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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Saturday, Continued Mild Good Schools Are YOUR Responsibility VOLUME 53, NO. SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER TWENTY PACES Cudahy Youth Held In Denver Admits Killins St. Paul Man John D. Mulqueen TODAY Proof of Treason Demanded By STEWART ALSOP after ex- President Truman has said his piece, it may never be known ex- actly what did happen at the White House at the time the two FBI reports on Harry Dexter White were delivered th'5re. As Mr. Tru- man has already demonstrated, memory can -play strange tricks; and two of the principals are dead. But the following reconstruction of what may havu happened is by a former Truman aid, who was on the White House staff at the time. Although this version obviously favors the former President, it seems worth repeating, if only be- cause it makes certain points Mr. Truman himself is very unlikely to make. Links With La Crosse Case Held Doubtful DENVER A 25-year-old man, known in his home town, Cud- ahy, Wis., as a trouble maker, Thursday admitted slaying a Min- nesota Army officer and stuffing his body into a culvert near Stev- ens Point, Denver Police Capt. William E. Flor said. Dunn County, Wis., authorities left today for Denver to return John D. Mulqueen to that county to face a charge of first degree murder in the slaying of Capt. Lloyd Larson, 33, St. Paul. A first degree murder warrant was issued Thursday night at Men- omonie, Wis., after Dist. Atty. Ro- nald Carey was informed by Den- ver police that Mulqueen said he i beat or choked Larson to death Oct. 7 on Highway 12, two miles east of Menomonie. Carey said he would fly to Denver today to ex- tradite Mulqueen, who has agreed to return. Dunn County SherifJ Harold Rogers also will go to Den- ver. Arrested in Denver Mulqueen, arrested here early Thursday in a burglary attempt at a motor firm, first identified him self to police as Larson. Two blocks away was a car with pa- pers made out to Lloyd Larson I of St. Paul. Mulqueen wore an i Army fatigue jacket bearing Lar- son's name. i A newspaperman Helephoned St. I Paul to check "Larson's" back- 1 ground and wa.s told by Larson's divorced wife, Bertha, that her husband had been slain. "Why that must be the man who my she said. Before admitting that he killed Larson, Capt. Flor said, Mulqueen said he had spent six weeks with him on a. drinking spree and had stolen his car at San Francisco and driven to Denver. Under further questioning Mulqueen said he had met Larson in a St. Paul tavern Oct. 6 and gotten drunk. He drove into Wisconsin with Lar- son and near Menomonie got into an argument with him over a gas- oline purchase. Flor quoted Mul- queen as saying the two fought outside the parked car and that This Is A General View of the freight car wreck in Lemoyne, Pa., Thursday. One car is in the street and another hangs from the bridge on which the accident occurred. (UP Telephoto) Mulqueen was not sure whether he choked or beat Larson to death but that he claimed no weapon was used. Captor Releases New York Girl Kidnap Victim Dorothea Del Lcmgc NEW YORK 13-year-old girl was found today apparently unharmed after being kidnaped rom her Manhattan home and The first of the two FBI reports Flor said Mulqueen drove around j held captive for almost four hours Wisconsin for 24 hours with Lar- son'.s body in the car and then dumped it into the culvert 12 miles north of Stevens Point, where it was found Sunday by hunters. The decomposed body was identified as was delivered in December, 1945, Mulqueen also was being ques- tioned by the FBI and police in n jlyn Hartley from the La Crosse, digested reminiscences "of Eliza-1 home where .she was baby beth Bentley (then wholly lln. sitting. A Las Vegas, Nev., news- known) and including a great many PaPer containing a story of the names besides White's. icrase was m Larson s auto. Tremendous .Job However Mulqueen denied know- At this time, after only a few 'edge of the Hartley case and Asst. months in office, Truman was still! gist. Atty Ray Sundet of La both awed and swamped by his Crosse said Denver police had in- tremendous job, and he relied I formed him that Mulqueen appar- heavily and unwisely on his j ently was in Texas Oct. 24. Sundet bumbling crony Vaughan. Vaughan said the police told him a gasoline simple soul, with credit card found in Mulqueen's about as much political intelligence as a ten-year-old child. He never made any secret of the fact that possession was stamped at Houston the day Evelyn vanished. The car would be returned to the FBI reports which he used to Wisconsin for examination by the which were, as al- i Wisconsin crime bureau for clues ways, "unevalunted" and full of i in the Hartley case, to him "a lot of I Traveled Miles malarkey." I Flor said gasoline credit slips in- To the former Truman aid, indicated Mulqueen has traveled seems unlikely that Vaughan him- about miles in Larson's auto. self (who is not much of a reader) read the long Bentley report right through. It also seems unlikely that he drew it to the President's attention at all; or if he did, with some such phrase as, '-Some-dime (Continued on Page 5, Column 3) ALSOPS Zimmerman Asks Election Opinion MADISON of State Zimmerman asked Atty. Gen. Thomson Thursday for an opinion to determine how elections in cer- tain state Senate districts should be held in 1954 under the new re- districting law. Zimmerman asked if a holdover senator in a disrupted district could run for a four-year term in his new district while continuing to represent his old area. He also asked clarification on holding a special election where a senator is named to a newly arranged dis- trict and leaves a vacancy in his old spot. Holdup Witness Dies in Jail MINNEAPOLIS Henne- pin County coroner said today cause of the death of Ansel C. Han- son, 46, Mankato, probably will not be known for several days. Hanscn died Thursday in the city jail, where he was held as a ma- terial witness against two men be- lieved to have robbed him here Monday night. Mrs. Larson said her husband was carrying about cash when he disappeared but Mulqueen told Denver police he took only about from the officer. There was no money on Larson's body when it was found. The slayer attempted to remove all identification from the body, but overlooked the captain's name printed on the inside of his watch old Army trick. by a scar-faced man. The girl, Dorothea del Lougo, I STALEMATE ON ROWS Advisors Finish Talks in Korea By JOHN RANDOLPH PANMUNJOM Top U. 3. and Red negotiators return Saturday to discuss plans for a Korean peace conference after a week's recess while staff advisers worked in secret on an agenda. The advisers ended a series of six secret meetings today but refused to give any information on the results. However, they appar- ently reached some sort of agree- ment since the top delegates were Ike in Ottawa For Talks on Mutual Issues OTTAWA, Canada President Eisenhower came to Ottawa today for two days of good will visiting and talks on mutual problems on the United States and Canada. The President's 11-car special train arrived in the Canadian capi- tal .shortly before noon. Traveling with the President -.m U V .il. Ml J.J.JV; were Mrs. Eisenhower who will originally sched- observe her 57th birthday d to start b Qct 2g has been tomorrow; Ambassador Henry .tvmi.rt hv nvpr Clark Won't Be Witnes s Offers to Study Written Questions Submitted to Him wind until it moved faster than a m tractor used for plowing furrows ASHLNGTON Supreme Court Justice Tom h it it dvance I ciark refused today to comply with a subpoena to testify Marathon County-Forest Ranger House Activities Committee on Ralph Gunzel reported it was the Clark offered, however, to give "serious considera- eighth fire m the area tms tail. tQ any wrjttenc questions the committee may wish Fire Covers Acres WAUSAU forest fire which destroyed over acres in the Town of Green Valley was brought under control Thursday. The fire started Tuesday near Rice Lake in the Little Eau Pleine River basin and was fanned by a called back. Meanwhile, Gen. John Hull, U.N. Far East Commander, said in Ko- rea he would "absolutely" press for the release all remaining anti-Red Korean and Chinese war prisoners on Jan, 22 if the already late conference hasn't begun by then. By this, Hull meant the U.N, would object to any Red claim that any prisoners be held longer for any reason. The truce agreement specifies that all unrepatiiated POWs be released as civilians one month after the end of efforts to woo them home if the political conference has not settled their fate. The Red interview program, now at a standstill, is due to end Dec. 23 by U.N. interpretation. The He said the blaze jumped Smoky Hill road, damaged a bridge and jumped furrows plowed by fire- fighters. Gunzel said he is convinced that someone with a' grudge or a pyro- maniac is guilty of starting the fires that have swept the area this fall. Velde Dropped Calling Truman Under Pressure Cabot Lodge Jr.; chief of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, p. Heeney, kidnaper's car for about four j noon. hours. stymied by the deadlock over an agenda for planning the talks. The explanations hung in stale- mate Thursday for the eighth straight day and no interviews were scheduled for Friday. The Communists gave no sign of accepting an Indian plan for speed- ing up the interviews, insisting again on talking with 356 Chinese POWs not interviewed when one 492-man compound was called up Nov. 5. The Reds have refused since then to call any other group and the 356 POWs have refused to come. Less than 10 per cent of the 22, 400 Chinese and North Koreans was wearing only pajamas and a Canada's ambassador to the coat when she was forced into a j United States; a staff of White car about 5 a.m. after the sea, faced man had terrorized her fam- ily for an hour. Police said she reported'the man put her out of the car about 9 a.m. after giving her S5. Police said the House aides; and 40 newsmen. On Eisenhower's state visit agenda are an address to the Canadian .Parliament tomorrow, private talks with top officials of the dominion, and a round of social affairs. He will leave Ottawa by train late tomorrow night and re- girl had been riding around in the j turn to Washington Sunday after- At his news conference Wednes- She still was wearing the pa- 1 day Eisenhower described his visit jamas and coat when found in as a social call to pay his respects front of the Woodside branch post I to the Canadian people. He said office in Queens. I his speech to Parliament w The story was told to police by ideal with matters of common By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON UP) Heavy pres- sure was applied by the Republi- can National Committee and the White House -before Republican members of the House Un-Ameri- can Activities Committee dropped their plan to require former Presi- dent Truman to testify. This was learned today from re- liable sources who may not be I named. The idea of having the ex-presi- dent as a witness in an investi- gation of the Harry Dexter White j case" originated with the Republi- cans, and they made the decision to give it up. How much weight they gave to the views of high GOP figures could not be pinned down. The Republicans got their first intimation that they might be on shaky political ground when Presi- dent Eisenhower, at his Wednes- day news conference, said he per- sonally would not have subpoenaed Truman or Supreme Court Justice 1 Tom Clark. Jim Muehlbauer, Evansville. Ind., holds a small black cat under a stepladder just for luck. Jim is 13 years old to- day Friday the 13th. (AP Wirephoto) the girl's step-father, James Bot-jterest to the United States andjnallway Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson waved as he board- ed a plane in Columbus Thurs- day for a tour of drought- stricken areas in the West. Benson addressed the Associa- tion of Land Grant Colleges and Universities in Columbus Thursday and blamed farm price declines on overproduc- tion and lack of new markets. (UP Telephoto) ticelli, 40, superintendent of a five- story rooming bouse at 187 E. 95th St. About 4 a.m., Botticelli said, a loud knock on the door awakened the his wife, Bertha; Dorothea; and a son, Thomas, 10. "Who is Botticelli asked. "The was the reply. When the superintendent opened the door, he said the man smashed him in the face with his fist. The intruder seated nimself at the kitchen table and'then demand- ed "the money." "What Botticelli asked. "The rent snapped the man. The woman gave him Then the man began to ransack the apartment. He finally selected a portable radio and a tape recorder. After forcing Botticelli to pour two glasses of wine and drink with him, the man moved toward the door and told the young girl to come with him. As he left the apartment with Dorothea, about 5 a.m., the man told the family: Don't be afraid. I'm not going to hurt her. I have three kids of my own." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Saturday. Continued mild. Low tonight 35, high Satur- day 60. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 55; minimum, 35; noon, 53; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at hours of daylight today AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 52 at noon today. Low of 32 degrees at 7 a. m. Noon over- cast at feet with visibility at seven miles. The wind is from the southeast at six miles per hour, the barometer at 30.20, falling, and the humidity is 59 per cent. Canada. Important among those matters are continental defense against any enemy attack, the St. Law- rence seaway and power projects, and expansion of trade. Child Is Organist MONTELLO, Wis. The Trin- ity Methodist Church of Montelld Before the Eisenhower train left has a new organist who is only 10 for New York City last night it (years old. Gladys Grundman plays was twice held up for mechanical for services on alternate Sundays, repairs while being switched and) she begaj) ]essons shuttled onto the proper tracks was sjx years old and added Canada. study of the organ last year. Clad In Pajamas, President Eisenhower waved to the crowd at Rouses Point, N. from the rear of his train en route to Canada. Ike arrived in Ottawa today for a 2-day stay. Cpl. G. D. Harrison of the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police is at the President's right. (UP Telephoto) 15 Escape Fire at BrainerJ BRAINERD, Minn. Fifteen persons, many of them elderly, were driven from their apartments early today by fire that destroyed a Brainerd business block causing damage estimated at Destroyed were a super market, a cafe, the Gruenhagen Plumbing Co., O'Brien Realty Co., and two doctors offices. i The fire was discovered at j a.m. in the brick veneer two-story building. Cause of the blaze was) being investigated. Tom O'Brien, co-owner of the property, lived in a second flooor apartment. senhower may have had; the White House exerted no persuasion on the Republican committee mem- bers to abandon the project. It was learned, however, that White House staff members made their views known to GOP mem- bers of the House committee, eith- er directly or through intermedi- GOP National Committee into the picture anes. The also moved Wednesday. Reliable sources said Chairman Velde (R-I11) and the other two Republican members in the city, representatives Clardy of Michi- gan and Scherer of Ohio, met that night with a "high representative" of the national committee. The meeting was held at Velde's home in nearby Alexandria, Va. The representative of the na- tional committee reportedly spoke for GOP Committee Chairman Leonard W. Hall and declared in effect that the plan to subpoena Truman was bad politics and might backfire on the Republicans. Since the Senate's internal security sub- committee was investigating the same it had not subpoenaed Truman or House members were urged to abandon their plans, this source ;aid. Warrants Issued In Truck Holdup MILWAUKEE John Doe warrants charging assault and rob- jery while armed were issued Thursday for the two unknown gunmen who robbed a Transport Co. money truck of Tues- day. The bandits still are at large but Dist. Atty. William J. McCaul- ey said the warrants would facili- ;ate extradition if they are appre- lended outside the state. Police, who already have check- ed out more than 40 tips, worked Thursday on several possible lesds, some of them involving men in- olved in previous holdups. One of the tips that fizzled was a report from a grocer that a man had tried to exchange in quar- ters and half dollars for bills. Some of the holdup loot was in silver. But police located the man who had tried to exchange the sil- ver and found he had saved the money for Christmas presents. to send him. In a letter to the committee, Clark based his rejection of the subpoena on the premise that the judiciary branch of the govern- ment is independent of the legis- lative. This is the same constitutional jasis on which former President Truman declined Thursday to hon- or a committee subpoena. Tru- man's stand was that the executive branch of the government was not subject to authority of the congres- sional branch. Truman hinted today, however, that he may yet speak out on the charge by Atty. Gen. Brownell that he promoted White, a Treas- ury aide now dead, in 1946 despite an FBI report that White was a Russian spy. Won't Keep Silent The ex-President told reporters during a morning walk in New York that his refusal 'to comply with the subpoena did not neces- sarily mean he would remain silent on the controversy. Truman declined any specific comment on the brief hearings Thursday by the Senate Internal Security Committee which ques- tioned his former military aide, -.Harry H. Vaughan, among Vaughan testified that FBI re- ports intended for the President were customarily handed to him but that he did not remember any report relating to White. Justice Clark's secretary de- livered his letter .to Committee Chairman Velde (R-D1) a few minutes before a.m., the time set in the subpoena for Clark to appear before the House investi- gators.- Velde called the committee into i closed-door session to consider Ilark's letter. When the controversy arose, the committee rushed out subpoenas 'or Truman, Clark and Gov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina who was secretary of state in 1946. Subpoena Declined Byrnes also declined to honor ;he subpoena but agreed to answer questions for a subcommittee if one will come to Columbia, S. C. Velde has said a subcommittee vill go to Columbia. The committee also lost another prospective witness, Jerome-Blum- auer, foreman of the federal grand ury in New York which considered he White case in 1947 but did not land down an indictment. Velde said Thursday thSt 31umauer would testify today, but Thursday night Blumauer's ap- pearance was postponed indefi- nitely. A committee source said today Blumauer telephoned the commit- ee Thursday night that he could not comply with the committee's .ubpoena without being in eon- empt of court for divulging grand ury proceedings. Meanwhile the New York Post said it has obtained a document which states that President Eisen- lower and the late Harry Dexter iVhite, whom the U. S. attorney ther as" ll" 's. bfstrict Judge for general says was described as a tie Western District of Louisiana. It is believed to be the first time a son succeeded his father on federal bench. Truman Assails Promoters of Fear, Hysteria NEW YOR .Presi- dent Harry S. Truman says fear and hysteria being manipu- lated in this country today purely for political reasons." Truman spoke to persons (last night at a dinner "Secretary James C. Hag-1 to benefit the Hebrew University of erty said that, aside from any in-1 Jerusalem, The university be- fluence these personal views of ;t" Onl-----" i._____ A lI7tii A stowed on Truman its Solomon Bublick Award for distinguished public service. The former President made no direct reference in his 15-minute speech to the controversy over the Harry Dexter White Case. He said truth was the best an- swer to the propaganda of com- munism and added; "To find truth, men must be free from thought control, must be free .of pressure from the state. Under Fascist and Nazi rule, the schools had to teach the false doctrine of prejudice and hate, to- teach what is popular but not true. Let's not do that here. "The struggle for truth is the struggle for freedom, freedom to be obedient to humane laws and the moral code. We must try to preserve it from fear and hyste- ria, which are being manipulated in this country today for purely political reasons." Son Gets Judge's Job SHREVEPORT, La. C. Dawkins Jr., has succeeded his fa- Soviet spy by the FBI, met Gen. Eisenhower's headquarters in Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, left, former military aide to ex- President Truman, is shown as he arrived to be questioned by the. Senate Internal Security Committee in Washington in the Harry Dexter White case. He is accompanied by his attorney, F. Joseph Donohue. (UP Telephoto) H f.   

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