Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Drizzle Tonight And Sunday, Quite Cool River Stage 24-Hour (Flood 13) Today 6.91 .19 Year Ago 13.28 .60 VOLUME 53, NO. 64 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 2, 1953 TWENTY PAGES 4 of 7 LaUimore Charges Dropped Martin Nelson Gets Supreme Court Post, Dell Chief Justice ST. PAUL Minnesota lawyer who commuted by train nightly years ago to gain his legal education takes over July 15 as chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is Roger Dell of Fergus Falls, named an associate justice only last Jan. 12 upon the resignation of Charles R. Magney. Dell will take the berth being I vacated by Charles Loring, a mem- of the state's highest tribunal since 1930 and chief justice since 1944. Loring, 79 last 20, was I eligible for retirement in 1943 but elected to stay on. He and his wife now are planning to move to Ari- zona. To take Dell's place, Gov. C. El- mer Anderson appointed District Judge Martin A. Nelson of Austin as associate justice. Nelson twice was unsuccessful as a Republican candidate for governor in 1934 and 1936. He presently holds court as dis- trict judge in Fillmore, Freeborn, and Mower counties. Both Dell and Nelson are gradu- ates of the St. Paul College of Law. Dell took his courses at night, commuting by train from his then home at Shakopee to the college. He was a practicing attorney for 32 years at Fergus Falls before his high court appointment. Nelson, a World War I aviator, practiced law in Austin until his appointment to the district bench. The moves mean that four of the seven supreme court justices will be up for election late in 1954. They are Dell, Nelson and Asso- ciate Justices Oscar Knutson and Thomas Gallagher. Sterling Rtcord "Justice Loring's record is a sterling Anderson said. "His contribution to justice in Minnesota is one which I am sure history will record as one of the most outstand- Martin A. Nelson TODAY Woman Saved Country By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP British Comet Missing on Hop NEW DELHI, India British Overseas Airways announced that a Comet jet airliner which left Cal- cutta for New Delhi at 5 a.m. (CST) today is missing and has not been heard from for six hours. The local flying control said con- tact with the plane was lost with- in six minutes of its take-off from Calcutta area, nothing further is known. 5 Persons Die In Plane Crash In Pennsylvania Senators Ask Ike to Retain Defense Agency Claims Installations Office Saving U.S. Billions of Dollars LOCK HAVEN, Pa. small WASHINGTON She was a ing. The tall, vigorous Loring leaves what he calls "tiie toughest job in the state" to move to Tucson, plump, raddled, foolishly bedizen-! Ariz., for his wife's health. ed middle-aged woman, strangely hung about with jeweled chains and little bits of lace and unexpected clumps of silk flowe.-s. She was always escorted at least one very young, very attentive officer of the Royal Air Force; and quite often there were two or three of these escorts. The escorts submitted and even heavily responded to a continuous flow of coquetry. Quite often. when she had "taken a glass or two of champagne above her limited ca- pacity, the coquetry would be rath- er appallingly transformed into girlish flirtatiousness. Altogether you would have said and indeed the world did say that she was more ludicrous than pathetic, and just about as nutty as a fruitcake, Prize Bore Certainly Lady Houston for that was her name was regard- ed as the prize bore and one of the very oddest fish among the decidedly odd clientele of the old Cavendish Hotel. These reporters saw her there' when they spent a little time in the Cavendish in their salad days. It was an amusing place for un- attached foreigners in London, the old Cavendish. You never knew who would turn up whether Aug- ustus John on a long night-out; or a couple of down-at-heel Edwardian dandies, full of tired gossip; or the last survivors of a court ball, the women glittering with diamonds, looking for a last drink after the legal closing hour. The owner of this half-bar, half-salon, Rosa Lew is, still retained clear traces o: the beauty that had fascinated Ed ward VII. Whoever turned up, Rosa presided over the changing scene with an air of rakish grandeur. The two old girls were nearly of an age, and had lived, one sus pects, much the same sort of early life. But Lady Houston had made her fortune by marrying the rich- est, oldest shipping magnate in Bri- tain, who then obligingly died. And Rosa Lewis had made her's by be ing a superlative-cook, and per- suading her two eminent friends, King Edward and Lord Ribbles- dale, to launch her in the hotel business. Rosa Lewis did not like Lady Houston, but she welcomed her to the Cavendish for an excellent reason. The Caven- dish rule was the rich and old paid for the refreshments of the young and poor. This custom, as Rosa used to say, "helped to keep things bright, you know." Lady Houston was obviously useful in view of this custom, Helped Free World It may well be inquired why Lady Houston, now in her grave these 17 years, should be com- memorated at this length and in this manner. The answer is simple. Lady Houston signally contributed to Britain's survival. The whole free world owes her a consider- able debt. And from her grave she points a moral for our own times, when the competing requirements (Continued on Page 14, Column 1) ALSOPS A practicing attorney 30 years before he became an associate jus- tice in November 1930 and chief justice in January 1944, Loring will retire on full pay of a year until his term expires in 1956. Ihen he will draw 75 per cent of full the rest of his life. He was eligible for re- tirement nine years ago. Loring graduated from the Uni- versity of Minnesota law school in 1898. He served seven years in the Army, most of the time as advocate general of United States forces in China. Dell was named to the high court by Anderson four months ago. An- derson said of him yesterday: the time I appointed him to the Supreme Court, I had con- fidence in his unusual ability. The reports from members of the bar and bench I have since received indicate that his capability and diligence qualify him for advance- ment." Dell, 55, ran for public office as county attorney in 1922 when he had been out of law school only two years and was beaten. Dell was chairman of the Min- neapolis-St. Paul metropolitan air- ports commission for two and one- half years, until his appointment to the bench. He will get a boost in pay and will take on duties of a new type. The chief justice serves with the governor and attorney genera as the state pardon board. Airporti Chairman Nelson, 64, was born in Hesper la. He attended Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul and in 1912 became a registered pharma cist. He graduated from the St Paul College of Law in 1916, then prac- tised in St. Paul until World War I, in which he served as an avia- tor. private plane clipped the top of a barn soon after take-off today, then crashed in flames, killing the pilot and four others, two of them small children. The pilot was identified as Rich- ard Smart, 31-year-old guard at nearby Rockview Penitentiary. Dr. Doris Kissell, Clinton County coroner, tentatively identified the others as Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lar- imer and their two children, Barry, 3, and Kim, 18 months, Larimer also is a prison guard. Sleepy Eye Quads Will Be 4 Sunday SLEEPY EYE, Minn. UPl Sleepy Eye's "four-most" citizens ;he Seifert quadruplets, celebrate their third birthday Sunday and it promises to be sort of a community affair, as was their arrival in 1951. Three hectic years ago, Mrs. Seifert made headlines all over the country and her husband's chest juffed like a barrel when the an- louncement came out of Sleepy Eye hospital. Since then, the Seifert home has been an exciting one. Following the progress of the four youngsters as each developed its own personality and character has been fun for the farm couple. It has also been of great interest to friends and neighbors the Seiferts never lack company. Al's Bakery at Sleepy Eye was a busy place today as the birthday cake was prepared for the family dinner Sunday. The baker also provided the first and second birth- day cakes. Sickness hasn't been too great among the quads. They all had measles Christmas time last year, but got over them in the normal fashion. By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON UP) Two South- ern democratic Senators today urged President Eisenhower to change his mind about wiping out a defense agency they said saves the taxpayers billions of dollars. Sens, Long of Louisiana and Stennis of Mississippi protested the proposed abolition of the Office of Director of Installations, set up by Congress just eight months ago. Long, in a statement that ques- tioned whether Eisenhower even understood what this office was do- ing, said in a statement: "I entertain the hope that the President will fully inform himself and reconsider this ill advised action." Stennis, who got Congress to set up the special watchdog agency, said in an interview: "I think the President should personally examine the facts and consider amending the plan." Both lawmakers had reference to the President's plan to reorgan- ize the Department of Defense. The plan was sent to Congress j Thursday and, by law, goes into effect 60 days from then unless either the Senate or House rejects it by a clear majority. Accept or Reject Congress must accept or reject such plans as a whole, although amendments may be made in sep- arate legislation later with Senate and House approval and the Presi- dent's signature. Long, who has been feuding with what he calls the "high brass in the said the new watchdog office had saved the taxpayers billions of dollars by putting "a bridle on the most out- rageous type of military waste and extravagance." Stennis said that, if Congress al- .ows the defense reorganization to jecome effective, he will introduce separate legislation to re-establish the agency. Both Stennis and Long conceded in s e p a r ate interviews that chances of defeating the entire re- organization plan are slim. Good Vantage Points to see the Kentucky Derby were taken early today along both sides of the track at Churchill Downs near Louisville, Ky. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Herald) N. Korean POWs Tear Clothes at Transfer Center By SAM SUMMERLIN PANMUNJOM "North Korean war prisoners staged a clothes-tearing anti-American exit from Allied captivity today and about 25 captives "almost got out 7 More Killed in Southern Tornadoes BIRMINGHAM, Ala. tornadoes roaring through the South for the second straight day killed seven persons and left at least 12 others injured yesterday in Alabama. The deadly funnels of destruction danced along a 60-mile path in North Central Alabama, striking a shattering blow near Ashland Long said Congress set up the got of hand agency while Eisenhower was run- sing for President and so "it is unlikely that President Eisenhow of hand." The 30-mmute demonstration oc- cured at the Red receiving center here as 500 sick and wounded North Koreans were being re- turned to the Communists. Lt. Col. Leo T. Dulacki, U. N. control called the rebel- lious 25 "the most fanatical group I have seen." He said that for a few minutes the prisoners "almost Koreans jumped from American ambulances as the er would have known about began efficiency and unpublicized accom- plishments." "The military brass fought to prevent this office being estab- lished and has since sought to abolish it because it has been ef- fecting savings of vast millions of dollars every day of the Long said. 20-Odd Employes "The abolition of this office, with its mere 20-odd employes, will re- Their favorite food is kernel j store to the brass the complete corn, although they eat everything control of military construction which is denied them 'under the present Long said. Eisenhower, in urging congres- sional acceptance of. his broad re- organization plan, said its aim was He was a practicing attorney in Austin from 1919 until appointment as district judge in 1944. He has been elected twice since then. A spokesman for the governor called Nelson "one of the most respected district judges in the state." WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 48; minimum, 42; noon 44; precipitation, sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy-with occasional drizzle to- night and Sunday forenoon, becom- partly cloudy in afternoon. Continued Quite cool. Low to- night 38, high Sunday 50. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 47 at p. m. Fri- lay, min. 42 at a. m. today. oon readings sky overcast at feet, visibility 5 miles with .rizzle and fog, wind 6 miles per lour from east northeast, barom- ter 29.72 rising, humidity 94 per cnt their mother puts before them. According to Mrs. Seifert, get- ting away from the lines full of diapers several times a week has been "wonderful." The quads have a fair balance of squabbles, tenderness and tem- perament all a part of growing up. shouting, "down with the Ameri- cans." They ripped their overcoats and other clothing and some stripped to their underwear. All waved their fists wildly and screamed anti-American curses. Dulacki, who is from Omaha, Neb., said one North Korean rushed at him "in a threatening tearing his shirt, but s Chinese political officer grabbei the demonstrator and forced him into a tent. Another North Korean tossed a wad of toilet paper at Lt. Col Harry M. Odren but it missed him by about three feet. Odren, from where all the dead and most of the injured were counted. The Alabama tornadoes struck one day after Warner Robins, Ga., was ravaged by a twister that left 18 dead. Between 250 and 300 per- sons were injured there, and dam- age was estimate'd at 15 million dollars. Two Highway Patrol officers saw a tornado appear near Calera, 33 miles south of Birmingham. "We watched it form and begin to pick things related W. L. Allen. "When it got too close to fo7a7ne-day TITS TOTI lilro noil i __ Reds Obtain Delay in ROW Caretaker Talks PANMUNJOM Commu- us, we ran like hell. I cess in the Korean truce talks af- A Negro mother and child were j ter naming four Asian nations they injured and "four or five" homes consider qualified to take custody mjureu anu luur or live HUJUBE consiger quauiieo. to taKe cust leveled in this section before the of war prisoners who refuse raging winds bounded toward the j go home. to Dunn Center, D., is U. N duty officer in the exchange. "clear and unchallenged civilian Another prisoner threw his duf responsibility." He proposed junk- fie bag at Odren's feet, ing several boards and offices and The Allies protested to the Reds switching their functions to six saying they should maintain order new assistant secretaries of de-1 but the Communists refused to fense. I accept- the protest. Sleepy Eye's "four-most" citizens, quadruplets, celebrate their third birthday Sun- day. To show how they've grown, the four chil- dren staged an impromptu preview for the camera- man at their home at Sleepy Eye, Minn. Shown blowing out candles on the bonus birthday cake are, left to right, Monica Mae, Michael Arthur, Marie Delores and Martha Ann. (AP Photo) East. The storm smashed a cluster of iiomes near Ashland just as night fell, killing seven persons in three family groups. The blasting winds and an ac- companying lightning storm knocked out all electric, power 'at Ashland. The first injured brought to the tiny Clay County Hospital were treated by candlelight. The dead near Ashland, as listed by the Highway Patrol and hospi- tal: Mr. and Mrs. John Lovelady, about 60, and Mrs. Becky Jones, The Allies agreed to skip tomor- row's session. North Korean Gen. Nam II said India, Pakistan, Burma and Indo- nesia might be considered neutral nations to serve as caretaker for prisoners who balk at re- turning to their Communist home- land. Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison re- iterated the Allied position that the neutral take custody of the pris- certalTwriters oners in Korea until their future is decided. Asked whether any of the four Asian nations named by the Seds 96, mother of Mrs. Lovelady. be acceptable, the senior Esther Stubbs, 57, and her moth- er, Mrs. Sherman Stubbs, 87. Allied delegate said: "That is a matter to be settled ion levels far above mine." Mrs. Mary Fulks, 84, and Sara Washington officials were'quoted Stevens, 60, Negro mother ant daughter. Head-On Crash Near Shakopee Injures Five SHAKOPEE. Minn, dfi Five persons were hospitalized as a re- sult of a highway collision near here Friday night in which four cars and 19 persons were involved. None of the injured was in ser- ious condition today. Cars driven by Celestine Gast, of rural Shakopee, and Leland D. Jraber, 29, N. E. Minneapolis, col- ided head-on near the intersection Of U. S. 212 and U. S. 169. Dale Graber, 25, Leland's broth- r, Florence Regehr, 22, Marjorie Buse, 24, and Edith Ewert, 32, all of Marion, S. D. and passengers in the Graber car, were hurt. Dale suffered deep facial cuts; Miss Re- bruises, Miss Buse a dis- ocated shoulder and Miss Ewerf icalp lacerations. Dale was des- iribed as in fair condition today at St. Francis Hospital in Shako- see. The others are in good con- ition. Cast's wife, Anna, suffered a leg fracture, but their six children es- aped serious injury. Shortly after the accident, a car riven by Lois.Geib, 21, Arlington, tfinn. slowed down because of the ivreckage. A car driven by R. Whempner, 35; Minneapolis was involved in a collision with the eib car. Whempner was not hurt nd Miss Geib and her four pas- engers escaped injury. as saying it was possible the Uni- ted States would accept either Pakistan or India as the neutral to take custody of the prisoners in Korea. The Communists asked the one- day recess without explanation af- ter a bitter 65-minute meeting. Meanwhile, the U. N. Command a-fanatical, clothes-rip- ping demonstration at Panmunjom by a band of hard-core Red re- prepared to wind up delivery of disabled North Ko- rean and Chinese prisoners Sun- day. A total of 185 Reds, including 21 women, will be returned, making the final total That's roughly 800 more than originally promised. Nam repeated at the opening o) today's session the Red demand that the U. N. first agree to send balky prisoners out of Korea be- fore the neutral custodian is named. He insisted, however, that "it is obviously impractical" to ship cap- tives to far-away Europe. "There are many neutral nations in Asia such as India, Burma, In- donesia and Pakistan. Can you wssibly say that these neutral na- ions are not Hud Reported 'Markedly Weaker' LA CROSSE, Wis. W-Rep. Mer- in Hull of Black River FaUs, who las been seriously ill for several weeks, was reported "markedly weaker" today. The 82-year-old congressional has been suffering rom pneumonia following surgery, 'he attending physician at Lu- heran Hospital said that further omplications had developed which immed hopes for Hull's recovery. Rep. Hull, a Republican, is the oldest member Congress, Youngdahl Denies Plea to Kill Indictment Asks Government To File Details On Last 3 Counts WASHINGTON ffl federal judge today threw out charges that Owen Lattimore lied about alleged Communist sympathies but order- ed him to trial here Oct. 6 on three lesser counts of perjury. District Judge Luther W. Young- dahl struck out four of seven counts on which Lattimore, Far Eastern specialist, had been in- dicted last Dec. 16. The judge denied defense appeals for killing the entire indictment, for moving the trial site from Washington and for postponing the trial until next year. He was indicted on charges of lying to the Senate Internal Secur- ities subcommittee. Lattimore has denied all charges brought against him, in- cluding what he called the "pure moonshine" statement by Sen. Mc- Carthy (R-Wis) that he was the top Soviet espionage agent in this country. Lattimore, a Johns Hopkins Uni- versity lecturer, served en occasion as a State Department consultant on Far Eastern affairs. Judge Youngdahl threw out the first and basic count alleging that Lattimore lied in denying that he was a sympathizer or promoter of Communist interests. Youngdahl ruled the trial may proceed on these counts in the indictment: That Lattimore testified falsely he did not know until 1950 that Dr. Ch'ao Ting Chi was a Commu- nist. Chi was a man Lattimore worked with at the Institute of Pa- cific -Relations and was labeled a Red agent by the Senate subcom- mittee. That he testified he lunched in 1941 with the Soviet ambassador in Washington after Hitler's in- vasion of the Soviet union, whereas the fact was that the meeting came before the invasion, while Russia and Nazi Germany were still allies. That he swore he never handled the mail of Lauchlin Currie, an. aide of the late President Roose- velt. The grand jury said there was evidence he did so on occa- sions when Currie was away from Washington. In throwing out the first count, Youngdahl said "this count must 'all because it is violative of both he first and sixth amendments." These protect freedom of speech and freedom of belief and the right of an accused citizen to be inform- ed of the nature and cause of accusation against him. The judge threw out two counts nvolving alleged knowledge of the magazine "Pacific Affairs" which Lattimore edited were Communists. He also junked one count alleging Lattimore lied about arrangements for his visit in 1937 to Chinese Communist headquarters at Yenan. Youngdahl said there is "ser- ious doubt" whether the three charges that are now left can be proved as material to perjury charges against Lattimore, but ad- ded, "this must await the trial." He ordered the government to file a bill of particulars on these three counts showing more specif- ically what they prove. 61 Home Loan Rates Boosted WASHINGTON W) The govern- ment today boosted interest rates to 4Vi per cent on most home loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration and guaranteed by the Veterans Administration. That means a V4 per cent in- crease on FHA-insured loans on single dwellings, and a Vi per cent boost on VA loans and larger pro- jects insured by the FHA. The increases apply only on new loans. Mortgages already in effect are not affected. The present four per cent interest rate stays in effect for these Feder- al Housing Administration mort- gages: Military, defense and co- operative housing. Missouri Collision Claims 7 Persons KANSAS CITY headon collision of two cars on a bridge over the Missouri river early to- day claimed the lives of seven persons. The victims were tentatively identified by police as Leo M. Bannister, Odessa, Mo., Patricia Ann Mullin, John Edward Mefford, Willie Munson, Donna June Mun- son, Mabel Grider and Bedford Grider, all of Kansas City.