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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              CLOUDY, COLDER SATURDAY KWNO-FM Basketball Tonight VOLUME 49, NO. 302 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY TODAY- Force Held Only Way ToHaltRuss By Joseph Stewart Alsop background Secretary of State Dean G. Ache- con's answer to Senator Brien Mo Mahon is really more importan than the foreground. And the cen tral background fact Is that Sec retary Acheson is now reviewing and re examining all American policy, In every varied aspect, in the lurid light of the decision on the hydrogen bomb. This process of _ re-examination and review directly originated in the White House discussions ol the hydrogen bomb problem. Acheson himself then suggested to Presi dent Truman that a thorough re- assessment of American's position in the world had come to be order. The President agreed. On Acheson's further suggestion the President formally directs the two Secretaries of State and Pefense to make the proposed re- assessment with all possible speed and to report thereafter to him David E. Lilienthal wished to Join In the task as chairman of th Atomic Engergy commission, bu was excluded. The President als voiced the opinion that althoug! we were forced to proceed with making the hydrogen bomb, i would be intolerable for both th great hostile world systems to gall possession of this weapon that can destroy life on earth. PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S appar ent' determination to prevent this ghastly situation from arising strongly suggests that atmospher In which our world position is be- ing reviewed at the State depart ment. Something of this atmos phere may also be guessed from the history of Acheson's Wednes day statement. In brief, Acheson's staff were creatly disturbed by the country's response to the proposals by Sen McMahon and Tydings for disarmament talks with the Sovle Union. They urged Achesca to meet public sentiment-half way-by at least endorsing the spirit of the McMahon proposal. He reject- ed this easy way, however, In fav- or of the statement which he him self prepared In outline during the morning, and then delivered a' noon from notes. The real meaning of this 2O by C A Girl Student speaks during a nonstop prayer meeting at'Wheaton college in Wheaton, HI., giving testimony to her faith before the gathering which lasted 36 hours. A continuous procession of students came to the rostrum, each to voice his testimony "on the blessings of the week." P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Outlook Good For Teachers In Wisconsin Madison, econom- ic outlook for women teachers in Wisconsin Is the best In history. Never has the future for those in teacher training or those who aim to teach been better, two of- ficials close of education said to- Religious Marathon Ends at Wheaton Wheaton, HI. A marathon prayer meeting at little Wheaton college ended today after 38 consecutive hours. The revival, begun unexpectedly Wednesday night during one or tne regular semi-annual week long evangelistic services, had swept the campus. Some students and 110 faculty members at the non- sectarian fundamentalist Protestant school Joined in the prayer service. day. And the outlook good wages and working conditions for wom- en teachers is no temporary sit- uation. It's going to be good for at least a generation. These factors point up the fav- orable outlook for women, parti- cularly in the grade school field: Men far outnumber women, to education training now. "A pool of permit teachers isn't going; to last. Increased school enrollment, due in 1952-54, because of the bumper baby crop from 1945-47, show need portant to grasp. In effect, he sail that it was no use trying to mafc wlrtten agreements with the So vlet Union, because the Kremlii always tears up any agreemen that no longer serves the Krem lin's interests. Hence, he continu ed the only way to world peac Is to create conditions In which the hard facts of power will decisive- ly deter the Kremlin from aggres- S This Is strong medicine to spoon out to the wooly minded. For the sake of the optimists and vague Idealists here at home, as well as for the sake of our record before the world, one last attempt at ne- gotiating a settlement with the Kremlin certainly seems desirab- le. On the other hand, no really Informed man can doubt that be, is fully sustained by the rec- ord. WHENEVER RUSSIA has been halted since the war, it has only been by the hard facts of power. And In every single negotiation with Russia since the war. the Kremlin's minimum, irreducible terms have involved the sacrifice of positions absolutely vital to the grades. Forrest L. Harker, head of the teacher placement division in the industrial commission, calls the supply of teachers for kindergar- ten through the first three grades 'deplorable." In the first semester this year the nine state teachers colleges had a total of seniors, of which were men. There were men and 716 women among juniors. Sophomore men totaled 349 and women 930. First year students included men and! women. More than 900 were present in the Pierce Memorial chapel when Dr V Raymond Edman, president of the college, called the public testimonial to a close. Classes were resumed at 11 a. m. Dr. Edman halted the revival to avoid sensationalism." He told the students that "outsiders might think the revival had become too showy." He permitted some 50 to continue their testimonials in a smaller room nearby. spokesman said the stu- dents were happy with the results of their demonstrations and "felt the Lord had dealt with them." Nearly all of the students had Andresen Asks Cut in Cuban Sugar Imports By David Fernsler Washington testified that the spirit of the Lord had cleansed their souls. He proposed the United States produce sugar on mainland acre ad cleansed ineir suuii. __ Many students returned for the which he said will be made idle second and third testimonials, by impending Cuban cuts in 1m Some had waited as long as nine ports of wheat and flour from this hours to walk to the pulpit to de- country. by scribe their little errors of and ask forgiveness. grane nm mis Gil Dodds, the famous miler a Texan "the most extraordinary who quit the track to preach the is expected to import life Andresen said granted milling firm financed who quit the track to preach the is expectea to import not given any mm. 01 ms Gospel and teach track at the 97- most of its wheat for flour pro- His six-year term on high tribunal year old college, was reported duction from Canada, Argentina expires this year and he rausfmake ,._______ i _il___ _____J._1__ nf _ ..lintnn A C H OT _ away from the campus. The trek to the Wednesday night, prayer session started unexpect- and other countries Instead pulpit started from the United States. The nonstop He added to a statement: that the shortage teachers In the nation have estimated nf ..hooi 1J- aeSOlUil 441 VACVY Vi. ___, during one of the regular Cuban government has uudertak semiannual week-long evangelistic en a policy to curtail and finally year year school needed. a After such a our side, would go fortably to sleep. its side, would use--------- plete all its preparations. It would then take advantage of the newly gained positions, in order to move irresistibly forward towards its grand final goal. These are al- ways the sequels of appeasement. Everything now depends, there- fore, on whether Acheson and his staff, having faced so many other unpalatable facts, are also willing to face the fact that the world power bnlance is now rapidly shift- ing in the Kremlin's favor. This fact will not be changed by Amer- ican possession of hydrogen bombs which we cannot deliver, but which the Soviets can use in sur- prise attack when they too possess them. If this further dark fact is also faced, the character of Ache- son's ultimate report to the Pres- ident can be clearly foreseen. He will have to demand an infinitely more powerful American effort in every field, military, political and economic. The burden of choice is upon Acheson alone, since Secretary of Defense Johnson, who is also to report to the President, is still gaseously claiming he "car; lick Joe Stalin" tomorrow mom- Ing. Yet if Acheson shrinks back, the American choice will be the choice of Britain in 1936, when Winston Churchill bitterly describ- ed the Baldwin government as "decided only to be undecided, re- solved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all pow- -'erful to be impotent." That choice can have only one eventual out- come. Great Palls Air Base crashed into, mountain about 40 miles south- here last night, killing its ___Crewmen. t oni The names of the victims, whose VmnViT. rnm burned bodies were found in the our side, would SO com- rlre.blBckened WTeckflge by a res- fortably to sleep. The Kremlin on morning, are being; side, would use the lull to com- at the college. The school stop American wheat flour, and offers a liberal arts course, in-since United States areas are cur so acute' eluding considerable Bible study tailing production of sugar in or tn train I and a master's degree in theology, der to provide a market in this that colleges will have to fc-ainj Johnson_ {or sugar[ z ask the (House) committee on ag- t Y 1949 the dressed the students. It was 26 riculture to review the sugar trained four high nours later that ne did address ,the law-" _ v, students. Before introducing him, Andresen said the new flour mill- teachers for every one y Raymond Edman> presi-ing company in Havana to which dent of the college, asked If there he referred Is known as Molinos were any students whose testi- de Harina Burrus, S. A. mony could not wait. The new company, he added, Ten students walked to the eventually expects to pro- pit. After they finished, others duce all of the flour required in crowded Into the aisles and the Cuba, is being constructed and fl- Grcat Falls Mont An Air marathon prayer session had nanced by a Mr. Jack Burrus, a urcat l-aiis, wont. i started. prominent miller from Houston, During the first night, all day Texas, under the most extraordin 3 Killed As C-54 Hits Mountain Foce 54 iraisOTrt plane Force w-54 transport plane withheld temporarily. yesterday, last night and early to- day, the young men and women students many preparing for the ministry, missionary and evangel- istic work sat bowed in prayer. Seven Thousand Feet up on a Yukon mountainside, an American pflot brought this Dakota search plane down In an emergency land- ing while searching for a missing C-54. Only three of the ten aboard were hurt. Skid marks of a wheel may be seen in the snow under the left wing; remains of the first campfire in the plane's shelter are near the open door; near the top is a rough cross made from the plane's equipment to attract searchers. (A. P. Wirephoto to The Bepubllcan-HeraldJ Halsted Enters Governor Seeks D.F.L. Spot Polled Votes Against Youngdahl in '48 St. L. Halsted of Brainerd, Who polled votes against Governor Youngdahl in 1948, ;oday announced his intention to run for the Democratic-Farmer- ,abor nomination for governor. Halsted, 55-year-old farmer and business man who was the D-F.-L. gubernatorial nominee two years ago, said he feels that the future of the party is in jeopardy because of "intra-party disturbances" and struggle for power and patronage by various factions. "I believe that I can be the Henry Clay of the Halsted said at a press conference. "I believe I can >ring together these various lac- Jons and help build a strong party." Halsted, who served in the state eglslature from 1937 to 1947 and was leader of the liberal bloc to the ower house, said he has traveled ihroughout Minnesota since Novem- ier 3, 1948, talking with thousands of people. "These sincere men and women of all political parties, whose inter- est in government comes from an lonest desire to see it serve them he said, "are concerned with the utter lack of efficient economy and effective government displayed the present state administration. "Moreover, I have found, among ;he many Democratic-Farmer- Laborites whom I have visited, deep anxiety for the future of their party. Their political affiliations, like those of Republican party mem- bers, are founded in principle and ideal. "Dissension and rivalries over patronage and candidacies, gener- ated by the "half-of 1948, are incompatible with their understanding of the purposes the party." Halsted stressed that many of those with whom he had talked have "requested me to seek th governorship in the D-F.-L. ticket.' Halsted is the first candidate to announce his intention to seek the governorship. In 1948, Youngdahl These 'Two Elderly Winonans were found unconscious in their home at 251 East Mark street before noon today. At right is Oscar Hutchins, and at left, Horace Coonrod. Both were taken to Winona General hospital after police carried them from the house which was filled with coal gas. Briton Confesses Selling Secrets of A-Bomb to Russia London German-born Scientist Klaus Fuchs was quoted by a British prosecutor today as having confessed he gave Anglo-American atomic secrets to Russia continuously since Prosecutor Christmas Humphreys opened the hearing of the -op- MM. MOM, Two Youths Arrested for Kidnaping Girl Dedham, Mass. Two ba- by-faced Juveniles were held today in the kidnaping of the daughter of a police sergeant who gave the govemorsmp. iii 643572 votes, or slightly less than first tangible clue In the million more than Halsted got. Associate Justice Harry H. Peter- Cuba, v having son of the Minnesota supreme court who has been mentioned as a pos- sible candidate for governor, has not given any hint of his intentions a choice before 'the September pri- mary. In view of the fact that the ary concessions from the Cuban government. "It is anticipated the Burrus Cu- ban Hour mill wffl import most of its wheat for flour production loViU- >VUiii- SHU UU W GU 4J-1 (JA iUJ TTUWWU i------------ Every three or four hours all sang from Canada, Argentina and other hymns. The march to continued. the pulpit foreign countries, instead of the United States because of. the lower prices for wheat in those coun- tries." Andresen said the concessions granted by Cuba included .-cancel- lation of import duties on wheat for milling and on machinery and materials for the mill as well as exemption from many taxes. Miner Quits Job After Jackpot Win South Kirby, England Ed- win MIdgley quit his coal mining job and began a life of leisure last year after winning in a football pool. Yesterday he drove up to his old mine in his sleek black limousine, said he'd put his money away for his old.age and asked for his job back again. "I got he explained. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Saturday, somewhat cold- er Saturday. Low tonight 26 In city, 22 in country. High Saturday 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: 43; 13; 36; precipitation, none; sun sets to-! night at sun rises tomorrow, at Additional weather on Page 13. Boy of Snowball Fight In Which Chum, 9, Was Shot Charles L. Halsted SIXTEEN PAGES mes Old Men Found Unconscious in Gas-Filled Home Oscar Hutchins, 75, Horace Coonrod, 88, In Oxygen Tents By Gordon Two elderly Winona men today were found lying unconscious is the tiny frame bungalow which they share at 251 East Mark ap- parently overcome by coal gas which had filled the house when rescuers arrived. In serious condition at the Wi- nona General hospital this after- noon are Oscar Hutchins, 75, and lorace Coonrod, 88, who were taken to the hospital in an ambulance shortly before 11 a. m. At 1 p. m. today the condition of neither man was reported to have improved. Both had been placed in ixj'gen tents. Attending physicians are report- ed to have expressed concern for ,heir condition because of the ad- ranced age of the pair. When the two were admitted to he hospital late this morning, each was given emergency oxygen treat- ment. Jjater they were placed in the oxygen tents lor extended treat- ment. The men were taken from the louse after a relative became alarmed when her telephone calls to the house went unanswered this morning. Mrs. Chester Brown, 468 West Howard street, a sister of Hutchins, with the fCESion. Fuchs 38 a prewar reiugee w ic from the Nazis who became a nat- ditlon this niorntag uralized British citizen was ar- raigned on two charges of violat- ing the official secrets act. He was arrested last week after a tip by American F.B.I, officials that he American jj.js.j.. had divulged secrets on the atom- 251 East Howard street. ic bomb and the hydrogen super- Knoll went to the nearby house bomb to the Russians in 1945 and and looking through a window, saw Coonrod lying unconscious In the asserted in his open- house- He caUed for a Stevens Ser- 1 was V ambulance and Winona police vere aa Fuchs had signed a statement entered ,house dollar Brink's robbery. Boston Police Lieutenant Ben- jamin Beerse said the kidnaping of Ann McCarty, 22, a college graduate, evidently had no connec- tion with the robbery. The young woman was released unharmed last night after a high speed, four mile police chase which ended In capture of the ju- veniles. Police reported a third youth, and possibly a fourth who might have been in a second car, are being sought. 38. a prewar refugee told police that her brother Iiad, suffered an attack of a recurrent heart ailment yesterday and that she had called to learn of his 'con- Calls Neighbor 'When repeated attempts to con- tact her brother on the telephone tailed, Mrs. Brown called a neigh- bor of the two men, Charles Knoll, res" rinciples. William Multhaup and Detectives The prosecutor told the court Everett Laak M tment George Meyers uie and found Hut- acknowledging he gave Informa- ;hlns lym a bed m bedroont tion to the Soviet embassy here. wnlle Coonrod wag on fioor ta Paid the living room. On one occasion he received 100 The patrolmen reported that ft pounds (S280) for the information he gave, Humphreys quoted Fuchs as confessing O UOV14 w Humphreys declared that Fuchs heat the building had been closed, said In one of his statements to Overcome By Gas It is believed that both men were ivercome by gas escaping from the stove. Police theorized that Coonrod British police: "When I learned about the pur- pose of the work (presumably atomic research) I decided to in- uiab wwmuu form Russia and establish contact might have fallen to the floor after through another member of __ Communist party.'' the having beenjpvercome by the gas or lipped on tfie floor and was 'unable Fuchs was a leading British to arise. atomic researcher during the war The stove was in the northwest and became head of the theoreti- corner of the living room and Coon- cal physics branch at Harwell, rod was on the floor only a few Beerse said the young woman's Britain's only atomic research feet from the stove, as she was forced into alstation after the end of hostilities. A cloth drape was drawn across screams as sne was iun.e Humphreys said that Fuchs be- the entrance to the bedroom in car near her Dedham home touch- gajj Russians informa- which Hutchins was lying in a bed. ;ion about atomic research shortly The two men had lived in the after be was recruited by the gov- house for the past three ed off the swift chase and speedy seizure of her alleged kidnapers. The juveniles were booked on ciarges of delinquency and sus- picion of kidnaping. Their names were withheld. The young woman's 'father, Ser- geant John T. McCarty, turned up the first definite Brink's rob- bery clue by noting that the serial number of a pistol found in Som- erville not far from the holdup scene matched an F.B.I, listing of a gun stolen in the sensational eminent for work on the bomb in .942. The prosecutor said that Kichs joined the pommunist party n 1932, a year before he fled from Hitler to England. When Germany invaded raid. La, Crogse, WIs. eight-year-old boy Wednesday solemnly described a snowball fight during which his nine- year old chum was shot. Carl Papros, a third grader, testified at the preliminary hearing of Mrs. William Plck- ett, 28, who Is charged with assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. The charge was filed after Johnnie Schaefer, nine, was shot through the right hand during a snowball fight near her home. The hearing was con- tinned for one iweek after Thursday's session to permit Johnnie to recover sufficiently to he released'from the-nofplUl 10 he can testify. Mrs. Pickett denied fir- Ing at the child. She told au- thorities she was shooting.at a tin can. The Papros hoy told the court that a gronp of about ten youngsters were coasting on a hill near Mrs. Pickett's trafl- er home. He said he, Johnnie and six-year-old Bonnie Arenx, got into a snowball flght with three of Mrs. Pickett's neph- ews and chased them to cov- er. He said Mrs. Pickett then joined the fight on her neph- ews' side but later returned to her trailer. Young Papros said he and his friends then threw snowballs at the trailer. He looked up from making a snow- ball to see Johnnie running, but did not learn until they got home that bin companion had been wounded. Police Officer Irrin Schmidt testified that Mrs. Pickett told him she had been shooting not at the boys, but at a tin can. He said he could not find any marks on the can. He Identified a .22 calibre rifle with a telescopic sight as the gun she used. Johnnie's, doctors would not let him out of the hospital to testify and 10 the case continued for a ,week. Judge Roy V. Ahlstrom, hearing the case in county court ruled that the third child six- year old Ronnie wai too young to testify. Ronnie, as a matter of fact, Ignored the proceedings, spending his time (pinning in a swivel chair. both were ardent fishermen. Both men were featured in a story In The Republican-Herald last No- vember after Hutchins caught a ten and one-half pound fish in Lake France Winona. ,trong smell of coal gas filled the ive-room structure and a damper in the coal stove that was used to Wisconsin to Hold Trinket Sale in May in 1940 Fuchs was interned here 3V British authorities. To America In 1943 In 1943 Fuchs went to America with a British atomic team. F.B.I, officials said that he had access to practically every important sec- ret pertaining to the atomic bomb. Humphreys gave this account of Fuchs' Introduction to atomic re- Madison. Treas- search in England: urer Warren R. Smith reported to- "In 1942 atomic research was day he would hold a public sale to being intensified in more than one May to rid the state of its jewelry country and certainly In England, and trinket holdings. "The very finest brains avail- Vaults in his office contain a half able were needed to assist in re- dozen packages of assorted jewelry, search and such brains as Dr. trinkets and novelties, collected Fuchs possessed were very rare from escheated estates. When per- iudeed. sons die without heirs, their pro- "He was known and proved to perty is turned over to the state be one of the finest theoretical treasurer. Law requires the treas- physicists living and undoubtedly urer to bold for a while and then has done considerable work for dispose of the articles. British atomic research." Securities and real estate also be- Humphreys said Fuchs told po- come escheated property. But these lice the 100 pounds he accepted are easy to dispose of. Real estate was a "symbolic payment" which can be sold outright or turned over he conceded definitely associated to the land commission. Unclaimed him with an effort to pass on in- securities, if they are any good, formation to Russia. benefit the state. Only five of a Fuchs said, according to the flock of escheated stocks are active prosecutor, that he was able to at the present time, conduct himself in this manner by The public sale of personal Items deliberately splitting his mind into will be the iirst In a long time. No two compartments. One compart- one in the treasurer's office remem- ment controlled his normal rela- bers when the last was held, tions with nls British colleagues, Smith says the collection clutters many of whom regarded him as up the vault and Isn't worth the oleasant fellow and a loyal time that must be spent, according friend to law, In periodic inventory and Knew Bed Agents bookkeeping. The other compartment was de- Only one assortment is of value, voted to his undercover activities It has been appraised at and includes rings, watches, bracelets, Fuchs reportedly caned his necklaces and cameo pins. of mind a situation of Another assortment consists of a "schizophrenia" (split personal- cigar box of valueless trinkets, and four Batches that have no ap- The statement said there was praised value. Another package no doubt in Fucns' mind that the contains a watch, a few rings, a information be was passing on flashlight, key case, all worthless, was reaching Russia. according to appraisers.   

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