SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1953 THI WINONA REPUBLICAN-HERALD, WINONA, MINNESOTA Pag* 5 Farm Recession Under Way, Says Sen. Humphrey MINNEAPOLIS (.?) -- Senator Humphrey (D-Minn) said today "A sharp farm recession" is under way and indicated he thought the Agriculture Department was only doing "wishful thinking" to head it off. Prices received by farmers have dropped lOVz per cent in a year, Humphrey said in a statement prepared for his arrival here. He said eight per cent of the fall has taken place since the November election. Loss of farm purchasing power is beginning to be felt in rural communities throughout the Â·nation, the senator said, and added about Minnesota in particular: "During January and February, cash receipts from marketing of livestock and livestock products alone were down 821,420,000 from the same two months of last year." He said the situation "has been getting worse instead of better since February." Declaring that the department is "reluctant to f a c e realities," Humphrey said: When some among us sought The Daily Record Winona Deaths S. H. Hoeppner S. H. (Syl) Hoeppner, sales manager and assistant secretary of the Peter Bub Brewery Inc., died at 3 a.m. today at a Rochester hospital following an illness of a year and a half. Born in Winona Nov. 2, 1904, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. to sound a note of warning about j G eorge Hoeppner, he had lived falling farm prices earlier this nere a [j m - s uf e He attended St. year, we were at first scoffed at. "Then, when it became apparent that wasn't enough of an answer for farmers, the line was switched to how long ago the decline in prices started. Farmers finally made it rather clear they weren't interested in wrangling about when things started going to pot. They were concerned with what is happening to farm prices right now-today." He charged that, a "powerful bloc of speculators, food brokers and processors are trying to pull the rug of price supports out from under the farmers." Â· Lawmaker Blasts Officers in Non-Combat Jobs WASHINGTON tf -- Army officers redeployed today from de- fending'canned hamburgers, Army style, to justifying jobs of about 2,000 men and officers who inspect military food. Army Soturday, May 9, 1953 At Winona General Hospital (Visiting hours: 2 to 4, 7-8 p. m.) FRIDAY Admissions Betty Lou Meier, 460 W. Mark St. James Kammerer, Rt. 1. Darlene Glenna, Rt. 2. Dick Nelton, 1913 Gilmore Ave. Richard Gora, ISlVi E. 3rd St. Michael Reinbard, 406 E. 5th St. Rosemary Nolan, 617 E. 2nd St. Susan Stueve, 620 E. Howard St. Carl W. Heise, Pleasant Valley. Sarah Heise, Pleasant Valley. Roland Nord, 205 E. 4th St. Mrs. Donald Smith, 177 W. Mark Edward Buege, 853 E. Mark St. Mary Ann Pozanc, Rt. 3. Miss Hideko Itomura, Morey Hall. Mrs. Harry Libera, 748 W. 5th St. Henry Hanson, St. Charles. Births Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Matzke, Altura, a daughter. Discharges Bartlet W. Butler, 427 W. Wabasha St. James Kammerer, Rt. 1. Betty Lou Meier, 460 W. Mark St. Jan Wieczorek, 162 Ewing St. Roland Nord, 205 E. 4th St. Darlene Glenna., Rt. 2. Michael Reinhard, 406 E. 5th St. St. Joseph's grade school and was graduated from Cotter High School u v in 1923. He became bookkeeper j rjj c k Nelton, 1913 Gilmore Ave. for the O'Brien Lumber Co. for a j Richard Gora, 151Vi E. 3rd St. short time then went to work in j Susan Stueve, 620 E. Howard St. the office of the Foss Candy Co. where after several years he became a salesman for the company until the local plant ceased operations. He then represented the National Candy Co., Milwaukee, for several years until entering the employ of the Peter Bub Brewery, Inc., April I, 1933, as cashier. Shortly thereafter he became a salesman for the brewery. In 1945 he was made salesmanager and assistant secretary which positions he held at the time of his death. He was a member of the parish of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, of the Knights of Columbus and 4th Degree Assembly, and held the office of Faithful Pilot of the Assembly. He was a member of the Redmen, the Eagles, the Winona Athletic Club, Winona Activity Group, the*Winona Association of Commerce and its Ambassadors and of the St. Joseph's Society of the former St. Joseph's Parish. Â· He married June 18, 1929, Miss Marie Schmidt. They had four i i I M l i , , i sons, James, who is in the Air Chairman Ferguson (R-Mich) of Forces of this country in Japan, Dean Kieffer, Rt. 3. Rosemary Christensen, ville. Gales- Rolland Grunz, 825 38th Ave., Goodview. Carl W. Heise, Pleasant Valley. Sarah Heise, Pleasant Valley. Rosemary Nolan, 617 E. 2nd St. TODAY Birth Two-State Deaths Fred Behnke DURAND, Wis. (Special) -- Funeral services for Fred Behnke, 74, have tentatively been set for Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church here. Behnke died Friday noon of a heart attack while working at the Rock Elm Cemetery, where he took over caretaker duties Thursday. He and Mrs. Behnke visited here Monday upon return from spending the winter in Florida. They were planning to live with their daughter, Mrs. Florian Longsdorf, at nearby Columbia Heights this summer. Ike Approves I Â· '1 J 11 f Limited U.S. Part in Seaway WASHINGTON im--Limited U.S. participation with Canada in building the much discussed St. Lawrence Seaway has the approval of President Cabinet. Eisenhower and h i s Announcement of the administration stand on the perennially controversial Great Lakes to the sea waterway was announced Friday by the White House. The action came after Eisenhower and the Cabinet unanimous- C1KULJ5 LJllo oUdlinci . i "Â«" '*-*Â· """ ...Â», -^-r~ Behnke formerly operated the I ly approved recommendations of Durand Auto Supply here. ! : -' : " """' *"' th Â° He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Herpst; six children, Harold, Durand; Frederick, Rock Elm; Robert, Baraboo; Mrs. John (Verona) White, Madison; Mrs. George (La Nita) Amman, Plum City, and Mrs. (Lila) Longsdorf; one brother, William, Menomonie, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Hartung, Arkansaw. Municipal Court Ed Glubka, 122% E, 3rd St., forfeited a $3 deposit when he failed to appear in court on a charge of making an illegal left turn at West Broadway and Main Street. The arrest was made by police at 11:50 a. m. Thursday. Mrs. Louis Drussell, 318 McBride St., paid a $5 fine after pleading guilty to a charge of permitting a dog to run at large in the city. She was arrested by police at 12:30 p. m. Friday. Parking deposits of $1 were forfeited by Bernard Wondrow, J. B. McMartin (on two counts), Dr. L. E. Brynestad and Gale Hess, for 011 Â»' meter violations; Elmer Becker and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith, 177 Earl Klinger, for overtime parking; '. Mark St.. a son. Ernest Bollman, for improper parking, and H. J. Kramer and Roy McWilliams, for alley parking. a special committee named by the President to study the project. The White House said the committee proposed, and the Cabinet agreed, that participation would be "highly desirable" providing the U. S. interest in the undertaking was limited to the international rapids section of the river. It is in this section that New York state and a private firm have asked the Federal Power Commission (FPC) for a license to join with the Province of Ontario in the construction of a 2,200,000 horsepower hydroelectric generating plant. The Commission's decision is still awaited although hearings were ended in February. Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, after a two-day official visit to Washington, indicated to reporters that the seaway was a joint undertaking by the two countries -- would hardly be feasible unless American participation in the power project is authorized. "We would like to see the power end approved and started," St. Laurent said, "and we are ready to discuss the seaway project in the W. Mark St., a son. a Senate Small Business subcom mittee made this the issue before a public hearing. Ferguson asked why the Army should not replace most of the 2,000 uniformed officers and men conducting food inspection by civilians and thus "get more men in combat." Back for Answers Col, Russell McNellis of the Army Surgeon General's office and Col. William F. Durbin of -the Army Quartermaster Corps were called back for answers. Col. Durbin, who supervises tuy- ing of most of the food for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, solemnly defended canned Army hamburgers late Friday, even offering to eat some. Alfred Ansara, San Francisco meat packer who cans hamburgers for both civilians and the Army had testified that the Army version was "not edible" because under the specifications meat was shrunk until it was "a good solid ball." 4 . Col. Durbin assured senators he had eaten the "tennis ball hamburgers" many times and added they are pretty good. . Canned Hamburgers Ansara also had criticized detailed and precise Army quartermaster specifications, saying for example, he had trouble having some canned hamburgers accepted because they were packed vertically instead of horizontally. An Army spokesman later said in an interview, "we just thought everybody packed them horizontally, actually it does not matter." Ansara suggested that the Army could save some money by buying regular canned products sold to civilians. But Durbin and other Quartermaster experts disputed this. They explained that the canned military meats often must be eaten cold in frontline trenches after they have been stored for many months or even years. Â· Four Youths Win At Science Fair OAK RIDGE, Tenn. Wl -- Four young scientists -- two boys and two girls -- are first-prize winners at the fourth annual science fan- here. The winners were announced today by Dr. C. E. Larson, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and chairman of the board of judges. The winning exhibits -- out of 71 entered -- showed: 1. X-ray observation of vesico ureteral regurgitation in the male rabbit. This was submitted by David Michael Young, 17, of P. A. Allen high school in Bluffton, Ind. 2. The wax workers, a bee exhibit by Patricia Ann Kirchoffner, 17, of. Devils Lake, N. D., Central high school. 3. A home projection planetarium, by John D. Rather Jr., 15, of McCallie school, Chattanooga, Tenn. 4. My Successful Research to Simplify the Dyeing of Orion, by Doris Jean Hermes, 17, of Martinsville, Va., high school. The winners get $125 each in scientific equipment or books. They can take their pick of what they want. and Donald, Jerome and Thomas at home. Survivors in addition to lis wife and sons, are two brothers, Jerome and George, Winona; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Duane, Seattle, Wash., and Sr. Tertullius, Sisters of St. Francis, Chicago, and 25 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 9 a. m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, the Rt. Rev. Joseph F. Hale officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The rosary will be said at the Kelly Funeral Home at 8:15 p. m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home late Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening and Monday afternoon and evening. Axel E. Johnson Axel E, Johnson, 61, 458 Center St., died at 5:45 p. m. Friday at his home after an illness of two years. He was born March 26, 1S92, in Sweden, and came to this country in 1912. He had lived in Winona since 1920. Survivors are his wife; two children, Randolph, Fresno, Calif,, and Mrs. Fred (Marion) Johnson, Winona; four grandchildren, one sister and two brothers in Sweden, and one brother, Emil, Winona. Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Breitlow Funeral Home. Miss Caroline V. Smith Funeral services for Miss Caroline y. Smith, Minnesota City, former instructor at the Winona State Teachers College, were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Breitlow Funeral Home, the Rev. A, W. Sauer officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Thomas Nagle Funeral services for Thomas Nagle, 1856 W. 5th St., were conducted at 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Church, Ridgeway. Preliminary services were at the Kelly Funeral Home at 8:45 a.m. Burial was at Witoka. Pallbearers were Thomas Gile, Gerald Cook, Wilfred Hunt, Frank Frappier, Alfred Einhorn and Harry Swartling. DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24.hr, Stag* Today Chg. Red Wing 14 7.4 -0.0 Lake City 10.1 -0.0 Reads Landing 12 6.8 -0.1 Dam 4, T.W. ... 7.1 -0.1 Dam 5, T.W. ... 5.5 -0.0 Dam 5-A, T.W. 6.6 -0.0 WINONA 13 7.5 --0.0 Dam 6, Pool ... 7.8 --0.0 Dam 6, T.W. ... 6.9 --0.1 Dakota 8.2 -0.1 Dam 7, Pool 9,3 -0.1 Dam 7, T.W 6.2 -0.1 La Crosse 12 7.9 -0.1 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand 3.8 --0.0 Zumbro at Theilrcan 5,9 --0.1 Trempealeau at Dodge 0.9 --0.2 Black at Neillsville ... 3.7 -0.1 Black at Galesville .. 3.6 --0.3 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.9 --0.1 Root at Houston 6.7 --0.1 Root at Hokah 41.1 --0.1 R I V E R FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenberg) Changes will be unimportant over Sunday and Monday with the exception of a slight rise at dam 10 today. Pools will hold fairly steady with slow falls settling in by Tuesday at all stages and also tributaries will recede unless substantial raini occur. OTHER BIRTHS PRESTON, Minn. -- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Ayers, Chatfield, a daughter May 8. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Rathbun, Spring Valley, a daughter May 8, Both births at Preston Hospital. WHITEHALL, Wis. -- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Borreson, Blair, a daughter May 4 at Whitehall Community Hospital. RUSHFORD, Minn. -- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kingsley, a daughter May 1 at the CottreU Home Hospital. AFL UNION MEETINGS Local 231, International Brother- dood of Bookbinders, Monday, 8 p. m., Labor Temple. Winona Building Construction Trades Council, Monday, 8 p. m., Labor Temple. Winona Trades Labor Council, Wednesday, 8 p. m., Labor Temple. Local 799, General Drivers Teamsters, Thursday, 8 p. m,, Labor Temple. Local 86, Sheet Metal Workers, Thursday, 8 p. m., Labor Temple. Local 307, United Brotherhood of Carpenters Joiners of America, Friday, 7:30 p. m., Labor Temple. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE High Low Prec Duluth 88 59 Intl. Falls 89 51 Mpls.-St. Paul .... 83 57 Chicago 80 56 Denver 78 51 Des Moines 80 54 Kansas City 74 58 Los Angeles 67 56 Miami 83 67 1.72 New Orleans 87 67 New York 77 57 .14 Phoenix 85 57 Seattle 55 41 .03 Washington 74 55 .08 Winnipeg 88 58 Sunday's Birthday Sharon Kleinschmidt, 215 Mankato Ave., 6 years old. Â· Ex-North Central President Joins Ozark Airlines MILWAUKEE Wt -- Francis M. Higgins, former president of Wisconsin Central Airlines and a longtime associate of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Co., Clintonville, has joined Ozark Airlines of St. Louis, the firm announced today. 'Higgins was president of Wisconsin Central -- now North Central Airlines -- from 1944 to October, 1952. Ozark says it may extend its service to Milwaukee month. Higgins left the Wisconsin Central presidency after the line made an agreement with the Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette,.Ind., that called for the purchase of nine airplanes from the foundation and a $190,000 loan by the foundation to the airline. Ex-Rep. Selvig Honored by U LOS ANGELES W--The annual distinguished achievement award of the University of Minnesota was presented Friday night to Conrad G. Selvig, 75, representative in Congress for three terms from the Ninth Minnesota district. E. B. Pierce of Whittier, Calif., general secretary of the University Alumni association, made the presentation on behalf of President James Lewis Morrill of the University. Selvig, now a resident of Santa Monica, was superintendent of the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture at Crookston, where he was active in the organization of co-operatives among farmers of the state. He was elected to his first term in Congress in 1927. Kohler Has Legislative Batting Average of .500 By ARTHUR BYSTROM MADISON W--Gov. Kohler had a batting average of .500 this week on part of bis major legislative program. The game isn't over, however, and he has a good chance of boosting it right back to the 1,000 mark. The Legislature acted on two of his major planks -- toll roads and integration of instituions of higher learning. It went along with him on toll roads and approved a bill that sets up machinery for the first such highway, but it refused to accept his integration bill that would combine all the state higher education schools in one system. The Senate had passed the integration bill before the Assembly rejected it, but the latter house gets another shot at the measure next Wednesday. Different Results The results might well be different then when reconsideration of the vote by which it was killed comes up. There is certain to be a lot of work done before that time to try and change some of the votes. section with WINONA DAM LOCKAGE Friday 12:50 p.m. -- Floyd Blaske and two barges, upstream. Today 3:56 a.m.--Sugar and two barges, upstream. 10:15 a.m.--Floyd Blaske, light, downstream. Â· ALSOPS (Continued from Pagt One.) Yet Mr. Ferguson was reputed to manage his Sawbwas with great ruthlessness and sagacity; and he was certainly a sensible fellow. He remained steadfastly silent throughout the military conversation. But after the breakfast, when the journey to Rangoon began to seem absolutely interminable, he made his first remark in a high, didactic falsetto. Alcohol before sundown," he squeaked with great earnestness, 'has always been the curse of the Caucasian races in the Orient. For my part, however, I have scientifically ascertained that a gimlet does not come under the heading of alcohol." Everyone present responded with relief to this bit of Ferguson lore. Gimlets (which consist of straight gin with a lump of ice and an emollient drop of lime syrup) were brought by the state train's turbaned servants; and the servants and the gimlets continued to reappear at fairly regular intervals thereafter. The party grew progressively chummier, until the train was nearing Rangoon. At length Mr. Ferguson pointed a chubby finger at Duff Cooper's starched, red-tabbed military aide, and asked the question everyone has been wondering about. "Just how on earth do you soldiers propose to keep the Japs out of Burma?" "Mountains," said the brigadier huffily; "the Japanese can never cross such mountains in real force." "Mountains!" -- scorn sent Mr. Ferguson's voice into its highest, most bat-like ranges--"mountains indeed! Don't talk to me about mountains! I cross those mountains every week of my life, and if I can cross those mountains the Japanese certainly can. They'll cut through Burma like a knife through butter." Ptfor Mr. Ferguson! The brigadier snubbed him roundly, and he lived only long enough to learn he was bang right, and then got killed in a plane crash at Kunming winter. Yet the Ferguson doctrine on mountains has just been proven once more in the crucial Laos fighting. Even if the Laos fighting ends well, the Ferguson doctrine will always retain a certain vivid interest, as long as nothing but mountains separate Communist China's 3,500,000 men under arms from the rich and tempting military vacuum that is most of South East Asia. And with the Indochinese Communists on the Thailand border, it is also well to recall a Siamese ex-prime minister who was a sort of spiritual brother of Mr. Ferguson. The ex-prime minister had retired from his country's politics, which are gay but somewhat homicidal. Possihly because of this piece of prudence, be was reputed to be very wise. When one of these reporters called on him at his flower-filled palace in Bangkok, he was busy painting a portrait of his exquisitely pretty wife. A question about the consequences of a Communist victory in neighboring Indochina at first plunged him into a really alarming fit of the giggles. Then he mastered his merriment; gave his answer in three words--"We cave in;" emitted a final titter; and went back to his painting. international rapids the United States." French Premier To Seek In Constitution Changes PARIS UP)--Premier Rene Mayer says he will seek sweeping changes in the French Constitution to allow the Premier to dissolve Parliament and call for new elections if he sees fit. He announced his proposed move in a speech last night before a group of industrial leaders. Observers said Mayer evidently felt that some past governments had been thrown out by Parliaments which did not reflect the popular will. The Premier could not initiate "We are not taking it laying down," one influential backer of the governor's proposal said, "We know of at least 10 assemblymen who thought that private institutions of higher learning--including Marquette -- were against the bill. That's the only reason they opposed it. "That's not true and we shall I convince these assemblymen of the fact before the bill comes up again." Bill's Passage j A difference of 10 votes could result in the bill's passage. It was killed by a vote of 56 to 42. This same backer of the bill said that work would be done to counteract the pressure put on by the Wisconsin A l u m n i Association which has been bucking the bill on the contention that it would destroy the prestige of the university. Wednesday also will be a hot day in the Senate when that house takes up the all-important bill to reapportion Senate districts by area and population. The bill as drafted by a group of Republican senators would cut Milwaukee's Senate representation. Key Figure In Reformatory Probe Arrested MINNEAIOLIS UR -- William Kogan, 30, a key figure two years ago in the investigation of a St. Cloud reformatory inmate's death, was arrested Friday for parole violation. Kogan is to be returned to the Stillwater state prison today to finish a 30-year sentence for robbery and previous convictions. Kogan figured prominently in the 1951 investigation into the death of George Sturdevant, 22. Sturdevant was found dead in a solitary confinement cell on Easter Sunday in 1946. The official verdict was hanging, but Kogan, who was in the St.Cloud prison at the time of the death, told investigators later that a guard had thrown Sturdevant's blood-soaked clothing into his cell. Kogan said the clothing was evidence that Sturdevant had been beaten to death. Later, he said, his testimony was false, and was intended to smear state officials. U.S., Allies Agree On Truce Problems WASHINGTON W) -- Secretary of State Dulles said today the Uni- suctTa 'constitutional change in "the I ted States and the U. N. Allies National Assembly but it could be have reached general agreement Wanted Malayan Communist Killed KUALA LUMPUR, Malaya on-The Malayan government announced today that security forces have killed a Communist district committee chairman with 14,000 Malayan dollars on his head. Three other guerrillas surrendered. The announcement named the Communist official as Ah Hon and said he had a long record of terrorist brutality. Vietminh Rebels May Seek Truce, Premier Believes brought up by a member. that several points of the new Com- next- that Mayer also listed other changes munist Korean peace proposals which he said were necessary to I need to be clarified and perhaps give the executive branch of the ! modified. government the power it needs to I Dulles told a news conference run the country properly. One of that the Communist proposals were these would simplify procedure for I discussed Thursday at a White ! votes of confidence. I House conference . and again by Government sources said last night that Mayer also will present a finance bill to the Assembly calling for government economies amounting to 100 billion francs ($285,714,285) and new revenue of 25 billion francs (571,428,571). About one quarter of the cuts would be made by blocking credits in the 1953 budget. The rest would include a 31 billion franc (388,571,433) reduction in military credits, including those for the war in Indochina, and a 20 billion franc ($57,142,860) cut in various government subsidies. Â· Kohler Signs 28 Bills Into Law MADISON, Wis, ffl--Gov. Kohler signed 28 bills into law Friday, including those to: Cut taxes during construction of an ore-treatment plant. Authorize use of tags instead of perforating ears of cattle vaccinated against brucellosis. Change the court session date for the First Circuit District, Kenosha County Court and Kenosba Municipal Court. Create a Justice Court branch and a Circuit Court branch of the municipal court of Manitowoc County. Attach non-operating school districts to other districts. Let servicemen stationed in Wisconsin buy resident deer hunting licenses before and during seasons. Allow the state college board of regents to give Douglas County some parcels of real estate. Â· Ike Visits Brother For Quiet Weekend STATE COLLEGE, Pa. W --President Eisenhower arrived here by train today for a weekend of quiet relaxation as the guest of his brother, Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, president of Pennsylvania State College. Eisenhower was met at the station by his brother. The Chief Executive was accompanied by Mrs. Eisenhower and her mother, Mrs. John S. Doud. A crowd of about 300 persons .was on hand when the train arrived. It was the first passenger train to pull into State College in five years. Regular passenger service was suspended here 20 years ago and only one freight train passes through town daily. The President and his brother left for the Centre Hills Country Club for a round of golf within President Eisenhower and himself at luncheon Friday, He declind to specify what points were objected Dulles made the statements in advance of leaving tonight with Mutual Security Director Harold E. Stassen for a tour of the Middle East and South Asia. 5,500 on Strike In Rubber Plants MISHAWAKA, Ind. (ffl--A dispute over local contract clauses at the U. S. Rubber Co. Ball-Band plant has swelled Indiana's total of idle rubber workers to more than 5,500. More than 4,000 CIO United Rubber Workers walked out Friday, 15 days after giving strike notice on their demands for local provisions to supplement a new nationwide contract with U. S. Rubber. A union spokesman said about 70 workers stayed at work through the day to prevent spoilage on started jobs. Â· Manitowoc Launches $6 Million Freighter MANITOWOC U?i -- The John J. Boland, a $6,600,000 self-unloading freighter, destined to become the flagship of the American Steamship company's Great Lakes fleet, slid into- the Manitowoc River today to climax a traditional launching ceremony. The 639-foot, 7,000 ton sand, limestone, and coal carrier was built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Inc. John J. Boland, president of the Buffalo, N. Y., steamship firm, stood beside his daughter, Mrs. Walter E. Constantine of Buffalo, as she splashed a bottle of champagne over the prow of the vessel. The craft, named after Boland, will be commissioned in late summer. The Boland is designed to carry 18,000 tons of cargo and officials said it would be able to unload more than 4,000 .tons of limestone an hour. It will carry 41 officers and men and reach speeds of almost 17 miles an hour. Â· / Plane Search Resumed VIENNA On--Ten A m e r i c a n planes took up search in the Austrian alps again today for a U. S. Air Force plane missing since Tuesday with two officers aboard. SAIGON, Indochina W -- The Premier of Viet Nam, one of the three French associated Indochi- nese states, declared today he believes the Communist-led Vietminh rebels may soon propose an armistice in their seven - year - old war in Indochina. Speaking in an interview, the Premier, Nguyen Van Tarn, described such a move as "very possible." He added, however, that he did not think any such offer by the Vietminh would be sincere. French sources say an armistice offer would be a smart move for the Vietminh because of its possible effect in slowing the French war effort and disrupting promised American military aid. Viet Nam officials frankly are frightened that rebel chief Ho Chi Minh will grab at the chance. The Viet Nam Premier made his statement as thousands of Vietminh troops continued their withdrawal from the little mountain kingdom of Laos, after overrunning a third of the country in a lighning 26- day invasion. French bomber and fighter planes harrassed the retreating rebels but French and Laotian land forces made no attempt to pursue them, French military sources in Hanoi were convinced the Soviet Union and Communist China were behind the Vietminh withdrawal. Ex-POWTooSick For Homecoming At Eau Claire GREAT LAKES, 111. WV- Then wasn't any homecoming Friday for Army Cpl. Carl E. Himple, 24, of Bloomer, Wis. Plans went awry and the returned Korean prisoner of war was taken directly to a ward in the Naval Hospital here. One hundred and fifty friends and neighbors from Bloomer werÂ« waiting at the Eau Claire, Wis., depot for the train Himple was expected on. A 40-piece high school band struck up a tune when the train pulled in but the music died out when Himple failed to appear. He had telephoned his foster mother, Mrs. Pauline Clark of Bloomer, on his arrival in the morning at Scott Air Force Base, 111., saying he expected to fly to Minneapolis and arrive at Eau Claire on the 1:50 train that afternoon. Instead he was flown to tht Glenview Naval Air Base near Chicago and driven from there to Great Lakes in an ambulance. Painful Leg Himple was listed as an ambulatory patient but said he was not feeling well. His wounded leg pained him and he also has a gastrointestinal ailment. Emphasizing his lonely arrival here was the crowd of jubilant friends and relatives OB hand to greet Marine Pfc. Theodore Juern, 22, of Forest Park, 111., who traveled with Himple on the hospital plane from the West Coast. Himple, visibly tired, said he thought he might go home within a day or so but hospital officials said it might be several weeks before he would be allowed to leave. ,His leg wound has gone without | proper care since he was captured by the Communists Nov. 5, 1951. The leg also was broken at tht time he was wounded. Plant Laid A Red Cross worker said preparations were being made to bring Mrs. Clark to the hospital to visit Carl. He talked to his foster mother on the telephone from the hospital. Himple, the last of three repatriated Wisconsin prisoners to return to this country, said that during his 17 months of imprisonment hÂ« received no medical attention, except when splints were placed on his broken leg. However, no attempt was made to set the break. He said he did not know he was being repatriated until he saw American medics approach him near Freedom Village. He said he thought he was released because the Communists did not want to care for him. The Communists never tried to indoctrinate him in Red philosophy he said. "All I want to do now is gÂ» home," he said. Â· Italy to Launch Postwar Liner GENOA, Italy tf) -- Italy wffl launch its fourth post war liner for service on the Atlantic run at ceremonies in nearby Sestri Sunday. The 29,600-ton vessel, a sister ship of the Andrea Doria, will be christened Cristoforo Colombo after the discoverer of America, who was born in this port city in 1451. The new 697-foot ship will carry a crew of 580 and 1,150 passengers. Its builders say it will cruise at a speed of 25 knots and is expected to enter service to the United States next summer. an hour after the Chief Executive stepped from his -train. The President plans to return to Washington either Sunday or Monday morning. An Advertisement Featuring Ad Alley Pickups A brief mention of Interesting: Items about people, busincsi placet and campaigns as compiled by the advertising department. D. J. Czapiewski of the Nelson Tire Co., Winona, 'and Walter Lange of the Lange Tire Shop, St. Charles, have been named winners in a February-March sales contest sponsored by the Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. Both were presented with engraved gold wrist watches by R. D. Young, Minneapolis, field representative for Goodyear. The winners competed with other dealers and salesmen over a wide area in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The 53rd anniversary of S. S. Kresge Company will be observed starting Wednesday. The store at 52 East 3rd St. is managed by LeRoy Palm, and the one at 51 West 3rd St. is managed by E. D. Hempel. Another model in the parade of sports cars to be shown at Winona will be at Robinson Motors, 312 East 3rd St., Monday when Al Robinson will be showing the new Kaiser Darrin. It was styled by Howard A. Darrin, Paris and Hollywood car designer. It is 15.3 feet from bumper to bumper and is only 36 inches high from the ground to the cowl. The car is scheduled for production in July. It will bt shown Monday only. Hardt's Music Store, 116 East Third St., is now a dealer of Wurlitzer organs. The storÂ« has handled the Wurlitzer line of pianos for a number of years. Answer to last week's puzzler: 123 - 45 - 67 -f 89 = 100 Merchants in this area will have an opportunity to share in S30.00 in cash prizes being offered for the best mass display of New Blue Cheer kept up in the store for one week. Out-of-town grocers are asked to take a picture of the display and mail it to Joe Rizzardi, promotion manager, PO box 95, Winona, Minn., and Winona merchants are asked to call the display advertising department of The Republican-Herald to have their display photographed. The prize offer endi May 23. The Winning Team in Grant's birthday sales contest was tht west'side clerks pictured here. This year's winners took the crown from the basement team which came out on top last year. Back row left to right: Geneva Lfflard, Dorothy Schlueter, Jewell Olson, Delores Wicka. Front row, left to right: Betty Gady, Delorei j Hormen, Delores Serva and EUa Wolfram.
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