Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Wednesday, Cooler Tonight Are You Wearing a Red Feather? VOLUME 53, NO. 218 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Wagner Heavy Favorite in N.Y. Election Costly Campaign Fails to Excite Bulk of Voters NEW YORK HV-A'new mayor of New York was being elected today, after a bitter and costly campaign that failed to excite the Gone forever apparently were the torch light parades, the thunder of massed thousands in great arenas, the intimate "I promise you" of the street corner rally. In their place was the television candidate for mayor, theatrically made up and carefully pronounc- ing c. a m p a i g n promises and charges from the remote and ster- ile depths of the small silver screen. The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A quick machine count should be over before mid- night. Fair and mild weather was fore- cast for today. The campaign wound up last night as the three major candi- dates made their final bids for the 4-year, top spot in City nation's second big- gest political job. Mayor Vincent R. Irapellitteri was beaten in the Democratic primary six weeks ago. His successor, the city's third mayor -In less than four years, will be one of these three: F. Wagner Jr., 44, a New Dealer and. son of the late Senate author of the original New Deal's Labor Rela- tions Act of 1935. Wagner, heavily favored to win, is the year president of the Borough of Manhattan. Riegelman, 61, a veteran civic worker and student of municipal housing and economics, and acting postmaster for three months early this year. Halley, 40, who made a national name for himself as examiner of underworld big- shots for the old Xefauver Senate Crime Committee. The iongshot in the present race, he won the 000-a-year city council presidency in 1951 as a Liberal Party candi- date. He is a registered Demo- crat. Registration this year is and the vote may drop below two million for the first time since tipoff to public apathy in the face of one of the bitterest and costliest campaigns in years. Estimates of the cost run as high as a million dollars per candidate. Three years ago the Liberals polled only votes in sup- port of a Democratic candidate out of a total vote of Wagner is a heavy betting favor- ite. The New York Daily News straw wrong in past mayoral him a 2-1 edge over Riegelman, with Halley Mn. Map Fox Turnwall, a voting official at Public School 77, New York City, shakes hands with Robert F. Wagner Jr., Demo- cratic candidate for mayor of New York, after he signed in to vote today, Mrs. Turnwall signed in the candidate's father, the late Sen. Robert F. Wagner ST., 30 years ago when he voted. Man in background is unidentified. (UP Telephoto) a poor third. Wagner's election would be hailed by the New Deal" wing of the Democratic Party as a brave omen for 1954 and 1956. At least two of his New Deal backers Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. and Averell Harri- are potential Democratic candidates for governor of New York next year. Wagner's showing could also give the new dealers a potent grip on New. York's 94 votes in the 1956 Democratic National Conven- tion and might even determine the party's next candidate for Presi- dent. r Should Prepare For Germ Warfare, Peterson Stales MADISON, Wis. (ffi America should prepare itself for bacter- iological as well as atomic war- fare, Val Peterson, federal Civil Defense administrator, said Mon- day. Peterson said at a news confer- ence that he was not trying to cause fright, but merely stating the facts. "We must confess that little progress has been made to cope with such a he said. He added that the country lacked an adequate warning system to protect against possible enemy at- tacks. Addressing a state Civil De- fense conference called by Gov. Kohler. Peterson said Monday night that Wisconsin Civil Defense units should be given authority and funds to provide relief in peace- time disasters. Thirty-three states and five ter- ritories have taken such action, Peterson told the meeting of gov- ernment, business, industrial and Civil Defense leaders. By using Civil Defense facilities in peace time, Peterson said, ap- propriations from the state and communities can je justified and it will provide practice and prepa- ration in the event of enemy at- tacks. Kohler told the meeting that it "is no exaggeration to say that the Civil Defense conference might conceivably be the most important business any of us have ever en- gaged in." Laboratory Checks Clues in La Crosse LA CROSSE, Wis. tfv-A possible lead in the search for Evelyn Hart- ley, who disappeared 10 days ago from a baby sitting job here, faded today at Minneapolis while laboratory tests were awaited on another possible clue. Minneapolis police said no link with the case was discovered after questioning two youths found in a blood-stained car Monday noon. The young pair from the Webster, Wis., area was released today. Authorities said stains in the car were from animal blood. The youths had told police the blood was from a rabbit they picked up after hitting it on a road near Webster. Under anEilysis was a piece of flesh and bone found near La Crosse. The tissue mass, which included seven ribs and a pelvis, was found Monday just off Highway 33, seven miles east of here. It was wrapped in sheets of news- paper dated Sept. 27 and Oct. 31 and lay close enough to the road to have been thrown from an auto. A La Crosse physician specializ- ing in laboratory medicine said he could not determine whether it was animal or human tissue because it was too decayed. The specimen was sent to the State Crime Labor- atory for intensive study. Officials believed the state of de- composition of the flesh labeled the tissue mass as older than nine days which had elapsed since the night the 15-year-old girl vanished. Find Blood on Shoes The State Crime Laboratory at Madison, in a preliminary report Monday, said human bloodstains were found on a pair of worn, black tennis shoes found 15 miles southeast of La Crosse last Fri- day. The report said there was too little blood to determine the type. There was a slight chance the se- rial number could be read with ultra-violet light. A more detailed report was promised later. The shoes were found along Highway 14 and were sent to the laboratory after La Crosse police determined that their sole pattern matched footprints found outside the home from which Evelyn vanished. Police have discussed the pos- sibility that the shoes are a false clue. They said the shoes were found in an area which had been closely searched on Thursday. 'No Cases of Fraud' On Assistance Rolls WAUSAU, Wis. Ml No cases of :raud have been uncovered in state Jublic assistance rolls during the "our months they have been open to inspection, John W. Tramburg, state welfare director, said Mon- day. Dean Suggest? New Formula For Peace Talks By SAM SUMMERLIN -PANMUNJOM S. envoy Arthur Dean today suggested a new "all "or nothing" formula for. arranging a Korean peace confer- ence. The Reds first said the pro- posal contained nothing new, then promised to study it overnight. Briefly, Dean proposed a dis- cussion of all points offered by both sides with' "the understand- ing that no agreement will be final until we have a meeting of minds on all." Dean told the Reds that if they would discuss all issues on both agendas he would exchange views over who should be invited to the full-scale negotiations. The Communists insist that com- position of the parley be decided first. Must Get Tough With Reds, Says Sen. McCarthy 9th District Race Results Blamed On Farm Situation By ARTHUR BYSTROM MONROE Unless, America "gets tough" in handling Com' munism "there will be Red dom- ination of the world in our life- Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) said Monday night. The .state's junior senator spoke at a Chamber of Commerce din- ner attended by about 650 persons. One member of the organization, Archie Myers Jr., had protested the scheduling of McCarthy's speech and resigned. The senator's talk was not political in nature ex- cept at the very end when he re- ferred to the administration that President Eisenhower had inherit- ed as akin to a stable that had not been cleaned for 20 years. He said people of all parties should awaken to the Communist threat. Perfumed Notes "We have to quit sending per- fumed he said. "We can send a message to the Commu- nists demanding that the 900 Amer- ican prisoners who are interned as a result of the Korean War must be returned to us. If not, we can tell them that every Communist murderer will be wiped from the face of Asia. The cost may well be high, but we would only have- to pay it once." He said nations like Communist China are "thumbing their noses" at us because of the soft attitude we are taking. "How can I or any other sena- tor ever hope to send sons to war if we won't protect them or do anything for them like we are not doing for the 900 Ameri- cans now held by the Commu- McCarthy said. He declared that England and other countries could be forced to stop aiding Red China if we cut off dollars and food to them. Praising Eisenhower for doing z "good McCarthy said the President has fired more than persons for security reasons since :he first of the year, "and he's only scratched the surface." "Three years ago I made the unpardonable sin of saying there were 57 unloyal people in govern- ment he added. Earlier at Madison, McCarthy said "There is no question we took a bad beating in the Ninth Dis- trict." His comment on the Ninth Wis- consin District, special election for Congress Oct. 13 in which the Re- publican candidate was beaten by a comparatively unknown Demo- crat, Lester R. Johnson, was made in answer to a question at a news conference. Benson Sees Dip In Fa rming Costs Boston Firemen climbed ladders to reach the Norwegian freighter Black Falcon after fire broke out in the hold Monday with one known dead. The freighter was believed to have a mixed cargo aboard including chemicals and jute, and was tied up at the Army base. (AP Photo) Parliament Opens killed outright by the blast or burned to death by the roaring fire which shot flames 200 feet in the air. Father and Son The victims included a father and Bensaia, 53, and Alvin L. Bensaia, were working their first day as long- shoremen. At least five saved themselves by jumping overboard' after their rnent today with a" pledge that the resources and wealth of thei vast the hold con- TS U -fVi wSiiTrrt hnfrla w i. o o Queen Pledges Aid In Battle for Peace By NATE POLOWETZKY LONDON Elizabeth II opened the fall session of Parlia- 4ih Boston Ship Fire in 17 Days Claims 7 Lives BOSTON fourth Boston Harbor ship fire in 17 days swept the Norwegian freighter Black Falcon after a violent explosion Monday, leaving seven dead and 18 injured. The dead and 13 of the injured were longshoremen working deep m an aft hold unloading chemicals the Army base, 200 yards from where the aircraft carrier Leyte was berthed when it was rocked by an explosion that killed 37 men QCJ jg r a common enemy." Bu1i it will The seven victims-either done he added only if the Sen. Green Opposes A-Bombs for Spain WASHINGTON Theodore F. Green (D-RI) today sharp, ly criticized the announcement that the U. S. Air Force plans to store atomic bombs in Spain. Green, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, termed that statement by Secretary of the Air Force Harold E. Talbott "another example of peo- ple on the administration talking too much and prematurely." Sen. Flanders in a sep- arate interview, said "I fear we may be compromising ourselves" in foreign policy toward Franco Spain on the one hand, and the Tito government of Communist Yu- goslavia on the other. Talbott told a news conference in Madrid yesterday the U. Force eventually will store sup- plies of atomic bombs in Spain, to have them ready for use against Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coot- idge, Pittsfield, Mass., "Fairy Godmother of Chamber Music" who was 89 last Friday is seri- ously ill today at Mt Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Mass. Her benefactions included gilt of concert hall in Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. UP Telephoto) British Commonwealth of Nations would be thrown into the battle for world peace. Among the top objectives of her government, she declared in her traditional speech from the throne at the start of the third session of the present Parliament, would be an "early meeting between the Soviet Union and the three West- ern Wearing the priceless diamond and ruby encrusted imperial state crown, the young Queen outlined the policy of Prime Minister Churchill's government. She read the address in the House of Lords before all members of both houses of Parlaiment. The ceremony marked the first opening of Parliament by the Queen since her coronation last oelween June 30. s creasea. Queen's Speech The Queen's speech from the throne traditionally is written by the government in power. She has no control over its contents. The Queen declared "my govern- ment will continue to regard the relaxation of international tension and the preservation of peace as prime objectives of their She outlined these objectives of the Churchill government: 1. An early Big Four meeting. The speech did not specify, how- ever, whether this .should be on the foreign ministers' which the Soviet Union already has been invited or among the heads of states, as envisioned by Churchill. 2. Strengthening of the North At- lantic Treaty Organization. 3. Continued efforts for the "con- clusion of an Austrian state inde- pendence treaty" and for a "set- tlement of the problem of German unity, in conjunction with the'gov- ernments of France and the Unit- ed States and in consultation with the German federal government." 4. .Hope for renewal of those friendly relations which have been traditional between this coun- try and Persia (Iran) and for an early resumption of normal di.p- lomatic relations between the two Former Iranian Premier Mo- hammed Mossadegh broke off re- lations with Britain last year fol- lowing failure of efforts to solve the bitter British-Iranian oil dispute. Since the overthrow of Mossadegh by pro-royalist forces and the as- sumption of power by Premier Fa- zollah Zahedi the possibility of a resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries has in- Spanish government agrees. He said any use of atomic weapons by Spanish forces "is not in the picture at the present but will be the subject of negotiations. Talbott and Gen. Nathan Twin- ing, Air Force chief of staff, are in Spain to study sites for five proposed airbases for joint use by U. S. and Spanish planes. An agree- ment for U. S. bases in Spain was signed recently after prolonged ne- gotiations. "I think we are getting into very deep Sen, Green said. "It IS, seems to me, without regard to moments before to get coffee for other serious questions involved, ithe secretary has made a great mistake in telling so much at this Pair Plead Guilty to Kidnaping sisted of 21 men but Robert J. his co-workers. In addition to those killed and injured in the hold, five fire-fight- ers suffered burns that required hospital, attention. At least a score other rescue workers were treated at the scene for burns and smoke inhalation. Edward F. Montgomery, chief of the Boston Fire Department's ar- son squad, said after a prelimi- nary survey that, he believed a drum of sodium peroxide appar- ently was stowed "too near the boilers" and that the heat caused some of the chemical to leak out and mix with in the same hold. time unless he is going to tell more. It looks like a case of his talking prematurely, before an agreement is reached." "He leaves many elementary questions up in the the tor continued. "For instance, the possible use of our atomic weap- ons by the Spanish air force. Why isn't that determined in advance before he speaks out publicly on such a Sen. Flanders based his remarks on different grounds. "I'm disturbed by the Spanish and Yugoslav he said. Queen Elizabeth, II of England, was cheered wildly Monday night as she attended the Royal Variety Show in a London West End theater, but the fact that the Duke of Edinburgh appeared wearing eyeglasses for the first time in public and. that Princess Margaret smoked caused the most comment. In 'the royal box during the per- formance were: Left to right, Princess Margaret, holding cigarette in long holder; Sir Harold Campell, R.N.; the Duke of Edinburgh, wearing glasses, and Queen Elizabeth. (UP Telephoto) KANSAS CITY W> Carl Austin Hall and Mrs. Bon- nie Brown Heady pleaded guilty toddy to federal of kidnaping 6- year-old Bobby Greenleaie. Guarding Freedoms Teachers' Greatest Task, Ike Declares WASHINGTON President. WjiUU> Eisenhower said today the great j Caroling another 1952 Eisenhower task of American teachers is to j "guard with devoted vigilance the j freedom of thought and discussion which inspire free men to teach all men how to be free." In a statement for Education Week starting Sunday, the Presi- dent called on "our whole citizen- ry" to help the teachers in that work. "Our Eisenhower said, "are summoned to be patriots in the highest sense of the word; to teach the principles that bring freedom and justice to life; to make clear that enjoyment of lib- erties means acceptance of duty; and to impart the priceless knowl- ege that duty, in an age of peril, means sacrifice." Drop Will Offset Income Slump, Secretary Says Addresses State Dinner of Southern Governors By JACK BELL HOT SPRINGS, Va. tary of Agriculture Benson says farm probably not farm still be falling next year when the Republicans will be struggling to hold their control of Congress. The beleaguered cabinet mem- ber predicted last night that farm prices and farm costs will both be dropping. He said he believes that overall "the retreat of farm prices and farm incomes has been Farm prices have generally been falling for over a year and a half. Benson spoke to the state din- ner of the Southern Governors Con-' ference. He got an ovation when introduced, and when he ended his talk, but during it his bearers sat on their hands. "Next year farm prices may de- cline slightly but farm costs also are expected to dip Benson said. "To sum it supply and demand situation and also the price and income situa- tions offer encouragement." Greater Job for States Benson also told the Dixie gov- ernors the Eisenhower Adminis- tration will ask the states to shoul- der a greater load in dealing with farm problems. Several of the gov- ernors wondered aloud where the money would come from. From Gov.-Theodore R. McKsI- dia of Maryland, the lone Repub- lican in this conference of Dixie executives, came words- of praise for Benson. "We are ready to fol- low his McKeldin told news- men. But Democratic governors gen- erally were less charitable toward Benson's obvious bid for Southern support for what he termed the Eisenhower Administration's plan to "take that which works fairly well" in the present farm program "and strengthen it." Gov. John S. Battle of Virginia said he heard "nothing new" in the 35-minute talk during which Benson never was interrupted by applause. 'If he has a farm program, he hasn't told us what it Battle commented. Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas, who supported President Eisenhower in last year's campaign, said he wouldn't be surprised if farm and a lot of other prices decline next year. He said Benson was "honest and honorable" but lacked "old pro" approach. Thoughtful Speech Gov. James F. Byrnes of South WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Wednesday. Cooler to- night with low of 34. Continued cold Wednesday with high in after- noon of 52. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 75; minimum, 40, noon, 55; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observation) Max. temp. 74 at p.m: Mon- day. Low 41 at a.m. today. There is a thin, scattered layer of clouds at feet, visibility 15 miles. Wind from the west at ;en miles an hour with gusts up :o 25 miles an hour. Barometer 30.23 and steady and the humidity 33 per cent. Noon temperature 58. son's decision to seek from Con- gress a "reasonable increase" in the 1954 cotton acreage Gov. Robert F. Kennon of Louis- ana, an Eisenhower supporter, said he thinks Benson has come as close to solving the farm prob- lem a.s anyone can. Kennon said he thinks the states should take on more agricultural responsibility, as Benson suggest- ed. But he said along with that responsibility the states should be willing to put up local cash. Said Gov. Herman E. Talmadge of Georgia, chairman of the con- ference: "Mr. Benson is a fine, affable Christian gentleman, but I am dis- appointed that he didn't advocate price supports at 90 per cent of parity for basic crops." Parity is an artificial price said by law to equalize farmers' re- turns from their produce in rela- tion to the prices of tilings they buy. Police Chief Calls On Phone in Vain HIBBING, Minn. Ml Fred Ode- gard, acting police chief here, at- tempted to call a filling station to learn more details about burglary. He called the number several times, heard a ringing sound but got no answer. A fellow officer finally explained: The pay telephone at the station' also had been looted after being torn from the wall. It bad been brought to headquarters for search for possible fingerprints. While Odegard was calling, the instru-- ment he sought to ring was prac- tically at his elbow.