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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy Tonight And Wednesday, Colder Wednesday Good Schools Are YOUR Responsibility VOLUME S3, NO. 225 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Mrs. Dwight Eisenhower greeted two little blind children, Nel- son Munoz Jr., 5, left, Bronx, N. Y., and Karen Luxton, 6, Hollis, Long Island, N. Y., at the White House Monday. The children and leaders of The Lighthouse, the New York Association for the Blind, called on the First Lady to open tie organization's drive to reach its goal of (UP Telephoto) Milwaukee Money Truck Robbed of by Pair MILWAUKEE gunmen obtained in a daring pre- dawn hijacking of a Transport Co, collections truck. The hijackers, making the three veteran clerks think they were being curbed by a squad car, obtained an estimated in cur- rency and in coins. Lt. Ray Dunham of the Milwaukee Police Department said the hoidup occurred just after 5 a.m. as the truck neared the end of pickup route, a routine faith' Italian Playboy Dragged From Socialite's Home NEW YORK Police dragged one of Rome's wealthiest playboy. globe trotters from the apartment of heiress Brenda Fra'zier Kelly early today in a tussle in which two officers and the visitor were injured. Pietro Francisco Mele, 30, fre- quently seen with Mrs. Kelly at Rome night clubs, was booked on a charge of felonious assault. He allegedly refused Mrs. Kelly's re- quest to leave her Park avenue apartment. Mele, who told newsmen he was a director of a few movies and an auto racer, was beaten as police finally subdued him on the street in front of the building. This account of the incident was given by police: The Italian and Mrs. Kelly, beau- tiful pet of New York cafe society in the late 1930's, arrived in front of her residence shortly before 3 a.m. after a tour of Greenwich Village. -An argument ensued. A neighbor called police. As three officers approached, Mele dashed into the building. Mrs. Kelly urged the police to keep Mele from her apartment where, she said, a nursemaid and her 8-year-old daughter, Victoria were sleeping. By the time police reached the flat, Mele had entered. He bolted from one room toward another bedroom and police lunged at him. He struggled and the squabble con- tinued in the elevator, then the lobby. Mele was not subdued until Mrs. Kelly's chauffeur assisted the po- lice. Mossadegh Tries To Walk Out of Court Martial By DON SCHWIND TEHRAN. Iran Screaming, sobbing ex-Premier Mohammed Mossadegh attempted to walk out of a court martial trying him for his life today after a wild fist- swinging scene climaxed his at- tempts to disavow his court-ap- pointed lawyer. The 73-year-old politician ac- cused of defying the Shah, trying to overthrow the monarchy and il- legally dissolving the Majlis low- er house of parliament shouted at his judges: "Give an order to cut off my head, but I must defend myself." It was the third straight day of emotional fireworks staged by Mossadegh, virtual dictator of Iran before his overthrow last August by royalist supporters. He told the tribunal Monday he would commit suicide if released and would not appeal if convicted. route, a fully followed for years. Driver of the vehicle, which Dun- ham described as a bakery type truck with swinging doors in the rear, which were reported locked, was Charles J. McCormick, 44, Hartland, Wis., a 25-year employe. His riders were identified as Nor- man Rotes, 41, a 15-year worker, and Alvin Wehrle, 58, with the company for 38 years, both of Mil- waukee. Dunham gave this account of the raid: The truck was stopped at the West Allis terminal in its routine collection of the previous day's re- ceipts. As the truck drove north ca 84th street a car flashing a red light drew up along side. Occu- pants motioned the truck to the curb. When it stopped two masked men jumped from the car. One ran to the passenger side of the truck and smashed a window with a gun butt. The three men were ordered out and told to lay face down on a lawn. They did and did not look up until they heard the car, de- scribed as a late model black Ford, drive off. The men called i the company which notified police headquarters. They said the ban- dits' car fled north from the scene. i 2 More Traffic Deaths in State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota's traffic death toll for 1953 stood at 546 today after two more deaths were reported Mon- day. At this time a year ago 444 had been killed in traffic acci- dents. Verlon J. Johnson, 21, Marshall, was killed Saturday between Tracy and Currie when his car went out of control. The accident was re- ported to the highway department late Monday. In Minneapolis a 4-year-old boy, Theodore wrs killed Monday when he was struck by a car near his home. Indians Doubt POW Talks Will Be Resumed Warn Communist Forces Solution Now Up to Them By JOHN RANDOLPH PANMUNJOM (Si Indian command today all but abandoned hope for getting the stalled prison- er of war explanation program under way again arid told the Communists that any solution is up to them. "It seems better to face the situ- ation as it is rather than to go on with these interminable stop- said Lt. Gen. K. S. Thi- rnayya, Indian chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Com- mission. "I can see no use in carrying on with these demoralizing interrup- tions." Thimayya met for four hours with the Communist high com- mand at Kaesong Monday night. He told a news conference he would see the Red generals again in two or three days. It appeared likely that the Com- munist explanation program Would collapse unless the Reds abandon slowdown tactics and agree to new rules laid down by Thimayya. Observers said there was little chance they will agree. There have been growing indica- tions that the Communists want to escape from explanation pro- gram which has cost them a hu- miliating propaganda defeat. So far 97 per cent of the Chinese and North Koreans interviewed have refused to return to their Commu nist homelands. There have been no explanations since Thursday. Thimayya reiterated Tuesday that if the present system collapses he will use Indian troops to screen prisoners who have not been in- terviewed. The Indian general told the Re- patriation Commission Tuesday he can see no solution to the stale- mate unless the Reds agree to two new rules: 1. Call out and interview com- plute compounds of 500 prisoners each at a time or, 2. Agree to forget about odd lots of prisoners not interviewed in any single day. Communist demands to see 356 men not interviewed Thursday outj of the 492 in Chinese Compound j C22. halted the present explana- j tion's. The explanations were canceled again for Wednesday. Allied and Communist staff ad- visers met secretly for the third time in a conference but not far from here. And for the second day Allied negotiators called a recess to study a Communist statement in connection with efforts to ar- range an agenda for setting up a Korean peace conference. Ransom Bill Found in Indiana PETOSKEY, Mich. W) Three bills included in the vain ransom paid in the Bobby Green- lease kidnap-killing have been un- covered. Two of them were found in Michigan, a third in Indiana. Two were and one Of the ransom paid, has not been found. Finding of the bills raised immediate speculation by authorities that hoodlums may be peddling the money to pro- fessional "fences" at 30 to 50 cents on the dollar. Two bills, one a and the other a were reported found here and in Detroit Monday. Maj. Walter Weyland, executive officer of the Indiana state police, an- nounced Monday night that a bill had been found at Petersburg, Ind. 9 Truman Subpoenaed ite I nqury WASHINGTON member of the House Un-American Activities Committee said today it has is- sued a subpoena for the appear- ance of former President Truman Thursday for questioning in the Harry Dexter White case. The committee member, a Dem- ocrat who did not wish to be iden- tified, said he did not know whe- sistant Treasury secretary although lie President was aware of FBI reports that White was a Soviet spy. No Comment The Congress member said Rob ert Kunzig, attorney of the com- mittee, notified three Democratic members this morning that the subpoenas had been issued. Run- ther the subpoena had yet been zig told a reporter he had no com served on Truman who is now in New York. He said a subp'oena for the same day also has been issued for for- mer Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. Byrnes, now governor of South Carolina, has supported the charge of Atty. Gen. Brownell that Tru- man promoted White, one-time as- ment "no confirmation nor de- nial." He said he would have nothing to say until the arrival here Wed- nesday of committee Chairman Velde Byrnes said in a statement Mon- day night that he recalled the FBI document and talked with Truman about it early in time A Fire Ladder neared the third-floor ledge of a Harlem tene- ment in New York Monday as Mrs. Mary Lena Mack clutched her two-year-old son, Alfonso, awaiting rescue. Flames and smoke billowed from second floor windows during the early morning fire. Firemen used the ladder to bring Mrs. Mack and her son to safety, along with five others. .CAP- Photo) Mrs. Henry J. Krauser, Petoskey, Mich., registered nurse, to- day shows the list of Greenlease ransom bills from which she dis- covered a bill of the kidnap money. She said she received it from a mail truck driver, Norman Clark, who in turn said he got it from a gas station in change. (UP Telephoto) Firemen Drag River for Hartley Girl LA CROSSE, resumed dragging the La Crosse River Monday as authorities left no possible trail uncovered in the disappearance of Evelyn Hartley, 15, the missing La Crosse girl. Dragging was ordered again aft- er a boy checking muskrat traps from a boat discovered some kind of internal organs at the foot of a dike. The mass of tissue was sent 'to the State Crime Laboratory but. T. Martin Syvertson, a local patholo- gist, said he believed the specimen was animal matter rather than human. The daughter of Prof, and Mrs, Richard Hartley vanished the night of Oct. 24 from the home of the Viggo Rasmusens where she was staying with their 20-months-old daughter for the evening. Magsaysay Takes Philippines Lead MANILA Magsaysay bolted to a comfortable lead Wed- nesday in early returns from the Philippines presidential election and the Philippine News Service said the trend indicated a "nation- wide landslide" for the man who has led the fight against Commun- ist Huks. President Elpidio Quirino's Lib- eral party strongholds throughout the island were yet to be heard from, however. Most of the early returns came from Manila, con- ceded to be in the column of Mag- saysay's Nacionalistas. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight. Wednesday increas- ing cloudiness and colder. Low to- night 30, high Wednesday 45. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 50; minimum, 25: noon, 49; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. Temp. 56 at noon, min. 35 at a.m. Broken layer of clouds at feet, visibility 15 miles, Some State Licenses To Be Reflectorized ST. PAUL W) Ten thousand Minnesota auto license plates for 1954 are to be reflectorized to test whether that treatment contributes to traffic safety. Mrs. Mike Holm, secretary of state, said the plates would be sent to every part of the state to owners who have made applica- tion but have not yet received their licenses. There will be no extra cost attached to the special plates. Nationwide Interest In California Race LOS ANGELES final congressional election of the year drew nationwide attention today to the 24th California 'District, where a Democratic victory would reduce the Republican House majority to two representatives. The registrar of voters has forecast a 40 per cent turnout, or about votes, in the special election. In their campaign, Republican forces emphasized that success for them would constitute a vote of confidence in the Eisenhower ad- ministration. The Democrats, steamed up by recent triumphs in Wisconsin and New Jersey, have indicated that they would regard a victory as a definite straw in the political wind. The House lineup at present is 218 Republicans, 215 Democrats, 1 independent and 1 seat which will be filled today. Two Democrats and two Repub- licans are in the local race, and the one who polls the most votes will win. There will be no runoff. The seat at stake is the one re- linquished by Norris Poulson, Re- publican, when he was elected mayor of Los Angeles, Republicans have given their of- ficial endorsement to Glenard P. Lipscomb and the Democratic par- ty organization is backing George Arnold, But also in the race are John L. E, Collier, Republican, and Irving Markheim, Democrat. Lipscomb and Collier are .state assemblymen. Arnold is a lawyer, son of Thurmond Arnold, assistant attorney general under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Arnold's wife is the daughter of columnist Drew Pear- son. Markheim is a veterans' serv- ice officer who ran for Congress unsuccessfully against Poulson in 1952. Robert L. Stammer, his pretty wife and their five-month-old son, Robert Lee posed after a reunion in Durant, Okla., Monday. The young couple flew from Indiana to get their son who had been kidnaped from their home Friday night. Seventeen-year- old Norma Jean Doughty has been charged with the kidnaping. (AP Photo) Sen. Knowland Says GOP Can't Coast to Victory WASHINGTON UP) Sen. Know- land (R-Calif) said today the Re- publicans "can't expect to coasl to victory in the 1954 congression- al elections on the strength of a presidential victory in 1952." Knowland, the Senate Republican floor leader, declined to predict the outcome of a special election today to fill the vacant House seat from California's 24th Congression- al District. But the California senator said in an interview he does not be- lieve any "pattern of dissatisfac- tion" has been shown up in pre- vious special elections. The Demo- crats have won all seven held since last November. In five, they re- tained seats they had held. In two, they won seats previously held by the GOP. "These are disjointed elections in which personalities and local is- sues have played a large Knowland said. "I don't believe has been disclosed." Knowland said, however, that he was not discounting Democratic victories in special congressional elections in Wisconsin and New Jersey, nor the loss of the New Jersey governorship to the Demo- crats. "I'm not taking a defeatist Knowland said, "but we Republi- cans have got a lot of hard work ahead of us." Record Great Lakes Iron Ore Shipments CLEVELAND (.TV- Every ton of iron ore shipped down the Great Lakes in the remaining four or five weeks of the season will in- crease what is an all-time, one- season tonnage record. The Lake Superior Iron Ore As- sociation reported in the seven days up to Monday morning 487 tons of ore were transported, raising the 1953 tonnage to 346. The previous record, set in the war year of 1942, was tons. when White was being promoted. Truman has no immunity to sub- poena from a congressional com- mittee by reason of the fact he is an ex-president. However, it could be a fine legal point whether some questions about his official actions would infringe upon the constitu- tional division of the executive and legislative branches of the govern- ment. The Senate group also announced it definitely will question Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughn, who was Tru- man's military aide, at a closed session Thursday, and will also take testimony from Miss Ruth Anderson, who was Vaughn's sec- retary at the White House. Byrnes, now governor of South Carolina, said he suggested that Truman withdraw White's nomina- tion to a higher government post t nomination Atty. Gen. Brow- BULLETIN NEW YORK W Former President Truman said to- day he has not received a sub- poena to appear before House Un-American Activities, committee. ONLY 10-MINUTE WARNING Radar Chain Across Canada Doesn't Give Enough Time PARK FALLS, Wis. ra- dar chain across Canada to Lab- rador now can give the United States only a 10-minute warning of attacking planes, Sen. Wiley (R- said Monday night in calling for a speedup in continental de- fenses, Wiley, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told an American Legion banquet that present defenses leave America's chief retalitory force long range, atomic-armed bombers open to destruction by surprise attack. Declaring that only 10 per cent of the continental based U. S. wind 12 miles per hour from south- bombing force could be put into west, barometer falling, hu- the air on an hour's notice, Wiley CS CHlH it WfXl ttlflt A SnOCK- midiiy 53 per cent. said it was clear that "a shock- ing proportion of our planes might never get into the air." Wiley said a Russian air attack would not necessarily strike first at American cities but at key air bases. "If and when the strategic U. S. air bases were knocked out, both in this country and overseas, then the enemy hopes he could attack our cities with impunity and with- out much fear of he declared. Wiley said some way must be found for increasing the warning time of a possible attack. He said the Air Force is making progress in shortening the lag of time be- tween warning and the point where planes could get into the air. Wiley said another great need from a defense standpoint is "an adequate air force in being not just on the drafting board." The senator, who voted against a proposed 400 million dollar in- crease in bomber construction funds when the defense appropria- bill was before the Senate last July 22, said this country can't af- ford to go overboard and produce "unlimited armadas" of planes which would become obsolescent. "At the same he said, "we dare not make the mistake in the opposite extreme and keep talking perpetually of how much we will have in a year or two years from nell contends was made early in 1946 despite an FBI report that White was engaged in Soviet espi- onage. Two other former members of Truman's official family said night they did not recall such a report, but Byrnes said he read it, went to the White House and told Truman he was and asked what the President in- tended to do about it. :The President stated he had read the report and that he also was Byrnes said. At the time Brownell first made the accusations, Truman said, don't recall that such a thing hap- pened." He has also said, "It was never proved that White was a spy He was never indicted by a grand jury." Byrnes and Truman have be- come bitter political foes in recent years. The South Carolina gover- nor supported President Eisenhow- er in the 1952 campaign. Spruille Braden, an assistant sec- retary of state under Byrnes, and Adm. William D. Leahy, personal chief of staff to Truman, said they did not recall seeing any FBI re- )ort on White. Their names, and others, were brought into the mushrooming dis- )ute late yesterday by Brownell. Eisenhower's attorney general is- sued a new statement declaring 'BI Director J. Edgar Hoover had iven "full and adequate notice of spying activities" by White to he White House, to four Cabinet officials and four other top men. Truman, who has termed Brow- nell's accusations a desperate po- itical maneuver, maintained si- ence on the new statement. He .urned aside with a "no comment" all questions, including those about Jyrnes' version. Saw FBI Report Byrnes, in a statement issued at Columbia, S. said he saw an 'BI report on White's "affiliation with the Communists" the day be- ore the Senate acted on White's nomination by Truman as director of the International Monetary fund. He said he called at the White House the following day and told Truman, "In view of the charges contained in Hoover's report, I thought he should immediately ask the Senate to withhold action and then withdraw the nomination." But, Byrnes continued, the Sen- ate 'already had confirmed the nomination, and he then suggested that Truman should refuse to is- sue a commission to White. Byrnes quoted the former President as saying he had been told, on a pre- vious occasion, that once the Sen- ate acted he had no alternative but to issue a commission. Byrnes continued. "I told him if he should send for White and tell him about Hoover's report, White would never resort to the courts." Byrnes said he "got the impres- sion" Truman was "disposed to follow that course" but he later learned that White was commis- sioned. The South Carolina governor said he did not remember the ex- act date. White was confirmed by the Senate for the monetary fund job on Feb. 6, 1946. He died in 1948 a few days after swearing be- fore the House Un-American Ac- tivities Committee that he had no connection with a Soviet spy ring. Brownell appeared to have backed away slightly on one point from the charges he voiced in a Chicago speech last Friday. He said then a detailed FBI re- port on White's "spying activities" was "delivered to President Tru- man through his military aide, Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, in December 1945. Yesterday be said that report, and a second one on Feb. 4, 1946, were delivered to Vaughan "for the attention of the President." Vaughan has denied knowledge of such reports.   

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