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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Light Snow Tonight, Thursday Want Ads Reach Readers Every Day VOLUME 50, NO. 239 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 20, 1950 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TWENTY PAGES Lorenz Case 'Hung Jury1 TODAY- Bipartisan Program Under Fire By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington Anyone intereste in finding out about the decay c American politics, should read th real story behind the Republica: resolution demanding the dismissa of Secretary of State Dean G. Ach eson. These reporters happen believe that Acheson must be sac rificed, so that the country's gov- ernment can work again. But tlii by no means lessens the shock o the stories that have now seepet out ot the House and Senate Re publican conference chambers. As to the House, what happenee was about what you might expect In the party steering committee retiring Representative James Wadsworth, who sometimes seems to be the last American politician to care very much about nationa interests, was alone in warning that it was not helpful to stab the secretary of state in the back jusl before a major international con- ference. In the larger meeting oi all the House Republicans, they took no vote. The anti-Acheson res- olution was passed by a sort of unanimous howl, or yell, for blood. Senate Action More Complex The proceedings in the Senate, as might also be expected, were both more complex and vastly more meaningful. In brief, the Sen- ate Republican steering commit- tee, headed by Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, had prepared a reso- lution much milder than the vio- lent condemnation of AchfiSon howled through in the House. But Senator Taft made no move to de- fend his handiwork when substitu- tion of the House resolution was immediately proposed by Senator James P. Kem, of Missouri, whose foreign and defense voting record is virtually indistinguishable from the unlamented Vito Marcanto- nio's. Senator Taft instead reserved his opposition for another substi- tute offered by Senator Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts and a number of other Republican mod- erates. This resolution made no mention of Acheson by name. It called only for changes in govern- ment to promote national unity. And it particularly emphasized restoration of bipartisanship and consultation between leaders of all parties in this time of dire national peril. Ceiling on Wages Promised Thit Battered Bus lay on its side in a creek bed after cartwheeling 400 feet down a mountainside near Grand Forks, British Columbia, with 40 to 50 passengers. Only five persons were hospitalized. Police said injuries were few because the bus was crowded, which kept passengers from being thrown about as the bus crashed down the mountain. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Withdrawal at Hungnam .ontinues Under Barrage Oisliked Idea On this resolution, speaking of course within the Republican fam- ily, Senator Taft revealingly re- marked that he disliked the whole idea of consultation. When the Re- publicans were consulted, he point- ed out with perfect logic, they shared in the responsibility for what was subsequently done. But when they were not consulted, he continued, they could praise or blame the Administration, particu- larly blame, as the outcome might suggest was most advantageous. In short, in the view of Senator Taft, which found much favor with his colleagues, national unity was to be subordinated to the political interests of the Republican party. Without Taft to fight for it, the original steering committee draft resolution had few friends. The substitute of the moderates receiv- ed only fifteen votes in the con- ference. But a further issue was raised when Senator Homer Cape hart, of Indiana, another man with a foreign and defense voting rec- ord like Kern's, proposed a further amendment to the House resolu- tion. The Capeliart amendment de- manded that Acheson's replace- ment as Secretary of State should be pure and unsullied by any con- tact with the development of American foreign policy in the last five years. This was, of course, a naked at- tack on all responsible bipartisan- minded Republicans like Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg, John Fos- ter Dulles and Paul B. Hoffman. Senator William Knowland of Cal- ifornia, one of the guilty men pointed this out to Senator Cape- hart. Capehart replied simply that (Continued on Page 14, Column 1.) ALSOPS WEATHER f FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudiness with slightly rising tem- perature tonight. Cloudy Thursday with some light snow. Low tonight j the Armory last night and enjoyed five above in city, zero or slightly Acheson Starts leturn Flight :rom Brussels Brussels, Sec- tary of State Dean Acheson de- clared today the Atlantic army created in Brussels this week "is the only way to maintain peace in Acheson told reporters at Mels- broek airport, where his return flight to Washington was delayed by heavy fog, that 'I have insist- ed ever since we began the At- lantic treaty that the only way to maintain peace is to build up suf- ficient strength so that you don't have a power vacuum with the possibility of aggression into it." plane, President Tru- man's finally took off at a. m. Told by newsmen that some smaller members of the Atlantic pact feel the organization of an Atlantic military arm is moving too swiftly to be effective, Ache- son exclaimed: "My God! What we have done has been too short and too slow." Acheson declined to predict what Russia's reaction would be to the formation of an international army. The flight to Washington should take about 19 hours, including a stopover in the Azores and at an- other point not yet decided. Hutchins Quits U. of Chicago Chicago Robert Maynard HutcMns. the one-time "boy won- der" of higher education, has re- signed as University of Chicago chancellor to become an associate director of the Ford Foundation. Hutchins, who became president of the university in 1929 when he was only 30 years old, announced his resignation last night and the school trustees said it had been accepted "with reluctance and re- gret." Tons of Shells Hurled Against Chinese Forces By Olen Clements Tokyo Beachhead defend- ers of the U. S. 10th corps held pressing Red forces at bay tonight all along the Allies' deliberately reduced Hungnam port area in northeast Korea. The planned withdrawal was pro- ceeding under protective fire of artillery and the guns of warships standing in hold shore. Doughboys relatively samll of land only a few square now slice miles in area around Hungnam harbor. The big job of keeping the Red troops from massing for an all- out attack on the Americans fell to the gunners lobbing tons on tons of shells at the Chinese and Ko- rean Reds trying to push the 10th corps elements into the sea. While the gunners held off the enemy hordes, there was no way of telling how long they could keep back the pressing thousands creeping ever closer to the Allied toehold on the beach, Holding Firm Major General Edward M. Al- mond, 10th corps commander, said he was pleased with the battle waged by his men and their naval surface and "flying artillery" sup- port. Marine and Navy pilots hit 24 enemy troop concentrations and claimed to have inflicted cas- ualties on the Chinese and North Koreans. Eight thousand Red Ko- reans have reinforced the estimat- ed Chimse swarming down on the beachhead. With r.earby Yonpo airfield aban- doned, American wounded were rushed to the water's edge in jeeps and then sped by boat to a well- lighted naval hospital ship in the busy harbor. Across the Korean peninsula in the west, U. S. Eighth army troops fought minor engagements with North Korean forces weaving over parallel 38 in a 30-mile spread around Chunchon. Chunchon is 45 miles northeasl on Seoul and ten miles south of 38. Two-Day Lull An Eighth army spokesman said there had been a two-day lull in that sector and all enemy troops there had been identified as .-forth Koreans. Fifteen miles east of Kaesong, (Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) WITHDRAWAL Musicians Contribute Music For 400 Good Fellow Dancers More than 400 dancers crowded below 24. in country. High Thursday LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 19: minimum, noon, 10; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 18. the music of seven area bands. The occasion was the benefit dance given by the Winona Musicians association with funds going to the Good Fellows. Sixty-five area musicians donat- ed their musical talents to help the Good Fellows in their campaign to see that every needy child has warm clothing this Christmas. Both modern and old time music were featured on the band stand. Orchestras that participated in the dance were Frenchy LaRenze and his orchestra; Gus Pries and his Blue Ribbon band; Dave Wil- son's Rhythma.ires; Ernie Reck and his Country Playboys: Emil Guenther and the Blue Denim boys; the Rhythm Rascals: Emil Neumann and the Swiss Girls, It's still not too late to send or bring your contribution to The Good Fellows, in care of The Republican- Herald. Won't you do it, today? Ohio Lawmaker Brehm Indicted federal gran jury today indicted Representativ Brehm (R.-Ohio) on seven charg es of illegally getting money from two of his office employes for us in his successful re-election cam paign. The indictment, returned in dis trict court, listed the two em ployes as Clara Soliday and Em ma S. Carven. Brehm, from Logan, Ohio, ha been a member of the House sine 1942. He is 58 years old. Be a Good Fellow Previously listed A friend 10.00 Gladys, Edna, Gladys 3.00 P. N. Narveson, Spring Grove 1.00 Five dollars is easy 5.00 Lecnard Losinski 5.00 Miss Ellen Hein, Uewiston Michael, Mimi, Collen, David and Jimmie 5.00 Scout, Cub and 7-year- old 3.00 Grace Henry 2.00 Alcoholics Anonymous, Pioneer group 5.00 Winona Food Dealers association 10.00 American Legion and affiliated organiza- tions 50.00 E. J. Simon, Altura, Minn................ 10.00 Church of Jesus, La- moille, Minn....... 5.00 Miller Waste Mills, Inc................. 100.00 A, N. Altura 1.00 Looney Valley Helping Hand club C. F. W., Minneiska, Minn................ 2.0) Former Senior Girl Scouts 53.21 Butch and Stephanie 2.00 Friends 5.00 Coca-Cola Bottling Company 10.00 Jefferson Junior High School Student Coun- cil 5.00 A friend in Harmony, Minn................ Sharon, Kay and Mar- go, Canton, Minn. 1.00 Steinbauer's Shoe store 25.00 Employes of H. Choate Company 50.00 An Altura friend...... 1.00 A friend at Utica 5.00 Patty and John 2.00 Mary and Martha..... 1.00 Skipper 2.71 and 2.00 Darrel and Sandra, Houston 5.00 Total A friend from St. Charles clothing. Lions A A friend from Waumandee clothing. Joane, Norman, Roger, Bar- bara Rose Semling bushel nuts. Arlett, Betty and Garry Cysew- of nuts. From a A friend from Caledonia clothing. Legal Controls To Follow Soon As Possible Price Rollbacks At Mine, Factory Level Hoped For By Sterling F. Green Washington The govern- ment today promised a voluntary wage ceiling formula "as soon as possible" to match the nation-wide honor system price control newly put into effect for all industry. The economic stabilization agen- cy summoned into a meeting here the management and union leaders of more than auto work- ers for talks which may provide a clue to the coming wage re- straints on all labor. The agency meantime hoped for a wave of voluntary price roll- at the mill, mine and factory accordance with its price-profits formula an- nounced last night. But if compliance does not come voluntarily, ESA Administrator Alan Valentine warned, compul- sory price ceilings will be clamp- ed on and the standards may be i "more rigorous" than those now I set forth. Stop-Gap Order There was ample indication that ESA considers the voluntary for- mula a stop-gap. If it restrains inflation until March, the infant agency may be ready to enforce mandatory controls wherever needed. Rowland Jones, Jr., president of the American Retail federation, criticized the voluntary "freeze" announcement as "vague in some aspects" and said it raised "se- rious questions of theory and pol- icy which must await further in- vestigation and clarification." Jones said in a statement that some of the suggested principles, if they become part of a manda- tory price control system, "could raise obstacles to the end-objec- tive of increased production and efficient distribution." The federation is made up of 55 state and national trade associa- tions which list more than retail stores among their mem- bers. Action Criticized Two Republican senators, mean- while, charged that stabilization of- ficials ignored the intent of Con- gress in taking price control action without parallel action on wages at the same time. The senators, Bricker of Ohio and Capehart of Indiana, said Con- gress made it plain during debate on the defense production ac earlier this year that price and wage action should be taken si multaneously if taken at all. Bricker and Capehart likewise expressed doubt that a voluntary freeze would do much good They and a Democrat, Chairman Maybank (D.-S. C.) of the banking committee which helped write the ict, called in separate interviews for broad, compulsory wage-price controls now. The call for a voluntary price reeze came as the cost-of-living ndex appeared heading for a new al'-time high. Wholesale Prices Up Latest figures by the U. S. Bu- reau of Labor Statistics showed wholesale prices for the week end ing December 12 were 10.2 per cent higher than just before the outbreak of fighting in Korea. So it appeared certain that prices will stay above the pre-Korea level even if there is a rollback to the evel of December 1. The new "fair pricing stand- ards" call for a rollback of any )rice increase made by a factory ir mine since December 1, if the increase brings the company's net irofits above the average dollar irofits, before taxes, in the years 946 through 1943. Kiddiecar' Aids Korean Children By Hal Boyle a thousand big-eyed little Korean street orphans were air-lifted to an island sanctuary off South Korea today in "operation kiddie car." Fifteen twin-engine American transport planes landed at nearby Kimbo air base to fly the war waifs out of the com- bat zone. Truck after truck rolled up loaded with children and back- ed up to the open plane doors. There were 964 kids in all, ranging in age from six months to 11 years. Mo: had been sav- ed from gutter death by kind- hearted American troops who found them wandering or lying abandoned on the streets of Seoul. The soldiers had taken them to a child welfare center es- tablished by Lieutenant-Colonel R. L. Blaisdell of Hayfield, Minn., chaplain of the Fifth Air Force. Scores of small pilgrims of distress were covered with sores and their bodies were still shrunken from starvation. Some gestured at their mouths to show their hunger and mum- bled "chop chop." The planes carried a 15-day supply of ra- tions but the children couldn't be fed until they were aloft. "A hundred and two of them are 24 just got out the said Chaplain Blaisdell. "They have 50 dis- eases among from scabies to whooping cough and tuberculosis." Eighty Korean women at- tendants accompanied the chil- dren and each plane carried a trained American evacuation nurse. Lieutenant Grace Chick- en of Buffalo, Mo., volunteered to make the flight on her day off. Sending More Troops To Europe Opposed Hoover Urges Study Before Sending Troops Out 21 Hours; Judge Urges Fair Decision Op p o s i t i on arose in Congress today to any speedy transfer of additional Amer ican ground troops to Europe. President Truman's announce- ment that more U. S. soldiers will be sent across the Atlantic as soon as possible brought demands from lawmakers for: 1 Detailed information on other nations' troop pledges to the new combined western Eu- ropean defense force; and that the Unit- ed States will not be stripped of military reserves at home. Senators of-tioth parties said Sec- retary of State Acheson and Secre- tary of the Army Pace will be call- ed on by congressional committee: to report on these points immedi- ately after their return from the Brussels conference. Plan Million-Man Force The 12 foreign ministers of the Atlantic pact nations have agreed to try to assemble under the com- mand of General Dwight D. Eisen- hower a force by the end of 1953 to guard Western Eur- ope against possible Soviet aggres- sion. President Truman told a news conference yesterday he will know today but won't make the in- formation public how many American troops eventually will be involved. There has been speculation that five to ten or more divisions may be sent to Europe in addition to the approximately men al- ready there. Senator George (D.-GaJ, a mem- ber of the foreign relations com- mittee, told a reporter he thinks Congress will want to know before a single soldier climbs aboard a transport just what Western Euro- pean nations propose to do about helping defend themselves. "And we will want to know just how much we are expected to con- tribute to this defense George added. Herbert Hoover said today no more American troops New York Former Presi- dent that should be sent to Europe until the "American people and the Con- gress have had an opportunity to explore the whole question." The 76-year-old elder statesman will deliver a major radio and tele- vision address tonight titled "Our National Policies in This Crisis." Friends said the speech would be one of the most dramatic of his career. Mr. Hoover, intimates said, wi outline what he thnks should be the United States' future course in relation to free nations willing to join in practical resistance to Communism. Asked the probable nature of his address, Mr. Hoover said that he proposed to appraise American pol- icies as related to the critical world situation. "No he said, "should 3e made at Brussels to land any nore American land forces in Europe until the American people and the Congress have had an opportunity question. to explore the whole "Congress may have surrendered much of the right to make war or peace, but in our form of govern- ment, if we are to have unity, we must hammer out such vital pol- icies before we are committed." Mr. Hoover's address will be carried over a radio network at 7 p. m, (C.S.T.) and rebroadcast at p. m. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, newly-appointed supreme mili- tary commander in Europe, helps Mrs. Eisenhower from the train on which they arrived in Denver, Colo., this morning to spend the Christmas season. They will be the guests of Mrs. Eisenhower's father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Sheldon Doud of Denver, for the Christmas period. (A.P. Wirephato to The Republican-Herald.) Foley Sums Up Defense in Plea By Gordon R. Closway Wabasha, 21 hours of deliberation, the jury in the Charles H. Lorenz murder case had still not reached a decision in district court here at this after- noon. The case went to the jury at p. m. Tuesday after a two- and-a-half-hour argument by Chief Defense Counsel John R. Foley of Wabasha and instructions by Judge Karl of Winona. The state's case was summarized Tues- day morning by Wabnsha County Attorney Arnold Hatficld. At this morning, Judge Fin- kelnburg called the jurors back into the -courtroom after their all- night vigil. He told them to de- cide the case on its merits, to con- sider all of the evidence and urged members not to be obstinate but to reach a fair decision. Accused of Murder The six men and six women de- ciding the fate of the 62-year-old former Minneiska tavern and cafe owner then filed back into the jury room. The trial opened a week ago Monday. Lorenz is accused of murdering his wife Louise 17 years ago at his Minneiska place of business. Lorenz is currently serving a five- to-ten-year term in the state prison at Stillwater on an assault charge. The stale contends that the shooting of Mrs. Lorenz was inten- tional and not an accident as had been believed originally. Winona County Sheriff George Fort who arrested Lorenz in May on the assault charge brought in Winona county testified that following ad- mission of the assault, Lorenz made a confession admitting that he planned to kill his wife because of his infatuation for another Camilla Bremyer. "Hung Jury" Indicated The defense, conducted by Mr. Foley and his son Dan, appointed by the court to represent Lorenz, was built around the contention he statement given Sheriff Fort by the Minneiska man was under the duress of threats. On the witness stand Lorenz denied the statement and said that at no time did he "ever have such a thought in mind of killing my wife." Because of the length of time the jury has been out, some court- house attaches today predicted a disagreement. They pointed out if a verdict of guilty was to be re- turned, the jury would have re- ported last night. The fact that they deliberated all night and all day today indicated to veteran courthouse people that it would be a "hung jury." In a powerful argument to the jury which started at p.m. Tuesday and was not completed until 4 p.m., Mr. Foley attacked the character of Miss Camilla Bremyer, principal state witness whom he called "a street walker dressed in green." Flays 'Woman in Green' "This wom.in, this woman in lie shouted, "had the ef- frontery and the brazenness to come on the witness stand to pa- rade her sex life before you with- out a tear in her eyes or a blush on her face. "In ths 38 years I have been practicing law, I have never seen such conduct on the witness stand. I hate to mention her name in the same room with that of Mrs. Louise Lorenz, the good woman, the good mother who has been dead these past 17 He said Miss Bremyer "wanted this man" and "when she didn't get Jiim she plotted her revenge. This, I think, is the key to this case. Her hour of triumph came when she tripped up here and laid bare her sex life so she could vent her spleen on this man who now faces the most serious charge in the 'books murder in the first degree." Silent 17 Years He charged she was "so steeped in her depravity" that she gave testimony she had not dared men- tion for 17 years, "and they want you to find this man guilty on such testimony and send him to prison for the remainder of his life. 'Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn.' Mr. Foley said that although Lo- renz is serving a five-to-ten-year terra in the state prison at Still- water on an assault charge, "he is entitled to honest, God-g i v e n justice." "Even though a said the attorney, "he is entitled to be heard. Under the law the humbl- est, the lost man has a right to be heard. Whether we were hired (Continued on 14, Column 2.) LORENZ   

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