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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Snow Mixed With Rain Tonight, Saturday Cloudy Be a Good fellow VOLUME 52, NO. 259 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY DECEMBER 19, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES Gas Used to Subdue Unruly Prisoner Factor in Death Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (left) bids farewell to His Eminence Francis Cardinal SpeUman at New York as the latter boards a plane for a flight to Los Angeles en route to Korea for a visit with U. S. troops at Christmas time. The Catholic prelate said he was bearing "messages of love from hundreds of American families." Limit Proposed On U. S. Treaties By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON far-reach- ing, possibly historic move to limit the scope of United States treaties attracted strong support today from incoming congressmen throughout the country. Lawmakers replying to an Asso- TODAY U.S.toAid France in Indo-China By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON A bold new plan for winning the war in Indo- china within two years will almost certainly be adopted when Dwight Eisenhower becomes President and John Foster Dulles his secretary of state. This program involves a basic shift of emphasis in Ameri- can policy, in Europe as well as Asia. It is 'based on the belief that the seven-year-old Indochinese war must be won, and won soon, if dis- aster is to be averted. The new plan may be briefly outlined as fol- lows. First, France will be asked to send at least two more divisions to Indochina. The French will cer- tainly be reluctant to strip their own defenses to the extent of two full divisions. But this increase in French manpower in Indochina is considered the key to a military decision over Ho Chi Minh's Com- munist armies. And the United States will be ready to offer much in return. U. S. Responsibility The American government will recognize, as the French have long urged, that Indochina is not sim- ply a French responsibility, but al- so the responsibility of the United States, as leader "of the free world's resistance to Communist aggres- sion. Accordingly, the United States will agree to increase very heavily American supplies of weap- ons and equipment, particularly aircraft, for Indochina. American factories are beginning now to provide the means for this heavy increase in supplies. But if necessary, supplies will be tempor- arily diverted from the NATO forces in Western Europe, and from American forces not engaged in Korea, in order to permit the great- est possible build-up in the shortest possible time. American troops will not participate directly in the fight- (Continued on .Paqe 15, Column 5.) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and not so cold tonight with snow mix- ed with freezing rain. Saturday mostly cloudy. Low tonight 20, high Saturday 27. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 26; minimum, 11; noon, 24; precipitation, none; sua sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) Max. temp. 25 at p. m. Thursday, min. 10 at a. m. today. Noon readings ceiling feet overcast, visibility 15 miles, wind 5 miles per hour from east, humidity 74 per cent, baro- meter 30.30 steady. i ciated Press survey went on rec- ord 8-1 as favoring a move by Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) to amend the Constitution so as to prohibit the U. S. from entering into binding international agreements in such fields as human freedoms and social and economic rights. Supporters agree enthusiastically that some such ban is needed to insure a yielding of American rights; foes say the amendment would just delay and hamstring international co-operation and the conduct of foreign affairs by the U. S. Human Freedoms Bricker's argument is that .the field of human freedoms and social rights is an internal matter which should be governed only by domes- tic the Constitution itself, and by s'tate and federal laws passed under the Constitution. Although the Ohio senator con- cedes that no treaties signed so. far have regulated domestic rights of Americans, he insists that treaties now pending, before the United finally ratified by the U. restrict free- dom of the press, freedom of Constitution. Be A Good Fellow Previously listed Lillian and Leo 5.00 Eddie, Carol and Dickie 2.00 L. Schrieker 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Coe 2.00 The 4 G's 4.00 American Legion and affiliated organiza- tions 50.00 Northwest Glove Co. employes 20.25 Winona Insurance Agency and employes 30.00 M. A. candy and.................50 Home Room 202, Wi- nona Junior High 3.05 Tommy and Jane ___ 2.00 A farmer 2.00 In memory of Grand- ma Davies Kelly and Tommy 5.00 Bill Gruenzner 2.00 Centerville Friends 5.00 Calvary Bible Church Sunday School 5.00 Snow Flake, Marilyn Fockens 1.00 Steamboat Days Queen, Maxine Kohner 1.00 Mary Helen Smith 1.00 Helen B. Pritchard 5.00 M. F. S. 3.00 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mussell 3.00 A Friend 15.00 Great Winona Surplus Store 25.00 Badger Machine Co. and employes 100.00 Miss Sunbeam 2.00 H. Choate Co...... 50.00 A Friend, Kellogg Jane F............... 2.00 Madison School Girl Scout Troop 31 3.00 A Julius A A Phillip Leighton, Houston clothing. Anna St. Paul's Episcopal Church and toys. The Soroptimist Ing and gifts. Warden Utecht Fires Engineer At State Prison STILLWATER, Minn. HI The Washington County coroner said today that the fatal illness of a Stillwater prison inmate was "ev- brought on by gas used to subdue him. However, the coroner, Dr. Fran- cis 'M. McCarten, said use of gas was the only way prison authori- ties could have handled the inmate, LeRoy Brown, 41. Dr. McCarten said his investigation showed there was no wrongdoing in the case. Dr. McCarten was asked by a reporter to comment on questions asked Gov. Anderson about the Brown case by Orville L. Freeman, Democratic-Farmer-Labor candi- date for governor defeated by An- derson Nov. 4. Freeman has been critical of the Minnesota penal system and of an investigation of Stillwater prison affairs begun Wednesday by Jarle Leirfallom, acting state institutions director. Letter to Governor In a letter to Gov. Anderson Thursday, Freeman asked: "What is the true story of the recent death of one LeRoy Brown, who died in the hole (solitary con- finement) at Stillwater this fall? The coroner's report reads that he died from bronchial pneumonia brought on by gassing. Isn't it true that he was kept in a room filled with tear gas and sulphur gas un- til he lapsed into unconsciousness and then thrown into the hole where he died begging for medical attention? Isn't it true that at least two inmates who witnessed these events have since been re- moved to the hospital for the criminally insane at St. Leirfallom conferred with Gov. Anderson today about the investi- gation and later was asked about the Brown case by newsmen. Lierfallom said the case had al- ready been investigated and that "there is nothing to indicate any wrongdoing." Died July 18 He said the investigation showed Brown, who died about a. m. July 18, had gone berserk in a ward of the prison hospital and that he was "threatening everyone in sight with a table narrow- j ly missing a prison officer. I Leirfallom said that in order to I subdue the man, who was nearly six feet tall and weighed about 200 pounds, it was necessary to use tear gas and "sickening" gas. Dr. McCarten said Brown had been under care of a doctor before he died and that as far as he knew he died in a regular cell, not "the hole." The coroner said a pathologist reported following an autopsy that Brown had "suppurative bronchitis, pulmonary edema and bronchial pneumonia due to chemical irrita- tion." Dr. McCarten said the chemical irritation was "evidently brought on by the gas. Gov. Anderson made public an answer to Freeman's letter. He said "It is obvious that your criti- cism of the situation in our penal institutions is based partially on political strategy and partially on facts." No Facts Withheld Gov. Anderson said no facts in the Stillwater case will be held from the public and continued: "If you are sincere in your inter- est in getting the answers to -your questions, I have arranged with Jarle Leirfallom to sit down with you and give answers to all questions pertaining to adminis- 1 tratiye phases of the case." Leirfallom said that Warden Leo against John F. Frawley, 73, chief engineer in the prison power plant accused by Leirfallom and Utecht of smuggling three bottles of whisky into the prison. Frawley, a prison employe for 41 years, was fired by Utecht Thursday. Leirfallom said the offense is a felony classified as "bringing con- traband into a penitentiary." The director added that evidence in the case would be turned over to the Washington County attorney. The' penalty for the offense, Utecht noted, is a five-year prison term. The warden said he was "a- mazed" to learn it had been Fraw- ley who brought liquor into the prison. "I regret very he said, "that a man who I have trusted for many years has brought such a disgraceful reflection on the ad- ministration of the institution by his conduct. There was no other course to take except to im- mediately remove him from the state payroll." A patient at Lakeview Memorial Hospital, Frawley was not avail- able for comment. being treated for.a head injury suffered at the power house Dec. I. FBI Charges Gunman With Brink's Robbery Claims Captured Man Helped in Fabulous Stick Up Ike Fills Four een Warming His Hands in over- coat pockets, and wearing bed- room slippers, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower stands outside his New York City home and listens in silence to carol- ing of the Columbia University Glee Club. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) BOSTON UP) Joseph J. "Specs" O'Keefe, 44-year-old Boston gun- man has been nabbed by the FBI as one of the masked men who robbed the Brink's Boston head- quarters of on the night of Jan. 17, 1950. O'Keefe was named in affidavits filed'by the FBI with the Federal Court in Boston. The affidavits became available to newsmen late Thursday as O'Keefe fought a contempt of court charge resulting from his refusal to answer pertinent questions be- fore a grand jury hearing evidence in the fabulous stickup. Special Agent One of the affidavits, signed by John Greene, a special agent of the FBI who heads the Brink's investigation, says that he "has reason to believe that Joseph J. O'Keefe was one of the partici- pants in the robbery." A second affidavit says that in Brink's loot was hidden in a house occupied by O'Keefe's sister, Mrs. Mary A. Hooley, 37. A third affidavit sets forth that on July 19, 1950, the was transferred to the home of a Mary O'Keefe, identified as Joseph O'Keefe's wife. A fourth affidavit tells of an al- leged telephone conversation be- tween O'Keefe, then serving 901 Siamese twins, medical history's days in a Pennsylvania jail, for first survivors of a heacf-to-head ROBERT B. ANfrERSON Secretary of Navy ROGER M. KYES Deputy Secretary of Defense ROBERT TEN BROECK STEVENS Secretary of Army HAROLD E, TALBOTT Secretary of Air Split Siamese Twins Hanging On to Life .CHICAGO U! The tiny Brodie Big Freighter Helpless in North Pacific VANCOUVER, B. C. Wl Her ruddejt. damaged "and- buffeted by a heavy Canadian Pacif- ic Steamship Company freighter Maplecove wallowed helplessly in rough North Pacific waters today. Help was en route to the ton ship which gave a position miles off the British Colum- Dia coast. But officials estimated I it would take the tug Island Sov- j ereign of Vancouver at least four more days to reach the ship. carrying weapons in his car, and Mary O'Keefe. Agent Greene says in the paper: "He (O'Keefe) asked his wife North Central Airlines Elects whether or not she had been in-1 ious. teryiewed by federal enforcement His officials and she said she had. "He asked whether or not any- thing was found, and she answer- ed: and later he told her: 'Just take good care of the baby. You know what I mean.' Federal authorities said there is no O'Keefe baby. Alleged Loot One of-the affidavits asserts that the of alleged Brink's loot was hidden in an "overstuffed baby stationary chair and footstool or in a leather zippered overnight bag" in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hooley, O'Keefe's sister and broth- er-in-law. surgical separation, clung to life today by the slenderest of threads. Condition of one of the infant boys was reported "very precar- brother has shown some Mrs. Hooley earlier this week was given a one-year sentence for contempt of court after she re- fused to answer before the grand jury the question: "Did you ever at any time see in Her husband also is charged with contempt of court for refusing to talk before the grand jury. j O'Keefe's contempt of court case has not yet been completed and Hooley's contempt case has been continued to next Monday. Hooley and his wife, who appealed the one-year sentence, are free on MADISON WV-The new president of North Central Airlines is How- ard A. Morey, of Middleton, chair-. man of the Wisconsin Aeronautics Contrasts in Germany Commission. A director and officer of the firm, formerly Wisconsin Central Airlines, Morey succeeds Arthur Mueller of Wausau. The election was held in Minneapolis Thursday and announced by the line here today. Says Ike Trip Demagoguery improvement since completion of j the day-long historic operation Wednesday night. Physicians said the 15-month-old twins would remain on the critical list for five to seven days, if they survive. The fate of Chooses Army, Navy, Air Force Secretaries By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH. NEW YORK W) President- elect Eisenhower today announced hours !his selections the civilians wno uauKc jui better or j will head the armed services under worse was the report late last Charles E. Wilson, secretary of de- night from pediatricians on duty fense-designate. at the bedside of the twins, Rodney They are: Dee and Roger Lee Brodie. I Deputy Secretary of Defense Oxygen tents I M. Kyes, 46, of Bloomfield Both children are in oxygen tents Hills, Mich., a vice president of in the University of Illinois Neuro- j General Motors psychiatric Institute. Roger is in the most critical con- dition. His brain circulation was Secretary of the Army Robert Ten Broeck Stevens, 53, of South Plainfield, N. J., a director of the. WASHINGTON President blood transfusions. Truman, who once changed his uiiiuij. xiia ULaiu impaired by the 12-hour and 40- General Electric Corp General minute operation. He still was (Foods and Jackson Mills and unconscious late last night and was I chairman of the board of J. P. Ste- receiving intravenous feedings and Ivens and Co-> textlle manufactur- Secretary of the Navy Robert mind' about whether Dwight D. Eisenhower should succeed him, hasn't changed it about the Presi- dent-elect's trip to Korea. He said so at his news confer- ence yesterday. He had nothing to add or take back, he said, from the remark he had made a week earlier. He had said then Eisen- hower's campaign announcement he would go to Korea was demago- guery, and that Eisenhower had to go through with it. The President had no comment on Wednesday's meeting between Eisenhower and Gen. Douglas Mac- Arthur, who says there is a way to end the Korean War. _ er Rodney regained consciousness B d Xndcrson oi vernon, yesterday alternately crying and JT a director J t chajr: smiling. iman of the board of directors of In the bulletin issued by the Federal Reserve Bank at Dai- university yesterday, Roger's con- dition was described as "very although respiration Lattim D ore enes Guilt WASHINGTON UP) Owen Lat- timore loudly declared "not guilty" today in answer to a seven-count perjury indictment based on his sworn denial of Communist sym- pathies. The two a all Lattimore said during a court 'Oh Little Star of Bethlehem' And 'Oh Star Over Moscow1 U. S. District Judge James R. Kirkland, before whom Lattimore was arraigned, said the trial of the Far Eastern specialist probably will begin sometime in' 'early March. The judge gave Lattimore until Feb. 16 to file motions attacking the indictment returned Tuesday by a grand jury, charging he lied when he denied to senators he had been a Communist sympathizer or promoter of Communist interests. By TOM REEDY BERLIN 15) In the West, the Germans are singing: "Oh little star of Bethlehem..." In the East, they are chanting: "Oh, great red star over Mos- cow..." It's Christmas time in Germany and like everything else in this topsy-turvy land, there are two sides tp even this. There are even two "Princes of Peace." The West German, following long j tradition, age to tl his hom- Nazarene. The East SHOPPING DAYS LEFT German, dominated completely by Communist rulers, is forced to turn to a disciple of peace who wears the uniform of a marshal of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin. Pre-holiday preparations in two- headed Berlin illustrate the wid'e gulf of the two worlds. The free broke out early with the usual Christmas markets, giant posters of Santa Claus, a splurge of gifts, Christmas trees and ornaments, stepped-up church services, nightly, caroling and a gay spirit of good will. Soviet Sector Stepping from this atmosphere into the Soviet sector of Berlin is like falling into the ice-clogged Spree River. In the Communist East, the ac- cent is on Stalin, "build- ing eradicating "en- emy spies and and re- sisting "the Western warmongers." In East Berlin .and throughout the East zone, city streets are full of posters and signs shrilling these messages. Communist state store windows are full of them, too. There isn't a poster of Claus anywhere. In the Western stores and fac- tories, collections are being taken up for Christmas parties for the underprivileged. In the Soviet fac- tories, mills and mines, workers are being urged to "exceed pro- duction" as a "gift" for Stalin's birthday Dec. 21. Soviet zone efforts to kill the Christmas spirit by ignoring it ap- pear to be working among the young, rabid Reds. But the older generation still hangs onto the hab- its and customs of the past. Shockingly short on consumer goods, the Red regime frowns on "wasting" fir trees by adorning them with ornaments and candles. Prices in the state stores are so high the average worker is lucky he can buy a toy for his child. For most the holiday meal will consist of sausage, potatoes, bread and beer. In West Berlin In West' Berlin, bent by block- ade and isolation, the poorest of families will have a goose, or-a roast chicken, wine, fruit, nuts and liqueurs for the traditional holi- day neighbor who "drops in." The West Berlin Christmas mar- ket is loaded with luxury gifts. A pale, dingy reflection is the East Berlin market which presents household furnishings, books, cloth- ing (mostly imitation ersatz furs and wood carvings. The Western Allies are collecting many thousands of dollars to pro- vide Christmas parties and gifts for the needy. The Russians take up "collections" for the Korean War. Stores Open Tonight, Saturday Until 9 precarious, and other vital factors have im- proved slightly during die morn- ing." R o d n e y's condition was termed "stable. Seems to be .good." Dr. Eric Oldberg, head of the university's Department of Neurol- ogy, described the surgery at a news conference. He said surgeons discovered there was only one sag- Job for Talbott Secretary of the Air Force Harold L. Talbott, 44, of New York, chairman of the board of the North American Aviation Co., and a mem- ber of the Chrysler Corp., -Finance Committee. Talbott was active as an adviser and fund raiser during Eisen- hower's presidential campaign. The others selected today had not fig- gital sinus, the main passageway i urecj jn the campaign limelight, on or vein draining blood back from j a national scale. All the designa- both brains. The surgeons had to make a swift decision, Dr. Oldberg said. The incision could be made to give one twin or the other the vital vein. Holds Up Better Rodney was favored for "survi- val of the fittest" by choice of the surgeons. He was holding up much better during the marathon opera- tion, Dr. Oldberg said, and surgery lions must be approved by the Senate. Anderson Democrat Anderson is a Democrat' who described himself during the cam- paign as a "Democrat for Eisen- hower." The other three men designated today are Republicans. Anderson is the third Democrat chosen by Eisenhower for a key position in the Republican adminis- tration that will take office Jan. in his favor could be more easily i 20. performed. The others are Mrs. Oveta Culp important large vein to carry blood away from his brain, small collateral veins are presently able publisher, who will b curity administrator, and Martin P. Durkin, of Chicago and Wash- vem- of Labor. The parents of the twins, Mr. and Ljke Anderson, Mrs. Hobby sup- Mrs. Royt Brodie of Molwe, HI-, ported Eisenhower in the campaign. were at the hospital throughout the Durkin supported Gov. Adlai E. day as physicians watched over stevenson of Illinois, the Denio- the cribs of the tiny patients. cratic presidential candidate. The Brodit Siamese twins, who are waging a grim battle for life after being separated in an historic marathon of surgery, are held by nurses, in a Rock Island, 111., hospital one day after their birth on Sept. 16, 1951. A team of specialists operated for 12 hours and 40 minutes in Chicago to part the 15-month-old boys and give them a chance 'to lead separate lives. The twins are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Royt Brodie of Moline, 111. (AP Wirephoto)
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