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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Somewhat Cooler Tonight; Cloudy Sunday Support Your Community Chest VOLUME 53, NO. 211 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES Suspended From Cables of a giant crane today was a salvaged section of the U. S. Navy emphibian P2V5 patrol plane which crashed into St. George's Harbor, Hamilton, Bermuda, Monday. Four of the 10-man crew was lost in the crash. Fast work on the part of rescue ships prevented a greater loss of life. (UP Tele- photo) _____________ FBI Grills Cabby In Kidnaping Case ST. LOUIS agents routed John Hager out of bed at his home here early, today in a surprise development in the Bobby Greenlease kidnap-slaying case. Hager was the cab driver who gave police the tip that led to the arrest of Carl Austin Hall. Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady are now held in Kansas City under federal kidnaping charges in the case. _____ Hager was questioned recently by police officials here who are conducting a secret inquiry into reported discrepancies in officers' accounts of the arrests in the kid- TODAY Ike Can't Transfer Popularity By STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON authority President Eisenhower must if he is to be the real leader of L. Republican party, may be at stake forthcoming elections in New Jersey and California. For already Republicans in Congress are beginning to tell each other sadly (or jubilantly, in the case of the anti-Eisenhower Republican underground) that "Ike's popular- ity is a non-transferrable asset." If this notion becomes fixed dog- ma a great deal of trouble is cer- tainly in store for the Republican administration from the already restive Republican party in Con- gress. If the Congressional Repub- licans conclude that it does them no good to be for Eisenhower they are also likely to conclude it does them no harm to be against Eisen- hower. And as has been clear even while Eisenhower's prestige has been unchallengeable, being against a President a deeply ingrained Republican habit. Eyes on California The idea that Eisenhower's pop- ularity is "non-transferrable" was born, of course, in Wisconsin, the defeated Republican can- didate ran on a "support Eisen- hower" platform. With the Con- necticut municipal elections, the idea has taken somewhat deeper root. The Republican slogan in Connecticut was "support Eisen- hower and in many towns the Republicans took a bad shellacking. West Haven, for ex- ample, went Democratic for the first time since 1933. nap case. The FBI refused to comment on Record Duck Stamps Sold WASHINGTON Wl Secretary of the Interior McKay said today a record federal duck hunting stamps were sold during the year ended June 30. The pre- vious record was for the year ended June 30, 1952. The stamps are sold at post offices for S2 each. Every person over 16 years of age who hunts migratory waterfowl is required to have one, with his signature writ- ten across the face. Proceeds from the stamps help pay for the government's water- fowl refuge and law enforcement programs. California, for the fifth straight year, led in sales with stamps. Other states in which more than stamps were sold were: Minnesota Tex- as Michigan Wis- consin and Illinois Whole World Watching U.S., Says Mrs. FDR FARGO, N. D. The entire world looks to the United States for leadership today, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt told an audience of some persons here Friday night. "Americans should pray for the courage to live by the ideals of a democratic way of she said. "It is not what we say, but what we do that is important be- cause the whole world is watching she added. Mrs. Roosevelt received a stand- ing ovation from the audience which packed the North Dakota Agricultural College fieldhouse for the opening session of the Fargo- Moorhead Open Forum. On the eve of the eighth an- niversary of the U. S., Mrs. Roose- velt told of the role of the U. S. in helping to solve the problems of the world. In reply to critics of the organ- ization, Mrs. Roosevelt said most people have little knowledge of what the U.N. is doing to improve the 'world. The public hears most often of the arguments and disagreements in the Security Council and the General Assembly, she said, and knows almost nothing of the "day to day work of the specialized agencies." today's developments. _ j she cited the technical assist- At virtually the same time this j ance gjven t0 backward countries took place, FBI agents and police seized an unidentified man and a blonde woman from a downtown in improving their agriculture, san- itation and education by such "action" agencies as the United hotel, along with two suitcases and Natjons Educational, Social and an overnight bag. i Cultural Organization (UNESCO) The FBI refused comment specialized whether there was any connection Mrs Roosevelt said. However between the pair and the Green- "Russia doesn't belong to one lease case. specialized she said, con- The FBI and police have been eluding the Communists "must not conducting an intensive hunt for feej tney are a good place for the missing half of the their kind of influence." ransom money paid by Robert C. Mrs_ Roosevelt said the cost to the United States of all U. N. foreign aid is "about 66 cents per person per year.'.' This, she said, is "insurance" that is worthwhile p because the United Nations "is the j only instrument for peace." New Delay in Persuading Korean POWs By JOHN RANDOLPH PANMUNJOM HI Indian Command today gained another 48 hours for its attempt to talk anti- Communist Korean war prisoners into listening to Red efforts to per- suade them to return home. The Neutral Nations Repatria- tion Commission is scheduled to make an announcement Monday that a reliable source said would postpone indefinitely the stalled explanations. Only agreement by the Korean POWs to hear the Red explainers break the deadlock and it Next Two Weeks Will Tell Fate Of Korean Talks Agreement in That Time or None At All, Belief By GEORGE MCARTHUR SEOUL tifh-Special U. S. Envoy Arthur Dean said today he is hope- jful it will take no more than "10 I days to two weeks" of discussions I with the Communists to complete I arrangements for a Korean politi- j cal conference. "If we can't get a decision in 10 days or two weeks we probably can't get any agreement at he added. Dean, who opens the prelimi- nary talks Monday, emphasized that he has no intention of letting the Reds maneuver the sessions into a' "de facto political confer- ence." The U. S. State Department of- ficial, who will speak for the U. N. Command during the talks, told a news conference he has no idea who will represent the Commu- nists. He repeated that as far as he is concerned the talks will be limited to fixing a time and place for the full dress talks. But Dean said he would listen to anything new the Reds may have to say.' Dean met newsmen shortly af- ter conferring here with South Ko- rea's President Syngman Rhee. He i said they agreed that South Korea will have an observer at the pre- liminary talks. Informed quarters had reported earlier that the observer would be Col, Lee Soo Yung, a ROK staff officer during the prolonged ar- j mistice negotiations. Dean flew to Korea from Japan Saturday for a round of top level conferences before going to the Al- lied truce headquarters'at Munsan. Ellis 0. Briggs, U. S. ambassa- dor to Korea, flew here with Dean and the two conferred with George Allen, U. S. ambassador to India, who also is in Korea. Accompany- ing Dean is Lt, Gen. William K. Harrison, who negotiated final de- tails of the Korean truce. Communist and Allied officers at Panmunjom finally agreed Satur- day that the preliminary talks will be held on the armistice demarca- tion line. The Communists had in- sisted that the meetings be held in the village of Panmunjom, which is north of the demarcation line. Agreement on the conference site still must be approved by the Allied and Communist high com- mands. Customer, Robber Killed in Fight In Chicago Bar CHICAGO customer and a robber were shot and killed and a tavern owner was wounded in a gunfight early today in a near South Side saloon. The slain John Hager Greeiolease of Kansas City in an effort, to secure the freedom of his 6-year-old son. Nearly half the money was found in Hall's possession when he was _______ arrested but Hall contends he does j appeared "unlikely Sat the" Indians" not know what happened to the j could coax other Fa rm Pla n edicted by Ike The Piasecki YH-16, world's largest transport helicopter, was seen by the public for the first time as the Air Force unveiled it at Philadelphia, Pa., Friday afternoon. The country's first twin- engine, tandem-rotor transport helicopter, it can carry troops, 32 litter patients, or three jeeps. With both rotors turning, over-all length is 134 feet. Fuselage is 78 feet long. (UP Telephoto) er Cuts Seen ief Abroad robber's companion escaped. Paul Wood, 45. was the only customer in the Corktown Lounge when two gunmen entered and an- nounced a holdup to the owner, John Fahey, 64. Fahey" told police he seized a pistol and fired at one robber. He had rifled two cash registers and when Fahey started shooting he jumped over the bar and fled into the street. Fahey said he got another re- volver and fired twice at the sec- ond robber who was grappling with Wood. Police found a revolver alongside the fatally wounded robber, Hilton Wilson Jr. 26. Po- By JOHN M. HIGHTCWER WASHINGTON Administration officials are considering further cuts in foreign economic aid on the theory that, because of Europe's improving economic health, they would not weaken its defense effort. This administration reasoning is expected to be reflected in budget proposals to Congress next year for appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Economic improvements in Eu- rope are measured, for example, by the expected achievement of a nine billion dollar total of gold and dollar reserves behind European currencies. Such gains are attrib- uted not only to the prolonged U.S. assistance programs but to re- newed confidence by the Euro- peans in themselves and to the cumulative effects of recovery! from World War II destruction. The economic prospects and out- look will be reviewed in Paris next week by the Organization for Eu- ropean Economic Cooperation Atom-Engined Submarine Taking Shape By ELTON C. GROTON, Conn, (m FAY first Dropped In Government's Security Drive By EDMOND LEBRETON WASHINGTON HI The White House says government em- ployes have been fired or forced to resign under President Eisen- hower's new security program sin.ce it went into operation May 27. These removals from the gov- ernment payroll are apart from the separation of other fed- eral employes for economy rea- sons, presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty told newsmen I yesterday. The number of security remov- als under the Eisenhower program compares with these figures for Battle Over Farm Parity Is Spreading atom-engined submarine, fantastic in possibilities but prosaic in out- appearance, is taking shape dent Eisenhower's chief of foreign operations, will attend in the role Already her thick steel _ hull is of observer. He is expected to tell the Europeans they can count on a relatively stable American econ- omy for a long time in the future. being packed with the fission-fired erated for five years under former President Truman. Five hundred sixty persons were found ineligible for employment on loyalty grounds and either not hired or fired. While FBI investi steam riant fe expected to Sations of applicants or employes steam plant tnat is expeciea wav z 748 nprsnns send the USS Nautilus farther, faster and deeper than any sub- Stassen and his advisers esti- j mersible ever built, mate that the next round of con- Navy officials overseeing the gressional appropriations will show: 1. A further gradual decline in economic assistance to Europe. 2. An increase in assistance and development programs in the Mid- dle East and Far East and an unchanged continuation of U. S. aid to Latin America. These estimates have not yet been reduced to publicly known figures. However, funds appropri- ated for aid to Europe in the fis- cal year ending next Jun'e 30, in- jlice said Wood apparently was fa- eluding help to France to carry tally wounded in the exchange be-Jon the war in Indochina, total 790 A Democratic victory in New j Meanwhile, St. Louis police offi- Jersey or California or both, there- fore, could send the Republicans into a panicky tailspin, and deeply undermine the President's author- ity. There are, moreover, remark- able similarities between the spe- cial election in Wisconsin and the forthcoming New Jersey election to fill the vacated seat o'f Rep. Clif- ford Case. Like the late Merlin Hull in Wisconsin. Case is an extremely popular Republican with an un- orthodox, liberal voting record. Like Hull, he was opposed by the (Continued on Page 16, Column 1.) ALSOPS Aid for Refugees PARIS The American Joint cials continued a secret inquiry Koreans to agree announce ment is made. The announcement was to have into police officers' accounts of the i come Saturday, but was put off arrests in the case. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and somewhat cooler tonight. Sunday partly cloudy. Low tonight 40, high Sunday afternoon 58. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 53: minimum, 44; noon, 53; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 53 at noon. Low 44 until Monday, giving the Indian Command two more days to talk with the stubborn leaders of the anti-Red Korean POWs. The explanations were halted last Monday when the Koreans re- fused to leave their compounds to be interviewed by Communist agents. Polish and Czech members of the commission dejnanded that In- dian custodial troops use as much force as necessary to herd the POWs to the explanation tents. The Swiss, Swedish and Indian delegates voted against using force. That's the problem facing Indian Lt. Gen. K. S, Thimayya, chair- Distribution Committee said today readings: Skies clear with visibi- it has budgeted to bring jiity 15" miles plus. The wind is urgently needed aid to Jewish ref- ugees of Europe, North Africa and Israel in 1954. decrees at 7 a. m. Other noon j man of the get the 'POWs to listen and thus heal the breach that threatens the Korean calm, barometer at 30.12 falling slowly and the humidity is 53 per truce. Reliable sources said Thimayya's job seems almost insurmountable. tween Fahey and Wilson. million dollars. Mrs. Susie Hill, 80, right, was diagnosed Friday as the oldest polio patient in Memphis' medical history. She is in bed at Iso- lation Hospital with Linda Faye Cook, 8-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E, Cook of Harrisburg, Ark., the youngest polio patient at the hospital now. (AP Wirephoto) building of the Nautilus at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp. tell reporters that the atom sub is "well over 50 per cent complete. But reporters who made what they were told was the first and probably last inspection of the in- terior of the Nautilus yesterday found that statement conservative. Conservative also was the com- ment of Capt. Robert L. Moore, Navy supervisor at the plant, that "This vessel is being built faster, comparably, than any before her." A singular sense of urgency seemed to touch the whole effort to get ready for launching next Jan. 21, the first of what may be- come a whole fleet of atomic pow- ered submersibles. Adm. Robert B. Carney, chief of naval opera- tions, said earlier this week he was recommending building more atomic powered submarines, in ad- dition to the two now under con- struction here and a third which has been authorized but not yet contracted. When the Nautilus is launched her propulsion machinery the atomic "reactor" and the steam turbine will be in place. By au- were under way, persons either quit or withdrew their job applications. In all, the FBI made investigations. Another persons quit their jobs after their cases went to a loyalty review board. Officials say the security grounds for firing, or non-employ- ment, under the Eisenhower pro- gram, are broader than the loyalty standards under the Truman pro- gram. The present directive pro- vides for getting rid of persons classed as drunks, homosexuals, loose talkers and others considered bad security risks as well as out- right subversives. Hagerty said none of the security separations in the period covered by the report, May 27 through Sept. 30, was based on refusal to testify before congressional com- mittees. Credit Hampering Building, Report JACKSONVILLE, Fla. UP) Emanuel M. Spiegel of New York, president of the National Assn. of President Confers With 16-Member Agriculture Committee By OVID A. MARTIN and JACK BELL WASHINGTON (Si President Eisenhower expressed confidence today that his administration will be able to lay before Congress a farm program that will help farm- ers "secure their fair share" of the national income and also work for the good of all. He made this prediction in a statement issued by the White House after he had spent an hour and 10 minutes going over the farm problem with his national agricul- tural advisory commission. "The preliminary discussion I have had today with the commis- sion convinces me that it will out- line, with the help of many other agricultural groups, developments in the present program that will help farmers secure their fair share of the national income and work for the good of all." The-commission, which is made up of farmers, farm industry lead- ers and agricultural educators, has been meeting here with Secretary of Agriculture Benson this week on farm legislation. Report to President White House press secretary James Hagerty said the commis- sion made a preliminary report to the President, He added that the final report, with legislative recom- mendations, will be made in De- cember. Eisenhower said he was "heart- ened" to find the view prevailing that market price adjustments in agriculture which he said have been substantial over the past two years now seem "pretty well behind us." "I sensed, too, a conviction among the members of the com- mission that the outlook for busi- ness activity throughout the econ- omy in the years ahead a factor so essential to good markets for farm products is generally reas- suring." Participating in the White House discussions today were 16 members of the commission, Secretary of Agriculture Benson, Under Secre- tary of Agriculture True Morse and Dr. Donald Paarlberg, Ben- son's economic adviser. Earlier today S-en. Mansfield (D-Mont) had challenged President Eisenhower's assertion that he never promised during the 1952 presidential campaign to support 100 per cent parity price supports for major crops. "At Kasson, Minn., last year, the President promised at least 90 per cent parity and as soon as possible full Mansfield de- clared. "If he now denies the im- port of that promise, he knows as little about the farm problem now as he did then." Sen. George (D-Ga) said in a separate interview he believes farmers generally are "greatly disturbed" by price declines and "feel now that the Republicans have been in power too long." The Advisory Committee, named in July, had been meeting behind closed doors in Washington for two days before being called to the White House to report on its prog- ress. The idea behind the confer- ence is to put together a new farm home building are as strong as ever but that mortgage credit is a hampering factor. He told the Florida Home Build- tumn she should be ready for the I ers Assn. yesterday there would historic moment when her skipper, Cmdr. Eugene P. Wilkinson of San Diego, Calif., says "Take her down." High Court Asked To Help Reconcile Barker, Hayward LOS ANGELES Bark- er's lawyer has asked the Superior Court to aid in a reconciliation between the actor and his actress wife, Susan Hayward. in his petition yes- terday that the best welfare of their two sons is paramount and that the marriage can be saved, although "on occasions the behav- ior of the couple during nine years of matrimony has been injudi- cious." Miss Hayward, suing for divorce, asked for custody of the twin boys, GregiNy and Timothy, 8. continue to be a yearly demand for a million new home units "for the foreseeable future" and that residential construction this year alone will account for 000 of the nation's production. Spiegel said the current tight mortgage credit was due to heavy defense spending brought on by the Korean War and efforts of the Eisenhower administration to re- duce deficit spending and put the budget on a balanced basis, Children Getting Jump on Halloween CULVER CITY, Calif. WV-Kids here are getting a jump on Hal- loween. All next week youngsters of the Culver-Palms YMCA will play an adaptation of trick or treat, ring- ing doorbells and asking for dona- tions to the blocal blood bank. They call themselves the Gamma Globulin Goblins, gress next January. Won't Wreck Program Benson said after luncheon with the President yesterday: "We are not planning to wreck the present program. We are going to have some recommendations for improvements in the present program." He added, however, that "We are not going to pull out anything entirely new." Benson declined to discuss any details, on the ground that it was too early. The Farmers Union, in rejecting Benson's plea to call off the cattle- men coming to see him, issued an accompanying statement accusing the secretary of hemming and hawing, quibbling and procrasti- nating. Benson's telegram said he could not see how a conference with "such a large number of people" could accomplish anything. He suggested regional gatherings at which top Agriculture Department spokesmen could appear. Failing that, he said, "I would be glad to meet with a small work- able group in Washington who cap. represent the views of the 250 in the proposed ;