Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Cooler Tonight and Wednesday VOLUME 53, NO. 84 Owatonna at-Wtoioni KWNO Tonight at 8; Waseca at 8 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 26, 1953 TWENTY PAGES State Jobs Office Short Mr. And Mrs. Hartwick, Comfrey, rowed away from their home flooded out by a cloud- burst that swamped the community. Basement walls of the house, a new one, caved in because of the soaking. (AP Wirephoto to The Repub- lican-Herald) Sabre Jets Shoot Down 12 MIGs By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SEOUL S. Sabre jets shot down 12 Communist MIGs and damaged another today, boosting their MIG kills this month to just 12 less than the war's one-month record set last September. Two sharpshooting pilots bagged two MIGs each in savage sky bat- tles high over North Korea. Maj. James Jabara of Wichita, Kan., the world's first jet ace now serving his second combat tour in Brownell Orders N.Y. Grand Jury Probe of Docks WASHINGTON Wl Attorney General Brownell today ordered a New York grand jury investigation of waterfront scandals. The Attorney General said he has instructed U. S. Attorney J. Edward Lumbard of New York City to present before a jury there the evidence which some 150 FBI agents have been gathering for the last several months on crime along the New York-New Jersey waterfront. Brownell referred to the water- front situation, which was a sub- ject of prolonged inquiry by the New-York State Crime Commission, and by a Congressional committee, as involving "shocking evils." Testimony before the State Com- mission developed evidence of ter- ror, murder and collusion involving political, labor union and shipping interests. The FBI investigation was ori- ginally authorized by Former At- torney General James P. McGran- ery last December, and. Brownell said the probe "has become a major project in the Department of Justice." Rochester Womarf, Shot by Husband, Dies oi Wounds ROCHESTER, Minn. W) Mrs. Esther Pearl Jenkins, 31, shot while in a bedroom with her land- lord Sunday, died today. The landlord, James Williamson, 59, remained in a critical condition. County Attorney Frank G. New- house said he would ask that a grand jury be called to investigate the shooting. Sheriff Gerald Cun- ningham, said Sterling Henry Jen- kins, 51, husband of the victim, had signed a confession admitting he fired seven bullets into his wife and five more into Williamson. British Kill Mau Mau Chief NAIROBI, Kenya securityforces have killed a dread- ed Mau Mau terrorist leader known as .Brigadier Simba (The He was shot down in a cave where he and members of his gang had fled with the head of a Somali native they cut off in a raid on a European-owned farm. Two other Mau Mau raiders were killed in the same battle. Ten additional killings were re- ported today. Korea got two and boosted his total kills to nine. Maj. Jack E. Mass of Red Bank, N. J., doubled his score with two MIGs. The war's one-day recprd_isr13 probable "and seven damaged on July 4, 1952. Today's bag was the biggest since May 18 when 12 Red jets were destroyed. Night-flying B26 bombers wiped out 90 Communist trucks, de- stroyed a locomotive, seven box cars and a railroad bridge in pre- dawn strikes, the Air Force said. B29 Superforts smashed a 130- acre troop and supply area north of Hamhung on Korea's east coast and bombed smaller supply dumps in the same area. Ground fighting dwindled to pa- trol clashes as the air war mounted in intensity. The opening sky duels flared while Sabres were flying cover for 23 Sabre fighter-bombers streaked deep into North which Korea and blasted a troop concentration' area on the West'Coast, 10 miles southeast of Namsi. The Air Force said 22 buildings were destroyed. Pilots reported three spans of two railroad bridges and two high- way bridges in the Namsi area were destroyed.. Fifth Air Force headquarters said Allied warplanes also destroy- ed 84 buildings and 42 personnel shelters. Other Sabre fighter bombers slammed bombs into Red anti-aircraft guns northeast of Kumsong, attacked rail lines and supply areas, the Air Force said. Allied warships pounded Com- munist shore batteries and other installations on both coasts, the Navy announced. Among pilots credited with single MIG kills was Lt. Thomas H. McQuade, 829 W. Third St., Duluth, Minn. McQuade said he was leading a flight of four Sabres when he spot- ted eight MIGs over Sinuiju. "The last MIG in the formation turned for the Yalu and I went after McQuade said. "Just before he got to the river, I hit him on the left wing and then got his engine. Before I could fire another burst, the pilot bailed out." Red Koreans Free 7 TOKYO The Communist Korean radio said- tonight seven Australian civilians interned since the start of the Korean war were released to Russian authorities to- day at Antung, Manchuria. The broadcast did not came the Aus- tralians. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Fair and cooler tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 48, high Wednesday 66. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 -m. today: Maximum, 68; minimum, 55; noon, 68; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT TEMPERATURES (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 70 at a. m., 56 min. at a. m. Noon clouds scattered at bility 15 miles, wind 17 to 25 miles per hour from west northwest, ba- rometer 30.07 rising, humidity 68 per cent ROKs Denounce Secret Allied Truce Proposal By BILL SHINN SEOUL South Korean sources today revealed that the secret new Allied truce plan would give the United Nations General Assembly the final say in determining the fate of war prisoners who refuse to return to their Red homelands. The' utformants said the proposal handed the Communists yesterday at Panmunjom was clearly un- acceptable to South Korea. One government official called it "noth- ing but an Allied defeat by the Communists." The proposal also incorporates some features of previous plans offered by both the Reds and Allies, said the sources, who would not allow use of their names. News Blackout The U, N. re- portedly requested the news black- out on Monday's- truce, would not comment on the plan. It even refused to acknowledge the offer was made. Some observers in Tokyo said the Allied proposal possibly is being used as tempting bait to Red China, which has long wanted to get into the United Nations. By accepting the plan, they said, it would give Red China a toehold in the General the back door. Communist Peiping radio for the second straight day treated Mon- day's truce meeting in a reserved contrast to previous denunciations of the Allied propos- als. It said the U. N. Command asked for secret talks "for the same of free but did not say the Allies made a new proposal. The truce talks were recessed after Monday's session until June 1 at Allied request so Red negotiators can send the plan to Peiping, or even to Moscow. The South Korean sources said the new plan reverses the Allies' May 13 proposal under which balky North Korean prisoners would be released as civilians immediately after an armistice. Final Disposition The final disposition of these and Chinese captives who refuse to return to Red rule is the last major roadblock to a truce in the nearly three-year-old Korean war. The ROK sources said South Korean President Syngman Rhee insists his government will not accept any armistice that would leave Korea not consulted before the plan was drafted. Nor was Maj. Gen Choi Duk Shin, South Korean delegate to the truce talks, the sources said. Choi boycotted Monday's truce probably on orders from Rhee. South Korea's cabinet met Tues- day, but government spokesman, Dr. Karl Hong Kee said there was "no discussion of an open break" between South Korea and the United Nations over truce negotia- tions. He said the cabinet did not discuss any phase of the talks. Russ Soldiers Kill West German Man ESCHWEGE, Germany sian soldiers shot and killed a West German as he tried to swim back across the Werra river after visit- ing a friend in East Germany, border police reported today. The Werra river is the boundary between the American and Rus- sian., occupation zones here. Franz Rietiter, a Wiesbaden vegetable dealer was the United Europe Close, Belief NEW YORK Monnet, president of the six-nation Western Europe coal-steel pool, says he thinks a United States of Europe is closer than most people believe. Monnet, a Frenchman, and Franz Etzel, former German Par- liament member and vice presi- dent of the pool, arrived here yes- terday aboard the Queen Mary for two weeks of talks with U. S. offi- cials at the request of President Eisenhower. Ex-Paratrooper 'Just Relaxed' In 11-Story Fall CHICAGO husky ex-para- trooper "just relaxed" when he fell 11 stories from a building under construction Monday and suffered only a broken rib. "Hey, I must have forgotten my grinned Thomas Grace Jr., 27, as fellow workers rushed to his aid. Grace, a pipefitter's apprentice, joking about his fall, said: "I was in the paratroopers in World War II and I learned how to fall. I twisted my body so my head wouldn't hit. That saved me." Grace was drilling a hole "at the llth floor of the skeleton building when the handle of the electric drill came off and the vibration tossed him out into space. At the third floor level his left side, smashed, against a brick- layers' scaffold. "I got a look at the faces of some of the laughed Grace. "Boy, were they Grace landed between two man- holes under construction and missed bricks and rubble in the BRF Man Dies On Smouldering Bed in Cabin WARRENS, Wis. W) Daniel Snowball, 33, Black River Falls, died Monday as he lay on a smoldering bed in a cabin. Monroe County authorities said Snowball, a cranberry marsh work- er, died of accidental suffocation. Snowball's body was pulled from the bed by another marsh worker who noticed smoke Nseeping from the cabin. The dead man worked on the Oscar Potter, marsh near here. Governor Proclaims State Memorial Day ST. PAUL W) Gov. Anderson proclaimed May 30 Memorial Day and called special attention to Al- bert Woolson, Duluth; sole survivor of the Union forces in the Civil War. A proclamation signed by the governor said Woolson, who is 106, is "deserving of our special rec- ognition for his devoted service which was typical of the mighty effort which saved our nation." Russia Rejects Bid to Reopen Austrian Talks Malik Suggests Question One for Diplomatic Channels LONDON Soviet Union has turned down a Western invita- tion to reopen talks tomorrow on an Austrian independence s treaty. President Eisenhower had called for Soviet agreement to such a pact as a sign of the "sincere intent" of Russia's post-Stalin peace talk. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jacob Malik, who also is' ambassa- dor to Britain, spurned the Allied offer to reopen the long-stalemated negotiations in a letter to the gen- eral secretary of the Big Four's Deputy Foreign Ministers. The let- ter was published today in Moscow newspapers and broadcast by Mos- cow radio. There was no immediate official reaction to the brusque turndown in Washington, London or Paris. Talks Suggested Britain on May 11 had asked the other nations concerned with the U. S., France and the Soviet reopen the talks here tomorrow. The deputies have met already 259 last time Feb. the past five years in unsuccessful efforts to write a treaty which would give Austria complete independence. Malik's reply said the Austrian question should be considered "through diplomatic channels by means of a relevant exchange of opinions" but: did not specify furth- er what he meant by this. He said also that the meetings of the Deputy Foreign Ministers on Austria were "not a permanent four power organ" and that they should be convened by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Big Four powers, a group organized at the 1945 Potsdam Conference. Malik blamed the deputies' fail- ure to agree on the treaty at pre- vious meetings on "the attitude taken by representatives of the three (Western) powers." His words echoed a Soviet foreign policy statement in Moscow's Pravda Sunday that "direct re- sponsibility for delaying the settle- ment of the Austrian. treaty prob- lem is borne by the governments of the U. S. A...Great Britain and France." As Liberated Nation The U. S., Britain and Russia agreed at a Moscow conference in 1943 not to as an enemy country but as one to be liberated. The U. S. State Department issued a pamphlet yesterday re- calling this and blaming Russia for delaying the treaty. Under agreements already reached, Russia on conclusion of the treaty would withdraw her "supply forces" from the satellite countries; separating her from Sov- iet occupation troops in Austria. Most Western authorities consider this the chief reason for Russian reluctance to finalize the treaty. The deputies by last year had ironed out their differences on most problems, but progress abruptly halted when the Soviets demanded that the whole question of Trieste be settled in the same treaty. Adm. Robert Carney got some happy hugs and kisses from his grandchildren after arriving at the Washington, D. C. air- port from Naples. The commander in chief of North Atlantic Treaty forces in southern'Europe has been named by the White House to be chief of naval operations. The children, Joseph and Susan Taussig, are the son and daughter of Comdr. and Mrs. Joseph Taussig, Jr., of Washington. (AP Wirephoto) Snyder Accused of Influencing Tax Case By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON Kean (R-NJ) said today he is convinced former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder exerted "undue infuence" in a favorable tax ruling for a liquor company executive Snyder said that as a government official he had always given "whole-hearted devotion to the public interest." Kean commented as a House Atomic Cannon Reality in U.S. Defense Plans as a Ways and Means subcommittee; which he heads, arranged testi mony today on a second tax case in which Snyder allegedly took personal hand. 'Bigger' Cases Kean said the subcommittee wil look into several "bigger" cases than the one it heard about yes terday. He added the investigating group has no intention of askinj Snyder to testify, but will be glad to hear the longtime Truman ad ministration Cabinet member if he wants to be heard. Snyder is now vice president in charge of finance for Willys-Over land Motors, Inc. In a statement issued at Toledo, 0., he said: "I have conscientiously servec the government, except for shor; intervals in private life, for a great many years in a number of re- sponsibilities. In each assignment I have always given whole-heartec devotion to the public interest, confidently feel that my services have left a good Revenue Bureau workers testi- fied yesterday that a series of tech- nical specialists approved an un- favorable tax ruling for John L. Leban, former vice president of Schenley Industries and a contrib- utor to Democratic and Republi- can election campaigns. The rul- ing was reversed in Leban's favor, however, in the office of former Revenue Bureau Chief Counsel Charles Oliphant, about Oct. 30, 1950. Subcommittee -Counsel John E. Tobin read from Oliphant's tele- phone -log that Snyder had called Oliphant four days earlier about the Leban case. A Grief-Striektn Mothir caresses her small son's, firemen, using resucitator and artificial respiration, make a futile attempt to restore life: in the boy, Tqmmy nearly 6, Tommy drowned Monday when he fell into a rain-BWollen drainage ditch, background, at Al- bert Lea. The mother js Mrs. Richard Davies. Firemen worked more than half an hour with- out Tommy was in the water about a haH hour. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) By BILL BECKER LAS VEGAS, Nev. M The atomic cannon is an establishec reality today in America's defense plans. Nuclear scientists have com- pressed the virtual equivalent of a standard A-bomb into a shell only 11 inches in diameter. These appear to be the principal results of yesterday's highly suc- cessful first firing of a nuclear shell from the Army's 280 milli- meter gun. Not Relaxing But scientists of the Atomic En- ergy Commission are not relaxing, although the .tenth and last sched- uled test of the 1953 spring series is over. With, the plaudits of de- fense leaders and legislators ring- ing in their ears, the AEC tech- nicians are discussing plans for still another test within the next month at Nevada Proving Grounds. Test .Director Carroll L. Tyler will not disclose the nature of the experiment under consideration, but indicates there is one more problem Dr. Alvin C. Grfcves, sci- entific chief, and his aides wish to solve before going back to the nuclear workshop at Los Alanios, N. M. There is hardly anything short of the hydrogen bomb, however, which could impress observers more than this historic cannon shot which whistled seven miles across Frenchman 'Flat and ex- ploded with A-bomb brilliancy at 500-foot elevation. The blast snapped off 50-foot trees and flipped railroad boxcars and Army tanks like toys, reports :rom viewers indicated. The full effects on various types of Army construction, materiel and cloth- ng will be the subject of study :or weeks. Another troops came teough maneuvers without report- ed injury following the blast. A flight of 12 B36 bombers from Cars- well, N. M., Air Force Base roared over the site. More than armed forces men received atomic raining on land or in the air dur- ng the spring series. Deputy Still water Prison Warden to Retire June 1 STILLWATER, Minn. GB Leo 'iske, deputy warden at Stillwater 'rison, said today he plans to re- tire "some time around June 1." Fiske said be had no definite ilans, but would probably go to he West Coast. He said he had >een contemplating quitting his Stillwater post for some time. Jarle Leirfallom, director of state nstitutions, said he understood that riske was leaving, but did not know what date the resignation would be effective. Funds Missing From Employers' Remittances Cashiers' Unit Of Employment Dept. Under Fire ST. PAUL UPl Shortages total- ing in the cashiers' unit of the Division of Employment and Security were disclosed today by Richard A. Golling, state public examiner. The funds are missing from re- mittances made by employers, along with "Wage for the Unemployment Compensation Fund. Golling said that most employ- ers send their remittances by check, but that his investigation showed substantial payments had been made in cash. In 1951 and 1952, a total of more than was collected in cash. The irregularities date back to at least 1945, according to a partial report submitted by Goll- ing to Victor Christgau, state com- missioner of employment and se- curity. Golling's probe is still in progress with respect to prior to 1945. Questioned at length by investi- gators was a woman cashier, who was asked to go on leave begin- ning Dec. while an inquiry was made into her affairs. The woman has been head of cashiers' unit since 1942 _and be- fore that time she was an as- sistant almost -from the of the Division of Employment and Security in 1937. Pending completion of the inves- tigation, Golling said he will sub- mit immediately all documents, statements aad other forms of evidence to Attorney General Burn- quist, Ramsey County Attorney Sames Lynch, and the Ramsey County Grand Jury for "such furth- er action as public interest justice require." According to Golling, two, em- ployes in the cashiers' unit examin- ed wage reports but the unit head regularly examined of her own choosing. The main function of the cash- iers' unit is to examine the wage reports submitted by employers and ascertain if the accompanying contributions are correct. T funds then are turned 'over to an agent of the state treasurer for deposit. The condition of affairs relating to unprocessed wage reports and cash on hand was summarized by Golling as follows: Located inside the head cashier's desk, located elsewhere by employes of the department, discovered by examin- ers, missing, These total but with 264.13 cash on hand on Dec. 19, 1952, the discrepancy amounts to Water Skier Plans Another Stab at Non-Stop Record MEMPHIS, Tenn.'W) A fellow bouncing down the Mississippi on water skis plans another stab to- day at breaMng the non-stop rec- ord for that somewhat unique mode of travel. Frank Beddor of Minneapolis said je'd ski the 200 river miles from here to Greenville, Miss., or bust a towrope trying. Beddor has covered about 900 miles since he left Minneapolis May .6, clinging to a 60-foot towline be- lind an aluminum outboard motor- boat. But he hadn't been able to equal or better the record: 180 miles in eight hours, non-stop. The entire crew, including a treat Dane dog, made it from !aruthersville, Mo., to Memphis in high style Monday riding the cushions of a stationwagon. The >oat, its motor out of whack, was lauled here on a trailer for re- pairs. It had been somewhat less than a breeze so far, said Beddor, who undertook the trip to ballyhoo Min- lesota's lake-dotted vacation lands. He had to quit shaving four ago windburn, sunburn. Princess Works On Luxury Liner NEW, YORK at-It's not at an musual for an ocean liner to bring European royalty 'into the Port of New York. But there was something differ- ent about the arrival yesterday of 'rincess Socia Doria d'Angri of Naples, aboard the Italian liner Vulcania. She was a member of the crew making her first trip as the liner's' social director.