Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Showers Tonight, Generally Fair Thursday Read 'Green Water' Page 1 Today VOLUME 53, NO. 172 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1953 TWENTY PAGES GREEN WATER Max. Gottfieti SYNOPSIS: Flying alone in a tiny plane from Minneapolis to Europe to visit his family, Max Conrad made the first hop to Winona safely, despite a blinding rainstorm. However, as he headed across Lake Michigan toward New York, he noticed the erratic behavior of his radio compass. Landing at Grand Rapids, Mich., to have it repaired, he decided to save time by having himself locked in with his plane and working on the compass all night. Today, Conrad has the trouble repaired and continues to New York where he has quite an experience with his "Gibson Girl." CHAPTER TWO IT was a hot, humid night, so I stripped to my shorts, had a sandwich and a bottle of milk, and went to work. It wasn't difficult to remove the gas tanks, for they had been so designed that when I reached Europe, I could remove them, install the rear seats, and carry a few of my friends about on sightseeing jaunts. By one o'clock, I had the loop component of the radio compass relocated externally and ready for testing and approval by the Lear engineers. Then I took SSOK's rear-seat cushions, spread them on the cement floor of the hangar, curled up, and slept soundly until seven. At the Lear crew starting arriving. It was short work for them to check the installation, and Bill Lear made a final check himself. By ten o'clock everyone was satisfied. It was only another hour's work to re-install the gas tanks, and then I was ready to go. Just before I left. Bill gave me an extra set of tubes for the radio compass and briefed me on checking and changing .the tubes, if necessary, in flight. Clifford and I had had just such an emergency in mind when we in- stalled the radio gear in 330K, and the parts were con- veniently located to permit just such inspection and re- placement. Bill seriously tempted me by suggesting that I let them put an autopilot in the little Piper, but I decided against it. It would have taken another four days, and would have added weight to the already overloaded 330K. Besides, the ship was rigged so well that I was able to fly "hands using only the foot controls most of the time during the whole flight, except for takeoffs, landings, and those all-too-frequent periods when the weather got unreasonably rough. After an enjoyable lunch with Bill, I took off on instruments, still determined to make New York that same day. Bad weather continued to dog me, though, and when the weather went down below "minimums" i.e. less than ceiling 300 feet, visibility 1 mile at New York, I landed at Akron, Ohio. I spent the night there with my flying friend Rudy Vandervere, an Ohican who is deservedly well known in flying circles throughout the Midwest. Still Flying Instruments Daylight the next morning found me once more on my way to .New still flying instruments. The flight was as dull as the telling of it, and my landing at Teterboro Airport, aside from a slight delay due to wea- ther and traffic, was uneventful. 330K, the Lycoming engine, the propeller, the radio equipment, the gasoline tanks and system, the blind-flying instruments, every- thing passed the shake-down flight with flying colors. Even my home-made aluminum oiler! I was more than satisfied and eager to push on. The rest of the day I spent in changing the oil, in- stalling a new set of spark plugs, and giving the equip- ment a thorough ground inspection. The only trouble that showed up was in the battery: It was down a little, although the generator had been charging. I finally dis- covered that the current used when all the radio equip- ment was in operation was greater than the 15 amperes j pat out by the generator. Most of the afternoon was spent j in a futile hunt for a 25-amp. generator, but I finally gave up the search and solved the problem in another way. I installed separate switches for each piece of radio equip-1 ment so that it wouldn't be necessary to use the master! switch and turn them all on at once. While in flight after j that I would turn on whatever radio I wanted as needed, and the 15-amp. generator was more than adequate. j My second day in New York was mostly spent in talk- ing to representatives of the press and radio concerning the trip and my music. CAA inspectors spent several hours checking the plane and my credentials, and they gave me very friendly treatment. As far as they were concerned, everything was satisfactory, and they were even enthus- iastic about Clifford's instrument panel. Forgot Gibson Girl Late that afternoon, I suddenly realized that I had almost forgotten to acquire a Gibson Girl. The Gibson Girl is an emergency radio, and its name is a tribute to its hour-glass figure. It was designed during the war for use by flyers who had been forced to bail out at sea and take to their rubber rafts. The flyer would sit on his raft, grip the Gibson Girl between his shape made that turn the crank on top, which was geared to a transmitter that sent out, a repeated SOS as long as the crank was turned. The signal was transmitted through an antenna kept aloft by either a kite or a gas-filled bal- loon. I didn't really think I would have occasion to need a Gibson Girl, but on the other hand I wasn't going to start out across the North Atlantic without one. It was four o'clock by the time I got to a phone and found the number of a Fulton Avenue shop that handled war surplus radio equipment. Yes, they told me, they had Gibson Girls, and yes, they would stay open until I got I hurried. So I took a taxi and made it in less than an hour. Everything they say about New York cab drivers is true! I got the Gibson Girl for only three dollars, and I couldn't help smiling at having spent two and half times that much on the mad dash into New York to get it. I examined the equipment curiously, for although I had seen Gibson Girls before, I'd never handled them. It was a surprisingly bulky piece of equipment. The Gibson Girl itself weighed about 14 pounds and was in an orange canvas container, in the top of which was the bright orange parachute used for dropping it into the sea. The second piece of equipment was a three-foot-long water- tight, light-weight fiber can, also orange, containing a supply of antennas, kites, and balloons, a gas generator, and an instruction book. When the whole affair was dropped into the sea, I knew, the fiber can served as flotation for the Gibson Girl, and the orange color of both made them readily visible to the flyer who had bailed out. Incident in Subway It was about five when I got outside, and I decided that rather than waste more risk my life a cab during the rush hour, I would take a subway to my hotel. I created quite a commotion going down the stairway to the subway with my arras full of (Continued on Page 4, Column 1) GREEN WATER Ragged Overcoat Contains PLYMOUTH, England used to kid old Alec Wembury about wearing his ragged winter overcoat right through the sum- mer months. He would always re- ply: "You can't trust the British weather." Wembury, a 61-year-old junk dealer, dropped dead Monday while waiting for a bus. In the lining of his battered overcoat po- lice found pounds in cash. Reds Holding Back U.N. Charges PANMUNJOM l.fl The U.N. Command today accused the Com- munists of holding back Al- lied war captives, including 944 Americans, and demanded a prompt accounting for all of them else." "We now demand that you return these people to us or account to us for each of these the chief Allied delegate to the Korean Armistice Commission told the Communists. "We demand prompt he added. Maj. Gen. Blackshear M. Bryan turned over a carefully document- ed list to the Reds at a 1 hour and 26 minute meeting of the commis- sion. Later he told newsmen the Reds must give an accounting "or else." He did not amplify. He said the list of missing pris- oners "includes only the names of people who spoke or were referred :o over Communist radio broad- casts, were listed by the Reds as captives, wrote letters from North iorean camps or were seen "in stockades." The Far East Command said the ist would not be released here, but n Washington. There, officials said they were doing all they could to speed release of the American names, but the list might not be available for two days. The Communists said they re- served "the right to comment then countered with a de- mand for the return of North Koreans released from Allied camps last June on orders from South Korea's President Syngman Rhee. Bryan, dismissing the Red de- mand as "a told his armi- stice commission counterpart: "It is self evident we are not forcibly holding these people." He told the Reds the U.N. list covered only men known to have been captured, who were not re- Polish Truce Team Member Flees to West Given Political Asylum at U.S. Base in Korea SEOUL UP) A Polish member of a neutral nations truce inspi tion team in South Korea today fled from his Iron Curtain country- men and was given political asylum by an American air base com- mander, the U.S. Army announced. The Pole made his dramatic break as an airplane was warming up to take his inspection team back to North Korea. "It's my last the Pole told American officers. The Army identified the man as Jan Hajdukiewicz, 28, a civilian interpreter with a neutral nations inspection team at Kangnung, on Korea's east coast. The Army said the Pole went to an American officer attached to the unit inspection team and said back to did not he was "afraid" to go Communist control and wish to return. The Army said the Pole was a native of Lodz, and claimed he was not a Communist party member. The Pole said he was an employe of the import-export agency of the government when he was selected as an English language translator for the unit. Special Session Of Congress Out, Martin Declares By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON Speak- er Joseph W. Martin Jr. (R-Mass) today ruled out the possibility of a special session of Congress later ii? year but conceded "there will plenty of work next year." Visiting the Capitol for a few days, he told newsmen he was certain there would be no extra session this year. He said earlier talk of a special session hinged on the belief the administration might regard it as necessary for Congress to boost the national debt limit, which it refused ;o do just before adjourning last month. Since then, however, ad- ministration fiscal experts have .ndicated that the present statu- ,ory debt limit of 275 billion dol- ars won't be reached this year. Martin said that been during the away from Fii Fo Sister Carletta, left, of the St. Cloud, Minn., Children's Home, who brought the first hundred of children to be inoculated with gamma globulin shots at the Lincoln School in St. Cloud today, is shown comforting Thomas Boherer, 4, as Dr. C. F. Brigham withdraws the needle. St. Cloud residents and businessmen joined in pro- viding coffee, cookies, doughnuts, towels lollipops. A total of children were scheduled to receive the polio preventive shots. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) policies and progress. willing to give President Eisen- hower a chance to make he said. "They believe he has made a good start and will build up from the good foundation that I find very little patriated during Operation Big I month he has Switch, which ended Sunday. Washington he found the people "None of these people have been reported by you as having escaped or Bryan added. The list, in addition to the Amer- icans, included South Ko- reans, 19 British, 9 Australians, 8 South Africans, 3 Canadians, 3 Bel- gians, 5 Turks, 2 Colombians and 1 Greek. Hurricane Springs Up Off Miami Coast MIAMI, Fla. A hurricane with winds of 95 miles an hour sprang up suddenly today near Turks Island, 800 miles southeast of Miami, and offered an imme- diate threat to the Bahamas Is- lands. Grady Norton, chief storm fore- caster in the Miami Weather Bur- eau, said the swiftly-developing disturbance "is in a bad position as far as Florida is concerned." The hurricane is in the embryo stage "but is developing said Norton. very Getting Polio Shots at St. Cloud Today ST. CLOUD, Minn. W) Thirty thousand children start lining up today for anti-polio shots and lollipops. The shots of scarce gamma globulin are expected to reverse the upward trend of polio cases in Minnesota's Stearns and Benton generally are not discontent with counties, which meet here. the Republican administration's Tne lollipops will be recompense for needle pricks to be adminis- "The people are waiting and are tered by more than 50 doctors has been laid. discontent." _____ Martin emphasized he does not I Sherburne County within St. Cloud. and scares of nurses who have volunteered for the nation's 15th mass inoculation project. Health authorities are aiming at inoculation of all boys and girls 3 months through 14 years of age in the two counties and the part of Supreme Court Post May Be Filled Soon WASHINGTON Eisenhower has only a little over three weeks to name a successor to the late Chief Justice Vinson if he wishes the appointee to be on the job at the time the Supreme j believe Congress will renew next year the excess c The National Foundation for In Court opens its new term. That time is noon on Monday, Oct. date fixed by law for term-opening formalities. Vinson was arranging details before he was stricken with a fatal heart attack early yesterday. He was 63, Since Congress is in adjourn- ment, Eisenhower is expected to fill the vacancy by recess appoint- ment, subject to later confirmation by the Senate. If the President makes his choice in time for the new term opening, the appointee can make an all-out plunge into the court's work Oct. 5. This is true even though formal- ities witnessed by the public in open court that day take only half an hour or so and are a routine affair. Ike Silent On Successor To Vinson DENVER Eisen- hower kept his own counsel today s wi renew nex e aiona ounaion r d dud profits tax extend- 1 fantile Paralysis provided They debate t black robes and begin work on a stack of about 400 appeals that summer recess'. They "debate the legal mer- T j lllcj ucuctn; ed this year until next Jan. 1. And i cubic centimeters of gamma glo- j h j and decicie which he said he is sure the presently bulin for the area on appeal of' rr scheduled 10 per cent cut in in-1 local health authorities last Fri- come taxes will become effective day. The globulin was flown to the East last Jan. 1 without any attempt being j Minnesota from and "Those taxes are going off for he said. On the subject of what new reve- nue might be needed to replace tax drops due next year, Martin would- n't comment. Congressional com- mittees are studying the general tax picture now, he said, and' will have recommendations later. Separated For The First Time when school started, Paul Poulos, Roanoke, Va., and his dog Prince showed expressions of happi- ness after school was dismissed for the day Tuesday. Teachers reported new students in Pkoanoke, a gain of almost 10% over last year, with about half that number of dogs "reporting." (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) clinics within the next six days. State Health Department records show that Stearns County, with a population of in the last census, has had 110 polio cases this year, and Benton, with a popu- lation of 15.911, 18 cases. One death has occurred. On a percentage basis, the area has been the hardest hit in Minne- sota this year. Through yesterday, there were cases and 50 deaths reported in the state compared with cases and 70 deaths in 1952. Case totals for the past three weeks respectively, have been 184, 179 and 181. Wisconsin Paper Firm Executive Dies PORT EDWARDS, Wis. Wl Walter A. Radke, 54, vice presi- dent and treasurer of the Nekoosa- Edwards Paper Co., died at his home here Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy with a few scattered show- ers late tonight. Thursday general- ly fair and a little warmer. Low tonight 60, high Thursday 81. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 86; minimum, 52; noon, 77; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 76 at noon, min. 61 at a.m., noon layer of clouds at feet, visi- bility 15 miles, wind 10 miles per hour from east, barometer 30.21 falling, humidity 54 per cent. will be rejected and which will be granted later hearings in open court. week. Then on the following Mon- day, Oct. 12, the court announces its' decisions on these appeals and begins a two-week session of hear succeed Fred M. Vinson as chief justice of the United States. Staff personnel at the summer White House declined even to dis- cuss possible successors to Vinson, who died of a heart attack in Washington early yesterday. Speculation continued to center here on two Earl War- ren of California, who announced last week he wouldn't seek a fourth ing arguments or. pleas that were term in 1954, and Gov. Thomas E. granted late in the last term. If Eisenhower has not chosen a new chief justice by Oct. 5, Asso- Dewey of New York. But Murray Snyder, assistant Council Offers Year's Option On 5-Acre Tract Chicago Co. Plans To Spend Developing Facilities A Chicago coal firm is interest- ed in purchasing city of Winona properly for riverside coal stor- age docks, it was revealed at the City Council meeting Tuesday eve- ning at City Hall. City Attorney Harold S. Streater said that the Sterling-Midland Coal Co. will investigate the feasibility of a five- to six-acre low-lying site East Winona. The site is on the Wisconsin side of the main channel of the Mis- sissippi River, in Buffalo County, at the Wisconsin end of the Bur- lington Railroad bridge. The land is part of a tract given tc the city 20-30 years ago by the late John A. Latsch. Strealer said that Sterling-Mid- land Vice President Edward A. Glaeser has told him that the firm, is prepared to spend around 000 for fill and another for construction of docks and storage facilities. Option Offered The estimate for fill is a rough one, said Streater. He explained that if the Council gives an option to sell, the coal firm will engage The Council complied, agreeing to give a one-year option to sell for Streater said that the firm in- tends to bring the coal in by barge for delivery to communities served by the Green Bay Western Railway. Industry was discussed by the Council in another way, too. A group of about a dozen neigh- bors to the Fiberite Corp., 516 W. 4th St., said that the noise of a which they objected sev- eral weeks ago has now subsided other noises are bothering them. Speakers said that the firm has added other a woman described the noise as like a roller coaster; that "the shouting of employes" out of an open door disturbs their sleep at night; that the noise of escaping steam dis- turbs "it sounds like all the North Western engines blowing off steam, trying to outdo each other." "All we want is peace and quiet at said one woman. Another objected to trucks block- ing 3rd Street at the Miller Waste Mills, Inc., 515 W. 3rd St., another of the industries operated by R. W. and Ben Miller. Anti-Noise Ordinance Later, in committee of the whole session, aldermen discussed the advisability of passing an anti- noise ordinance. In commenting on the proposal, city attorney Streater pointed out that writing of such an ordinance would be difficult because noises affect dif- ferent persons in different ways. No decision was made as to pre- paration of an ordinance, although aldermen have indicated they are new chief justice by uct. s, ASSO- secretary to the President aldermen nave indicated tney art ciate Justice Black will preside Eisenhower's vaca- i interested in knowing what anti- _ told uisxvsmiMi Cjistrimu wei s until Vinson's successor is named. headquarters wouid have abso- noise ordinances other commum- Black takes on this task as senior lmejy no comment on repom deal. ties may have, judge in point of service and -wjth U.Q men or i Dust from the Archer-Damels- then is referred to as the presiding mentioned as possible sue- I Midland Co., 850 W. 3rd St., was justice. Black acted in this capac-1 cessors also up for discussion again, ity for a time after the death of j Attorney Streater discussed an Chief Justice Harlan Fiske stone, aides said Minneapolis has Vinson's predecessor. -was no QouDt tne rresiociii and fa wfis lnstructed to One factor which Eisenhower fl-v to. Washington to at end ordinance for could take into consideration if services for Vinson tomor-1 by the Council. wishes to defer the appointment is that no major case has been j There was no official announce- put on the tentative schedule for ment, however, and Snyder said argument during October. last_night he would have no word The new chief justice could take his seat as late as December and be in time to take part in the major case coming up in the new term. It involves constitutionality of racial segregation in the public schools. Arguments won't be heard at least until December. Speculation over Eisenhower's it was only specula- on the name of Earl Warren, California's Republican _ .Tr llldl.1 V VUtti governor. For some months War- th j at ren has been reported headed for VisH thp i Eisenhower adm nistration had the I on Eisenhower's plans until today. If the President was doing any talking to anyone about the most important appointment to confront j him since taking office, the small j staff on hand here appeared to be completely in the dark about it. The President issued a state- j ment expressing shock and grief over Vinson's passing. He said he had lost a close personal friend of many who sat across House bridge ritish Craft Fired on Near games. The President also mourned the j Tl r chief justice as a statesman andjque duty of, filling its first vacancy. jurist j admjred deeply.-. que LONDON admiralty said a British Naval launch was fired on in Hong Kong waters today and I that casualties were suffered. Warren's term as governor, how- ever runs through next year; he Eisenhower signed a proclaraa. fi f 30-day period of would have to resign to accept an nin and directing flags on all terse admiralty communi- d not identify the attacking (federal building the United figured in court speculation were Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, Chief Justice Arthur V. Van- derbilt of the New Jersey Supreme Court and Judge John J. Parker of Charlotte, N.C., presiding judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court. Sen. Anderson (D-NM) men- tioned as a likely possibility Judge Orie Leon Phillips of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court. a month. I------Five Cents Subscnbers receiving The by car- rier will pay cents less this week because of the Labor Day holiday. force. 'A British destroyer was ordered out to remove the wounded sailors, the communique said. The admiralty announcement gave this report: "H. R. motor launch 1323, a vessel of the Hong Kong local de- fense force, reports having been fired on early this morning, as a result of which she sustained cas- ualties. The destroyer H. M. S. Concord has been ordered to disembark the casualties and bring- them to Hong Kong.