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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Partly Cloudy Tonight and Saturday Notre Dame-Mich. Stata Saturday KWNQ-AM-FM VOLUME 52, NO. 230 SIX CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES Two Large Buck Deer, one estimated to weigh 350 pounds, are shown locked in death after a savage battle in woods near Hibbing, Minn. The deer tore up a half square block of brush and small timber in the struggle in which their.horns locked. Frank Gam- bucci, left, Hibbing, who found the animals, is going to have the heads mounted in the fighting pose. Gambucci's companion is Robert Gerow, Hibbing. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Lie Blames McCarran Probers for Suicide Of U. N. Counsel NEW YORK death plunge of United Nations counsel Abraham H. Feller has touched off controversy between U.lv. Sec- retary General Trygve Lift and the McCarran subcommittee, probing the loyalty of American employes of the world organization. The 47-year-old Feller tore himself from his wife's arms yester- day and leaped to death from their !12th floor apartment. Lie, who announced his resigna- tion from his U.N. post Monday, said Feller killed himself because of the strain of defending U.N. employes "against indiscriminate smears and exaggerated charges." A federal grand, jury-as-weil. as Sen. Pat McCarran's (D-Nev) in TODAY Dire Threat To NATO Faces Ike By JOSEPH ALSOP PARIS One of the first things President Eisenhower will find on the White House doorstep is a real- ly dire threat to his own great postwar handiwork, the defense of Western Europe. This threat takes the form of what may be called the Saigon-Paris-Bonn chain reac- tion. It has already engendered the kind of anti-American feeling in France that must be Keen to be believed. It is entirely capable of bringing the whole NATO struc- ture crashing down into ruin. To begin at the nearest end of the chain, the existing defense of Western Europe amounts to a 50- foot rope for drawing water from a 98-foot well. There are 50 divisions ready and reserve, to do the work of 98. German divi- sions are urgently needed to com- plete a serious defense system. The 12 German divisions which are West Germany's planned con- tribution are now to provided within the framework of a Euro- pean army and a European De- fense Community. This is the ex- pedient that was adopted two years ago, in order to cover the clumsi- ness of Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson's original proposal of Ger- ternal security subcommittee has been looking into charges of sub- versive affiliations aimed at some j American members of the Secre- tariat. j Not Target of Probe Robert Morris, counsel for the Senate subcommittee, said Feller himself was not a target of the in- vestigation. In a statement in be- half of three members of the sub- James East- land Homer Ferguson (R-Mich) and Willis Smith (D-NC) Morris termed Lie's. assertion "irresponsible." Feller was an gen- eral counsel and principal director of the U. N. Legal Department I since 1946. He was1 credited with writing some of the most impor- tant statements of Lie. Associates said Feller had been a close friend of Alger Hiss, for- mer State Department aide con- victed of lying to a grand jury when he denied passing official se- crets to Whittaker Chambers, self- admitted courier for a pre-war Soviet spy ring. Hard Worker Lie, in a statement to newsmen, said Feller "has worked day and night under .my direction to up- liold due process of law and justice in the investigations against the indiscriminate smears and exag- gerated charges." man rearmament. Pact Must Be Ratified Ike and Dewey To Confer on Korean Crisis New York Governor Flying to Georgia For Discussions By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH AUGUSTA, Ga. Iff! President- elect Eisenhower awaited the ar- rival here today of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey for a policy conference dealing with Korea and other problems facing the new Repub- lican administration. The New York governor, men- Itioned as a possible choice for a cabinet post, was scheduled to ar- rive by plane to talk over the gen- eral's forthcoming trip to the Ko- rean War zone and to explore matters likely to come up for dis- cussion when Eesinhower confers with President Truman next Tues- day. Another key Eisenhower support- er during the campaign, Seattle businessman Walter Williams, said in New York last night he also was flying to the general's vacation retreat today. But the announced callers' list for the day showed only Dewey. Job for Williams Williams served as chairman of the Citizens for Eisenhower Com- mittee. There has been talk he might get a major job in the new administration. Dewey said last week he intended to stay on as governor for the two remaining years of his term. But reports persist that Eisenhower may ask him to be either secretary of state or secretary of defense. At Eisenhower's request, Dewey was stopping over at Augusta for about five hours on his way to Miami, Fla., for a vacation. After his conference with Dewey, the general planned a private din- ner party at the Augusta National Golf Club for Mrs. Eisenhower, whose birthday is today. She is 56. The party tonight was arranged for the family. Here with the President-elect and Mrs, Eisen- hower are her mother, Mrs. John S. Doud, their daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Eisenhower, and their three grandchildren. Decision on Trip Out of today's Eisenhower-Dewey conference may come a decision on when the general will leave for Korea. He" promised during the campaign that if elected he would go to the battle zone in the hope of finding some way to end the war. James C. Hagerty, Eisenhower's press secretary, said yesterday he knew of no plans for the general to visit Moscow as well. He made the statement when asked for com- ment on a New York dispatch to a Paris newspaper, Prance Soir, that Eisenhower would go to Russia if preliminary contacts .with the Sov- I iet Union turned out satisfactorily. I Hagerty also was asked whether Eisenhower ever had considered making such a trip as president- elect or president. "I haven't heard of anything (along that line) at any Hagerty replied. When he was campaigning, Ei- senhower said he would go any- where to see anybody if he thought it would help win world peace. Bnt he also said he would have to have some advance specific evi- dence indicating such a trip would produce results. ransport, Tan Secret Military Files Opened To Sen. Lodge By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Truman administration opened its secret diplomatic and military files today for President-elect Eisenhower's advance emissary, with Korea presumably heading the discussion list. Sen, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of i Massachusetts designated by (Eisenhower to represent him at I the State, Defense and possibly other departments arrived last night and was ready to confer I with top officials in those agencies I today. His mission was regarded as I preparatory to Eisenhower's con- jference Tuesday with President I Truman. The purpose is to pave the way for a smooth transfer of the government from Democratic 1 to Republican hands Jan. 20. I Indications were that Truman j directed his officials to co-operate i fully in providing information to Lodge, just as facts on the next government budget already are being laid before Eisenhower's special representative to the Bud- get Bureau, M. Dodge, who arrived Wednesday. Lodge told reporters at Washing- ton Airport last night he might have a confidential report ready for the Eisenhower-Truman con- ference. He said he had no hard- and-fast plans about how to gather his information, would begin today arranging appointments and anti- cipated no_ difficulty in securing access data. Lodge, one of the early backers early today in a fire at their home of Eisenhower for president, was while the only two survivors of the "This placed him under a pro- longed and serious Lie As a practical matter, the Euro- sajd "The terrible tragedy of his pean Defense Community now j death is result." equals the German divisions for Jn Philadelphia last night> Dr. NATO, plus a long step in the road to European unity an'd sev- eral other things as well. NATO will get no German divisions if the participating nations refuse to rat- ify the treaties setting up the Eur- Ralph J. Bunche, director of the U.N.'s Department of Trusteeship and Information on Non-Self-Gov- erning Territories, said the United Nations "has been called upon for a maturity far beyond its (seven) opean Defense Community. Thus t NATO will be condemned to final! yedrb- failure before its work is morel "American pressures on the than half begun. That is the short- i United Nations have come from est way to world-wide disaster. many directions; -including the in- As of today moreover, the vestigation into the alleged suBver- French Chamber of Deputies is virtually certain to vote against the European Defense Community and the German divisions NATO. French Premier Antoine Pinay says so, and so does every- body else who knows the subject. Such are the grim outlines of the problem. It will be President Eis- enhower's problem for reasons clearly explained to Secretary Acheson last spring by all four chief men in the French govern- ment Premier Pinay, Deputy Premier Queuille, Foreign Minis- ter Schuman and Defense Minis- ter Pleven. Need French Aid This formidable French quartet Acheson that the vote in the Chamber would depend upon one main point. The deputies and French opinion in general must not be allowed to think that Ger- many would out-weigh France in the new European army and thus dominate the new European De- fense Community. This need for an equal French contribution to the European army in turn extends our chain reaction (Continued on Page 9, Column i.) ALSOPS sive associations of certain Ameri- can members ot the staff." House Organization Plans Completed ST. PAUL UP) Organization of the 1953 Minnesota House of Rep- resentatives, meeting in January, will follow the pattern of the ses- sion two years ago. Speaker John Hartle of Owatonna was assured of a return to that post when 82 votes were pledged to the Conservatives, meeting in a caucus here Thursday, Rep. Roy E. Dunn, Pelican Rapids, also is deemed a cinch for a repeat as majority leader, and as chairman of the powerful House Rules Com- mittee. Following a similar pattern, the Liberals voted to return Rep, Fred Cina of Aurora as minority leader. He received 26 votes, with his two, nearest opponents, Reps. A. I. Johnson, Benson, and D. D. Woz- niak, St. Paul, drawing 8 and 7, respectively. A total of 72 members' attended the Conservatives' caucus. or TO I 5 Men Dead, Six Injured In Ramming Floyd McHenry, councilman at Adamsville, 0., 13 miles northwest of Zanesville, pumps a jar full of water from his well in the photo at the left and at right shows how it will burn. McHenry says he believes the water is two-thirds gasoline. Residents of the village have complained to of- ficials about gasoline seeping into six wells located in the center of the community, forcing them to carry water from distant wells. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Mother and 8 'GOP Expects Aid Children Die in Westport Fire Mass. l.fl A moth- er and eight children perished defeated for re-election by Demo- crat John Kennedy, now a repre- familv, the father and a son, were T away at work. sentatwe. When asked, Lodge said _ he did not "know about! his being mentioned as possibly' Eisenhower's secretary of state or secretary of defense. He indicated he did not expect to accompany Eisenhower on the president-elect's planned trip to Korea. State Guard Ordered to Be Deactivated ST. PAUL Ufl Deactivation of the Minnesota State Guard was ordered today by Adjt. Gen. Jo- seph E. Nelson. Orders were re- ceived by the St. Paul battalion to be on an inactive status by Dec. 3. The order -affects about 200 men including three line companies in St. Paul, one in Stillwater and a medical detachment. The1 state guard units throughout the state will be gradually deactivated un- til all units are out of service by Dec, 10. The order does not mean that the state guard will be wholly dis- banded. Organized cadres of offi- cers and sergeants will be re- tained .in a reserve status. All en- listed men below the rank of ser- geant will be discharged. Holding sections of the Minnesota National Guard whose members are gradually returning from act- ive service will be used to meet any emergency demand for state police action, Gen.. Nelson ex plained. There are now men in these holding sections in units throughout the state. About men in the state guard are to be mustered out of active service by Dec. 10. NWA Denies Moving Rumor ST. PAUL Airlines denied Thursday it has any imme- diate plans to move; its mainte- nance and overhaul base from Holman Field in St. Paul to Seattle. Kohler Plans No New Taxes MADISON Gov. Kohler, pre- paring to begin his second term, plans no new taxes. In an interview Thursday, Koh- ler said he expects to present a balanced budget to the Legislature i in January. One of his major goals, the chief executive said, is continuation of the welfare institutional building program, which began last year. Other top objectives include a decision on future expansion pol- icies .of state supported higher ed- ucation and modernization of ma- jor highways in the state. "I will do everything to avoid new Kohler said. "In- creases in state agency operating costs must be held to a minimum." Budget hearines are expected to begin Nov. 24, These and prepara- tion of his legislative program are expected to keep Kohler busy until his inauguration Jan. 5. The Leg- islature convenes Jan. 14 T. Audette, 44', and were suffocated by smoke and intense heat carried to their upstairs bedrooms from a fire in the kitchen. The children ranged in age from 3 to 17. Bodies' Found Tfie bodies of four of the younger children were found on the floor as though they tried to escape be- fore being overcome. The mother and three children were dead in their beds. The children's father, Aladdin, 47, and an older brother, Daniel, 19', were at work on the overnight shift at the Berkshire Fine Spin- ning Mill in adjacent Fall River. The heat in the upstairs bed- rooms, although not heavily dam- aged by the flames, was so in- tense that firemen had to-water down the rooms for 15 minutes before they could get to the bodies from ladders. Police Chief Charles Dean esti- mated the fire burned for about a half hour before being spotted by neighbors. Father Told News of the tragedy was tele- phoned to the father at his place of work by neighbors. Manuel Rego, Audette's co-work- er, said he took the call and sum- moned Audette to the telephone. "He didn't say a Rego said. "He was so completely stunned for several seconds that he couldn't say anything. Then he handed me the tools he had in his hand and ran out of the plant." A Policeman and a volunteer fireman stand outside the home where a mother and her eight children died in an early-morning fire today in Westport, Mass. Kitchen where overheated stove caused fire is at lower left. Firemen found all windows- closed The mother was'Mrs. Mary T. Audette. The father and a son were working on the night shift in Fall River Mill. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) From Democrats say they expect a lot of help from Democrats in shoving President-elect Eisenhower's legislative pro- gram through the new Congress. And, while they look for ways to cut taxes in their new role as majority-holders, they talk of a Hibbing Turkey Farmer Admits Shooting 2 Men HIBBING. Minn. UPI A Hibbing turkey farmer admitted Thursday from the witness stand that he fired on and injured two men he found trying to take one of the birds the night of last Aug. 10. "But it was 72-year- old Avery Billings told the court. "I was so nervous I don't know exactly what happened." Billings is being tried on a charge of second degree assault, the result of his shotgun wounding of Harold Glscr. and Lawrence Greski, both of the Hibbing area. Billings said that, because a dozen of his turkeys had been stolen, he had been sleeping, his shotgun beside-him, in a feed house near the poultry pens. He testified he was awakened by whispers from the pen, grabbed his .gun and went out. He said the weapon was discharged as he shouted at the intruders to get out. Earlier, Olson testified that he and his wife and Greski and his mate were returning from a dance 'when the suggestion was made, "Let's get a turkey for breakfast." The two couples admitted the raid and have pleaded guilty to attempted second degree grand larceny. Judge Christ Holm is hearing the case, which is expected to be sub- mitted to the jury today. Rifle Wound Fatal To Royalton Farmer LITTLE Minn. (5V-A Royalton farmer died in a hospital here late Thursday, more than 100 hours after his skull and brain had been pierced by a small calibre rifle bullet. J. E. Grell, Morrison County deputy, said John Joswiak, 45, a bachelor, had put the bullet into his head early Sunday in an ap- parent suicide attempt. Brown Swiss Herd Wins Top Award ROCKFORD, HI. A herd owned by the John Ingold estate, Monroe, Wis., was awarded first place in herd productivity Thurs- day at the 72nd annual convention of the Brown Swiss Cattle Breed- ers. Association. Peter Huendliag of Breda, la., was elected president of the as- sociation. prospective -new- drain on federal revenues: A 54-billion-dollar tide of maturing defense bonds. Rep. Martin of Massachusetts, slated to be speaker of the House in the 83rd Congress convening Jan. 3, said he doubts the Eisenhower program will encounter much dif- ficulty on Capitol Hill. Martin, speaker in the Republi- can-controlled 80th Congress of 1947-48 and GOP floor leader, told his first post-election news conference in Washington yester- day: Confident of Aid "I am very confident the pro- gram will get large Democratic support. Who's going to vote against (a program designed to bring) peace and Martin said he wasn't concerned over the fact that the GOP mar- gin of control in the new House will be about four votes. The slim margin, he said, is a good thing for the country because it will "keep us alert." Martin said he believes a bal- anced budget should be the "ul- timate objective" of the new Con- gress. There must be economies and budgetcutting, he said, to bal- ance federal spending and income. But he also said he wants a tax cut and believes it will be possible to reduce taxes next year beyond the cut already provided by law. Automatic tax reductions are due during the next two years unless they are blocked by new legisla- tion. Woman Killed In MANKATO, Minn. Wl Mrs. Henry Will, 73, Windom, Minn., was killed Thursday night when she accidentally plunged from the fourth floor of a Mankato hospital onto a concrete ledge. Hospital authorities said Mrs. Will had been admitted Monday and was operated on 24 hours later for an eye cataract. She had been on the way to a good recovery, they reported. Her fall was attributed to a state of confusion growing out of her impaired sight. Only a Headache Gl Survives Direct Shell Hit WITH U. S. THIRD DIVISION, Korea A Chinese mortar shell recently hit Cpl. James D. Perry, Dayton, O.r squarely on the head. Result: A hole in his scraped nose, and a headache. The shell, which failed to explode, ripped his helmet, slid down his face, and buried itself in the ground two feet in front of Perry. All Casualties Members of Army Detachments NORFOLK, Va. A fast Navy attack transport engaged in am- phibious warfare maneuvers and the Texas Company tanker Wash- ington collided 50 miles east of Cape Henry today with a toll placed by the Navy at five dead and six injured. The Navy said all casualties were among Army persoanel aboard the transport Ruchamkin. There were no injuries reported among the Ruchamkin's crew or aboard the Washington. The tanker continued to Philadel- phia. The dead and injured were trans- ferred from the Ruchamkin to the USS Fremont, flagship of Capt. C. M. Day, attack force command- er, to be taken to the Norfolk Naval Base. Naval spokesmen said the five men killed and the six injured were attached to the intelligence and reconnaissance platoon of the 278th Infantry Regiment Combat team, formerly a Tennessee Na- tional Guard outfit. The Navy did not know how many men were aboard the Ru- chamkin, but only the dead and injured were removed, spokesmen said. The transport was taken in tow to be towed to Norfolk. Cause of the collision was not reported. The Ruchamkin is one of 26 na- val ships engaged in Operation Sea- cape, a two week training exer- cise in amphibious warfare which was Hearing its climax today. The ton Ruchamkin, which has a noraml complement of 10 officers and 170 men, was rammed amidship on the portside at about 2 a. m. (CST) Navy spokesmen said. The vessel's number two en- gine room and two of her compart- ments were flooded by two feet of water pouring through a 20-foot hole. The ship was reported in no danger. The tanker Washington's bow was stove in for a distance of 15 feet. 2 Railroad Men Fail in Bank Robbery ANTIOCH, 111. WV-Two railroad men tried their band at holding up a bank Thursday, unsuccessfully. They escaped with from the First National Bank of Antioch, but were captured 45 minutes later. Harry Herendeen, chief deputy sheriff of McHenry County, said the T. Horrison, 41, and Arthur E. Eubanks, up on State Route 120, west of McHenry, after he shot at their car. Antioch is 35 miles northwest" of Chicago and McHenry is 12 miles southwest of Antioch. Herendeen said the men, both of Chicago, told him they met several months ago while employed by the same rail- road. Thursday they decided to rob a bank. They drove to Woodstock, IU., but decided against robbing either of the two banks there. They also decided against a McHenry bank, but finally settled for one at Antioch. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday, cool- er tonight. Low tonight 32, high Saturday 55. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for '.be 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 66; nffnimum, 38; noon, 56; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis. Ctnrral Observations) Max. temp. 64 at p. m. Thursday, min. 48 at a. m. to- day. Noon readings clouds thin- and overcast at feet, viii- bility 12 miles, wind eight per hour from east and southeast, humidity 58 per cent, barometer 29.67, falling.