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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Rain, Colder Tonight; Rain, Snow Saturday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 1 SIX CENTS PER COPY VVINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1953 TWENTY PAGES More Than Winona fans will be in Memorial Stadium at the University of Minnesota Saturday afternoon to see Winona's Paul Giel in his last game for the Gophers. Giel is shown above, left, talking to Line Coach George "Butch" Nash, former Winona High School football coach. Although rain was falling today and Saturday's forecast promised more of it, mixed with snow, there were no reports in Winona this morning of fans offering to surrender their tickets to the sell- out game, (UP Telephoto) lerday as they heard a federal judge, carrying out a jury's recom- mendation, sentence them to die. But an Episcopal priest who visited them later said the kid- napers appeared remorseful. "When I saw him previous to the trial on two occasions his first statements were those said the Rev. of re- George Evans. "I saw him again this after- noon and at his request talked to Mrs. Heady. This was the first time I had seen Mrs. Heady. She likewise expressed great contri- tion." Acting U.S. Tatman said, "there have been Truman Talks to Democrats But Not About White KANSAS CITY S. Tru- man had the time, the place and the audience last night to add ver- bal fire to the Harry Dexter White controversy, but he didn't. Thus it was the former Presi- dent stuck to his oft-repeated state- ments he would have no more comment to make in the blistering crossfire of charges arising from the issue. He spoke briefly to about 350 members of the Jackson County scious within a matter of I young Democrats. Inc., at a din- Tatman said. ner meeting. They cheered him. j The execution tank itself has He smiled, said he was happy to Hall, Heady Await Trip to Death Cell Ey AL DOPKING KANSAS CITY The condemned kidnap-killers of 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease waited in jail cells today for their last trip to the lethal gas chamber in the Missouri State Prison just one week before Christmas. Carl Austin Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady will be executed at the same soon as possible after a. m. Dec. 18. They showed little emotion yes- the prisoners are strappped into place, a lever is tripped causing cyanide to drop into the acid. The resulting deadly gas rises. Death comes when the prisoners inhale it. "The gas renders them uncon- about 18 square feet of floor space. It has a steel floor, 3oor and steel- domed roof. There are windows through which witnesses may watch the executions. Mrs. Heady, a divorcee, has ex- pressed a desire to marry Hall before their execution, court of- ficials said. Hall, who also was Marshal William. married and divorced, has not in- dicated a similar desire, the offi- double executions before and we plan to do it in this case." Hall and Mrs, Heady can be seated side by side in death. The gas chamber has two metal chairs about three feet apart. Un- der the chairs are stone crocks containing sulphuric acid. When TODAY Who Won Dispute On White? By STEWART ALSOP plain, hard, practical political terms, who has won the grisly battle over the de- funct Harry Dexter White? This is the question which the politicians of both parties are asking them- selves most anxiously. As of the moment at least, the best answer appears to be "nobody." Not even the most ardent partis- ans of the former President ar- gue that Truman, his administra- tion or his party have emerged scathed. Indeed, if Attorney Gen- eral Brownell's charge against Tru- man is limited to simple most Democrats will admit in pri- vate that he has proved it down to the ground. Worst of 3 Alternates If Truman actually had no no- tion of the evidence against White until it was too late to stop his confirmation, the staff work in the White House at the time must in- deed have been to use a favorite Brownell adjective. Moreover, it is clear at least by hindsight that Truman .chose the worst of the three alternative meth- ods of dealing with White which were proposed to him by his sub- ordinates. It is also clear that when this White to takn his job in the Monetary Fund but keeping a close watch on chosen, there was no effective fol- low-up at all, Truman's off-the-cuff statements on the matter have been shown to be dead wrong; no ex- planation at all has been offered for the warm Truman letter to White when White resigned, and Truman's carefully prepared Mon- day night defense was woefully weak at several points. Finally, the whole episode has served to remind the voters of Truman's penchant for second-rat- ers and his habit of making such inexcusable appointments as that of Tom Clark to the Supreme Court. All this would seem to add (Continued on Page 13, Column 2.) ALSOPS cials reported. The director of the Federal Bu- reau of Prisons would have to give permission for such a marriage. There was small chance of an appeal. Roy Dietrich, court-ap- pointed attorney for Hall, said he saw nothing to warrant appealing the decision of U. S. District Judge Albert L. Reeves, The 34-year-old playboy and his 41-yeijr-old alcoholic mistress watched dry-eyed as the tragic- case drew to a dramatic close on the fourth day of the trial. They seemed relieved as they were hustled out of the courtroom, be there. Once he referred to the "contro- versy this week" and then read from several of the telegrams he had received after his speech Mon- day night. That was when lie replied to charges of Atty. Gen. Brownell that he kept the %late Harry Dex- ter White in government service when he knew him to be a Com- munist spy. The former President also told the Democrats: "Since the time of Jefferson the people have tried to keep the gov- ernment out of the hands of spe- cial privilege. The Democrats al- ways have tried to do this, but we didn't succeed very well last year. "What we need to do is to set our house in order here at home, and we must have a vigorous Democratic organization to pre- sent the facts to the people of the United States. If we do, after the next election we can have forward- looking men in Congresss." Truman apparently had antici-; Clark Urged To Explain Role With White Justice Attorney General at Time Of Appointment By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON Ml Sen. Hen- drickson (R-NJ) said today he per- sonally feels Supreme Court Jus- tice Tom C, Clark has a public duty to explain his role in the Harry Dexter White case. Clark was attorney general in 1946 when White, now dead, was appointed by former President Truman as U. S. director of the International Monetary appointment Atty. Gen, Brownell says was made in the face of FBI information that White was a Rus- sian spy. Brownell's charge, first voiced in a speech Nov. 6, set off a boiling political controversy and spurred a Senate internal security subcom- mittee investigation of Commu- nism in government. Hendrickson, a member of the subcommittee, told newsmen he would get in touch with Chairman Jenner (R-Ind) as soon as possible and propose that Clark be invited to testify. Clark declined last week to heed a subpoena of the House Un- American Activities Committee but offered to consider questions submitted in writing. He based his refusal on the constitutional sepa- ration and independence of the three branches of government. Truman and James F. Byrnes, who was secretary of state in 1946, similarly rejected Un-American Activities Committee summonses. Truman cited the same grounds as Clark. Rep. Velde chairman of the committee, said at Cleveland yesterday his subpoena of Tru- man still stands. He said he planned no contempt citation against Truman but hopes the for- mer President "will see the neces- sity" of appearing voluntarily. However, a Democratic member of his committee, Rep. Frazier of Tennessee, said he sees no reason why the House groups should not leave the inquiry to the Senate subcommittee. Truman stuck by his "no com- ment" position. He addressed a Young Democrats meeting at Kan- sas City last night but made scant reference to what he called simply the "controversy this week." Hendrickson said that, if Clark were unwilling to appear before the Senate probers, he would not object to written question-and- answer procedure. But he de- jclared: I "If I were a Supreme Court jus- tice who had been attorney general in this period, I would consider it a public duty to try to clear it up." Jenner has indicated he feels any decision to call the Supreme Court justice now would be pre- mature. Benson Raps Plan In Sharp Contrast to the unseasonal warm and balmy weather over the eastern half of the country, galoshes and scarves were a must for these high school girls as the first major snow storm this season left five inches of snow at Denver, Colo. The girls, bound for Morey Junior High School, are, front to back, Jeanne Peterson, Rebecca Kushnir, Mary McCabe and Barbara Preuitt. (AP Wirepholo) Bronk Resigns As Postmaster As of Dec. 31 handcuffed to waist chains andjpated that some in the audience closely guarded by U. S. deputy i would expect him to say something marshals on their way back to I stronger on the White controversy, their separate cells in the Jackson But as he left the banquet room, County Jail. Acting U. S. Mashal Wiiliam Tat- man indicated they would be I hips, and said: moved to the death row in the: "Ha! i fooled you, didn't state prison at Jefferson City: within a few days. Mrs. Heady will be the first woman to die in the Missouri gas chamber. The 30 men who have been executed there have been stripped to their shorts to lessen the possibility of gas clinging to sion at a St. Paul intersection, their clothing. Arrangements have i Mrs. Brassard was thrown from been made for Mrs. Heady to be i her car and apparently crushed be- clad in long black shorts and a [tween the car and curb, black halter. She will be blind-! Her death brought Minnesota's folded, as will Hall. he saw a newsman at a telephone. He smiled, put his hands on his St. Paul Woman Dead in Collision ST. PAUL Hi Mrs. Pauline G. Brassard, 48-year-old widow, was killed Thursday in an auto colli- Jury Awards Money to Boys Who Found If Trieste Workers Riot in Protest Of Unemployment TRIESTE Workers protest- ing rising unemployment in dis- puted Trieste battered down the door of the city hall today in defi- ance of police. An estimated 800 persons took I part in the sec-1 Big Three Want U. N. Censure of Israeli Attack ond in two days. About 50 broke into the locked city hall after manhandling four civil police. They had been inside Only a few moments when 200 police reinforce- UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. The United States got ready today to launch the Western Big Three's demand that the Security Council vote the "strongest censure" of the armed Israeli attack on the Jordan border village of Kibya last month. inside escaped. ments arrived. The demonstrators u-s- Delegate James Wadsworth was prepared lo present the initial arguments to the 11-nation council this afternoon supporting a resolu- tion drafted by the United Slates, Britain and France. It terms the Oct. 14-15 assault on the village, Leon L. Bronk j 1953. traffic toll to 571, compared j with 4G.9 at this time last year. CIO Re-Eiecfs ReofSier, Pushes Wage Guarantee CLEVELAND Wl Walter P. Reuther was elected without op- position today to his second term as CIO president. He was elected Cautions Sound Program Rests On Public Buying Loss of Markets, Burdensome Surpluses Feared BOSTON (tf) Secretary of Ag- riculture Benson said today a sound and prosperous agriculture cannot be built on "continuous subsidies from the federal treasury which result in burdensome sur- pluses and loss of markets." Instead, Benson said, farm pros- perity must depend on a strong demand for its products in the market place. In a speech prepared for the "Jew England Council, Benson out- ined the contentions of those who advocate high farm price supports and those who want the support evel flexible and dependent upon the level of supply. There has been considerable speculation that the new farm pro- gram which the Eisenhower admin- istration will present to Congress in January will call for flexible iarm supports. Benson said the choice between the two kinds of supports "is a choice between more freedom with less security and less freedom the time at er security. "It is the difficult but unavoid- able responsibility of our genera- tion to make a Benson said. "And it is also our rssponsi- bility to weigh, in the process of choosing, immediate advantages against ultimate advantages and immediate goals against those for the longer range. "Involved in this responsibility is the question of whether we want price supports which expedite shifts in production and suppply, In accordance with rnand. Stop-loss would tend to promote such shifts. Of course, they would not be pain- less. But then the shifts had been many are would be producing what the mar- changes in de- price supports -----O-J WUUIW j-JA Lilt JUdi- in which S3 Arabs died, a violation jket wants. We would be producing of the Palestine armistice. Israel already has branded the for use. not for adding to sur- pluses." A Federal Grand Jury in Kansas City, Mo., recommended Thursday that Carl Austin Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady die in the gas chamber for the kidnap-murder of Bobby Green- lease. This photo show's the chairs in the gas chamber at the Jefferson City, Mo., state penitentiary where the couple will be executed on Dec. 18. (UP Telephoto) GRAND RAPIDS, Minn, m A district court jury today returned I a verdict for a Big Fork man whose son and two other boys found in the abandoned cabin (of a woodsman who died in 1951. I The boys had each been given S200 reward by the administrator of the woodsman's estate. But the father of one of the boys later brought suit for claiming j no one had proved the money, j found in a jar under a floorboard, j actualy had belonged to the woods- j man. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and somewhat colder tonight. Saturday cloudy and colder with rain mixed with snow. Low tonight 40, high Saturday 45. MINNESOTA: Moderate to heavy snow northwest and extreme north, with strong north to north- east winds and local near-blizzard conditions this afternoon and to- night; mixed with some sleet on southern boundary of snow area this afternoon; rain and windy elsewhere this afternoon, gradual- ly changing to snow tonight; colder southeast; Saturday snow, windy and cold; low tonight 25-35; high Saturday in 30s. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 63; minimum, 50; noon, 59; precipitation 1.20; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER fNo. Central Observations) Max. temp. 60 at noon, min. 47 at p. m. Thursday. Sky over- cast at feet, visibility 3 mEes, wind 16 miles per hour from south southwest, humidity 89 'per cent, barometer 29.45 falling. Winona Postmaster Leon L. Bronk this morning announced that he will retire at the end of this year from the post he has held for the past years. The 63-year-old postmaster said that his retirement will become ef-j fective Dec. 31, after which an act-! ing postmaster will be named to fill the vacancy pending appointment of a successor by the President. The appointment is made upon the recommendation of the post- master general and with confirma- tion of the Senate. Basic salary! for the position is annually. I It is expected that the Civil Serv-1 ice Department will ask for appli- cations for the permanent post- j mastership sometime after Jan. 1.1 Bronk, who will be eligible for' retirement under pension, filed his notice of resignation with the Post Office Department Wednes- day. Succeeded Hicks Appointed to the Winona post-1 mastership by the late Pres. I Franklin D. Roosevelt April 1, 1935, Bronk succeeded E. B. Hicks who had completed his third four- year term in the office. Bronk said today that His plans for the future as yet are in- definite. "I'm going to take it easy until spring, he declared, "do a little fishing and then maybe something else will turn up." In reviewing his tour in office, the postmaster expressed thanks for the cooperation qf members of the local postal staff, businessmen and residents of the city. "I hope that I'm not being too immodest in saying that I think that we've had a good record dur- ing these Bronk comment- ed, "but this record is a direct re- sult of the efforts of all mem- bers of the department and the co- operation we have been afforded by the business firms we serve." Receipts Increase He recalled that during the year prior to his appointment as post- (Confinued on Page 3, Column 6) BRONK step backward from peace." Is- raeli Delegate Abba Bban prom- ised to put up a bitter fight against it. Jordan indicated it feels the draft is not severe enough on its Jewish foe. The Arab nations are bv acclamation. expected to push for council ap- "Reuther, the 46-year-old United frova! of a resolution in tougher Auto Workers unionist, had to en- j language. gage in a bitter showdown fight Israel) a UJVumember and for the office only a year ago after 'dan' a non-member, are appearing the death of president Philip the council as interested ray i parties in the bitter border dis- Exeeutive vice president John Pufe Neither has a vote in the Riffe; secretary-treasurer James body. resolution as drafted "one-sided j" Benson said he thought it was and discriminatory" and a "big possible to work out a system of sten backward from neace." Is- B. Carey and eight vice presidents also were assured of re-election without a contest. The elections wound up the CIO's five-day meeting and the lack of opposition typified the con- trol which Reuther and his admin- istration has over the CIO's five million members. Before the elections, the conven- tion adopted a resolution throwing the CIO's full weight behind a drive for a guaranteed annual wage for members of affiliated unions. The Western draft held that the Kibya massacre was carried out by Israeli armed forces, as re- ported by the chief U.N. truce ob- server Danish Maj. Gen. Vagn j price supports without hampering necessary production shifts, with- out piling up excessive supplies, without pricing products out of markets, and without a heavy and continuing drain on the public treasury. "Let me repeat that we cannot long postpone our Ben- son added. Grange, Benson Agree Aid Changes Needed BURLINGTON, Vt. WV-The Na- tional Grange and Secretary of Agriculture Benson were in agree- ment today that existing farm-aid legislation is far from perfect. est censure of that action" and calls on Israel to effective measures to prevent all such ac- tions in the future." II also asks Secretary General Dag Hammar- skjold to furnish Gen. Bennike with more truce observers to watch over the touchy border area if he needs them. Nathan Mills, left, and Robert Goodwin, right, are shown as they appeared before the McCarthy subcommittee hearings in Boston Thursday. Both were accused of being Reds working in the Lynn General Electric plant by counterspy William Teto. General Electric announced today that they have suspended both men. (UP Telephoto) Bennike It expresses the "strong-1 In resolutions adopted Thursday night the Grange said it favors keeping present farm programs until desirable changes could be made without forcing agriculture to take an economic nosedive. But it made plain that changes suggested by it and Benson could be made only after it is evi- dent that they would contribute to farm prosperity and a maximum, freedom from government control. In his talk in Boston and before the Grange's 87th annual session last night Benson said that farm prosperity must depend on a strong demand for its products in the market place. The farm organization suggested measures to achieve two- price system, cooperation among growers, processors and distribu- tors to sell surpluses, lowered trade barriers, an emergency food stamp plan to move extra supplies to dinner tables of the needy, and farm production payments. A two-price system would offer extra supplies abroad at lower prices than those prevailing at home. Supreme Court Rules on School Survey Boards ST. PAUL UPI The Supreme Court held today that school board members and county commission- ers may serve on school survey committees set up under the school district reorganization act, and that a county supervisor of assessors may serve as a member of the board of education of an indepen- dent school district.   

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