests. Heidrich sat a few places away from Stalin. On one side of him was Andrei Vishinsky, nervous and obsequious, his ar- rogance all muted in the presence of his master. On his other side was .the man who now rules Rus- sia, -Georgi Malenkov. The party lasted from 8 in the evening until 1 in the morning, and for most of this time Heidrich and Malenkov Leo McGraw, 22, photographer "Furthermore, the testimony is airman, of Theresa, y clear that the ammunition reserve Thomas M. Yeager 19, aviation I stocks in this country, and in the back areas in the Far East are rapidly growing better." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and occasional periods of light rain or snow tonight or Thursday. Some snow late Thursday and turning colder. Low tonight 35, high Thursday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 51; minimum, 37; (Continued on 10, Column 4} ALSOPS electrician airman, of Columbus.O. Army to Draft in May WASHINGTON iffl The Army today issued a draft call for men in _May. This is the same number pre- viously asked in the months of February, March and April, It will bring the total of men drafted or noon, 48; precipitation, none'; sun sets tonight at sun rises to. since Selective Service was re- sumed in September, 1950. Only the Army has been resort- ing to the draft since' last May, when the Marine Corjps discontin- ued use of selective service after drafting men. The Navy and the Air Force have depended entirely upon volun- teer enlistments. the citj an ordi nance to permit dancing in up to 10 on-sale liquor establish ments was defeated, to Defense Rests At La Crosse in Slaying Trial LA CROSSE (Si The defense rested its case Monday noon in the trial of two soldiers charged with slaying a Nebraska national guardsman last August. Pvt. Wayne Kamp, 21, PostviUe, la., denied today that he had any part in the fatal beating of Cpl. Frank Walla, 42, in a robbery at- tempt. The other defendant, Pvt. Thomas Reilly, 19, Detroit, gave similar testimony yesterday. They have pleaded innocent to charges of third degree murder. The case probably will go to the Circuit Court jury tomorrow. Dist. Bosshard morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No, Central Observations) Max. temp. 45 at p. m. Tuesday, min. 38 at p. m. Noon overcast at feet, visibility 7 miles, temperature 44, wind 5 miles per hour from southeast, barometer 29.98 steady, humidity 89 per cent. today. Farouk Denies 'Rumor' ROME M Ex-King Farouk's secretary described as "absolutely false" a Cairo report today that the former monarch and his wife, Princess Narriman, have been divorced. Legislators Consider Revising Constitution By ADOLPH E. JOHNSON ST. PAUL revision takes the center of the stage today in the Minnesota Legislature. After a long Tuesday session, devoted to an inconclusive debate on legislative reapportionment, the House turned today to consider- ation of a proposal to call a convention to revise the constitution. Many believe that the two sub- jects are closely related, that leg- islative redistricting is unlikely until after the constitution has been revised. The measure scheduled for de- bate by Rep. Stanley Holmquist, Grove City, would put the question of calling a constitutional conven- tion to a vote at the 1954 general election. It is the third bill on the subject Mrs. Dwight Eisenhower, wife of the President, sat with folded hands behind a micro- phone today at the start of her first formal news conference as First Lady. She met reporters in a ground-floor room of the White House. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) This U The First picture of the Minnesota Supreme Court taken in two years and the first showing Associate Justice Roger L. Dell, extreme right, with all his colleagues. Dell joined the court in January, succeeding Justice C. R. Magney, who reached retirement age. Other members of the court are, left to Justices Theodore Christiansen, Frank T. Gallagher and Thomas Gallagher; Chief Justice Charles Loring, and Associate Justices' Leroy E. Matson and Oscar R. Knution. (AP Photo) 28 on Broken Tanker Rescued NEW YORK W The Coast Guard reported today that 28 crew members of the broken Liber- ian Tanker Angy had been rescued but that at least eight were miss- ing, including all the officers and the captain's wife: Three Coast Guard cutters and a plane are speeding to the storm- tossed area some 400 miles south- east of St. John's, Newfoundland, in the hope of finding the forward half of the vessel afloat with the missing persons clinging to it. According td crew members picked1 off the stern section of the tanker, the vessel caught fire and exploded three days ago. The men were rescued by the Waterman Steamship Line's freighter Claiborne, bound for Cherbourg, France. The Coast Guard theorized that the Angy broke in half behind the bridge and the officer's quarters, carrying away "the brains of the ihip." to come before the House this ses- sion. Already passed by the House are bills for constitutional amend- ments to require a vote of the people to make any revised con- stitution effective, and to permit the Legislature itself to sit as a constitutional convention. Neither has passed the Senate. Tuesday's In Tuesday's debate, Rep, Carl Iverson, Ashby, declared he be- lieved it impossible to redistrict under present constitutional limita- tions. He referred to the fact that the constitution calls for redistrict- ing on a population basis only. He argued that area also must be con- sidered. Rep. Iverson was speaking in favor of a proposed amendment to he constitution to make this change and to give the redistricting job to a board of elective state officials if the Legislature fails to do it. Both this plan and a bill by Rep. Thunder jet Falls 15 Miles Inside German Bavaria Strongest Protest Forwarded to Czech Communists By DON OOANE WIESBADEN, Germany U. S. Air Force pilots said today they made no attempt to fight back when two Communist MIGISs at- tacked them without warning inside the American zone of Germany and shot down one of their jet fighters. This new incident in the cold war alarmed Western Europe to- day. Asked why they did not shoot back Tuesday at the MIG plane from the Czechoslovak Air Force, one of the pilots said he would rather not answer the question. Neither would U. S. Air Force authorities here. (In Washington, Air Force head- quarters said it knew of no "di- rective or instruction" which would iave kept the pilots from answer- ing the question.) James B. Conant, the U. S. high commissioner ia Germany, said First Lf. Warren Brown Tuesday he was confident U. S. Air Force would know how to deal with any more of this kind. This was taken to mean that U. S. pilots would return fire against any invading planei over American-occupied territory in the future. The U. S. Air Force in Europe, however, is not com- pletely equipped to cope with the fast-flying MIGISs. Strongest Terms In Washington, the U. S. State Department said Ambassador George Wadsworth had protested "in strongest terms" early today to the Red regime in Prague. Wadsworth told the Associated Press in Frankfurt he expected a reply from the Czechs "very soon." The two pilots, veterans of aer- ial combat in Korea, gave a per- sonal account of their experiences to newsmen. They said their two Alf. Bergerud, Minneapolis, to set F-84 Thunderjets were armed and up new legislative districts more J nearly equal in population, were sent back to committee for study. munitioned. It was the first time Red air- (Continued on Page 3, Column 4) EUROPE U. S. Set to Fire On Invading MIGs By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON a Red warplaae attack on an American air- craft over Western Germany was a staged test by the new Russian regime of United States mettle, the answer appears to be this: The U. S. Air Force aims to shoot down any more flying Com- munist bushwackers who come gunning into its territory. That was apparently what Bryant Conant, U. S. high com- missioner for Germany, had in mind when he answered -questions yesterday about the incident in which two MIG15 jets swooped out of Czechoslovakia and shot down a U. S. Air Force F84 fighter 15 miles inside the American zone. The pilot parachuted to safety. Protest Ordered The American government im- mediately ordered its ambassador at Prague, George Wadsworth, to make "the strongest possible pro- test." And Conant, saying he expected appropriate action to be taken, commented: "Meanwhile, I am confident that the U. S. Air Force in Germany will know how to deal with any future' incursions of this type." At the Pentagon an official familiar with policy said Ameri- can pilots are expected: 1. To return fire, if possible, when attacked. 2. Upon finding a Bed plane invaded U. S.-controlled territory to order the Red pilot to .land .at the nearest U. S. airfield. 3. If the order is disobeyed, to compel obedience by gunfire. However, the Air Force in Eu- rope is not completely equipped cope with the swift, fast-climbing, Soviet-made MIG15. Of six fighter wings in Europe, only one is pre- sently outfitted with the F86 Sabre- jet interceptors which-have been beating MIGs in air duds over Korea. The other five unite still have the F84 fighter-bomber type, slower than the agile Russian in- terceptor Jftt. ;