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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Rain, Colder Tonight; Cloudy, Colder Friday NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 307 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Mrs. Heady Sentenced T o Di ie Nixon Suggests Jap Rearmament By RUSSELL BRINES TOKYO S. Vice President Richard Nixon, in a bold bid for a rearmed Japan, said today "the United States made a mistake m 1946" when it ordered destruction of the remnant? of Japanese mili- Nixon's dramatic review of American policy first startled, then obviously pleased some 700 top Japanese leaders. There was quick praise from Japanese who long have insisted demilitarization was a costly mistake. "We misjudged the intentions of Soviet leaders" at the end of World War II, Nixon told the in- fluential Japan-America Society. Since then, he Said, "the .threat from the Communist White Inquiry Recessed Until Next Monday By JACK BELL WASHINGTON WV-Senators in- vestigating the Harry Dexter White case called a temporary lull today but gave no sign of abandoning their efforts because of President Eisenhower's suggestion that the need for such inquiries may soon be ended. Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) said he did not know where or how far the in- quiry by the internal security sub- committee he heads would lead. The group's next session was set for Monday afternoon, but there was no announcement whether wit- nesses would be heard then. Jenner told newsmen that "for the first time we have been able to show" that FBI reports on suspect- ed individuals "reached the hands of top and he added it impossible to say now what developments might follow. on White Case Some Republicans and "most Democrats seconded Eisenhower's hope expressed at his news con- ference yesterday, that security- firings may so completely solve the problem of alleged Red infil- tration of government that the issue will be forgotten by next year's congressional campaign. Eisenhower said he was not sug- gesting current congressional probes be called off. The President declined to com- ment directly on the case of White, who Atty. Gen. Brownell says was promoted in 1946 by former Presi- dent Truman in the face of FBI reports which, Brownell asserted, tagged White as a Soviet spy. the threat centered in Moscow" has prevented the free world from living in peace. "It is because we want peace and believe in Nixon added, "that we (the United States) have' rearmed since 1946 and we believe that Japan and other nations should share the same responsibility. "We felt disarmament was prop- er in 1946. We looked ahead, hoping against hope that it would be possible to attain a peaceful world. Since that time, the Com- munist threat has gained in power have begun.. "If we want peace, we must be militarily stronger than the Com- munist nations." Informed quarters said Nixon's speech apparently inaugurated a new soft line of persuasion in deal- ing with Japan. The Japanese strongly resented statements by Sen. William F. Knowland U. S. Senate majority leader, and U.S. Secre- .ary of State Dulles which they in- terpreted to mean Japan must re- arm to obtain future aid. Both Knowland and Dulles urged Japan to furnish more of its de- fense forces and to lean less heavi- ly on the United States. Nixon spoke from notes. It was the strongest speech of his good- will tour through the Orient. Pleased Japanese said it was the first top-level admission that any- thing was wrong with' the U.S. oc- cupation of Japan. Nixon stressed: "Japan is a key bastion for the defense of Asia. "If Japan falls, all of Asia falls. "Likewise, if Asia falls, Japan falls The vice president and his party leave Friday for a two hour While Jenner's subcommittee j glimpse' of the muiti-billion dollar planned to go ahead with its hear- ings, the only ones by a congres- sional group thus far in the White case, the House Un-Americari Ac- tivities Committee showed signs of American defense establishment on Okinawa on the way to Manila. Nixon wound up his Japan visit by conferring again with Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida and oth- er Japanese leaders, then; attend- special performance of Japanese Kabuki stepping out of the case. Rep. Clardy (R-Mich) announced inH in Lansing, Mich., yesterday he saw no need, now for a subcom-' mittee to take testimony from Gov. Nixon made these ofter ints James F. Byrnes of South his luncheon speech. I L The United States wants Ja- pan and Korea to settle an ex- plosive diplomatic impasse over fishing rights and other postwar questions. motion. Clardy had been named to head the subcommittee. Eisenhower's remarks may have the effect of applying the brakes to his Cabinet members on any further forays in the Communism- in-government field. But it was plainly evident that Republicans in Congress and else- where intended to keep the ball roll- j ing up to election time next No- vember, 2. The administration intends to apanese trade, par- jticularly to 'southeast Asia. I 3. He was "surprised that there 4. The United States intends to remain strong, despite military Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) prepared a radio-television reply Monday night to Truman's indictment of "McCarthyism." Jenner promised the internal se- curity subcommittee will have new disclosures on the operations of al- leged spies in the Treasury after White has promoted from assistant secretary there to the International Monetary Fund. Jenner challenged a telegraphic statement from John W. Snyder, who served as secretary of the Treasury under Truman, that any subversives in that department were weeded out during his tenure. "We happen to know better than that." Jenner said. Among those named as suspect- ed of subversive activities in an FBI report to the White House late in 1945 were Maurice Halperin and Victor Perlo. Halperin, 47, was suspended yes- terday from a Boston University professorship. Perlo, a private economic consultant in New York, said last night the Republicans are trying to make people forget years of war and depression by "picturing the Nsw Deal as a foreign plot." Perlo, who has sworn he was not a spy ring member, .said in a state- ment. "The dragging of my name The Kansas City, Mo., federal jury which decided the fate of Carl Austin Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Heady is shown in the jury room, today. Their decision meant death in the gas chamber Dec. 18 for the couple. (UP Telephoto) budget cuts, and will be ready to negotiate with the Communists when "we have deeds and not just words as to what their intentions are." The vice president apparently took a calculated risk in admitting j an American mistake on rearma ment. Veteran observers said, however the admission might raise this question among Japanese still unconvinced of the Communist threat: Grange Would Revive Food Stamp Program By OVID MARTIN BURLINGTON, Vt, The Na- tional Grange considered a pro- posal today that it seek congres- sional enactment of a stand-by food stamp plan to feed farm sur- pluses to needy and low-income groups in event of a recession. Drafters of the farm organiza- tion's legislative program at its 87th annual meeting said such a and used by the Roosevelt New Deal adminis- tration before World War accomplish two desirable ends: 1. Improve living standards. I 2. Use farm surpluses. i Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) chairman of the Senate Agriculture Commit- tee, has long urged his party to help restore the food stamp pro- gram. Under it the needy would get surpluses at cut-rate prices. Meanwhile, the Grange conven- tion worked over-hours in an at- tempt to come up with a complete farm program for presentation to Secretary of Agriculture Benson, Benson has been highly critical of present farm price support laws, contending they tend to price pro- ducts out of markets, create sur- pluses and bring on undesirable production controls. In a recent tour of Midwestern farm states, the House Agriculture Committee said it found strong de- mands that present support pro-1 grams be continued. In debates so far, some Grange leaders have been more inclined to favor higher supports than Ben- son wants. The convention Wednesday night adopted resolutions warmly endors- ing the Rural Electrification Ad- ministration program of helping farmers secure power and tele- phone service. The convention closes tonight. Stevens Point U. S. Dist. Atty. Edward L. Scheufler, left, talked with Judge Albert L. Reeves after the case against Hall and Mrs. Heady went to the jury today. (UP Telephoto) London Radar Tracks Huge Metal Object LONDON object described by observers as huge and glowing and probably metallic has been tracked by radar over England twice this month, the War Office disclosed Wednesday night. Official reports of the sightings have been made by members of two radar crews who estimated the object was feet up. The first report came from Sgt, Harry Waller and three other wit- nesses who were testing a radar set for an anti-aircraft regimen't in southeast London on Nov. 3. The report said the object was kept in sight from to p.m. that afternoon, when it moved out of range. "There was a stron To Menomonie MENOMONIE John D. Mul- queen of Cudahy arrived here Wednesday to face charges in the death of Lloyd G. Larson of St. Paul, Minn. Dist. Atty. Ronald Carey and Sheriffs Harold Rogers of Menom- onie and Henry Duda of Stevens Point returned Mulqueen from Denver, where he was -arrested in a burglary attempt. Carey said Mulqueen will face charges of less than first degree murder, because they have no evi- dence to prove it was a premedit- ated killing. Carey said Mulqueen would have a preliminary hearing before Coun- ty Judge Carl Peterson here in a few days' and an effort would be made to have the trial early next month. Jury Recommends Death, Out Hour And 7 Minutes KANSAS CITY The kidnap killers of little Bobby Greenlease were sentenced today to die Dec. 18 for their crime. U. S. District Judge Albert L. Reeves passed the death sentence on Carl Austin Hall, 34, and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady, 41, within 15 minutes after a jury of 12 men recommended that they pay the supreme penalty for their confess- Corporal Claims Reds Forced Him To Stay Behind By LEONARD LEFKOW TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. Edward S. Dicken- son, retained in a Communist com- pound until after the end of the Korean POW exchange, said last night for the first time the Reds "forced" him to remain behind under threats of death. The stocky, 23-year-old mountain boy from Big Stone Gap, grinned broadly and told newsmen he felt "safer now that I'm home" as he stepped from the four-engine evacuation plane which had ferried him from Honolulu. Appearing confident and speak- ing slowly, he said he did not tell the- truth when he told reporters in' Tokyo after his release Oct. 20 that he stayed behind with the 22 other American soldiers be cause "I wanted to get the dope on the Communists." Emphatically, he declared: "I was afraid of the Communists I'm not any more. There are Communists in the United States and I'd like to tell the FBI to protect my father and my mother. I'm afraid of what the Communists might do." He said he believed "seven or eight of the remaining 22 Ameri- cans still in Indian custody in the neutral zone do not believe in Com- munism and would like to return j home." i Then bis control broke. Near ed crime. Mrs. Heady, the pudgy faced alcoholic, stood at the- right of Hall, wastrel playboy, when the judge pronounced the sentence. Judge Reeves asked if they had anvlhing to say. Hall said clearly: "No, Sir." Mrs. Heady shook her head in the negative. Then Judge Reeves said sol- emnly: "I accept the recommendations of the jury. It is my duty to ac.- cept and- adopt the recommenda- tions of the jury." To Die in Gas Chamber Since neither had anything to say, Judge Reeves said it would je the judgment and sentence of Lhe court that they be executed in the gas chamber at Jefferson City on Dec. one week be- fore Christmas. He read the sentence once for Hall, then in the words for Mrs. Heady. The kidnapers' faces did not change expression. Both apparent- ly were resigned to their fate. Robert C. Greenlease, multi- millionaire father of little Bobby who paid the kidnapers ransom days after his child had bees sJain, -watched the climax of the trial with set jaw. He said he did not know wheth- er he would witness the execution of the killers. Roy K. Dietrich, Hall's court-ap- pointed attorney, sought to delay the sentencing so he could study the record of the trial, but with- drew his objection after Judge Reeves assured him he would ba given a chance to file any mo- tions necessary to protect Hall's constitutional rights. Immediate Sentence District Attorney Edward L. Scheufler asked the judge for an immediate sentence, and Reeves compiled without delay. the telescope and there it was, just like a tennis Waller told re porters. "It was dead white and completely circular. I couldn't scei it with the naked eye. "The sky that day was very .clear and blue with only a few echo on high clouds. The object was sta- !JPetersen May Seek Governorship Again "If the United States was wrong in 1946, how do we know it is right WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST ST. PAUL (m Hjalmar Peter- sen, onetime Farmer Labor gov- ernor of Minnesota, acknowledged today that he is giving serious con- sideration to ano'ther try at the governorship. He said he is being urged by j friends and some Democratic-Farm- er-Labor party leaders to get back Winona and into active politics, either as a can- rain and coider toinight. Mostly didate for governor, or for railroad cloudy Friday and colder, rain) and warehouse commissioner, ending in afternoon. Low tonight i While he declined to commit 42, high Friday 50; through the mud is part of a big Roman carnival which McCar- thy, Jenner. Brownell, etc., are LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 74; minimum, 58; noon, .22; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 70 at p.m. Wed- nesday, min. 57 at 7 a.m. today. Scattered layer of clouds at feet, overcast at visibility 6 staging for political adventure, and miles with rain showers, wind to divert the people from real problems calm, barometer 29.84 falling, hu- midity 97 per cent. himself at this time, he left no doubt that if he decides to run, he will seek the governorship. Petersen, 63. editor of the Askov Weekly American, was governor the last 4Vi months of 1936 after the death of Gov. Floyd B. Olson. Later he served as a member of the Railroad and Warehouse Com- mission and ran three times for governor, once as a Republican in the primary against Luther Young- dahl, former governor who now is a federal judge. He made it clear that if he runs it will be as a Democratic-Farmer- Laborite. the screen, so I looked through tionary for about 15 minutes. Then it started moving off. "It couldn't have been a balloon. To get the kind of signal we got it must have been metallic. It must have been huge, because the signal was three or four times as large as that received from the biggest No New Leads in Month-Old Hartley Case LA CROSSE, Wis. W) Almost four weeks have passed since the disappearance of Evelyn Hartley and with them have gone nearly all hope that the puzzle will be solved. Police still follow through on the slimmest of possible leads but there is nothing resembling a break in the mystery. There is little doubt that Evelyn, 15-year-old daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Richard Hartley, forcibly was ab'ducted the night of Oct. 24 from the Viggo Rasmusen home, where she was baby sitting. Her coat, glasses and shoes were left behind and there were bloodstains around an open basement window, the airliner." A similar report was made on Nov. 3 by flying officers T. S. Johnson and C. H. Smythe of the Royal Air Force. They were at feet in a jet plane, they said, when the object passed far overhead at "tremendous speed." Boston U Suspends Professor Named By FBI as Spy BOSTON University has suspended indefinitely Prof. Maurice Halperin, head of its Latin-American studies depart-j ment, who was named in a long-1 Denver police said Mulqueen ad-1 tears, he added: __ _ mitted choking Larson in an argu-i "I want no part of Communism. Judge Reeves then adjourned ment on a highway near Menom- j I am loyal to the U. S, There is j court, and the room in which the onie Oct. 7. Larson's body was'no better life than in America. I dramatic proceedings had been Stevens Point Authorities returning Mulqueen to TMenomonie stopped in Madison so the state crime laboratory could examine Larson's car, which Mul- queen drove to Denver. Communist Cells In GE Plants, FBI Agent Says BOSTON r.fl A 53-year-old up- holster, who testified he was an undercover FBI agent while a member the Communist party since 1941, told a Senate invests-1 "Then they made me attend gating subcommittee today he had i .more lectures and join a 'study found last week in a culvert near wanted to be back with my own people. I wanted to die on my own soil." He said that was the reason he slipped away from his quarters in the neutral zone and rushed to an Indian guard, asking for re- didn't care if they killed me." He said if the other Allied POWS knew he desired repatriation, "they would have gotten necessarily the Americans but the South Korean prisoners. They were violently Communist." He told how the Communists originally prevented him from re- turning: "I was forced to go to Com- munist lectures soon after my cap- ture on Nov. 5, 1950. I objected all the time, I tried to escape, but I wa.s captured and they forced me to do hard labor and beat me. worked in a General Electric plant in Fitchburg. Mass., and that there were Communist cells there and in GE plants at Lynn and Ever- ett, and Schenectady, N. Y. William H. Teto of Ashby, Mass., created a sensation in a televised hearing conducted by Sen. McCar- thy when he pointed out a man in the hearing room as a Communist member at a Lynn GE plant. The man pointed out was Nat Mills. McCarthy said Mills refused Wednesday at an executive session group.' The Reds made me write statements that I would inform on the 'reactionaries' (POWs who re- fused to follow the Communist "What I had to do turned a lot of men against me, but it wasn't true. I didn't inform. I wrote articles following the Communist were probably pub-' lished all over. Then the Chinese started working on us not to accept repatriation. 'But I de- manded repatriation. But I had no alternative. They wanted me to to say whether he was or was not j go to China. I had no chance to a Communist. i get repatriated." lawn and a nearby home in the secre't FBI report as a link in a sparsely settled section of town. j soviet espionage ring. And her continued absence is ing than that she is dead. The only clues' still are those I The 47-year-old Halperin, who j June after he refused to answer questions before the Senate Intern- found in the frantic search the al Security subcommittee, was sus- week er Pended at noon Wednesday untU when police and Souwndtof can _ "restudy" his volunteers combed the countryside case' and poked into the tributaries and Hajpenn was not available for sloughs of the Mississippi- River. The best clue is a pair pi black tennis shoes, stained with blood, but not enough to be analyzed as to type, and with a sole pattern matching footprints found outside the Rasmusen basement window. comment. An FBI report named Halperin, then an official of the Office of Strategic Services, as "a member of the Communist party" who "passed on information to an espionage ring." Blizzard Sweeps Rocky Mountains DENVER continued to pile up today as the Rocky Moun- tain region's first major storm of the season slowly edged eastward. Glassy streets and highways slowed motor traffic to a crawl over parts of half a dozen states. from Kirtland Air Force Base in blinding snow. Nearly a foot of snow covered parts of Colorado and Wyoming, and it was still falling this morn- ing in all but the northern half of Wyoming. The only loss of life was in a j Montana, which received its plane crash at Albuquerque, where one man died and seven were in- jured Wednesday. Their C47 trans- port cracked up while taking off snow a day earlier, was gripped by bitter cold. The temperature dipped to 2 below zero at Butte, Mont. conducted was cleared within min- utes. As he left the courtroom, Green- lease commented of the sentence: "It's too good for them but it's the best the law provides." It took the jury of 32 men one hour and seven minutes to give U. S. District Judge Albert L. Reeves authority to send the pair to the gas chamber. Judge Reeves had told the jury the two were cold blooded murderers and there were no mitigating cirumstances for their crime. As the jurors walked into their room to decide the case each was handed a slip of paper that said: "Do you recommend the death All, they had to do was write: Yes or No. The jury returned to the court- room in single file, passing with solemn faces directly in front of the two confessed kidnap killers. U. S, Dist. Atty. Scheufler wound up the government's plea for a death penalty recommenda- tion for both yesterday by saying: "If there was ever a case of a jury of free-born American citi- zens sitting in judgment where the life of one of their fellow men is at stake where the jury would be justified in taking a life, this is it." In his summation Scheufler's voice rose as he termed the 41- year-old Mrs, Heady equally guilty with Hall. Only a short time before -Hall, who had sat downcast all day in the courtroom, had attempted to save the life of his mistress by taking full responsibility for the planning of the kidnap-slaying. His move came as -the defense ended its short parade of wit- nesses. Hall did not take the stand. Through his court-appointed attor- ney, Roy Dietrich of Kansas City, he advised the jury he wanted to assume full responsibility for the planning of the crime. Weeks of Planning But Scheufler declared Mrs. Heady was as much mixed up in the crime as Hall despite his ad- mission he had been planning a kidnaping for two years. Scheufler said she had every op- portunity in the weeks of planning (Continued on Page 3, Column HALL AND READY
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