Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair Tonight, Warmer On Friday River Stage 14-Hour (Flood 13) Today 8.53 .60 Year Ago 5.54 .43 VOLUME 53, NO. 32 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 26, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Lying Grotesquely nearly 100 feet apart at Litcher's crossing on the south edge of Lewiston are the forward section (right) and the reaj section (left) of a milk-hauling tank trailer. The unit was struck squarely amidships Wednesday at p.m. by the Chicago North Western Railway's Winona-bound "400." Driver Kenneth Volling, uninjured but visibly shaken in the bizarre collision, said, "If my truck had been loaded instead of empty, I'd have been a goner." (Republican-Herald photo, another on Page 3) Russia to Help Boost China's Heavy Industry By EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW Soviets today Trains Hit Milk 'Semi' Split In Half by Impact Two trucks lost close decisions to two passenger trains in a pair charted a big new aid program for Of railroad crossing accidents in a period of less than five hours Wed- Communist China to bo ost their I nesfcy GIs Abandon Old Baldy to Chinese Reds By GEORGE A. MCARTHUR Red ally's heavy industry. In re- turn, the Peiping government will send raw materials to Russia. Moscow papers announced that a new agreement and two protocols covering the program were signed here recently in the presence of Chinese Premier-Foreign Minister Chou En-lai. He came to Moscow early this month as head of the Chinese delegation to the funeral of the late Joseph Stalin. Russia promised to help increase China's electric power capacity by expanding existing power plants and building new ones. Other assis- tance will be provided in equipping Chinese metallurgical, mining, ma- chinery, chemical, transport and other industries. To Send Machinery The Soviet Union also will supply China with agricultural machinery, pedigreed cattle and seeds. As her part of the bargain, China will ship here light rnetals, rice, vegetable oils, meat, oil seeds, tobacco, tea, fruit, wool, jute, raw silk, silk textiles, leather and other goods. The such under the new regime of Prime Minister Georgi M. to Western diplomatic observers here attacks Tuesday and Wednesday as an indication that the new got nowhere. Kremlin administration aims to do j Both sides have taken bitter everything possible to assist Com- munist China. These sources noted also that Malenkov's first act after he became premier three weeks ago was to appoint one of the country's ranking diplomats, Vas- ili Kuznetsov, as new ambassador to Puping. spectacular of the two mishaps occurred shortly before milk transport truck was sliced in half by the f Chicago North Western Railway's J 400 on a crossing near the south- i east limits of Lewiston. The second Children's Camp Secret School For Communists LOS ANGELES (ffl A sinister picture of an innocent-appearing children's camp in the mountains, turned into a secret Communist party school for revolutionaries, is before the House Un-American Activities Committee today. Startling the spectators, Chair- man Harold H. Velde (R-I11) made a statement which said the com- mittee has this information: The school was held the week- end of Dec. 5-7, 1952, at Camp Tenaya, Crestline, Calif., a resort town in the San Bernardino Moun- tains 15 miles from San Bernar- dino. It was "not an ordinary school j but rather one of great importance As a matter of fact, Volling was for Communist party func- lunaware immediately of the fact jtionaries and was held under the SEOUL American troops i tnat the trailer bad absorbed the j Direction of high Communist party abandoned Old Baldy today to impact of the crash victorious Chinese. Under cover of darkness, U. S 7th Division infantrymen pulled out, leaving only Reds and death on the barren hill 11 miles west of Chorwon. It was the worst beating for United Nations troops since they were thrown off the Kumhwa Ridges five months ago. Associated Press Correspondent Stan Carter quoted a 7th Devision I was near Lamoille. Although damage to the truck trailer of the transport at Lewis- ton was estimated by Sheriff George Fort and Deputy Sheriff Helmer Weinmann at more than the driver, 40-year-old Kenneth Volling, St. Paul, mirac- escaped injury in the ulously crash. noug s in Korea, Ike Says officer "Now they plaster the as saying, (Allied planes) can whole hill." The Chinese swept over the hill j Monday night_and U. S. counter-1 A driver for the Milk Transport, Inc., St. Paul, which had leased the vehicle to the Rochester Dairy Co-operative, Volling said that he was driving south on State Aid Road 2 en route to Houston when he approached the rail crossing. Sees Train Too Late Volling told the sheriff that as he approached the crossing he failed to see the oncoming east- bound train until he was virtually on the tracks. At this point the driver realized that the application of the brakes truck only so accelerator in [officials." Liquor Arrest Powers Pushed In State Senate House Passes Companion Measure, 69-59 By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL UP) Encouraged by House passage of a bill to give liquor inspectors arrest powers, Sen. Harry Wahlstrand, Willmar, today sought early action on the companion measure in the Senate Liquor Control Committee. The bill, staunchly supported by Governor Anderson and vigorously opposed by the sheriffs' associa- tion, gives the liquor inspectors power of arrest only for liquor violations. It passed the House Wednesday, 69-59. Wahlstrand, chief author, said he wanted a special meeting before the regular committee session Area Vote Southeastern Minnesota rep- resentatives in the House split on approval on the bill to give arrest powers to state liquor agents. The vote: For passage of the Moppy Anderson, Preston; Frank Furst, Lake City; C, G. Langley, Red Wing; Leo Mad- den, Eyota, and Teman Thomp- son, Lanesboro. Against passage George Daley, Lewiston; Lloyd Dux- bury, Caledonia, and John Mc- Gill, Winona. next Wednesday. He said he would it losses in the slugging match for the red-dirt peak overlooking the Imjin Valley gateway to Seoul. The Eighth Army said the Reds lost 143 count- ed dead and 434 believed in the first two days. U. S. cas- ualties were not announced. stepped on an effort to negotiate the crossing before the train arrived. After the tractor portion of the "semi" had crossed the tracks, Volling said, he "felt a slight jolt and believed that the train had nicked only the rear portion of the transport." Then, Volling said, "I look- ed back and saw the spare tire rolling down the railroad right of way and then I law the front half of the tank rumbling down the bank." insist on a hearing then if could not be arranged earlier. "This committee has heard the ___ ___ bill at three previous- sessions and Dy is thoroughly familiar with he wm-ch inch or Saturday. The plan calls for abolition of trailer section of the transport al-1 the firm. Death of Queen Mary May Permit Windsor To Return to England LONDON Britain prepared to bury its beloved Queen Mary, Lord Beaverbrook's Daily Express said today the death of the regal matriarch is a cue for her eldest son, the Duke of Wind-! on for a distance of about 400 feet sor, to return to England to live. "Let the mourning end his declared the heading over an Express editorial. The newspaper did not mention the duke's Ameri- can-born duchess, the former Wal- Plane Crashes In Field Near Grove City, Minn. GROVE CITY, Minn, w A light plane narrowly missed two rural homes Monday as it crashed in a farm yard. The pilot and his passenger were injured. After striking the ground, the plane skidded about 500 feet, the wreckage halting at the bumper of a pick-up truck. Injured seriously was DeForest A. Olson, about 50, resident near Nest Lake in the Spicer area, and Allen Dilley, about 40, New London, Nest Lake resort operator. The crash occurred on the J. Johnson farm, a half mile north j brought fire today from supporters of Grove City. Part of the farm of that proposal, serves as yards for the Johnson j Repi p. Kenneth Peterson, chair- The train engine had struck the Construction Co. Dilley worked for man and Mrs. Rhoda Lund, chair- President Eisenhower held his side and laughed heartily as he joked with French offi- cials while standing at the rail of the presidential yacht Williamsburg today. Left to right: Eisen- hower, French Ambassador Henri Bonnet, French Premier Rene Mayer, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and French Foreign Minister George Bidault. Eisenhower met with the French leaders for cold war strategy talks. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Ike Reported Ready to Hike Indochina Aid By JOHN SCALI WASHINGTON iff! President Eisenhower begins cold war strate- gy talks with top French leaders today reports the U. S. is ready to transfer available funds to rush military aid to Indochina. Plans for such stepped-up mili- tary shipments were reported tak- ing shape behind the scenes as the President arranged to meet French Premier Rene Mayer aboard the yacht Williamsburg. Visiting Leader The visiting French leader, as- a 35-man delegation includes three Cabinet of- said. "I don't think a long hear-1 ficers, was expected to outline In- ing should be needed." I dochina war plans for the next Principal talk today centered year at the opening talks, around a "package" tax These plans, already made known which includes a three per cent to key American agencies, call for sales tax to be introduced Friday I mobilization of 7 new commando idica i.a.1, w nf TTnu'PVPr all personal property taxes and a deduction for all income tax- payers. Items which are now un- der special taxes, such as liquor, beer and cigarets, would be ex- empt from the sales levy. Food not consumed on the premises would be taxed. Statements made by a represent- ative of a group of employers be- fore the Senate Elections Com- mittee Tuesday in opposition to party designation for legislators, woman, of the Republican State most exactly in the middle and Olson and Dilley were taken to Central Committee, put their ob- it Rice Hospital, Willmar. Olson suf-1 jections in a formal statement. fered numerous fractures. Extent j "it is of no small significance lobbyist appeared as cut it neatly in half. The force of the blow sheared off the 2-inch, solid steel pin that connects the tractor to the trailer and the tractor was disengaged from the trailer instantly upon the crash. No Brakes Left The blow also disengaged the truck brakes and the trailer rolled lis Warfield Simpson, but presum ably it favors her returning with her husband. Windsor is now in England, hav- ing cut short a Florida vacation to rush to his mother's bedside when her fatal illness was first announced. The duchess remained in New York. She has never been received at the British royal court since the duke.gave up the throne 16 years ago to marry her. Most observers consider Queen a stickler for the bottom of the boycott. Tribute by Churchill In a moving tribute to the queen grandmother, who died Tuesday night at 85, Prime Minister Chur- chill declared she "was loved and revered far and wide, as perhaps nobody has been since Queen Vic- toria." "Queen Mary will long live mel- low and gracious in all our mem- ories and in the annals of these tirmultuous the 78-year-old government chief said in a broad- cast last night to the British Com- out the world'as preparations for Queen Mary's funeral Tuesday and the June 2 coronation of her grand- daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, went forward. before it came to a stop. One half of the 37-foot trailer was lying on a bank on the north side of the tracks some 110 feet from the point of the impact and the front portion of the trailer was hurled to the south side of the tracks 51 feet from the crossing. Empty at the time of the acci- dent, the trailer has a capacity of The old queen will be buried at! gallons of milk or a private service in beautiful St. i pounds. The overall length of the George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the final resting place of British kings and queens since Tudor times. Her body will be placed in a tomb on the south aisle of the chapel beside that of her husband, King George V. Body to Lie in State Before the service the body will lie in state in historic Westmin- ster Hall adjoining the Houses of parliament. It will be placed in the same purple catafalque that only 13 months ago held the coffin of her son, King George VI. Queen Mary will be the first royal consort of modern times to lie in state at the hall. For. hun- dreds of years, the aged building- famous for its 700-year-old hand- carved, hammer-beam oak roof- monwealth. The address, heard al-1 has been reserved for such homage to reigning monarchs only. Her body will be taken to the j hall Sunday in procession from the Messages of condolence flowed chapel in the grounds of her Lon- into the royal court from through-1 don home, Marlbopougii House. so in the United States, termed her "this last great link with Queen Victoria's reign." (Continued on Page 3, Column 4) TRUCKS HIT WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight and Friday. Warmer Friday. Low tonight 26, high Fri- day 52. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 40; minimum, 24; noon, 39; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Max. Temp. 40 at p.m. to- day, Min. 21 at a.m. today. JNoon clear, visibil- ity 15 plus, wind 3 miles per hour from west northwest, barometer 30.29 rising, humidity 54 per cent of Dilley's injuries had not been in battalions of Indochinese. However, bigger and faster military cargoes must be sent from the U, S. to make this possible. American officials, who some- times have criticized French opera- tions in Indochina, said they are enthusiastic about the new French State Tax Refund Allowed Under New Home-Owners Law ST. PAUL (ft Gov. Anderson signed a bill today to allow many home owners to get a refund from the state income tax department. If you sold your borne in 1951 and 1952 and built a new one and reported a profit, you will get a refund under the bill. The old law provided that income tax payers had to report the profit on their homes as a long term capital gain. The new law brings the state statute into conformity with the federal law. Living Cost Dip Largest Of Past Year Reaffirms Stand On Chip Bohlen As MoscowEnvoy WASHINGTON LD President Eisenhower said today the am- munition situation in Korea now is perfectly sound as compared with the type of operations going on there. WASHINGTON W! The President made this state- ment at a news conference during which he also defended his nom- ination of Charles E. (Chip) Bohlen to be ambassador to Russia. He said Bohlen, who has come under fire from a group of Republican senators, is the best qualified man and the nomination sticks. Eisenhower's remarks about the ammunition situation in Korea were touched off by questions about the differences between the Pentagon and Gen. James A. Van Fleet. Van Fleet, retiring commander R e t a i 11 of the Eighth Army in Korea, has prices as measured by the govern- j declared there were serious short- ment dropped four-tenths of one ages, sometimes critical, shortages per cent between mid-January and j of ammunition during his 22 mid-February. It was the largest j months in Korea, price decline in any month of the j Top miijtary leaders in the past year. _ i pentagon denied that but a Senate Falling food prices were mainly i committee say jt agreed with administration is them although this would mean diverting foreign aid funds from other areas. The President has the right to do this under legislation approved by Congress last summer when it appropriated about six billion dollars for foreign military, eco- nomic and technical assistance. Up to 10 per cent of the money set aside for specific areas can be shifted around. Sharing importance with Indo- china in today's opening talks was France's plans for approving the responsible. rnp _ The Bureau of Labor Statistics readv to back I the retai1 Price food' ready W i Vmnrlrnric nf clothing, housing and hundreds of other items bought by moderate income urban families was 113.4 per cent of the 1947-49 average. i Van Fleet. Eisenhower said he had specifi- cally checked on the loss of "Old Baldy" mountain by the Allies and (Continued on Page 21, Column 4) EISENHOWER long delayed treaty. European Army Wreckage Of A Small is shown against the bumper of a truck after it crashed near Grove City, Minn., injuring two men. The plane narrow- ly missed two houses, background, as it crashed from low altitude. (AP Wirephoto to The Repub- lican-Herald) Senate Idle Today, Bohlen Confirmation Expected on Friday By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON Senate took time out today in the Eisen- hower administration's first open foreign policy fight with Sen. Mc- Carthy centering on Charles E. (Chip) Bohlen's nomi- nation to be ambassador to Russia. Tempers flared angrily during yesterday's debate. Senate Repub- lican Leader Taft of Ohio and Senate GOP Policy Chan-man Know- land of California united to pion President pointee. Eisenhower's ap- McCarthy and Sen. Bridges (R- Armour co-leaders of the fight on dum to Dulles signed in ink with the names of Gibson, Grew and Bohlen, conceded his confirmation by a big majority when the Senate votes. A vote is likely tomorrow; the Senate is in recess today. Bohlen's opponents have raised questions about his security and have said he was intimately linked with Democratic foreign policies which, they contend, were repudi- ated in the 1952 elections. The controversy reached its peak when Knowland, his face flashing anger and resentment, challenged what he interpreted as a reflection by McCarthy on his truthfulness. The question was raised whether former Ambassador Hugh Gibson had joined ex-Ambassadors Joseph C. Grew and Norman Armour in recommending assignment to Mos- cow of the 48-year-old Bohlen, a This memorandum referred to an attached list of recommendations for diplomatic posts, Knowland declared, and added that an in- of the list showed that Russia was the name of Democrats Enjoy Scrap Knowland said he was not at liberty to read the entire docu- ment. While Democrats chuckled, Mc- Carthy brought Knowland to his feet again by suggesting that Dirk- sen be allowed to see the letter since he was a "good security risk." The Californian furiously an- nounced be had "not misrepresent- ed the and added that if McCarthy thought it was necessary veteran foreign service officer and for Djrksen "to verify what I told 'Russian specialist the Dirksen was free to see the letter. "There's no need to get McCarthy declared. "No doubt you told us the truth." Knowland said he did not pro- pose to question every communi- Sen. Dirksen (R-IU) said Gibson had told him by telephone he had made no recommendation on Boh- len, as reported by Secretary of State Dulles to the foreign rela- tions committee. Knowland then produced what he said was a Jan. 23 meraoran- catkm sent up by the secretary of state.