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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Partly Cloudy Tonight, Wednesday; Warmer Wednesday VOLUME 53, NO. 36 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 31, 1953 River Stage 24-Hour (Flood Stagt 13) Today 9.83 .02 Year Ago 5.08 .01 SIXTEEN PAGES Queen Elizabeth, outlined at right, heavily veiled with an attendant, sprinkled earth on the coffin as the body of her grandmother, Queen Mary, is lowered in the floor of St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle today. At graveside fore- ground, left to right, stood the Dukes of Kent and Gloucester, the Earl of Athlone, and the Dukes of Windsor and Edinburgh. Immediately behind them were King Hussein of Jordan, left, and King Baudouin of Belgium. Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, faced grave on far side at left as he conducted committal rites. (AP Wirephoto via radio from London to The Repub- linar-Herald) V V Dowager Queen Buried Beside King-Husband in Royal Tomb WINDSOR, England Queen Elizabeth II cast symbolic earth upon the coffin of her grandmother Queen Mary today, and saw the body committed to the ages in the ancient tomb of British royalty. The 85-year-old Dowager Queen was buried beneath St. George's i Chapel of Windsor Castle, beside the king-husband she survived for 17 years. The Archbishop of Can- terbury, primate of all England, spoke the committal rites of the At minute Church of England serv- ice The royalty of 13 nations and Billion Budget Cut Seen by Taber By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON Taber (R-NY) raised his budget-cutting sights today and said Eisenhower administration agency heads were being a little modest in their own estimates of what they can save. Taber chairman of the key House Appropriations Committee, set a new budget reduction goal of 12'A billion dollars, a boost of 2Va __________r_-----------------------.billions over his original target. Some administration officials, Blast in Iowa Coal Mine Shaft Takes 5 Lives LOVILIA, la. explosion In the O'Brien Coal Company's leading off with President Eisen hower, have been speaking of the budget-cutting problem as an ex- tremely tough one. Taber said his 12Vi billion dollar j goal includes not only reductions in new money requested but can- cellation of money voted previous- ly by Congress but not yet spent. The technical name for that is recision. Enough Cuti "We're going to make enough cuts so that the budget will be balanced, not only in appropria- shaft mine near this Southern Iowa I tions but in he said village took five lives late Mon-jin an interview, adding that "I'm to 1-i-imc-irinC day. Three of the victims were talking about recisions." New funds for the Defense De- men in an inspection party which partment alone, he said, can safely entered the mine several hours i reduced by from to eight after the original blast. Monroe County Coroner F. N. Bay said all the deaths apparently hours i reduced by' from to eight j billions without jeopardizing na- tional defense. There have been unconfirmed reports that the De- fense Department, instead of agree- ing to a reduction, will ask more j than the 46 billions recommended j by former President Truman in his resulted from asphyxiation, Harold Barnes, 33, mine fore- man, and Ben Nichols, 47, de- scribed as an experienced "shot, oy JorOTer r-reijueni. HUULXU m firer" were found dead in the j budget for the fiscal year starting mine early Monday evening. jujy 10, The mine employs about 14. All j while a cut of the size he pro- but Barnes and Nio.nols had left j posed in defense appropriations for the day before the explosion W0n't necessarily mean a reduc- occurred. A mine inspector said the pair had been setting off black powder blasts to loosen coal. Later Monday night the mine claimed three more victims. 'They lauer Uiuu i uispiay mum were Gerald Lane, 59; James jthusiasm for proposed new appro-1 Loe, 54, and Thomas Little, 48. j priation cuts volunteered by the They were in a party of five which i hppfls nf four azencies. tion of the same amount in 1954 fiscal year spending, Taber said, "it will be reflected in future sav- ings." Taber didn't display much en- entered the mine to look it over, I the coroner said. Two survivors stumbled to the mine entrance and told how their companions had been overcome. Sales Tax Bill May Bring Special Session, Claim ST. PAUL A veteran legis- lator said today the sales tax bill introduced in the House last Sat- urday could throw the Legislature into a special session. Sen. E. P. Anderson, Wadena, said that if the House passes the bill, as House leaders predict, and the Senate rejects it, as the sena- tor feels is likely, the Legislature might end its regular session with- out a balanced budget. "I could not vote for a sales said Anderson, a conserva- tive, "because I know people in my district are .'cgainst it. I don't believe in ramming things' down people's throats. "I would prefer to see action delayed until the next session. Then the sales tax could be a campaign issue, and candidates could take their stands for or against it." that prince of commoners, Prime Minister Winston C h u r c h ill, watched as the reigning Queen, almost 60 years junior to the dead Queen grandmother, paid her hom- age by sprinkling the earth upon the as she had done 13 mouths ago for Elizabeth's fath- er, George VI. j Windsor Present A moment later the eldest son, the Duke of Windsor he who j caused Mary so much joy and so i much heartbreak came forward. He stood for silent seconds re- flecting beside the opening in the floor of the chapel into which the body of his mother had been low- ered. Then he bowed deeply and walked out into the sunshine with shoulders stooped, j Queen Mary's body was borne 25 miles in the early dawn from j London where it had lain in state in historic Westminster Hall for two days while mourners filed past. .As the brief service began, the dull tolling of the funeral bell atop the chapel told the people of an- cient Windsor town that Queen Mary was nearing her final rest. Many bared their heads and crowds numbering several hundreds stood reverent and hushed. Rigid Dignity It was a service of strict for- mality and rigid dignity. It followed in general the funeral service of the Anglican Church as laid down in the Book of Common Prayer. There was no sermon. The arch- bishop, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, had only one assistant, the dean of Windsor. The 477-year old chapel was built by King Edward IV and con- tains the remains of 10 British kings dating back to 1483. There were about persons in it today. Opposite the royal fam- ily sat Queen Juliana of the Neth- erlands, Queen Frederika of Greece and Princess Alice Countess of Athlone. Behind Britain's royal family sat the Crown Prince of Norway, King Baudouin of Belgium and King Hus- sein of Jordan. There also were former King Umberto Italy, Prince Chula of Thailand, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Prince Felix of Luxembourg, Prince Georg of Den- mark and Prince Louis of the Ger- man House of Hesse. World Hopeful, Cautious on Korean Peace Canadian Delegate Says China Could Bring End to War By OSGOOD CARUTHERS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. cautious but urgent hope that Com- munist China's latest moves would lead to peace in Korea today over- shadowed the many hot issues fac- ing the United Nations. But no new action here on the Korean question appeared imminent at this time. Canada's Chief Delegate Paul Martin said Monday night the call by Red Chinese Premier Chou En- lai for settlement of the prisoner war issue holding up a Korean armistice was "an important one." "It overshadows everything now being discussed in the U.N. If it is genuine, it could mean an end of the war in Korea and would be the biggest news the world has had in 2Vi years." Like Indian Plan Chou's offer, broadcast from Pei- ping Monday, called for return- ing home, after a Korean cease- tire, those prisoners who "insisted" on repatriation and turning the rest over to an unnamed neutral coun- try till fate was settled. To many here, poring over the text of the Peiping broadcast, the offer at first glance appeared to accept the principles of the Indian resolution adopted by the Assembly last quickly re- jected by the Reds after it got a tongue-lashing here by Russia's Andrei Y. Vjshinsky. The U.S. and British delegations left comments to their respective governments in Washington and London. Indian spokesmen pointed out that they had introduced the reso- lution last fall only after they had reason to their ambassador in the Chinese Reds were ready to ac- cept its compromise principles. With some amendments de- manded by the U.S. and her West- ern allies, the Indian plan as finally adopted upheld the U.N. principle that no prisoner would be returned to his homeland by force or re- tained by force after a Korean truce. In rejecting the plan, the Communists demanded that all prisoners be returned whether or not they wanted to go home. Dictated by Moscow Observers here felt that the sub- sequent Chinese refusal was dic- tated by Moscow and was signaled by Vishinsky, who roughly accused the Indians of pushing an Ameri can-designed proposal in disguise. Several diplomats speculated warily that this block had beer.' removed the light of Chou's latest pronouncement. None of them would permit their names to be attached to their comment that perhaps this obstacle was lift- ed after the death of Stalin. There was no word from Vishin- sky, who has returned to New York after conferences in Moscow with Stalin's successor, Prime Minister Georgi M. Malenkov. Nor has he appeared at the U.N. as Rus- sia's chief permanent delegate. So- viet Delegate Georgi N. Zarubin said Monday, however, that the Chinese offer was "very good news" and he thought it was a genuine move toward peace. Youngdahl Postpones Owen Lattimore Trial WASHINGTON S. District Judge Luther W. Youngdahl today agreed to postpone Owen Latti- more's perjury trial until October. He refused to move it out of Washington. The judge said he would fix a definite trial date in a formal order to be issued later. The trial had been scheduled for May 11. Defense counsel had asked for a change of venue and a postpone- ment of the trial until next January. Attempt to 2-State David Beaston, cafe owner and husband of one of the victims in Spring Valley slayings, t'ills William Bennyhoff, State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent, about being awakened by the shots. (AP Photo) Atomic Power Legislators Meet PlantforSub To Pick U Regent In Operation Health, Education, Welfare Cabinet Post Wins Approval By JOE HALL WASHINGTON UP) Eisenhower's first reorganization transform the Federal Se- curity Agency (FSA) into a Cabi- net Department of Health, Edu- cation and won easy congressional approval. The new department, which will be the 10th of Cabinet rank, will become a reality 10 days after the President signs the resolution of approval on which the Senate voted yesterday. There were 10 Cabinet rank de- ipartments previously, from 1913 the old Commerce and Labor De- partment was divided, with a Cab- inet rank secretary for each. In 1947, the Departments of Army I and Navy were combined with the Air Force in a unified Defense Department. Mr. Oveta Gulp Hobby, Texas Democrat who now heads FSA, is the Presinent's choice to be secre- tary of the new department. She will be the first woman cabinet member .since Frances Perkins re- signed as secretary of labor in 1945. Mrs. Hobby Will get a year as a cabinet officer, a raise. Her agency has em- ployes. The department will have juris- diction over social security includ- ing all federally-aided public as- sistance programs, health activi- ties, education programs, chil- dren's programs and the Food and Drug Administration. Republicans in the Senate ack- nowledged they voted heavily against similar reorganization plans in 1949 and 1S50 because of antipathy to Oscar -Swing, Mrs, Hobby's predecessor as FSA ad- ministrator. Ewing was a sponsor of a com- pulsory national health insurance plan which many doctors de- nounced as socialized medicine. In approving the Eisenhower plan, Congress voted a special speed-up procedure to make it ef- fective 10 days after the Presi- dent signs the resolution. Ordinar- ily, reorganization plans take ef- jfect 60 days after submission un- lless rejected in Congress. That would have been May 22 in this case. The Senate acted yesterday by voice vote with only six members on the floor at the end of the day's business. The House voted its approval two weeks ago, 291 to 85. Democrats charged and Repub- licans agreed that one big reason for the speed-up procedure on the effective date of the plan was to permit the new administration to displace many officials from the old Mrs. Hobby has complained that when she took over as FSA head she could name only one assistant. All the agency's other officials were under Civil Service. Sen. Dirksen (R-I11) indicated in the debate yesterday there were 100 policy-making jobs in the agen- cy which the Republicans want to take over. By FRANK CAREY WASHINGTON Ufl The world's first known version of an atomic power plant to propel a submarine has been placed in operation, the Atomic Energy Commission an- nounced today. The device a working model of one that eventually will power the Navy's atomic sub, the USS Nautilus was set in operation on dry land at the AEC's testing station in Arco, Idaho. The AEC said the "prototype" power plant that is, the land- locked version of a seagoing type has "successfully entered its first phase of operation" and will eventually be brought to "full power." This was the first word that atomic scientists had actually achieved power in a reactor of the type that is expected to allow a submarine to travel many thous- ands of miles without refueling and to stay submerged for great lengths of time. 3rd Atomic Blast Of Series Lights Up Nevada Skies LAS VEGAS, Nev. The third atomic explosion of the spring test series flashed bright in the predawn sky over this desert re- sort today. The flash, however, wa.s not as brilliant as in the two earlier 1953 shots. As usual, the Atomic Energy Commission gave no indication of the type of nuclear device deton- ated at its proving ground 75 miles northwest of here. In contrast to the first two blasts, on preceding Tuesdays, no troops participated in today's exercise, latest in a series to be climaxed by the firing of the nation's first atomic cannon. Observers here were puzzled by the fact that five minutes after the explosion, no familiar mush- room cloud was to be seen rising over the Yucca Flat test site. In most previous tests the fast- rising cloud became quickly visi- ble from here. Air Force planes again flew over the proving ground area in man- euvers primarily designed to train crews to keep calm during an atom- ic explosion. Reapportionment Bill Introduced ST. PAUL W) Voters would be asked to decide whether the Legislature should reapportion legislative districts under a bill introduced in the Minnesota House today by the reapportionment com- mittee. The bill provides that, if voters approve, the governor would call a special session to affect reap- portionment. if the Legislature did not do so at the regular session following each federal census. ST. PAUL Minnesota House and Senate held a joint meet- ing at 3 p.m. today to elect a University of Minnesota regent. It is the second such election, during this session. On this occa- sion as on the earlier one, a woman has been nominated. The choice of the Senate and House University Committees, which met as a nominating committee, is Mrs. C. E. Howard, Chanhassen, former Republican state chair- woman. At the earlier election, Miss Prudence Cutright was their nominee but legislators upset that nomination and chose Karl Neu- meier, Stillwater, instead. A similar attempt is planned today. Rep. Vladimir Shipka, Grand Rapids, has announced he would present the name of L. A. Rossman, Grand Rapids publisher. Rossman was one of eight candi- dates to receive votes when Mrs. Howard was nominated. Two of the eight, Mrs. W. H. Dewey, Campbell, and Norris Carnes, St. Paul, have asked their names be withdrawn. But the names of the others are expected to be offered today, with additional entries also possible. These include Mrs. Leo Fink, i Minneapolis; Milford Gillette, St. I Paul; Miss Beatrice Ruthven, Vir- I ginia; Mrs. Lewis Minion, Windom I and W. A. Gordon, St. Paul. The winner in the election will succeed the late J. S. Jones, St. Paul, who died after being re-elec- ted for another six-year term. Also on today's schedule is a vote I by the Senate Elections Committee j LONDON Yard an- on the House-approved bill to re-1 nounced today that it had picked 4th Willmar Hobo Party Victim Dies WILLMAR, Minn. man identified as James Patrick Riley, 43, Ottumwa, la., died late Monday, the fourth victim of drink- ing methyl alcohol here over the weekend. Dr. P. E. Stangl, St. Cloud pathologist, said all the deaths were due to consumption of the poisonous beverage, a half pint of which was recovered. Scotland Yard Seizes Suspect In 6 Murders turn the Legislature, which has been nonpartisan for 35 years, to a party basis. At hearings last week, opponents contended this would lead to control by "labor bosses" while supporters said it would make for "better, more respon- sible legislation." The House Monday passed a bill to empower the state commission- er of education to formulate stand- ards for and classify public schools as a measure for granting or with- holding state aid. The bill now goes up John Reginald Christie, 55-year old trucking clerk hunted for a week for questioning in connection with the Netting Hill strangling of six and possibly seven women. Christie had been the object of Britain's biggest manhunt in his- tory since the strangler's victims were discovered a week ago in the ground floor apartment in which he had lived for many ysars in the sleazy Netting Hill tenement district. A Scotland Yard spokesman said I the 6lim, bespectacled man was to the Senate. The Senate-approved resolution j challenged by a policeman on his asking Congress to continue its and agreed to go to a police in investigation of Communism in education to determine if a cell ever existed at the University of Minnesota was referred to the House Rules Committee after win- ning approval of the House Uni- versity Committee, station in Putney, a southwest suburb of London. Detectives there began question- ing him immediately. Christie's wife was one of the straag'ler's victims. Thomas Ledger, 43-year-old British constable, leaves Putney, London, police station after Scotland Yard announced today that he captured John Reginald Christie, 55-year-old trucking clerk who was the object of the biggest manhunt in British history. Christie, sought for a week for questioning in the strangling of six, possibly seven, women, was challenged by Ledger on his beat in a southwest suburb of London, five miles from the murder house in London's Netting Hill Gate district. (AP Wirephoto to The Repub- lican-Herald) Spring Valley Investigators Check in Illinois But Red Car Still Only Gue to Gunmen In Double Slaying By FRED LEIGHTON Rtpubliein-Herald Area Editor SPRING VALLEY, Minn. Fill- more County officials and a weap- ons expert from the State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension were teamed today in an intensive effort to link the murder of a waitress acd the wife of a restaurant owner here early Monday with a similar double Keenyville, 111., 48 hours earlier and the theft of a red car near Dubuque, la., only a few hours before the Spring Valley crime. But authorities conceded the scent is cold on the killer or killers who shot Mrs. Harriet Horsman, 48, a waitress, and Mrs. David Beaston, 43, wife of the Four Winds Cafe owner Monday at a.m. and made off with about 542 in bills from the cash register of the all-night eatery. The killers presumably fled northwestward on Highway the direction of Rochester 25 miles north or Austin 23 miles west. Spring Valley is 11 miles, above the Iowa border and about' 62 miles southwest of Winona. Keenyville, Murdered Saturday night at Kee- nyville, unincorporated village of persons in Du Page County, 111., were George Bloomberg, 56, and his wife, Florence, 55. Robbery was the apparent motive of killers who entered the Bloomberg gro- cery store. But police.found untouched in the cash register and Bloomberg's office. There were no witnesses of the Keeneyville murders, according to Sheriff Rollin M. Hall, who said clues are limited to bullets taken from the victims' bodies, spent shell cases and tire tracks made by the getaway car. At the same time, Fillmora County Sheriff Donald L. Cook in- dicated this morning, he is inter- ested in details of an armed rob- bery and car theft near Dubuque Sunday night. A Dubuque couple picked up a hitchhiker wearing a Marine Corps uniform. Their car was a red 1953 Plymouth convertible with wire wheels. The couple said the Ma: rine held them up and stole bill, ordered them out of the car and sped away. The car later was seen, law enforcement officials ai Dubuque revealed today, with the Marine at the wheel and a woman passenger. Bullets Removed Meanwhile, William Bennyhoff, Rochester, finger-print and ballis- tics expert with the State Buresu of Criminal Apprehension, complet- ed his investigation Tuesday after- jnoon at the scene of the Spring Valley crime, and a pathologist from the University of Minnesota performed a post-mortem on the body of Mrs. Horsman to remove two bullets from the woman's body. Spent shells and slugs from the .Spring Valley murders have been exchanged for shells and slugs from the Keeneyville murders. Cook indicated, while ballistics ex- perts from both states strive to determine whether the shells were fired in the same .45 caliber automatic pistol. Mrs. Horsman was struck twice by bullets fired at close range by the calculating killer, once in the right hip and the second time un- der the left arm. The fatal shot into her upper chest severed a ma- (Continued on f'age 3, Column SPRING VALLEY WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy-' tonight and Wednesday. Somewhat warmer Wednesday. Low tonight 37, high Wednesday 52. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 45; minimum, 37; noon, 44; precipitation, .32; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Obxrvetionf) Max. temp. 43 at noon today, min. 37 at a. m. today. Noon readings sky overcast at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 8 miles per hour from northeast, barometer 29.91 steady, humidity 71 per cent. ;