Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Mild Tonight; Showers and Cooler Tuesday Support Your Community Chest VOLUME 53, NO. 206 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 19, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Benson to Keep Supports on Rye, is Reassuring to Farmers Planting .Winter Crops By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Agriculture Benson was reported numbers to cheer the visiting chief in congressional circles today to have decided to continue price d President co Join in edication of Dam FALCON DAM Tex. mile-long dam, largest internation- dent Eisenhower'joined the Presi- al project of its kind in the world, _ wa.s to churn into motion an even- dent of Mexico today m dedicating tua] 250 kilowatt hours of a vast new and unique internation-1 eiectric power, along with its stor- of aJ dam. And along both sides of the United States-Mexican border the citizenry turned out in colorful supports on oats, barley and a move which would counter one phase of reputed farm dissatisfac- tion. Such a decision by Benson, ex- pected to be announced soon, would be aimed at reassuring farmers as the winter grain plant- executives. The occasion was the formal opening of a project new in inter- American affairs Falcon Dam, the first of three to be built jointly by the United States and Mexico Deficit Certain In'54 Despite Budget Slashes Defense Spending, Scheduled Tax Reductions Blamed WASHINGTON W) Congres- sional sources said today another federal deficit next year is indi- cated in the Eisenhower adminis- tration's advance budget prospects. to make power, stop floods and ir-j cation to board a plane and re- rigate hundreds of thousands of turn to Washington. The acres. In southwest Texas and in old Mexico the mood was one of fiesta for this long-awaited day as Ei- ing season starts against the pos sibility of disastrous price drops senhowpr and _Mexican president Ter' ti v fr Ruiz Cortines came here It might also have theueffect i for the ,ong.awaitod event age and irrigation benefits. Before the dedication Eisen- hower crosssed into old Mexico to be the guest of Ruiz Cortines at a fiesta in Nueva Guerrero, a new town built to replace the ancient village that will be covered by Fal-j Final decisions have not been con Dam's vast reservoir. j reached, they said, but adminis- The President was scheduled tojtration officials wrestling with the go by automobile to Laredo, 75 problem are talking of this gen- miles up the river, after the dedi- erai outlook for the budget to be proposed next January: 1 Despite all efforts to balance lessening criticism of the seerc tary, who has been reluctant to ap- j prove the present high level price' support program. That criticism I built up new steam over the week- end. Announcement of continued sup- ports for prices of minor grains might be interpreted in the farm belt as indicating that Benson is in line with President Eisenhow- er's statement that the principle of price props must be retained in the new farm program to be sent to Congress early next year. 85% Support The congressional informants After the speechmaking the five-' Robertson, 15. President yesterday wor- shiped in a Presbyterian church at Mission, Tex., and relaxed at the home of Texas Gov. Allan Shiv- ers. After church, he stopped by for a visit with a polio victim, Tommy who told of Benson's asked not to be named. The minor grains now are being supported at 85 per cent of parity under an order of the previous Democratic administration. Some members of Congress said it was possible that Benson might even raise this to 90 per cent, the level at which wheat and corn and some other farm products are sup- ported. Parity is a calculated price level j said by law to give producers a fair return on their products in re- lation to prices they pay for things they buy. Farmers may get gov- ernment loans at the fixed percen- tage of parity if market prices drop below those levels. The Agriculture Department, meanwhile, foresaw an end to an- other farm problem: A decline in cattle prices which has persisted for more than a year. The department said in a sum- mary of the situation that prices in 1954 are not expected to average lower than this year, but are not likely to regain their levels of a year or two ago. More Troubles Benson's political troubles were emphasized over the weekend when two Republican members of Young (ND) and Eep. A. L. Miller it is time for Benson to be replaced in the Eisenhower Cabinet. Young said in an interview that Benson ought to quit the Cabinet "because he has lost the confi- dence of the farmers." Miller, ap- pearing on a television program, said the secretary has become "a sym'bol of lost confidence." 'Sen. Hunt (D-Wyo) agreed with Miller. Rep. Curtis ap- pearing with them and Rep. Pat- man (D-Tex) on the program, de- fended Benson and said, "We are advancing on the farm front." Miller said Benson may be the victim of "propaganda that he is doing something to the and he declared: "Benson's staying on depends a great deal on the President's suc- cess in reassuring the farmers, the cattlemen and others that their interests and welfare will be cst toward peace and security in protected, not only now but in the the he told reporters at future." Ihe airport. Strong sentiment for continua- Dulles said he would report .tion of the present price support tning tomorrow morning" to program was found among mem- i president Eisenhower, bers of the House Agriculture Dclaved by headwinds, Dulles' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota's 1953 traffic death roll passed the 500 mark Saturday and Sunday as motor vehicle killings mounted toward a possible record figure. A half dozen more deaths over the weekend raised the count to decision 1 504 in the 291 days of this year, for an approximate daily rate of 1. 73. Mr. and Mrs. Dulles Return State Dulles returned today from dieted that results helpful toward world peace and security will flow very satisfactory ex will produce some results of inter Six persons were killed in Wiscon- sin, also. In 1952, through Oct. 18, 409 traffic deaths were listed. As local and statewide traffic safety campaigns gathered momen- tum, these fatalities were reported: Olaf A. Larsgaard, 59, Minne- apolis, killed when a car in which he was riding collided with another near Zimmerman Sunday. Loren Francis Bartkoske, Cold Spring, injured fatally when his car left Highway 15 near Luxem- burg and went into a ditch Sun- day. Mrs. Ben Gardner, Moorhead, killed when a car driven by her husband and another auto collided the budget, defense spending and scheduled tax reductions probably will add to a red ink figure of from two to five billion dollars for the year starting next July 1. 2. But the "cash" budget, which includes social security trust fund accounts and other items not count- ed in the regular administrative budget, probably will show a bal- ance for the first time in several years. This picture came from congres- sional sources who are in close touch with administration fiscal planning, but who asked not to be quoted by name. Revised figures for the current year, ending next June 30, indi- cate spending of and revenue of This would be an administrative deficit of The "cash" de- ficit for this year is estimated at a half-billion dollars. Congressmen said the adminis- tration would feel it has made good progress, although not so much as hoped, if it can eliminate the cash deficit next year in the face of scheduled revenue losses. They said administration, officials are banking strongly on a balanced ad- ministrative budget for the follow- ing year. The cash budget includes income and outgo under the social security program and other special accounts which are kept separate from regu- lar funds. These programs gener- ally are taking in more money than they are paying out. This trend would be accentuated next Two Die in N.Y. Police Stood Guard ever the personal effects of passengers of the huge 4-erigined Eastern Airlines Constellation, wreckage in background, which crashed on a takeoff this morning from Idle- wild Airport in New York, v Two persons were killed and at least 10 injured in the crash. (UP Telephoto) at the intersection of Highways I year under a scheduled increase 75 and 52 in Moorhead Sunday, j in social security taxes. Mrs. Charles Mayo, 47, Minne- j Secretary of the Treasury Hum- apolis, killed Saturday when the I phrey and other officials have said car in which she was riding and j the cash budget, because it mea- a truck collided near Minneapolis. William Crichton, 32, Albert Lea, fatally injured Saturday when the _ _ motorcycle he was riding and a fiscal policies lead to inflation. j threaterin It is not the budget meant, how- eign ministers have invited Russta tnreatenm. Russia to es Conference sures total government intake and outgo, is the important factor in I determining whether government LONDON iJV-The Big Three for- deal with all other major tensions i would have their say at the pro- station wragon sideswiped on High- way 16, 10 miles east of Albert Lea. (died Robert White, 42, St. Paul, who in a St. Paul hospital Sat- urday of injuries suffered Sept. 30 when he was struck by a car. In Wisconsin John Feiter, of Ger- mantown, died Sunday when his car collided with another at the ever, in popular talk of budget balancing. As compared with this fiscal year, the administration faces rev- enue loss next year of from tax cuts set for Jan. 1. These are a 10 per cent reduction in in- dividual income tax rates, and ex- piration of the excess profits tax intersection of the new superhigh- on corporations, way and Highway 67 five miles On April 1, still further fiscal north of Menomonee Falls. Four j year losses of in rev- others were injured. I ehue are scheduled. These are cut- Robert Griesbach, 17. of Horton-1 backs in corporation income tax ville, died at a New London hos- j rates and in some excise tax rates. pital early Sunday of a stomach wound suffered Saturday when a .22 caliber target pistol held by a companion discharged accidental- ly. Mrs. Julia Hashberger, 32, of Zion, 111., was killed Saturday night to meet with them next month toj The the world, S. Secretary discuss Germany, Austria and Eu- ropean security. Winding three-day conference last they also took dramatic steps to up a night All of these losses, adding up to for next fiscal! year, would leave a gap of when piled" on top of the j current year's estimated deficit, j That means spending would have to be cut by that amount, or taxes when her car went out of control raised or cuts deferred by that on Highway 174 and struck a tree about seven miles southwest of Kenosha. Mrs. John Bronkhorst, 19, Wau- pun, was killed Saturday when a shotgun held by a younger broth- Committee, now sampling views in the Midwest. Minneapolis Police Stop 720 Motorists MINNEAPOLIS stop- ped 720 cars and issued 29 tags over ,Uie weekend as the Minne- apolis' driving safety campaign continued. Four serious violators were bagged. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity fair and mild tonight, increasing cloudiness Tuesday. Local showers in afternoon or evening, then turn- ing cooler. Low tonight 5S, high Tuesday 66. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, SO: minimum, 63; noon. SO: none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, S5; minimum, 62: noon, 74; precipitation, ,16; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 84 at p. m. Sunday; minimum 59 at a. m. today; noon 72; scattered clouds at feet; visibility 12 miles; wind calm: barometer 30.04, steady; humidity 64 per cent. farmer j special Air Force plane landed an hour and 15 minutes behind sched- lule. An immediate task for Dulles is to press for easing of tensions in two free world trouble Trieste and Palestine. home while her brother was clean- ing his gun preparatory to going hunting. Roland Schult, 38, of Merrill, was killed Friday night when his amount, to bring next year's ad- ministrative budget in balance, U.S. Employes Beating Taxes, Claim WASHINGTON Lfl Sen. liams (R-Del) said today estimated government pioyes Wil- "an em- are refusing to pay their income taxes" and yet are car missed a curve "and over-i safe from prosecution. turned on Highway 52 nine miles north of Wausau. Clarence J. Robesjek, 21, Prairie du Chien, was killed Sunday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving as he attempted to pass a car on Highway 18 near here. The Senator said the have found "a loophole" enabling them to comply with the law technically ,___ by filing income tax returns, but j dead in separate upstairs then refusing to pay. State Dulles, British Foreign Sec- retary Eden and French Foreign Minister invited Italy and Yugoslavia to a five-nation meeting on the Balkan powder keg issue of Trieste. During these intensive meetings the top Western diplomats also dis- cussed Korea, the possibility of a later meeting of the Western chiefs of state with Soviet Premier Mai- enkov, the turbulent Middle East questions with emphasis on the latest Israeli-Jordan border flare- up and France's seven-year war against the Reds in Indochina. New Korean Plan The three were reported also to have agreed secretly on a new Ko- rean peace conference plan aimed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS at ending the present deadlock Explosion of escaping stove gas over its makeup, snuffed out the lives of two chil- j There was no official confirma- dren Sunday when it shattered I tion of this report by a diplomatic their farm'home near Warroad, j informant. Three other persons escaped sear- ing flames which followed the blast. A second Sabbath fire swept a huge dairy bam at the Minnesota School colony at Faribault. where loss was estimated at Flames for a time perilled a cot- tage where 22 patients were sleep- ing. "I I Children Die In Farm Blaze Near Warroad j jected Korean peace conference, of I whose object "precisely is to re- move one of the major sources of tension in the Far East." The three Western notes to Mos- cow said if the proposed talks at Lugano succeed, the .way may be cleared "for discussion of other major questions and for restoring necessary conditions for peaceful and friendly relations among na- tions." the United States. Britain, the So- Found Dead Muriel Pick, 9. and her 7-year- old brother, Mason, were found dead in separate upstairs b e d- rooms of the home of their grand- Federal law "prohibits the sal-j mother, Mrs. Fred Pick, at War aries of government employes from being attached." A Motorcycle squad escorts presidential autos past massed heavy armored cars during Rome's police anniversary parade. As the Italians showed off some of their armored might, in nearby Yugoslavia President Tito was still trying for a new agreement on Trieste. (UP Telepboto) road, near the Canadian border. Mrs. Pick was awakened in her first floor bedroom by the smell of the escaping gas. When she could agreed on a compromise proposal (persons, including two small chil- calling for a seven-nation round-1 dren, burned to death in an over- take peace conference including i turned automobile near here Sun- day nigh; the state Highway Pa- trol reported. The dead, all from Ashtabula, Ohio, were: Willard Loggins, 22; his wife, Juanita, 19; her mother, Mrs. Alice viet and Union, France, Red China. North and South Korea, The informant indicated this was aimed at countering Communist demands for the inclusion of a number of neutral nations. There also was an unconfirmed report that Britain's Prime Minis- ter Churchill had Dulles and Bidault sounded on how out the American and French governments would feel if he should seek a meeting alone with Soviet Premier Malenkov. At tlie end of the meetings, Dul- les took a plane last night for the Airliner Goes Down in Flames After Takeoff By WATSON SIMS and AL CARMI.CHAEL NEW YORK Eastern Air- lines Constellation with 27 persons aboard crashed in flames after taking off from fog-shrouded Idle- wild Airport early today for Puerto Rico. Two of 22 passengers aboard the four-engine craft were killed. At least four others were injured crit- jically and six more were treated for burns and released. Two of the five crewmen were injured. A steward who plunged through flames to open a fuselage door af- ter the passengers were trapped inside the plane was credited with keeping the toll from going higher. The takeoff came after a delay of more than an hour. The plane was only about 20 feet above the runway when it .shuddered and plunged through a grassy marsh about one-half mile from Jamaica Bay. "It did not hit the ground very said Reinaldo Betancourt, 38, one of the survivors. "But then one of the motors on the right burst into flames." "Flames were shooting upward and the doorway was just a mass of said Leo Gore, 33, an- other of the passengers who was trapped inside the fuselage. "The heat was terrific, but the Dwyer; Mrs. Robbie J. McGmty, just leaped through the 21, and her two children, Ronnie, and opened the door. 2, and Venica, 6 months. j -jf ;t hadn't been for him, Robert Siler. 19. also of Ash- tabula, was pulled from the burn- ing car. The car overturned and caught no- body would have had the nerve to jump out." The steward was listed as AI Foley, with no home address giv- fire after it was struck in the rear en. He was hospitalized with burns by another auto. of the hands and face. not locate Its" source, she" called I United States and Bidault flew the fire department. i back to Pans. Before leaving Dul- Before firemen arrived, a violent blast shook the two-story dwelling, Mrs. Pick, Mrs. Myrtle Richards and the laiter's daughter, Janice, 11, were found outside the home in a dazed condition. They were hospitalized for shock. Firemen battled for an hour to subdue flames which engulfed the first floor. The boy and "girl were les said he was "very happy about the conference as a whole." Western notes were handed to the Kremlin by the American, British and French envoys in Mos- cow proposing a Big Four foreign ministers' conference Nov. 9 at Lu- gano. Switzerland. The conference would try to end the deadlock over Roller Coasters Collide At Dallas Fair, 6 Hurt DALLAS runaway roller coaster whizzing an estimated 40 miles an hour smacked into anoth- er being loaded at the state fair ___ unifying Germany, giving occupied last night. The impact sent hurt believed to have suffocated in Austria her independence and as- j terrified passengers in the sec- heavy fumes following the explo-1 suring security throughout Europe, coaster on a 25-cent nightmare sion. They were of j presumably through a series trip Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pick who had East-West non-aggression pacts. stopped. that could not be returned to Warroad only recently from Nevada. They had been stay- ing with their grandmother until repairs were completed on their own home. Cattle Led to Safety Patients aided by the entire 15- raan Faribault fire department led 175 head of cattle to safety before fire engulfed the barn at the state school. The blaze was discovered in the east end of the towering structure by a milker going to the barn shortly before 4 a. m. Scores of Faribault residents left their beds to visit the scene, at- tracted by a red glow which lit the sky for miles around. Reject 5-Power Talks During their talks, the three also had called for an urgent session of the U. N. Security Council to discuss the threat to Middle East peace posed by the attack by Isra- eli troops Oct. 14 on the Jordan border village of Kibya in which Jordan claims 66 persons were killed. The 11-nation body took up the issue today. In proposing the Big Four conference, the Western allies brushed aside an earlier Soviet proposal for a Big Five confer- Red dis- cuss world tensions. They com- mented the Chinese Communists Six persons were injured, none criticaiiy. Fred Mahyall, 21, sitting on a bench in the loading shed, watched helplessly as the runaway coaster bore down. "Two of my friends had just The second car was knocked about 20 enough to be hooked by automatic cables that sent it climbing relentlessly up the first steep grade. Screams filtered down to crowds milling in the busy midway. The roller coasters do not have drivers. Cables raise them up grades and let go as they whistle down the otter side. Attendants the cars by pulling levers, clamp keels against the Unable to stop it attendants gotten on the 'car at the dock. 1 1 watched the i silver "thrill wagon didn't want to ride. I just sat down complete the to wait for them I saw the other aroundt the f car coming and fast. It must have to a at been going 40 miles an hour. "Two girls on the incoming car screamed. Then it hit. After that, there were a lot of screams and three-minute tap They braked it loading shed. Police were investigating wheth- er mechanical or human error re- sulted in the accident. They sidetracked both damaged everybody started pulling people cars. After a third car was sent out of the car and stretchinj on benches." them I on several test runs, people lined I up again at the ticket window.