Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Showers, Little Change in Temperature Tonight and Sunday VOLUME 53, NO. 181 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1953 Read 'Green Water' Page 10 Today SIXTEEN PAGES Farmers, Benson Says Killed Ike Ends Vacation, 8 i ies to Washington DENVER Eisen- David 5, Barbara Ann 3, and hower flies back to Washington Susan go on to Washington today ending six weeks of Colorado I to visit at the White House for a vacationing mixed with work. (few days. The President-and .Mrs, Eisen- At the Chicago airport, where hower were scheduled to leave his plane is due at p.m. Lowry Air Force Base- aboard the President will greet presidential plane Columbine ;at 11 delegations representing two Re- a.m, publican groups meeting in the They arranged to stop for a half hour in Chicago at the Glenview Naval Air Station to pick up their city. The delegates are attending the Midwestern states regional conference of GOP women, and the son, Maj. John Eisenhower, and j Midwestern-Rocky Mountain states his family. The Barbara and their three chairmen. his wife i conference of Republican state GOP leaders at the two meet- ings have urged Eisenhower to reply in Chicago to charges by in Brothers, Son Die in Mishap Friday Evening Driver of 2nd Car Seriously Injured; No Inquest Planned ollision SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Special) Three persons were killed instantly and a fourth seriously injured a headon collision 10 miles south of here about p. m. Friday. Fillmore County's second, Democrats that the administra- tion's farm program has and that U.S. allies are being con- third and fourth highway fused by American foreign policy, j fatalities of the year were: The President will speak briefly 9 Herbert W. Kumm, 59, and informally from a hastily- erected platform during the half hour stop at the airport. Presi- dential Press Secretary James Hagerty said, however, he does not expect Eisenhower to make any political remarks. He added that the talk probably would be in the form of a greeting only. The air station is throwing its Spring Valley Township far- mer; his brother, Alvin J, Krumm, 54, who lives on an adjoining farm, and Alvin's 12-year-old son Robert. e Reported in "poor" condition at a Cresco, Iowa, hospital is Mervin Larson, President Eisenhower Fishin' Over for Ike TODAY NoRenewa Of Korean ar 5een By STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON loud dis- putes and recriminations about the Korean peace conference have (Jo'register" for" the mayoraity'pri Oates open to the public. Full 117, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clar- military honors will be given Larson, LeRoy (Mower senhower as he steps from his plane. Eisenhower is due in Washing- ton at p.m. It was just six weeks ago to the day that the President arrived in Denver, Since then, two major govern- ment posts have become vacant- one through the death of Chief Justice Fred JI. Vinson and the other through the resignation of Martin P. Durkin a's secretary of labor. The President has filled neither post. Announcement of a successor to Vinson may come next week, but White House sources said Ei- senhower may need more time to pick a new head of the Labor Department. The President will be in Wash- ington over the week end, then leave by plane Monday morning for Massachusetts for two speaking engagements. The first is at noon at the East- ern States Exposition in Spring- field. The second is a major ad- dress Monday evening at a Repub- lican rally in Boston. That speech, quite likely to be a reply to his Democratic critics, will be broad- cast nationwide by television and radio. During his Colorado stay, Eisen- hower has combined work with the driver of the second car involved in :ollision. The county's other fatality occur- red almost nine months to the day before Friday night's mishap. Al- len Nash, a 25-year-old Cherry Grove farmer, was killed in a car-truck crash on the Cherry Grove-Etna road. 10 miles south- west of here, Jan. 19. On Blacktop Road Herbert Kumm was driving a 1950 model car, in which his broth- er and nephew were riding, west on the blacktop surfaced Bristol Center road. Fillmore County Sheriff Donald Cook said Kumm's car apparently hit a windrow of blacktop along the north side of the road and bounced into Larson's car. Larson, driving east, had just crossed a narrow bridge on the road before the col- lision. Cook said a heavy fog cov- ered the area at the time of the accident. Larson's car, a 1943 model, was towed to a Chester, Iowa, garage, while the Kumm car was taken only to a nearby farm. Both ve- hicles were completely demolished. A farmer living nearby, George Birkland, heard the crash and call- ed the sheriff. Birkland found Lar- Valley Spring The National Contour Plowing Matches featuring the elite of the plowing world were in progress at 11 a.m. today when this Republican-Herald aerial photograph was taken from a plane flown by Charles Rutschovv, Mondovi Flying Farmer. The entire 10-acre area, tightly-fenced, is surrounded by spectators. Tbou- sands of persons sat on the hillside at left center. Main tent area is at right center, with the level land contest area in background. Only the center of the 800-acre Russell's Corners match site is shown here. Life of Freedom Pierre. He Ms I -scious but pinned in his started up again, and will no doubt continue for some time. Yet' the fact is that not even those who are shouting the loudest really be- lieve that anything at all is likely to come out of the confer- ence. In this sense the rows in the United Nations about India'.s in- clusion in the conference, and so on, are a mere teapot tempest. Secretary of State John Foster to fly to New York I car whe" he arrived at the scene tSey mayoralty pn" Suffering from chest and face ;n- mary and speak at the dedication of a housing project, the other time to attend funeral services for Vinson in Washington. Providing some idea of the busi- ness side of the President's Colo- rado visit, the summer White House came up with these figures: He signed 111 bills into law and vetoed three. He saw 152 callers, juries, he was taken to Cresco by an ambulance -from Preston. No Inquest Planned Fillmore County Coroner J. P. Nehring said all three persons in Kumm's car were killed instantlyr The men died of broken necks and other injuries and the boy of a skull fracture and hemorrhage. The car was turned over on its left side veiueu .lie saw j.jc. -jj, t j ranging Secretary ,1 St.t, m tte "date of th. Ike Cleaning Up Mess Democrats Left, Dirksen Says CHICAGO UP] Sen. Dirksen (R- 111) said today President Eisen- hower is rapidly cleaning up a 'scandalous mess" in a govern- ment the Democrats left ded with Communists." "stud- GOP conference here to statements made at a Democratic meeting earlier by Adlai E. Stevenson and former President Truman. Previously, Secretary of Interior Level Plowing By ARTHUR BYSTROM AUGUSTA. Wis. (ji Graeme Stewart of Plainfield, 111., the de- fending champion, won the nation- al level plowing contest today. Dr. Marek Korowicz Dulles is reliably reported to be- VicePresidentNixon and Herbert Kumm is survived by his lieve that there is about one i secretary of Agriculture'Benson to i wlfe and three daughters, and Al-1 NEW YORK Marek Kor- chance in four of reaching an j dozens of old frjends who stopped "in h" agreed settlement leading to Ko-, bv to pav their respects. rean unification. But even in this very moderate optimism, Dulles is a minority of one among the ex- perts. A formula for an agreed settle- ment, in which the Communists would be offered Korean neutrali- zation and the withdrawal of all foreign troops, in return for free elections and peaceful Korean uni- fication, is seriously consid- ered in the State Department. Proponents of this formula argue that the Communists might agree to a non-Communist Korean buffer He also signed 318 other official documents. Brownell Claims Reds Plot Against Judicial Process WASHINGTON ffl Atty. Gen. vin Kumm by his wife and two owicz, Polish diplomat who got his daughters. The bodies were taken look at America last Monday, to the Jorris Funeral Home, i js seeking political asylum here Spring Valley. Sheriff Cook said j after a pre-dawn flight from his no inquest will be held. i country's Communist dominated Three other persons died in traf-1 United Nations delegation, fie accidents in Minnesota Friday, i in Poland was a njght. bringing the total for the year to 431, an average of more than 11 per week in the state. Among them was Edgar West- rum of HAGER CITY, WIS., who was found dead in the wreckage of his car near Red Wing. Good- hue County authorities said West- rum apparently missed a turn and plowed into a ditch. Korowicz said yesterday. McKay told a gathering of women j The 47-year-old Illinois grain- Dirksen lashed out at the form- i and QOP state chairmen that the j grower, who has taken part in nine er administration as "one of the federal government has no "di- j national and international matches most riotous, reckless, scandalous vine right" to develop the nation's and has never finished lower than administrations-in the history of j power resources. He said the Ei-1 second, scored 74 points out of a the Republic" in replying at the senhower administration is going i possible 100. 1 to give states and local commu nitics a voice in such projects. state, provided American troops j Brownell said today there is a Stephen Hellesvig, 11, died of in- were withdrawn from the Asian deliberate Communist campaign j Juries he sustained Thursday night continent. As for our side, a uni- j "to instill in our citizens contempt fied non-Communist Korea and the withdrawal of American troops from Korea arc both, it is argued, desirable objectives. Any Formula for our judicial process." Contrasting the short cuts of "justice" behind the Iron Curtain with the American practice of in- sisting on defendants' rights, even But South Korean President 'hough trials are delayed and tech- Synsman Rhcc has already made Inical argued at length, the it clear that he will liaht to the I attorney general said the United death against any formula for a states must never be tempted to neutralized Korea. This country, !he safeguards, moreover, has already offered I Actually, he said, it is a prime in Duluth after leaving a high Call Increase Seen in '54 WASHINGTON ffl The draft outlook is for a steep increase in calls in the latter part of 1954, perhaps to as many as to men a month. Maj. Gen. Lewis B, Hershey, di- rector of Selective Service, said in a CBS radio interview Friday night expected "material increases" The graying, 50-year-old Koro-1 after the new fiscal year begins wicz left Polish U. N. headquarters) July 1, "perhaps as high as there, even though as "early as He finished with a one-point mar- gin over Lyle Mason of Meriden, Dirksen picked on a statement Iowa. Third place was taken by by Stevenson that "the greatest beneficiary of the Democratic par- ty in these past few months has i been President Eisenhower and I I only hope he realizes it." Normandy Beach I'm sure President Eisenhower to a month." Wednesday. Pretending to be work- ing on a document in the early morning hours, he eluded guards and slipped out of h: town hotel to telephone an old j fiscal year. In July, John A. Han- friend from the Polish under- j nan, assistant secretary of defense Dirksen said in a prepared address. "What he found when he came to Washington as President made the problems of the Nor- mandy Beach invasion pale into The Illinois senator said that be- sides "stalemated war in Eisenhower inherited "a govern- ment which was studded with Com- munists and Communist sympa- thizers who seemed to have no difficulty getting into the govern- ment and no difficulty staying 1945 FBI reports on the matter He said the present rate of about j had been made available to the ded armed a month would probably be President of his mid- maintained until the end of this Mentioning the publi ground. Safe in the friend's home, Koro- wicz, first alternate of the Polish delegation to the U.N. wrote iden- school football game. He was ticaf lettcrs to Mrs vijaya. Lak- struck by a car driven by Donald j shmi Pandlt> president of the U.N. General Assembly, and Dag Ham- E. Gould. Hugo Christensen, about 60, marskjoid u.N. secretary general. Hardwick, killed near Luverne when his tractor collided with a truek driven by Franklin B. Dirks, Beaver Creek. Dirks was unhurt. Electrocution, Drowning Two other deaths Friday were an electrocution and the drowning of a child. Knee a military alliance, which! objective of the Communists to would have to be canceled if Ko-i goad the United States into just j Dewey Harmon 32-year-old fa- rea were to be neutralized And as i such action, so this might be used j thcr of seven, died when he acci- for the Communists, they seem 'to furtner an over-all campaign to j dentally touched _ a high voltage likely to demand a much higher! price for a unified Korea. j Most of the e.xpcrt.s believe that the if, indeed, they will agree to a unified non-Communist Korea on any tcrnis -will be admission of Communist China inio the United Nations and ;m end to the econom- ic blockade, which is undoubtedly discredit the American life. of i power line near Verndale. He had "Many people may find it diffi- cult to understand why we afford to Communists here liberties and procedures which they deny to all persons in all countries where they have seized control. But the Communists hope that by their tac- tics they will make us so impatient with our procedural safeguards (Continued on Page 14, Column we will abandon them. They ALSOPS iare counting on been employed by the Minnesota Power Light Co. Cynthia Joy, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold W. Aberman, St. Louis Park, drowned in a ditch near her home while playing with some other children. Two play- mates, 4 and 5. said they failed to [examination. The letters said: "I have the honor of bringing to your attention that I formally renounce my membership in the Polish delegation to the assem- bly of the United Nations. Pay Increase Attracts DALLAS, Tex. W) A S35 per month pay boost for policemen, effective here next month, is at- tracting more men to the police department. Civil Service Director Ray Tipple said today. Tipple said 114 applicants, the largest group in several years, took the latest police civil service for manpower, calculated the monthly requirement would not rise much above in mid- 1954. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly] ic debt, high taxes and what he called the "dis- honest Dirksen said the Democrats hadn't solved the farm problem. Democrats had contend- ed that the Republicans had no answer to falling farm prices. "Prices were breaking before the last administration left Dirksen said. "None of their poli- cies, and all of their billions, solved it." He said farm prices had been. give an alarm because they thought their small companion was swimming. Her father recovered the body. The city council has approved addition of 180 men to the 510 man force. Base pay will be month- ly. cloudy tonight and Sunday with a (maintained previously "not by >d showers Not much sound, durable policies but by war temperature Low to-! and inflation." He said "spending billions for instruments for which to kill, putting young Americans night 48, high Sunday 70. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 75; minimum, 47; noon, 75; precipitation, Trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 70 at a. m. to- day. Low 40 at a. m. today. Broken cloud layer at feet, visibility 15 miles. Wind from the south at 8 miles per hour. Baro- meter 29.74 slowly falling and hu- midity 48 per cent. For more Republican-Herald pictures of the national plow- ing matches turn to page 3. David Bay of Canandaigua, N. Y., who compiled 72 points. Others in the field of nine con- testants finished as follows: Gar- land Murray, Bethany, Mo., fourth; John Helgeson, Valders, Wis., fifth; Orville Hoeg, Alden, Minn., sixth; Olen Walker, Tipton, Okla., seventh; Robert Claycomb, New Enterprise, Pa., eighth, and Rob- ert Imbody, La Rue, Ohio, ninth. Stewart used his own plowing equipment, a Diesel-powered trac- tor and three 12-inch plowshares. After winning the national title for the first time at Kasson, Minn., last year, Stewart captured the in- ternational open class in Canada. He farms 325 acres near Plain- field. Some spectators, including Secretary of Agriculture Benson, who will speak this afternoon, watched the nine state champions plow one-third acre strips in the contest area. The secretary mount- ed a farm wagon with Wisconsin's Gov. Walter J. Kohler and toured the grounds. The weather was cool, dry and sunny. The contestants, all state cham- pions at least, aimed their furrows at one of two land or contour. Will Use All Means to Keep Farm Prices Up Secretary Speaks At Plowing Meet At Augusta, Wis. AUGUSTA, Wis. (IP) Ezra Taft Benson told far- mers today he did not "be- come secretary of agricul- ture to sit idly by wringing my hands and let the farmer be squeezed by lowered farm prices and high fixed costs." He said in a speech pre- pared for delivery at the Na- tional Plowing Contest that the Eisenhower administra- tion, as it seeks improve- ments in farm programs, "has and will do everything in its power to enhance farm prices in 1953-54 using the implements at hand." Benson had said in ad- vance the speech would be one of the most important he ever made. It came after Democrats, meeting in Chi- cago this week, had criticiz- ed GOP farm policies and' after the secretary had con- ferred with President Eisen- hower at the summer White House in Denver. Assure Farmers Benson said he would assure farmers that both the' President and he "are determined to do all within our power to protect and improve the living standards of farm people of this great nation." Farmers can "look forward with confidence" in the Eisenhower ad- ministration, he said. He led up to his statement on his own attitude by saying, "It is time to speak bluntly a'nd plainly on my position." He said that when he became secretary he held the view he should not sit by while farmers were squeezed and that "I hold it now and I will continue to hold it." "You are not looking down the abyss of the the secre- tary said. "We are in the Fifties and have tools and are fashioning other tools to build a sound econ- omy." The administration's help, he said, will include "watever parity proposals meet the test of the ex- I haustive study of the farm problem now under way by the nation's farmers, the Department of Agri- culture and Congress." Benson described as "nonsense" charges by political opponents that the administration is "talking rather than doing, studying rather than acting" to help farmers caught in a squeeze between high production costs and declining farm prices, or facing drought and other emergencies. Record Shows The record shows, he said, that the administration has used all the legal tools available to bring about stability and to help farmers caught in distressing situations. The GOP farm chief said the administration had succeeded in halting a "deep drop in farm prices which already was under way when we took office." He said that during the last 12 months of the Truman administration, farm prices had declined from 113 to 95 per cent of parity. He said the Eisenhower administration had held prices steady at 93 and 94 per cent of parity. Parity is a standard for mea- suring farm prices, designed to be fair to farmers in relation to prices they pay. in uniform and sending them to the I Thg biggest farm show of the far corners of the earth and spend- far corners o e ear an spen- folded soil c ing billions in foreign aid" had j tion demonstrations and artificially propped up price lev- els. Grisly Program "If the New Dealers and the Fair Dealers want to defend such 'a grisly program, I'm he declared. "When they make this issue they must answer how they separated the high prices from the young corpses. The farmers whose sons came back in wooden boxes may ask some questions on this score." soil conserva- a two million dollar display of farm machinery, spread over 800 acres on the Thompson Creek watershed in this rich agricultural region of northwestern Wisconsin. The two-day program began with conservation demonstrations Fri- day and the plowing contestants took a few practice turns about the dry fields while Wisconsin furrow (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) PLOWING CONTEST B29 Crashes In Atlantic, 5 Men Saved MIAMI, Fla. tfi A B29 hurri- cane hunter plane, returning to Bermuda after passage of a tropi- cal storm, crashed at sea about ,200 miles east of Savannah, Ga., I and five men were known today to have survived. Three men were rescued by ships and two more were sighted .by one of the rescue craft which j reported by radio "we will pick them up." One of the rescued men was re- ported badly burned. Another told rescuers the big airplane developed engine trouble and nine of the 16- man crew bailed out. The remain- !ing seven "rode the ship in" as it was ditched at sea, lie reported. A great search was on for other survivors or wreckage. Six Coast Guard planes, nine Air Force craft and two Coast Guard cutters in addition to surface craft were malting the search.